#
It is currently Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:45 am


Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 1   [ 4 posts ]
Author Message
 Post subject: Getting into JNC
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:11 pm 

Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:58 pm
Posts: 2
Location: New Zealand
Hey everyone

I've recently had the brilliant idea of getting an older Japanese car (80s & before) just because I got tired of the various transmission/computer/complicated motor problems in the 90s and up cars.

After searching for a month, I've narrowed my options to 2 cars: '75 Crown and '79 Sigma.

They are both in equally good condition and in great running order with no obvious signs of abuse/rust/motor issues.

So obviously, I'm stumped on which one to choose.

What would be YOUR pick and reasons.

Thanks in advance.

Newbie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Getting into JNC
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:16 pm 
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:57 pm
Posts: 8524
Location: Arlington, TX, USA
Both are somewhat rare (depending on where you are, hint-hint), so finding parts will be tough for either.

For my first go, I'd be leaning towards something a little easier to maintain/restore.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Getting into JNC
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:53 pm 

Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:58 pm
Posts: 2
Location: New Zealand
Thanks for the input and quite a valid point too.

What would you recommend?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Getting into JNC
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:32 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:13 pm
Posts: 121
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
NZ has quite a few JNC's as we imported quite a lot of them. I guess because they are already RHD. If you are wondering about parts, why not do a Trademe search for both and see what comes up? I quite like the old RWD Sigmas, but have no real idea about the old crowns so can't really give any advice there sorry. Toyota does have a good reputation for reliablitly? The cars tend to rust out here before the engines give up..
But as for JNC's in NZ and Which one to go for it really just comes down to what you want:
Stock/Nana v Boy Racer
Coupe v Sedan
Rare v common
Easy to maintain v Mechs only
easy to modify v hard to modify
easy engine switch v hard to engine switch
Cheap v expensive

Honestly the list goes on...

_________________
Dachshund wrote:
I'd leave it as is, but that's just me (that should be my sig)...


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 1   [ 4 posts ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
610nm Style by Daniel St. Jules of Gamexe.net