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Post Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:29 pm

Replacing The Altezza

So, I'm planing to replace my Altezza soon, and I am currently looking at alternatives.

My Current Shortlist is

- Honda Civic EK9 Type R (Seen one Local, but is ND$9,000)

- Nissan 240sx/180sx S13 Hatch. (Not many local, but some around country)

- Nissan S14/S15 (Many Local)

- Peugeot of some kind (many Local)

- Subaru Impreza. (far too many Local)

My Current budget, looking at similar Altezza's to mine, is ~NZ$7,000, but it may be more or less depending on the state of my car, and how much I get from working (Once I pick up a job)

I was wondering if any of you guys had any alternatives that are cheap and reliable, and Manual.
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Post Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:28 pm

Re: Replacing The Altezza

hmm.... idk, all i know is i'd like to know were u live, because we only have the subaru here, and even that is a rare sight
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Post Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:13 pm

Re: Replacing The Altezza

I live in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Similar Vehicles to Australia, but many Japan-limited vehicles.

Also, is very easy to get a car from anywhere in the country. 2-3 day trip from top to bottom, so about 2-2.5 day trip to Auckland from Christchurch. VERY easy to transport cars.
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Post Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:58 am

Re: Replacing The Altezza

Out of what you've said I'd say S15, because look at it.

Otherwise the Impreza, or if I was being biased how much are Celica GT4s going for?
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Post Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:21 am

Re: Replacing The Altezza

Personally i choose EK9! ;)
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Post Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:35 am

Re: Replacing The Altezza

NA Nissan 300zx z32 is in your price range, not sure if that's to big for you though.
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Post Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:00 am

Re: Replacing The Altezza

adamd wrote:Out of what you've said I'd say S15, because look at it.

Otherwise the Impreza, or if I was being biased how much are Celica GT4s going for?


Gt4's are going for around 8-11k, so the cheaper (But not so good ones) are in my price range.

nialloftara wrote:NA Nissan 300zx z32 is in your price range, not sure if that's to big for you though.


The main issue with the 300zx is that it is a little too big for me, as it's around the same length and width as my Altezza, and she's a bit too big for a student.

Also, Extra note, I don't really want to have to go over 10k.
So that EK9 is very near my maximum.

Another Extra note, It needs to be somewhat usable for a student, but still be cool for a petrolhead like me.
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Post Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:26 am

Re: Replacing The Altezza

Well honestly I'm a Toyota fanboy, so if you want smaller how about a sivertop 4age sprinter https://touch.trademe.co.nz/motors/list ... 1011579441
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Post Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:29 am

Re: Replacing The Altezza

Interesting, that's jumping onto the shortlist for sure.
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Post Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:43 am

Re: Replacing The Altezza

Or the newer one with sportier looks, lighter weight, and more power.
https://touch.trademe.co.nz/motors/list ... 1018668127
That one's automatic, but if you can find a manual you would be buying one of my dream rides.
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Post Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:47 am

Re: Replacing The Altezza

How Ironic is this, I also live in New Zealand (Auckland) and my family also has a Altezza
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Post Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:32 am

Re: Replacing The Altezza

Can't praise the 4AGE engine enough, have had 2 MR2 mk1 with that, and the feel of that engine is fantastic. Yes, it is a bit underpowered on the straights compared to the s14/15 but the response when in turns is beoynd great, it's fantastic! You could also have a look at a MR2 mk2 ofc, great handling on those!
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Post Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:21 am

Re: Replacing The Altezza

If you go for a silvertop Sprinter, I will be extremely jealous. It's a car I have always, always wanted to try out.
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Post Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:36 pm

Re: Replacing The Altezza

Toyota Cavalier! :lol: :lol:
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Post Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:57 pm

Re: Replacing The Altezza

It is Japan Exclusive, after all! If you disregard the countless Cavaliers with nothing more than a different badge and the steering wheel being on the other side that are kept running by those who hate cars here in the states...
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