I wonder if those japanese exporters regret cutting the axles in half on all those gen3 swaps not knowing in the future lsd axles are worth 1k.
Maybe but it's only the stub axles that are different. Unless they cut the long right hand shaft.I wonder if those japanese exporters regret cutting the axles in half on all those gen3 swaps not knowing in the future lsd axles are worth 1k.
Hey!! I still daily my 1996 Corolla but then it's a Corolla. Also your point is valid as I see less and less 90s cars on the road in the daily commute to work and back. 80s cars, well, I'd see very little of them making their way to work along side the rest of the fleet of modern 2000s+ stuff.90s cars are no longer viable daily drivers, look for something in the early to late 2000s well kept.
As someone who recently became an SW20 owner I can tell you that you’re underestimating the difficulties. Assuming as a 15 year old you don’t have that much of a disposable income so you’re gonna be saving for a LONG time you buy the more expensive parts that you will likely need. Also, 3k-4K is not enough to get you a running SW20, at least in my area. Also, if you don’t have experience working on cars it’s gonna be an enormous deterrent when you start. I’ve been working on machines and what not since I was like 14 and as a 19 year old I still was not ready for the difficulty of working on that car. I love my MR2 but it’s a female dog to work on. Maybe try something front engine first. A Miata isn’t a bad choice and since you say your bother has one it could be fun to do them together. Like everyone said, a rare 30 year old car is hard to find parts for.Thanks for all the info it is very helpful. I an aware of the snap oversteer problem in early sw20 mr2s. I think that what im looking for in a car is a fun little japanese sports car, my brother owns a miata so I know of the many good options. I am thinking of around a 3-4k budget for just the car and I only what an NA because it helps with price. Plus the fact that it is mid-engine is cool and gives the car a little more cool factor. I also like the idea of a possible engine swap considering all the good options for mr2's
All-tracs are very cool and rare I've never seen one in person. My only reservation about an alltrac is the 3sgte, it's hard enough making enough power to move a MR2 decently quick not to mention a heavier AWD celica. At least with an evo8/9 you can make 400whp on the stock turbo, you're barely making over half that with a 3SGTE.Id look at getting a second gen Celica all-trac. my brother has two and they are a lot of fun. 3sgte powered but AWD and 4 seats so you can bring your friends along for the ride. you can get a decent example for under 10k...
under appreciated car IMO