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> the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study says computer-controlled robocars will only stop about one-third of them.
So why are we being forced to have to deal with this shit again? If it only will stop a third of them, carmakers will still have to design cars in such a way as to make them over safety regulated heavy turds, Insurance will still be a thing, and worse now we'll have to deal with even less predictable half-baked AI. [Daily Bike Thread]-DBT
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previous dbt: >>22460808 10 yo sports cars finish a nords lap faster than he got up
We're racing F3 on the weekends. Check out our Google doc for more info!
>https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vlVjNh8r6o_KYUFHf7Hcp8ZaYS5lsEZwFvTeu_K_c1Q why aren't road car headlights 2700k Tell us some experiences you’ve had
For me, this happened two days ago and it went like this
>mercedes that was behind me aggressively drives to my front and stops in the middle of the road at night
>he gets out, goes to his glove box, then goes to his trunk while i’m there sitting
>reverse a bit then jump out and run When will cars be SMOOTH again? Based cars from shitty companies, post 'em. Auto Sticker General #463
"is the jackal still around?" OP asks edition
Previous thread >>22427913
>List of Vendors and Social Media
>What is this thread for?
A thread to discuss, post, create, and review anything related to Automotive Decals and Stickers
>Currently looking for:
Idea Guys (Come up with Sticker Ideas, /o/ club names, etc.)
Anons with artistic talent willing to make decals for free.
Anons with decal production equipment (Specifically Vinyl Printer Equipment) wtf you guys lied
you said miatas would get me girls, but so far only guys have complimented my car $1000 Car Thread
Sticky doesn't have poor man's special Was quoted $235/ month for full coverage on a "fun car" not saying cause you guys are fucking chumps
Debating whether to stick with my fuel sipper that's dirt cheap so I can put more $$$ towards investing and retirement, or get this itch for high octane fun that hinders my financial success Is it safe to drive like 200 highway miles with a suspension link broken
Thanks for the help just as title says. I was hoping the M4 could survive the witching bmw is committing but it seems my prayers were in vain. I expected nothing and was still let down What is your honest gut feel about modern cars? ESP electronics https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8388169/Australias-female-Supercars-driver-Renne-Gracie-quits-OnlyFans-porn-star.html Been doing PI work for a few years with an old Toyota Corolla but its about to shit the bed and I need an upgrade. What do?
>decent gas mileage
>not too flashy, something that won't catch your eye if you see it in your rear view mirror
>prefer a RWD sedan or coupe with a v6 engine, something that's fast and easy to maneuver through traffic
Also open to other ideas Is Continental the last bastion of non-trashy-looking car music players? whoever designed this car should be shot Thoughts on the 2013 Buick Verano? [ D a i l y A u s f a g T h r e a d ]
Post everything Australian related here! Car stories ~ cop chases ~ pull overs ~ restorations ~ questions ~ what car is best? ~ why is my commodore shit? ~ Falcons ~ VL Turbos ~ Muscle ~ Modern ~ Ricers ~ Imports ~ Anything generally Australian?
All of it belongs right here.
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>'Strayan scenc as fuck Any anons here who own this and have worked on reducing weight even further?
So far I've done:
- Light flywheel
- Lightweight battery
- Removed the front plastic covers below the hood
Sadly I cannot legally swap a 2ZZ (-20kgs compared to the 1ZZ) into it since I live in Germany.
What have you done to your MRS to save weight, Anons? Why does every eceleb hate big grills? >dashcam video on youtube
>some guy doing 10 over the speed limit gets pulled over
>cammer starts clapping and screaming
>"HAHAHAHAHAHA WOOOW HAHAHAHAHAHA KARMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAHAHAHAHA GOTTEM"
have you ever reacted to something this boring with this much enthusiasm?
