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CommanderShroom
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Icon 6 posted March 26, 2005 09:56      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Peebs' thread got me a thinkin'. I know that can be a bad thing, but hear me out.

We all began to talk about why we enjoyed manual shift cars and such. So what out of any cars/trucks that have graced your driveways, are you favorites.

I don't mean the ones you see in Car and Driver or Hot Rod mags. But real world driving.

I will start.

My all time favorite car is still in my driveway. My '62 Corvair 'vert. It's fairly unique. Decently fast and hellaciously loud. And when I finish the turbo engine I have for it I hope it will be even faster. There is something about taking corners so fast that the rear wheels begin to tuck under the car and the hind end starts to slide. Then you let off the gas the rear end plays nice and you floor it just to do the same thing again.

My second favorite car was the '73 Tempest LeMans. Brand new crate 350 and Turbo 350. Just a fast black Pontiac. Need I say more?

And 3rd on my list was the '84 VW scirrocco. That thing rode on rails and also had the best 5 spd tranny I have ever rested a hand on. Short throws and quick off the line. And I always would go and find winding roads just to barrel through as fast as possible.

Last but not least. Was the '73 IHC Travelall. It was green, ugly, and loud. With a monster 392 and 4 spd tranny. I beat it to death. I even had the front axles come loose from the leafs while driving. Talk about an exciting corner I took.

I know I am not the only car nut here. So let's hear it.

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quantumfluff
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Icon 1 posted March 26, 2005 14:49      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Driving my Mini Cooper is the second most fun thing you can do in a car.
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shriver
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Icon 1 posted March 26, 2005 16:15      Profile for shriver     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
Driving my Mini Cooper is the second most fun thing you can do in a car.

A mini is so small, how can you manage to do (what I think is) the most fun thing?

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Icon 1 posted March 26, 2005 19:06      Profile for HalfVast     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Right after high-school graduation in 83 I picked up a 77 Olds
Cutlass Supreme with the 350 V8 with 4 barrel carb. I swear
when I stomped on the gas into low/pass I could see the gas
gage go down! On an expressway trip I could get maybe 17
miles per gallon but real world was more like 11. I had it figured
how many hours I had to work at MickeyD's just to fill the tank.
With a 40 mile round trip commute to comunity college 5 days
a week it added up real quick. I did the only thing I could do.
I quit college and got a full time job at a machine shop. (What?
You thought I was going to get rid of the car! [crazy] )

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quantumfluff
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Icon 1 posted March 27, 2005 16:42      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The 350HP Cutlass was one of the classic overpowered General Motor's cars of the 70's. You should feel proud to have owned one.
Shriver: One word: creativity.

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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted March 27, 2005 16:55      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My favourite car is by far the one I have right now. My 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V. It's got a 6-speed, a 2.5L 16v 4 cylinder engine, with a limited slip differential, and really nice suspension. You feel everything it, but it hugs turns.

I'm only 22, so it's merely my 3rd car, and was my first NEW car. My first two cars were a 1988 Pontiac Tempest, which was a complete and utter piece of garbage, and my 1994 VW Golf, which served me pretty well considering its mileage and age, but the transmission, a 5-speed, was a piece of crap. I thought it was absolutely terrible.

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