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abijnk
Feb 22, 2010, 12:11 PM
Continuation of the 2009 thread: Picture of your car (2009) (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=627003)

I'll go ahead and kick off the new year with pictures of my new Flex!

I'm absolutely loving this thing...

(Click for larger)
http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac26/abijnk/th_FlexAngle.jpg (http://s882.photobucket.com/albums/ac26/abijnk/?action=view&current=FlexAngle.jpg)

http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac26/abijnk/th_FlexFront.jpg (http://s882.photobucket.com/albums/ac26/abijnk/?action=view&current=FlexFront.jpg)

http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac26/abijnk/th_FlexSide.jpg (http://s882.photobucket.com/albums/ac26/abijnk/?action=view&current=FlexSide.jpg)

Peace
Feb 22, 2010, 12:22 PM
I went from a 2000 Isuzu Trooper to my new Honda Civic and I love it.

Better gas mileage and lower emissions.

fun173
Feb 22, 2010, 01:52 PM
I love the Flex's, they are awesome looking. I cant drive yet but i want a 90's range rover when i can afford insurance.

abijnk
Feb 22, 2010, 02:11 PM
I love the Flex's, they are awesome looking. I cant drive yet but i want a 90's range rover when i can afford insurance.

Let me fix that for you:

I love the Flex's, they are awesome looking. I cant drive yet but i want a 90's range rover when i can afford insurance, gas and the enormous amount of repairs and maintenance it costs to own an older Land Rover.

skunk
Feb 22, 2010, 02:16 PM
Let me fix that for you:As the long-time owner of a 90s Range Rover (diesel, thank goodness) I can vouch for the expense. My comprehensive insurance, however, is a mere £230 a year, which is probably because I am 150 years old and have a 20-year No Claims Bonus...

nullx86
Feb 22, 2010, 02:22 PM
Continuation of the 2009 thread: Picture of your car (2009) (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=627003)

I'll go ahead and kick off the new year with pictures of my new Flex!

I'm absolutely loving this thing...

(Click for larger)
http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac26/abijnk/th_FlexAngle.jpg (http://s882.photobucket.com/albums/ac26/abijnk/?action=view&current=FlexAngle.jpg)

http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac26/abijnk/th_FlexFront.jpg (http://s882.photobucket.com/albums/ac26/abijnk/?action=view&current=FlexFront.jpg)

http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac26/abijnk/th_FlexSide.jpg (http://s882.photobucket.com/albums/ac26/abijnk/?action=view&current=FlexSide.jpg)

hows the Flex compared to a Scion xB?

abijnk
Feb 22, 2010, 02:37 PM
hows the Flex compared to a Scion xB?

I looked at possibly getting the xB over the Flex (drove the xB first), but in all honesty there is no comparison; they are alike only in shape.

The XB is a great smaller car with a decent amount of cargo space, but the Flex is much closer to a full-size SUV (without the height). The flex is much larger, with seating capacity for 7 vs. 5. For a more direct comparison, the amount of cargo space in the xB with the back seats up is about the same as the amount of cargo space in the Flex with all three rows up. The Flex also has a 3.5L V6 vs. the xB's 2.4L I4 (and the Flex needs the bigger engine purely on size).

Interior finish on the Flex is also much different than the xB. The xB feels very economical, while the Flex, while not luxury quality (at the base model), isn't made up of so much drab plastic (I know, amazing for an American car). This same step up carries over to ride quality and ride noise. The xB rides very well, but it is still a small car on a small car frame. The Flex, on the other hand, uses it's weight very well to handle bumps with grace, and the cabin is well isolated from road and wind noise (the xB is so-so on road noise).

Overall, they are just very different cars targeted at very different age groups and uses. The price split between the two is around $10k, and I promise you, the Flex is $10k more worth of car.

kellen
Feb 22, 2010, 03:14 PM
I love the Flex's, they are awesome looking. I cant drive yet but i want a 90's range rover when i can afford insurance.

Expensive to own. Premium gas and getting 14 miles per gallon wasn't fun, nor was the 20 gallon tank. Always filling up.

Plus the electric leveling system going out is expensive.

Buy a jeep or something else if you want an affordable SUV.

MacsRgr8
Feb 22, 2010, 05:19 PM
Got my über-lovely car in the summer of 09.
Brilliant little new BMW Coupe with 204 BHP. iPhone and iPod integration too!! :cool:

One pic just before I picked it up, and one in this year's snow :) (notice Apple logo..?)

coolwine
Feb 22, 2010, 06:11 PM
Here is my 2008 Scion tC!! First got her with 2 miles on her (tear tear), still running great and handles surprisingly well in the Minnesota snow fun.

phiberglass
Feb 22, 2010, 06:18 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2500/4228580135_ea9c5598da_o.jpg










:shifty



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3128/3173500920_c4cfe3eb87_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3133/3173500954_f85d03dc8d_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4367184864_4137d43f79_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3020/3106244634_57b322d814_o.jpg

macquariumguy
Feb 22, 2010, 06:28 PM
About time! :)

Same car as last year.
http://sarasotadetail.com/gallery2/d/12582-2/P1010019.jpg

nospeed411
Feb 22, 2010, 09:08 PM
My Baby..

reberto
Feb 22, 2010, 09:28 PM
I love the Flex's, they are awesome looking. I cant drive yet but i want a 90's range rover when i can afford insurance.

Get a Discovery, a lot less problems.

Expensive to own. Premium gas and getting 14 miles per gallon wasn't fun, nor was the 20 gallon tank. Always filling up.

Plus the electric leveling system going out is expensive.

Buy a jeep or something else if you want an affordable SUV.

I can get 17 out of my Discovery if I drive with a light foot (same engine as the RRs he's looking at getting), and if I can live with a little less power I can use regular gas but the cost of filling it up with premium isn't much more than regular. The air suspension of the RRs is very problematic (hence me having a Discovery), but whatever you do don't get a Jeep. My stock Discovery vs any stock Jeep is a rather funny sight, it just slaughters Jeeps in every way.

pilotkid
Feb 22, 2010, 09:29 PM
Here is my 2008 Scion tC!! First got her with 2 miles on her (tear tear), still running great and handles surprisingly well in the Minnesota snow fun.

I had a friend that owned one of those. In the picture below not one airbag went off.... Toyota/Scion quickly settled outside of court......
By the way, my friend was completely fine, he had a small scratch that looked like a paper cut.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2766/4381167786_878d2e7991.jpg

nullx86
Feb 22, 2010, 09:33 PM
I looked at possibly getting the xB over the Flex (drove the xB first), but in all honesty there is no comparison; they are alike only in shape.

The XB is a great smaller car with a decent amount of cargo space, but the Flex is much closer to a full-size SUV (without the height). The flex is much larger, with seating capacity for 7 vs. 5. For a more direct comparison, the amount of cargo space in the xB with the back seats up is about the same as the amount of cargo space in the Flex with all three rows up. The Flex also has a 3.5L V6 vs. the xB's 2.4L I4 (and the Flex needs the bigger engine purely on size).

Interior finish on the Flex is also much different than the xB. The xB feels very economical, while the Flex, while not luxury quality (at the base model), isn't made up of so much drab plastic (I know, amazing for an American car). This same step up carries over to ride quality and ride noise. The xB rides very well, but it is still a small car on a small car frame. The Flex, on the other hand, uses it's weight very well to handle bumps with grace, and the cabin is well isolated from road and wind noise (the xB is so-so on road noise).

Overall, they are just very different cars targeted at very different age groups and uses. The price split between the two is around $10k, and I promise you, the Flex is $10k more worth of car.

nice.. I've ridden in one and didnt like it as much as I did the xB. The 4spd auto xB I drove acted as if it was a V6. Picks up and goes. I'm eyeballing the 5spd right now. A decent car under 20k looks really good right about now :)

I had a friend that owned one of these. In the picture below not one airbag went off.... Toyota/Scion quickly settled outside of court......
By the way, my friend was completely fine, he had a small scratch that looked like a paper cut.



holy ****. Did that roll? Details of accident? And what year is that?

Sweetfeld28
Feb 22, 2010, 09:37 PM
My 05 tC. Originally when I bought it, it only had 4 miles on it. These pictures are after I purchased the 18" TRD wheels, and Springs. [My sig pic is also of my tC]

aristobrat
Feb 22, 2010, 09:39 PM
I despise good gas mileage and quiet, smooth drives. :eek: :D

pilotkid
Feb 22, 2010, 09:54 PM
nice.. I've ridden in one and didnt like it as much as I did the xB. The 4spd auto xB I drove acted as if it was a V6. Picks up and goes. I'm eyeballing the 5spd right now. A decent car under 20k looks really good right about now :)



holy ****. Did that roll? Details of accident? And what year is that?
He was driving on the freeway and some idiot was in a hurry and swerving in and out of traffic and judged the space wrong and clipped his back bumper sending him sideways into a light pole. The guy sped off. I gave a detailed description of the car and the police somehow found the driver. Yes, I gave the description...I was following two cars behind. Scariest moment of my life. I helped my friend get out through the panorama roof and thats how he got scratched. Like I said above, other then being really shaken up he was fine.

It was a 2008 Scion TC

cderalow
Feb 22, 2010, 10:00 PM
Get a Discovery, a lot less problems.



I can get 17 out of my Discovery if I drive with a light foot (same engine as the RRs he's looking at getting), and if I can live with a little less power I can use regular gas but the cost of filling it up with premium isn't much more than regular. The air suspension of the RRs is very problematic (hence me having a Discovery), but whatever you do don't get a Jeep. My stock Discovery vs any stock Jeep is a rather funny sight, it just slaughters Jeeps in every way.

I just had a co-worker with a freelander than had horrendous issues 5 years/40k in with it's ignition system.

plus routine "preventative" maintenance costs are ridiculous for any land rover.

better off getting a MB or BMW for slightly more money, and you'd end up saving in the long run. particularly since new ones have free maintenance for the first few years, and land rover resale values are poor at best (his $30k 5 year old vehicle was worth less than $8k).

personally, I'd snag up a MDX or something Honda made and be happy with a nice resale value and not being the fastest thing out there.

wowurrcool
Feb 22, 2010, 10:29 PM
Picked her up in November after 2 long months waiting for her to be built:D

steve2112
Feb 22, 2010, 11:17 PM
About time! :)

Same car as last year.


I love the NSX. I have lusted after one since they were introduced. The everyday supercar.

nullx86
Feb 22, 2010, 11:21 PM
He was driving on the freeway and some idiot was in a hurry and swerving in and out of traffic and judged the space wrong and clipped his back bumper sending him sideways into a light pole. The guy sped off. I gave a detailed description of the car and the police somehow found the driver. Yes, I gave the description...I was following two cars behind. Scariest moment of my life. I helped my friend get out through the panorama roof and thats how he got scratched. Like I said above, other then being really shaken up he was fine.

It was a 2008 Scion TC


wow, nice to hear that he is ok. I rolled a Honda Accord and it looked almost the same as the tC, minus the part of it being wrapped around a pole. Good thing they are safe cars. How did Scion/Toyota settle?

thatguysmells
Feb 23, 2010, 01:06 AM
http://tribstar.autoconx.com/photos/673/501194673_1_B.jpg

It sucks. Can't wait to trade it in for a 2012 3 series BMW. :D

pilotkid
Feb 23, 2010, 05:22 AM
wow, nice to hear that he is ok. I rolled a Honda Accord and it looked almost the same as the tC, minus the part of it being wrapped around a pole. Good thing they are safe cars. How did Scion/Toyota settle?

