What do you drive ...1:1

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Post by Less-Resin » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:40 am

Very impressive work ! Congrats for having the determination to pursue such a large project, one needs serious skills to do this work, and alot of patience making sure everything is set up properly prior to the CF hardening. It would be interesting know what sort of weight you will exchanging on the car using the CF parts. Looking forward to seeing futher updates on this project !

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Post by iStreet » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:35 am

After driving many years with Honda, i switched to Mercedes-Benz. Owned a 220 CDI estate and a C32 AMG. worst decision ever.. They drive great but to many things break down.. -.-' Not reliable.. So now finally, i am back with Honda Accord from 2004. drives great. :)

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Post by StratosWRC » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:26 pm

Nice. Here that car is known as an Acura. Can't remember the model name. TL I think. And then you have the TL type S, which had more power, quad exhaust. Great car

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:29 pm

Nice! Nice only MB or BMW. My Audis and Volkswagne have been great for the most part. Once you go German you never go back :rotfl:

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Re: What do you drive ...1:1

Post by StratosWRC » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:48 pm

[KRAFTIG] wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:29 pm
Nice! Nice only MB or BMW. My Audis and Volkswagne have been great for the most part. Once you go German you never go back :rotfl:
lol I think you misread his post. He went back to Honda! Tbh after my horrible experience with my technically German Mini, I'm scared to try a german car again. So I hope my japanese one lasts a long time. Although my wife has a Mini (albeit with a different engine) and knock on wood, it's been very reliable so far.

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:28 pm

StratosWRC wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:48 pm
[KRAFTIG] wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:29 pm
Nice! Nice only MB or BMW. My Audis and Volkswagne have been great for the most part. Once you go German you never go back :rotfl:
lol I think you misread his post. He went back to Honda! Tbh after my horrible experience with my technically German Mini, I'm scared to try a german car again. So I hope my japanese one lasts a long time. Although my wife has a Mini (albeit with a different engine) and knock on wood, it's been very reliable so far.
Oh I read it correctly... I will never move to the dark side. Japenese cars have no soul ;)

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Post by StratosWRC » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:36 pm

[KRAFTIG] wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:28 pm

Oh I read it correctly... I will never move to the dark side. Japenese cars have no soul ;)
you can probably say that about any car noawadays with all the turbocharged engines and auto gearboxes. Even the exhausts with their fake pops all sound the same. And the few exceptions that exist are either expensive (BMW M2 CS) or almost impossible to get even if you have the money (looking at you, Cayman GT4). That's why I like my 86. Back to basics fun and nothing else like it out there.

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:11 pm

StratosWRC wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:36 pm
[KRAFTIG] wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:28 pm

Oh I read it correctly... I will never move to the dark side. Japenese cars have no soul ;)
you can probably say that about any car noawadays with all the turbocharged engines and auto gearboxes. Even the exhausts with their fake pops all sound the same. And the few exceptions that exist are either expensive (BMW M2 CS) or almost impossible to get even if you have the money (looking at you, Cayman GT4). That's why I like my 86. Back to basics fun and nothing else like it out there.
No, if you do your research there are still some great gems. I'm a little bias I know, but the TTRS I drive is 6-Speed manual (last of its breed) and 2.5T has won more awards than I can count! The daily I love, MKVII Golf GTI, such a blast to drive. Manual too! However, it has so much tech I wish I could delete most of it :manual:

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Post by JamesonsViggen » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:25 pm

I've added two more very rare Saab wagons to my fleet to make 3.

First is Pepper, an '09 9-5 5mt wagon in Pepper Green Metallic. It is the last year it was offered in the US. It is the ONLY 5mt in this color made. It is 1 of 1 and was even granted collectors insurance on it. I am doing a theme like Dodge's Brass Monkey and doing Satin Bronze coated wheels and all chrome will be dipped to match. It will be getting a built motor and all the mods my gray one has. Once completed, the gray one is going to my mechanic in exchange for the labor to build Pepper.

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Next up is Snow White, an '10 Saab 9-3x. Only 498 9-3x were made. This is AWD and at the request of other members of my household, an automatic. It is going to have a lowered suspension, Aero seats and a tune. This is going to be for my winter use to replace the gray '06 wagon when it goes.

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Re: What do you drive ...1:1

Post by StratosWRC » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:39 pm

[KRAFTIG] wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:11 pm
TTRS I drive is 6-Speed manual (last of its breed)
yeah no longer available with a manual. I think the BMW and some Porsches are the only options now apart from some Golfs. I don't think any Audi or Mercedes cars come with a manual anymore. Sad

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:37 pm

StratosWRC wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:39 pm
[KRAFTIG] wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:11 pm
TTRS I drive is 6-Speed manual (last of its breed)
yeah no longer available with a manual. I think the BMW and some Porsches are the only options now apart from some Golfs. I don't think any Audi or Mercedes cars come with a manual anymore. Sad
Yes, very sad. Once the Europeans got lazy we were all doomed! :doh:

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Re: What do you drive ...1:1

Post by iStreet » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:18 am

StratosWRC wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:26 pm
Nice. Here that car is known as an Acura. Can't remember the model name. TL I think. And then you have the TL type S, which had more power, quad exhaust. Great car
True! They are the same cars. Acura TSX. I love the Type-S. But they are still expensive over here.. This is a 2.0L engine. still good for 160hp. :manual:
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Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:29 pm
Nice! Nice only MB or BMW. My Audis and Volkswagne have been great for the most part. Once you go German you never go back :rotfl:
Thnx! Never had any issue with your VW's? Lots of VW or BMW problems overhere... VW is on the 2nd place with most car trouble on the road..

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Re: What do you drive ...1:1

Post by StratosWRC » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:25 pm

Kraftig, what gas do you put into your Golfs and how often do you change the oil? I have a feeling a lot of the issues are from people cheaping out on gas and not changing oil. For example, Mini recommended 20K intervals for their oil changes for the R56 platform. This resulted in tons of oil starvation cases. Then owners put regular into the cars even though the manual specifically asked for at least 91.

I feel like car-guy-one-owner-from-new cars fared much better

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:41 pm

StratosWRC wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:25 pm
Kraftig, what gas do you put into your Golfs and how often do you change the oil? I have a feeling a lot of the issues are from people cheaping out on gas and not changing oil. For example, Mini recommended 20K intervals for their oil changes for the R56 platform. This resulted in tons of oil starvation cases. Then owners put regular into the cars even though the manual specifically asked for at least 91.

I feel like car-guy-one-owner-from-new cars fared much better
Since the GTI is leased I use regular gas, 2018 is capable of regular. Not sure of long term side effects. As for oil 8000-10000 km. On the flip side, the TTRS is always primo with oil changes completed at end of season 2000-3000 km :)

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Re: What do you drive ...1:1

Post by Gavin » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:17 pm

JamesonsViggen wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:25 pm
I've added two more very rare Saab wagons to my fleet to make 3.
cool Saab wagons!

Did you see the 9-3 Turbo X wagon that was on BAT earlier this month? That one looked great! one of only 45 & closed at $22500.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2008- ... portcombi/

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