Went to work on Friday, and got a little surprise. They asked me to go pick
up a car at a shop, and said that it would be my company car (use it for
airport pickups, shopping runs, whatever). Went to the shop and found a
2002 Porsche Boxster S :)
Brought it back to the lot and took a pic, sorry its not clean yet
no its not just in someone's driveway ;)
And you can drive it any time? What about insurance? Gas?
If you can drive it any time, that kicks ass.
Just for work errands, but they happen on a pretty frequent basis. If it sells I will drive something else, we have 11 Porsche's in stock haha. If not, I can have an s2000, z4s, mini coopers (s models as well), jags, audis, the lot
Thats pretty cool, if I was rich or not doing my career (ie younger), I would get a job like that. Reminds me of when I was lotboy at an Aston Martin/Bentley/LandRover/Jaguar dealership. Most days got to run at least a few errands/customer pickups. Will never forget driving the Vanquish twice, both times about 20 minutes.
A buddy of mine does stuff like that for a ford dealership and he got in
trouble one day and had to go see the owner of the dealership. Well after
talking to the owner he was making small talk and asked him how the Ford GT
was doin and he said well shit I never drive it it just sits. Then the
owner goes hey Ive got a new job for you, once every two weeks you have to
take the GT out and get it a little excersize and make sure everything is
in working order.
I didnt believe him until he showed up at my work in the GT, its pretty cool and the funny part is, the owner pays him 40 bucks on top of his wages everytime he takes it out.
I would pay the owner to drive it, he wouldnt have to pay me haha.
thats pretty sweet
A Porshe Boxter?! Sweet! :clap: Your boss must love you very much. :)
I wouldn't mind driving around for chores if I had that one for my company car!
The car isn't his. He should be comfortable wit the car's limits; never know when you're going to have to beat a yellow light or jump over a train lol.
Wreck it yet?
nope lol got another one instead, loved it as soon as i drove it, photoed
1. Front Right Angle
2. Driver's Side ****pit
3. Sunroof "panorama" view
4. Rear Right Angle
5. Passanger's Side
An S-Type R?
Jeez, fast and comfortable.
LOL....Why did you censor cockpit?...I assumed it was done by
Looks like a great car!
Nope, he must have done it...Or he called it a f*ckpit lol.
But yeah, car looks great, as usual.
I wanted to be nice to the children but **** it (<--- that got censored i
With the departure of the Type-R and Boxster S, its time for a newcomer...we are still working out the kinks (first gear is totally bombed so I have to start in 2nd all the time, but its still fun). Took it home for a little bit after work today and drove dad around, mind you without first gear even, he almost shit hes still yelling at me lol
I even put in my own Nardi shift knob for the time being.
And a fun one
S2000s are gay.
Honda needs to man up and realize such a small engine at that level is ridiculous for the street.
WHY WHY WHY would you put a 2.0 then a 2.2 in your sports car. Its ridiculous. There are no displacement restrictions for the street.:banghead:
Yea, 13.5 is a really gay time for a stock 2.0 man. The car is plenty quick, and Honda is known specifically for high revving 4 cylinder VTEC engines in their cars, its very fun, and the chassis is very responsive, the steering is excelent, everything about that car is great, and when you buy an s2000, you dont usually buy it for daily driving, so low end torque makes near no difference. Oh and it has one of the best transmissions/shifters in the industry to boot, Honda reliability, good MPG...I couldnt ask for more.
Interior's nice too, but is there a radio?
Its tucked away behind the panel in front of the shifter
Additional controls on the left of the steering wheel
Those seats the THE BOMB!
If I have to pick up any "big" people from the airport or whatever, it may be a problem though
First off the S2000 gets horrid gasmileage. You know what from? They put
such a high strung tiny little motor in it.
Ive driven one and sorry but I dont find it fun at all and the shifter feels like a shifter rowing a pile of dog shit.
They arent that reliable. They like to go lean and melt the top end Ive seen it happen 3 times now. Its hard to make a damn near 9K piston motor reliable. Sorry.
My friend gets 25 highway with his, not bad for a sports car, and thats
with the top down.
If you didnt think it was fun then obviously you have a lot of experience driving cars like the Lotus Elise and Ariel Atom..maybe you dont think those are fun either.
Everyone I know has never had problems with theirs, maybe the people you know just assumed that because its a Honda it doenst have to be maintained...sucks for them.
