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Old 10-27-2000, 08:14 AM   #1
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Talking Finally, I have the best of both worlds...

As some of you may already known from my previous posts, I was never completely "thrilled" with the bearly adaquate performance of the 2.5 RS.
Yes it handles great, yes it has good low end, and a big YES to AWD!

I have also been contemplating whether or not the significance of AWD for the 5 real snowy days of the year is enough to put up with the limited performance in other areas....but you guys already know that!

Then with the new US WRX came the light at the end of the tunnel. OK, styling I can live with, but 215 HP in a close to 3000 lb car??
Yes, it is still much better then what we get right now, but with the close to $40,000 canadian it will be selling at....not to mention the potential "gouging" the delears may do in the first year...,that will be far more than what I would be willing to pay and put up with in the near future...., maybe a couple of years down the road...

However, in the mean time....
Since my "old lady" needed a new car, we started shopping. And yes, we dared to look at non Subaru cars as well.
To make the long story short, since she actually likes my RS, and also knew that I really wanted something else on the side, she was kind enough to take my MY00 of my hands so I can get what I want!! Wow!

So now we have a new addition to the family,
a Phoenix Yellow 00' Integra Type-R #818.

OK, I will not go into how awesom this car is, but I can tell you that it takes care of all my performance and high-RPM requirements, period!!

And when the urge to drift in the snow hits me, all I need to do is drop to my knees and beg the wife for a while..., she is the greatest!!

Sorry guys/gals, I don't want to sound like I am "selling out" on you, or on my Scooby!
I still like the car, but I had to do what I had to do!

At least this way my Scooby remains in the family and will be well looked after, even if I won't be the primary driver...


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Old 10-27-2000, 08:17 AM   #2
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hey, if you can stand the FWD, all the power to ya, and congrats
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Old 10-27-2000, 10:51 AM   #3
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2000 GC8 STi
2015 Ford Mustang GT

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Type-R is a badass ride, sweet dude! What do you think kicks butt in the AutoX Nationals? Type-R's... Good choice my man!

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Old 10-27-2000, 11:04 AM   #4
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Nice car ASNG. Will I be seeing you at Honda Tech now?

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Old 10-28-2000, 02:29 PM   #5
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There is FWD, and there is FWD in the ITR!
Yes, I do have to pay attention to wheel spin in 1st and 2nd gears when I'm flat out.

However, the car is so well ballanced and tunned that I'm having to set new levels at which I take the turns and corners that I am used to. Levels that were previously not possible with my RS, AWD or not!

Not to mention that the "V-Tec trip" from 5500 RPM to the close to 9000 RPM fuel cut-off more than makes up for the few situations when AWD would make a difference...

...Man, finally a car that I can drive without having to keep thinking about the next "mod" I'm going to have to do, and that includes the stock tires as well!

OK, that's it!!...no more ITR reviews... I promise... Sorry...

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