I might laugh if something actually funny happens, but i'm not going to scream like a little girl just because someone got "caught" doing 10 over memes aside, does double filling your engine oil actually cause issues? i thought it would just burn off the excess. I’m considering getting my father a motorcycle for his 60th, look for recommendations, doesn’t have to be new. Preferably sub 6000 bucks. Good for people with bad backs, reliable. And something that looks like his old one. Thanks. (Pic related) >Manual is better than automa- Acura is not getting enough credit for not putting a fuck huge grille in it's front. Please, Acura stay like this. Their new cars look promising. What quirks and features does your shitbox have? I recently learned that rental services sell their cars at a pretty good price, but they often put 40-70k miles on them in just 2 years. Are these a good way to go? Id imagine these places take good care of their cars but they get driven so much and by so many different people Im not sure its worth the miles. For me, there's only one. THIS SATURDAY NOON PDT will kick off the 4th official Grand Autismo GT500 series. All you need is base-game AC and content manager, no DLC required. Shitters and slows welcome we all suck I've just bought a new car. I want to get some interior accessories for it. What do you /o/tists use? i drive with my fog lights on at all times just because i know that somewhere, at some point, some sperg is going to be pissed about it even though it doesn't affect him in any way whatsoever Celica supra edition
>toyotas pre 2000 only
Post your toyotas and the coolest pic will get used as the next thread pic. What car is as nimble, fun and rwd and less gay than a miata, below 20k? ive been looking at STI's for quite awhile (2020, price around 37k)
but now i realized i can get a mustang GT (460 horsepower) with a 6 speed for the same price
what the fuck japan? Post your dream garage, r8 and h8 others
bonus points for all cars from a single manufacturer gen z, what types of car features do you like? /CCG/ - Classic Car General
Uppity Minority, Remix Edition
>Cars are considered "classic" at 25 years old, but a vehicle really needs that certain something to be classic.
>Everybody has their own taste, but some tastes are wrong. If you aren't sure if your car is classic or not, it's not.
>Must treat women like shit
>American, European, Japanese, or whatever.
>HOWEVER, your Honda Miata doesn't count as a classic yet. 80s+ Hondas are better suited for their own generals as well. Everything else is fair game.
>Post your classic, your work on it, your hackery, and get advice.
>Any and all discussion about classics welcome, but may not necessarily generate responses; don't get butthurt.
>Period correct performance > cosmetics.
>Metal > plastic.
>Classic shitbox > modern shitbox.
>It's required to use RTV. Ignore the haters.
>JBweld can fix almost anything
>If you see rust there is probably more.
>Rust and bodywork are by far the most difficult thing to repair.
>Electrical work is second most difficult, unless you stop reading forum posts and buy a multimeter.
>Low oil pressure? Worn mains and rod bearings. Use lucas and 15W40 until you afford a rebuild.
>You're never actually going to finish that engine swap, stop pretending
>Do NOT buy a classic and plan to pay somebody to work on it. You need to be able to do 90% or greater of the work or you will go broke.
>You will inevitably spend twice your budget, unless you have years of experience under your belt. If all the salty old hands agree, it's probably true.
>Never buy from a jogger
>No one cares about your MPG
>99% of boomers are cancer
>Nothing is as easy as it seems
>Post car or GTFO (that means you, anon!)
Previous Thread: >>22425035 Just found out the clutch has gone in my 2018 1 series and it is now being towed to the garage.
Will this be covered under the manufacturer warranty? Cars that won’t last 100,000 miles.
Can personally vouch for pic related What should my first journey be? I'm in northern California btw. Was thinking about something in the desert. ITT: post the most common car in your country and others guess where you're from What kind of car would you buy to pick up women in for under 12k? Currently drive a Ford Taurus but looking to make it only a vehicle I take to work and drive during the winter. I found this e46 for $5400 locally that’s kinda flashy I overcharged my battery 7 days ago, it swollen up and bulged out the plastic. I do a full discharge every day and will have to continue until payday, only 25 days left :,)
Every charge the battery smells like lead, and I've noticed I lose about 1km range every day, I think. Do you think it's because of "battery chemicals" leaving the battery while charging?
