General Car Discussion

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

  1. General S'mores

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    I think it's okay, but I would rather just have the engine be the only thing BMW and Toyota co-operated on (instead of having to share the same platform with the Z4), since that was one of the biggest reasons they even outsourced help from BMW instead of anyone else. I also kinda find some design choices just weird or sometimes bad.

    As for being a Supra, I don't really dig it that well. It doesn't really resonate with me as much as something like the MK3 Supra did, and to me it doesn't really live up to the hype it gained prior to revealing it.
    TL;DR, I'd rather just get a A70 if I really wanted a Supra instead, not an A90.
     
  2. rottenfitzy

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    Damn right you would
     
  3. skodakenner

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    i really like the new supra alot i would also like to have the mk5 more than the mk4
     
  4. Addicti0nToB00st

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    There is something very fascinating in the world of analog cars. Thats the reason why i would never change the e34 ( my favourite bimmer) for the new one.
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    Thank you, i would too. Mk4 was never special, it never excelled at anything. Its pure fame and bulletproof engine made it popular ( which for some reason 2jz was never famous before mk4) and thats it. B58 will also make great power while having low emissions and great economy.
     
  5. Alex_Farmer557

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    mk5 bad

    mk4 overhyped

    mk2 best
     
  6. rottenfitzy

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    No U Mk3 best
     
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  7. NGAP NSO Shotgun Chuck

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    You will get no non-toxic opinions from me regarding the new Supra. No available manual, perma-saddled with a particulate filter even here in the US where they aren't mandatory yet, adds up to a car I desperately want to like but can't.
     
  8. Alex_Farmer557

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    i'd love the supra if it had a manual and a toyota derived engine
     
  9. Michaelflat

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    Messing around with my grandads vehicles with my friends again (with his permission of course, and some fuel..!), the van merc 2004 sprinter (2.3 petrol!) with its nearly dead gearbox, horrendous body rot/corrosion and hole in the exhaust started to get a little warm, and when i parked it it felt like the clutch wasn't fully disengaging so it was very hard to get into gear... It's a merc but she has past her prime! Still can get moving quite quickly 2nd gear to 30mph (at approx 5000RPM!) But the temp creeped up today, and i can hear no electric fan or viscous fan engaging so it is bound to get warm really.. (26c and leadfoot driving!). Poor old girl :(

    Also a 7.5t MGW lorry is there, probably my favourite, Merc Atego 814 (1997) and that thing mechanically is sound, bulletproof really, last like 10 inspections there has been no fault (apart from the odd few failing due to headlight beam aim), that accelerates quite quick and is a short wheelbase tall box reefer truck... Might have actually done a few burnouts in it on tarmac!! Rev it up to about 1800 dump the clutch in 1st full throttle and its gone! Messing about a lot with it also, like getting in the back of it whilst one of us drives it round... bonus points for whoever slams on the brake and causes us to go sliding from one end of the truck to the other! (whilst the middle door at the back is flapping open and closed, when closed it is pitch black..). Even taken the lorry offroad, not very fast but still no complaints from the lorry, even with our hard driving, the temp gauge didn't budge, everything all ok! This thing despite doing over 425K km just goes like new mechanically sweet as anything! Built to last it really does impress me.

    We do have a very long green Mercedes truck which is quite old, maybe late 80s early 90s but also hasn't been started in 5 years and apparently is incredibly smokey.. i would love to see it start and hopefully this summer we will get it going!

    In short, poor old van can't hold the abuse it used to before..., but the lorry is ready to take it's place :p

    Also we have a fire engine, Dennis RS 1985 with a 10.6L V8 diesel, no turbo just raw diesel power, except the throttle linkage is dodgy so it only goes 10mph! Hopefully that will get fixed soon, but being british built, it has developed 3 quite severe oil leaks. I do hope it can be fixed, heavy steering was a problem with it, and sourcing a new steering rack resulted in going for a 4.5hr drive to pick it up!
     
