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Whats the most fun car you've driven?

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    Looking for a new car in the enar future but im stuck for Ideas.

    Suddenly, ive developed an attraction to the 8L s3.

    whats have you guys driven which is fun to drive???
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    S3's are NOT fun Marty :p

    Go get a cheap 205 GTI, knocks the socks off every "fun" element of anything I've ever driven.

    People say they are old, people say they are slow, those people are gay.
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    Caterham 7 or Westfield a-like with moderate power and narrow tyres, as pure fun as driving gets. Clearly they require some compromises! Best on a dry day and ideally a race track but still fun on the road. They hire them out on road and track if you want to try one. Grins guaranteed!

    I agree on the 205 GTi and similar cars (Clio RS), the MX5 is fun at reasonable speeds, S2000 if you want similar but faster. You dong need a big budget to have fun that's for sure.
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    This is true. S3s are too planted and grippy to be fun.

    The most fun I've had in a car is either a TVR Tamora, a V12 Vantage or a Lotus Exige supercharged :)
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    starlet turbo or clio 172
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    1000cc original mini.
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    Ferrari 360M! It was rather fun to borrow one for 20 minutes to deliver some egg tarts to my staff at work. But I'd never ever buy one, its a rich man's toy, impracticality, loud, high maintenance! I'd be afraid to drive it quick if it was my £100 odd K needed to buy one. But my own personal cars, my Golf mk2 16v is quite fun, it's just enjoyable to drive when I get in, and sticks to the road like glue!
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    mine was a professionally converted escort RS turbo'd engine converted mark 2 XR2!
    kent high lift cam, superchip, side exit exhaust, koni adjustable struts and tarox brakes!
    looked just like an XR2 on a B plate, but what a sleeper!
    this thing used to shoot flames, and beat just about anything!
    the only draw back was it used to snap seat frames from the g force, (even recaro"s from a fiesta RS turbo), eat tyres, and drink like an alcoholic!
    it was insane, and used to spin in 4th gear in the dry! lol
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    True, a friend had one with a tuned Mi16 engine in it, that was fun.
    R8 v10 is a little bit fun, other than that you need another forum ;)
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    Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder - drives like a A6 goes too bloody fast. Some people say they look gay but at 170+MPH when the grass turns to a blurr and the tarmac is the only thing you focus on, with the wind in your hair it is immense

    personal car G60 Corrado 200+bhp drove it everyday for 7 years and loved every second of it, especially abroad. close 2nd place 306 S16 with K&N and blueprinted engine.
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    well I might get slatted for this but..........................This was the most fun car I have ever owned.

    started off a very clean 1.4gta, but with a 1.8 Vvc engine, few trick mods, suspension changes etc, mainly standard engine, but used to run 14.0 flat 1/4miles @99mph all day long full interior too.
    should never of sold it really, but when somebody took it off my hands for £1800 needs a must and all that.
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    Not owned many cars, but the one I remember as being the most "fun" was my 2001 MK5 Fiesta Zetec-S for its go-kart likeness.
    Played around with it a little, Shawspeed cams.etc
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    That quality.

    How would you feel if you got done by a rover lol

    I think im going to start looking for something a bit more raw. with less driver aids.

    I would like a 182/172 but i swore I would never own another clio again!! to problematic.

    Im looking at a mk2 golf,corrado, or something old skool....
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    My Peugeot 106 rallye. 385bhp + 860kgs = Scary fun!
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    Mate its priceless, it used to **** all over my mates civic type R :)I know what you mean about the clio thing, I used to have an old phase 2 1.8 16v, it was for ever breaking down or having problems. but on the over hand a had a 172, which I owned for just over a year, it cost me nothing. it never broke! Unfortunately the lad I sold my metro to, sold it to a lad in mancester who ran out of talent and it ended up like this. To say I was gutted that somebosy had 1. wrapped the roof in black, and 2. completely destroyed months of my hard work is an understatement.[​IMG]
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    That surprises me. I drove a Gallardo Spyder and didn't rate it. Far too boring and easy to drive. Sounded pretty good looks nice and the E-gear is a great gearbox, that's about it. However, the interior is absolutely awful for a car at that price, it's basically an Audi interior, dreary and boring. The 4WD is too planted too, you can't slide it about like you can with a RWD car, it also feels heavy to turn in because of it. 4WD takes all the fun out of cars imo. Fast doesn't equal fun imo.
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    thats great, its weird because i like it for all the reasons you dont. its a true car where you can drive it daily and not be uncomfortable and have outright performance. I've also been in a 600bhp GT2 and that is a vicious animal, more to your taste i think, although i love it too, its purely something for the weekend
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    Fair enough, I can see why it would be desirable to have something that you could drive fast like that daily, but I'd never say it was fun.

