Thinking of buying a better 86 am i mad ??
05-19-2011, 11:37 PM
Post: #1
Thinking of buying a better 86 am i mad ??
Hello fellow fanatics.
I have had my ae86 for a little over a year now, frankly the car is done me a treat, it has run well, have just rebuilt the engine, and now the body work is falling apart, im a perfectionist, i love a smart clean car, my boot has holes all over the floor pan, the chassis has rust all over it and i dont see this little bugger lasting much longer then a few years maybe even as little as 1 year its that bad......!!!!
So i have been thinking, to buy parts and fix her.... time.... money,...... parts and some are not available .....or
BUY a NEW BETTER 86 from Japan Smile
I love my 86, i own a nissan skyline gtr34 Vspec II Nur, its also a good car but call me an idiot, the 86 is the sweetest ride i have ever owned.
And i have had lots of cars
1 Toyota Starlet 1.3 Turbo GT
2 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4
3 Another starlet Gt turbo
Then a Subaru Wrx 4 door 1997 Sedan
Then a two door Type R subaru impreza 1997
Then my Faithfull 86 that is rusting to hell may her soul rest in peice .

I love the 86 out of all, pure driving pleasure, simple fixes and easy maintainance even though its old, i just rebuilt the engine, 189 000kms down the road and she is running well.
But i need a good clean 86, i bought this one for a song 2000 usd and i have been looking around, for a good car from japan you need min budget of 10 000usd ???
I can imagine a clean hachi fetches alot of money and they are well worth it but should i be paying this price for a clean one or is there some people out there that can poiint me in the direction of some cheaper hachis ?

Thats an example of a clean one Smile

hows this for a 40 000usd dollar investment

Or even a automatic Smile

These are the cleanest cars i have ever seen of their age.
But i wont spend that unless i want to keep the car as a collectors item .
I want to use the car for drifts and not have to worry about the rust all over .
Its eating me up that the rust on this car is so bad .
And frankly its the wrong platform for the type of CLEAN car i want.

So please give me some free advice, krap on me for loving a 86 more then a nissan skyline gtr34 but fact is fact my little hachi is a machine.
Its also the best cruising car i have driven. Nice all rounder, sure the shape is outdated but the fact is the car looks great with a good set of wheels and heck it even can compete with most newer cars around a small twisty track.

Let me know your views and opinions .
Thanks again
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05-20-2011, 04:32 PM
Post: #2
Thinking of buying a better 86 am i mad ??
just fix your car and stay happy...
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05-20-2011, 04:59 PM
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Thinking of buying a better 86 am i mad ??
Take a look HERE
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05-20-2011, 06:38 PM
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Thinking of buying a better 86 am i mad ??
Hmm 40.000 usd is really really too much money for a 86 Banging head .
Maybe you should find some guy who can fix the rust on your car ? Thumbs up!
Projects: Lancer evo 4 rs, ae86 drifter, carina ta60 4a-ge & ae82gt twin cam..
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05-20-2011, 10:00 PM
Post: #5
Thinking of buying a better 86 am i mad ??
40k damn that's ridiculous, and it looks pretty stock to me (perhaps that's the point).

If I had your budget I would buy one for 10k, which can get you a very clean hachi, and work on from there.
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05-20-2011, 10:01 PM
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Thinking of buying a better 86 am i mad ??
or just fix up your current one, ofcourse Tongue
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05-24-2011, 02:59 PM
Post: #7
Thinking of buying a better 86 am i mad ??
Thanks for the carland86 link that was absolutely great.
I was thinking of fixing the car i have but here are a list of reasons why it wont work out .

1 i bought the car and landed it here for about 7 000usd
2 the parts needed for the car are as follows
New Drivers door or good second hand
New boot lid,current one rusted through badly
New rear floor pan old one rusted through all dust comes in the car
New Left and right rear arches inner arch or fender rusted almost thru
New rear turrets or the peices that basically run from under the rear seat to the rear of the car and mount the bumper on
New outer 1/4s as mine are rusted at bumper mounts terribly flap jack size holes developing on the 1/4s
New inner fender skins front Left and right current ones rusted through
New window rubbers all round front leaking rear cracking and doors collapsing
Suspension shagged also front ball joints and tie rods gone, also shocks are on their way out
Drivers and passenger floor pan has holes in the corners needs patching.
Front crossmember radiator support rusting and needs to be replaced
hmmm and there is a few things here and there i might have forgotten but basically i need to import all these parts, and after shipping and other costs it might be better to just buy a better 86 in minter condition Sad
Let ,me know if i should rebuild and if so i can take pics of the bad areas although i think i have already done so.
and have posted on here but we also dont have very good panel shops here and the panel beating is terrible, unless i do it myself and that wont happen not enough time family and work etc.
Sad Sad its just a sad ending to a nice car thats how i feel.
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05-24-2011, 06:28 PM
Post: #8
Thinking of buying a better 86 am i mad ??
Either way, you'll end up with a hachi!Big Grin

Perhaps you can post some pics of the rust etc?

Btw, nice list of cars that you've owned!
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06-21-2011, 12:38 AM
Post: #9
Thinking of buying a better 86 am i mad ??
40,000 usd!!!!!!!! OMG that's impressive. Cleanest I have ever seen.

Bang her in 1st and make her Tramp

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09-06-2011, 12:05 AM
Post: #10
Thinking of buying a better 86 am i mad ??
Can you post pic of the rust 86 and will tell if you should keep it or not.
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