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Forum: Car Talk
Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 522
Posted By SamDoe1

Yes you get more snow and have more hills but...

Yes you get more snow and have more hills but here the problem is more so the cold and the ice that it brings. Snow is one thing, but driving on ice is a whole different story. I've yet to find a...
Forum: Car Talk
Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 522
Posted By SamDoe1

The point is having the right tires for the right...

The point is having the right tires for the right conditions and matching your driving style accordingly. Summer tires are not track tires, that's a whole different category entirely. I will never...
Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 91,347
Posted By SamDoe1

Or, instead of doing this, they could put a more...

Or, instead of doing this, they could put a more modern engine into the car, make the interior better, and make it faster all at the same time.
Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 37,873
Posted By SamDoe1

You mean the one we still haven't seen? Then...

You mean the one we still haven't seen? Then yes, that one. Also, it was $35k. :)
Forum: Car Talk
Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By SamDoe1

​​​​​​​This is the biggest reason we didn't buy a...

​​​​​​​This is the biggest reason we didn't buy a Volvo.



Me too, unfortunately they are the only ones that hold their value incredibly well.
Forum: Car Talk
Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 522
Posted By SamDoe1

I've found that all season tires have a very...

I've found that all season tires have a very small gap between no chirping and out of control whereas summer tires let you know well in advance of them letting go. That, to me, is the big advantage...
Forum: Car Talk
12-17-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 522
Posted By SamDoe1

Depends on the tires, the car, and your driving...

Depends on the tires, the car, and your driving habits. Really sticky summer tires with a high powered RWD car driven with enthusiasm will definitely find you looking for new rear tires every 15k...
12-17-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,786
Posted By SamDoe1

Diesel is doubtful. I'm not sure how well the...

Diesel is doubtful. I'm not sure how well the diesel Colorado is doing either. Besides, with a good turbo motor you get a ton of torque and good fuel economy anyway.
12-17-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,786
Posted By SamDoe1

There's zero chance they don't bring it to the...

There's zero chance they don't bring it to the US. This thing will sell like hotcakes just like the Colorado ZR2 and Taco TRD Pro. This is all a publicity stunt to get the market all jazzed up...
12-17-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 37,873
Posted By SamDoe1

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/17/vw-id-range-an...

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/17/vw-id-range-and-more-info/

And so it begins...RIP Tesla.
Forum: Car Talk
12-17-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,592
Posted By SamDoe1

Awesome update man, glad the car is treating you...

Awesome update man, glad the car is treating you well. I hear you on the loud snow tires, if you think those are bad you should try out the Blizzaks... Can't you get X-Ice with the same speed...
12-14-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,210
Views: 87,503
Posted By SamDoe1

This is the US, I figured there was zero demand...

This is the US, I figured there was zero demand for smaller trucks but there's definitely lots of demand for bigger ones...
12-13-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 68,492
Posted By SamDoe1

This the problem with German cars made...

This the problem with German cars made exclusively for the US market. They get left behind quickly because VAG doesn't care about them, dumb Americans will buy whatever.
Forum: Car Talk
12-13-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,891
Posted By SamDoe1

What? Who said anything about prostitution? We...

What? Who said anything about prostitution? We were just going to dress up as super heroes and run around town.
Forum: Car Talk
12-13-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,891
Posted By SamDoe1

I can be whatever you want for the right price....

I can be whatever you want for the right price. :ninja:
Forum: Car Talk
12-12-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,891
Posted By SamDoe1

I can't post any until the weekend. It's already...

I can't post any until the weekend. It's already dark and I'm still at work. :rofl:
12-12-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 36,708
Posted By SamDoe1

Badge tax is very real. BMW could easily ask for...

Badge tax is very real. BMW could easily ask for an extra $20k just for the roundel because the majority of people who are shopping a Z4 won't even realize that it's the same car as a Supra.
12-12-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 265,705
Posted By SamDoe1

I'll sit here and patiently await the arrival of...

I'll sit here and patiently await the arrival of the M2 Gran Coupe.
Forum: Car Talk
12-12-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,891
Posted By SamDoe1

The CVT is just fine in the Subaru. The one in...

The CVT is just fine in the Subaru. The one in the CRV we tested was horrendous though. I think the bigger problem with CVT's is more the weak sauce engines that come with them more so than the...
Forum: Car Talk
12-12-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,891
Posted By SamDoe1

Picked up the car yesterday, it's really nice and...

Picked up the car yesterday, it's really nice and well featured. I haven't driven it yet since it's the wife's car but so far so good. The ride is really nice and the tech is really nice to have. ...
Forum: Car Talk
12-11-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 522
Posted By SamDoe1

If tire longevity is a key factor I'd get some...

