I'm plagued with a life changing decision today... to go the way of a 7-seater mpv or a 2-door sports coupe. I've worked out the pros and cons for both options and yet, i am still unable to make up my mind! I've been coerced into paying the deposit for the Honda Odyssey today, and i'm left with a mere few hours to make my decision.
The Odyssey would offer me a comfortable, practical ride and potray a more mature/stable image to my clients. The S15 silvia on the other hand would be more to what i'm accustomed to, fast, 2-door sleekness, tons of tried and proven aftermarket parts available, and overall road hooning. I've dropped all euro marques from my list, as parts costs too much (with my current 325i in the workshop for the last 2-weeks!), and trying to make them go fast or look good would cost an arm and a leg. Downsides of my current choices; The Odyssey obviously is alot newer and hence costs a whole lot more than the silvia... and my passion for customized rides would be hindered slightly with the odyssey as aftermarket parts are not in abundance and still cost alot. Speed and power would be a big drastic drop as compared to my Putra too. A cause for concern as i'm worried i may get bored of the people-mover real soon after purchase. The S15 Silvia is at times dubbed a "small boys car", it resembles my current Putra (only a little longer, newer, and its rear wheel driven), its not practical as it'll only seat 2 or 3 at most and after my customization, it'll probably not be able to go anywhere just like my current ride... Decisions Decisions Decisions.. If only i could afford them both.. damn!
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