View Full Version : Battle of the Compact Sports Coupes
Oct 18, 2004, 11:09 PM
Acura RSX type-S
2 liter 210 hp I-4 engine
Scion tC TRD
2.4 liter 200 hp I-4 engine
Chevy Cobalt SS
2 liter 205 hp I-4 engine
Hyundai Tiburon V6
2.7 liter V6 172 hp engine
Sorry for the broad specs. little lazy right now but i think you all have some idea of how fast they are.
i dont know if i should add dodge stratus, the V6 model. tell me if it should be in this comparo, or any other model that should be added.
Oct 19, 2004, 1:16 AM
EASILY the type-S for me, now that it has a few JDM integra type-R parts in it.. much improved from the last one, nice 8400 RPM redline, NA, and 6 speed Manual :)
And, i'd think the WRX, and SRT-4 could be added too. :wink:
Oct 19, 2004, 1:32 AM
I think the WRX is a sedan...4 doors...
Anyways...I'm all for the Tiburon GT since it's the cheapest by about $4,500 in the US. For that price, I'd drop in some new brakes, and a Jackson Racing Supercharger...About 250+ bhp and some good stoppers. 8)
Oct 19, 2004, 4:01 AM
Yeh, but you can also get the WRX in a hatch sorta thing remember :wink:
My pick would be the tC, because it looks awesome.
Oct 19, 2004, 5:03 AM
I pick the Type S for it's looks and good power output
i dont know enough about trhe cobalt and the scion to comment on them
And i dont think the hyundai is as good as the others
Oct 19, 2004, 5:12 AM
I am with acura..... it's from japan very sport but i like Chevy a little bit..... :)
Oct 19, 2004, 8:12 AM
From the cars offered in the poll I would take the Acura, because it looks better and has a stronger engine than the other three, but I would rather choose an Alfa Romeo GT 3.2 V6 or a Peugeot 307 CC 2.0 Sport, but I think it can't be included in this comparison, because it's actually a convertible with retractable hardtop. :)
Oct 19, 2004, 8:59 AM
type s for me, its the fastest, best looking imo, and its reliable and safe :wink:
plus - 105 horses per litre
Oct 19, 2004, 9:19 AM
Ok, I think I should bolster my choice...
About a year ago Apexi came out with a Tiburon for about $25,000 (including installation and parts) that had about 250 horsepower, great handling from the upgraded suspension and stopped on a dime with the newer brakes. And since it was a new platform you knew it haaaaad to look good. So it had a host of visual "upgrades" to go along with the style.
BTW, the model they chose wasn't even the V6 model, it was the four pot. 8)
Oct 19, 2004, 9:53 AM
cobalt probably. It's hands down the best looking there. But i'd like it in either black or that nice blue color they offer.
Oct 19, 2004, 10:11 AM
I'll go the chevy
Although i have no idea about the car
it just looks better than the rest. The RSX is just too common and I'm not a fan of Korean Cars
Oct 19, 2004, 10:44 AM
SVT focus might be another candidate, along with GTI, maybe even the VR6 :wink:
Oct 19, 2004, 12:13 PM
i was thinking about adding those but they are hatchbacks so i dont know if they should go in this comparison.
Oct 19, 2004, 5:44 PM
My choice is the Cobalt SS like the power and the looks and it is a big step up from the Cavalier.
Oct 19, 2004, 8:53 PM
I will go for the RSX.
100+ hp per liter
Oct 19, 2004, 9:22 PM
I would have to choose the Scion Tc because of it's stylish looks
Oct 20, 2004, 4:11 PM
EASILY the RSX: stylish, reliable, sporty, nice Honda engine and transmission... a very good car overall. :D
Oct 20, 2004, 5:38 PM
Acura RSX Type-S, hands down
But I also would think it'd be cool to get a base tC and turbo that sucka. pssssst blap blap!
Jul 01, 2005, 11:42 PM
rsx easy choice.
Jul 01, 2005, 11:50 PM
Integra Type-S (Well, RSX by your standards).
Jul 02, 2005, 1:10 AM
This one. I dunno...I just think it has a little more umph.
Jul 02, 2005, 1:10 AM
Out of the LimITED SELECTION of cars on this list.....
i say Cobalt SS...It's a cavalier spoof, but it's still the fastestand best looking of all the cars on the list....
lambo or holden
Jul 03, 2005, 5:06 AM
Where is the Nissan 350z?
Jul 03, 2005, 5:37 AM
Because the 350z doesn't belong to the category of cars being discussed.
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