C5 or STI? Well I took nobody's advice and bought both of them.
I didn't really plan on buying both, but when good deals come along, I don't just sit at my computer comment on Jalopnik about how I 'almost pulled the trigger' on a car. I do it. So now I've got two ridiculous sports cars.
1. 1999 Chevy Corvette Fixed Roof Coupe. 6-Speed Manual.
The precursor to the Z06, this model is some pound lighter than the standard car. It's also stiffer and comes standard with the Z51 package, including active handling, heads-up display and probably other things.
This particular car has all stock, except for a Borla exhaust. It also came with a second set of wheels and tires, on sticky Hankook V12 Ventus Pros or Evos or something.
It's a bit sad how little I have to report on it. I've had it about three weeks and have put about 150 miles on it. However, I can tell you immediately it's just a much, much better car than the S2000 was. It's much faster than the Honda was and most importantly, this car can relax. Where the Honda would do 4000 RPM at 60, this car does 1500 RPM, getting 32 highway MPG in the process. I've averaged about 25 in the short while I've driven it.
So now here's car number #2
2. 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi. A mouthful.
Now, I've already sort of announced this car, as my new asshole's car, but you get to hear about it again.
This example is completely pristine. It's 100% stock with 86k miles. I even bought it from the original owner. It's a complete peach minus the locked up motor.
As of now, the car is undergoing it's engine rebuild. In the linked post above, I had noted all the work we've done so far pulling the motor out and tearing it apart. I've got a new block, internals, turbo, rebuild kit, and new clutch going in.
However, as of today, I'm waiting on a $10 tap to arrive so we can actually begin assembling it. For now, we wait.
I really have nothing to report on the STI. I know it looks good and I know that it's nice to sit it, but that's about it.
Of course, more posts are to come as I drive one a bit more and get the other one to drive. Also, probably will post when I actually get some decent photos