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    Sports cars that you haul your bike to the trail head in

    Lets see 'em!
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    Some folks think that Camaro = "sports car?

    The live axle, porky handling, sloppy steering and weak braking kill it for me, no matter what you bolt onto the engine.

    I also don't have a mullet though so that might be what's driving my feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik
    Some folks think that Camaro = "sports car?

    The live axle, porky handling, sloppy steering and weak braking kill it for me, no matter what you bolt onto the engine.

    I also don't have a mullet though so that might be what's driving my feelings.
    harsh. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik
    Some folks think that Camaro = "sports car?

    The live axle, porky handling, sloppy steering and weak braking kill it for me, no matter what you bolt onto the engine.

    I also don't have a mullet though so that might be what's driving my feelings.
    +1. That is fricking hilarious....
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    A friend uses his Miata...


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    Quote Originally Posted by rossp
    A friend uses his Miata...

    Perfect except he needs to Photoshop the edge of the jack/jack stand from behind the fornt left wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik
    Perfect except he needs to Photoshop the edge of the jack/jack stand from behind the fornt left wheel.
    Yeah - although it did take me a few times before I even spotted that....

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    Now I remember why I stopped posting on this site. I guess I failed to mention the car has 6 piston brembos up front, 4 piston rears and full tubular k-member, a-arms, and coil overs, ext... But I guess if it wasn't a sports car when I bought it, it isn't. Maybe I should have used the term performance car for you guys who get stuck up in semantics.

    BTW, the 3rd gen was the mullet mobile.

    Signing off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC
    Now I remember why I stopped posting on this site.
    Then your here why?

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    Actually, I DO use my Miata.

    I use a XPORT Flatbed 2-Bike. The lower bar curves away from the ground, so it doesn't drag when backing out of driveways like my old Thule did.

    The only problem is lack of trunk space - a spare wheel doesn't fit. So packing for endurance races is a pain.

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    I forgot how uptight the biking crowd is... now I remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC
    Now I remember why I stopped posting on this site. I guess I failed to mention the car has 6 piston brembos up front, 4 piston rears and full tubular k-member, a-arms, and coil overs, ext... But I guess if it wasn't a sports car when I bought it, it isn't. Maybe I should have used the term performance car for you guys who get stuck up in semantics.

    BTW, the 3rd gen was the mullet mobile.

    Signing off.
    Dang, seriously...

    Camaros can be made into great sports cars. Although I am not a fan of them, I see why people like them.

    Jumping on him like that was about as bad as that loser who was in the RV thread talking about how stupid everyone that isn't like him is.
    Pics down though... would love to see it!


    And the miata pic... hilarious! HAHAHA

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    My Mazda 6 hatchback, not really a sportscar but sporty enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brace1
    My Mazda 6 hatchback, not really a sportscar but sporty enough for me.
    That's OK. Your avatar seems sporty enough to make up for it.

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    Some bad karma in this thread. Strap your helmet on extra tight.
    Bike angry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossp
    A friend uses his Miata...



    still extremely funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik
    Some folks think that Camaro = "sports car?

    The live axle, porky handling, sloppy steering and weak braking kill it for me, no matter what you bolt onto the engine.

    I also don't have a mullet though so that might be what's driving my feelings.
    Whoever peed in your cereal must have drizzled a little on your forehead. So much anger and negativity. You must be really miserable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik
    Some folks think that Camaro = "sports car?

    The live axle, porky handling, sloppy steering and weak braking kill it for me, no matter what you bolt onto the engine.

    I also don't have a mullet though so that might be what's driving my feelings.
    This is the 21st century you bonehead.

    There's not too much I can talk bad about the new Camaro. It does NOT use a live axle (the Mustang still does), it uses 4-wheel independent suspension...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AWDfreak
    This is the 21st century you bonehead.

    There's not too much I can talk bad about the new Camaro. It does NOT use a live axle (the Mustang still does), it uses 4-wheel independent suspension...
    Still on the heavy side, my AWD car has a better power-to-weight ratio, which is what acceleration is all about. The new mustang has done quite a bit better in this regard, as they've done a better job of shaving weight, but with a solid axle it's pretty poor. The new dodge is the worst of all, well over 4000lbs (I think nearly 4400!). The new 370Z has dropped a lot of weight compared to the old 350, which would make a better choice than the other "three".
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    Not mine, but I spotted this Corvette at a race last fall.

    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    Whoever peed in your cereal must have drizzled a little on your forehead. So much anger and negativity. You must be really miserable.
    You, and a few other dim bulbs, are confusing "anger and negativity" with amusement.

    Regardless, your responses just add to the humor.

    What you should ask yourself is:

    Why are your panties twisted because someone doesn't think that the OP's Camaro is a sports car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik
    You, and a few other dim bulbs, are confusing "anger and negativity" with amusement.

    Regardless, your responses just add to the humor.

