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LOL. Honda's website kicks out a 36/12k a year lease on the Pilot top model at nearly $900 a month. WT serious 

I feel like I've seen less and less of these. This makes sense.

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Do you guys get the Honda "crossroad"?
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Having a laugh with my co-workers on how much the new 86's are a disappointment.

Then we agreed that the best thing either of us would do with one is put a built 4age or 3sge "Beams" engine in one. Build an O.G style 86 in a new shell. . . .

Really hope the new Supra isn't crap.

@horndog, are you going to buy when it gets released?

 

They were supposed to be scions. If nothing else, it was a cool experiment for them to work with subaru and use a boxer engine.

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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Having a laugh with my co-workers on how much the new 86's are a disappointment.

Then we agreed that the best thing either of us would do with one is put a built 4age or 3sge "Beams" engine in one. Build an O.G style 86 in a new shell. . . .

Really hope the new Supra isn't crap.

@horndog, are you going to buy when it gets released?

Why are you guys disappointed with the 86? It's not perfect but I love mine. The rest of the car is so good that I'm willing to look beyond the engine. While the boxer sounds bad, runs rough, and makes less power than we'd all like, it at least keeps the CG low. We'll see about the new Supra whenever it gets released... I'm anticipating it'll be competitive in the ~60k range but not the complete beast of a car the MKIV turned out to be. Toyota doesn't have the balls anymore. Too many accountants calling the shots.
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Do you guys get the Honda "crossroad"?

 

We do not get that.  Looks like an update to the Honda Element I think they stopped making.

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Met up with a cool local miata guy today and changed the oil/filter and spark plugs/wires on the car! Plugs weren't all that bad, but they were mismatched (!!!) and the wires pretty much fell apart.

 

He had the most beautiful NA miata I've ever seen. He bought it new in 1990. It has 24k miles on it now. It's museum quality. Seriously awesome.

 

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Why are you guys disappointed with the 86? It's not perfect but I love mine. The rest of the car is so good that I'm willing to look beyond the engine. While the boxer sounds bad, runs rough, and makes less power than we'd all like, it at least keeps the CG low. We'll see about the new Supra whenever it gets released... I'm anticipating it'll be competitive in the ~60k range but not the complete beast of a car the MKIV turned out to be. Toyota doesn't have the balls anymore. Too many accountants calling the shots.

 

Why can't they over engineer it? Would it be that much more expensive?

post #24937 of 26303
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Why are you guys disappointed with the 86? It's not perfect but I love mine. The rest of the car is so good that I'm willing to look beyond the engine. While the boxer sounds bad, runs rough, and makes less power than we'd all like, it at least keeps the CG low. We'll see about the new Supra whenever it gets released... I'm anticipating it'll be competitive in the ~60k range but not the complete beast of a car the MKIV turned out to be. Toyota doesn't have the balls anymore. Too many accountants calling the shots.

The FA engines are a facepalm. There are no current plans to put one in an Sti. That speaks volumes. Putting one in what was supposed to be the successor to the almighty 86? Whomever came up with that idea needs a solid kick in the sack. I am a Toyota fan. And i currently drive 2 Subaru's. Example, if you like coffee, and beer. . Would it be a great idea to mix it? Even a fresher, tweaked Beams 3sge (yamaha built, eats vtec's for breakfast) would keep it Toyota. Keep it light, and punchy. Subaru has no business building a small 2 door. But. . . A new SVX would be nice.

The accountants know when they are losing a customer demographic. And are now trying to get it back. With this "Gazoo Racing" nonsense. (TRD in disguise) and the smart thing to do is use the Crown Athlete powerplant. After all, the mk4 supra gets it's engine from the gen2 Aristo v300. The beast engine from a large sedan into a sleek coupe is always a winning formula.
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Met up with a cool local miata guy today...

Was he gay too?
post #24939 of 26303
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

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.


Hey Thrift, sorry for the delay in responding, but I have been in NYC with the Mrs for a few days and away from this thread. My limited experience with Alfas at least years ago were they were finicky and never known to have good electrical systems. They never brought the Alfa GTs into the US (the only Alfas we got in the US in the last 20 years were the 8C supercar and the new 4C), so I don't have any real experience with the GT. I'm also not sure how advanced its set up is. I think you gave him a good place to start. Other area to ABS issue (although I would hope he has a separate ABS light for that...or I should say an ABS light for that which works wink.gif )

In addition, being probably, more of my experience is with Italian cars that are pre-VDC/traction control, and lack all the save your a$$ stuff that years later may trip codes or cause a light to come on. Anyway, sorry I can't be of more help on this one. Wishing your friend lots of luck!
post #24940 of 26303
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So the r129 I nearly got in July is still there. He dropped the price from $20.9K to 19.9K. It's a verrry small market for the V12s but three have come and gone since, weirdly older or higher mileage ones at *higher* prices eg $26-30K! Lol Maybe I dodged a bullet though if it's still sittin there.

I'd be a major dingus to turn down a free ride but at the same time this is pure 'meh' vs the e46 m3. I'd never have selected this for mehself. Audi is kinda a girl's brand imo. AWD is good for winter though, can't deny that. In summer though a real sports car is RWD.
*note the major rimrash. Always an indicator of a lady driver lol

There is a reason that SL600 is still sitting there. I know its tempting...but it sounds like you should be glad he's stuck with it and you're not. I would think there is some story behind this vehicle which is the reason its still sitting there, and yet higher mileage cars have sold for more money. Enjoy the free car!
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Was he gay too?
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Needed a laugh today, that was it. Thanks piobro.
Edited by Thrift Vader - 9/9/16 at 2:55am
post #24942 of 26303
HE WAS A 70 YEAR OLD NAVY VETERAN WHO HAD A LOT OF AWESOME STORIES YOU ASSHATS!

No, but seriously, his 90 miata was freaking gorgeous. All the mods were for suspension and a few mods to seats/steering. He bought it in 90 and it has sub 25k miles on it. Freaking amazing.
post #24943 of 26303
I have settled on my next project. Got the money. Just waiting on a place to park it. (Work on it)

Crown Majesta.

Plans are a Manual swap. Turbo, and body/wheels as a tribute to 80's-early 90's street racers.
post #24944 of 26303
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HE WAS A 70 YEAR OLD NAVY VETERAN WHO HAD A LOT OF AWESOME STORIES YOU ASSHATS!

No, but seriously, his 90 miata was freaking gorgeous. All the mods were for suspension and a few mods to seats/steering. He bought it in 90 and it has sub 25k miles on it. Freaking amazing.

I will never understand the appeal of garage queen performance cars. It's like dating a model and never boning her. I'm happy the dude is happy, but not my style.
post #24945 of 26303
25k is obviously pretty low for a 1990, but if it was a weekend car (maybe you travel for work,drive something else, etc.), you could still drive the car a couple hours every weekend all summer long and and only rack up 3-5k miles a year.

I wouldn't say I garage queen my motorcycle...but it might only get 1000 miles some years.

Maybe he just liked to bang the model on the weekend, but was happy he didn't have to go on family vacations with her.
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