Will the battery just deteriorate super fast now that it's swollen? Help Hey guys, I'm 25 and finally making some money. I make 85k. I'm saving for the next 3 years to buy up real estate.
What's a good, fun car that I can enjoy my youth in for those next 3 years while also saving the most money? Thanks. ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a serious burnout incident that occurred recently.
Police are following up a report of a driver in a white Holden Ute conducting a burnout with two people in the rear tray. One of the people in the tray was in a wheelchair.
It is believed the incident occurred in a roadside car park to the west of the city and numerous witnesses were present.
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Previous thread >>22409559 Imagine sharing the road with these subhumans who 100% trust the safety equipment of their junk cars.
Imagine having a car with billion of cameras, sensors and a multiple radars but unable to detect a giant truck in front of you.
https://youtu.be/LfmAG4dk-rU Is there a reason we are still using 0-60 as a measurement of how fast a car is?
How often do you use launch control on your car? I feel like we are just letting manufacturers game us with their launch control systems when we should be focusing on how they do at a rolling start.
Pic related, king of rolling starts. So, I just lost my driving license due to racing
>mfw the sore loser starts blinking red and blue
What can I do to satisfy my need for speed for a couple of months? >manual transmission
>minimal features and tech
why don't car manufacturers make cheap base model cars anymore? Do these wheels look good? Sup /o/. I'm about to attempt to turbo a simple inline 4 engine at home, specifically a 4G94 engine. I've been reading all I can about how to do it over the past few days and this is the basic plan I've come up with. Does anyone else have any experience doing this? Does this plan look good? Anything here that needs changing? >similar features and performance to Model 3
>30% cheaper with incentives
>fixable if/when Tesla goes bankrupt
I don't even like Hyundai but it's pretty hilarious how easily they BTFOd Musk I got an Audi A4 S-line, exactly like pic related. But the original rims I have on the thing are all banged up, so I need new ones.
Any suggestions on what looks good on that thing? I know, that its an old car, but I wont be able to afford anything better for quite a while, so I am willing to actually spend some money. Looking to get something new. Trying to decide between a ranger/tacoma or if I still want a speedy 6spd manual but kinda leaning to another 6spd because racecar.
Looking for something in the 10-15k range only to keep for a few years before I upgrade to a tesla or some shit. What's something fun I can get? About to buy this 2010 Nissan Frontier King Cab for 7500.
Its only got 35000 miles on it, I test drove for about 45 minutes and couldnt feel anything wrong. Theres also extensive pics of the engine ive poured over.
Cmon what am I missing here, KBB says he should be selling for atleast 11k. Is this guy just stupid, or am I lucky? Are the 90s ford rangers/mazda pickup trucks any good? I was thinking about getting one. Is there anything decent in your local craigslist? The red oil can light is flashing again Rotary good me like rotary I have 37k in the bank
What car should I buy?
Leaning heavy on the civic type r.
>inb4 3000 dollar honda
I live with my parents and I have 0 expenses in life to worry about. What cars trigger liberals? Is this challenge possible or am I just being stupid?
I am looking for a used vehicle that is reliable, safe, and will have little breakdowns and repairs.
No more than 10 years old, and would prefer it to be 5 or less.
No more than 50-60k miles on it, preferably less.
I want it to be from a legit dealership or a carmax, I do not trust independent used dealers or individuals.
And I want it to be less than 10k.
Essentially I figure that if I can't find something like this, I might as well buy a new car.
Any recommendations on what to look for? Would you a LONG LS400?
https://www.komfort-trans.pl/lexus-ls400-long Who did it better, CV2 or Twingo? I usually come to /o/ to escape from all that political bullshit that has infested the entirety of the internet. Thankfully /o/ is not affected.
Let's have a comfortable thread about Cars that you've owned and or driven so far. Name your favourite and your least favourite.
