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American Cars VS Foreign Cars
killar 
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4wdcelica wrote:

Re-Read the cars I have driven. There was quite a good reason I took the time to list them. Oh and that Cobalt is hardly a Cobalt any more(If you and I are thinking of the same one). Its a fully built race machine. Please post evidence of this Charger pulling 1.0gs on a skidpad, C&D only has the SRT-8 at .9gs.


All the cars I mentioned (except the Cobalt) are in stock trim. The Charger thing was something me and some buds did after hearing a rumor. We took one out to an airport and tested it. I don't know if our meter was off that day but it did hit 1g.


Actually the STi interior is quite nice. With the Blue Recaros that are very supporting. I would agree that the dash is bland, but It its much better than that of the C5 vettes.


I'm not talking about the seats. Of course any car maker can throw some non OEM race seats into any car. What I'm talking about are the cheap ass materials on the dashboards, roof liner, door cards and trim that looks like it came from Ikea's bargain bin. I don't know what C5's you have seen but if you think their interiors are worse than that of an Evo then please pass me whatever your smoking.


Oh and cars at the track could have one very important variable. The driver. I usually go off of this list/and fastlaptimes.com or whatever it is.


Trust me I know good and well that I could take a Kia and beat a Type-R around any track if the other driver was a noob. Everything I mentioned was drivers that I think are on the same level. The same day I saw that FordGT hanging with the Enzo I also noticed a Zonda that was cleaning up everyone but I know that driver was a true pro so I didn't mention it.



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ug, i hate american muscel, ITALIAN SPORTS CARS DRIVE ME INSAIN!! OH I LOVE THEM!
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I'd pick foreign cars. Better engine and so on.
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i don't care what anybody says, toyota makes some good cars. my mom's '96 toyota corolla has over 200,000 miles and is's still rolling. we wrecked it 3 times where the car looked like an upside down v, and the toyota repair shop fixed it good as new.
every ford my family has ever had sucked big time. ford=Fix or repair daily, found on road dead.
my first car when i was 16 was my mom's old thunderbird. it looked good sitting in the driveway because it never worked.my dad's ford taurus had transmission problems. and last year ford did a recall on my sister's mustang because of some mechanical problems. she took it to the dealer for the fix, and it still hasn't run right.
foreign cars are made better, but they are exspensive as hell to fix.
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Japanese cars are my favourite (obviously)
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Posted 1/25/08
i think european cars are better
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killar wrote:


4wdcelica wrote:

Re-Read the cars I have driven. There was quite a good reason I took the time to list them. Oh and that Cobalt is hardly a Cobalt any more(If you and I are thinking of the same one). Its a fully built race machine. Please post evidence of this Charger pulling 1.0gs on a skidpad, C&D only has the SRT-8 at .9gs.


All the cars I mentioned (except the Cobalt) are in stock trim. The Charger thing was something me and some buds did after hearing a rumor. We took one out to an airport and tested it. I don't know if our meter was off that day but it did hit 1g.


Did you do this on a skidpad or just take the car around corners?


4wdcelica wrote: Actually the STi interior is quite nice. With the Blue Recaros that are very supporting. I would agree that the dash is bland, but It its much better than that of the C5 vettes.



killar wrote:

I'm not talking about the seats. Of course any car maker can throw some non OEM race seats into any car. What I'm talking about are the cheap ass materials on the dashboards, roof liner, door cards and trim that looks like it came from Ikea's bargain bin. I don't know what C5's you have seen but if you think their interiors are worse than that of an Evo then please pass me whatever your smoking.


Never said the Evo had a nice interior. Nothing Mitsubishi ever produced has caught my eye.

And to me, this looks like something out of the '80s



4wdcelica wrote: Oh and cars at the track could have one very important variable. The driver. I usually go off of this list/and fastlaptimes.com or whatever it is.


killar wrote:
Trust me I know good and well that I could take a Kia and beat a Type-R around any track if the other driver was a noob. Everything I mentioned was drivers that I think are on the same level. The same day I saw that FordGT hanging with the Enzo I also noticed a Zonda that was cleaning up everyone but I know that driver was a true pro so I didn't mention it.


Not going to argue what in fact happened. But when the variables are minimized the Enzo has been shown to be faster.

