Pretty much bang on 6 months since I watched my clio 220 trophy drive away, and the petrol head in my is craving some more suck squeeze bang blow. The type a massage with a happy ending can't provide.
Do I regret selling the clio, not at all. It was a superb modern hatch, and I somehow only lost 4k on it in 3 years of ownership. Since selling the arse has fallen out of that market and I could have lost a lot more.
Do i need a new car. Not at all, we walk everywhere and use zipcar as needed. I live on the z1/z2 border beside a train station so i rent my designated parking space out every day for a healthy profit.
But, maybe that's the best time to have a stupid car?
What am i looking at? Iconic jdm screamers. I started out looking at s2000, but with a wife and a greyhound i need some resemblance of practicality, so I've been craving an ek9 or dc2. My problem is, I had a jdm dc2 in Ireland when they were everywhere, and sold it for the going rate of 3500 euro 10 years ago. Now I find it hard to justify 10k for a dc2 or ek9, but nothing else really tickles my testicles the way a noisy high revving 90s hatch does. I've looked at ep3s but they don't have the same level of attraction for me, despite tge lower price tag, improved k20 engine and greater level of creature comforts. I've had so many french cars, and keep coming back to the clio 197, but ultimately want a vtec honda.
Is there any other high revving naturally l aspirated hatch I should consider under 10k?