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I know that it won't be very hard to convince me to by an mkiv tt but.....I am 18 and currently drive a 94 probe gt w/ intake and exaust (don't laugh) I find that my driving skills way out preform this car and a supra tt has been my dream car ever since it made it's debut. I am thinking that I will have anywhere from 5-8k to put down and I want to finance 15 k. I know this comes up a lot, because I have done extensive research....but I have also looked at 3rd gen. rx-7's. they are cheaper but lack the power, back seats, and reliability of the supra. I guess my question is should I wait and save a little more for the supra 19-23k or rx-7 for about 16. I need help all I do is stare at my comp screen trying to make a decision. Thanks guys.
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You just made it clear that you think you drive better than you do. Try driving a bunch of high power RWD cars... then you MIGHT be ready for a supra.

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No better way than jumpin right in tho.... get a supra
 

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Get a Supra

I have owned a tt 300zx a tt rx7 and now I have a supra. these other cars can not hold a candle to the supra turbo. The 300 was fun but had reliability problems. The rx7 was very fun but needed constant repair. One of my friend traded his rx7 in for a corolla he was so sick of fixing it. 16K is by far too much to pay for an RX7. I love my supra and would not choose any jap car over it.
 
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Thanks for the replys guys. I didn't think anyone was going to post. I am definatly going to wait and get a supra. I post pics when the magic day comes.
 

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Ryan,

There are numerous sport driving schools in Southern California. If you are seriously considering buying a Supra, contact one of these schools and start taking lessons in a RWD performance car(Mustang or Camaro), they can provide them. I can't stress how differently a RWD car handles than a FWD car. Understeer, oversteer, break dive, nimbleness in handling, body sway, etc. are all as different as can be. I'm sure you are a competent driver in your Probe, hell I could have won the Formula 1 championship in my Conquest TSi if only given the chance when I was 18. However, if you've never been on a race track and only driven on the street, then a few lessons could prove to be a smart investment for you and your Supra.

Look around on the web for smashed Supras. Look at how badly they are mushed. When a Supra wrecks, it's usually a pretty big deal. Why?? In my estimation, owners don't fully grasp the RWD concept with a turbo. In the middle of a corner, if you are maxing out your tire grip on one of those sweet Southern Cali 270 degree offramps and suddenly you get another 30-40% HP from the turbos in the apex of the turn, what's going to happen to the tires and then the rear end of the car. The tires loose grip instantly and the rear end passed the front end in lightning quick speed as you go spinning out of control, then BOOM, your in a light pole or even worse, another car with a family in it.

I'm not ripping on you, don't get me wrong. I'm just offering some sound advice. Supras are great cars but the are massive performance machines hiding in all that lambs clothing. A Ford probe probally can't prepare you with the driving skills you'd need for hard drivin' in a Supra or a RX-7 TT.

Good luck and GodSpeed!

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When a Supra wrecks, it's usually a pretty big deal. Why?? In my estimation, owners don't fully grasp the RWD concept with a turbo. In the middle of a corner, if you are maxing out your tire grip on one of those sweet Southern Cali 270 degree offramps and suddenly you get another 30-40% HP from the turbos in the apex of the turn, what's going to happen to the tires and then the rear end of the car. The tires loose grip instantly and the rear end passed the front end in lightning quick speed as you go spinning out of control, then BOOM, your in a light pole or even worse, another car with a family in it.

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heh this is very true. I went from driving a volvo station wagon w/ 103 hp (at the crank :rolleyes: ) to my supra and the EXACT description above happened to me. coming off a damn nor-cal offramp and boom pretty much just what he typed out happened, except i was lucky enough to just slide off the road, narrowly missing that light post and a huge tree. so be careful ;)
 

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Theres no better feeling than getting in a MKIV and turning it on, putting it in first and being able to slam it to the floor and know that this car can beat anycar on the road with the proper mods, and you have a touch of class, not like the 4 bangers or stangs or maros:D
 
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you have to get the supra becuase it gets a lot of respect in san diego. all the girls i talk to are madly in love with that car. my dad has an rx-7 and thats an awesome car, but i think id prefer the supra. dunno about you, but i have been looking for one, and they dont come around very often.
http://www.autotrader.com/findacar/vdetail.jtmpl?car_id=86714264&dealer_id=&max_price=20000&start_year=1993&end_year=2002&address=92128&search_type=used&make=TOYOTA&model=SUPRA&min_price=&distance=100&advcd_on=n&advanced=n&color=&car_year=1994&ac_afflt=none
check that one out.
 
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