The Car Thread ... !

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by D.T., Aug 18, 2014.

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  1. Matz Contributor

    Matz

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    #10101
    They do have pretty decent tire reviews. For price, there's also Costco, but it's an hour away for me. We have a local tire shop that I will check with. If their price is anywhere close, I'll probably buy from them, as I like to support the locals, within reason.
     
  2. Odysee macrumors regular

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  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    In my area, we Just opened a second Costco. I don’t have a membership yet, but my neighbor mentioned their tire selection and prices are Comparable/somewhat cheaper to the ‘Other’ tire shops. I forgot to mention, with Tire Rack, I would opt for store delivery versus home, that way, whatever shop you use, they will keep them for you, whenever you’re ready for the install. But still, Michelin’s are an excellent source for all seasons from my past usage.
     
  4. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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  5. senseless macrumors 68000

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  6. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    #10106
    Best to lease one rather than buy, and go with a competitor if the price and features are roughly the same. The Koreans have made massive strides, mostly due to sniping specialists from bigger and more qualified marques, but at the end of the day they're still not there.
     
  7. senseless macrumors 68000

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    #10107
    G70 just won Motor Trend's Car Of The Year and all the reviews have been very positive. The amount of included options and 100K warranty are ridiculous for $51,000. There's nothing close in price from Audi or BMW.

    But North American Genesis sales have been very low. Leasing may be a safer way to play it, but I drive way too many miles.
     
  8. tpivette89 macrumors 6502

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    #10108
    Any mods to your SHO? I have a 2017 that's 100% stock (but with Michelins), and was finally thinking of upgrading starting with a AJPTurbo tune.
     
  9. Relentless Power, Dec 21, 2018
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The G70 is a stunning car for the money. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy one if I was in the market segment for a luxury sedan in the foreign segment. (And the 3D simulator you linked is awesome and fluid, it allows you to zoom in on every aspect of the vehicle detail, even the interior.)

    The only two modifications I have is a conservative Livernois tune (Which is a highly rated tune for the SHO) and an intake. And, I vented the blow off valve’s to atmosphere to hear the turbo’s more...:D

    So, funny story....

    My local Ford calls me (Which I have never been solicited before from them), they explained all these rebates/discounts for the F-150 Ecoboost, dealer discounts, ect,...[Basically them trying to sell of remaining stock for the fourth quarter for higher sales]. They asked if I would be willing trade in my SHO, and they would ‘work’ with me to achieve the best trade in offer, and finally the asked if I would be interested in stopping in to take advantage of these ‘Great offers’, and my response was..”Hell no, I love my SHO.”:D

    ***************************

    It’s too bad they discontinued the SHO platform, but they are still a decent buy for the money, loaded and ridiculously fun to drive.
     
  10. MileHighPilot macrumors member

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    i had 1 as a loaner while my truck was in the shop and liked it
     
  11. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    They're all foreign now... Cadillac is killing off the crappy ATS.
     
  12. MileHighPilot macrumors member

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    i actually like the ats but it wouldnt work for my needs
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I can’t attest to the ATS drive/reliability, only that I read somewhere previously that the interior was lacking/dated.
     
  14. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68030

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    While the Genesis G70 sounds very appealing, I'd temporarily stay away from Hyundai/Kia ICE automobiles until Hyundai addresses an issue with some of the GDI engines causing engine fires. The NHTSA may force a recall of every GDI-equipped Hyundai model built since 2011 to correct this problem, a fix that could cost Hyundai several billion US dollars.
     
  15. senseless macrumors 68000

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    I read about that, but it seems to be a tiny percentage considering all the cars they've sold. Hopefully they've figured out this problem by now?
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Definitely interested to see what the new Bronco looks like debuting here shortly possibly in January.

    Based off the Render, I think this is primarily what we will see, the retro-theme obviously will be the main idea, followed by the Ecoboost drivetrain. Highly reminiscent of the Raptor in similar fashions:

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  17. Zenithal macrumors 603

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  18. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68030

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    #10118
    The problem appears to be centered on the 2.0 and 2.4 liter I-4 GDI engines. I haven't heard of the problem affecting the 1.6-liter Gamma GDI engine, though.
     
  19. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Now that the front end of the Supra has leaked, the rear photo recently surfaced, the back looks great, and you can tell Toyota payed attention to design elements from the previous Models.

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  20. jeyf macrumors 6502a

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    the older Kia Spectra had a fuel leak near the engine. left un fixed it would be dangerous, don't think there was a recall but the kia forum had a lot of chatter about it.
     
  21. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    What's the reason behind those tiny holes in exhaust tips?
     
  22. MileHighPilot, Dec 31, 2018
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    MileHighPilot macrumors member

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    too bad my wife & i got new vehicles earlier this year because that looks nice
     
  23. Cnasty macrumors 68030

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    I figured here would be as best a place as any for some feedback:

    I am torn between adding a Civic or Accord to our family. Any big differences between the 2019s to the 2018 models as I'd prefer used.

    I like the Civic for: sporty factor, looks, MPG, price to value
    I like the Accord for: room, infotainment over the Civic

    Any real world feedback from owners of either? I am looking to add an economical car to our family.
    Thanks all :)
     
  24. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    2019 Civic is the facelift. They made Honda Sensing standard across the line and updated the infotainment system.

    2018 and 2019 Accords are the same.

    Re: new vs used. Just buy new. You're not saving much by buying a one year old Honda.
     
  25. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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    I would go with the Accord. You implied you have a family and if that means kids that means they're going to get bigger. Accord has more room.

    The Accord can be used, but agreed with AU on the Civic. It's new and cheaper. Go newer.
     

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