Its been a long while since I've last posted. The main reason is because I've been busy looking for the right car to replace my old 350Z Track Spec. I was after a coupe that was turbo'ed, had an AWD system and most importantly, preferably rare but cheap!
Initially, I was looking at Subarus. A locally delivered (Motor Image) 2002 Subaru WRX was in the picture but I eventually realised that I wouldn't be happy with lower specced Subbie.
What came next was a 2001 Subaru S202. It was in mint condition, not modded to kingdom come and very well kept. Unfortunately, despite all these plus points (0-100 in 4.9 seconds), I didn't think it was worth RM130,000 and decided not to go ahead with the purchase. I wasn't looking to get shafted by Malaysia's car import tax and who can really afford paying RM100,000+ for a car nowadays?
Still sticking to JDMs, I came across a 1999 AP1 Honda S2000. It was equipped with a lot of tasteful aftermarket parts and the car drove like a superbike. I've always been a fan of this particular model but lets face it, convertibles aren't the most logical of cars to own in this part of the world and the AP1 was notorious for being very tail happy. Scratch that *sigh*.
I then entertained the idea of getting a manual E46 M3 (again a 2001 make). Sadly, I wasn't looking to own another rear-wheel drive NA coupe and you tend to have to be gentle (sayang) with Beemers. There was also the issue of E46 non-M3 coupes (318ci/325ci etc) masquerading as M3s in Malaysia, which most certainly put me off. The price was too high too.
After several more trials and errors, I think I've found the right car...
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