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« on: May 07, 2013, 06:37:57 PM »

What do you think?

http://autos.yahoo.com/news/cars-that-are-the-most-and-least-fun-to-drive-235804567.html

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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 06:55:05 PM »


 Looks like Ricardo's car made the naughty list...... I thought it was fun to autocross however.
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 07:15:08 PM »


would have been a good topic for a poll.
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 11:20:38 AM »

Not sure about the list, but I think the answer to the question is "massive oversteer."
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 02:44:15 PM »

Not sure about the list, but I think the answer to the question is "massive oversteer."

Yea, thats it. While driving your car I had a blast!
Keath's car has some oversteer too! Your car and his cars are really fun to drive.

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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 08:59:38 PM »


  I think any somewhat mechanically sound vehicle that makes you feel as if you should have written out your will before getting into it.
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 05:18:51 AM »

  I think any somewhat mechanically sound vehicle that makes you feel as if you should have written out your will before getting into it.

I think I disagree a little bit...  I love the feeling that a car will do exactly what I ask it to, and do it well.
That the only thing holding it back is the fact that I haven't asked more.
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2013, 07:22:54 AM »

Our Super Vee Tui A/Mod car fits your description perfectly.  It would do exactly what you told it to do.  The problem was that when you told it to do the wrong thing it was perfectly happy to oblige...
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2013, 07:41:15 AM »

I think I disagree a little bit...  I love the feeling that a car will do exactly what I ask it to, and do it well.
That the only thing holding it back is the fact that I haven't asked more.


I think that might be the key to you getting Beth.  If the car does what you ask of it everytime you will never find the limit.  Some people believe in tip toeing to the edge of the envelope.  I prefer to run head long with my eyes shut and see where I end up Wink
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2013, 05:17:32 PM »

Our Super Vee Tui A/Mod car fits your description perfectly.  It would do exactly what you told it to do.  The problem was that when you told it to do the wrong thing it was perfectly happy to oblige...
Gene Cooley

Amen to that, Gene. That was exactly my experience in the Formula Ford. I asked it to do the wrong thing many, many times. When I asked it to do the right thing, it was exhilarating.

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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2013, 10:00:03 PM »

If you have zero ounces of fear, any and every car is fun.  Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2013, 05:25:51 AM »

Some people believe in tip toeing to the edge of the envelope.  I prefer to run head long with my eyes shut and see where I end up Wink

Sure!  But if where you end up is wrapped around a phone pole, that's all the fun you get.  The rest is all paperwork.

Don't have to tip toe to the edge... but a little planning, some flyovers, dry runs, etc increase your chances of doing it twice.   Grin

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