SPECS
Horsepower
180 HP
Torque
127 LB-FT
Curb Weight
2195 LB
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Size
1.8 L
Transmission Type
Manual
MPG (City/Highway)
24 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

I picked this car because my first car was a Honda Fit. I enjoy the light weight feel but just needed rear wheel drive in my life and a little more power! I got this one because it was cheap, but then the motor died within a few months of ownership :( I just got a 2ZZ engine in which raised horsepower by about 40 and redline is now 8,250. Power felt sufficient to me before, now it feels awesome. It's not super fast but it's definitely enough to wake you up and have some fun. And the high revving nature of the motor is addictive! Describe the modifications you've made. Where did you start,  what’s the most recent mod and what motivated it? I got rid of the Tein lowering springs that came with the car and swapped in Swift springs. The Teins were stiff and had a nice drop, but they rode way too stiff for my taste and also induced a lot of understeer. Of all the mods you’ve made, which do you think offers the biggest bang for the buck? The Swift springs are a very nice upgrade considering the price. Then of course the 2ZZ engine swap! How did you go about selecting the specific parts for this build? Any installation tips to share? Looking for things that aren't crazy expensive but effective. What are you planning next? Just tires and alignment, I don't want to go crazy - it's a cruise/fun car. What’s been the biggest challenge with this build? A lot of random things breaking, like the original engine :( after the swap a lot of small issues to sort out too.

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