Does bashing anything without a Bowtie give you a boner or make you feel a
bit less queer or what? Big engines are heavy, would harm weight balance,
ect ect. We've been over this, not every one wants to go in a straight
And that car is by no means slow. You tell us, since you're so knowledgeable on the subject, why would Honda want to put a bigger engine in the S2000? Or better yet, how would a bigger engine make the S2000 a better car?
And about "dog shit" shifters, the s2000 shifter has great feel its precise and short...every domestic shifter I have ever felt has had a completely detached and mushy feel...i dont know what kind of firm dog shit youve been digging through but thats just me.
Now don't take this as me backing Enthusiast, as he sounds pretty ignorant
right now. HOWEVER, I do have a bone to pick. First off, I'm sick of the
damn "not bad for a 2.X liter" crap. As has been said, there no size limit
on the street. Oh, but you don't want a big, gas guzzling, big liter V8?
You're buddies S2000 gets 25mpg highway. I get 27...in an automatic...with
a rear seat...with almost 3X as many liters...in a car near 2 tons.
Best transmissions? That might have something to do with pushing around a light car with almost no torque. I know it wasn't made to handle a musclecar, but on the other hand, I couldn't say that a ballerina is one of the best wrestlers if she hasn't faced a bodybuilder.
The S2000 is a better handler, but lets not counter ignorance with more ignorance. There are plenty of V8s pulling .9X g's.
The high-winding S2000 is probably more fun for NY'er, while a bigblock is probably more fun for Enthusiast.
I know 3 guys with S2ks, all maintain their cars well, probably better than
the average driver. All three have had problems two have melted the whole
top end one of them has done it twice.
A high strung motor will sacrifice longevity,
And sorry I dont like the elise. A good friend of mine went from a boxster to a elise (much like car hippie for those of you that remeber him) and as he puts it. The elise is built like a race car, which is pretty much a disposable car. He says build quality is in the shitter and most parts are glue on and things are constantly falling off. Motor is a bitch to get any performance out of it cause it has absolutely ZERO bottom end. It rides like shit, gets shitty gas mileage, is expensive, and is about the most uncomfortable and ergonomically unfriendly car he has ever been in.
Personally id buy a vette over an elise cause it is without a doubt a better street car and will almost always win on the street, and probably run pretty damn close to the elise, without worries of breaking it. (oh and ps. the base C6 beat the EXIGE around the top gear track)
Okay first I may have a little more critical view of things but that
applies to all cars.
I bash my Z plenty. It sucks to work on, its makes all kinds of noises, etc etc etc
But above all it is extremely reliable and parts are cheap, overall its not very complicated, and has huge potential.
Second bigger motors dont always weigh more.
And if you meant bigger in displacement, that also is not true.
The LS7 is displaces two eztra liters compared to the M5 V10 and it is physically smaller giving it a higher power density, oh and its also lighter.
And sorry the car is slow. But thats all relative, what I think is slow you may not.
I think a higher displacement motor could easily make the S2K a better car.
First it would give it more potential for power
Second they could achieve the same power with more displacement using a not so high strung motor and increasing reliabilty
Or they could make it just as high strung and high revving and make more power
Third the damn thing wouldnt have to be so freakin lazy in low rpms.
Fourth it could lead to better economy given a correction in gearing to accomodate the bigger displacement.
Given all this tell me. Would you rather have a decently quick car that handles great or a fast car that still handles great.
Sorry I drive an F-body and have a built T56. Ive driven S2000s and hate
I prefer the stiff mechanical feel of the T56 even on the stock shifter.
You need to read less car magazines and actually go drive different cars and do away with your ignorant domestic bashing.
I may not like certain cars but atleast I can come up with a reason for it that isnt reguritated from a magazine or from plain ignorance (like domestics are reliable or their interiors suck)
And by lumping every domestic shifter into one category it makes you look retarded. Their are going to be worlds of differences between an Aveo and a GT.
Personally I hate the feel of the Sn95-2 mustang trannies. Clutch is OVERLY stiff and not a big fan of shifter feel but it is by no means MUSHY and DETACHED.
so what engine would you put in it?
Id say the whatever motor they could design with the highest power density to fit within the givin engine bay dimensions, without much of a weight penalty. It would also have to have more low end torque, Im not talking overkill but none of this lazy ass motor when vtecs not engaged.
Then cost becomes an issue. It's already quite expensive for a Honda.
A bigger engine alone would not make the car better, and if it somehow did it would become too expensive.
For the bigger engine to weigh the same, it would have to be made out of a lighter-wieght material. I don't know what the S2k engine is made out of, but I do know that a lighter material that maintains the integrity of a heavier material is usually more expensive. In the automotive world, at least.
