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Old 25-08-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: melb.vic.au
Car: AZ-1, Astina Hardtop Turbo, BJ Protege, Beetle
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Trawling eBay and Gumtree

Seeing that there's an Astina for sale for $450

Offering $300 for it.

...and picking it up this afternoon.

The good:
2.0 V6 manual
very clean inside.
new radiator
cruise control

The bad.
273XXX kms
Blows a very small amount of smoke under load.
Front end is a bit clunky
Tint is fogged, peeling and faded
A couple of dents
Clearcoat is gone from upper panels.
A few bits of broken trim
driver seat base is broken

Original CVs and clutch
it actually drives very well. Did the trip back from Ballarat (1.5hrs) with no issues at all.
Much torquier than the FP 1.8 4cyl that took me up there.

See what it'll need for a RWC.
Drop a Mazdaspeed seat in it quicksmart.

If too much needed, then use bits off it for the one trapped in Workshop Hell™. It's worth at least what i paid in parts.

Is it wrong that i bought a new set of Tein springs for it (the 3rd last set in Japan of discontinued stock) about a week ago? LOL


Sourcing your not-quite-overnight parts from Japan


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