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    1. Member adrew's Avatar
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      05-14-2019 02:30 PM #51
      2012 Yaris hatchback

      Three things I :

      1. Good performance (0-60 in 8.x seconds) and gets ~35 MPG driving like a jackwagon
      2. Tiny (153" long) so it can whip a u-turn, squeeze through gaps in traffic and park anywhere -- but can hold a dishwasher
      3. 30-inch pantograph mono wiper


      Three things I :
      1. It's invisible in traffic in silver -- I have had three people suddenly change lanes into the side of it ("I didn't see you there!") while I was driving straight in a lane
      2. Seats have zero thigh support and make your knees hurt on road trips
      3. Needs a 6th gear (turns 3500 RPM at 80 MPH)

      Improving the signal-to-noise ratio

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    3. 05-14-2019 02:45 PM #52
      2018 RS3

      3 Things I
      Looks like a modern B5
      Sounds good
      Quick

      3 Things I
      DSG - Boring even with a dsg flash.
      Reliability - Atrocious. Wouldn't have bought the car if I knew how bad it would be.
      Color - Didn't realize how many companies would put out colors very similar to nardo.

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      05-14-2019 02:49 PM #53
      2015 BMW 228i


      1: The handling. Its really fun to toss around on back roads
      2: The size. Its perfect for 90% of the driving I do.
      3: The color. I've never seen another 2-series in Valencia Orange in person


      1: The infotainment/stereo. Its incredibly basic, and is missing a lot of features I would expect to have
      2: The interior quality. Its better than the Evo I traded in on this, but my MK7 GSW had a nicer/higher quality interior
      3: The headlights. They are the worst, even worse than my Wrangler's

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      05-14-2019 02:50 PM #54
      C7 A6

      Love
      1. It's the ideal road trip car thanks to comfort, quietness, fuel economy, and 500+ mi range w/full tank.
      2. Handles like an A4 thanks to S-Line suspension.
      3. 2.0T engine mated to ZF 8HP transmission translates to low maintenance costs.

      Hate
      1. Infotainment screen that pops up/down every time you turn on/off the car. I wish the manual open/close feature would stay with your decision vs resetting every time you use the car (minus when backup camera is activated). Knowing it'll be $xxxx to replace someday when that motor burns out I'll just keep it in the up position.
      2. Delay of throttle input when not in sport mode. I know this is a fuel saving feature that goes away w/sport mode but it can be annoying to hit the gas and have to wait a second for a response.
      3. Poor rain gutters on drivers side windshield. Dumbest complaint ever but if you use the washers at below highway speeds, the water will streak across your drivers window instead of following a gutter system either down the windshield or over the roof of the car.
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      05-14-2019 02:51 PM #55
      2017 Ram 1500 4x4 Hemi


      It does truck things like tow trailers and carry large heavy things.
      The ride is surprisingly comfortable, better with a bit of weight in the back.
      The 5.7L Hemi gets up and goes.


      Plastic steering wheel and the cloth seats are meh.*
      No Bluetooth for phone or music (USB for music only).
      The overall fit and finish are not what I'm used to, having owned VW and Audis for 20 years prior.

      *It is a base model truck bought on a budget for a purpose.


      1984 VW Rabbit


      That I own a MK1
      The few times I've managed to drive it last year after 5 years and incorporate it into our engagement photos.


      I haven't really had the time and resources to get it back fully on the road.
      I don't have a garage and have to store it outdoors.


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      05-14-2019 03:17 PM #56
      2007 G35S

      Three things I :

      1) Value. It's older and has a lot of miles (131k), but is a solid car with modern tech that didn't cost much to buy and doesn't cost much to own.
      2) Quality. It's made better than most cars out there and doesn't have crappy plasti-carpet.
      3) Fun. It has 306hp, RWD, and a VLSD.

      Three things I :

      1) Less than ideal A/C compressor design.
      2) 2007 was both a V35 (older gen coupe) and V36 (sedan) G35, and dealers/shops routinely mess up part numbers and quotes. The VIN helps there.
      3) Hate isn't quite right, but general old car things are going to need attention at some point.

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      2018 Rav4 Hybrid

      Three things I :

      1) Value. $23k (MSRP was $30k or so) for a new AWD Toyota CUV. Can't really beat that, and it's probably still worth at least that much.
      2) MPG and the hybrid drivetrain in general. 34-35mpg is the norm, regardless of where or how it's driven. Smooth.
      3) Color. It's bright blue.

