User not logged in - login - register
Home Calendar Books School Tool Photo Gallery Message Boards Users Statistics Advertise Site Info
go to bottom | |
 Message Boards » » What CAR you thinking about at this very moment? Page 1 ... 26 27 28 29 [30] 31, Prev Next  
Restricted
All American
15525 Posts
user info
edit post

The new CX-9. I really want a station wagon this fall, but there just isn't a good option out there.

6/23/2016 9:01:58 PM

synapse
play so hard
52803 Posts
user info
edit post

Do you have to buy new?

[Edited on June 23, 2016 at 9:20 PM. Reason : which wagons have you considered?]

6/23/2016 9:19:57 PM

Restricted
All American
15525 Posts
user info
edit post

No. But to me, depending on the model, buying new make sense (financing, price, etc). I posted last year in the wagon thread, but none of those (TSX, Caddy) tickle my fancy. Then we ended up moving and buying a home so we put it all on hold. I'm really torn between a wagon or a 3 row crossover. We already have a CRV which is fine with wife and baby. However, we are planning on one more. I get the van argument but it's not happening. There really aren't many options new (Golf Sportwagen, Outback...it's really more of crossover).

The other outside option is buy a beater Tahoe or what. I don't drive much because of the work ride, but we are putting a ton of miles on my wife's car because everyone is embarrassed by my accord. Only reason I don't want this is because I want some fucking modern amenities.

6/23/2016 10:30:37 PM

synapse
play so hard
52803 Posts
user info
edit post

Do you really need a true wagon or would a larger hatchback like a Mazda3 hatchback work?

Do you really need 3 rows?

What's wrong with the Outback again?

If SUV, have you considered the MDX? Could get a nicely appointed one used without any reliability concerns.

6/23/2016 11:06:09 PM

Restricted
All American
15525 Posts
user info
edit post

Quote :
"Do you really need a true wagon or would a larger hatchback like a Mazda3 hatchback work?"


I would like the wagon so we can go out longer trips and not take her car.

Quote :
"Do you really need 3 rows?"


No, but ain't that shit standard on the bigger SUV/CUVs now?

Quote :
"What's wrong with the Outback again?"


I dunno. Doesn't seem fun.

I do like this new Golf Alltrack coming out

Quote :
"If SUV, have you considered the MDX?"


That's a good point.

[Edited on June 24, 2016 at 7:45 AM. Reason : ...]

6/24/2016 7:44:14 AM

Hiro
All American
4510 Posts
user info
edit post

Quote :
"there is no excuse for wheel gap like that on a $250k car."


Even Ford nailed that:



[Edited on June 24, 2016 at 9:42 AM. Reason : .]

6/24/2016 9:42:46 AM

sumfoo1
G.S. 20-63(d)
40924 Posts
user info
edit post

↑ "like"

6/24/2016 8:33:05 PM

Restricted
All American
15525 Posts
user info
edit post

Hmmm...Durango R/T

6/25/2016 10:25:34 PM

richthofen
All American
15721 Posts
user info
edit post

The new Durangos are pretty damn slick. The R/T version sounds like fun in particular...a "badass SUV" in the vein of things like the Trailblazer SS. (Which was the only Trailblazer variant worth a damn...but still...)

6/26/2016 10:24:24 PM

Big4Country
All American
11111 Posts
user info
edit post

I can't stop thinking about the slow poke that I had to follow down the mountain on Monday. He had an Obama 2012 bumper sticker and a coexist bumper sticker on his car. Anyone want to guess what he was driving?

7/8/2016 12:36:17 PM

Hiro
All American
4510 Posts
user info
edit post

one of these?

7/8/2016 2:36:43 PM

Kurtis636
All American
14984 Posts
user info
edit post

Anybody on here have a BMW 4 series yet?

7/8/2016 7:35:29 PM

Big4Country
All American
11111 Posts
user info
edit post

^^close. It was a Toyota prius.

7/8/2016 9:48:32 PM

sumfoo1
G.S. 20-63(d)
40924 Posts
user info
edit post

there is a purple e36 m3 in apex i like... but it's a little too trashed for the 8k they want.

