• Nov 20, 2006
Last week's autocross-themed RR of the Week was another close race (I'll take that pun, thank you); with a scant five votes separating first and second place.

It came down to two front-engine, four-pot, drop tops: the Mazda Miata, a cone-slayer if there ever was one, and the Honda S2000, with revs so high it's a wonder they fitted six speeds. As voting took place over the weekend, the S2000 maintained a substantial lead, but as Sunday drew to a close the Miata eked out the lead and in the end, took the checkered flag.



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      • 8 Years Ago
      Also wanted to give a mention that Dave (S2000) was very gracious on the miata forum and is truly a class act. Hated to see the S2000 lose because there is a great driver behind the wheel, but I still wanted the miata to win ;-)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Laugh at the Prelude all you want, the point was that it has more votes than the miata when the miata forum invasion is excluded.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not that anyone will read this at this point but I'd put my "lol" Prelude up against any one of the cars in this poll, overall and after PAX.

      Any car makes a good autocross car, thats what autocross is about. Not every car is an event winner but you can have fun with any car.

      I considered posting the poll on all the Prelude forums where I'm extremely well known but decided not to.

      Maybe we'll meet up at event one day. Keep it up guys.
      • 8 Years Ago
      we are what we are.... :D
      • 8 Years Ago
      Who says I'm angry?

      I'm just saying that the miata is more deserving of third place than first, and that's a fact. Look at fasteddie and the first few posts.

      I'm a stickler for reality and truth, not angry.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #13 Lee Gibson -

      No, without miataforums.com trolls, the S2000 won. 619 is a bigger number than 196. See how that works?

      Mmmkay?

      #14 - CLEVER!

      I'll get down to you level and say that I heard you smell like poopie-pants. So there.
      • 8 Years Ago
      You can argue all you want, but the miata is the definition of the perfect autocross car. Perfect balance, light, nimble, and an extremely close ratio gearbox make it that. S2000's are amazing pieces of machinery, but the autocross king they are not.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "I guess there were a lot of female voters."

      Why?

      Oh, I get it, because you still think the Miata is a chick car, never mind the race results. OK, then. Thanks for sharing!
      • 8 Years Ago
      When I saw the post in miata.net, I knew I was in trouble, so I started campaigning hard on my common forums... but just was not enough.

      Either way... the Miata is a great autoX car. Believe it or not, I even lose to some of them on the autoX course... umm... frequently. So, I'm pretty used to it! ;-)

      -Dave
      • 8 Years Ago
      I guess there were a lot of female voters.
      • 8 Years Ago
      .. leave it up to Mike to showcase his geekness once again ..
      • 8 Years Ago
      Considering the s2000 was designed to be like the Miata but more "American" (and yes I know the s2000 is not the first sports roadster Honda has ever made, I'm a fan of the S800) I think its just a matter of respect that the Miata/Mx-5 won in popularity.

      Its not the worlds best selling sports car for nothing.

      also, lol prelude.
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