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    Thread: JD’s old articles: 1991 Suzuki Swift GT: Motor Trend Rat Racer project

    1. Member Dobes's Avatar
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      10-24-2011 12:42 PM #1
      Here's another car from my automotive past. It was the first car I ever owned. If I recall it was $8999 out the door with option A/C!

    2. Member NoLongerLow's Avatar
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      10-24-2011 12:52 PM #2
      That is seriously cool. I love small cars like that. So much fun to toss around.

      I would have avoided the addition of nitrous, but that's just personal preference.

      I love the look of that car though.
      I <3 driving.

    3. Member Bibs's Avatar
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      10-24-2011 01:10 PM #3
      73 MPH through the cones!!! I remember this aticle, and I wanted to do all this to my '90 was a great car. Mine succumbed to rust/rot, but it was a very fun, reliable car. Traded it for a B3 Passat, which was also a great car, if not in an entirely different direction.
      2006 MX-5
      2007 Magnum
      2006 Mazda 3

    4. 10-24-2011 01:28 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Dobes View Post
      If I recall it was $8999 out the door with option A/C!
      I recall that article as well. It prompted me to buy a '91 w/o AC for $7,900.

      It needed new front wheel bearings at 40,000 miles, and the 1st to 2d syncromesh on mine wasn't great even after I had it replaced somewhere around 50,000 miles.

      I once calculated a 42mpg gallon tank when I kept the speed down for a very long time, but typically the engine spent a lot of time approaching the redline, and returned low 30s. It was subjectively the most fun car I've ever had, an old MGB being a close second.

      ChrisV had one and did some interesting things to it.
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      2002 Passat Waggy
      10-24-2011 03:12 PM #5
      Test drove one, and it was like sitting in a fishbowl.

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