How sad You're missing out big-time.CDenicola said:to tell ya the truth, the Evo is the one import that i would ever own. If it were given to me. Otherwise, you'd never see a car in my driveway that was made in japan. (or korea, or china, etc.).
Sounds like a blast.. on dry roads.. unfortunately it won't get me down my driveway when 1/4" of snow falls, much less the ski mtn.. of course, my subaru will every time.. year after year.. mile after mile .. and an Evo or an STi would also do the trick, but I'd probably never stop at the mtn since I'd be having too much fun powersliding around every switchback through the hills."Camaro Z28 with a 6 sp and a 350" Beauty of a ride, but i'll take a '69 stingray and (not or ) my brand new 405 horsepower 0-60 in 4 seconds ZO6.
Sticky tires and a disregard for a comfortable ride will help any passenger car reach or breach the 1.0G limit. SCC's project celica (yes, a FWD car) was pulling over 1.0G last time I checked (and road legal)."But if you want to throw it down in the corners, you're probably gonna get it better from an import."
I'd challenge any car (nevermind import) outside of a porsche GT3 to pull over 1g lateral acceleration.
Japanese characters (at least they should be).I love when i see civics with chinese characters all over it flying the stars and stripes on the antenna
And a rocket engine will make any car go 500mph. Say someone modifys the hell out of a car, spends a ridiculous amound of money upgrading pretty much everything. Maybe, if they make the right decisions, they'll get the performance of a stock corvette.Sticky tires and a disregard for a comfortable ride will help any passenger car reach or breach the 1.0G limit
Ahh, the most common american sports car fallacy.. low weight is much more important than a cool HP figure.CDenicola said:if it's front wheel drive performance i'm after, it's gonna be a pontiac Grand Prix GTP. Stock 260 horse.
American economy? WTF is that? It's no different than a slice of the World economy. The Japanese, last time I checked, were in much worse shape than we are economy wise. I don't feel bad at all throwing a few thousand yen their way to drive a car that has more refinement than the best american iron... it's the least we can do after turning two cities full of their civillians into vapor back in the 1940s (while we cry over two mostly empty buildings having fallen in one of our cities). (That statement is not to reflect empathy towards the WTC attacks.. but to bring up the the American sentiment that America is all that matters)I was wondering when i was gonna hear about the ford plants in mexico and canada. When i say "American" i mean it's an american company. When you buy a Ford, the money goes into the American economy (god knows we need the help). With everyone buying honda's and toyota's, were turbocharging Japan's economy. And besides, i just don't see what everyone else sees in Civics.
The SCC celica probably comes in just under the price of the vette at a one time cost.. probably comes in at half the price over 10 years (factoring in fuel mileage and maintenance costs which have always been dismal on vettes).. and beats the GT3's price by a good $200,000...And a rocket engine will make any car go 500mph. Say someone modifys the hell out of a car, spends a ridiculous amound of money upgrading pretty much everything. Maybe, if they make the right decisions, they'll get the performance of a stock corvette.Sticky tires and a disregard for a comfortable ride will help any passenger car reach or breach the 1.0G limit
The rotary has been around longer than a few years...my old shop teacher used to be a mechanic and he was trained in the late 70s on rotary engines, even though they weren't in mass production, they were around and being tested. Sure it hasn't been around since 1902 etc but 30 some odd years is quite a whileCDenicola said:i don't know if i'd trust those rotary engines. I figure, the Piston engine has been around for over a hundred years, and it still has a lot of issues. The rotary engine is fairly new, just imagine the possibilities.
It's the same thing as the Chevy Ford rivalry that's been going on since...what? the 40s? 50s?Misfit_Zero said:I just think that the whole "Import Vs. Domestic Battle" has gotten way out of hand, it's like food, music, art, everything that man creates. People will have different tastes, so why should we bash each other for liking something different.