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Growing up as a kid, I always wanted a s13 240sx. I grew up watching them drift and grip race on YouTube (pre Adam lz) and I was absolutely in love with them.
When I was old enough, I ended up getting a nice, 5spd, 93 lift back and it was super fun and I put a bunch of money into it, as any kid does. It handled great for what it was. But then I drove other cars and realized it was actually pretty shitty in comparison.
Not just straight line speed, but in the corners as well compared to a newer more revised chassis, and even other cars of similar years. I ended up falling out of love with it, and hopping car to car, to find something to fill that void. I eventually went back, but it just wasn't the same, so I sold it shortly after.
I ended up falling in love with hondas after a buddy of mine let me drive his Gsr swapped 93 hatch. Buying a 90s civic and throwing a b series in it was so much fun. And buying a lsd made the thing pull out of turns with so much momentum. It was so damn fun. I had been avoiding fwd cars because as a new enthusiast it gets beat into your head that "fwd bad" the reality was, my little shitter civic was better than my 240 in almost every way. I grew up some and wanted something fun but more laid back, and settled on a 09 si and I couldn't be more happy with it
Its weird looking back at how much I wanted the s13, and seeing how much people want them now. It's fun, and relatively analog, but it's just not all that great in terms of performance, or being a smile maker when compared to my current honda
What was a car you were in love with, but then drove it and realized that it wasn't as good as you thought?
Edit: thank you everyone for your responses, I'm having a great time reading about your hero cars and why they fell off the podium they were placed on ✌️
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