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rydangel wrote:

i don't care what anybody says, toyota makes some good cars. my mom's '96 toyota corolla has over 200,000 miles and is's still rolling. we wrecked it 3 times where the car looked like an upside down v, and the toyota repair shop fixed it good as new.
every ford my family has ever had sucked big time. ford=Fix or repair daily, found on road dead.
my first car when i was 16 was my mom's old thunderbird. it looked good sitting in the driveway because it never worked.my dad's ford taurus had transmission problems. and last year ford did a recall on my sister's mustang because of some mechanical problems. she took it to the dealer for the fix, and it still hasn't run right.
foreign cars are made better, but they are exspensive as hell to fix.


no offence, but when you bought the FIRST ford, didnt u realize that.... :hmmm theres something wrong there"
then after you bougght the second ford,, didnt you realize that.....Hmm, there REALLY something wrong here"
Then why the HELL did you buy the thrid Ford.

i mean, learn from history and past experiences before you start bitching about problems

PS the new Malibu's look sweet.test drove one and i'm thinking of buying one. and cost to performace/ advantange ratio.....dam. the malibu beats em all.
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vertigo09 wrote:


rydangel wrote:

i don't care what anybody says, toyota makes some good cars. my mom's '96 toyota corolla has over 200,000 miles and is's still rolling. we wrecked it 3 times where the car looked like an upside down v, and the toyota repair shop fixed it good as new.
every ford my family has ever had sucked big time. ford=Fix or repair daily, found on road dead.
my first car when i was 16 was my mom's old thunderbird. it looked good sitting in the driveway because it never worked.my dad's ford taurus had transmission problems. and last year ford did a recall on my sister's mustang because of some mechanical problems. she took it to the dealer for the fix, and it still hasn't run right.
foreign cars are made better, but they are exspensive as hell to fix.


no offence, but when you bought the FIRST ford, didnt u realize that.... :hmmm theres something wrong there"
then after you bougght the second ford,, didnt you realize that.....Hmm, there REALLY something wrong here"
Then why the HELL did you buy the thrid Ford.

i mean, learn from history and past experiences before you start bitching about problems

PS the new Malibu's look sweet.test drove one and i'm thinking of buying one. and cost to performace/ advantange ratio.....dam. the malibu beats em all.


my parents brought those cars when i was a kid. the first car i ever brought is my chevy cavelier which i love. it wasn't what i wanted but, i'm glad i got it and i haven't had any mechanical problems with it. as far as why my parents kept buying fords, probably because we lived in the same town as the ford plant and they were cheap.
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Doesn't anyone have respect for the American Muscle cars? Sure they were (compared to today) tanks in a way with their massive weight, torque, and size; but does anyone, if they could, drive them just for fun?

What about foreign classic cars? Lotus Elan S1, Toyota 2000 GT, Alfa Romeo (I forgot the make), Citroen (once again I forgot), ect.

I'm more of a classic car fan, probably because of my brother. And another thing about the American V. Foreign cars (because I don't know anything much besides classics); besides the obvious performance/cost ratio what other factors would pull you towards Domestic/Foreign vehicles? Stereotype, yes I mean it, has it that there are a lot of things you can do with foreign cars that domestic cars can't do or have trouble doing. I don't know much besides that, but I assume it would do something with driving techniques and modding, right?
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Shadow_Solder wrote:

Doesn't anyone have respect for the American Muscle cars? Sure they were (compared to today) tanks in a way with their massive weight, torque, and size; but does anyone, if they could, drive them just for fun?

What about foreign classic cars? Lotus Elan S1, Toyota 2000 GT, Alfa Romeo (I forgot the make), Citroen (once again I forgot), ect.

I'm more of a classic car fan, probably because of my brother. And another thing about the American V. Foreign cars (because I don't know anything much besides classics); besides the obvious performance/cost ratio what other factors would pull you towards Domestic/Foreign vehicles? Stereotype, yes I mean it, has it that there are a lot of things you can do with foreign cars that domestic cars can't do or have trouble doing. I don't know much besides that, but I assume it would do something with driving techniques and modding, right?



I respect American Muscle. But I would not choose one over a Euro(ex: 'Cuda vs Z4M). It just boils down to what I prefer out of a car.

Alfa Romeo is its own car company. Maybe you meant Model? The only Alfa that sticks in my mind is a 74 Alfa Romeo Montreal.



2.6L V8, quad cam with Fuel injection....
200bhp
2800lbs

Quite a rare car.
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Yeah, muscles look and sound awesome if they are properly decorated :P, one of my teachers have a Chevy Nova. Pretty awesome.

Our auto class always has this jeep buggy car for some reason which is owned by one of the teachers who left recently... Who wouldn't want to drive a jeep with zipper windows and doors with giant wheels. Plus, the exhaust is so nasty, it's like smelling... burning a dead corpse with garbage.


But, in my opinion I'd still go with a Corolla, probably a 1988 Corolla GT-S AE92
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Yeah I meant the model. It kinda bugs me that few people talk about classics, perhaps they aren't getting the attention they deserve. Although I've never been in one in real life, I'd love to drive a Chevrolet Chevelle(sp?) though.
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american muscle biznitch!!!!!!!

anyways no other cars can pull off a wheelie


Actually any four-wheel drive cars can do wheelies lol
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Best car in world is yugo
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