I had a '74 Midget, and it was so much fun you didn't notice it was so slow. The gear whine alone was worth the price of admission.saw that
The midget would still be a car I would love to have as well as the old triumph. 0-60 in 34 seconds but man you would look cool
Doesn't surprise me. Years ago, my HS Drama teacher had a bugeye/frogeye Sprite. For a joke, four of us carried it up the stairs, into the building, and set it center stage.wife had a midget too. no reverse (or hardly ever fixes lasted as long as a week)
she would fred flinstone it out of parking spaces with little trouble.
They had almost a decade of relative dogs, they lowered the compression ratio on all engines in 1971 for "unleaded", and then maybe 1975-1983, from the introduction of the catalytic converters until the introduction of the 4th generation cars where they started to make some improvements.The corvette surprised me!
No wonder my insurance is so cheap. I have geico as well.Reading the comments in the link, I got to thinking if the insurance companies actually consider these slow "sports car" a sports car. I searched and found this
it lists "MR2" but no "MR2 Spyder"
I end up saving a few bucks going from a 1998 corolla to an 03 MR2 Spyder. My Insurance company (Geico) must not think of it as sports car.
My friends in High School did something similar to mine(non-bugeye). 4 of 'em picked it up and turned it sideways in the parking spot. I got out 4 hours before regular dismissal so I had to hunt down one of the owners of the cars I was put between and get 'em to move their car so I could get out.Doesn't surprise me. Years ago, my HS Drama teacher had a bugeye/frogeye Sprite. For a joke, four of us carried it up the stairs, into the building, and set it center stage.
We thought we'd broken the rear (independent) axle.
True, but if the car is slow, you spend all of your time flogging it on the straights hoping to get up to a speed that makes the corners interesting. The old MG's and Sprites seemed fast because we didn't know any better.I find it strange (and inappropriate) that sportscars are ranked according to dragster standards.
There is more to driving than 0-60 times.