This was true up until a few months ago. The parts were aprantly always available, it was just that due to some agreement with Getrag and Mitsu they would not sell them. But, after alot of effort from the guys at 3Si, there is now an open source for tranny internals for the VR-4 & RT TT. You can get a full rebuild done in the range of $1K if you know where to look.Originally posted by nemesis099
The 3000GT VR4 was the car I really wanted until I read that they have transmission problems. I know it is expensive to get them fixed and that you can't buy the parts yourself to fix them. I'll stick with my reliable WRX.
Trust me, this is good news for me too. My second gear syncro is on the way out, and I was facing a $3K tranny replacement. Now I can get just the worn parts replaced and be out the door for under a grand. Whew!