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Old 05-13-2010, 01:52 AM   #41
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"why do you have a huge radiator?"
Since I've installed the intercooler I've had a few people say "What's up with that second radiator?"

Here in GA I get plenty of the gay jokes. My friends are actually pretty relentless about it. I also get the "so do you just put it on and zip it up?" and "nice go kart."

Once I had someone call it a Honda. That's the only one that got to me.

My brother and his VW friends always go on and on about their "fine german engineering" then I get to laugh my *** off when changing the thermostat is an all day job
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:10 AM   #42
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I've had quite a few people yell "faaaaaaag" as they were driving by. I've never had anyone get out of the passenger seat with a negative comment though. Probably the best comment was, "I hate to say it, but your car has made me start to reconsider how gay miatas are."
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:22 AM   #43
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from an asian girl in my apt parking lot, in a thick accent:
"is that your car"
-"yes"
"it's beautiful"
-"thanks"
"so small!"

from a group of drunk college guys:
"is that a lotus?"
-"yeah"
"that's sick bro"

I went and picked up a spare hood, red (my car's black), and rode back with it mis-matched... for some reason everyone I saw now thought my car was the ****, I got comments left and right just because my hood didnt match, and they were all positive, wtf? I never get comments normally
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:15 AM   #44
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from a group of drunk college guys:
"is that a lotus?"
-"yeah"
"that's sick bro"
Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner! I can definitely see this.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:01 AM   #45
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^Me Too.

I met some of the stupidest people at school. Like drown in the rain stupid. If you pulled up in an FD they would compliment your Ferrari and ask how fast the V12 is. Then tell you that their freind has a V4 Honda and that they were going to be senators.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:38 AM   #46
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Then tell you that their freind has a V4 Honda ...
I ride a V4 Honda daily...it's pretty bad *** actually.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:04 AM   #47
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One of my good friends once told me that my car would be good at stoplight racing-"since its so light it can get a jump on people and surprise them". He meant racing between stoplights..
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:04 AM   #48
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I ride a V4 Honda daily...it's pretty bad *** actually.
Does it have 4 wheels and a fart can? Or 2 wheels and some actual acceleration?
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:14 AM   #49
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The most entertaining thing for me is the typical z06 or gt3 owner giving you the look when you are lining up in the pits for your first run group of the day, like O god I'm going to have to sit behind that guy. then the rest of the day after you have lapped them at least once per session they will completely avoid eye contact with you, and or grumble about how they are having some imaginary problem with there $100k car.
Same here. I really like running with the American Iron and CMC cars because apparently my car is mid-pack with those classes in the NASA TX region. I recently scored a check-ride for the TT license and the official riding along asked:
"does this thing have a turbo?"
-don't worry, its only running 11psi
"oh, ok..."
"holy **** that car is violent" after puckering a bit for a decreasing radius, off-camber, downhill 90mph 5th gear throttle steer corner on a V8 RX7pass, lol.
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I spanked a douche from PCA once at H2R. He was in his brand new Boxter and had just sold his autotragic miata. I was in my spec miata with a junkyard motor. He walked up to spoolin2bars after the session and asked him what kind of turbo I had. When spoolin told him it was a junkyard motor pushin 100whp the guy just smirked and walked off, he didn't believe him.

Can we have a thread on what exotic cars have tracked out rather than give a point by? Why can't I be on there youtube hall of fame vid?
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Hyper told me that my inline fuel pump will explode like a grenade in an accident
thats pretty stupid...
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:06 PM   #52
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Hyper told me that my inline fuel pump will explode like a grenade in an accident
thats pretty stupid...
That thread is awesome, I heart clubroadster...lol
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:09 PM   #53
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My two favorite:

Stand up comedian (Maybe Mike Birbiglia?)

"The Miata's a good little car; you rub it on the carpet, it'll go."

Overheard a guy at the Pittsburgh fireworks telling his buddies about me:

"Hey look!" Then parodies Chris Farley, singing "Big dude in a little car".
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Is that a race car?
A cop once pulled me over, saw the harness and the seats, and asked exactly that, and, then, proceeded to read me the riot act.

