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Old 02-09-2010, 04:32 PM
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I miss driving my MR2 as my daily. It was fun. The Jeep is just....well a Jeep.
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Old 02-09-2010, 04:32 PM
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:06 PM
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I daily drove my Miata for 4 years. Mostly because I wanted a Miata and could only afford 1 car.

Sure I'd get another roadster but probably not for a commuter car.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by dubcac View Post
Newer technology? Different lights, slightly different gearing, different cluster, and .2L more displacement? The 06+ had the new technology with the traction control, DBW, and ECU that can be reflashed.
everything you listed, yes. also, newer as in less aged. beyond that, the suspension is leaps and bounds ahead. i'll find the video of the 2 tracked side by side by pro drivers....the difference is pretty impressive.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:13 PM
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bah, i can't find the video...i'll look more tomorrow.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by XScarAudio View Post
everything you listed, yes. also, newer as in less aged. beyond that, the suspension is leaps and bounds ahead. i'll find the video of the 2 tracked side by side by pro drivers....the difference is pretty impressive.
Obviously they're going to be different, as the AP2 has larger diameter and width wheels tires. Different? Sure. Leaps and bounds? I don't think so. It's still a spring/shock combo...nothing groundbreaking. None of this stuff is really "new technology" until you get to the 06+. Not trying to bust your balls, just sayin.

I daily drive mine 100 miles a day...takes it like a champ. Could another car be more comfortable and suitable to commuting? Sure...but I wouldn't have it any other way. I like the stiff suspension too and just the overall way it drives. I like to have fun when I drive, and I do every time. The only thing that sucks is sitting in rush hour SF traffic. :(
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:18 PM
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The video tested the AP2 wheels on the AP1 and vice versa. Made marginal differences.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by XScarAudio View Post
The video tested the AP2 wheels on the AP1 and vice versa. Made marginal differences.
The best one I've seen is a stock AP1 (might have been an AP2) vs another stock with 4.57's...big difference. If I didn't commute so far I'd get some, or 4.77's :oh:
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:21 PM
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The best overview I can give on the video was that the AP1 was more apt to kick out early and require correction than the AP2 and it kept adding time on each turn.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:43 PM
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Hm....I guess you guys made it a valid point being a 2 seater (which I don't really care) and a convertible. I kinda overlooked that fact considering it's the DD. Especially in winter mode and all. The reason I gave those a look is because of the price & performance I can get for a car like that. But being a DD, I begin to think that it won't be feasible after all.

I'm still on the market for one. I will go test drive the Genesis Coupe this weekend as well as this one and see. Who knows, if the price is too good to pass up, I might snatch it and deal with it. It'll be garage kept, so I'm not too worried about the "wear & tear" on it much.

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