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  1. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from McLarenF1guy</i>
    <b>Im trying to figure out which car i should but so im going to ask the experts (you guys )
    I have narrowed down my choices to 6 Rice rockets i have picked the

    Nissan 300zx-1996
    Mazda RX-7-1995
    Toyota Supra-1995
    Toyota Mr2-1996
    Eagle Talon Tsi AWD 1997 a.k.a. Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Nissan 240 SX

    Im looking for power and overall upgradability ( possibilities) and cheapness of uprade parts and maintenance.
    And one more thing tell me truthfully
    Money is not important


    Thanks Guys

    P.S. or i have a choice of getting a 67 corvette and my uncle works for daimler crysler has a friend that can tune a 67 corv to 800hp so thats an option for me aswell. The guy who tuned this car made one already for a guy that paid $50,000 (canadian) for the upgrade and when it was done the guy who paid to have his car souped op was scared to drive it... well i wouldn't blame him on the first hard acceleration down a strech of road near the shop it burned a line in the road from the carb so that could aslo be an option aswell thanks guys
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    Get the 300ZX or either one of the Toyotas.
    You would most likely want to mod the RX-7 and unless you find a rotary expert, you'd most likely blow a seal.<!-- Signature -->
     
  2. Im trying to figure out which car i should but so im going to as

    Im trying to figure out which car i should but so im going to ask the experts (you guys )
    I have narrowed down my choices to 6 Rice rockets i have picked the

    Nissan 300zx-1996
    Mazda RX-7-1995
    Toyota Supra-1995
    Toyota Mr2-1996
    Eagle Talon Tsi AWD 1997 a.k.a. Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Nissan 240 SX

    Im looking for power and overall upgradability ( possibilities) and cheapness of uprade parts and maintenance.
    And one more thing tell me truthfully
    Money is not important


    Thanks Guys

    P.S. or i have a choice of getting a 67 corvette and my uncle works for daimler crysler has a friend that can tune a 67 corv to 800hp so thats an option for me aswell. The guy who tuned this car made one already for a guy that paid $50,000 (canadian) for the upgrade and when it was done the guy who paid to have his car souped op was scared to drive it... well i wouldn't blame him on the first hard acceleration down a strech of road near the shop it burned a line in the road from the carb so that could aslo be an option aswell thanks guys
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  3. im nowhere near an expert, but i could help you out a bit.

    First off the corvette sounds great, but only one problem. That is way too much power. That car would kick your ass when you push down the accelerator, as would any other rear-wheel drive car.

    THe Eclipse is a good investment. It is turbo, awd, and extremely fast.THis car also has its downside. I have looked at one, and there is no room under the hood. maybe a small intake would fit.

    THe RX7 is also a good car. Its fast, stylish, and unique. The downside to this is the engine. Have any problems and a rotary engine can really dig into your pocket.

    A fairlady Z is a very good car. IT is fast, but it also has some weight to it. Try to get a twin turbo version.

    One of my friends has an MR2 turbo and it is very fast as well. The only problem is the mid-engine and rear wheel drive. That and the light weight will have your car sliding everywhere on the road in the winter, and you will have to worry about the back end slipping out on fast turns.

    THe 240 i wouldn't go for. If you could afford one of these cars i would go for the eclipse GSX. It is turbo so it is fast, AWD so that it handles great and gets good grip off the line, and not very pricy. THey look great, and have great looking ground kits. The Engine can be expanded enough.
     
