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Old 09-21-2014   #1
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The Winter Beater Crisis

Whats up guys, with winter right around the corner I made the decision to pick up a winter beater so I can store my 97 tsi. I wanted to find a new daily driver and leave the 2g as a weekend car/track car. What I ended up buying was no winter beater. I couldn't say no when I came across this car. No rust at all! It has a few dents from hail damage but not too bad.

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I guess the 2g will have to be the winter beater now...
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Old 09-21-2014   #2
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Re: The Winter Beater Crisis

Step one: admit you have a DSM problem.

Looks clean dude!
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Old 09-21-2014   #3
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Re: The Winter Beater Crisis

Buy a Honda for a beater, store both
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Old 09-21-2014   #4
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Re: The Winter Beater Crisis

I wish I could afford another car lol I wanted a dsm for the awd snow fun! I'll try to convince my sister that she doesn't need her camry for winter since she lives on campus.
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Old 09-21-2014   #5
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Re: The Winter Beater Crisis

Or sell it to me
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Old 09-21-2014   #6
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Re: The Winter Beater Crisis

Was that the one stupid cheap on fb?

I was tempted to try and get it but saw there was a long list that already posted, including you guys
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Old 09-22-2014   #7
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Re: The Winter Beater Crisis

Sell me your 2G talon and use that money to buy a true winter beater
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Old 09-22-2014   #8
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Re: The Winter Beater Crisis

I want. Thing looks sooo clean
I also bought another dsm for a winter car lol because of the awd also
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Old 09-22-2014   #9
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Re: The Winter Beater Crisis

Looks nice, I just bought a Black rust free 94 I am pretty excited about. Can I ask why you paid for it?
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Re: The Winter Beater Crisis

Looks clean, not what I'd call a winter beater though.
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Re: The Winter Beater Crisis

1g DSMs are great winter cars! Enjoy driving it. Cars were meant to be driven.
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Old 09-22-2014   #12
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Re: The Winter Beater Crisis

It's a little different when it's a 20+ year old car that is very rare to find in this condition in this area. It's a shame to kill something this nice with salt.
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Old 09-23-2014   #13
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Re: The Winter Beater Crisis

I only got to see the car for a few hours before having to come back to Duluth. I know there are dents from hail but other than that I'm sure the car has been repainted before. Is there a DIY way of popping out the dents?
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Re: The Winter Beater Crisis

My old car!!! I sold this to a member named chengy on here 2 years ago for $3200. A week after I sold it to him he tried to re-sell it on craigslist for $5500. I'm glad it stayed around and hope you have big plans. The car was incredibly clean when I had it. Good luck with it!
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Re: The Winter Beater Crisis

http://www.mitsustyle.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31784
Here's the original link for when I sold it. It Has a more detailed list of mods. You should start a build thread on it. I had to sell it and my boat to clear room in the garage, and free up some cash for a new baby. If you ever decide to sell it let me know.
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Re: The Winter Beater Crisis

I agree with mike. It would be bad to kill something that clean over the winter. If you do daily it wash it everyday really good please
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1g DSMs are great winter cars! Enjoy driving it. Cars were meant to be driven.
This. Keep a good coat of wax on it and wash it frequently and you'll have no trouble keeping it nice. My dad's 2004 GTO has 145k miles on it and has been driven every winter since new and could still pass for nearly showroom condition inside and out (he's selling it this coming spring, if anyone wants a heads-up).
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Re: The Winter Beater Crisis

I wanted this thing in the worst way before I went and got my truck! Wanna' trade for a '94 Colt? lol Perfect winter beater! Hahaha

Beautiful car.
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Old 09-24-2014   #19
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http://www.mitsustyle.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31784
Here's the original link for when I sold it. It Has a more detailed list of mods. You should start a build thread on it. I had to sell it and my boat to clear room in the garage, and free up some cash for a new baby. If you ever decide to sell it let me know.
Thanks for the link! Are the valve springs and retainers stock? But yes I'll start a build thread on it once i'm finished with the 2g. Right now I'm thinking about putting the hx35 on the 2g since it has the race trans and throwing the e316g onto the 1g.

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This. Keep a good coat of wax on it and wash it frequently and you'll have no trouble keeping it nice. My dad's 2004 GTO has 145k miles on it and has been driven every winter since new and could still pass for nearly showroom condition inside and out (he's selling it this coming spring, if anyone wants a heads-up).
If I do decide to drive it I will be sure to put a good coat of wax and maybe spray the underbody with a protective coating.

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I wanted this thing in the worst way before I went and got my truck! Wanna' trade for a '94 Colt? lol Perfect winter beater! Hahaha

Beautiful car.
Maybe if the colt was awd lol
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http://www.mitsustyle.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31784
Here's the original link for when I sold it. It Has a more detailed list of mods. You should start a build thread on it. I had to sell it and my boat to clear room in the garage, and free up some cash for a new baby. If you ever decide to sell it let me know.
The transmission still grinds, idle surge is still there along with the boost leaks. Good thing we have 2 spare transmissions in the garage. A big problem I'm having right now is the damn alarm. How do you disable this thing or do you have the remote for it? We can't hook the battery up without the alarm going off.
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