The Z is a great car by all means but the shifter is very notchy for my taste. I do drive a bunch of cars, I work at a dealership remember...ive driven almost everything from a 5-speed aveo, to a 6-speed 911 turbo
I have an 84 z camaro, when u say notchy, do you mean notchy like that (it is kind of annoying?), it's the t5 world class. Is that really a term used in the magazine world? (i don't read a lot of car magazines, but i always wondered if other people didn't like the feel of those shifters as well). I think my escort shifts better than that thing.
Like it is very resistant and then bam it goes in...its kinda like penetrating a tight vagine
You censored the word cockpit but this is okay? lol...Also, only Borat pronounces it that way.
Fine just for you
Shifting a 350Z is like ****ing a tight pussy, but its not something you want to do in a sports car
now you're generalising...
that's like saying they should design every car to ride as smooth as possible without a cost penalty.
Engineering involves trade-offs. You've simply said "they should make it better". You have done nothing to prove it can be done effectively.
Again, cost. That, and filling up the engine bay isn't always a good thing. In fact, I'd say it's bad to fill it up from a maintenance standpoint. And an engine that filled up an S2k engine bay would be too large. It's not a Ferrari, it's supposed to be somewhat affordable.
i think what enthusiast means is that he would make it so that the car is
as light as possible yet rigid and strong, with the greatest amount of
horsepower possible from the lighest possible engine, which will wtill fit
in the smallest possible space...
i think on top of all that I would make it so that it was a convertible, but perfect for winter driving, and had the highest possible gvwr, so I could pull my trailer.
350Z I did
I dont like the Doorpanels, they just look sooo cheap and generic and blank
The steering wheel is ugly
Power seat controls are strangely placed
Shifter is notchy
Gauge cluster sits right on the steering wheel and is detached from the dash..looks like it was a frantic attempt to complete the car
Otherwise its nice
Not exactly. For a bigger engine to be lighter it could do a number of
things, for example if it was two V motors you could possibly narrow the
angle of the V possibly minimizing the overal weight of the block.
Its not all in materials but layout also.
OHV motors can be very light compact and versatile.
Well I was not making a statement saying their is currently a better motor
available, but instead I was saying was, Honda, while engineering the Z,
shoudl have made a better motor.
But if you want to play like this. Give me the overall dimensions and weight of an F20C and we will go from there.
Okay the S2K has a huge engine bay, LS1s and 2JZs fit in there. Next time you see one ask to look under the hood.
And the world would be a better place if all cars were designed with a
thought like that. Cause most people dont understand you cant have your
cake and eat it to so car manufactures have to try.
When a car manufacturer wants a car to do one thing without such a large trade off, guess what happens, NEW INOVATIONS. I know its not possible to be perfect of course their will always be a small tradeoff but if it was a big gain on on side and a very small loss on the other who cares.
S2000 engine bay
Honda made a great sports car that is pretty quick and very fun to drive, enthusiast might not agree but obviously the 1000s of people got them are on my side...same can be said vise versa about F-Bodies
Remember that engineering as well as production costs money. Honda can't
just go and design the perfect engine every time they come out with a new
car. As much as their engineers would probably love to, the accountants
would never let them. For good reason too. Business is business.
Something doesn't have to be the best to make the most money. Just ask
Teac or Akai or any number of manufacturers who make cheap consumer
ummm..... what has that got to do with anything?
And what layout is going to be more weight friendly than an inline? I don't know a whole lot about the subject, but I'm guessing none.
Just throwing this out there...Suppose instead of 2, it was a 3 liter engine. Would that really add a lot of weight/make the engine too big? It's like 250cc (a juice box) more per cylinder...
I imagine they would have to increase the size of the block a good bit. Just a little in every direction, but it could add up.
Just drove an 01 Cobra for work and I gotta say im not too impressed. The clutch is heavy as all hell, when cold it grinds into reverse, the shifter feels kinda detached and heavy, car takes forever to get to redline compared to others....not a fan, love the look of it though and the sound is beautiful
Thats because mustangs suck. haha.
The Na 4Vs really run like shit until you gear then. They are pretty darn sprightly when you throw some 4:10s in though.
the 95-04 (outside of terminators) mustangs have a horrible tranny. The clutch is ridiculously heavy (and Im used to driving a Built t56 with a 750ftlb clutch) and yes the shifter feels like shit. I wouldnt mind a cobra but the first thing I would do would be a T56 swap.
