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    Thread: Slow cars that you loved to drive fast: Post-em up!

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      05-09-2012 02:55 PM #1
      I was inspired by seeing a 914 on Jalopnik's AOTD post this morning. What car(s) did you own that were slow as molasses but were a blast (or scary as s*** ) to drive fast?

      My dad drove a 914 for a long while and it was a blast in the corners. Here it is many years ago:


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      05-09-2012 03:03 PM #2
      monsterflow intake, roadstersport catback, direzzas, and a slick 6 speed. dear god it would get dusted by a minivan in a straight line, but through the corners, it was AMAZING.





      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
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      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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      05-09-2012 03:05 PM #3
      I believe my MR2 qualifies. It's the best handling car I've ever owned!

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      05-09-2012 03:09 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      monsterflow intake, roadstersport catback, direzzas, and a slick 6 speed. dear god it would get dusted by a minivan in a straight line, but through the corners, it was AMAZING.






      My Miata is stock and the 6-Speed is FAR from slick but it is so much fun to drive hard
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      05-09-2012 03:16 PM #5
      I wanted to say my Volvo 240, as I love to drive it fast on B-roads, but it probably is too slow for this thread...
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      05-09-2012 03:32 PM #7
      My old 2.slow:



      I drove this thing everywhere with the rev counter pegged to the max. It had a mild TT 160 cam. Considering all the abuse it took, this engine was rock solid and the current owner still drives it just fine..

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      05-09-2012 03:32 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by thetopdog View Post

      My Miata is stock and the 6-Speed is FAR from slick but it is so much fun to drive hard

      I've always thought the shifter in the Miata was one of the best in the business. I like driving most slow cars with a stick fast. I think the only car I can think of that I drove with a stick that wasn't fun to drive fast was a late 90's carola.

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      05-09-2012 03:34 PM #9
      With under 50hp the midget is seriously slow, however nothing is more fun at 35 mph. 50mph feels like 100+ in any other car. Lack of seatbelts, a spear like steering column 6 inches from your chest, no rollbar, weak brakes, and a body with the structural rigidity of a wet kleenex adds to the danger *cough* fun.


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      05-09-2012 03:35 PM #10
      any vw

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      05-09-2012 03:35 PM #11
      Is a e30 325e considered slow here? If so that absolutely.


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    12. 05-09-2012 03:36 PM #12


      Stock Civic with cheap aftermarket wheels



      The Miata of course, but the Yaris isn't too bad either.
      Last edited by Dave Zero; 05-09-2012 at 03:40 PM.

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      05-09-2012 03:36 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Dustin DeSimone View Post
      any vw
      Yes since all vw's are slow...


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      05-09-2012 03:40 PM #15
      not mine but I had a similar one:

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      05-09-2012 03:42 PM #16
      Got this up to 60 a few times. Fun and scary at the same time.


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      05-09-2012 03:44 PM #17
      my old box ... damn i miss that car





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      05-09-2012 03:44 PM #18
      My current VW Polo. It weighs just shy of 800 kgs, and has a quite short gearing, so it zips around and is a blast to drive.

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      05-09-2012 03:48 PM #19
      (stirs the pot but is 100% serious)

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      05-09-2012 03:51 PM #20
      Definitely more about the handling than the speed with this turd. The A-Spec package is fanstastic.

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      05-09-2012 03:51 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by VTECeateR View Post
      (stirs the pot but is 100% serious)
      OK, I'll take the bait. What are you used to driving? What would compel you to describe all of those reasonably quick cars as slow?
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      ...I am jealous of your shift knob. That is a shape I love.
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      your mom sounds like my kind of lady. is she single and/or discrete?
      I have RWD, finally!!!!!!

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    23. 05-09-2012 03:54 PM #23
      Really guys, really, with the S2000s and RSX.

      What are we doing here, should I just skip to page 8 and post a Lambo?

