Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    the ZO6 weighs about as much as a Ferrari F430. it's 150-200 lbs heavier than a GT3, but has better power-to-weight ratio than both of those cars.i didn't drive the C6 on the track but i don't think it will be any trouble putting the power down. if anything, it's the shit automatic transmission that made the power delivery uneven for me, particularly on kickdowns. i'd definitely go manual on this car.
     
  2. poorsod

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    Are you referring to the 6.2 NA or the 5.5TT engine? I find the 6.2 NA has quite linear and usable power for merging. Of course, you have to be on the track to use the entire power range.
     
  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I think some people try to make comparisons such that they will get the result they are looking for. When it comes to Big 3 muscle there is a certain paradigm and when it comes to Euro-sport driving there is a different one. I know you are aware of this and am pointing it out for others. It's fine to prefer one over the other but it's stupid to try and put a square peg in a round hole and then declare one objectively superior. I think that is often what goes with some people here. Everything that does not fit their personal niche is disparaged as are those that drive them. It's sad really.
     
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    The C63. Top gear test drive I saw was nothing but wheel-spin. Sure, for merging, but in many other circumstances its useless power.
     
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    Watches entertainment-oriented automotive show where burning rubber is the name of the game.

    Calls the car's power useless.

    Got it.
     
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    idfnl Senior member

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    ^^ :lol: Someone's got a case of butthurt now that people are finally telling him to shut up about that car he bought.
     
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    poorsod Senior member

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    Does drifting the corkscrew at Laguna Seca count?

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
  8. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    The Vette is not a muscle car. The Vette is a sports car. Different paradigm altogether.

    A muscle car couldn't have set the record for a production vehicle at Laguna Seca. That's sports car territory.
     
  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Yeah, but how does it do in the snow?
     
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    Any BRZ/FR-S owners here?
     
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    This stuff is so juvenile. Its the equivalent of when basketball had the AND1 craze.

    Of course Michelin loves it but I wish we could go back to the days when actually putting a car thru a corner quickly is appreciated.




    Can you please differentiate the 2 for us? Because if your answer is what I think it is, then the C63 is a muscle car which is sorta weird but kinda true the more I think about it.
     
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    Blackhood Senior member

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    Poorsod, you know that drifting and wheel spin are the same thing?
     
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    Pennglock Senior member

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    That's what we do now and it's just such a pain with carseats and everything. Most rentals are meh as well..


    I didnt even know this beast existed-- it's definitely in the mix.



    Not quite, but soon to be 2 under 2.



    I actually called a dealer today and apparently they are special order only. Might be tough to find a used model with somethings so rare too...
     
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    Any wrx owners in the thread? I know it's not the superwagon others are recommending, but the 6-speed is a huge plus for me as is the AWD living in NY.
     
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    poorsod Senior member

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    *sigh*

     

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