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Old 04-01-2009, 10:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Seems everyone has a different definition of "sports car".

The day I noticed "Sport" badges and decals on Dodge minivans and pickups was the day "Sport" meant absolutely nothing to me anymore.

Well... except for the neato chrome "Sport" badge I stuck on my riding mower.

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Old 04-01-2009, 11:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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LOL - I can agree with this, although there is/was quite the following for the 5 speed turbo minivan's back in the day.

In fact, many people still find it amusing to retro-turbo them, push them to the outer limits of stock configuration, and pull 12's on the track a couple times before going home to rebuild their engine!

I've personally seen a 2.2 turbo mini beat the pants off a OEM 1996 Corvette. Obviously, the mini was modded, but that's gotta be embarrassing. :P
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
Seems everyone has a different definition of "sports car".
Nope, there's only one definition: the rest are either wrong, or have never encountered a real sports car.

Real sports cars? The MG-TC was one. So were the MGA & MGB, Austin-Healeys, the XK-type Jaguars. The Mazda Miata is one. So were the '57 & earlier T-Bird & Corvette.

Sports cars aren't for drag racing - straight lines are not what they're about. To understand a sports car, you need to drive one along the Coast Highway in California, around the Lake District in England, or any number of roads in Switzerland & northern Italy.

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