    Never driven a GT2, driven my mate's GT3 RS and that was good fun (not a huge fan of the manual gearbox though, I prefer flappy paddles).
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    I've always said since owning one that theres nothing out there that can touch a Clio 172 in terms of speed : fun : cost ratio.

    In terms of the 'modern' hot hatch, I still maintain you cant have more fun for the money than one of those.

    Will also chuck in a '+1' for the 205 as well though - i've had two Mi16'd ones in the past, one of which was a track car. These cars need a fair bit of TLC these days though, ours ended up neglected and rotten. Mi16'd ones are a bit '10 years ago' now though - more current pathway is with the 2.0 8v turbo engine.

    Taking it a step beyond that, in terms of sheer brutal 'RAAAARRRRRRness' - my Evo wins hands down. But with that kind of fun, comes great expense......
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    I had a 172, I really really loved it as a totally standard car it was perfect.

    The problem with a lot of vehicles is when you start modifying them you lose a lot of the practicalities and normalities that makes them enjoyable to drive. As a totally standard car my 172 was well up there with my 205 GTI.

    I sold mine (1 owner from new, 82K, immaculate) for £1300. Nobody wanted it because it was Monaco blue.
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    if you liked the GT3 you have to find someone with a GT2 totally different league, sooo quick. the paddles on the lambo is the best part when you downshift the noise was amazing.
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    Flappy paddles :puke2: stick shift all the way!
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    Yeah the noise was good from the Gallardo, especially with a Tubi exhaust on. I still didn't think it was fun though, capable yes, fun no.

    Wouldn't mind a go in a GT2, am all about bikes now at the moment though. Absolutely nothing can touch them for Fun:£ ratio!
    Stick shift? Are you American? I believe they're called 'manual' :)
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    I agree. Gallardo's are fun at very fast speeds, but the novelty of that wears off. I'll stick with my 996 GT3, fast enough with loads of feel.
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    Come on man|!!! thats a death wish.....

    Thats like sitting in a supermarket trolley thats running 2 NOS tanks lol

    lethal

    Id imagine not much if anything could touch you on the road!!
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    You should have kept that Jardo.

    A renault with no problems is a Gem!
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    haha nope all English
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    ive been lucky enough to drive lots of cars that have been immense fun, but if i had to narrow it down to the one that sticks out most i would have to say a nissan skyline 33 gtst in the rain whilst in Ipswich on a trip to gti international!
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    im massively biased towards Lambo tbh, but i see your point for a 30min thrashing it was amazing, but for the price you could get bored after a few months if you didnt drive it properly
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    I kid you not Mazda MX-5 1.6. Brilliant fun
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    I've got an S2000 for sale :)
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    im sorry but I cant help thinking that Welly's old S3 must have been great fun to drive....
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    Bumble was dangerous, fun is an element of that danger but all that power with stock brakes and suspension is not cool :p

    I have been in Bumble, I love it but it is totally retarded.
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    Yeah I heard welly used to run some cheep chinese tyres or something crazy like that? think he had a few marbles missing to do that. If it was setup properly I think it would be fun then.....
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    I loved my old polo G40 rare as hens teeth, weighs nothing and mine had nearly 220bhp by the time I finished with it, was far from standard but an amazing machine and I just love superchargers. If I had space at home I would have another in a heart beat..
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    my mate had a Group N one fully stripped was the most mental thing when you're overtaking Porsche's haha

    he also had one of them limited blackberry type colour ones, proper rare
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    Like a few have mentioned, Clio 172, very fun and nippy car!
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    My old scooby STI, was running 340bhp 350lbs of torque car was rapid and sounded good, also my mates Rover SD1 old school V8 is good fun, i get to drive that on some occasions! now that gets alot of attention straight through exhaust system, letting the V8 purr!
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    no no, this is because your fat .... not because of the "G's"
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    My old Civic 1.4. Same era as the EK9, I don't remember the exact model code. It had NO power at all and awful tyres but it slid so progressively in corners and demanded I learnt to carry speed. I have got lazy since I got my car with a real engine.
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