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Posted by briank, Nov 14, 2019

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  1. briank

    briank Proven Member

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    Fifteen years ago i used to be able to pick up complete titled awd 1g's for 500 bucks. Do they exist anymore?
     
  2. Dreams Realized

    Dreams Realized Proven Member

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    If you are willing to drive up north we have quite a few rolling shells on Craigslist, but I am unsure of your locality
     

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  3. Vegas smith

    Vegas smith Proven Member

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    No. Once a year someone around the country will find something like that but I wouldn't count on it being you.
     

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  4. rabenne

    rabenne Proven Member

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    Yea. I would say its unlikely, but no impossible. It is ALL about timing. You just need to find someone ready to abandon their project at the right time and place. I had two 2gs pop up locally in 7 days that fit that bill. Bought one already and taking the trailer to see the other tonight after work. Before that I had been watching on and off for 5 years without any purchases.
     

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  5. Dhan

    Dhan Supporting Member

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    We were talking about this topic over in this thread recently. And it's funny you mention "15 years ago" cause that's the time frame I used too.

    I too remember when you could fire up the old Craigslist and there would be a dozen 1g and 2g DSMs listed every week. Plenty of fair condition examples for $900-4000 and always a few as low as $500 that were broken or were no-title-parts cars. I bought and sold a few DSMs over the last 15 years or so and never paid more than $2500 for a running good condition car. They were "cheap speed" and so disposable.

    Those days are gone now. Like I said in that last thread, availability reached an apex around 2010-12 and then dropped sharply IMO. Vendor base is drying up and the online pickings for even crappy examples are getting slim. People are asking $4000-7000 for cars that need a good amount of work, are trashed cosmetically, or don't even run.

    But, doesn't mean you can't still find a hidden gem or someone that doesn't know what they have or a person that needs to sell cause they need cash asap. Just keep your eyes open and check online listings a couple times per day.
     

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  6. motomattx

    motomattx Proven Member

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    Nope, not these days.
     

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  7. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I can't even find an N/T for $500. Not unless i'm saving it from the crusher. But I don't buy sh** i'm not interested in. Like beat up N/T's.

    Well I did once... But it was more than that.
     

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  8. Murdertalon

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    when you say complete do you mean complete and running properly? when you say 500$ are you flexible to add another zero? if so I'm sure you can find a running driving complete 1g awd with a title even for around 3-5k. You might find a random car somewhere for 1k that needs work or I've seen a couple fwd nt selling for 1500 complete and running. I got a complete 1g for 1500 it doesnt run and crack heads deleted all the vaccum and water lines but the block seems to be fine (I really bought it for the block) but if I drop the minimum 2k into it to get it running and lots of time I probably wouldn't part with it for less than 4. I already have a rebuilt turbo for it (500$) literally just a rebuilt turbo ran me 500$ that's not even the rest of the car.

    I don't think prices will go up for dsms much from where they are now, but also consider if you bought a newer car for 8-10k you'd probably end up with a pos fwd nt. might as well buy a 2g nt fwd for much less than a "new" car and the eclipse looks decent. the latest mirage is 14k off the showroom that thing is a pile and anyone stupid enough to spend 14k on it with any goal other than good mpg is insane and if mpg is goal you could probably save money over the life of the vehicle by buying a 90s Honda.

    tbh the 2.0l dohc in the nt is larger displacement and OK power VS newer cars dropping with 1.6 to 1.8l engines these days. my buddy's dart has a 1.4t in it, once in boost its OK but my other friend with an eco civic 1.6l nt that thing has less get up than a Chrysler 2.0l block.
     
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  9. briank

    briank Proven Member

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    What's up Anthony. You might remember me as ligo12.
     
  10. briank

    briank Proven Member

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    Same time period and same outlook. I flipped around 30 between 2005-2008. They used to be disposable.
    I do need to be realistic. There are no more parts for them. They have become starquests. I should stay away.


    In other news the previous owner is unloading my old 11 sec mighty max. I think he still has the built auto.
     
  11. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    You might have me confused for somebody else? My name is not Anthony... LOL
     

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  12. briank

    briank Proven Member

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    Yup, Black98gst i think.
     
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