View Full Version : 94 Civic SiR EG6 or 91 MR2 Turbo?

06-25-2009, 10:07 PM
im deciding on what i want to get just want some opinions

1994 Civic EG6



1991 MR2 Turbo

06-25-2009, 10:11 PM
The Civic is cheaper to maintain, but will cost more to make it as fast as a stock mr2. If you want performance, pick the MR2.

06-25-2009, 10:13 PM
i know that the MR2 is quick but what costs more in terms of performance parts?

06-25-2009, 11:52 PM
hey curtis i think u should get your learners first ;)

06-25-2009, 11:56 PM
... and that eg is way overpriced for a JDM with rolled back KMs.

06-26-2009, 12:51 AM
MR2!! :rofl:
you will never look back:nut:

06-26-2009, 01:18 AM
Originally posted by Shlade
hey curtis i think u should get your learners first ;)

Lol hey guess what i got it today

06-26-2009, 02:03 AM
MR2 hands down. Sexy ass cars, mid-engine, turbo and pretty quick out of the box.

Plus civics are a dime a dozen.

06-26-2009, 02:31 AM
Originally posted by beyond_ban
... and that eg is way overpriced for a JDM with rolled back KMs.

did you even look at the pictures? how do you figure that car has any more than 114,000 km? i don't even see a single door ding or major scratch on it at all, and by the looks of it, absolutely no rust. Yeah looks to me like this ones a rollback boys!

not to mention of course, who in the right mind would go to the trouble of rolling back the odometer (or swapping clusters) and only making it read 114,000? that car with a nice detail job could probably look like it had 50,000 to 80,000 km. KM's on a car isnt the end-all be-all anyway, its how its maintained, in the pics the body is good and a compression test will help tell you how hard its been bagged. As long as those factors are good, who the fuck cares?

seriously, 90% of the jdm haters on this forum just look like kids who don't actually know very much about cars and just decide that the world needs to know they don't like jdm's every chance they get.

Oh and btw get the MR2, boost is the way to go :thumbsup:

06-26-2009, 02:49 AM
buy something LHD

06-26-2009, 03:00 AM
MR2 hands down... unless you're a hc eg fanboy and love the eg to death, in which case that civic would probably be one of the cleanest platforms to work on other then the fact that its RHD. MR2 responds to mods way better though and has more performance potential. With the eg... you're not gonna go a whole lot faster unless you go towards boost plus 6.4k for an EG civic is pretty steep...

06-26-2009, 08:12 AM
Originally posted by Shlade
hey curtis i think u should get your learners first ;)


06-26-2009, 10:23 AM
get the honda, parts super easy to get, just keep feeding it any kind of oil, change the timing belt every 100k and it'll keep on trucking.. MR2 are awesome as well but FI always adds maintenance..

06-26-2009, 10:25 AM
Dont you gotta wait two years before you can get a license...
Or was that one...
But either way you got a while to decide lol.

06-26-2009, 10:32 AM
You can only have so much fun with FWD..... RWD is an endless array of entertainment. In the snow, rain, or dry conditions!

06-26-2009, 11:31 AM
Civic is way more practical, way cheaper to run and maintain and is fine in the winter. The mr2 is good as a second vehicle.

06-26-2009, 11:36 AM
I would say stick with a civic for now...learn to drive in calgary 1st especially in winter..then later on upgrade to MR or RWD

Cooked Rice
06-26-2009, 11:47 AM
If you just got yours learners the MR2 will be way more than you can handle. It's mid engine, rwd, boosted. Rain+deerfoot, snow etc, would most likely cause a disaster with little car handling experience.

06-26-2009, 12:06 PM
mr2's are incredibly fun, bot not the most practical car by any means. If you honestly just got your learners and are going to be driving friends around and stuff like that, the mr2 is definatly not the car to get. sw20's suck in snow. they also get pretty pricey if you get a worse condition one that is not maintained up to par. I would suggest staying close to stock for the mr2 and then modify it when its in your own posession.

06-26-2009, 12:46 PM
I'd take the EG. I'm biased though.
Each has it's pros and cons.
I'd take the EG for practicality, it's cheaper to maintain with parts more available to you locally and readily. Plus it's easier to work with if you're a beginner and if you aren't as mechanically inclined.

06-26-2009, 01:51 PM
Neither... learn to drive a LHD car first.

06-26-2009, 04:44 PM
If you are driving it in the winter, civic. If you are just getting a summer cruiser, sw20 w00t!

Snap oversteer has claimed more than a few people in MR2's.

06-29-2009, 11:04 AM
please please please dont get rhd, its bad enough when you get stupid kids racing around in them thinking there right out of fast and the furious, I have nothing against them (ive owned a subaru wrx and a 180sx) but i think one should have more driving experiance before purchasing one.

06-29-2009, 11:06 AM
one step at a time man

learners first



practice in a decent car

then upgrade

if u dont even have ur learners why would u even be thinking about the car you probably cannot afford

06-29-2009, 11:14 AM
I read more of the thread haha I just realized you JUST got your learners.

Learn to drive left hand first. And drive it well. You're going to have a very difficult time if you dive into one of these right away.

I drove a van for 2 years. Take it easy hahaha.