Could always look into a 400z or new Supra with manual.
I get how you feel with the car seat. I do that to my boy every morning and I'm sweating after. Keep in mind do a 4 mile run every morning and with Phoenix heat, my body doesn't cool off in time. If I forgo the run, I don't sweat puttinf...
The Type R and Mustang do have different characteristics but they both turn the same lap times. The only reason I would get a Type R now is because it is a 4 door hatch. Otherwise the Mustang is more fun.
I had a Civic Si with only 9k miles on. I was buying groceries on post (on base) and when I came back out, there was a dent on the hood. I was pissed.
I understand how you feel. You'll get it fixed tho.
Would Shelby wheels for a base model GT work? I'm thinking about browsing and seeing if anyone is selling their stock wheels.
I'm just trying to think of cheap ways to get bigger wheels for racing on the track. If not then I'll just bite the bullet and look at forged wheels. Never bought wheels...
In all seriousness, I'm curious if it will be a competent drift platform. And I'm not talking about a decade from now and every high school graduate claps the ever lasting shit out of it. I meant being GOOD.
I'm sticking with tbe GT but c'mon on man, the Z is a slick roadster and I think what's more important is that this would still be considered a driver's battle in your case. Mometarily, I think the Z would win dollar for dollar.