Jakarta, Indonesia. The year is 2020. Jimmy is just another 23-year-old dude slightly dissatisfied with his life. After finally graduating from architecture school a semester behind his friends, he’s landed a job at a firm through the links he’s amassed from those who preceded him. It pays the bills and all, but it’s not quite what he wanted in life. See, architecture was supposed to only be a jumping point for him to move on to other things, but it seemed like things didn’t go right along the way. Opportunities weren’t found, expectations weren’t met satisfactorily, and now he’s sort of just stuck here.
He has a couple main ways of escaping all the let downs; getting together with his small band of friends, and chucking his 2014 MPV around (one of the bajillions on the road), often with said band of friends inside, to all their joyful dismay. In fact, his aggressive driving has become renowned among those around him. Jimmy loves to drive, and when he does, he does it fast and rough.
Basically this, but in… worse condition, to say the least.
As a result, his poor MPV has passed it’s use by date quite significantly. A couple dampers need replacing, tired of having to hold up with all the abuse it’s had. The crappy power steering has definitely seen better days as Jimmy’s tried (in futility) to modify it for better feel. The clutch has worn out, and the engine feels like it’s lost a dozen horsepower. That’s among the dozens of other things damaged or broken. Jimmy has concluded that it’s now too much of a hassle. Time to throw this sorry hunk out and get a new one.
Usually Jimmy can get a fresh car just by asking his filthy rich parents for one (this current one is already his second), but not this time. His parents have completely let him go since he got his first job, so he’s on is own with this car problem. At least this means he now has complete freedom of choice, enabling him to get something that suits him a little better.
And so, Jimmy wants a car with these aspects:
Drivability and Sportiness: Jimmy wants something he can throw at high speeds, getting air time on speed bumps, yadda yadda yadda. The usual.
Practicality and Capacity: even though Jimmy hates the boringness of an MPV, he’s been quite spoiled by their practical applications, being able to carry a whole lot of stuff and/or all his friends (and annoy them with his driving).
Looks and design: as a guy with a design background, Jimmy does appreciate a good looking car. It should look sporty and unique, distinguished from the sea of crap MPVs around him. Don’t make it an alien though.
Running costs: as in maintenance and fuel economy. Bear in mind Jimmy’s just landed his first job so his salary isn’t large. While the purchase itself can be covered by his sizable savings (his parents are rich after all) he doesn’t wanna pull much more from it for everyday things.
Reliability: gives Jimmy the comfort of knowing his car will do fine as he commits vehicular atrocities.
Comfort: not much of a consideration for Jimmy, just make sure he doesn’t develop back pain. Also bear in mind traffic issues, leaving people sitting in their cars for hours.
- Trim year 2020. Model year can be older.
- 91 RON fuel. Jimmy doesn’t wanna pay premium fuel, eww.
- 50 Safety. A government requirement, let’s just say.
- 3-liter max engine displacement. Any larger and the taxes eat you alive.
- 4.60m max car length. Jimmy’s place isn’t large and whatever he’ll buy will need to be able to maneuver.
- Min. 5 seats. More is good. Jimmy likes the sound of his friends’ heads hitting the headliner as he hops crests.
- Variable power steering. No way Jimmy’s gonna settle for those dead feeling ones again.
- Max 35 loudness. Jimmy’s not interested in sounding like a fart can.
- Maximum 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) in 7.5s
- No race parts
- No limited production parts
- Catalytic converter mandatory
- Engine PU/ET: 35/39.5
- Trim PU/ET: 90/35
- Budget of 14.500$ @ 0%
Submissions are open 29th December 2018, 4.00 UTC
Submissions deadline is 5th January 2019, 4.00 UTC (Happy new year guys!)
General CSR rules: The Car Shopping Round Rules and Stats
Previous Round: CSR 91 - “Five O”
Once done, send me your entries by PM with the following naming scheme:
Car name: “CSR92 - username”
Car trim: Name of the car
Engine name: “CSR92 - username”
engine variant: Name of the engine