#1 2014-05-10 03:39:58

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Should I get an FR-S, or a Civic Si and a Miata?

So, I've been racking my brain trying to decide what would make me happiest. An FR-S, which is an amazing, RWD car that is a perfect vehicle. But, one that I would obsess over and rub with a diaper and park it in the back of the parking lot and cry whenever it got a door ding. It costs about $5,000 more (no base models for sale around here) which I would feel for awhile, plus I'd be itching to buy wider wheels for it and other crazy mods that would make it not only my daily driver, but my project. And even if I could get a project Miata, it would be impractical to have two little sports cars.

On the other hand, a Civic SI would be a lot cheaper and more practical. I wouldn't be obsessed with it like I would an FR-S (I am way too emotionally attached to my current car, and it is not a healthy relationship). I could mod it if I wanted to. But mainly it would be more practical, more low key (but still cool), and I'd have a ton of cash left over with which I could buy a project Miata. Then I could have another car to take apart at my leisure, really get to wrench on, learn to do more complicated maintenance on, and really (hopefully) learn a lot more about cars.

I just don't know what I'd rather do. The sixteen year old version of myself would get the FR-S in a heartbeat. But the 25 year old current me sees a lot more reason to get the Civic. But then again, shouldn't I be stepping up to a real sports car?

What would you do?


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#2 2014-05-11 05:28:36

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Re: Should I get an FR-S, or a Civic Si and a Miata?

Yeah I think I'm just going to get a Corolla. I'm a cheap bastard.


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#3 2014-05-11 07:02:23

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Re: Should I get an FR-S, or a Civic Si and a Miata?

Wow, you changed your opinion fast, how did you get from Civic Si or FR-S to a Corolla?


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#4 2014-05-12 14:09:49

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Re: Should I get an FR-S, or a Civic Si and a Miata?

ameer wrote:

Yeah I think I'm just going to get a Corolla. I'm a cheap bastard.

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#5 2014-05-18 23:22:24

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Re: Should I get an FR-S, or a Civic Si and a Miata?

I'm going to get the frs for sure. I think.


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#6 2014-05-26 12:47:45

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Re: Should I get an FR-S, or a Civic Si and a Miata?

FR-S / 86's are hot right now, don't you want to be hot?


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#7 2014-05-30 04:24:39

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Re: Should I get an FR-S, or a Civic Si and a Miata?

I've been really fixated on the FR-S, but I've been reading really bad things about their reliability. Apparently a lot of people have had blown engines, and not just people who turbocharged them. Stock engines.

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65661
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66505

Now I'm looking at the Civic again, but it's like I've talked myself out of it. It's a car for teenagers and the stancey mods I would do it it are just dorky.

So there are no good cars, period. Boo.


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#8 2014-05-30 19:31:40

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Re: Should I get an FR-S, or a Civic Si and a Miata?

If it's any help I love my Z4?


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#9 2014-05-31 01:05:25

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Re: Should I get an FR-S, or a Civic Si and a Miata?

Maybe you can get a 2nd hand 86 in a few years or a later gen one that fixes up a few of the issues it's having.

So MX-5 then? real shame you don't get S13's and S14's over there, they would be perfect for you.

Ameer just get one of these:  http://store.speedhunters.com/us/shop/model-car-kit/


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#10 2014-06-20 18:12:42

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Re: Should I get an FR-S, or a Civic Si and a Miata?

I hate myself. I can't make a decision to save my life. I went to the Scion dealership, handed them a check for $500, and told them to order me a black, base model, stripped out, manual FR-S. It should be here in two weeks.

Now I'm reading this thread: http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15577

and I feel like I'm going to have a panic attack. Why would I lay down $27,688 on a car that's going to leak oil and explode?

I actually already bought Toyota badges for it, to replace the Scion badges. Because JDM tite yo.

But now I feel so goddamn nervous about the car, I just want to cancel my order and get the $500 back. And get a Civic Si, I GUESS.

Am I being crazy? Or what?


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#11 2014-06-20 21:33:01

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Re: Should I get an FR-S, or a Civic Si and a Miata?

ameer wrote:

Yeah I think I'm just going to get a Corolla. I'm a cheap bastard.


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#12 2014-06-27 09:58:33

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Re: Should I get an FR-S, or a Civic Si and a Miata?

Yo son, stop your fretting.

EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE.

I read that topic and all I see is great customer service; repaired 1 week, repaired, repaired, repaired.


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