Need Suggestion on what Performance Car to get

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Currently driving a Myvi turbo which i plan to convert it back to stock and sell it and get a Performance Car.
Budget is 100K and below.
in dilemma on which car i can get my hands on and which is better in term of value for money.
Currentky my options are a few
Evo 7-( Hard to get loan for 7 Years and above )
Sti 8-( Maintenance kinda hefty )
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Maintenance kinda hefty? What makes you think the Evo 7 will be cheaper to maintain than the STi. True performance cars won't be cheap to maintain, unless you consider Satria Neo CPS R3 a performance car.

FD2R will be *slightly cheaper* to maintain than Evo/STi, but that's beyond your budget. Somebody is selling a S2K for RM98k, that would be cheaper to maintain than the Evo/STi as well. But you better be quick.
 

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I think from standstill the FD2A is going to be slower than your Myvi Turbo, and will only be faster at highway cruising speeds. Sad to say this but I rather buy a brand new Lanspira over a used FD2A. Having driven the Lanspira it does have pretty good handling and ride, just need to look past the brand.

One option is baby Ferrari.. the Fiat Coupe Turbo. very cheap to acquire, expensive to maintain, lots of performance from it.
 

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Used DC5?
 

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Evo would be the best if you can find a decent one.
STI would be easier to find and cheaper, but I believe the performance is slightly behind Evo (stock head-to-head).
Another good option is Silvia S15.
Then there's the Fairlady 350Z, if you can afford the ridiculous road tax that is! (>4K/yr!)
Or can also search for BMW 330ci E46. You can find a few under 80K now for year 2001-2003, but again road tax is still expensive. (>2k/yr).
 

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Aiya.. you want a performance car forget about cost la.

Performance car = performance parts = performance price.

Personally I'd get a RX7 FD. Twin turbo and if possible stock engine. The modified ones are pretty hard to look after. Stock is quite zippy already and is a 1.3! :biggrin:
 

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Aiya.. you want a performance car forget about cost la.

Performance car = performance parts = performance price.

Personally I'd get a RX7 FD. Twin turbo and if possible stock engine. The modified ones are pretty hard to look after. Stock is quite zippy already and is a 1.3! :biggrin:
Cheap road tax, but rotary engine easy to maintain??
 

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Let me put it this way.....

"If you wanna marry with a supermodel as a wife, would you expect her to be low maintenance?"
 

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Cheap road tax, but rotary engine easy to maintain??
In its stock form it's actually quite ok. It's more hassle compared to say a stock Evo but you gotta love that FD form. Slap on a bodykit and it's plenty go and show all in one package!
 

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For rotary, first, must know mechanic who can do the repairs, and second, parts availability......
 

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If...non performance...what are your suggestion?
Is the koup good?

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The Koup has the same flaws as the Forte, handling. So unless you're going to spend money on getting a full set of Ultraracing bars it'll be a pain to handle if you're used to "Wira" type handling. But otherwise after a 17" swap out with lightweight 17" or 18" rims, it's a pretty cool car!
 

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One friend seems to be having some problem with the Forte 6 speed auto tranny.....
 

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If I remember correctly, something to do with the paddle shift. Going the wrong way, up shift but gears got on down shift.
Have not met him for a while, so not sure how it went. Should have been sent to SC for check up because quite new car....
 

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If...non performance...what are your suggestion?
Is the koup good?

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Koup is like hairdressers car..aka the last Celica..all show no go.

I think FD3S bit old, and the prices is not cheap, plus its all cash. If you are willing to go rotary RX-8 is a fine choice, probably about ~RM10k more than a fine FD3S, but the car is on average 10 years younger.

You want something comfortable and powerful, maybe an Altezza with a turbocharger or a 1JZ swap. Lexus comfort with Supra heart..not bad right.

still, I think you will not go wrong with a STi or EVO. they are like de facto standard.
you could throw caldina and airtrek into the mix..depending on what form factor you want.
 

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Not a lot. Even the stock standard engine with the CVT is kinda crappy. Shifting downshift you'd think you'd have more torque to power out of something... but noooooo.. there's almost nothing there. Zilch. Nada.

If you're gonna get the Lancer, consider the 1.8 Inspira manual. It's got more torque than the 2.0 CVT.
 

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Not a lot. Even the stock standard engine with the CVT is kinda crappy. Shifting downshift you'd think you'd have more torque to power out of something... but noooooo.. there's almost nothing there. Zilch. Nada.

If you're gonna get the Lancer, consider the 1.8 Inspira manual. It's got more torque than the 2.0 CVT.
Yea the stock 1.8 manual has a slightly higher power curve than the 2.0 auto. However I found my low-end torque lacking, till I changed the extractor. Stock extractor was a 4-1
 

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Not a lot. Even the stock standard engine with the CVT is kinda crappy. Shifting downshift you'd think you'd have more torque to power out of something... but noooooo.. there's almost nothing there. Zilch. Nada.

If you're gonna get the Lancer, consider the 1.8 Inspira manual. It's got more torque than the 2.0 CVT.
But more and more car manufacturer are going CVT......:banghead:
 

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Civic's paddle shifting any good?
its just a automatic with paddles instead of using the gear lever. its no DSG.. lol. normal torque converter automatic..
 

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So instead of shifting manually from the gear lever (+ and -), we do it on the steering wheel with the fingers (left and right):biggrin:
 

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Bro if you have a little bit more budget to squeeze why not try the new vw polo 1.2TSi? It's about 115k.. i've tested the car, although the one i tested is 1.2T only, but the power is matchable to my 2.0 rvr turbo.. just that lacking torque.. else if your budget permits (for a new car) you can try the polo GTi 1.4TSi.. this one i can't imagine the power to be like.. and the handling.. it's superb.. Else another nice new car that have a lot of potential of modding is Honda CRZ.. price is RM115k OTR..
 

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You tested the crz?

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You tested the crz?
 

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You tested the crz?

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You tested the crz?
Haven got a chance yet bro, this saturday see they have it for test drive or not, but seen the car personally and touch.. the first look was ugly but seeing it slowly.. i started to like it more and more.. although the rear is quite small (most 2door sports car are like that la) but heck cares? I already have one 4door sedan and 2 4door k-cars, so i think my next choice will be a 2door perhaps.. :rolleyes:
 

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jb one..
 

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wit the rm100k budget +/-, 5 doors performance cars.

subaru impreza/subaru forester/mmc evo7-8mr/airtrek....these all are great

roadtax/maintenance about the same..wont be killing price

for those coupe like 350z/G35/G37 etc, maintenance for sure higher than evo/subaru especially roadtax :)
 

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100k without 30k down payment for legend..."DONT Have"

Peformance car all expenshit to maintain...

Dont get it.. you feel sad lah...itchy lah...keep watching motor trader lah...

Just survey more place before you buy..no urgent to buy it...

DC5, EP, EuroR ... STI ver 7 or 8 ... evo7 ... Caldina ... S15 ... all nice
Skyline all ... pocket have to be deep lah ... a bit difficult ... ( my pocket not deep enuf yet )
Cheaper then just get ek or eg...nice also ... can kill other beast easily ...

Your car, you decide ...

**i am comfortable with my CL7 ... loving it ...**
 

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I think I will look around for a STi 8

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What I know the STi is more powerful but suspension very hard and bumpy. Was told the WRX is more comfortable, but that is your choice......