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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2020, 10:55:45 PM »
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2020, 11:06:15 PM »
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2020, 08:58:28 AM »
I'm a first-generation Mustang guy, but I also really like this Camaro.  A friend in high school had one almost identical, that was such a cool car.




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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2020, 09:10:47 AM »
I had a new 1973 Chevy Nova with the F41 suspension.  It was the same car as the Camaro but had more room (a lot).  The live rear axle was aptly named.  I thought of it as a fast car at the time, I think it did 0-60 in 8.5 seconds.  My GTI with a 4 banger does it in about 6 seconds.  My wife's CTS with a 4 banger did it in about 6 seconds.

Those older cars are very cool, but in reality, they drove like crap relative to anything new.  A Honda Accord would leave them in the dust (with some exceptions).

A park near us in Cincy would have old car shows with car just parked out in the grass, no admission charged.  It was very very neat to see some of these cars there.

Car design today is so hampered by various and sundry restrictions, I don't think we have many classics today that will stand the test of time.  I do like the current Mustang.  The Camaro is probably a better "track car" but the slit windows are very off putting when you're inside.


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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2020, 09:11:45 AM »
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2020, 09:13:30 AM »




Had the wife stayed with a convertible, I would have picked between these two I think.  The BMW is more expensive and gets better mpgs and sounds pretty good with that in line 6.  That is the 240i.  It gets into Corvette territory though.


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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2020, 09:17:04 AM »
I have a golf cart - she's named Hooter



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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2020, 09:28:39 AM »
Here's my dream car...





Of course, if you want something sporty, I sure wouldn't mind this...


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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2020, 09:39:30 AM »
It's time to get a new car for my wife, and I'm trying to convince her to get a Mustang convertible, or maybe a 4-series BMW with the retractable hard top.

She wants a Ford Explorer.  She's way more practical than I am.


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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2020, 10:10:01 AM »
This is a possibility too. Not really sporty though.

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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2020, 10:51:47 AM »
She's really set on the Explorer, because she loves the motor on my F150 (the 3.5L twin turbo) and the Explorer ST she wants has the same engine.  We test drove it, and I gotta say, it's a pretty sweet ride.

It will tow the boat, so that's all I really care about.  Won't tow the RV of course, but that's what the pickup is for.


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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2020, 10:58:03 AM »
My wife would like to drive a Cadillac, just to see how it is. 

She would also like to try a Lincoln, but I think it's only because she likes the Matthew dork from Texas. Heh.
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2020, 11:07:26 AM »
The Caddy SUVs are not very competitive IMHO.  I would get them on occasion as a loaner from the dealer, I didn't like them.  It is good to drive various competitive vehicles and see what fits.  Pay attention to seat comfort and position, that is oft overlooked.  

I tested the small Mercedes SUV as a Diesel.  It was OK, but the Honda is probably a better deal/value, I think.

In general I dislike SUVs anyway.  I was amazed how many SUVs (miniutes) are apparent in France today.

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2020, 11:13:53 AM »
Oh, of course the seats are important. We will be back and forth from Wisconsin and Florida for quite a while yet, so we'll need something comfortable. The Porsche Cayenne is out. It's fine for a couple of hours, but not for a couple of days.
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