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post #23206 of 26303
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Parking. -she ain't the best at it. Comfort. And it has to have at least some street cred.

Her: no sedans, not too big, no Bling,easy to drive and park. Cute. (Ugh) in her own purpose first way. Not 2 doors. (These are flexible, if i can win the majority)


First 2 look ins are a new "fat" Mini, or a early 2000's Jaguar xj. Don't laugh. tongue.gif


You can fix the parking thing by getting a friend to teach her. I taught a 27 yr old hippie how to park. She mentioned she couldn't park very well so I told her I'd "fix" her. Walked outside to my 20 foot long pickup truck and she freaked! Within 45 mins, she was parking it like a champ. I have some pylons and used them to make parking spaces, wide at first, then narrow. Soon she was able to back the truck into a parking space that was 8 inches wider than the truck!

Funny how you chose a Mini and Jag XJ. Both will require plenty of your wrenching skills. lol!

post #23207 of 26303
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Originally Posted by Al9146 View Post
 


My own R2D2 unit would be awesome!

It's going to get worse by creating more inattentive, lazy, drivers. Drivers who forget how to parallel park, (or never knew how), because "park assist" will do it for them. Drivers who tailgate when driving an older car because they are used to automatic braking in new cars as they approach a slower car.

Ultimately, it's going to diminish overall driver skill and be painful for anyone who enjoys driving. 

 

There are quite a few places that have eliminated parallel parking on the road test.  DC is about to take it 1 step further and eliminate in vehicle road tests. That's right, road tests are going to be computer based within a year

post #23208 of 26303
I have a Mini JCW GP. It's a super fun little car. It's the previous gen, though - before they became fat. And my mom has a 2013 clubman.

I'd recommend the clubman for your wife - they are certainly comfortable and there is a surprising amount of cargo and backseat space in such a small package - if she and her friends/family are average Japanese person sized, it's more than enough room.

I don't have a good opinion on "cute", but my wife, mom and two sisters all think our minis are cute, but the new generation got ruined because the proportions are now too fat and just look off
post #23209 of 26303
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post
 

 

There are quite a few places that have eliminated parallel parking on the road test.  DC is about to take it 1 step further and eliminate in vehicle road tests. That's right, road tests are going to be computer based within a year



wtf?!?

How can they be that stupid? Not testing parking is one thing, (still wrong, imho), but moving to computer testing only? I can see computer testing being a great additional portion to the actual road test, to check for emergency awareness issues while maintaining safety, or even as a pre-test before allowing an in-car test. However, there is a massive difference between a new driver at a computer, and on a real road with real consequences to their actions. 

post #23210 of 26303
Even not testing parallel parking is insane to me. You have a fucking car. You can drive that car into a city. Even if you don't have any parallel parking in your small town or exurb....your license grants you permission to drive in every city in america (and pretty much every country).

If you can't figure out how to get your car into a fairly large parallel spot without hitting anything, go fucking practice. You already only have to pass the test once in a lifetime...incompetence should not be tolerated.
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Her: no sedans, not too big, no Bling,easy to drive and park. Cute. (Ugh) in her own purpose first way. Not 2 doors. (These are flexible, if i can win the majority)

Every time I see one, the new generation of VW golfs looks better and better to me. Golf a little more cute, GTI a little more aggressive, but both look great. Saw a beautiful silver GTI last night...
Compare that to the previous 2 generations where I really thought the Golf/Rabbit looked a little silly and that only the GTI looked good.

Easy to park, 4 doors, nice to drive, not a sedan....
post #23211 of 26303
My SE is working out fine. A GTI with the noise-producer disabled would have been better, but I really like the silk blue and what I got is perfectly adequate-- especially considering price. It does help that we also have a Subaru Outback.

I suppose the only minor thing to quibble on is the back seat, which is OK but could have more legroom. For that, in this general size, we're looking at a 328GT, or maybe the Tesla Model 3.
post #23212 of 26303
The car was cut off by the truck and couldn't brake soon enough because the near IR to visible wavelength camera was the only thing that could detect it - the ultrasonic and radar sensors can't. It's still around 40% safer than a human. Tesla immedidaly reported it to the NHTSA. It's arguable if they didn't make it public right away because of the stock sale and the purchase of Solar City.

Teslas are not running around rampant and killing people, but one incident will be high profile because they are a high profile company.
post #23213 of 26303
It's official. I think the F80 M3 looks better than the M4.

I've been on the fence but seeing a black M3 sealed dat deal.
post #23214 of 26303
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It's official. I think the F80 M3 looks better than the M4.

I've been on the fence but seeing a black M3 sealed dat deal.

I guess we're all entitled to a bit of delusion.
post #23215 of 26303
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

I guess we're all entitled to a bit of delusion.

Swap out the M3 tail lights with the M4's and then we have perfection. 👌🏼

I like how dat fender flare on the m3 is more aggressive.
post #23216 of 26303
The Tag Motorports M3 sitting on HRE 300M classics and chunky tires is perfect.

Much nicer than the M4.

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Edited by Find Finn - 7/8/16 at 4:09pm
post #23217 of 26303
Not really feeling those wheels. I don't like wheels with the studded bolts on the inner perimeter.

Makes the wheel look too busy.
post #23218 of 26303
I agree, the front splitter on the m4 is far too agressive looking. The m3 looks and it has more fender flare.
post #23219 of 26303
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

It's official. I think the F80 M3 looks better than the M4.

I've been on the fence but seeing a black M3 sealed dat deal.

I agree with you on this one. When I was looking at getting a new car, none of the BMW dealers I spoke to could get an F80 M3 allocation and could only get the M4.
post #23220 of 26303
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

The Tag Motorports M3 sitting on HRE 300M classics and chunky tires is perfect.

Much nicer than the M4.

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Looks gaudy as hell. Also, the F80 and F82 share nearly the same front bumper and don't have an actual spliter.
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