/o/, what car is this?
I want to buy a C5Z or C6, but don't want to attract boomers. How do I make a Corvette look juvenile/youthful/rebellious?
So i need a redpill on why some cars are illegal in the states? I understand some manufacturers don't sell to the US market, but why are some cars just a no no to own and get crushed when found in the states????
Because they didnt meet the minimum safety and legal requirements to be elligible for sale in the United States market. Once they are 25 years old, they are allowed to be sold here.
Currently playing FM6.
Post lap times, car setups, neato pictures, or whatever you want.
>Post lap times
helping you shit up an innocent thread
Recently bought NFS Prostreet for the PS3 for cheap since I had never played it. Physics are questionable at best and the AI is laughably slow, but I appreciate the anon who recommended it, I like racing games with a festival/event atmosphere. I felt that Dirt 3 was a major downgrade from Dirt 2 for that as well as other reasons, when things are all warm colors and there's music blaring and things it just feels like a nice place to be.
Is this Fiat's response to the Mx-5
I've thought for a long time how odd it is how fascinated people are of Grand Nationals. There's nothing particularly unique about their design. This applies to many other cars too. I have a theory that someone's perception of how good something looks is influenced by others. The more people who like it, the stronger the influence gets. Think of it as the "they can't all be wrong" mentality. Do you really like something because you came to like it on your own, or do you like it because other people like it as well? Is it a combination of both? Is...
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Grand Nationals have the aesthetics for a G-body possible. G-bodies aren't necessarily too well loved, but it's a very cool car in terms of its uniqueness, especially for the time. The aesthetics are god-tier too, those fat arches, the mostly-black wheels, the front and rear fascia, it all just works as the 80s intrepretation of the muscle car.
I'm sure it'll have fantastic performance on the track, but I can't help but be a little bored by the Ferd GT. "GT" means grand touring, but this just seems to be pure race kar and it doesn't do anything new.
It's got Sport Cup 2's, because all track cars do that. It has twin turbos, because almost every supercar has that now. It has a 7 speed dual clutch, just like everyone else. It has a farty V6, because engine character is unimportant. The body is teardrop shaped with active aerodynamics, just like most track cars. The interior is spartan with carbon fiber and alcantara, like any McLaren or kit car.
It doesn't stand out amongst any other modern supercars. Just another streetable race car that laps Durrburgerking in seven minutes and who gives a fuck seconds.
>assmad gm fangirl detected
>implying I don't own an ecoboost myself
The car looks great, and will definitely handle well while the turbo V6 is a showcase of the advantages of downsizing. Why bother with inefficient, large engines when a small turbo engine can deliver similar or more horsepower while emitting less pollution and consuming less fuel? The Frod GT represents progress; if you want a supercar with a manual transmission and archaic bug NA engine, go look on the second-hand market.
>it doesn't stand out
It has a lightweight engine and chassis that will wreck anything short of 750k a side from a radical or ariel.
hell/o/ people, ive got a 1979 Toyota Supra. 4ME EFI engine, bought it 6 years ago from the original owners family after he died. everything original on the car minus spark plugs and battery. thing took a shit after a few months, wouldnt start from no spark, parked it in one of my garages. finally after 5 years of sitting i finally found another 1979 at the junkyard, took the igniter and swapped it out. thing runs again miraculously
idles fine but at 3000rpm it sputters like hell and sounds like i have a 2-step. it barely lets me go past there to the redline. only other...
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bump because we got a trip with one same generation that might help.
Dunno if the toyota general exists anymore, but if it does try there.
Also, just put some octane booster and maybe new gas in you poorfag.
Tomorrow I'm just going to let it run off the old gas and throw some new 91 in it, hopefully that solves it. I'm still astonished it's running again at all. I was ready to gut it for a 2j but didn't want to since it's a low numbers matching January 1979
comfy looking car
Is it an M3 killer?
It certainly looks better.
And it's the fastest 4 door around the Nurburgring.
And its a rear wheel drive alfa with a Ferrari 'inspired' engine.
one day i'll trade in my baby alfa for one of these beauties.
I have absolutely no experience with engines. If i buy the service manual for my car is it feasable that i could replace the piston rings by myself?
sup /o/ anyone own one of these? any gripes about it? thinking about buying one
What tarck is this? Saw it flying from Austin to Cincin. Pilot said about 100 miles north of Houston but I cant tell.
i want to buy a new shitbox with 150k miles for 1800 dollars
everything in the engine compartment looks good but its a manual and and im worried the clutch might be worn and need replacing soon
On this car thats a $1000 dollar job which is more than half of the cars value
So my question: Is there any way to check a clutch to see how worn it is and if it may need to be replaced soon? or in buying used manual tranny cars is it just a blind hit or miss?