Cant talk about the details of the settlement. Lets just say that when he got a new car it was a lot nicer than a Scion.

YS2003
Feb 23, 2010, 05:23 AM
About time! :)

Same car as last year.
http://sarasotadetail.com/gallery2/d/12582-2/P1010019.jpg
Still look as good as new. Have you repainted your car's front end and hood? Roads in America are littered with so many pebbles, rocks, debris, and what not and I had to put on a Xpel paint protector on the front end of my car when I was in East Coast a few years ago.

nullx86
Feb 23, 2010, 01:50 PM
Cant talk about the details of the settlement. Lets just say that when he got a new car it was a lot nicer than a Scion.

Fair enough. ;)

yetanotherdave
Feb 23, 2010, 04:27 PM
Current car, it was cheap, and is doing me well, and I like it, drives well, bit under equipped though, and is pushing the years. Hopefully getting a new car soon if the stars align themselves properly...

http://pics.livejournal.com/dr_atheist/pic/0004fxc8

SpookTheHamster
Feb 23, 2010, 04:30 PM
Cant talk about the details of the settlement. Lets just say that when he got a new car it was a lot nicer than a Scion.

Why take them to court if there were no injuries?

It's obvious that there was a fault and that Toyota were wrong, but there was no consequence. They won't take it any more seriously than if you'd just informed them of the problem, even though they had to pay out about it. To them the amount they paid is probably not much of an issue.

HippyFreak
Feb 23, 2010, 06:07 PM
Wouldn't trade this for anything. Still has original paint and interior.

macquariumguy
Feb 23, 2010, 07:36 PM
Still look as good as new. Have you repainted your car's front end and hood? Roads in America are littered with so many pebbles, rocks, debris, and what not and I had to put on a Xpel paint protector on the front end of my car when I was in East Coast a few years ago.
It had its share of rock chips, hard water spots, mystery scratches, etc. I had it completely repainted last year, after that picture was taken. It's shinier than ever now.

http://sarasotadetail.com/gallery2/d/14132-2/DSC_0690.jpg

http://sarasotadetail.com/gallery2/d/14277-2/DSC_0748.jpg

http://sarasotadetail.com/gallery2/d/14409-2/DSC_0797.jpg

And I still drive it to work every day.

deorg
Feb 23, 2010, 07:59 PM
Picked her up in November after 2 long months waiting for her to be built:D

I love that ride... whats the mileage in that thing...

cderalow
Feb 23, 2010, 08:24 PM
It had its share of rock chips, hard water spots, mystery scratches, etc. I had it completely repainted last year, after that picture was taken. It's shinier than ever now.

And I still drive it to work every day.

should have had it re-upholstered as well.

tan looks a bit off.

steve2112
Feb 23, 2010, 08:31 PM
Wouldn't trade this for anything. Still has original paint and interior.

And there is another object of my car lust. I love the Grand Nationals. I have a weakness for large, evil looking, extremely fast cars.


And I still drive it to work every day.

What is that color? It's amazing!

dukebound85
Feb 23, 2010, 08:33 PM
About time! :)

Same car as last year.
http://sarasotadetail.com/gallery2/d/12582-2/P1010019.jpg

Those are my favorite cars

Someday when I give up my bike addiction haha

Here are my rides (no longer have the Kawi)

entatlrg
Feb 23, 2010, 08:37 PM
Wouldn't trade this for anything. Still has original paint and interior.

Julian?

TPB :)

Abyssgh0st
Feb 23, 2010, 08:38 PM
Curious duke, why'd you give up the Kawi for the Suzuki?

dukebound85
Feb 23, 2010, 08:44 PM
Curious duke, why'd you give up the Kawi for the Suzuki?

Couple factors

1) Was moving to NY and needed the money
2) Kinda wanted a bike that had a little more umph. I liked it though.

However, imo, it's crazy to buy a 250r new these days. In 08, they msrp for 3500. Now its like 4300. At that point, may as well get a used bike

I got the 03 suzuki with only 2800 miles and power commander, fender elimiator, and a full yosh exhaust (not a slip on) for 3600. LOVE it, love the sound, love the look, love the color

I choose the sv over a 650r mainly due to it being around longer and has a cult following in terms of mods and what not. Both great companies though in my experience with them

I wear gear by the way...just didnt initially with the 250r lol. I was riding it before I had my liscene around teh neighborhood. Hated just looking at it!

deorg
Feb 23, 2010, 08:55 PM
Picked her up in November after 2 long months waiting for her to be built:D

I love that car... how much mileage does it give you for gallon...
gr8 ride

Mrccartel
Feb 23, 2010, 10:55 PM
2008

RITZFit
Feb 24, 2010, 01:53 AM
It had its share of rock chips, hard water spots, mystery scratches, etc. I had it completely repainted last year, after that picture was taken. It's shinier than ever now.

And I still drive it to work every day.

Gotta love the NSX :D I rarely see any around here so I go nuts whenever I see one haha. I'm hoping to repaint my car soon too (bit of hail damage :( ).
Heres an older pic. Been beating the hell out of it since 05 and it still runs like a champ...still looking for an engine swap though :D

macquariumguy
Feb 24, 2010, 05:06 AM
What is that color? It's amazing!
Brooklands Green Pearl.

sidefx
Feb 24, 2010, 05:47 AM
i drive a toster...
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n169/hayman03/l_ec29ae50b9b8f6c8a90670c337d57cb4.jpg

wowurrcool
Feb 24, 2010, 10:48 AM
I love that ride... whats the mileage in that thing...

Thanks :)

When I can behave myself I'll typically get 20 mpg on average

But if i'm in a hurry I'll get around 17 :rolleyes:

reberto
Feb 24, 2010, 04:54 PM
I just had a co-worker with a freelander than had horrendous issues 5 years/40k in with it's ignition system.

plus routine "preventative" maintenance costs are ridiculous for any land rover.

better off getting a MB or BMW for slightly more money, and you'd end up saving in the long run. particularly since new ones have free maintenance for the first few years, and land rover resale values are poor at best (his $30k 5 year old vehicle was worth less than $8k).

personally, I'd snag up a MDX or something Honda made and be happy with a nice resale value and not being the fastest thing out there.

All true Land Rover fans know that the Freelander is a joke. It was powered by a horribly made old MG/Rover engine that was used in the Freelander & Kia Sedona (where it was crap in both cars). If you want an offroader then you can not have a MB or BMW. If you want a true luxury offroader you have no choice but to get an LR3/LR4 or Range Rover.

nullx86
Feb 24, 2010, 08:17 PM
i drive a toster...
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n169/hayman03/l_ec29ae50b9b8f6c8a90670c337d57cb4.jpg

xb! :D :cool:

kellen
Feb 24, 2010, 09:13 PM
Here is mine, 2000 Jeep Cherokee. Great vehicle, very reliable and I like the classic looks.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/kellennold/DSC01666_500.jpg

Here is what I just picked up for the GF. It will be our nicer vehicle. 2003 ES 300. Loaded with Nav, heated seats, some type of traction, rear sunshade, power pedals and xenons. Can't wait for it to get here, being trucked over. (not actual pic).
http://edmondsun.autoconx.com/photos/591/500152591_1_B.jpg

However once I graduate from PA school, looking at a mid 2000 3 series coupe, possibly M3. Maybe a A5/S5. Not sure but has to be a manual tranny and a coupe. I like my SUV's 4 door and my cars 2 door.

YS2003
Feb 24, 2010, 09:33 PM
It had its share of rock chips, hard water spots, mystery scratches, etc. I had it completely repainted last year, after that picture was taken. It's shinier than ever now. And I still drive it to work every day.
How much did you spend on the paint job? Did you choose the same original factory color? How is the new paint holding up? My experiences tell me repaint is not as sturdy as the original factory paint (as it does through the machine painting).

quagmire
Feb 24, 2010, 09:47 PM
2008

How is the unintended acceleration on that thing?


:p

spencers
Feb 24, 2010, 10:44 PM
How is the unintended acceleration on that thing?

Seriously? :rolleyes:

macquariumguy
Feb 25, 2010, 05:04 AM
How much did you spend on the paint job? Did you choose the same original factory color? How is the new paint holding up? My experiences tell me repaint is not as sturdy as the original factory paint (as it does through the machine painting).
I went with the same factory color and 6 months later it looks as good as when it was first done. Hopefully it'll last, all I can do it take care of it best I can. It's a daily driver so I know it won't stay perfect.

The repaint cost about $8000 including a new windshield and some rubber bits and took almost 5 weeks to complete. Bunches of pictures of the process here (http://sarasotadetail.com/gallery2/v/sarashows01/nsxrepaint/).

puma1552
Feb 25, 2010, 07:04 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2782/4384907920_3bae200530_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4384169845_3f2b5baf7d_b.jpg

1990 Camaro, 5.0L V8

Summer toy, 2nd owner, had it almost 11 years now, since I was 15. First car. Due for collector plates now that it's 20 years old so I can legally get away with no front plate (7 years with no front plate and finally got busted two weeks before leaving the country).

These pics were taken the very last night I had it out before I put it in storage.

Been in storage almost two years now while I've been out of the country, and damn do I miss it.

heehee
Feb 25, 2010, 09:42 AM
Not my pic, I configured it in mini.ca. Same colour and wheels. :)

Tharian
Feb 25, 2010, 11:21 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4387875730_5679b6db40_m.jpg

I've changed it a little. I installed HIDs which I love

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4387877108_5892c38097_m.jpg

-d

macfrik
Feb 25, 2010, 11:25 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4387875730_5679b6db40_m.jpg

I've changed it a little. I installed HIDs which I love

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4387877108_5892c38097_m.jpg

-d

Yes. HIDs rock! They are the way of future! Looks nice on your car too!

Tharian
Feb 25, 2010, 11:49 AM
Yes. HIDs rock! They are the way of future! Looks nice on your car too!

Thanks! They certainly help when driving down dark roads.

-d

Mrccartel
Feb 25, 2010, 04:16 PM
How is the unintended acceleration on that thing?


:p

It is pretty fast. it is superfast for a truck. with my Dynolicious app on my iPhone 3GS it does 0-60 in under 6 seconds. Just over 5 seconds in 4WD.

Transporteur
Feb 25, 2010, 04:31 PM
It is pretty fast. it is superfast for a truck. with my Dynolicious app on my iPhone 3GS it does 0-60 in under 6 seconds. Just over 5 seconds in 4WD.

5 seconds? A 3 ton truck like that?

A current generation Audi S4 takes 5.1s from 0 to 60. Would be nice to blow away that thing with a truck like yours. :D (although I do prefer the S4, cause you can't beat german cars :p)

Could you provide a little more information about your ride?

Mrccartel
Feb 25, 2010, 05:32 PM
sure, I would love to show you some info. gimme a few min to get it together.

Mrccartel
Feb 25, 2010, 05:37 PM
This is The MOTOR TREND review shown on wikipedia. and it says 6.3 seconds and thats stock. my truck is NOT stock.

