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Forum: Car Talk 02-09-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 768
Posted By Costco
I haven't driven the Ecoboost but from what I've...

I haven't driven the Ecoboost but from what I've heard and read, it's more entertaining than the the V6. 1/4 times are much faster too. A turbo engine's surge of torque as boost builds up is...
Forum: Automotive News 02-08-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 15,267
Posted By Costco
It's funny that your techie daughter is getting a...

It's funny that your techie daughter is getting a Model 3, Legend... my sister put a deposit down as a gift to our mom. She isn't the most techno-literate, but she manages okay, and we think she'll...
Forum: Car Talk 02-07-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,046
Posted By Costco
This is such a conundrum to me. If I had a...

This is such a conundrum to me.

If I had a nice, powerful sedan, I would probably want to drive it year round if there was snow. But part of me hates the idea of road salt slowly eating away at my...
Forum: Automotive News 12-11-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 385
Posted By Costco
muh apex

muh apex
Forum: Automotive News 12-06-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 57,555
Posted By Costco
For better or for worse, this is most likely...

For better or for worse, this is most likely going to be the future of the 3-series, if not most or all cars entirely.

EV torque is awesome and very useful for daily driving. But I like my smelly...
Forum: Automotive News 11-16-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 83,968
Posted By Costco
I haven't. I'm afraid after a test drive, I won't...

I haven't. I'm afraid after a test drive, I won't be able to get it out of my head :rofl:

I don't test drive cars unless I know I want them and I'm ready to buy one.

I doubt they would already,...
Forum: Car Talk 11-15-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 10,179
Posted By Costco
Sorry to hear, M. At least you have plenty...

Sorry to hear, M.

At least you have plenty of things to keep your mind occupied! I would have made the same choice as you... out of all the BMW models in the lineup, the M2 strikes a chord the...
Forum: Car Talk 11-13-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 93,074
Posted By Costco
Half of our off roading group have Monteros, so I...

Half of our off roading group have Monteros, so I hopped on the bandwagon. Mine is the stock one on the left, mudguards and side steps are coming off.
...
Forum: Car Talk 11-13-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 494
Posted By Costco
BRZ came with a donut. I don't want to go without...

BRZ came with a donut. I don't want to go without one.

I refuse to go with run flat tires. Awful idea all around. The inflator kit with sealant is just as bad, if you get a sidewall puncture...
Forum: Automotive News 11-10-2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 83,968
Posted By Costco
I'm in the same boat as Taco. Styling wise, I...

I'm in the same boat as Taco. Styling wise, I prefer the Golf R, followed by the RS, with the CTR a distant third, if I had to buy one with my own money and keep it, it would be the Type-R. Seems the...
Forum: Car Talk 11-07-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17,471
Views: 554,685
Posted By Costco
Very interesting. Between the CTR, TT RS, and...

Very interesting. Between the CTR, TT RS, and Giulia Quadrifoglio R&T, the editors loved the CTR the most.

2018 Performance Car of The Year - 2018 McLaren 720S Named Road & Track's PCOTY...
Forum: Car Talk 10-21-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,328
Posted By Costco
Toyota 86 = Subaru BRZ :rasp:

Toyota 86 = Subaru BRZ

:rasp:
Forum: Car Talk 10-19-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,328
Posted By Costco
I technically have the most reliable model from...

I technically have the most reliable model from the most reliable brand?

:smirk:
Forum: Fifth Generation TLX (2015+) 10-09-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,100
Posted By Costco
My car has alcantara bottom/back, leather...

My car has alcantara bottom/back, leather bolstered-seats in a similar fashion to the A-Spec.

Do you have any kids? If so, I would not recommend it.

Do you ever eat in the car? If you do, or...
Forum: Car Talk 09-27-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,106
Posted By Costco
Congrats! I'm the designated chauffeur for...

Congrats!

I'm the designated chauffeur for the family. When we went on a road trip recently my mom didn't understand why I chose a Mazda 6 as a rental. Wish it were a manual like yours though
Forum: Car Talk 09-22-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 775
Posted By Costco
Why the indifference towards sunroofs? One thing...

Why the indifference towards sunroofs? One thing I missed a lot, was not an option on my car, understandably.

Then again I drive with the windows down whenever I can. I don't really care about...
Forum: Car Talk 09-21-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 775
Posted By Costco
Ugh. To elaborate, when that button is...

Ugh.

To elaborate, when that button is pressed, there is no way to open the trunk. IIRC, I don't think even using the key works? Don't remember.
First time I didn't know there was a lock...
Forum: Automotive News 09-19-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 10,925
Posted By Costco
It is nice to have more options. Who knew Kia...

It is nice to have more options. Who knew Kia would be in this segment now. If somebody told me 10 years ago that Kia was working on a 3-series fighter, I'd tell them they were on crack.

I never...
Forum: Automotive News 09-19-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 381,248
Posted By Costco
Synchromesh was amazing in all the Hondas I've...

Synchromesh was amazing in all the Hondas I've owned. But yeah, make sure it's working for others who have CTRs.
Forum: Car Talk 09-16-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,721
Posted By Costco
Congrats! Beastly ride. I'd love just...

Congrats!

Beastly ride. I'd love just hearing it start up every time.
Forum: Car Talk 09-14-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,270
Posted By Costco
Love the T4R. It is a much nicer on-road than the...

