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Old 02-06-2007, 01:39 AM   #21
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Great car ^^^ I love "em ( the s2000 ) , but WHY is it soo heavy?
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:53 AM   #22
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get a mustang and put a manual vavle body in the transmission that way she has to shift but not worry about a clutch. Though you would get very very bored with the stock handling. I say just buy the parents maita and be done with it she will learn very quickly on how much fun being involved with the driving. It would be more self rewarding for her to learn how to have fun in a stick car than a auto.
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:23 AM   #23
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Focus,2.3 Duratec auto with some good tires.She will have a ball and they are easy to drive and inexpensive.When she is ready for a stick,the car will be easy to sell.DON'T get an automatic Miata.They are super-slow and will have NO BALLS on an autocross track.Hell,my modded SE Focus was faster than my modded 6 speed turbocharged,Torsen equipped,4 wheel disc Mazdaspeed Miata around the same A/X track.Different story on a road course...
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:19 AM   #24
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Thanks for all the suggestions! We won't be getting this car for another couple of months.
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Old 02-07-2007, 01:32 PM   #25
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Any Honda. Women seem to enjoy them, they are extremely reliable and there are tons of parts, parts, parts.
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