I work for a Toyota-scion dealership, and from driving both the manual and automatic scion fr-s on the highway and other various places, i do believe you will be disappointed if you were to purchase one. The car might as well be fwd, and is extremely slow. I was disappointed when i drove the car, just a heads up to anyone whos interested in it...
Eh ive done the power stuff on old euro metal a few times and it cost way more. every time my turbo e30 broke it was at least a grand lol. But if you decide to start selling stuff off let me know. I'm getting sick of oogling your car everyday when I see it anyways
Ehh dont sell the car for something older. You would likely need to spend a good amount of money to get all the repairs up to snuff before you can start to mod with out much hassel. Just remember there is a reason you got ride of the old MKIV for a MKV.
In all honsety I am sick of being slammed at times and motor wise we are about the same. I like the ride height look but hate the daily doesnt help that my suspension is on the way out and need to replace it within the next year. What I have decided to to do myself is some H&R suspension have a modest to low drop so the handling doesnt start to suffer a bunch run beefier tires and new adapters for the rear to get ride of the negative camber that is eating tires up. Start to auto x the car and try and have some fun with it. I was ready to talk to quirk about trading in my car for a 08 .:R they had but didnt want anymore payments since I am about a year away from paying it off.
Hope those wheels go to a good home.
It IS fun to have a fast RWD go-cart, but fast forward 4 years - and I'm back in a Jetta because I wanted a car that can do more than just go fast and corner.
Got nothing more to add, good luck with your decision making, it is always a trade off.
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