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Old 06-05-2011, 05:20 AM
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true, but there is slow, and then there is so slow it's no longer fun..
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:39 PM
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Driving a fast car fast is easy. Driving a slow car fast takes a lot of skill and is very rewarding.
well your entitled to think that of course, but thats really just a nice way of viewing "living without"

the guy punting the large HP car thru the corners isnt getting less reward than you - but every time he pushes the throttle down hes getting more

ill always be a fan of small cars / hot hatches - but never of weak powerbands
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:15 PM
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I'm not saying you can't enjoy a fast car, of course you can. But it's easy to go fast in them, even if you aren't world champion. There's power everywhere, which means that to go faster you just push the throttle a bit more. And since they have more speed it's less important to know what gear you are in, because it'll pull pretty much in any revs.

However in a slow car, paying attention to how you drive is much more important if you want to move at a decent pace. You've got to keep the engine in the sweet spot and you have to use the gearbox for that. You also have to keep momentum and brake as little as possible, because regaining speed is difficult and a slow process. So you have to use handling, grip and low weight to your advantage.

In my opinion the latter can be more rewarding than the former.
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:38 AM
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Yep having competed in everything from a 34hp Herald (and that was when new, so 50 years on is anyeons guess ) upwards the BIG thing less power does is make you much more conscious of planning a series of corners and concentrating on balance to ensure max speed to apex.

Otherwise it becomes an EVO/Scooby point-and-squirt route to win ... too easy and boring
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Got to admit, thats pretty cool. I distinctly remember seeing a Vivio when I was younger and being quite ecstatic because I had one on Gran Turismo 2 :/
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Does anyone know where consumable parts can found for Keijidosha autos in the us? Par example, beforward.com will sell something like a 1989 Nissan Poa, and they even supply hard parts (engines, gearboxes, undercarriage components). This vehicle uses a Bosch N3 oil filter. This is not available on Bosch's website, nor are any cross reference numbers at us parts stores. Where would I find this or equivalent filters?
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Does anyone know where consumable parts can found for Keijidosha autos in the us? Par example, beforward.com will sell something like a 1989 Nissan Poa, and they even supply hard parts (engines, gearboxes, undercarriage components). This vehicle uses a Bosch N3 oil filter. This is not available on Bosch's website, nor are any cross reference numbers at us parts stores. Where would I find this or equivalent filters?

You may have better luck searching for parts for the equivalent Nissan March that it was based off on. They were also sold in Canada with a 1.2L engine so it may be worth your time going down that route or importing from the UK.

Be careful, because sometimes you'll find parts changes through the years & such as I learned when I found out Volvo routed the battery to the other side of the car at some point in the '80s...
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