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      01-28-2010, 08:45 PM   #45
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Dude, you're crazy... honda's have the best 6MT bar none...
The TSX is not slow.. 210 Hp 0-60 in 6 seconds... it is a very balanced light car and very much fun to drive.. reminds me of my old prelude
You can have it with a V6 now if all you care about is straight line speed, but the 4 cyl is way more balanced
The TSX is slow. The 4 cylinder makes 201 hp and does 0-60 in 7.5 seconds.
It's the V6 TSX that does 0-60 in 6 seconds.
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For a girl...to go to work 200 hp seems like plenty
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Its because a lot of BMW owners are housewives or business professionals and know little about cars other than BMW's are a status symbol in their own circles so that have to have one. But exotic car owners know cars, that's why they are willing to spend for a killer car and they know something different when they see one.
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For a girl...to go to work 200 hp seems like plenty
Hey, she disagrees.

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Dude, you're crazy... honda's have the best 6MT bar none...
The TSX is not slow.. 210 Hp 0-60 in 6 seconds... it is a very balanced light car and very much fun to drive.. reminds me of my old prelude
You can have it with a V6 now if all you care about is straight line speed, but the 4 cyl is way more balanced
Obviously it's a matter of preference. For me the Honda shifter feels like a toy, it's just too light. For your average joe that may be a great thing because it's effortless, you can shift with your pinky if you want. I like to be able to feel the shifter engage the next gear. The BMW shifters are a nice balance, they're light but it does take at least some effort to shift and you can feel it engage. My STi with a aftermarket short shifter is rather extreme, it takes a lot of effort to shift and is very notchy.

Again, speed is a relative term. I have a 380whp STi, when I drove my sisters TSX it felt miserably slow to me.
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Hey, she disagrees.

Yeah but to go to work I bet that she could drive a Pilot...Look at what f1 drivers drive as daily drivers.
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Its because a lot of BMW owners are housewives or business professionals and know little about cars other than BMW's are a status symbol in their own circles so that have to have one. But exotic car owners know cars, that's why they are willing to spend for a killer car and they know something different when they see one.
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Again, speed is a relative term. I have a 380whp STi, when I drove my sisters TSX it felt miserably slow to me.
Since we are talking about a car for someone else, sure that does not apply at all.

The effort in shifting a 3 Series, is most commonly described as "rubbery" and something she would surely not appreciate as she is used to an Si's brain surgery precise MT.

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Yeah but to go to work I bet that she could drive a Pilot...Look at what f1 drivers drive as daily drivers.
You made me look into it and she actually seems to have a Gallardo and 15 tickets at the last count.

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I would try a Mini JCW - great fun and you can customize it like crazy.
If she doesn't like that, get her a Smart car and tell her to shut up.
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tell her to pick up a 2009 Mitsu Eclipse Spyder with the V6...
sexy car, the right color will make it look professional and she'll have every guy she wants with a car like that

i said '09 because the 2010 are no longer offered in manual...

if she doesnt like convertibles, get the coupe.

best looking car out there !

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Wow nobody's suggested a Mazda Miata yet? It's a peppy 2 seater car geared towards women and has just the right amount of trunk space for a young urban professional. Comes in stick, and choice of hardtop/softtop. Well equipped for under $40k.

If I was a girl I'd consider it.
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I would try a Mini JCW - great fun and you can customize it like crazy.
If she doesn't like that, get her a Smart car and tell her to shut up.
JCWFTW! She'll love it, she'll love you more for suggesting it not really a fan of the new gen tsx, loved the subtle styling of the last gen. but for the money, nothing can beat a good ol reliable civic si... slap on the oem body kit, work wheels and a slight drop... golden!

my old 07 nighthawk blackpearl si with my bro's jetta:

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Makes we can't use:
BMWs (she thinks they're poser. )
Mercedes (the C is too prissy and the SLK is too small).

I stopped reading the entire thread the instant I read that. Yes, Im such a poser in my BMW lol.

It honestly sounds like she knows just what she wants, a whipped boyfriend to drive her ass around or a pink hummer.

Chicks in the g37's are pretty cute. Got my wife one lol
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      01-30-2010, 11:17 PM   #57
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vw cc is hot
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I stopped reading the entire thread the instant I read that. Yes, Im such a poser in my BMW lol.

It honestly sounds like she knows just what she wants, a whipped boyfriend to drive her ass around or a pink hummer.

Chicks in the g37's are pretty cute. Got my wife one lol
I think a lot of it has to do with location. There are a LOT of people around here driving BMWs who can't afford them because it gives them status. Bimmerpost users are generally the exception, not the rule.
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I think a lot of it has to do with location. There are a LOT of people around here driving BMWs who can't afford them because it gives them status. Bimmerpost users are generally the exception, not the rule.
If they are driving BMW's how can they not afford it? Contradicting statement there lol.
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If they are driving BMW's how can they not afford it? Contradicting statement there lol.
Lol there's a big difference between 15-20% of your incoming going to your car payment and 80% of your income going to your car payment while your kids are eating ramen noodles
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Wow nobody's suggested a Mazda Miata yet? It's a peppy 2 seater car geared towards women and has just the right amount of trunk space for a young urban professional. Comes in stick, and choice of hardtop/softtop. Well equipped for under $40k.

If I was a girl I'd consider it.
I would think a higher percentage of females drive the 3 series than the Miata.

If anything, the miata tends to be bought by driving enthusiasts.
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Lol there's a big difference between 15-20% of your incoming going to your car payment and 80% of your income going to your car payment while your kids are eating ramen noodles
You can easily lease a BMW for less than $400 a month (128i/328i). Someone making $10/hr full time earns about $1350 a month. If the person lives with their parents/extended family they don't need to pay for rent. They still have about $950(70% of the $1350) left over to do whatever.
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I would think a higher percentage of females drive the 3 series than the Miata.

If anything, the miata tends to be bought by driving enthusiasts.
+1

Miata's are one of the most popular cars for SCCA & track events.
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I stopped reading the entire thread the instant I read that. Yes, Im such a poser in my BMW lol.

It honestly sounds like she knows just what she wants, a whipped boyfriend to drive her ass around or a pink hummer.

Chicks in the g37's are pretty cute. Got my wife one lol
does your wife just not care about cars? if i were married to you with that stable i wouldnt want to drive a g
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