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    Thread: TCL, tell me about the D2 S8

    1. Member VadGTI's Avatar
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      08-16-2012 01:19 PM #1
      (Yes, yes, yes... I know, I know, VadGTI is making stupid threads again).

      2001 S8, 140k. Rebuilt trans 15k ago, timing belt/tensioner service 10k ago, with records.

      All I know about S8s is this:

      1. You get one if you need something fast, but you have to add nitrous;
      2. Useful for whacking Peugeots and Citroens off the road;
      3. Sunroof is big enough to allow ease of use of a shoulder-fired rocket launcher.

      Also, where, pray tell, might one find a used and relatively cheap D2 S8 front bumper?


      The actual vehicle:





      Woman + parking curb = needs new bumper (I kid, ladies, I kid... Seriously, though...):
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      08-16-2012 01:23 PM #2
      Pretty sure shoulder-fired rocket launchers can only be fired from W116 450 SEL 6.9.

      That being said. I LOVE D2 S8, very understated and sweet cars.

      In for more info.

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      08-16-2012 01:24 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by DrewDub2.0 View Post
      Pretty sure shoulder-fired rocket launchers can only be fired from W116 450 SEL 6.9.

      That being said. I LOVE D2 S8, very understated and sweet cars.

      In for more info.
      Damn it, I think you're right. Pffft, I don't even want it, then.
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    4. 08-16-2012 01:25 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by DrewDub2.0 View Post
      Pretty sure shoulder-fired rocket launchers can only be fired from W116 450 SEL 6.9.

      That being said. I LOVE D2 S8, very understated and sweet cars.

      In for more info.

      dont mind him. id be glad to stand out the sunroof and fire rockets at other cars. just let me know when you get it.
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      08-16-2012 01:26 PM #5
      trans and timing belt are the scariest things. If the transmission was rebuilt recently i'd go for it

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      08-16-2012 01:26 PM #6
      140k on what was originally a halo car?

      How about no.
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      08-16-2012 01:27 PM #7
      $100 says you wont buy this either.
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      08-16-2012 01:29 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      140k on what was originally a halo car?

      How about no.


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      $100 says you wont buy this either.
      I will not take that bet, sir!

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      08-16-2012 01:33 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by DrewDub2.0 View Post
      Pretty sure shoulder-fired rocket launchers can only be fired from W116 450 SEL 6.9.

      That being said. I LOVE D2 S8, very understated and sweet cars.

      In for more info.
      At least he can push wimpy French cars around.

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      08-16-2012 01:38 PM #10
      I recommend a PPI

      Try EuroTech in Culver City

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      08-16-2012 01:40 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Damn it, I think you're right. Pffft, I don't even want it, then.
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      Wow... Who says Hondas have no torque?

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      08-16-2012 01:42 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      I recommend a PPI

      Try EuroTech in Culver City
      It's local to you and you can come with us to view and eat.
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      08-16-2012 01:42 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Also, where, pray tell, might one find a used and relatively cheap D2 S8 front bumper?


      I'd just go for the zip-tie fix. Much more manly.


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      08-16-2012 01:42 PM #14
      As mentioned, transmission problems are common due to the faster shifting programming in the S8.

      Also, any LCD screen (cluster or console) is probably going to have lots of dead pixels.

      Most of the usual 4.2 problems apply.

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      08-16-2012 01:44 PM #15
      Call me crazy but the fact that the for sale pictures were taken in the parking lot of the Santa Monica DMV just makes me uneasy. (imagines frustrated owner just trying to dump this vehicle)

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      08-16-2012 01:52 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6GURU View Post
      Call me crazy but the fact that the for sale pictures were taken in the parking lot of the Santa Monica DMV just makes me uneasy. (imagines frustrated owner just trying to dump this vehicle)
      Maybe he works there.

      Found the craigslist post. Seller wants $6,500

      http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst...145689483.html

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      08-16-2012 01:53 PM #17
      There is nothing more you need to know. Actually I was just thinking about how I would love to own one of these just because of the movie.


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      08-16-2012 01:53 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      It's local to you and you can come with us to view and eat.
      The parking lot photo looks orange county-ish... too far. Just notice it looks like the Santa Monica DMV... I could probably manage if the car is that close.

      But text or PM the details. I'll see if I can get away from my prego wife long enough to do this.

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      08-16-2012 01:55 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by clutchrider View Post
      There is nothing more you need to know. Actually I was just thinking about how I would love to own one of these just because of the movie.

      that's such a sweet picture.

      good movie, too!
      Quote Originally Posted by nicoli View Post
      Wow... Who says Hondas have no torque?

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      08-16-2012 02:25 PM #20
      Vad, buy it.
      I mean, finance it.

      Your monthly payments will be less than your maintenance costs.

      $20K Porsche not available anymore?
      :gift:

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      08-16-2012 03:04 PM #21
      do it.


      you wont

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      08-16-2012 03:09 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      do it.


      you wont
      I can see him in that S8 now, cruisin' down the boulevard...


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      08-16-2012 03:37 PM #23
      I miss those Diesel glasses .
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      08-16-2012 03:42 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post
      At least he can push wimpy French cars around.
      Look at where this bumper is colliding with the car...

      the car you are looking at is CLEARLY the one from the movie.
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      08-16-2012 03:52 PM #25
      Oil change every 10k??



      Noooooooooooooo. DO NOT WANT.

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