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    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
    Though admittedly when my dad lets me drive his Tesla I feel even cooler. Although I do sometimes worry that the battery will explode
    Ah, yes, the Ford Pinto experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klassik View Post
    Ah, yes, the Ford Pinto experience.
    That was the gas tank, which I imagine would make a much more impressive fireball than a battery!
    I actually wanted to buy a Pinto in high school (!) but my mom said no way .

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurie View Post
    That was the gas tank, which I imagine would make a much more impressive fireball than a battery!
    I actually wanted to buy a Pinto in high school (!) but my mom said no way .
    Careful, Wagner fans like the Illinois Nazis drive Pintos!



    Actual flying Pintos were kind of cool though...until the designer's flying Pinto had the wings separate in mid-air causing him to die.

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    We had a BMW 1995 M3 until recently; we bought it when it was about 15 yrs. old, in really nice shape & w/very low miles ~ my husband loved driving that car! But it was always needing something repaired, often something he couldn't fix himself, & always pricey. When the head gasket went, that was the last (very expensive!) straw. He had no trouble selling it, even in that condition; those BMW's are very popular around here. We just replaced it with his dream car (well, his dream car in our price range, anyway! ) ~ a 2013 Mustang GT, in Deep Impact Blue ~ it's awesome, & he's a very happy camper now! And, I have to say, he looks really hot behind the wheel!


    Quote Originally Posted by Klassik View Post
    Meh, if you have access to a race track, a Miata/MX-5 is about as fun as any car priced in a normal price range. They're a heck of a lot more reliable too. ....
    My daughter races a '92 Miata, in a spec Miata class .... she loves her little race car, & has more than enough fun on the track to scare the bejeezus out of her poor mother!
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    Quote Originally Posted by laurie View Post
    My daughter races a '06 Mazda3, in a spec Miata class .... she loves her little race car, & has more than enough fun on the track to scare the bejeezus out of her poor mother!
    The specs for that Miata class must be pretty loose if they let a Mazda3 in it. But, yes, where there is a road course track in the US, there are many happy people racing MX-5 Miatas around them. They're very fun cars. I believe Fiat is selling a rebadged version of the Miata now with a Fiat engine in it. I suppose European car snobs can now have their own Miata with a much less reliable powerplant. Instead of racing it, they'll be telling Tony to fix it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klassik View Post
    The specs for that Miata class must be pretty loose if they let a Mazda3 in it. But, yes, where there is a road course track in the US, there are many happy people racing MX-5 Miatas around them. They're very fun cars. I believe Fiat is selling a rebadged version of the Miata now with a Fiat engine in it. I suppose European car snobs can now have their own Miata with a much less reliable powerplant. Instead of racing it, they'll be telling Tony to fix it again.
    Oops! .... that's her street car (which she also loves!), she races a '92 Miata .
    The spec Miata class is always one of the most fun to watch, with a big field & competitive racing ~
    zoom zoom!
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    I prefer this kind of car this is a vehicle for men not boy racers

    Morgan plus four.JPG
    "Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.

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    Here's a more...ah...appropriate way to get about town.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Ante View Post
    I prefer this kind of car this is a vehicle for men not boy racers

    Morgan plus four.JPG
    If you drive a Morgan you gotta play this song whilst driving it

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    Nothing in particular against Hyundai; but when I was in the army, KIA was the abbreviation for "killed in action" .

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    Why pay the expense of a Hyundai or Kia? Just wait until the Chinese start rolling out autos. We will all need 12-car garages.

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