Im 16 and I got rid of my 89 240sx with MAJOR coolant problems that I got for $800( sold for $900). I was looking into either getting a 91-95 non-turbo mr2 or a s14 240sx.bridrive55 said:Overrated? 240SX is all about potential. It's not that great of a car to begin with. It's not terrible, but it's not a sport compact that can compete with stronger RWD cars in the American market. It's handling is also nothing to shout about. The brakes are unremarkable, and most of them have an open differential from the factory.
But the 240SX is absolutely unique in that it is a perfect window to a world of opportunity that other cars cannot represent. With the 240SX, you have a slew of OE parts from other cars that fit perfectly. The options are incredible. Everything from Kouki tails, 180SX front ends, Silvia conversions, S15 projetors, Z32 brakes, VLSD, RB20DET, RB25DET, SR20DET, CA18DET... The options are endless. From a 240SX platform, you can create your own JDM custom work: a SIL80, a 180SX, a Silvia, a 240line, whatever. Others might tell you that the 240SX is special because it is a great drift car, it looks cool, there are lots of straight aftermarket parts for it, etc. But I feel that the 240SX is especially unique and expecially appealing because it is the window to an entire world of trans-model parts that allow you to create an endless variety of different combinations. It's the possibilities that make the car what it is.
200sx_guy said:I'll tell you why i don't like 240's. I was a guy that was always on the honda civic platform. Then I finally realized that with the current project I was working on that I could either spend 3000 dollars for a motor swap or buy a sr20 powered car spend that same 3000 dollars and have a turbo'd car. So you weigh it out 15 second car or 13 second car?? So I went and baught a 95 200sx. The thing that urks me is all the time people come up to me and say thats front wheel drive? what are you going to do with that? these comments have always came from a 240 driver or a person looking for a 240 to buy. the 240 drivers in my area don't understand that the tuner world doesn't revolve around drifting!! there is only one 240 in this area that i know can even keep up with me but they think they are better because they can drift. woopty doo. so i guess i really don't hate 240's i just hate the people that drive them around here. i don't mean to offend anyone its just one opinion why people hate on 240's
Everyone loves RWD.Nismo14-180 said:This is my 3rd S13. same year everytime. I dont really hear alot of bad stuff from anybody b/c I live in the south(******** LOVE rwd). I definatly think that people hype up the cars waaaaaaaay to much.
Well out here in So Cali it seems EVERYONE wants to drift, and since Corolla GTSs are fairly rare, the 240 becomes the hot ticket (particularily the S13, since their cheaper, there's more of them, and S14s for sale always seem to be automatics).240luvr said:I wouldn't give all the credit to drifting. The drifting scene is making the car slightly more popular, but all credit can't go to that, I think people are just finally realizeing that there is a nice platform w/ a 2.4L rwd setup. A lot better than the 1.6L fwd civics that so many people drive around in...
And people also really like the body styling of the 240sx, it's "long and low" is what I've been told by people who admire mine (also bone stock).
Oh, so true so true.240luvr said:The 240sx being overrated all depends on the crowd you're standing with. Like for example, where I live, there are like 4 240's, 2 of them being mine, and one of the others being owned by an old woman. So when someone sees the lightweight, rwd platform they really like it. I've taken some of my friends for rides in it, and they all love it more than I do, they overrate it because it's rare around here. Now if you're somewhere with a lot of 240 owners, then you'd get the truth. You can't take the opinions of anyone else to heart about your car. The only people that really know what they're talkin' about are the ones that own or have owned one, other than that, they just don't know...