All things Automobile - THE definitive car thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Bueller, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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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?


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  2. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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    Noted. :thumb
  3. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    I never found a snow blower attachment for it, but I have a 1968 gravely snow plow.

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    :rofl

    Back on topic - sorta.

    Did the hit every dealer and look till the mind is overwhelmed thing yesterday. Ended up back at the Ford dealer and drove the focus and escape. Decided on a focus as her daily driver then will look for a family hauler to keep as a third(wait, that's the jeep) fourth vehicle. :D Did some price investigating, came up with a target price and emailed multiple dealers. Second dealer to respond was under my target price, so time to rework my numbers. :doh
    I figure by Tuesday I'll have it down to one or two dealers, then take the van in and get trade in estimates. If the numbers work, great. If not, the auto show is in three weeks. I can start all over then. :norton
  4. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

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    At first glance, I thought "Wow!, Thats now my wife's Miata!" On closer inspection, it isnt.

    And yes, I am very secure in my masculinity,

    Wife's Miata on the left, mine on the right. we LOVE these cars, consider them the best cars we've ever owned.

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  5. C Squared

    C Squared Now with TURBO!

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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.

    Boxter or S2000... Plenty of head room and a view through the screen. :deal
  6. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Got it a few weeks ago, it has its own thread. Loving it.
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  7. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Sorry about the big pic, thats from my cell phone :eek1

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

    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!
  8. Wheedle

    Wheedle I love inflatable fun!

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    I dunno about that, but it is one of the best sounding vehicles ever at full song.
  9. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    I would love to drive one of those.
  10. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    http://monstermiata.webs.com/ :deal

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

    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
  11. Oscar

    Oscar Curmudgeon

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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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  12. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    :clap Awesome! Wish we had those in the USA.
  13. neumie

    neumie Been here awhile

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    The engine options on the Falcon are interesting. Nice looking sedan, similar shape to the old Mazda 6.
  14. FloridaSteve

    FloridaSteve Long timer

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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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  15. Mrmerlin

    Mrmerlin K1300S fast as shi..

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  16. C Squared

    C Squared Now with TURBO!

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    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....
  17. ddavidv

    ddavidv Thrifty not cheap

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    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.
  18. jdiaz

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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.
  19. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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  20. wrecked'em

    wrecked'em satisfied enzyte user

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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?