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Want to buy car to tinker with

  1. #1
    ORACLE Space Nigga
    I have a garage and I've been thinking of parking my daily driver outside while I put a "project" car in there. What types of cars would you consider for a first timer? I was thinking of getting an old import, like a Honda or Toyota that I can easily get new parts for and upgrade in EVERY way. I want to learn skills and get to know a car inside and out.
  2. #2
    stl1 Naturally Camouflaged
    A VW Beetle convertible.

    I had a '74 and loved it...canary yellow with a black top.
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  3. #3
    Originally posted by stl1 canary yellow with a black top.

    nigger color.
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    Speedy Parker Dark Matter
    Look, another thread with no OP it just starts at post #2.
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    mmQ Cum Lickin' Fagit
    Get an old rx-7 or a supra. No good reason other than I liek them. 80s or early 90s models.
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  6. #6
    POLECAT POLECAT is a motherfucking ferret [my presentably immunised ammonification]
    if ur a poor bastard get a 79 F250 and redew it,, itl be worth 30 grand if you do it right,,

    if you can find a 55 chevy or ford truck they sell for upwards of 80 grand redone right.

    first gen bronco's are selling for up to 150,000 and you can still get them for under ten grand ready for ur $$$ to make it rite.

    VW bus from the early 70's are selling for 30 to 40 grand redone right.
  7. #7
    ORACLE Space Nigga
    I love VW Beetles but I want something s bit more "beginner". I will worry about flipping 80K bugs later down the road when I know what I'm doing a little better lol. I am leaning towards something in the lates 90s or early 2000s by GM, Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, etc. Maybe a Celica or something.
  8. #8
    one of my biggest regret in life is i didnt buy myself that fairlady z i saw and had all the money for it because i cant be assed with the re-registration process.

    it was still in working condition then.

    seeing this hurts.

  9. #9
    Fonaplats victim of incest [daylong jump-start that nome]


    Volkswagen diesel truck from mid 80s.
    Get 4x4 and covert it to run on corn juice.
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    POLECAT POLECAT is a motherfucking ferret [my presentably immunised ammonification]
    Originally posted by ORACLE I love VW Beetles but I want something s bit more "beginner". I will worry about flipping 80K bugs later down the road when I know what I'm doing a little better lol. I am leaning towards something in the lates 90s or early 2000s by GM, Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, etc. Maybe a Celica or something.

    70's toyota's, they don't have computers, censors or the 1500 wires that cum with that crap,, plus they have awesome resale value and if we get hit with a electronic pulse thingy itl still start up and head for the hills
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    Fonaplats victim of incest [daylong jump-start that nome]
    Get a kit car.
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    Nil African Astronaut
    I'd look for retail stats from 10 years ago, see what was highest sold, hoping for easier time to get parts of said model in area.

    But really I look for what I judge to be the best deal according to me at my budget I would have at the time. But if intending to learn I'd prob buy a wrecked but salvageable vehicle I liked. Not sure if there are auctions dedicated to that but would see about rebuild. Not sure how that's regulated tho, if the work has to be done and signed off on or just inspected.
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    POLECAT POLECAT is a motherfucking ferret [my presentably immunised ammonification]
    copart sells wrecked auto's to the public,, but buyer beware
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    Speedy Parker Dark Matter
    Originally posted by Nil I'd look for retail stats from 10 years ago, see what was highest sold, hoping for easier time to get parts of said model in area.

    But really I look for what I judge to be the best deal according to me at my budget I would have at the time. But if intending to learn I'd prob buy a wrecked but salvageable vehicle I liked. Not sure if there are auctions dedicated to that but would see about rebuild. Not sure how that's regulated tho, if the work has to be done and signed off on or just inspected.

    ^lives in a nanny state
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    ORACLE Space Nigga
    Originally posted by Fonaplats Get a kit car.

    What kind of kit cars would you look at?
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    ORACLE Space Nigga
    Originally posted by mmQ Get an old rx-7 or a supra. No good reason other than I liek them. 80s or early 90s models.

    Only downside is that their parts aren't the most common around
  17. #17
    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    Get a Ford RS200.
  18. #18
    Speedy Parker Dark Matter
    Originally posted by Obbe Get a Ford RS200.

    There are only 5 road legal ones left.
  19. #19
    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    Originally posted by Speedy Parker There are only 5 road legal ones left.

    After he buys one there will be 4 left.
  20. #20
    Speedy Parker Dark Matter
    Originally posted by Obbe After he buys one there will be 4 left.

    He doesn't have the money for insurance on one yet alone the purchase price.
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