General Car Discussion

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by HadACoolName, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. S54B32

    S54B32
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2013
    Messages:
    322
  2. HadACoolName

    HadACoolName
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,837
    They say unhealthy eating can kill you. Well this driver comes very close to it, loses consciousness at the wheel whilst choking on a hot chip.
     
    #1462 HadACoolName, Sep 15, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 21, 2015
  3. aljowen

    aljowen
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,678
    But that is probably because they were driven by people with more advanced training. As opposed to other cars where any old yahoo can get hold of a new one easilly. Modern cars will be much safer but if they are driven by people who are crap drivers then there may still be more fatalities.
     
  4. SixSixSevenSeven

    SixSixSevenSeven
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2013
    Messages:
    7,024
    Seat adjustment 101, you should be close enough to the pedals that locking your leg straight is impossible, if you can then you are too far back, precisely for the reason you mentioned.
     
  5. Zappymouse

    Zappymouse
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2013
    Messages:
    1,053
    I'm acutely aware of this.
     
  6. HadACoolName

    HadACoolName
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,837
    I think my car did pretty shit tbh (1997 VT Commodore) Mines a 1999 tho


    - - - Updated - - -

    "The V8 is the single biggest-selling version of the current Holden Commodore and one of the few models not to go down in sales.

    But Mr Jacoby said buyers would have to get used to the new world order."

    General Motors logic: Customers need to change to suit us, not the other way around.
     
    #1466 HadACoolName, Sep 15, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 21, 2015
  7. Potato

    Potato
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Messages:
    1,148
    That's actually a pretty good point. They were all pretty much driven by geezers who never exceeded 40mph or cops, who are trained in high speed driving and evasive maneuvers. That being said, cops are still a lot more likely to get in severe accidents than a normal driver, so it probably evens out.
     
  8. CTJacob

    CTJacob
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Messages:
    355
    That is at least 75% of it right there. My car (Mechanically identical and even body identical besides lights and door cladding) has one of the highest fatality rates.

    I've only seen 2 other people under 55 years of age driving Grand Marquis.
     
  9. Stormdrain

    Stormdrain
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2013
    Messages:
    480
    Plug pulled, grounded and firing approximately once every 4 revolutions. Im thinking ill file the points on my distributor today and see if that'll solve it. Timing is set at about 16deg initial advance.
     
  10. Potato

    Potato
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Messages:
    1,148
    I can't believe I almost forgot, the last Crown Vic rolled off of the line at St. Thomas Assembly Plant 4 years ago today, September 15th 2011.
    rip

    (imported from here)
     
  11. CTJacob

    CTJacob
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Messages:
    355
    I think the last will leave service around 2020. I still see 2005's popping up in auctions so 2020 or so should be the 2010's.
     
  12. Potato

    Potato
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Messages:
    1,148
    I still occasionally see aero vics being sold by PDs.
    But you're right, most of them tend to hold onto them for 10 years or so. It'll be a sad day when there aren't many crown vics left patrolling the streets.
    It'd be cool if the last crown vic were a P71, so I could know that it is out there somewhere in service, but it was a civi model destined for Saudi Arabia.
    Probably sitting in some oil mogul's garage with 1k miles on it, which I guess is arguably better than being trashed by some fat cop.
     
  13. S54B32

    S54B32
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2013
    Messages:
    322
    I'm really happy with how this picture came out. :) I should really invest in a nice DSLR and lens.
    QbuotVa.jpg
    Anyways, I just got my valve cover gasket in today. I'm probably going to replace that along with the oxygen sensor and spark plugs this weekend. It'll be nice having a bearable work environment in the garage since the weather's cooled down. I'm also going to hardwire my dashcam using a fuse tap, just so I don't have to deal with a ugly 12V adapter in the way of everything. That, combined with the ability to have the dashcam automatically power on/off with the ignition.
     
  14. Whippy

    Whippy
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2013
    Messages:
    172
    My grandmother had one of these, she has a better car now because her model ran like fucking dog shit, barely started, was running on one piston, broke down often and she was 92 years old, (She's still driving around today! :D)

    Now she has some ugly mazda that doesn't idle correctly and doesn't like it when you put your foot down (I'm very cheeeky) + when you turn it clicks and cracks. But atleast this one hasn't broken down XD

    - - - Updated - - -

    also, dafq? https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=92&v=vKSrE7Jb8XE
     
  15. Potato

    Potato
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Messages:
    1,148
    My grandma drives an '07 lexus es 350 with like 40k miles on it.
    Really nice car, but she's scraped it down the side of the garage at least 5 times. She usually gets it fixed pretty fast but she didn't get the most recent dent fixed for some reason. I actually saw it happen once. She tried to drive it the rest of the way through into the garage but I stopped her before she did any more damage. I had to back it out for her. She still insisted that it needed to go forward though.
    Ogxfsz2.png
    That's just a scuff from the paint on the trim around the door, it'd come off really easy with some abrasive solvent. I'm thinking acetone but that's probably too harsh for automotive paint. I've gotten scuffs like that out, but I can't remember the chemical I used.
    She took it upon herself to fix it and put red nail polish over it. It looks terrible.
     
  16. Shotgun Chuck

    Shotgun Chuck
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2015
    Messages:
    1,362
    "New world order" makes my blood boil. At least the one-worlders used to hide their evil. Now they just come out and say "new world order, get used to it" when people disagree with their product decisions.
     
  17. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Messages:
    234
    If I was ever to get a Panther platform Ford, I found it, it'a a 95 Grand Marquis, and the guy is asking $4500 for it, however it only has 8,791 miles, not 87K, but eight thousand-seven hundred and ninety one.
    You know how you hear about a car that was only driven to the store and to church? This one literally did just do that, but only for a few years, the original owner died in 2000, and her son has had it sitting in a shed of his since then, only starting it up and moving a little every few months.

    There's paperwork showing it's had two oil changes, and its due for a third.
     

    Attached Files:

    • 00Z0Z_9DxvLODgyM5_600x450.jpg
  18. Zappymouse

    Zappymouse
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2013
    Messages:
    1,053
    Yeah, acetone will do a great job at frying your paint. Use prepsol or wax & grease remover on a terry cloth, then use a coarse polish (3M 1) and work your way down to fine (3M 3).

    If it's really bad, sand the traded paint off with 2000 grit, then buff it.
     
  19. Zorin-Ind.

    Zorin-Ind.
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2013
    Messages:
    287
    I looks great, but prepare to change tires and rubber hoses. Letting a car sit for a long time is not a good idea.
    I'd recommend a ' youngtimer' (that's what we call them over here): a slightly older car with a low mileage (approx. 60'000 miles or so). That way it feels more or less new, while it was used -more or less- on a regular basis.
    If the car is 20 years old and it has 60'000 miles it still did 3000 miles per year.
     
  20. Potato

    Potato
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Messages:
    1,148
    The red lexus that I linked a picture of last night got t-boned by someone who ran a red light today.
    All I've heard is that there was airbag deployment and my grandma is ok.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice