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07-17-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5,039
Views: 389,117
Posted By MTD

Its the giant fake vents that kill it for me. The...

Its the giant fake vents that kill it for me. The wing I can live with.
Forum: Car Talk
07-12-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 604
Posted By Legend2TL

Yeah, the Mustang almost went FWD in the 80's...

Yeah, the Mustang almost went FWD in the 80's IIRC and then Ford almost cancelled it in the 90's. Some die-hard Ford senior managers kept it in production despite exec's wanting to axe it.
There's...
06-20-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 38,451
Posted By TacoBello

It's not Honda's fault the take rate is so...

It's not Honda's fault the take rate is so incredibly small for manual transmissions. It's even less their fault that most people will not buy a loaded car with a manual.

Some of us would. But...
06-19-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 240,485
Posted By RPhilMan1

Doesn't matter to me if the auto is a few tenths...

Doesn't matter to me if the auto is a few tenths faster. The only time I could see that as a deal-breaker or must-have is if its only intention is to be a drag strip car.

Can't quantify the fun a...
06-19-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 94,463
Posted By oonowindoo

Maybe that is because you were driving it, not...

Maybe that is because you were driving it, not behind it :D
Forum: Car Talk
05-30-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 728
Posted By TacoBello

It's also the lightest of the three :goldcup: ...

It's also the lightest of the three :goldcup:

Thing is, it'll be the one that never needs repairs, of the three... makes no sense to keep the merc off the lift in that case :O :D
Forum: Car Talk
05-30-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 728
Posted By wackjum

I had to cut out some rafters that ran across my...

I had to cut out some rafters that ran across my garage. I had a structural engineer come in and evaluate the building before I did anything. He determined the beams did not really provide much...
05-24-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 59,013
Posted By horseshoez

Thoughts regarding fuel prices and supply: ...

Thoughts regarding fuel prices and supply:

Fact: roughly a half barrel of gasoline and a quarter barrel of diesel fuel is produced from each barrel of crude oil.
I've seen estimates of over...
05-24-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 59,013
Posted By SamDoe1

It's us. Our gas prices are super cheap compared...

It's us. Our gas prices are super cheap compared to everywhere else. The rest of the world also pays less for diesel than gas and the cost of the diesel engine itself is not any more expensive...
Forum: Car Talk
05-20-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,343
Posted By ttribe

No, what he's talking about is a general warning...

No, what he's talking about is a general warning applicable to all BMW models. The reduced power mode (aka "Limp Mode") kicks in whenever the car's computer detects circumstances in the operation of...
Forum: Car Talk
05-20-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,343
Posted By Bearcat94

I'm struggling with this. You say you got a "LIM...

I'm struggling with this. You say you got a "LIM light in the dash" and googled what it was.

When I google "BMW LIM" or "BMW LIM light" I get all kinds of stuff about the cruise-control type...
Forum: Car Talk
05-20-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,343
Posted By Majofo

Sounds like you're the expert on limp mode

Sounds like you're the expert on limp mode
Forum: Car Talk
05-10-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18,235
Views: 588,713
Posted By JS + BRZ

And I just said it as a response to 2 series...

And I just said it as a response to 2 series comment. Never said I would do it.

My dream set up would be EL Header+Delicious Tuning E85 Flex Fuel+Jackson Racing Oil Cooler+Suspension work.

NA...
Forum: Car Talk
05-01-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 749
Posted By justnspace

'18 Macan GTS handles better than most sedans. ...

'18 Macan GTS handles better than most sedans.

I'd rock the shit out of it!!!!
Forum: Car Talk
04-29-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 749
Posted By mrmako

Honestly, I think America needs to go on a $4.50...

Honestly, I think America needs to go on a $4.50 a gallon gas diet. You'll see the CUV/SUV thing just go away. With that being said, I think all of the US car makers got a bit ahead of themselves as...
Forum: Car Talk
04-19-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,115
Posted By SHYUperman

Honestly, if you're going to regear down the...

Honestly, if you're going to regear down the line, don't waste your money on 4.10 gears. Look into 4.56s or 4.88s. 4.56 are perfect for 35s and 4.88s would future proof if you decide to go larger. I...
04-18-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,672
Posted By biker

After all this time, folks still feed...

After all this time, folks still feed him........:whyme:
Forum: Car Talk
04-11-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 901
Posted By Sarlacc

Netflix: Fastest Car

I'm putting this here because of its relevance to the car talk side more than the ramblings.

I just found this today, and its a really solid series. They went around the country and each episode...
04-10-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 57,650
Posted By AZuser

What isn't? :snicker:

What isn't?

:snicker:
Forum: Car Talk
03-16-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,178
Posted By WheelMcCoy

I get the same sense too. I also agree a separate...