  4. I would recomend u get either the rx7 or the supra do to the fact that they are both very fast cars stock, they could easily take out a z or the eclipse, true that the rx7 is a little harder to get help for, but its worth fixin it up cause they have good speed. the supra is also a fast car, this car comes fast for stock, and it can be modified very nice. If i had the choice it would be either of these. these cars also look really sweet when fixed up the right way. the eclipse is alright, itll handle good, but u got to get used to it. the z is nice but it has too much weight, this car is also pricy when it comes down to fix it up due to the small engine room. the 240, its a good auto cross car, i happen to own one, i thinks its not fast enough, with some cash u could make this car fast, not a lot of cash, but some. this would be the least expensive car, but the other cars come fast stock, except the eclipse. the vette is a sweet ass car, but the problem with a tweeked out vette is that it'll have too much weight in the front and it will be hard to control and u will loose control a lot easier. i recomend between the rx7 and supra. peace out.<!-- Signature -->
     
  5. #5 RicePeeps, Aug 10, 2002
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    Well you need a expert...Hello! =P. Anyway back to buisness. All of those cars are very exceptional. Ill break it down to you. For one thing heres a common newbie mistake. They say more horsepower the better. But are you willing to spend that much money on gas? And how often are you gonna use that much horsepower. For the lower end I recommend the Toyota MR2 (if you can find a 96' ill give you a doller) the most common ones are the 91 versions. For the MR2 DEFINATELY get the turbo. IT handles like a dream. For the next "semi-exotic" level the Supra is a excellent choice (especially the twin turbo) If you are planning on after market parts then the Supra is the way to go for a Street legal car. RX-7 is also a good car. Better handling than the Supra (although supra gets you more ladees =P ) Almost 700 pounds lighter. But I prefer Supra. I've beatin many RX-7's that are fully tuned with supras easily. Another fault of the rotary in the RX-7 is the Torque. Look at it. Around 1300cc's. Thats why mazda stuck in a twin turbo. As for teh Corvette...thats a excellent car. But if you go fast..remember...you crash head on and your dead.

    The reason I chose Supra over RX-7? how about a Street Legal 8 second supra? www.suprastore.com. the 2JZ-GTE engine is too good to be true. Although there are better cars it usually isnt in this class so don't whine and say "McLaeren F-1 can dust taht cars azz". Listen. For one thing for 860k-1mil you could get a 11.6 second McLaeren Car. FOr a used Supra and around 200k you get a 8-12 second car dependsing on what you do. The only thing your missing out is the Ultra-Illin middle steering wheel with the McLaeren. Also the Supra is MUCH MORE RARER than the RX-7. I've been reading every autotrader for a few months now (it only takes a few minutes to scour the pages) and I see almost 0 Supra Twin Turbos. The only ones there cost alot or its cash only. Or your very lucky to get a cheep one =) Good Luck (also with the 240SX its a very nice car...with a good SR20DET engine swap..lol). If you do get a Supra or such I recommend a Veilside Body kit at www.veilside.com or AbFlug body kit (imported) Happy Car shopping! <!-- Signature -->
     
  6. What are you doing on a supercars site ?
    WANKERS like you should stick to Japanese crap do NOT buy any sort of real american car
    you are such a clown you will probaly write it off
    stick with your rice burning grocery getter

     
  7. wanker? I guess your british. Hehe are you talking to me? riceburner eh. Well it's sad that I burn you low lifes daily. I have domestic and european import car friends. Its really sad people like you exist. I'm not going to disrespect you because it would be too easy. If you want to stop acting like a child ill talk about cars respectfully to you. Ill call you Master from now on. Master Bates. yea thats a good name.<!-- Signature -->
     
  8. first of all everyone is right except the first person and XExNathaniel. The best bet here is the rx-7. Its is one of the best handling car for the dollar and put out for the engine size. Supra's are ok but have a amazingly low redline for a sports car it much heavier and much more expensive. The RX-7 i MUCH for rarer than the supra. supra's have been made for the last long time.....but the rx-7 went dead in 95'. the only 3rd generation rx-7 were made in america from 93'-95' now the make them in japan. Also the engine is much less complicated. true they are trublesome but as lond=g as your not a dimwit you could proboly fix one. Much less parts= less parts to break.
     
