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I have a 2001 civic ex 4 door. I bought it for $11,000. Should I buy a turbo for the D17? Should I swap the k20a2 in the body? Or should I sell my car for around $10,000 and buy a new car? What to do? help me out please.
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well if you sell it for $10,000 how much more money are you willing to throw in for a new car?
as for swap or turbo, swap if you have the funds for it.
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He brings up a good point...what are you going to buy with the 10k? A better car? If the car is going to end up being something with more potential then go for it. Otherwise I'd say throw a k20a or k20a2 into that sucker.
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I have $1300.00 in the bank, and I would take out a loan if I bought a new car. If I was going to swap for the k20, I would only do the swap. If I would get a turbo it, I would build it custom for around $1500.00 I have $1300.00 cash right now though.
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you need to give out more info of what you're looking for. what kind of car are you looking at? does it out weigh a civic with swap/turbo?
also, is your civic paid off fully? because you also have to remember that if you owe $5,000 on the car, and say you sale/trade in for $9,000, thats only $4,000 in your pocket + whatever else you have in the bank.
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it is paid off. I was looking at a nissan se-r. Would a 01 civic with a k20a3(stock) be faster than a d17 turbocharged?
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stick with the civic.
ummm...i'm not sure about a k20 swap being faster or slower than a turboed d17. you might wanna ask in Forced Induction and Swaps...
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i do know that once you turbo a d17 thats pretty much as fast as it gets. if you swap, there is so much further that you can go with the engine.
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k20.. especially if your car is automatic.. much more potential.. a k20a3 would be slower then a turbo d17 (depending on psi).. untuned at low psi, it might be close, however it will still beat a stock k20a3

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if the car is paid off then take the car to the dealership, save up like 2-3k for a down payment, and you will have a nice chunk to put down on a brand new car, not to mention having a good trade in and a good down payment will give you more options for higher priced cars
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Originally Posted by civicrider01
I have a 2001 civic ex 4 door. I bought it for $11,000. Should I buy a turbo for the D17? Should I swap the k20a2 in the body? Or should I sell my car for around $10,000 and buy a new car? What to do? help me out please.
sell it and get a new one.

btw, i bet s2kman moves this to members rides talk.
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Originally Posted by scatman
sell it and get a new one.
btw, i bet s2kman moves this to members rides talk.
it is in members rides talk

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