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    Soft-top sports car or pocket-rocket?

    If you could only have onbe car AND if you had a fixed amount of money.


    Examples of hot-hatches: Mini, GTI, Renault Clio, Civic
    Examples of soft-tops: MX-5

    All are great fun, about the same price, but two diffrent kinds of drive.

    Which would you chose?
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    Front-wheel drive pocket rocket
    31.25%
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    Soft-top sports-car (roadster, spyder, etc.)
    68.75%
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    Last edited by Danny Tran; March 4th, 2007, 10:39 PM.
    You utter PIRATES!!

    #2
    Screw practicability, I'll have a Solstice.

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      #3
      Depends if it is going to be your only car or a second, weekend-fun type of car.
      If it's your only car, then the hatchback: fun when you want it and practical when you've got stuff to haul or relatives to taxi around.
      Otherwise, the softtop.

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        #4
        Sky FTW

        I'm with Coco.

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          #5
          Originally posted by NAIDANAC A View Post
          Sky FTW
          +1 for the Sky. Looks great.

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            #6
            Soft Top. My favorites:

            S2000.
            Solstice.
            MX5.
            Sky.
            MRS.
            Depends if it is going to be your only car or a second, weekend-fun type of car.
            If it's your only car, then the hatchback: fun when you want it and practical when you've got stuff to haul or relatives to taxi around.
            Otherwise, the softtop.
            Well, what I am going to do is keep my GM product # 1507Y398FVV44(1) for commuting and buy a slightly used S2000. Of course, not everyone can do that. If you live in North America, scrimp and save, buy the roadster you desire, and then buy a mid 1990's Toyota Corrolla for putting around. That way, the roadster is like hanging the proverbial carrot in front of you!
            Last edited by Jay; March 4th, 2007, 9:22 PM.
            LET | FOREVER | BE

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              #7
              I'll take a Z4 thanks.

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                #8
                MX5 in 'sunburst yellow' and supercharge it.

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                  #9
                  i have a 1990 mx-5, no power steering or abs. miata's are even better than everyone says they are, it really is one of the best handling cars i've ever driven. i also work at an audi/porsche/vw dealership so i drive a3's and gti's and various other pre-owned hatches. ill take the miata any day. dont buy a hatchback if you can get a roadster.

                  and as for practicality, a couple weeks ago i passed an NA miata with it's roof down and an 8 foot water heater tank sitting on the passenger's seat. Can you fit an 8 foot water heater tank in your hatchback? not so sure...

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                    #10
                    That is a toss-up for me, I just can't choose.

                    If I were to get a pocket-rocket, it would either be a Mini Cooper S in British Racing Green, a Fiat Punto S in off-white, or a Fiat Panda, one of the 100HP sporting versions.

                    For a roadster? Either a mainstream early '90s Miata or a TVR Griffith 500 in Gallio Fly Yellow.

                    Grassroots Motorsports - RallyCross, Ice Racing, Hill Climb and Solo - Lifelong motorcycle enthusiast

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                      #11
                      I'm not nearly pretty enough to own a soft top. Anyway, my hat would come off.

                      No trees were killed in the transmission of this message;
                      but a stupendous number of photons and electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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                        #12
                        Focus ST

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by jayhawk View Post

                          Well, what I am going to do is keep my GM product # 1507Y398FVV44(1)
                          Is that a creative euphemism for Sunfire.
                          woohoo someone changed my sig

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                            #14
                            I'll vote pocket rockets, simply because I've always wanted one, and I can't say the same about soft-tops.
                            It's called a floorstander, not a desktop. Get on with the times!

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                              #15
                              Pocket rocket, it happens just too often that I've got more than two people or plenty of luggage on board.

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                                #16
                                Stay away from front-wheel-drive. You'll thank me for it later.

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                                  #17
                                  RWD FTW!

                                  so...

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                                    #18
                                    My daily driver for a year was an Audi TT Roadster. I now have a company car, so the TT gets a lot of rest in the garage.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by FATMOUSE View Post
                                      Is that a creative euphemism for Sunfire.
                                      Brilliant!
                                      You utter PIRATES!!

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Polly View Post
                                        RWD FTW!
                                        Damn right lol. I love the little roadsters, Miata's and the Kappas especially.
                                        Saying smaller engines are better is like saying you don't want huge muscles because you wouldn't fit through the door. So what? You can bench 500. Fuck doors. - MadCat360

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