    What you should ask yourself is:

    Why are your panties twisted because someone doesn't think that the OP's Camaro is a sports car?
    I'm glad you find my comment about drizzle on your forehead amusing. I guess it doesn't take much to make you a happy camper. Maybe you're not so miserable after all

    Your opinion of Camaros is irrelevant. It's the way you present your "opinion". Don't mind me though...keep clowning away...

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    it really sucks owning a sportscar for biking. a huge factor to me selling it is biking. second is how irrational having a modified sportscar is for driving anywhere except the track. no use in being able to take on ramps at twice the posted limit when you're in traffic or know a cop is at the end waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik
    Some folks think that Camaro = "sports car?

    The live axle, porky handling, sloppy steering and weak braking kill it for me, no matter what you bolt onto the engine.

    I also don't have a mullet though so that might be what's driving my feelings.
    What a whiner and a bad driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    I'm glad you find my comment about drizzle on your forehead amusing.
    Nope, that drizzle comment was just childish. Your "anger and negativity" silliness was what was amusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blksocks
    What a whiner and a bad driver.
    I'm a whiner because I stated facts about a car? How does that work?

    How exactly did you determine that I was a bad driver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot
    it really sucks owning a sportscar for biking. a huge factor to me selling it is biking. second is how irrational having a modified sportscar is for driving anywhere except the track.
    I disagree. In my neck of the woods there are many fun roads with good sight lines where you can have fun in a modified sportscar, even with bikes on top or inside.

    The track is obviously still more fun because you can safely drive close to 10/10ths, something that is irresponsible and infinitely more dangerous to do on public roads, even if they are empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__
    Not mine, but I spotted this Corvette at a race last fall.
    That belongs to my friend who posts as HVskier on here. We put two DH bikes on the rack and took it to Plattekill and Snowshoe last year. It's awesome but at the same time kind sucks because you really can't push the car anywhere near what it's capable of out of fear of losing the bikes under the high G forces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AWDfreak
    This is the 21st century you bonehead.

    There's not too much I can talk bad about the new Camaro. It does NOT use a live axle (the Mustang still does), it uses 4-wheel independent suspension...
    The original post was about a previous generation late 90's Camaro, not a new one. I have to agree with sputnik's assessment of those cars, even if he put it bluntly.

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    Thought id check in on you losers...

    I really started this topic to those that get a joy ride out of pushing the throttle to the trail head. The semantics have soured a few.. Thought I'd drop the bomb on you haters... but reading a road and track mag isnt where the funs is. This thread is about owning a fast car for the simple fact that you enjoy driving.. I started this thread for people who love to drive. People who buy a car not for practicality but for the simple fact that they enjoy driving. I didnt ask for criticism, im 25, but you ass hats just proved to me why regular folk hate bikers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik
    I'm a whiner because I stated facts about a car? How does that work?

    How exactly did you determine that I was a bad driver?
    You aren't a whiner for presenting facts about a car.

    You're a tool for the way you presented them.

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    I bet if there was a post a picture of your prius thread there would be applause and 1000 pictures. Here is my car. Not really a sports car, but it will out run a lot of what is on the road today.




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    Nice G8 buddy!

    I have it's older sister. GTO!

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    Thanks.
    I really like the orange on the GTO's. I was looking at one similar to yours, but I got an amazing deal on the G8 so I decided to go with it. Plus this blue really pops once you get a good coat of wax on it. Adam's americana wax rocks.

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    I was looking to get the Silver GT last year. The blue on the G8 is very sharp. I see one at my gym everyday. The car is such a looker it easily outshines all the benzs and BMs around it.

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    I am happy with my G8 so far. I am still hoping to pick up a GTO in a couple years. I want to build it into a monster autocross car.

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    My neighter has a twin turbo GTO with 830 hp to the wheels.

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    What a shame how Pontiac went down. They got the last two muscle cars right (G8 & GTO) then it was over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC
    Thought id check in on you losers...

    I really started this topic to those that get a joy ride out of pushing the throttle to the trail head. The semantics have soured a few.. Thought I'd drop the bomb on you haters... but reading a road and track mag isnt where the funs is. This thread is about owning a fast car for the simple fact that you enjoy driving.. I started this thread for people who love to drive. People who buy a car not for practicality but for the simple fact that they enjoy driving. I didnt ask for criticism, im 25, but you ass hats just proved to me why regular folk hate bikers...
    I wish I owned a fast car

    However, I really do enjoy driving. I love rowing down the 5 cogs myself instead of some hydraulic fluid shifting. I love bombing into corners faster than what is legally allowed. I love hearing my engine wail in gears that I choose to shift in. (Also, I wish a road-racing track were closer)

    And I think it's a bit harsh to group us all as one because of a few bad apples.

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    1973 camaro z28 Nicknamed "the road hugger"The funnest car I've been in.It'sall about fun not efficency and power to weight.

