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    Thread: Cars that looked great, but otherwise weren't that great

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      08-18-2012 06:46 PM #176
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      No, we're all elitists

      At least my fanboyism is grounded in reality. I don't see magazines talk about how groundbreaking a GTI (aside from the Mk1, the original hot hatch) is. The NSX, on the other hand, was truly revolutionary. I don't see magazines tout the GTI as the best FWD car ever created [insert ITR here]. I don't see people selling their NSXes to buy an R32 because the NSX is just a Honda. I didn't see VW win any SCCA Pro Racing titles back in the 90s when the ITR and the NSX just about dominated. And even now, the RTR TSXes are consistently at the top of their class. In Grand Am Continental Challenge ST class, the Civic Si has taken more #1 spots (3) than the VW GTI (1).

      My fanboyism goes beyond the badge in REAL WORLD success, and I'm not talking car shows or midnight drags down the highway.
      Jeez. Chill out, man. I can see you hating VAG-fanboys from the MK3/4 fashion forums, but not all of us are that bad. I love VAG, especially the MK2/MK3 platform. They're okay for what they were meant to do.

      You can make them enjoyable to drive, too, if you do things the right way, but most "Emkay" kids just screw them up by throwing eBay springs on stock struts and throw on anything that resembles a BBS wheel, putting a badgeless grille on and leaving it ABS black, and other stupid things that ultimately ruin the VW badge for the rest of us.

      Yes, Honda is a magnificent auto maker. I've loved every Honda I've owned except for 1, and that one was my fault. Yes, an NSX is a supercar in my book. Not all people who like VW's hate Honda. My Uncle has an NSX (post facelift), and it is amazing. Yes, ITR's are amazing vehicles for what they are. I owned a GS-R, and I loved it. I've driven a 98' Type R around a track, and I really really enjoyed it. Honda manufactured amazing automobiles in the 90's, and continues to do so today. I see more 8th gen Civics than anything else on the road.

      TL;DR: Not all VW-fans are bad. I for one, love Honda.

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      08-18-2012 07:07 PM #177
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      This needs to be quoted eleventy billion more times to show everyone what a goddamned fool you are.
      No need to call names, just my opinion, People mainly bought or wanted to buy the "nsx" mainly for looks. It's not necessarily a bad thing. They look great but in 2005, 290hp for 90k wasn't cutting it anymore. There were other cars available with 500hp for the same price.

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      08-18-2012 07:25 PM #178
      Quote Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
      TL;DR: Not all VW-fans are bad. I for one, love Honda.
      No, of course not. But it's the ones that are so prevalent in this thread that I despise. The ones that look at the badge and not the achievements of that badge. The ones that look at spec sheets and not entire packages.

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      08-18-2012 07:40 PM #179
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      No, of course not. But it's the ones that are so prevalent in this thread that I despise. The ones that look at the badge and not the achievements of that badge. The ones that look at spec sheets and not entire packages.
      You shouldn't be so surprised. Just look at the wave of FR-S/BRZ haters on this forum. Fun, RWD, relatively affordable sports car and "car enthusiasts" on here would've rather they not build it at all because it doesn't fit their standards of spec sheet/badge.

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      08-19-2012 12:10 PM #180
      Who ever put the FR-S,BRZ up is as smart as a box of smashed d!(ks... In a time where cars are getting fatter and progressively boring, this is a very welcome change. And if your badge blind with any luck it will light a fire under the ass of the rest of the car manufacturers in that class.
      You Won't do it...

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      08-19-2012 01:28 PM #181

      Ill just put this here and walk away. Not that it was hored just not as good as every honda guys says but hey if you only have two performance cars to choose from you need to talk a big talk about what you got.
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      08-19-2012 01:29 PM #182
      Quote Originally Posted by flytech78 View Post

      Ill just put this here and walk away.

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      08-19-2012 02:25 PM #183
      Quote Originally Posted by v.vdubb View Post
      No need to call names, just my opinion, People mainly bought or wanted to buy the "nsx" mainly for looks. It's not necessarily a bad thing. They look great but in 2005, 290hp for 90k wasn't cutting it anymore. There were other cars available with 500hp for the same price.
      Your opinion is bogus, and you're a sad excuse for a car enthusiast.

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      08-19-2012 02:41 PM #184
      Quote Originally Posted by flytech78 View Post

      Ill just put this here and walk away. Not that it was hored just not as good as every honda guys says but hey if you only have two performance cars to choose from you need to talk a big talk about what you got.
      LOL!

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      08-19-2012 04:52 PM #185
      At least he's consistent, even if he IS a dumbass.

