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KYOON GRIFFEY JR
Apr 12, 2010



a fiesta is still absurdly safe compared to like an E30 or a CR-X

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Applebees Appetizer
Jan 23, 2006



I've said it before, my last Scion (rip) saved my loving life. If I would have been in a 80's or even 90's econobox I would have been dead full stop. Guess I'm kind of lucky that my first (and hopefully only) major accident happened much later in my life when cars are this safe.

slidebite
Nov 6, 2005

Good egg


Powershift posted:



65 feet long. 671 Detroit diseases.



Do people not even read their own ad?

Colostomy Bag
Jan 11, 2016

C-Bangin' it



slidebite posted:



Do people not even read their own ad?

No. Do major news sites read theirs? Amazing to see the amount of typos and mistakes are made at a national level.

TotalLossBrain
Oct 20, 2010

Hier graben!

I wish I had better pics, but it's already sold and the listing is gone. He was asking 5k which seems to be rather cheap for these?


KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Top Cop

TotalLossBrain posted:

I wish I had better pics, but it's already sold and the listing is gone. He was asking 5k which seems to be rather cheap for these?




About inline for pre-1990 ones actually.
The upside to a firetruck like that is it will be impeccably maintained and have extremely low miles. The downside is they aren't as useful as a regular kei truck (as the bed has been modified to hold a pump and various hoses), will never have AC, and will have various modifications done on the inside to hold all the electronics for the lights, sirens and radios. Specifically those 1989 ones are 550cc, as 1990 is when they switched over the 660cc. It isn't the displacement that's much of a big deal but the fact that all keis were refreshed with newer designs because of the regulation change.

My guess is those trucks were bought at auction in Japan for around 1200 bucks top, and around 2500~ more to get it here in the USA. They are common enough in Japan.

Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

High Energy, Good Feeling!



Lack of AC is certainly not a dealbreaker in WA, guess it makes sense they're selling them here.

Snowy
Oct 6, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 26 days!


Fun Shoe

5k seems very fair if theyíve done all the work to get it here

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Top Cop

Yeah it isn't a bad price at all. Margins are so low on kei trucks that I don't even bother with them anymore.

TotalLossBrain
Oct 20, 2010

Hier graben!

Is this some kind of collectible? Why is it so expensive?

dissss
Nov 10, 2007

I'm a terrible forums poster with terrible opinions.

Here's a cat fucking a squid.

It's an old car with low mileage. That makes it collectible in the eyes of most sellers even if there are no other redeeming features of that model.

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


The price seems ok to me actually.

taqueso
Mar 8, 2004









Fun Shoe

If it's in good shape mechanically, then yeah that seems about right with a lil room for negotiation. Maybe depending on the location a little. Around here it seems like any clean car with 33k miles could get 2k+

If they thought it was collectable it'd be way more than 3k

22 Eargesplitten
Oct 10, 2010

Also sexism, religious bias, jingoism, and so on. Don't do it, people!

Dogs, don't do it either, even if the police man really tries to train you to do it.



KakerMix posted:

Yeah it isn't a bad price at all. Margins are so low on kei trucks that I don't even bother with them anymore.

Oh hey, I had been meaning to ask you, if I wanted to get JDM parts for a car is it worth looking at one of those Japanese auction places and importing or should I find a reputable importer that has the stuff in stock? Probably an engine, transmission, and then more niche maybe a spare tire holder from a Gravel Express. I'm not set on JDM for the first two parts, and I'm not even sure if I would do an engine swap unless my engine decides it needs a new hole at some point, but I'm trying to get an idea of what my options are.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


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22 Eargesplitten posted:

Oh hey, I had been meaning to ask you, if I wanted to get JDM parts for a car is it worth looking at one of those Japanese auction places and importing or should I find a reputable importer that has the stuff in stock? Probably an engine, transmission, and then more niche maybe a spare tire holder from a Gravel Express. I'm not set on JDM for the first two parts, and I'm not even sure if I would do an engine swap unless my engine decides it needs a new hole at some point, but I'm trying to get an idea of what my options are.

That's way outside of my zone but unless you wanted to import an entire vehicle to pull parts out of I'd stick with just ordering the parts. Entire engines and transmissions is a much more specialist thing, but if I were you I'd look at importing directly from Japan if that's where the engines you want are. I wouldn't even be able to even point you in the right direction, but the margins importers put on things (myself included ) mean you would pay much more than you probably should. Then again if someone has what you are looking for already then it might be a lot more convenient to just eat the cost and have what you need.

22 Eargesplitten
Oct 10, 2010

Also sexism, religious bias, jingoism, and so on. Don't do it, people!

Dogs, don't do it either, even if the police man really tries to train you to do it.



Fair enough, thanks. I'd probably be looking at an EJ20 and/or a turbo transmission for a Subaru. That stuff is definitely available in the US, but there's the question of how many miles are on them. It might not be true but I'm of the impression that cars tend to accumulate miles more slowly in Japan between the entire country being about the size of California and them having good public transit that means people don't have to drive long distances all the time. The car is old enough that it's not CAN bus compliant so all the engines that would work well are at least 12 years old and will probably be another year or two by the time I actually do anything.

dissss
Nov 10, 2007

I'm a terrible forums poster with terrible opinions.

Here's a cat fucking a squid.

22 Eargesplitten posted:

It might not be true but I'm of the impression that cars tend to accumulate miles more slowly in Japan between the entire country being about the size of California and them having good public transit that means people don't have to drive long distances all the time. T

That can be true but isn't always the case.

