Im currently thinking of buying a early 90's 300zx. Just wondering if you guys could give me some information on what goes wrong with them and NO im not going to turn it into a ricer with some stupid loud exhaust and stickers all over it!
I currently have an EB XR8, which i still plan to keep!
just play with the XR8 and buy an escort to run around in
i can see a 347 stroker motor with tonnes of torque there matey!
or a nice fat blower if youre that way inclined
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1994 ED XR8 SPRINT
1980 ESCORT PANEL VAN
2003 FAZDA SP20
YAMAHA FZR BIKE
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They are a reasonably reliable thing provided the previous owner didn't wring the ring off it. The turbo models have heat issues in the engine bay as twin turbo + **** all cooling = dramas. As with any import, check it's history and look for accident repairs. Also check the wear on the steering wheel and pedals - telltale signs of an odometer change if the km's seem a bit low...
From what I have seen, it's the gearbox and clutch that tend to be the first problem with these models. Brakes may need replacing as well depending on km and condition.
They are a real steal at the moment, and you will be able to pick up a great bargain on one if you get in quick before the new 15 year rule changes come into play.
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too expensive to maintain. a guy from work wanted one and his mechanic told him to stay well away from them. they may look good but have a few issues with heat and space. A simple timing belt change is a disaster.
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Yeah really hard to maintain those cars. I had a mate that had one had to get it serviced a fair bit, dunno maybe he just got a dodgy one but otherwise its a nice car, goes allright. Look under the car usually there maybe drift damage if the previous owner was into that....
2002 - Panther Black Focus Zetec - 3 Door Manual
Currnet Mods - Custom 2 1/4" Cat-Back Exhaust System, ST170 Clear Side Indicators, King Spring Super Lows, Air Delector, Fully Sik P Plates and FPR Stickers, Ford Seat Covers.
as everyone has said they are too expensive to maintain. any part (no matter how small) will be in the hundreds of dollars. that said, if you've got the cash and thats what you want, go for it. You only live once.
1992 DC LTD 5.0
Duel exhaust, Genie extractors, Ported E7 heads, ported lower HO inlet, 70mm maf, Underdrive Pullies
My best mate has one, it has 515hp at the treads, he really has problems with little parts that go in it all the time, switches and relays, all parts are expensive but he has pretty much sorted it out now, it came to that age, he is actually selling it, I think for around late 20's, he did a full interior retrim and it has a great stereo.
FOR SALE...... $22,990
AUII XR8 (200kw), Silhouette, Body Kit, Hawk Wing, 5 Speed man, Premium Brakes, Premium Sound, Genie Extractors, 3" exhaust with twin 3" tips, K & N filter with air scoop, Polished Inlet manifold, MAF & 70mm T/B, T series interior handles & Gear stick ring, Chequer plate, Momo Pedals.
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