Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 07:28:15 +0100 From: MeatballTurbo <carl.robsonnospamcing-czechs.com> Subject: Re: OK, the T16S is for sale. UK, Cheshire.
In article <411FD730.4B70783Anospamwonacxvusoxsizefitternmcoewxer.com>, johsnospamwonacxvusoxsizefitternmcoewxer.com spouted forth into alt.autos.saab... > > > MeatballTurbo wrote: > > > [...] > > I did a very silly thing today. I have been admiring quite a nice > > condition series 3 Supra (the wedgier one before the latest (that was > > used in the fast and the furious)) for the last few months, and > > yesterday I saw a for sale sign. > > > > So I rang about it today. Insurance won't be much more than the Saab, > > and for some insurers, actually cheaper than a uk or import Prelude. > > > > I know I wanted to save money and buy smaller, but there is something > > enticing about > > 3 litre straight six turbo > > RWD > > Electric everything and cruise and aircon still works. > > It's also a manual, so fuel should be a little better than slushmatic. > > leather interior, with electric adjustment. > > MOT till december, no tax, £1800. Unfortunatley the last owner kept the > > service records, so there is no history with it. > > Mazda 323, the one with pop up head lamps also looks quite cool, but you > don't see many of them. Rare models had a 6 cyl 1.8L . The successor model > was a completely ordinary looking hatch. > A mate had one of them (the 1.6 4cyl not the V6) not a bad car. Looks a bit like a scaled down Corolla or Celica. The one I would like to find, if I could would either be the V6 or Turbo 4x4 which is pretty rare. Goes quite well too, hold the road nicely, and doesn't look anything special. If I can't find a decent Prelude, and I can avoid the urge to hunt down a mk3 Supra, the Mazda MX6 2.5 V6 is on my shortlist too. Much as I would like a Skyline, or GTO/GT3000 just to experience serious turbo power and 4x4 with all the electric stability controls etc, the insurance would be prohibitive. I used confused.com to get a quote. A mid model R33 GTS turbo skyline was unquoateable, and a Mitsu GTO of arround the same age came out at £1300 fully comp. In contrast, a mid 90's Prelude was £700, and a Mk3 Supra 3.0 turbo was £619. My own insurer doesn't let existing customers use the online check service, but the prelude was £100 cheaper than confused.com (and usually is £100 or more cheaper when I checked on renewal on the Saab, and on other cars I've been interested in) when rang to check, so it may actually be cheaper to insure a Supra than my Saab. -- Carl Robson (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot) http://www.bouncing-czechs.com