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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-21-2014, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Perfect match or no?

Hey guys, New here. I've been playing around with the idea of getting an 01-04 IS 300 for a while but the only thing stopping me is the lack of used, low mileage manual Cars in my area.

Well I came across a very high mileage 01 that had a truck back into it( by the looks of it). No damage to the frame or anything just a wrecked front end. It's auto and has almost 380k on it. The guy has all records of service done to it and is asking 1900. Would this be worth my time to pick up and swap a 3S into it? I can get a used 3S-GE for around 1300 with a tranny with low mileage. I understand the 2J is a more powerful engine but I'm not wanting a dyno queen. the Idea of a 6 speed track car just sounds perfect to me.

I'm not really a forum guy so if this is the wrong place to ask such a question, I apologize.
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If you want a track car the 01+swap might be better. For a driver I'd hold out for a low mileage manual.
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2j doesnt have to be a dyno queen lol thats all up to you on how you want to drive your car.
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