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  Reply # 277230 28-Nov-2009 15:05
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I think none of those are 'new'.

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  Reply # 277233 28-Nov-2009 15:14
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How about http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Cars/Ford/auction-244034127.htm ??

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  Reply # 277237 28-Nov-2009 15:47
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Replacing an "old" one...



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  Reply # 277238 28-Nov-2009 15:49
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HAHA itxtme! there is no way im driving a grandma car.. i mean how fast can that thing go? Top speed= 80? 90 ? :P

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  Reply # 277244 28-Nov-2009 16:12
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You might want to clarify the WOF details on that first Skyline. Cars over 6yo only get WOF's for 6 months, so it can't possibly expire in Jul 2010.

Also, they're not really the best choice. You're paying a considerable amount of money for an old car with high K's, with big engines. They're all going to burn a considerable amount of fuel (particularly the 6cylinder 2.5L), could well require expensive repairs in the near future and will cost a fair bit to insure, particularly if you're young.

I remember I once had a look at a $5k Skyline when considering buying a car. The trademe ad looked quite nice but in person the car was terrible. It had pieces of trim scraping the ground, holes in the seats, and despite being a 2L V6 wasn't noticeably faster than my 1.8L 1995 Toyota Camry.

That said, that Ford Ka doesn't seem like the best option either. 128,000km isn't too bad on a 1.6+ L engine, but I'd be wary of a 1.3 with that many K's.

Most important things to do are to get a pre-purchase inspection and get a quote for insurance cover before even considering buying one of those.

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  Reply # 277245 28-Nov-2009 16:26
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I'm a Skyline fan through and through. I currently own the same Skyline in your first link, except its 1994.. + an extra 100,000 km on the clock :D

Previously owned the same Skyline in your third link except it was a 4 Door GST-T M Spec, 1991 also.

Great cars, but seriously, I would recommend (as per michaelt) and purchase a much newer car... say 1999 onwards.

We know you dont want a nanna car :D However, theres lots of decent options with less kms and more recent in age.




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  Reply # 277251 28-Nov-2009 16:50
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Unless you've grown up racing in karts or the likes, I'd stay away from anything turbo'ed if I were you ;)

Skylines aren't really the bogan image either. Thats the Holdens and Fords.
The R32's are more of a "au chur bae!" image, and the R33's have a bit more class.

However, Skylines are usually pretty uninteresting to me unless they're GT-R's :P
My pick of the bunch for you would be the black R33 2.0litre. Reasonable kms, the RB20's are a strong engine, but from the looks of the engine bay pic, it doesn't look like an RB20??? Unless its a SOHC variant? It'll keep you out of trouble, and looks pretty good in black too.

The first one is 2.5 litre turbo. You'll get in trouble :P Plus its higher on the KM's side of things, and turbo cars require more maintenance costs than their non turbo counterparts. Will probably end up selling for a lot more than the other R33 as well.

Last one is an R32 with pretty high KM's. Again, its a turbo so you WILL get yourself into trouble :P Plus a big front mount intercooler like that is just begging the Police to pull you over to do 'random' checks.
Its also older than the other 2 as well. And will probably have been thrashed. Engine will probably need some attention soon, turbo could be needing a reconditioning, gearbox syncros will probably be stuffed (third to second gear most likely).

So yea, theres my advice :)

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  Reply # 277269 28-Nov-2009 17:54
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Adamal: Unless you've grown up racing in karts or the likes, I'd stay away from anything turbo'ed if I were you ;)



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If youre tyres aren't top notch and you apply a bit too much gas on the pedal, you may find yourself sliding out unexpectedly.




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  Reply # 277363 28-Nov-2009 23:58
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The 2l skylines I have driven are woefully slow at getting up to speed around town. The turbos have more power... eventually.... but they are also slow

Mums old 1800cc lantis is so much quicker off the line to motorway speeds. If NZ had decent speed limits then the skyline may be a better car to get, but certainly not a 2l, and not a R32 with the crappy old transmission that means you are sitting up at 2500rpm at motorway speeds sucking thru the gas. Not tried an R33 auto but I think they are a similar box.. 12l/100k is on a good day, 14-16 is more like it for around town driving in my non turbo 2l. Same driving and I get about 10 in the lantis.

They are old, inefficient heavy impractical cars, at that age things are breaking that are not maintenance items. If you want a money pit then get one. If you want a car to drive around in get something a lot newer and with a modern autobox or a manual so you are not sucking the fuel down because its reving like crazy when there is no need.

There is less rear seat room in the R32 than in a commodore, there is less boot space, and the car is longer. Go figure.




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