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Old 01-14-2013, 08:45 PM
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that blue miata is nice !
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:09 PM
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Wow, that's pretty.... amazing what you can do with a radial arm saw and a couple of chains!

I'm diggin' the vettes though, like the old ones, like the new one. The 90's Steve Sanders style I could do without though, IMO.
What about the 90's Steve Sanders Corvette mixtape?

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its got not one but TWO records from Ace of Base.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:11 PM
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I can see some styling clues from the C3 but not enough to call it retro or throw back like the Camaro.

Vettes just don't do it for me. (most new sports cars don't) The last one I drove was probably the 2004 Z06. Just did not put a smile on my face. I guess I prefer the feeling of my butt cheeks grabbing the seat in an old muscle car as I wonder if it will stay on the road. All the new traction control technology and suspension granted make it faster but remove most of the thrill to drive IMO.

I really want to build a Factory Five type 65 Coupe kit someday. I think this would fit my desires better. https://www.factoryfive.com/kits/type-65-coupe/ The original Shelby is still the original supercar in my book. But I prefer to keep dry living in the mountains.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:38 PM
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Vettes just don't do it for me. (most new sports cars don't) The last one I drove was probably the 2004 Z06. Just did not put a smile on my face.
I don't think you pushed the pedal down hard enough or long enough then!
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:13 AM
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I don't think you pushed the pedal down hard enough or long enough then!
Hard enough yes, long enough maybe not I got to drive one on a autocross course during a GM sales training day. It was basically a 2nd gear course. Never got fast enough to need 3rd. Drifted it around all the corners. It was fun but did not leave a lasting impression. I also ran one unsupervised on I-70 for a while up in Summit CO. Again just not that fun IMO. Just never felt on the edge of control. The WRX STi was more fun to me. Just offered more of the seat of the pants driving experience. Maybe the Vette needs 150MPH+ to get that? But without a closed track we should never see that speed.

Honestly one of the newer cars I enjoy the most it the Mini Cooper. Its not fast by any means but always brings a smile when I drive it. Just a fun little car.
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I wonder if its still going to have leaf springs in the rear.

http://www.topflightcorvette.com/ima...suspension.jpg

You can see the spring transverse mounted at the very bottom of the subframe/a-arms.
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Honestly one of the newer cars I enjoy the most it the Mini Cooper.
The original Mini is a lot of fun to drive too. Ever seen The Italian Job? Anything small like that is a kick in the pants to drive unless your'e on a highway.
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I think the new vette is neat. RWD lightish car with power and space for turbos. And it I am sure handles pretty well if it handles better than the older ones.

The STI's WRX's and others are nice but don't last if repeatedly flogged on the track. In my opinion you kinda have to build something custom (swap v8 into something) to have the reliability and handling that an out of the box vette offers. Even then it is hard to beat the price point and you'll have something frankenstiened.. the price point is especially hard to beat in the used market. Sure a BMW or Porsche is nicer and faster and better in probably every way, but you'll pay for it. If you want to go out and play with the big boys and don't want to break the bank vettes have lately been a pretty decent option. This one looks better which is nice.

I also like the mini's. The new ones are actually fun to drive if they are the supercharged versions. The old ones are fun to drive also. I built and daily drove fire breathing original mini (1380, longman GT 7 head, monster cam, stripped to the bone, ect.) for a while. They are fun to drive if you can keep it from overheating, breaking, always wear a kidney belt, don't plan on winning any races against vettes, and don't drive long distances.
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I like it too... I like all the redos on a lot of the classics, the Charger, etc..

Wish Toyota would redo the 40 and save me a bundle in time and money....
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might be interesting to see what someone like callaway could/will do with it...
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