Join Date: 30th October 2008
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The Evo X is a superb drive, I test drove it a couple of weeks ago as well as the Leon Cupra.
The CTR was such a good deal that I could not refuse it though. The Evo X with the SST gearbox (which having tried it, you couldn't go back to normal gearbox!) is a shade over £30k, and the CTR was half the price and a better car for motorway cruising with the cruise control and extra gear.
My trackdays are down to 3-4 a year now as well, so can't justify an extra £15k to have a better trackday machine !
Personally, I don't think you're ever going to get satisfaction from a type-R if you're used to true performance cars. The CTR is more 'hot hatch' than true sports car.
I've recently had a Cayman S and I know the Type-R won't be anywhere near as much driving fun but I need more practicality and it helps in the current economic climate when tyres aren't £275 a pop and services £500+ !
For me it was head ruling heart this time around, which is why I've gone for the CTR at £15k, but if I had £20k+ to spend, and not thinking about a practical car, then It'd be a different story. There's a lot you can do with the Focus ST, and M3's are great all-round cars for the money as well if you're happy with 2nd hand (not that I'm saying either of these aren't practical - personally I'd go for used Porker which isn't practical whatsoever, but great fun!).
Happy hunting !
Last edited by Rafferj; 17th November 2008 at 16:34.