A friend of mine teases me by calling my car "Fix It Again, Tony" (FIAT)
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^Me Too.

I met some of the stupidest people at school. Like drown in the rain stupid. If you pulled up in an FD they would compliment your Ferrari and ask how fast the V12 is. Then tell you that their freind has a V4 Honda and that they were going to be senators.
Sounds to me like they will be senators


Living in England I get none of this. Here it is about an average size sports car. I am in a very wealthy area, in fact probably the wealthiest in the country, and I get people asking me all the time how I can afford to run this car (I am a Mechanic). When I tell them its a Mazda and I have 2500 in it total (with the turbo and M/S conversion) they just about lose their ****. It is hilarious every time.

I chased a guy in an Aston Martin for a few miles a couple of months ago, all over him like stink on **** (tiny British country lanes so no room to pass), and we ended up at the same gas station. He starts asking me when they started making elans again.

Never ceases to amaze me how quickly non car people forget what model a car is. Back in the late 90's I had an MGB with fresh paint and everyone thought it was new.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:28 PM   #56
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My boss asked me today "Is that your little hot rod out there? It looks really nice, it's English right? It looks new did you just get it?"

She is ~45 and drives a rusty Caravan but at least she recognizes the British design influence.

To most people good paint = new car, I was asked on occasion whether my '93 323 was new. Sometimes I miss having a back seat in my fun car.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:34 PM   #57
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I'm late to this thread...

I'm lucky I guess, as I've never heard any comments about me or my car. -and I'm a target. I've been 290lbs for the last year (it's starting to come off a bit) and I'm 6'3"... you'd think I'd get all of those comments and yells. I've never heard one *** yell. Only my wife messed with me about it being a chick car, and that was only when I announced I wanted one.

I had a lot of people ask me about the car when I first got it in, the typical "how do you fit in it"? and such. I'd really love to see much more creative questions and comments...
  • "That costume is so lifelike, you can barely see the seams"
  • "I see Happy Meal toys are getting better"
  • "Does it double as a floatation device?"
  • "Ah, they were all out of your size huh?"
  • "Hmmm... I never thought of a car as an accessory before!"
  • "Do you have the matching purse?"
  • "So it just folds up and fits under the bed huh?"
  • "Do your parents know you are off of the sidwalk?"
  • "Where do you wind it?"
  • "Does it take AA or AAA?"
  • "You must be hung like a rhino, because you clearly aren't compensating for anything."

or something funny anyway.

Unfortunately, mine is still bone stock so not a lot of impressing people to be done. But, in commuter traffic and off the beaten path I just keep it wound up and play around with it's natural handling abilities (even soggy and worn like it is). It's fun, even if it's slow.

At least people are constantly impressed with it's age and condition though. As other have said, TONS of people have no idea what it is, or that it's 19 years old.
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I get no snide remarks, no one yells "faaaag" as they drive by, and no one jokes about the size of the car, either.

There are two types of cars in Istanbul.. Econoboxes and insanely expensive cars.
Miatas are virtually unknown to 90 per cent of the population, too.

So, if I have to go somewhere "privileged" I just pull up to the gate and nod. No one asks anything, gates raise, and off I go.

Oh, I hear quite a few "must be a Ferrari" whispers when I drive with the top down.
People actually act respectful around the car.

I drove my sister's Opel Corsa for a few months when I first moved back to Istanbul, till I searched high and low and finally bought my Miata (MX5 actually).
The difference is like night and day with the Miata. Doors open. Security people smile at you. Cops apologize when you stop at traffic checks.
I took it in for the state inspection, and all the inspectors came by the car! Passed in just five minutes

My claim to fame is bettering a twin turbo Audi by almost half a second on the track.
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Everybody just says it is "cute". Got old after the first 100 times.
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Everybody just says it is "cute". Got old after the first 100 times.
Now there's a good idea for a thread: "Stuff you're really sick of hearing about your car"
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