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Old 05-09-2018, 12:06 PM
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hahaha I just don't like heavy cars! I rarely drive my Avant. Gonna sell it and replace it with a fun car.

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tfw no K-pop idol-esque gf

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You talking to ladiboi? Probably best chance.
Tell him to put some makeup on.


the makeup always smears, by the end...
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I have ZERO interests in Golf and Focus. Golf is too boring and mundane. Focus is just.. Focus. I worked on a lot of Focus and its interior is one of the worsts. The driving position is way, way too high.

If/when I get the CTR, the firfi thing I would do is to wrap the fake CF and red pinstripes. Those are trash. And would reupholster the steering wheel. The red bottom is trash.

But all the issues with CTR has got me thinking. Much better to wait out and see how Honda addresses the transmission and other minor issues in a year or two.

it is much much safer to go with a BRZ if Im planning to track drive the car but not sure how that will go with two young kids!
I think it is time for your first BMW....

230 M sport 6mt. Unless of course you wanna go M2...
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Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
I think it is time for your first BMW....

230 M sport 6mt. Unless of course you wanna go M2...
My friend has a 230 m sport. I don't know that anyone loves a car as much as she loves that one.
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Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
I think it is time for your first BMW....

230 M sport 6mt. Unless of course you wanna go M2...
Would honestly get a BRZ and turbocharge it anyday over BMW 2 Series or M2. haha

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My friend has a 230 m sport. I don't know that anyone loves a car as much as she loves that one.
It's a nice GT daily. But I want something that I can track sometimes without worrying about things blowing up!
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Would honestly get a BRZ and turbocharge it anyday
But I want something that I can track sometimes without worrying about things blowing up!
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A lot of my buddies have been doing it fine! Think people have figured out the proper set up that actually lasts!
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And I just said it as a response to 2 series comment. Never said I would do it.

My dream set up would be EL Header+Delicious Tuning E85 Flex Fuel+Jackson Racing Oil Cooler+Suspension work.

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I have ZERO interests in Golf and Focus. Golf is too boring and mundane. Focus is just.. Focus. I worked on a lot of Focus and its interior is one of the worsts. The driving position is way, way too high.

If/when I get the CTR, the firfi thing I would do is to wrap the fake CF and red pinstripes. Those are trash. And would reupholster the steering wheel. The red bottom is trash.

But all the issues with CTR has got me thinking. Much better to wait out and see how Honda addresses the transmission and other minor issues in a year or two.

it is much much safer to go with a BRZ if Im planning to track drive the car but not sure how that will go with two young kids!
BRZ isn't boring and mundane?
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Aside from being RWD, stock-for-stock, I'd take a GTI over the BRZ. But my seat time is limited to lunch runs with a former co-worker in his 6MT BRZ.
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If 6MT

GTI > R
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Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
BRZ isn't boring and mundane?
It's not to me? I've tracked my BRZ more than a dozen time so I know how it drives at the limit. Not to mention the decently modified BRZ can be very, very fast. The excellent balance of the car is extremely helpful in learning how to drive a RWD car.

Golf always has been boring and mundane to me. Pretty similar sentiment to my Avant. I've driven modded GTi and Golf R in the canyon, the driving position and the power delivery is just a very nice and fast GT car to me. Same for FoST and FoRS. I have zero interests in how the car drives for daily driving, so most of the pros of these cars don't attract me at all.

There's a reason why the hot hatches have virtually zero presence at the local tracks. They can be seen a lot at the drag strips doing quarter mile runs though! Super fast cars.

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Aside from being RWD, stock-for-stock, I'd take a GTI over the BRZ. But my seat time is limited to lunch runs with a former co-worker in his 6MT BRZ.
FRS/BRZ is the worst car to judge based on a quick test drive. It's literally the shittest feeling haha
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I'm pretty sure driving something with ~500 hp is the best way to learn how to drive a RWD car.
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Originally Posted by JS + BRZ View Post
It's not to me? I've tracked my BRZ more than a dozen time so I know how it drives at the limit. Not to mention the decently modified BRZ can be very, very fast. The excellent balance of the car is extremely helpful in learning how to drive a RWD car.

Golf always has been boring and mundane to me. Pretty similar sentiment to my Avant. I've driven modded GTi and Golf R in the canyon, the driving position and the power delivery is just a very nice and fast GT car to me. Same for FoST and FoRS. I have zero interests in how the car drives for daily driving, so most of the pros of these cars don't attract me at all.

There's a reason why the hot hatches have virtually zero presence at the local tracks. They can be seen a lot at the drag strips doing quarter mile runs though! Super fast cars.

FRS/BRZ is the worst car to judge based on a quick test drive. It's literally the shittest feeling haha
Well if you want a track car then that's a different story but a stock for stock comparison as a daily driver, the Golf and Focus and Civic are all FAR better than a BRZ. Also a decently modified anything can be very very fast...

