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Old 05-23-2006, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1997 E36 M3 v. Riced Out Mazda

So about fifteen minutes ago as I'm driving home, I pull up next to a bright orange Mazda of some kind...pretty sure not an MX-5, but had flip-up headlights (non-projector) with blue bulbs, bright orange paint job, vents behind the front wheel wells, fart can exhaust, and a wing borrowed from a 747-400. The best part? His license plate was FASTRNYU. I could not resist clicking in sport mode and turning off the ASC. He stayed with me in first gear until about 3500 RPMs, at which point I was gone. I shut it down at 60, about three to four car lengths ahead, as I ran into traffic.

FASTRNYU indeed.
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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^^ Tight man. I wish my teachers had stories like that - lol. Anyhow, I think only MX-5 Miatas have the flip-up lights. If it is a Miata, it should have been a little roadster. Beware of Flying-Miata turbocharged MX-5s, though -- you may be embarrased.

M-mode? Is your car an automatic?
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So about fifteen minutes ago as I'm driving home, I pull up next to a bright orange Mazda of some kind...pretty sure not an MX-5, but had flip-up headlights (non-projector) with blue bulbs, bright orange paint job, vents behind the front wheel wells, fart can exhaust, and a wing borrowed from a 747-400. The best part? His license plate was FASTRNYU. I could not resist clicking in sport mode and turning off the ASC. He stayed with me in first gear until about 3500 RPMs, at which point I was gone. I shut it down at 60, about three to four car lengths ahead, as I ran into traffic.

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^^ Tight man. I wish my teachers had stories like that - lol. Anyhow, I think only MX-5 Miatas have the flip-up lights. If it is a Miata, it should have been a little roadster. Beware of Flying-Miata turbocharged MX-5s, though -- you may be embarrased.

M-mode? Is your car an automatic?
I thought only Miatas had flip-up lights too, but from the back and side it didn't look like one. I dunno. The wing distracted me.

Yes, my car is a 5 speed automatic. Not ideal for an M3, I know, but I got it so cheap that I couldn't possibly pass it up. There are benefits to an auto M3 too; I live in the DC area, and traffic here rivals the California cities for severity. I would not want a manual on the DC beltway. Period. I also never have to take either hand off of the steering wheel. The transmission has three modes, economy, manual, and sport. Sport mode, frankly, has excellent pre-programmed shifting software. I never feel like I have a lack of power in sport mode. The only real sacrifice that I can see is that I can't launch the way a manual can, and I might have a touch more drivetrain power loss.
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I thought only Miatas had flip-up lights too, but from the back and side it didn't look like one. I dunno. The wing distracted me.

Yes, my car is a 5 speed automatic. Not ideal for an M3, I know, but I got it so cheap that I couldn't possibly pass it up. There are benefits to an auto M3 too; I live in the DC area, and traffic here rivals the California cities for severity. I would not want a manual on the DC beltway. Period. I also never have to take either hand off of the steering wheel. The transmission has three modes, economy, manual, and sport. Sport mode, frankly, has excellent pre-programmed shifting software. I never feel like I have a lack of power in sport mode. The only real sacrifice that I can see is that I can't launch the way a manual can, and I might have a touch more drivetrain power loss.
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RX-7's had flip up lights, but I think an RX-7 would have given you a much better run. I think it definately was a miata in a bad body kit.
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RX-7's had flip up lights, but I think an RX-7 would have given you a much better run. I think it definately was a miata in a bad body kit.
I've seen a fair number of RX-7s in my day, and this didn't look like one from the back or side, unless it had a very peculiar body kit indeed. I too would like to think that an RX-7 would have given me a better run than that.
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