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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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      12-07-2011 12:40 PM #76
      Simple - Do you have an old air-cooled?

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      12-07-2011 12:50 PM #77
      Let's see, some random thoughts on cars:

      -Never thought I'd see the day where I wouldn't own anything that wasn't european. But damn, after owning the mustang for a few months, I really think everyone should spend some serious time in a V8 pony car.
      -I'm glad the Golf R wasn't out when I looked at the mustang, as I might have just gone with the safe (for me) choice!
      -I didn't think the mustang was that big, man, it's freakin huge!
      -The hot topic of the moment seems to be the FRS/BRZ twins. I can see the appeal to these cars and you can bet I'll be down to the dealer to look one over when they come out, but at the same time, neither really does much for me. They're about a 7.5 out of 10 on my personal "DO WANT" scale. More power will bring the want level up a few points though.
      -I think my list of automotive wants (10 out of 10 on my personal scale) at this point is really down to: Z4 M coupe, C6 vette, Lotus Elise, Porsche 911/cayman, Viper GTS, 370z, Boss Mustang, VW T-reg, MB G-wagon. 98% of everything else I see out there is rather so-so. I'd be a very happy man if the only vehicles I could choose from until I died came from that list.

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      12-07-2011 12:52 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      Simple - Do you have an old air-cooled?
      Yes.

      It is a 500cc Ski-Doo snowmobile
      If you can't measure it, you can't understand it; if you can't understand it, you can't control it.

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      12-07-2011 12:53 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by simple View Post
      Yes.

      It is a 500cc Ski-Doo snowmobile
      Boo-urns.

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      12-07-2011 01:02 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Soul.


      You no haz it.
      Explain. Does this have something to do with my inability to dance?
      Quote Originally Posted by feliks View Post
      I do not want to think what would have happened, if as a result of the vibrations, the resulting leaks in the fuel pool and the water came out of it ... Almost as a result of radiation inside the building and its three filling remains, you can not to re-seal it. ..

      Therefore, even mild disturbances such methods may be used: diamond cut rope ..

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      12-07-2011 01:06 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      Boo-urns.


      Saw a sweet air-cooled Bug this morning. I'd love to own one but I need heat and a/c in the cars that I drive. Someday I'll build a rat-rod, maybe it will be a VW but more likely it will be a Ford.
      If you can't measure it, you can't understand it; if you can't understand it, you can't control it.

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      12-07-2011 01:10 PM #82
      I am batsh!t in love with the 8-series. I may have to get one in a couple years and just accept that it will nickle and dime me to death...but it will be worth it.


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      12-07-2011 01:22 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by TetsuoShima View Post
      I am batsh!t in love with the 8-series. I may have to get one in a couple years and just accept that it will nickle and dime me to death...but it will be worth it.
      Beautiful car.

      Though I wouldn't say nickle and dime with the 8 series. I'd say its more likely to Grant and Franklin you to death, or in the case of Canada, King and Sir Robert Borden you.

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      12-07-2011 01:34 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by pwm View Post
      Beautiful car.

      Though I wouldn't say nickle and dime with the 8 series. I'd say its more likely to Grant and Franklin you to death, or in the case of Canada, King and Sir Robert Borden you.
      I figure, once i'm in the real world and pay off all my student debt and get comfortable with my job..instead of buying a brand new car for 25k, why not get an 8 series for ~10k, buy a cheap Camry, Accord etc for DD use and save the rest for major repairs on the 8?

      As you can tell, i'm desperately trying to justify the purchase

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      12-07-2011 01:34 PM #85
      A moose to pull your wagon of looneys and tooneys?

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      12-07-2011 05:28 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by sjt1985 View Post
      Explain. Does this have something to do with my inability to dance?
      No, I only dance when I can't remember doing so.

      Soul is something that is earned through struggle, lust, strife, short lived complacency and ultimately das heartbreak. You can not love VW unless you have hated VW. I am talking no car payment and no warranty all out frustration type of love.

