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Old 05-19-2000, 09:06 AM   #1
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DOes this type S only come in auto? Is it only available in North America? I saw one but it was orange. uurrghh....otherwise it is a sleek looking car.
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Old 05-19-2000, 09:29 AM   #2
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If you're talking about the CL, I believe it is only available in the 5 speed sport shift auto. How unfortunate... just like the IS300.

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Old 05-19-2000, 01:40 PM   #3
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The displacement on the Type S is the same but they bumped up the compresion on the engine. So, instead of the normal 220HP it puts out 260HP. Nice car,but like people said FWD!


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Old 05-19-2000, 02:09 PM   #4
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FWD with more than 200hp, you will definitey get rampant wheelspin, like everyone says. All these "sporty" Saabs, Volvos, Acuras, Lexus, Caddys, with high-power engines on the front axle, they are a joke. Torque steer up the a$$, wheel spin in anything but perfect pavement, level or downhill. uphill + a pebble and you'll be sliding backwards!!!

Why don't they just go RWD with traction control (to curb the litigations), I don't know...

You know why the Integra R is such a great car? 180 hp with low torque is the only way you are gonna have a high-power engine in FWD. Anything else and you are losing traction.
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Old 05-19-2000, 03:02 PM   #5
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I heard acura's sport shifts are slick. Haven't tried it but daggamit the type S has some really sweet wheels!!!! Can't a brotha drool at a non Subie?!
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Old 05-19-2000, 03:16 PM   #6
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Hey Subaman, I think all of Lexus cars(except the ES300) is RWD. Volvo's are the most notorious for overpriced FWD cars with two much torque to the front wheels. Which is okay becuase I'll never buy those damn ugly a$$ cars.
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Old 05-19-2000, 06:50 PM   #7
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Subaman: Your telling me a 300HP Cadillac STS has front wheel spin? Sorry man, if you have ever driven one you would know that they don't. I've pegged my dad's 99 STS so many times off the line and just got a little *chirp*, now in the rain or bad weather yes, its kinda bad to hammer it. But on a nice hot day, with the traction control off, this thing picks up and goes.
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Old 05-19-2000, 07:03 PM   #8
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At least the IS300 will get a manual next year, at the insistance of Lexus of America. Those Japanese automakers just don't get it. They probably think all of us Americans are fat and lazy slobs who won't be bothered to shift! By the way I think the IS300 (Altezza) is damn ugly. Cool, but ugly! I'd rather have a Bimmer.
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Old 05-19-2000, 08:02 PM   #9
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Hey, does anyone know what is up with Volvo's exhaust system. I always pull up behind volvo's at stop lights and notice that some have two mufflers, one on each side of the rear end. The strange thing is that there is no exhaust tip on the lefthand side. The right has a indent in the bumper, and the tip comming out there. The left has the indent but instead of a tip they put a cap to fill the indent, and you can see the muffler under the bumper. Whats the point of the left muffler?
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Old 05-19-2000, 09:44 PM   #10
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Just happened to drive a CL type S today! All are auto trans, manual shift mode was ok. They are fast, just not as fast as the GS400. The E-shift on the Lexus is much better. The local Lexus dealer will have the IS300 show car next weekend to show. I'll post a report.
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Old 05-20-2000, 12:03 AM   #11
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Its a 260hp 3.5l (im not sure about the displacement) vtec, the bad thing is that it only comes in the sportshift crap..

if it came in manual it would be hella sweet!! With the sportsshift it does high 6's to 60 and 14's in the 1/4...

Its nice as is, but its more of a sporty, semi-luxo cruiser..

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Old 05-20-2000, 12:13 AM   #12
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I hate to say this again...
260 HP, good...Front-wheel drive, bad.

Boy that car would be fun in the rain around town.

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Old 05-20-2000, 12:42 AM   #13
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I don't get Acura. I thought they were suppose to be the luxury division of Honda but most of the cars seem like economy cars with hints of luxury. I agree with Mel22B. A won't buy a $32K luxury car that is fwd. I'd much rather wait for the Legacy GT to get a retuned version of the new flat 6. Hopefully, they will slap a turbo on it and get 300hp+ out of it. I'd pay $30K+ for that car.
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Old 05-20-2000, 06:06 PM   #14
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Doesn't the Caddie get more traction because it weighs more and holds the road better?
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Old 05-21-2000, 05:09 AM   #15
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The CL Type S is quite nice, but I'm against it since there's no stick. As for the argument of the legitimacy of Acura, well...
they're very nice cars, and they do have a niche over here... Right along with Lexus, Lincoln, Infinity and the other carmakers-gone-luxury. The Americas go for that, so fine. I'd take a CL if it had a Honda badge on it, I could care less.

If you ask me, an Accord V6 Coupe with a standard would be sweet. A guy who works at the dealer I get my service at (Honda) has one, in silver, with a nice dual (legitimate) exhaust. It's gorgeous.

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Old 05-21-2000, 04:45 PM   #16
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Well, i read somewhere that they're possibly going to bring the manual to the v6 accords as an option for MY01 or 02...
that would be nice indeed..

 
Old 05-21-2000, 08:04 PM   #17
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Why don't they just go RWD with traction control (to curb the litigations), I don't know
Obviously you're from an area that doesn't get snow. They make 260hp FWD luxury cars because that's what people want to buy. In Minnesota, if you buy a 260 hp RWD car (Mustang), you'd better either keep it in the garage all winter or expect to total it driving on icey roads. Wheelspin or not, FWD will keep you alive on ice. My Explorer was a complete deathtrap when it snowed. I finally ended up spinning out and totalling it. You can't really spin-out a FWD car. If it slips, it slides forward. If a RWD slips, it spins around and then you don't have a chance of regaining control. The only people who buy RWD cars up here are the people that can afford to park it during the winter and drive a second car.
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Old 05-21-2000, 08:58 PM   #18
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I was probably mistaken about getting wheelspin on the Caddies, forgot they were auto. Come to think of it I don't know too many autos that can ever wheelspin from a stop. Wheelspin is definitely a problem with any manual though, and most high-powered FWD cars have problems with torque steer. Heck I get it on my 100hp car.

About the snow, perhaps I am again mistaken. Traction control is getting really cheap though, no??? Seems like if someone can afford to get a 260hp FWD car, they could afford a RWD car and order the traction control.

I'm from Michigan by the way, and a bunch of people in my High School had 5.0's or pickups and none of them had the money to have a second "winter car". The only spin-out I know of is my friend who flipped his FWD Probe. Odd...
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