So both SoCal and NorCal are doing meets this weekend. I refuse to believe that we don't have enough /o/tists here to organize a cruise. Anybody want to pick a date to do Tortilla Flat or Mt. Lemmon with our Tucson bros?
520 reporting. I vote Mt. Lemmon, while snowbird/tourist season hasn't come into full swing. Tortilla tends to be crowded with squids on bikes with way more power than they'll ever be able to handle.
Scotty Kilmer approaches you and offers a red button and a blue button (pic related).
Should you choose to press either, which do you press and why?
>driving in heavy rain without lights on
>driving in heavy rain with super word out windshield wipers
What chevy should i drive to the levee?
Doesn't really matter. You won't make it there.
Bad repair stories? Won't start on first crank, smell gas. Shop says need new fuel filter $37 and lines $12, 3.2hr 2 install @ $80Hr $256, New filter leaked they have to get another one.
>MFW I just paid an extra $240 to have a $12 tube installed.
Are you comfortable replacing fuel lines?
If no, suck it up.
I've billed 8 hours of labor (and $200 worth of fluids) on a $9 seal (rail car mover). But it needed doing, and my time and expertise is worth something.
The same is true for car mechanics.
Do it yourself if you don't want to pay for labor. Just remember, your time is worth something too.
No no, but if all that was needed replacing was the fuel filter, why get new the lines. When the filter leaked , I did not complain ( shit happens ) It was an afterthought, that all I needed was a new Fuel filter, and not new fuel lines +3hrs of labor? And I go to them because I want to support the local Biz in my City.
You replace the fuel filter if you're going to fix the lines because putting on a dirty filter is a turbo poorfag move. Sorry the part was bad, but a mechanic can't do anything about that except stock 2 of them, and they probably don't sell enough because most gas powered car drivers never change their fuel filter, they just wonder why their response goes to hell as the car ages.
You didn't just need a fuel filter, the lines were the problem.
Hey /o/ what engine is this?
Why does no one talk about this on here? They are cheap as shit new with a 4 wheel conversion.
Why is the Miata the only affordable sports car?
Its a sports-car? i thought it was just a roadster/convertible..
I remember watching a 24 hours of Lemons race on youtube and there was a FWD Buick sedan just handing either a Miata or a rusted MR2 its ass. didn't think though things could turn at all..
>lots were made
>weren't expensive in the first place
also they aren't really "sports" cars, it's just that they're lightweight and have 50/50 distribution so they're easy to take around corners making them sporty
What oil does /o/ use
I only use this in my Nismo
Anytime I start my car my oil light stays on maybe for an extra second or two before turning off.. is this normal? I drive a BMW E46 M3. After I drive it around and turn it off and on it doesn't do it.. it seems like its just for cold starts.
What year and how many miles?
Early S54s (2001-2003) had too close rod bearing tolerances and could spin them. S54s in general just like eating rod bearings if they get beat/abused (especially as track cars, but nowhere as bad as E90/92s)
20k Budget and want to go fast and loud but want something from the 21st century and don't want a corvette, 5.0 or an SS.
And I want something practical so I can DD for a year or 2 If i need. Seems roomy enough for that. Dont care about gas millage, my current car I had for a few years averages 19 mpg and I'm fine.
It's either this or a BMW N54. (2008+ 335i or 135i, capable of over 450+hp)
my dad used this as a dd back in the day
he also drove it on the track and liked it for the most part except he complained about the weight
personally i like it but of course i am a bit biased
Why in the actual fuck did oldsmobile make this car/give it such a beefy engine? Did they just decide to go out with a bang?
"Oh sorry anon. I just bumped your parked car, I hope you don't mind me driving off."
you didn't "bump" my car
you ran into it, then panicked and confused the brake with the gas
that's why my hood looks like balled up tinfoil and the car is 3 feet backwards from where I left it
now I have to drive 100 miles home with the radiator fan playing the harp with the radiator you pushed in, hoping nothing blows up
you know damn well I want your contact info
I want a car that
>Very nice styling, looks flashy (think Italian)
>Not a BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Corvette, or Muscle Car
>Prefer 'exotic' looking cars over the conservative German styling
>Nothing too small (Lotus, Alfa Romeo)
>Nothing pre-2000s (ie that Lotus Espirit flat hood, look)
>Prefer under $30k used
>Could go up to $50-60k if I had to
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Hey /o/ what does the 4th pedal do in my camry?
I own an entertainment consulting firm, and have just begun the process of purchasing a new vehicle. It will be my dd, but will also be used to drive clients around when necessary. There is snow where I am based for at least a third of the year. Can you suggest some vehicles you think fit the bill? Open to car/suv, maybe a truck. Preferably sub $80k. I will answer as many questions as I can. Thanks!
Get a used mercedes s class.
2013 well optioned goes for around 40-60k used. Uber luxury.
If you fell for the AWD in snow meme, you can get their 4matic version.
