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Old 01-20-2020, 05:21 PM   #71
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Slightly more forgiving seats would be nice. The bolsters are great, but actual seat padding is pretty hard and flat. Some VW GTI-style Recaros would be good as long as it stays low.
Most comfortable seats/seating position I've ever been in were those in my 1974 twin cam Lotus Europa. They were so good and supported your back so well that I bought a pair out of a wreck for my wife to use while she was pregnant. Later we used them for watching TV and when the kids had their Nintendo, gaming!
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A sub in the trunk is going to take away a ton of baggage space isn't it? A gt needs space for stuff.
My OEM Audio sub takes up little space and so does the factory sub option, but I would prefer a factory sub in the spare tire.

My wife's Audi Q5 has a 6.5'' factory sub, which is more than enough for me. Even the 8'' sub for my kit is overkill. Here is a pic I found online of the setup and even with an upgraded unit:


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I have this burning suspicion that if there were a 2020 86 @Dadhawk Edition, it would simply be an engine, frame, and wheels with no body.
Nah, I like creature comforts, remember I'm the guy that wants to have a CTS-V as his "grandpa car". I also definitely prefer a roof, although a targa would be nice for the twice a year I want to let what is left of my hair out.

I really don't care if I have electric windows, over the air updates, remote start, heated/cooled seats, or most other such necessities, but i use them if I have them. Usually I'm pointing these things out when folks complain about how much cars cost now as part of the reason. The 86 is about the closest you can get to a decent basic car any more.

I do like the idea of the Atom though, as @LimitedSlip suggested...
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I have this burning suspicion that if there were a 2020 86 @Dadhawk Edition, it would simply be an engine, frame, and wheels with no body.
@Dadhawk 's car, back in the day -


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Old 01-20-2020, 10:15 PM   #75
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My twin fits my definition of GT really well. The only change I'd make is reducing road noise. Col. Spaulding and I drove 'Blue' from the tip of South Texas to visit a kiddo in D.C. a couple of years ago. 4 days and 1800 miles up and 3 days and 1600 miles back. Kept the daily mileage to 600 or less and things were great. Seats were comfortable, The colonel spent some of the time emulating Ms. Humfrz, a lot of time seeing the sights, and a bit of time gripping the door handle on the Cherohala Skyway and the Dragon.

Cabin noise aside, the car was great. Since then, I've installed lighter wheels and 225 tires which smoothed the ride a little and increased the noise. I recently bought a portable intercom for general aviation use along with a couple of decent headsets w/boom mikes. If the noise becomes intrusive we break those out and, aside from looking like refugees from a rally stage, it works really well.
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Old 01-21-2020, 05:26 PM   #76
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If the internet get's half of what they wish for then the Gen 2 Twins will be a true GT. It will be a heavier, more luxurious, hatch backed, barge just like the rest of the "true" modern "GT" cars.
All in all compared to what we have now it will suck.


If I was after a modern GT I would have bought a Genesis coupe, 370Z or god forbid a Mustang.
I have my current one. Forget everyone else. Give me the GT shooting brake for a new daily lol.

Also I kinda want an EcoBoost Mustang
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Also I kinda want an EcoBoost Mustang
Takes the conversation full circle. Is an ecoboost Mustang a GT car?
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Takes the conversation full circle. Is an ecoboost Mustang a GT car?
Oooo. I havent gone and driven one so not sure. Could the Mustang GT be one but ecoboost not?
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I would put bags in the trunk and drive.
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My twin fits my definition of GT really well. The only change I'd make is reducing road noise. Col. Spaulding and I drove 'Blue' from the tip of South Texas to visit a kiddo in D.C. a couple of years ago. 4 days and 1800 miles up and 3 days and 1600 miles back. Kept the daily mileage to 600 or less and things were great. Seats were comfortable, The colonel spent some of the time emulating Ms. Humfrz, a lot of time seeing the sights, and a bit of time gripping the door handle on the Cherohala Skyway and the Dragon.

Cabin noise aside, the car was great. Since then, I've installed lighter wheels and 225 tires which smoothed the ride a little and increased the noise. I recently bought a portable intercom for general aviation use along with a couple of decent headsets w/boom mikes. If the noise becomes intrusive we break those out and, aside from looking like refugees from a rally stage, it works really well.
Yep, if you would ask mrs humfrz, she would tell you that our FR-S is a "GT" car fer sure. Keep in mind, that she is getting out of a Miata, where she spent over 80,000 touring miles, mostly with the top down. -

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Oooo. I havent gone and driven one so not sure. Could the Mustang GT be one but ecoboost not?
Well going by the standard set in this thread.
Less power. Lower trim. Not as many goodies. Sure why not?
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Yep, if you would ask mrs humfrz, she would tell you that our FR-S is a "GT" car fer sure. Keep in mind, that she is getting out of a Miata, where she spent over 80,000 touring miles, mostly with the top down. -

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Actually, the Colonel had a complexion about the color of your mizzuz top about halfway through the run up the Dragon. She was less than amused when I mentioned we had to drive back down it.
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Actually, the Colonel had a complexion about the color of your mizzuz top about halfway through the run up the Dragon. She was less than amused when I mentioned we had to drive back down it.
Ya, I hear that.

mrs humfrz in a top down roadster coming off of Pikes Peak.

her - how long before we reach the bottom?

me - we are at 13,500 feet, do the math.

her - I don't see many guardrails.

me - that's because their isn't many

her - when we get to the gravel section, will you slow down?

me - a little bit.

her - would you put that camera down and drive the damn car!

(her - I know I should have taken the cog railway to the top - )

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My OEM Audio sub takes up little space and so does the factory sub option, but I would prefer a factory sub in the spare tire.

My wife's Audi Q5 has a 6.5'' factory sub, which is more than enough for me. Even the 8'' sub for my kit is overkill. Here is a pic I found online of the setup and even with an upgraded unit:


I'm starting to get really irritated at 'relevant search results'. I scoured the internet for a solid 2 weeks looking for every spare tire sub option available to weigh my options, and neither the q5 or that jbl option ever popped up in the results.
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