RE: The best sports cars to buy in 2020

RE: The best sports cars to buy in 2020

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cerb4.5lee

16,435 posts

138 months

Thursday 15th October
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JaseB said:
Change the article's title to sporting coupes quick...
Spot on.

baconsarney

9,936 posts

119 months

Thursday 15th October
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Quote:
.......................Jaguar F-Type Coupe. Firstly, because it's about the most handsome sports car to ever be produced in this country;

Highly subjective opinion and incorrect. In my highly objective and unbiased opinion. whistle

kambites

60,073 posts

179 months

Thursday 15th October
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Vee12V said:
I'm sorry but the RCZ just isn't a sports car.
Nor is the TT.

ddom

1,863 posts

6 months

Thursday 15th October
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kambites said:
Vee12V said:
I'm sorry but the RCZ just isn't a sports car.
Nor is the TT.
Neither is the PH car of the people ... the MX5 but hey ho

TheAntics

24 posts

100 months

Thursday 15th October
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Always love reading that the Z4M is the lairy one....my coupe terrifies me. For those coming from a caterham etc it'll be a pussy cat but for those coming from a M140i or S4 (Me) it's an animal...all relative but it's hugely exciting to drive. I yearn for a 911 but I can't bring myself to sell my Z4MC and right now I can't stretch to both.

biggles330d

501 posts

108 months

Thursday 15th October
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If a sports car means something thats not necessarily track focused, but is driver focused and engaging then the A110 is a surprising omission given the overwhelmingly positive reviews it gets for being a brilliant thing to drive.

cerb4.5lee

16,435 posts

138 months

Thursday 15th October
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TheAntics said:
Always love reading that the Z4M is the lairy one....my coupe terrifies me. For those coming from a caterham etc it'll be a pussy cat but for those coming from a M140i or S4 (Me) it's an animal...all relative but it's hugely exciting to drive. I yearn for a 911 but I can't bring myself to sell my Z4MC and right now I can't stretch to both.
I'd agree with you, and my Z4MR scared me more in the 5 months I had it...than my Cerbera did in 6 years. It is such an unpredictable car to drive because of the ride/suspension for me, and I never really knew where I stood with it. Definitely an involving car to drive though for sure.

samoht

1,665 posts

104 months

Thursday 15th October
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Agree on 350Z, RX-7 and A110 suggestions.
Would also think that the 996 Porsche 911 counts, and at least one Ferrari, maybe the 355?

kambites

60,073 posts

179 months

Thursday 15th October
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biggles330d said:
If a sports car means something thats not necessarily track focused, but is driver focused and engaging then the A110 is a surprising omission given the overwhelmingly positive reviews it gets for being a brilliant thing to drive.
I think the Alpine's problem is that it's too new, which puts it up against cars which were a class above it. The Alpine is a great car, but when it (slightly artificailly) falls into the same price band, the Evora is a better one. If you could get one for under £35k, I think it would beat the F-type hands-down but I don't think you can yet?

Edited by kambites on Thursday 15th October 10:06

mooseracer

792 posts

128 months

Thursday 15th October
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It is an absolute outrage that there is no mx5/elise/boxster in this list.

Oh, perhaps I should actually read the 2nd paragraph of the article.

dinkel

25,567 posts

216 months

Thursday 15th October
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samoht said:
Would also think that the 996 Porsche 911 counts,
Yes, cheap and good quality.
A 996 with the engine done is a fantastic car.

2Btoo

2,004 posts

161 months

Thursday 15th October
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kambites said:
Vee12V said:
I'm sorry but the RCZ just isn't a sports car.
Nor is the TT.
Agreed. On both counts.

(Although the RCZ is closer than the TT).

rockin

8,516 posts

203 months

Thursday 15th October
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suffolk009 said:
"namely that a sports car has two seats and a fixed roof". What an idiotic thing to write.

The best sports cars have soft tops.
My reaction was the same as yours.

This from Road & Track magazine in 2016, https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a28225/sp...

What is a sports car?" In the postwar era, a "sports car" was any car that seated two, had a soft top, and could be used for competition. Thus, the Sports Car Club of America. An MG-TC was a sports car, as was an XK-120 or a Jowett Jupiter.

That same car with a permanent hardtop was considered a "Grand Tourer", meaning it would be appropriate for a young man to drive around Europe in varying weather conditions. Thus, the MGB-GT is an MGB sports car upgraded to Grand Tourer configuration. The definition of "GT car" has always been more flexible than the definition of "Sports Car" because it is based around prospective usage. In the modern era, virtually anything from a Scion FR-S to a Mustang to an Aston Vanquish would serve the would-be Grand Tourer well and so we can call them all "GT cars."

Matt Bird

1,259 posts

163 months

PH Reportery Lad

Thursday 15th October
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suffolk009 said:
"namely that a sports car has two seats and a fixed roof"

What an idiotic thing to write.

The best sports cars have soft tops.
There's going to be a dedicated rundown of roadsters/drop-tops/cabrios as well, that's why! This definition suited the cars we wanted to focus on here. The convertibles are coming, promise!


Matt

Matt Bird

1,259 posts

163 months

PH Reportery Lad

Thursday 15th October
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Gameface said:
This won't end well. laugh


I have a similar feeling! Let's see...

Gameface

13,759 posts

35 months

Thursday 15th October
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Matt Bird said:
Gameface said:
This won't end well. laugh

I have a similar feeling! Let's see...
I think a pattern has already emerged... wink

Bispal

800 posts

109 months

Thursday 15th October
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Matt Bird said:
suffolk009 said:
"namely that a sports car has two seats and a fixed roof"

What an idiotic thing to write.

The best sports cars have soft tops.
There's going to be a dedicated rundown of roadsters/drop-tops/cabrios as well, that's why! This definition suited the cars we wanted to focus on here. The convertibles are coming, promise!


Matt
Matt you need to edit to 'sporting coupes' or this is going to go rapidly downhill.....Shame as there is lots to discuss here.





james_zy

62 posts

14 months

Thursday 15th October
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I have to agree here with what others have said. As a Z4 coupe owner, I don’t actually think it is as good as the competition as a “sports” car. It has its appeal in terms of its look and as a two seater (with a decent sized boot), and being a load of fun to own, but I would imagine the 350 or 370z to be better as a drivers car. Reasons being principally the PAS in the Z which really let’s it down.

As a daily though, it’s great and I have no plans to sell.

Water Fairy

3,305 posts

113 months

Thursday 15th October
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I stopped reading once I saw the TT as the 1st choice.

RudeDog

1,520 posts

132 months

Thursday 15th October
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The inclusion of the RCZ can only mean that this is a sponsored article.