Originally Posted by R_H_C_P
Really mixed reviews dammit lol!
around where I live theirs a few ek9 Type R's and they are beasts. theirs 4-5 of them. They are brilliant cars no doubt, I havent yet seen a pulsar in person nor driven one so its kinda one sided that way.
Tho isnt the engine in the Pulsar compared to a vtech. Like Nissans take on it?
Another car I might consider is a Nissan Almera 2L GTI.
The Vzr has a two stage cam profile unlike the Ek9 where it has one hard sharp kick and away it goes the Vzr gradually ups the power at the two different stages so its more progressive than VTEC.
The reason the Ek9 is more popular over the Vzr is because its simply in a different league, it handles better, has more power, looks way better, theres alot more performance parts available, its just all round a much better than the Vzr.
You'd have to look at a Vzr N1 which is extremely rare to give it a chance against a Ek9.
I'd go for the Ek9 myself if you can live with them being so common, Have you thought about any of the mitsubishi mivecs??