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02pmal
15-04-12, 20:19
Hello All, I've just signed up to the forum, Im 21, From Fareham, Hants I am currently the owner of a Citroen C2 GT (yes i know, a bit of a boy racer car so go easy hah) But am looking to upgrade a tad, been looking at various Japanese cars in my budget and insurance budget. Narrowed down realistically to 200sx S14, Honda prelude 2.2, Galant VR4, or an Audi S3 (german i know) but..... Ideally a supra would be for me , I know a member on this side who has a very good looking twin turbo and it goes some! The twin / single turbo is out of my budget, but a N/A looks right up my street and will be an improvement on my current motor. Seen ok ones online for the 3000 - 3500 region and done many insurance quotes and can get insurance for about 600 which bizarrely is about the same as my 1.6 C2?!
Any advice would be great, thanks

(here is a pic of my currrent toy car lol):

http://www.mkivsupras.co.uk/imports/2012/04/492.jpg
http://www.mkivsupras.co.uk/imports/2012/04/493.jpg
http://www.mkivsupras.co.uk/imports/2012/04/494.jpg

Lbm
15-04-12, 20:26
Welcome to the club. Tidy looking Citroen too.

Stick around and there'll be plenty to see & learn :)

add heywood
15-04-12, 20:29
600 seems extremely low... I'd make sure they had all the detail right. If they did I moving next door to you lol. Welcome :thumbs:

02pmal
15-04-12, 20:32
600 seems extremely low... I'd make sure they had all the detail right. If they did I moving next door to you lol. Welcome :thumbs:

yes i know, but it is legit, its with admiral who i'm with now, that with 3yrs no claims, and 4 years driving. But I have access to company car, and also where I live it is very very quiet. Ive done with it 300zx twin turbos and it was only 750 integra and civic type r's are about 1000

TT Paul
15-04-12, 20:59
so not insured for work use same as mine, makes it cheaper to run to;) might see you around as i live near port solent ;)

abtin90
16-04-12, 10:49
Welcome. If your looking for an NA check out the classifieds there have been a few that have sold for around 2500 or less.

Dnk
16-04-12, 10:52
I'd get a ride out in an NA before you buy one ;)

02pmal
16-04-12, 19:24
Owning previously manual cars, would this be the preffered version, or would you still rate the auto on the n/a, although not a big fan of auto boxes

ripped_fear
16-04-12, 19:28
Owning previously manual cars, would this be the preffered version, or would you still rate the auto on the n/a, although not a big fan of auto boxes

Welcome to the club.

The question you are asking causes a bit of a divide, the supra auto box is a great box, very smooth and kick down is great, but others prefer a manual, me included, just because I like to be in control of the gears, and imo its far more fun.

Have a good read about, as price variations between models are very apparent and in some cases TT auto's can be picked up for simliar prices of a NA 5 speed.

TT Paul
16-04-12, 19:56
auto bpu tt good power and reliable, gear boxes are good i only got one to start as it was cheap, but i enjoy driving it and drag racing;)

02pmal
16-04-12, 20:12
Cheers fella's tough choice, in a perfect world a TT would be incredible, but dont know if the budget will stretch that much, and with two turbo's I guess more to go wrong, i agree also that the control of picking your own gears is a great feeling, givies you more of a sense of contol imo anyway

ripped_fear
16-04-12, 20:14
Well its all down to personal preference and I still love my NA dispite wanting more power. If you reckon you will be happy with 220bhp then go for one or at least go for a spin in one.

If you are considering a TT at all check this one out-

http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/showthread.php?267766-Jap-spec-auto-tt-%A34000&p=3375607#post3375607

an absolute steel!

02pmal
16-04-12, 20:20
To be honest 220 bhp will be plenty as of now my C2 has a measly 120ish, pretty rapid off the line due to being so light, but isnt enough for me. I reckon the N/A would probs suffice for now as I dont fancy knocking over any trees too soon haha

ripped_fear
16-04-12, 20:26
To be honest 220 bhp will be plenty as of now my C2 has a measly 120ish, pretty rapid off the line due to being so light, but isnt enough for me. I reckon the N/A would probs suffice for now as I dont fancy knocking over any trees too soon haha

:thumbs: In that case get yourself into the classifieds, some lovely cars have been cropping up for sale for very little money recently.

Good luck on your search.

02pmal
16-04-12, 20:29
Just took a look on the one you said about and what a bargin that is! Always fearful something like a turbo is on its way out or something at that price lol, cheers though

TT Paul
17-04-12, 19:47
Just took a look on the one you said about and what a bargin that is! Always fearful something like a turbo is on its way out or something at that price lol, cheers though

its local so could be worth a look