I've signed up after wanting an Altezza for a while and have been using this site for a lot of information.
I'm still looking as I've been a bit picky about what I want - Manual RS200 in blue, and not been messed about with too much. I've bought some terrible cars in my past and want to make sure the first Altezza I have is what I want!
I currently drive a crappy non-turbo classic impreza wagon as my daily, and a Nissan S13 as a second daily
but it is time to reduce my fleet to one, and I think an Altezza will do me fine. "Performance" car wise, I've only ever had this S13 and a Mitsubishi Evo as before it has been Land Rovers or nothing. After not being able to fit in a multistorey car park for work I felt it was time for something a bit nippy for the city, and of course I take it too far and picked the fastest car I could find.
The S13 has been set up for drifting by a previous owner, and my intention was to drift it too but I found I prefer to maintain it and keep it reasonable, and enjoy driving it often so the welded diff was removed and is a bit more reliable. But now I want more comfort,not to go deaf on long drives and to be able to get over speed bumps. Annoyingly, a couple of weeks after buying the S13 I found the perfect Altezza... sods law.
I'm sure I'll be asking a lot of questions here when I finally find the beauty I've been looking for.... probably along the lines of "My Altezza won't start, help"..."Have you tried turning the key"...."Oh yeah that works, thanks".