Jan 21st 2009 2:21PM I just had this discussion with my boss this morning, and he dumped notebook long ago, because Evernote is WAY better.
Not to mention gmail Todo is..... crap. At least compared to something like Remember the Milk.
Jan 20th 2009 1:13PM Heh, we used to joke that if you scratched the paint off a Proton you would see the paint from a Milo tin underneath. For the most part the cars are alright, unfortunately niggling little things will break in the first year. Most often the electronics, like power windows.
The Wira, Satria, and Putra were late generation Mitsubishi's so were great for making Franken Evo's out of em. It was common to see em with Evo III and Evo IV parts bolted on with a 4WD conversion. The Proton Pert team used an EVO 7 the entire way.
The current Gen-2 is not a bad car, build quality is much improved. I rode in one after they first came out. So I expect the Satria Neo to be of the same quality. SInce they started using the Campro engines, they should be more reliable machines, but highly underpowered. 110 bhp, 127bhp for the VTEC/VVTi model, and a projected 150bhp for a forced induction model. What's the use? If Lotus knew how to make proper engines, we wouldn't see the 2ZZ-GE in the Exige, or the 2GR-FE in the Evora.
They should have leveraged their proper Mitsubishi heritage and made a Satria GTI with AWD and a near 300bhp engine a long time ago, with the "Lotus Tuned Suspension" Instead industrious Malaysians just went and did a parts swap themselves from donor Evo's.
Perhaps this S2000 spec Satria Neo is a sign of good things to come... I hope so.
Jan 19th 2009 5:58PM Wish they actually made that new miura concept.
Dec 16th 2008 3:42PM I'm all for Group N. It means that manufacturers are actually racing the cars that we buy off the showroom with few modifications, i.e safety enhancements and tearing out the backseats.
Oct 29th 2008 9:16PM Don't forget mitsubishi and subaru :)
Love the legacy, hate the impreza. Although I pulled up to an STI the other day, and it's not nearly as hideous in person. In fact, I liked it.
And well I went from mazda to mitsu. :)
Sep 17th 2008 10:57PM Always record, always record....!
Sep 10th 2008 3:35PM While I agree with most people that the evo definitely is expensive, and it's in a way higher price range than it used to be. I'm currently making payments on an MR myself. I think the comparison to a 1 series and a 3 series price wise isn't right. Let's look. All prices are MSRP.
I got my evo, with the tech package.
MR + Navigation + 30Gb music server + 650W soundsystem and subwoofer = $41,515
For a similarly spec'd 135. The price came out to
$45,825. So the 135 costs more, and it's much less usable to me. It's REALLY hard to fit 4 people in it and it's a slushbox.
For a similarly spec'd 335. The price is $52,025.
Both cars are faster than the evo in straight line acceleration, but the evo wins on a skidpad and around a track. But what really won me over was the visceral feeling of driving one. It doesn't coddle, it's in your face. It makes you happy you're driving one, and it makes a great noise.
Jul 2nd 2008 1:29PM I love my evo X, my drive to work every day is the best part of my day. Oh and the drive home.
May 22nd 2008 4:22PM I think the 135 fully loaded is 40+. And the Evo is way more car too! 1.02 on skidpad rules all...
May 22nd 2008 3:31PM I'm in line to get one already. Had it booked since January with the tech package. Why an MR over the GSR?
It's supposed to have a little more soundproofing.
The BBS Wheels.
and of course the DSG.
I live in LA, so I'm too lazy to drive a stick anymore.
Why an EVO over a 335xi ? Because a comparatively equipped 3 series costs about 50k so it's 10 grand more than the MR.