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Old 08-18-2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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First Day Back to School!

Stepped through the front door a junior today. This was my first chance to really gather opinions on the new car and apparently color and a hardtop is everything. Before people claimed I drove a girl convertible now people claim "when do I get to drive that lambo?" Oddly enough the last car was a mean triple black. Speed yellow comes across as more exotic I guess haha. Everyone loves the litronics and the yellow seatbelts and stitching. Personally though I am just enjoying the 6 speed as apposed to my 2.5 tip. Very glad to be proficient with the gears now ( I still avoid hills though.) Happy motoring to the rest of you, seems the older the guys are on this forum the more youthful they act (in a good way.)
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:40 PM   #2
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have a great year and avoid big red pickups

My younger son is starting his Jr year as well and would love be driving a Boxster instead of his C70 convertible

Don't worry about hills. Let the clutch out slowly with your foot on the brake and as soon as you feel it start to engage, blip the gas, then let the clutch out as you give it more gas

You can always use the hand brake as well (although that's for girls )
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have a great year and avoid big red pickups



My younger son is starting his Jr year as well and would love be driving a Boxster instead of his C70 convertible



Don't worry about hills. Let the clutch out slowly with your foot on the brake and as soon as you feel it start to engage, blip the gas, then let the clutch out as you give it more gas



You can always use the hand brake as well (although that's for girls )

That is my exact opinion on the hand break when my father suggested it haha. The slopped driveway makes for great practice. Found a perfect spot near all the teacher parking to back in this year as well.

Wish your son to a great year as well, and a convertible styled by piniferina, that's pretty close to a Ferrari if you ask me.


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I had one start today and my girlfriend had 2. Once the parking lot settles down her daughter wants me to pick her up in the Boxster. I offered to take her in the morning but it will be greater visibility in the afternoon

Have a great year!
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When I started my junior year I was sporting a 1962 VW Beetle, black with a red interior, a sunroof and a BAJA decal down the side.

No one asked to drive my ride...

Now I'm sporting a 1999 996, black w/ a red interior, a sunroof and CARRERA 4 across the deck lid. I guess I'm slowly moving up in the world...

Hope your year is a great one!

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That is my exact opinion on the hand break when my father suggested it haha. The slopped driveway makes for great practice. Found a perfect spot near all the teacher parking to back in this year as well.

Wish your son to a great year as well, and a convertible styled by piniferina, that's pretty close to a Ferrari if you ask me.


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Old 08-18-2014, 04:50 PM   #7
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Don't flaunt it Jake! But enjoy.
And that's B.S. about not using the hand brake (not hand break ), and it being "for girls." Sexist too! Try not using it when starting out on a steep hill. By the time you switch from the foot brake to the throttle, you'll have rolled backwards 3 feet!
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Don't flaunt it Jake! But enjoy.
And that's B.S. about not using the hand brake (not hand break ), and it being "for girls." Sexist too! Try not using it when starting out on a steep hill. By the time you switch from the foot brake to the throttle, you'll have rolled backwards 3 feet!
Don't worry they say Lamborghini I say mid engine miata. However, to my knowledge it is actually illegal to do anything but the handbrake in GB. Despite this stupid teen will be a stupid teen and has to prove to himself that he can do it without aid haha!

And thanks to all for the well wishes.
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When I started my junior year I was sporting a 1962 VW Beetle, black with a red interior, a sunroof and a BAJA decal down the side.

No one asked to drive my ride...

Now I'm sporting a 1999 996, black w/ a red interior, a sunroof and CARRERA 4 across the deck lid. I guess I'm slowly moving up in the world...

Hope your year is a great one!

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Similar experience here. In a school where one kid had a brand new, first model year 78 RX-7, another a new Prelude, many with Mustangs, Camaros, Firebirds, Challengers, even Accords, Civics, etc., I drive up in ... a 72 Mercury Colony Park wagon. Replete with faux wood siding.

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Have a great year in school and park away from your friend, and others to keep the door dings away! This has a secondary effect called a little extra exercise!
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That is one awesome looking car, and I'm not just saying this because it looks exactly like mine! LOL
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A great sunroof

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For those of you just joining us by 'back at school' and junior year the OP is referring to high school

Jake yellow in a high school parking lot? I hope you added video surveillance from inside the car this time!!!
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Looks like the best parking spot possible. Hopefully you won't get hit by any runaway wheelchairs !
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Have a great year Jake. Love that yellow- reminds more of my 75 Rabbit I drove my junior year, right up until the football team picked it up and hid it somewhere- never did find that car.
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I'm suprised you didn't have 20 cars parked next to you when you got back to your car that day. Happens to me ALL the time. I think thats a Porshe rule that I read somewhere... smh
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I'm suprised you didn't have 20 cars parked next to you when you got back to your car that day. Happens to me ALL the time. I think thats a Porshe rule that I read somewhere... smh

This generation is lazy, no one wants to back in or back out of a spot haha. So they all gravitate to the rows so they can pull through.


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Should have established a precedent by skipping day 1. Then they know what to expect.

I mean, what are they really going to teach you that you can't look up or ask on this site if you wanted to know anyway?? Do something more productive. Mod your car at a buddies garage, cruise, get a job for cash for mods, whatever!
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Should have established a precedent by skipping day 1. Then they know what to expect.

I mean, what are they really going to teach you that you can't look up or ask on this site if you wanted to know anyway?? Do something more productive. Mod your car at a buddies garage, cruise, get a job for cash for mods, whatever!

What do you think I am doing right now . (I actually have 3 free periods due to an awkward schedule.) really would be nice though if they had more life skills classes.


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