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: Buying a quality DSM


mnbv
12-05-2002, 08:16 PM
What is the best place to buy a DSM?
Do most people but from a certain web site?
I live in MN, so I don't have much people that own/sell DSM's or any 4c turbo cars for that matter.
I am willing to travel some distance to obtain one, as I can see that there is much support for DSM's on this web site.
BTW, I'm looking for a 1G AWD, -100,xxxmi (or) +100,xxx in great condition.
Among other things, a 93-94 would be nice, and this would also get me the mileage/condition I am looking for.
In this area I am able to bend some amount, but am really aiming for longevity.
As a "newbie" I have other questions of cource, but please help me out on these first.

Thanks for reading

jap drifter
12-05-2002, 08:46 PM
try www.thepartstrader.com www.dsmtrader.com www.dsmtuners.com (look in the forums section and there is a for sale thread). check your local dsm club www.dsm.org has a list of them.

also www.autotrader.com you probably know about. ebay has some as well

BK92AWDTsi
12-05-2002, 08:57 PM
Unless you are realy dead set on a 93-94 I would stay away from them and look for a 90-early 92. In mid 92 they switched to the 7bolt motor witch is susceptible to crankwalk. The 90-92 have the 6bolt, and do not have that problem.

free my willy
12-06-2002, 07:45 AM
ebay works too

mnbv
12-06-2002, 05:01 PM
What are the average miles on a 1G awd DSM? It seems like there is not many out there (in my range) under 100 grand...

mnbv
12-07-2002, 05:14 PM
do most people have high mileage, and just rebuild when needed? It sounds logical, but im just asking.

Iceman21
12-08-2002, 02:20 AM
Originally posted by mnbv
do most people have high mileage, and just rebuild when needed? It sounds logical, but im just asking.

Yes, that is usual for DSMers to do. Buy a nice messed up non-working car and rebuild the motor. My motor has 160,900 original miles.

Blackboost
12-08-2002, 04:47 AM
Originally posted by BK92AWDTsi
Unless you are realy dead set on a 93-94 I would stay away from them and look for a 90-early 92.

That isn't correct. 7-bolt 1G engines don't suffer from CW. A few isolated cases here and there, but keep in mind that any motor can get CW. 2G's 7 bolt engines are the ones know to suffer more from CW because some heavy factory errors when the block was designed, cut, etc...

1G 7 bolt engines are just as reliable as 1G 6-bolt ones...