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11/7/2018 11:44:38 AM

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"Make the Justy Subaru Great Again!"


One of the renders:




Ahahhahahhahahaha

11/7/2018 8:28:38 PM

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I want that Rambler. Actually I want to recreate a Hornet SC360.

What keeps tickling my mind as of late: ditch the Canyon and pick up a Fiesta ST. If I’d fit.

Especially with stirrings in the press about SuperDodge coming home to daddy.

11/8/2018 10:23:15 PM

Dr Pepper
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I know all about the superdodge now that Jeepman got his new X


Current flavor for Rambler is N/A LS3 with that 6060 behind it.

11/9/2018 8:50:21 AM

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Just picked up the closest thing I've ever had to a new car before. 2016 Mazda 6 GT. Every single option. Thing is so sweet and EPA rated to 40 mpg highway.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/X3nquXTmkRi7f3ax9

[Edited on November 11, 2018 at 7:38 PM. Reason : ]

11/11/2018 7:38:27 PM

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Congrats! That's a good looking car and I'm a big fan off the fuel economy.

11/11/2018 8:55:03 PM

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My favorite part of this was that Carmax did have the GT package listed, but did not know about the i-ELOOP and had it listed nowhere. I found it when I popped the hood and the power connections under the drivers seat. So they could have listed the better gas mileage, but they had no clue. Which is fine by me as that might have raised the price a bit more.

11/12/2018 6:53:46 AM

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My '66 Mustang. It needs a new paintjob.

11/17/2018 10:39:21 AM

raiden
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still thinking of ^. Paint job, would like to convert from automatic to manual, stuff like that. It sure is fun to drive though.

12/10/2018 1:09:03 PM

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12/10/2018 9:05:18 PM

smoothcrim
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grandsport and the ZL1 1LE are pretty sweet rides

12/11/2018 10:10:45 AM

Hiro
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Duke get himself a chevy?

12/11/2018 10:10:46 AM

theDuke866
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No, did that once. Had pros and cons.

Won’t rule it out again, though.

[Edited on December 12, 2018 at 4:51 PM. Reason : Even the SS 1LE is bad ass.]

12/12/2018 4:51:32 PM

Hiro
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I hear ya... The C7GS's are growing on me. I didn't care for them when they first came out, however, I look at them and I can't help but feel happy when I see one...

12/13/2018 3:57:17 PM

theDuke866
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^

12/13/2018 7:51:10 PM

jaZon
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Saw a leaked pic of the new Supra and if it's legit the front end looks like absolute shit

12/14/2018 6:27:44 AM

theDuke866
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Has anyone thought, within the last several years, that they wouldn’t fuck that car all up?

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I also keep having the idea of a no-longer seriously competitive D-sports racer as a track day toy and autocross weapon. Grab one for mid-teens, I think. Not gonna do it soon...just a recurring thought.

12/14/2018 11:53:10 PM

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Wow, this thing in insane, including the specs and the price too!

https://www.motor1.com/news/297712/custom-1949-dodge-power-wagon

12/18/2018 2:44:52 AM

TKE-Teg
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^^^It's a little skewed from the angle and being in a tight trailer, but I think it looks fine. Additionally, it looks 99% like everyone already assumed it would for the last few years. No surprises here.


^^hard to fuck up a car much more than not offering a manual. Though I'm also suspicious that it's weight will be heavier than it should be as well.

[Edited on December 19, 2018 at 10:46 AM. Reason : ]

12/19/2018 10:45:16 AM

theDuke866
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You can always screw up the styling and sticker price to complete the package.

12/19/2018 8:02:59 PM

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What the fucking fuck!

https://www.motor1.com/news/349035/bentley-continetal-gt-tank-tracks



You can watch the 12 min video, or just click here for the action:

https://youtu.be/taLvoVXFDmM?t=545

5/11/2019 1:05:19 PM

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looking hard at a gen 5 ACR extreme viper, but trying to hold out until the gt4 and c8 vette are out

5/12/2019 11:18:21 PM

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In addition to the forthcoming 6 cylinder powered 2nd gen Cayman GT4, there will be 6 cylinder powered Cayman and Boxster "Touring" models. This could be exciting as it could depress (slightly) 981 prices, hehehe.