Mrccartel
Feb 25, 2010, 05:42 PM
I have a
Header-back Full Stainless Exhaust with High Flow Cats
Ram-Air With High Flow Filter
Jet ECU Chip

dinaluvsApple
Feb 25, 2010, 06:54 PM
I have a
Header-back Full Stainless Exhaust with High Flow Cats
Ram-Air With High Flow Filter
Jet ECU Chip

get the trd supercharger for it.

my buddy has an 09 with trd supercharger with smaller pulley, 4" straight exhaust, aem standalone ecu.
with r-compound tires and 2wd mode he did the quarter mile in 12.84.

edmunds did a test of the trd tundra with stock everything else and got 13.3.

hes getting custom cams made as well by kelford[huge in the domestic muscle area].
by the end of the summer hes gonna have cams and 150shot.

hes hoping to break into high 10s.

hes swapping his rear diffs for dana's.

thatguysmells
Feb 25, 2010, 06:57 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2782/4384907920_3bae200530_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4384169845_3f2b5baf7d_b.jpg

1990 Camaro, 5.0L V8

Summer toy, 2nd owner, had it almost 11 years now, since I was 15. First car. Due for collector plates now that it's 20 years old so I can legally get away with no front plate (7 years with no front plate and finally got busted two weeks before leaving the country).

These pics were taken the very last night I had it out before I put it in storage.

Been in storage almost two years now while I've been out of the country, and damn do I miss it.

Best body style since the 60's. I wish GM would bring back these styles. Great car man, and I haven't seen one as nice as yours in a while.

Sweetfeld28
Feb 25, 2010, 07:07 PM
I've changed it a little. I installed HIDs which I love

-d

How hard were they to install, and where did you get them?

quagmire
Feb 25, 2010, 07:07 PM
It is pretty fast. it is superfast for a truck. with my Dynolicious app on my iPhone 3GS it does 0-60 in under 6 seconds. Just over 5 seconds in 4WD.

The 5.7 V8 sure is a monster engine. Though I think you missed my sarcasm there with the unintended making fun of Toyota's meltdown. :)


(although I do prefer the S4, cause you can't beat german cars :p)



Sure you can. It's called the Corvette and CTS-V. :D

RaceTripper
Feb 25, 2010, 07:21 PM
Sure you can. It's called the Corvette and CTS-V. :D
I like the Corvette and CTS-V. I have watched them complete in race series (ALMS and Speed WC GT) & have been a fan of Corvette Racing and Cadillac Racing & their drivers (Johnny O'Connell, Ron Fellows, Andy Pilgrim, et al), but I would still take a BMW M3 over a Z06 or a CTS-V any day of the week. :)

quagmire
Feb 25, 2010, 07:26 PM
I like the Corvette and CTS-V. I have watched them complete in race series (ALMS and Speed WC GT) & have been a fan of Corvette Racing and Cadillac Racing & their drivers (Johnny O'Connell, Ron Fellows, Andy Pilgrim, et al), but I would still take a BMW M3 over a Z06 or a CTS-V any day of the week. :)

Why? Image/perception? Just curious. :)

RaceTripper
Feb 25, 2010, 07:32 PM
Why? Image/perception? Just curious. :)Because the M3 is an awesome car. Fast, well balanced, excellent handling, outstanding fit and finish. It's great, practical, and fun as a daily driver, and it's equally good also doing duty as a touring car for road trips or as a high performance car for tracking events. It's the benchmark in its class.

I had a 2005 M3 and I still miss it.

The Corvette is not very practical, and both 'Vette and CTS just don't have the build quality and fit & finish of an M3. Although I like them, they would not be on my shopping list.

ThunderSkunk
Feb 25, 2010, 08:10 PM
When I was young I thought cars were fun and exciting and worth the time & money it took to have a nice one.

Then I grew up a little, and realized how naive I was, that they're all money pits, terrible investments, and overall fairly expensive entrapments.


So I figured, that in mind, might as well drive something that makes ya happy.

Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce.
+ Vintage Klein Attitude w/ Machine Tech II gruppo.
:)

puma1552
Feb 25, 2010, 08:20 PM
Best body style since the 60's. I wish GM would bring back these styles. Great car man, and I haven't seen one as nice as yours in a while.

Thanks, I really love it too. The color always turns heads since it's subtle yet not so subtle...unfortunately it's hard to see clean ones around, as the third-gen Camaros like this suffered much the same fate as most of the 5.0L Mustangs of the era--being ragged on, HARD.

I *really* want to put some 17 inch polished aftermarket iroc wheels on it.

mikeschmeee
Feb 25, 2010, 09:35 PM
About time! :)

Same car as last year.
http://sarasotadetail.com/gallery2/d/12582-2/P1010019.jpg

Holy smokes!!! So freaking sexy!!!! I always say to myself that if I ever make enough money or if I even win the lottery (Yes, I know, don't count on it) I would buy a Honda NSX-R in championship white. I still love my Prelude though :)

mBurns
Feb 26, 2010, 02:44 AM
All true Land Rover fans know that the Freelander is a joke. It was powered by a horribly made old MG/Rover engine that was used in the Freelander & Kia Sedona (where it was crap in both cars). If you want an offroader then you can not have a MB or BMW. If you want a true luxury offroader you have no choice but to get an LR3/LR4 or Range Rover.

Agreed. The Freelander is a joke of the auto industry. I actually drive a 98 Discovery LSE in british racing green (will post pics when I wash her). I have to say, I have no major issues. I still take my car to the dealer but maintenance isn't that expensive. The key on these cars is preventative. We're the first owners of the vehicle... it was handed down to me as my first car a few years ago. Gas mileage (plus premium gas) is wretched but I've never had a mechanical failure or any major problem. Pretty good car... minor nuisance here and there. $2k/yr in preventative maintenance will keep you safe other then for the head gaskets! I'm actually thinking of upgrading to a 2002 p38 Range Rover. I think the problem with Land Rovers in general is that their low resale value on the used market is deceiving. These are expensive cars to maintain and if you don't have the means to maintain them, you shouldn't buy one. Seriously. My car MSRPd at $48k back in 98. Just because the car is worth $6k on a good day now doesn't change the fact that it still requires maintenance consistent with a $48k car. I hate when people complain about "maintenance costs" on used luxury vehicles... no duh, seriously. They cater to a buyer with some purchasing power.

BenEndeem
Feb 26, 2010, 02:12 PM
When I was young I thought cars were fun and exciting and worth the time & money it took to have a nice one.

Then I grew up a little, and realized how naive I was, that they're all money pits, terrible investments, and overall fairly expensive entrapments.


So I figured, that in mind, might as well drive something that makes ya happy.

Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce.
+ Vintage Klein Attitude w/ Machine Tech II gruppo.
:)
Great car! I'm a massive fan of Spiders; the 80s-early 90s are among my favourites. I'm looking into buying my absolute favourite generation (late 90s-mid 00s) for just about the same reasons you mentioned :D .

Amigaman
Feb 26, 2010, 10:35 PM
2010 Ford Taurus SEL

216422

neiltc13
Feb 28, 2010, 06:05 AM
http://i50.tinypic.com/v7w1eo.jpg

2006 Smart Roadster Brabus
0.7T inline 3 cylinder petrol
101bhp
Very dirty wheels

andalusia
Feb 28, 2010, 06:21 AM
http://i50.tinypic.com/v7w1eo.jpg

2006 Smart Roadster Brabus
0.7T inline 3 cylinder petrol
101bhp
Very dirty wheels

Ahhhh.....

yetanotherdave
Feb 28, 2010, 07:49 PM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_IRBehVzM8rE/S4scNfOwMjI/AAAAAAAAAPY/tLEzkwcITuU/s640/Civic1.png

Just put the deposit on it this morning, pick up on Thursday.

partyBoy
Feb 28, 2010, 08:08 PM
*

mr.stinki
Feb 28, 2010, 08:25 PM
I too drive a toaster, but the 2nd Gen.

xB 2.0

Tharian
Feb 28, 2010, 11:40 PM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_IRBehVzM8rE/S4scNfOwMjI/AAAAAAAAAPY/tLEzkwcITuU/s640/Civic1.png

Just put the deposit on it this morning, pick up on Thursday.

The European Civic is much cooler than the one we have here in the States. The type-r looks wicked.

-d

mBurns
Mar 1, 2010, 02:02 AM
The European Civic is much cooler than the one we have here in the States. The type-r looks wicked.

-d

Agreed, looks cooler but wouldn't sell as well I'm guessing. Yes, many would buy any Civic for the brand and reliability that comes with owning one. I think most of the American public though likes a very conservative, ubiquitous look unfortunately. This Civic has too much pin-ash!

Krafty
Mar 1, 2010, 02:13 AM
http://static.img4tw.com/i/e3947485.jpg

I call her "Love Wagon"

I know, very ****ing original.


99' Kia Sportage
Inline-4 which pups out a MASSIVE 120HP
It's red, and carrys plenty of people (in more ways than 8).

skunk
Mar 1, 2010, 03:41 AM
This Civic has too much pin-ash!

The trouble with the French is that they don't have a word for pin-ash [/GWB]

Fast Shadow
Mar 1, 2010, 10:16 AM
DAT STANCE

spaced out the front wheels 10mm each side

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/7758/spacerinstall215103.th.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/i/spacerinstall215103.jpg/)

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/5681/spacerinstall215102.th.jpg (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/spacerinstall215102.jpg/)

NeuralControl
Mar 1, 2010, 07:46 PM
That is a fine BMW...:D

mikeschmeee
Mar 1, 2010, 08:08 PM
DAT STANCE

spaced out the front wheels 10mm each side

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/7758/spacerinstall215103.th.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/i/spacerinstall215103.jpg/)

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/5681/spacerinstall215102.th.jpg (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/spacerinstall215102.jpg/)

Nice E90! My boss at my work makes me pick up stuff all the time in his E90 M3. Fun car. M Power!!

Do you have any more photos of this beauty?

juan370Z
Mar 1, 2010, 09:16 PM
i have the 370z nismo

kwk1
Mar 1, 2010, 09:43 PM
Looks great!
Do you notice any difference in under/over steer?

DAT STANCE

spaced out the front wheels 10mm each side

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/7758/spacerinstall215103.th.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/i/spacerinstall215103.jpg/)

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/5681/spacerinstall215102.th.jpg (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/spacerinstall215102.jpg/)

cc2096
Mar 2, 2010, 12:57 AM
Picked her up in November after 2 long months waiting for her to be built:D

/thread

:eek: Wow that car is amazing

Fast Shadow
Mar 2, 2010, 02:56 AM
That is a fine BMW...:D

Looks great!
Do you notice any difference in under/over steer?

Thanks! It has a lot of front grip, it's pretty neutral.


Nice E90! My boss at my work makes me pick up stuff all the time in his E90 M3. Fun car. M Power!!

Do you have any more photos of this beauty?

There was a photo I posted in the 2009 car thread, which was from before the front spacers went on. There are a couple more things I want to do before taking the time to do a proper set of photos.

Mrwhite
Mar 2, 2010, 03:04 AM
Mk4 Golf R32
http://img2.pict.com/ad/bc/bf/3004535/0/800/img0036.jpg

November
Mar 2, 2010, 04:41 AM
Mk4 Golf R32


Amazing car!

Gromet
Mar 2, 2010, 06:46 AM
Still driving my 2010 Camaro 1SS.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/Gromet/Camaro1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/Gromet/Camaro3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/Gromet/Camaro9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/Gromet/Camaro6.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/Gromet/Camaro5.jpg

..Gromet

nullx86
Mar 2, 2010, 12:17 PM
Gromet, I have to ask... WHY did you get the Camaro in a Automatic?! :mad:

RaceTripper
Mar 2, 2010, 12:40 PM
Gromet, I have to ask... WHY did you get the Camaro in a Automatic?! :mad:Wondering the same thing. I just don't get the point of a HP car with a slushbox. Manual, yes. Double-clutch or sequential gearbox, yes. Fluid-coupled torque converter, nope.

