Originally Posted by Hutnicks
That sounds like a Bermuda thing.
Hrmm... Sure does, doesn't it?
Originally Posted by billybob_jcv
That is a good example of why humans are the dominant species on this planet. Our species will eat ANYTHING that won't immediately kill us.
I don't understand the desire to eat something that's still wriggling around. It just seems barbaric to me.
Originally Posted by VortexBlast
Very excited to hear you have the Macca F1 Magick, it's my all time favourite car... (pause) IN THE WORLD! *Clarkson's Voice*
BTW, it's been a few weeks since owning my Honda Jazz RS I can say that it runs like the clappers. 120HP and a curb weight of 1080 kg, it handles very nicely and has quick acceleration though most of the torque comes at around 4000RPM. It's quite a fun car to drive even if it's just a normal hatchback. With a few mods and stickier tyres, it should be even more of a hoot to drive.
Talking about tyres, any tyre gurus here? I'm looking to change the wheels and tyres on my car, tyre size will be changed to 205/50 R16. I'm looking for tyres that are not too expensive but has great traction on the dry and wet but it also needs to endure a fair bit. I'm thinking either Continental Tyres, Bridgestone, Yokohama or Toyo Tyres (though I've heard Toyo Tyres have poor life).
The thing that I really don't like in my car though is the interior obviously. It's riddled with plastic but then for the price, I get what I pay for.
Sounds like you love the car, and that's what matters, not anyone else's perceptions. Remember, all power is relative to weight, a 100hp car can feel like a rocket if it only weighs 800kg, Lotus and MG proved that decades ago. I love cars that are torquey in the mid-upper powerband, you can putter around quietly 90% of the time, sipping gas, but when you floor it they come to life. That's a lot of fun.
I spent a couple days driving nothing else but the F1, even took it down to the shops to get my comics and all that. For what it is, it's easy to drive in traffic, at least compared to similar cars (like the F40). The steering is light and perfect, suspension is taut but doesn't beat you up (after we did some adjusting), the brakes are extremely good (they're CC, not steel), and the clutch isn't nearly as heavy as one would fear (all CF/kevlar). I have the GTR sequential gearbox, but it's heavy and unnecessary, so it's in storage. When's the last time you've driven a car w/o ABS, TC, or even power steering? Doesn't matter though, it all just works due to amazing engineering and the lightness of the chassis. Next week it'll have A/C, too! Hooray! No stereo though, I'm never adding one. There's nothing in the world like that car, and that's a real shame because it would be awesome if more people could drive them. Funny thing, a few people have asked me if it's real and I tell them, "Yeah, right, you'd need to be nuts to drive a real F1 around town."
So I guess they think it's a replica and go about their business, most folks don't know what it is though, and that's fine too.
I'm a Michelin guy and I try to put PSS, PS2, or PSC tires on everything I have, unless they're completely unnecessary. They're just incredible meats and worth every cent. While I do have some Pirellis on a few cars, because Michelin hasn't made a size-equivalent, I don't like them nearly as much.Edited by Magick Man - 6/1/13 at 7:11am