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pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
1/11/10 1:08 p.m.

My wife's car is in the garage getting some love, so the MR2 became my DD for a while. With all this snow and cold weather, I figured the MR2 would never start and get stuck and slide into a ditch. But no! It worked great.

So I started thinking, why is Miata the answer? I mean, the MR2 works in the snow even better due to the mid-engine. It works in the rain well too.

And really, even when it gets a little wet AND muddy, the MR2 still works well.

Sure it is small, bit it can haul a lot more than a Miata.

And it can certainly tow more.

So the answer is not Miata, it is MR2!

4eyes
4eyes Reader
1/11/10 1:11 p.m.

Thats just wrong

Rustfinger
Rustfinger New Reader
1/11/10 1:13 p.m.

I thoroughly support the above statement. You sir are a fine judge of automobiles, and applesauce.

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 SuperDork
1/11/10 1:14 p.m.

Can we have this thread full of AW11s?

I lust after a Space Wedge.

ClemSparks
ClemSparks SuperDork
1/11/10 1:22 p.m.

I'm strongly considering a pair of AW11s for my kids when they get to be of driving age. Two seats, hardtop(not a convertible), neat performance without being a death-trap...

Clem

Dr. Hess
Dr. Hess SuperDork
1/11/10 1:28 p.m.

I always thought the answer was 20v AW11.

Rustfinger
Rustfinger New Reader
1/11/10 1:30 p.m.

If the question is whats just like an AW11, but better, yes. yes it is

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
1/11/10 1:36 p.m.

I got a nice private response to this post from someone over at the D.O.D. Apparently, the Air Force has also decided that the MR2 is the answer.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
1/11/10 1:38 p.m.

The guys at Off Road Magazine asked me to add this link:

They think the answer is MR2 as well!

Woody
Woody SuperDork
1/11/10 1:39 p.m.

I've always wanted an early MR2, but there don't seem to be any left around here.

Rustfinger
Rustfinger New Reader
1/11/10 1:50 p.m.

In reply to Woody:

Most have returned to the earth. Mine was saved with liberal use of fiberglass and bondo.

GlennS
GlennS Dork
1/11/10 2:24 p.m.

they havent totaly disapeared in socal but a good portion of the survivors can be described as turds.

zipty842
zipty842 Reader
1/11/10 2:32 p.m.

i prefer mine with a hi-comp GZE and a sc14

and slicks

turboswede
turboswede SuperDork
1/11/10 3:22 p.m.

I've always thought the thing the AW11 was missing was an abundance of air and styling that wasn't over the top Eighties Japanese...

Oh and box flares, FTW!

petegossett
petegossett SuperDork
1/11/10 3:42 p.m.
93celicaGT2 wrote: Can we have this thread full of AW11s? I lust after a Space Wedge.

There's a red one setting at a used lot not far off I-65 on Rt-38 in Lafayette. Looks good from the street, but I won't let myself stop and look. I already own a Miata.

Capt Slow
Capt Slow HalfDork
1/11/10 3:58 p.m.

Here is the car I am co-driving in STS

I think our wing is bigger than the one in the photoshoped Jet fighter MR2

Rustfinger
Rustfinger New Reader
1/11/10 4:06 p.m.

Here's mine: Please see the past thread a while back on front brake lock-up

White_and_Nerdy
White_and_Nerdy Reader
1/11/10 5:07 p.m.

Speaking of turds:

It rusted out from under me, but boy was it fun while it lasted. And I have to admit, it did fit me better than a Miata.

loki
loki New Reader
1/11/10 5:48 p.m.

i agree, the aw11 is awesome!!

Brotus7
Brotus7 New Reader
1/11/10 6:16 p.m.

Here's mine at the local autox. Last year it started in ES, then CSP, next year it'll be SSM or XP.

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 SuperDork
1/11/10 6:32 p.m.
petegossett wrote:
93celicaGT2 wrote: Can we have this thread full of AW11s? I lust after a Space Wedge.

There's a red one setting at a used lot not far off I-65 on Rt-38 in Lafayette. Looks good from the street, but I won't let myself stop and look. I already own a Miata.

Any idea what they're asking? I'm going to need another car come spring, and i want it 4age powered. So i'm looking at AW11s, FX16s, and AE92 GTS.

petegossett
petegossett SuperDork
1/11/10 6:44 p.m.

I'm thinking they had $2200 on the windshield, but I've really, really been trying to ignore it.

I'll be driving past there on my way to Indy tomorrow morning, so if you twist my arm I might be able to take a peek. Of course, I don't really know anything about these.

zipty842
zipty842 Reader
1/11/10 7:46 p.m.
93celicaGT2 wrote:
petegossett wrote:
93celicaGT2 wrote: Can we have this thread full of AW11s? I lust after a Space Wedge.

There's a red one setting at a used lot not far off I-65 on Rt-38 in Lafayette. Looks good from the street, but I won't let myself stop and look. I already own a Miata.

Any idea what they're asking? I'm going to need another car come spring, and i want it 4age powered. So i'm looking at AW11s, FX16s, and AE92 GTS.

I found me a FX16 last fall. Non-GTS, which is the ultimate corolla sleeper. It looks like a regular 8v FX and Its as fast as a stock AW, but you can actually fit a TV in the back if you need to (best part about the car).

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
1/11/10 8:00 p.m.

The AW11 with Box Flares on Slicks really is the answer. The only way to improve that is a full Group B Rally AW11. Allow me to present:

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
1/11/10 8:01 p.m.

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