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ebay NSX 1991 40k miles $25k good price?!?! jh4na1154mt001335

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Re: ebay NSX 1991 40k miles $25k good price?!?!

Florida is one of the states where seedy sellers like to go to get clean titles issued on cars with a history, because Florida has much laxer laws on titles. Many a totaled car has shown up with a seemingly squeaky clean FL title.

Does this mean that all cars sold in Florida are suspect? Absolutely not. But, when a deal sounds almost too good to be true, and it also happens to involve a car in Florida, due diligence is even more necessary than usual.

Another harbinger of shady deals is a private ebay auction. There may be legitimate reasons for it, but, too often, sellers make it private so that the bidders can not be warned by someone who might know the questionable history of a car.

As always, do your homework.
 
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Re: ebay NSX 1991 40k miles $25k good price?!?!

It does look like a nice car overall, but then I am biased to red/blk :tongue:

...just a question though the button set up on the centre tunnel console next to the hand brake looks different to what I've seen before...or is that how it was on 91 US models..

...some thoughts from Down Under....If the car were in Oz ...let me do the quick maths on that.. its mileage roughly converts to 72000kms ..lower than average for here ..now the $s @ say 78c USD = $1 AUD, then its price of $25K US ~ = $32K AUD !!! , thats less than half the price that car would fetch in Oz..wow :mad: .....[a new 2005 lists for $240,000 AUD :frown: ]

I guess the above is an interesting comparison of a highly competitve market with huge volumes vs. small specialist market volume here in OZ.

Would seem good buying to me if it actaully presents as represented

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1TITENSX said:
Depends if it is in snap ring range
If it still has the original transmission from when it left the factory, then it almost certainly is not in snap ring range.
 
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nsxtasy said:
If it still has the original transmission from when it left the factory, then it almost certainly is not in snap ring range.

What do you mean?
 
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nsxtasy said:
If it still has the original transmission from when it left the factory, then it almost certainly is not in snap ring range.
Hapa88 said:
What do you mean?
The transmissions were built in a certain sequence, designated by the transmission serial number. The transmissions with transmission number range J4A4-1003542 through J4A4-1005978, which were approximately the 3542nd through 5978th five-speed transmssions built, constitute the "snap ring range" of transmissions susceptible to this problem.

The VIN number designates the sequence in which the cars were built. Because the transmissions weren't necessarily installed in cars in the same sequence in which the transmissions were built, you don't know for sure which '91-92 VIN numbers were built with a snap ring range transmission and which ones weren't. However, the cars that were built before the snap ring range transmissions were built were not originally built with snap ring range transmissions. The snap ring range transmissions didn't start showing up until somewhere around VIN MT002500 for the U.S. market. Because the car in question is VIN MT001335, it almost certainly did not have a snap ring range transmission when it left the factory.
 
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