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Old 06-18-2011, 02:28 PM   #1
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How do you drive your turbo miata?

As you would any other car? Aggressively? Carefully?

On my way out just now EVERYONE on the highway was doing 50-55mph and clogging up the ****. My stomach hurt and I knew what was on the way, not to mention I have a busy day ahead of me. So I'm just trying to go on my way and these ************* must all be out on a stroll.

I try not to be an *******, but if someone makes me mad I give them the finger or scream **** you. One time I showed a lady a fat stomach using my hands to make a belly and I mouthed "your fat". Her whole face ******* dropped and she slowly disappeared in the rear view.

Today a lady in a BMW wagon was doing like 50mph in the passing lane. So here I come, trying to be patient. You know its not my fault my car just screams up behind you and scares you lady. So I see her looking the mirror and mouthing something at me, I ignore it. She puts her blinker on to move over, ever so slowly and carefully not to CRASH AND DIE! So I throw it in 4th and blast the **** by her and as I look over I see her screaming at me! She was the ******* idiot for going 50 in the passing lane!!!!

When I'm in the taurus through I just stay in the middle lane and keep my tail between my legs. That car has no ***** and cant maneuver for ****, so I'm pretty much at everyone else's mercy.

So how do you guys drive your turboz?
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About like that, when I'm in a hurry. Can't STAND people clogging up the fast lane with their speed limit driving. I'm not quite as mean as you with the fat comments, etc.

I thought this thread was going to be asking about around town driving. I'm sure every turbo Miata driver knows the feeling of only having to move the throttle about an eighth of its travel before being whisked forward. I used to dial back the throttle as boost came on but now I just let it happen.

Damn I miss my car...
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:16 PM   #3
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I'm a total *******. I cut people off, I race when the lane ends, etc. basically I don't give anyone the time of day to do anything on the road, I just go around them. Once they are behind me, a wreck is not my fault. Most people are totally oblivious.
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I stay in boost and blow black smoke all over pedestrians.
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I'm kinda the same way. I can't stand people doing the speed limit in the passing lane. If I'm riding their *** that's car-speak for GTFO of my way.
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I drove my miata very calmly and only every now and then give it wot. Hate idiots that don't follow the common courtesy of the road, and I'm very vocal with the HELLA horns I installed on it.

Now with the forester I'm the same way: I drive slow and calm and stay in the middle/right lanes, and only evry now and then have the need to use the left lane.
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Speaking of your Hella horns, and not to turn this into a horn thread, but I'd always had air horns and they never lasted more than a year. Tried an electric version and it sounded like a toy train horn. (toot toot! Outta my way, silly billy!) Not a good sound.
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I don't even have a horn in the miata! Its actually pretty dangerous cause if someone cuts me off the only thing I can really do is swerve to avoid them.

Back in the day Savington posted a picture of a car that had this "MOVE OVER ---->" decal on the windshield. It's reversed like an ambulance so it can be read when the idiot looks in the rear view mirror and sees you coming. Well I bought one but never put it on. Maybe its about that time. lol

BTW Koto, I didnt forget you man. The thing I was working on didnt come out like I wanted to and I havent had a free minute to redo it. I will eventually though and send it to you once its up to par.
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FWIW, I'm in Italy right now and people here really know how to drive - the passing lane is used only for passing, if someone is coming up behind you people get the **** out of the way, that sort of thing. People in America are so ******* stupid when it comes to driving. Not *** in the sense of cutting people off, racing, and general hooliganism but speeding around people and getting a little closer than is their general comfort zone just to make them a little nervous.

Oh, and I drive my Miata like an ***, but mostely because it's so much easier to drive like an *** than our A6, which I drive like a grandma.

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I'm a total *******. I cut people off, I race when the lane ends, etc. basically I don't give anyone the time of day to do anything on the road, I just go around them. Once they are behind me, a wreck is not my fault. Most people are totally oblivious.
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I stay in boost and blow black smoke all over pedestrians.

And when people like you guys are trying to get in my lane for an exit I'll be the one slowing down and speeding up making sure you DON'T make that exit. And yeah and if there's a yellow light ahead you can bet I'm going to slow down so you don't make it. Gonna honk at me to go when the light has been green for less than a second? If I look up and see you flailing your arms like a chimp I'll literally sit at a green light till your dumb *** tries to go around. Single lane? Looks like you're going to have to wait another cycle because I'm going to speed off at the last second.
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This thread is a funny read. I try to drive calmly most of the time but I do some pretty stupid ****, like overtaking cars by moving into a merging lane etc. I think I drive more calmly now I have a dedicated track car. When I am towing I drive extremely conservatively.
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And when people like you guys are trying to get in my lane for an exit I'll be the one slowing down and speeding up making sure you DON'T make that exit. And yeah and if there's a yellow light ahead you can bet I'm going to slow down so you don't make it. Gonna honk at me to go when the light has been green for less than a second? If I look up and see you flailing your arms like a chimp I'll literally sit at a green light till your dumb *** tries to go around. Single lane? Looks like you're going to have to wait another cycle because I'm going to speed off at the last second.
I drive a massive diesel truck, I'm allowed to drive aggressively.
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I confess, when without horn I've used an aluminum flywheel and 3" exhaust as my horn. But I'm not proud of it.

Plus it really doesn't get the same idea across as a horn, it more confuses the person than spur them to action.

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BTW Koto, I didnt forget you man. The thing I was working on didnt come out like I wanted to and I havent had a free minute to redo it. I will eventually though and send it to you once its up to par.
I'd thought about that a bit. I'm only at my address for another 3 weeks though, so if it's not in the mail in a few days it probably won't get to me.
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And when people like you guys are trying to get in my lane for an exit I'll be the one slowing down and speeding up making sure you DON'T make that exit. And yeah and if there's a yellow light ahead you can bet I'm going to slow down so you don't make it. Gonna honk at me to go when the light has been green for less than a second? If I look up and see you flailing your arms like a chimp I'll literally sit at a green light till your dumb *** tries to go around. Single lane? Looks like you're going to have to wait another cycle because I'm going to speed off at the last second.
I have no horn and I never run red lights. I'm talking about driving on the highway and having good lane discpline. Those that don't will get **** from me. And I always win the battle.
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You also don't wipe your ***.
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I drive flat out. Everywhere.

I bounce off the limiter and afterfire in stop and go traffic and make sure to impress the local children with my BOV.
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I drive semi aggressively, but not too fast. I like to do about 72-75 in a 65, and about 80 in a 80. I get highly pissed when someone is pacing the right lane traffic. Then when I get mad I usually start just blasting through traffic in fourth gear. I never really see how fast I get to, but here, in SA I am usually having do drive aggressively because of cell phone eared lane blockers, and the fact no one can merge. In stop and go traffic, I accelerate faster than most cars. I get mad when I have to shift at 1500 rpm to avoid rear ending someone, and when someone comes to a complete ******* stop to make a turn. try to be considerate and keep traffic flowing. The best thing, is that if some ******* tries to try some quick roadrage stuff, chances are they can't out accelerate and manuever a turbo miata anyways, so it is priceless when you dash their hopes of cutting you off, or not letting you merge onto the interstate.
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Im n/a but I drive just like you guys. Mostly because the only people here that dont have SUVs have Donks that ride just as high as the SUVs. I prefer not to give people the chance to not see me, and just get the f out of their way. Still legal here to talk on your phone.
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flat out. 24/7
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N/A for about a month longer, but I drive pretty calmly...
until I'm in a hurry. If I'm in a hurry I drive like a complete dick.
I usually plan my trips so that I'm not in a hurry though.
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