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My Car History

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as_matt in Other Cars
May 15, 2021, 2:08 p.m.

I'm always pushing myself to improve. This mindset is particularly obvious in my car history, where after around a year of ownership I feel as though I've experienced the car and prepared myself to move on. Whilst this is good for avoiding the maintenance costs involved in owning a car long-term, you could argue that it doesn't give you a chance, as a driver, to fully connect with the car and reduces your willingness to invest in further modifications. I like to think that my current cars are different and will stay in my ownership for a while longer. The Golf R is an amazing all-round car, packing performance, practicality, comfort and decent running costs into a single package. If I had to replace it, I'm not sure what I'd go for as I can't think of another car that strikes this balance so well. The Integra, on the other hand, is an appreciating JDM performance car that is quickly becoming a modern classic. I've invested a lot of time and money on parts to let it go any time soon. I also think it is the perfect base for a track day car, feeling more special than the Civic EP3, but sharing the reliable (fingers crossed!) k20 engine, reputation for great handling and relatively affordable parts. As you've probably already worked out, I didn't start off owning two excellent performance cars, so here's the path I took to get there. First Car - VW Polo 9n3