  9. yah, mazdas rock but like the man said...good luck findin one with under 75k miles if you do, good job. ps. usually the engine has to be replaced along with turbos on the rx7 when you hit 75k
     
  10. yeh man i think youd be best goin the supra unless you can find a rotary expet but if you can the RX-7 is #$%#in sik! fast, stylish and great handling, ok man happy shopping!
     
  11. if this is your first car and eager to drive i suggest an older car such as a AE 86 (Corolla GTS) or a AW 11 (old school MR2) so if you crash it So What? Plus all those cars are pretty quick unless you have alot of experiance driving or planning on getting an automatic i don't recommend any of those. Drive that for about a year then get one of the fore mention cars. Cars are about as fast as you can drive them and with a year in a beater you will learn how to alot drive better and you wont be afraid to do CRAZY stuff in it.
     
  12. Ill narrow it down for you. Go with the mr2,supra, or rx7 preferably the rx7 because its the fastest of them all. But really the best thing is there really arent many out there, definately not as many as supras. Second go with the mr2, my friend had one I believe a 91 or something of the newer ones, but I raced him in my 95 Mustang GT and he beat me by about two car lengths. He also raced a twin turbo 300z and he had no problem keeping up with it, he even started pulling away but he shifted to hard and the gear box locked up or something and he had to pull off. It was a tight car though.
     
  13. Please do not call 7's and Supras rice rockets <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">.
     
  14. hey man, i didnt read everyones post because i am too lazy. i am sure there has been some badmouthing of rx7s, maybe the mention of domestic cars. the thing is if you want a import car any of the twin turbo cars will be awesome. i would suggest just looking for some that are in the range of what u wanna spend, and go drive them and buy the first one that you get a really great feeling about. all these cars have their advantages. i shopped around for my car for like 6 months because money was not a huge issue but i didnt want a beat car you know. i finnaly found my 93 RX7 in the paper one day and went and looked at it, found out it was owned by a 70 year old man who drove the thing once a month to go golfing. PERFECT. i mean sure this sounds a little good to be true, but seriously man, when u find the one you will know it. cause when u look at used cars u will find some real SHIT, like totally beat cars with tasteless modifications. but when u find a close to stock car that is ready to be taken care of and carefully modded you will definately know it. i hope you get as lucky as me, and find a great deal on an awesome car. my rx7 is seriously the most fun car i have ever driven. my family has like 4 other new cars, buy my 10 year old mazda is the only thing that always puts a huge smile on my face. the rx7 is honestly an amazing car.
     
  15. hey mazda, sure its a good car, but good luck finding one in good shape. Who do you think buys an RX-7 and keeps tame for five years. Most of them that are being sold are being sold because there is a problem that is too expensive to fix, or they beat the shit out of it and want to get rid of it before stuff starts breaking. When you buy it and come crying to the dealership, good luck finding reasonably priced parts for a rotary engine.
     
  16. #16 AMG CLK55, Aug 10, 2002
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from XExNathaniel</i>
    <b>Well you need a expert...Hello! =P. Anyway back to buisness. All of those cars are very exceptional. Ill break it down to you. For one thing heres a common newbie mistake. They say more horsepower the better. But are you willing to spend that much money on gas? And how often are you gonna use that much horsepower. For the lower end I recommend the Toyota MR2 (if you can find a 96' ill give you a doller) the most common ones are the 91 versions. For the MR2 DEFINATELY get the turbo. IT handles like a dream. For the next "semi-exotic" level the Supra is a excellent choice (especially the twin turbo) If you are planning on after market parts then the Supra is the way to go for a Street legal car. RX-7 is also a good car. Better handling than the Supra (although supra gets you more ladees =P ) Almost 700 pounds lighter. But I prefer Supra. I've beatin many RX-7's that are fully tuned with supras easily. Another fault of the rotary in the RX-7 is the Torque. Look at it. Around 1300cc's. Thats why mazda stuck in a twin turbo. As for teh Corvette...thats a excellent car. But if you go fast..remember...you crash head on and your dead.