Like you said though they sure are pretty, saw one ar the movied yesterday with bullet knockoff with about a 1.5 to 2 inch lip all around, slammed to the ground with no spoiler and every light was smoked, oh and it was a white car with center of the wheels painted black. Looked very nice.
I know company cars are so much fun! Usually they are really nice and fun
to ride in when you aren't driving your own car! haha...
But you guys have REALLY nice company cars what types of positions do you have to use it.
Customer pickups, taking them to/from shops/places...its fun
Two completely unrelated things.
1) Is this the same job as you had a while ago? The one where you picked up cars and put them on ebay, etc. Sounds different.
2) I find it comical how you refused to put your receipt on the Japan-shipped engine because you didn't want people knowing your name and a month later, put your full name into your sig.
No he didnt want to put it up cause it didnt exist.:orglaugh:
1. Yes this is the same job. I do a little bit of everything, mostly
photographing and listing cars on eBay and the site, but occasionally I
will drive them to/from shops, to/from auctions, use them for customer
pickups at the airport/train station. I also try to find new customers for
them as well, if I know someone looking for a car I send them to us, I get
to do a little bit of everything so its nice not to have to do the same
thing every day.
2. There is a difference between me posting my bank/credit card info and my name.
Drove a DC5 today. Wasnt impressed, rather slow and gay.
What an awesome reason for not liking a car..."it was gay"..what are you, ****ing 12??
Three recent examples where you so eloquently offered your opinion. And you have the balls to sit there and call someone else immature?
"looks like shit" and "looks like asshole" is the same as saying "looks bad"...what is "the car is gay"...in this day and age the word gay can mean literally anything...does he mean the car was happy or homosexual towards other hondas...did a dildo pop up from the seat and poke him?
Those are poor rationalizations, very poor infact. You tossed those three vehicles aside purely based on the fact that they "look like asshole". That's just as inane as someone tossing aside a car for it being "gay". And I'm sorry, but generally when someone says a car is gay, something being shoved up ones ass isn't the first thing that comes to mind...
Should have been there it was rather gay. I think most of it involved the falace (sp?) shaped emblem on it.
HAHAHAH!!! Ill get you some ,pictures of a camaro we have at work its such
a piece of ass that noone even wants to buy it. Its got 50k on the clock
and drives like total shit, has no real suspension, its slower than
anything ive driven, the quality is horrible, its uncomfortable....should i
go on mr cocksucker??
The RSX-s isnt made to be a fast car, its made to be a quick car that is good all around...of course you wouldnt know that you only know how to go straight.
NewYorker, what kind of car is in your signature? If you don't mind me asking I cannot tell exactly what it could be. Sorry for asking, just curious what it is... :mrgreen:
Yah fbodys can onyl go straight. You do realize MT ran a 66mph slalom in a firehawk. the E36 M3 only managed 63.6 and the DC5 barely edged it out at 66.8mph.
Ladies, ladies, ladies. :doh:
I think we all know what Enthusiast meant when he said gay, I'm fairly certain that most of us can figure that the car was not physically in line at a Barbara Streisand concert, or coloring things "magenta".
Enthusiast, you're just promoting the gay-hating, tobacco-chewing, Whitesnake-listening F-body stereotype that so many of us fight to bury.
And Ny'er, how many goddamn times do people have to tell you, modern F-bodies pull better numbers in the slalom and skidpad than most of your style performance cars. Maybe ya'll just can't handle the torque and keep getting sideways.:laughing:
Also, is your F-body at work a V6? If not, that thing isn't running right. If it is, it shouldn't even count in the same category. Honestly, I think most will agree that th 6-bangers are not on the same level as their counterparts. The V8 versions were, in my mind, made to be fast for cheap, with a few ammenities. Without the fast, you're left with cheap and few ammenities. Good for most women and kids in HS who want a Camaro/Firebird but can't afford the car/insurance.
Man I could care less about stereotypes.
I was just messing with NYer cause I knew it would rile him up.
And yes I do chew. And?
and the DC5 is FWD...
a super duper 01 civic...its gay
So. Whos fault is that?
Its like the ricer arguement of well its fast for a 4cyl.
Who cares? shouldnt have bought a 4 cylinder.
Sorry not all of us want a big v8 motor...the RSX is a great car, as is the new Si, you just wouldnt understand that because you think bigger=better
Waitwaitwait...You bash the F-body's suspension, then when it's pointed out the F-bodies handle better than the DC5, you pull this crap?
I don't care to be put in the stereotypical Camaro crowd, but then again,
who cares about the people that throw me in the group.