That's a tough one. I'm Between the ford fiesta fun 2007 and the 2018 mirage. Both have the same flaws, mainly the deafening road and wind noise at Autobahn speeds. The feel anemic to drive, like they would suddenly lift off and get out of control.
From a reliability standpoint though, the worst one by far was the Lancia Delta 1993 (pic related). I swore that I would never by an Italian car ever again. Old one dieded.
What sort of rim cleaners do you recommend after winter? My normal rim cleaner gets rid of the brake pad and iron particles, but after winter my rims are all disgustingly oily yellow and it doesnt work.
Lotsa soap and elbow grease, or something special just for that?
Ye olde: >>22408561 retoasting because idk.
discussions from previous thread:
>Via Inyo County: Campgrounds will reopen June 12, 2020.
>there will be a convoy from bay area on friday but no one can figure out a time
>reno anon is still not sure how hes going to get there How does he make you feel? i'm thinking about swapping a 5.3 vortec with probably a t56 into an e24 633csi. it doesn't seem like this swap has been done enough for any adapter kits to be made. does anyone have any ideas of what i could do here. could i work around e30 or e36 swap kits? or am i gonna be stuck fabricating most of it? HEY BILL HOW WAS THE DEALERSHIP FIND ANYTHING YOU LIKE? Redpill me on those old 2004-2005 touaregs(first gen?).
Why are they so cheap? My local version of craigslist is full of them and they go for like 5k euros. Seems like a great deal for a luxury SUV, what's the catch? Are they absolute dogshit in build quality? How's your racing skills progressing?
You are improving right? Horsepower won't make you a better driver. Bad BMWs edition
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Previous dbt: >>22458297 Why does the Trabant and Yugo get such a bad reputation, but Volkswagens don't? Anyone saying Volkswagens were great cars obviously never even worked on one, nor owned one. They were the same in a lot of ways. Arguably, Volkswagens were worse. Their engine had only like 25 to 40 horsepower, the Trabant had 25 HP and the Yugo had 50 HP. And the Trabant was a straight 2 piston 2 stroke, the Volkswagen was a 4 piston 4 stroke boxer. So a 25 HP Volkswagen engine is less efficient than a Trabant engine. The Yugo was just a normal straight 4 cylinder. And the Volkswagen engine always had problem with head leaks. Not head gasket, because there was no head gasket, just metal on metal. I don't know why they ever thought that was a good idea, it would never seal. Especially with thermal expansion. And the Volkswagen engine was infamous for trying to split itself apart just from normal operation, because the threads would strip out for the rod things that I don't know the name of that the jugs are bolted to the engine with. And they're air and oil cooled. On the earlier ones The oil cooler would make the cooling inefficient, one side would always run hotter, but later they moved the oil cooler to the side, and the air from that would just be vented outside. And the Volkswagens were built so cheaply. And they would rust out so fast. Everyone I ever knew that had a Volkswagen always had something broken on it.
The Volkswagen, the folk's wagon (folks car/people's car), was just cheaply made basic car that everyone could afford. Just like the Trabant, just like the Yugo. The only reason people like the old Volkswagens is just nostalgia. As far as I know, the Trabant and Yugo have a similar cult in their own countries. And yeah, I think Volkswagens are cool too. But I realize it's only because of the cult.
So next time you go talking shit about Trabants and Yugos, just remember the Volkswagen is just as shitty. After all, they were literally budget cars. Beautiful ass with butter-face thread Why are Americans so obsessed with working and wrenching on their cars? are your cars built so shit? I've noticed a trend where Americans say to them vehicle reliability is priority over ride quality and style, now despite this, they still work on their cars constantly even if it is "reliable", this is all fine if you're working on a project race car but they do this to their daily car.