      Three things I :

      1) So damn rattly inside. I haven't really tried to fix any of it yet, but come on Toyota. It's not like it can be blamed on a rough ride.
      2) Boaty McBoatface ride and handling.
      3) The headlights are crap.

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      05-14-2019 03:21 PM #57
      2019 Volvo XC90 T6

      Things I
      1. Quiet Cabin
      2. Pilot Assist
      3. Car tech

      Things I
      1. Steering wheel not power adjustable
      (Really no more complaints other than that)

      2016 Volvo S60 T6 Drive E
      Things I
      1. Plenty of power. 300 hp
      2. Safety features
      3. Seat comfort

      Things I
      1. Suspension isn’t as soft as I have come to expect from Volvo
      2. While driving with the low beams at night, I’m essentially driving blind
      3. Cramped back seat



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      05-14-2019 03:29 PM #58
      997 GTS




      -The weight out back keeps things interesting and fun
      -Its understated
      -The steering feel




      -People know what it is and feel some kinda way about it one way or the other, and let me know moreso than they do with other cars. And I dont care or care to talk about it
      -Hmmm.. hard to come up with number 2 of things I dont like at all. I don't like that I don't have 2 of them
      -Even harder to come up with number 3.. I mean, I could say the parts are pricey but any car that cost 100k+ in the first place has expensive parts, its not reasonable to think otherwise.. so its not really a gripe

    10. 05-14-2019 03:53 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Fined View Post
      997 GTS




      -The weight out back keeps things interesting and fun
      -Its understated
      -The steering feel




      -People know what it is and feel some kinda way about it one way or the other, and let me know moreso than they do with other cars. And I dont care or care to talk about it
      -Hmmm.. hard to come up with number 2 of things I dont like at all. I don't like that I don't have 2 of them
      -Even harder to come up with number 3.. I mean, I could say the parts are pricey but any car that cost 100k+ in the first place has expensive parts, its not reasonable to think otherwise.. so its not really a gripe
      That really isn't up to you. Story time, please.

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      05-14-2019 03:58 PM #60
      '16 GTI PP


      • Engine. Torquey, revs pretty smoothly, and yet reasonably efficient (30+mpg at steady highway cruise).
      • DCC dampers. The ability to put the dampers in Comfort mode for highway driving, or over rough city streets, is a game changer vs. my Mk6 GTI.
      • Chassis/E-Diff. HUGE step forward from my Mk6 GTI in terms of grip and capability.



      • Interior space, specifically the rear seat. Where did all the leg room go, VW? My Mk6 was MUCH better in this regard.
      • DSG programming is for efficiency first and comfort second. This means it's usually at least one gear up from where you'd like, and lags when you request a downshift.
      • I'm not a huge fan of how big the steering column surround is--I find my knee hitting it due to how I sit.

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      05-14-2019 03:58 PM #61
      2008 Fit


      Maneuverability.
      Reliability.
      That it's been paid off and cheap to run for many, many years.


      Noise, noise, noise.
      Power, or rather the lack thereof.
      Seats. It's a terrible freeway car because of the small gas tank and the noise, but the seats are the worst on a long (or even reasonably short) trip.


      The '66 Beetle


      The condition. It's original paint, there are only a couple of rusty spots (unfortunately there are two small holes. ) and when I work on it every nut and bolt comes apart like it's a 5 year old car.
      That it's mechanically unmodified.
      Reliability. The only times in 6 years that it has "let me down" was once when the points were closing up, one rocker shaft was loosening from when the PO tinkered with it and the 6-volt battery died last year.


      The cheap-ass seat covers and carpeting. It's horrible and the car deserves better.
      The hacked up turn signal relay "fix" that I'm currently undoing. (I got some great non-insulated wire crimpers and brass non-insulated terminals to do it right! I them and wish I had them 30 years ago!)
      She has emphysema. She smokes a bit (especially on startup), probably from only having 60,000 miles in 50 years making for many dry starts.
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      05-14-2019 04:12 PM #62
      2018 Golf Sportwagen S 4motion

      Love:
      Chassis composure - stability, tight turning circle, transitional behavior
      AWD - grips like a barnacle in wet weather
      Utility - bike goes in the back without removing anything. Try that in your Jetta

      Dislike (can't go as far as hate)
      Mileage - 25mph average, down from 32mpg in my Jetta SE 1.4. Is the 1.8 really that much more thirsty? It should have GTI level horsepower for that kind of consumption
      DSG automatic - Lazy shifts, huge 2-3 gap, needs moar gears
      No Sirius radio available in S trim - C'mon, seriously??



