Rando_Mononym
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May 31
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I think the argument that a turbo car is less fun to drive isn’t a great one. Mainly because a turbo car isn’t less fun to drive.

May 19
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I’ve driven the 991.2 911 GT3 on a racetrack. It’s a magnificent car! But, it would be better with turbos.

It would sound worse, but that’s really the only drawback. Modern turbo engines don’t have the trackday drawbacks of very non-linear power that vintage ones do. And “purity over speed” has no place in a

May 18
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Hillis wants to drastically raise fines and even introduce jail time for those caught street-racing, including spectators.” Read more

May 18
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“Best” Is a value judgement and depends on their purpose:

For support In spirited driving? The buckets In the lotus Exige.

May 18
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I agree with you, but 9/10 dentists who would actually buy these cars do not.

Could Porsche make a lightweight, stripped down version? Sure. They charge more for it, because performance. And what’s better performance than a lightweight removable targa top? A fixed roof. 

May 18
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Despite the 7 second cost adder, I would choose the targa over the cabriolet. Mainly because the convertible 911s have never looked all that good with the top up or down. The older Targas, though better than the Cabriolets, looked bad compared to the coupe.

The 991 / 992 Targas are the best looking open roofed variant Read more

Feb 25
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The closest spiritual equivalent, the Toyota FJ Cruiser, never sold more than 20K units annually.

Feb 25
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So, it’s two button presses to start it with no key or fob? How do you prevent it from being stolen by... well, anyone?

Feb 11
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If the thread restoration doesn’t work (or you can’t hold the torque spec after), right angle drill and helicoil is really your only option it sounds like.

If the other side is in the strut tower, could you disassemble some of the suspension to get in there and get access?

Feb 7
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This is exactly how I feel about my exige, and I still drive that thing with a smile on my face... after years.

But only when I want to. It’s no longer my only car. 

Feb 3
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One of the reasons to up the power on a model line is to generate excitement. Dodge isn’t having a hard time moving the Ram.

It’s sort of the same as when Subaru talked about coming out with a Crosstrek WRX or STI version. Their take was “We already can’t keep them on lots. Why would we release a more powerful Read more