Gromet
Mar 2, 2010, 12:58 PM
Gromet, I have to ask... WHY did you get the Camaro in a Automatic?! :mad:

I love on Long Island and drive to Westchester (about 90 miles round trip a day) and if you know NY traffic you would understand.

..Gromet

mr1970
Mar 2, 2010, 01:13 PM
Can't resist showing the baby...

cderalow
Mar 2, 2010, 03:34 PM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_IRBehVzM8rE/S4scNfOwMjI/AAAAAAAAAPY/tLEzkwcITuU/s640/Civic1.png

Just put the deposit on it this morning, pick up on Thursday.

Nice FN

The European Civic is much cooler than the one we have here in the States. The type-r looks wicked.

-d

Costs way more than, and is not as well handling or potent as the US Si. Definitely far from a true Type R. Give me a FD2 any day over the FN2.

Adam0306
Mar 2, 2010, 03:37 PM
Just put the deposit on it this morning, pick up on Thursday.

If you put down a deposit why did you not drive it off the lot?

yetanotherdave
Mar 2, 2010, 04:05 PM
If you put down a deposit why did you not drive it off the lot?

Because the dealer is currently prepping it, servicing it, MOT'ing and taxing it, plus touching up a bit of the paintwork.

Farns514
Mar 2, 2010, 04:22 PM
Just picked her up yesterday. 2010 Ford Fusion SE in Tuxedo Black.:D and then :eek: :( when i notice the payments every month.

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs446.snc3/25615_654979533977_37607326_36672808_1157877_n.jpg
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs466.snc3/25615_654984693637_37607326_36672939_542935_n.jpg

caderousse
Mar 2, 2010, 04:35 PM
Can't resist showing the baby...

sick!

quagmire
Mar 2, 2010, 04:37 PM
Gromet, I have to ask... WHY did you get the Camaro in a Automatic?! :mad:

The better question is why didn't he get the RS package? Those HID light setup is just sick and makes the cost all so worth it. :D

HippyFreak
Mar 2, 2010, 04:44 PM
Julian?

TPB :)

Figues Waterloo would pick up on TPB. I'm in Halifax so I see them around town all the time. No offers to use the car from them yet....but for sure I would let them. Pic of my car with my buddy's in Orangeville, ON

HippyFreak
Mar 2, 2010, 04:50 PM
Still driving my 2010 Camaro 1SS.

..Gromet

Out of curiosity...how are you still driving a 2010 car? It's brand new!

Gromet
Mar 2, 2010, 07:11 PM
Out of curiosity...how are you still driving a 2010 car? It's brand new!

quagmire - I would have liked the RS package. The truth is, i didn't order this car. I got a call from my dealer tat someone had backed out of the deal and they had a car available. This was at about 10:00am, I picked her up at 6:30 that evening. At the time there was about a 6 to 8 month wait. To be honest, since I purchased, I don't regret that I didn't get the RS package in the least. The Halo Lights are nice but nothing crazy to me... and the other stuff just didn't really do anything for me, so I don't feel like i missed out at all...

HippyFreak - I have had the car almost 8 months so far. I got it very early when they were literally just coming out of the factory. for me 8 months is a pretty long time. I'm 34 years old, got my first car when I was 16. I got through cars pretty quickly. In the past 4 years I have had:
Hummer H2
Chrysler 300c
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Lexus GX470
Camaro 1SS

Anyway, Still loving the Camaro.

..Gromet

VSMacOne
Mar 2, 2010, 10:22 PM
2010 Ford Taurus SEL

216422

Very nice!
Looks like Ford finally got it with the new Focus and SHO!


Here's my baby. I've had her for 4 months now and absolutely love her. Still looking for a name :)

R.Perez
Mar 3, 2010, 12:56 AM
Same car, but this is just a pic I found online..


http://gtcarlot.com/gallery/photo.php?id=2913873

GoCubsGo
Mar 3, 2010, 01:00 AM
Still driving my 2010 Camaro 1SS.

..Gromet
I'd hope so. Personally, one of the few cars I long to own. The rest are trucks.

mattyuk
Mar 6, 2010, 10:01 AM
Volkswagen Polo 1.4 Match edition

Lurchdubious
Mar 6, 2010, 05:48 PM
So I'm just barely finding my way over here from the old thread~figured I'd post up some pics of my new grill and Hella 500FF's in the bumper:

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s213/lurchdubious/DSC00958.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s213/lurchdubious/DSC00959.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s213/lurchdubious/DSC00961.jpg

Oh, and for anyone interested it's a 2004 Nissan Titan LE Crew Cab 4x4 w/offroad and tow packages, a 6" ProComp lift, 35" Nitto Mud Grapplers on 18" ProComp 8128's, and a bunch of other stuff.

WWU
Mar 6, 2010, 06:55 PM
http://hellforleathermagazine.com/images/MotoTerminator_hypermotard.jpg

neiltc13
Mar 6, 2010, 07:09 PM
So I'm just barely finding my way over here from the old thread~figured I'd post up some pics of my new grill and Hella 500FF's in the bumper:

Oh, and for anyone interested it's a 2004 Nissan Titan LE Crew Cab 4x4 w/offroad and tow packages, a 6" ProComp lift, 35" Nitto Mud Grapplers on 18" ProComp 8128's, and a bunch of other stuff.

Ashamed that it's a Nissan so you removed the badge?

Lloyd Christmas
Mar 6, 2010, 07:20 PM
I love on Long Island and drive to Westchester (about 90 miles round trip a day) and if you know NY traffic you would understand.

..Gromet

And thats a reason to buy a second car that you dont care about and ride dirrrty with 6 speed camaro instead of acting like a sissy and saying traffic. I would say deal with it but thats just me. and I do know NY traffic Lloyd

Lurchdubious
Mar 6, 2010, 07:25 PM
Ashamed that it's a Nissan so you removed the badge?

Please. I haven't removed any badges, just replaced the grill when I got tired of the old one.

jaysen
Mar 7, 2010, 01:02 AM
Just picked her up yesterday. 2010 Ford Fusion SE in Tuxedo Black.:D and then :eek: :( when i notice the payments every month.

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs446.snc3/25615_654979533977_37607326_36672808_1157877_n.jpg
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs466.snc3/25615_654984693637_37607326_36672939_542935_n.jpg

It's a ford, how bad can they be :) *teasing*

mfacey
Mar 7, 2010, 01:45 AM
This is The MOTOR TREND review shown on wikipedia. and it says 6.3 seconds and thats stock. my truck is NOT stock.

That's all wonderful until you come to a corner....:p;)

partyBoy
Mar 7, 2010, 04:39 AM
My name is Bruce Wanye....Don't tell anyone.

bartelby
Mar 7, 2010, 04:45 AM
sick!

Don't instantly trust all you see.
Many people have posted Aston Martins before, I'm not sure any actually owned them...

Farns514
Mar 7, 2010, 07:57 AM
It's a ford, how bad can they be :) *teasing*

Hah, true.... Just got out of college last may, making 2 $300 Student Loan payments and then another $315/Mo. for car payments, $60 Cell phone, $50 Car insurance every month blows. Im one of those people that hates to see money just dwindle out of my account since i am working a job that doesn't pay too well right now.

Gotta tell ya, loving the car. Now i just wish i had purchased the moonroof and Microsoft Sync with it.:rolleyes:

reberto
Mar 7, 2010, 02:01 PM
Don't instantly trust all you see.
Many people have posted Aston Martins before, I'm not sure any actually owned them...

The 2nd hand value of those Astons is actually quite poor, so having one isn't unrealistic at all. He's posted it before with more than enough proof that it's his.

RaceTripper
Mar 7, 2010, 02:03 PM
2009 MINI John Cooper Works, with a few customizations.

http://racetripper.com/images/JCW/JCW-20090605.jpg

tandersn9
Mar 7, 2010, 02:23 PM
Jeep Fo'Life or at least until I'm done with college :)

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp312/Tandersn9/JeepGrille.jpg

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp312/Tandersn9/Jeep_photoshopped.jpg

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp312/Tandersn9/IMG_0343.jpg

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp312/Tandersn9/IMG_0342.jpg

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp312/Tandersn9/IMG_0345.jpg

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp312/Tandersn9/Jeep1.jpg
old

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp312/Tandersn9/IMG00039-20081128-1016.jpg
old

The pictures were taken with my 3GS

puma1552
Mar 8, 2010, 01:03 AM
Gromet, I have to ask... WHY did you get the Camaro in a Automatic?! :mad:

Wondering the same thing. I just don't get the point of a HP car with a slushbox. Manual, yes. Double-clutch or sequential gearbox, yes. Fluid-coupled torque converter, nope.

Because there is a lot more to choosing a transmission than simply "manual or automatic?"

My Camaro is an automatic too, for two reasons--it can handle a lot higher amount of power in stock form (the 350 cars of the third generation were only available with autos for this reason), and even that aside the auto has a much shorter first gear ratio of 3.06, which makes the auto the faster car, all other things equal.

Not to mention, if you drag the car, autos are dead consistent and slmost always faster (look at the fastest of the fast--they are all autos, many 2-speed powerglides etc).

That said, it really comes down to driver preference and what the car is used for. I'd love a six speed T56 in my Camaro, since it's a street car, but I have zero complaints with the auto--when you are pushing enough horsepower and torque, you'll find that the transmission experience is outdone by the sheer power experience; a friend of the family has a 68 Roadrunner with a 440 that turns 11.X quarters--and it's a street car--and it's an automatic--a Jerico straight gear clutchless 4-speed.

RaceTripper
Mar 8, 2010, 08:02 AM
Because there is a lot more to choosing a transmission than simply "manual or automatic?"

My Camaro is an automatic too, for two reasons--it can handle a lot higher amount of power in stock form (the 350 cars of the third generation were only available with autos for this reason), and even that aside the auto has a much shorter first gear ratio of 3.06, which makes the auto the faster car, all other things equal.

Not to mention, if you drag the car, autos are dead consistent and slmost always faster (look at the fastest of the fast--they are all autos, many 2-speed powerglides etc).

That said, it really comes down to driver preference and what the car is used for.....That's fine. You like autos. I don't. Dragging cars doesn't interest me either. Never has, and it's not a benchmark I would ever use to judge a car for me.

gguerrerokalak
Mar 8, 2010, 08:04 AM
here's mine.

kellen
Mar 8, 2010, 05:14 PM
Jeep Fo'Life or at least until I'm done with college :)
The pictures were taken with my 3GS

Love the Jeep. I inherited my parents old 89 Cherokee when I was in college and it made me a fan. Currently have a 2000 and love it. Perfect size for running errands, carrying people and cargo. Don't think I will ever get rid of it. Cheap to work on and in my experience they have been damn reliable due to the 4.0 and the 231 t-case. During our blizzard it was unstoppable with 4 studded snow tires.

