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Losna
11-04-2008, 02:05 PM
Hello everybody! Especially to the many friends I left here a couple of years ago.... no names, they all know...

Since I left a couple of years ago, many differents things happened. Keeping to those related to cars, in cronological order:

- I totalled my Honda Accord. Trying to speak on the cellphone while writing down a note AND driving is not safe...
Repair was too expensive compared with the value of the car, so I sold it.
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/9206/p5100001ch9.th.jpg (http://img178.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p5100001ch9.jpg)

- I drove for about a year my late mother's Fiat Punto. Although cheap and slow, still some fun on hill roads, thanks to its relatively light weight...
http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/2586/p5150087xm8.th.jpg (http://img391.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p5150087xm8.jpg)


- I bought, in may, a Suzuki Swift Sport, 'cause I wanted a fun car for everyday use and for trackdays. It probably was the cheapest solution, and I'm absolutely delighted with it.
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/5025/p5310010eu5.th.jpg (http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p5310010eu5.jpg)

- I also bought four light alloy rims and four trackday tires (Toyo R888)...
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4978/pa100003ce5.th.jpg (http://img139.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pa100003ce5.jpg)
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/8715/pa190001jg1.th.jpg (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pa190001jg1.jpg)

- I began going to trackdays. Swift is pure and absolute fun. Although beeing a FWD, it's quite exhilarating to drive, very easy and willing to forgive mistakes on the driver's side.
It hasn't got much grip, but this makes it easier to drive fast: it never is a matter of "I've got it/It's got me", on the contrary it's quite happy to let the driver balance it on the edge of the traction circle.... gentle modulation of gas allows continuos balancing of under/oversteer... I'm absolutely delighted about this car's balance...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2KqCBmV6rw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N62rLjD2_I&feature=related

Well, I'm so glad to be back here!

DoMiNo
11-04-2008, 04:56 PM
Welcome back! Love the Swift.

erzhik
11-04-2008, 05:04 PM
whoah, nice tires!!!

Rob
11-04-2008, 05:25 PM
Yeah, looks great fun. If I was to buy a new car right now, that would be my first choice.

Welcome back! Always nice to have new or returning members (but not spammers :P).

Ascariss
11-04-2008, 09:26 PM
Good to see you back Losna, was wondering where you been.

CosworthKid
11-07-2008, 11:03 PM
Not sure if we ever "met" Losna but welcome back none the less :) The Swift is a terrific small car, great choice and yeah, those tired look awesome!

Naga Royal Guard
11-14-2008, 08:26 AM
Losna is old school, welcome back dude.

DSC-OFF
11-24-2008, 04:33 AM
Losna glad to see you back! MIA for 4 years or so dude...