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Old 05-07-2011, 01:12 PM   #21
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bored, no.


son, you are disappoint, yes.
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:29 PM   #22
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I wouldn't say I'm board of my car, I'm board with the lack of power but that's a solvable problem. I love the way it handles, I just need a turbo with a little boost.
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:25 PM   #23
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Bored? Nah I haven't driven it in about a year. Right now it's completely stripped of just about everything. I'm actually a bit excited to do this budget build.
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:32 PM   #24
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after 10 years i forget how to feel about this car. this week it has been quite nice though.
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ftfy
We did just that the other day. Got a little board and felt like having some fun. Convinced the wife to take me for a ride in the V8 (went to PetSmart to buy more fish - the hobby that never ends). "Broke down" for the first time in the V8. She was driving and the tranny wouldn't come out of gear. Had her coast into a parking lot and found that the shifter was two parts (lower/upper) held together with hex bolts. Slapped them back in and drove off. Was glad I didn't lose the tranny but I have doubts about it and will probably have to go into it at some time (likes to pop out of 3rd/4th gear which I hear is a common problem with the T56).
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:17 PM   #26
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I get bored with my car everyother week. What I want is a '68 Hemi road runner. Then again, my car is fast as hell and it gets like 29 mpg. Plus I tune it with a laptop instead of turning screws or changing carb jets. The boarder you get, the faster you need to go. That's how I see it. Make it faster and faster until it scares the **** outta you. Then you won't be bored.
Hemi RR, eh?

Well, I fight boredome with variety. This is what plural marriage SHOULD be like. Stable includes:

1966 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible (440 -- my first car)
1981 Mercedes 380SL (wife's car -- good for driving slowly to the golf course)
1990 Turbo Miata (usually the favorite -- but I don't drive it in bad weather or when I need to carry people)
2000 Ford Expedition 4x4 (for the horse trailer -- or any trailer for that matter -- the tank)
2009 Pontiac G8 GT (modern reincarnation of the Sport Fury -- goto car when things are really cold, really hot, or I need to drive someone around and don't need all the room in the Expedition).

So, with that, I never really tire of the Miata. Plus, my daughter's about to start driving, and she thinks that she should share the Turbo Miata and the torquemonster G8 with me. So, another, stock Miata may be in the works.
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:22 PM   #27
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1966 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible (440 -- my first car)

So, with that, I never really tire of the Miata. Plus, my daughter's about to start driving, and she thinks that she should share the Turbo Miata and the torquemonster G8 with me. So, another, stock Miata may be in the works.
Lol @ the prosepect of sharing your turbo Miata and G8 with a teenage girl...

<- Would not let a teenage girl touch my car if my life was in danger...

Also, you really still own your first car?
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:39 PM   #28
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My father still owns his second car (he's 68 years old - bought the car 50 years ago). A 1940 Ford Deluxe.

Not his car but an example:
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:54 AM   #29
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Track that POS and you will love it all over again, oh and get some elise seats.
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:14 AM   #30
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never bored, all it takes is a good session on a road course. there's nothing i could buy (afford) that would go faster at the track and be simple to work on, have cheap parts, or induce so much pleasure to my brain. a good civic/integra would be a close 2nd, but fwd (or awd) is NOT as much fun as rwd, i've tracked them all.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:31 AM   #31
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for the first time in about a year I got to drive by myself yesterday. No competition, no groups to keep up with, no passenger, just almost a full day of driving just to drive. Moral of the story I dont think it was the car, I think it was more of the I'm just tired of being busy all the time.


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I been wanting elise seats but for the price they want might as well get some other seats. Plus since I can not get online during work I always miss the deals. Any good places to look besides like lotustalk.
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:31 AM   #32
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Also, you really still own your first car?
Yep. And my first wife too. I've had the car longer than the wife . . . and she knows it!! She used to be jealous, but she's gotten used to the situation.
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:36 PM   #33
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I was bored with the car the day I bought it, and a few days after it rolled out from the swap, I was bored and ready for a bigger engine again. Every time you get high, it takes a bigger dose to "try" to achieve the same goal, but at the end of the day you just realize it'll never be like the first time...
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:19 PM   #34
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This is why I am going back to stock. But stripping the **** out of the car and just messing around. Start small and you have lots of room for improvement.

If the miata is your daily then ya I could see getting bored with it.
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i get bored of cars too easily. ive had 9 in the last 2 years.

curently the only car i can drive is my miata and i cant stand to DD it.. i put 2k miles on it last year and ive already put that much more on it since febuary. it sucks in new england always dodging pot holes and for me high crests in the road, there isnt much space, its loud on the highway, and isnt all that fast.

my 2.5rs has a blown engine and my GTI isnt registered in hopes it will sell soon.

i am thinking of trading in the GTI tho now for a fit. adn hopefully ill get the damn subaru going soon and ill be back to using the miata as a nice weekend car only and ill be able to change it up if i do get bored of a car
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:53 AM   #36
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Those Elise seats are worth the money, bar none best seat I've ever sat in. I have Recaros now fyi.

http://www.nubax.com/
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Bored of the car, no, but tired of working on it and just want to drive it for a couple weeks, yes.
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I'm going to get a honda fit and slap a rotrex on it
There is a local one in Vancouver. It's sweet.

I have not owned a car longer than one year aside from my FD, but that thing never ran more than 3 months total anyways.

Since I turned 18 I've had (I'm 23 now)

97 VW GTI
92 Skyline GTS-t
Honda Beat (Kei Car)
Mini Rover
FD RX7
92 Jetta 2 Dr
90 Miata
93 Sentra SER (still own)
96 Miata (still own)

So ya, I hear you. I get bored easily. I always told myself I would never sell the FD because I'd spent too much money and time on it.... but it's gone. Now I'm telling that to myself about the Miata... but I guess when you have as much as I do into a car you start crying inside and hope nothing ever happens to it
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Bored of the car, No
Lack of time to play or work on the car, YES!
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