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    1. Do they have any fun NA engines overseas? My...

      Do they have any fun NA engines overseas?

      My guess is that it will come with the Valvematic 1.8 from the Corolla, but it would slightly interesting if they put a the 2-liter Valvematic in it (~155...
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      Next gen production has started in Mexico:...

      Next gen production has started in Mexico:
      http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/24/mazda-production-mexico/
    3. I'm having flashbacks to the '90s when all the...

      I'm having flashbacks to the '90s when all the Takata seatbelts got recalled (the release button would get brittle, start chipping and not work properly). IIRC they were vulnerable to UV -- we had...
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      My '10 Ranger (2WD/4-cyl/5-speed/reg cab) was...

      My '10 Ranger (2WD/4-cyl/5-speed/reg cab) was really squirrelly in snow and ice with the OEM (junk) Continentals. There's oversteer that is unexpected but easy, fun and controllable -- and then the...
    5. Thread: Weird tail pipe

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      Note that that is a 528e with the economy...

      Note that that is a 528e with the economy 6-cylinder. It was tuned for torque and MPG and had a low redline (4500 IIRC). The jazzier trims looked a little nicer:

      http://i.imgur.com/r2pYaLH.jpg
      ...
    6. I can also see someone preferring the manual if...

      I can also see someone preferring the manual if they do a lot of highway driving/delivery (like 100k miles a year around the southeast) so they don't have to worry about auto transmission maintenance...
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      It's not fancy -- at all -- and isn't trying do...

      It's not fancy -- at all -- and isn't trying do anything crafty or artisan, but it is just really good, simple Tex-Mex where you can tell most of the stuff is made from scratch. Watch out for...
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      Honda Element http://i.imgur.com/LApYIRJ.jpg

      Honda Element

      http://i.imgur.com/LApYIRJ.jpg
    9. Thread: Weird tail pipe

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      At least they made a different rear "diffuser"...

      At least they made a different rear "diffuser" instead of just putting a knockout on the base model.

      http://i.imgur.com/Jqg9XZ1.jpg

      http://i.imgur.com/2Fppz5m.jpg
    10. Thread: Weird tail pipe

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      '80s 5-series have it kind of like that, just...

      '80s 5-series have it kind of like that, just off-center
      http://i.imgur.com/6bZGqbZ.jpg
    11. The Cruze Eco has forged Alcoa 17s. /off-topic

      The Cruze Eco has forged Alcoa 17s.

      /off-topic
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      Combo nachos (#40) at Rosa's Cafe ($4.50). Their...

      Combo nachos (#40) at Rosa's Cafe ($4.50). Their pico is awesome and their fire roasted tomatillo cilantro salsa is downright magical.

      http://i.imgur.com/B63WrqM.jpg
    13. On the other hand, I'd love to go to a service...

      On the other hand, I'd love to go to a service department run by the manufacturer you know, one that didn't recommend too frequent service or that tried to push "ZAK" flush products at every...
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      I broke their "world's best shovel" awhile back...

      I broke their "world's best shovel" awhile back (weld failed) -- I just emailed them a picture of the broken one and my address; a giant box with a new shovel arrived at my house a week later.
    15. Slack. I would have done the same. Maybe call up...

      Slack. I would have done the same. Maybe call up another dealer and see if they will check it out? I've done that before, always prefacing the conversation with something like, "I wasn't happy with...
    16. When I had a seatbelt pretensioner replaced in...

      When I had a seatbelt pretensioner replaced in our Hyundai, they left a couple greasy fingerprints on the trim around the door, and the screw cover was still hanging by its little tether, so I knew...
    17. Nice, so next year? :laugh:...

      Nice, so next year? :laugh:
      http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2014/10/15/356388248/hbo-without-cable-coming-in-2015
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      Just did a taste test - very happy with it. It's...

      Just did a taste test - very happy with it. It's dry like champagne and not overly sweet, decently potent and a little warm going down (by our math it is 7-8%) with very slight carbonation after...
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      I don't need it often, but this works well for me...

      I don't need it often, but this works well for me (spills, etc)
      http://i.imgur.com/1r8lCDi.jpg
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      Two more batches going now: unfiltered with 1 cup...

      Two more batches going now: unfiltered with 1 cup brown sugar and Costco brand with 1 cup of white sugar. This is pretty fun!
      http://i.imgur.com/aCL2Jb3.jpg
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