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Old 05-18-2016, 04:05 PM   #1
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Switch my auto for a manual or an s2000 or similar car

I have had my frs auto (2015 - 25,000km) for a year now and am thinking of making a switch to manual. I could either
1) Switch to an frs manual (2014 - 21,000km)
2) Get u used s2000 (2004 - 110,000km)
3) Any other ideas? 370z? Miata mx-5
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Old 05-18-2016, 04:43 PM   #2
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2007 AP2 S2K was the car I had for a year after I traded the FR-S in for it. I want another one. I'm sure you'll like it, but it is a lifestyle choice if it is your daily driver. You can still find stock ones with low miles that people have mothballed, that need cash now. lol
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Old 05-18-2016, 05:25 PM   #3
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I have had my frs auto (2015 - 25,000km) for a year now and am thinking of making a switch to manual. I could either
1) Switch to an frs manual (2014 - 21,000km)
2) Get u used s2000 (2004 - 110,000km)
3) Any other ideas? 370z? Miata mx-5
1. Get a 6MT 2013 FR-S/BRZ for about $17k-$18k (private party sale).

2. Get an AP2 S2K if you don't need a back seat, and don't mind a 12 year old car for about $13k - $18k depending on mileage, condition, market.

3. Get a 2017 Fiat 124 Abarth Spider + a tune new for about $30k.


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2007 AP2 S2K was the car I had for a year after I traded the FR-S in for it. I want another one. I'm sure you'll like it, but it is a lifestyle choice if it is your daily driver. You can still find stock ones with low miles that people have mothballed, that need cash now. lol
You can? Where is this magical land of wonder?
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Old 05-18-2016, 05:32 PM   #4
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You can? Where is this magical land of wonder?
MY GF's cousin has one sitting under a car cover in a driveway. Quietly waiting for the day she decides it time to get rid of it...
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Found a few on Craig's List today. In the Denver area that is. Had a sick turbo - tuned by Mac auto throwing down 420 to the wheels lol no pun intended... (I know that example is not stock <.<)
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Found a few on Craig's List today. In the Denver area that is. Had a sick turbo - tuned by Mac auto throwing down 420 to the wheels lol no pun intended... (I know that example is not stock <.<)
Arghh. From Canada. Anything with decent shape with under 100,000km is over 30k here.
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I'd say try an S2000, ND Miata, or previous-gen 5.0 Mustang GT. As long as you're trading your car in, you may as well try something different and get another kind of experience. You've already tasted FR-S/BRZ, now try sampling a different flavor of sporty car.

I love my FR-S, but I'm glad I've owned different cars in the past (STI hatch, Boxster S, 350z, GTI, etc.) to know what they're like.
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C5Z corvette?
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The C5Z does so many things well. Except winter. And you might not like the seats coming from an FR-S.
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Arghh. From Canada. Anything with decent shape with under 100,000km is over 30k here.
Ya they are very scarce here since there were not many brought in to start with and any that got winter driven are now total write offs. The ones that didn't get driven in the winter are owned by people that know exactly how scarce they are and how much they can get for them. Won't find a good one that somebody needs to unload in a hurry around here.
Like some have said already if bored with the FRS maybe try something else out. Our choices here are much more limited than they have down south though and the prices reflect it. You can probably find buckets full of 370Zs but you want to try them out very well before you go for it.
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I have had my frs auto (2015 - 25,000km) for a year now and am thinking of making a switch to manual. I could either
1) Switch to an frs manual (2014 - 21,000km)
2) Get u used s2000 (2004 - 110,000km)
3) Any other ideas? 370z? Miata mx-5
get a sport tech 370z...mmmmm love me the Fairlady Z
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ftfy

The C5Z does so many things well. Except winter. And you might not like the seats coming from an FR-S.
I don't know much about Corvettes but I thought the c6 was a better foundation or starting point compared to the c5z? I'm probably mistaken though.
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ND miata for sure
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ND miata for sure
Why a miata over the fiat abarth?
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