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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

It's not just the Ferrari which has aftermarket parts I suppose.

LOL!!

The truth is, every woman half my age that I'd met had no idea what I drove, but was able to point it out immediately, as it was parked. Not sure if that's good or bad.
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That's essential what I run on the street during the warmer months, a modern equivalent of a Group-B car, or Group-N as the case may be. Very conservatively tuned, setup for corners. It's an adrenalin pump that urges one to go faster and faster. Doing 35MPH takes quite a bit of concentration. One look away from the road, and we're in the next lane. I do love it, I won't lie, but there's a serious chance of a Miata appearing in the garage.

[Come to think of it, I need to change all fluids including the diffs. Good times.]

Edit: After re-reading the post, I just realized that in 30+ years I've never owned a car with traction control, an automatic trans - sans our minivan - or a machine capable of achieving anything even close to 30MPG. The Miata should at least change the latter. :-)


Minivan notwithstanding, there are times when one needs to get around without having to work the vehicle every second it's on the road. Thats where the Deuce's and Miata's come into play. Forgiving little creatures that won't toss you over a guardrail while you're changing music.

 

Still again all said and done. Nothing ever did slow with the alacrity and style of either the  X1/9 or 924. Magique will stomp my eyes out here but I'd actually take a 924 over a 944 any day of the week.:eek:

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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post


Minivan notwithstanding, there are times when one needs to get around without having to work the vehicle every second it's on the road. Thats where the Deuce's and Miata's come into play. Forgiving little creatures that won't toss you over a guardrail while you're changing music.

I don't mind the concentration and being one with the machine. In fact, I love it. YMMV
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Still again all said and done. Nothing ever did slow with the alacrity and style of either the  X1/9 or 924. Magique will stomp my eyes out here but I'd actually take a 924 over a 944 any day of the week.eek.gif

Seriously? biggrin.gif
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Somehow, I suspect that going home in the Fezza with the trophy wife eased his pain... tongue.gif

Not really in fact.

 

I was really amused by how childish he was.

 

He, according to the track's owner, planned to spend 2/3 hours there yet got off in just 3/4 of an hour. 

 

But really, his face and body language said it all. He just let the car cool down for 5 minutes (which wasn't really necessary given how slow he was) then yelled at his girlfriend and burned rubber on the way out. As if it was going to make him any faster. :rolleyes:

 

What was even more funny is that he was just like his car, angry and shouty yet unable to catch me in my smiling 7. Meanwhile, I was drinking a Schweppes looking at the 7.

 

It has a very appealing look this car, just like those small dogs who always want to play. Here it was, looking at me and I'm sure that if it could have talked it would have said : "Hey buddy, now that the ********'s out, what about shagging tires ?"

 

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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

It's not just the Ferrari which has aftermarket parts I suppose.

No, the girlfriend had been artificially "enhanced" here and there as well. Typical Ferrarista girlfriend, probably was a stripper of some sort before she met him.

 

Not really attractive, yet just like the car she's going to be remarked anywhere she goes.

 

I felt sorry for her though, I wouldn't bear spending any meaningful amount of time with such a fool.

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I think the MGs, Triumphs & AH Sprites do slow better than the 924. They have the sound and the wind in your hair (or scalp as the case may be). So do Alfas and Fiats. The trick to all of them is keeping them running long enough to actually enjoy the drive... tongue.gif
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I think the MGs, Triumphs & AH Sprites do slow better than the 924. They have the sound and the wind in your hair (or scalp as the case may be). So do Alfas and Fiats. The trick to all of them is keeping them running long enough to actually enjoy the drive... tongue.gif

Someone would have to pay me to run a 924. A 924S, different story.
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Someone would have to pay me to run a 924. A 924S, different story.


An S is even better.

 

With the exception of the 7 there are very few cars without roofs I would want to own. The Anglais flavours just never did it for me overall.

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