Wow guys, I can't believe I missed this thread.....Alright, here it goes....... To not just take out Hondas, which do make good engines for quads (ATV's for lames term
) and I will have a CBR when outta college.....But that's where the "love", as to put it, ends. Let's see, stick $30,000 into an engine, V-tec of course, and then put another $8,000.00 into body kits and all that other nonsense that really doesn't effect performance. Then if you're lucky, you'll be able to turn high 12's.....Whereas, if you are just an average Joe, but want some performance, no, stickers on my Toyota don't count, you buy an old, clean...aka "no rust" American muscle car (notice I'm not even too specific here) for $10,000 99.8% restored, that leaves you with another $5,000. to put together one hellava engine. That car, with the $5,000 engine and $10,000 purchase cost for a car = $15,000 (for those math geniuses)
and can probably hit high 11's or low 12's, but possibly better depending on who's knowledge goes into the engine....On the Ricer end, yes the cars with the bright green air filter, pink paint, pink interior, and the WazooA 32" non-adjustable wing dangling off the back of your four door (E-bodies are only two doors, if that gives you an understanding of it being a "sports" car) has a price tag of a cool $48,000 or so for a car that can be seen from one end of the coast to the other. When I purchase a vehicle, actually my Challenger is my only car because I'm 18, I want it to stand out and get the looks.....That's why I choose MoPar and it has got to be a Challenger or 'Cuda.....How many of them do you see driving around town as compared to the millions of Toyotas, Hondas, and Acuras running around?
Sure, American muscle takes more gas, but if you want performance, you need to be willing to pay the cost.....Four extra cylinders will do that to a vehicle.
Lastly, the part about "lasting longer" isn't true, at least from what I've experienced (I'm sure others can vouch for that). You think cars that have lasted for 30+ years sitting in garages, out in deserts (mine), or sitting idle for these years haven't lasted long enough? My parents have a Toyota that's 12 years old and it was taken care of, yet it's already rusting out thanks to the tin can sheetmetal thickness they use....Metal lasts longer than ABS plastic...It's just a law of what materials are used....
Like others have already mentioned, it's not really the cars that I dislike so much, but rather the cocky drivers behind the wheel who think they can take on the world cuz they're "tuff". C'mon, anybody can be tough if they have a gun or constant hatred towards other. Hope you get the picture.....
It's one thing to state your opinions about our cars in a Ricer board, but it's another thing to say it on our boards...I don't quite know if you're hear to learn more about the old iron, which would be cool to see, but it's another thing if you joined just to tell us "your crew is better than ours". Check out the Ricer sites and you won't find me taking out my time to write stupid threads about how much I hate these cars...It's my opinion and I keep it to myself unless I find someone else who feels the same. With that said, enjoy the site!