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Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Sedan
#1 of 377 Which car can beat WRX sti performance within the pricerange?
Jan 31, 2004 (11:57 am)
i really don't want to talk about sti and evos all day, is there any other cars that can beat those twinturbocharged little sedans with less $? what about Mini cooper S john cooper works? but hate the styling though...
#2 of 377 Also what sports car are you willing to buy with $30k?
Jan 31, 2004 (12:02 pm)
i want to see the general aspect of the popularity of certain model of a performance cars. i am thinking of lancer evolution. much more popular than sti, b/c of the aftermarket products and lot cheaper than sti too. But really doesn't evolution looks kinda baby car? i dunno...maybe its just me.
Jan 31, 2004 (12:21 pm)
Funny, I love the styling of the mini! Unfortunately, it's an impractical 2 door 2 wheel drive vehicle with questionable reliability. I understand that they do really well in pylon racing. That's it, not in the same league as the STi and EVO. I guess the Mustang, RX8 and Z could be considered in the same price range. There's something to be said about the rally inspired cars. As performance cars the street versions of rally cars seem to have more in common with real people, on real roads, in real weather, with real utility. As for me, I'm not willing to give up all wheel drive!
#4 of 377 You've named the best
Jan 31, 2004 (1:46 pm)
in the Evo and STi, all that's left is the rest. You can't talk top shelf without talking Evo and STi. My .02, YMMV.
#7 of 377 STi & Evo
Feb 16, 2004 (2:25 pm)
I think the STi's & Evo's 0-60 specs are in the high 4's. That's extremely fast for a $30k car. I don't think a Mini Cooper will come close to this. The only car in the $30K range that may give give it a run is the S2000 (although I think the Evo and STi will still prevail)
Feb 16, 2004 (2:40 pm)
"i really don't want to talk about sti and evos all day, is there any other cars that can beat those twinturbocharged little sedans with less $?"
A used Camaro or Mustang with mods. You could easily build a Fox body Mustang to run with or beat an Evo or STI for a lot less than $30K and that includes handling too. You never said anything about used cars....
#9 of 377 Modified Cars
Feb 16, 2004 (2:50 pm)
I don't think it's fair to include modified cars. I could modify a Plymouth Valiant for under $30k to make it faster than a STi / Evo.
I think JHP implied "new" cars.
Feb 16, 2004 (6:01 pm)
there really aren't any new cars that meet or beat the EVO or STI in bang for the buck, so I figured I'd throw in a couple used late models to make things more interesting.
Really, the only car that comes close to the EVO or STI is the Neon SRT. Yeah, it's FWD, but realize that the only way you're getting sub 5 second 0-60 times in the EVO or STI is by severly abusing the clutch and driveline. AWD cars are really hard on clutches when you're trying to launch them.
Yeah, you could make a Valiant as fast or faster as an EVO, but I don't know about handling. The Camaro and Mustang may not be based on new chassis' but they're newer than the Valiant. What does the Valiant have, leaf springs? Stripper fox body Mustang coupes weigh less than 3000 lbs and can be made to kick butt on the track or the strip. If we're talking bang for the buck, it's hard to beat a fox body Mustang.