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..and autotragic without a price listed... (I can only imagine what the seller wants for it)


I've wanted to get one of these for a few years but I'm not willing to pay the high price they seem to demand/sellers want. I went to look at a few and they were beat and tired and I'm not about to pay $5k for something that needs a ton of work...

These things are almost like the 240sx now... too many kiddies owned them without proper maintenance and beat them to the ground :( ..and the automatics that haven't been beat are much less desirable obviously
 
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Hes asking $5k. Says right in the ad.

Also; manual swaps are super cheap and easy.
 

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...and $5k is not something I'm willing to pay for that car especially autotragic (if swaps are so easy, then why didn't the seller do it?)

I could have bought one brand new for $16k when they had them sitting on lots so I just can't bring myself to pay that kind of money now for an 11 year old car is all.

Like I said, it might just end up being one of those cars I never own like the 240sx (which has been overpriced since the 1st Fast n Furious movie)
 

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If I needed a car badly and it was that or a Prius as my only options, I'd opt for the subby (ANY subby even an old Justy) over a Prius any day. haha...
 
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...and $5k is not something I'm willing to pay for that car especially autotragic (if swaps are so easy, then why didn't the seller do it?)

I could have bought one brand new for $16k when they had them sitting on lots so I just can't bring myself to pay that kind of money now for an 11 year old car is all.

Like I said, it might just end up being one of those cars I never own like the 240sx (which has been overpriced since the 1st Fast n Furious movie)
Some people like auto? Its not like they're moddable power wise so why not do something fun like this?

Sucks to be you I guess :dunno:


There's a jeep trail out in Colorado called jones' pass. My friend and I couldn't make it in his bugeye...not enough ground clearance. This would be perfect :rofl:
 

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The 'easy to convert' comment just makes me think of all the 'easy fix' car ads is my point in all of this btw.


I love the 'just needs a head gasket for $50 and mechanic ability to fix' type ads (even looked a couple of cars like that and I can promise they needed much more than just a $50 head gasket!)

I lost track of how many 'easy conversion' ads I've seen for the 240sx -- and the same ad having something like, will consider trades for Civic (must be manual) or (manual only for trades)... as if someone wants to rush into trading a stick shift car for an autotragic...
 
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You need a trans, clutch assembly and the pedals (and obviously master cylinder and lines etc). The ecu has a tune for both auto and manual in it. The manual trans has no electronics in it except for I think a speed sensor. I can't remember if the diff has the correct 3.54 gearset...I think so. The bias was all done in the auto trans.

It really is easy.
 

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^ that is all fine and good but you still do have to factor in the time and cost of getting those conversion parts along with time and/or labor expense to install/do the swap!

My husband can easily handle doing a swap (heck, he has rebuilt about 11 motors already and done just straight motor and trans swaps twice within the last year alone)

....I'd take $1000 off the top if I had a serious interest because of the 'hassle' of having to source parts (pay for them) and do the conversion but I'm not interested anyway so its all a moot point regardless.


I have seen 2000 and 2001 RS 5spds priced between $4500 and $5500 often enough... so why would I pay $5000 for an automatic that needed a conversion job when I could have paid $4500 for an already stick version is what I was trying to get at in this case.
 
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I'm done arguing with you on what something should be priced at.

It's not my ad; I posted it cause it was cool what he did with a boring mundane car. It would be a blast to go offroad with it.

Stop being a salty jerk because you can't justify buying a niche market car. I don't care.

FYI the GC is a totally different chassis then the GD I posted. Not the same car at all. This car also has under 100k on it.
 

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