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Postby Aussiespyder » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:16 am

danstern wrote:Aussie,
Do you have a source for that great Toyota sticker?
I want to put it on my new Exige S. [-X
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Postby DannyP » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:09 pm

I had an MR2 Spyder for a while, and I really liked it.


Maybe you shoulda kept it?
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Postby YamaBice » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:58 pm

Why?

Why should I have kept it?
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Postby Larry Jowdy » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:10 pm

OK, time to think about sucking it up and just letting it go....

Opinions are like (well you know what) and everyone has one.

There is a large group of people that thing a Porsche is just a high priced VW. Some believe that the MR2 is basically the same as a Lotus. WHich is a better car, Ford or Chevy? Who make the best truck?

Get the picture? let it go !!!!!!!!
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Postby DannyP » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:00 pm

Gotcha Larry! I was trying to be more subtle than usual for me. Guess it didn't work. Anyway, thanks for the badge, got it today!
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Postby cogito » Sat May 14, 2011 8:24 pm

Comparing an MR2 to a Lotus is like comparing an advertising copywriter to William Safire. It is not even a matter of opinion.
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Postby gixxerblade » Sun May 15, 2011 10:19 am

*subscribed*
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Postby cinqster » Sun May 15, 2011 11:13 am

I'm not going to voice my opinion on the MR2, but having owned a 'proper' Elise (S1 :D) I do find this thread very amusing. I can only add that I watched an MR2 spin off on a roundabout in the rear view mirror of my heavily tweaked 1996 (1100cc!) Fiat Cinquecento, when the driver couldn't keep up with it!!! ;)
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Postby cinqster » Sun May 15, 2011 11:17 am

I did go back to make sure the driver was OK. He was fine, just very humiiated.
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Postby DannyP » Sun May 15, 2011 2:24 pm

:D !!
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Postby danstern » Sun May 15, 2011 2:40 pm

Going back to the original topic.
Porsche says the plan is to introduce redesigned, larger, Boxsters/Caymans in 2013 and the 550 Roadster in 2014. The 550 will have a Porsche designed 2.5 liter flat four and there will be a turbo variant.
It has great potential, but I'll keep my Vintage 550 for now. :D
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Postby cogito » Sun May 15, 2011 9:25 pm

Yes, and thanks for keeping us on track. The new 550 Roadster will be a tremendous addition to the Porsche lineup, even if (and perhaps because) it will occupy a smaller market segment than Porsche's other models. It would be great if Porsche would follow Lotus's lead by using an aluminum monocoque (in his book, Forbes Aird actually considers the Lotus chassis a twin-tube variant, but that is splitting hairs), but even assuming Porsche employs a unitized steel body (and it must be remembered that it was Porsche that first developed the Ultra-light Steel Auto Body \"sandwich\" steel also employed by BMW and some other manufacturers), I am sure the car will be light and quick by production car standards, and a nice homage to the original 550.

I am also very interested in Factory Five's pending mid-engine \"spyder.\" It will probably lack the refinements found in a production vehicle, but FF makes a good product, and I understand the roadster will have a rigid, space frame chassis, which is not something that either Beck or Vintage can boast. No offense to anyone on this site -- I am not trying to re-open the chassis debates -- but unless a maker is striving for historical accuracy, as in the case of Beck and its licensees, it is not hard (or even necessarily more expensive) to develop a more rigid chassis than the non-triangulated, essentially four-tube design used by Vintage (compare a box kite to radio tower). I am sure this message will elicit plenty of hate mail, but sometimes the truth is painful.
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Postby SpyderGirl » Mon May 16, 2011 10:23 am

cogito wrote:Comparing an MR2 to a Lotus is like comparing an advertising copywriter to William Safire. It is not even a matter of opinion.


Cogito you have SUCH a way with words! LOL ;) :) :D
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Postby cogito » Mon May 16, 2011 10:48 am

Thank you (I think). My analogy probably seems unusual, but I have always found the late Mr. Safire's wit and erudition, especially on matters of language, to be of the highest order.

By the way, I have nothing against the MR2, espeically in its last incarnation, which provided plenty of bang for the buck, but it was based on a Celica platform, and not, in my view, in the same class as the track-bred Elise of Exige.
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Postby SpyderGirl » Mon May 16, 2011 12:31 pm

cogito wrote:Thank you (I think). My analogy probably seems unusual, but I have always found the late Mr. Safire's wit and erudition, especially on matters of language, to be of the highest order.

By the way, I have nothing against the MR2, espeically in its last incarnation, which provided plenty of bang for the buck, but it was based on a Celica platform, and not, in my view, in the same class as the track-bred Elise of Exige.


I agree with you!!! :D
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