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post #19546 of 26360

they need "Mr Regular". to be the replacement for Clarkson.

 


Edited by Thrift Vader - 12/24/15 at 8:21am
post #19547 of 26360
Love Regular Car Reviews and Mr. Regular. Isn't he paid by Jalopnik now?
post #19548 of 26360
Girlfriends uncle's car made the cover of this month's Lowrider magazine. Sick
post #19549 of 26360
Got an Audi R8 V10+ for Crimmus so I wouldn't have to drive back home in RWD. Roads are kind of wet and slick.
post #19550 of 26360
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Got an Audi R8 V10+ for Crimmus so I wouldn't have to drive back home in RWD. Roads are kind of wet and slick.

I thought you were a man - no? McLaren raced the F1 GTRs in the rain. I suggest you pick one ASAP before I further question your manhood.
post #19551 of 26360
Speaking of penis proxies, I just signed a deposit for a VW Golf SE this morning. All they have to do is find a silk blue exterior that they can swap for.
post #19552 of 26360
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Speaking of penis proxies, I just signed a deposit for a VW Golf SE this morning. All they have to do is find a silk blue exterior that they can swap for.

If my friend's experience resembles yours, you'll like that car.
post #19553 of 26360
Seriously considering Audi s5 or bmw 435i. Do I really need the adaptive dampening on s5?
post #19554 of 26360
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Seriously considering Audi s5 or bmw 435i. Do I really need the adaptive dampening on s5?

In my opinion you do not, but it's a nice option.

As for as the two cars decide which is more important, luxury or sport. The S5 will coddle you more and has the more attractive insterior. The 435i will entice your senses a lot more than the S5, but will ride slightly more harsh an a less appealing interior.

The 435i is faster and will corner better than the Audi.
post #19555 of 26360
Thanks @restomod. Much appreciated
post #19556 of 26360
Has anyone done a recent look at some of the paint sealers? CQuartz Finest, Ceramic Pro, et al.

I don't especially want showroom condition forever, but I am very lazy and we have a lot of grime and salt around here to keep off cars if they aren't going to look like shitboxes.
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Has anyone done a recent look at some of the paint sealers? CQuartz Finest, Ceramic Pro, et al.

I don't especially want showroom condition forever, but I am very lazy and we have a lot of grime and salt around here to keep off cars if they aren't going to look like shitboxes.

I have Opticoat Pro on my Tesla. I heard good things about Ceramic Pro/CQuartz as well. It helped that my detailer and I were friends from my E92 M3 days. The higher end stuff is VIN tied to your car and has a warranty. I never wanted a film like Xpel, because any chip on it is gonna be pretty expensive and more obvious than a simple road nick.

You're going to have a million opinions on autogeek/jalopnik/yada yada - I think I'd pick the detailer over the coating. My friend took about 3 days to do the entire process in a climate controlled garage.

My M4 doesn't have anything beyond the factory clear coat, which is hard, but still gets marks. I don't really care after a careful detail. Both of my cars still look great- all the more difficult because they're both black. I only track the M and it's my DD and track car.

The coatings will all get light marks even with a two bucket wash, but they're all great - but always think of them as a sacrificial layer.

Maintaining the finish is more important than anything else IMO.
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Thanks. There's a local guy who does OptiCoat for something like $1,200 Another, very famous dude about 15 miles from here who used to use that and is now a CQuartz guy (for much less than $1,200)-- but is beta-testing the Ceramic stuff and giving a very nice discount to the Guinea pigs.

Even more than the paint, which is often a lost cause, I'd consider doing a mineral/ceramic coat on the headlights. It doesn't take too much driving in bad weather for them to get cloudy, and then they're pretty useless.
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My GTI's paint looked great for 4 years old and 60K miles before I traded it in.  A garage helped some but just regular washing and waxing makes a huge difference.  I have never bought one of those coating options but am interested to hear from those who have.  

 

In other news, we should we swapping the 2009 BMW 128i for the 2009 MB E350 sport in mid-January.  I am liking the softer ride of my Outback so it will be interesting to compare it to the MB as it has the either 18 or 19" AMG wheels which look great but come with the thin tires which compromises the ride.  Just got back from Ohio today and put roughly 900 miles on the Outback and it was great.  The adaptive cruise control made the 6 hour drive each way less irritating.

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Thanks. There's a local guy who does OptiCoat for something like $1,200 Another, very famous dude about 15 miles from here who used to use that and is now a CQuartz guy (for much less than $1,200)-- but is beta-testing the Ceramic stuff and giving a very nice discount to the Guinea pigs.

Even more than the paint, which is often a lost cause, I'd consider doing a mineral/ceramic coat on the headlights. It doesn't take too much driving in bad weather for them to get cloudy, and then they're pretty useless.

Fair price imo.
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