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I've been looking for the past 8 months for a decent car... and two days ago i finally decided and i picked her up yesterday.


so far i went from this...



to this....



and now to this...










My new 2000 ZX3. I picked her up for 5 grand out the door and i paid straight cash. She has 50k miles on her(original)...has a clean title and has never been in an accident. It blue booked for 7g's as a starting negotiating price and that was without all the stuff that was already done to her. After looking for 8 months nearly every day this is one of the best deals ive seen around. Supposed to be reliable and thats mainly what i wanted anyways. Im sick of all my cars breaking on me.



It has some mods already done to it. Its lowered, has an AEM cai, some type of exhaust, i dont even really know =/
Im not too big into cars. I mean... i love cars, i just dont know much about them. It has a bunch of other little things done to it too. For example the interior lights are blue, there are 2 blue lights behind the grill. Im pretty damn happy with my choice and i think it already looks nice. Now to just drop a little bit more money into it and make it look even nicer. Any ideas? [woot] [woot] [woot]
 

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Welcome to the forum. that was a good deal man. Whatever you decide on doing just have a fun.
 

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Welcome to the forum. that was a good deal man. Whatever you decide on doing just have a fun.
Thanks man. Yeah I think the first thing im going to do is get it painted black. You cant really see too much from the pictures, but there are a decent amount of scratches on each bumper. Then I need to get the windows re-tinted and get the lights behind the grill working. After that ill install a nice system.

All that stuff minus saving for the legit system wont take too long. Im just tryin to think ahead now into what im going to do after that. Tryin to get some good ideas by checking out all these other zx3's on this site and with some help/advice from the forum members.
 

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i guess the main question is whether you prefer having fun driving, or having fun looking good. personally, you can do both with wheels and tires to start with. I'm going performance first, looks second. :)

congratulations and welcome!
 

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Not a bad deal at all, 'grats on the new whip!
 

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Congrats on the new focus!

Let me know if you ever need any help I aint that far from you.
 

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Congrats on the new focus!

Let me know if you ever need any help I aint that far from you.
Really man? I would appreciate that so much. I want to learn the basic DIY things so I dont have to pay for labor and whatnot. The only people that I know that are into modding cars are my next door neighbors who are huge honda fanatics, they live and die honda... and 2 of my friends... but one drives an RSX, and the other an Evo.

i guess the main question is whether you prefer having fun driving, or having fun looking good. personally, you can do both with wheels and tires to start with. I'm going performance first, looks second. :)

congratulations and welcome!
Both pretty much. I just want to try and get all of the little things taken care of first I think so that way I can save some more money and do more expensive things. Tryin not to spend tooooo much money, but I still want it to perform and look good, ya know? Seems already quick enough for me, but Im sure that'll change over time.

And thanks, everyone seems pretty nice here.
 

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Congrats on the new focus man, looks nice. New paint job will look nice, but you gotta be careful with black, you think you see scratch's now, wait till you paint it. but good deal on that and welcome!

[popcorn]
 

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i got a few suggestions, start off with a shorty anntenna mod, following with some tint. get a euro top front grille and projector headlights.
 

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I spy a few interesting little things on your car there. Euro lower grille I think, SVT HVAC surround, leather steering wheel, and something looks different about the Ford badge on your airbag. I think I see an exhaust and maybe suspension? It kinda looks like an SVT's ride height. Looking good. [:)]
 

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i got a few suggestions, start off with a shorty anntenna mod, following with some tint. get a euro top front grille and projector headlights.
Is there a popular website that lists most or atleast the popular zx3 mods?

*EDIT*Nevermind, I found the links to that list of mods in the other part of the forum.
 

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just let me know when! and if you want I am gona be doing my clutch pretty soon so you can come down and lend a hand or watch.
 

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Good deal and in great shape. Welcome to FF.

Is the passenger side mirror silver and the driver side black? If so paint them the same color. Black is cool but watch out for the swirl marks
 

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Good deal and in great shape. Welcome to FF.

Is the passenger side mirror silver and the driver side black? If so paint them the same color. Black is cool but watch out for the swirl marks
i was just about to ask the same question! anyway [welcome] and congrats on the purchase
 

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just let me know when! and if you want I am gona be doing my clutch pretty soon so you can come down and lend a hand or watch.
Yeah id be more than down to try and help or atleast watch. I just want to learn so i can finally stop having to pay all this money out to a mechanic and rather put it into more parts, ya know? It also seems like everytime I take any of my cars ANYWHERE to get fixed... something else decides to break within a week of it getting out of the shop. It has happened so many times to me its unbelievable. When are you thinking about puttin in the new clutch? As long as i dont have school or work then ill be there [woot]

Good deal and in great shape. Welcome to FF.

Is the passenger side mirror silver and the driver side black? If so paint them the same color. Black is cool but watch out for the swirl marks

Yeah, I didnt even notice it until I got it home, hahaha.
 

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just let me know when! and if you want I am gona be doing my clutch pretty soon so you can come down and lend a hand or watch.
Yeah id be more than down to try and help or atleast watch. I just want to learn so i can finally stop having to pay all this money out to a mechanic and rather put it into more parts, ya know? It also seems like everytime I take any of my cars ANYWHERE to get fixed... something else decides to break within a week of it getting out of the shop. It has happened so many times to me its unbelievable. When are you thinking about puttin in the new clutch? As long as i dont have school or work then ill be there [woot]

Good deal and in great shape. Welcome to FF.

Is the passenger side mirror silver and the driver side black? If so paint them the same color. Black is cool but watch out for the swirl marks

Yeah, I didnt even notice it until I got it home, hahaha. And thanks :D
 

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just let me know when! and if you want I am gona be doing my clutch pretty soon so you can come down and lend a hand or watch.
Yeah, I would love to. I'm sick of taking all my cars to the shop and wasting money on labor when I can just learn and do most of it myself, ya know? And I cant begin to tell you how much trouble ive had with my cars.... its unbelievable. Everytime i take it to a shop to fix and then get it back... something else breaks within a week. I have never had a sound car that has not had problems and made noises constantly. When are you gonna do the clutch? As long as I dont have school or work, im down.


Good deal and in great shape. Welcome to FF.

Is the passenger side mirror silver and the driver side black? If so paint them the same color. Black is cool but watch out for the swirl marks

Yeah, one is black and one is silver. I didnt even notice it until i got it home and my friend pointed it out to me, hahaha...
 
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