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Dilemma on choosing Recond Sport Car

Discussion in 'Car Talk' started by dkny, Aug 6, 2013.

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  1. dkny

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    Need help from experience people here, I having dilemma on choosing what Recond sport car to buy
    1. Fd2R - Good car, easy to find spare part, but no spare tyre, and very bumpy ride.
    2. FN2R - Hard to find spare part, and less power.
    3. DC5R - Nice sporty look
    4. Golf GTI - Well balance car, but DSG gear box problem ?
    5. Audi TT - spare part expensive? since it is AUDI
    6. Subaru V9 - Turbo car, any overheat issue?
    7. Evo 9 - Good power, good look, but interior like driving proton Wira
    8. Subaru BRZ - very nice car, lack of power, may be STI version

    My concern are
    a. Reliable - Not much problem, not those car always in workshop more then driving, less headache.
    b. Spare part - Not over price, at least fair enough, and easy to get.
    c. I like turbo car, but overheat become my main concern, as I always stuck in KL traffic jam.
    d. Fuel consumption - I not those super rich guy, but at least I affordable.
     
  2. Veloc

    Veloc Senior Member
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    As you can see yourself, each got its pros and cons. So I guess best is ask yourself first. What are you looking for in a car, what price range, and how much can you spend on maintenance... Then you will get your answer :)
     
  3. BLaCkHoWLiNG

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    These are sports cars?

     
  4. RENESIS VIII

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    FD2R, FN2R and DC5 you can only pump RON97 into them as their engine compression is very high. So, the bill you pay for the petrol won't be cheap for sure.

    I'm not too sure about Golf GTI but the maintenance should be around the same with Audi TT or slightly cheaper.

    I heard people said Audi TT is considered to be one of the cheapest sports car to maintain. That's why you see lots of them around the roads.

    Impreza WRX STI Version 9 and Evo 9 are both powerful turbo cars. These 2 are probably the most fuel consuming cars in your list. But at the same time, both of them are also the fastest car in the list as well. But be prepared to pay a lot for the fuel consumption.

    Since not many people have owned BRZ or 86 yet, so I can't really get much info about them in this forum. But looking at the specs of BRZ, the maintenance and fuel consumption should be quite okay. It doesn't have much of fancy high tech equipment so chances of random breakdowns of random parts is lesser compared to more high tech equipped cars like Golf GTI and TT. But as many have said, the problem with BRZ and 86 are, they don't produce that much of power. (however, you can still go for engine swapping after you got bored with the original engine)

    Last but not least, since you mentioned that you're always stuck in KL traffic jam, I hope you are aware that FD2R, FN2R, DC5, WRX STI and Evo only comes in manual transmission. Unless you are going for DC5 Integra Type S auto, Version 9 Impreza WRX auto (not the STI version) and Evo 9 Wagon auto.
     
  5. ixeo

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    With the exception of 4 & 5, they are all rice burners I think. cabutz :rofl:
     
  6. ken yeang

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    if a person is really really into the his sports car, maintenance and cost isn't issues anymore. As long it feels good driving it.....nothing else matter. eat maggi oso can. hahaha...from motorhead POV

    On the other hand, my fren says his wiralution is a sports car......consider its engine is a performance type. Look wise isnt sporty, but the exhaust sound is a sports car. but then, a wiralution car with 4 door isnt a sports car categorically.....hmmmmm
     
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    Aiya taikor.. Audi TT ok laah.. boleh pass la. The rest probably should be classified as "performance cars"
     
  8. RENESIS VIII

    RENESIS VIII Senior Member
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    True, if you can really afford such an expensive sports car, maintenance and petrol bill should not be a problem already. Unless the person is stretching his budget to the limit to afford a sports car.
     
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    Only DC5 doesn't have a negative comment.
     
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    Perhaps he likes DC5? :biggrin:
     
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    Perhaps biased...Want a sport car but say no spare tire and bumpy ride...hmm~ Very contradicting
    Why not S15? robust SR engine there.
     
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    From his description, he sounded like he wanted to get a practical sports car that he can use everyday. Then I guess cars like DC5, FD2R, FN2R, Evo and WRX STI does not suit his requirements....
     
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    Neither does a TT and the only comment was spare parts and not space
     
  14. Veloc

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    How about a second hand wira sports edition. One of those black or red ones they produced last time.
     
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    You funny :shot:
     
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    Since your concerns are the 4 above. Only a Toyota Celica GTS suits you.
     
  17. ken yeang

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    before going all out suggesting recommendation of cars, let's see how a sports car can be defined through:-

    Car manufacture (brand name) - toyota, honda, etc (definitely not LADA, right?)

    Car model line- Supra, NSX, MR2, etc

    Car engine power, torque, rev-vability, etc, also look at CC. (surely stock 600cc kancil cannot be called a sports car right?)

    Car performance (top speed, agility, 0-100 dash, etc) which could be related to the weigh of the car, etc. -In addition, a car with ""all-look, but no-go"" cannot be called a sports car. (if like that, Ah Beng's car with fake scoop, big-ass GT wing, 17inch rim, canard, fake diffuser, interfooler should be a sports car liow)

    Pedigree (say, Hyundai Coupe, looks like sports car, but lack repo or racing, track-proven car).

    Car layout (FF, FR, Mid engine, etc)

    No of seating, no. of door, etc

    Wow factor, rarity, oddity value (but how about an uncle-Volvo 240 plonked in with a 2JZ engine?)

    Price of the sports car. (if the car is truly a sports car, surely it cant be listed under "cheap sale" or "best bargain" in MotorTrader?)
     
  18. beatnik

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    Since you can't choose, then don't buy yet. If you ask 10 diff people, you will most likely get 10 different opinions, and they will pick a car that you may not like :banghead:

    Since you are in a limbo, let me help you narrow down your criteria:
    1) Cheap and easy to maintain
    2) Consumes only RON95
    3) N/A only

    You didn't mention how many horse powah you need.. so something like the new Suzuki Swift Sport fits the bill - it's affordable, easy to maintain & reliable, BRAND new, and somewhat "sporty" the way you see it :biggrin:

    I'm not gonna suggest 208 GTi since it's a turbo and frenchkissers are not known for their reliability :biggrin: (it will be new and with warranty though)
     
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    Hahaha yeah, I think the TT & BRZ can be somewhat a sports car. Then you got those that are somewhat 'sporty' cars like the Golf GTI, DC5R, and FN2R. Then you have the performance cars like Evo, WRX STI, and FD2R.

    If want more pure sports car, then maybe should also consider Honda S2000 and Nissan Silvia S15R. If don't care much about maintenance, should also consider Skyline GTR R34/R33/R32, that's surely a killer sports car already but maybe would not fit TS criteria.
    Btw a sports car does not necessarily have to have monstrous power levels, right? Even a Mazda Miata can be classified as a sports car, I think. :biggrin:
     
  20. huakenny

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    based on the list and what i will buy is

    Volkswagen Golf GTI

    powerful enough on stock based, if not satisfied go sunway ask ask for stage 1 stage2 stage3 upgrade(any that u wish)

    its not manual, it wont make you dulan when stuck at traffic jam.

    DSG no problem, the fluid itself more expensive only

    suitable for daily drive.

    the rest NOT NGAM you, i mean based on the car list you provided
     
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