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Magick, have you ever had a lap like this at track day? wink.gif



I would have cr@pped my nomex...
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Could be worse

 

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Before I left Wisconsin, there was some teenage girl at the local high school who was given her grandmother's '84 Chevette with only about 2,000 original miles on it, in 2010. It was really strange to see a brand-new Chevette driving around every once in awhile.

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About 20 years ago, I had borrowed a friend's Chevette to go and pick somebody up, and in the mall parking lot, I was T-boned by another Chevette. Couldn't help but laugh! 

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I think cars like the Chevette did more to harm the environment than save it. It gave Americans all the proof they needed that small cars were total cr@p. I suspect the Chevette, original Fiesta and original Dodge Colt were specifically selected by the US automakers to keep Americans buying their larger cars longer. If they had instead brought *good* small cars from Europe, the 70s & 80s might have been much different.
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The GTI, regular Golf (Rabbit), Civic, Mazda 323 (meh), Tercel, and Sentra sucked up all the small car sales, most people who wanted a hatchback bought one of those. I remember driving a first gen GTI and it was off the hook, an amazing little car. Unfortunately, it cost more than a Mustang GT and gas was only .70 /gal. They needed the "good" hot hatches over there, because by then they were already paying $1 /liter for fuel.


No comments about another Mini or is that fruit hanging way too low? Also, the Mangusta issue is fairly complex because most for sale have been severely trashed, I want the "right one" and haven't found it yet.
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The GTI, regular Golf (Rabbit), Civic, Mazda 323 (meh), Tercel, and Sentra sucked up all the small car sales, most people who wanted a hatchback bought one of those. I remember driving a first gen GTI and it was off the hook, an amazing little car. Unfortunately, it cost more than a Mustang GT and gas was only .70 /gal. They needed the "good" hot hatches over there, because by then they were already paying $1 /liter for fuel.

No comments about another Mini or is that fruit hanging way too low? Also, the Mangusta issue is fairly complex because most for sale have been severely trashed, I want the "right one" and haven't found it yet.

 

I say more power to you....nothing wrong with buying what you love.

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http://www.fiaformulae.com/guide/car

 

Now this I want to see.

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thought this would be interesting to you guys:

 

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I say more power to you....nothing wrong with buying what you love.

Yup - I agree. You can just stack them in the corner, they don't take up much room... tongue.gif
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thought this would be interesting to you guys:



Just turn your sound off, and that will be the 2020 F1 race, when they are all running on batteries...
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Well, you can't win 'em all - and if you do, you're paying too much...

We finally pulled the trigger on a car for my son. It's not the car I wanted, my son isn't entirely happy, and I think we paid too much, but it's done, and we spent less than we planned.

It's a 2006 Ford Focus ZX5 SE. 132K miles. That's considerably more miles than I wanted, but the car seems tight and it tracks well under accel & braking. We drove 4 or 5 similar Foci and this one was the best. It has a nice Kenwood head unit with an aux port on the face, so he can plug-in his ipod for tunes. The A/C gets nice & cold - it was amazing how many used cars we saw that had luke warm A/C. It needs to have the rear hatch struts replaced, but that's pretty common on a Focus hatchback. Should be able to get them for ~$25/ea.


Im sure your son would had prefered the IS300 (Well he is a teenager :tongue:) But I believe the first gen focus handles the better than the newer models....... 

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I say more power to you....nothing wrong with buying what you love.

Alas, the people here are much more understanding than my garage. redface.gif
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thought this would be interesting to you guys:



While I love engine sound, the first really is too much, but I think that has more to do with pitch rather than volume.


Farewell noble prince, a century was not enough time to have known thee. *sniffle* frown.gif




Edited by Magick Man - 3/18/14 at 12:33am
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Alas, the people here are much more understanding than my garage. redface.gif
While I love engine sound, the first really is too much, but I think that has more to do with pitch rather than volume.

Farewell noble prince, a century was not enough time to have known thee. *sniffle* frown.gif




F that. You going to let some turkish fools grab it for 2.7Meg? Lawyer up. If nothing else the Tradename will be worth 10 times that.

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F that. You going to let some turkish fools grab it for 2.7Meg? Lawyer up. If nothing else the Tradename will be worth 10 times that.

Id say we should give Magick some old fashioned peer pressure :tongue: Do it. XD

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