My judgement of the BRZ is the same, just a couple short test drives. I got out of the car with a "meh" feeling every time. The S2000 is a lot more engaging and fun to drive overall than the BRZ...why not get one of those?
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Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
Well if you want a track car then that's a different story but a stock for stock comparison as a daily driver, the Golf and Focus and Civic are all FAR better than a BRZ. Also a decently modified anything can be very very fast...

My judgement of the BRZ is the same, just a couple short test drives. I got out of the car with a "meh" feeling every time. The S2000 is a lot more engaging and fun to drive overall than the BRZ...why not get one of those?
I mentioned it, I want a track car. BRZ is a mild version of S2K that actually can carry a set of track wheels and tools and a passenger inside the car. That's why I dont want to get a S2K over BRZ.

Your judgement will never change with a couple short test drives so I have nothing to say. haha
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CTR is much more of a track car than FoRS and Golf R. And I'm in love with the looks minus the fake cf and red pinstripes, so that's why I want one!
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CTR is much more of a track car than FoRS and Golf R. And I'm in love with the looks minus the fake cf and red pinstripes, so that's why I want one!
Out of curiosity, what makes it more of a track car than the other two?
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Track proven? Probably.. shiet.. who can forget.

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There's no doubt that it's a fast car but what makes it more track capable than a Focus or Golf?


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There's no doubt that it's a fast car but what makes it more track capable than a Focus or Golf?

Hot damn.. But no VTEC brah?!?!?
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Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
Out of curiosity, what makes it more of a track car than the other two?
The handling characteristics, aero and driving position. Everything about it pretty much more track focused.

Just my personal opinion from experience so don't take it too seriously Everyone has a different set of priorities. It's great that we have many cool cars under $40k that suits others.
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Hot damn.. But no VTEC brah?!?!?
Boost >>>> VTEC Even Honda agreed with this when making new CTR.

First hand experience.
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The handling characteristics, aero and driving position. Everything about it pretty much more track focused.

Just my personal opinion from experience so don't take it too seriously Everyone has a different set of priorities. It's great that we have many cool cars under $40k that suits others.
Oh no, don't take my question the wrong way. I was genuinely curious about what the difference is and what attributes make one better/worse than the other since you have a lot of experience with it. I've spent exactly 0 minutes on a track in my life and frankly DGAF about track performance from a daily. I bought a fast daily and nothing more.
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Boost >>>> VTEC Even Honda agreed with this when making new CTR.

First hand experience.
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Oh no, don't take my question the wrong way. I was genuinely curious about what the difference is and what attributes make one better/worse than the other since you have a lot of experience with it. I've spent exactly 0 minutes on a track in my life and frankly DGAF about track performance from a daily. I bought a fast daily and nothing more.


You got the perfect car. Golf R is a super fast car in a tuxedo. It has the most matured look inside and out as well.

I use VW/Audi/Porsche Nappa Leather for my business. It's the best.
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You don't have many friends IRL do you
More than you brah.
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Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
Boost >>>> VTEC Even Honda agreed with this when making new CTR.

First hand experience.
Gets on the boost wagon, and starts shitting on what brought him to this forum in the first place. Don't you be shitting on VTAAAAK, Sam!!!

The CTR has boost and VTEC. Only the NSX has no VTEC, if I'm not mistaken.

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Gets on the boost wagon, and starts shitting on what brought him to this forum in the first place. Don't you be shitting on VTAAAAK, Sam!!!

The CTR has boost and VTEC. Only the NSX has no VTEC, if I'm not mistaken.
I still have the poster boy of VTEC kicked in yo sitting in my garage. It definitely has it's place and is a lot of fun but the immediate shove into the seat of the boost hitting is intoxicating.
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More than you brah.
I don't have any friends.. everyone's a dumb asshole
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Would honestly get a BRZ and turbocharge it anyday over BMW 2 Series or M2. haha
It's a nice GT daily. But I want something that I can track sometimes without worrying about things blowing up!


Originally Posted by kurtatx View Post
My friend has a 230 m sport. I don't know that anyone loves a car as much as she loves that one.
I also know someone that has one ...and I hear it is a proper coupe.

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I think it is time for your first BMW....
230 M sport 6mt. Unless of course you wanna go M2...
On the street, the 228i/230i is plenty of car. It just goes and goes, no drama about it.
If you do want drama and track use, then yes, get an M2... or a tuned, turbo'ed BRZ?
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another shot from the once in a lifetime occurrence I missed....

This is the second McLaren F1 in Chicago that I hear about from srika when it is too late....

What is the background story here - McLaren event? Local F1LM or they shipped it in for the event?
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oh we're talking M cars now... well fuck it.. RS3 #cucklyfe!
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oh we're talking M cars now... well fuck it.. RS3 #cucklyfe!


It's just too small for me, though
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It's just too small for me, though
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There's one in my neighborhood.. sedan version
it's strange seeing a grown man in that thing
gotta get the sportsback
is it not available in the US?
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There's one in my neighborhood.. sedan version
it's strange seeing a grown man in that thing
gotta get the sportsback
is it not available in the US?
Nope
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It's just too small for me, though

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