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post #20611 of 26293
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I might have had to replace 2 Michelin SSs and fix another and eat this bill in the last month, but I'm not Fisker level destitute...yet. patch[1].gif
post #20612 of 26293
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I feel ya. My clutch engagement gets a little rusty even after just a week's worth of not driving. Type of shoe you're wearing has a huge impact as well. Thinner soles are better, I find. Worst are sneakers with thick, rubbery / soft soles. You lose complete feel for the clutch. I manage surprisingly well with my dress shoes, but my favorite shoes to drive in are my cheap ass, $20 ked sneakers that have the thinnest, flimsiest soles.

Do you rev-match downshift when you drive? I've found that most manual drivers just tend to let the RPMs drop so low to where simply easing the clutch into a lower gear has no noticeably jerky effect.. don't understand that methodology at all. Practically means they can't overtake at a moment's notice if they need to.

I found some grippy Puma socks at Costco - I think it was 6 pair for 6 bucks or there about - that are my favorite. Incidentally, I have actual Puma driving shoes since I can't use the socks on track day, but I love the socks.

However, as we know, the truly bold do it in white socks and loafers:

Edited by ramuman - 2/23/16 at 9:06am
post #20613 of 26293
Car purchase update:

T&C declared totaled

We went and test drove minivans and crossovers, the Odyssey was the clear winner - but with a new model due later this year we don't really want to buy a new one. This Saturday we are going to see if we can stuff all our shit into a Tesla S.

The XC90 was as nice as I thought it would be, but, like every other fucking SUV, they put in a 2/3 - 1/3 bench in the 2nd row which means you can't put in child seats in that row and still have access to the back. No captain's chair option, no ability to remove the center seat. Same with GL. Honda Pilot has captain's chairs as an available option, but frankly it is basically a minivan with less utility, so fuck that.

Current options:

1. Buy a used Ody and just keep it
2. Buy a used 2015 Sienna*, flip it next year, buy new Ody
3. Assume a lease and then buy the new Ody

Anyone ever do a lease assumption?

* Has to be a 2015 or later, they upgraded the van for much better performance during small offset crashes.
post #20614 of 26293
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post



However, as we know, the truly bold do it in white socks and loafers:

This is how i do it. thin rubber soled loafers from "Democrata". and white sports socks. super comfortable. and great driving shoes. (thought you guise would snicker if i told you my fave driving shoes) and Senna drove like that too? Awesome. :slayer:

 

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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

Car purchase update:


Current options:

1. Buy a used Ody and just keep it
2. Buy a used 2015 Sienna*, flip it next year, buy new Ody
3. Assume a lease and then buy the new Ody

Anyone ever do a lease assumption?

* Has to be a 2015 or later, they upgraded the van for much better performance during small offset crashes.

any dealerships selling off the 2015 cheap before the new model hits? should save you some depreciation.

post #20615 of 26293
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

However, as we know, the truly bold do it in white socks and loafers:

post #20616 of 26293
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

Car purchase update:

T&C declared totaled

We went and test drove minivans and crossovers, the Odyssey was the clear winner - but with a new model due later this year we don't really want to buy a new one. This Saturday we are going to see if we can stuff all our shit into a Tesla S.

The XC90 was as nice as I thought it would be, but, like every other fucking SUV, they put in a 2/3 - 1/3 bench in the 2nd row which means you can't put in child seats in that row and still have access to the back. No captain's chair option, no ability to remove the center seat. Same with GL. Honda Pilot has captain's chairs as an available option, but frankly it is basically a minivan with less utility, so fuck that.

Current options:

1. Buy a used Ody and just keep it
2. Buy a used 2015 Sienna*, flip it next year, buy new Ody
3. Assume a lease and then buy the new Ody

Anyone ever do a lease assumption?

* Has to be a 2015 or later, they upgraded the van for much better performance during small offset crashes.

if XC90 was in the running, is a Q7 up for consideration?

post #20617 of 26293
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Originally Posted by mike1445 View Post
 

if XC90 was in the running, is a Q7 up for consideration?

Still doesn't have chairs in the second row. 

 

The Infiniti QX80 does, but that is big, ugly brute. 

