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#58150
na or turbo 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 6
have my 96 na now for 4 trouble free years, but playing with the idea of selling her and buying a turbo 2 just wondering what peoples thots are ,and is the turbo much harder to run than the na ,have to ask that wen the missus is nagging in your ear bout spending money ,any advice greatly appreciated ,cheers
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#58152
Re: na or turbo 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 154
Buy a turbo!
N/A's are quick but boost for me is hard to beat.
From reading online I don't think there is that much difference between the mpg in a n/a and turbo, you insurance might go up though so just check with your insurance company first.
In short do it! lol
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#58154
Re: na or turbo 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 80
had an n/a for a year loved the car but the turbo is better fun they are heavier on fuel but not to bad completley depends on the driver
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#58155
Re: na or turbo 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 72
Defo go for a turbo!.
It uses up the same amount of fuel as an n/a as long as you keep it out of boost.
But who buys a turbo car to keep it out of boost
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#58156
Re: na or turbo 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 6
pardon my french lads but jes i was hoping yous would put me off the idea lol ,yeah think it time to move up a bit ,insurance shouldnt be too bad as it only 450 wit aviva on the na ,big problem now is geting a buyer for my na
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#58157
Re: na or turbo 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 314
Love my turbo, N/A MR2's rock also but would have to be a turbo vote for me...
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#58197
Re: na or turbo 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 18
Definitely TURBO!! Parts are a more expensive though so you'll need to factor that in.
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#58201
Re: na or turbo 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 60
Turbo
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#58207
Re: na or turbo 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 154
You got your car fully resprayed a while back didn't you?
If so, perhaps a turbo swap might be an idea after spending all that money on your 2?
Unless you don't mind about making it back, if that's the case sell up and get a factory turbo'd car, a lot less hassle too I suppose.
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#58214
Re: na or turbo 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 328
Ok somebody has to say it, N/A

Go for the turbo, that will scratch the itch for you.
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#58215
Re: na or turbo 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 11
I'd choose n/a Ive owned 2n/a's and a tubby and my tubby was a complete bucket I spent more time being towed than driving it tbh totally put me off another one, but it may have just been the one I owned as there's lots of other people out there that are happy with theirs lol
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#58217
Re: na or turbo 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 154
^You must have bought a dung heap Lee! lol
I'm on my third turbo and I can honestly say I've had no major trouble with any of them.
My advice is to just get one that's been well looked after and it'll look after you.
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#58218
Re: na or turbo 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 72
leesw20 wrote:
I'd choose n/a Ive owned 2n/a's and a tubby and my tubby was a complete bucket I spent more time being towed than driving it tbh totally put me off another one, but it may have just been the one I owned as there's lots of other people out there that are happy with theirs lol

Yeah man you were just unlucky, dont let that put you off the turbo model alltogether though.
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#58221
Re: na or turbo 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 58
I've owned a 91 Turbo and it was quite reliable because I kept it as close to stock as possible and the turbo spooling right behind your ears is priceless, go for it!
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#58222
Re: na or turbo 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 6
by the sounds of it im gonna have to invest in a turbo , ,just try and sell the na first ,missusbe bad enough if i buy a turbo never mind having two of them ere ,anyone interested in a 96 na
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#58224
Re: na or turbo 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 94
My turbo has cost me a fortune. I think it's had a hard life.

Good job I love it then!
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#58227
Re: na or turbo 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 11
Infamous wrote:
^You must have bought a dung heap Lee! lol
I'm on my third turbo and I can honestly say I've had no major trouble with any of them.
My advice is to just get one that's been well looked after and it'll look after you.

It definatly was lol done 1 turbo 2 actuators the alternator, the ignitor, the manifold had to be welded every 2 weeks it keept blowing boost pipes off in the end it stripped the timing belt on my way to the heat wave show and bent all 16 valves and broke 2 injectors
Oh and the wheel fell off once too lol
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