Fellow car nut here.From way back.
Originating from the midwest, not far from Detroit, and though a youngster, I got to witness the 60's muscle car era first hand. Corvettes, GTO's,
Chevelles, Rivieras, Buick GS 455's ....even my GrandPa's 63 Impala with a 327 V8 and POSI* that pushed you back into the seats !
I was hooked after riding in an uncle's new 1962 327 Fuelie Corvette....on a 2 lane black top road....@115mph.
As for my stable....depending on my mood, I've a car a truck and a bike. All manual transmissions fun to drive.
1975 Honda CB 550F Supersport - 4 Cylinders, 4 Carbs, Racing header and cam ....need I say more ?
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Ordered with a 5 speed and POSI*, great in the NH snow, my winter escape vehicle.
2004 Acura TSX - Fun, Fast and Comfortable even on date night with the Wife.
Haven't done much to the bike outside of a performance free flow foam air cleaner....it's faster than necessary anyway. The carbs do have a thrilling
sound....bygone in the era of fuel injection. It's reminiscent of the sound we heard in KKurious's video on the Lotus Ford Powered Race Car.
The Jeep has a 3.5" suspension lift which I am installing myself. I've a Racing style K&N filter and Flowmaster cat back exhaust which makes it
sounds more like a V8 and improves performance and mileage.
31" All Terrain tires are on the way to complement the lifted stance.
The TSX, doesn't need much. very fun and well balanced. Made my own cold air intake by removing the intake resonator and installed a Drop in K&N so it
breathes and sounds much better on WOT. I can see why the TSX made Car & Drivers 10 Best 4 years in a row.
*POSI = POSI-TRACTION, a limited slip rear differential permitting both rear wheels to power the car vs only one drive wheel.
Providing Better acceleration and handling due to equal distribution of power to the wheels as well as to both sides of the car.
edit on 29-4-2011 by nh_ee because: Had to add POSI