I had a grand inbetween that I racked up 282,000 miles on until it was time to retire it.

map1978
Mar 8, 2010, 05:19 PM
here's mine.

parked outside Jerry World...nice

sycho
Mar 8, 2010, 10:32 PM
Here is a long exposure of Jorge and I. I removed the reverse rake he had and now he looks even.


edit, and another photo with my friend's TDI in 4x4 mode and some random stock Jetta we found.

fuzzielitlpanda
Mar 8, 2010, 10:34 PM
Gotta love the NSX :D I rarely see any around here so I go nuts whenever I see one haha. I'm hoping to repaint my car soon too (bit of hail damage :( ).
Heres an older pic. Been beating the hell out of it since 05 and it still runs like a champ...still looking for an engine swap though :D

Very nice always like to see another RSX owner on the board =). My car used to look exactly like yours, but I did a few upgrades since then:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/fuzzielitlpanda/prep1.jpg

This is the most recent picture I have. It was in the process of getting detailed, hence the blue painters tape.

tandersn9
Mar 9, 2010, 08:54 AM
Love the Jeep. I inherited my parents old 89 Cherokee when I was in college and it made me a fan. Currently have a 2000 and love it. Perfect size for running errands, carrying people and cargo. Don't think I will ever get rid of it. Cheap to work on and in my experience they have been damn reliable due to the 4.0 and the 231 t-case. During our blizzard it was unstoppable with 4 studded snow tires.

I had a grand inbetween that I racked up 282,000 miles on until it was time to retire it.

Yeah they are pretty great, not a a huge fan of "massive" SUVs so it works perfectly, it's nimble enough to be taken on trails not to mention the cherokee body design is simply timeless :D.

Do you do any off roading with yours?

RITZFit
Mar 9, 2010, 03:51 PM
Very nice always like to see another RSX owner on the board =). My car used to look exactly like yours, but I did a few upgrades since then:

This is the most recent picture I have. It was in the process of getting detailed, hence the blue painters tape.

looking good, thats pretty much the look I'm going for now haha. what are you lowered on?

kellen
Mar 9, 2010, 05:00 PM
Yeah they are pretty great, not a a huge fan of "massive" SUVs so it works perfectly, it's nimble enough to be taken on trails not to mention the cherokee body design is simply timeless :D.

Do you do any off roading with yours?

Nope, only car and I just moved to a condo, so that means no wrenching on my car. I almost put a 2" OME lift on it just because it supposed to handle a little better, but then gas prices went crazy and I didn't want to spend 1200 to get less MPG.

tandersn9
Mar 9, 2010, 10:35 PM
Nope, only car and I just moved to a condo, so that means no wrenching on my car. I almost put a 2" OME lift on it just because it supposed to handle a little better, but then gas prices went crazy and I didn't want to spend 1200 to get less MPG.

1200 bucks ?? :eek: I hope that was including labor!

I'm debating whether or not to use my tax return to lift mine 3 or 3.5 inches, decisions decisions

kellen
Mar 10, 2010, 02:01 PM
1200 bucks ?? :eek: I hope that was including labor!

I'm debating whether or not to use my tax return to lift mine 3 or 3.5 inches, decisions decisions

Old Man Emu lift, full suspension kit. ~800 for full leafs, shocks, brake lines, springs. Maybe it was 3", plus some for a t-case drop and you can get up there quick. It was including labor as well.

It sits fine now. I just got a cruise kit from a different forum. How can a car made in 2000 not have cruise?

radiantm3
Mar 10, 2010, 11:47 PM
Mostly new photos, but added a few older ones for the sake of being comprehensive. Fun car, but there's a small chance I might be moving on soon so definitely not going to put another penny into this car.

Few from my latest shoot:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4001/4380366975_bc779cd18b_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4001/4381789368_3a284f5104_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4381788008_69647f122e_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2731/4383576433_90a88aa229_b.jpg

In motion:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2423/3732103792_64ed769a2d_b.jpg

Interior:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2612/4015787380_89c43cd09e_b.jpg

Engine Bay:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/4315057544_4e0c0f688f_b.jpg

It's a 2009 135i 6-speed manual with a bunch of stuff. :)

iWantiPhone
Mar 11, 2010, 12:02 AM
what would you move on to? e92? ///M? or something better? :p

JunBug119
Mar 11, 2010, 12:02 AM
I too drive a toaster, but the 2nd Gen.

xB 2.0

I have a 2nd Gen. toaster as well, a black pearl sand one! I LOVE that car!!! :D

quagmire
Mar 11, 2010, 12:04 AM
what would you move on to? e92? ///M? or something better? :p

If he likes moding, then something with a Small Block V8 would be ideal. Those things respond to mods like nothing else...... ;)

radiantm3
Mar 11, 2010, 12:14 AM
If he likes moding, then something with a Small Block V8 would be ideal. Those things respond to mods like nothing else...... ;)

Not a fan of American cars...aside from a Z06 or Ford GT. :p But corvettes are too big and wide for me. I like cars that can be parked into smaller spaces, especially being a daily driver. And as fast and great performing the CTS-V is, I honestly think it's one of the ugliest cars on the road. I can't stand caddy styling. But as I said, I've never really been a fan of American car designs. I can appreciate the beauty of the classics, but the new stuff is just meh. American cars are all about being big and having lots of chrome accents. I can't stand chrome on cars (as you can tell from my car). :)

November
Mar 11, 2010, 12:26 AM
radiantm3, I love your car.

Abyssgh0st
Mar 11, 2010, 02:13 AM
@radiantm3- Beautiful man.. Your car is gorgeous, and I bet it's very fun to drive.

SpookTheHamster
Mar 11, 2010, 05:44 AM
Just bought this, I'll be picking it up next weekend after I hand in my dissertation. I can't wait to have one again!

Sweetfeld28
Mar 11, 2010, 06:24 AM
Nice bimmer! I love the Black with Red pin striped wheels. Let me know when your ready to sell... cheap. :D

Seriously, though. I think this will be my next purchase, sometime in the not-so distant future.

tandersn9
Mar 11, 2010, 07:56 AM
Old Man Emu lift, full suspension kit. ~800 for full leafs, shocks, brake lines, springs. Maybe it was 3", plus some for a t-case drop and you can get up there quick. It was including labor as well.

It sits fine now. I just got a cruise kit from a different forum. How can a car made in 2000 not have cruise?

wow those old man emu lifts are expensive, I just checked them out $755 for a 1.5in, granted it does come with leaf springs, but I think i've seen them from rubicon express way less than that. Old man emu lifts must have higher quality parts.

That's a good idea, my mine doesn't have cruise control either. How was it to install?

SpookTheHamster
Mar 11, 2010, 10:11 AM
Nice bimmer! I love the Black with Red pin striped wheels. Let me know when your ready to sell... cheap. :D

Seriously, though. I think this will be my next purchase, sometime in the not-so distant future.

Damn, you got my hopes up until you mentioned the wheels.

bartelby
Mar 11, 2010, 10:15 AM
Damn, you got my hopes up until you mentioned the wheels.


I prefer yours

quagmire
Mar 11, 2010, 10:28 AM
Not a fan of American cars...aside from a Z06 or Ford GT. :p But corvettes are too big and wide for me. I like cars that can be parked into smaller spaces, especially being a daily driver. And as fast and great performing the CTS-V is, I honestly think it's one of the ugliest cars on the road. I can't stand caddy styling. But as I said, I've never really been a fan of American car designs. I can appreciate the beauty of the classics, but the new stuff is just meh. American cars are all about being big and having lots of chrome accents. I can't stand chrome on cars (as you can tell from my car). :)

Easy solution then.

Buy a vehicle( like the E92) that can fit a V8 in the engine bay. And then swap in the LS3. :) Didn't say it had to be a GM vehicle, just a Small Block V8. ;)

powerdave
Mar 11, 2010, 11:46 AM
Damn, you got my hopes up until you mentioned the wheels.

I prefer yours

Me too! What great character- I would love to buy one. There's a great account of a tii restoration job on the net, would be a fantastic project sometime. You're already a few steps ahead of me in that you have the car :p

Transporteur
Mar 11, 2010, 12:22 PM
Easy solution then.

Buy a vehicle( like the E92) that can fit a V8 in the engine bay. And then swap in the LS3. :) Didn't say it had to be a GM vehicle, just a Small Block V8. ;)

You can actually buy such a thing.

Hartge (german BMW tuner) 150i. 5L V8, 450HP engine from the M5 series.

inott
Mar 11, 2010, 12:46 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a167/inott/a5b07c42.jpg

Cliff3
Mar 11, 2010, 03:29 PM
Easy solution then.

Buy a vehicle( like the E92) that can fit a V8 in the engine bay. And then swap in the LS3. Didn't say it had to be a GM vehicle, just a Small Block V8.

You can buy one from the factory. It's called an M3. Long term maintenance is going to be the real deal on that car, but it sounds just like a Corvette from the driver's seat.

You can actually buy such a thing.

Hartge (german BMW tuner) 150i. 5L V8, 450HP engine from the M5 series.

That's actually a V10 from the current M5 and the car is called the Hartge H50. Turner Motorsports did the swap. Turner showed the car at the 2007 Bimmerfest in Santa Barbara. The car is a beast.

radiantm3
Mar 11, 2010, 03:33 PM
Just bought this, I'll be picking it up next weekend after I hand in my dissertation. I can't wait to have one again!

Nice 2002! I got a pretty good shot of one at an autox event: http://www.flickr.com/photos/radiantmark/3915099692/sizes/l/in/set-72157622353604516/ :)

bobfitz14
Mar 11, 2010, 05:35 PM
Mostly new photos, but added a few older ones for the sake of being comprehensive. Fun car, but there's a small chance I might be moving on soon so definitely not going to put another penny into this car.

Few from my latest shoot:
<osm pics>
It's a 2009 135i 6-speed manual with a bunch of stuff. :)

that car is freaking awesome.

quagmire
Mar 11, 2010, 06:15 PM
You can buy one from the factory. It's called an M3. Long term maintenance is going to be the real deal on that car, but it sounds just like a Corvette from the driver's seat.

Well yeah, but how well does the 4.0 V8 respond to mods? The Small Block is famous for cheap mods with big power gains..... ;)

RaceTripper
Mar 11, 2010, 07:38 PM
Well yeah, but how well does the 4.0 V8 respond to mods? The Small Block is famous for cheap mods with big power gains..... ;)The M3 doesn't need any mods. It's an awesome car out of the box.

I had a 2005 M3. I tracked the car and the only mods I ever made was to add stainless brake lines & fluid, and to use different pads between street and track. Otherwise it was bone stock. It didn't need anything more. Every report I've gotten from those I trust is that the E92 is even better.

kellen
Mar 11, 2010, 08:14 PM
wow those old man emu lifts are expensive, I just checked them out $755 for a 1.5in, granted it does come with leaf springs, but I think i've seen them from rubicon express way less than that. Old man emu lifts must have higher quality parts.

That's a good idea, my mine doesn't have cruise control either. How was it to install?

Supposed to ride better than stock. Pay for quality I guess. I am on a couple jeep forums and one person was parting out a 2000. Got it for 100 shipped. You need to get the vacuum actuator, the cruise buttons and a clockspring. i drove across the US from Seattle to Philly w/o cruise. Wish I would have bought it sooner.

Haven't put it in yet, but it seems easy. Hardest is pulling the steering wheel, but you can rent one for free from autozone/schucks. Jeepforum.com has a great write up.

quagmire
Mar 11, 2010, 08:18 PM
The M3 doesn't need any mods. It's an awesome car out of the box.

I had a 2005 M3. I tracked the car and the only mods I ever made was to add stainless brake lines & fluid, and to use different pads between street and track. Otherwise it was bone stock. It didn't need anything more. Every report I've gotten from those I trust is that the E92 is even better.

