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    1. Member MKV Aaron's Avatar
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      05-10-2012 11:00 AM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by seadoo2006 View Post
      Haha, I'm not quite sure where Alex is from to be completely honest ... We went to OU together so, I second him on the SE Ohio roads being AWESOME.
      I agree. i was asking because i love the roads around columbus. The drivers are a different story.

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      05-10-2012 11:05 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by MKV Aaron View Post
      I agree. i was asking because i love the roads around columbus. The drivers are a different story.
      Haha, yeah, the closer you get to Marietta, the better they get. Pretty much anything in the trangle between Wheeling, Marietta, and Columbus is a safe bet for a fun time.

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      05-10-2012 11:09 AM #78
      Anything less than 556 Hp is clearly insufficient.

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      05-10-2012 11:15 AM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by brickfrenzy View Post
      Anything less than 556 Hp is clearly insufficient.
      Oh man that's great!
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      05-10-2012 02:44 PM #80
      I'd say 200hp is good enough for a DD. Lower weight is preferable.

      But I guess it all depends on how far your commute is...mine is all of 1.5 miles before I'm dropped off. So really, on a nice day my old 5hp motorcycle would be fine on a nice day.
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      05-10-2012 03:02 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by bigbodybenz View Post
      The Golf TDI should keep you happy. The last time I drove a 2.5rs I thought it was disappointingly slow and the TDI is at least going to feel faster. You can easily average over 30mpgs with one of those. I averaged about 34mpgs over the life of mine and that was 85% backroad all hills and maybe 15% highway.
      The RS is slow, the only saving grace to that car is how tossable it is. I also like the fact that it's my POS car, I dont care what happens to it and I drive it like that.

      I stopped by the VW dealer yesterday, the Golf TDI is a decent looking car. I'd love it if I could put GTI bits into it though. I need to go for a test drive.
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      05-10-2012 04:09 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by sicklyscott View Post
      The RS is slow, the only saving grace to that car is how tossable it is. I also like the fact that it's my POS car, I dont care what happens to it and I drive it like that.

      I stopped by the VW dealer yesterday, the Golf TDI is a decent looking car. I'd love it if I could put GTI bits into it though. I need to go for a test drive.
      That's why I threw a WRX Ej205 in mine ... 220hp makes the car several times more fun.

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      05-10-2012 05:30 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by Boogety Boogety View Post
      Do you want to commute to work in your DD? Then get the cheapest-to-own-and-run, best possible mileage car.

      Do you want to do your boy racer bit and impress everyone with how cool your car is and how much power you have in rush hour traffic? Then get something with lots of HP/TQ (even though 99.99% of the fellow commuters don't give a rat's ass).

      People with self-esteem issues drive something to show off as a DD. Others, the more-intelligent ones, see it as a way to get to work cheaply, save money they can use in their life and for their true FUN vehicle, and don't think twice about it.

      And spare me the "I want to make my commute time count" crap. It's a commute, not an autocross...
      QFT. Take note, kids.

    9. 05-10-2012 06:59 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by teklord69 View Post
      As long as over 151 torque you are ok.

      Correction, if it has MORE than 151 then you are not driving a real 'drivers enthusiast' car.
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      05-10-2012 07:21 PM #85
      mini cooper s is my suggestion!

    11. 05-10-2012 07:49 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by Boogety Boogety View Post
      Do you want to commute to work in your DD? Then get the cheapest-to-own-and-run, best possible mileage car.

      Do you want to do your boy racer bit and impress everyone with how cool your car is and how much power you have in rush hour traffic? Then get something with lots of HP/TQ (even though 99.99% of the fellow commuters don't give a rat's ass).

      People with self-esteem issues drive something to show off as a DD. Others, the more-intelligent ones, see it as a way to get to work cheaply, save money they can use in their life and for their true FUN vehicle, and don't think twice about it.

      And spare me the "I want to make my commute time count" crap. It's a commute, not an autocross...
      Wow, spare us a detailed examination of your colon polyps. Just get a doctor to take care of it, and ride a 50cc scooter to prove how you dont have a 'self esteem' issue.

      Just because you have a boring drive doesn't mean all of us do.

      I have more fun on my daily commute route around a mountain than I did while at an autocross.
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      05-10-2012 08:15 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by SGelshawno View Post
      My summer DD I have 125hp 51ft-lb torque do 0-60 in about 3 seconds and get around 60 mpg...
      Do not envy wearing your crumple zone on your head.


      My old DD was 230 hp, my new one is 140 hp. I used to live in fear of blue lights while having fun, and now I don't. The big reduction in cost is just a bonus.
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      05-10-2012 08:33 PM #88
      I have 240 whp in my daily driver and I'm more than intrigued by it on a daily basis
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    14. 05-10-2012 08:37 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by curvedinfinity View Post
      Do not envy wearing your crumple zone on your head.
      Heh.

      My touring bike (FJR1300) has more HP than most of these cars. Heh.
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