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Old 09-18-2007, 07:34 PM   #21
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Yeah, I know, something I dont care about top speed, I want something with fast acceleration. My dad kind of wants me to get a small pick-up. I said to get the Dodge 1500 SRT-10... he didnt go for that, lol. But idk, something decent is all I want I guess.
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Don't get the Camaro at 16. Your insurance rates will be crazy and you'll spend a ton on gas.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:13 PM   #23
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ok.I drive a 95 Firebird T/A and I love it. There is nothing wrong with getting a sports car at 16 if you are responsible like others have mentioned. The power and cool points you get are the ups, and the gas mileage and implacability are the downfalls. What you need to do is try out different cars and find out what you really want. I pay for all of my gas and half of my insurance and I am still able to buy computer parts and what not so don't be afraid to get something that costs a bit more. I'm happy to go on and blabber about my car because I do love it. The power is awesome, knowing I could do donuts if i wanted to burn my tires is an awesome thing. My first car was a 91 escort. It was a good car that took me from point a to point b, but if you are a car enthusiast like myself then chances are, like you said, you will want something more. IM me if you want to talk about it 1:1

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Muscle cars are just raw power and no manoeuvrability, they should be left only to professionals and extremely skilled drivers.
Apparantly you haven't ridden or driven a muscle car enough or you simply believe the rumors of that. My car has excellent cornering and no body roll at all. You can whip out the back if you give it too much gas, but the car definatly handles well. (4 wheel disk brakes also makes for nice stopping power )

Also, many of you have said that the camaro is not a muscle car....how do you figure that? The camaro, like the mustang is one of the most popular, affordable muscle cars, and a 350 packs a lot of punch.
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Also, many of you have said that the camaro is not a muscle car....how do you figure that? The camaro, like the mustang is one of the most popular, affordable muscle cars, and a 350 packs a lot of punch.
who said it wasn't a muscle car? I know I said a '79 Camaro is not much of a muscle car where the horsepower has been reduced to under 200. Any car around that time is just crap.
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who said it wasn't a muscle car? I know I said a '79 Camaro is not much of a muscle car where the horsepower has been reduced to under 200. Any car around that time is just crap.
ok after looking over the posts again I shouldn't have worded it quite that way. It just seemed like it was said that the camaro wasn't much of a muscle car. Sorry
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Yes, I have to pay for everything on my own too. I know what you are saying about muscle, that camero is not a real muscle car. But basically I want something with a little more power. Six cylinder or so.
6 Cylinder = Worse gas mileage. Since you're 16, you probably want to pay as little as possible for gas.
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Just because a car has 4 cylinders doesn't mean it won't be fast or isn't capable of being fast.
Completely true. A 500 horsepower V12's top speed is the same as a 500 horsepower V6. Read:
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Completely true. A 500 horsepower V12's top speed is the same as a 500 horsepower V6. Read:
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That may be true, but there is a very large difference in acceleration, and superman22x himself said that he wasn't that worried about top speed, it was acceleration he wanted.
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Yeah, I know, something I dont care about top speed, I want something with fast acceleration.
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For a 16 year old:
Gas > Acceleration
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It's not that bad. Sure I pay a lot more than most do for their gas I'm sure, but it's not like it hinders you from buying necessities or wants. For instance my 8800 I just bought.

EDIT: BTW i'm 17 and I bought my trans am last year when I was 16 if the age counts that much
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Yeah, I'd much rather have good gas mileage over acceleration. 4 cylinders basically keeps me from accelerating too fast is what I meant. I tend to want to accelerate fast and then pass up the speed limit a bit, can't afford a ticket.
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