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Note: i've already posted this in the lounge but i was told i'd get more help here.



My 93 MX6 is falling apart. The transmission is about to go out, again, it'll overheat if I drive for over 2 miles and it's been giving me problems since i bought it.

now that you know that, I need something reliable (only for a couple of months) until i can save up for the car i want this summer (Audi A4 1.8t).

Is a first gen 6 reliable? They are really cheap and pretty quick.
Or any car else for that matter?

Well, let me know if you've had any problems i should be aware of.



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does that go for the GT too?
I should have made it clear that i want a GT...do those give more problems than the base one?
 

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In general you get what you pay for....

Do the normal checks that you would on a car, but remember that they are getting old now, so you have expect that some things are going to need to be replaced soon.
 

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I paid 2700 for mine. A little on the high side but I am the second owner now and it only had 92k on the odometer (super clean too). You're probably looking at 1k to 2.5k for a GT depending on condition and negotiating.

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Here is my take on these cars. My girl friend just bought an 88 MX6 GT Turbo for her fisrt car. My father used to own one a while ago but not a turbo. The guy was asking 1000 but i got it for 475. I needs some work, like the end link for the rear sway bar is busted, the trunk lid is rusted around the spoiler, the power windows are getting week, or it could be the shot battiery, but that is it it had 152,000 on it and a junkyard motor. Our MX6 lost its oil rings around 150,000 miles so i plan on either re-building the motor or paying someone to do it, before this happens(never know with a used car), it all depends on what the price is for the rebuild, a local guy around here was able to rebuild a 305 V8 for my brother for 100-200 more then what it would have cost us to do it. He is a local machine shot and really trust worthy. So as i said before i plan on doing myself or paying someone to do it...or well she pays for it. The only thing i am "skeched" out on is the turbo, how can i tell if the turbo is in good condition and if not what i can do about it? I have pretty good mechanical experiance, 2 motor swaps, converted my auto camaro to a stick, replaced the rear end and the fuel tank, among many other small little projects and stuff, i know this is long and not too coherient but hey, this is how i think, very sparaticaly....:), plus i can't [email protected]
 

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88GT_turbo,

I'm still really only learning too, but this is what I know about turbo's and what to check for...

If your not blowing smoke... that is a good start.

1. Check for shaft movement... in and out, and up and down, if you can feel anything then you are probably 50% plus through the wear on the turbo.

2. Check for how freely the wheel spins... it should be nice and smooth and move with no effort at all. Also check for chips in the blades, to see if it has been hitting anything.

3. Check for oil in the pipe from the turbo to IC... a little is ok but if it is starting to coated in it, then you may start to worry.

You can get our turbo's rebuilt for next to nothing, and while your at it get it hi-flowed (if you aren't going to upgrade to a bigger, better turbo).

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