Join Date: May 2017
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
My Sport loves the cold
Outside today and decided to take a snap of the car. Was snowing constant but weather was warm enough that it was melting as soon as it dropped on the car.
The last couple of weeks have been enjoyable driving. Here in Toronto the air temp has been consistently between 0 and -5C. The car loves this temperature. It's cold enough that it delivers full power with the intercooler kept cool, but warm enough for the snow's to be soft and grippy. The car is stock, and with this amount of fun, I can see why folks get a bigger FMIC and tune for all year round fun.
The car's a rocket and accelerates very quickly from any speed. Have found myself enjoying the response a little too much at times, and having to keep a closer eye on the needle to keep things in check.
On a private road in Mexico, found myself touching 115 (let's say in kph for the purposes of a public post) during an overtake. Not a normal occurence for me on "private" roads, it just powered up so quickly and effortlessly. Lifted off and got back to cruising speed PDQ, but still.
Thought I'd share. I love my Sport (albeit I have rebadged to XR6). It's one the best all round cars on the road. Comfortable, peppy and IMHO, one of the more capable AWDs (including SUVs) on the road. I used to get annoyed when people tried to put in the same class as an Audi or a Merc. Okay it's not as refined and is behind in most categories you'd want to compare, but after nearly 3 years of ownership, I'm not so sure it's that far behind. The FFS has character and uniquness with its rough edges and quirks. I'm not so sure the Germans would give me the same sense of connection to their cars.
Keep on rolling and enjoy it while you can.
401A Shadow Black
K&N Filter, GFB DV+, Lime Green Painted Calipers, Rebadged to XR6