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If you rocked it and had a blast in it, I'm not here to judge. Joke about it, yes, but hey, I'll be the first to admit that I was a serious ricer in the Camry LOL
 

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1. 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 (coming December 2009) - the car that has everything
HHHmmmm this does not count as you do not own it yet. hehehe

1st- 68 Chevy Impala (boggie Machine) I learned to drive in this thing at 11 years old. Parents let me play with the car after the mechaninc said it was beyond repair. I rented a Chilton from the library in BA and started working on it. Changed the pints and regapped the plugs and rebuilt the carb and it started right up. Parts were coming home one day and I drove pass them sitting on a metal cracker can so that I could see over the dash. All the farms around us most have hated me cuz we would drive thru all the corn fields plowing down the corn. Talk about driving blindly. hehehe

2nd- 2000 Maxima, SC and way too much other crap to list. Lots of fun to drive, sleeper in the fact that no one ever expected it to be as fast as it really was. Love the face on Turbo Tony face at import face off. (sure wish that someone had shot video of that.. 11.1 in the qtr)

3rd- between 2 cars. My 67 Chevy II Nova and my 57 4 door Chevy. Both blown. Nova at 1100 HP and the 57 at 750-800 HP. The 57 had a huge back seat and I learned alot in that dam back seat :) :idhitit:
 

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You only learn alot in a backseat when you learn alot in a backseat that can't physically fit one person let alone two. Case in point, 2002 Celica GTS. B/c even then, somehow you can maneuver in the back seat better than trying to recline the front passenger seat.

I would love to drive a 67 Nova personally though. I don't care for the HP, it could have 190 and I'd still be happy. :D
 

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You mean those Touring Cars with engines in the front? Why would I want a front engine touring car, when I could get a better handling sports car with the engine in the back like all Indy and F1 cars have? After all, the best handling sports cars have engines in the back. It is even true for street cars. Look at SCCA Solo II Super Stock (SS) class. They banned 911 Turbos and GT3s from stock classes for years. Even though the Z06 had more power, was lighter and had wider wheels and tires; they would not allow the rear engine cars to compete. The Z06 hence ruled the class. In 2007, they made a change to allow only the older 996 GT3 to run in stock classes and the Z06 hasn't won a national championship since.

...and yes you can an even put an LSX in the proper postion in a real sports car:

911 All Aluminum LS Series Conversion

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Hmmm...2400 lb 911 S/C with wide bodywork...foreshadowing...
Holy moly, i was kidding!! A lot of people talk about those front engine V8s being bargain supercars. Well bargain to buy, not a bargain to repair that particular model from what ive heard. I think they are still beautiful looking
 

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My list:

1. 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 (coming December 2009) - the car that has everything
^^ Doesn't count if you haven't even driven it yet, or even test drove. Though I don't think you can have too much fun while test driving a car, though some of us have.

1.) My G37 of course, otherwise I wouldn't have bought it.
2.) I would have to say my 80's gen brown Isuzu I-Mark Diesel that I drove on the ranch when I was 11/12. Learned some of my best skills in this baby. The possibilities are endless when you create a fun zone in an open field.
3.) 88' Chevy Blazer 2dr - had to keep it floored just to get it to go 80mph and after 3 accidents, she just kept going and going. Was also great to disconnect the odometer wire to sneak out of town without my parents knowing.
4.) 01' Honda Accord Coupe - very zippy and awesome sport shifting.
5.) 97' Ford Explorer XLT - ran it into the ground and was unflippable, also had some afternoon fun in the back in a busy parking garage.
6.) Mazda MX-6 - spacious and sturdy hood, nuff said
7.) 98' Plymouth Neon Expresso 5MT- the only car that I owned that actually got some action in the back seat.

Honorable mentions go out to the 91' Dodge Shadow, 04' Ford Explorer, and 05' Ford Escape.

Most fun car as a passenger goes out to my husband's Z28 Camaro, if only I was allowed to drive it like I stole it. Of course, I am the one who did 360's in it in the rain. oops...

My new Acura TSX has yet to be ranked.
 

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No Ford Probe?
my dad used to have a white ~91'? stock turbo 4cyl - 5mt whatever. I was pretty young, and he would scare the shyt outta me with that thing, I remember him whoopin' up on a early 90's SER back in the day, stock vs. stock iirc.

my old z26 beretta was the competeing car for the probe at one point, notice it's rank on my list.... if that counts for anything...
 

