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I mean....at that point I'd be making money hand over fist
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I mean....at that point I'd be making money hand over fist

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Hroi- who's your unhurried friendo?
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One of the Penske principals was quoted when he opened that dealership that "we don't mark up over msrp". I'm sure they'll say, oh but this is a used car and msrp doesn't apply, but it still looks slimy.
 

+1

 

Calling it a used car to try to get around the MSRP is just BS and and bolsters the stereotypical sleazy dealership image. 

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Yo @Dino.

I am humbly asking the Italian car guy a technical question. . shog[1].gif

The bartender has an 2008 Alfa GT. He has a light on for the VDC. While i can wrench, Italian cars are a lucky dip. Where should i tell him to look first? His fog lights are needing a rewire. Otherwise a very nice car to cruise in. Told him to charge the battery, and the light will come on as the system works. Speed sensor? Meh.
Edited by Thrift Vader - 9/5/16 at 3:31am
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Decided to wash my wife's car though I left the interior for her to clean up. 08 E350 sport with the AMG appearance bits.

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Thats a nice ride. Don't be surprised if you find yourself cleaning the inside next weekend
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Pics of the inside? lurker[1].gif
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It's pretty amazing how everything is relative.

 

Driving on the highway with the top down and I was at times wishing for more power. With the stock gearing, the car really is pretty hesitant to go above 80 (it's at like 4k-ish RPM or a bit higher there). You can nudge it up and I pushed it quite a bit further and while it was fun as heck, I was just about wringing out what I could from 5th and it didn't have much left to give. I'm sure if I actually had the top up or the windows up, things would have been far better. It's pretty crazy how big of a difference just the windows can make.

On the way back from vermont, we drove on local state roads all the way back and it's probably the most fun I've ever had driving. Did pretty much the same trip on my bike last year over the same weekend and it's just beautiful. Didn't find the power lacking at all on roads, even those with speed limits in the 55-60 range. That's where the car really shines. 

 

Still, a bit of a breathing upgrade will likely do wonders!

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No pics of inside.  Mostly a bunch and random paper or mail she never brings in the house.  At some point our son will be old enough to destroy it on his own.

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Hit milestone mileage.. I'm rackin dem up 😭

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Had a new 2017 impala Lt for a rental this weekend. Awful. Controls were not easy to reach, power was underwhelming with the v6, vision was awful and the rearview mirror was tiny, as Nd the seats were uncomfortable. Plus it had zero features like parking sensors or backup camera.

The trunk was big though.
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Had a new 2017 impala Lt for a rental this weekend. Awful. Controls were not easy to reach, power was underwhelming with the v6, vision was awful and the rearview mirror was tiny, as Nd the seats were uncomfortable. Plus it had zero features like parking sensors or backup camera.

The trunk was big though.

I find that modern engines actually make decent power but they get hamstrung by how the cars are programmed to hunt for the highest gear possible in most situations. I remember my 4-banger camry would have good-enough pickup if I was in manual mode and hung onto the gears.

In auto mode, it tries to stay under 2k rpm whenever possible and only downshifts when you mash the pedal. Makes the car feel very slow to the average person who doesn't manipulate the gears themselves.
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I find that modern engines actually make decent power but they get hamstrung by how the cars are programmed to hunt for the highest gear possible in most situations. I remember my 4-banger camry would have good-enough pickup if I was in manual mode and hung onto the gears.

In auto mode, it tries to stay under 2k rpm whenever possible and only downshifts when you mash the pedal. Makes the car feel very slow to the average person who doesn't manipulate the gears themselves.

In both manual and automatic mode there was random clunking when shifting gears. It would often take a full second to shift in manual mode.

Edit: plus the cruise control often allowed the car to be plus it minus 10% the set speed.
Edited by brokencycle - 9/6/16 at 5:35pm
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These are sick tho
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