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3/S Platform Questions

Anyone that's had a personal experience with these cars please chime in. I have a couple little questions about these cars that I'd like to find out before I go out and pay for one. I'm sitting in front of a $7k check here, and it's burning a hole in my pocket already.

1) Is there much of a chance that I can buy a decent VR-4 or R/T Twin Turbo with my $7,000?

2) Why are the Stealth R/T Twin Turbos generally listed cheaper than their twins, the VR-4's?

3) Do these cars have many problems? What are the problems (if any)?

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1) An earily year, sure. Just try to get the latest year you can afford.

2) Name plate, better styling, and the 3KGT VR-4 had more options.

3) Rod bearing failure. Transmission problems.
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With the 3Si guys doing a group buy on transfer case upgrades, I think some of the transmission problems might finally be solved for AWD models.

I've heard of these engines spinning their bearings, but mostly in the first generation (1991-1993). I'm hoping I can luck out and buy a '94 or '95 model. I think they have the best styling anyways.
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