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Time to say goodbye for now. (Bought 1994 Acura Legend 2dr)

Postby FatherDeerhands » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:49 am

Well I can't afford to have my CRX anymore even though I just got it...
The story is that I got shafted on this car, when I got it I spent at least 500 dollars fixing the dizzy, then the spark plugs and wires, and finally I did the head gasket that was blown on it. And it still needs motor mounts and ex

And NOW, it decided to shear the timing belt tensionioner bolt. Literally one of the HARDEST bolts to back out. And upon inspection it is a helicoil. So I'd have to drop the motor to the floor and I do not have the space to do that.

So I have to get rid of it. If any of you have an interest, message me. very straight body, no rust no bondo. It does have rolled feners front and back tho.

But if any of you would be kind enough to recommend me a good car to move on to that would be great. I'm gonna miss you guys. <3
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby Baker » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:53 am

What are you looking to do with said "newer"car, project, daily commuter?
What is your budget?
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby FatherDeerhands » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:48 am

Baker wrote:What are you looking to do with said "newer"car, project, daily commuter?
What is your budget?


Just looking for a car that's some fun to drive. It will be a commuter. Not gonna have a project for a little while, and my budget is about 2000. I feel like I'm losing a loved one. I hate letting these cars go into unknown hands.. :cry:
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby Baker » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:17 pm

Any brand, or you want to stay Honda?

FatherDeerhands wrote:I feel like I'm losing a loved one. I hate letting these cars go into unknown hands.. :cry:



If it needs work,and you don't have the time or space..it's time to let it go.
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby tommy » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:53 pm

$2k? That's tough. I would say a Civic through 00 the later the better, 1st or second gen Integra (2nd may be too much of a stretch). Or the last gen Celica may have dropped enough for you to grab one. But that's a tight budget.

I would buy the newest thing you can with no rust, and not care about options or engine; they could be added later, for the most part.
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby FatherDeerhands » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:14 pm

I'm just hoping to stay Japanese. Stick with what I know best.

An 2k is a bit rough so far. Lots of blown head gaskets so far. Lol

But im still looking.
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby tactialmonkey » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:21 pm

Motor swap!

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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby FatherDeerhands » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:58 pm

tactialmonkey wrote:Motor swap!


I would love to, but I don't have a space to even drop the motor to fix it. So kinda puts an end to the swap unfortunately.
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby Myriad » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:51 am

Any toyota or honda should do for you. For daily beaters, Hyundai's are good too; really fun DOHC motors are a plus. Elantra, Accent, Corrolla, Camry, Civic, Accord; any of those pre-2005 should fit the bill.

tommy wrote:$2k? That's tough. I would say a Civic through 00 the later the better, 1st or second gen Integra (2nd may be too much of a stretch).
1st gen integra's are usually hard to come by. I think you meant 2nd and 3rd gen, maybe?
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby tommy » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:01 am

No, meant 1st. They're not at the appreciation stage, are they? I liked them at the time, but they look dated now, imho.

Could you get a decent 3rd gen for under double his budget? I wouldn't think so, but I haven't priced them. If the budget were doubled, I'd include EP3s as well. They should be around the 4-5k neighborhood now; have had an 04 for my daily for going on two years now, and it's not fast, but comfy and fun. Type R's going in next week though, so that should change. :burnout:
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby FatherDeerhands » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:46 am

Going to look at a Miata with very detailed and long service history. So fingers crossed for that. But I was also looking a 2000 accord. Ugly as hell. But should be reliable. Lol
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby FatherDeerhands » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:58 am

Well all of those fell through so there's that. Drove all the way to Seattle for someone to not call me back for 4 hours...


Anyway! Any of you guys know anything about Acura Legends? Waiting for a guy with a 94 coupe one to message me back.

Figured it was worth asking about.
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby Myriad » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:07 am

tommy wrote:No, meant 1st. They're not at the appreciation stage, are they? I liked them at the time, but they look dated now, imho.

Could you get a decent 3rd gen for under double his budget? I wouldn't think so, but I haven't priced them. If the budget were doubled, I'd include EP3s as well. They should be around the 4-5k neighborhood now; have had an 04 for my daily for going on two years now, and it's not fast, but comfy and fun. Type R's going in next week though, so that should change. :burnout:


I love the pop-up headlights. I've seen 2 in the last year or so with nothing for sale. I see more affordable rx7's than 1st gen integras. I see all sorts of 3rd gens for sale from crap (<$1k) through to tack car ($6k). I've seen enough around $2k-$3k or me to suggest it. The EP3's, however, are still ridiculously high $$$.
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby grouch » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:08 am

Look at a last gen Protege or Protege5, before Mazda switched to the 3.
Rock solid reliable and zoom zoom fun handling.
With a 2.0 engine and a 5sp, easily beat Civics and non GSR tegs in just about every category.
Bonus points for Mazdaspeed or MP3 models...tho unlikely at $2k range
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby Myriad » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:15 am

Miata's are cool. Legends are cool too. I've heard bad things about the auto trannys; If the one you're looking at has the 6-speed, GET IT! .... after a through inspection, of course.
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby Baker » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:16 pm

For $2k range, you should be able to find a decent 92-00 Civic.
Plenty of them out there, just have to search.


FatherDeerhands wrote:Anyway! Any of you guys know anything about Acura Legends? Waiting for a guy with a 94 coupe one to message me back.


Nice cars inside and out, design of the 2nd gens are amazing!

https://rnrautoblog.com/2014/10/04/1994 ... an-review/
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby FatherDeerhands » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:04 am

It is the coupe and a manual 6 speed. Full luxury package. All the electronics work to boot!

Scheduled a test drive with him and to take it to my work and thoroughly inspect it. He actually wanted me too. Which shocked me. The last guy got mad at me when I brought it up.

But he's done routine maintenance, and is getting rid of it cause he has his eyes set on a BMW e30 I think. So pretty good reason for me to buy it.

He's the second owner, the owner before him sold it after his wife died.

Now he told me that he parked too close to a concrete parking curb, and it popped the bumper on so he fastened it back down with stainless steel zip ties. If my math is correct that is +40 hp right there! Haha. Doesn't bug me though.

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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby jzxcrx » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:28 pm

FatherDeerhands wrote: recommend me a good car

2-dr Tercel.
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Car recommendations?)

Postby Myriad » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:41 am

I'd vote to get it. It looks SUPER nice.
I got a new shell, just need to stop driving the DX so I can work on it.

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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Bought 1994 Acura Legend 2

Postby Baker » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:12 pm

This is a good find with the maintenance behind it. Looks to be solid and well taken care of, Awesome being 6spd Manual coupe!
The quintessential 90's drug dealer car!
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Bought 1994 Acura Legend 2

Postby FatherDeerhands » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:14 pm

Baker wrote:The quintessential 90's drug dealer car!


Yupp totally is. But I still have fun driving it. It should do me well, and I could see myself owning it for a very long time.

And it will allow me to save money to buy a CRX in a few years or more.

I'm still gonna lurk around on here though. Can't stay away. Lol
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Re: Time to say goodbye for now. (Bought 1994 Acura Legend 2

Postby Baker » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:35 pm

I'd love to find one of those 6spd coupes.
Super great styling inside and out!
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