"Europoors" just like to get in and drive and enjoy their vehicle and not spend time fixing it unless its absolutely necessary, where as Americans have this obsession with being "under the hood" So I just moved to Florida and now with the better job I've been itching for a fun car with decent tuning potential. my friend's been recommending me a pre2010 TC but I'm unsure because I've never fucked with scions and I sort of rather a RWD, any help here on recommendations would be appreciated.
bonus points if
>its a good DD
>Is RWD (not required just preferred)
>within my budget of 15k
>is 99 or older
>pic related is a clean TC near me that my buddy sent me My gf was involved in a collision and her Ford Focus is totalled now. This is her 4th accident. Yes, she is asian. Looking at cars now and we have $10,000 to spend on a new one. She likes Jeeps and mini SUV but not sure what would really fit her. #2 Old >>>22446596
Can't find that one tiny part Edition How does one go about checking your cars compatibility with stereo head units and speakers? I have an 05 Focus and I want to upgrade to this, but I don't want to make a move before I know if this will work and what I need to uninstall the old equipment and install this. it's all downhill from here bros
2014 cayman S, 25k miles Need your advice, my auto all wheel drive subaru (Rubysu)
was hit and the back right tires been pushed up against the mudguard
Will it be written off? Previous owner of my car wants to buy it back for $9500, which is 2 grand more than I paid for it. 2000 WS6, manual. What do you think? I know I could get more for it but the owner is a real nice guy and obviously very sentimental about it. I can only imagine how he feels and he only sold it because he needed the money for his family. >Swerving in-between lanes at the speed of light
>Gets cut off by someone (unintentionally)
>REEEEEEEE HOW DID YOU NOT SEE ME??
>Speeds off like a little bitch
I'm not implying they're all like that, but there are literally hundreds of YouTube videos that go exactly like that.
That is why this video is so satisfying
https://youtu.be/kFIXHAbjCxQ Lads. I've been thinking way too much about American land barges and want one quite badly. I also want to see how they would look exploring and doing roadtrips and stuff. ITT post stories and pics about american land barges, trucks welcome too /rgt/ race car general thread, post em, bonus point for background of the car. I'll start: This bad boy here was a pain in the ass to IMSA GTU competitors, winning 7 class victories during the 1985 and 1986 seasons. Overall, it was a shitty car, sporting a 3.0L Inline 4 Is harbour freight like some kind of copy of Canada’s princess auto? LEAKED: We have even more information on @BMW's all new naturally aspirated V8!
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▪For M5 and M8 models
(F90, F92, F93)
▪635hp in CS, 700hp in CSL
¤ Highest displacement (6.7L) of any production flat plane crank V8 engine
¤ Optional feature mentioned: Variable Valve Timing (VVT) — increases power output to 650hp; not available in CSL versions
¤ Will likely see next generation M5, M8, X5 M, X6 M, X8 M Pickup truck general thread
A general thread for pickup trucks and other trucks
There wasn't one up so I made one
Why do they even make trucks without liners? Who buys a truck without a spray in liner? is g70 3.3t sporty enough?
i heard that it has the fastest zero to sixty out of all sedan What's your favorite widowmaker? Maximum attack edition. Discuss rally. Share rally. Heil rally.
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>>22314396 hey /o/ i'm in quite a pickle and am seeking some advice. I live in PA and my local chill mechcanic has finally stopped passing me on inspection. I live in butler county where there is no emissions. This is what my Chevy Silverado fails for:
Bumpers too high (body and suspension kit)
Front lights too sharp edges
No cats (both removed)
Now I am looking at my options. Maybe installing dummy cats and covering the electric cutoff could get me to pass a different slow shop somewhere but I'm tired of the stress.
How well would this work?
Go to UPS in Steubenville OH and set up a PO box and a shell LLC. Sell my truck to the LLC so it becomes an company truck in ohio. Get Ohio plates. Never have to worry about inspection or emissions again. My main concerns are
1. Can i still transfer the vehical to ohio without a current PA inspection
2. Ohio's anti tampering law. Do they inspect for Cats when switching the truck from PA to Ohio at the BMV?
I'm open to any insight. Thanks Basically title.
