Discussion: what makes a vehicle fun to drive?

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It is very popular among car enthusiast to say that contis are more fun to drive. However, what determines a vehicle to be fun to drive. Is it the engine, chassis, suspension, steering or what?

Kindly discuss..........:idea::idea::idea:
 

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The only thing that makes a car fun to drive is the driver/owner of the car.
 

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my personal preference of a fun car.
1. sensitive and straight forward steering respond
2. linear, sensitive and quick throttle respond
3. handles like a go kart (point and shoot type handling)
4. Power wise around 200~350WHP is good enough
5. Light weight body
6. No driver's aid (except PS)
 

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Radical SR8, Caterham, Lotus.
Lightweight, with power, and this


 

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Responsive to my touch and fondle, orgasmic moaning when I push it hard, must hug me tight tight when cum into corner.
 

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my personal preference of a fun car.
1. sensitive and straight forward steering respond
2. linear, sensitive and quick throttle respond
3. handles like a go kart (point and shoot type handling)
4. Power wise around 200~350WHP is good enough
5. Light weight body
6. No driver's aid (except PS)
Similar criteria like mine but it doesn't have to be super light weight like Lotus Elise or Ariel Atom though, as long as not too heavy (maybe not more than 1.5 ton curb weight) and have enough power to carry the weight and can still handle well (more neutral instead of understeering).
 

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my personal preference of a fun car.
1. sensitive and straight forward steering respond
2. linear, sensitive and quick throttle respond
3. handles like a go kart (point and shoot type handling)
4. Power wise around 200~350WHP is good enough
5. Light weight body
6. No driver's aid (except PS)
Agreed.

A Type R fits that description to a tee for me.
 

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depend on situation
power and handling for trek day
space and fc for long travel with family
easy for parking and cilok for working day
or sumting like that la..=)
 

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got to have the G force feel for @ least 3 of the gears, half meter revving for last digit on the speedometer & top notch handling.hmm do i make any sense here heheh:biggrin:
 

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"the driver" :driver:
 

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Great Throttle Responds, Able to tackle Corners almost perfectly, steady and stable at high speeds, sweet exhaust sound (not too loud), Power is just a pedal away at anytime when we need the extra push.
 

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Great Throttle Responds, Able to tackle Corners almost perfectly, steady and stable at high speeds, sweet exhaust sound (not too loud), Power is just a pedal away at anytime when we need the extra push.
The car in your sig is a perfect example for me.
 

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"the driver" :driver:
So the driver makes a vehicle fun to drive? So you drive the driver, or you drive the vehicle with the driver driving you. Or how? :confused:

Something like this driver?
 

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Actually, I'm not car specific. If one have knowledge and experience in doing up cars. I mean those that really put hands on their car will know how to make a car fun to drive. There's no perfect car out there, you want the car to do this, handle like that. It's all down to the owner's know how. An owner who knows their stuff inside out and not just let any people BS to put this or put that or just drop the car at the workshop to let someone do it and the owner knows nothing at all.

To quote 2 of MOOG's quote which I really agree on with hands and legs and gives inspiration.

"And when you turn the key, and pull out of the driveway in a car that you've fixed yourself... Nothing beats that first smile that appears when you realise that you did it yourself.''

"I rather lose by a mile cause I built my own car than win by an inch because someone built it for me. Your car is your story, so don't let anyone else write the book"
 

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Actually, I'm not car specific. If one have knowledge and experience in doing up cars. I mean those that really put hands on their car will know how to make a car fun to drive. There's no perfect car out there, you want the car to do this, handle like that. It's all down to the owner's know how. An owner who knows their stuff inside out and not just let any people BS to put this or put that or just drop the car at the workshop to let someone do it and the owner knows nothing at all.

To quote 2 of MOOG's quote which I really agree on with hands and legs and gives inspiration.

"And when you turn the key, and pull out of the driveway in a car that you've fixed yourself... Nothing beats that first smile that appears when you realise that you did it yourself.''

"I rather lose by a mile cause I built my own car than win by an inch because someone built it for me. Your car is your story, so don't let anyone else write the book"
A major fan of MCM and watched every episode. I have not heard of that. :banghead:
Perfect example would be the blueturd and the IS 1JZ swap eh?
 

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SUV is quite fun to drive because of its height and big tires. It makes u feel very superior. This is what I feel when first time driving a SUV.
 
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For me, a good sound system wil make a fun drive. =)