7/13/2016 8:32:31 PM

0EPII1
All American
39521 Posts
user info
edit post

Two Lancia Delta HF Integrales in pristine condition on sale in the US on eBay.

http://www.motor1.com/news/65524/for-sale-two-pristine-lancia-delta-hf-integrales

Motorheads, get one before they are gone... extremely rare and almost impossible you will ever find one again for sale in the US, especially looking like mint from the outside!

7/19/2016 7:29:19 PM

Bobby Light
All American
2552 Posts
user info
edit post

Mustangs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2uYPcDjv7Y

7/20/2016 10:43:18 AM

Dr Pepper
All American
3450 Posts
user info
edit post

this mustang video is making rounds-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfZ8UMjuIeI

7/20/2016 12:05:12 PM

Hiro
All American
4510 Posts
user info
edit post

^I'm not disappointed, but I'm not as excited as I thought I'd be :/


^
Quote :
"these tires are 315 wide. thats about as wide as my ex girlfriend from high school and smells just as bad as when i burn the rubber too"


Now that's funny.

[Edited on July 20, 2016 at 3:59 PM. Reason : .]

7/20/2016 3:52:03 PM

0EPII1
All American
39521 Posts
user info
edit post

do you even DRIVE, bro?

http://www.emirates247.com/news/region/man-stops-car-on-edge-of-3-500-metre-saudi-mountain-2016-07-26-1.636836

Quote :
"Man stops car on edge of 3,500-metre Saudi mountain

Described as one of the riskiest acts

Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Saudi adventurer stopped his car on top of a 3,600-metre-high mountain in the Gulf Kingdom and a newspaper described it as one of the riskiest and most daring acts.

‘Ajel’ newspaper published a picture showing the man standing near his car on the edge of a tilting cliff on Fifa mountain in the Southern Jazan province.

It said the picture was posted online and that there were mixed reactions by viewers, with some lauding the man’s courage and others criticising the unnecessary risk."




That's ~11,800 ft for you heathens

I can understand (but would never dare try it) coasting the break with a lead foot until the edge and then pulling up the hand brake to get there. But to get back up, he will have to put it in reverse (those LandCruisers come with manuals) and ram the accelerator while letting go of the clutch ever so lightly, right? This dude must be the world champ for manoeuvering cars precisely on hilly steep roads using a manual transmission car. I rented a manual transmission car in the UK on holiday with wife and daughter (while I myself owned an automatic) and we went driving in the countryside. One town/village was uphill, and I had to parallel park between two cars while on an incline... that was certainly an experience! Coming out was tricky too, to avoid rolling into the car behind me. Damn, that dude has dinosaur balls.


[Edited on July 27, 2016 at 12:27 AM. Reason : ]

7/27/2016 12:20:14 AM

0EPII1
All American
39521 Posts
user info
edit post

http://www.motor1.com/news/78673/this-euro-spec-1991-bmw-m5-is-clean-mean-and-on-ebay/

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-M5-Euro-Spec-/302019749277

1991 BMW E34 M5 Euro Spec 12,500mi Black/Black Alpina Wheels Documented

Buy it now price of $35K.

Gorgeous inside out.

7/29/2016 7:41:46 PM

TKE-Teg
All American
41985 Posts
user info
edit post

Quote :
"But to get back up, he will have to put it in reverse (those LandCruisers come with manuals) and ram the accelerator while letting go of the clutch ever so lightly, right? This dude must be the world champ for manoeuvering cars precisely on hilly steep roads using a manual transmission car. I rented a manual transmission car in the UK on holiday with wife and daughter (while I myself owned an automatic) and we went driving in the countryside. One town/village was uphill, and I had to parallel park between two cars while on an incline... that was certainly an experience! Coming out was tricky too, to avoid rolling into the car behind me. Damn, that dude has dinosaur balls."


To back up he can do that, or if the parking brake mechanism is a hand level (I'm not that knowledgeable with old Cruisers) he can leave the parking brake partially engaged while he backs up. Do that properly and the engine will be strong enough to overcome the brake but gravity will not.

