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Just wondering if this car is known on the fd owners site, it's been up for a long long time so Thursday I cheekily offered way way under asking price.
I forgot about the offer & I've just checked my spam & they said my offer would be tempting IF I show them the cash in full.
It's had a lot of work done to it & low mileage, bit scruffy in the bay & the gauge in the dash looks a tad shoddy, so im thinking it might of just been thrashed and not kept

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I'm pretty sure there is a build thread on civictype-r.co.uk for it.

There's a good reason it hasn't sold. It's silly money for an FD2. They were this much when they came into the country new on zero miles.
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My budget was 18 so I offered that, my offer was just out of interest as I offered that in January using a different email, back then I got a straight NO, so wasn't expecting a yes this time.
I know for 18 I can import an 08 plate but what is this 1 worth with those mods, there's definitely some money been spent
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I think I do remember this on ctro site, some chap got hounded trying to stick up for the owner, saying it's worth it but the other members knew something about it and I don't think it was good, I'll get on the laptop & go search
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Modded cars are never worth anything near what you spend on them. You get more splitting the bits and selling them separately off the car.

Put it this way I reckon I could get my car to the same spec with change from £8k, and that's new parts prices. All these parts are second hand.

The car is worth £15k base, £18k is probably fair for the mods. Buy it and sell me the Toda header.

Oh and BTW, I was getting quoted £15-16k for a 58 plate with circa 40k miles just over a month ago. 4B grade but nothing that wouldn't have been sorted when it came off the boat anyway.
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Some good points. For £18k you'd be able to strip the parts and make your money back. That's assuming it comes with the original bits. Good luck finding them again though if it doesn't.

Mine came with every original part as well as mods, right down to OEM bolts where the camber bolts have gone in.
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Im going to import 1, I've said it from the start & something keeps me coming back to wanting the fd (I've just spent an hr on youtube watching the jap vids) & being 1st owner will be a 1st for me.
I was just curious about the charged 1 as it's been up for nearly a yr, dealer said NO to 18 now it's a YES surely he's making a loss if he originally wanted 23 & his spelling is pretty bad which always makes me doubt a dealer.
Mod wise for me will be basic anyway, intake, suspension, flashpro & maybe exhaust, I literally spent thousands on aesthetical mods on my fn2 & I don't plan on going back down the skint route again.

Out of interest how easy is it to get parts for the fd, mechanical (in case of mishaps)
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Hes said he is interested because its not moving for him. You shouldnt judge him on his spelling you should judge him on the car he presents vs his description of it. It would cost way in excess of 20k to get a standard car and do the same mods to it so why not have a look?

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Go and be a test pilot mate. Then test pilot a sorted FN2 and see if the difference is as big as you thought it would be.

By sorted I mean charged to similar level, some nice body bits ie GPkit, diff, brakes and minor suspension mods. You get an similar age FN and get those bits second hand to bring you in at (brakes, frs, springs, roots type charger, diff, gp kit, tegiwa header, RSK) circa £14k if you take the car from stock yourself.
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Just love this car but in that tune and my heavy lead right foot id probably average 5-10mpg coming from a derv that aint gonna go down to well with her indoors
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Out of interest how easy is it to get parts for the fd, mechanical (in case of mishaps)
Engine bits are fine. OEM bits like panels, bumpers etc. are an absolute nightmare.

The FD2 does share quite a few body bits with the FD3, but the bits that are different will leave you waiting a long long time.
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Go and be a test pilot mate. Then test pilot a sorted FN2 and see if the difference is as big as you thought it would be.

By sorted I mean charged to similar level, some nice body bits ie GPkit, diff, brakes and minor suspension mods. You get an similar age FN and get those bits second hand to bring you in at (brakes, frs, springs, roots type charger, diff, gp kit, tegiwa header, RSK) circa £14k if you take the car from stock yourself.
I've thought long and hard for mths about another fn or just go fd and up until Friday morning it was going to be an m200 (predators) even had the approval on a loan. But as said it's like I have an annoying itch scratching the back of my brain & I always find myself coming back to look at the fd2.
That charged one isn't that far from me but im not a fan of certain things on the car and would need to change them (nothing major) it really was just a curiosity offer and thought with that spec it might be known by other fd owners and if any known history amongst them on the car, & could explain why he's had it a yr & not shifted it (usually pass cars on after time or auction them).
Shouldn't judge him on spelling either but in the email there were quite a few simple errors which always niggles me when buying, no matter how big or small the item
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I know it's a big decision, but I'd definitely import one. Don't get me wrong, most that are here are really well looked after but importers are going to find the best car for your money - importing a shed's not going to do much for their reputation. I imported through JM-Imports and although I've never had any dealings with Torque-GT, I can't find a bad word about either. At the end of the day, you make the final decision on the car based on all the info presented. I was very apprehensive when importing for the first time but didn't hesitate when purchasing the DC5.
The FD2's clearly got under your skin - I remember it all too well! Buy one and you won't look back, believe me!
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It was for sale privately when I bought mine for 16.5k, if I could have stretched to it at the time i'd have bought it. Wynford originally had it up for 19k and then for whatever reason put it up to 21495 and now 23. This isn't the dodgy one that someone has mentioned, that's the rotrex charged one not this jrsc one. There is a vid of this one on youtube at Donnington. It's quick, not the best of drivers though. You would also need to factor in a Mercracing tensioner bracket for this and i'd get it remapped too.

I miss my FD2 massively, you won't regret buying one. Hopefully i'll be back in one at some point.
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Is this the vid?


Edit: same YouTube account. It's been on the 'Ring then? Not necessarily a bad thing.


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They now have another fd2 up for sale, they certainly stick to the rds
Silly question but why does the vtec seem to sound better in the fd2 than it does in the fn or ep
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There is another 2 up on pistonheads.The one you are looking at could well be the one "Kevster" just sold.
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That did cross my mind, was waiting for photos of the reg, I think his was smg or sms or similar but that car seems to have changed hands in short bursts of ownership which isn't reassuring
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Nothing wrong with the car ,I think he had the chance of a RWD car and took it.
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He did, he bought an S2000.

If it is Kevsters, it'll be mint. He used to own my blue FD2.

Edit: just checked out the prices. Looks like I got an absolute bargain when I bought mine.

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