I wouldnt get a SI either. Its just the same car with 60 more HP and less then 10 ft lbs torque more.
I think i would go for a wrx265, or mazda speed3, or Tsx. Those cars are 10K more though, so im happy where im at .
This thread isn't about other cars. It's not titled: "What car to get that's funner than the r18". I could list 50 cars funner than it. I'm just asking how r18 owners have fun with their cars. If you get an engine swap its no longer an R18 BTW geniuses.