In Reply to: Er...I like this new roadster... posted by FC on March 30, 1999 at 14:21:00:
: I really like this new rodaster designed by Honda. I really do. But it's not enough to make me sell my M roadster and get this 9000RPM screamer.
: PUSH START!!!! yes, I like it. I would get one if it's an option on the MZ3. It's just a little race-car-fun-in-a-street-car, that's all. No big deal about it.
: What I really like is the styling (subjective!) of the car. The style is simple, elegant, futuristic and sporty. It doesn't have a very wacky and falshy body that only guarantees a one-year-boost-sale, but a more restrained appearance that will hold its trend for years just like the NSX. Well, this car IS designed by the father of NSX.
: TWIN EXHAUST is nice looking. Can't really say anything about the killer sound since I haven't personally heard one. But From the 5min running footage I have seen, the car runs like a charm and sounds somewhere between Boxster and MZ3.
: I like the simplicity of the INTERIOR. But it might give wrong impression of cheapness. And the driver-oriented controls is a A+. This is, IMHO, what all driver-oriented cars should have.
: The only thing that bothers me VERY MUCH is the digital speedo. It does give the car a touch of high-tech, but it ruins the "car-feeling". Imagine driving at 100.5 MPH with the display going crazy between 100 and 101 MPH.
: Personally, I HOPE it will be comparable to German roadsters (SLK, Boxster, Z3). We need more competition in this area, what do you think? more competition = advanced technology = better cars = more competition = advanced...(you get the idea)
: any more thoughts, pos or neg, on this car?
: Can't wait to see one and drive one!
: '98 M roadster