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    Thread: The car enthusiast thread. All topics are fair game - you just need to love cars (since TCL doesn't)

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      12-06-2011 11:25 PM #36
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      12-07-2011 05:31 AM #39
      I can't wait to own a BRZ, the first car in a long time that actually interests me on an engineering level that I can afford.
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      12-07-2011 06:32 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      I can't wait to own a BRZ, the first car in a long time that actually interests me on an engineering level that I can afford.
      I really can't figure out why so many people in the lounge hate it. Cheap, fun, excellent handling, decently quick. But, since there are so many magazine racers here it's not good enough.

      If it were wearing a VW badge, at least half of the negativity would disappear instantly - and it's a shame that it's like that around here.

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      12-07-2011 06:44 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      If it were wearing a VW badge, at least half of the negativity would disappear instantly - and it's a shame that it's like that around here.
      And the other half of the negativity would go exponential.
      Bro, do you even lift? When you only have 90 horsepower, you don't ever lift.
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      12-07-2011 06:50 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Surf Green View Post
      And the other half of the negativity would go exponential.
      Maybe - maybe not. I know I've said a lot of bad things about the brand, but if they came out this this, well that would buy me some additional brand equity. I mean crap, I own two right now and I'm still bitter.

      Turbio said it best - it's bizzaro world out there.



      Anyone catch the little circle-jerk going on right now about the guy who just bought a Wolfsburg Jetta? I'm not saying anything in the thread, but it's quite funny right now. Apparently the 2.0T Jetta is a sport sedan, and it provides the perfect balance for daily driving and track usage Whatever floats your boat, I guess.

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      12-07-2011 06:56 AM #44
      I have given up on TCL. It went from car appreciation, to elitest rambles, to all out hate of anything not an appliance, or super car.

      That said, I really like the BRZ/FT-86/FR-S. Looks good, proper platform, nice interior. Surely the aftermarket will make it great too. I've seen hate because it's a 2.0. Also not forced induction. It also lacks the "soul" of a real sports coupe.

      I think of it as a manly Miata Coupe with more grunt under it's skirt.

      Do want.

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      12-07-2011 07:12 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      Anyone catch the little circle-jerk going on right now about the guy who just bought a Wolfsburg Jetta? I'm not saying anything in the thread, but it's quite funny right now. Apparently the 2.0T Jetta is a sport sedan, and it provides the perfect balance for daily driving and track usage Whatever floats your boat, I guess.
      I missed that, so I don't know the particulars of that thread... But I do have enough track experience to know that Mk5/Mk6 VWs are quite capable, even in stock form, while also maintaining a civilized persona for the daily commute. That fits the definition of a Sport Sedan to me.
      Bro, do you even lift? When you only have 90 horsepower, you don't ever lift.
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      12-07-2011 07:24 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Surf Green View Post
      I missed that, so I don't know the particulars of that thread... But I do have enough track experience to know that Mk5/Mk6 VWs are quite capable, even in stock form, while also maintaining a civilized persona for the daily commute. That fits the definition of a Sport Sedan to me.
      Yeah, they're OK in stock form. I quite like how civilized my golfs is for daily driving duties.

      However, let me ask you this - what would you take in the situation? Money not a factor. The Jetta, or a 328i?

      For the better balanced chassis , I'm taking the 328i. Even it if means sacrificing a few HP down the line if you decided to reflash the Jetta.

      Not trashing the guy for buying a Jetta - but his comments for justifying the purchase were pretty funny.

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      12-07-2011 07:34 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      However, let me ask you this - what would you take in the situation? Money not a factor. The Jetta, or a 328i?
      I don't know the situation... so it's a silly question. If money wasn't a factor, I'd probably take neither of them.
      Bro, do you even lift? When you only have 90 horsepower, you don't ever lift.
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      12-07-2011 07:49 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Surf Green View Post
      I don't know the situation... so it's a silly question. If money wasn't a factor, I'd probably take neither of them.
      So why are you pushing the subject?

      I made an observation about the thread. Is that ok?


