[s-cars] Worthy projects (was Alum..was UrS $)
sportquattros1 at mac.com
Mon Apr 23 23:12:45 EDT 2007
JR I think you can not smell the sarcasm! I also think that if the
turning radius is the only thing that keeps you from owning a car you
are very short sighted. I have many miles in this car, Street,
track, and auto x style tracks and did not feel the turning radius
was bad. I test cars and launch cars for a living and do know that
there is more to driving then going fast, I can find fault and good
with any car out there I just chose to focus on the positive over the
negative. I am still convinced that it is the best modern
interpretation of the 92-95 S4-S6 out there. I am sorry if I have
ruffled any feather out there but it is how I feel.
On Apr 23, 2007, at 7:36 PM, JR wrote:
> I can't figure out how you can go so fast that you never have to
> make u-turns. That doesn't make sense. Yeah suburbans turn
> tighter than semis, but that doesn't mean suburbans have a good
> turning radius does it? By that rationale the S60R should come
> with free suburban rental vouchers for life so when you get fed up
> with it you can rent one to forget that your car can't turn around
> any better than a 747. U-turning is a fact of life sometimes. He
> cares about the turning radius because it's embarrassing to have to
> hold up traffic to turn, backup, turn some more and then go or end
> up driving on the curb during a u-turn. He also has to be
> selective about parking because the lousy turning radius makes it
> hard to park. This is a daily driver, not a track car. Is it too
> much to ask that the car be able to make a reasonable u-turn or
> park normally? He doesn't track the car, but if he did I'd have to
> wonder how it would do around a hairpin turn. It's that bad.
> There's more to driving a car than mashing your right foot down.
> Don't take my word for it. Google "s60r consumer reviews" or "s60r
> turning radius" and see what other owners say.
> W.G. Giles wrote:
>> The Volvo S60R is a great car I know because I worked the US
>> launch back a few years ago and I would buy one to replace my S6
>> if I had to. Who cares about the turning radius as you will be
>> going to fast to do a U turn anyway. If you rent a suburban a
>> couple of times a year you will think the S60R has a great
>> turning radius. I am working with BMW right now launching the
>> new X5 (Great for a SAV), and have driven the 335i TT and it is
>> very cool. As time goes on it will be a real good tuner, just
>> not AWD yet.
>> On Apr 23, 2007, at 2:20 PM, pkrasusky at ups.com wrote:
>>> Welllllllllllllll... trying to think what I've got up me grubby
>>> sleeve here. Likely the F430BF1 at some point as my (now
>>> former) client
>>> keeps threatening to let me at it. Then the 997GT3RS come August.
>>> Otherwise, it's whatever spontaneously happens to erupt - never
>>> Maybe a hybrid Camry, some Hyundai, Kia, Accord, Corolla - not.
>>> What is known is it'll be JNR - that much is a given.
>>> I do look forward to an S60R outing at some point. Gots to happen.
>>> Glad you enjoy my dribble Scott! I seem to be finding less and less
>>> time these days to have at it, but do what I can 8-). I try to
>>> things up over @ AW D2 forum, but most goes right over basically
>>> everyone's heads there. Nothing like you guys here certainly!
>>> Don't be a stranger around here now...
>>> From: QSHIPQ at aol.com [mailto:QSHIPQ at aol.com]
>>> Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 11:16 AM
>>> To: Krasusky Paul (WQQ2PXK); s-car-list at audifans.com
>>> Cc: scarsgo at gmail.com
>>> Subject: Re: Worthy projects (was Alum..was UrS $)
>>> Keep it up Paulie!
>>> Do know too, that my S2 Rally driver really wants to put an S40
>>> rally car together. I have contacted Haldex directly, and they can
>>> program that goofy hydraulic thing to be whatever we want. It
>>> can be
>>> done in any of them now, and I hear the new saab will have this
>>> as well (thru Rod Haney no less!). The days of torsen haven't been
>>> ditched either, Toyota has put a *locking* torsen in the center
>>> of the
>>> 4runner for a couple years. A much better approach IMO, than the
>>> TBR Stasis offers.
>>> Don't let the NAC scare you off sire, sharing of the ride, in
>>> all those JNR (tm PK) terms, convey a sense of fun *and* a baseline
>>> understanding of performance that frankly, only masochistic flogs of
>>> Miss Piggy can deliver.
>>> I enyoy great stories and of great rides Paulie. Sharing them
>>> is what it's all about IMO. I thank you for your commitment in
>>> so, and know from my 'Top Ten' (tm - SJ), that writing them takes
>>> and effort. Worthy of read my friend, I hope you have started a
>>> Sticking around for you? Ok I lied, but I promise to read your
>>> next JNR
>>> column of insanity!
>>> See what's free at AOL.com
>>> <http://www.aol.com?ncid=AOLAOF00020000000503> .
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