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is a 93-95 supra twin turbo reliable and how hard is it to maintain
 
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ne one know what the insurance would be for it with a 17 year old driver. and if the repairs are expensive compared to an integra
 

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unless you're raking in a cool 40 grand a year, you wont be able to afford it...


especially at 17...


Supras are very reliable with one of the most reliable engines toyota's ever made...
 
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the insurance i found is around the same as a 96 prelude. and its not that expensive of a car
 
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the insurance i found is around the same as a 96 prelude. and its not that expensive of a car
 

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My NA MR2 insurance is more than a prelude is.... I don't know about a Supra TT being the same price.... that seems a little off. I pay $110 a month for my MR2.... and like $105 for my 22 year old Supra.
 
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its not a tt its n/a thats what im lookin for srry for the confusion
 

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NA is either group 19/20 insurance. Either way, insurance companies are likely to laugh at you for trying. The Supras are very reliable and easy to maintain, the internals are bombproof too so tuning is easy :)

At 17, the fastest car youre going to realistically be insured for is a 1.8 engine.
 

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At 17..go for a car that you (or the parents) don't have to spend a bunch of $$ on first. Then get into a Supra. I've seen it time and time again...a new driver with a high performance car (not a Civic!) = crash. I'm not saying that your a bad driver just speaking from experience.

In a couple years look me up...I may want to sell my 95 5-speed na then. It will probably still have under 60k on it by then.

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I used to pay 200$ a month for insurance when I was 18.

You can do it, you just have to work your ass off for it.

But if you love the car, then it's a no brainer what you have to do ;).
 
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my friend is 17 and his mom is goin to pay for part of the insurance and his dad is payin for the car. the car he is lookin at is 11500 93 nonturbo white t top with low profile wheels but he is goin to use the stock ones because his mother doesnt like the wheels
 

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well i just got quoted $180 a month for a '93 and i'm 22 living just outside of Washington DC. Check out Erie Insurance. Like was said before, get a good job. hahaha And i agree with 95Supra, buy something else. I recked my 91 MR2 3 months after I bought it when i was 17. Sports cars and imature ages do not mix.
 

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well i just looked at geico for the 93 supra and the quote i got was $131.95/month. man that's freakin cheap for northern virginia.
 

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95Supra said:
At 17..go for a car that you (or the parents) don't have to spend a bunch of $$ on first. Then get into a Supra. I've seen it time and time again...a new driver with a high performance car (not a Civic!) = crash. I'm not saying that your a bad driver just speaking from experience.
I have to agree, been driving for 5 years now, just bought my first non-turbo Supra and I can safetly say that without that experience I would have crashed it by now :rolleyes: Skidded 3 times already, but learning what not to do is a lot easier with experience ;)
 

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It all varies. When I got my license my first cars were a '97 4Runner SR5 and the '94 Z28. Insurance was and still is pretty damn expensive. Just ask your parents to put you and your car(whichever one you choose)under their insurance, it'll be a lot cheaper assuming they have excellent driving records.
 

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yes, twin turbo is reliable. It does need a little more attention than an average non turbo car. One example, you need to change spark plugs every 3,000 miles. After long runs you need to let the car's engine run for at least 2 min. till the turbos cool down. Its not just a car you wanna ignore :)
 

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"At 17, the fastest car youre going to realistically be insured for is a 1.8 engine."

I would like to beg to differ. a couple of my friends have V8 Camaro's insured under their names at age 16. 3 of my friends. And i just got my 92 mr2 insured. not saying that it is cheap but you can get insurance
 

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you sure can...when i was 17, i bought a 1992 Toyoto Supra Turbo with the 7M-GTE in it. my insurance was 196/mo. its not that bad. now im 18 and i own an 88. my 94 i just sold..but it was twin turbo, and i paid 216/mo. that might just be because I have 3 cars under them. I had erie insurance, then i switched to progressive. if his mom or dad is paying for it anyway, it shouldn't matter, and yes he can be accepted for anything, as long as he can pay it...:D
 

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I'm sixteen and alot of my friends have sub thirteen cars and dont get to railed by insurance costs. I am looking into getting a MkIV at the end of the year and the insurance doesnt seem to be that bad. A kid has a boosted RSX(runs 12's) and he doesnt have problems with insurance.
 
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