    The reason I chose Supra over RX-7? how about a Street Legal 8 second supra? www.suprastore.com. the 2JZ-GTE engine is too good to be true. Although there are better cars it usually isnt in this class so don't whine and say "McLaeren F-1 can dust taht cars azz". Listen. For one thing for 860k-1mil you could get a 11.6 second McLaeren Car. FOr a used Supra and around 200k you get a 8-12 second car dependsing on what you do. The only thing your missing out is the Ultra-Illin middle steering wheel with the McLaeren. Also the Supra is MUCH MORE RARER than the RX-7. I've been reading every autotrader for a few months now (it only takes a few minutes to scour the pages) and I see almost 0 Supra Twin Turbos. The only ones there cost alot or its cash only. Or your very lucky to get a cheep one =) Good Luck (also with the 240SX its a very nice car...with a good SR20DET engine swap..lol). If you do get a Supra or such I recommend a Veilside Body kit at www.veilside.com or AbFlug body kit (imported) Happy Car shopping! </b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->



    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!I laughed my arse off when i saw you say "i've beaten fully tuned easily!"HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!You idiot your "Supra" must have over 800Hp To beat a fully worked RX-7.Send me proof and i might believe you if what your saying isn't bullshit because it certainly looks like it to me!Another thing is that if you had a head on with another car in a Corvette they would disapear!You couldn't die from a head on in a Corvette unless you were going 140 Kays+ without a seatbelt on!, besides how dumb would you be to get into a head on anyway. As for McLarenF1Guy, get WHATEVER you want, it's your car it's your choice and certainly matters the most to you not others!My opinion would go for an RX-7 or a R32 of some sort if you have the cash for extic japanese performance cars! You should maybe get the cheapest of the car you want because you could spend alot more money on it to make it drive,perform & look as you want. The RX-7 is probably best performance there stock! Supras are too heavy to do 0-60 in 4.9!Rotaries also get the most performance fully worked for alot less then a Supra capable of such quarters etc and they are better road cars in my opinion, but then again it is your car choice so get what you want.<!-- Signature -->
     
  17. i recommend either the 300zx (bec. i own one and love it) or the rx-7 bec. we used to have one, and it was also awesome as hell. as for the race b/w a mustang gt and a ttZ, i would probs believe someone locking a tranny on one, 5-speeds can get tricky for a newb manual driver (like me)
     
  18. uh, I was thinkin of gettin one of these but then I saw the light = 3000GT VR-4 or a Dodge Stealth TT. They handle better than any car here and the Dodge is the fastest too.
     
  19. 3000 GT or stealth??????????? Why not tell him to buy a twin turbo tank? The only real benefit you get would be all wheel drive. but what is rear wheel drive at the cost of having to gain an additional 400 lbs? I'd say go with a Supra if you can get a car that costs the 25k+ to buy one. or you can go with an rx7 if you can't get a supra. the 300 zx is also very fast. the whole high hp corvette is nice to brag that you have 800hp but you don't really want to drive around a car that has 800 on a daily basis too much for comforts sake. I'd probably get an Rx7 because of the handling quality. but that's just me.
    but if you are willing to spend a good 30k plus i'd get a bmw m3 from 96-99 and put in a supercharger. that way you make up for any performance you think is so precious and get a nice looking car at the same time.<!-- Signature -->
     
  20. These are all nice cars that you want, but I would never ask here for advice. Most of the people here don't even know how a rotary engine works (no offense to those who do). When I look for a car I test drive each one to see which I like the most. I go to the forums about each car and then I look for a decent deal. One bad thing about a rotary engnine is very few places can do a good job repairing it...etc. But there are also many reasons why rotary engines are also good.
    eg
    -1 rotor engine gives power for 3/4 of the output shaft's rotation
    ~only 1/4 of each revolution of the crankshaft combustion occurs on a single cylinder piston engine
    -Less parts
    `Consume more fuel(rotary)

     

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