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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Eurobox Revenge or is it jealously?

The Mazda MX-5 is the first car I've owned, truely loved and enjoyed, I wash it, spend money on it, buy proper tyres and purhcase modifications to make it better but owning such a great car has it's side effects, it's called the invasion of the Eurobox.

Before we get confused lets define "Eurobox"
Eurobox: A boring front wheel drive functional car that's designed to look boring, get you from A to B, but for the hell of it lets stick a big meaty engine so it can go fast in a STRAIGHT LINE (remember that last bit)

Some examples of a Eurobox - VW Golf, Ford Focus, Seat Leon, Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Astra (ok Im starting to fall asleep)

OK I'm a man, I have testosterone and therefore Im competive and from time to time have decided to annoy one of these boxes but even when Im not in the mood, they cut you up, attempt to keep up with you, when will they learn!!??

My car CAN GO ROUND corners quicker than them, this is a SPORTS car. Most SPORTS cars are rear wheel drive, which means better steering into corners, where as most Eurobox's are front wheel drive which means "understeering" into corners, which usually means finding the brakes quickly.

The worst offenders are people carriers (used primarily by mums to cart kids to and from school) or Four Wheel Drives (to do the same thing - they NEVER go off the road in England) they can't keep up as they are so heavy so a LIGHTWEIGHT sportscar will outrun them - with a little effort.

I think it comes down to one thing - I had the guts to purchase one of these cars, they were sheep and had to buy what everryone else had, they when there functional little car is not as good looking or as fast they try and drive into you or try or outsmart you, so maybe it's not revenge - but more a case of jealously.

So which one would you choose??


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