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Nobody wants to race me....

Postby tehfade » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:00 am

But everyone acts like a flaming toolbag around my car. I get ricers who rev on me then turn off, I get people at gas stations who talk quit about their POS ricemobile, I get morons who try to cut me off, people who scream at me to slow down because my car is loud, and every time I find a cool car on the road, they just don't want to go. Not to mention the people who tailgate me for miles for no conceivable reason. Once, I even had a Prius start weaving to try to keep me from passing him as he was doing 35 in a 50. Fart-sniffing eco-fag.

Anyone else get this crap? I'm putting it down to the awesomeness of the Goat giving everyone else around me small-man syndrome. :twisted:
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Postby jomotopia » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:46 am

i get a lot of d-baggery from drivers too. probably more than you b/c of the wing. when people don't know what a GTO is they probably figure it's just some normal coupe. when people don't know what an STi is they figure it's a riced out Civic. :roll:
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Postby watkins » Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:05 am

The thing is that most people probably only know about the classic Goats, or at least prefer them over the new. Small-man syndrome happens too often. Thats why I take pride in flying past Lambos and Lotuses etc every time I see one driving slow. Overcompensating morons.

Nobody knows about the STI, but those who do worship it or fear it. I had the same problem with my RS. People were douches around me, especially ricers (until I would blast away from them). Gold rims and a wing from a 747 are no way to be stealth.
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Postby lordhamster » Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:09 am

I like the understated looks of the GTO.

The Darned STI is such a great car, and they had to go and ruin it by factory ricing it. I would have bought one were it not for the damned wing.
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Postby Johnf514 » Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:11 am

No problems in the Mazda3, but in the Camaro folks would try to take me on. Not sure what the fuss was all about.

When test driving a Prelude for my brother two weeks ago, we were raced three times in the course of 2 miles. Grant it, the thing had a loud exhaust, gutted cat, and I had to keep revving it to keep it from stalling.
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Postby jomotopia » Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:20 am

lordhamster wrote:The Darned STI is such a great car, and they had to go and ruin it by factory ricing it. I would have bought one were it not for the damned wing.


you could always swap trunk lids for a wingless or WRX spoiler, or buy a wingless trunk and swap them back and forth when you want. the wing is at least functional, producing lots of rear downforce at highway speeds and above.
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Postby lordhamster » Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:22 am

jomotopia wrote:
lordhamster wrote:The Darned STI is such a great car, and they had to go and ruin it by factory ricing it. I would have bought one were it not for the damned wing.


you could always swap trunk lids for a wingless or WRX spoiler, or buy a wingless trunk and swap them back and forth when you want. the wing is at least functional, producing lots of rear downforce at highway speeds and above.


The problem is, my wife wasn't going to let me get away with spending 30K+ on a car, that I then had to modify immediately...

Unfortunately, I needed to appease her with a nice interior for the car, a nice look and good performance. I really like the looks of the new Evo coming out, that looks like a good combination of looks/performance.
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Postby watkins » Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:44 am

Evos are the DUFFs of the rally world. Im not really a fan of the STI wing, but it is functional, and it sure as hell is a status symbol.
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Postby tehfade » Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:17 pm

I like understated cars; that was one reason I got the GTO. Actually, I did consider an STI, but I drove a GTO first, and I fell for it, so the rest is history.

If I were going to get an STI though, it'd be the STI Limited....it trades the wing and rims for better heated leather seats and a sunroof (I think). Much better, IMO.
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Postby Solotw » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:16 pm

Speaking of GTO's I saw one today, it was red... I smiled as I drove by.

:lol:

Never seen one before in person.


Don't dump on me too much for asking this but why are GTO's called Goats?

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Postby eaglecatcher » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:31 pm

I love STi's. I'm gonna buy a Z, and then an 04 STi. By thte time I get around to it, they should be decently priced, and hopefully I could have a Z and an STi.



and then I'm gonna continue collecting Z's.
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Postby comingbackdown » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:13 pm

eaglecatcher wrote:I love STi's. I'm gonna buy a Z, and then an 04 STi. By thte time I get around to it, they should be decently priced, and hopefully I could have a Z and an STi.



and then I'm gonna continue collecting Z's.


Call in the scientists! I think eagle has learned how to sh*t cash! (j/k)

I can understand wanting a Z, but... Collecting them?

You'd better keep your insurance records squeaky clean, or your car insurance will be in the $*that's a fcking lot of money* per year range if you get a bunch of cars...

To tehfade:

Anybody who doesn't know what the GTO is will down it... Until those 400 ponies leave them choking on the dust... The GTO would chew up and spit out pretty much any Honda, so ricers have no right to talk.

(I've been in a goat. They kick ass.)

If all goes well, I'll have an '04 or an '05 someday. I'd also love to pick up and restore a '74. The older ones are teh sex. However, if you start revving at some moron at a stoplight in a '74 GTO, he's gonna know that he's pretty much screwed if he can't match the pony factor. With the new GTOs... I've heard stories of "Dude, it looks like a Cavalier. Let's race it!" followed by "What the? f**k... What is that thing?!"

That's one of the best thing about the new goats. Stealth. However, more and more people are starting to get to know them, so the stealth factor is beginning to wear off. Ricers still don't know shit about them though.

Also, anybody who complains about the GTO being loud can go f**k themselves with a rusty spork. I LOVE the sound of that engine. Even at 1,200 Rs, it sounds like the demon seed of natural born sleepers.
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Postby eaglecatcher » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:17 pm

comingbackdown wrote:
eaglecatcher wrote:I love STi's. I'm gonna buy a Z, and then an 04 STi. By thte time I get around to it, they should be decently priced, and hopefully I could have a Z and an STi.



and then I'm gonna continue collecting Z's.


Call in the scientists! I think eagle has learned how to sh*t cash! (j/k)

I can understand wanting a Z, but... Collecting them?

You'd better keep your insurance records squeaky clean, or your car insurance will be in the $*that's a fcking lot of money* per year range if you get a bunch of cars...



collecting them? why not?

theres a guy on 3ZC.com who has a garage, and has like 7 or 8 Z's that he's fixing up. Its crazy.

I wont be able to collect them until I get out of college and get a real job, and a house, and by that time, I'll be like 30 years old, because school and med school is gonna take so much time.

I'd rather have a collection of Z's than a ferrari though.
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Postby tehfade » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:44 pm

Solotw: It's supposedly either that someone read GTO as GOT and pronounced it as "Goat"-----or it's an acronym for Greatest Of All Time. I tend to go with that. 8)

Comingbackdown: Thanks! I once overheard the neighbor's girls talking about how loud my car is... "That car is so loud!", "It's the GTO---EVIL CAR!". :twisted: :lol:
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Postby hockeystyx16 » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:59 pm

stupid ricers think thats a grand prix your driving.
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