      On another note - have you been over to Cars and Coffee lately? I remember seeing your wagon once or twice over the last year or so, I'm assuming that was you at least.

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      12-07-2011 07:55 AM #49
      I still love cars. Buying a bike has made what I love about cars more clear to me. I love low, stiff, fast cars. I love them when they wrap around me tight. I love it when I am part of the car I am driving, when I know it well, when I can feel everything the engine and chassis are doing around me. I love to drive. Linking curves is intoxicating. The racing line is an addictive drug that I am not ashamed to chase. Big brakes and sticky tyres are the deciding factors for me.

      This is interesting to me, because I discovered that I like sitting up on my bike, jumping curbs, and tearing up the lawn (sorry, work, I was lost on campus. I didn't realize that was grass there. I'll try to remember next time I get stuck inside after dark...exactly where those awesome patches are!!!!). Laying down on the tank does little to nothing for me. I like going slow and and going fast, doing figures and noodling around. I like suspension travel and being silly. Nubby is better than sticky. Brakes are still king.

      So, by and large, I have finally separated out what I like and what I don't like, and in the process, discovered that I am more dimesional than I thought I was.

      And I still love cars.
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      12-07-2011 07:58 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      So why are you pushing the subject?

      I made an observation about the thread. Is that ok?
      Sure... you could have been nice enough to post the link though, so I'd have some idea of what it's all aboot.

      On another note - have you been over to Cars and Coffee lately? I remember seeing your wagon once or twice over the last year or so, I'm assuming that was you at least.
      That was me. I wasn't able to get out there this year. Too much traveling with work. Next year for sure.
      Bro, do you even lift? When you only have 90 horsepower, you don't ever lift.
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      12-07-2011 08:02 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by atomicalex View Post
      I discovered that I like ... jumping curbs
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      12-07-2011 10:35 AM #53
      I am have been thinking about my next car. While I do like VW, I get the impression that they are the pits to work on yourself and diagnose. If this was disproved, I would consider a GTI or TDI as my next car.
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      12-07-2011 10:43 AM #54
      i kind of want to get into a car that i can have fun driving around. i can raise my Jetta but at the end of the day its still a 4 cylinder Jetta. but then i realize that i drive maybe 3000 miles a year so it makes no sense to spend money on a car.

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      12-07-2011 10:49 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      I really can't figure out why so many people in the lounge hate it. Cheap, fun, excellent handling, decently quick. But, since there are so many magazine racers here it's not good enough.

      If it were wearing a VW badge, at least half of the negativity would disappear instantly - and it's a shame that it's like that around here.
      Because:

      -it isn't 300hp
      -it isn't $20k (although damn close enough for me)
      -there is no STi version on launch
      -not enough torks yo
      -TCL seems to hate N/A cars with less cylinders than fingers on fapping hand lately
      -it isn't German
      -the Toyota version will not be a Supra
      -the US version will be badged as a Scion, and we are all fearing the ****ty commercials already
      -it isn't American
      -for a Japanese car, it isn't a Nissan or a Honda
      -it's boxer powered
      -no awd
      -it isn't as interesting looking as the concept (no ****)
      -it is about the same weight and power of an E30 M3 (20 ****ing years later!)
      -your move Hyundai/Kia (the Genesis is a fat pig now)
      -it wasn't sculpted in an Italian design house half of TCL can't spell or pronounce correctly
      -despite the naysayers predicting flop, I think over time many users in TCL will own one
      -Toyota and Subaru should stick to what they are good at (Shomegrown )
      -I want one
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      12-07-2011 10:51 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by sjt1985 View Post
      I am have been thinking about my next car. While I do like VW, I get the impression that they are the pits to work on yourself and diagnose. If this was disproved, I would consider a GTI or TDI as my next car.
      Soul.