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      08-19-2012 04:53 PM #186
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      Your opinion is bogus, and you're a sad excuse for a car enthusiast.
      Haha, I don't have to prove anything to you phukface, If we all had the same opinion about cars then this site would be really boring.

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    13. 08-19-2012 05:01 PM #188
      Quote Originally Posted by bizybyker View Post
      Who ever put the FR-S,BRZ up is as smart as a box of smashed d!(ks... In a time where cars are getting fatter and progressively boring, this is a very welcome change. And if your badge blind with any luck it will light a fire under the ass of the rest of the car manufacturers in that class.
      Most cars posted on are head scratchers...

      Okay they'd look good (subjective), but nothing good otherwise? Care to explain in details rather than just posting some random pics?

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      08-19-2012 05:27 PM #189
      Quote Originally Posted by joe97 View Post

      Okay they'd look good (subjective), but nothing good otherwise?
      This tread isn't about cars that looks good, but have none good features otherwise though. It's about cars that was good looking but otherwise not that great - meaning the look was it definitely greatest asset, but that it could still be okay in other ways too.

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      08-19-2012 06:22 PM #191
      Wow, the amount of Honda hate in this thread is staggering, even by TCL standards. The S2000, NSX, and ITR aren't great cars? OOOOOOOOOOK.
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      08-19-2012 06:23 PM #192
      Quote Originally Posted by Galrot View Post
      To be fair, the Type14 was not exactly a better driver (AFAIK, never driven a Type34)

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      08-19-2012 06:44 PM #193
      Quote Originally Posted by Galrot View Post
      This tread isn't about cars that looks good, but have none good features otherwise though. It's about cars that was good looking but otherwise not that great - meaning the look was it definitely greatest asset, but that it could still be okay in other ways too.
      EXACTLY, not that great doesn't mean it isn't good or it's $hit. I took it as the "looks" of the vehicle is the best feature. I am a fan of the integra type-r, gsr, and s2000. The hp per liter is staggering in those vehicles.

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      08-19-2012 07:25 PM #194
      Quote Originally Posted by v.vdubb View Post
      EXACTLY, not that great doesn't mean it isn't good or it's $hit. I took it as the "looks" of the vehicle is the best feature. I am a fan of the integra type-r, gsr, and s2000. The hp per liter is staggering in those vehicles.
      Even so, there's no way in hell the S2000 and NSX were **** performers, as some claim in this thread.

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      08-19-2012 07:45 PM #195
      Some of you get aggravated so bloody easily; this thread sounds like a highschool school yard. On this page alone:

      Quote Originally Posted by v.vdubb View Post
      Haha, I don't have to prove anything to you phukface.
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      At least he's consistent, even if he IS a dumbass.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      Your opinion is bogus, and you're a sad excuse for a car enthusiast.
      Quote Originally Posted by bizybyker View Post
      Who ever put the FR-S,BRZ up is as smart as a box of smashed d!(ks...
      And whoever posted the S2000 is a total troll. It's like a Miata (which is a great car) but better in every respect. I actually checked the thread title twice to make sure I was in the right thread.
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      08-19-2012 07:51 PM #196
      Quote Originally Posted by worth_fixing View Post
      Some of you get aggravated so bloody easily; this thread sounds like a highschool school yard. On this page alone:









      And whoever posted the S2000 is a total troll. It's like a Miata (which is a great car) but better in every respect. I actually checked the thread title twice to make sure I was in the right thread.
      I apologize, I was attacked twice by the same dude (morbidly obese) , I usually refrain from such posts hence my low post count and join date.

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      08-19-2012 08:01 PM #197
      ^^ Nah, don't worry about it. I found it kind of funny. I find it hard to imagine this kind of a conversation would be going on face to face, between complete strangers; internet.

      Back on topic. Ford offered a non-turbo 4-cylinder Mustang in the 80's. That's kind of pathetic as none of them handled very well either. Apparently, fuel economy wasn't even that impressive, so it was a lose-lose. You had the Mustang looks though.

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      08-19-2012 08:26 PM #198
      Ummm... isn't that a Mustang SVO? Those were turbocharged and did handle well.
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      08-19-2012 09:35 PM #200
      Quote Originally Posted by InfinitiG View Post
      Wow, the amount of Honda hate in this thread is staggering, even by TCL standards. The S2000, NSX, and ITR aren't great cars? OOOOOOOOOOK.
      They are great cars from the viewpoint of a certain type of enthusiast who likes a certain type of car. To some others, they were mediocre. I would make an exception for the NSX... its the only one of the 3 I have not driven, but I am pretty sure that was balls out awesome. The other two were zippy and had great handling, but didnt really excite me, especially the ITR which I found buzzy and undertorqued.

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