Why does the 94-98 Supra still cost so much?

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Old 26 Apr 2010, 10:10 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why does the 94-98 Supra still cost so much?

I have looked on car listings online and the cheapest is still more than 10 grand. I want a toyota and a fast one. The supra is the only car that fits my criteria except for the price. Why is the supra's deprieciation rate lower than porsches, bmw's and mercedes? I want an inexpensive supra. At over 10 grand for an over ten year car seems like a rip off to me. Does anyone buy used supras? I love supras but not their price.
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Old 26 Apr 2010, 10:15 pm   #2 (permalink)
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imagine if you had a supra. would you want to give it away for lesser than 10k? NO? then why would they do that? good luck finding one.
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Old 26 Apr 2010, 10:35 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Simple supply and demand. It's an extremely good performance car that is no longer produced but highly sought after. I don't foresee them loosing value anytime soon so the price maybe a good investment.
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Old 26 Apr 2010, 10:45 pm   #4 (permalink)
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It was very high tech, very powerful and produced in low volume. It sold for $45K - 50K even back then. They're still in big demand today.
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Old 26 Apr 2010, 11:10 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Ok, apparently no one who has replied thus far to this is a car person. It Is NOT supply vs. demand. It's simple economics. 1. the car is nolonger in production. 2. the car was a Japanese Supercar. 3. it was built in limited numbers to begin with. Because of those factors it would be outragiously expensive even when new and still being offered here in the states. Not to mention because of that the insurance will be very high regardless due to being listed as an exotic due to those factors. Any car can be made to go fast, even without sinking too much extra into them.
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Old 26 Apr 2010, 11:15 pm   #6 (permalink)
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iv ben looking for one to i know there expensive because its a hi performance sports car and because there from japan but mostly because they look great and perform even better that's y it cost so much for one and the Toyota supra it the fast es car the Toyota has and there still in production not the same stile but they are still being made a new ones coming out soon and its not in any way supply and demand
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Old 26 Apr 2010, 11:30 pm   #7 (permalink)
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they cost so much simply because there high performance cars and u can drop fat engines into them to make them even faster than they are...so in that case they wont want to sell u a powerful car for less than 10 k
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Old 26 Apr 2010, 11:45 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Just pick up an old MKIII supra turbo. You can find them in decent condition for around $5000 and it still doesn't take a whole lot to turn them into monsters.
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because there the best import cars that where ever made. you can put 1000hp in those bad babies.
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Old 27 Apr 2010, 12:25 am   #10 (permalink)
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The Supra is my all-time favourite car. I have owned 5 MKIII (all before I was 23 years old!) and have been dying to get my hands on a MKIV.































First off, you definately don't want to buy "the cheapest"... I will tell you right now both turbos are shot (along with the transmission and clutch) and the thing has been run into the ground by some rich guy's punk son who didn't know how to drive it.































Supras still go for so much because















1) the people that have them aren't selling them, which makes them harder to find















2) any car that isn't made anymore (or at least, made in this country) is going to up in value















3) when properly maintained they're frickin' incredible cars































I wouldn't pay anything under $17,000 for a MKIV, and even then you may end up with something that has been rebuilt 5 times....































It's not a ripoff and cars like the Supra are for people who can truly appreciate them, not just any guy on the street looking for a fast car to show off. Look into the MKIIIs-- a different but still awesome look... and the price is much more affordable. I didn't pay over $5,000 for any of mine. They are beasts too and it will be a good starter for you-- lets you get familiar with the car (especially good if you haven't had an inline 6 or RWD before).































And just FYI, evidently the new ones will be in the upwards of $80,000 and will be released under the Lexus platform.
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