Also I had no idea that Saudi Arabia had mountains that tall!

[Edited on August 1, 2016 at 9:07 AM. Reason : k]

8/1/2016 9:07:01 AM

BobbyDigital
HomieDOESplayDat
41666 Posts
user info
edit post

Also noticed the rear wheel looks like it's in a rut or dip that's looks like it's helping anchor the car as well.

8/23/2016 4:21:01 PM

0EPII1
All American
39521 Posts
user info
edit post

^ hmmm yeah maybe!

^^ yup, it has a hand brake... don't most non-luxury cars? and yeah, i remember i had to use that technique a few times while on an incline.

Saudi Arabia is most flat, but there are a few mountains in the South, with the tallest peak being ~10,000 feet. You can see a topography map here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia#Geography

******************************************

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-S2000-TURBO-600HP-/172301537027

600 hp S2000 in excellent condition and with just 92k miles.

Best part? Just $20,000!

8/23/2016 10:13:10 PM

beatsunc
All American
8779 Posts
user info
edit post



trees grow straight up right. looks like the camera is tilted and the truck is actually facing uphill

[Edited on August 23, 2016 at 10:35 PM. Reason : g]

8/23/2016 10:26:33 PM

TKE-Teg
All American
41985 Posts
user info
edit post

That S2000 looks pretty fucking sweet.

8/24/2016 9:48:41 AM

sumfoo1
G.S. 20-63(d)
40924 Posts
user info
edit post

Did mildew sell his viper to Doug demuro

8/30/2016 5:54:16 PM

synapse
play so hard
52803 Posts
user info
edit post

http://www.autotrader.com/car-video/is-the-ford-focus-rs-really-worth-40000-256741?LNX=SOMEDOUGENPOST

Quote :
"There are a few drawbacks. One is the ride, which is absolutely punishing in anything other than Comfort mode. I'm not sure exactly why the car rides like this, but I believe it's because the designers wanted to simulate 19th-century rail travel. The other drawback is the noise: Ford pipes in some engine noise when you're in Sport mode, but it's not like you're ever going to mistake this thing for a V8 or even a V6. This is a 4-cylinder, plain and simple, and it sounds like one in spite of the piped engine noise and the exhausts in back that could swallow a full-grown anteater."


^ yeah it's in another thread

9/1/2016 2:39:52 PM

Dr Pepper
All American
3450 Posts
user info
edit post

.....so the Focus RS is not for pussies

9/1/2016 2:55:26 PM

sumfoo1
G.S. 20-63(d)
40924 Posts
user info
edit post

drive one or read reviews?

9/2/2016 1:56:37 PM

sumfoo1
G.S. 20-63(d)
40924 Posts
user info
edit post



[Edited on September 2, 2016 at 2:38 PM. Reason : Super rare supra option ]

9/2/2016 2:36:57 PM

willembahh
All American
2364 Posts
user info
edit post

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/5892812630.html

GMC Caballero

I dont know why, but I want this.

11/29/2016 12:58:03 AM

Dr Pepper
All American
3450 Posts
user info
edit post

get it and never look back.

11/29/2016 6:59:06 AM

TerdFerguson
All American
4960 Posts
user info
edit post

me want

https://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/5859852028.html

12/2/2016 4:29:35 PM

Hiro
All American
4510 Posts
user info
edit post

12/5/2016 9:47:24 AM

TerdFerguson
All American
4960 Posts
user info
edit post

https://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/5905394538.html

$10.5k for a Unimog? It's more likely than you think.

[Edited on December 6, 2016 at 9:21 AM. Reason : But I thought all models had diesels, this post claims it's gas?]

[Edited on December 6, 2016 at 9:44 AM. Reason : Portal axles + tires are easily worth that money]

12/6/2016 9:20:00 AM

0EPII1
All American
39521 Posts
user info
edit post

Quote :
"Bombproof drivetrain."


