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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #434 on: May 12, 2020, 02:21:11 AM »
I don't like a clean Jeep.  The best thing about them is that you can drive anywhere you want...but only if you DO it.  It's fun to hear how long it takes the mud to stop hitting the wheel wells once you're back on pavement.

And I don't think they drop those big-volume engines into Wranglers anymore. 

On the short, 2-door Wranglers, try going fast on some washboard dirt roads......you'll go every which-way but straight.  You're like a hot wheels car driving along a vibrator set on high.
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #435 on: May 12, 2020, 07:45:45 AM »
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« Reply #436 on: May 12, 2020, 07:46:49 AM »
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #437 on: May 12, 2020, 08:06:42 AM »
In my mind, a large car may handle very well and accelerate potently and not be very sporty.  It might be a great car still of course.

I don't consider a Tesla to be sporty, though they drive and accelerate well.  I don't think a Veyron is sporty, just my opinion.

The concept of driver involvement is sporty to me, a key aspect thereof.  An old slow MGBGT is sporty.


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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #438 on: May 12, 2020, 09:05:17 AM »
Sure, it's a look and a feel as much as the performance itself.  Probably more than the performance itself, to be honest.

Still, I wouldn't mind finding out just how sporty that Mercedes feels...

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #439 on: May 12, 2020, 09:11:56 AM »
I'm sure cars like that are a hoot to drive, and they can put up great performance numbers.  Sporty?  For some, no doubt, for folks like me maybe not.

It's more than numbers to me obviously.

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #440 on: May 12, 2020, 09:17:49 AM »
I think too many people equate 0-60 or quarter mile times with "sporty". 

It's one aspect of what makes a car sporty, but it's not the only one. 



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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #441 on: May 12, 2020, 09:42:44 AM »
It's all about the individual. For some, a monster truck is sporty. For others, a finely tuned sedan is sporty. That would be me, for the most part. Sure, I'd love to drive a "sporty" 911 around town. My back would probably hate me.
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #442 on: May 12, 2020, 09:46:29 AM »
For me, a car with a manual transmission is likely to feel sporty (but not the rental cars in France).

My little Sonic felt a bit sporty, more so than the wife's CTS which would of course have shaded the Sonic handily on any race track.

The CTS-V had blistering acceleration and high levels of handling, but it for me was too big to feel sporty.  The ATS-V felt sporty in comparison.  They had one ATS-V with a manual but wouldn't let us drive it.

But a sporty car of course has downsides ....

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #443 on: May 12, 2020, 10:32:34 AM »
And this is basically our new one, except we've got side step bars on it:


Husker Red?
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #444 on: May 12, 2020, 10:34:10 AM »
my daughters wanted to keep my father's CJ.  I was very afraid they would roll it.  So I sold it.

Sporty usually means a puny trunk
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #445 on: May 12, 2020, 10:34:26 AM »
Husker Red?

Fire engine red, my friend.  A tribute to our nation's first responders, in these troubling times.

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« Reply #446 on: May 12, 2020, 10:36:28 AM »
yup, Husker RED ;)
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #447 on: May 12, 2020, 10:38:37 AM »
yup, Husker RED ;)
Heh, well the convertible we traded in for it, was even closer to Husker red, so we're moving in the right direction.

Unfortunately my i s c & a aggie wife was not too fond of the orange Jeep that I found for her, so here we are...

 

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