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Honda Civic, Acura RSX, Coupe, Hatchback
Nov 06, 2002 (7:20 pm)
So what kind of car are you driving this week hammie? First it was an Escort, then a SI, then a A4 .. I guess by now you have probably graduated to a BMW 540 huh?
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Nov 07, 2002 (6:30 am)
No.. it is still an A4 I never had an Escort. I made that up. I still have the A4. It will be sold tomorrow. My gf. and I are car pooling now. So, I'm driving her 00 3.2TL. If you had paid attention to my postings, you'll know I hate Bummer drivers. So full of themselfs. At least those that I know. I'll never drive a Bummer for that reason.
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Nov 07, 2002 (9:41 pm)
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#54 of 100 tampajoe3, 90 miles a day
Nov 07, 2002 (11:05 pm)
wow, at that rate, I suspect you have racked up more miles on an 02 Si than most. Is yours consuming any oil? What kind of mpg are you getting on your commnute?
Nov 08, 2002 (7:10 am)
20-21k for 200 hp, some sweet recaro's and suspension setup? What would be a better deal than that? The neon SRT? I am skeptical. I don't know why people get so hung up on small differences in hp. 5-10 hp or .3 seconds diff in 0-60 is not enough of a difference to rule out one model over another. If that was the case we all would have bought a Camaro. Is it just the desire to have a car that you can say is "better" than someone else's?
Nov 08, 2002 (7:38 am)
Well, Automobile is claiming 5.4 0-60 for the SRT. If that number is true, that's a little more than a ".3 second diff in 0-60," which I agree people shouldn't get too worked up on. That number is in Mustang GT, 350Z, S2000, WRX territory, more than slightly ahead of a lot of its sport compact competition.
About the horsepower stuff, generally if there's enough there to get a car to 60 in 8.X seconds, it's more than enough for worry-free merging, passing power, etc. I'm pretty sure a 160hp Accord, even an Echo, will satisfy that. That's all someone "needs." Past that, it's "want," no?
Nov 08, 2002 (8:05 am)
Has anyone checked out temple of vtec lately? They have a nice concept SI as well as photos of the Honda FP package available for the SI, Accord. One of them has a GReddy turbo which puts the SI at 220HP. Sweet.
But I do agree that the auto world is becoming all about HP and who can have more of it. I used to want to have the fastest car but now at 23 I have matured. Now I only want to be faster than most.
Nov 08, 2002 (8:11 am)
I agree. I too desire more power. But it doesn't always make for a sportier car. For example the new Accord has 240 hp but I bet you would have much more fun driving aggressively in a 160 hp Civic Si.
Acceleration can be fun, but it is only so rewarding. A balanced chassis, good steering feedback and great brakes are just as, if not more, important to spirited driving. Also some cars go 0-100 in 7 seconds, but where am I going to use that without going to the track. I am all about what is the most fun while driving (reletively) responsibly. Someday, when I can buy a track car, I will worry about track performance.
#60 of 100 anonymous - I posted the link yesterday under SI/SIR discussion
Nov 08, 2002 (8:16 am)
The SEMA SIs sure looked good. I got to admit the red looks stunning though I'm not a fan of red or black.
But from the side view, it sure looks like a Foci! Even Temple of Vtec posters agree. But who cares if it looks like a Foci? The Hyundai XG looks like a certain Jag. Mazda Protege and a Hyundai (don't remember which model) looks like B5 Audi A4.