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Old 09-05-2012, 04:31 PM
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Lots of intelligent comments on that there video.
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Maybe Chris is an acquired taste? And, no, I didn't subscribe.
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So basically, this isn't as good as an Elise, despite the fact that it costs 1/10th the price, therefore it is ****.

Well put, Chris Harris.
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its not a proper sports car because it doesnt have a v12, cant corner, and thinks for you.

i mean everyone knows this.
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So it's a great car, he just doesn't like it.
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Oh come on. Fanboy much?!

I think he makes some valid points.
He compares it to a more expensive car because he's under the impression that people view the MX-5 as a benchmark driver's car, >regardless of cost<. A couple of mags in the UK do just that. So he compares it to another benchmark driver's car. Does the Elise have a V12, pull masses of lateral G, or think for you?
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Originally Posted by owenwilliams View Post
Does the Elise have a V12, pull masses of lateral G, or think for you?
Im talking of the ferrari. I watched the video...
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What a doucher. Take a properly built mx5 vs a stock lotus if you want to make that comparison. The miata still will come out cheaper and faster (accell wise), and will at least come close to matching the lotus in cornering.

A stock suspended miata is nothing great by todays standard.

Edit: and the whole drivers car argument I can see. However a "drivers car" has NEVER been about performance, lateral cornering G's, acceleration, etc.
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Totally agreed re. a properly modded MX-5 vs Elise, but Chris is intentionally only looking at the standard car.
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Yeah, in that aspect I'd almost agree with Chris in that case. Stock miatae don't feel very good compared to a lot of cars. Properly modified on the other hand..
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I heard the miatas that are right hand drive are really bad at handling as compared to the left hand drive ones.
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I heard that everything not made in America sucks and is inferior

'MURICA

FFF YEAH
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He is evaluating the car without concern for value. He even states that for the money it would be hard if not impossible to match. I think most of what he said was fair although I do not agree with all of it.
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Wait a minute...

Who the **** is chris harris?
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some dude that likes cars with more than 50 hp.
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what an *******.....50hp cars are teh kewlest
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Idk, i like this guy. He won me over when he said "the gear ratios are to long" and "it's really hard to un-stick it in the dry". Words of a wise man right here.
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^^Xactly.

Couldn't tell WTF he was saying. Just a bunch of totally subjective, disorganized gibberish delivered in that incredibly annoying British mumbling style.
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British? I thought that video was from Australia?
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