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What kind of car should I buy?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Sandwich, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Jm_

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    We aren't going back to the 80s with the T-top no matter how badly you want it. We are full on headed back to the 50s right now...
     

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    canadmos Mater Slayer

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    So now that someone has actually purchased a car, how long until Westy mods it now? New downpipe and tune will make that go kart rip. Is that manual transmission strong? :busted:
     
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  3. Pesqueeb

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    Did somebody say T-top?
     
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    canadmos Mater Slayer

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    :brows:

     
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  5. 6thElement

    6thElement Turbo Monkey

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    I believe so that Mrs @Adventurous could drive it.
    I have a similar need on our planning for a vehicle that can tow as my wife can't drive manual either having never had to learn.

    I keep pondering letting her attack the clutch next time we're in an appropriate rental.
     
  6. StiHacka

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    Excuses! Admit you can only shift with your left hand. :busted:
     
  7. 6thElement

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    :p I've driven M/T's in freedumland plenty of times. Much prefer automatic if I'm sitting in traffic though. I think I'd only driven a couple of different auto's in the decade of driving before migrating over here...

    Undecided if there would be any benefit to A/T versus M/T if we do get a taco though.
     
  8. Sandwich

    Sandwich just shake your rump
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    test drove an e60 545i today. Neat car, stick. Shifted great, handled well. Kind of approximating exactly what I want in a vehicle. Sold by a creepy russian who wouldn't let me red line it during the test drive :-/ Oh well.
     
  9. Westy

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    More than enough power. If I wanted something to tune I would have gotten something used and with no warranty to void.

    Any power increase would cause the stock clutch to slip. It would seem as though those who have gone for monster power mods have suffered rapid haldex duff failures.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Picked up the R today. It is fast nimble and pretty damn comfy. It is also very blue.

    IMAG0553.jpg
     
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  11. 6thElement

    6thElement Turbo Monkey

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    Speedy delivery, was it a new/nearly new that they already had in stock?
     
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    It was part of the dealers allotment and on the way when I pulled the trigger on it.
     
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    Have you visited any Rival neighborhoods and sent off a few Flaming Arrows yet?
     
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    I am sure those wheels roll over everything.
     
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    I have actually met you in person if you recall. I can't say if I noticed if you had any Archery skills either....
     
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    I can build an air cannon with parts from a hardware store that can launch a pretty hefty projectile beyond the speed of sound. Make that projectile a 2" ice slug and I can rain death from 700 yards and leave no traceable evidence. I am beyond the need for archery.

    I could tell you about my flaming projectiles but I'd rather you find out by looking up as you contemplate regrettable decisions and the need for Nomex underwear.
     
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    Its kind of cute that you think I contemplate regrettable decisions... I like you anyways....
     
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  19. Westy

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    Then why do you contemplate Portugal?
     
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    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    I don't expect you to understand what a broken heart is. Never fall in love with a women that hates waffles but drives around to different stores to find the good sardines...Hopefully you will never endure that pain my friend....
     
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  21. Pesqueeb

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    Deal breaker.
     
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    So has Andy bought a car yet?
     
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    Ridgeline is whooped on. Did not buy. Carfax for the win...
     
  24. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    no, but you, me, and @Westy all have
     
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  25. Westy

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    And without a thread and help from the intertoobs, amazing.
     
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    Cheaters!!
     
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    I feel like I have successfully influenced you to not buy a new car. Your welcome....
     
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    Sandrew, buy another Star-Quest.
     
  29. Pesqueeb

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    These are my favorite threads, and why I will never consult the hive mind when it's time for my next car.
     
  30. jstuhlman

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    ...says the guy with the ///Jeep :D
     
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  31. Pesqueeb

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  32. Adventurous

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    Thinking a 2016+ Taco? You guys are more than welcome to take my '15 for a spin if you want. It's not an entirely fair comparison considering what I've done to it, but offer is on the table.

    As far as the A/T vs. M/T, the benefit to the M/T would be that the power band of the 3.5L engine is at higher RPMs (lacks the low end grunt of its predecessor), so you wouldn't have to mat it to get some oomph out of the new engine. How heavy is the trailer you are looking to pull?
     
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    it is why i drive a vw.
     
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    DCLB is a little longer than we were after, just a ACLB was on our potential list, but I'll run it past wifey. We still need to go wander around Stevinson to see the different versions in the flesh.

    Trailer we're pondering is quoted as being 1500lbs.
     
  35. Nick

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    Did you not trade it in on the ErthFkr?

    Asking for a friend ....
     
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    No sir! Still deciding what to do, May keep it since the loan doesn’t have that much time left on it and I doubt someone wants to fork over $38K for it.

    Funny thing is the Cummins will end up being more fuel efficient. :busted:
     
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  37. Sandwich

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    oh wait, you guys actually thought I wanted your advice?
     
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  38. Westy

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    Started the de-americanification of the R last night. Unlocked the ratcheting arm rest and enabled window open/close via remote. Will disable various annoying chimes tonight and program reverse mirror tilt. Will probably also disable the fake engine noise.
     
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    did you do something ///FCA and buy that alfa?
     
  40. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    My F350 running B99 averaged about 20mpg, B99 was $.50 less per gallon and Oregon gives you a buck off every gallon up to 200 gallons on your taxes. I got a printout from the station I got my fuel from.

    My Silverado is more like 14mpg.

    <edit> my F@rd was all stock engine, no tuner or anything.
     
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