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    Quote Originally Posted by taz_rocks_miami View Post
    I've never driven or even read about the DC2 ITR's handling so I'll take your word for it's neutral handling. Even so, let's say that helps it equal the WRX in the handling department. The WRX's speed should give it the advantage on a road course IMO. We've overlooked one thing, braking. Handling possibly being equal, if the DC2 ITR can out brake the WRX, maybe that would nullify it's faster speed in the straights??
    But is there so much difference in straight line? IIRC the ITR had about 200bhp, and the WRX won't be that far off the mark, plus the ITR will be lighter. In my opinion:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    But is there so much difference in straight line? IIRC the ITR had about 200bhp, and the WRX won't be that far off the mark, plus the ITR will be lighter. In my opinion:

    Well sorted FWD car > Average 4WD car
    I'm really intrigued now. I wanna see these two cars on the track!

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    Quote Originally Posted by taz_rocks_miami View Post
    I'm really intrigued now. I wanna see these two cars on the track!
    H22a put a video up a few posts back
    imo the DC2 ITR is harder to drive fast in that it's more focused, it is a bit hardcore for your average daily driver too sometimes.... since they are close in terms of speed, and whatever choice will be used everyday, i'd vote the WRX (and it has 2 extra doors)
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    ITR is slightly winning, it is my pref but you cant get an unmodded, low k and good condition ITR for under 20k, the WRX on the other hand would be so much more convieneant(luggage space,4dr) but attract way more cops, yet i can probably get into one for about 18k.
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    It's gotta be the 200SX mate. It'll go forever as long as you take care of it, very light, good engine, brilliant handler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndclasscitizen View Post
    It's gotta be the 200SX mate. It'll go forever as long as you take care of it, very light, good engine, brilliant handler.
    just be wary of landcruisers.
    in fact, a certain member here has a nice red 200SX for sale...
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    ^^ Yeah everyone knows the red ones are faster, and that 200SX even more rapido ...

    Quote Originally Posted by h22a View Post
    Also, if anyone wants to mention any other vehicles that are similar that would be sweet.
    Price range is roughly $22 max (Aus)

    I should add that its a daily driver.
    Or maybe Motor mag's PCOTY, from $16k up

    http://www.drive.com.au/Search/Searc...7c20000&from=5

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    Quote Originally Posted by taz_rocks_miami View Post
    I'm really intrigued now. I wanna see these two cars on the track!
    Been there.
    Knockhill outing.
    The Type-R had K&N and a free flow exhaust as only mods.
    They were on a par.
    The WRX had it in the chicane and the Honda pretty much everywhere else.
    We were all surprised how well the Honda did
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    I had writen a long answer but my IP let me down so here goes the executive summary:

    Get the WRX, it's best suited to average australian conditions, much better than hatch backs are. Get the 200 SX if you want to get into drifting...
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    I don't know about the rest of the world, but in the US, ITR's are expensive to insure since they tend to "go missing" late at night. They're also hard to find unmolested. Too bad, since they're generally regarded as the best handling FWD car ever. After the AXB and any 1.8T powered autos, of course.
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    Or Integra wit BMW V12 and Single turbo for maximum ownage

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    yeah i like the little hot hatches but if i went for one it would have to be a Reno clio sports. I dont mind the peugeot but im roughly 6-2 and struggle to get into them.
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    always been a huge fan of the A4 V6(cousin's got one thats lowered, wheels, subtle bodykit, remus exhaust, chip etc) looks sweet and handles like a dream. Its just hard to find one thats low k and good condition plus apparently the electrics are shot with older models. Would never touch a saab unless it was maybe a 9-3 vigen but from what im told they have hell understeer. The lexus is nice but to underpowered, really refined but not what im after. cheers
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