5/13/2019 9:16:25 AM

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that'd be nice.

5/13/2019 5:46:13 PM

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2016 328i I just bought (with dinan stage 1)

5/13/2019 8:20:15 PM

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RS3 vs Model 3.

Pretty similar in size, performance and price (depending on spec) but one makes awesome sound.

7/8/2019 11:30:05 AM

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https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2001-dodge-viper-10/

7/18/2019 10:33:36 AM

theDuke866
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Apparently 987.2 Cayman S-models, with 6MT, in colors other than grey/silver/black, are unicorns.

8/30/2019 7:51:51 PM

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Thinking of which 17-19 Hatchback Manual I want as my next new to me car. Leaning toward Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5L.

9/1/2019 10:04:54 PM

Hiro
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^^ yeah... I wouldn't mind a 981S 6speed manual with 40-70k miles on it for a reasonable price... those too are unicorns...

9/2/2019 10:19:18 PM

theDuke866
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yeah, but i think there are more 981s than 987.2s in general.

9/13/2019 9:28:48 PM

StTexan
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Anyone knowledgeable about car engines know if skyactive x from mazda is good, or not worth waiting for? Supposed to be similar power to skyactive g, but better gas mileage.

9/14/2019 9:25:00 PM

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981 ain't got them hips!

I'd give the best overall looks to the 987.1 over all gens. The .2 does have nicer tail lights.

^I didn't realize Skyactiv had generations. Hell, the 1st gen was already 40mpg in a Mazda3, was it not?

9/15/2019 8:46:30 PM

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"Hell, the 1st gen was already 40mpg in a Mazda3, was it not?"


My thought too

9/15/2019 10:04:38 PM

StTexan
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The car i was looking at was around 30 combined I thought. I guess skyactive x is out in Europe and they say its getting like 45mpg

9/16/2019 7:13:16 PM

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you don't even know how long you'd have to wait for it tho

9/16/2019 8:00:52 PM

Hiro
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Friendly reminder; make sure you're comparing apples to apples. European MPGS are Imperial Gallons (~4.54L) vs US Gallons (~3.785L) and how European NEDC testing is different from US EPA testing. I wouldn't get too excited about the reported fuel efficiency until you better understand what are generating those metrics. Assuming the testing environment is the same, 30MPG US is about 36MPG European, thus 45mpg European would be about 36MPG US.

[Edited on September 17, 2019 at 7:41 AM. Reason : .]

9/17/2019 7:40:50 AM

tchenku
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https://www.mpgomatic.com/2012/01/10/2012-mazda3-skyactiv-review/

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"Interstate Mileage Testing:

Cruise control set to 68 MPH, A/C off, windows up: 44.3 MPG
Cruise control off, target speed 60-72 MPH, A/C off, windows up: 45.9 MPG

Interstate highway testing temperatures were in the fifties. Our Grand Touring test vehicle was equipped with the standard 16-inch alloy wheels, clad with Bridgestone Turanza EL400 P205/55R16 all-season tires, and was delivered with approximately 1100 miles on the odometer."

9/17/2019 9:28:11 AM

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[Edited on September 17, 2019 at 2:35 PM. Reason : .]

9/17/2019 2:34:41 PM

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"981 ain't got them hips!

I'd give the best overall looks to the 987.1 over all gens. The .2 does have nicer tail lights.
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I think I like the 981's design language best overall, but I like the 987, too. The 987 has a lower, leaner profile--the 981 is starting to get a little afflicted by Fat Ass Blocky Modern Car Syndrome.

I'd never consider a 987.1; they're a non-starter in my book. IMS issues and engine lubrication/bore scoring issues. Don't hold up as well on-track.

A 987.2 Cayman S with 6MT, not in black, is a near-unicorn, by the way. I've been looking for a few months...and a 981 is surprisingly little more money than a .2
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I still really want a Porsche, but I'm thinking about an FR-S or BRZ. It's actually mostly not price-driven. Well, it kind of is, but indirectly. I'm finally in a position where I could afford the Porsche very comfortably without really sacrificing anything else. The problem is that if I get a "special" car, it will strictly be a toy, and I will get a pristine example and keep it immaculately cared for...and my wife's 2 kids are elementary-school aged and not used to being around nice cars and taking care of them.

