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Old 10-31-2012, 09:43 AM
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Ouch. No apparent damage to the wheel though?
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Faeflora View Post
Have you considered:

Outback XT
Legacy um GT
Mercedes AMG C63
Legacy Waggot GT

No, i havent. I want a small 4-dr hatchback with AWD and turbo in manual transmission. I dont need it, but that's what I want. I could make due with a smaller 2-dr, but I want something fairly versitle but still small and fun to drive.

Others I have considered:

MS3, Focus ST, Volvo v70r, VW R32, Mitsu Ralliart Sportback

I dont want the Legacy GT because it's another boring sedan that looks exactly like my altima.

I dont want the outback because I dont want an SUV, even if I put it on swift springs and lower it so it's almost like a car...it still feels like a big truck when I even drove yours.

I dont want the Mercedes AMG C63 because I cant offord it. If I was to do a mercedes, I'd consider the C250 coupe. But it's a big out of my price range.

I dont want the legacy wagon because it's ugly as sin.


The WRX is a simple car. I like the hatch. I like the simple interior. and I like that it goes 0-60 in 4.8sec and I can hook my ipod directly into the stock stereo. So I can speed up really fast in stop-and-go traffic while listening to my favorite tunes.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:52 AM
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How does this work? You are driving along and they just lean out of their window and verbally assault your sexuality?

I have never had anyone (other than police) hassle me in any of my cars so I am curious about the scenario.



For what it's worth, if you noticed them following you, it would have been best to go to a different apartment complex or a public parking lot. If they want to physically display their hurt feelings, they now potentially know where you park that sweet chariot of yours.
Pretty much. I guess they thought I was a woman or something.

I thought they bailed so I pulled into the apartment complex because this kind of thing happens fairly frequently, it was a mistake.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Reverant View Post
Ouch. No apparent damage to the wheel though?
Not that I have seen yet. Ran my finger along the rim of the wheel and couldn't find anything significant. Alignment might be whacked though. Once it's in the shop, I'll request they pull the wheel and toss it on a balancer to see if the wheel is true...and give the car an alignment.

Unfortunately Mazda no longer carried the SE badges, but I found a UK seller on eBay with them for $20US+shipping.

When the incident first heppend, I yelled at her from my car "What the F*&@?!?!?!? Did you not even look?!?!?!?"..I think I scared her, she was kinda sniffling and upset when it came time to exchange information. She should have been paying attention.
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no, she didnt look; people dont look anymore. She has a big SUV, you need to lookout for HER.
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Drive all of the cars in question scott. That is the only way to know fo sho

Also you can hook up an ipod to the lowliest rental car nowadays
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:10 PM
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I need a louder horn and louder exhaust. Seriously, I'll probably end up with some OE Porsche horns....my friend's Cayman has some seriously loud horns.


Honestly, I don't have problems with drivers when I'm away from Atlanta. I know there are idiots everywhere, but they don't push my buttons anywhere else but Atlanta.

If I won the lottery, I'd rent a billboard along one of the interstates right by the city and just "Efff You, Atlanta drivers."
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:16 PM
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Damn Doppelganger. Your car is one of my favorite cars from this site. I hope all gets sorted through without too much hassle.
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Originally Posted by Doppelgänger View Post
Not that I have seen yet. Ran my finger along the rim of the wheel and couldn't find anything significant. Alignment might be whacked though. Once it's in the shop, I'll request they pull the wheel and toss it on a balancer to see if the wheel is true...and give the car an alignment.

Unfortunately Mazda no longer carried the SE badges, but I found a UK seller on eBay with them for $20US+shipping.

When the incident first heppend, I yelled at her from my car "What the F*&@?!?!?!? Did you not even look?!?!?!?"..I think I scared her, she was kinda sniffling and upset when it came time to exchange information. She should have been paying attention.
At least you know her insurance will cover, being a nice car that hit you and all. It could have been one of those crappy civics with 24" wheels that ive seen roll around there in Atlanta with crappy low rate insurance.
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Can this be swapped into a Miata?
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:37 PM
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BTW, the use of a fiber-composite in a sway-bar is protected by patent, lol:
Composite torsion bar
I need patents.
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Originally Posted by hustler View Post
Can this be swapped into a Miata?
lol with or without transmission?

Realistically, the V6 itself might fit...
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Pen2_the_penguin View Post
At least you know her insurance will cover, being a nice car that hit you and all. It could have been one of those crappy civics with 24" wheels that ive seen roll around there in Atlanta with crappy low rate insurance.
This is true. I said to my friend that I was glad it wasn't a "Buford hwy" driver, the area by me known for a high number of shitty cara and drivers with no licenses or insurance.
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Originally Posted by Faeflora View Post
Drive all of the cars in question scott. That is the only way to know fo sho

duh. I've driven most of them. but i havent been seriously looking yet.
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Can this be swapped into a Miata?
Yes!
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someone on the west coast buy miater for parts or whatever sadistic dirty fantasies you have. I need funds for christmas and 700hp 7mgte supra.
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Doing the clutch in my ranger tommorow, its gonna be a fun one. i am legitimitly suprised that it survived this long, 115,xxx miles on the factory orginal clutch.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:37 AM
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Good luck on the clutch job Red.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by redturbomiata View Post
Doing the clutch in my ranger tommorow, its gonna be a fun one. i am legitimitly suprised that it survived this long, 115,xxx miles on the factory orginal clutch.
You just reminded me that I need to do the clutch in my Frontier. It still holds, but I can feel it getting weak. I can't complain, though. 156,xxx miles on it.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by viperormiata View Post
You just reminded me that I need to do the clutch in my Frontier. It still holds, but I can feel it getting weak. I can't complain, though. 156,xxx miles on it.
Damn dude that's a good life of a clutch.
Biggest pain is the fact that the truck is 4wd, nice to have but a pain to work on.
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