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Adam2jzzz
04-10-15, 22:47
There seems to be a lot to take in on the buyers guide . Can people tell me what is the best one to get . I'm after a tt manual

Abz
04-10-15, 22:55
I am not sure if that is a question or wether you are telling us which one you want to get.

The guide is very basic.

Budget?

Havard
05-10-15, 05:26
Shortest thread ever.

Hitbox Junkie
05-10-15, 05:37
TT 6speed manual = best or TT auto = best. Personal preference though just have to drive them both

MATT RR
05-10-15, 09:19
:welcome: its all about personal preference, I would suggest going to a few meets, seeing if you can get a ride in a few of different specs, N/A, TT6, auto, Triptronic etc

Best advice I can give you is don't rush and do your research :) you are in the right place

Adam2jzzz
05-10-15, 21:10
I defiantly want a tt6 but i don't know what model to get. Am i right in thinking the old rz without vvti is the better one to have and to tune?

Scooter
05-10-15, 21:39
There isn't a lot between them really. Facelift are generally considered better looking, the earlier ones had stronger diff's. Condition is key really and patience given the limited supply these days.

jcbt
05-10-15, 22:18
Welcome - good luck with your search and a healthy budget will always help.
Also don't dismiss the auto until you have tried both

Adam2jzzz
05-10-15, 22:36
not interested in owning an auto to be honest . id say the budget is around 12k

drift_bear
05-10-15, 23:19
not interested in owning an auto to be honest....

Spoken by someone who hasn't even tried the auto! I used to be the same untill I got my first supra, loved the box! My current one was auto and I converted to 6 speed, biggest mistake I've done TBH! The auto is a far better box to drive IMHO.

Good luck on your search though, some nice examples available at the moment on here!

j_jza80
06-10-15, 00:07
not interested in owning an auto to be honest . id say the budget is around 12k

12k should get you a TT6, but it's probably not enough for a fresh import these days.

The VVTi models are superior. Not only is the engine more torquey and more economical, but the gear ratios were further optimized in the vvti manual cars (they use the V161 transmission as opposed to the earlier v160), making them a better drive.

There was a bit of cost cutting/weight reduction done to the facelift cars, but as has been mentioned they are better looking, and the dashboard is a much nicer design.

Abz
06-10-15, 01:21
12k should get you a TT6, but it's probably not enough for a fresh import these days.

The VVTi models are superior. Not only is the engine more torquey and more economical, but the gear ratios were further optimized in the vvti manual cars (they use the V161 transmission as opposed to the earlier v160), making them a better drive.

There was a bit of cost cutting/weight reduction done to the facelift cars, but as has been mentioned they are better looking, and the dashboard is a much nicer design.

Agreed, I loved my facelift more than my pre-facelift car. 12k won't get you a manual VVTi unless it has a lot of miles on it.

CraigMoSupraRSP
06-10-15, 08:04
Well mine was 14k for a 1997 RSP VVTi, TT6 with about 84,500 miles (was converted to miles on arrival to uk). That price was all in, from Japan to on the road in the uk. Was a grade 3.5 at auction, but lovely condition [emoji3] it was imported via Torque GT in April/May this year.

Angarak
06-10-15, 15:03
Personal preference mate as others have said.

Autos are generally cheaper than manuals so may be worth having a drive in one as the money you save going auto could land you a lower mileage car if thats important to you.

Performance difference between a pre-facelift non-vvti and a facelift vvti is minimal.

A 95 RZ model was the better spec of the pre-facelifts i believe.

As there are few UK cars alive these days, a lot of Supras you'll see will be Jap Imports. However since Fast & Furious 7 the prices in Japan have gone up quite a bit meaning a decent fresh import is going to cost a lot.

You'll probably have more joy looking for one thats already over here, though I can recommend Jurgen @ JM Imports on these forums.

Good luck with the search.

imi
06-10-15, 15:51
There seems to be a lot to take in on the buyers guide . Can people tell me what is the best one to get . I'm after a tt manual

let me see if I understand - members have taken the time and put in the effort and created a buyers guide but you are too lazy to go through it......

CivicJordan233
06-10-15, 20:32
the guides amazing, I often check through it. one stage I even printed it off and kept it aside to save having to come online to check up haha.

Tyson
07-10-15, 11:06
Agreed, I loved my facelift more than my pre-facelift car. 12k won't get you a manual VVTi unless it has a lot of miles on it.

It showed when were doing pulls on the motorway in Holland where you had that little bit more in every gear and just edged away.