      Anybody can just go buy or lease a new car. It takes balls of stone and a head partially full of marbles to fall in love with an old VW. And then there are the paint chip eaters, who will make dumb decisions regardless.

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      12-07-2011 06:39 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Anybody can just go buy or lease a new car. It takes balls of stone and a head partially full of marbles to fall in love with an old VW. And then there are the paint chip eaters, who will make dumb decisions regardless.
      Despite your love for the green and yellow, and the diameter of your neck, you have earned a place in my sig. However, I'm talking about owning a Mk5 or Mk6. The only thing keeping me from buying one is my impression that I cannot diagnose and wrench on them myself.
      Quote Originally Posted by feliks View Post
      I do not want to think what would have happened, if as a result of the vibrations, the resulting leaks in the fuel pool and the water came out of it ... Almost as a result of radiation inside the building and its three filling remains, you can not to re-seal it. ..

      Therefore, even mild disturbances such methods may be used: diamond cut rope ..

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      12-07-2011 07:11 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by sjt1985 View Post
      Despite your love for the green and yellow, and the diameter of your neck, you have earned a place in my sig. However, I'm talking about owning a Mk5 or Mk6. The only thing keeping me from buying one is my impression that I cannot diagnose and wrench on them myself.
      Actually, with all the on-board displays and vag-com, the diagnosis is easy.

      Problem is, you'll be performing said diagnosises at a much more frequent and costly pace

      I'm not ready to say the MkVI has made it better - I hope it has.

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      12-07-2011 08:13 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by sjt1985 View Post
      Despite your love for the green and yellow, and the diameter of your neck, you have earned a place in my sig. However, I'm talking about owning a Mk5 or Mk6. The only thing keeping me from buying one is my impression that I cannot diagnose and wrench on them myself.
      My debt is bigger than yours.

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      12-07-2011 10:12 PM #91
      My wife just said I should sell the GTI and 944 to buy a BRZ next year.

      She's even more bat**** crazy that me

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      12-07-2011 11:45 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      My wife just said I should sell the GTI and 944 to buy a BRZ next year.

      She's even more bat**** crazy that me
      Don't laugh too hard. The lady may be on to something.
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    18. 12-08-2011 01:29 AM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkEnergist View Post
      I have this defensive rhetoric practically memorized for the people of NYC who do not understand, appreciate, or "get" what driving is about.

      Cars represent more than transportation. They represent logic, power, passion, technology, freedom, beauty, and thrill. That's every car.

      They're much like humans. They need to be fed (gas, coolant, oil). They breathe in and out (take in air, mix it, use it, expel it). They're emotional (I've had cars that broke when I put them in the garage for the night, and magically the next day all problems were gone). They need maintenance (my ankle has pins and screws in it, my last car needed a drive shaft repair 9 hours before I was to sell it) And they make you feel certain ways that nothing else can (the thrill of rowing through the gears, spinning out on a tight corner and feeling your heart race, the comfort of slipping into the driver's seat and feeling "home". Hitting the apex at the limits of grip on a road course.

      There's something beautiful there. Between man, machine, and the knowledge that passionate people had a hand in making something that can not only take you somewhere literally but figuratively as well.

      I'm all nostalgic and rose-tinted because I've been car-less since July, and I miss it every day. I miss having that space to call my own. I miss picking my girlfriend up and having her take her shoes off and and get cozy in the passenger seat. I miss being able to just drive and forget about all the bullsh*t surrounding me.

      For people that don't love driving, you've never really DRIVEN.
      Deep man, deep.

      Seriously though, exactly how I feel. Best post I've seen.

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      12-08-2011 09:06 AM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by FatBastrd View Post
      Don't laugh too hard. The lady may be on to something.
      I think you're right.

      I can't do it, though - I'm already too emotionally attached to the 944. It gives a raw driving experience that i'll never match in any new car that i'll ever be able to afford.

