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Bang-for-Buck

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by gixxer11, Mar 9, 2005.


  1. MCKNBRD

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    Cobra's biggest problem is their high roll center...the IRS only forgives so many sins.

    As far as V8 powered stuff? I had an 01 Firehawk with the SLP-optioned Bilstein suspension...THAT was a handling car. I showed a C4 Corvette a thing or two in some twisties in the Shenandoah Valley in VA....

    As far as whats out there now? If I were spending my $35k on something for twisties, I'd drop it on an STi, and start tweaking the suspension...just a little. Its pretty dang good off the showroom floor.

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  2. triggerjerk

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    The newest issue of road and track has a good comparo.

    If it was me, for 35k, I'd look for a gently used '02-04 Z06 Corvette and kick some butt.
     

  3. michael t

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    35k gets new 400hp GTO I sure a couple of tweaks and will handle will well. Road course is a Drag Strip with a few corners to change direction for next drag. AC Cobras were not great handlers but were hell on the straight away. and finish lines are where? I remember watching the Cobras at Daytona in 60's. Those Red italian cars would pass Cobras on road course When they pulled on to hi bank part AC would pass like they were stopped.
     
  4. HOV

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    Another vote for the STi or Evo. All those rear axle beasts you describe don't come new under $35K, and nothing in that price range (Beemers included) can touch these cars.

    Evo has the nod in handling

    STi has the nod in reliability and out of the box power
     
  5. FreakyBig

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    Thats not a mans car. I tried sitting in one at an auto show and had my nuts crushed while the door rubbed my left leg and the console my right. It looks like a fancy miata made for runts. The Z3 is just a slightly fancier miata than the S2000.
     
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