Buying first car, I have 15gs plus or minus 5g

September 15, 2013 @ 22:51:08 PM
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Im buying this car mainly based of design aesthetic and build quality. Fastness/power isn't really a huge issue but is appreciated.
I live in canada and require a car that can handle snow and ice, which is another reason some of my favorite cars are a no go for me.

Just if anyone can recommend any cars and broden my scope of cool vehicals that would be cool I'm open to some very new ideas....


I love E30 BMW's but im not sure ill be able to afford one in excellent shape.

These cars aren't prospects as i cannot afford many but just to give you all an idea of the style of cars I like:
Honda/Acura NSX,
BMW E30 M3,
BMW E30 325e,
Honda Prelude,
Nissan Skyline,
Mazda rx7
Volvo C70s
September 16, 2013 @ 01:01:23 AM
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Skyline can handle everything AWD is smokeyface

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September 16, 2013 @ 01:02:37 AM
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Subaru wrx sti. Or if you have seen initial d and want that one get the 22b sti

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September 16, 2013 @ 02:04:25 AM
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Yeah, im thinking skyline now too..... do you know anything about the c35 Laurel?
September 16, 2013 @ 15:34:21 PM
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Naw never heard of it. 

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September 16, 2013 @ 15:38:57 PM
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That c35 looks like the presendential and it looks like a skyline engine can be put in it. That'd be real nice

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September 17, 2013 @ 01:45:08 AM
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You know id probably prefer a skyline, thanks for the advice. I never really knew that the car was a AWD i just admired it for its looks. After reading a bit it seems to be a near perfect fit.
September 17, 2013 @ 15:18:27 PM
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laurels were not offered here in the US, but if youre buying a skyline just know that not all of them are AWD.
September 18, 2013 @ 07:19:30 AM
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bruh if you want a skyline get the gtr r32/33 or the mean muggin r34 gt-t 

or a supra

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September 18, 2013 @ 18:05:56 PM
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Yeah bro choose the skyline wisely I believe the R34 and R33 are AWD just make sure and I know there is a dealer in Canada that sells em I follow him on youtube.

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September 19, 2013 @ 05:38:28 AM
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^ r33 gtst is RWD, r33 gtr is AWD / r34 gtt is RWD , r34 gtr is AWD.

which canadian dealer are you referring to?

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prices are as follows:

clean r33 gtst - $8k landed  
clean + low km r33 gtst - $9-10k landed
r33 gtr - $11-12k landed
r34 gt-t - $12-15k landed
r34 gtr (able to start import as of next year for road legal or right now as a show car) - $20k and up landed

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September 19, 2013 @ 14:06:47 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
^ r33 gtst is RWD, r33 gtr is AWD / r34 gtt is RWD , r34 gtr is AWD.

which canadian dealer are you referring to?

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prices are as follows:

clean r33 gtst - $8k landed  
clean + low km r33 gtst - $9-10k landed
r33 gtr - $11-12k landed
r34 gt-t - $12-15k landed
r34 gtr (able to start import as of next year for road legal or right now as a show car) - $20k and up landed
Do you sell these yourself?
September 20, 2013 @ 02:19:38 AM
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yeah i do. im not a big seller but people at times buy my jdms after showcasing them in car shows around canada considering they're clean and very low km (under 80k usually)

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September 26, 2013 @ 06:04:52 AM
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I agree that the Skyline is a great car and also serves your purpose being an AWB, but then the Subaru is no less either, I’d prefer that for its rally bred pedigree and ease of availability of parts (not to mention affordable service). Do reconsider and choose wisely. You could also compare various AWD cars from http://www.automotix.net/bargain_cars.html which could aid you in deciding.
October 01, 2013 @ 17:05:34 PM
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Nothing wrong with subie in my opinion the 03 is the nicest so far

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October 02, 2013 @ 00:13:14 AM
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Still choosing, Skyline is #1 still considering other options. Which subie are you refering to ryuuu?
October 02, 2013 @ 19:13:20 PM
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http://www.rsiauto.com/subaru/2003-impreza-wrx-sti-437.php

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October 02, 2013 @ 19:19:10 PM
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And that Canadian dealer I was referring to I think it might be zen autoworks, but not positive

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October 02, 2013 @ 23:04:37 PM
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And that Canadian dealer I was referring to I think it might be zen autoworks, but not positive
Zen is pretty good ive seen some of their restoration work on E30 M3s.
October 03, 2013 @ 07:50:16 AM
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Zen's aight. father son company, ive seen them at a few meets here where i live.
With that same area where Zen's at there's also JDM Connection, JDM Tuners Inc., B-Pro and to the west is tyeeimports not too sure bout central and eastern canada

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October 03, 2013 @ 14:49:34 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Zen's aight. father son company, ive seen them at a few meets here where i live.
With that same area where Zen's at there's also JDM Connection, JDM Tuners Inc., B-Pro and to the west is tyeeimports not too sure bout central and eastern canada
Where you at?
October 07, 2013 @ 01:25:13 AM
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calgary, canada

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October 07, 2013 @ 04:22:28 AM
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k well im in Edmonton. we may be doing business together.
October 08, 2013 @ 05:14:48 AM
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contact william from jdm connections he's located in edmonton really good guy or brian from b-pro in calgary if you want cheaper rates

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October 09, 2013 @ 03:51:02 AM
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Make sure to post pic when you cop OP

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October 09, 2013 @ 04:33:06 AM
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For sure, i'm getting excited already!
October 09, 2013 @ 18:09:12 PM
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You also have to take in consideration your insurance and maintenance. BMWs are a pain to upkeep, unless you find a clean low mileage car. NSX insurance premium is going to be high, and still cost around 30k USD. Skyline if it breaks, parts are going to be expensive. Not many people works on RX-7s and if you do find one its going to be expensive.

I remember when I graduated from college and it was time for maintenance on the Evo, it costed me close to $800 just for maintenance parts/fluids with me doing all the work. Tires are also expensive as hell. And knowing you're from Canada you're going to need snow tires. I know you probably made up your mind, about the car you're going to get. If you can afford all these things then I say go for it.

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October 09, 2013 @ 18:09:18 PM
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If you need a car that handles in snow nicely, then i suggest a subaru wrx but looks you already decided.
October 09, 2013 @ 22:03:50 PM
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You also have to take in consideration your insurance and maintenance. BMWs are a pain to upkeep, unless you find a clean low mileage car. NSX insurance premium is going to be high, and still cost around 30k USD. Skyline if it breaks, parts are going to be expensive. Not many people works on RX-7s and if you do find one its going to be expensive.


I remember when I graduated from college and it was time for maintenance on the Evo, it costed me close to $800 just for maintenance parts/fluids with me doing all the work. Tires are also expensive as hell. And knowing you're from Canada you're going to need snow tires. I know you probably made up your mind, about the car you're going to get. If you can afford all these things then I say go for it.
Thanks for the advice, Ill be sure to keep maintenance and repair costs in mind. like i said earlier I cant afford all the cars i listed i was just giving a list of cars i think are pretty cool.
October 09, 2013 @ 22:07:54 PM
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If you need a car that handles in snow nicely, then i suggest a subaru wrx but looks you already decided.
Yeah i hear the wrx kills in snow. I absolutly love the WRX but my main concern with it is mileage. I realize the skyline not that impressive with mileage either but its still significantly better.
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