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    1. I've had improvised wood chocks slide out before....

      I've had improvised wood chocks slide out before. You can get some beefy, grippy rubber ones at China Freight for less than ten bucks, just wait for the coupon.
    2. It's no effort at all with my cars.:confused:...

      It's no effort at all with my cars.:confused: Parking brake on, raise the nose, stands in front, raise the rear, stands in rear. Since the nose is usually heavier there's no balance issues, it...
    3. It was just as much them making their stuff...

      It was just as much them making their stuff cheaper to build. It started with the first "widebody" Accord, the '98-'02 6th gen. It's a good solid car, but look at one next to a 5th gen and you'll...
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      Yeah... running adapters and wider wheels than...

      Yeah... running adapters and wider wheels than you need just so you can get concave spokes = still stanced. It's better than it was in terms of ride height and alignment, but still stanced. :P
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      Not bashing, but, before the whole stance thing...

      Not bashing, but, before the whole stance thing came along those would have been considered aggressively low ride heights, certainly lower than is optimally functional.:wave: Your Jetta looks very...
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      The only rebuttal to this, but one that's...

      The only rebuttal to this, but one that's thankfully starting to change, is that the larger cars took their levels of content and performance with them. The new subcompacts which were the size of...
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      Demands put on compact/midsize trucks also pretty...

      Demands put on compact/midsize trucks also pretty much killed them. People fell in love with V6 4WD midsize trucks during the cheap-gas years of the '90s, with the sad reality being that these trucks...
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      It's not cyclical, since that implies some sort...

      It's not cyclical, since that implies some sort of repeating pattern. It's more that demands have changed in a very specific way within the lifetime of most people reading this forum.

      Until 1973...
    9. A different company - Mohr? - built some 2nd gen...

      A different company - Mohr? - built some 2nd gen CRX convertibles that used the factory quarter panel lines and the little triangle bits flanking the rear window to give them an NSX-style rear wing...
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      Yep. I see the same thing done to import cars....

      Yep. I see the same thing done to import cars. People will say "I'd rather have consistent flat black than patchy stock paint", but it's only original paint once; it's no longer a blank canvas, it's...
    11. On paper, the CX came without air conditioning or...

      On paper, the CX came without air conditioning or a radio... but most of them had one or the other installed at some point before sale.

      My '99 CX had neither, but that's because the original owner...
    12. The only things that would keep it from being a...

      The only things that would keep it from being a $3k car would be "Honda rot" in the rear quarter panels or some sort of impending mechanical doom.
    13. There is finally a company making new patch...

      There is finally a company making new patch panels for the common rust spots on Civics/CRXs. I forget the name of the actual manufacturer, but I see them on eBay under a couple different names.

      No...
    14. True. Either way, I've already had one Roma Red...

      True. Either way, I've already had one Roma Red 6th gen CX and I don't want that color again. It just looks oddly drab for red. :P

      Here's a black '97 in VA for $1800...
    15. $2500 would be fair. 6th gens are still quite...

      $2500 would be fair.

      6th gens are still quite easy to find, and there's nothing special about this one. I'd consider $3k if it was one of the better colors like Midori Green or Dark Amethyst or...
    16. I dismiss it because I drive reliable cars, my...

      I dismiss it because I drive reliable cars, my Miata included.:wave: 10 years of Miata ownership and I've only ever darkened the door of a Mazda dealer to buy OEM parts, and the parts department of...
    17. No, they're really not loud from the factory....

      No, they're really not loud from the factory. It's just that every dealership puts pipes on them before they even leave the lot, and if not, the douchebag first owner will. Like any new motor vehicle...
    18. I hate these things because it seems like they're...

      I hate these things because it seems like they're the only second gen Celicas anybody bothered to preserve. It's the "Grand National effect". They were rare in their time. But now if you search for...
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      No, you can't import a complete, road-ready car...

      No, you can't import a complete, road-ready car and say "I pinky swear not to drive it on the street."

      "Track cars" can be imported for competition purposes because that's what they are. You have...
    20. "le hellaflush" :laugh: Some other states have...

      "le hellaflush" :laugh:

      Some other states have laws exactly like this on the books already. I believe VA is one. It's unenforceable - they don't have a table of factory exhaust decibel levels....
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