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#319637 - 08/23/10 02:20 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: HomeDad]
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Good grief, Michael. That sounds great.
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#319641 - 08/23/10 02:33 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: HomeDad]
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I'd love to pick up a 3.2 liter NSX. It is a perfect supercar. Simple, luxurious, ergonomically perfect, snicky Honda 6 speed, great handling all out of the box. Of course, with the Comptech forced induction treatment the NSX morphs from darn quick to Oh My Goodness.

I also had the Eibach prokits on my Legend, and Koni shocks all around, camber adjuster thingies, Kevlar wrapped stainless steel brake lines, don't recall what kind of shock tower brace I had.

Toodle in a 2009 TL. Nice car.

I've been thinking of a Comptech supercharger for the S2000, but figure I need to upgrade the diff and clutch to handle the added torque.

Enjoy your NSX. A really classy ride!!!!
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#319642 - 08/23/10 02:37 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: tomtuttle]
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Tom whenever you decide on the car that one of these guys are going to set you up with ... can I be the first to have dibs on whatever Axiom gear your gonna have to sell? What AVR did you say you have, I need an upgrade.

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#319645 - 08/23/10 03:07 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: tomtuttle]
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Tom, in an attempt to become useful again, Mini Coopers have come up in this thread before (or another, I'm too lazy to go look.)

However, if you could get your hands on a John Cooper Works (The souped up Mini Cooper) I think you would have a BLAST of a car that most surprisingly provides you with amazing comfort for a tall guy such as yourself. In my lowly, regular Mini Cooper, I still have about 4 inches to go in the seat slider and I'm 6' even.

The "John Cooper Works" Mini is essentially a mini race car. It's fast and it handles like a car that costs more than twice as much. It may be only 211 horsepower but you have to consider that this is in a car weighing just a hair more than 2600 lbs. 0 to 62MPH in 6.9 seconds.

While you can certainly get faster cars, it's not bad considering the base model can be had for under 30,000.
I actually thought of it because you have mentioned that fitting in the car will be a big part of your decision. I have never seen you in person but I do have an old neighbor who we lovingly refer to as "the Big German" at 6'3" 240 lbs and he says he is just as comfortable in our Mini as in his own Murano.


Edited by Murph (08/23/10 03:16 PM)
Edit Reason: typo
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#319648 - 08/23/10 03:10 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: Murph]
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Originally Posted By: Murph
It may be only 211 horsepower but you have to consider that this is in a car weighing just a hair more than 6400 lbs.

Hmmmmm...I'll pass. smile


Edited by MarkSJohnson (08/23/10 03:11 PM)
Edit Reason: Previous Post was 100% Smiley-free.
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#319649 - 08/23/10 03:17 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Originally Posted By: Murph
It may be only 211 horsepower but you have to consider that this is in a car weighing just a hair more than 6400 lbs.

Hmmmmm...I'll pass. smile


OK, Yes, I Typoed, Smartguy!

It has been corrected.



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#319650 - 08/23/10 03:18 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: Murph]
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#319660 - 08/23/10 04:01 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Thanks, Andrew. I should have retained a Cooper S on my list. I think even that level of HP might be "enough" for me as long as the ergonomics and other factors are satisfying.

Rick, I've been working this thing for a while. Already got Mrs. Tuttle to the point of "buy whatever you want". Of course, we all know there's a fine line between that phrase and "go ahead".
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#319661 - 08/23/10 04:07 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: tomtuttle]
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As much as I like the idea of a Mini, I have to point out that they're BMWs, with the associated repair and maintenance costs.
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#319668 - 08/23/10 04:49 PM Re: Small Car recommendations... [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Already got Mrs. Tuttle to the point of "buy whatever you want".

Ok. In print that looks fine. But HOW did she say it...was she daring you, did she have a threatening tone in her voice, was she waving a 5 qt roasting pan in the air when she said it?
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