In Reply to: Notice how rice-boys are impressed by the M3? posted by JamesM on September 15, 2000 at 06:35:09:
I am saddened by all the Honda bashing. I know there are idiots who drive them. Probably because of the easy availability, there are a lot of 18 year old snot nosed kids who slap on an intake and exhaust and suddenly they want to race the world.
But there are some of us who are mature, professionals, who drive Hondas and have chosen to "enhance" the performance by adding quality modifications to improve performance, like suspension, springs, sway bars, etc.
some Hondas, with the addition of forced induction can be quite fast indeed. And lets not forget the S2000 and the NSX. So please don't bash us Honda owners too much. Some deserve it, but I like to think that those like me do not. I live my car, I like BMWs, I like all cool cars.
I still think, however, that my Prelude (non stock) will outrun my buddy's M3. Only time will tell when we finally line up and go at it....
I bet him a beer, or dinner, or lunch. You name it Kevin369. I will gladly cough up if I lose and do so with a smile. I just honestly want to see how my car stands up to a "race car" like the M3.
I conclude all my posts, to avoid flames, by saying, I like M3s and don't think my car is better. I think they are just cool in different ways. :)
Just wondering if any of you are acquianted with any rice-boys. There is a guy that live next door to me, nice guy, owns a Civic hatchback, slightly riced. He was looking under the hood of my M3 and commented, "Man, that's a big engine." But he then proceeded to tell me I should remove the airbox and put in a "hi-flow" system. I guess they're used to small, peaky HP engines that need all the help they can get.
My brother was reading a "Sport Compact Car" magazine. He said that all these new ricers still compare their performance to the original M3!! 12 years old, and they still use it as their benchmark.
88 M3 Henna