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donut, u surely stim due to last fridays gathering at extreme park ei..that's y ur looking foe a ceffy thought its not a ceffy gathering...the kick is there..btw, what's the price for the bodykits like ur previous a31..? PM me please..tks

whatdamn, well to tell u, there alots of things to look into a car. like mine, i cant be bother too much on it, as u must also take into account that all a31's are more than 10yrs old, or should i say minimum...

the bubbles on the roof is cause by the materials use when they weld on the body. U can just rework it when u send in to the paint shop, they strip ur headlining, re-grease it, paint it and its all done, it will last u another 5~8 years. Just remember dun fibre it or weld it without doing anything on the inner part.

When i bought my ceffy back in ipoh, i kawtim wif sum PUSPAKOM frens and send the car to check on chasis for any accident history. I'm lucky b'coz my previous owner is sporting also..hehehe...

The floor of the car is marvellous. If there is a prob wif it, its just a normal weld on spot. Sometimes dents on the bottom chasis is cause by the marvellous malaysian bumps...

Let me tell ya, u bought the ride for less than 20k, just spend minimum of 3k, and this will solve all your problem.

Btw, basis make up u can do to ur ride is dampers and rims. Like mine, at the moment is only damper n rims for the exterior and some interior only. I'm saving enuff money for conversion as well...

Wif only this, some one came up to me previous and ask me ''Ur car standard arr..?, u sure arr..?'' ( the face like hairan and terkejut ) (SKAGEE knows who)hehehehe..

For dampers look for S13 dampers or better still a31 dampers. (PM Donut for part inquiries) Look for HIGH LOW & SOFT HARD. Worth ur penny out of it.

As for rims, if u have the big bucks, for for those HIGH ends like VOLKS or RAYS or SSR etc. Like me, saving a bit, i got a ENKEI RACING JAPAN 2 pcs original, with nice offsets. Btw, beware of offsets, some cant fit before and after conversions. Some rims are not meant for a31's. Later u'll know.

Well..there's alot of things u must put into account, as for me i'm still learning day by day.

Tks to other owners as well especiall SKAGEE, AH FAI, DEVIOUS and all the SID members which i'm a member as well. The taught me well...



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space_cowboy,
thanks for the insight. umm, well i'll still be patient in looking for a cefiro la. wanna get a good one that i don't have to spend a few grand on to just fix the probs, know what i mean?
 

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Originally posted by whatdamn@Jan 23 2005, 16:38

gwsallen,
if you can list out more stuff and a 'how-to-check' list, i would be grateful. thanks :)
whatdamn,

i dunno how to list out for you as i am a very bad teacher or guidance. tho, i can refer you to a link :P
http://www.motortrader.com.my/autoguide_se..._hand/index.asp


" space_cowboy,
thanks for the insight. umm, well i'll still be patient in looking for a cefiro la. wanna get a good one that i don't have to spend a few grand on to just fix the probs, know what i mean?"

A31 manufactured from Sept 1988 to July 1994. If you are able to find 1994 version with well kept by previous owner than you are lucky. Even 1994 model is already 11 years car, what do you expect from a 10 years old car? i do see a lot of ceffies around the street stock standard. sometime i do feel like knocking their window to ask whether they willing to sell. if you have more guts than me, why not? give them few knocks but beware don't let them knock your head balik and scold you NO MANNERS kekekek... As wise what Space cowboy says, you got to spend for this old school for what you want. nothing comes easy and free. cheers n good luck in hunting.
 

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Originally posted by space_cowboy@Jan 24 2005, 22:58

Btw, basis make up u can do to ur ride is dampers and rims. Like mine, at the moment is only damper n rims for the exterior and some interior only. I'm saving enuff money for conversion as well...

Wif only this, some one came up to me previous and ask me ''Ur car standard arr..?, u sure arr..?'' ( the face like hairan and terkejut ) (SKAGEE knows who)hehehehe..
i will be the second person to say,

ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE RUNNING STOCK STANDARD RB20E?

kekeke.... i cant recall Ah Fai group got Ceffy stock standard except mine :P

but i see your is more well kept than mine, jealous la...
 

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Originally posted by whatdamn@Jan 24 2005, 19:15
still looking for a cefiro la dammit...ish.

pogo, help me out ! hahha UGPM!
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hi mike...

ur pm replied... :)


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hello...

whatdamn, yup, im not saying totally that u wont be able to find a perfect condition a31. There is a few around, and most of them i think they wont sell it for another couple of years. With the budget/price you mention in ur earlier post. (RM20k below), i think those are the 89/90 models. Mine's a 91', and i paid RM27K for it. That was just only last year July 04. Remember, ceffy are in demands also nowadays. U better be quick. Happy searching... ;)

gwsallen, nope ur wrong, there is a stock ceffy around our group the SID's. Seems like its been a long time ur not with us. Like i mentioned before, there is someone came up to me and ask my car..that was in Sunway Food Court, while the Drift.com.my gathering...A few knew what happen that day..hahahahahaha.. :D :D :D

So guys...what new in the scene..?
 

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space_cowboy,
dude, i've uped my budget to the 20k-30k range. in hopes of looking for a better conditioned one. thanks anyway for your suggestions guys. but still willing to hear more suggestions/nonsence/random stuff about this car :)

thanks.
 