    24. 05-09-2012 03:56 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by VierSpeed View Post
      Definitely more about the handling than the speed with this turd. The A-Spec package is fanstastic.

      I don't think you know how to drive that thing. Not if you think your stang is fast and the rsx is slow. Just sayin.

      http://www.streetfire.net/video/rsx-...clyi_80909.htm
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      05-09-2012 03:56 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      Really guys, really, with the S2000s and RSX.

      What are we doing here, should I just skip to page 8 and post a Lambo?
      well, if the RSX isn't a type S, I wouldn't describe it as fast or quick. But I guess I wouldn't describe it as slow either...
      Quote Originally Posted by iamnotemo View Post
      ...I am jealous of your shift knob. That is a shape I love.
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      your mom sounds like my kind of lady. is she single and/or discrete?
      I have RWD, finally!!!!!!

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      05-09-2012 03:57 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      Really guys, really, with the S2000s and RSX.
      ... that's my wife's tiptronic base RSX with an A-Spec kit and Type-S seats. That ought to count as slow-as-balls to most

      Quote Originally Posted by greatfox View Post
      well, if the RSX isn't a type S, I wouldn't describe it as fast or quick. But I guess I wouldn't describe it as slow either...
      It's a matter of perspective really. Compared to the Mustang I usually drive, it's definitely lacking
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      05-09-2012 04:00 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by thetopdog View Post

      My Miata is stock and the 6-Speed is FAR from slick but it is so much fun to drive hard
      new trans fluid - 1/2 redline mtl, 1/2 ford syncromesh fluid. make sure to change the fluid in the turret on top of the shifter (also - regrease the shifter bushing at the bottom of the linkage that floats in the turret).

      made a world of difference in mine.
      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

    28. 05-09-2012 04:00 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by VierSpeed View Post
      ... that's my wife's tiptronic base RSX with an A-Spec kit and Type-S seats. That ought to count as slow-as-balls to most



      It's a matter of perspective really. Compared to the Mustang I usually drive, it's certainly slow'er'
      That's probably the nicest base RSX I've seen ever : )

      I would say 160 hp in 2800 lbs. isn't fast, but not slow either except the auto trans on these cars suuuuucked.

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      05-09-2012 04:01 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      That's probably the nicest base RSX I've seen ever : )

      I would say 160 hp in 2800 lbs. isn't fast, but not slow either except the auto trans on these cars suuuuucked.
      Bingo. It shifts quickly for a tiptronic, but that's about the only praise I'll give it.
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      05-09-2012 04:02 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      new trans fluid - 1/2 redline mtl, 1/2 ford syncromesh fluid. make sure to change the fluid in the turret on top of the shifter (also - regrease the shifter bushing at the bottom of the linkage that floats in the turret).

      made a world of difference in mine.
      Is yours a 5-Speed or a 6-Speed. From what I've read the 5-speeds are very smooth but the 6-speeds are extremely vague. 5th is really easy to miss, and 6th is almost impossible to find unless you backhand the shifter and put it in that way
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      05-09-2012 04:03 PM #33
      an rsx is by no means "slow" I guess you've never driven a car with a sub 2.0L 4cylinder. Mk4 & mk6 2.0 are pretty slow. As well as the old school 1.5L civic.
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      05-09-2012 04:04 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      Really guys, really, with the S2000s and RSX.

      What are we doing here, should I just skip to page 8 and post a Lambo?
      i've owned 4 miatas, an s2000, and a solstice gxp.

      there is absolutely no way the solstice gxp or s2000 qualify as slow cars to drive fast. absolutely no way. any sub-3k car making more than 200hp doesn't count.
      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

    35. 05-09-2012 04:05 PM #35
      See that blue slow sign on the hood, i love to drive it fast though,

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      Keep in mind the noise you hear in an S2000 is the ENGINE, and not the exhaust note that VR6 people jizz over. I'd rather have a nice sounding engine than a nice sounding exhaust.

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