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Old 04-21-2009, 08:41 AM   #1
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Which to choose...

Hey,

Currently look at getting one of the following...

Honda S2000
Nissan 350z
Mazda RX-8
Toyota Celica
Lancer Evo 7

Referring to performance, which do you guys think would be the best option?
Also, I'm in Australia so my access to some cars is limited. My price goes to 30,000 (Aus).

Thanks.
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:22 PM   #2
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Hey,

Currently look at getting one of the following...

Honda S2000
Nissan 350z
Mazda RX-8
Toyota Celica
Lancer Evo 7

Referring to performance, which do you guys think would be the best option?
Also, I'm in Australia so my access to some cars is limited. My price goes to 30,000 (Aus).

Thanks.
I'd eliminate the Celica straight away. On paper the other 5 are good performers, but in my opinion the Evo would be the best performer and most affordable option, given its likely age.
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:26 PM   #3
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Well since I'm a DSMer I'm automatically going to tell you that the EVO is the best option for you. Its reliable and cheap to make fast.
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:46 PM   #4
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For outright performance I'd say the Evo is hard to beat. The Celica GT4 is also fast but it's thirst for super unleaded financially crippled my friend a while ago...

The import tuning scene in Oz tends to wean towards AWD cars such as the Rex, Evo and Godzilla so you'll probably get more aftermarket support. Have you not considered the Monaro/Commodores or Falcons?
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The import tuning scene in Oz tends to wean towards AWD cars such as the Rex, Evo and Godzilla so you'll probably get more aftermarket support. Have you not considered the Monaro/Commodores or Falcons?
I wish they'd make falcons here in the US again man those cars are awesome.
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:53 PM   #6
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For outright performance I'd say the Evo is hard to beat. The Celica GT4 is also fast but it's thirst for super unleaded financially crippled my friend a while ago...

You're telling me that the difference of MAYBE $3.00-$4.00 per tank crippled your friend? LOL!!!

I don't know where you're from, but even at the height of the gas prices a few months back, the difference between Supreme and Cheap was not a huge deal. Right now, the difference is about 0.15 cents. That can't be the cause for financially crippling anyone!
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:46 PM   #7
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Super Unleaded costs at one point last year 1.20(around $2)/litre. That's at least 50/tank and with its poor fuel mileage (the Celica GT4 is not the car people drive slowly) that adds up. Even 10 for me in my econobox will only manage a week at best these days.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:23 PM   #8
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:20 PM   #9
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I have always been a honda fan and i love this beauty of the convertible Honda S2000,though slightly on the expensive side but its worth it.
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Old 06-13-2009, 04:39 PM   #10
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Hey,

Currently look at getting one of the following...

Honda S2000
Nissan 350z
Mazda RX-8
Toyota Celica
Lancer Evo 7

Referring to performance, which do you guys think would be the best option?
Also, I'm in Australia so my access to some cars is limited. My price goes to 30,000 (Aus).

Thanks.

RX8 is a joke, what a waste of money! the 350z can get pretty nice with upgrades, as well as the evo 7 and i've heard the s2000 has potential. I would go to your local performance parts shop and see what they have on stock for those cars, between performance and parts availability thats how i would go.
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