So I'm still looking for cars and am bumping up my funding bracket, mostly
due to the most recent problem with my car (thermostat, cooling hose,
throttle reg. trashed), and the fact that my parents are willing to spot me
some additional cash. SO ya, provided I sell my car, toss in my current
bank account, and pray for some high school graduation/upcoming birthday
happiness, and go into debt with the folks, I'm looking in the 8-14k
So ya, I've been looking at like the 1999 Impreza's (and drooling over a 2002 wrx), or the 2004 lancer ralliart. Theres actually 2 lancers at a dealer down the street with 13k miles for just a tad under $14k. The parents want a new car for me, since they are tired with all the damn repairs on my 94 integra. I guess the key is low mileage and newer car. heheh.
So say it was between the Impreza coupe and the Lancer Oz-rally... Where would I get the most bang for my buck + most room for future expansion on the car?
OZ rally is a piece. Impreza all the way, until you get into EVO territory. Maybe Rallyart, but NOT OZ.
the oz is an evo with a tuned down computer and no turbo, for expansion, id
go with the lancer, but bang for the buick, go with the impreza, if you
save up also, the impreza will get you more bang, but costs more buck
EDIT: totaly disregard that, i thought the standard lancers had the 4g63, but i found out they got a 4g93 or sumtin, so i dont no about upgrades for that engine, but otherwise, take the impreza
If you were talking about Evo versus the impreza I'd say Evo hands down. But in this case I'd say go for the Impreza.:smoke:
It just seems like this thread comes back again, and again, and again.....
well atleast it's not sti vs. evo this time... something actually
either way, take the wrx over any non-evo lancer. :thumbs:
I agree with what's been said so far. We only get the Evo version of the Lancer over here (or have done for a few years anyway), but I'd imagine a non-Turbo'd 'Evo' would be a pretty unrefined and slow example lol. So yeah, go with the Impreza! If we were talking proper Lancers, then I'd recommend that!...but we're not lol
We get a 120hp SOHC 2.0L Lancer ES or 120hp SOHC 2.0L Lancer OZ Rally Ed.
(basically a Lancer ES with 15" OZ wheels). The OZ performs no better than
the ES as they share the same exact tires and suspension (even brakes are
exactly the same). The next step up is a 162hp SOHC 2.4L Lancer Ralliart,
it handles better than the base models because of bigger better tires (205
vs 195 rubber), has a front strut tower brace (the base models lack this),
and a fatter front sway bar (26mm vs. 24mm).
Then we get into the EVO models...all of which have the same exact power.
Yea, I messed up and put down OZ, but I meant to put down the ralliart
Still the same consensus I gather?
(and ya, you won't be getting any Evo vs. STi questions from me... I already have done my research there and besides, my pockets don't go nearly that deep.)
I found a 2000 Impreza RS close by (well, 100 mi. but whatever) with a lot of mods... Though i can't really bear the thought of another modded car, since they're always driven hard.
Personally, if you're going for performance the Ralliart would be quicker and probably handle slightly better than an Impreza RS. Remember, the Impreza RS is pretty damn slow with only 165hp and AWD. That's just too little power for a 50/50 AWD drivetrain with its weight. The Impreza RS is a 16 second car.
go with the ralliart, its a lil more sporty, more get up and go, but i dont no its drivetrain so if u like AWD (and assuming raliart isnt) go with the impreza, slow, but nice car none the less
Your Evo's have identical power?....I'm sure we have a 280bhp and a 320bhp (FQ320?) Evo
we dont have any evo's over here with FXxxx names...
we have the evolution rs, IX, and MR edition.
the rs is ment to look like a sleeper (well... if someone doesn't recognize an evo, then :screwy: ), as it doesnt have the extra apendage sittin on the trunk (boot, for you) :mrgreen:
the IX is the "normal" evo
and the MR is the top of the class, the only one sporting a 6-speed, and i'm sure a handful of other such added bonus's.
I know you guys get different power level "FQ" models. But we dont.
You guys get...
FQ-300 - 305bhp
FQ-320 - 326bhp
FQ-340 - 345bhp
Our EVO's all have 286bhp and 289tq.
Ours come in three trims...
EVO RS - $29,149
EVO IX - $31,399
EVO MR - $36,299
Check my sig
EVO's and STi's aren't important here. What is important is Ralliart vs. 2.5RS. I would say 2.5 RS.
We were only talking about the EVO to cliffy, because he was wondering why
we get only the same power level EVO here in the states (just in different
trim levels), while in England they get multiple power level versions.
I already told the original poster what I think he/she should get, which would be the Ralliart.
You tell him lol!
We also get the MR over here, too:thumbs:
I'm starting to think you are a Dodge employee trying to plug their products lol:banghead:
Im just a big fan
Of even the Stratus:laughing: ?
Yes...:banghead: ..no. I just like the Neon because a. i drive one and b. its pretty zippy. Ive kept up with cars that I didnt think I could. The srt-4 is a whole different story