This is for fun but what would you guys rather pick?


Gotian
12-12-2006, 01:29 PM
This is between all the cars i have owned assuming they were all new and all were affordable in the same price range.

Mitsubishi diamante - very comfortable luxury ride that easily seats 5 grown adults, has very nice power as well with a 3.0 off the 3kgt. the sedan version of the 3kgt, i wish a vr-4 version was available.

94-98 style celica Short ram intake and full exhaust from TRD - Very sexy body on the car, not the fastest thing in the world but easily modded with an engine swap to the st205. Stock handling is amazing which makes up for the lackof straight line acceleration.

1.8t jetta 5 speed with the mods I have on it now which is boosting 18 pounds and having a CAI - the quickest out of the whole bunch in straight performance, having a flex-free unibody chassis allows it to handle pretty darn good for a sport compact sedan on stock suspension. the quick spooling turbo allows for virtually no lag and all go. Mods dont come cheap and alot is to gain from them for a 1.8 liter. probably the least comfortable out of the 4 as a daily driver, actually it is the least comfortable.

Finally RX-8 - Amazing stock handling with enough power to get you through the corners while keeping your Rpms at 6k or above. Though there seems to be a lack of torque, the tail still seems to want to kick out on you. Comfortable as hell, not as much as the diamante but its next in line. A shame only fans of the engine would buy this car while other people always ridicule it. Doesnt mod very well untill you go with forced induction but once you do you can take the engine up to 450 whp on the stock internals, just make sure you do it right or your rotors will blown to space.

so there you have it Tell me which one you would pick to own and why. You already know Ive owned them and loved and still love them all so tell me which one for you?

blakscorpion21
12-12-2006, 02:15 PM
my choice is the rx-8, second would be the celica.

G-man422
12-12-2006, 03:58 PM
I laughed when i opened this because i was JUST looking at turbos, and upgraded 6G72's for my friends 1993 diamante. (PM me if you wanna give me any info about modding/turboing it.)

Anyways, i would go w/ the RX-8 because of it's good looks, engine, and cool interior. then the Jetta for the style, and interior quality.

BlackGT2000
12-12-2006, 05:29 PM
1.8T no lag..... I beg to differ. I drove one for a while and the lag was pretty easy to notice. Flooring it in first would result in no wheel slipage until 4000 rpm where it would spin the tires.

BlackGT2000
12-12-2006, 05:30 PM
That in mind I still voted for it.

Gotian
12-13-2006, 12:21 AM
1.8T no lag..... I beg to differ. I drove one for a while and the lag was pretty easy to notice. Flooring it in first would result in no wheel slipage until 4000 rpm where it would spin the tires.


well i dont know what the freak was wrong with yours mine has no lag unless i floor it in 4th gear at 1.5k rpms. I also spin my tires at 2k in 1st all the way till about 3k in 2nd

BlackGT2000
12-13-2006, 06:07 AM
1.8t is notorious for lag.

PlayStation3
12-13-2006, 06:33 AM
my vote goes for rx8 cause i like it more then the rest, second is the celica

Gotian
12-13-2006, 08:55 AM
1.8t is notorious for lag.


again I dont know what was wrong with the car you were driving because the 1.8t is actually known to have the least amount of lag because the turbo kicks in at 1800 rpms and is designed to be quick spooling

BP2K2Max
12-13-2006, 10:51 AM
what year was your diamante? i'm pretty sure they're 3.5L not 3.0's, and they actually make less hp than the 3kGT. i could be wrong.

i can't say i'm a huge fan of any of the choices but of those listed i'd probably go with the Rx-8 just cuz i'm not a VW fan and the rest seem kinda boring to me.

BlackGT2000
12-13-2006, 11:31 AM
Nothing was wrong with it. Weather the turbo is spinning or not the motor is still very peaky. Its power is hardly broad. The new 2.0t I drove was a little better but still very noticable. Again I like the car but I am not the only person who would describe a 1.8t in this manner.

Gotian
12-13-2006, 11:47 AM
what year was your diamante? i'm pretty sure they're 3.5L not 3.0's, and they actually make less hp than the 3kGT. i could be wrong.

i can't say i'm a huge fan of any of the choices but of those listed i'd probably go with the Rx-8 just cuz i'm not a VW fan and the rest seem kinda boring to me.

they used the 3.0 DOHC from 1990-1994 in the diamante and made 220 Hp just like the 3kgt. From 1995-96 the had the 3.0 SOHC which was used in the base model 3kgt and made 175 hp. in 98-2004 they had the 3.5 SOHC which made 210

porscheguy9999
12-13-2006, 04:49 PM
areexizzeight. Well, you can probably figure out what Im saying.

98BlackTransAm
12-14-2006, 02:17 AM
E) none of the above.

1969CamaroSS350
12-30-2006, 06:32 PM
Picked the Jetta as long as it's a loaded model with leather, monsoon audio and heated seats. The RX-8 does nothing for me. The power is pretty disapointing for what the car is.

Gotian
01-05-2007, 09:04 AM
Picked the Jetta as long as it's a loaded model with leather, monsoon audio and heated seats. The RX-8 does nothing for me. The power is pretty disapointing for what the car is.


The Jetta does not have the leather seats, the monsoon system sucks unless you have an aftermarket radio, and obviously with no leather there is no heated seats. And the RX-8 is fatser stock, but since im saying the jetta is mine then its not stock.

Masonovsky!
01-14-2007, 09:07 PM
RX-8 Simply because of RWD.

Schister66
01-18-2007, 02:30 PM
The RX8 is the only "sports" car on the list. I am not impressed with it however. Personally i found that it is fairly underpowered, but the handling is quite nice for a stock car. I dont know your criteria in buying a car, but there are definately better choices out there.....

nbw
02-01-2007, 06:19 PM
rx8, RWD, revvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvy engine,enough power for it's weight to have fun, great braking system and enthusiastic styling that wont let you forget your car is powered by a couple of triangles. :p

Masonovsky!
02-01-2007, 07:13 PM
this question needs more specification....the RX-8 is more fun hands down....but what are the purposes that your car needs to fulfill?

Gotian
02-02-2007, 06:45 AM
this question needs more specification....the RX-8 is more fun hands down....but what are the purposes that your car needs to fulfill?


none, just which would you prefer to fit your everyday needs better.

Masonovsky!
02-02-2007, 04:22 PM
none, just which would you prefer to fit your everyday needs better.

oh ok....well I guess right now since I'm single with no kids....no other bills....Still the RX-8...

BeZerK2112
05-26-2007, 11:14 AM
Not really a big fan of any of them. However, my wife did say that she thought that the RX-8 was cute. So I put her down for one of those.

Jimster
05-30-2007, 06:09 AM
Diamantes are terrible. Seriously, don't tow anything or else you'll end up looking for a new gearbox.

The Celica GT is shit, the GTS is worth the extra dough.

The Jetta Mk IV is a good car, but the RX8 is better.


If you're like most Yanks though and consider reliability to be the cornerstone of Automotive engineering, then your only option is the Celica.

2001jettavr6
10-16-2007, 07:33 PM
The jetta and then the RX-8, and from what ive seen the only lag the 1.8t would give is if it was an automatic. Because if i could get a 1990 honda civic 1.5 that got like 39 mpg and a 0-60 in about a minute, then im sure something was wrong with the car.

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