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Old 12-12-2007, 01:47 PM   #1
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What car(s) were you dying to drive, but left you totally disappointed afterwards?

Mine:
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When the Honda Fit first came over here, one of the car magazines' data said it performed better than a C6 Corvette in one of the handling tests. My dad and I went to the dealer and drove one... In one word, Boring. It felt exactly like the '93 Civic I sold after 2 months of driving just because there was no point trying to make it fun to drive. The Civic led me to getting the Miata though, so that wasn't all bad.

The Honda dealer didn't have any Si's for me to drive, and refused to let me drive an S2000.
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An early 70's 911, totally felt like driving a bug. Haven't had a chance to drive one since.
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MazdaSpeed 6
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g35 6 speed. Really boring car that seems like its forcing itself into the sports car category. BTW this was the ones with the updated 298hp.
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Rx-8
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:12 PM   #9
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Porsche GT2.

...bear with me...

its performance was so vast, it led me to hate all my other cars. The feeling is just now starting to fade, two years later.
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any non-AMG benz
standard WRX
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80's corvette FTL
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Mini Cooper S
G35 coupe
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New Mustang GT500. Great tire-melting torque, but it's still just a heavy sled.
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E46 M3. Phenomenal on the road, not so much on the track.

My buddy absolutely LOVED the Mini GP he drove, and his daily driver is an STi with some Ohlins coilovers that are just unreal.
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Cars that were worse than expected:
- Modena (mule)
- Fit
- Mazdaspeed 6
- CX-7
- 2009 Duramax 2500HD (mule)
- Solstice GXP (mule)

Cars that were better than I expected:
- 2007 NC Miata
- 2007 Mazdaspeed 3
- 2005 S2000
- 2006 Boxter S
- 2004 911 (non turbo)
- 2007 Mustang GT
- 2008 Lambo Muciliago (sp?) (Mule)
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NSX- Needs More Torque

911 mid 80's . it's was the early 90's when i drove it and it was already starting to fall apart.

S2000 Sucks ***** at anything lower than 5k RPM and feels like you are sitting in a wash tub.

Mustang Cobra this is the pre-blower cobra with the IRS I can't remember the year. handled like ***.

late 70's early 80's Vettes. Chevy just didn't know how to deal with emissions at that point and totally fucked the engine but it's no excuse for why the suspension felt like you were riding on marsh mellows.

STI. While I really like the drive train on these the esthetic looks like a 14 year old came up with it.

New EVO same deal as the STI.

350z felt like a boat

2003 Maxima SE with 6sp Manual Tranny. Torque steer was damn near dangerous.

I could go on. I drive everything I can get my hands on.
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2004 RX-8 tiptronic-loved the crist handling and feedback, but it was slow...
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RX-8 Was one of the few cars that was better than i expected, and actually liked it quite a bit.
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RX-8 Was one of the few cars that was better than i expected, and actually liked it quite a bit.
Gas and Oil consumption was insane on a buddys..

We drove the **** out of it and lost about a half quart in ~150 miles.. car had about 6k miles on it at the time.


we also saw about 8-12 MPG.

Engine sounds amazing but overall the car doesn't do it for me.
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Too many to list.
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