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      05-14-2019 04:32 PM #63
      Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited:

      Love:
      -Top comes down/doors come off
      -Easy to drive around town, super agile, easy to hop in and out
      -great off road out of the box

      Hate:
      -headlights suck
      -windshields crack
      -wish I got the Rubicon (for no particular reason)

      AP1 S2000:
      -Top goes down
      -9k RPM redline
      -bulletproof/cheap to run

      Hate:
      -Needs more power/torks
      -self-destructing soft top
      -could use a bigger gas tank I guess? I dunno. Eats tires?
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      My wife wanted a SUV with a manual transmission. I suggested a Wrangler, she said no way, too masculine

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      05-14-2019 05:03 PM #64
      2017 Audi S6:

      Love:

      1. Power. Mine is stage 3 and it is deceptively quick.
      2. Interior. I got the Audi Design red interior with the Bang & Olufsen stereo and it is fantastic.
      3. Brakes. Stops better than it goes.

      Hates:

      1. It eats front tires like I have a bottomless bank account.
      2. It's kinda big.
      3. Tracks horribly. If I am on anything other than pristine roads the car darts everywhere and I feel like I am fighting the wheel to keep it in my lane.

    16. 05-14-2019 05:05 PM #65
      2018 Model 3 Performance

      Love:
      -Instantaneous Power whenever I want it
      -Autopilot
      -Track mode makes me feel like a God

      Hate:
      -Don't have my spoiler yet with no timeline (seems they are on revision 3 now)
      -Questions from random strangers
      -Wish the seats had more bolstering

      1990 Miata (modified w/turbo)

      Love:
      -Raw driving experience
      -Handling
      -Cost of repairs

      Hate:
      -The fact that I have to repair it
      -Loud all the time
      -Car never runs 100% perfect and the way I want it to... so constant tinkering

      1981 Fairmont (SBF Turbo)

      Love:
      -Fox Body Chassis
      -Over 600 RWHP
      -Completely unassuming car

      Hate:
      -Fox Body Chassis
      -The knowledge that my block will split at some point
      -The stupid amount of money put into it

      1992 Eagle Summit Wagon

      Love:
      -4G64 6 bolt engine to eventually build
      -The sliding rear door
      -Stupid looks

      Hate:
      -Never getting around to the project

      Truck
      Love:
      -It's a truck for truck things

      Hate:
      -The space it takes up when not doing truck things

      2014 Grand Cherokee V6 Altitude
      Love:
      -Incredibly nice to drive
      -Plenty of room for the dogs and camping gear
      -Decent enough off road for what it is used for

      Hate:
      -V6... even it is a good one, would prefer the V8
      -No low range... would almost never use it, but miss it when I need it
      -Towing anything over 4500lbs

    17. 05-14-2019 05:16 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by MisterTroy View Post
      2018 RS3

      Reliability - Atrocious. Wouldn't have bought the car if I knew how bad it would be.
      You've probably covered this in another thread, but as someone who almost bought an RS3, I'm curious about the unreliability. What's gone wrong so far?

    18. 05-14-2019 05:29 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      You've probably covered this in another thread, but as someone who almost bought an RS3, I'm curious about the unreliability. What's gone wrong so far?
      Motor blew. Car has been sitting for close to a couple months again waiting for parts to fix a trans leak. Have probably had about 3-4 months without issue since getting it in October 2017. The motor thing was brought up before, and again, people are going to act like they have no idea what I'm talking about on a public forum, but I would really give some thought to tuning these cars if you still have a stock one.

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      05-14-2019 05:30 PM #68
      2012 Audi A6. I ****ing love this car as a daily and for trips.

      Three things I :

      1) The engine. Supercharged V6 is always great and also returns good fuel economy paired with the ZF 8 speed.

      2) The size/comfort. Love not having to worry about people fitting behind my seat, or fitting stuff/the dog in the car, or where to put things on road trips, and it's comfortable for my long daily commute and on road trips. It feels like a vault, it does not feel like a 7 year old design, and it swallows miles like they're nothing at all.

      3) AWD/Trans - I'll lump these together since they're a tie for me. Nice having AWD and not having to worry about grip, and the 8-speed ZF trans is always in the right gear.


      Three things I :

      1) Steering feel sucks.

      2) The paint. Swirls galore and it's black so it shows and looks dull.

      3) The cup holders. They are too close together, block your hand from resting on the gearshift if it's a tall drink, and are just poorly thought out IMO.

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      05-14-2019 05:36 PM #69
      Three things I love:

      1) its cheap

      2) its already junky so no danger of doing anything with it that will ruin it. this means i do everything with it. car has done more kinds of Motorsports than 99.999999% of cars on earth.

