Who can be blamed for the automotive design being completely ruined from around 2005 onward and why is it this guy?
I'm not being sarcastic or anything, I genuinely mean it when I ask why do you think he's to blame for modern car design?
I don't personally like his designs, but I don't think they're what car companies are taking inspiration from.
He was a genius, the problem is BMW was too soft
also if anything companies are taking inspiration from audi, when audi released their grill-like mouth everyone started to do the same
What does /o/ think of the fiat spider? I didnt know they brought it back til i saw a commercial. Seems like a cooler, more masculine miata (although surely less reliable long term).
base model is pretty forgettable desu
abarth has some nice stuff on it
basically dont get it unless its an abarth
and if you get it, do this for 230whp
yes it'll be reliable, somehow
>Everybody whining about all new cars being turbocharged
>Moving to Colorado
>High altitude fucks performance on cars but is mostly offset by tarbos
>Was already planning on buying a car with a turbo anyway
Is there such thing as "old school staggered wheels" in mothern cars?
Meaning one wheel being and inch or 2 bigger in Diameter on the back, wider in the back, and having fat ass tires
Im so fucking done with all this low profile, stretched tire bullshit that even some companies do it oem
Post pics if you have them
A number of model years of the Lexus IS and certain trim levels of the Infiniti G37 have staggered wheels, but probably not to the extent you're thinking. You'd miss it if you weren't looking at the tire sizes themselves
My 2017 Camaro SS came with a staggered set up, thought not very agressive. 245 in the front, 285 in the rear. 20 inch wheels on all fours though. I want to go wider in the rear though for more agressive looking rear.
Can anyone tell me what 268 edition 300 means on my w220 s430 mercedes 99
>be me, inferior driver
>not much damage to either car, but there were some scratches on her bumper
>forgot to get girl's number to try to settle this outside of insurance
>just got a phone call from my insurance
What do now?
What is with Meme Trend and fucking obvious sponsorship?
Any other /o/fags watch this or mt?
What exactly are you complaining about? This is how sponsorships work.
You get what you get. The dudes have actually jobs and you get to watch them for free. God forbid you have to listen to what products they use in their vehicles. Hard to hate on motor trend when they let you watch for free
do you think we should start snatching up 996's while there still cheap?
porsche isn't giving us clarification on wether the mid engine layout of the RSR is gonna become the norm for the 911 but, with the ever increasing strictness of safety standards, I feel like it's going to happen
Porsche buyers only buy the 911 because they're delusional baby boomer fanboys who don't want anything to change from the 1963 model 911.
If they went MR they would go out of business in 10 minutes.
GUIDEPIN BOLT HEAD SNAPPED OFF INSIDE THE CALIPER WTF DO NOW?
what car is the hufflepuff of automobiles?
Why doesn't America allow small trucks to still be built? Trucks like the 70's-80's Toyotas, Datsuns, and the rebadged Fords and Chevys. They were amazing little machines that you could do anything to. Sometimes mini-trucks look amazing lowered, while you got beaner-bags dropping new Sierras and F-150s and they look like shit. And you could especially drop a big motor in and make a drag truck, which a company should bring back imo. And before you say the Colorado, Tacoma, etc. those trucks are not small compared to the earlier versions. I know there was a chicken...
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What is this thing?
Help me decide what I should get for my next car! I'm trying to decide what I should get for my next car, I currently have an ae86 and am considering getting a better shell in the spring. My other options are an E30, and a Merkur XR4Ti. What do you think I should get /o/?
I have a 91 318is almost identical to the one you posted. Excellent car everything is perfect except for A/c. It's my second e30 and I'm convinced they're the most practical, fun, and reliable rwd car for under 5k.
I'd love an 86 but they're so uncommon in the southeast. Even a single cam sr5 would be nice.
Hey /o/, what are the basic tools for everyday wrenching one needs?
>jack(should come with your car)
>one of pic related(or an actual box that goes bigger than 13mm)
>big ass spanners for shitty bolts that won't budge
>screwdrivers and allens, torx bits
>extra screws, nuts and bolts because you will eventually lose some
I decided to get into it because...
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all i got right now is a socket set going up to 14mm, a relatievly long plier, and this neato allen key set I used to wrench guns with, highly recommend it. pic related.
>Lives in the city with the highest insurance rates in all of Ontario :(
Lada is Love, Lada is Life
>he doesn't have a Lada
I want decadant elitist capitalist pigs out of /o/
This is a Party-approved board.
I thought the Zapo was more of an ukrainian thing.
And of course the USSR wasn't classless. Pigs are more equal than others, and there were GAZs and ZILs that needed some driving.
