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View Poll Results: Which car would you most likely be buying if Solstice never came out?
Mazda Miata (or MX-5) 53 7.22%
S2000 56 7.63%
Z4 (or older Z3) 72 9.81%
MR2 12 1.63%
Boxster 45 6.13%
Crossfire 44 5.99%
Corvette 73 9.95%
TT 26 3.54%
Other (Mustang, Eclipse etc.) 169 23.02%
Nothing - I'd stay out of the market 184 25.07%
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post #166 of 179 (permalink) Old 02-03-2017, 09:42 AM
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We just picked up a 2017 Ford Focus RS with the winter wheel package
The engine, AWD and suspension on this car are to die for.

It's the wife's car and I will say, I am jealous.

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We just picked up a 2017 Ford Focus RS with the winter wheel package
The engine, AWD and suspension on this car are to die for.

It's the wife's car and I will say, I am jealous.
Does she let you drive it? And does she ask you not to rev it so high when you do? (Just going by my own experience with wifely cars).

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We just picked up a 2017 Ford Focus RS with the winter wheel package
The engine, AWD and suspension on this car are to die for.

It's the wife's car and I will say, I am jealous.
It's an awesome little car from everything I've seen!



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She does let me drive it, and when I put it into drift mode she went
"O Hell no, at least not before I do that!"

I really could not argue with that.
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New or late model used Corvette! In fact the local Chebby dealer has a 2011 Corvette convertible, 3LT, one owner on the lot right now. Mouth is watering but price tag and Momma says no...$35, 400.

Thought about taking the Solstice over for a swap price but do not think I would make out all that well...
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That is way to high for a 2011. 2014's are going in the 40's.

Aggressive GXP at $25,995.00 shipping of $600, MT.
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I never knew there was a Z3M coupe... but then I never knew there was a solstice coupe until I saw one....

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So, seeing as this is an 11 or 12 year old thread, today I would probably be looking at a new Fiat 124 Spider, otherwise known as a "Fiata".

My son, an engineer employed by FCA, just got one in Abarth trim, and likes it quite a bit.



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Those are really nice cars. The high HP snobs will poo poo it as they always do, but true objective car enthusiasts will appreciate it for what it is.

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I drove a Regular 124 (not an arbath) great looking car, handled well but the little engine seemed to have a dead spot just below 5000 rpm, really annoyed me. Drove a new Miata, liked the way it drove hated the way it looked, both cars were around $31,000. Started looking at Solstice's and found the Mallet I bought for $5000 less, very happy I shopped around.

If I had to pick another car I would go with a 1st gen RX7. So I am the odd guy out as usual

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But do you know the name of the monster on your can?
FYI - One of my all time favorite episodes of any cartoon.

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I never knew there was a Z3M coupe... but then I never knew there was a solstice coupe until I saw one....

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thanks, kinda reminds me of the old Volvo.... but not quite my idea of a 'coupe'...

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But do you know the name of the monster on your can?
FYI - One of my all time favorite episodes of any cartoon.
Of course I know Gossamer's name. When I was a kid he was one of my favorate guest character's along with K9

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