So is the Corvette and CTS-V, but I do not see people stop wanting to modify the beasts. :D

I am not into modifying myself. I think a 436 HP LS3 C6 Grand Sport is plenty powerful enough for me. But, those who like to do mods, it is no secret the Small Block V8 is one of the best engines to do mods on considering how cheap bolt ons can give the engine big power gains.

RaceTripper
Mar 11, 2010, 08:20 PM
So is the Corvette and CTS-V, but I do not see people stop wanting to modify the beasts. :DThat may be true, and I understand people want to do it, but for most it is money wasted other than for bragging rights. :)

leomac08
Mar 11, 2010, 08:45 PM
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=217896&d=1268361892oh yeah.

Transporteur
Mar 12, 2010, 06:28 AM
That's actually a V10 from the current M5 and the car is called the Hartge H50. Turner Motorsports did the swap. Turner showed the car at the 2007 Bimmerfest in Santa Barbara. The car is a beast.

That's a 3 series BMW though. I was talking about the 1 series.

Cool Runnings
Mar 12, 2010, 11:21 AM
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/482001/Saab/V4-vinter.jpg
My Saab V4 95 -69

My wife gave it to me for my 30th birthday November 2009

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/482001/091219/DSC00175.JPG
Bought the Christmas tree a couple days before Christmas Eve ...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/482001/0904/anderslov.jpg
Saab V4 -96 -70

In this car i'm a co-driver in rally

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/482001/090627/DSC00088.JPG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/482001/090627/DSC00094.JPG
Unfortunately this season ended in this way. Went off the road in 140 km / h and beating around forwards and landed on the roof approximately 100 meters further after having rolled about 8 times

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/482001/peugeot.jpg
My daily driver, a 2004 Peugeot 406 HDi (Diesel) 140 HP 2.0 Litre 300 Nm torque automatic transmission. Mileage 295 000 km and counting :cool: It's 183 300 miles

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/482001/volvo_01.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/482001/volvo_02.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/482001/volvo_03.jpg
Volvo 142 -74

My car for the summers. Purchased in 2000

RaceTripper
Mar 12, 2010, 11:34 AM
...

My wife gave it to me for my 30th birthday November 2009...Very cool. My wife and I love watching rally, especially WRC. Petter is one of our favorite drivers, and we're glad he has a competitive car again. Maybe he can get his hair cut this year. ;)

Cliff3
Mar 12, 2010, 11:57 AM
Well yeah, but how well does the 4.0 V8 respond to mods? The Small Block is famous for cheap mods with big power gains..... ;)

BMW doesn't usually leave much on the table when it comes to engine tuning. If someone wants a lot more power, they'll have to go the forced induction route. It won't be cheap.

That's a 3 series BMW though. I was talking about the 1 series.

You quoted a post that specifically mentioned an E92, so your reference to a 1er was not clear.

quagmire
Mar 12, 2010, 12:02 PM
BMW doesn't usually leave much on the table when it comes to engine tuning. If someone wants a lot more power, they'll have to go the forced induction route. It won't be cheap.


I know the N54 is mod friendly. People have it pumping out 400 HP.

Though a lot of people are complaining about the N55 not being mod friendly.

Cliff3
Mar 12, 2010, 12:05 PM
I know the N54 is mod friendly. People have it pumping out 400 HP.

Though a lot of people are complaining about the N55 not being mod friendly.

That turbo is why I qualified my statement with a usually. Turbocharged cars are usually very amenable to software changes.

edit: my M54 will need a blower to gain much of any power. One of my missions at this year's Bimmerfest will be to ask the FI vendors about CARB certification on their products... On the other hand, the CHP occasionally reminds me that I probably DON'T need a faster car. The last reminder was last August, so I have to be on my best behavior for another year or so (traffic school eligibility - I have no points on my record).

RaceTripper
Mar 12, 2010, 12:13 PM
BMW doesn't usually leave much on the table when it comes to engine tuning. If someone wants a lot more power, they'll have to go the forced induction route. It won't be cheap.
The ALMS race version of the engine produces 480 HP. The limited production M3 GTS (sold out and not for US market) will have 450 HP, but it also loses 400+ lbs of weight, so that's worth roughly 40 HP. It seems the V8 of the E92 M3 has more to offer in terms of tuning. The S54B32 engine of the E46 M3 was highly tuned out of the box, but you could still get decent improvements (30+ HP) with changes to intake (naturally aspirated) and exhaust, without going to forced induction.

Cliff3
Mar 12, 2010, 12:40 PM
The ALMS race version of the engine produces 480 HP. The limited production M3 GTS (sold out and not for US market) will have 450 HP, but it also loses 400+ lbs of weight, so that's worth roughly 40 HP. It seems the V8 of the E92 M3 has more to offer in terms of tuning. The S54B32 engine of the E46 M3 was highly tuned out of the box, but you could still get decent improvements (30+ HP) with changes to intake (naturally aspirated) and exhaust, without going to forced induction.

It looks like Rogue Engineering found 28 horsepower in an S54 bolting on track headers, exhaust, intake, and new software. Of course, all that stuff has to come off again when it comes time to pass smog testing (link (http://www.rogueengineering.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=RE_DIABLO&Category_Code=RE_EX_E46M3)). I'll need to see a dyno showing something over 305 before I'll believe the 30+ claim.

RaceTripper
Mar 12, 2010, 12:53 PM
It looks like Rogue Engineering found 28 horsepower in an S54 bolting on track headers, exhaust, intake, and new software. Of course, all that stuff has to come off again when it comes time to pass smog testing (link (http://www.rogueengineering.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=RE_DIABLO&Category_Code=RE_EX_E46M3)). I'll need to see a dyno showing something over 305 before I'll believe the 30+ claim.I never did it myself, so I can't support the claims. Just passing them on from some time ago.

I was actually extremely happy with the balance of the car as is, so I never did anything to mine beyond the wheel wells.

Cliff3
Mar 12, 2010, 01:03 PM
I never did it myself, so I can't support the claims. Just passing them on from some time ago.

I was actually extremely happy with the balance of the car as is, so I never did anything to mine beyond the wheel wells.

I had a Z4MC (S54 powered), and it had more than enough power to suit me. Like most BMWs it was a momentum car. I stopped following tuning efforts on that car once I no longer owned one. A guy I knew from Phoenix put an ESS kit in his car and brought it close to 500HP. That was probably too much power for the car, in my opinion.

And since this is a picture thread...

http://www.coates3.com/modules/gallery2/d/17239-4/_DSC0482.jpg (http://www.coates3.com/modules/gallery2/d/17238-2/_DSC0482.jpg)

My 330Ci is in the body shop getting the front end refurbished, courtesy of my insurance company (I can't believe they approved my rock chip claim). I also put new wheels and Eibach springs on it last month. I'll post a beauty shot or two once I get it back.

RaceTripper
Mar 12, 2010, 01:21 PM
I had a Z4MC (S54 powered), and it had more than enough power to suit me. Like most BMWs it was a momentum car. I stopped following tuning efforts on that car once I no longer owned one. A guy I knew from Phoenix put an ESS kit in his car and brought it close to 500HP. That was probably too much power for the car, in my opinion.

And since this is a picture thread...

http://www.coates3.com/modules/gallery2/d/17239-4/_DSC0482.jpg (http://www.coates3.com/modules/gallery2/d/17238-2/_DSC0482.jpg)

My 330Ci is in the body shop getting the front end refurbished, courtesy of my insurance company (I can't believe they approved my rock chip claim). I also put new wheels and Eibach springs on it last month. I'll post a beauty shot or two once I get it back.Very nice Z4.

I love paddock conversation for club track events. All the novices come and talk about modding the car for more horsepower so they can be faster. :rolleyes: Rookies! Or should I say, FNGs. All the experienced drivers and instructors talk about modding their cars with lighter wheels, R-Comp tires, brakes, and suspension. They tend to have little discussion about HP.

These BMWs don't need more power. Only a small percentage of those driving them know how to take full advantage of what they have out of the box. Adding HP only upsets the great balance the cars have.

Pathfinder 2K9
Mar 16, 2010, 05:02 PM
edit......

Draddy
Mar 16, 2010, 09:37 PM
I will always love this car.

http://www.draddy.org/media/bmw/new/bmwm3-1.jpg

http://www.draddy.org/media/bmw/new/bmwm3-6.jpg

NeuralControl
Mar 17, 2010, 08:31 PM
You are not alone.

mmomega
Mar 17, 2010, 09:11 PM
Our 2
08 Mercedes-Benz GL450
07 Ford F350 SD PowerStroke Outlaw Edition FX4

Cliff3
Mar 20, 2010, 11:13 AM
I took my 330Ci out this morning to collect a few beauty shots. Here's one.

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/8303-2/_DSC2693_92_91_90_89_adjust.jpg

tman07
Mar 20, 2010, 01:56 PM
I took my 330Ci out this morning to collect a few beauty shots. Here's one.

http://www.coates3.com/modules/gallery2/d/24861-2/_DSC2693_92_91_90_89_adjust.jpg


Ohh my sweet 5 pound 6 oz baby Jesus.

Excuse me while I change my pants....

itsmeGAV
Mar 20, 2010, 02:52 PM
My baby, 2.0Litre Ford Fiesta pretty much stock for now until I have a bit of cash spare!

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/6497/12841106.jpg

rezenclowd3
Mar 20, 2010, 10:51 PM
Nice 330! I'd ditch the chrome though. I can't stand chrome on cars at all....unless its a vintage/ classic.

RaceTripper
Mar 21, 2010, 08:13 AM
Nice 330! I'd ditch the chrome though. I can't stand chrome on cars at all....unless its a vintage/ classic.Not everyone feels that way. I vote for keeping the chrome. It looks nice as is. I don't like cars that black out every last bit of chrome. People keep saying I should do that on my MINI. But in fact, I chose the chrome driving lamps over black, and when I add the JCW aero kit I will keep the chrome grill surround over the black one that comes with it. Chrome adds a nice touch when it's not overdone, and BMW is good at keeping it to that.

Cliff3
Mar 21, 2010, 08:34 AM
Nice 330! I'd ditch the chrome though. I can't stand chrome on cars at all....unless its a vintage/ classic.

Thanks. Blacking out the trim does seem to be what most E46 owners are doing, but I don't tend to follow the herd much. Appearance-wise, the car hasn't changed much since the day I took delivery. This car isn't a ZHP nor is it an M3, and I am not too interested in trying to make it look like either one. Having said that, I definitely prefer the M3 mirrors over the original square mirrors, and I will probably go with M3 side skirts and an M Tech II rear bumper at some point. I am currently leaning towards an Alpina front lip spoiler, but I continue like the way the front looks now.

