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Old 30-Oct-2011, 09:10 PM
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Over the past while I've thinking about and looking around for a replacement for the civic. Nothing wrong with the civic, just lookin to move on to other things. Getting older, not crazy about moding my daily driver anymore.

Anyways, the right deal finally just happen to fall into my lap this weekend. Not what I was initially looking for, but has all the features I was looking for. And when I saw it, that was it.

It's an 89 Toyota Supra (non-turbo 7MGE 3.0L I6) 5 speed, targa top with 225k. A/C, power everything. Almost zero rust. Came with a set of extra almost new snow tires. Everything works and needs next to nothing to certify. Everything is all original except paint, but it was painted the factory colour some time ago. Have to look real hard to tell.

Went over it with a fine toothed comb today. Some of you may know the 7MGE engines in these cars ALL had head gasket problems which I'm well aware of. With this car there were zero signs of a blown head gasket which means it's either already been done or hasn't blown yet. It needs a valve cover gasket, so when I do that, I'll re-torque the head bolts which apparently fixes the head gasket issue. Compression was 180-190psi across the board.

Runs and drives like new. So smooth and quiet. Non-turbo, which is fine. Still pulls pretty good with 200hp and 200ft-lbs torque. Anyways, here's a pic:

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Old 30-Oct-2011, 09:44 PM
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you were looking for a replacement for your civic so you got a car that is 12 years older...good luck
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Old 30-Oct-2011, 10:05 PM
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^You don't know me very well...lol.

The newest car I would ever own is a 2000. I do all work on my own cars and I actually prefer older cars for their style, character and because they're easier to work on.

Age has very little to do with how reliable a car is. How well it is maintained makes a HUGE difference. My wife's 94 accord wagon has 435k on it and still runs great and is very reliable. Don't know why you're saying good luck...
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Those were always nice, albeit heavy as a boat. . . a bit boat.

Does it have that sport suspension button or did those only come on turbo?
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Old 31-Oct-2011, 02:05 AM
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Yeah they are heavy (3400lbs). Makes for a smooth ride though...

Not sure if it has the sport button... It has a lot of buttons. Haven't seen what they all do yet...haha. Not used to this kind of luxury in the tin-can civic. Also just found out it has an LSD....muahahaha

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Looking good mike. Welcome to a comfortable ride scene haha
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It'll keep you busy. Good stuff!
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In for a boot when you slap on a turbo.

GOOD STUFF MAN.
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Old 31-Oct-2011, 08:02 PM
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Thanks. This is going to stay bone stock. I'm done with mods to daily drivers. lol

Found out it began life as a US model, just like my civic. That means it does not have LSD (oh well), but it also does not have ABS which is good!
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very nice pick up Mike!i almosted picked up a black one this summer myself, but it ended needing more work then the guy said.
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no boost no love, post again when you get boost
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^You want to pay for extra gas and repairs/maintenance, get your own turbo supra...lol
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Well the civic is gone. 6 years of good times. But, it's time to move on to other things.
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keep it out of boost and you wont pay for extra gas. i do agree turbo supra's aren't good for DD cars, even stock they seem to need lots of repairs. watched a few friends go threw this problem this summer.
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^Yeah, just another thing to go wrong...lol.

Now that the headgasket has been replaced, it feels like a new car. So much more power than before. I'm definitely quite happy and surprised with the performance, considering it's non-turbo.
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win!!!!!!
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wow, this one is cool...
and above all - white color for a car -niceeee
as long as it's clean
white car looks noble
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