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Old 02-23-2012, 05:35 AM   #106
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Loved these, but couldn't afford one when they came out. Still can't, as nice ones haven't really ever gone down in value. Crazy.
I always liked them as well...and you are right the un-f'ed with ones do command the $$$.

I remember the XT and SVX as well...wish they came with a manual.

I have thought of a few that I remember...but they all fall into the 80's
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:25 PM   #107
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No 1990-1991 CRX Si? 1992-1993 Integra GSR? Beautiful cars.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:33 PM   #108
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I love those, didn't realize they were even sold in the 90s always considered them an 80s car. It's got the angular 80s styling but still kind of futuristic interior styling.
Didn't they have the adjustable ride height? I remember a guy back in HS who drive one.

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No 1990-1991 CRX Si? 1992-1993 Integra GSR? Beautiful cars.
The Integra was covered with the Type R of the same era.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:24 PM   #109
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My only "issue", which really isn't an issue at all; is that even though HP has come way up over the last 10 years, so has weight!

Can't compare the sky to much because it was a 1 and done. But the Type R Integra could probably beat the new Civic Si through an Auto-X course or a tight road course. So even though it's 15 year old technology the lower weight helps it out quite a bit.
This is true. In general, though better looking, and technically more advanced, the weight has increased as well!

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Old 02-23-2012, 07:44 PM   #110
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I usually go for a walk, then open the lid, followed by a dump.

What the fuck are you talking about?
"Lid" is the replacement airbox, typically accompanied with a K&N filter and a "dump" is what we used to do in lieu of the catalyst. A test pipe with a header flange and cap so you can run quiet till you head to the track or the street races.

This puts you into the 12's in the 1/4 mile with a good driver. 150 shot of nitrous puts you into the 11's on drag radials. Territory JVB's Sky will not see
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:20 PM   #111
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Does anybody drag race a Saturn?
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:21 PM   #112
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Does anybody drag race a Saturn?
Some of 'em move pretty quick.


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Old 02-23-2012, 08:45 PM   #113
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"Lid" is the replacement airbox, typically accompanied with a K&N filter and a "dump" is what we used to do in lieu of the catalyst. A test pipe with a header flange and cap so you can run quiet till you head to the track or the street races.

This puts you into the 12's in the 1/4 mile with a good driver. 150 shot of nitrous puts you into the 11's on drag radials. Territory JVB's Sky will not see
GM's LS Engine is probably their single greatest accomplishment of that decade.

With enough creativity you can graft it into just about anything
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:48 PM   #114
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Does anybody drag race a Saturn?
YES! The automatics are faster.

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:23 PM   #115
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The 1995-1999 Buick Riviera.





A wonderful Grand Touring car. I owned a '95, and I would like to own another someday.

BIG! A lot bigger than it looks. I had it parked next to my '72 Riv one day and noticed that it was just about the same size. But it handled very well, and the size was well-used by Buick. Front and back seating areas were both fantastic for me at 6'7", and the front seats were THE most comfortable long-distance seats ever. Nice enough power stock, and the bulletproof supercharged 3.8 responded very well to modifications, mild or wild.

We Riviera Heads especially appreciate it as a Nice Save by Buick of a Grand Old Name. The early '90's Rivs were like the family member you tried not to talk about!


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Old 02-23-2012, 10:31 PM   #116
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If we're hitting land barge territory, I always thought these were sorta cool.




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There was a really cool, Aurora; and that ain't it

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Old 02-23-2012, 11:44 PM   #118
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that is a cool american car from the 90s, most of the other american cars look funky and way dated.
classic styling always stands the test of time.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:56 PM   #119
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oh yes.
that competes w/ supercar looks of today.

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'cause the good ones are not really forgotten.

...the ones that have been deserve to be. The '90's produced some real dogs!

1992-1998 Not Forgotten

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Old 02-24-2012, 12:03 AM   #120
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I'd have to disagree, I think that the performance car culture finally rebounded from the neutering that the epa gave it in the early 70's during the 90's. Ford finished developing the 5.0, then moved to 2,3,&4 valve mod motors, GM developed the lt1 and then the ls1. The power from smaller motors more than doubled, for example, The honda 4's went from 70ish hp to 160hp in some models. Suspension and brake technology increased also, just not quite at the same rate. The design of most factory hot-rod engines today are just developments of 90's designs. As for price, a 1990 v-8 mustang was around $12k, a new one is around $30k. Even after inflation, I wouldn't call $12k out of reach for the average guy.
no doubt great engineering advances happened for the american mfg. but alot of there exterior designs looked like shit w/ body cladding and crappy interiors.
that's why the euros pulled ahead during this period with the perception of a producing luxury cars, they did not buy into the body cladding faze and payed closer attention to their interiors. my dad was a gm dealer in the 90s and told his rep over and over, tell corporate to stop all the body cladding. it makes the cars look cheap. it took the us mfg another 10+ plus years to finally catch up with elegant and flowing body designs and they are still trying to undo all the PR damage the designs did for them.
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