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Old 05-05-2005, 02:10 PM   #1
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im trying to save up the cash to buy a fox this summer. im considering everything, im looking at only manuals. but im looking in to convt. hatch( my fav) and notchs (my least fav.). what should i be looking for in these cars? are their typical problems that go with the brand? is there any option i should try and find for rarity, im looking in to keeping this car along time to make alittle money off her. thanks for any input.
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try to avoid sunroofs..

make sure the engine doesn't knock make sure the car shifts into all gears smoothly, make sure it goes down the road as nice as a fox should..
aside from that check under the car, make sure the floor pans are solid, all the chassis parts are properly bolted to the car, etc.. make sure the tires seem to be wearing evenly.. and on the test drive tell the owner you have to make sure the limited slip works

BTW emerald green hatch > *
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All the Above ^

and

Also look for leaks outside and inside the car.
check for rust around the wheel wells inside door jams
check how the hatch closes.
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just remember most charge WAY to much for foxes... its just the way it is, you REALLY need to go over the one you get to know EXACTLY what you are getting into you just never know what some dumb a55 has done to a car...

notches are the best looking... thats my opinion... they are the RAREST (most expensive) but you can resale in no time everyone wants a notch and they are faster

tell me this dont look good...

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I dunno how you figure notches are rare cause their every where around here

and remember notches = lame :yup:
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check to see if the rear main seal is leaking very badly. Also that seems to be common the 5.0's especially the fox's. Make sure there is not ant grinding in the T5 itll mostly be in 3rd if there is any maybe some in 2nd also. There are great cars no doubt but unfortunately there are alot of them that have been abused.
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notches are rare compared to hatchbacks.. dont know why you think otherwise, there are alot around here but 10x more hunchbacks. Notches are MUCh more smooth in design.. I guess I just like things that are more pleasing to the eye... I helped my friend put shocks on the hatchback of his 90lx OMG that tard is SO DAMN HEAVY no wonder they wear out...
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i dunno around here its about even ah well hatchs still own you so poop on you
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i dunno around here its about even ah well hatchs still own you so poop on you
lol he said poop


oh yeah and hatch are better .
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i dunno around here its about even ah well hatchs still own you so poop on you
your hatch is supercharged and its still slower than my NA coupe

also im so glad that you guy have an opinion, im very happy, but keep it to your self, I don't go around talking about how lame I think GT fox's are but I seriouly think those are joe mullet style hardcore.. but I know that some people are really in love with those cars and they are nice cars, just not my thing.. so basically, thanks all for being so mature.

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Just look you got to admit they do look good
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alright, dont mean to start a massive argument, they both look good... I like both, some dont like certian things about the other one so lets just leave it at, both are good both offer different things and its a personal preference. Lets get back on topic else I will lock the thread
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^ o.m.g. that is so sexy
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who me? Im not a that brent
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make sure the frame isn't bent, check for damage to the radiator support. an 89-93 would be better b/c of MAF unless an earlier one was converted. personally, i think the airbag steering wheels look MUCH better than the non-airbag wheels so 90-93 if you feel the same way. black interiors are pretty rare, so are non-power windows and locks (if you are into non-power stuff).


P.S. notches own j00
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just remember most charge WAY to much for foxes... its just the way it is, you REALLY need to go over the one you get to know EXACTLY what you are getting into you just never know what some dumb a55 has done to a car...

notches are the best looking... thats my opinion... they are the RAREST (most expensive) but you can resale in no time everyone wants a notch and they are faster

tell me this dont look good...


That doesn't look good

the rims are too big for the size of the car IMO
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18s are to big for foxes no doubt, in person 17s fit just right, by the way those are my old cobra R rims I guess I like smaller looking sportier cars more fun anyway.
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thats my car btw, keep your opinions to yourself unless they're going to good ones maybe?

lets try and stay sible eh?

i've never thought 17's were too big for any fox, I've seen some 18's that looked... well amazing
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lol he said poop
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your hatch is supercharged and its still slower than my NA coupe
hey hey now neither of know this cause I havent gone to the track yet. once I get my tune end of this month Ill be heading up to the track

I love the whole foxbody family. I really dont think notches are lame. I just personally prefer a hatchback cause well thats what made me want a mustang when my own pa-dukes have 2 of them when I was younger :yup: it was great. The notch in turn still doesnt appeal to me though but like those pics they can be made to look hawt :yup:
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thanks guys for all the info about the foxs. and im thinking im going with the hatch but its just about the price and what i can find.
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