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.
Finding a good condition performance car is hard. They're not available in high nos for you to choose from. You just have to keep searching till you're in luck.
I was looking on more if there are any known issues which Honda did not fix and also any habitual maintenance that you guys do. I am not looking to mod the car if I ever get it but to have it as a daily driver to work and what not.
Speaking of which. This question is moot but alot of people complained about the suspension too stiff, as you know, our msian roads are hopeless.....given your track record of cars owned, I am pretty sure you are used to the stiffness, I drive and Accord now, what do you think if I were to move to a FD2R? I had Koni Yellow with Eibach on my Accord before and it was abit too much too take. lol
There were no recalls by Honda nor known issues as far as I know during the course of my ownership. Just expect wear and tears replacement.
Konis have been reknowned for their handling yet subtle stiffness. So, if you already consider it as too much, then you will have an even harder time with the FD2R. The rebound are not harsh like bone shattering, but you will be jumping around in your seat. To put it bluntly, my wife CANNOT type a message on the phone without errors when travelling on a straight stretch of road where there are slight unevenness which is very common in Klang Valley. Anyway, they were always my weekend cars as I prefer an auto during my commute to and from work. Only when I gatal, then I'll drive it to work.
Whole car runs in Motul products and 300v.
Only recently changing engine oil to Penrite racing 0, but may go back Motul 300v or maybe downgrade to Penrite Enviro + because they discontinued 0w20 racing 0.
Engine Oil change interval at 8k km, will have UOA samples soon as well XD
FC wise, 6 to 8 km/l lol
Same with any RON fuel from 95 to 100 to VPR Red.
I have heard and read about the awesome balance of the car. Your verdict?