10th Feb 2005, 14:10

The Cossie started it all. Without the RS500 Sierra, there wouldn't be any flimsy tin can 2 litre turbo Japanese cars out there.

I know someone with an Impreza 2002, and all I can say is the clutch has gone at 30,000 miles (does not drive that hard), when you shut the boot, it sounds like shutting the doors on a Transit van (crap build quality), and last, but no means least, the fear of many a Scooby driver - DETONATION! Don't waste your money, buy the sensible and cheapest to tune choice; the Cossie.

P.s if I had to buy a turbo Japanese car, I'd get a Pulsar GTi-R, and eat Scooby's and Evo's for brekkie.

19th Aug 2005, 00:16

I realise to talk about insurance in the same sentence as performance cars is to rain on your parade. But it's getting to the point where you either eat or insure your car. How much are you sacrificing? Holidays, new clothes, girl friends, drinking with mates, going to football... The Brit. government is going to let the insurers price you off the road before you’re much older. When would say, "Too expensive"? £5,000, £10,000, £15,000: There has to be a point where you say. "Enough is enough". You're not only paying through the nose for the car, the operating cost are a rip off, too. When you live in Japan the cars are some 60% of UK prices, the insurance is a song, and when you pay for a service, the garage conscientiously does the work. Problem, very limited opportunity to use the performance. My point? If driving is your passion, then you need to dust off your exit strategy and identify a country like Britain was in the '60's.

29th Sep 2005, 08:25

I was at south-end cruise last week and the car that stole the show was an Evo 6. it was bulling everyone and there was a lot of cars there. its got me thinking of getting 1. I want 2 get an Evo 6 ralliart, but does anyone know the spec difference between the factory 6 and a ralliart 6?

31st Jul 2006, 04:02

Cossies were great, now they are expensive collectors items. Japanese cars have lots of cheap add ons and heaps of cheap power. If the clutch goes it because you have heaps of torque, so get a better one next time.

EVO's are fast, that's why people are looking at this report.

Ford's go fast after you spend lots of money on them. If you want an old car, then you shouldn't be looking here.

Buy a ford Typhoon (4litre turbo, 270kw) and no traction.

2nd hand Evo and Sub Sti are $10000 to $16000 here in NZ

That's 3330-5000 pound UK. Is that cheap enough for you?

17th Apr 2007, 15:18

Evo's are amazing machines, they are just too fast and are real death machines.

22nd Nov 2008, 11:13

An Evo Extreme 0-60 in 5.2. Where the hell did you get that? A 'magazine', cos these cars are lethal. 350bhp, 4sec to 60, with 100 in around 10, which is a lot quicker than the standard GSR model. There is a Zero Fighter model that apparently does 0-100 in under 9!!!

Magazines stats vary, so don't listen to them.