Last post on Oct 12, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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Chevrolet, Ford, Chrysler
#18 of 19 Re: Amen, brother, but.... [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 12, 2012 (2:39 pm)
Okay, we're looking for fun to drive and differentiated, yet attractive styling. I'm wondering whether a new or recent model Civic coupe might be a better compromise than a MINI. Not quite as much fun as the MINI, maybe, but without the reliability issues. I say this because the specs for the Civic coupe are pretty close to the discontinued Acura Integra/RSX, and the price is lower. The Integra/RSX were considered fun to drive and reliable. What do you think, given that all cars require a compromise of one sort or another?
I wish Scion had come out with an updated version of the xA, which you owned. It was a neat compact 4-door hatch. Of course, the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ might be the best substitutes for the MINI, since they're RWD. I mentioned the Civic coupe initially because, like the MINI, it's FWD.
Your thoughts on these?
#19 of 19 Re: Amen, brother, but.... [hpmctorque]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 12, 2012 (4:22 pm)
The scion/subaru FR-S/BRZ looks quite interesting yes. Might very well become "the Mini that doesn't break".
I don't think I could bear the Honda because the interiors are so cheap. But the Si does put out just over 200 HP, which is pretty good on a light car. Also it has the typical Honda generic looks, which is a deal-breaker for me at least.
the xA was a great little car with a lot of utility but I can't imagine it being "exciting".