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Old 09-18-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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ST, WRX, MS3 or Genesis 2.0t?

My 05 Focus is great but I am looking for a new car.

I am trying to stay under 22000 so that kind of knocks out any new cars, so that means the ST; but if I wait a few more months maybe I can swing it.

WRX
Pros:AWD
Cons:Weak trannny and interior styling.

MS3
Pro:Cheaper and loaded.
Cons:FWD, my sisters 07 Mazda 3 has had a few problems.

Genesis 2.0t
Pro:RWD and great interior
Con:A little pricy.

ST
Dont know much about it yet.

Any input would be great. Thanks.

This is my top choice as of now

http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invento...sting=38994991


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did you do any searching... There is like 50 of these threads already just saying! I sold my SVTF and went and bought me a 05 WRX STI I LOVE IT! the interior i like more and love the styling, power, handling, and I get so many looks in it!

If you get a WRX or STI make sure its unmolested and has low mileage if its modded and has high mileage more than likely driven like piss!

MS3 are nice kinda harder to find and if I got one i would go with a Gen 1 they are cheaper, better looking IMO, and lighter... You could also go with a MS6 if you dont mind sedan look.

Genesis coupe, I dont really no much about that one...

ST kinda pricey compared to other Turbo Mid Size 4cylinder cars... New so any bugs it has you will be the first to know and experience it... Power isnt too high, price is fairly high, wont hold its value as well as a Subie, or MS3,6...


Thats my 2 cents... Hope it helped.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:59 PM   #3
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The Genesis is a sports car. Doesn't even belong in the running with the other three IMO.
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The Genesis is a sports car. Doesn't even belong in the running with the other three IMO.
What are you smoking

The WRX is more powerful, has better weight to power ratio, AWD.
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I'm not huge fan of high power FWD cars, had a SRT-4 and 1st and 2nd gear were a waste. The genesis is nice because it is RWD, seems fun! I live in Florida so no winter here. Just want a quick daily driver that is reliable, RWD is a huge plus though.
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What are you smoking

The WRX is more powerful, has better weight to power ratio, AWD.
Never touched the stuff...there's more to being a sports car than what you've mentioned.

The Miata is a sports car...a WRX is not. A WRX STi is not.
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The WRX is more powerful, has better weight to power ratio, AWD.


Posted via FF Mobile So that makes it a sports car? Also their power and weight are very similar as of 2012. Sorry, but, I wouldnt consider the WRX a sports car. Or at least based on the generally definition. Seems these days any car performance oriented is bein labled as such...unfortunately.

Go drive them and if you really want to put these cars in your list save up so you can afford any of them. I would also add in the GTI, Mini Cooper S and the FRS/BRZ twins. Hell, go test drive the mustang v6 as well. Good luck.
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Posted via FF Mobile So that makes it a sports car? Also their power and weight are very similar as of 2012. Sorry, but, I wouldnt consider the WRX a sports car. Or at least based on the generally definition. Seems these days any car performance oriented is bein labled as such...unfortunately.

Go drive them and if you really want to put these cars in your list save up so you can afford any of them. I would also add in the GTI, Mini Cooper S and the FRS/BRZ twins. Hell, go test drive the mustang v6 as well. Good luck.
Mini and GTI cost too much to fix, FRS/BRZ is too small and hard to find in my area, and Im not a fan of the Mustang. Maybe a V6 Camaro.
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Real sports cars are actually rwd, like the gensis.

Not too sure I would consider the genesis a true sports car, though.

The FRS is an awesome car. I recently had a chance to ride along at a track day in a couple of them. They are not very fast in a strait line, but great to drive. Awesome rear suspension, too. They are a bit small, though. The back seats are useless.

I want an FRS as DD so I can keep my roady off the streets every day. I like not having car payment right now though.
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FRS/BRZ is too small and hard to find in my area
Ah, I was just about to ask why that wasn't on your list, given that the Genesis is.
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