  10. Addicti0nToB00st

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    Thank you, i would too. Mk4 was never special, it never excelled at anything. Its pure fame and bulletproof engine made it popular ( which for some reason 2jz was never famous before mk4) and thats it. B58 will also make great powerwhile having
    For me too, because old gen e31 8 series and mk3 look like each other.
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    Manual is on the way, and b58 is as close as you will get to the jz
     
  11. Alex_Farmer557

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    While we're complaining about politics I'm here to pitch in and say that Northern Ireland is far more f*cked than the US
     
  12. vmlinuz

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    One thing I look forward to: more electric cars from the Big Three. I have a feeling that muscle cars will be coming back in the form of affordable electric performance vehicles.
     
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  13. aljowen

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    Need I say much more really?


    It wasn't a case of marginally beating the record, it absolutely crushed it. And it was a long standing record too. Obviously Goodwood hill climb is a very short distance event, which will favour an EV. But arguing against EV's winning events based on the notion that an EV would have an advantage in that type of event sounds rather backwards.

    Then you also have commuter cars, which are typically rather slow, and unrefined. Which are being replaced by RWD vehicles that can do 0-60 in 8 seconds with instant torque (on the somewhat more premium side of things at least, many will be slower than that, but the instant torque and 0-30mph will still be better), I honestly think they will be better drivers cars than many current cheap economy vehicles because of how responsive they will be. The type of performance that they offer is also very relevant to real world driving.

    I really hope that ICE vehicles have a strong future ahead of them as a hobby, but for a daily driver, its looking pretty good. Especially now that multiple brands are touting that we will have reasonably short 0-80% recharge times within the next 5 years, as shown by the current crop of halo vehicles that are starting to appear.
     
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  14. Ytrewq

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    This sad little shit is not even a cash grab in its actual sense. Its role on the market is marginal. The Mustang made a revolution. The 500 went barely noticed. The 'Stang became an icon and spawned a long and diverse line of successors. The 500, which is probably living its last years, will be buried in oblivion, overshadowed by the fame of the original one. You can't create an icon by aping something - especially something that's already an icon.
     
  15. Googlefluff

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    People who give up right of way on the road are seriously annoying. Yes, they're trying to be nice, but are almost always completely oblivious to what's actually happening around them and end up doing more harm than good.

    Stopped at a stop sign today with a guy wanting to cross in front of me. He has right of way but waves me through, but he's not paying any attention to the situation around him and doesn't realise I can't go because another car also has right of way over me. So guess what happens? That car decides to wait too, so the whole intersection is at a standstill. Once it's clear that no one is moving, I go across and the guy shouts "be brave" through my open window as if I'm the dick holding everyone up by not piling into an intersection as soon as he decided it was safe.

    People seriously don't realise how dangerous this sort of thing is. Right of way is there for a reason and breaking it in an attempt to be courteous just causes confusion and often holds things up more anyway.
     
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  16. MisterKenneth

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    It's why I've been saying that electric vehicles are the future. It seems like every day that goes by, more and more EVs are being revealed, and along with that, they are becoming more and more impressive.

    I do bet that *ahem* a few certain members will be triggered reading these posts about EVs.
     
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  17. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Yeah but those few certain members also seem to think EVs spell the end of modding and DIY, forgetting about the amount of modded Tesla's and DIY electric cars that have existed over the years, plus how little needs repairing in the first place
     
  18. MrAnnoyingDude

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    There is a new 500 in the works, and the 500 is probably as iconic of a part of modern EU suburbs and cities as the Mustang was of 60s American suburbs.

    And about the revolution - ever noticed how at the turn of 2010s the number of personalization options for city cars exploded?
     
  19. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Checked, with modern vehicles.
    In Europe alone, mini outsold the 500, excluding 500Ls and countryman's etc (where again the mini won). Margin of about 20%
    Globally the mini outsold the 500 too.

    Classic models.
    In Europe alone the mini sold far more than the 500.
    Globally the mini wiped the floor with the 500. Margin exceeding 100%, for every 500 there were at least 2 minis.

    So I maintain. The mini Kickstarted the revolution not the 500. The modern 500 in particular is nothing but a clone.
     
  20. CHEESE!

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    The 500 may look like the original, but it has an FF layout, like the Mini, which as SixSixSevenSeven said, was the true revolution. The only small car I can think of that is not in the mini's format is the Renault Twingo, which is currently RR.
     
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