Kudos for messin with NYer. So NYer, how bout them Yankess?
Chew all you want. More women for me.
They are RWD, they have wider tires, the RSX is FWD, and just happens to fall into the generation where Honda decided to use a crap suspension setup and it still handles just as well
Oh, okay. I thought it looked like something like a Civic but couldn't tell
exactly what it was. Thanks.
At least it gets you places, right? :thumbs:
Yea, lol. The only real benefit of it is that it sits up to 5 people, but with the lack of power, you wouldnt want to carry even one passanger.
And if you want to talk slalom speed, the Honda fit went through at 72mph IIRC :thumbs:
As far as Im concerned if a women wont date me JUST because I chew, then shes not worth it.
I feel the exact opposite...if something like chewing detracts women from
dating me...I'm gonna rethink my chewing. How about a stick of gum and a
trip to the dentist to clean up that stench!
Handles just as well? So then if they both handle the same, the RSX must
be only for going straight, correct? Ya know, since F-body suspensions are
only for a straight line.
I didn't know the Fit beat out a Z06 in the slalom though. That is impressive.
No doubt, but who are you more likely to try to strike a conversation with
in line at the store, the ugly girl or her pretty friend in line? If you
chose the hot one, are you "not worth it"?
I don't kow about where you live, but around here 9/10 women will write you off for chewing unless they fell in love with you before they knew you chew.
This kind of sounds like me hating on chewers. I don't give a flying f*ck, do what makes you happy so long as it doesn't hurt anyone else.
No because the RSX is front wheel drive, and as I said before the RSX
happened to get the crap treatment when it came to suspension, it is
nothing like the Integra, Prelude, and even the TSX. The fact is that RWD
cars will almost always be better in handling compared to their FWD
counterparts. Furthermore, I dont consider the RSX to be a good handling
car, but it is definately more fun to drive than a Camaro, at least thats
my take on it.
Oh and yes, the fit is GO
edit: fit article here, and apparently it was the lane change...cant find slalom speeds
Well I rarely chew around girls anyways, and if its a girlfriend Ill tell
them I do it and will RARELY do it around them. I usually just do it at
work, at partys, and when playing sports or working on the car.
Around here Id say 3/10 girls will write you off for chewing. Not a big deal. Ive met plenty of girls who can get past it. In fact I saw something hilarios and kinda weird the other day. Probably one of the prettiest girls Ive ever seen showed up at a house party me and my buddy threw and she saw my can in my back pocket and asked for a pinch. I could not quit laughing.
Oh and bav I take pretty darn good care of my teeth even though I chew. They are not stained from it, and you cant smell it on my breath.
Edit: About the ugly girl and pretty girl. To tell the truth Id talk to the pretty girl. The physical attraction is the first thing that will draw you to a girl. Im sorry but if youve never met a girl, its not like you can see her personality. Sure if youve known a girl, who isnt the greatest looking, for a long time and she turns out to be cool as shit, then you may end up dating her, but unfortunatley alot of great girls never get a chance just because that initial physical attraction isnt there to draw you to them.
ALot of girls call me shallow, but sorry without that physical attraction I wouldnt pay any attention to them to begin with and probably never really get to know them. Thats how Ive always experienced it and seen it happen. Plus I love me some hotties haha.
I'd say chewing is better than smoking for the people around you, but it's a lot sloppier.
just when you thought ......... you know what, never mind. :roll:
Thats right bitch, sit there and shut up. :thumbs:
Displacement Replacement lol that whats i always say. hell wit the v8s.
4cylinder at 500HP~$2,000
grizzly v8 at 900HP~$17,000
seeing v8s lose to 4 bangers= priceless
Where does one find a 500HP 4 banger for $2,000?
lol its an aprox. price lol. ~$2,000, that would be the price it would take to make a 4 banger 500Hp
Couldn't one say that they could get a grizzly V8 at 900hp for $1,500? If no, why not?
lol not likely
i cant see how that can be done. prolly if ur sponsered by a big company
Wow your a stupid ass ricer.
Tell me a build including prices for a non sponsored person to build a 4 banger to 500hp for 2K, and maintain some shred of driveability and longevity.
And if you compare the price to make a SBC to 500hp and compare it to a 4 banger. You lose.
A normal V8 wouldnt need 900hp to outrun a 500hp 4 cylinder.
That's my point. I (and it looks like everyone else in this thread) can't see how you could squeeze out so much power for so little scratch.
the thing i said earlier. it was just a joke towards v8 owners
wow ur callin me a ricer lol. i was just making a joke that v8s suck