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Posted 08 September 2003 - 11:50 AM



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at the latest motor trader, got two levin ae 86 for sell it is in page 23
and 28 at the web site

1 is RM 36000 and 1 is RM 38000

and can i know that anyone from this forum own a LEVIN or TRUENO ??


Posted 08 September 2003 - 02:45 PM



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I agree the AE86 is a fine car by itself, BUT things you have to watch out
for when thinking of buying one:

- rust, it's an old car

- structural damage, being in the Japan drifting scene, it's most likely
has been trashed, drifted, slammed into poles etc, no thanks to Initial D

- collectable, the best examples are always kept in Japan or by car
enthusiasts, leaving you with bad or mediocre examples

- performance, a stock AE86 is a decent car at best, you need a lot of
effort, time and money to modify it to be on par with others
- spare parts, hard to find and expensive

- modified, majority of AE86 on sale are modified to the max, some good
and some bad, think of it, if I had a majorly done AE86 that I've put
blood and sweat into, I wouldn't sell it for anything

- and it goes on and on and on ...

Thing is, it's not a car you can buy and expect it to be top notch driving
car. You need to put money and effort as well as time into it, and I know
a lot of people who start this off as a project car only selling it due to
frustration or lack of funds.

So think wisely before you get one. If your confident you can take it all
the way, you'll be rewarded at the end result. If not, ... tough.



Posted 03 November 2003 - 12:50 PM


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damn i just want one....they say the car drifts like no other...id buy one
just to feel how it drives...too bad the ones sold here are waaaaaaay over
the market price...sigh~


Posted 03 November 2003 - 04:32 PM


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RM 40K for a car nearly 2 decades old? Are you sure you want to waste
your money just like that?

Having said that, the car handles like dream due to its lightness and
front engine - rear wheel drive layout. I have not driven anything nicer

I had to sell mine 'cause I couldn't afford to run a car and a superbike
at the same time.

In my opinion, try to find one under RM 20K, as long as it has a good
body. Engines, running gear, wheels and pretty much everything can then
be replaced.


Posted 03 November 2003 - 11:28 PM


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No comment on how much u willing to spend.

My friend to me this car in Japan now cost only RM700.


Posted 10 November 2003 - 06:10 PM


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A friend was going to buy a decent 1 owner example for about RM7000, but
suddenly their son found out about Initial D and decided to keep it!


Lets just say AE86 has already achieved comic/cult status. Owning one is a
dream, and I would say most of the dreamers out there will be disappointed
once they own one.

I bought a collectible AE86 book in Japan. Nice pics and it has a
miniature AE86 in it. Besides that I have my Radi-Can Tsuchiya car ... so
my AE86 interest is satisfied ...


Posted 02 December 2003 - 02:05 PM


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I am amazed at the value of the AE86 today. When I bought mine brand new
from UMWT in 1984, it cost me RM40,000 and that was the export version
called the Corolla GT. I think the Truenos cost a bit more through gray
importers. So in 19 years, it has depreciated just 25%. If I had kept
mine till today, I would only lose RM10K, but what decent replacement
could I then use the RM30K for today?


Posted 08 May 2004 - 07:57 PM


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just a thought, if it's so expensive, can't you find a decent one overseas
and import it? the price after going through the taxes and stuff, it
wouldn't come up to 30/40k am i right?


Posted 09 May 2004 - 03:39 AM


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you can expect to pay HK$60,000 for one from Hong Kong. That's about
RM28,000 without any taxes. Go figure......


Posted 08 June 2004 - 12:56 PM


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guys... go to KK to shop for cheap AE86 Treuno or Levin. Plenty on the
road. the Trueno with 3AU engine cost around RM15k - 20k. the Levin with
4AGE costs around RM20k -25k. A fully loaded turbocharge 4AG, supercharge
4AGZE or modified to 3SGTE costs above RM27k above.

if you do go to KK, look for GreedSpeed motorworks. they tuned plenty of
ae86s and know where to find one (for sale).