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      10-15-2019, 04:35 PM   #67
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Sounds like you're describing a Toyota 86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ/Mazda Miata.

Cheap, really light weight, nimble, and you can get them new without breaking the bank.

Highly mod-able.
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Sounds like you're describing a Toyota 86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ/Mazda Miata.

Cheap, really light weight, nimble, and you can get them new without breaking the bank.

Highly mod-able.
I have no emotional attachment to those cars and I would hate driving every second of it except perhaps the Miata.
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      10-15-2019, 08:20 PM   #69
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I have no emotional attachment to those cars and I would hate driving every second of it except perhaps the Miata.




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      10-16-2019, 04:27 AM   #71
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For a moddable track monster, a SS 1LE or C6 z06 are hard to beat even stock. Another choice way down on the budget would be a 370z (nismo?). If you're willing to venture deep into project-land, a scmedium single turbo fd3s rx-7 feels like it would trounce most cars *when* it runs.
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Don't doubt yourself, give the Subi STI a try. It was the last car I had before the M4. Great car to build on and the most phenomenal AWD system I've ever used. Lightly used 2019-2020's will fetch low $30's... add in another $30k to it and you won't find another car that can really perform all around with it.

In no particular order: (1) beef up the clutch, (2) build the motor, (3) upgrade the turbo and cooling system, (4) upgrade the suspension and all mounts, (4) upgrade the pads, lines, and rotors (2018+ comes with 6 and 2 pot brembos), (5) upgrade all fluids, (6) upgrade the exhaust, (7) add an IAG AOS, and finally (8) get it tuned by Mikey Botti or Greg/Don at MGW Miami.

This was my 2018. Had only 303/306 at the wheels but holy shit was the car fun.


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      02-15-2020, 11:06 AM   #77
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Don't doubt yourself, give the Subi STI a try. It was the last car I had before the M4. Great car to build on and the most phenomenal AWD system I've ever used. Lightly used 2019-2020's will fetch low $30's... add in another $30k to it and you won't find another car that can really perform all around with it.

In no particular order: (1) beef up the clutch, (2) build the motor, (3) upgrade the turbo and cooling system, (4) upgrade the suspension and all mounts, (4) upgrade the pads, lines, and rotors (2018+ comes with 6 and 2 pot brembos), (5) upgrade all fluids, (6) upgrade the exhaust, (7) add an IAG AOS, and finally (8) get it tuned by Mikey Botti or Greg/Don at MGW Miami.

This was my 2018. Had only 303/306 at the wheels but holy shit was the car fun.
The thread title is “smaller, sportier and lighter” and as much as I love wrx sti, it’s none of those things compared to f80. It’s just “cheaper” and that is questionable with all the mods you suggested, when a used ‘15 f80 is a low $40k car all day long
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The thread title is “smaller, sportier and lighter” and as much as I love wrx sti, it’s none of those things compared to f80. It’s just “cheaper” and that is questionable with all the mods you suggested, when a used ‘15 f80 is a low $40k car all day long
OP himself stated in the original post:

"As much as I wanted a STI in the past, I prefer something a little more refined and 'my age'."

I'm just saying if you want something different, get something different.
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I love Minis, but different league in my humble opinion, especially being FWD.
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One of my friends just sold his 991.1 RS and replaced it with a C8 in order. He wanted a car he could feel good about hammering on, versus he was trying to keep the RS “mint” as an “investment”.

Msrp deal, 6 months wait.

Not sure why it’s so unbelievable to get a c8 for msrp. Maybe it’s harder if you want the very first one?
Absolutely mind blowing that anyone would go for that... the RS is a very special car.
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Absolutely mind blowing that anyone would go for that... the RS is a very special car.
That’s what I thought too but I guess I’ll never fully understand until I’m in a position to get my own RS

I’m keeping an open mind since I never thought a 115whp spec Miata could be more fun to track than a 500+hp old 911, but the reality is my SM is used so much I keep it at the track and my 911 is on a trickle charger. I would never have believed that before I experienced it myself
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