"Sporty and quick"5.0 starson by Dnepr Dave
Pros: I like the styling, it's got character, unlike most other cars. It corners like a go-kart and is very quick.
Cons: I don't like that it doesn't have basic gages, like oil pressure and water temperature, but those are available in the aftermarket. Still, it should come with more gages. Also, the throttle should be mapped linear for more smooth starts from stopped.
Summary: The video review mentioned a harsh ride, I have to disagree, it is a bit stiff, but not at all harsh, it wouldn't corner like it does if it were built for a smooth ride. The video review also mentioned turbo lag, this car has a very small turbo, there is little to no lag, what the reviewer experienced was throttle delay. It has an electronic gas pedal that is mapped in the engine control unit with a bit of delay, so that when you are first starting to push the pedal, nothing happens, then it opens up quickly. It is all in the factory programming. Pushing the sport mode button takes much of this out. The radio controls are kind of odd, but after a week of driving it, you won't give them a second thought, you can adjust the volume and change the channels from the steering wheel anyway. The automatic transmission can be shifted manually, either by bumping the floor shifter back, for a higher gear or forward, for a lower gear. It also has paddle shifters on the steering wheel, that work the same way. Shifting the automatic, in manual mode changes gears as fast or faster than you could do it with a clutch. I think it is the best of both worlds. Pushing the sport mode button also changes the shift points in the automatic transmission, if you don't care to shift it manually.
All in all, it is the most fun to drive car I've had in a long time.
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