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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:07 pm 
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I've always wanted one but never owned one.
Well, dreams are helpful, so will you advise me?
Which sports care would you buy? If you have
one, how do you like it?

I've been looking at Miatas, Porsche Boxsters,
Nissan 353, Mazda RX-8....


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:30 pm 
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BMW Z4. www.bmwusa.com


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a corvette, or a bmw M3

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Not really a sportscar but I've always liked Volkswagen Karmen Ghias and those old tiny BMWs.


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I always wanted one of those box shaped MGs with the wire and rim wheels that had just barely enough room let your legs slide in the tunnel where the pedals were.

I always thought that was the coolest sports car I had ever seen, but I guess it is considered one of those antiques now....


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A really nice sporty car is the Audi TT. A simply beautiful car that performs quite well. Not quite a "sports car", but enough for most people, and it does have power. The selling point is that this car only runs around 35,000 and up, which is extremely cheap considering the market you're in.


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For me, the old Sunbeam Tiger...a wee bit bigger than the MGB, but from the factory with nice little Ford V-8, reliable, easy to get parts for the main functions if they ever need it...the only weak points are the Lucas fuel pump (replace with something modern) and the brakes which were adequate when the car started out as an Alpine with 1725cc engine, not so adequate with 4200cc V-8. We bought one in 1977, used, and still have it.


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Shelby AC Cobra: http://www.289register.de/cobreple.html

0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds should suffice even for L.A.

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Of course, the Jaguar XKE did that for me, too: http://classyauto.com/v/Jaguar+XKE/Coupe/18373

I finally decided to go with women, rather than cars...

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When I was 18 my Dad decided to buy me a car. One of the choices was a Triumph TR6. Had the real wooden dash. It cost a bit over $3,000. I decided to be practical and get the Datsun since it was half the price and had four seats. I've regretted that decision..............and on the rare occasion that I see one, I'm drooling. :sniffle:

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There is only one sports car that really sets my heart to thumping, and that's the Corvette. Late model, classic, it doesn't matter.

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A classic British racing car is my preferred choice, but a Cobra would be the choice of the modern sportster who loves speed and doesn't want to work on his own car.
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I keep this 1960 MGA Roadster in my garage most of the time. I restored this one about 15 years ago, all original except for paint, and it has 66K original miles on it and runs perfect. At 70mph, the foot pedal is about 1/2 way to the floorboard.


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:wink: :D Thats a Sweet wee Death Trap Lorenzo..

I dont know why.. but the big, bad and "sick" monsters just dont take my fancy. My dream car right now is a Turbo Mini, I would have a life expectancy of exactly 2 weeks in that machine.


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As, I think, the first European to join this thread, it is unsurprising that no real sports cars have yet been mentioned.

Going fast in a straight line is no big deal for any car these days; the true definition of a sports car (as opposed to a fast car) is one that will go fast around a bend and then accelarate quickly out of it before last minute braking to repeat the procedure at the next bend. Not easy in a corvette!

So a true sports car:

Mid-engine

2-Seater

V8

Italian


Blood Red


Ferrari

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You said SPORTS ?

1) A big engine

2) or a smaller, but two-stroke engine

3) TWO* WHEELS! :P :P
(*) Three are tolerable...

Even a two-stroke 125cc motocrosser or 250cc street racer will give you more sensations on a road than a muscle sports car.
Hence, "sports car" is an oxymoron to anyone who tried both.

And... for the price difference between a decent sports car and the motorcycle, you can get yourself a real car, preferably a van:
1) air-conditioned
2) full stereo
3) cruise-control
4) whistle rack


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