>When ordered on the previous-generation Camaro SS, Chevrolet's 1LE package brought with it a full complement of braking and suspension upgrades geared toward enhancing the heavy ’Maro’s on-track prowess. Fast-forward to today, and the 1LE package is back, but now it can be ordered on both V-6 and V-8 Camaros. From 50,000 feet, the V-6 and V-8 1LE kits are identical, but there are subtle differences. Here’s what sets the 1LEs apart from each other—as well as lesser Camaros:
>Both 1LEs wear matte-black vinyl wrapping on their hoods and door mirrors, but the SS 1LE gets the same hood vents as other SS models. For those who’d prefer a more incognito look, the matte-black elements can be easily peeled off.
post your favorite american car
>03/04 terminator cobra
I'm doing a research project on the industry/international business ramifications of the VAG diesel scandal.
If you guys have any good articles/links on anything related to the scandal, I'd really appreciate it.
>inb4 we're not your personal army
>inb4 op doesn't want to do the work
Sounds like your l'il ol' junior school lumbered you with one dull project Little Billy, and that's sad :(
Ask a grown-up to show you something called "Google" so you can cut'n'paste your little project, then you can go look at pictures of Naked Ladies and touch your tingly weewee.
>VAG have always lied about everything.
>Get caught cucking customers.
>No shits given.
>Didn't even hurt sales because Mindless Consumerist Drones suck-up "quality car" marketing.
>Not even compensating owners in many countries.
>Larf all the way to Bundesbank.
>still paying for TV
>mfw these fucks are doing a meme swap to a fucking pantera
>mfw the 3.5V6 they're using is the literal truck engine, not any kind of performance variant most likely
>promoted as officer at airforce
>assigned to travel south korea
>cry because you wanted to be assigned to travel japan
>you can bring your own personal vehicle
>currently owns f250 2012 and chevy nova
which one should i bring ?
neither... take advantage of the rare opportunity given to pick up something cool/ unusual while you're over there... and then once the tour is over (as long as its over 25 years old) the Air Force will ship it back home for you
I'm 20 and ijust got hired at pic related.
How'd I do /o/?
I know nothing about working on cars, but I want to learn and the manager seemed like a cool guy.
Anyone ever worked for them?
Is it a quick lube place? The company doesn't really teach you about cars. Like McDonald's doesn't really teach you how to cook. They have a system, you do it, that's it you wouldn't learn a lick about cars if you didn't want to.
But you'll have a lot of coworkers into cars and my manager at jiffy lube was the best manager I've had. You can learn the basics at a place like that if you want. How heavy is the traffic through the place? Would be nice if it has a steady amount of customers, not barren where you're just standing...
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It's a lube shop that does basic things like filters, radiators, acs, tire rotation, etc.
I know it's just basics but i need a start. It's pretty busy at the location im working at
What is /o/'s opinion on jeeps? I just bought one.
Also general Jeep thread
Bonus: old but intact
>took off the shitty dash cover from po and cleaned up factory dash, cracks and all
What makes this 2016's car of the year?
And why are these now worth over a $1,000,000?
It's car of the year because the rich want to get richer. It's a car built specifically for some million or billionaire to buy and then in turn sell it to another for a slightly higher price and so on.
Well, I fell for the black ice meme
It smells like fucking shaving cream.
Don't ever recommend this to anyone again
there are 2 kinds of people
those who enjoy black ice
and those who would suffer greatly if you tied them up and sprayed them with a can of this
Want to get a neat, dated car to work on and make into a street racer
I like the aesthetic of Fieros and they're pretty plentiful around where I am, would they be a good choice? What should my price cap be?
Do people unironically like this abomination?
Every time I see one of these on the road I think of how much of a faggot and/or cunt that driver is.
>Jalopnik is the largest automotive site period
How the hell do I get this plastic shit off the new ratchet I just bought?
Why do people obsess over this car? It looks ugly as hell.
Having trouble deciding between 2 cars.
1. 1997 BMW 528i with 198k with minor cosmetic damage, needs a radiator
2. 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 201k on the body and 80k on the frame. Minor rust, might need an allignment or ball joint.
Both cost the same for insurence and price, looking for opinions.