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Worst Cars For Inexperienced Drivers

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Re: Worst Cars For Inexperienced Drivers

Post by steverife » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:25 pm

That's why no kid of mine will get a Carrera GT or Countach or an Ariel Atom as a first car!
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Post by MARKP » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:27 pm

Uhh, duh? Here kid, have a Hellcat!
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Re: Worst Cars For Inexperienced Drivers

Post by John Brown » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:29 pm

poor kids these days..... :(
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Post by disneyd » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:59 pm

I once had someone ask me if the '93 Rx7 their 16 year old son wanted as a first car would be a good choice...
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Re: Worst Cars For Inexperienced Drivers

Post by michael.plaster » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:50 pm

steverife wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:25 pm
That's why no kid of mine will get a Carrera GT or Countach or an Ariel Atom as a first car!
The price tag has nothing to do with it, hypothetical kid of mine.
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Re: Worst Cars For Inexperienced Drivers

Post by MikeKelly » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:18 pm

I'm pretty sure I would have dropped something obscure (TVR or Noble) and put Corvette in the top 10.

I was trying to think of other notable "misses".
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Post by thrdeye » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:29 pm

STi/EVO. Overconfidence due to the AWD + a ton of power = blammo.
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Post by Wheelman_13 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:57 pm

List does not contain an MR2 Turbo, list is invalid. Snap oversteer is real. In hindsight, my parents were nuts for that one even though the car was pretty cheap...but we both survived (car and me). I credit being a square and autocross for not having ended up upside-down on a road somewhere.
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Re: Worst Cars For Inexperienced Drivers

Post by 01badz28 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:54 am

I still remember the time I was 16, driving my 1996 Camaro V6 A4 in the rain for the first time, and ended up facing the wrong direction on Middlebrook Pike trying to turn onto it from Old Cedar Bluff Road. 200hp was way too much for me back then.
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Post by Buck05Sti » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:26 am

I like how literally one of those cars would ever be conceivably owned by a normal middle class kid. And of course it's the one known best for crowd control.
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Re: Worst Cars For Inexperienced Drivers

Post by steverife » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:14 pm

01badz28 wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:54 am
I still remember the time I was 16, driving my 1996 Camaro V6 A4 in the rain for the first time, and ended up facing the wrong direction on Middlebrook Pike trying to turn onto it from Old Cedar Bluff Road. 200hp was way too much for me back then.
I looped a 1980 Camaro trying to stop for a yellow light in my first rain drive. Modern brakes are nice. :)
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Re: Worst Cars For Inexperienced Drivers

Post by 01badz28 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:20 pm

steverife wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:14 pm
01badz28 wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:54 am
I still remember the time I was 16, driving my 1996 Camaro V6 A4 in the rain for the first time, and ended up facing the wrong direction on Middlebrook Pike trying to turn onto it from Old Cedar Bluff Road. 200hp was way too much for me back then.
I looped a 1980 Camaro trying to stop for a yellow light in my first rain drive. Modern brakes are nice. :)
I did the same thing first time I had my old NA Miata out in the rain (I did a complete 360 in an exit lane trying to get slowed down from interstate speeds). Going from ABS to no ABS is a real kick in the pants.
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Re: Worst Cars For Inexperienced Drivers

Post by MikeKelly » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:10 pm

01badz28 wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:20 pm

Going from ABS to no ABS is a real kick in the pants.

ABS / traction control / stability nannies - pffft...

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Re: Worst Cars For Inexperienced Drivers

Post by MARKP » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:19 pm

Yep... I like my no-nanny cars.

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