Am I the only one who was told growing up to never spend money on a used vehicle with 100k+ miles? Is there truth to this,do cars go downhill quickly a that point regardless of maintenance?
Mileage is largely irrelevant when it comes to buying a used car as far as what condition it will be in and how long it will last.
Condition and history are much more important, a well maintained car that has spent its life doing long distance cruising will be a much better proposition than a low mileage one that has been neglected and thrashed around town.
i recently purchased a 200k mile car. The records book was 1.5" thick. With many wearable parts replaced recently. The guy bought it in 1995 for 36,000 and he added up the maintenance costs over 21 years and that was 42,000.
he also owned an 70s 911s
The person you buy the car from is more important than the mileage of the car. One owner is best, and oddly enough in my experience it's best if they play soccer or have a visible net worth over a few million.
Why do some Manufactures go for low-displacement V8s instead of high-displacements like Mustang 5.0, Corvette 6.2L?
Ferrari 488 GTB 3.9L V8
Mclaren 650S 3.8L V8
Lower moving weight and shorter strokes = higher revs, also less bore makes less heat which further benefits higher revs, also lower weight overall for better handling. You're not gonna build a supercar with a ship anchor that can barely rev to 6k.
Hey /o/, just wondering if any of you guys use OBD scan tools of any description.
I was contemplating getting a scangauge, then I figured why not simply a bluetooth dongle and Torque Pro? I already have the computing power with a Android phone.
Anything a purpose made OBD scan tool can do over a phone app and dongle? Any particular bluetooth dongles you aut/o/bots can first hand recommend to either buy or throw in the trash?
Being able to read and clear codes would be handy, but I more want to keep tabs on EGR%, boost pressure and EGTs.
Also wondering if there's any other preferred apps. Is there a reason Torque seems to be the go-to?
>nice car, what's the retail on one of those?
Why don't they make pop-up headlights anymore?
What went wrong?
governments decided they were too dangerous and would hurt pedestrians more as opposed to inset headlamps.
They aren't strictly illegal in some countries but manufacturers design cars for multiple markets so its easier just to design to the lowest common denominator.
Also the reason why the frontal area of cars is so huge now, as this gets cars better safety ratings.
>tfw shin breaker super low FD3S
>if they survive their legs being severed they'll get decapitated by my popups
Can somebody on /o/ do a pro and con of wheel spacers. Im contemplating on whether to get them on my car or not.
Can change where the wheel sits
Cam widen track
Ones in pic are much better than the shitty skinny ones that only allow you to use 3 threads of the studs
May make handling better.
More load on wheel bearing
More load on everything technically
May adversely affect handling
You get your desired fitment
There's nothing really wrong with running them, the ones in your pic are hubcentric too which is good but you have to be aware of the hub size of the car and the center bore of the wheel or it wont work.
What happened to speedometers like this that were in almost every American car from the 40s to the 70s? Why did they disappear entirely? I think they have a really nice aesthetic
Once lots of Americans began to buy imported cars Detroit was like fuck it we'll just make our cars like the foreign ones. This is still happening today as you can tell. American cars were SO much better looking than any other cars when American cars were the only ones you'd see on American streets
Okay /o/ so I'm set on buying a comfy newish RWD mid size sedan but following my families experiences maintaining Mercedes and Jaguars I'm excluding Euro stuff simply to avoid the stress.
Currently I've narrowed it down to the Lexus GS, Infiniti Q70 Cadillac CTS.
I like the Q70 because it has a V8 option within my price range but the Lexus is going to be a lot cheaper to run in the long run and the Cadillac is way more fun to throw around. Pic unrelated.
What do, /o/?
Why did cars improve way more during the 1930s depression than they did during the roaring 20s? Just look at 1941 cars compared to 1931 and 1931 cars compared to 1921
It was only during the late 30s in the years right before WW2 that cars improved substantially. Here's a 1934 Ford which looks like a 20s car still. I think better production methods appearing due to pre-WW2 militarization led to better automotive technology
During the 1920's, there were no car designers. It was just engineers designing the cars. If you wanted a good looking car, you brought it to a coachbuilder for a custom body
This changed when Harley Earl was hired by General motors. Earl created GM's styling department. He brought design and styling to cars. Suddenly, you didn't need to go to a custom coachbuilder to get a good looking car. He then invented the concept car with the Buick Y-Job to show what they were capable of, and helped design...
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hi americans, aussie here.
i'm set on getting a nice v8 with a good aftermarket and naturally the ls is the easiest option for my engine swap, since they're available locally.
my only question is, should i do a turbo ls1 or a NA ls3?
I've done a bit of research and have this pros and cons list so-far but if anyone else can offer advice i would really appreciate it and i'll buy you cunts a beer when you're down here.