It seems to be pretty much the common opinion that the mustang is the one to get over the camero and challenger. Why is this? Ford branding? Some old cars have really thick paint. It's so thick that when you do some body work, filling the area with high-build paint is nowhere near enough to have that area come up to level with the surrounding paint.
So what do you use? Polyester filler is supposed to be bad when used over large areas. remember when we thought this was bad? https://youtu.be/Czis-uxTcnM
Fun fact: it's the original color for this one of a kind exampe New Hyundai coupe soon right guys? I want to repaint my car as it's all cracking and sub faded but last time I painted some panels the paint and primer wasn't water proof and eventually got rust.
How do I make sure this doesn't happen again? I have to replace a rack and pinon on a POS Kia that I've owned for a couple years now.
The wording for the removal procedures are vague and when I read the sections from this Hanyes manual I end up getting lost, what are these rods it's referring too? ITT: Body styles that aged well Boomers are fucking animals, I really hope nobody is dumb enough to pay nearly 20k for a early 150k mile 944.
also post sellers who know what they got. Found anything cool at a junkyard / scrapyard recently? Also what nationality are the Durkas that run your local junkyards? The ones around me are armenian and Iranian.
I found a sweet OZ Rally Lancer with a bunch of good rubber and trim still intact recently. I spent 2 days getting parts off of it and fell into a cactus patch and spilled all the trim parts everywhere while walking back with them. Good times looking for high quality jack stands (12 or 22 ton)
are the mac tools stands worth the 300 bucks? can i get the same quality for cheaper?
no harbor freight/pittsburgh allowed do camrys in nascar use the same engine block as from a camry? Lexus IS250 140k for 7k
Is this overpriced to pieces?
Is it worth it from a delaer and financing ? How come Chevy doesn’t make a truck with this feature anymore? It looks very handy! 6’ bed that converts to an 8’ bed when needed? Yes please! Is it the most prestigious non-luxury car brand, /o/? Name a more forgettable course than Nürburgring GP. I'll wait. Assuming they were to ever return, which of their namesakes would return and what would be the designation of each of them? Looking at buying a Honda Post here and we'll tell you our elitist opinions
Need help identifying a chassis
>>22355440 I'm looking at getting a luxury car. Between Audi, Mercedes and BMW which one is best? I'm not really interested in Porsche since they just make the beetle. I own a small hauling/demolition company and I’m looking to buy my first super duty/250/2500 sized truck. Looking for maximum payload capacity & reliability- something that would be good to buy as a used vehicle. Any suggestions/advice? >solid
>driven by old ladies in USA
>parts are super high quality
>insurance practically nothing
What am I missing here? The kompressor model is a fucking top of a car >body kit
>no more fake chrome vents
They're only making 200 for Canada, how is this fucking possible? Only 15-20 per province? 1 per dealership? Anyone know any budget cars or mods that can outrun a bitch ass cop What the F*CK is this shit in my coolant reservoir? I put only water, but now unopened it and it looks like fucking mud. Is my radiator gone? Post panel line that gives you orgasm Hey /o/ I searched for a VIN check thread but did not see one so here we go. >own wheels with security lug nuts
>keep the lug nut key/socket in the glove box
>been doing this for years
>only realized today how dumb this is what do you all know about STAR smog check in california?
do they do more than just make sure yer check engine light is off?
is this a death sentence for my old ranger, with a high idle and a has been having CEL p0171 issues? (its off right now)
what about pre-smog check, is that an option?
oh yeah, my shit was due in april Just covered the car up, planning on keeping it that way for 6-9 months, are there any tips and tricks when it comes to covering a car?
>inb4 why is it outside
I live in southern hemisphere so the sun is the only worry as rain is rare and I have never seen snow my whole life. Hall/o/.
I have one of these engines (see picture).
