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Old 11-19-2012, 01:24 PM   #721 (permalink)
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:17 PM   #722 (permalink)
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Lol lawdog!

Everytime I see one like that my heart sinks because I know all the crap people will talk on it... Frankly I see more Chevys getting towed than 3000... But yeah far too many vr4, can't make a 100 mile trip back and forth no wonder they got this rep

Well that and most of the owners when they open their door you hear some grunge thing playing... But I guess that's better than Dsm owners and their "what is love? Lady don't hurt me" coming out of the speakers
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:24 PM   #723 (permalink)
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:46 AM   #724 (permalink)
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The car will get respect when you stop seeing them on flatbeds getting moved around town, oh man I just saw 2 getting towed and mine is sitting in a bank parking lot with a dead fuel pump
Mine's hiding away in the garage with a dead fuel pump lol !
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:27 AM   #725 (permalink)
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In the 6 months i have had my car, its been on a bed twice, but i still love it for some reason haha

One time was my fault, the next time was a brand new timing belt that shredded at 3k rpm so it was prob just a defect.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:19 AM   #726 (permalink)
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I don't even have one yet, but when my gf told a friend of mine I was considering buying a stealth, he asked me if I was in high school (Btw when I was in high school these cars were 40 - 50k easy so he must have gone to a much different high school than me). Anyways, so many people have no idea what these cars are and can do. IMO slow sohc owners passing their cars off as twin turbos give us a bad name. The rarity of TT models also gives them a bad name because people think they are all slow sohc or dohc models. Don't get me wrong, the sohc and dohcs are still beautiful cars to me, but when people act like they are something they are not they give the platforms flagship model a bad name. Also, as the cars depreciate, a younger, less educated crowd is given access to the platform. A crowd that is new to cars and is now forced to contend with an aging performance car. When they beat on a 120k plus car that hasn't been maintained properly and it breaks, they blaim the car and not user error. I know our cars aren't the "MOST" reliable, but when properly maintained they are far from the worst reliable sports cars. In the end, rarity, misunderstanding, cost (being on the low end but on the high end to maintain), hurt our reputation. I stopped caring what other people thought of the platform a long time ago. If I hadn't, I wouldn't be looking to get back into a 20 year old platform. I guess you either love these cars, hate them, or simply don't know enough about them to make an informed decision. I for one still love them. Happy Thanksgiving btw!

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Old 11-23-2012, 08:10 AM   #727 (permalink)
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I have a 91 stealth with a set of turbobobs 15gs on it running 20 psi I've been doing that for almost a year and when I race I use 50 shot of nitrous I use my car as my dd I'm pushing 450 500 on nitrous so there are a lot of reliable 3s they break just like anything else
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:39 AM   #728 (permalink)
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All the kids i went to school with have civic si's and vw golfs and they all ask me if im gonna put springs on my car to make it "hellaflush". My response is -__- NO!!! Its like they all fear me. They dont really know what a 3s turbo is but they fear it because of the the turbos. Its kind of funny. Also one time i had a kid tell me that his 2011 golf gti with a turboback, intake, and a tune made 400whp (LMFAO) and would smoke my VR4 with turboback, intake, and a tune which was proabably making about ~320awhp. Yeah id like to see that

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Old 11-23-2012, 11:24 AM   #729 (permalink)
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Ugh, high school kids and their vehicles that daddy bough for them. I remember one kid had an S2000 that was actually his moms. I love S2000's and I used to have one but that kid thought he was some hot shit driving around in his mothers light blue s2k. Every vehicle I have owned I have bought with my own money, never been handed a thing when it comes to that.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:44 AM   #730 (permalink)
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Another problem is they really didn't have a preceding model before 1991. RX-7 had the RX-7 of the 80's and 70's, and before that, there was the RX-4, Supra had the Celica Supra, then split the two, Skyline been around since the 60's, same with the 300ZX ( 240,280 and the Z30 chassis from the 80's) and so on. Yes, Mitsubishi had the GTO from the 70's, but there was no lineage from it to the Z11/Z15/Z16 chassis, plus they didn't have as much track tested data to go off from, so they marketed it as a luxury sports car that was loaded to the gills with electronics, problem is, they were neat yesterday, today, they are a burden of the car working properly, or financially, hell some of the stuff is still Mitsu only.....21 years later!
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