Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 07:28:15 +0100
From: MeatballTurbo <>
Subject: Re: OK, the T16S is for sale. UK, Cheshire.

In article <>, spouted forth into > > > 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 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 (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)

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