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Old 11-12-2014, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Honestly, if you have to ask "What's the point", then you just don't get it.
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:22 AM
 
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Because sports cars look so much better and more pleasant aesthetically, than your average, run-of-the-mill Honda or Toyota!

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What the point of buying a sport car in the US when you can't drive faster than 65-75MPH on the highway?
There's states that you'll get a ticket for peeling off or speeding up too fast

So what's the point of spending $100,000 on a sport car that can do 200MPH but you can't go pass 75MPH?
This stands out to me because I grew up in a country that doesn't have speed limits (ok... they have them, but nobody obeys them)
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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But one thing I have always wondered is speedometers that go up to 160-180mph and the car tops out at 110-130mph
If they stopped at 55mph or 70mph, you'd never know if you are going too fast. It also puts the safe numbers in the top middle range where they are easy to see rather then being pegged down at the bottom right.
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Why do people buy expensive Swiss watches?

Because they like the status, the craftsmanship, etc. None of which improves time keeping over a $30 Casio.

Sports cars are fun to drive, whether you are going fast or not.
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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What the point of buying a sport car in the US when you can't drive faster than 65-75MPH on the highway?
There's states that you'll get a ticket for peeling off or speeding up too fast

So what's the point of spending $100,000 on a sport car that can do 200MPH but you can't go pass 75MPH?
This stands out to me because I grew up in a country that doesn't have speed limits (ok... they have them, but nobody obeys them)
What's the point of making this type of thread?

It's the same answer for both.....Because you can.
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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It is called Freedom.
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Very few cars less than or equal to $100k can go 200mph.

The Mustang GT500 and the Dodge Hellcat twins are the only ones that come immediately to mind.

While I admire them, I would never own a sports car myself. I would much rather have an SUV or Pickup.
You brought up a couple of muscle cars. No mention of any sports cars in your post.
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Old 11-12-2014, 12:11 PM
 
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I love performance driving, but public roads are not the place.

Most modern sports cars can corner at 2x the recommended speed.

Going round corners fast is pretty boring unless you're into the tires slip angles. And unless it's a hairpin turn, you really shouldn't be doing that on public roads. Not to mention you really need a wide road to drive like that anyway.

Sure you can do a track day or two, but how many guys can afford to write off their $100-200K supercar? How many can actually afford to RACE that car (lapping gets boring after a while)?

It's funny, but even though I can afford a super car, I will never own one. There's no value there if you're all about the performance driving. Instead I bought a pickup and a dirtbike. ~70hp and 230lb's and geared to do a top speed of 80mph. Do the math there on the power to weight ratio. Even with a rider, it's super car class power to weigh ratio, except it's geared to do 80, not 200. Endless trails with no speed limits.

America may not have the autobahn, but unlike Europe, we have millions of acres of national forest and BLM land to ride our OHV's.
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Old 11-12-2014, 03:05 PM
 
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To get chicks, man......
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Old 11-12-2014, 03:09 PM
 
Location: NY
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To annoy random people on internet forums who think they know what is best for me better than I do.
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