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"It is more fun to drive a slow car fast that a fast car slow"
Not necessarily true.

Even in a 130hp Miata, you still have to hold back after 9 seconds so you're not breaking speed limits on a daily commute.

The only difference is not much happens when I floor the gas pedal.

When you have at least 250 hp and 217 lb ft of torque, it's nice to know you can put the hammer down and go anytime you please.
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Subaru made a 2wd (rear wheel) Legacy for a couple of years. I always keep my eye open when I go to the u-pull yard because the transaxle works well for mid-engined subaru powered kit cars. Even if I don't put it to use, I "know" people who do and it's pretty good trading stock.

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There was one at cars and coffee today. Complete POS. Looks terrible in person. You may as well buy a first gen Hyundai Tiburon or a late model celica.



It passed me on the freeway on the way to the event (speaking for its straight line speed capabilty! ) and I could not help but notice the skinny rear wheels.

I checked. 215! And look at the pathetic ride height and rear brakes. This car is clearly a budget appearance package vehicle.

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its center of gravity is one inch lower than the cayman. out of the box.
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I do see the point in making such a car for today's market, but for an "enthusiast" - anyone on this BBS - a $20k used true sports car car will be money much better spent.

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I've seen the Subaru. She looks nicer that the black Scion.
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I do see the point in making such a car for today's market, but for an "enthusiast" - anyone on this BBS - a $20k used true sports car car will be money much better spent.

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No contest. But that applies for any new car. You can buy a very nice 996, a fantastic Carrera or 964, two of my 24k mile RX8s , or an FRS/BRZ. Probably why I nearly always buy used...
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Off-Track Review: 2013 Scion FR-S | The Truth About Cars

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Good read, thanks for posting.

His bottom line seems dead on

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But so’s the ‘Stang, and so’s the MX-5, and so’s a ‘Speed3, and so’s an Abarth, and so is the surprisingly good Genesis coupe. No two ways about it: we’re living in a golden age for cheap motoring. The FR-S is a good choice, but it’s not a no-brainer. None of them are.
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Tires/wheels are usually the first OEM part I change on a car...

And looking at the track times kaisen posted... with just a few seconds difference that could be made up by a good driver Vs bad.
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