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Old 02-20-2012, 07:07 AM   #31
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:45 AM   #32
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You've got your work cut out for you! That's got a lot of structural damage.
I will just pull the powertrain, electronics, and suspension and put it in a straight base Spirit(We also have a line on two other R/Ts with issues)
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:59 AM   #33
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I picked up the 2wd version of this for $300, drove it for a few years, and when it started dying at stop lights, I sold if for $600.




1993 Chevrolet.. S10.. Tahoe.. Blazer. I think they threw every name on it that they could. I really liked it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:59 AM   #34
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I always thought these VW Corrados were pretty nice.

Always wanted one of those...with the VR6 of course !
Never have driven one but I can imagine they were fun !
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:01 PM   #35
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A 90s favorite for me:

MR2 Turbo
Sigh. Memories. I had a red 1991 for 10+ years. What a great little car. Even got to drive it on the Pocono NASCAR track during a club day. Juan Mangio III was giving folks rides that day. Good times. Then I bought a motorcycle...

I ebay'd it to a guy who was buying it for his son. One year of insurance was going to cost the same as the selling price. Guess the actuaries had the kid pegged at a 100% chance of balling it up.

Interesting side note: my daily driver at the time was an SHO. But it was the dopey V8 version. Hell of a motor though.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:34 PM   #36
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Pontiac Grand Prix GTP.

Supercharged 3.8, heads up display, Clean interior, heated seats, Bose Audio system and buy them used for 30 cents on the dollar.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:03 PM   #37
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1992 Audi S4, miss mine. Also had a 1990 Eclipse GSX that was totally abused.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:09 PM   #38
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1991 BMW 318is - I really should have bought the E-30 318 is I test drove as the newer body style 1992 cars were hitting the dealerships. That little 4 cylinder twin cam motor in the BMW was great fun. I had one of the later 318i hatchbacks but the E-30 cars were lighter. I could have bought the 1991 E-30 for $12,500 new.

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Old 02-20-2012, 01:32 PM   #39
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Another forgotten Gem of the 90s was the SE-R.

Nissan has kept the SE-R badge or revivied it a while ago but the Original SE-R was a hell of a sport compact for its' day and quite the sleeper. You could squeak out a 0-60 in 6.9 with just a little tuning and they came stock with an LSD in the gearbox pretty much un-heard of in a factory FWD car at the time.


The tuner kids have all but destroyed most of the CRXs and other hot sport compacts of that time, but there still might be a clean one or 2 SE-Rs out there.
Beat me to it, the SE-R was my first thought when I read the thread title.

2.0L, 140hp, 130ish ftlbs of torque, low curb weight (~2400lbs) and good suspension = Awesome compact car.

I had a 92' SE-R, super fun to drive, and handled pretty well. Mine developed a rod knock after 150k...and finally threw said rod through the front of the engine....still miss that car. I have occasionally looked for another one, but they are all gone now, at least in stock form.

Sport Compact Car built one that was a pretty mean little beast IIRC.

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Old 02-20-2012, 01:34 PM   #40
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1991 BMW 318is - I really should have bought the E-30 318 is I test drove as the newer body style 1992 cars were hitting the dealerships. That little 4 cylinder twin cam motor in the BMW was great fun. I had one of the later 318i hatchbacks but the E-30 cars were lighter. I could have bought the 1991 E-30 for $12,500 new.

My neighbor has a white one.

When BMW recently announced they were sending the 1-series over here, I really wanted them to send a 4cyl gas or diesel hatch. Instead we got the turbo 6 coupe.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:37 PM   #41
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Always wanted one of those...with the VR6 of course !
Never have driven one but I can imagine they were fun !
They are a lot of fun for sure!

Can't miss a chance to whore out a pic of my car...

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Old 02-20-2012, 01:46 PM   #42
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I drove a buddy's Sentra SE-R one day. WooHooo! Lots and lots of fun!

Then I met my ex- who was driving an auto XE Sentra. While it could get out of its own way, you really had to push the pedal down pretty far and shift it manually. HATED that car. The only upsides to it were pretty good mileage, and it was paid for. Traded it in on an F150. Liked the truck. Missed the gas mileage.

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Old 02-20-2012, 03:23 PM   #43
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They are a lot of fun for sure!

Can't miss a chance to whore out a pic of my car...

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Old 02-20-2012, 03:32 PM   #44
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Lest we forget the 1995 e36 M3...Lightweight.

Barely 100 made...
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:35 PM   #45
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About 8 years ago, the girl i was dating was driving a thunderbird SC and her father sold me a Lumina Z34 for cheap money. I enjoyed them both, except for certain stupid design errors that got expensive and a PITA to fix.
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