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    This is a Safe Place

    I've been riffing on this; y'all know what to do. There are only two rules: no flaming, and don't talk about fight club. Remember, this is a safe place.

    Off we go:

    Rotaries are dumb.

    Alfa is over rated.

    Diesel (still) isn't fun to drive.

    Sedans and coupes look better than hatchbacks and wagons.

    The Imprezza WRX (STi) is goofy.

    I would prefer the new trifecta (P1, LaFerrari, 918) if they were all naturally aspirated non-hybrids.

    End.

    Edit: Nuke: the Miuras front end, and specifically its headlights, is fairly ugly.
    Last edited by Kitdy; 09-17-2014 at 10:36 PM.

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    which version of the Miura front lights do you have in mind?


    Edit: What is the purpose of this thread? Going back to the 15-17 year old fan-boy style posts that we fortunately do not have here anymore?
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    Rotaries are dumb in cars expected to be workhorses. Rotaries are awesome to drive hard At single revs Rotaries are winners. :debate:
    Skoda sedan VRs diesels will smoke (pun intended) many performance cars
    I'm with Pieter, have we regressed 10 years in the year I've been away ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    which version of the Miura front lights do you have in mind?


    Edit: What is the purpose of this thread? Going back to the 15-17 year old fan-boy style posts that we fortunately do not have here anymore?
    Lashes or not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine View Post
    Rotaries are dumb in cars expected to be workhorses. Rotaries are awesome to drive hard At single revs Rotaries are winners. :debate:
    Skoda sedan VRs diesels will smoke (pun intended) many performance cars
    I'm with Pieter, have we regressed 10 years in the year I've been away ?
    This was meant to be a thread where people can voice their counter-opinions which go against the Orthodox Car Enthusiast Handbook (TM), and to be a bit of fun. See: everyone must love diesel wagons, or the Miata is the best thing evar, or Pre-War cars are all irreplaceable works of art. There seems to me to be a lot of group think in mainstream car enthusiast culture and the press, and exposing controversial and unorthodox opinions can be freeing.

    This ain't meant to be super serious, as car culture can sometimes seem to be.

    "How can you not agree that Alfas are the best ever?!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post

    "How can you not agree that Alfas are the best ever?!"
    because there was the Arna.

    and yes diesel estates are the best you can buy especially in combination with a comfy suspension and two turbos.
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    K, you just typed "evar"
    Please tell me it was a typo
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    Oh come on chaps, don't be grumpy. Could be fun. Else, we'll close the thread.

    I'll play.

    Certain flappy paddle gearboxes in certain cars, actually do not detract from the driving experience.

    There I said it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Oh come on chaps, don't be grumpy. Could be fun. Else, we'll close the thread.

    I'll play.

    Certain flappy paddle gearboxes in certain cars, actually do not detract from the driving experience.

    There I said it.
    This man understands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine View Post
    K, you just typed "evar"
    Please tell me it was a typo
    It's taking the piss.

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    I like it.

    Front wheel drive is for doing the shopping

    Diesels are for towing car transporters full of proper cars

    You're not safer in your 4 tonne 1970 Yank Tank than in a Camry

    All European cars are not "prestige" (for Australian readers)

    French cars are an abomination (for Henk)

    Everyone else should drive hybrids so there is enough petrol left for me and my V8s.


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    Boom. Unpopular self held truths dropped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post

    Rotaries are dumb.

    Alfa is over rated.

    Diesel (still) isn't fun to drive.

    Sedans and coupes look better than hatchbacks and wagons.

    The Imprezza WRX (STi) is goofy.

    I would prefer the new trifecta (P1, LaFerrari, 918) if they were all naturally aspirated non-hybrids.

    End.

    Edit: Nuke: the Miuras front end, and specifically its headlights, is fairly ugly.
    Rotaries are epic.

    We won't get Alfa here in the US for another 10 yrs it seems, so no opinion.

    Tell that to Marcel Fassler and the Audi boys

    Apples to oranges

    Agreed

    Agreed, except i'll add to it and say they all need 12 cylinder engines

    The eyelashes are dumb but the car is beautiful overall

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    it looks like it is only allowed to post here after having taken considerable amounts of alcohol or some mind expanding drug...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrafan427 View Post
    We won't get Alfa here in the US for another 10 yrs it seems, so no opinion.
    It's Alfa Romeo we are talking about.

    The US return could still be 50 or 60 years and several industrial plans away...
    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrafan427 View Post
    Tell that to Marcel Fassler and the Audi boys
    Speed is not necessarily the same as fun.

    My new car is much faster than the old one, nowhere near as enjoyable.
    Lack of charisma can be fatal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post

    Certain flappy paddle gearboxes in certain cars, actually do not detract from the driving experience.

    There I said it.
    Oh Snap!!! Who hacked into your account?

    The Imprezza WRX (STi) is goofy.
    I don't know... I've seen a few of the new ones around and regardless of what people say about them I think they look pretty awesome. I would rock one of them.

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