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Re: BKs New Car

Post by tankinbeans » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:01 pm

bk7794 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:47 pm
I've honestly thought about just going way old school and getting an old Mustang or something from the 80s-early 00s. Or perhaps a Challenger from like late 2000s. I'd be curious how they were. I'm glad this VW was cheap enough. I'm sure I'll take a bath on it but it's just unbearable. The rev hang makes it pretty much unbearable to drive.
You could probably get a deal on a Focus ST.
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Re: BKs New Car

Post by bk7794 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:18 am

tankinbeans wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:01 pm
bk7794 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:47 pm
I've honestly thought about just going way old school and getting an old Mustang or something from the 80s-early 00s. Or perhaps a Challenger from like late 2000s. I'd be curious how they were. I'm glad this VW was cheap enough. I'm sure I'll take a bath on it but it's just unbearable. The rev hang makes it pretty much unbearable to drive.
You could probably get a deal on a Focus ST.
They're still pushing mid 15s! That's for high mileage as well!
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Re: BKs New Car

Post by tankinbeans » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:20 am

Crikey! Ewe.
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Re: BKs New Car

Post by potownrob » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:26 am

bk7794 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:18 am
tankinbeans wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:01 pm
bk7794 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:47 pm
I've honestly thought about just going way old school and getting an old Mustang or something from the 80s-early 00s. Or perhaps a Challenger from like late 2000s. I'd be curious how they were. I'm glad this VW was cheap enough. I'm sure I'll take a bath on it but it's just unbearable. The rev hang makes it pretty much unbearable to drive.
You could probably get a deal on a Focus ST.
They're still pushing mid 15s! That's for high mileage as well!
you can get a 6 year old lexus or acura for that... va va VRROOOOM!!
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Re: BKs New Car

Post by bk7794 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:52 pm

Did a test dive of a few cars this week. I was blown away with one of them. Probably the best manual I've ever driven since my old Civics. Absolutely no rev hang and its a 2019. A bit small in footprint though.
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Re: BKs New Car

Post by tankinbeans » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:24 am

bk7794 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Did a test dive of a few cars this week. I was blown away with one of them. Probably the best manual I've ever driven since my old Civics. Absolutely no rev hang and its a 2019. A bit small in footprint though.
Come on, dish!
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Re: BKs New Car

Post by potownrob » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:26 am

It’s obviously a miata
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Re: BKs New Car

Post by tankinbeans » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:56 am

potownrob wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:26 am
It’s obviously a miata
I'm vaguely lusty for one, then again I'm also lusty for a manual Challenger. My heart is aflutter for all sorts of the things.
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Re: BKs New Car

Post by bk7794 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:53 pm

tankinbeans wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:56 am
potownrob wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:26 am
It’s obviously a miata
I'm vaguely lusty for one, then again I'm also lusty for a manual Challenger. My heart is aflutter for all sorts of the things.
The clutch is insanely heavy in those though. I don't think dailying it would be fun.
potownrob wrote:
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It’s obviously a miata
Ah sooo close. BRZ
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Re: BKs New Car

Post by tankinbeans » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:15 pm

Driven one, well an FR-S, did like, but not for what they're asking for it. I'd rather just have a 2 seater at that point rather than a pointless backseat which people having legs couldn't use.
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Re: BKs New Car

Post by potownrob » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:50 am

go for it while you're young; i'd rattle my bones apart trying to daily one of those. :?
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Re: BKs New Car

Post by Rope-Pusher » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:17 am

tankinbeans wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:15 pm
Driven one, well an FR-S, did like, but not for what they're asking for it. I'd rather just have a 2 seater at that point rather than a pointless backseat which people having legs couldn't use.
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Re: BKs New Car

Post by Rope-Pusher » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:21 am

tankinbeans wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:56 am
My heart is aflutter for all sorts of the things.
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Re: BKs New Car

Post by watkins » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:28 pm

bk7794 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:53 pm
tankinbeans wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:56 am
potownrob wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:26 am
It’s obviously a miata
I'm vaguely lusty for one, then again I'm also lusty for a manual Challenger. My heart is aflutter for all sorts of the things.
The clutch is insanely heavy in those though. I don't think dailying it would be fun.
That is by no means a heavy clutch. If anything its a bit too light. It is responsive at least.

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Re: BKs New Car

Post by zajn » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:16 pm

watkins wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:28 pm
That is by no means a heavy clutch. If anything its a bit too light. It is responsive at least.
What exactly makes a clutch heavy vs. light? Is it as simple as the weight of the clutch disc? Or is it how hard the pedal is to push to the floor and keep there?

The clutch is my Mazda 3 seems very light to me, because it takes very little effort to push to the floor. I've never experienced a different clutch though, except my dad's Dodge Dakota about 15 years ago and I have no memory of what that felt like.

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