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      03-11-2009, 08:10 PM   #1
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I drove an 08' Mugen SI today...

I must say it looks better in person, but still a bit much. Power wise the car needs a serious boost... no pun intended. It handled pretty well but not well enough to make up for only 197hp to the crank. I fear this car would get old and fast especially at this price tag and if you were to take a brand new Civic Si and dump $10,000 into it you would have a monster vs. a cream puff (Mugen) regarding a track car. The car was fun, but nothing I would ever consider owning and FAR from an Integra Type R. Overall it is exactly what I expected, a massively inflated brand whore car with a limited number just to help convince people to pay up. I wasn't impressed, now reduce the price $8,000... ok then we'll talk.
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      03-11-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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Some JDM whore will scoop it up and think its the best thing ever. Each to his own. I am not going to judge.
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      03-11-2009, 08:28 PM   #3
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Some JDM whore will scoop it up and think its the best thing ever. Each to his own. I am not going to judge.
I'm just putting out my personal experience with it.
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      03-11-2009, 08:59 PM   #4
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We all knew it was not going to be radically different, i hope you now understand that you are paying for the name, not for that cars brilliance.
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      03-12-2009, 04:24 AM   #5
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The 197hp is decent for the SI. But, if I were to ever own one it would have to be a comptech supercharged coupe.
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      03-12-2009, 10:52 AM   #6
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The 197hp is decent for the SI. But, if I were to ever own one it would have to be a comptech supercharged coupe.
Eh 197 with zero torque makes it hard to swallow
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      03-12-2009, 12:42 PM   #7
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Eh 197 with zero torque makes it hard to swallow
When is the peak torque for this car?
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      03-12-2009, 02:53 PM   #8
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When is the peak torque for this car?
Peak torque of 139lb-ft @ 6100 rpm...it's basically dead below 4,000.
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