      As for the GTI - I've only had it 5 years. I told myself 10 minimum unless something catastrophically goes wrong with it. Come November 2016, you better believe i'll be looking for a leftover 2016 model. I'll be ready for a new DD by then.

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      12-08-2011 09:22 AM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by GreenWagen View Post
      Deep man, deep.

      Seriously though, exactly how I feel. Best post I've seen.
      X2. People get caught in the lull of driving during rush hour and think it's all traffic and bull****.

      Some random weekend, get your favorite CD, set your alarm for 4am and drive until the sun comes up. You'll like driving again.

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      12-08-2011 09:28 AM #96
      Opie and Anthony makes my morning and afternoon commutes fun, even in horrid traffic


      Oh, and I went full retard and stepped back into the car lounge.

      I'll go slap myself now...

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      12-08-2011 10:05 AM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      I think you're right.

      I can't do it, though - I'm already too emotionally attached to the 944. It gives a raw driving experience that i'll never match in any new car that i'll ever be able to afford.

      As for the GTI - I've only had it 5 years. I told myself 10 minimum unless something catastrophically goes wrong with it. Come November 2016, you better believe i'll be looking for a leftover 2016 model. I'll be ready for a new DD by then.
      Agreed on the 944. Everyone needs their toys.

      10 years on the GTI though? You are far braver than I am. I threw in the towel after 5 years. I wouldn't go for the first model year of the BRZ...but thats just a hang up I have. Seeing as how Subaru likes to update their cars often and isn't afraid of massive improvements mid cycle, I'd probably split the difference between your current 5 year and hoped for 10 years, and pick up a MMC BRZ after 7 or 8 years of GTI ownership.

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      12-08-2011 10:13 AM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by TetsuoShima View Post
      I figure, once i'm in the real world and pay off all my student debt and get comfortable with my job..instead of buying a brand new car for 25k, why not get an 8 series for ~10k, buy a cheap Camry, Accord etc for DD use and save the rest for major repairs on the 8?

      As you can tell, i'm desperately trying to justify the purchase
      You should just go for it man. Life is too short to stick around in a car you aren't in love with if you are a car enthusiast. I was bored of my mkV gti for a while so I sold it and got an e28 m5 and a cheap e30 winter beater and still had some cash left over from the GTI sale. I was worried for a while since both cars have over 200K but they are driving great and are super fun. I have much more fun in my $600 e30 beater than I ever had in the GTI, and the M5 is no comparison either. They will need some maintenance sooner than later but so did the GTI. You don't want to keep putting off things that can enrich your life because eventually you'll be too old or you'll die unexpectedly.

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      12-08-2011 10:17 AM #99
      The way I look at it -is the huge issue is related to the camshaft and fuel pump. That'll be covered the entire 10 years. Im only at 70k miles (and have only put 5k onthe in the last 12 months!) Remember my thread in the spring about if I should buy that beater G20 for my commute? Now that my wife has the new car, we use it everywhere and I commute with her 3 days a week.

      I'm really hoping to get that full 10 years - we'll see.

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      12-08-2011 10:19 AM #100
      The thing that amazes me lately is this: everything is amazing, but nobody's happy. Louis CK, you said it best. I mean, we've got AMAZING cars coming out from almost every company, for almost every need or desire. We've got mother****ing Camaros - CAMAROS FOR GODS SAKE - that run sub 8 minute Nurburgring times. We've got flickable little RWD coupes starting at $22k. We've got $55k 650hp Mustangs. We've got 22mpg four-door Wranglers. We've got 135is, ATS, CTS-Vs! This is the best time in recent memory to be an enthusiast!

      And yet when any of those cars debut, what do we hear? No torque means you could dead! OMG hard plastic interior! Meh, too heavy! Meh, too expensive! Meh, too cheap! Meh meh meh. I'll only take it if it comes with a diesel and a manual! Meh, I'll just buy a used Car X! Meh, the rear valence is a total dealbreaker! HEY GUISE LETS ARGUE ABOUT COMPACT COMMUTER SEDANS

      **** that ****.
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