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Currently riding around in a 2000 Civic Si that i've had for 5 years now, before that I had a 1991 Corolla GTS, before THAT a 1998 Civic EX. As you can see a decent history of Japanese vehicles.

A couple friends of mine own and drive Elantras, having driven them around in their own cars, I couldn't help but get hooked. But of course I want more and the upcoming Elantra Sport seems to offer the extra bit of performance i'm looking for.
 

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If you've been driving around the older Jap vehicles, it's gonna feel real weird from banging gears in them and switching over to the new Elantra Sport !
 

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I won't mind the transition from Jap to Korean and i'm at the point where I had enough fun with manuals. Driving in busy traffic for 2 hours a day in a manual isn't fun. So having the sort of fun I want in a cool new sedan is what the Elantra Sport is shaping up to be for me.
 

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Traffic in manuals definitely sucks.. especially for 2 hours a day :|

At least the Elantra Sport is styled nicely as well. It's a looker, has decent amount of power which should be great on the roads, and sedan means it'll be practical.

Were you into modifying the Jap vehicles ?
 

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My first car was a 95 si (eg hatch) second car was a 94 teggy b18 and so on had many hondas even a outback gt. Es is my first new car. And have to say I have no complaints granted I have only had it for almost a week now but love it you should get one
 

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The ES engine doesn't "sing" like your 2000 Civic Si, but it's way more driveable due to the extra torque.

It's going to feel weird, it's basically has the opposite power delivery vs. your Si. Power comes on in the low to mid section of the tach and drops off in the high end, right where the Si is starting to make power.
 

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While I didn't have a 2000 Si, I had a 2013 Si and found that to really get the power i'd have to be quite up in the RPMs and really plain and simple beat the snot out of that engine.

I don't have my ES yet but hope it delivers power on a more "mature" method.
 
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