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Trust me I have a problem calling any car with roll up windows and a heater a sports car. There really hasn't been a sport car since the MG TF!!

Is yours a Pure? I'm sorry.



Actually, my '09 Pure had quicker acceleration than my '09 BRABUS, and also had a little more oomph at the higher speeds too. The reason why was the smaller wheels.



However, the '09 BRABUS had an INCREDIBLE suspension when it was new. Simply incredible. (When it was NEW).
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Is yours a Pure? I'm sorry.



Actually, my '09 Pure had quicker acceleration than my '09 BRABUS, and also had a little more oomph at the higher speeds too. The reason why was the smaller wheels.



However, the '09 BRABUS had an INCREDIBLE suspension when it was new. Simply incredible. (When it was NEW).
My first was a 08 Passion Cab put the $99 down and waited for 1.5 years. Last year I sold that one and purchased my current Bo Concept Cab. But your right I would really call my TT a sports cars eight just more so than my smart. Oh I wish I hadn't sold my MGA 1500
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First consideration. Tell me what a non working turbo would initially mean. Would it run and drive just with out boost of turbo. What would turbo repair be like. Because it may need to be replaced is there and upgraded turbo.

its in my stated price range and is where I purchased mine from so I will try to see it next week. But any one looking, this may be a easy way into a 453. I would just Black out the roof beam in the area that would be removed if it was a cabrio and have that look all the time.
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Wow, not good to hear of a turbo going so soon! Less than 10k 453s in the U.S. Not certain if a used turbo would be available but worth checking. Can’t help as to whether or not engine would still run just not boosted. Wonder if that would trigger limp home mode?
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Wow, not good to hear of a turbo going so soon! Less than 10k 453s in the U.S. Not certain if a used turbo would be available but worth checking. Cant help as to whether or not engine would still run just not boosted. Wonder if that would trigger limp home mode?
Turbos seem reasonable in price if they are easy to remove and bolt on.
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One would almost need to know why the turbo failed. Yes I believe it will throw a code. Is it still under warranty? Seems like if it was the car lot would have gotten it fixed maybe. Maybe the warranty is to the original owner, I don't know if it is transferrable to the new owner. Alibaba carries a variety of turbos but probably not anything close to the original. DCO
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list price of new turbo 3480 dollars

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ead the miles

Look at the miles 53K mayby without oil changes and bad driving the turbo went out.
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