That will be essential looking at the where the country is headed

12/6/2016 1:50:46 PM

danmangt40
All American
2346 Posts
user info
edit post

corvettes with coilovers installed, replacing the leaf springs.

I test drove a new miata last week and thought about how different miatas and several other small sports cars handle, compared to a corvette. Corvettes aren't bad, they just aren't as great as maybe they could be. I have typically just blamed leaf springs, but i am largely presuming my logic, rather than confirming it. The big flaw I feel is inconsistent and fluctuating suspension deflection response while cornering. It feels solid, but if one rear wheel passes over an undulation, there seems to be a significant momentary decrease in stability, a tiny stepping out, and then re-establishing rolling grip similarly snaps just a little bit back. It's jarring because the car body itself doesn't deflect much, so it isn't truly unloading the wheel, and the car is generally so stable that a slight change feels like something much worse is about to happen. The only corvette I can remember driving where it felt immune from that was a c5 z06. the worst I encountered was a c6 z06. The c5 z06 was on a longer route on much better roads, whereas the c6 was just an around-the-block with some curves of about a mile between a few lights, with several potholes.

I wonder whether a coilover suspension would comparatively have much more consistent rate and progressive rate increase over its travel, especially in the initial deflection from equilibirum ride height.

Anyone weigh in on this? I'll create a new thread. I'd like to ride-along with someone who did that modification.

12/11/2016 11:51:45 AM

Hiro
All American
4510 Posts
user info
edit post

Owning a c6z51, I am interested in your findings... I have upgraded Bilstein shocks on factory leafs. I'm used to driving shitboxes, so I find the suspension to be pretty awesome...

12/11/2016 3:31:45 PM

TKE-Teg
All American
41985 Posts
user info
edit post

If Chevy thought they'd have superior handling with a conventional spring design I'm sure they'd be using it now.

12/12/2016 8:43:12 AM

TKE-Teg
All American
41985 Posts
user info
edit post

2018 Mustang is ugly.

1/17/2017 10:47:07 AM

Hiro
All American
4510 Posts
user info
edit post

Context:
http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2017/01/17/2018-ford-mustang-gets-new-styling-more-power-and-tech.html

2018 vs 2015 comparison

1/17/2017 1:33:50 PM

TKE-Teg
All American
41985 Posts
user info
edit post

I'm always in favor of lower leading edges of hoods. But not so much when overall hood height remains the same...

1/17/2017 1:50:51 PM

0EPII1
All American
39521 Posts
user info
edit post

Use a slider to see the differences:

http://www.motor1.com/news/133813/2018-ford-mustang-facelift-comparison/

1/17/2017 4:20:46 PM

dtownral
All American
19727 Posts
user info
edit post

2018 looks better

1/18/2017 10:37:25 AM

NCSUam0s
All American Tease
2201 Posts
user info
edit post

Friend of mine just bought a McLaren 570S (guy has owned multiple Porsches, a Lambo, a Ferrari, A8, etc)

1/18/2017 4:22:38 PM

0EPII1
All American
39521 Posts
user info
edit post

Not a 675 LT? Meh...

What does he do?!

1/18/2017 5:31:26 PM

NCSUam0s
All American Tease
2201 Posts
user info
edit post

Submariner XO. How he spends his bonuses (also DINK).

1/18/2017 10:41:25 PM

TKE-Teg
All American
41985 Posts
user info
edit post

Solid purchase!

1/19/2017 8:48:19 AM

theDuke866
All American
51111 Posts
user info
edit post

7^

Against regulations nowadays to make cars long, low, svelte and good looking.

1/19/2017 1:53:57 PM

dustm
All American
14155 Posts
user info
edit post

1/22/2017 2:34:57 AM

 Message Boards » The Garage » What CAR you thinking about at this very moment? Page 1 ... 26 27 28 29 [30] 31, Prev Next  
go to top | |
Admin Options : move topic | lock topic

© 2017 by The Wolf Web - All Rights Reserved.
The material located at this site is not endorsed, sponsored or provided by or on behalf of North Carolina State University.
Powered by CrazyWeb v2.37 - our disclaimer.