      You no haz it.
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      12-07-2011 10:52 AM #57
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      -I want one
      Now I get it.
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      12-07-2011 10:54 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Because:

      -it isn't 300hp
      -it isn't $20k (although damn close enough for me)
      -there is no STi version on launch
      -not enough torks yo
      -TCL seems to hate N/A cars with less cylinders than fingers on fapping hand lately
      -it isn't German
      -the Toyota version will not be a Supra
      -the US version will be badged as a Scion, and we are all fearing the ****ty commercials already
      -it isn't American
      -for a Japanese car, it isn't a Nissan or a Honda
      -it's boxer powered
      -no awd
      -it isn't as interesting looking as the concept (no ****)
      -it is about the same weight and power of an E30 M3 (20 ****ing years later!)
      -your move Hyundai/Kia (the Genesis is a fat pig now)
      -it wasn't sculpted in an Italian design house half of TCL can't spell or pronounce correctly
      -despite the naysayers predicting flop, I think over time many users in TCL will own one
      -Toyota and Subaru should stick to what they are good at (Shomegrown )
      -I want one
      I would sig this entire post if I could.

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      12-07-2011 10:59 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Because:
      Sounds like it's a lighter and slightly more powerful RWD version of an Si Coupe that gets 30mpg for about the same price, made by a competitor with top reliability and safety scores.

      People have too many things to complain about.

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      12-07-2011 11:00 AM #60
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      Now I get it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by GTiTOM View Post
      Sounds like it's a lighter and slightly more powerful RWD version of an Si Coupe for about the same price?

      People have too many things to complain about.
      All be here all week, folks.

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      12-07-2011 11:28 AM #61
      I think the Hyundai molester looks really cool IRL. Pictures definitely make it look worse.

    27. 12-07-2011 11:37 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by GTiTOM View Post
      Sounds like it's a lighter and slightly more powerful RWD version of an Si Coupe that gets 30mpg for about the same price, made by a competitor with top reliability and safety scores.
      I haven't been this excited for a car in awhile. I really can't wait to see one.

      Building off your post...it seems like there are a bunch of broke kids in TCL who lust over $5000 Miatas and 4.0s because they can actually own them in the near term. That, and there are a ton of people who are in the ~$20K budget range when car shopping. In other words, the Rich-off thread in here is the exception rather than the rule. This car is going to be one of the more accessible, NEW, performance cars out there that seems to be designed for enthusiasts, BY enthusiasts...yet people still manage to complain.

      People have too many things to complain about.
      The entire TCL BRZ Torque thread belongs in the OT First World Problems thread.

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      12-07-2011 11:40 AM #63
      Volkswagen ****in sucks.

      This concludes my contribution, and further improves my enthusiast cred.
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      12-07-2011 11:52 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by pwm View Post

      The entire TCL BRZ Torque thread belongs in the OT First World Problems thread.
      I haven't seen that specific thread, but I'm guessing it's similar to lots of others that caused me to stop going to TCL.

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      12-07-2011 11:54 AM #66
      If you bought into that troll thread, chances are good TCL wouldn't want your dumb, gullible ass there anyways. I know I wouldn't.
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      12-07-2011 11:54 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by GTiTOM View Post
      I haven't seen that specific thread, but I'm guessing it's similar to lots of others that caused me to stop going to TCL.
      If you've seen one, you've seen them all.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Señor Peligro View Post
      If you bought into that troll thread, chances are good TCL wouldn't want your dumb, gullible ass there anyways. I know I wouldn't.
      I was posting on TCL for 9 years before you even joined this site. Let me know in 2018 if you're bored with it or not

      Note: I still haven't seen the thread in question. I'm just referring to the fact that after a while, it just seems to be the same ol' stuff over and over. At least to me.

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      Quote Originally Posted by GTiTOM View Post
      I was posting on TCL for 9 years before you even joined this site. Let me know in 2018 if you're bored with it or not
      9 years?! Dear god what have I done



      (technically 7. been banned & stuff.)
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      12-07-2011 12:06 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by Señor Peligro View Post
      Volkswagen ****in sucks.

      This concludes my contribution, and further improves my enthusiast cred.
      I love mine, way more than the other 4 VW's I've owned.

      Still want an S52 M coupe but the Toyabaru is making that desire fade. But my reminiscing of the 2.8L Z3 I had makes me torn.

      Can't wait to test drive a BRZ.

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