I've used Kronovi's forever since he was the first pro I watched play. I hadn't looked at the stats for the cars in a while but I switched to the Takumi probably a couple months ago and it's funny seeing how poorly it rates overall. What I like about it is that it's small. As Mel Gibson said in The Patriot, "aim small, miss small." I've gone much more aerial over the last couple months and I'm more likely to get a nice, solid aerial hit with the Takumi because it forces me to be more precise. Also to get up quicker and if it's a high enough ball do a double jump to get yourself going off the ground quicker. When I first started going up for aerials I would save that double jump/dodge ability because I wasn't in the air that long and a dodge at the end of my arc towards the ball was what allowed me to hit it all a lot of the time because I wasn't as accurate. As I've improved and started going higher and being in the air longer I'm trying to remember to do the double jump but it is so much quicker that it can throw you off so like anything in this game it takes a lot of practice to get used to.