Your Other Sports Car

Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by venusone, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. venusone

    venusone F1 Rookie

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    What is it? Got daily driver? Do tell.
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  3. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Please define: Sports Car
  4. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    2005 Boxster daily beater.

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  5. lencap

    lencap Formula Junior

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    2008 Mini Cooper Base - six speed manual transmission. Can't be beat for value or fun.
  6. toggie

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    My non-Ferrari fun car is 65 corvette convertible.
    Color is red/red with white top. 327/350 hp w/ 4-speed stick.
    Owned it a long time. Great fun on sunny days. Not my d-d.
    And the side pipes rumble some. :)
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  8. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
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    True dat, R53 S owner here.
  9. TheMayor

    TheMayor Eight Time F1 World Champ
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    #7 TheMayor, Jul 23, 2009
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    Please define sportscar: Honestly, I was thinking the same thing. But, here's my take:

    After the F430 spider its:

    Maserati Spider and Mini Cooper S works. Both excellent, fun machines. Neither even close the F430 in "sportiness' though.

    Not to hijack this thread---I would agree that the base model Cooper is "best bang for the buck" but you can't believe how 220 HP changes how the Cooper feels. Honestly, the S is just OK but the "works" really brings it to life. The downside -- it's really expensive per HP gained.
  10. Wade

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  13. The Ape

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    I sold my 430 about 3 months ago, so my other sports car 08' 997TT (cabriolet, manual 6 speed) is kinda my daily driver until my 599 HGTE arrives..........

    I bought it for my wife as her second car, she friggin LOVES it. I have always loved 911's but this car didn't rock my world like my 430. Now that I'm driving it a lot Im beginning to "get it" and enjoy driving it...........BUT....... compared to my 430......It's just not even close. That being said, the Porsche is a brilliant machine that is growing on me.
  14. Llenroc

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    My "other sports car" 750i the short wheel base car with sport package. I am very impressed with the way this 4500 lb. car handles(never buy a 7 w/o this pack.) Just returned from MT and got 23 miles/gal at 85-90 back and forth. Very surprising car.
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    rdefabri Three Time F1 World Champ
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    "Other" sports cars: 1966 Jag E-Type FHC and 1972 Datsun 240Z (currently for sale - see FerrariAds for details)
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    I really like your home .....
  17. moretti124guy

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  18. rdefabri

    rdefabri Three Time F1 World Champ
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    I was thinking about picking up an earlier (2003) S2000. Always admired them and they are fun cars - you can get them at a reasonable price, although I prefer one that hasn't been modded.

    How do you like it as a DD? Since I work mostly from home, my DD wouldn't see too much road time other than weekends, so that probably works well with the S2000!
  19. parkerfe

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    I currently do not have a sports car, i.e. topless two seater. I do have a GT, my BB512i for weekend fun and a "hot hatch" as my DD, a MazdaSpeed3 GT.
  20. donv

    donv Two Time F1 World Champ
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  21. kosmo

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    looking for a Z06
  22. Oceanic815

    Oceanic815 Formula 3

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    Indeed. Great looking exterior.
  23. Tobias

    Tobias Formula 3

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    I love it. Some find the interior too cramped but at 5'8", I think it's comfy. It's also just a nice place to sit with leather seats/doors/center console and an F1-style gauge cluster. Handling is superb as is reliability. The 4-cylinder motor is a gem. 8k redline and if you get a pre-04 model, they scream to 9k!

    Feel free to PM me if you have any more questions. I researched for a year before purchasing mine and know a great deal about them. Check out too for tons of info.
  24. rdefabri

    rdefabri Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Will do, thanks...I've been looking for awhile myself. The main reason I passed was because I have kids, and I prefer having a sedan "just in case".

    However, given the price on older models, I can swing one easily...maybe keep the GS and have the S2K for fun. Still need to liquidate the 240Z though...
  25. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    Nice choice on the E31 (and the M3 of course). My daily driver is a 97 '40.
  26. Nurburgringer

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  27. bpu699

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    BMW's make fantastic daily drivers/sports coupes... Love our 3 series... :)

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