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Which one is the best? After seeing lazard's white Kyosho I went after it and saw that AUTOart has the same model. But does the spare tire and trunk pad come off like on the Kyosho? And what about door hinges?
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LUW I think it's a wash between the two. I have the AUTOart and I'm happy with it. I think the trunk pad is removable but not the tire - if I remember correctly :confused . I'd get whichever one you can get for less money. :cheers
 

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I can't find the Kyosho version here, but I would say it's the same price as AUTOart's. Could you do me a favor and see if the spare comes out?
 

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Luciano,
in my opinion, the pad and the spare wheel cannot be removed from AUTOart version. AUTOart version does not also has functional suspension but probably the brake disks are separated from the brake calipers in AUTOart version which are not in the Kyosho version. in my opinion, Kyosho is better, it gives me better feeling from the model than the AUTOart version.
 

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Thanks lazard. I can live without functional suspension, and separeted disk brakes form the caliper is a great feature. I didn't do a thorough search yet, but so far I can't find the Kyosho, only the AUTOart. From what you guys are saying it really is a tie between the two.
 
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I haven't actually seen the Kyosho one, but do have the AUTOart one, I was pretty impressed with it, but can't make a decision as it would be unfair on Kyosho.
 
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LUW said:
Which one is the best? After seeing lazard's white Kyosho I went after it and saw that AUTOart has the same model. But does the spare tire and trunk pad come off like on the Kyosho? And what about door hinges?
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I have 2 AUTOart 2002, 1 Kyosho and 1 Minichamps.
in my opinion, AUTOart much better than Kyosho. I don't think Kyosho worth that money!
I really want to sell it, and get AUTOart.

 
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LUW, I took a closer look at my AUTOart last night. The trunk pad is not removable and thus there is no spare tire. The front wheels have separate calipers and the dics rotate independantly. I could not see any rear calipers. Did the 2002 have drums on the back? I will add that with the style of wheels, seeing the brake details is a chore. You have to be dedicated to go looking. The AUTOart interior is well done as is the engine detail. The hood hinges are particularly nicely done. :cheers
 

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Since I'm not able to find the Kyosho version down here, I'll guess I'll go with AUTOart. From what you guys described it's nice. Now I just have to decide between silver and white.
 

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Thanks lazard. I can live without functional suspension, and separeted disk brakes form the caliper is a great feature. I didn't do a thorough search yet, but so far I can't find the Kyosho, only the AUTOart. From what you guys are saying it really is a tie between the two.
Luciano,
in my Kyosho model, there are drumm brakes in the back wheels and there are disc brakes in the front wheels, however, the callipers are fixed to the discs which do not rotate. Nevertheless, the rims in the 2002 Turbo disable any "view" to the brakes therefore not ratating brake discs in the Kyosho models is only minor fault of the model. On the other hand, in my opinion, functional suspension is a BIG pro of the Kyosho model. When I buy a model, I want as functional model as possible, it is including functional suspension. And this is a BIG con of ALL AUTOart models that they do not have functuional suspension.
 

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I concour with you. If even Maisto has functional suspensions, why can't AUTOart have them too? From all you said I think the Kyosho version is at least a little better then AUTOart's, but so far I can't find the Kyosho version, only AUTOart's.
 

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Luw,
Have you considered the Anson? I agree that the two versions being discussed here are great, but for me this was not a car that I had to had in high detail and would rather spend my money on other ones. I did want it represented in my collection and the Anson fit the bill (and the wallet) :lol

By no means I am comparing it to the two other, but this Anson shows well from a 3-5 foot distance. A little detailing will make it better and I hope some day to get to it. Also, I do not know if the body lines are dead-no, near-on or way-off as this is a 1:1 that I have not seen much to make a comparason.
 

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Al, from what I saw, from a distance[/l] Sunstar's version holds it's own. It only looses (badly, that is) when you open the doors and the hood. It's a very good model for the price, but I want to, when possible, stick to the higher-end models. But thanks for the suggestion. :cheers
 
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