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Re: Have you ever test-driven a newer car.....

Yeah NC miata is 2500 lbs ~ NB miata is 2350 lbs~ and a NA miata is 2150 lbs ~
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Yes, this is one of my grievances, Cars only ever seem to increase in weight. Often neutralizing any performance gains of the motor, and in some cases exceeding them.

But then again I don't mind 1984 trim levels. That wouldn't sell too many cars these days.

I also hate drive by wire. Most cars that I have driven, it just results in an extra half a second between hitting the gas and something happening. Some cars its worse. The hesitation is variable. You can sort of get used to a fixed hesitation, but when it becomes a lottery its no fun at all.

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Re: Have you ever test-driven a newer car.....

I think my mx6 has had the best throttle response of many cars I've driven. I mean instant power, it's a luxury I suppose lol
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You want to talk instant power: I'm constantly jolting myself around in my F-150. I was pleasantly surprised at the difference between the 4.6L and 5.4L V8s. Now, obviously, comparing an F-150 with a 5.4L V8 to an MX-6 with a 2.2L I4 isn't exactly fair...

Now, perhaps a better comparison would be my MX-6 to my wife's G3; I hate that car. So small, so underpowered, blah.

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Re: Have you ever test-driven a newer car.....

Eh its all comparable, I have a 2nd Gen v6 but I figured this specific thread wasn't too generation specific I heard like the 90s f-150s had like one of the worst crash test ratings?
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I went from a 95 gmc ext cab long bed 4x4 with the 454ci engine to a 91 4 door civic dx... I put a dual exhaust flow master on the gmc and there was no lack of torque in that thing... if I could have afforded the 7mpg I would still be driving that truck today...

Its ok though cause I bought the civic for $240 and blew the tranny then sold it for $200... and now I own the mazda.

If I were to buy a new car id go with the '14 mazda6 or a speed wagon. If it was a newer car speed6 hands down. That being said I also want a truck to go have fun in and a silverado or other gm full size is something I would "need"

I am starting to get a laundry list of stuff done to my car. Does that make it fast? No! Does that mean i spent too much money on a toy? Maybe. Do i have fun every time i jump in my car and drive? Hell yes.
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I went from a 95 gmc ext cab long bed 4x4 with the 454ci engine to a 91 4 door civic dx... I put a dual exhaust flow master on the gmc and there was no lack of torque in that thing... if I could have afforded the 7mpg I would still be driving that truck today...
I have the same truck. 95 GMC ext cab 7.4L longbed (service body with a hydraulic liftgate even) and i get 11mpg on the hwy. Maybe it's the 2WD that nets me the higher mileage, i think i get around 8~9mpg around town in it.

I keep it reg'd and insured so that when i need it, it's there. But it doesn't operate at all unless needed... it's $3.86/9 per gallon here so i just drive the 1G every single day instead.

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Thanks to regular tracking of fuel economy I discovered recently that I've spend almost as much gas in 5 months in my F-150 that I did in two years in the MX-6. Also with a baby on the way a car seat fits better in the back seat of an MX-6 than an extended cab pickup.

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Ah, that looks like a Protege in these parts.

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I have the same truck. 95 GMC ext cab 7.4L longbed (service body with a hydraulic liftgate even) and i get 11mpg on the hwy. Maybe it's the 2WD that nets me the higher mileage, i think i get around 8~9mpg around town in it.

I keep it reg'd and insured so that when i need it, it's there. But it doesn't operate at all unless needed... it's $3.86/9 per gallon here so i just drive the 1G every single day instead.

My dream car at the moment is a speed3 hatch or a speed6 hatch. IN BLACK.
It may be cheaper for you if you rent a U-Haul truck for $30/day, the next time you need one. That's what I do (or have something delivered for $40).

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It may be cheaper for you if you rent a U-Haul truck for $30/day, the next time you need one. That's what I do (or have something delivered for $40).
I need it far too often to not have it around. Just picked up a block and trans from Sick earlier this month... worked like a charm as always.

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He told me, last Sunday when I picked up a spare turbo. I guess it depends on what your hobbies are. If you build vehicles or remodel houses, a truck DOES come in handy. The company for which I work has a truck, so if I need one, I'm sure they'd lend it to me.

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