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EVO Vs. RX-8 Vs WRX Vs 350z

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by pissedoffsol, May 28, 2003.

what one would you buy for 25-30k?

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  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    lets see where this goes... whats the best car for 25-35k range?
     
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    Domeskilla Senior Member

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    You forgot "other".. i'd spend 35K on a brand new 03 cobra and drive that fucker till it broke. Can't really beat consistant 12.2's, stock. I'm into drag racing, not autoX tho.
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    i'd say it's a toss-up between the rx8 and evo. the rx8 probably handles better, but the evo puts down better track numbers, and the evo is more of a "tuner car". so i guess i'd go with the evo.
     
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    the fastest car on there 1/4 mile wise would be the sti right?
    then the evo, rx8, and 350z....
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    yeah, that sounds 'bout right, i the sti does the 1/4 in 13.1, the evo does it in 13.4, the rx8 does it in 14.5 and i'm not sure about the 350z... don't like those much.
     
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    well, other would include used m5's and shit.. so its just these 4 going at it.... the NEW import tuner cars i guess you could say...
     
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    its toyotas turn to release a fast car....
     
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    its been honda's turn for years, and they still haven't put one out. :)
     
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    350z beats them all in styling
    STi wins in the performance dept
     
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    Slo86GT Super Moderator

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    Hmmm I'm still partial to the "slow" cars on the list.. the 350 is classic, and the RX8 is definitely a niche or cult car..
     
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    gotta go with the EVO
    4g63 is bullet proof motor...
    The 1st gen 6 bolt motor can hold 400 hp to the wheels on stock internals...
    I think this evo can easily push 450hp to the wheels with just a FP green turbo and tuning...
    450 AWD HP = 10sec all day:
     
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    Well, I don't really like 4 doors. I can't stand the new Z. Don't like having the rotary without the turbo. If I must chose then I would say the Sti for speed, comfort, stying, and handling. And yes the 4g63 is one tough mofo, I drove mine old Tsi for roughly 40 miles with low low low oil pressure, I lost 3-4 quarts driving home from miami and for some reason my dumbass didn't notice anything, but the motor stood it's ground and keep running until I sold the Tsi.


    Milan
     
  13. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    according to the motor trend it ran a 13.XXX (it was low)

    it nudged out the 03 vette by 0.14 sec, but I wouldn't buy one anyway

    SVT 391BHP

    GT 265+SC (at 50%) 397BHP

    and in the end costs like 10k less, not that I would buy one anyway
     
  14. sisteve

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    The poll is basically broken down into two categories:

    AWD

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    Sports Car

    For AWD - STi all the way

    Sports Car - I'm in a bind, I have to drive the RX-8 to make my decision, the 350z however is a NICE car.

    I'm thinking of getting one ;)
     
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    I know what motor trend tested it as.. but it depends where you are. c&d say the z06 vette will run 12.4 (having seen the times for the ls1 vette yet).. haven't seen the cobra times either (from c&d), but it runs 12.2 here, i've seen it run it 3 times in a roll, backed by a 12.5 and a 12.3.. The dealership owner was out promoting them. a friend has some video of that day, if i can find it the next we are over there, i'll find someone with firewire port and i'll host it.

    Here is a guys sig that lives in Texas...

    2003 Supercharged Cobra
    Cold Air Intake
    X-Pipe
    Diablo Sport Computer
    2.8 upper
    6lb lower
    Magna flow catback
    PHP front mount intercooler
    Steeda Tri-AX shifter
    11.10s @ 126 and some change (before 3 lbs more boost and bigger heat exchanger) on PUMP GAS

    Sounds like a 12.2 car stock to me.. or very close to it.
     
  16. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Why do you need a turbo on the rotary when the Renesis puts out more horses n/a than the old rotary did with a twin turbo?

    RX-8 all the way, even if it DID steal most of its styling from an S2000 (front end, taillights, etc). :)

    Come on, Car and Driver (domestic heaven) had it finish first over a G35 and a Mustang Cobra.
     
  17. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    doesn't matter I wouldn't buy a ford anyway.
     
  18. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Well, neither would I, but if Car and Driver rates it above the supposedly high and mighty Cobra, that's saying something.

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  19. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    my choice...

    s2000+tubro
     
  20. sisteve

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    oh yeah, high compression and boost are wonderful :blink:


    don't forget mazda is owned by ford ;) but at least they dont dig into the parts bin for mazda cars :)
     
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