Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
17297 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2087

Trusted

5010 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2294


  Reply # 1100485 2-Aug-2014 09:43
Send private message

richms:
Fred99:
richms: 

MR-S and MX5 are clearly ladies cars


Oh for goodness sake...
It's 2014 not 1955.
Who really cares what you drive anyway?


I care what I drive. Thats all that matters.


But you expressed an opinion ("xyz are clearly ladies cars") as if it was accepted fact.
Since the '60s, basically every small-engined convertible, MGs, Triumphs etc have been labelled "hairdresser's cars". 
There's an old saying relating to "sports" cars - there are three characteristics - lightweight, powerful, and inexpensive - you can choose any two.
If "powerful" is synonymous with "manly", and affordable is a prerequisite, then you cut down your choices to something which probably isn't very good.
MX5s sold in huge numbers because they were great cars. 

 
 
 
 


17297 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2087

Trusted

  Reply # 1100488 2-Aug-2014 09:53
Send private message

What about a mini, z4, or Boxster.

2739 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1160


  Reply # 1100490 2-Aug-2014 09:58
Send private message

I don't think you will ever find a convertible that is not a 'ladies' or 'posers' car, unless you spend lots of $$$ of something exotic and fast.  Everytime I see a man in a convertible I think 'mid life crisis'.  Get a VW golf GTI or something like that and wind down the windows.  




Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman



5010 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2294


  Reply # 1100494 2-Aug-2014 10:09
Send private message

scuwp: I don't think you will ever find a convertible that is not a 'ladies' or 'posers' car, unless you spend lots of $$$ of something exotic and fast.  Everytime I see a man in a convertible I think 'mid life crisis'.  Get a VW golf GTI or something like that and wind down the windows.  


There's a reason for the "mid-life crisis" label.  You don't need to cart rug-rats around any more (woohoo) and simultaneously become aware that life is short.
For whatever merits a Golf GTI may have (quite fast and nice to drive), they're still just a hatchback / shopping basket.

17297 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2087

Trusted

  Reply # 1100496 2-Aug-2014 10:16
One person supports this post
Send private message

Nothing beats the Vette C6 6L V8.

A Holden block in a plastic shell.

Grunt grunt

17297 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2087

Trusted

  Reply # 1100497 2-Aug-2014 10:17
Send private message

Umm just don't touch the pedal going round bends though, it's made for traffic light drags

1507 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 213


  Reply # 1100498 2-Aug-2014 10:18
Send private message

Or go for something old and tough as nails: Land Rover.
Or something really impractical but really fun: Lotus.
Serious classic: BMW 325i M.
Or the Z4.

Old MR2, if you can find a good one now, not too bad. Watch for leaking T tops. Nothing a bit of silicon can't fix though.
Yep, MGF, they badly built, unreliable, limited on parts, expensive to fix, they leak in unexpected places and most of them are basket cases. I currently drive one.






Try Vultr using this link and get us both some credit:

 

http://www.vultr.com/?ref=7033587-3B


17297 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2087

Trusted

  Reply # 1100499 2-Aug-2014 10:20
Send private message

The old mr2 is the best at lift off oversteer. Nothing else beats it at that. Esp when wet.

17297 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2087

Trusted

  Reply # 1100500 2-Aug-2014 10:21
Send private message

Yes the Elise is a British man's Miata (jap for mx5)

1474 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 560


  Reply # 1100501 2-Aug-2014 10:22
Send private message

Not much help to the OP sorry but a suitable thread to show off what the young fella and I toured around in during our US boys trip last year.





And to think the rental was only NZ $52 a day all inclusive.





5010 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2294


  Reply # 1100510 2-Aug-2014 10:30
One person supports this post
Send private message

joker97: Umm just don't touch the pedal going round bends though, it's made for traffic light drags


I actually wonder in many of these discussions around "performance" cars how many of the people expressing opinions have actually driven anything in the "supercar" performance class to anywhere near the limit.  I've driven a few - and in my opinion anything capable of accelerating 0-100km/h in sub 5 seconds (which no longer comes even close to "supercar" performance) can be extremely frightening - or at least disconcerting - for passengers - and that in a straight line on a nice clear piece of road.  Sub 4 seconds, and IMO it becomes also a potentially very frightening experience for the driver - things can get out-of hand extremely quickly. 
I know it's fun - but it is completely pointless for NZ road conditions.  Most just end up being driven around the city and countryside at a performance level easily achieved in a small Hyundai.

17297 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2087

Trusted

  Reply # 1100511 2-Aug-2014 10:38
Send private message

I have owned 3 previous subaru STIs. They all do sub 5s to the speed limit. Suspension and tyres keeps you alive or kills you. I am not a Lewis Hamilton so I dream of a super car with 4wd and ESP.

1196 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 110


  Reply # 1100526 2-Aug-2014 10:58
Send private message

I drive a SAAB 9-3 for something different.




Software Engineer

 


2385 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 419


  Reply # 1100527 2-Aug-2014 11:02
Send private message

richms:
Fred99:
richms: 

MR-S and MX5 are clearly ladies cars


Oh for goodness sake...
It's 2014 not 1955.
Who really cares what you drive anyway?


I care what I drive. Thats all that matters.


You care but you dont know what you want surprised
Look on trademe in your price bracket (whatever that is) and narrow it down from there money-mouth




Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29


Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27


Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42


Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52


Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45


Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39


Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26


Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06


Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16


The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34


Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22


Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16


Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16


API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20


Stellar Consulting Group now a Domo Partner
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:03



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.