Should i get a 180sx?

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  1. iameternal

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    posted in car manufacture section earlier, thought it would be more appropriate to post here.

    Hi, new here. Planning to get a 180sx.

    Would like to ask if it is difficult to get 180sx parts now?

    180sx parts are interchangable with which car model?

    how about workshop? any recommendation in selangor/KL area?

    Thanks !
     
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    Like your heart - suka hati kamu.
     
  3. Izso

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    To get a 180sx, you need to be willing to risk getting a lemon as the car is pretty old and most if not almost all were drifted. A friend of mine bought one some time back and no matter what couldn't set the alignment for the car to go straight. He stripped the car down bare and found that the rear had some serious metal work done and the car itself was unsafe.

    Parts wise isn't hard to get, tonnes of aftermarket support and tonnes of halfcuts. The SR20 engine parts is plentiful and it being such a fundamentally basic car (not a lot of sensors and stuff), most mechanics will know how to service it. The key is finding one willing to strip the car down bare and inspect for you properly for damage.
     
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    Hahahahaha

    NO

    Unless you personally know the owner, he's good friends with you, and you know the history of the car.
     
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    Must know how to check too, even friend friend very dangerous.......lol
     
  6. iameternal

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    Normal mechanic should be able to check the basic right? like if the frame have been badly damage and stuff...

    i dont expect the mechanic to be able to check very details stuff in the transmission, engine etc.

    At least body ok others can be fixed.. thats what i think la...
     
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    At least check the chassis condition. I assumed u ready to invest on this car.
     
  8. iameternal

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    yup. definitely need money to repair
     
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    You sound like you really like the car model. Test drive any and all cars you are interested in. Make sure they handle straight on power, off power, cruising, idling, etc.
     
  10. iameternal

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    always into jdm, but nvr really have the money to get one. still wondering if is a good idea to get one now...everyone seems to move on but i am still interested in a 25 years old car .... ha
     
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    No, not a good idea. It can easily be a money pit and the car is overpriced anyway.
     
  12. alcyon

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    Its possible to get a almost completely stock model, but you are advised to learn how to troubleshoot and repair at least minor stuff on your own. That will save you a lot of money and also you know its done right. Join FB groups and especially forums for this car and read up as much as you can. 180sx is still cheaper than a s13 silvia.
     
  13. Mitevo7

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    Personally i would recommend to go for it if you able to answer yourself some questions:

    1.) How long i will be owning the 180SX? Is it going to be momento that you want to pass on?
    2.) How much money i am willing to spend on it?
    3.) Is it going to be garage queen, just park at home or semi daily drive (you can't daily a high performance car especial manual one)
    4.) What condition is acceptable ? Lots of dents, faulty engines that require lots of car, dirty interior, messed up wiring (worse nightmare)

    Thanks,
    Ken
     
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    agreed with you on the price part. the price literally didnt go down even after 5 years.....
     
  15. iameternal

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    good advice
     
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    As stock as possible for a 180SX, unless you are getting someone to find you one in Japan, i would say its very unlikely within local.Expand yourself outside of Penisular, i think you might have a shot in finding one in East Malaysia too.

    Thanks,
    Ken
     
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    Oh trust me.. that's not your worst nightmare. A cracked chassis is and if the car has been drifted before (with accidents) then it's very likely going to happen and impossible to physically see and even test driving it's a 50-50

    Bro, I hope you got a huge slush fund because 15k is barely enough to get the car back to road-worthiness. Assuming you buy a decent condition car that wasn't drifted and was just in some minor bumps and knocks - that kinda condition car will be cheapest at best RM70k. Then touch up here, replace this, service that, will set you back 2k to 8k depending on what needs to be done. That's the best case scenario!

    Anyway just be absolutely thorough in your car checking when you do view it and don't buy based on feel. Bring a mech to inspect for you (pay the fella) and get a second opinion whenever you can. 180sx can either be a dream or a nightmare to own.
     
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    after you say all these, i feel like i am out of budget...haha
     
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    I'm just being realistic bro. Don't make the mistakes I made in the past cuz money loss is no fun once you're forced into selling your hard work because you couldn't afford to continue.
     

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