It makes a rattly squeaking noise on start up, and under light acceleration.
I've been told it's common with the 1NZ-FE. >couple months ago (winter time)
>car had issues starting, ended up being a crankshaft position sensor but threw a code for "turbo bypass valve" as well.
>CEL would go away and come back a few times a week
>literally doesn't impact driving at all
>fast foward to spring, CEL comes back on an permanently stays on. Same code
>reset codes with scan tool, doesn't come back while driving
>turn car off, go to do stuff for a bit, light comes back on after I get back into the car and start driving again
>decide to do some tests
>reset codes again, vigorously watch to see when code comes on and what triggers it
>CEL comes back on when revving to 3k while in 1st-2nd gear
>take to local mechanic
>"could be anything from the intake manifold, to a solenoid, all the way to the turbo starting to fail"
>decide to say "fuck it", getting a new car at the end of the year anyway
>start of summer rolls around, light goes off. Isn't coming back on despite same revving in those gears
what the fuck is going on here?car is a 2013 veloster turbo post cars that aged like milk Working on your project cars, how do you find motivation to do it?
I just can't find motivation to wrench on my own stuff, it seems like so much pain to do even simple stuff on my drift missile e36.
There are just so many good mechanic that would do it for few bucks, I know it adds up to nice sum after one season but can't justify it/motivate myself
It just seems like pain to learn all the right bolts, techniques of disassembly etc.
Don't get me wrong I get most of you do it to save money on that already expensive hobby, but some people find wrenching fun and for me it is just pain in the ass just as my job while cars are just relaxing hobby I love. The pictured is not mine, but I had one. It... just worked. drive a fwd car like dis th0 What would make a better weekend car/track car, a newer brz or an older 370z?
>why not a c5 corvette
Rare where I live, anything in reasonable condition is over $25k
>Why not a 350z
Plagued with issues and no clean examples for sale
>Buy this shitbox for 5k and mawd it
I dont mind a little work, like new shocks for the brz, or an oil cooler for the 370z, but I've done plenty of wrenching, just want to focus on learning car control.
The brz is going to have the cheapest consumables, and Ive heard it has the most neutral chassis, but I've owned some more powerful cars and I don't want something I'll grow out of in two months. FI isnt an option, I've heard too many horror stories about oiling issues on track, and Im not spending 9k on an engine build just to make 300hp.
The 370z has been reported to understeer a fair bit, but the forumfags say that once you get a square wheel setup and install a mechanical lsd its a good handling car. Its heavier than the brz, so I'll be spending more on tires and brakes, but if it'll keep me engaged I can spare the cost How does /o/ feel about Chinese automakers? Is the low cost worth the questionable reliability? Do you think they have a chance of competing with South Korea and Japan, or will they instead try to compete with American or European brands? Oh fuck, the 996 market is taking off. I thought even the 996 GT3s were punching bags.
https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2004-porsche-911-996-gt3-rs?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post4v2&utm_campaign=edc&utm_content=lot574 I'm a britbong and i've noticed Americans have are obsessed with Lexus, what is so good about them? I know they're "reliable" and thats good if you are buying used but buying one new and keeping it for the rest of your life is kind of stupid
The early premium examples were straight rip offs from Mercedes and the lower end Lexus models were just rebadged Toyotas but I'm going to fast forward to today, I recently test drove an 2017 IS300H, here is what I found good and bad about it.
>Excellent sound system
>Interesting and quality interior design
>Different from the usual German stuff
>CVT box, engine just screams when you put your foot down and sounds like shit
>Poor ride quality (not even an F-Sport trim)
>Despite having a 2.5L V6 Petrol combined with an electric motor (223hp total) feels weak compared to a 2L Diesel from German rivals
And after all, Lexus isn't bringing the next generation IS to Europe anyway, I'm not saying Lexus are absolute shit, I think I'll try a GS next time but this American craze about Lexus really has me confused
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