Originally Posted by Warrtalon
A few things:
1) The MR has more than a "few" differences. It has 3 _major_ differences: 6spd, Bilsteins (awesome shocks), and lightweight forged BBS rims (2.5lbs lighter per wheel). It's fine if that's still not worth the cash to you, but the difference in price is only $1500-2000 between a GSR w/SSL and MR, so keep that in mind.
2) The IXs are much faster than all previous years, so if you can get one, then do it. South Coast Mitsu is selling IX GSRs w/SSL for 31.3k, including destination charge. You just pay TTL and auto shipping charges to wherever you live.
Right, I know the differences. I guess I could have phrased that better. I meant it more like, buying a new IX will be pushing it for me as it is, let alone getting an MR and spending the extra $1,500-$2,000 when I will be 100% happy with a GSR and have no regrets, just would be 110% happy with an MR. I do, however, have plenty of time to debate as to which one to actually get.
What is making me lean towards the IX is the MIVEC and larger turbo which take to bolt ons better. Since I won't have a lot of money to put towards upgrades for quite a while, I figure I'll take the little advantage it has to offer until I can start to heavily modify it. Also in my opinion, the IXs front looks even sexier then the XIIIs (and that's hard to beat), which is a small plus.
Wow, $31,300 is a nice price, I'll have to keep that in mind!! I was previosly looking at 2Gb GSXs, but the price that they go for with low miles and "never modded/adult driven" is absolutly pathetic. I have always loved the Evo so looked into prices and what monthly payments will probably be and realized "Hey, I can do this!", so here I am.