I really do. But this guy had it coming.
I was pulling out of the gym and this tinkertwat in a Dodge Stealth R/T (AWD TT) kept harassing me on the road. He'd pull up next to me, then down shift, drop back behind me and ride my ass. I decided to drive REAL slow. But then we pulled up to a light, side by side. I couldn't see the ****sucker, the windows must be 35% tint all around and it was dark. He kept revving the friggin' engine and all I could smell was unburnt hydrocarbons.
I don't street race, I think it's dangerous, irresponsible, and knowing how damn slow my car really is, I'd probably lose. The last time I street raced was last year against some 55 yo woman in a Carrera 4s who leaned out the window and asked if I'd like to have a little fun I got my ass spanked by an automatic
But this guy was royally pissing me off and, seeing how we were the only two on the road, I said why the **** not? Off the line it was pretty close, with me in the lead (the R/T TT is AWD) even though I feathered the clutch pretty heavily. Either the Stealth R/T (Mitsu GTO) is a 6-spd or it has some seriously short gear ratios b/c he was out of second gear while I had about 1200 RPM to go. Either way, the bastard MISSED 3rd gear entirely and gave me about 2 car lengths by 70 MPH (where I backed off and he turned left) I don't care if you're driving a ****ing Corvette ZR-1 if you can't shift, you might as well be driving a hyundai sonata
I mean, my car is seriously slow. It's a 7 yo stage 1 bugeye, but I am kinda curious about how things would have panned out if the guy had hit 3rd gear clean. The Mitsubishi GTO is a HEAVY HEAVY car, and I imagine the Dodge Stealth is the same given it shares everything but the body style. Either way, I was happy to show that jackass that he didn't know how to drive