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Old 12-02-18, 04:48 AM
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New FD owner here! I've always been in love with the car. My end goal is to try and keep the car alive for as long as possible.

I daily'd an '04 Acura TL (inherited from family). Having a second reliable daily driver car definitely makes me feel better about this one.
The FD has been my dream car since high school. The FD is actually the car that made me choose my major in college! I'm only a little obsessed, I promise.
Having had a stable job out of college now for a good year and having my finances in a good place, I decided sink it into the first good listing I could find (it took a while to find, too.)

The big concern was the bodywork and interior. On this car, both are very clean. The bodywork is refreshingly all stock.
The engine was not totally stock, which was a worry. Before buying, what was supposed to be a 60-120min visit to check out the car ended up taking the entire day to give it a deep look around.
This car has no cat installed, water methanol injection, new vacuum hoses, new turbos and a new intercooler. All the stock parts had been given to me in boxes, in case I wanted to revert the car. The seller assured me that the modifications were all for the sake of reliability and life support, and that reverting these parts back to stock would do nothing but make it less reliable.

I'll be relying in as many resources as I can to keep this car going. Anything helps! I'll be reading robinette's website a lot.
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Welcome! Any pictures or more details to share about the car?
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Old 12-02-18, 12:33 PM
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Absolutely!
Im actually a little paranoid I might meet the seller on these forums, haha.

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Thanks for sharing a picture! The car looks super nice! Is it Montego Blue or Brilliant Black? hard to tell in that lighting,
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It's Montego Blue. I was honestly hoping such a dark color would make it a little more subtle, the thing I didn't sign up for was being spotted so much on the street.

I've also figured out another thing about the FD since owning it for 2 days - everything on the road terrifies me. If I smell anything burning, I start to think it's the car until some diesel big rig passes by, or I pass by some coal plant. That temp gauge is definitely the most eyeballed of the dials!

The forums seem so autonomous, too. Every question about this car that I could possibly ask has seemingly been asked before and is just a search away. Was there even a need to sign up as a user for this forum? lol.
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The forums seem so autonomous, too. Every question about this car that I could possibly ask has seemingly been asked before and is just a search away. Was there even a need to sign up as a user for this forum? lol.
Probably not. And keep eyeballing that stock temp gauge
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It's Montego Blue. I was honestly hoping such a dark color would make it a little more subtle, the thing I didn't sign up for was being spotted so much on the street.

Yeah in any form (stock or modified) the FD attracts attention...just wait until you fill up with gas and see how many people approach you

Welcome to the forum - I hope you get many years of enjoyment out of the car!
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Nice! What color is the interior?
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Congrats on your new (to you) RX-7! Love the montego blue and can relate to the paranoia of every unusual smell and eyeballing the gauges.
I second your thoughts on the quality of content available on the forum. The search function has been a huge help in getting a better understanding of what to look for.
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