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post #25021 of 26361
So you're saying that u gan da Uganda? lol8[1].gif
post #25022 of 26361
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I've ridden in UN land cruisers in Uganda over some pretty shitty roads. It's not much better inside...

Everyone gets the fuck out of their way though!

Im thinkin these were probably like the interior of an Army Humvee vs a civvy Hummer. Still sick tho. Hell, some auction Humvee would be a meaner winter vehicle than the typical (ie dipshit) Hummer you do see on the roads.
post #25023 of 26361
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

So you're saying that u gan da Uganda? lol8[1].gif
 
 
On a less fun note, I was supposed to work in Zambia but couldn't go because I broke my face and I was supposed to move to Ethiopia for a year but couldn't go because I had to have back surgery for a second time when the first operation went kaput after a month.

 

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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post


Im thinkin these were probably like the interior of an Army Humvee vs a civvy Hummer. Still sick tho. Hell, some auction Humvee would be a meaner winter vehicle than the typical (ie dipshit) Hummer you do see on the roads.

 

Might have just been the fact that we were wearing kevlar and helmets.

I definitely hit my head on the roof a few times with the helmet on. I wondered if a bullet would have hurt less.

post #25024 of 26361
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thinking about it more, i think a car needs some special significance to you personally for you to never get tired of it, and have it be something you keep forever.

like for me, the 911 has unwaveringly been my favorite car of all time. and this is the most ultimate version of the model that i can afford.

Agreed.  If it doesn't have a special significance, even if its very nice, eventually, its just an old car.

 

For me the 328GTS was my dream car in high school.  When I first saw it, I thought it was the prettiest thing on 4 wheels. It made the right sounds, had the right curves and that classic gated shifter.  Also, for me the idea of an air cooled 911 is very appealing because my Dad had a 3.2 Carrera and then a 930 Turbo when I was growing up. So the shape, the distinctive air cooled engine sound, and interior bring back memories.  Every now and then I also look at classifieds for 944 Turbos and 944S2s and think about picking one up, because a 944 was the first sports car I owned and I like their shape, sturdy construction, and the way they drive.   

post #25025 of 26361
Dino is a genuine car-man smile.gif

RTC ive never driven in a Humvee. Looked inside one once. The Cdn army had dreadfully thin-skinned "Iltis" light jeeps tho now thankfully Gwagons. More importantly: Ima have to demand more deets what with the "kevlar and armor" and whatnot. Ya cannot tease like that :P
post #25026 of 26361
I worked at an HIV/AIDS NGO years ago. My aunt worked for the UN world food program and asked if we wanted to come along for a food drop in a few refugee camps.

Given that the area was still considered a warzone (remember the LRA? Kony et al.) we had an armed army lead and tail and were all in armored vehicles while wearing body armor and helmets.

It was wild.
post #25027 of 26361
Forever car?
I want to say my current daily. - that presents a dilemma. I have the itch to build some custom stuff. But with my daily? It would ruin it's originality.

On the other hand, it has been smashed, thrashed, raced, abandoned, rescued, restored, whipped daily. . . And it is starting to creep up on being a high mileage car.

Do i keep it close to stock until it quits? Or do i flex my skills? making it a whole different animal with not much left of what it is now? decisions.gif

I really find it hard to choose. . There was only 2,000 made, less in yellow. Gah. Thoughts guys?

Edit: though if i ever got my hands on a Z32 fairlady 2+2 twin turbo manual? That would be my thing under covers for sunny days. smile.gif
Edited by Thrift Vader - 9/17/16 at 3:37am
post #25028 of 26361
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Forever car?
I want to say my current daily. - that presents a dilemma. I have the itch to build some custom stuff. But with my daily? It would ruin it's originality.

Do i keep it close to stock until it quits? Or do i flex my skills? making it a whole different animal with not much left of what it is now? decisions.gif

I really find it hard to choose. . There was only 2,000 made, less in yellow. Gah. Thoughts guys?

My vote would be to keep it close to stock, since its relatively rare.  Then if it eventually dies, and needs a lot attention, mod the F*ck out of it.  

post #25029 of 26361
I vote the opposite. I don't really see WRX's as particularly collectible, so might as well refine it to how you want it


If I was only going to buy Japanese for my forever car, I would think for about 0.5 secs and start looking for first-gen NSX's
post #25030 of 26361
Ditto.
post #25031 of 26361
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I vote the opposite. I don't really see WRX's as particularly collectible, so might as well refine it to how you want it


If I was only going to buy Japanese for my forever car, I would think for about 0.5 secs and start looking for first-gen NSX's

 

The one he has is a bit different. It's basically what basically put those cars on the map and as tuner status cars, especially in the US.


My thought would be to modify it in a way that you can bring it back to stock if you want to without too much issue. Still loads to do in terms of bolt ons and suspension stuff which doesn't require you to take the engine apart.

post #25032 of 26361
Too early for me to think about a forever car tbh but I think the e46 m3 could fit the bill nicely.
post #25033 of 26361
For me, modding is "how do i enhance the original performance?" Make it what the designers intended? Max it out?

No joke my car is rare. Not sure if the
Greater sin is driving it into the ground, or modding it.
Edited by Thrift Vader - 9/17/16 at 11:15am
post #25034 of 26361

Well given that you rescued it from a junkyard to begin with, I don't think driving it into the ground would be a sin.

You built up and breathed new life into something that others thought was trash. If you decide to build it up, it's your prerogative. Your car's value probably isn't as high as something that hadn't been in that condition to begin with, right? Even though it'd be hard to tell unless someone knew the history or knew exactly what to look for.

post #25035 of 26361
Yeah. I know what you are saying. Better modded than forgotten or stripped for parts .

Friends know how reluctant i am to
alter it. As it is, it was my dream car.

Time to think. Will keep you posted.
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