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Old 06-28-2005, 12:57 AM   #21
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Sports car is one designed with purpose. Things like S2000, 350z Corvette, those are sports cars. Not a price. Hell a Miata is a sports car

Sporty = things like eclipse, GP, civic Type R (euro one) Altima SE-R (this thing is cool).

Kinda like Pony vs Muscle cars.
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Well

I intend to get a supercharger from ZZP. Just waiting for it to comeout.

I just meant it sucks to be into cars all together becuase its such an expensive hobby. Especially modding.

One Day Ill get a super fast car like the C6 Zo6 when the things a few years old.
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If I had the money I would buy one. Though the Neon SRT-4 is faster, its still a NEON!

Definitly better than the Cobalt and everything Honda and Toyota make in the "sport compact" category.
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I like the looks of the eclipse a lot more than the neons, but id have to take the neon, just because its quicker and i get a discount on dodges.
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Sports car is one designed with purpose. Things like S2000, 350z Corvette, those are sports cars. Not a price. H*** a Miata is a sports car

Sporty = things like eclipse, GP, civic Type R (euro one) Altima SE-R (this thing is cool).

Kinda like Pony vs Muscle cars.
See ...... you're still not clear......
The new Eclipse is clearly faster then a Miata on the 1/4..... I think at best the Miata on a 1/4 would do maybe high 15s.... however the Miata is great for going around turns like nobodys business..... I would say a car 'like' the Eclipse could be a more 'rounded' sports car then the Miata, which is only built to take turns really well.

As for the 350Z and the S2000....... the new SRT-4 matches and maybe even beats them on the 1/4 mile. Now I know both the 350Z and the S2000 are probably better on a skidpad, but the SRT-4 is built for speed.

So your defination clearly needs a bit of work...... or at least is open to lots of grey area...... by your own words a sports car is built for purpose.... therefore the Eclipse could be considered a more rounded sports car then the Miata.... and the SRT-4 is clearly a sports car.
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the SRT4 is more of a track car, while the miata is more of a road car. That make sense?
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Just because it'* faster doesn't mean it'* more sporty. Would you call a Bentley Arnage more sporting then a lotus elise?

Basically mine boils down to focus. Sure an MR2 is "slow" but it'* built for fun. An SRT-4 is an economy car with mods to it. The chassis wasn't designed for entusiastic driving IMO.

That'* how i look at it. No one else has to subscribe to this...
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Sorry.... was just trying to go by your words.....
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Sports car is one designed with purpose.
Just kinda looked like you picked what you defined as a sports car based on what you liked/disliked.... or how much you liked it.
Saw your comment about "designed with purpose" and had to ask/test to see if you really did have some logic to your labelling of a "sports car".

I would say that the SRT-4 is built to go fast. Yes it'* economical, but it'* built with the purpose to go fast, and it does it well.

That'* all.... I know no one has to subscribe to your labelling system..... I was just testing it......
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But the SRT is just a neon underneath with a nice engine, and a worked over suspension, Yes it'* great and all, but the chassis and all wasn't designed for it from the get go.

A miata has 2 doors for a reason, etc. It wasn't a rehash.

Hey that'* how i look at stuff... I'm weird. Going to bar to be normal, well atleast for this crowd.
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But the SRT is just a neon underneath with a nice engine, and a worked over suspension, Yes it'* great and all, but the chassis and all wasn't designed for it from the get go.

A miata has 2 doors for a reason, etc. It wasn't a rehash.

Hey that'* how i look at stuff... I'm weird. Going to bar to be normal, well atleast for this crowd.
I agree with you. When I think "sports car" I think of a fast car that handles well. It should be able to hold traction at higher speeds around corners, and be quick and responsive.
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