If tire longevity is a key factor I'd get some all seasons for sure. Summer tires don't last that long to begin with.

OP, I've had great luck with Conti DWS tires though I doubt you'd get them...
12-11-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 42,245
Posted By SamDoe1

I'd believe it. I know enough people in that...

I'd believe it. I know enough people in that exact situation.
Forum: Car Talk
12-11-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,891
Posted By SamDoe1

Outback is more SUV than wagon. It rides pretty...

Outback is more SUV than wagon. It rides pretty high and looks pretty tough, though I don't know if it's actually tough or not. It will for sure seat 3 across with car seats, there were a couple in...
12-11-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 39,418
Posted By SamDoe1

:rofl:

:rofl:
12-11-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 37,873
Posted By SamDoe1

Audi has been doing the eTron for a while now. ...

Audi has been doing the eTron for a while now. Jaguar has started the iPace line. BMW has the i3/i8, the 330e, 530e, and 730e. Ford has the Energi models, GM has the Bolt. All of these have been...
12-11-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 42,245
Posted By SamDoe1

More expensive than the M2? GTFO. The will...

More expensive than the M2? GTFO. The will literally sell tens of these things.
12-11-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 265,705
Posted By SamDoe1

I just bought a car, my wife would probably...

I just bought a car, my wife would probably castrate me if I said I was going to get another one.

I think this is a wonderful thing though as I can get a used one eventually.
Forum: Car Talk
12-11-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,891
Posted By SamDoe1

Yup, it was a huge POS. The most recent issue...

Yup, it was a huge POS. The most recent issue it's having now is that it pops up an error to say "service starting system" after you drive it for ~20 mins. The error self clears upon restart and it...
12-10-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 265,705
Posted By SamDoe1

Well this will put the next gen M3 firmly out of...

Well this will put the next gen M3 firmly out of reach for me. Cool.
Forum: Car Talk
12-10-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,891
Posted By SamDoe1

So as of tomorrow, we say good riddance to this...

So as of tomorrow, we say good riddance to this POS. Picking up a new car for the wife tomorrow. Well we already bought it, just going to get it tomorrow after all the PDI is done.
Forum: Car Talk
12-10-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5,066
Views: 289,018
Posted By SamDoe1

I also put on a sweatshirt this morning!

I also put on a sweatshirt this morning!
12-10-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 265,705
Posted By SamDoe1

Outback has already been confirmed for next gen...

Outback has already been confirmed for next gen in the US launching next year. That said, it's far less wagon-ey than others. A lot of wagons are special order only at this point too.
12-10-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 37,873
Posted By SamDoe1

Samsung doesn't make a cheaper/better phone than...

Samsung doesn't make a cheaper/better phone than Apple in the same way that Honda doesn't make a cheaper/better car than a BMW. They are different products catering to a different market.

In full...
Forum: Car Talk
12-10-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5,066
Views: 289,018
Posted By SamDoe1

So no then. :rofl: Not all 17" wheels will...

So no then. :rofl:

Not all 17" wheels will clear the brakes so make sure you do some research before you buy a set. I have the factory wheels off of a Jetta that I use that ever so barely fit. I...
Forum: Car Talk
12-10-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5,066
Views: 289,018
Posted By SamDoe1

No snow tires? I'd still be out trying to get...

No snow tires? I'd still be out trying to get stuck lol.
Forum: Car Talk
12-06-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 5,364
Posted By SamDoe1

So either a Golf R, used Touareg, or an Audi. I...

So either a Golf R, used Touareg, or an Audi. I think the rest of them for the US market are either made in Alabama or Mexico.

Also, I've worked with the French Swiss and they are not where it's...
12-06-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 37,873
Posted By SamDoe1

Only if they are built overseas. Both Toyota and...

Only if they are built overseas. Both Toyota and VW each FAR outpace Tesla in domestic manufacturing and therefore jobs.

It's not that they would undercut Tesla in a like for like product so to...
Forum: Car Talk
12-06-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 5,364
Posted By SamDoe1

There are a few in my area but my understanding...

There are a few in my area but my understanding was that it's just a participating dealer/shop to do the install, not necessarily do the service.
Forum: Car Talk
12-06-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 79,930
Posted By SamDoe1

You know you have a B5 S4 when you have built in...

You know you have a B5 S4 when you have built in lights for working on the engine bay. :rofl:

Looks awesome many, I definitely have some garage envy.
12-06-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 37,873
Posted By SamDoe1

RIP Tesla.

RIP Tesla.
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