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    My pseudo sports car

    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC
    Lets see 'em!
    2002 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8l turbo with sports package. Pretty much stock, but with an aftermarket turbo bypass valve and GIAC chipped to 205 hp up from the stock 170 hp. Pretty quick, and still gets 29 mpg if I stay off of the turbo. Not sure how far off the paved road I would take it. The oil pan is cast aluminum, and sits pretty dang low up front. Wouldn't take a very big rock to crack it open. I may get a Panzer Plate for it to protect it.

    I added a trailer hitch for the bike rack. Needs new tires. Handling is amazing. I'm sold on AWD, even if we never see snow. I had a Scirocco that I did a bunch of aftermarket suspension work to, and this beats it bone stock, and with a much smoother ride.

    Its not as good inside for swallowing bikes, compared to my GTi, but it works well enough.

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/RbVvxWd2Xis7z-r90CbdaQ?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/SzZCmRh5grI/AAAAAAAAL2Y/mI7siiU3p9M/s800/IMG_0143.JPG" /></a>

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/PtrRkzxj5GZ_F9gNuqZzng?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/S8lpBnjAUAI/AAAAAAAANmo/UF6lIQmvNdw/s800/IMG_0144.JPG" /></a>

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/DeTxNNv9sLH0dmO2yKHmRg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/S559WkKqnMI/AAAAAAAANZc/0mHDbp3pBs0/s800/IMG_0363.JPG" /></a>

    Yeah, I rented a Pontiac G6 (I think it was) for work, and I was pretty impressed with it. All other GM cars I drove handled like boats. The G6 is similar to a Malibu? Anyway, I felt like they got the suspension pretty much right on the Pontiac, but the Malibu was mush. Too bad they killed off the line, even if it was a rebadge.
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    LOL at the GTO/G8's... there're known as taxi's down here...

    Had on the odd occasion carted bikes about in my audi ur quattro...

    all the time with my wrx (not sure if thats a sports car though), and my mate often uses he skyline gtr as a bike mobile

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    It's a borderline sports car, especially now that the suspension has been redone and it's up above 310 whp, I won't outrun too many folks in the 1/4 mile, but put a couple curves in it and we've got a different story.




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    Quote Originally Posted by nsomniac
    It's a borderline sports car, especially now that the suspension has been redone and it's up above 310 whp, I won't outrun too many folks in the 1/4 mile, but put a couple curves in it and we've got a different story.
    Far more of a sports car than anything else on this thread yet. With an AWD lauch and 310whp, you will beat most cars to 60, many in the 1/4 mile, except those that are intended to ONLY run in the 1/4 mile, and you'll easily beat most anything around a track for sure. Far more fun to drive just about anywhere than a solid-rear axle stupid-mobile.
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    There is so much good stuff here. Thanks for the post.


    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC
    Thought id check in on you losers...
    People are "losers" because they don't think your mulletmobile is a sports car? Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC
    I really started this topic to those that get a joy ride out of pushing the throttle to the trail head. .
    I enjoy doing that. I just wouldn't enjoy it as much with a mulletmobile.


    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC
    The semantics have soured a few.. Thought I'd drop the bomb on you haters....

    I think the semantics have made some folks laugh, not "soured them."

    What's this bomb that you think you've dropped? Is it full of laughing gas?

    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC
    but reading a road and track mag isnt where the funs is. This thread is about owning a fast car for the simple fact that you enjoy driving..
    Who has claimed that reading Road and Track is where the fun is? You're making up silly points just to knock them down. Nice red herring!

    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC
    I started this thread for people who love to drive. People who buy a car not for practicality but for the simple fact that they enjoy driving. I didnt ask for criticism, im 25, but you ass hats just proved to me why regular folk hate bikers...
    Here's a reality check for you:

    Many of the people that have been replying, me included, love to drive.

    What does your age have to do with asking for criticism? How has this thread proved that "regular folks" (whatever that is) hate bikers?

    You're spazzing out all over the place Billy Ray.

    p.s. Extra special butthurt points for pulling your OP and the mulletmobile pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pointerDixie214
    You aren't a whiner for presenting facts about a car.

    You're a tool for the way you presented them.
    Sometimes the truth hurts.

    You just need to suck it up princess!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem
    Far more of a sports car than anything else on this thread yet. With an AWD lauch and 310whp, you will beat most cars to 60, many in the 1/4 mile, except those that are intended to ONLY run in the 1/4 mile, and you'll easily beat most anything around a track for sure. Far more fun to drive just about anywhere than a solid-rear axle stupid-mobile.
    +1

    I <3 my Evo X

    330whp + AWD = boat loads of fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kisada
    +1

    I <3 my Evo X

    330whp + AWD = boat loads of fun!
    What kind of rack are you using to haul your bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik
    What kind of rack are you using to haul your bike?
    Yakima Q-towers with High Roller upright bike racks


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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik
    Sometimes the truth hurts.

    You just need to suck it up princess!
    you're just coming off as a real raging douchebag. im sure no one else cares what a camaro is classified as.

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