They leave their shit out in the garage and I end up backing over it...I went outside the other day and found them using my old Honda to pull themselves along on their little scooters. They could very easily scratch it with a bicycle or something. I'm unwilling to keep a car like that in my attached garage--it would drive me crazy. I could put it in my shop, but I'm about to put my restored truck out there, and there's not quite enough space for 2 vehicles in it. Plus, as soon as I sell my rental house, I'm gonna put my current house up for sale, and we'll be house-shopping. I can't guarantee that the next house will have 2-car attached and 2+ car detached, and I'm not sure if I want to build a big shop, because we'll only be there about 5 years.

It looks like I can buy a nice example of a BRZ/FR-S for about $10k or slightly more, and then do a header, ECU tuner, coilovers, and more aggressive brake pads for about $1500-1700. That's probably good for roughly 40-50 hp on that car, depending on if it's running 93 or E85. That would put it right there with an S2000...not fast, but enough to be reasonable for an inexpensive sports car and good fun for the dollar.

I know Ahmet is gonna bust my balls for still having another reason not to do it, but I think this is a smarter solution for right now. Start here, and hopefully then get what I want if this works out.

[Edited on September 19, 2019 at 12:28 AM. Reason : ]

9/19/2019 12:25:22 AM

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It's hard not to get a little big-headed just from being in a Porsche, even if it's a Cayman or Boxster. It's a nice feeling I don't imagine you'd get sitting in a BRZ, as capable as they are.

I've read that the IMS in the 987 Cayman is really a non-issue if the car is regularly driven (thus lubricated). It was more of a 986/996-era problem. I don't know anything about them blowing up on track but the one guy I've met who's tracked his 987.1 did blow it up while racing



[Edited on September 19, 2019 at 10:19 AM. Reason : https://www.planet-9.com/987-cayman-and-boxster-service-and-tech/81351-terror-dreaded-ims-bearing.ht]

9/19/2019 10:14:10 AM

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Yeah my gut feeling is that IMS alone is not a reason to avoid the 987.1, but the other engine issues that seem to present themselves in track-driven examples are...with IMS being the icing on the cake.

That seems to be the widespread feeling among the Cayman group I follow on FB. If it’s going to be tracked much, make it a .2

[Edited on September 19, 2019 at 11:28 AM. Reason : I’d buy another hardcore trackday machine, except that I don’t wanna have to trailer it]

9/19/2019 11:26:05 AM

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^^^ keeping your car super nice is like not fucking your gf so she's ready for the next guy. fuck that, beat on it and consider it part of cost of ownership

9/19/2019 3:16:11 PM

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4 months 9000 miles, live it. Love it she’s just a mustang

9/19/2019 7:31:49 PM

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"It's hard not to get a little big-headed just from being in a Porsche, even if it's a Cayman or Boxster. It's a nice feeling I don't imagine you'd get sitting in a BRZ, as capable as they are."


I echo that. My wife has a brand new 86 with the Sachs Dampeners, Pilot Sport 4s on 18s, Big Brembos, etc... It's a fun car and drives like a go-kart. But it doesn't even compare to a 986S. Even though there's 13 years between TKE-Teg's Cayman S and my wife's 86, I'd pick the Cayman every day of the week. The torque, the fit and finish, the sounds it makes, and yes, bit of Porsche Prestige, all factor into a much nicer package. Now, is a 987.2 worth 2-3x that of an 86 in comparison. For my wife, no. For me, yes. You can get a 986.1 for as much as a new BRZ. Used BRZs are a couple thousand less, and maybe you could supercharge or turbo it to make up for the power deficit. Still, you're in a BRZ. I'd argue if money isn't the object of deciding, anyone is better off with the OEM package Porsche offers than a tuned BRZ.

Do it. Be a P-Car owner. I'm waiting for the day I can return to the scene legitimately.

[Edited on September 20, 2019 at 10:01 AM. Reason : ,]

9/20/2019 10:00:22 AM

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[Edited on September 20, 2019 at 5:06 PM. Reason : -]

9/20/2019 5:05:42 PM

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