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Old 12-26-2003, 12:04 AM
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I planned to get my first car, a 2nd gen RX-7 n/a. It's going to be a daily driven car. But everytime I think about winter, I can sorta picture the rx-7 spinning around.. . I'm an amature at driving, or lets just say no one taught me how to drive yet... . Since you guys are expert 7's drivers, hows the handling on snow? If its quite difficult for a beginner, then I might go towards a different car... which I dont want to...
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Old 12-26-2003, 12:20 AM
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I hate to tell you, but the FC in the snow is NOT for beginners. Not that it cant be driven, but some experience nesessary. I wouldnt even suggest you get an fc for a first car, because it handles so well and with that good handeling and the higher speeds, your raising the stakes in case of a collision.



Give yourself two years, buy a Honda or a Hyundai 5 spd.
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Old 12-26-2003, 12:27 AM
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Not a good idea.
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Old 12-26-2003, 11:03 AM
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SPEED KILLS!!!! buy a dirty ******* old beater for your first car, daily driver and learn how to drive under normal circumstances and in your free time go to HUGE open paved areas and start learn more advanced techniques like counter steering , put yourself in situations where you will need to learn how to correct your steering, over correcting or under correcting could kill ya but in a big open space you dont have anything to worry about but the cops. start learning how to initiate slides by going a decent speed and turning the wheel slightly and pulling the e-brake, as soon as you feel the *** flying steer the opposite way of the slide... fun stuff learning is!!! fc's are not snow cars
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Old 12-26-2003, 11:52 AM
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I see no harm in a N/A FC as a daily driver.

If it snows a few times a year in his area its no big deal, some all season

tires and maybe a bag of sand behind each seat will improve snow

driving.



I wouldnt go driving a mint condition low mileage one, but considering

alot of FCs are an engine failure away from being parted out why not.
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Old 12-26-2003, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by RE_GTR' date='Dec 25 2003, 10:04 PM
I planned to get my first car, a 2nd gen RX-7 n/a. It's going to be a daily driven car. But everytime I think about winter, I can sorta picture the rx-7 spinning around.. . I'm an amature at driving, or lets just say no one taught me how to drive yet... . Since you guys are expert 7's drivers, hows the handling on snow? If its quite difficult for a beginner, then I might go towards a different car... which I dont want to...
I found this out the hard way I got a TII for my very first car.Now im saving up for a beater to drive in the winter and its so hard because I keep buying TII parts instead.Anyway the first day it snowed this year I went out to see how the TII handled in the snow beacause this is my 1st winter since ive owned the car.On my 4th turn my seven hit some ice and the rear end broke loose and spun into a telephone poll.Good thing I wasn't going fast the only damage is a little scratch and the bottom of my left S5 tail is chipped.Since then I never drove it again in snow.If you had some snow tires than maybe it will be a lil different but even if you hit ice with those you can lose controll.If you end up getting this car just get some snow tires and drive as slow as possible.Don't attempt no kiddyish fish tailing and donuts cause that **** leads to trouble.I probly would of been dead right now or had my car wrecked if I was doing that stupid ****...think again.Good luck.



-Aaron



P.S - A N/A should be alot easier to drive in the snow but still...**** can happen.
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Old 12-26-2003, 12:01 PM
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I'm agreeing with Rob on this one. Any rear-drive car is going to be more of a challenge to drive in the snow than a front-driver, but that's a good thing. I don't think you should dumb yourself down by driving a Honda just because it snows a couple, three times a year. Sure, if you're stupid, you could kill yourself, but hey, you can do that with any car. I think the RX-7 will make you a better driver if you're a intelligent person, or kill you if you're a retard. Either way, it's a win-win.
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Originally Posted by 1988RedT2' date='Dec 26 2003, 10:01 AM
I'm agreeing with Rob on this one. Any rear-drive car is going to be more of a challenge to drive in the snow than a front-driver, but that's a good thing. I don't think you should dumb yourself down by driving a Honda just because it snows a couple, three times a year. Sure, if you're stupid, you could kill yourself, but hey, you can do that with any car. I think the RX-7 will make you a better driver if you're a intelligent person, or kill you if you're a retard. Either way, it's a win-win.
I agree with that also.
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Mine do alrightbut thats because i always have awesome tires. But this year i am going to use my DeVille. I dont have good tires and the truth is i just don't trust my 7's in the snow. But of course Boise isn't getting any snow as of right now. lol
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Old 12-26-2003, 01:29 PM
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I plan on getting a 7 too and I don't have much driving experience but it only snows like 2 times a year here, so snow isn't that much of a problem, are there any other reasons to start out with another car besides the RX? Besides the gas mileage isn't so good to drive to college every day...I really want a 7 but if I have to get a daily driver I'm leaning towards a 91-93 240sx hatch...Not trying to take over the thread but, any opinions?
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