      3) its super easy to fix anything and everything wrong with it, parts are cheap, and since i have 3 of them, i often have the spare "in stock"


      Three things I hate:

      1) the top leaks sometimes

      2) the heat isn't super good

      3) can't think of a third. maybe that is rusty?



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      05-14-2019 05:48 PM #70
      2019 Audi S3

      Three things I

      1) Amazing power from a four-banger

      2) Compact dimensions make car seem more nimble

      3) Communicative steering and sharp handling

      Three things I

      1) To get that power, you have to keep the engine on the boil

      2) Compact dimensions mean rear seat is a mere 'suggestion'

      3) Magnetic ride control. Rides really really really firm on dynamic mode, barely comfortable on comfort mode


      2017 BMW X3

      Three things I

      1) Good space utilization and practical

      2) Peppy four cylinder engine

      3) Sporty suspension set up for a CUV

      Three things I

      1) Very expensive for what it is

      2) Four cylinder sounds like a diesel engine, not refined at all

      3) Suspension not suited for rough roads


      2016 BMW 328i GT

      Three things I

      1) Hatchback versatility and spacious rear seating

      2) M Sport package helps with impeccable handling

      3) Xdrive performs well in bad weather

      Three things I

      1) This car is ugly as sh*t

      2) Four cylinder sounds rough and not refined

      3) Terrible gas mileage from Xdrive...nowhere near 25MPG average, more like 19 MPG


      2018 Toyota Corolla

      Three things I

      1) Tons of standard modern safety tech. Front collision mitigation, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise all standard

      2) Spectacular resale value accompanied by even more impressive reliability

      3) Good value for the price

      Three things I

      1) Appliance performance with subpar fuel efficiency

      2) Ho-hum exterior styling with even worse interior styling

      3) No power whatsoever. Barely adequate and not confidence-inspiring
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      05-14-2019 05:55 PM #71
      2019 4Runner TRD off-road.

      Loves:

      - simple and reliable. Old school everything which is time tested reliable.

      - off-road prowess. Gets to me remote camp sites, trail heads.

      - styling and versatility.


      Hates:

      - steep windshield angle creates long roof overhead and it's harder to see some lights.

      - gas mileage could be better but it's not a biggie.

      - could use more power at high elevation - beyond 9k feet let's say.


      The hates aren't even that big a deal to me either. More like small shortcomings that I can live with just fine.

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      05-14-2019 05:55 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by MisterTroy View Post
      Motor blew. Car has been sitting for close to a couple months again waiting for parts to fix a trans leak. Have probably had about 3-4 months without issue since getting it in October 2017. The motor thing was brought up before, and again, people are going to act like they have no idea what I'm talking about on a public forum, but I would really give some thought to tuning these cars if you still have a stock one.
      Did you buy or lease it? I leased my S3, just in case.
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      05-14-2019 06:16 PM #73
      2015 STI


      1) When it's on boost
      2) Grip. So much grip.
      3) It's not the Golf R


      1) Rough on the highway
      2) Little to no sound insulation
      3) It's not the Golf R


      2017 Golf R


      1) It's ludicrously quick with the DSG
      2) It's real comfy on the highway
      3) It's not the STI


      1) Too comfortable, disconnected and sterile driving experience
      2) Hatchback is useless on trips
      3) It's not the STI


      The 3's aren't as really cheeky as they may look. While these cars are very similar on paper they couldn't be more different. Everything I love about the STI is completely lacking in the R and vice versa.
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      05-14-2019 06:32 PM #74
      2005 Jetta TDI Wagon manuel

      Pros

      1) Fuel Economy. Typically around 950 kms a tank mixed highway/city driving. Diesel is almostt 30 cents a litre cheaper than regular gas.

      2) Cargo hauling abilities

      3) A performance tune increases hp/tq, and fuel economy!

      Cons

      1) Electrical gremlins

      2) Keyfob could leave you stuck, part of #1

      3) After owning a Toyota Matrix, the rear seats aren't easy to fold flat. Take head rests off, move seats forward, fold flat, move seats back. Get stuff stuck on hooks on the back of the seats (I'm sure they come off, haven't tried yet). Matrix, fold seats flat even with the headrests on. Done.

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      05-14-2019 06:37 PM #75
      2019 Crosstrek
      Love
      1) Just the right size.
      2) Goes almost anywhere.
      3) All mod cons.

      Hate
      1) Could use more power.
      2)Needs more power.
      3)Would it have killed them to put a light turbo on the thing.
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