OK I gotta tell my little story here. I'm 43 and by no means into any kind of street racing. I'm done with that stage years ago already. But here is how it went:
I'm in the left lane, this kid driving moms mazda3 most likely is looking at the 02 and laughing hard pointing with his buddy like WTF. I just thought to myself nice day, open road with no lights or crossing ahead and a bit of a couple of twists with no one behind us or even ahead of us for a while so why not?
light turns green, I pull first gear and i can hear the mazda 3 (I think it was a 2004) engine screaming, then I go to second gear and the webers started to sing the gasoline symphony. By third gear he was fighting hard in my rear view mirror and wait a second, the twisty is coming up, so I smoked him there again for giggles.
I slow down and take the right lane and decided to get back to being 43 instead of 23. I give him way and comes the red light ahead of us. I look at him and say not bad for a 43 year old car eh? he answered "my car is only four cylinder man" I told him have a good night and left. Of course he tried to do another run, but there was traffic ahead and I wasn't having any of that crap.
Matt Farrah seems to Love 2002s though... I met him last weekend at supercar sunday and asked him to showcase 2002's sometime. He was excited to see mine which was cool.