Yeah, it's good stuff! If you didn't catch their video, it's worth watching. Unlike many reviews, it's not just the basis for their written transcript. They point out nice features on cars they don't really like (really, the Civic has the best transmission feel?!). Part two is coming up.
I'm actually thinking about another FiST! My track rig doesn't even come off the trailer anymore, so I feel a little silly about that. Maybe the 2nd time around, I'd just leave it stock. Yeah, right...
It's another car enthusiast revolution. I've been thinking about this a lot recently. Back when I bought my first Nissan SE-R, it was a really bleak scene for the budget enthusiast. Oddly, a 1st or 2nd year Coyote 5.0 Mustang also interests me (even with the new firing order, it is one of the best sounding V8s on the planet). I see a lot of folks with one of each. Yep, I'd buy a car for the way it sounds. It's crazy how fast the newer generation Coyote or Road Runner based Mustangs are (and even faster with small mods)! Only the Coyote can be had for deal, though.
Also, I've had a few of the cars in their test lineup. I even drove the brand new WRX (and STi) -- and can honestly say the FiST is just a lot more fun (than either!). The cars not covered there aren't really missed. Nobody missed the Hyundai Genesis 2.0 or any Veloster. The Mini Cooper just gets weirder.
Every time I'm tempted to consider an FR-S/BRZ, the drive reinforces that you really need *some* power to have fun. Maybe only the Miata gets a pass on that one.