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    Default Most fun cars *under* 150 km/h

    Since this is still a car forum, I thought Id open up a discussion on what cars you can have the most fun below 150k/h. Without a track and not wanting to get impounded, it makes me wonder if you can have more usable fun without buying a car capable to 180mph. Bonus, what cars *could* be in this category with minor changes (ex cayman with shorter gears).
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    Fiesta ST

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    Honda Fit, stock tires, not joking.
    Stupid people focus on the math, smart people focus on the information.

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    All sorts of stuff. S2000, Caterham, Fiesta ST, pre 2012 spicy Hondas, Mini, various Lotus are what come to my mind first when I think about fun for minimal cost and risk. Cars that are light and have minimal assists feel like more of an “experience” when you get into them. Anything with nice steering feel, nice shift feel and bonus points for open top. Good seats make a car feel more special in my opinion. Cars that can be adjusted noticeably with driver inputs IE quick direction change, trail braking, lift off oversteer are fun. Cars that have lots of pitch and roll combined with reasonable grip make it fun to use weight transfer while driving. Cars that can be steered easily with throttle inputs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Honda Fit, stock tires, not joking.
    Honda Fit vs VW Golf TDi showdown both on 8-10 year old Hoosiers on a wet auto x course was one of the most memorable days I’ve ever had.

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    Miata, Any Miata.
    Fiat 500 Abarth

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Honda Fit, stock tires, not joking.
    The savage fit had Michelin pilot sport tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpomp View Post
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    The savage fit had Michelin pilot sport tires
    I know, too much grip! Although better for lap times.
    Last edited by ExtraSlow; 02-24-2021 at 10:51 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A2VR6 View Post
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    Miata, Any Miata.
    Fiat 500 Abarth
    Another vote for Miata. And ya, with the worst tires possible haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    And ya, with the worst tires possible haha.
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    Alot of people like pickup trucks and most of those are incapable of going over 150kph?
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    I’m actually surprised at how many budget choices are on here given beyond’s propensity for aspen dwelling ballers with track hawks and red knobs
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    Well it is a thread about slow cars
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    I used to drive a 96 Golf with the 1.8 8v engine, 5spd. It was so slow you could drive it pinned everywhere you went.

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    06-11 civic si

    Optionally tuned with bolt ons. 86-8800rpm

    Sounds super fast, but isn’t haha.
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    The car I most consistently exceeded the speed limit in was my. 1993 Hyundai Excel. Foot to the floor 100% of the time. No joke.
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    Older hondas for sure, any Si or SiR model from late 90s to early 2000s. Miata (shitty tires are important, my dad has PSS on his and it handles like it's velcro'd to the road). Older DC2 integra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkane View Post
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    06-11 civic si

    Optionally tuned with bolt ons. 86-8800rpm

    Sounds super fast, but isnt haha.
    Yeah, that intake induction note loved my 09 Si FG2 w/k&n intake , hondata & nittos. always revved to fuel cut .

    Would also add L98 C4 Corvette or F Bod. Lots of stoplight to stoplight power. Yeah they run out of breath by ~4500 rpm but for blasting around town, a great choice.
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    I just sold it.

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    Honda Fit is a lot of fun.... but it doesn't really go 150km/h haha. Its a ton of fun below 80 km/h though.

    Can't confirm shitty tire mod.

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