But if the engine is current topic, I don't care for it. It's rough, noisy, and just not very pleasant to me. There are people that love it though, so good for them.
This would be my answer also, assuming you just get the $70k. Definitely want to get Sport PASM with LSD included. I can't think of a better way to spend $70k on a sports car. I'm obviously as biased as you can get.
I voted M2 Comp, but I don't actually see myself buying a new BMW at all, and don't think the M2 (in any guise) is something I'd pay more than $50k for. Sweet car, definitely. But all things considered..
I rather get a Honda Civic Type R + Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary
Most of the cars in the list don't really have a better manual transmission than these 2 "little cars"
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i already voted with my wallet, give the choice i would do it all over again unless that 911 GT3 is down to 70K now.
His - 17 F350 Platinum 6.7 CCSB | 17 Shelby GT350 | 87 Buick Regal GN | 37 Plymouth Coupe | 19 Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE
Hers - 17 Explorer Sport | 14 Mustang GT
EKaru, this is a good thread but your poll sucks
I want to vote BRZ, because when I bought that car I became one of the very few people to buy a brand new manual car in 2018. But, it's not on the poll.
Alright, so I'll vote Miata. Not on the poll?? Fine, I'll go Civic Type R. Not on the poll either..? Okay well if I'm going FWD hot hatch I'll pick my other favorite, the GTI. Strike four!
There are plenty of "what would you buy for $X" discussions out there. I think limiting it only to brand new three-pedal sports cars makes this thread much more interesting--and large part of that is because you can't just go through the automotive greatest hits and pick your favorite
It's an important factor since some of these cars are much more geared towards track use than street use and vice versa. The GT350 is probably one of the most glorious cars I've gotten the opportunity to rip at the track, but for it's price point I'm not sure I could recommend it for street only. It's still a mustang, and it comes with it's fair share of build quality quirks and a lot of hard plastics inside.
If it were my money though, I would go for some much cheaper but arguably more fun options. ND2 Miata, BRZ, CTR, Veloster N etc.
2017 Subaru BRZ w/ PP 6MT (SCCA TT T4)/B7 Audi A4 Quattro 6MT (The winter beater)/1.8L Rotrex Time Attack Miata 5MT/NB1 Chump Car Endurance Racing Miata 6MT
1. Evora - Maximum undampened smiles
2. BMW M2
3. Porsche Cayman
Any car which holds together for a whole race is too heavy.
AAM makes really nice straight pipes for the 370Z for less than $550 I think. Opens up the sound way better than stock.
Don't understand the hate for the Z. The Nismo version is quite nice IMO. The Recaro seats are fantastic, plus an extra 18 HP. With some simple bolt-ons and tune you can easily get 380 HP at the crank.