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nickjnelly
06-10-06, 16:54
Hey guys, i have been a long time fan of the supra. I just recently got a new job and may be able to afford one now..

I love the Turbo Supra but most decent turbo supras are around $20,000 or more

I dont need a turbo supra, and would be perfectly happy with a nonturbo supra.

Maybe down the road if i got power hungry, i could have a few options.

1.Turbo the nonturbo motor
2. Pull the motor and put a 2jz in
3. Sell the non-turbo for a turbo version

Would spending about $14,000 on a non-turbo be ok?
for a Non-turbo 5 Speed.

I am currently making $35K a year. and my monthly bills are about $500
I was thinking about taking a loan out from the bank, and paying that off. I know these cars are expensive, and overheard a Supra owner telling antoehr Supra owner how expensive the car is to own.
And get some sort of insurance on the car as well.. Any idea the cost of Insurance in TN for a 22Yr old with a clean record?

any replies are appreciated.

thanks for your time..

Pabs
06-10-06, 16:59
A 22yr old? On an import that's got to be 4 figures for insurance....

chilli
06-10-06, 17:03
Well it sounds like it would be worth getting an N/A for a year or two. If you still want a TT after that the best idea is probably to sell up and buy a nice one when you're ready.

they can be a bit pricey to run, but it depends how much you use it. It will cost more than your average car to run, even the NA is still 3l

Oly
06-10-06, 17:11
The insurance will probably be about 1100-1300
And the non-turbo is good on fuel - although u can watch it go down wen u r sitting at 150mph (on a private track) ;)

Rayman
06-10-06, 17:12
A 22yr old? On an import that's got to be 4 figures for insurance....

Dont forget he's in the US, so NA supe isnt an import over there i dont think.

Gas is cheap for you guys compared with us!So running costs cant be too bad!
Id do what chilli says above!
Dont leave yourself short of money just in case something does go wrong, you never know.

nickjnelly
06-10-06, 17:13
Ok that sounds cool,

insurance cant be THAT bad can it?

arnt the non turbos rated @ 24 Mpg highway??

thanks for the replies keep em coming

nickjnelly
06-10-06, 17:16
what is 1100-1300 converted to US dollars?

gas is cheaper over here also i belive,

and Supras are supras are from Japan, but you dont have to import them here or anything.

Oly
06-10-06, 17:16
yeah they r really good on fuel at normal speeds - but do supra drivers do normal speeds?
i dunno what ur insurance will work out as over in the U.S

Trig
06-10-06, 17:16
insurance cant be THAT bad can it?



Try living in the UK!!!

PS :welcome:

Oly
06-10-06, 17:17
You could maybe get insured for less than $1700

nickjnelly
06-10-06, 17:18
You could maybe get insured for less than $1700

a year i hope?

Rayman
06-10-06, 17:18
Ok that sounds cool,

insurance cant be THAT bad can it?

arnt the non turbos rated @ 24 Mpg highway??

thanks for the replies keep em coming

for a 22yr old over here, you'd be talking about (2000gbp) $3.7k dollars for 1 yrs insurance id say, its different over on your side tho, so im sure its best to check with your insurnace companies!
Yeh 24mpg about right!

nickjnelly
06-10-06, 17:19
i am getting an insurance quote from progressive right now :D

Rayman
06-10-06, 17:21
good place to start.

Oly
06-10-06, 17:23
for a 22yr old over here, you'd be talking about (2000gbp) $3.7k dollars for 1 yrs insurance id say, its different over on your side tho, so im sure its best to check with your insurnace companies!
Yeh 24mpg about right!

Yeah that sounds spot on
(dnt tint supra windows - "lovely" U.K cops gave me 60 fine and 3 penalty points
My insurance is alot
No warning prior to my points for my tints? what??

nickjnelly
06-10-06, 17:30
well i just got a quote from progressive,

if i just went with COMP/ injury and property damage it comes out to $75 dollars a month

:d

Rayman
06-10-06, 17:31
well i just got a quote from progressive,

if i just went with COMP/ injury and property damage it comes out to $75 dollars a month

:d

Damn good!:d Wish it was like that here, jesussss;) !!!

nickjnelly
06-10-06, 17:33
funny thing about it is, it didnt ask me if the supra was Turbo or Not!!!

mabye i could afford a turbo :)

Oly
06-10-06, 17:33
I pay over $200 to drive my Supra a month
count yourself lucky that you live in the U.S - wow

nickjnelly
06-10-06, 17:36
Well i guess the state i live, Tennessee is known for haivng cheap insurance, in State of Wisconson its not a law to have insurance at all.

i think that is the coolest thing since sliced bread

Rayman
06-10-06, 17:39
Tennessee, is that the home of Jack Daniels?

nickjnelly
06-10-06, 17:41
maybe haha i dont know i just moved here a few weeks ago

umm its the home of Davey Crocket

i know that :blink:

Pabs
06-10-06, 17:44
oops - yeah - totally forgot that the rest of the thread mentioned US - d'oh! Sorry!

$75 a month - thats very cheap! Extremely cheap even! It cost me 80 a month (nearly double ur quote) to run a 1.4 vauxhall at 22yr old!

hogmaw
06-10-06, 17:49
Put some money aside for the inevitable speeding fines too

carl0s
06-10-06, 19:24
1.Turbo the nonturbo motor


too expensive



2. Pull the motor and put a 2jz in

It already has a 2JZ. The non turbo motor is a 2JZ-GE, the turbo motor is a 2JZ-GTE.



3. Sell the non-turbo for a turbo version

Better idea :thumbs:

nickjnelly
06-10-06, 19:44
It already has a 2JZ. The non turbo motor is a 2JZ-GE, the turbo motor is a 2JZ-GTE.




My bad i meant replace the 2JZ-GE with the 2jz-GTE

thanks for all the help guys, you have beeen very helpful