I'm in New Zealand (one of Japans dumping grounds) looking at getting an ex-Japan Levorg at the moment and it isn't uncommon to see 2014 or 2015 models with 160,000km + (about 100,000 miles)

Frond
Mar 12, 2018






Ahahahahahahaha.



I love Integras (Iíve owned 2 DAs and miss them dearly) but Jesus Murphy this is idiotic. This page is notorious for having massively overpriced near wrecked garbage or massively overpriced worthless piles like this Automatic SOHC Integra Sedan. Who is this car for at this price?

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


Auto Integras are pretty awful. Itís a case of where the transmission basically ruins the car.

snugglz
Nov 12, 2004
moist sod for your hogan

there was a really really minty 4dr 5 speed Integra GSR with like 90k miles that went for <$9k on BaT last year. taking away a cam and a real transmission... well, that is crackpipe pricing

Applebees Appetizer
Jan 23, 2006



Lol that car is even more worthless in Japan and they probably got it for under 2k

I used to buy cars like that from Japanese junkyards for next to nothing.

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


Applebees Appetizer posted:

Lol that car is even more worthless in Japan and they probably got it for under 2k

I used to buy cars like that from Japanese junkyards for next to nothing.

They are probably the worst importer Iíve seen. They try to pass off Australian Supras as ďJapanese Market CarsĒ - which I guess is technically true.

Applebees Appetizer
Jan 23, 2006



Must be their strategy is working on dumb people, perception of value and all that. Raise the price to a ridiculous level and people will think it must be worth it.

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


Applebees Appetizer posted:

Must be their strategy is working on dumb people, perception of value and all that. Raise the price to a ridiculous level and people will think it must be worth it.

I also donít think they actually own the cars, just bid on them and act as importer after the customer fronts the money. Thatís a huge red flag.

BraveUlysses
Aug 7, 2002


Grimey Drawer

4dr integras are still so bad looking, glad that most of them are now off the road

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


BraveUlysses posted:

4dr integras are still so bad looking, glad that most of them are now off the road

The DA Sedan looks good. The DC doesnít really. But in both cases the 3dr. was much better looking. It looks like the market agreed.


In Canada nobody bought the non-coupe Integras and they were withdrawn from sale after the 1996 model year.

dissss
Nov 10, 2007

I'm a terrible forums poster with terrible opinions.

Here's a cat fucking a squid.

There were a lot of four doors sold in Japan, even some in Type R trim. I've always preferred how they look compared to the hatch, but then my first car was a Japanese import DA8 which I still have fond memories of.

That one posted above is a carburettor model too if I'm not mistaken, about 100hp

E. Japan has some pretty grim models available back then - there was a 1.8l four cylinder R32 sedan with single point fuel injection

dissss fucked around with this message at 04:56 on May 12, 2020

Applebees Appetizer
Jan 23, 2006



dissss posted:

E. Japan has some pretty grim models available back then - there was a 1.8l four cylinder R32 sedan with single point fuel injection

The ratio of sportier models to lame models in Japan is still WAY better tho. Those type of models are in the minority and are truly disposable, when the JCI runs out they are discarded like trash, I once got a loving mint condition Camry from a junkyard for $200 among other lame models I would flip and sell on base.

The better cars would get renewed and cars like that Integra would get left behind, so all the used cars for sale were mostly the more desirable models as all the lovely poverty spec models were weeded out. The selection of really good used cars was crazy, almost everything had a turbo or at the least twin cam 16 valve GT versions.

Gomi Day
Nov 15, 2007

Trust me, Bill. Large spectacles lend distinction to any countenance, as I have reason to know.

Plaster Town Cop

TotalLossBrain posted:

Is this some kind of collectible? Why is it so expensive?



not gonna lie,
if there was a low mileage, clean justy near me for 3k, i'd be sorely tempted.

User Error
Aug 31, 2006



Goon project: Spec Metro!

Snowy
Oct 6, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 26 days!


Fun Shoe

All ran until they didnít

taqueso
Mar 8, 2004









Fun Shoe

12-cylinder mega-block metro when?

StormDrain
May 22, 2003

Thirteen Letter


Snowy posted:

All ran until they didn’t

Ran when parked and then towed home.

Edit: Ran when? Parked.

StormDrain fucked around with this message at 18:06 on May 12, 2020

TotalLossBrain
Oct 20, 2010

Hier graben!

Oh that takes me back to the time I had a spare Geo Metro like that sitting around to keep my daily driver running.

Super-easy to work on. Not durable at all.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Google Image Results for
"Sexy Guy Gardner"


If those were Festiva's there might be enough eldritch energy there to summon Oxbrain back to life.

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



Snowy posted:

All ran until they didnít

"became unsafe for highway driving"
Like, the second they were made?

I wonder if he means structural issues (rust), or just decided that they were terribly unsafe with respect to crashworthiness and the prevalence of giant SUVs.

taqueso
Mar 8, 2004









Fun Shoe

Yeah that's it. They drove all 18 on a rotating basis then one day had a scare with an SUV and parked them all in their lawn that night.

KYOON GRIFFEY JR
Apr 12, 2010



taqueso posted:

12-cylinder mega-block metro when?

X-12 engine baby

taqueso
Mar 8, 2004









Fun Shoe

A roommate long ago had a geo storm in black with a yellow racing stripe, that thing was such a piece of poo poo but also somehow limped along forever. I think the tires might have been entirely filled with fix-a-flat.

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Dagen H
Mar 19, 2009

Hogertrafikomlaggningen


Darchangel posted:

I wonder if he means structural issues (rust)

Front LCA mounts are all gone

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