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Wow. It seems like everyone has had a big variety of cars. Mine would have to be:

1. 1997 Maxima SE Auto- My first car. I got it when I was 15 and drove the hell out of it. T-boned by some stupid bitch with no insurance. R.I.P.

2. 1999 Maxima GXE 5 speed-Got this one after looking everywhere for one with a manual transmission. I've had it for over 3 years and plan on keeping it as my daily for another few.

3. 1995 Maxima GXE Auto- The project car. It should be running pretty soon and moving up to number 1 when I finish.
 

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Wow. It seems like everyone has had a big variety of cars. Mine would have to be:

1. 1997 Maxima SE Auto- My first car. I got it when I was 15 and drove the hell out of it. T-boned by some stupid bitch with no insurance. R.I.P.

2. 1999 Maxima GXE 5 speed-Got this one after looking everywhere for one with a manual transmission. I've had it for over 3 years and plan on keeping it as my daily for another few.

3. 1995 Maxima GXE Auto- The project car. It should be running pretty soon and moving up to number 1 when I finish.
all maximas? nice! all the same gen too, I think... wow, I want a third gen for a daily cause thoser are the coolest body style older than 5.5 gens (cept' my 1st gen hehe) , imo
 

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I haven't had many vehicles, and I haven't gotten ahold of my 300ZX yet (that comes monday) so for now heres my list.

#1 95 suzuki sidekick jlx - I know, I know. Sounds silly doesnt it. A 4 door micro SUV, and it was an automatic. But after I put some minor mods on it and upped the compression, and the biggest performance increase: H&R springs. This was one SUPER FUN piece of machine. It out-handled everything (except the camry) I've driven since or even before. Just unexpected and delightful.

#2 86 Fiero SE 2.5 - another automatic, i've never been able to track down anything affordable in a manual. It ran like crap and got 12 miles to the gallon but the handling was CRAZY. The person I got it off of had changed the 14" 185wide stock wheels to the 15" GT 235wide summer tires and just GOOD LORD. But minus lots of points for crappy running, no power, and inability to drive it on slightly moist surfaces brings this down a bit.

#3 86 toyota camry - amateur dirt rally race car, all interior removed, carpets, all seats except driver, door panels, dash, all but instrument panel. this car felt like it weighed slighly more than my first bicycle. Also found some short, heay duty springs and lowered it that the unibody was less than 2" from the ground. Add some wider tires and let simmer. Once I installed a passenger seat to give my friend a ride. Took a 90 degree turn at near 50mph and my friend put his head through the window from the gforce.

Honorable mentions:
02 Escape - Soccermommarocket. A lot of people underestimate the power these things pack with the 3.0 duratec.
85 Isuzu Impulse (Piazza) 2.0 Turbo RWD - Simply for being so rare, and digital dashboards always pull my heartstrings.


Worst cars:

Wife's 92 Acura Integra RS 1.8DOHC - Sure it would chirp the tires into 2nd on an auto tranny, but there just wasn't enough power to backup the bits of torquiness. Plus this was one of the absolute worst handling vehicles I've owned personally. The understeer was just unacceptable.

Friend's 98 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0 Manual - Oddly enough, my in-laws have a 3.0 ranger (B3000) that shifts and runs like a dream, but this 4.0 monster, no matter who drives it, jitters on every shift and the gearbox feels like a tractor. Whether there's something wrong, or its just bad design is unknown to me, but its a chore to drive.

Friend-of-the-family's 90s Ford Escort Wagon 1.9 manual tranny - I'm sorry, but never, never never chose to NOT put in a tach AND make a super quiet and insulated car with a manual. And if you have, please don't put in a shift light that blinks constantly. One aftermarket tach and this thing wouldn't have been all that bad.
 

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My level of fun has definitely watered down as I got older. I think I was more excited at 16 years old with my 93 Maxima SE than I am now with my Supra or S2000. It wasn't the coolest thing in the world, but at 16, I thought it wasn't too shabby. As far as fun goes, I think my 99 Maxima SE 5-spd at 22 since it was my first car with a manual transmission.
 

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My level of fun has definitely watered down as I got older. I think I was more excited at 16 years old with my 93 Maxima SE than I am now with my Supra or S2000. It wasn't the coolest thing in the world, but at 16, I thought it wasn't too shabby. As far as fun goes, I think my 99 Maxima SE 5-spd at 22 since it was my first car with a manual transmission.
Do you still have the maxima?
 

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all I saw was supra, older one? Please say it's a MKII, those were the sexiest to me, I dunno why. Maybe b/c I had one >.<
 
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