Let's see who has the most miles/km on their shitbox on all of /o/
>my winter car
2000 Explorer 5.0L 4x4
Was this the dumbest meme car in history?
I'm looking at getting one of these boys soon. Is it just a cushier Camry, as I've been lead to believe, or is there anything else that I should be concerned with? I'm in college so I just need a reliable, kind of powerful comfy cruiser.
Convince me to not get an R33.
You should mate. When I was stationed in Japan, everyone had R32s and R34s and R33s were rarely spotted. It makes you stand out from the crowd. Parts are easy to get (pretty much every part compatible with other skyline models), and they look pretty good with a decent kit.
Do you have the money to import one?
If yes, then do it.
If no, then don't.
I'm not very good at convincing people, and I kind of want you to have a Skyline so you can share pics of it on /o/.
NAME ME 10 CARS THAT AREN'T JACKIE CHAN
Why the FUCK didn't we get these?? Lighter, more rigid, way better lines.
I swear the only reason we didn't get these is because americans are so fucking obese they wouldn't be able to get their 200 lb 7 year old daughter back there
I'd fucking own an ST if it weren't for the ugliness of 4 doors
Tell me /o/, why are coupes and 3 door hatchbacks dying? Is it because of fatasses and lazy people?
kek, yeah i see it
also OP people prefer 5 doors in america because hatchbacks are poor people cars and poor people need as much utility as possible
5 door for comparison
If people are poor and looking for a practical car, why are they getting the performance trim? They should've had the 5 door for the other trims and 3 for the ST
ITT: We post times we crashed or almost crashed, and what car.
Was learning to drive and attempted to pass a bus while it was picking up passengers. BMW X3 appeared outta nowhere and there was a pretty nice head on collision. Not sure what happened regarding that as the insurance stuff was out of my hands, I was somewhat in shock but it looked pretty bad at the time.
Scraped the shit out of some guys car once in a tight parking gap, I just drove off. Also once I parked too close too my neighbours fence at a time when the drivers side door was broken. I was too lazy to climb across the passenger seat into the drivers seat, so I just sat on the centre console and tried to tickle it backwards with the clutch using my right leg. Turns out operating the clutch is a lot harder with your wrong foot, I jumped the fuck out of the clutch and demolished his fence pretty good. Since it was like 1am I just parked elsewhere and no-one ever found out.
Got a little too hektik while driving home (drunk but not too drunk), admittedly spurred on my a car full of pals. Ended up doing what I thought was a pretty epic skid but it soon ended in tears when I slammed the shit out of a kerb. Since the car was worth fuck all and I deemed it to be a right off (and I didn't want to be caught drunk driving), I fled the scene under the guise I was looking for a phone to call the AA. My assessment was correct, the car was royally fucked.
Borrowed my dads car to pick him up from a casino (well, part of the night was spent at a casino, so I gather), dinked it a bit while backing it into the garage. Not much more to tell really.
That's about it for me, never really had any notable close calls.
2001 Acura CL-S
>Getting hectik during the first snow of the season a couple weeks back
>2am in the middle of an industrial area
>lose it a little bit and plow into the grass to the side of the road, luckily no curb
>Stop with front bumper ~6 inches from a fire hydrant
>Carving up some twisties
>Lift off understeer gets...
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Convince me not to get an R34.
>rear-ended a Scion FRS today, my first-ever accident where I was at fault
>realized a microsecond too late I couldn't brake in time
>totally had enough time to swerve but I was kind of "frozen" instead
>damage wasn't too bad, just some scratches
How do I get over the everlasting shame of having failed as a driver?
What's /o/'s consensus on this lad's new show?
Pretty good so far, the constant repetition in episode 2 got pretty annoying but besides that it seems to be a return to form.
The celebrity bit is a waste of bandwidth, and the american driver isn't very good, but these are small issues
The "Gentleman's Agreement" in Japan asked automakers not to advertise more than 280HP, even if they made more. Officially, cars like the GT-R/Supra/RX-7 FD/Evo were all 280HP cars.
But what did they ACTUALLY make out of the factory?
I loved my first car, it was a AE82 Twin Cam 16V Corolla, it's a shame you don't see them on the road anymore. What was your first car /o/?
I just got my first car the day before yesterday. Pic related though it is not mine.
ITT: Fuccboi cars
post cars you and other /o/tist should avoid buying to avoid looking like a fuccboi.
Hey anons, can you switch out from 23570r16 to 23560r16 for a 2002 ford explorer xlt? Im a poorfag on a budget, and I found a sweet deal for the 60r16's. I would be swapping out all 4.