Advice on a 240SX

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  1. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    Yes I'm in the market for a 240SX for ~1200 dollars. I realize that isn't the most amount of money but looking for a good daily driver. I've seen S14 for that low, but aside from the common issues (torn drivers seat, cracks in the dash, bad O2 sensor) is there anything in particular to look out for?
     
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    Nice car, but are you sure she would make a good daily driver?

    Sorry, I know very little about those cars. You could look for a forum catering to that car and read around. Most good car forums will have a sticky regarding what to watch out for. They could tell you a heck of a lot more than anyone you'll find here (assuming there isn't an enthusiast lurking in this subforum).

    Also, maybe a member is selling one on there. People who join forums for their cars tend to take better care.
     
  3. flipfire

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    Ive owned a 240sx before (aka j-spec 180sx over here). What year model? etc?

    Most of them are in pretty bad condition. If you can find a type-x for a bit more id get that instead.
     
  4. Micaiah

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    If the car has the factory spoiler, check for water leakage or rust where it is mounted to the trunk.
     
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    Yup if you have the stock gel like spoiler, its almost guaranteed its rusted underneath.
     
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    I bet it's gonna be hard to find a 240SX that hasn't been driven to hell.
     
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    Is a bad O2 sensor legal where you are? As in, isn't a no-check-engine-light-on condition necessary to pass inspections?

    Besides that, a bad O2 sensor may damage the engine in the long run, resulting in higher repair costs. In fact, if the previous driver has been driving the car with the check engine light on for a significant period of time, the engine may already be damaged.
     
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    It disturbs me how many people ignore the CEL light.
    My car has never seen one
     
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