General Big petrol

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 2.4 8thGen, Wednesday 14th Oct, 2015.

  1. 2.4 8thGen Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    looking to buy a big petrol for a bit of weekend fun.
    What to buy is doing my head in.
    Preferably it has to be Jap so hear are my choice.
    Legend
    Lexus 460
    Nissan Z350
    Nissan GTR but out of price range but would be my favourite
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    The Legend SH-AWD ADAS car a proper smoker in sport mode.
     
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  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Hell yeah, proper sleeper !

    Depends how sporty you want to go. 350Z and GTR are different beasts to the Lexus and the Legend.
     
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    Cheers guys I am toying with a legend as you can pick one up so cheap.
    Also performance with luxury and all wheel drive.
    This would be a weekend car so petrol cost wouldn't be a problem.
     
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  5. Nighthawk Guest

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    The 350Z is not luxurious at all, in any way, the plastics are also cheap as well. Driven a couple before, great fun, but it doesnt know how to be quiet when you just want to cruise along. It just wants to go fast, constantly.
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Legend for the win but make sure it had all its service and timing belt changes.Factor that in when negotiating the price.
     
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    Good plan CJ
    There's only 6 on Auto trader at the min but will do a lot of research.
    Just got to talk the wife around as well
     
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  8. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    How much are you looking to spend? As much as I love the Legend, its not really good enough as a weekend car, you want a weekend car to be something sporty and fun, a Legend will just be a slightly more luxurious Accord. I would look at 90's Jap sportscars, something like Toyota Supra, but you need to weight in whether you want that extra maintenance costs too.
     
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    I agree. But each to their own.

    A friend has been looking at Supra's and MR2 turbos. Can't believe how much they cost - a bit of a cult following I think.
     
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  10. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I don't see the point in having any of them as a weekend car, particularly a Legend. They're all a bit boring.

    I agree with exec, I'd be going along the lines of something fun that will put a smile on your face.
     
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  11. Nighthawk Guest

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    The Supra is such a fun car, get something like the JZA80 Twin Turbo - sounds a complete beast on WOT, and pretty much rips up everything on the road, even by todays standards - they have over 400 torque stock and over 300 ponies. 0-60 is around 4 and a bit secs.
     
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  12. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Brett you want a old classic Honda mate.
     
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  13. Karmadrome Premium Member Club Supporter

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    This is the uk, I find motorways boring and as such handling in corners would be my number 1 Priority.
    Small, lightweight and classic would be my choice.
    If not a Honda (many to choose from!), how about a Pulsar - with the DET engine and 4wheel system?

    how about a RS Turbo 3rd Generation Fiesta? - a close long term friend of mine has had one for 18 years, it's currently at 250bhp and weighing in at the same weight as my CR-X- around 775ish, those can be picked up fairly cheaply and the parts can be sourced from RS and Cossie escorts (share parts and in the 3rd Generation escort case- an engine and gearbox with LSD and axels etc)

    How about the turbo fed, all wheel Corolla? - another friend has one at 300bhp on the nose and has never had a single problem that wasn't a "halfords fix" (fuses, fluids and batteries basicly)

    AE86 perhaps for some rear wheel hatchback fun? Or one of the S chassis Nissans - see a lot of theses at meets and their owners swear by them.

    Alfa perhaps? My dad loves Alfas and holdens, he share a similar ethic for driving though so always opts for Alfas ("Rot! Rot! Argh! Electrics!" To quote pa every bloody holiday)
     
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  14. Nighthawk Guest

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    The S15's are nice cars, I had forgotten about those @Karmadrome

    Against the grain here, but I would consider looking outside of Honda, especially for the "big petrol" engines as there are some cracking Jap sports cars for smallish money which would meet your requirements and back then, Toyota used to actually still make decent cars made by engineers rather than the accountants they use today.
     
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  15. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Is this where you come up with a ludicrous price for your old nail?
     
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  16. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    eh how is that relevant to this no mention of selling mine., Infact you need top speak to Karl he bought the most expensive Accord in the UK recently which is not worth that sort of money. Poor Karl is no repenting that decision,
     
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