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3.8 Base vs. 2.0 Track

I've been shopping for a Gen Coupe and unfortunately the one I want (3.8 GT) is out of my price range.

So it comes to this. I can get a 2.0 track that was a previous corporate car but sold as new.

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3.8 Base brand new.

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The previous corporate car has not been previously owned? Depends on what you want out of the car.

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No, the previous corporate car has never been registered. It would have warranty as if it was new w/ 0 miles.

I want a good mix of performance and features. That is why I am torn.

Another thing to note is that mods will be pretty nil.

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Well the 3.8 is pretty quick out of the box, but if you want the better handler...then the 2.0 track may be better.

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Have you considered shopping for a used GT? They're rare, but not unheard-of, and it might put it just back inside your range.

Another thought would be to nab the 2.0 Premium instead of the Track and then add some mods yourself. For instance, a better spoiler and some wheels / tires.
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I would go with the track. Then you have some really great parts right from the start. Like the brembos and the limited slip.
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you can make a base 3.8 look like a track for cheap. You cant make a 2.0T run like a 3.8 for cheap.
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you can make a base 3.8 look like a track for cheap. You cant make a 2.0T run like a 3.8 for cheap.

I beg to differ.
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No real decision here. If you're not going to mod it, 3.8 is the way to go.
Get rid of that criteria, and I would probably go the other way (if I could fit into a track, that is.)

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drive both, get the one you like better..

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What do you plan to do with the car?
just commute?
do anything involving high performance driving?

if you're a driver, the 2.0 track is the better choice
if you're simply a commuter, the 3.8 base is probably better for you- more comfortable

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If a LSD is important to u get the 2.0 track

if power is more important to u get the 3.8
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Having the same "problem"...
Is there a huge difference between the diffs?
Thinking about getting a track 3.8 or a base 3.8 to save money.
Can i reorder the brembos via hyundai? Thats the only thing i would miss, because the gen will get an eibach pro kit etc.
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I've driven the 3.8 GT which is the same mechanically as the 3.8 base. I'm gonig to drive a 2.0T Track tomorrow. We'll see what happens. I'm buying a car tomorrow no matter what though...

Current cars:
'10 Mazdaspeed3
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-DDM 3k HID Fogs
-CS RMM Inserts
-H&R Springs
-15% tint rear, 50% front
-Forge BPV

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Current bike:
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Have you considered shopping for a used GT? They're rare, but not unheard-of, and it might put it just back inside your range.

Another thought would be to nab the 2.0 Premium instead of the Track and then add some mods yourself. For instance, a better spoiler and some wheels / tires.
...the cost to add lsd and brembos would negate this idea.

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Unless you want your creature comforts (and the nice brown leather interior) the base is the way to go. I considered tracking down a used GT, but the nearest was just too far away.

Personally, I can live without all the electronic gizmo's (less to got wrong + less weight).

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drive both, get the one you like better..
This is always what it comes down to. If you're not planning on mods the 3.8 is more powerful out of the box. As far as handling, brakes and suspension improvements with the track models, I am not convinced that your average driver would be able to tell the difference in everyday driving.
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the track rides noticeably stiffer than the base models do. even a non-driver could tell the difference in comfort vs sportiness.

brembros from the dealer will run you 5k or more (3k front, 2k rear) and aftermarket isn't much cheaper
lsd, $1-1.5k
track has better seats IMO
better wheels/tires (for sport)
better suspension (for sport)


Add a re flash as your only mod and your car is just a hair slower than a 3.8, and you now have all the 'driving' tools to make a damn fun to drive car, instead of just a 'commuter'.

Hell, if you want a commuter, buy a prius

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drive both, get the one you like better..
After all of the BS this is what it boils down to. Between driving feel and your plans (do you like to mod it, do you like to autocross or go to track events?) that is all you need to answer your question.

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Im biased here, but Id recomend the 3.8, especially if your on a tight budget. Do you really have or intend to spend 2 - 3000.00 just to bring the HP of the 2.0 to the level of the 3.8?

And the track has better suspension, but unless your serious about tracking it dont bother.

There are plenty of guys who bought the track,and then replaced everything anyway. And there are plenty of 2.0 guys who wish they got the 3.8...just cant duplicate that sound.

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