|QUOTE (GTA3Freak-2001 @ Jun 26 2007, 15:42)|
| Anyone know about or are into Mazda 929's preferably 84'? Only reason I ask is my brother bought one after thrashing his Golf to death or the golf thrashing itself to death its hard to tell. |
I bought a fully loaded 929 at the end of last year, I think it was an 84 or an 85 model, one of the wedge shaped ones regardless. It had full electrics including seats, sunroof, windows, mirrors, cruise control, etc, a velour interiour, alloys, cold A/C tinted windows and a spoiler to boot!
We bought it for $400 from an abandoned vehicle auction, we took a punt on it as we didn't know if it ran, due to the keys being missing. But once we got it home we broke in and hotwired it and it ran like a dream. The only thing I could fault it on was its underwhelming accelaration from the 2 litre engine.
Aside from requiring new lock barrels, all it needed for a RWC was an exhaust O ring, I couldn't believe it. My mate drove it for three months once we registered it, in that time it spat the harmonic balancer (a common fault I'm told) and we had to replace a leaky power steering rack, but it was otherwise reliable.
It met its end a couple of months ago when my friend was driving it on a gravel road, he lost it coming through a bend, over corrected the steering and hit a group of pine tree's head on at about 50kph. To the cars credit, it withstood the impact well enough for both the driver and front seat passenger to walk away unscathed.