Audi S4 would be fucking awesome in the snow and everywhere. That porsche cayenne is also a reliable vehicle and is just a more "luxury" version of the touareg (which is significantly cheaper but also good). Merc S class is also good but they're hefty buggers and waste a lot of gas. Don't get a truck if you want to shuttle people around
I don't understand the reference, but their 4matic version is what I'll check out.
Was never a huge fan of Audi, but I think the S4 is a bit small for what I'm thinking. Maybe the A6 or A7. The Cayenne has always been a favorite of mine, visually anyway.
What's the manliest car to get? I don't want anyone thinking I'm gay.
What do you anons think of pre-1980 Chevy C/Ks and F150s?
I really want a 1985 K10 Silverado to work on. A personal project truck.
What does /o/ think about the new Smart ForTwo?
Looks much better than the old ones, imo.
And if you think about it, it's everything that /o/ loves: cheap, light, rwd.
Way to kill the crx name with this joke on wheels honda.
If you wanted to make a Prius you didn't have to slap the cr prefix to it and make it 2 door and pretend its a sports car.
No one bought them and no likes them, yet its still in production.
Actually it's a great car for a daily driver. The only issue I have with it is the lack of a back seat
They're dirt cheap for a 2010+ Honda used at $5-7000 but you can also find similar mpg cars in its class that are just as fun to drive for that much (Fiesta/Mazda 2 Hatchback)
Not sure if I trust Honda batteries long term either. They seem better than the ones on the Prius at least.
I'm sure it is a nice comfortable DD just like any other modern car.
My beef is tarnishing the crx and still keeping it in production even though the sales are garbage on these.
I say scrap the car and put the money into an S2K reboot or a genuinely fun convertible compact like that s660 thing in japan.
Ask somebody who was visually assaulted by one of these things I had forgotten existed until today anything.
Are you mocking my trauma? I may need counseling. This thing is horrifying. It doesn't know whether it wants to be a compact pickup or a sedan. It is basically what would happen if Homer was given a second shot at car design.
Arguably the best "driver mod"
What are the best driving gloves o or ones that you would recommend?
Do you love your car, /o/? Do you wash it by hand every weekend? Do you keep your interior spotless? Do you give it a loving pat when it impresses you? Do you look back at it after a drive?
Or is your car a mere appliance? A fashion accessory?
i really hate my car really.. It's a boring Nissan Rouge. i could care less if a hailstorm destroys my car.
But eh, in 2 years or less i'll be driving a car I actually like and that i'll be able to afford.
The only thing I don't do is give it a hand wash every weekend because there's an empty dirt lot by where I live. She's more than just a friend to me, really. It's kinda like how in the olden days, knights will have their trusty steeds.
Washing it constantly is bad for the paint
I wash mine every two weeks and always get the best parts like brakes, air filters and oil.
I love my car
Its a 2007 Hyundai sonata with 150,000 miles and its in great condition and I like to make sure it stays that way
Would it be worth it to buy a used XTS?
It'll tank in value probably over a couple years, but for a newer Cadillac it's not too bad. I would definitely go cheaper though and make sure it was well taken care of. Maintenance and records really are important on Cadillacs btw.
Why buy a V8 when you live in a large city like New York? Even if I open it up to its full potential, there's a decent chance I may get arrested on the highway. Why not save that money and buy a V6 Stang which still has that exhilarating experience?
Is it really worth dishing out the extra $5,000+ on a GT as well as those hundreds of dollars in gas money?
>Why buy a V6 when you live in a large city like New York? Even if I open it up to its full potential, there's a decent chance I may get arrested on the highway. Why not save that money and buy a I4 Stang which still has that exhilarating experience?
>>Why buy a I4 when you live in a large city like New York? Even if I open it up to its full potential, there's a decent chance I may get arrested on the highway. Why not save that money and buy a V twin Stang which still has that exhilarating experience?
post your custom dashboard designs
wouldn't be surprised if it actually happened
>manual but okay with A/T
Im leaning towards a 4Runner since i own a Tacoma and theyre easy to work on.
I used to own a 94 Bronco A/T 4x4 and a 2002 Montero Sport A/T 4x4 too.
My family had an 89 Cherokee A/T 4x4 when i was a kid.
Just wanted to see what else is out there.
But yeah leaning towards 4Runner or Cherokee.
Sounds like you have your answer OP, they're great trucks. E-locker is not that uncommon to find, but I would prioritize a clean rust free truck over that.
Optional: Five car limit for added difficulty.
I know its 6. But i didnt want to make a new pic
2016 Alpina B7
2017 Porsche 911s
2017 Ford Raptor (Off Road Fun)
Nope, e92 guys your wrong. This car gives 370z's a run for its money (N54 Engine, The 2JZ of BMW) and can do circles around evos if tuned properly.
The engine has an extensive aftermarket, 49:50 weight distribution, lighter chassis than the e92 and they are a rare sight.
The 128i convertible is a girls car. The 135i Coupe with a stick and an M package is an incredibly under rated enthusiast car.
Too bad its unreliable and slower than a corolla
Can you feel that?