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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

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    "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

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    If you drive a Morgan you gotta play this song whilst driving it
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"
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