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Old 06-30-2004, 11:35 PM   #1
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most overrated cars????

Well, I see we have the most underrated cars as a post, so lets talk about the overrated cars. You know, the ones that claim to have 260+ hp and then come to find out they actually only have 230 hp (ahem RX8).

So my vote would have to go to RX8

It was so bad that Mazda was involved in a class action lawsuit and said that if people were unhappy with there cars, that they would refund all their money.

BTW Hyundai is getting the same thing because the 03 tibs are said to have 183 hp but they have been proven to have about 160 hp. Now there being sued too.....

It's sad when you gotta lie to sell cars

Mazda, Hyundai, You don't have to lie to kick it.
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Re: most overrated cars????

this could get ugly. but i'll chime my opinions. rx-8 would be on my list too. other cars i would include:

nsx only coz of its price but otherwise a fine automobile
s2000...same as nsx
eclipse gt..... not a fan of the newer ones, doesn't quite match the predecessor in any respect IMO
vw beetle.......the fad is over, this car should just die. haha
pt cruiser.....same as beetle


these are just my opinions. none of these cars are really bad but a lot of the hype for these cars are unjustified in my eyes.
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I would have to say the new GTO's. we have one of the new ones at college and from the test drive alone i could see it was as slow as a herd of turtles and ugly it does not deserve the Badge of the GTO
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definitely have to say the RX8, no torque
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Re: most overrated cars????

rx-8 for sure
im sure ill get alot from this one, but the skyline is overrated. its a great auto, but everyone nowadays says they want one. like DEL said, to me a little overpriced. especially when you can find other cars that are faster for more less than half its price
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Yeah I think the RX-8 is up there, I mean it's straightline acceleration is just very disappointing. I'm sure it handles very well (still not as well as I expected) and etc., but I was expecting much more from this car. What may even be worst, is it's aftermarket support, man there is hardly nothing out there to add more power to this car, RX-8 fans I have heard of Cazooner or Kazooner, but other than that it's just suspension, universal parts, and brakes you can upgrade.
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Re: most overrated cars????

ANY Nissan Skyline that does not read "GTR" on any part of the car. The RB20DE & DET's are not very fast at all and have a sufficient lack of torque, the RB25's are better, but still no miracle of engineering, they are heavy, the handling is rubbish when stock, the Interior was designed for Asia (Read: Short people) and it shows, to top it off, the R34 four doors look like a rolling turd.
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Re: Re: most overrated cars????

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ANY Nissan Skyline that does not read "GTR" on any part of the car. The RB20DE & DET's are not very fast at all and have a sufficient lack of torque, the RB25's are better, but still no miracle of engineering, they are heavy, the handling is rubbish when stock, the Interior was designed for Asia (Read: Short people) and it shows, to top it off, the R34 four doors look like a rolling turd.
at least i know one person agrees with me
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Re: most overrated cars????

I'd like to agree w/ the NSX... it is a fine automobile but I'd like to get a little more for $80K... why not spend a little more get a Carera, spend a little less, get a Viper. I think you get a much better deal on a Z06, a car that will probably beat an NSX in any type of race, straight, turns, whatever.

Also, the Skyline... just because this car is not allowed in America, it has developed a Cult following... I mean, I can accept it for what it is, but those in the religion think it is God on wheels. You guys know what I mean... they act like it is a Ferrari Enzo or something.
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Re: most overrated cars????

meh, but they're the same idiots who worship 20 inch tims on RX7's. Usually.
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Re: most overrated cars????

lol I forgot about the NSX..... "I got a 80K super car!!!" (Yeah, with the same EXACT interior as a honda civic dx, and less performance than a trans am.) I never heard the trans am being called a super car. So why would a slower car be called one?????? Should be called a super waste of money!

Also the "older" GTO is a american ICON!!!! And the new GTO can't even beat the car it replaced (WS6) In any type of track. Also, I thought it was a muscle car? Where's the muscle???? I don't see muscle anywhere? Not in the body or in the engine. The sad part is I laughed when I heard Pontiac trying to hype up the car at the LA AUTO SHOW. " It has 325 hp and runs 1/4 mile in 13.8 seconds" Also, why is it slower when it hasTrue Dual Exhaust????
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Re: most overrated cars????

Also, lol. Eclipse GT, piece of monkey *@%& car. (Mitsu car designer) "How about we make a new eclipse! Yeah, we can make it uglier, slower, and take away the awd option. Sounds like a good idea!"

And they wonder why their in the slump that their in. They should have retired our eclipses at the 2g and let us become classics.

And this 05 eclipse.............
Don't get me started.........
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Re: most overrated cars????

NSX, S2000, Skyline, and RX8. I would have said integras too, but I think people are finally realizing that they aren't even fast.
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Re: most overrated cars????

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I would have to say the new GTO's. we have one of the new ones at college and from the test drive alone i could see it was as slow as a herd of turtles and ugly it does not deserve the Badge of the GTO

Interesting. They should be running mid 13s.
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Cadillac Escalade.
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