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Shawn is right as usual (archive)

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Posted by Rachel on February 08, 2000 at 13:22:36:

In Reply to: Re: hey! watch it! posted by Shawn Fogg on February 08, 2000 at 13:00:55:

: Rachel,

: "belittling all 2.8 owners for the percieved actions of a few is equally rude."

: I didn't belittle ALL 2.8 owners, that is why I said they were the exception not the rule. During the time frame this occured I'm not sure 2.3s were even available yet so they had to be 2.8s as they weren't Ms.

yeah I was wondering about that as I wrote it. I wasn't around then, when 2.8s came out after 1.9s. Although I bought my car at that time, I wasn't on the MB. If people were huffing about 2.8s vs 1.9s the way that some do now with //MZ3s vs 1.9s then for one thing, they sure got their comeuppance when the ///MZ3s came out.

For another, and I will really step off here, I just say this:
It takes a small PERSON to measure another by their engine size.

: "1.9s are often under attack"
: Yes, they are and for no good reason. They are fantastic cars with decent straight line speed and fantastic cornering and braking. Just like traditional sports cars.
: You haven't on the receiving end of:
: saying 'Nice Car' to a fellow Z3er and gotten the response back of:
: 'Bet you wished your bought a six.'
: It just gets old after awhile. Sorry if I was venting.

Again, you are absolutely right. 1.9 owners take an absurd amount of hazing that is completely out of line. I wish I could do more against it and I am sorry that it gets to you. Really makes me angry and if occaisionally you wanna vent, go for it. (Just know that me and a whole lotta 2.8 owners are right behind you!)

: "There will ALWAYS be someone who is faster than you"
: That is the first rule of racing which I've mentioned many times here.
: " the only thing that counts is if you got what you wanted, for youself."
: Amen!
: "who was very happy to have Shawn's magic 1.9 join the 2.8 Shag armada on the ride home from HC99"
: And we had a blast being there... don't recall the 'snail' holding anyone back either. ;)

Hello, here is a pic I think may illustrate how I feel about that. There were 3 2.8s cruisin with you, and most of the time you hung back... but when the Boxster showed up, we sent our best out to lead.

: Now if the roads would just clear up and the sun would come out we could forget about all this and go on a DRIVE!

: Shawn

Weather tomorrow is forecast:
Mostly sunny and becoming breezy. Milder with a high in the mid 40s. I gotta drive to Philly so I am hopin for a top down day!!!!

Let them eat escargot.

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