240sx VS. RX7 VS. MR2 VS. ???

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  1. 0.6gpa

    0.6gpa New Member

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    im just looking for a cheap RWD car that has the potential for awesome handeling.

    any suggestions?
     
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    Rx-7 Fd
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    If all you care about is how is handles. Get a RX7 or Miata as stated above. 240's and MR2's handle very well, just not as good as the mazda's. If I had to break it down it would go like this.

    Drag...MR2
    Drift...240SX
    Road Coarse...RX7
    Autocross...Miata
     
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    Of all of them.. the miata is the cheapest one. Replacement parts are extremely affordable. I have a greddy turbo miata now and its loads of fun. The 19inch BBS on my M3 with tires cost more then my entire miata setup.
     
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    Rx-7s are sex, but even if you find one for cheap, it won't stay that way for long.
     
  8. flakey

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    i say go 240 sx cheap car to pick up, and buying a front clip with a SR-20 DET engine is about 1500 bucks, as one of my buddys picked one up for his 240,

    cheap, and a fun RWD car
     
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    i would go with the mr2 cause am on my 2nd one and they are great. if you want more info on one go to mr2oc.com.


    jeremy
     
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    Williamsctt8 Res. Architectural Philosopher

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    mr2s are very fun to drive, and fairly reliable
     
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    If you get an MR2, especially one with a 3SGTE, a word of advice: Be careful. If you're not used to the layout it's very easy to lose control if you're not ready for it.
     
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    you really want a cheap RWD? lol get a rx7 2nd gen ^_^ cant go wrong with a FC
     
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    i love the FC, but cant seem to find one for project car prices (2-3k)
     
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    you should be able to find a non-turbo FC for that price.....very reliable and will drive nice with some mods.... u certainly cant find an MR2-T or FD that has a running motor for 2-3k....
     
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    they made non-turbo FCs? I have two friends that had/have FCs and they are both are/were turbo. I myself have had a 1995 240sx and bought a NA MR2 and did a JDM turbo swap. As my brother had a 240sx with a S15 front end conversion and a SR20 pushing almost 400WHP. I must say that out of the FC, my MR2 and my brothers 240 that the 240 was my favorite. Well next to favorite against my S2000

    IBNOTORQUE :hsugh:
     
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    I hate when people automatically assume 240SX=drift, the 240 will perform as well if not better than any of those cars on a road course/autox course with proper setups.
     
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    Yes they made NA FCs. There's one in my garage.
     
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    There were FAR more NA FCs than turbo.
     
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    240sx has no traction in the wet, even with wide tires
     
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    It does if you know how to drive and don't mash the throttle in mid-turn. Autox in the rain is a fucking blast.
     
  22. 0.6gpa

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    found a local rx7 na for 1k, needs front quarter pannles.

    what kind of performance should i expect with a intake full exhaust and tuning?

    this is going to be more of a handling car with some balls.
     
  23. Moonlight Graham

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    If you're going to buy a rotary, I would do some research first. If it's only $1k, I'm sure it has either high mileage, or needs more than fenders. Adding bolt on parts isn't going to give you much of a gain at all on an NA rotary. NA RX7's handle well from the factory but don't have much power.
     
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