QUOTE(McFD2R @ Jan 9 2019, 06:41 PM)
It seems your definition of abuse may differ from mine. Such cars were made to be "driven". Redlining them are NOT abusive. Abuse is when one don't get regular oil changes. Abuse is when one doesn't slow down on our infamous bad road surfaces. Abuse is when pumping in Ron 95 in them and still want to drive it hard. My cars are loved
Torco, Millers, Motuls ... Shell V-Power Ron 97 Racing (Red) and Ron 100 when it was launched by Petron. My oils get changes every 4k kms due to my low mileage. And the group of FD2R owners I hand out with, shares the same passion in maintaining their cars in good running condition.
The audacity of someone asking if can tune the k20A to run on Ron 95
It came from Japan ready to run on Ron 100. If you can't even afford the fuel, WTF buy such a car in the first place. Was he expecting 20km/l?
So, perhaps you meant to say, they tend to be driven hard. Abuse would be an overstatement.
As for TS, coming from both versions of it, I can say that the car was flawless. I had the FL because I sold the pre-FL and then had realised I haven't gotten over my own mid-life crisis
Both of them gave me no issues despite my mods on it, which includes 6 Pot brakes, racing cams, multiple dyno tunes/runs, Ohlins sussy, HKS intakes, Hasport engine mounts (vibrate like crazy on an already harsh stock sussy initially) .. I miss my FD2R more than my 2015 WRX STI which I sold last year. Still regret selling it ..
Well, I have been hunting for sporty cars too previously. And from what I have seen, there are some people who wants a sporty car but couldn't actually afford it.
They cannot afford to run good oils. To amplify the effect, they also can't afford to pay the high fuel consumption, hence rarely driving the car.
Bad oil + long non running hours would cause the car to deteriorate faster. And when they do drive it, they will drive it hard.
Bad oil while revving and racing the car is another abuse.
Anyway, the car I was looking at previously were old japanese cars with a sporty engine. Mainly:
Integra type R (K20A type R engine), Civic EK with B18C type R engines, Toyota altezza with 3SGE beams engine, an inspira with EVO X engine, and finally a nissan sentra with SR20VE 20V engine.
I viewed a few, almost all had some kind of trouble with the engine.