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test drove an 85 tc
sam coke Offline
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today i stummbled on a 85 tc. it was setting in a corner of a subaru lot.. only 52000 miles. ran good and smooth but i can defenitly tellt he difference in a 190hp and a 150 because this one was an automatic.. still ran good tho.. prolly put away some of those shined up rice burners
88 tc silver with an orange pen stripe, gillis boost valve and auto meter gauges rockford 12's and a crossfire 302
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Blade1433 Offline
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I'm sorry but a Honda Civic IS a ricer, as is a Prelude, etc., etc. HOWEVER(!), a Subaru Impreza is a fine machine. Take one for a test drive, you might be trading in your TC... If I had the money, thats what I'd buy(or Lincoln LS). Besides, a Subaru stock will beat the best running of stock TC's


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Blade

"Drive it like you stole it"

88 bone stock TC with 138k, 5spd, burgundy, almost all options. Soon to have a pillar boost guage along with new tires, zinc plated rotors and a custom paint job
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Joey Hager Offline
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#3
costs a lot more to.........

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88 turbo coupe, black 5-speed all options but leather, K&N cone, 3 in. downpipe, no converter into 2.5 in. one chambered flowmasters, 86' GT stainless tips, gillis boost contoller, 3.73s, 16x8 (knightrider) rims, 2 JL audio 15s in trunk, punch 800
88 turbo coupe, black 5-speed all options but leather, K&N cone, 3 in. downpipe, no converter into 2.5 in. one chambered flowmasters, 86' GT stainless tips, gillis boost contoller, 3.73s, 16x8 (knightrider) rims, 2 JL audio 15s in trunk, punch 800
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DrPhang Offline
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#4
Yea you could buy about 900 TC's for the cost of a wrx
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Blade1433 Offline
Senior Member
#5
What was list cost on a TC when they were first released? Whats the rate of inflation since then? Whats the list price of a brand spanking new WRX? I'm sure if you figure in inflation, they'd cost about the same new...


James

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Blade

"Drive it like you stole it"

88 bone stock TC with 138k, 5spd, burgundy, almost all options. Soon to have a pillar boost guage along with new tires, zinc plated rotors and a custom paint job
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sam coke Offline
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#6
to be on a TC site you sure dont seem like you like them very much
88 tc silver with an orange pen stripe, gillis boost valve and auto meter gauges rockford 12's and a crossfire 302
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Noname
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#7
Quote:Originally posted by Blade1433:
I'm sorry but a Honda Civic IS a ricer, as is a Prelude, etc., etc. HOWEVER(!), a Subaru Impreza is a fine machine. Take one for a test drive, you might be trading in your TC... If I had the money, thats what I'd buy(or Lincoln LS). Besides, a Subaru stock will beat the best running of stock TC's



I own a Prelude and I hardly think it's a ricer. I've owned three T-birds and after them bought it new. I don't know about the Civic, but I don't think a stock Prelude is a ricer.
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Blade1433 Offline
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#8
Sam, I'm positively ecstatic about my car. I love everything(but the wiring) about it. Although, I think some people aren't open enough about their opinions. Just because a car is Japanese doesn't make it a ricer. My definition of a ricer is a cheaper car wearing useless "high performance"(stickers, HUGE wings, ground effects) parts to make it look and sound faster. However, even though the Civic is the ricer "posterchild" I think a Civic with tastefully done body work, turbo, and other real high performance parts. I also don't list subaru's(any), Nissan Skylines, Nissan 300ZX's, Mazda RX-7's, Toyota Supra's, as ricers no matter how ugly. Why? Simply put, they're FAST. They are also well engineered cars with the only drawbacks being the fact that I can't buy a Skyline in the US for under 80g(35g in Japan for the same car), and the RX-7 have a shorter engine life because of the rotary design.

James

Still would give anything for a nice Viper, Cobra or Vette

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Blade

"Drive it like you stole it"

88 bone stock TC with 138k, 5spd, burgundy, almost all options. Soon to have a pillar boost guage along with new tires, zinc plated rotors and a custom paint job
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Hybridbird Offline
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A Subaru stock will beat a T/C????Which Subaru are you talking about????Becauae the last WRX I went up against got a RUDE awakening the last time I ran one of the guys at work who has one who drives at least as well as I do,and my T/C is almost bone stock except for the K&N and the IHI turned up alittle,hell I even have stock exhaust!WRX's are nice cars,don't get me wrong,but with $3000 in parts on a T/C that WRX doesn't stand a chance and as for a stock Vette,it'll be all he's got to keep up,and that's without taking the bottom end apart.Just my$.02,later.

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Too much fun, what's that mean?That's like too much boost,there's no such thing.
"Finch....get the f*ck away from that Ficus......that's a jizz-free Ficus!"
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Basement Paul Offline
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#10
I watched my friends bone stock '01 Vette with an auto trans run 13.45.
I beleive Motor Trend tested the WRX to run 14.1.
The Civic Si is supposed to run 15.8's stock according to the magazines. The best I've seen from a stock one is 16.3's.

This is kind of a silly discussion where one guy says one car is better and the other says something else.

The bottom line is that now, in 2001, a guy can buy a used turbo coupe, and for his total investment of $3000, can run as fast or faster than most of the new cars out there, and have a great low budget, reliable sleeper.
Don't get me wrong, I'd trade my '83 for a new WRX, or Corvette all day long, but there aren't too many guys willing to make that trade, so until then, I'll keep having fun with what I'm driving. [Image: smile.gif]
I'm by no means giving anyone in this discussion any crap, just voicing my opinion.

-BP
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