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Originally posted by space_cowboy@Jan 25 2005, 18:38
gwsallen, nope ur wrong, there is a stock ceffy around our group the SID's. Seems like its been a long time ur not with us. Like i mentioned before, there is someone came up to me and ask my car..that was in Sunway Food Court, while the Drift.com.my gathering...A few knew what happen that day..hahahahahaha.. :D :D :D
yah... been busy lately... hope i do not have anything clash for next ceffy gathering. looking forward to meet you guys too.
 

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whatdamn - try looking from the tan choong salesman. sometimes the might have some from owners who chanes their ceffies. then, be prepared for the price, bargain bro..

gwsallen - looking foward to meet u too..


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Originally posted by space_cowboy@Jan 26 2005, 11:01
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whatdamn - try looking from the tan choong salesman. sometimes the might have some from owners who chanes their ceffies. then, be prepared for the price, bargain bro..

gwsallen - looking foward to meet u too..


cheers'
sorry to say this space cowboy, correct me if im wrong.

Whatdamn
going to Tan Chong will be my last option. I was told nissan taking care their own brand. so whoever buying new nissan and trade in their old nissan, they offer higher than car dealer outside. if to buy from tan chong i belief the price will be a little more expensive compare to car dealer outside. sorry to say this space cowboy, correct me if im wrong.

this issue apply to other car showroom as well.
 

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Originally posted by gwsallen@Jan 26 2005, 18:16
Whatdamn
going to Tan Chong will be my last option. I was told nissan taking care their own brand. so whoever buying new nissan and trade in their old nissan, they offer higher than car dealer outside. if to buy from tan chong i belief the price will be a little more expensive compare to car dealer outside. sorry to say this space cowboy, correct me if im wrong.

this issue apply to other car showroom as well.
hello..

gwsallen - dun be wrong dude, goin to tan choong is not really a brilliant idea, yes i agree wif u. then, sometimes they have good condition ceffies around..those people who change to other cefiro's are the people who appreciate the car previously and go for the same option again..

though they come higher in price, but u'll get a good condition car, unlike the 2nd salesman for rip u off the moment u enter the showroom..

i might be wrong, but i've seen people gettin from them, its worth it...to me then... ;)


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Originally posted by space_cowboy+Jan 26 2005, 23:11 --></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (space_cowboy @ Jan 26 2005, 23:11 )</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-gwsallen@Jan 26 2005, 18:16
Whatdamn
going to Tan Chong will be my last option. I was told nissan taking care their own brand. so whoever buying new nissan and trade in their old nissan, they offer higher than car dealer outside. if to buy from tan chong i belief the price will be a little more expensive compare to car dealer outside. sorry to say this space cowboy, correct me if im wrong.

this issue apply to other car showroom as well.
hello..

gwsallen - dun be wrong dude, goin to tan choong is not really a brilliant idea, yes i agree wif u. then, sometimes they have good condition ceffies around..those people who change to other cefiro's are the people who appreciate the car previously and go for the same option again..

though they come higher in price, but u'll get a good condition car, unlike the 2nd salesman for rip u off the moment u enter the showroom..

i might be wrong, but i've seen people gettin from them, its worth it...to me then... ;)


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space cowboy,

you got the point too. i got mine from 2nd hand car dealer. dealing time everything no problem can be fix. upon receive full payment, makan sendiri.

Experience bad deal with this outlet:
THIAM SIENG USED CAR SDN BHD
LOT 3 JLN IPOH, 6 1/2 MILES,
OFF JLN 2/3C, (AFTER MAKRO)
TEL: 03-6185 8020, 8012, 8013
FAX: 03-6185 8009
CONTACT PERSON: JAMES

NEVER EVER BUY ANY CAR FROM THEM. NO AFTER SALES SERVICE AS PROMISED

This company advertise often in newspaper and motor trader. BEWARE!!!
 

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Originally posted by whatdamn@Jan 27 2005, 00:21
am still on the look out for cefiros anyway. sigh...the long sad journey of looking for one hahah.
dude, there's sooooooooooooo many cefy's for sale everyday. Buy THE STAR and you'll see at least 3-5 early 90s model. Yesterday 1 got 1 going for 28K. I'm sure can nego to around 25k. then mod yourself to your specs... the best part!
 

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Originally posted by gwsallen@Jan 26 2005, 23:26
Experience bad deal with this outlet:
THIAM SIENG USED CAR SDN BHD
LOT 3 JLN IPOH, 6 1/2 MILES,
OFF JLN 2/3C, (AFTER MAKRO)
TEL: 03-6185 8020, 8012, 8013
FAX: 03-6185 8009
CONTACT PERSON: JAMES

NEVER EVER BUY ANY CAR FROM THEM. NO AFTER SALES SERVICE AS PROMISED

This company advertise often in newspaper and motor trader. BEWARE!!!
hie..

I think i know which showroom was this, i went there once long-long time ago..there this black an maroon a31 there. One is wif a Penang plate rite..?

If i'm rite...hmm...enuff said bout them.. :angry:

7urn - ur rite, but those models before 91' standard condition are was less than ur mentioned price..as those cars cant be finance already..its' below 20k..for a 89' model, my fren got it in ipoh for 18K..well, cant go for loan, have to be cash or credit..and u know lah credits' interest.. <_<

The best price for a 91' model is around maximum 23k today, as the finance company revises the loan limit evry quaterly...

whatdamn - all the best in ur search bro...

cheers'