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What is more important handling or power?

 
Old 03-08-11, 08:30 AM
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Depends, I am more towards power than handling, but not to the point of a Mustang vs an Elise.

More so like the C63 AMG over the M3 because for mostly normal driving, the handling is more than sufficient, but the power is awesome.

So I will always pick the C AMG > M3, the V8V > Porsche, a Murci > 458 etc
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Originally Posted by bad co View Post
Shouldn't you be driving a 335i instead ?
Hah yeah if I could afford it lol. My suspension is pretty dialed in though; coilovers, sway bars, strut bar, chassis brace and performance tires... She does aight
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Old 03-08-11, 03:24 PM
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I prefer handling any day of the week. Both would be great but if I had to chose one it would be handling
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Originally Posted by I8ABMR View Post
I prefer handling any day of the week. Both would be great but if I had to chose one it would be handling
I've been fortunate to have some decent cars. I've had about 17 so far. One of the most fun cars I got to drive for 2 weeks was my brother in laws Mazda Miata. Talk about low HP, great handling, and butt loads of fun to drive.
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I will take an SRT8 any day of the week, plenty of performance, comfortable, handles well for it's size and weight and has a ton of aftermarket to improve every aspect
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If I can only have one, handling is what I want.
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Old 03-08-11, 05:47 PM
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I prefer handling over power because any car will eventually get to 100mph in a straight line. Being able to handle speed during turns and not feel like driving a boat will be important.

And yes I drive a Miata too.
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Balance, best of both worlds.
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Yes Balance is the key, if anything I give a slight edge to power, but the car needs to feel nimble and light on it's feet.
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I don't mind having either one (handling or power), but neither one is a big issue with me, as long as there is simply enough power to be safe in stop-and-go traffic, and good enough handling to keep from excessive body-roll or plowing straight ahead when you want to turn. Far more important to me, on a daily-basis, is reliability, comfort, a reasonably smooth ride, versatility, ease-of-control-use, and all-weather traction.

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Old 03-08-11, 08:50 PM
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I'm going to take power for 200 Alex. While I love handling if I preferred it over power I'd be on a BMW or Lotus forum...

Though the LFA and IS F changes things
 
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Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX View Post
While I love handling if I preferred it over power I'd be on a BMW or Lotus forum...
Many BMW jocks have both.

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to be fast in a straight line usually only takes money and usually theres always someone faster...

to be fast in the corners usually takes more skill than money, a skilled driver in a miata can out corner a 'rich' guy in a 911 turbo... just watch Inital D
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