 

How often do you need the third row? We thought it would be a huge pain in the ass with the two car seats in the second row, but thankfully I think it's been an issue, one, maybe two times. 

post #20618 of 26293
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

Car purchase update:

T&C declared totaled

We went and test drove minivans and crossovers, the Odyssey was the clear winner - but with a new model due later this year we don't really want to buy a new one. This Saturday we are going to see if we can stuff all our shit into a Tesla S.

The XC90 was as nice as I thought it would be, but, like every other fucking SUV, they put in a 2/3 - 1/3 bench in the 2nd row which means you can't put in child seats in that row and still have access to the back. No captain's chair option, no ability to remove the center seat. Same with GL. Honda Pilot has captain's chairs as an available option, but frankly it is basically a minivan with less utility, so fuck that.

Current options:

1. Buy a used Ody and just keep it
2. Buy a used 2015 Sienna*, flip it next year, buy new Ody
3. Assume a lease and then buy the new Ody

Anyone ever do a lease assumption?

* Has to be a 2015 or later, they upgraded the van for much better performance during small offset crashes.

You likely can between the front and rear trunks and it is the safest form of ground based transportation ever made - more than elevators. My confusion is that you're all over the place in your options. I'd honestly put down a refundable deposit down on the Model X over the S in your case and get some used beater or just wait until fall for your delivery.
post #20619 of 26293
Fanboi!!
post #20620 of 26293
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Fanboi!!

You are right on that. smile.gif

Way before I could drive, the kids in my neighborhood started getting the Power Wheels whatever-ish things. I asked my parents for either that and/or a shifter kart - neither of which they could afford. When I worked on Formula SAE and the solar car teams in college, I wished some of the components would become real.

I guess I ended up with an electric go-kart.
post #20621 of 26293

Noob, but serious question.  I was curious, so I was checking out Porsche's website.  If you check out the Panamera, as an example, there are 14 different trims, plus each one has seemingly hundreds of configurations.

I know HRoi is normally pre-ordering his well in advance and does a lot of customization, but is that common?  It just seems at odds with most other brands these days, where they have one or two trims and a limited number of options.

post #20622 of 26293
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Noob, but serious question.  I was curious, so I was checking out Porsche's website.  If you check out the Panamera, as an example, there are 14 different trims, plus each one has seemingly hundreds of configurations.


I know HRoi is normally pre-ordering his well in advance and does a lot of customization, but is that common?  It just seems at odds with most other brands these days, where they have one or two trims and a limited number of options.

Simple answer is yes.
post #20623 of 26293
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

You likely can between the front and rear trunks and it is the safest form of ground based transportation ever made - more than elevators. My confusion is that you're all over the place in your options. I'd honestly put down a refundable deposit down on the Model X over the S in your case and get some used beater or just wait until fall for your delivery.

It is really about four kids, aged 5 months to 5 years and all the car seats. That plus we need a car now.

At this point, I think we'll just buy a Sienna and call it done. Maybe put down on a Model X after a couple of years when those falcon doors have proven to be resilient (since they are a shit gimmick).
post #20624 of 26293
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

It is really about four kids, aged 5 months to 5 years and all the car seats. That plus we need a car now.

At this point, I think we'll just buy a Sienna and call it done. Maybe put down on a Model X after a couple of years when those falcon doors have proven to be resilient (since they are a shit gimmick).

I'd suggest anyone cross-shopping a Toyota with a Tesla to just get the Sienna and stop asking opinions on a forum. The rear doors on the X are not a gimmick btw.
post #20625 of 26293
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

I'd suggest anyone cross-shopping a Toyota with a Tesla to just get the Sienna and stop asking opinions on a forum. The rear doors on the X are not a gimmick btw.

A. I don't give a fuck about buying a family car to show off - just what makes the most sense. I can afford an X or a Sienna, that isn't the issue. If I could get all four in an E63 AMG wagon, I'd probably be done.

B. Those doors were designed to avoid having minivan doors. That is the only reason for their existence. They delayed delivery of the car to get them working, they prevent the use of a roof rack, require a high roof on a garage, add extra complexity for reduced functionality (they don't open as wide as a slider). They are the definition of a gimmick.

Frankly I'd rather they would have used their inherent structural advantages to just put three regular doors on each side. Or rear suicide doors.
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