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I traded an '05 RSX-S for my '05 S40 T5 GT. Fortunately, I found I had to have an automatic for surviving the traffic in the ATL, or I might never have been introduced to the wonders of both the S40 and this forum.<p>I just checked out the Club RSX board since the latest issue of Car & Driver sez the RSX is being cut. As it happens, one of the moderators (I knew he was a moderator because his nudie avatar shows more than the others' do) saw fit to delete all posts about the super Civic's imminent demise that did not contain links to Pentagon press releases.<p>So I looked through a few of the topics that hadn't been edited out only to find that I couldn't make heads or tails of any of the banter. Except, of course, for that one recurring word that I thought I understood, but evidently didn't fully. You see, I didn't realize it was not only a verb, but also a noun, an adjective, something to call newbies, and really good enough a word to make up an entire post.<p>This is all to say that you guys have more class in your weird little coat hanger nubs on the passenger's seat (which actually do very well) than those guys have in their entire torque-starved cars. What a bunch of self-aggrandizing wannabes those i-VTEC guys are! They'd just as soon admit to losing that drag to a Neon (SRT-4 or otherwise) than help someone on the board with a question.<p>Any query I've ever put to Swedespeed has been met with a flurry of useful responses. You guys are the best!<p>BTW, the ATL is Atlanta, Georgia. Sorry if this insults anyone's geographic intelligence, but I didn't wanna risk sounding like the rabble with their arcane in-jokes and such. And for those that don't know, RSX is short for Ricey Sounding eXhaust <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p>And what about the GTO? Is it <B>G</B>etting <B>T</B>hrown <B>O</B>ut, too? I'm afraid I don't know of any worthwhile GM forums, either.
 

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Re: You Know You Have Class When You Don't Have To Tell Everyone You Do (daleband)

I second that, swedespeed is very informative, and professional. for the most part we're a bunch of volvo people trying to help each other out. I've got backround in several scenes to include the F-body , J-body, Civ/Teg. but enjoy swedespeed the most by far.
 

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Re: You Know You Have Class When You Don't Have To Tell Everyone You Do (V50_T5)

not only class, I've spanked I mean SPANNNNNKED every RSX I've tangled with. Just one more expensive HONDA that pretends to be a sports car and my S40 gets better MPG then my last two GS-Rs and I don't have to beat on the engine like a red headed step child to get performance. That said I like the RSX a whole lot more then I like the TSX which is really the S40's Acura alter-ego,,, talking about a torqueless wonder and the power sag and poor slow throttle tip in drives me CRAZY. I'm a long time VTEC groupee BTW and have built many VTEC engines both NA and turbo...<p>Now the Focus II with Volvo engine is the is the RSX-S Civic R... terror... also the new Mazda 3 is the real killer of expensive sports coupes. 250 HP, LSD and the great Volvo chassis for cheap. <p>I'm not much class... but I'm learning. <p>I should say how much fun it is showing up at the tacks and taking down the local Honda club with my Volvo <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: You Know You Have Class When You Don't Have To Tell Everyone You Do (Oldman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Oldman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I should say how much fun it is showing up at the tacks and taking down the local Honda club with my Volvo <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>True dat. It's even more fun whipping their arses than it is in the AE86. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: You Know You Have Class When You Don't Have To Tell Everyone You Do (quick)

used to own several T37s but then again many were as fast as my big block Mopar. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: You Know You Have Class When You Don't Have To Tell Everyone You Do (daleband)

Ha! Try visiting a honda forum or BMW forum. Serious complex issues with some of them.
 

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Re: You Know You Have Class When You Don't Have To Tell Everyone You Do (Oldman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Oldman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>and the great Volvo chassis for cheap. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Technically isn't it a Mazda chassis that Volvo is using for the S40/V50?
 

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Re: You Know You Have Class When You Don't Have To Tell Everyone You Do (TheProfessor)

I would think more like Mazda and Volvo are using a Ford Focus II platform. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: You Know You Have Class When You Don't Have To Tell Everyone You Do (TheProfessor)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TheProfessor</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Technically isn't it a Mazda chassis that Volvo is using for the S40/V50?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>not really, it's fords global chassis and was developed with volvo, ford, and mazda together, it's was intended from the beginning as a shared chassis. Here's a quote from wikipedia...<br>"The C platform was designed in Cologne, Germany as the "C Technologies Program". 30 engineers each from Mazda, Ford, and Volvo worked to combine the small-car engineering from all three automakers."
 

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I second that note on the class and maturity thing. I have a Bronco back in CA and have been on a Bronco Forum on and off. People on other forums seem to think that the forum is there for them to show off their knack for knowing ALL about a vehicle. And yes on another note you can tell that those people have some serious complexes.<p>Swedespeed is professional, easy and fun.<p>The only other forum that comes close is maybe AudiWorld.... maybe...
 
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