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2.0T Track? or 3.8 Track?

Just finished posting my info in the 'New Members' section.

My question is as the title states. Aside to the power differences, is there any real difference in the two? I back before I was into Motorcycles I was really into 4-cylinder power, hence my Turbo Charged RSX type-S.

Money isn't an issue in the decision. Also, I know Paddle shifting comes with the 3.8. Can you get paddle shifting in the 2.0T also?

If the dealership has to order a car with so I can have the Paddle Shifting, how long would it take?

A lot of questions I know. But being a guy that loves speed, I needed a new hobby since the motorcycle thing is out the window due to my accident. Thanks in advance.
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My question is as the title states. Aside to the power differences, is there any real difference in the two?
I've heard reviews that the 2.0T feels more nimble due to the weight difference.

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Can you get paddle shifting in the 2.0T also?
Yes. However, it is not a ZF as is found the in the 3.8.

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If the dealership has to order a car with so I can have the Paddle Shifting, how long would it take?
Wouldn't take any longer than a manual. If you were going to buy an RSX, would it take longer to get the auto than the manual?

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Well if money is no problem go with the V6 your better off with the manual. The v6 will make way more power when a turbo kit or supercharger kit becomes available but the kit will cost between 4-6000

However if you don't want to wait for V6 kits the 2.0T will do nicely and since it's already boosted many tunning shops would do a custom turbo upgrade.
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I don't think you can get paddle shifting in a 2.0t track.. they only come in 6speed manual.

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I don't think you can get paddle shifting in a 2.0t track.. they only come in 6speed manual.
Yeah, for me thats a huge determining factor. I sustained severe nerve damage to my left leg and initially was told my left leg would be a dead limb the rest of my life. But my left leg is about half-way working now so we'll see how much more healing time will bring.

In my current condition I can't use my left leg to push in a clutch so Paddle shifting is a must.

A bad motorcycle accident is why I'm into cars again. I blessed to have been given a second chance. the near death experience didn't cure my need for speed though
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Yeah, for me thats a huge determining factor. I sustained severe nerve damage to my left leg and initially was told my left leg would be a dead limb the rest of my life. But my left leg is about half-way working now so we'll see how much more healing time will bring.

In my current condition I can't use my left leg to push in a clutch so Paddle shifting is a must.
Sorry to hear that.

I've seen two very nasty motorcycle accidents and am too chicken to ride one myself.

I test drove a 6v with paddle shifters.... they were okay, but for myself I prefer the manual. I just enjoy it more. To each his own =D

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always the question everyone asks... its what ur lookin for ... plus how much u wanna spend... blah blah blahhhh

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I would go with the 3.8 Track.

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I don't think you can get paddle shifting in a 2.0t track.. they only come in 6speed manual.
yup...track is only manual in the 2.0...

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I'm actually kicking myself I didnt spring for the v6.

I wonder if I could give the car back and buy the 6 :P

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IMO, it depends on whether you are planning on modifying the car, and how far down the rabbits hole you want to go. If you want to keep it stock with minor bolt ons, I don't think many can argue, the V6 is the way to go, and save that 10 yr warranty.

I have personally decided for a car 350-400 whp is the most I will ever need. Though it wouldn't take much naturally aspirated to get the V6 to this point, and have smooth power delivery, I am looking more for a brute with more torque and have it spiked early, that a turbo can only really provide.

It comes down to personal preference, if you had a turbo RSX Type-S I can see you easily enjoying something along the lines of a GT28RS (that a number of members recommended) + the 2.0T.

I am not going to even think how much a turbo setup + install will be on the V6.

I had a supercharged Tiburon in the past and the power delivery was quite similar to the V6 3.8L, it wasn't as much fun as my twin turbo S4 which had that torque I mentioned above except another 100 lbs-ft of it.

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Money isn't an issue in the decision.
V6 3.8 Track.

but, 2.0t is more nimble and great fuel economy.

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I'm actually kicking myself I didnt spring for the v6.

I wonder if I could give the car back and buy the 6 :P

way to bring this thread off topic...man we are bad about that!

OP i think your only option is the v6. but if $ isn't a problem what other cars are you looking at?

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way to bring this thread off topic...man we are bad about that!

OP i think your only option is the v6. but if $ isn't a problem what other cars are you looking at?
Wasnt meant to bring it off topic, more to make the OP seriously consider the V6 and not settle for the 2.0T.

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If you can spring the extra cash each month I would get the six, I am waiting till I have everything I own paid off so I can get the v6, unless the 2.0 specr comes first, the specR will just be way to good a value to pass up.

2.0t 6speed Spec R, or 3.8 6speed base.. not sure yet!! not sure if I'm rich enough for the v6
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Its actually not even the HP that draws me to the V6... its all the extra immeneties. LSD, Auto-leveling HIDs, Proximity key.

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After realizing that the stock turbo setup is crap and its gonna cost like 2,500$+ to have the same power as the V6, and on top of that loosing my 10years warranty lol.

Seriously unless you are a Tuner freak and wanna spend a bunch of $$$ on a void warranty vehicule go for the 2.0T

V6 3.8 FTW (seriously)

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Thanks for all the replies fellas. After reading around the forums and all the answers I got from my questions, I can already tell I've come to a great GC community.

I was reading the little booklet that the dealer gave me and I realized this morning that the 2.0T track does also come with Paddle shifting. But in another section of that same booklet it says it doesn't. Who knows which is true. I've also learned that salemen at dealerships don't know much about what they're selling, that has been my experience anyways.

Other cars I've considered and looked at were the Honda S2000, Mitsubishi Evo X and a Pontiac G8. I only went ands looked at the GC becuase a friend told me about it. When I got there and saw the car, my mind was made up for me, GC is for me.

Eithey way, its looking like the 3.8Track is for me. Just have to find a dealership that has a one with the paddle shifting or order one.

A bad motorcycle accident is why I'm into cars again. I blessed to have been given a second chance. the near death experience didn't cure my need for speed though
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I dont think you can go wrong with any selection of the gencoupe, its totally a matter of which of the 6 model choices fits you best.
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I'm actually kicking myself I didnt spring for the v6.

I wonder if I could give the car back and buy the 6 :P
Can't hurt to ask, depending how many kilometers you have on it, they just might.
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