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 Post subject: Buying my 1st S15!!!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:12 pm 
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Joined: Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:30 pm
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Location: Sydney, NSW
Car: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer
Hi guys, Im new to the site and am about to buy a S15 :) i was wondering if there are any problems or things i should be wary of besides the usual oil leaks ect.. im looking at a manual and i have heard about vct rattles and things like that, but to be honest i am not really a person that knows alot about cars and motors so any help would be sweet as.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:24 am 
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Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:46 pm
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Car: 200sx S14.5
from a lancer to an s15 is going to be amazing!!! haha

what s15's have you looked up already?
would you be able to link us the s15's you have your eyes on?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:30 pm 
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See if you can get one close to stock or with limited mods and a good service history. If it sounds too cheap, or too good to be true it probably is.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:48 pm 
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Yea thanks rusty1 i have only been looking at stock models so far, i will try and post the links.

there are 2 links here..


http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/pri ... tring|GCLT -33.97172,151.1178 500.3&PriceFrom=391&tsrc=allcarhome&__Nne=15&__D=S15&distance=500&__Ns=pCar_RankSort_Int32|1||pCar_PriceSort_Decimal|1||pCar_Make_String|0||pCar_Model_String|0&__Ntx=mode matchallpartial&__N=1216 1246 1247 1252 1282 4294963846 4294966407 391 412&trecs=31&R=10508587&__Dx=mode matchany&seot=1&Cr=0&postcode=2218&PriceTo=412&__Ntt=S15&__Qpb=1&silo=1011&__Ntk=CarAll

http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/pri ... tring|GCLT -33.97172,151.1178 500.3&PriceFrom=391&tsrc=allcarhome&__Nne=15&__D=S15&distance=500&__Ns=pCar_PriceSort_Decimal|0||pCar_RankSort_Int32|1||pCar_Make_String|0||pCar_Model_String|0&__Ntx=mode matchallpartial&__N=1216 1246 1247 1252 1282 4294963846 4294966407 391 412&trecs=31&R=9526911&__Dx=mode matchany&seot=1&Cr=11&postcode=2218&PriceTo=412&__Ntt=S15&__Qpb=1&silo=1011&__Ntk=CarAll

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:46 am 
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Car: 200sx S14.5
both nice and pretty much stock 200's

the first one seems clean, but there's only one photo, should ask the guy to send you more, it's kind of sus
and the price is quite up there, not the cheapest 200 you can get out there

the 2nd one, should have a look at the area, some might say HOXTON PARK isn't such a nice place

and also run REV checks on car you are looking to buy


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:51 pm 
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revs check is a must when spending that kinda cash, just watch out for the usual signs when buying, people who say trust me this that etc etc are usually the ones with hidden disasters, doesnt matter what car you buy 2nd hand provided you keep them maintained and serviced you shouldnt run into alot of headace, if you buy anything over the 100k kms mark ask for 100k kms service recipts etc,

iv bought and sold many cars over the years you get some good ones and you get some lemons, iv seen brand new cars under warrenty turn pair shaped over night expect the unexpected lol...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:44 pm 
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Joined: Sat May 28, 2011 12:02 pm
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Car: 200SX S15
I actually looked at that first one with the one photo.

Was a bit dodgy, massive paint fade on the roof, interior quite worn, also missing guards between front wheels and front bar.

Mechanically it went alright, he took me for a quick drive around the block so it was hard to tell though.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:59 pm 
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Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:14 pm
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Car: S15
i've only just recently bought my s15.
what i found was that there weren't many good ones in Sydney, most looked thrashed, not the best condition and were heavily modified.
i ended up having to go to Melbourne to buy it, looked at 3 cars down there one day and the standard was much better i found.. i ended up buying the last one i looked at and drove it home that night and am extremely happy with it..

to me the $500 cost of going interstate and driving it back was definitely worth making sure i got the car i wanted.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:02 pm 
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Joined: Sat May 28, 2011 6:21 am
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Location: Hamilton
Car: Nissan Silvia S15 Spec-R
I actually looked overseas for mine. Got a stock spec r with 53k on the clock for $22k on the road with 12 months rego.


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