Other than a clear bra that goes on after the new paint has had a chance to cure (on Apr 12), the next mod on my list is likely to be a double DIN head unit. I am favoring Kenwood's best and latest. I don't like the Dice iPod interface that is in the car, the OEM bluetooth kit I retrofitted a few years ago is getting long in the tooth, and I would like to have a built-in nav. So I want to update the technology in the car. The car is perfect mechanically, close to being perfect cosmetically, and the suspension is done (Koni Yellow/Eibach Pro-Kit/UUC sways/LTW wheels).

steezy1337
Mar 21, 2010, 08:56 AM
Here's my car, it's a Vauxhall Corsa SXI 16v 1.2. it's looking a bit bare at the moment but i've got a pretty good list of stuff to do to it. so far i've de badged and do rubstripped the sides, added a gay looking fuel cap cover, changed the handbrake & gearknob gaiters and changed the stock HU to a Kenwood kdc4554u i think.

so far i'm planning on colour coding the outside, respraying the centre console and allows, lowering 40mm, and getting new sub amp and speakers for the boot. i'm not planning on much stuff performance-wise until my insurance comes down a bit more or i get a better job :D

rezenclowd3
Mar 21, 2010, 12:35 PM
Was just stating an opinion about the chrome. I have chrome on my Audi, but its not worth the time and $$ for me to undo that. Sure does make it feel cheap though, like the guys that put chrome wheel well strips on:eek: Either way, I would trade my car for yours, its much superior :cool:

isis1980
Mar 21, 2010, 02:42 PM
2008 Civic.


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b113/honeybfly1980/carpics004.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b113/honeybfly1980/carpics006.jpg

bwiissofly
Mar 21, 2010, 03:19 PM
First (and only) car. I love this car so much - from the gas mileage, look, reliability, etc. etc.
http://i43.tinypic.com/2089wth.jpg
Honda's are probably the best car for a college student (on a budget).

Fast duck
Mar 21, 2010, 03:59 PM
My cars oldest to newest
1947 willys jeep
1987 Buick grand national
2000 vett
2000 Ducati 748 super mods
2004 subi
and a 2007 nissian Titan
I will post pict tomm. It's crapy out

IndustrialSpace
Mar 21, 2010, 04:02 PM
I wouldn't post pics of my car as some of you may come and egg it or worse! :eek: (plus I don't want anyone to recognize me on here)

It's a nice European luxury car though! :)

fuzzielitlpanda
Mar 22, 2010, 02:48 AM
looking good, thats pretty much the look I'm going for now haha. what are you lowered on?

sorry for the late reply. i'm lowered on Mugen Sports Suspension right now. It's about 1.5" drop all around.

Nice cars everyone!

YS2003
Mar 22, 2010, 08:03 AM
I love on Long Island and drive to Westchester (about 90 miles round trip a day) and if you know NY traffic you would understand.

..Gromet
I've been there. So, I am with you on this one. A stop and go traffic with a manual transmission is a torture chamber. But I hope the GM will offer a better automatic like the ones offered by Mitsubishi (Evo), Nissan (G37), BMW, and Porsche in the future.

KCWolfPck
Mar 22, 2010, 08:43 AM
I will always love this car.

http://www.draddy.org/media/bmw/new/bmwm3-1.jpg

http://www.draddy.org/media/bmw/new/bmwm3-6.jpg

I'll trade you for my POS in a heatbeat (2009 328i e93):

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j166/KCWolfPck/2009%20328i%20Convertible/CIMG2114.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j166/KCWolfPck/2009%20328i%20Convertible/CIMG2119.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j166/KCWolfPck/2009%20328i%20Convertible/CIMG2122.jpg

MattG
Mar 22, 2010, 09:04 AM
I'll trade you for my POS in a heatbeat (2009 328i e93):


POS?! You're kidding right?

cderalow
Mar 22, 2010, 09:10 AM
POS?! You're kidding right?

older M3 > new 328

by a lot

Cliff3
Mar 22, 2010, 09:20 AM
POS?! You're kidding right?

I'm sure he was. But if I had to drive a Bimmer with 200 pounds of rewards weight (i.e.: a convertible), I'd rather have the one with 330HP too.

KCWolfPck
Mar 22, 2010, 10:26 AM
POS?! You're kidding right?

Yes, I was kidding. Was just exaggerating the comparison a bit. Even though I absolutely love my car.....I'd still trade for his in a heartbeat.

radiantm3
Mar 22, 2010, 01:23 PM
Yes, I was kidding. Was just exaggerating the comparison a bit. Even though I absolutely love my car.....I'd still trade for his in a heartbeat.

Can't be all that bad. At least you got a manual. :D

SeVeN
Mar 22, 2010, 09:30 PM
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3337/1301/33340650019_large.jpg
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3337/1301/33340650017_large.jpg
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3337/1301/33340650016_large.jpg
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3337/1301/33340650018_large.jpg

canada eh
Mar 22, 2010, 10:57 PM
where do you guys get the money for these expencive cars?? there are alot of BMW's and other expencive cars here, im just lucky if I get my dads 2004 Pontiac Vibe when I get my licence

macfrik
Mar 23, 2010, 12:00 AM
where do you guys get the money for these expencive cars?? there are alot of BMW's and other expencive cars here, im just lucky if I get my dads 2004 Pontiac Vibe when I get my licence

Highly paid jobs?

cderalow
Mar 23, 2010, 08:06 AM
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3337/1301/33340650019_large.jpg
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3337/1301/33340650017_large.jpg
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3337/1301/33340650016_large.jpg
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3337/1301/33340650018_large.jpg

'89 CSX-VNT? or modded dodge shadow?

RaceTripper
Mar 23, 2010, 09:59 AM
where do you guys get the money for these expencive cars?? there are alot of BMW's and other expencive cars here, im just lucky if I get my dads 2004 Pontiac Vibe when I get my licenceIt's called hard work, saving, and patience. I was 40 before I got my first BMW, but I waited until I could afford it without being fiscally irresponsible.

SeVeN
Mar 23, 2010, 10:26 AM
'89 CSX-VNT? or modded dodge shadow?

Nope, that's the real deal. 89 Shelby CSX-VNT (although it's actually got a t3/t4 hybrid turbo now).

GSMiller
Mar 23, 2010, 11:13 AM
2010 Hummer H3T...Bought it new on 3/10/2010 with 9 miles on the odometer:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v714/PCCRomeo/2010%20Hummer/01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v714/PCCRomeo/2010%20Hummer/11.jpg

:)

spencers
Mar 23, 2010, 12:36 PM
2010 Hummer H3T...Bought it new on 3/10/2010 with 9 miles on the odometer:
:)

In before the :eek: jokes...
I'd love to own one to go offroading.
I'm just glad the brand is dead.

cderalow
Mar 23, 2010, 12:46 PM
Nope, that's the real deal. 89 Shelby CSX-VNT (although it's actually got a t3/t4 hybrid turbo now).

Those are about as common as the Omni GLH

SeVeN
Mar 23, 2010, 01:11 PM
Less common I would think. Only 500 were made, mine is #153.

cderalow
Mar 23, 2010, 03:27 PM
Less common I would think. Only 500 were made, mine is #153.

Omni GLH/Omni GLHS are similar in numbers to the CSX/CSX-VNT

kwk1
Mar 23, 2010, 03:46 PM
Those were neat cars.
My first new car was a 1985 Shelby Charger.

Omni GLH/Omni GLHS are similar in numbers to the CSX/CSX-VNT

GoCubsGo
Mar 23, 2010, 03:47 PM
2010 Hummer H3T...Bought it new on 3/10/2010 with 9 miles on the odometer:


Which coincidently is more than it gets per gallon. :)

reberto
Mar 23, 2010, 04:04 PM
In before the :eek: jokes...
I'd love to own one to go offroading.
I'm just glad the brand is dead.

I wouldn't. Independent suspension is rather poor when offroading

SeVeN
Mar 23, 2010, 05:39 PM
Omni GLH/Omni GLHS are similar in numbers to the CSX/CSX-VNT

well ya, the '86 GLHS' were 500. but not the regular GLH

Draddy
Mar 24, 2010, 04:45 AM
I'll trade you for my POS in a heatbeat (2009 328i e93):


haha, great color combination! the new 3s are slowly growing on me. I still prefer a e92 330 to the e92 M3 though. Though the M3 is a better car (if I were going for performance) the 330 is just so darn classy.

uaecasher
Mar 24, 2010, 06:15 AM
DAT STANCE

spaced out the front wheels 10mm each side

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/7758/spacerinstall215103.th.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/i/spacerinstall215103.jpg/)

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/5681/spacerinstall215102.th.jpg (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/spacerinstall215102.jpg/)

COOL CAR :)

ankitsid
Mar 25, 2010, 02:31 AM
Yes, I was kidding. Was just exaggerating the comparison a bit. Even though I absolutely love my car.....I'd still trade for his in a heartbeat.


are the 328s NA?
so you cant Juice Box them heh? what kind of numbers can you get out of those with just bolt ons. i know the 335s but nothing about the 328s

thatguysmells
Mar 25, 2010, 10:56 AM
http://img.alibaba.com/photo/108286449/2009_MERCEDES_BENZ_C_CLASS_C63_AMG.jpg

Love it!

macfrik
Mar 25, 2010, 11:51 AM
http://img.alibaba.com/photo/108286449/2009_MERCEDES_BENZ_C_CLASS_C63_AMG.jpg

Love it!

I envy you. I drive the C300 4MATIC one and I wish I got yours.!

GSMiller
Mar 25, 2010, 12:30 PM
In before the :eek: jokes...
I'd love to own one to go offroading.
I'm just glad the brand is dead.

Yeah, I've got my flame suit ready :p

Which coincidently is more than it gets per gallon. :)

The mileage actually isn't that bad. It's on par with our 2001 V6 Chevy Blazer.

heehee
Mar 25, 2010, 12:40 PM
Yeah, I've got my flame suit ready :p



The mileage actually isn't that bad. It's on par with our 2001 V6 Chevy Blazer.

You are comparing crap with crap, it doesn't make it any better. :p

RaceTripper
Mar 25, 2010, 12:43 PM
You are comparing crap with crap, it doesn't make it any better. :pI was thinking the exact same thing.

Maybe he'll understand that a little better when gas rises above $4/gal again.

7on
Mar 25, 2010, 01:39 PM
Just picked up this 2000 Saturn SC2 3 door. Bought it for $1700, and spent $950 fixing it up. Runs great.

RITZFit
Mar 25, 2010, 04:54 PM
DAT STANCE
http://forums.clubrsx.com/images/smilies/datass.gif

macfrik
Mar 25, 2010, 07:34 PM
This is mine. I just changed the wheels yesterday. What do you guys think? Is that too big? I bought them off TireRack with company discount and really got a huge price cut. Cant stand the price. Its an 19" wheels on a Mercedes Benz C300 4MATIC sedan.

DevinPitcher
Mar 25, 2010, 07:56 PM
Heh, my car is garbage compared to everybody elses. Oh well, 1st car. 100% free from my neighbor.

http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/8550/20100312153720.jpg

1991 Ford Taurus 3.0 V6
Slipping trans :(
But hey, it has a kickass stereo I put in it! :D

And hey, those hood scoops add 10 HP each! ;):p

reberto
Mar 25, 2010, 09:41 PM
I'd much rather have a car that gets "meh" MPG than one that gets good MPG and breaks down all the time. Or is boring as hell. I bought my 96 Land Rover Discovery when gas was nearing $4/gal (hell I still pay $3.19 a gal for premium for it), but it's in perfect shape mechanically, so the money that I would be spending on fixing the car I spend on gas/having fun.

Some people just don't get it I guess. Sad.I was thinking the exact same thing.

Maybe he'll understand that a little better when gas rises above $4/gal again.

sycho
Mar 25, 2010, 09:49 PM
I wanted some DQ... :P

rezenclowd3
Mar 25, 2010, 11:38 PM
Love the Mercs guys. I really dig the design direction they took this gen. I myself would go with an SL500 or 600, but I just love 2 seaters.

About the "Hummer": I am sorry for you. H1 or buy something else. Makes me think of Pixar's cars, at the end when the H2 says it implies it doesn't want to go offroad and get dirty.

