Car: 2010 NHB TYPE R GT
Join Date: 16th July 2010
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Ep3 Fn2 or DC5??
Haven't been on here in ages (since I sold my FN2 CTR GT for a Leon cupra R), but circumstances might mean a possible return the Honda R fold, but I have a slight dilemma in that I'm not sure which way to go (if indeed I do)
I'm currently running an A4 black edt via a PCP & my mid term is up in June this year and tbh I don't feel like borrowing/paying a further £18k to buy/keep the car so I'm 99.9% certain that I'll be handing the car back and walking away, and having a had a look around at what's available that's not boring & won't cost the earth either, I've more or less narrowed it down to one of the above 3 choices.
From my PoV (for each one)
EP3 - seems like the best "economical" choice as I'd be able to pick up either an older model pretty cheaply, or a very good one for not silly money!, problem is I'm not keen on the interior (dash really!), and I know I'd wanna spend £££'s on it to lower the vtec point etc etc, if I bought one - chances are it'd be a late model Premier edt (a mate has one and I like the recaros!), obviously it'd be an older car and as such would have all the foibles of buying "an older car" too.
FN2 - had one before and liked the looks of it, and the interior (to a point), loved the seats, didn't like the paintwork finish/quality or the silly firm ride (although I understand this can be improved via the eibach springs). If I bought one it would probably a later spec car, always quite fancied a champ white or even a mugen 200 (the LSD is just an added bonus!), but I know (with the champ white atleast) I'd want to add the Grand Prix pack, I'd deffo want an I pod connection and would also like it to have the reversing camera (mine had it and it got me out of a few pickles, was a great addition! Main issue with the FN2 is the cost of actually buying one (it'd be the most expensive as it'd be the newest!)
DC5 - Never driven one, but the reputation for handling alone is a big point for me, love the coupe looks, those recaros looks sweet, there probably the rarest of this trio which would be a nice little thing for me, but obviously there import only, I'd want the pre facelift version as I don't like the facelift (looks to soft on the front end)!, the interior looks rather bland (but it's by no means a deal breaker), and I know it's not the point either as its not that kind of car, not why I'd be buying it!, bit worried that getting parts/servicing and insuring it might be a PITA because of the whole import only thing, & most importantly I suppose is the money you have to shell out to get one that's not got lots of miles on one, but it's still an older car!
My (probably obvious) question to you guys is, which would you buy if you had this choice, and why?