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After an internship at Daimler, that was mandatory for my Bachelor (Industrial Engineering), I saved up some money to buy me a project/weekend fun car which I wanted to do fpr the past 3 years. Basicly I had 2 options for RWD fun from Japan at the 4000€ pricepoint, an MX5 NB Sportive and an MR2 SW20. A BMW was not realy an option, because you see them everywhere and I wanted something a little more unique. A good friend of mine drives a highly modified MR2, took me for a trip, fell in love and had to find one. A Turbo model would be my dream but i simply don't habe the money to get one right now. Still the 2.0 3SGE is a huge step up in Power and fun compared to the 1.6TDI in the Golf 6 Variant i have been driving since i got my license. The Previous owner took quite good care of the chassis, there is basicly no rust. The only thing he realy f*cked up was the cooling system. I didnt check it when I bought it and had to replace the thermostat and cooler, there was rust inside the coolant tubing and the overflow tank, so i ditched the old rusty cooler, flushed everything and bought a big new one from Mishimoto. In the future i want to Replace the tubes with Silicone ones from Samco, get bigger brakes from a later turbo model, fit an oil cooler, get some nice 17 inch wheels (thinking about Enkei Yamamotos) + new tires, maby lowering springs or coilovers, depending on budget, Greddy side Skirts, 94+ taillights, maby a TRD replica Wing and some DIN Defi gauges for Oil Temp/preassure. Some day a Turbo swap if I can afford it.
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