Just joined the forum and as per title, please can you help me with my car anxiety lol! Cuurently on my 2nd FT86 platform car this time a 19 BRZ. I should never have bought my current car as i never fell in love with my GT86 but did respect it. Both cars have never given me that cry with joy feeling though if you know what i mean and i find the BRZ a bit of an underteering pig out of the box where the 86 at least kept you with amused with oversteer even when you didn't want it! I'm 39 and started my RWD phase in my late 20's starting with Bimmers. I actually preferred those cars to the FT86 cars beleive it or not and made me appreciate RWD handling for the first time. I guess the twins have taught me even more about RWD too especially in the wet.
I started off of course though with FWD and then went onto my first Hot Hatch in my early 20s which to this day was the best car i've ever driven for pure thrills and lol joy and that car was the Clio 16v. God knows what the Williams was like! Bet you're thinking this guy is going on a bit but hear me out lol! I want to relive my youth and the closest car on sale today that is as close to them perhaps is the MK8 or maybe an I20N. I guess there are lighter alternatives but those are warm hatches rather than Hot if i'm correct on what's out there. I don't like the looks of the I20N so it would be the MK8 i'm interested in. The only thing that keeps stopping me from pulling the trigger though is when i read about ST vs GT86 or FWD vs RWD articles and they always say you can't beat a proper ground up sports car and the driving position, COG blah blah are all superior to a hatch. In my heart i still believe that properly setup Hot Hatch would be more fun as a road car 99% of the time then any sports car for road use and so my 16v proved. My heart says go for it but my head says it's probably rose tinted glasses and what i need is an M2 or a Cayman etc lol
Any advice would be most appreciated! Plus looks a cool Forum!