Now I've got DIRT on my wheels! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1uDVUoOHVg)

RaceTripper
Mar 26, 2010, 07:33 AM
I'd much rather have a car that gets "meh" MPG than one that gets good MPG and breaks down all the time. Or is boring as hell. I bought my 96 Land Rover Discovery when gas was nearing $4/gal (hell I still pay $3.19 a gal for premium for it), but it's in perfect shape mechanically, so the money that I would be spending on fixing the car I spend on gas/having fun.

Some people just don't get it I guess. Sad.What is it that I don't get? That only low mileage cars are reliable and non-boring. That is what you just implied and I agree I don't get it! Can you explain that to me?

I don't think I'm quite ready to trade in my 30+ mpg JCW quite yet. It's too much of a blast to drive and has yet to break down, even after driving it hard at the track. Oh yeah, they don't allow SUVs on the track. They're too dangerous.

spencers
Mar 26, 2010, 08:55 AM
Some people just don't get it I guess. Sad.

Different strokes, dude.
You'll think otherwise when the head gasket fails on that LR disco!

quagmire
Mar 26, 2010, 09:02 AM
What is it that I don't get? That only low mileage cars are reliable and non-boring. That is what you just implied and I agree I don't get it! Can you explain that to me?

I don't think I'm quite ready to trade in my 30+ mpg JCW quite yet. It's too much of a blast to drive and has yet to break down, even after driving it hard at the track. Oh yeah, they don't allow SUVs on the track. They're too dangerous.

Is that he made a choice( probably full knowing its low MPG and future high gas prices) and others are pretty much insulting his choice. You may not buy a H3 or SUV because of their MPG, but if someone else does and doesn't mind the low MPG, why do you care? The H3 gets better MPG then a Ferrari and yet we all go, " COOL CAR DUDE!!!!".

RaceTripper
Mar 26, 2010, 09:09 AM
Is that he made a choice( probably full knowing its low MPG and future high gas prices) and others are pretty much insulting his choice. You may not buy a H3 or SUV because of their MPG, but if someone else does and doesn't mind the low MPG, why do you care? The H3 gets better MPG then a Ferrari and yet we all go, " COOL CAR DUDE!!!!".I get that different people have different preferences. I don't care what car he prefers, yet he claims his choice is better because it's more reliable and more fun than a car that gets good mileage. That part I don't get. I'd like to know how he comes to that conclusion.

Besides, Land Rovers have a reputation for very poor reliability, so his claim is disputable in any case.

quagmire
Mar 26, 2010, 09:18 AM
I get that different people have different preferences. I don't care what car he prefers, yet he claims his choice is better because it's more reliable and more fun than a car that gets good mileage. That part I don't get. I'd like to know how he comes to that conclusion.

Besides, Land Rovers have a reputation for very poor reliability, so his claim is disputable in any case.

As a person above me says, different strokes for different people. He may find off roading more fun then taking a sporty car around the track.

A lot of times though you do sacrifice MPG for fun cars. There are exceptions to this rule, but generally speaking it is the case.

codymac
Mar 26, 2010, 10:12 AM
What is it that I don't get? That only low mileage cars are reliable and non-boring. That is what you just implied and I agree I don't get it! Can you explain that to me?

I don't think I'm quite ready to trade in my 30+ mpg JCW quite yet. It's too much of a blast to drive and has yet to break down, even after driving it hard at the track. Oh yeah, they don't allow SUVs on the track. They're too dangerous.

That's awesome. My track car gets 7mpg on track and my daily driver gets 4mpg on track.

And while this isn't an SUV, I'm passengering in the Tundra in this photo - and no, these weren't parade laps.

My next vehicle will likely be a Land Rover.
:)

RaceTripper
Mar 26, 2010, 10:24 AM
That's awesome. My track car gets 7mpg on track and my daily driver gets 4mpg on track.

And while this isn't an SUV, I'm passengering in the Tundra in this photo - and no, these weren't parade laps.

My next vehicle will likely be a Land Rover.
:)The club events I attend (BMW CCA, PCA) don't allow SUVs. I suppose it's good for you there are those that do. I wouldn't want to be on track with a truck, but that's me. BEsides they would hold me up in the corners. :)

I get about about 10 mpg on track. But my point is I don't have to have a low mpg truck to have fun, which is what the prior claim was.

Enjoy your Land Rover. I hope for your sake you get a reliable one, because that is not something they've ever had a reputation for.

codymac
Mar 26, 2010, 10:42 AM
The club events I attend (BMW CCA, PCA) don't allow SUVs. I suppose it's good for you there are those that do. I wouldn't want to be on track with a truck, but that's me. BEsides they would hold me up in the corners. :)

I get about about 10 mpg on track. But my point is I don't have to have a low mpg truck to have fun, which is what the prior claim was.

Enjoy your Land Rover. I hope for your sake you get a reliable one, because that is not something they've ever had a reputation for.

Don't tell the British Army that!
:rolleyes:

That shot is from a private day on track years ago. I avoid the club events you're talking about since those guys hold me up in the corners.
;)

alphamale
Mar 26, 2010, 02:52 PM
http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae204/onkelalkohole/Mac/IMG_0010.jpg

reberto
Mar 26, 2010, 02:57 PM
What is it that I don't get? That only low mileage cars are reliable and non-boring. That is what you just implied and I agree I don't get it! Can you explain that to me?

I don't think I'm quite ready to trade in my 30+ mpg JCW quite yet. It's too much of a blast to drive and has yet to break down, even after driving it hard at the track. Oh yeah, they don't allow SUVs on the track. They're too dangerous.

There are a few exceptions the the good MPG/boring rule, but typically they're either very expensive or not on sale in the US. Though I'd kill for a 3dr Fiesta...

Different strokes, dude.
You'll think otherwise when the head gasket fails on that LR disco!

Only the Freelander has headgasket issues. Shows what you know :rolleyes:

Enjoy your Land Rover. I hope for your sake you get a reliable one, because that is not something they've ever had a reputation for.

99% of the time it's down the the owner not taking proper care of their car. The P38 Range Rovers are know as some of the most unreliable cars ever made but my uncle has got one with over 200k miles on it and it's never had a single issue.

jcctx
Mar 26, 2010, 09:10 PM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_xSEFFW4VEeo/S6zmnL18KqI/AAAAAAAAApQ/KcdYkSTHqTQ/s800/IMG_0095.JPG

mmomega
Mar 27, 2010, 02:49 AM
Hell with the track, my truck gets approx 8-11mpg (diesel f350) and suv has never once touched over 19mpg on the highway (Benz GL450) and I definitely remember gas being over $4/gal where we are and paying over $120 at fill up.

radiantm3
Mar 28, 2010, 04:41 PM
http://img.alibaba.com/photo/108286449/2009_MERCEDES_BENZ_C_CLASS_C63_AMG.jpg

Love it!

Those are practically death cars. :p

gullaa
Mar 28, 2010, 06:06 PM
bmw 323

lewis82
Mar 28, 2010, 08:07 PM
http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae204/onkelalkohole/Mac/IMG_0010.jpg

My parents have the same...

But in silver :)

GSMiller
Mar 28, 2010, 08:30 PM
I'd much rather have a car that gets "meh" MPG than one that gets good MPG and breaks down all the time. Or is boring as hell. I bought my 96 Land Rover Discovery when gas was nearing $4/gal (hell I still pay $3.19 a gal for premium for it), but it's in perfect shape mechanically, so the money that I would be spending on fixing the car I spend on gas/having fun.

Some people just don't get it I guess. Sad.

Well said ;)

rezenclowd3
Mar 28, 2010, 10:34 PM
Today at the Santa Barbara, CA AutoX event in my '96 Audi A4. Honestly it didn't understeer as bad as I thought it would. This was my first time racing a car, besides Forza ;-), and ended up dropping 6 seconds by the end of the day. Had a blast, and will be stoked once I can replace the A4 with an S4 or Vette in the coming years.

radiantm3
Mar 29, 2010, 03:03 PM
Today at the Santa Barbara, CA AutoX event in my '96 Audi A4. Honestly it didn't understeer as bad as I thought it would. This was my first time racing a car, besides Forza ;-), and ended up dropping 6 seconds by the end of the day. Had a blast, and will be stoked once I can replace the A4 with an S4 or Vette in the coming years.

Nice! Nothing brings out passion for cars more than driving/race events. I'd suggest RWD for your next car. So much more fun. :D

BeamWalker
Mar 29, 2010, 03:39 PM
Nice! Nothing brings out passion for cars more than driving/race events. I'd suggest RWD for your next car. So much more fun. :D

He is halfway there then. I believe the badge on his grill says quattro, so it's AWD.

Audi's are great cars though. Very good build quality and lots of fun to drive (even some of the diesel versions).

rezenclowd3
Mar 29, 2010, 03:52 PM
Nice! Nothing brings out passion for cars more than driving/race events. I'd suggest RWD for your next car. So much more fun. :D

Oh I agree. 4wd 50/50 split (Quattro as stated above) proves to push along with the front end heavy car. One 350z crashed at the event, hitting a tree. Was a fluke accident, but having enough RWD power, exciting a "higher" speed chicane onto a VERY dusty straight proved a touch dangerous.

JennaLDS
Mar 29, 2010, 06:06 PM
My POS Tiburon, well this is a stock image that is identical to mine. I am hoping that it will get stolen or something lol

radiantm3
Mar 29, 2010, 06:38 PM
Oh I agree. 4wd 50/50 split (Quattro as stated above) proves to push along with the front end heavy car. One 350z crashed at the event, hitting a tree. Was a fluke accident, but having enough RWD power, exciting a "higher" speed chicane onto a VERY dusty straight proved a touch dangerous.

You don't go that fast on an Autox course. I've been on a big autox course with speeds that hit 40-50mph and never even felt close to being dangerous. My car is RWD and pushing over 350hp and closer to 400 lbs of torque (and with traction control off). I'm with you on calling it a fluke. Unsafe course layout/track conditions would be more the cause. Possibly bad driver? :p AWD cars feel a lot more safe and if you lived where it snows a lot, it's a huge consideration. But in California, RWD is just too much fun to pass up, especially when you really get to push it to the limits in a safe, controlled environment. :)

rezenclowd3
Mar 29, 2010, 06:50 PM
^^^ Fully agree, ESPECIALLY about the safe, controlled environment.

renewed
Mar 29, 2010, 07:12 PM
Chevy Tahoe. Took the stock black grill off and put a factory billet on it.

Cliff3
Mar 29, 2010, 07:41 PM
Oh I agree. 4wd 50/50 split (Quattro as stated above) proves to push along with the front end heavy car. One 350z crashed at the event, hitting a tree. Was a fluke accident, but having enough RWD power, exciting a "higher" speed chicane onto a VERY dusty straight proved a touch dangerous.

That's mainly evidence of poor course design. Sections where cars might be carrying some speed should not lead them towards obstacles like trees or light standards, either directly or via inertia. Who organized the event?

FWIW, I would much rather have an AWD Audi than a FWD drive Audi. A buddy of mine has an A4 that he has modified fairly heavily and that he tracks with the Audi club. I think he installed new software to change the diff bias further in favor of the rear wheels.

The first Golden Gate chapter (BMWCCA-San Francisco Bay Area) autoX of the season is this Saturday at Marina (http://www.sfrscca.org/content/view/8893/185/). Sure hope it doesn't rain...