Love the T4R. It is a much nicer on-road than the JK is. Don't feel too bad about not getting the Pro. There was a cement Taco on the lot of the dealer near me, and it was marked up $3k... it was...
Forum: Automotive News 09-11-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 79,572
Posted By Costco
Only one thing is necessary. Must be Manuel. No...

Only one thing is necessary. Must be Manuel. No hablo ingles.
Forum: Car Talk 09-04-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17,471
Views: 554,685
Posted By Costco
I prefer pop ups, especially on the C5, MR2 and...

I prefer pop ups, especially on the C5, MR2 and 1G NSX. When I was a little kid I thought the mechanism was really cool, still remember first seeing it on a C2 Corvette at the liquor store by my old...
Forum: Automotive News 08-30-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 381,248
Posted By Costco
I don't see it as that big of an issue as long as...

I don't see it as that big of an issue as long as the owners know. The 86 had it's issues with cooling too, as you know. Don't know of anyone that personally had any problems without FI. Nothing an...
Forum: Automotive News 08-24-2017, 03:12 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 27,345
Posted By Costco
Having forced induction is huge, will help...

Having forced induction is huge, will help drastically with elevation. Recently went on trails at over 10k ft, the power loss was palpable.



I am not familiar with Texas off roading at all,...
Forum: Automotive News 08-23-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 27,345
Posted By Costco
Wouldn't be surprised if a JLU Rubicon Diesel...

Wouldn't be surprised if a JLU Rubicon Diesel started at around 50k. By then though, do you really need much else? Put bigger tires on that sucker, mild lift, and you can tackle basically anything,...
Forum: Automotive News 08-23-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 27,345
Posted By Costco
No single/extra cab would be lame. The double cab...

No single/extra cab would be lame. The double cab with the bed is too long :gheylaugh:

I'm the kind of person of prefers extra cab trucks. Looks better, and has a backseat and extra storage. Don't...
Forum: Car Talk 07-27-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17,471
Views: 554,685
Posted By Costco
Regarding the...

Regarding the Tahoehttp://reddit.com/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/6pdcmd/yeah_were_going_to_need_to_keep_the_car_just_a/dkogcwm
Forum: Car Talk 07-12-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11,535
Views: 495,202
Posted By Costco
Yeah I contemplated moving to Austin or Houston,...

Yeah I contemplated moving to Austin or Houston, but dat humidity. Actually Austin is even hotter than Houston, according to weather underground :what:

I quickly crossed Florida off my potential...
Forum: Automotive News 07-11-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 28,291
Posted By Costco
Maybe they should limit torque in 1st and 2nd...

Maybe they should limit torque in 1st and 2nd gear on the V8 Mustangs too :bitelip:
Forum: Car Talk 07-08-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 631,787
Posted By Costco
Spotted in Montreal. I'd seen one in my neck of...

Spotted in Montreal. I'd seen one in my neck of the woods a few months ago. But before that, I can't even remember
...
Forum: Car Talk 06-26-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,094
Posted By Costco
Unfortunately there's no way to distill all of...

Unfortunately there's no way to distill all of the data down while making it meaningful for everyone.

Some buy new vehicles with the intent of keeping them for several years, extrapolating from...
Forum: Automotive News 06-22-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 95,921
Posted By Costco
That's 13 seconds faster around the Ring than the...

That's 13 seconds faster around the Ring than the auto ZL1.

The driver's got serious testicular fortitude. Apparently not even officially a test driver, but a ride and handling engineer.
Forum: Automotive News 06-20-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8,162
Views: 412,276
Posted By Costco
Congrats!! No matter what anybody (including...

Congrats!!

No matter what anybody (including myself) says on AZ, I think we'd all be grateful if, say, a new NSX just showed up in our garage with the keys inside, no questions asked. We'll be...
Forum: Automotive News 05-30-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 39,116
Posted By Costco
E85 tune, header, and full exhaust will net you...

E85 tune, header, and full exhaust will net you ~200 whp

It's fun enough, not enough to get in trouble. The only other sports car that I really yearn for now is a Cayman.
Forum: Automotive News 05-30-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11,992
Views: 650,593
Posted By Costco
I remember when people were going apeshit over...

I remember when people were going apeshit over the IS-F having fake tips way back then.
Forum: Automotive News 05-25-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 37,188
Posted By Costco
Perhaps indicative of why Honda, Toyota, and...

Perhaps indicative of why Honda, Toyota, and Mazda have been so reluctant to and still haven't brought diesels over despite people clamoring for them.

Those three were just off the top of my head.
Forum: Car Talk 05-19-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17,471
Views: 554,685
Posted By Costco
Muh bad. I read at the end of lease. Sounds like...

Muh bad. I read at the end of lease. Sounds like he's planning ahead, and not that it's three years later now.
Forum: Automotive News 05-18-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 117,338
Posted By Costco
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbullet...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbulletin/1119x776/80-img_2848_png_0e9a48b944198b786e56c055cee125db049786d2.jpeg...
Forum: Automotive News 05-11-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 69,803
Posted By Costco
Search, noob! :poke: ...

Search, noob! :poke:

https://acurazine.com/forums/automotive-news-6/bmw-2-series-news-%2A%2Am2-revealed-page-7-%2A%2A-870202/page9/

you were the last person to post in there too :D
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