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Post by NateTSi on Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:52 am

Im considering trading my civic for a 2000 VW gti 1.8t. It looks mint in the pictures, just needs new rims. Full tbe, tune, intake, new clutch and flywheel... Claims it runs great looks great, only flaw is cel for catless exhaust which i will read the code to check, and a power steering leak, minor. He knows where its coming from too. 125k miles on it.
Should i trade my civic? I want it because it'd be quick and nice enough to hopefully pacify me for another year or two until insurance goes down and I can get a wrx.
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Post by MARTINI on Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:06 am

I would just to get away from the cookie cutter Honda (no offence) but I would go threw that car with a fine comb... you don't want to trade a good car for some one else's headache...

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Post by NateTSi on Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:31 am

MARTINI wrote:I would just to get away from the cookie cutter Honda (no offence) but I would go threw that car with a fine comb... you don't want to trade a good car for some one else's headache...

Thats what i was thinking. Plus I only plan on having it another year or so anyway. http://providence.craigslist.org/cto/3135456243.html Thats the link of the add. I'm emailing him back and forth a bit.

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1998 gs-t??? trade?

Post by NateTSi on Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:20 pm

So someone offered to trade his 1998 Gs-T with 130k miles for my civic. In short all it has is an exhaust and intake with a brand new clutch and flywheel. No rust on strut towers, surface rust starting on rear hatch. Claims it starts right up no problems, clean oil when changed, no blended fluids, no problems with the car. He wants to trade to start a new project with my civic. Seems legit. I will be checking it out monday with a fine tooth comb. Anything i should look out for? Oh and AC works great lol. I only plan to keep the car for another year or two. Unless i fall inlove, then i might keep it and swap the motor and money wont be an issue then.
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Re: 2000 gti worth it?

Post by th1eternaldragon on Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:56 pm

Smoke at idle most likely means turbo is on its way out. Oil sending unit common place for oil leak. Oil gauge as long as it reads pressure and is not at 0 then it should be fine (there known to lie).


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Post by NateTSi on Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:16 am

th1eternaldragon wrote:Smoke at idle most likely means turbo is on its way out. Oil sending unit common place for oil leak. Oil gauge as long as it reads pressure and is not at 0 then it should be fine (there known to lie).
If i check for those, and everything is good, and the test drive feels good, should i bite at it? And just replace shit as it happens. I have a feeling i will love it and end up doing a swap when the engine goes. But you never know. It's a risk you take with any tuner i suppose. For mods it only has a full 3" catted exhaust with no cels even though im bringing a code reader. Also has a bov, fmic and an injen intake. New stage 3 clutch and lightened flywheel.

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Post by MARTINI on Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:25 am

Terms like "stage 3 clutch" scare me when people throw them out there... tells me they are either bullshitting or don't know what they are talking about... But for the most part either they run good or they don't... On a plus side, they are easy to fix and get parts for...

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Post by NateTSi on Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:29 am

MARTINI wrote:Terms like "stage 3 clutch" scare me when people throw them out there... tells me they are either bullshitting or don't know what they are talking about... But for the most part either they run good or they don't... On a plus side, they are easy to fix and get parts for...
It is a six puck clutch paired with a new fidenza lightened flywheel. And thats the way i look at it. And its my foot in the door into the "tuner" world. I will have money to spend because there will be no car payment nor will insurance be too bad. So if worse comes to worse and the engine goes after a year, i figure if i still like the car i can take the boltons off and swap the engine for a 6-bolt. They seem to be a good engine in the dsm world. which i am new too. haha

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Post by MARTINI on Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:39 am

Nate99ex wrote:
It is a six puck clutch paired with a new fidenza lightened flywheel.

Now that more like it... lol!

what other mods does it have?

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Post by NateTSi on Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:24 pm

MARTINI wrote:
Nate99ex wrote:
It is a six puck clutch paired with a new fidenza lightened flywheel.

Now that more like it... lol!

what other mods does it have?

It only has an injen intake and a full 3" exhaust. Evo 8 wheels. It doesnt have much really.

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Post by th1eternaldragon on Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:33 pm

It sounds like a pretty decent deal to me. As long as everything operates correctly.

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Post by NateTSi on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:04 pm

th1eternaldragon wrote:It sounds like a pretty decent deal to me. As long as everything operates correctly.
I wont be checking it out monday. I need to go get a title for my car before he will. So i will be doing that monday now.

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Post by MARTINI on Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:44 am

isn't yours a 99? You don't need a title, nor do I think you can obtain one.

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Post by NateTSi on Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:52 am

MARTINI wrote:isn't yours a 99? You don't need a title, nor do I think you can obtain one.
It is in MA. And he needs a title if the car is newer than 1980 or some b.s. Il see what the dmv says today.

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Post by th1eternaldragon on Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:30 pm

Yes in ma and ct u need a title to register a vehicle.

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Post by NateTSi on Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:02 am

th1eternaldragon wrote:Yes in ma and ct u need a title to register a vehicle.

Yeah i checked it out, I actually cant get a title for my car. The DMV wrote and certified an excusable form certified by the dmv so the purchaser would have no problem registering it. THE A****** NEVER CALLED ME BACK THOUGH!! I asked if he had the title and for the vin to see if his car is legit and he didnt answer. WTF! I was getting excited! haha

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Post by MARTINI on Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:18 am

Did you ever hear back from that guy?

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Post by th1eternaldragon on Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:33 pm

If i were u i think i would just stick with the civic for now untill u find something u really like. I mean u have what seems to be a really clean civic and they can be really nice if u do it up right.

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Post by NateTSi on Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:37 pm

th1eternaldragon wrote:If i were u i think i would just stick with the civic for now untill u find something u really like. I mean u have what seems to be a really clean civic and they can be really nice if u do it up right.

I hate being categorized as a F****** tool though. And they can be quick but it takes tons of money. Although i thought about spending the money just to learn about cars and my car. I was thinking about doing a swap. But I HATE the name civics have now from all the arrogant pricks out there. I'm in no hurry anyway, if something comes along it comes along. It is a great civic i will say that hahaha

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Post by MARTINI on Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:38 pm

yeah that

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Post by NateTSi on Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:23 am

MARTINI wrote:

So when is the next meet? I want to go to my first! lol!

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Post by MARTINI on Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:12 am

Was suppose to be Saturday night... but it looks like it's going to be a wash out...

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Post by NateTSi on Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:18 pm

MARTINI wrote:Was suppose to be Saturday night... but it looks like it's going to be a wash out...
Damn... Alright well when another is organized, either pm me or start a thread or something. haha i want to go but I need to know when they are.
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Post by th1eternaldragon on Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:36 pm

sounds good! we were just talking about pming you about that too lol

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Post by NateTSi on Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:16 am

th1eternaldragon wrote:sounds good! we were just talking about pming you about that too lol
Nice alright sounds good. I'll keep my eye out for them, thanks guys.. and girls haha

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Post by NateTSi on Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:27 pm

http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/cto/3191584712.html
Here is a gst... worth it guys? No p/s, no a/c, no rust... no title. It is a little sketchy now because i still had his number... this is the car that the guy blew me off on. Now he claims he is a truck driver... no evo rims. its a little weird
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