new to the forum so sorry if anything is in the wrong place
I'm looking to change from my Clio 182 to a Type R,
Originally I wanted a smaller turbo'd engine but having test driven the Mini Cooper s and Vauxhall VXR, the 1.6 turbo really isn't a decent replacement for a 2L bar the better mpg and tax
The Cooper S and Vauxhalls turbos are great to accelerate in any gear but no matter how many revs you give them there's never a real kick in power so it's not really an attached drive where you have to keep on top of the car to bring out its best
Tested the Fiesta ST mountune 185 and it was a very boring drive, same with the Clio 200, the added weight really dulled the fun and it didn't feel like it wanted to be worked
Then I drove an FN2, wow, the first car that felt like a quality piece of kit and I actually felt attached to the car, loved the interior and the seating position (I'm 6'2" so It's the first car I actually fitted in lol) also the first time I'd experienced the VTEC kick
so that pretty much made all of the other test drives irrelevant, but now I'm thinking about the ep3 as well.
There's the massive life story lol but Basically I'm just looking for some opinions, I'm going to book a test drive of an ep3 before I make any final decisions, but would you take the luxury of the FN2 GT or the faster ep3, obviously the FN2 didnt feel as fun or chuckable as my car but surely both are at least a little quicker than the 182? Hard to tell when the was 3 blokes in for the test drive.
I've got 8k max but would rather stick to 7k so I'd be looking at a 50k miles FN2GT, or about 70k miles on an EP3 for 4.5k
I'm only 19 so both the type r's I'm looking are going to be an insurance increase but don't want to go any faster than a type r and end up killing myself so no Megane r26 just yet
and I need to make a decision before I test a Golf GTi mkV and I'm back to square 1 lol