I get the same sense too. I also agree a separate luxury brand would just divide and drag Mazda down. It was the thing to do in the 1980s and it allowed Honda to sell more cars (beyond their import...
Forum: Car Talk
02-23-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18,235
Views: 588,713
Posted By CLtotheTL32

:nod: ...

:nod:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JU541_zm2w
Forum: Car Talk
02-09-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,043
Posted By kurtatx

I say turbo the hell out of everything. All day...

I say turbo the hell out of everything. All day every day.
Forum: Car Talk
02-09-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,043
Posted By SamDoe1

This is exactly the scenario to buy a hybrid or...

This is exactly the scenario to buy a hybrid or electric if efficiency is desired. Not all are terrible like a Prius. If he's doing a lot of city driving a turbo 4 won't net any better fuel economy...
Forum: Car Talk
02-07-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 3,883
Posted By ttribe

And, just like that, you've summoned Saintor. ...

And, just like that, you've summoned Saintor. Way to go.
Forum: Car Talk
02-07-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 3,883
Posted By wackjum

I live in Houston with you. So I don't know...

I live in Houston with you. So I don't know anything about snow traction :blush:

Here's my thoughts from owning quite a few performance cars... RWD feels the most fun because the pushing force is...
Forum: Car Talk
01-18-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11,749
Views: 517,423
Posted By CLtotheTL32

Tiny J = your sinep

Tiny J = your sinep
Forum: Car Talk
01-17-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11,749
Views: 517,423
Posted By rockstar143

After meeting Dave in person in 2012 or whenever...

After meeting Dave in person in 2012 or whenever it was every time we'd mention my ex wife he'd be like "mmmm...Betty"...:rofl:
Yeah, little J is definitely a gorgeous girl.

Funny short story, so...
Forum: Car Talk
01-08-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18,235
Views: 588,713
Posted By Yumcha

These are really cool for your garage or...

These are really cool for your garage or man-cave:...
Forum: Car Talk
12-07-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,159
Posted By TylerT

Wait .. they make dash tables for the RCF? :what:

Wait .. they make dash tables for the RCF? :what:
Forum: Car Talk
12-07-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18,235
Views: 588,713
Posted By 00TL-P3.2

Negative, standard reflector buckets. May...

Negative, standard reflector buckets.
May eventually do a projector retrofit/replacement in the future. But happy with the results for now.
Forum: Car Talk
12-06-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,159
Posted By TylerT

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbullet...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbulletin/451x249/80-giphy_712b64a476e062ffcc92e08990ee233802b93788.gif
Forum: Car Talk
11-24-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 101,766
Posted By Aman

Congrats on the new pickup, Costco! I think...

Congrats on the new pickup, Costco!

I think this is your first vehicle I know of that can really be loaded up on Costco trips...
11-15-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 59,013
Posted By AZuser

CX-9 ...

CX-9

https://www.autoblog.com/2017/11/15/2018-mazda-mazda6-la-auto-show/



CX-7 had 2.3T
Forum: Car Talk
10-30-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18,235
Views: 588,713
Posted By svtmike

Went to the Emerald aisle today. I like to rent...

Went to the Emerald aisle today. I like to rent cars I haven't had the displeasure of driving before.

Tried a new Corolla, had to abort. Not anywhere near enough legroom for me to sit remotely...
Forum: Car Talk
10-24-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18,235
Views: 588,713
Posted By TylerT

You're not thinking clearly. Get M2 for...

You're not thinking clearly.

Get M2 for "her", she won't really like it .. then you get to drive it. #profit.

:teef:
Forum: Car Talk
10-24-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18,235
Views: 588,713
Posted By oonowindoo

I think M2 is the only value buy currently and...

I think M2 is the only value buy currently and probably the best driver's car.
Forum: Car Talk
10-23-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,067
Posted By Chief F1 Fan

Well, the dealer did go out of its way and ate...

Well, the dealer did go out of its way and ate some more costs and got the final tally down to $1997 with tax. We are very happy with that given the prospect of the initial prognosis cost of $4500+
Forum: Car Talk
10-23-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,805
Posted By SamDoe1

The problem with these lists is that the...

The problem with these lists is that the definition of what constitutes an "issue" or "problem" is not consistent or revealed. Same for what warranted the visit to the dealer. If 20 out of 100...
Forum: Car Talk
10-21-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,805
Posted By AZuser

Consumer Reports is wrong when they placed Acura...

Consumer Reports is wrong when they placed Acura at #19 and Tesla at #21, but True Delta is right (i.e. "way more accurate") when placing Acura at #16 and Tesla at #28 (dead last). And both CR and TD...
09-27-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 223,396
Posted By CLtotheTL32

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