Wow thiese are great stories! By the way Charlie, Roxie is indeed a beautiful thing!! :red:charlief1975 said:I had a 1996 Ford Explorer Sport with 118k miles on it. THe radiator was leaking and the oil pan was cracked. I test drove different cars..I really wanted something fun to drive.
I test drove a bunch of 2 door cars, Saab Convertible among others and they weren't doing anything for me.
Saw a couple of Minis pass me by on the street, 2 days later I was at the dealership putting down a deposit. 2 months later I had my car.
Same here, part of the story I left out when I posted up above is the first test drive I had was with the MA and he was a ex-racer. He actually asked and had my permission for him to demonstrate the power of this car. He was going like 60s plus in one of those clover leaf to freeway and that was a total new experience I have in a car, and like you said, GreenGiant, it's good to know and own a car like that. So I went for more research and placed my order.GreenGiant said:No offense, but when they first came out, it just didn't feel like me.
(In retrospect what was I thinking, I drove a porsche 914 and a Hybrid Civic?!?)
Anyway, a coworker rented one with JCW (from and exotics rental) and I went to luch with him. We were going around a clover leaf entrance to a freeway. He hit the gas and was literally doing the slalom around the other cars entering the freeway.
I must say, this is may have been the most dangerous automotive position I have ever been in, but it felt purely exhilirating.
Mine doesn't get here until October, and I doubt I will repeat that exact experience, but I like knowing it is possible.