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MRKRYS69
20-02-2012, 00:40
After a bit of persuasion a friend of mine has decided to sell his MX5 and join the Renegades way of life.

Once the Mazda is sold, and with a bit of cash he has he is looking at having about 1500 to spend, and would like an American 'sports' model, Question is what?

Looking at what is around the choice is between a Camaro V8 or a Firebird V6 both around the 1990 era, as this will be used as an everyday car which would fellow drivers reccomend? He doesn't do alot of mileage, so fuel economy isn't a big factor, this is more a question of which car is better??

Answers on a Digital Postcard to:

pressthereplybuttonandtellmewhatyouthink@Solent-renegades.co.uk

saleen 192
20-02-2012, 01:46
V8 and welcome to the club

minimanmark
20-02-2012, 10:53
go for 86-90 3rd gen firebird v8 tpi these are great first yanks and pretty good on fuel .

Darren
20-02-2012, 12:37
Regardless of whether it's a Camaro or Firebird, V8 is a must :D They're both pretty much the same car, so they'll both work fine (which should be a given as they're not Fords ;))

...just glad he's not after another bloody day van :lol:

minimanmark
20-02-2012, 13:46
its got to be a firebird , camaros are to common .....lol:rofl:

MRKRYS69
20-02-2012, 15:54
Regardless of whether it's a Camaro or Firebird, V8 is a must :D They're both pretty much the same car, so they'll both work fine (which should be a given as they're not Fords ;))

...just glad he's not after another bloody day van :lol:

Nothing wrong with Fords mate!! As for another Day van, it serves its purpose.

MRKRYS69
20-02-2012, 15:55
its got to be a firebird , camaros are to common .....lol:rofl:

Only Firebirds he can find in his price range are V6s though.

TransAmDan
20-02-2012, 16:02
Only Firebirds he can find in his price range are V6s though.

I had my V6 Firebird for 7 years, a good runner, very reliable. Used it as an every day car, doing about 10k miles a year. It was a very enjoyable car, and at times I regret selling it. If only I could have kept it and ran both cars. Didn't have to change much on it in all that time, obviously tyres, spark plug oil/air filters over that time. Did have to buy a new power steering pump, but that was because I has a small leak in the power steering box, and it ran for a short time with no fluid. I also had to change the alternator. Over all very little parts were purchased in them 7 years.

minimanmark
20-02-2012, 18:37
nothing wrong with a v6 firebird , even a 2.8 firebird is 100x better than some eurobox jap crap :smile:

MRKRYS69
20-02-2012, 20:55
nothing wrong with a v6 firebird , even a 2.8 firebird is 100x better than some eurobox jap crap :smile:

Gotta agree with that 100%!!

landy bob
23-02-2012, 19:43
535 virago is about that much its not a harley but fun to use

MRKRYS69
18-03-2012, 02:00
Problem solved, Tom has today bought a V8 Camaro Iroc for 800!!
Some of you would have met him at last Club Meet.
Hopefully he will be joining the site soon.

Darren
19-03-2012, 12:44
IROC nice :)

Laceytree
19-03-2012, 13:38
Wow good price. What year?

saleen 192
19-03-2012, 14:27
WE need proof pictures and more pictures .

MRKRYS69
19-03-2012, 18:40
Nicked this one off his facebook

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Although it is yet to be confirmed as an Iroc and not just a replica. Spec seems to match up with being a 20th anniversary Iroc in which case he is one Lucky Bas**rd.

It is not road legal yet, has been sat 3 years due to previous owners back injury. Plans are to have it Mot'd and on the road for April 1st.

saleen 192
19-03-2012, 18:56
Nice very lucky person, and for 800 even more lucky . even if you have to spend a few hundred on it still worth it

MRKRYS69
19-03-2012, 19:53
Fresh fuel and she was running in no time.

From what I have seen of it, a couple of patches of welding, free the brakes off as currently binding from being sat, and a bit of a service and she will be cool.

Even got an expensive CD player in it....damn, coulda sold him one!!

Laceytree
20-03-2012, 17:55
Wow thats great. Where am i when these great finds come along. Well lets hope she is up and running in no time ready for the new season. And tell your mate he is more then welcome to come along.

MRKRYS69
24-03-2012, 23:31
Tom has now joined, so check out the welcome section, and say Hi!!

Darren
26-03-2012, 11:31
You should be able to find out from the trim number panel if it's a real IROC or not. Either way, it's a cool looking Camaro.