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Old 01-27-2013, 08:36 PM   #106
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Still love my miata; after 6 yrs no money into it and never an issue and it still handles amazingly on the stock Bilsteins.

Checked out the new BRZ from Subaru - Toyota... impressive but I don't know if I can give up on convertibles.

Was looking at Porsche's Cayman but also looking at a used Viper or used Nissan GTR. Problem is I will still need a winter vehicle.

Got it a few weeks ago, it has its own thread. Loving it.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:39 PM   #107
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Sorry about the big pic, thats from my cell phone

Last night I took it out in the rainy weather to figure out the traction control and stability control, still confused

Ran into a starbucks to use the bathroom, there was a fellow, probably about sixty, walking around and asking everybody a question. Then he left.

I went out side to my car, and he was standing next to it, admiring it. He was asking around to find out whose car it was. He had a turbo RX7, and never saw a BRZ before and wanted to know all about it. He told me that this was definitely going to be his next car, he just loves Japanese sports cars!
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:58 PM   #108
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Since this is the ALL things automotive thread, can we at least agree that this is the coolest and best looking racing car of all time?


I dunno about that, but it is one of the best sounding vehicles ever at full song.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:03 PM   #109
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I dunno about that, but it is one of the best sounding vehicles ever at full song.
I would love to drive one of those.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:54 PM   #110
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I miss my "chick" car.


http://monstermiata.webs.com/

I want to drop a built 335 in one, its going to be scary if I ever get a place with a garage.

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Problem with those miata's is at 6'1" the view through the top of the windshield frame is sort of restrictive while driving.
And, when the top it up it sorta interferes with the head.
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Boxter or S2000... Plenty of head room and a view through the screen.
My brother won't drive his Miata with the top closed...he's a couple inches shorter than me.

I did notice that a Boxter S fits me rather well.....of course with a 30,000 dollar premium
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:07 AM   #111
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After 30ish years of car ownership, I bought my first Ford today - and Aussie Falcon in this colour:

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:28 AM   #112
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After 30ish years of car ownership, I bought my first Ford today - and Aussie Falcon in this colour:

Awesome! Wish we had those in the USA.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:07 PM   #113
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Wow--a 4.0 I6

The engine options on the Falcon are interesting. Nice looking sedan, similar shape to the old Mazda 6.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:44 PM   #114
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A car thread huh... OK I'll play. As seen in downtown Jacksonville last Saturday. Caught this one through my windshield as it waited at a light. Any idea if the 4 door 55-57 Chevy project will save a decent premium over a 2 door? Cause this one didn't suck.

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:02 PM   #115
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This is a great video turn it up Ferrari

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:15 PM   #116
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I dunno about that, but it is one of the best sounding vehicles ever at full song.
Years ago, standing near the Billy M. Bridge at Road America (when the bridge existed) I was listening to lots of cars like that make the circuit. The V12 "bundle of snakes" exhaust Ferrari car like the Ford shown was by far the sweetest sounding car. Only car that could be heard ALL the way around the course! You could listen to it and know what corner or straight it was in at all times if you knew the course. EVERY other car would go silent here and there....
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:53 AM   #117
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A car thread huh... OK I'll play. As seen in downtown Jacksonville last Saturday. Caught this one through my windshield as it waited at a light. Any idea if the 4 door 55-57 Chevy project will save a decent premium over a 2 door? Cause this one didn't suck.

Absolutely!
The 4 doors are pretty much just parts cars for 2 doors, convertibles and wagons. The rise in value of the others have brought the 4 doors up from the basement, but they are still very affordable. Endless repro parts mean keeping one running and looking good is a simple chore.

However, you may want to drive one before you commit. They are old cars, and drive like it. Pathetic brakes, lazy steering.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:53 AM   #118
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Rented a Focus sedan this weekend in California.

After three years, their "dual clutch" automatic transmission still sucks.....slow to downshift, noisy/creep issues at idle, and the damn thing barely got 30mpg in almost all highway driving.

I want to like this car, but the sightlines are awful, the backseat packaging doesn't work well, and the Sync/driver information panel just isn't getting easier to use.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:59 AM   #119
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This is a great video turn it up Ferrari

http://youtu.be/iItzJc-NHI4
Way cool!

When it started out, I thought it was going to be a progression of Alain De Cadenet's Victory by Design series.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:02 AM   #120
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ok a question. friends kia is making noise from the power steering pump. just had it replaced. look at it and its full. i thought they mave have air in it so removed the cap and had her turn the wheel. the fluid began to foam up and spill out. instean of red its more of a pink color. im not a mechinic but ive never seen that. any idea?
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