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263My car before I lifted it 3" (old man emu shocks and springs) installed detroit trutrack limitted slip diffs front and back and got tom woods custom double cardon prop shafts front and back. I also bought a brush bar and front and rear lamp guards. Also looking to get new tires thinking of getting 33" BFG ATAs or Goodyear Duratracs. I bought some OEM 18" "hurricane" rims for when I get tires. thinking of getting them powder coated dark grey? Thoughts?
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I only subscribed to this thread yesterday, but I'm getting the feeling no one in this thread has any love for domestics frown.gif

Don't have any good pics but 2002 z06 for me icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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I'm looking forward to the new corvette
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263My car before I lifted it 3" (old man emu shocks and springs) installed detroit trutrack limitted slip diffs front and back and got tom woods custom double cardon prop shafts front and back. I also bought a brush bar and front and rear lamp guards. Also looking to get new tires thinking of getting 33" BFG ATAs or Goodyear Duratracs. I bought some OEM 18" "hurricane" rims for when I get tires. thinking of getting them powder coated dark grey? Thoughts?

Post some current pics, this sounds good.
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I only subscribed to this thread yesterday, but I'm getting the feeling no one in this thread has any love for domestics frown.gif
Don't have any good pics but 2002 z06 for me icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Not sure if you saw the shot of my '48 Jeep on the previous page, but I've always driven domestic vehicles. My father was a contractor and all of our company vehicles were F250's and F350's. I grew up driving Ford trucks exclusively. In fact, Best vehicle I ever owned was an F150 SuperCrew Lariat edition. But I just don't have a need for a truck anymore so I sold it last fall and got a Toyota Highlander Limited edition. It's not a bad SUV. As my wife and I are expecting our first child, the Toyota will make a great family car. Very safe, reliable, smooth ride, and pretty good gas mileage; but it definitely isn't a lifted pickup!
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Thanks, I always forget about Autotrader for bottom of the market. Looks lovely and will check into it. I know Volvo's are reliable. But how are parts availability and cost? Are they easy to work on?
If you get something slightly older like a 240, it will be even easier to work on. But I wouldn't worry that much about it. They don't require that much maintenance and you often see Volvos with 500k km on them.
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Thanks, I always forget about Autotrader for bottom of the market. Looks lovely and will check into it. I know Volvo's are reliable. But how are parts availability and cost? Are they easy to work on?


Volvo is owned by ford, so newer Volvo's share a lot of engine parts with Ford, the Ford ST models have Volvo engines f.ex., so it shouldn't be a problem

The old ones are great and a very tunable, if that is your thing and they are RWD with no weight over the rear axels, so they are pretty fun in the snow (which you don't have in Florida).
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Really? I have worked a decent job at some point in my life and what I consider an investment account is not very big... If you go back to the Bentley conversation, it was worth about $10,000. I could spend more then $1,500 on a car, but I don't see why when I only want/need a car for the weekend...

I suggest you take a close look at how you manage your money. Someone in your situation considering a maintenance nightmare like a Bentley rings a lot of bells. I could be completely wrong, but this smacks of instant gratification which generally leads to horrible mismanagement of finances.

The volvo comment was accurate. There are many cars out there which are reliable and cheap to maintain. I didnt read the backstory but why do you only need a car for the weekends?

Also consider an older honda civic, toyota carolla
Edited by idfnl - 7/16/12 at 5:03am
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is there a good reason to lift a truck, other than improve its offroad capabilities?
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is there a good reason to lift a truck, other than improve its offroad capabilities?

I would imagine that 0.0001% of trucks that are raised are done for a functional purpose. The remaining 99.999% are trying to be cool.

Raising a truck is generally a bad idea. Raises the center of gravity, so you increase the likelihood of a roll not to mention wreck the handling, worsen gas mileage since you usually put more inefficient tires. Lastly, you generally ruin the value.
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Thanks, I always forget about Autotrader for bottom of the market. Looks lovely and will check into it. I know Volvo's are reliable. But how are parts availability and cost? Are they easy to work on?

A month or so ago you were talking about taking your bike to the bike shop to get a flat fixed and now you're talking about working on a car?
And you just bought a $1000 time trail bike with a $279 extended warranty.
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is there a good reason to lift a truck, other than improve its offroad capabilities?

To show you are a redneck.
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is there a good reason to lift a truck, other than improve its offroad capabilities?

Increase pay load.
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263My car before I lifted it 3" (old man emu shocks and springs) installed detroit trutrack limitted slip diffs front and back and got tom woods custom double cardon prop shafts front and back. I also bought a brush bar and front and rear lamp guards. Also looking to get new tires thinking of getting 33" BFG ATAs or Goodyear Duratracs. I bought some OEM 18" "hurricane" rims for when I get tires. thinking of getting them powder coated dark grey? Thoughts?

Looks like all you needed to do was put on the Hurricanes and repair the air suspension. Sounds like you ruined a good truck frown.gif
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Thanks, I always forget about Autotrader for bottom of the market. Looks lovely and will check into it. I know Volvo's are reliable. But how are parts availability and cost? Are they easy to work on?

 

parts are readily available, even some specialty aftermarket suppliers

the things are designed for ease of maintenance and longevity, very robust and reliable, especially the older ones pre 95 or so, built like a truck

avoid the turbo if you can, get a manual tranny, prefer 4 cyl vs 5 cyl engine and try to find one owned by a volvo club member

 

and the newer ones are near the top too

Volvo Ranks Fourth in Reliability

3/1/2011

 
Automotive News -- February 28, 2011 - 2:00 pm ET

WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) -- Honda and Subaru topped Consumer Reports' annual rankings of automakers for 2011, while better reliability and enhanced resale values helped Ford improve the most since last year.

Honda Motor Co. posted the best overall score of 74 out of 100 points in the Consumer Reports' ranking. Honda was followed by Subaru with 73 points and Toyota Motor Corp. with 71 points. Volvo placed fourth with 68 points, followed by Ford with 67 and Hyundai.

Chrysler Group LLC had the worst ranking among the car makers with 43 points. Mercedes-Benz, BMW and General Motors also placed near the bottom of the rankings.
 
 
 

                                                                                               Top 5 over 1,000,000 miles.

ID Owner Country Model Year Mileage
1 Irv Gordon USA New York 1800S 1966 2920000
2 S. E. Mäkinen Finland 245 GL Diesel 1979 1628780
3 Brett Sutherland Canada 122S 1965 1565471
2852 Jerry Morris USA 142S 1968 1269122
2271 Ellen Crist USA 244DL 1979 1098000

Top 5 with 500,000 to 999,999 miles.

ID Owner Country Model Year Mileage
1642 Paul Gee USA 240 1987 932331
3423 Jussi Finland 244 Diesel 1981 932055
2313 Kevin Anthony Buffin USA 240 1989 904990
4 Thomas Barton USA 245GL 1984 900211
5 George Swift USA 144S 1970 865765

Edited by Arthur PE - 7/16/12 at 12:49pm
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