>LS3 aluminium block = lighter
>LS3 is NA, more responsive
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>Need 2 screws for bumper
How the fuck is this shit even rational?
is it possible to swap the 1.0L 3cyl with a 3800 supercharged v6?
anything is possible with enough money.
but easily? Nope. Not a chance in hell.
Why not just get a 89-94 model and 1.3L 16V swap it? Drops right in, and the 1.3L DOHC 16V is a fucking screamer.
Not going to fit without significant front end re-engineering.
Keep in mind the Metro slotted below the Cavalier in Chevy's line up. 3800 Cavalier swaps have been done, but even then it required re-engineering, and a custom sub-frame built from scratch.
The Metro has a smaller engine bay. A 3800, as a 90 degree V6 engine, is simply not going to fit.
But why the 3800 anyways? It's a shit meme engine with no good points beyond reliability.
How come mexicans always say my cousins juiced up civic on daytons isn't a real lowrider and that he should get a classic american car like a 64 impala?
What is the absolute shittiest car you can buy right now?
>Must be a NEW car you can find on the lot right now ,
>Can only be sold in 1st world countries. No 3rd world Tata Nano shit.
>No pickup trucks.
Bonus points for worst value for money.
Bonus points for being a Japanese car.
Negative points for Miata.
Has anyone ever made a car where the clutch is a lever on the shifter, like a motorcycle? would this work instead of a third pedal?
You've got 30k and 36 hours.
What car do you buy?
>I fell for the volxwagen meme
How do I make sure this thing doesn't blow up on me
Don't be a kid basically. In my opinion the turbo vws were made for commuting and going to the grocery store until every millenials figured it came with a turbo stock so they slap exhaust on them, boost controllers and tinker with a system that was not designed to be raced in the first place
They are very reliable and very fun to drive if you don't fuck around.
I don't even like VW.
Drove a gli with the 2.0T that was stage 2 and I was never so scared of pressing the pedal. They really can hd the streets pretty good.
Why so you dislike the turbo sport models? VW and Audi sure has a habit of throwing turbos on regular cars like the A4 but cars like the GTI and the 337/20th editions I've seen beat to hell religiously for 150k+ with no serious issues.
As long as you're not banging gears it can take a beating. The biggest issues I've seen is boy racers damaging synchros but that happens to so many cars it's not fair to blame VW.
What is the best classic car experience for the least amount of money?
Curved it going 25 Mph (35ish kmh).
Will it be safe to get repaired?
So I just got the fucking insane idea to build a custom digital instrument cluster using an Arduino, some LEDs and some display bits. I just don't have a car to do this for.
So I ask you, /o/, which car do you think desperately needed a digidash but never got the option?
Got into a car wreck and was issued a ticket for wreckless driving. The wreck may have been my fault but I don't agree with the charge. Any tips on defending?
We will make this happen edition.
This thread dedicated to the letter
and the number
VQ35 honorary mention.
>Post questions, answer questions, drool.
>Post cars, rate cars, drool.
>Post memes, shitpost memes, drool.
I need a new DD guys. I put about ~700 miles a week on my DD.
>Needs to be cheapish on gas a decently reliable
>Budget is $6,000
I want a '99-'07 Impreza Outback Sport but lol hard to find in decent shape.
Just name names.
>Cost (includes initial and long term), performance, comfort, appearance, features, reliability, and culture (time period, manufacturer, region of origin, tv/movie appearances, etc.).
Feel free to add in other things that I forgot.
New Scania images have been just leaked from their factory's testing site.
European trucks and components are fucking unserviceable garbage. Europe has officially ruined once great american brands
Working on paccar and "mack"(volvo) engins is like fucking a bucket of rusty nails. Cummins is the last good engine manufacturer in the hd field.
What will your next daily driver car be (realistic purchase/target):
I currently have a 2010 Impreza Sedan base model. Definitely fun in winter (compared to my civic), but I'd love a hatchback for my next car while keeping AWD, but FWD is not out of the option. What do you guys think of the focus?
E92 335i probably. Seems to have everything I want in a car sans some less-than-stellar handling (that and the entire used market is AWD for some reason) however I have a Miata as a second car so that's not a big deal.
Thoughts on these two shows?
Could be cool if they weren't so dramatized and more technical but the American public is too retarded for that. I saw the episode of f&l where they fired that guy. They are terrible actors, I called it that they were getting a spin off. Is it any good? This is the first I've heard of it.
The best sounding car you know (if possibly with video).
Porsche GT3 RS Armytrix Exhaust
>want to buy a muscle car
>decide on a Mustang
>wife won't let me get a V8 because "its dangerous"
>get V4 with ecoboost
>wife orders pizza
>sends me to go get soda
>pizza guy pulls up right behind me
>starts fucking my wife on the hood of my car
>this lasts about twenty minutes
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Why do car transmissions break so frequently? I've put 150,000 miles on two different motorcycles and have never EVER had an issue with the transmission.