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Discussion in 'Automotive' started by HadACoolName, Mar 6, 2015.
Most people I know have above 2.0s.
I remember in high school the "cool" thing was to wire your wastegate open, which resulted in lots more smoke, and perceived coolness.
I never fell on that bandwagon, though I can think of more than five 1000HP or greater trucks running around here that have still got smoke switched.
In my country 2.0+ liter engines are a norm.
But there are too less 3.0+ ones.
The largest I've ever seen is around 67 litres.. If you allow trains to be listed.
Dunno who you know, DVLA heavily disagrees with you
DVLA are completely bullshit then.
The biggest i found is 5.0 i guess...
*In car at the passenger seat going to mall*
Dad: Look at the car behind
*Cobra 427 passes by*
Me: oh my...
*Cobra 427 roars over*
Me:*gets leucemy*-it's a joke, i don't have leucemy-
The place that literally maintains the list of every car on English roads, where it turns out the average displacement is 1651cc, below 2 litres, mhmm, yeah...
Even without the DVLA's data, having a 2.1L+ engine in a country which has some seriously-expensive fuel and taxes emissions heavily would be quite expensive and not very practical. I highly doubt that many people in the UK would want to put up with all of the taxes and fuel costs of even the most efficient 2.5L engines, as engines under 2 liters would still be more efficient (especially diesels).
I can understand that some high-powered diesel engines may produce a little bit of smoke while their turbo is inactive (especially older diesels like the T-Series), which is fine if they're regularly used for hauling and towing. However, producing massive clouds of smoke for no other reason than to look "cool" and to spray innocent pedestrians and motorists with? Not so much.
And I'm sure Potato agrees based on what he said in the paragraph you quoted:
I've been having an incredible inner conflict searching for used cars recently. The same ammount of money will buy me one of the two following options:
1- A somewhat boring, but rather safe, reliable, well-known and fuel efficient supermini from the early 2000s
2- A super exciting hot hatchback from the 1980s that's known for guzzling fuel, breaking when it wants to, and having all the safety features of a rusty tin can on wheels.
This should be a no-brainer, but some incredibly dumb part of me really, REALLY wants the latter option.
Get the AX if you can. Even better, a ZX.
Because future classics. And they are no worse than early 2000s superminis in terms of reliability, assuming that price is for a good vehicle that was cared for throughout its life.
I owned a Fiat Coupè when it was very long in the tooth already. Later, a Lotus Elan M100.
An old Fiat. An ancient, GM-era Lotus. Rational Self™ wouId have ruled out both off them without even thinking twice. Yet I loved them to bits and I still miss them to this day.
And you're right. It's 110% the second option
My mom thinks I'm going to kill myself if I get an AX, since they're known for lack of safety
The ZX is nice, and I wouldn't mind owning one, even if it is a bit big for my standards. I've sat on the passenger side of one before, and it's the most comfortable car i've ever been in. Better than brand new Mercedes and BMW cars, somehow
All this tiny engine talk reminds of the 95 S10 a buddy of mine had probably 6 years ago, itwas a 2.2 4 banger, 5 speed, 2wd that had all of 90 horsepower, but we had some fun with that truck, busting snow drifts, trying to slide it around on gravel roads, running it balls to the wall-wide open just rtrying to keep up with traffic. No matter what though, that truck just wouldn't die, drove it at 260* for two hours, and it didn't bat an eye, made every shift at wide open, doesn't care, hitting frozen snow drifts at 40, didn't matter, (besides the bumper falling off eventually)
Meet the S-3500HD, AKA the Shit-10.
*sigh* another bulb out on the Ssangyong, it's a 2012 car and the lights just seem to die. Like 4 have/need replacement in maybe 4-5 months!
Like is this normal! 46K miles 2012 car. Jazz has done around 80K from memory 2007 and i don't think that many bulbs have gone that quick.
Also wheel bearing has almost gone, horrible droning noise from the passenger rear wheel. But I just class it as tyre noise in my head so i don't mind it. Sounds like an old fan but one with a noisy motor.
I entered to a car sales webpage and guess what...
You fricking wot m8?
The Subaru WRX STI is leaving Europe!
I made this drawing of a C4 Corvette I know it looks like shit but I'm proud of it! unlike your parents