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Old 01-18-2019, 10:51 AM
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Thanks Chuck but I don’t really want to pay too much for a toy especially as I already have a Fireblade and my understanding is the later models have a larger engine with more torque but less redline and I really like this colour.
The guy says he is selling as he has a Mini Cooper S and doesn’t need this car and the rust is only small bubbling but I will check as much as I can for other signs of rust, thanks mate.
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...my understanding is the later models have a larger engine with more torque but less redline...
This is only true in the US. Euro models are 2.0L 9000rpm all the way.
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:16 AM
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Rusty rear arches is becoming more frequent on older cars, budget about 5-600 per side to repair
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Biggest thing to check is that it has had a 4 wheel alignment done recently, the bolts for the trailing arms seize and stop it from being adjusted. This can cost up to 1k per corner to remedy.
not sure that is accurate? never heard it cost £1k a corner for seized bolts.. but equally a proper rear arch repair is not viable on a £6k car unless you get mega rates, if you budget £300 to paint you dont have much left for filler i think a lot north to weld in a panel

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Thanks guys.
I have a good friend who knows a guy that owns a bodyshop so I will take the car to him if it isn’t full of rust but how can I tell when the car isn’t up in the air and the inner arches has the liners in them?
Sorry for all the questions.
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Old 01-19-2019, 03:57 AM
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you can get a phone and film inside from the boot but if the paint has bubbled up a lot its trouble

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Old 01-19-2019, 05:03 AM
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A little bit of rust is like a little bit pregnant. I would not personally buy a car that "needed work" unless I was competent to do this work myself. Eliminating rust and repainting cars ain't one of my skills.

9000 rpm in the AP1 engine is a feature. Don't confuse a feature with a benefit. They both put out the same maximum power and the big engine has more torque (and hence more power) in the mid-rpm bands where it can be used every day -- a benefit for sure. But unless you find a JDM or USDM car you'll have the AP1 engine.

Lots of cars out there. Make a priority list. Color wasn't on my list as I wanted the best condition car I could find (as in no rust) so I have, of course, one of the silver cars, the most common color.

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