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Ask me any car question - the Car Guru

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Cedric, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    this guy seems to have already done it. i just dont like the back end on the notchbacks and the other hard tops are hard to come by. since the trunk is going to house the batteries something with back seats would be nicer
     
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  2. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    that car looks awesome. I bet it'd cost about $50K or more to do something like that, but 100 miles and 95mph is no joke.

    Get some fake Rudge wheels for it :devil:
     
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  3. impolyt_one

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    this would be awesome. Bit of money if you want to make it electric, but would be the coolest electric car out there:

    http://www.rennsportreplicas.com/acoupe/

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    damn, I really want to make one of these now too... I've read that importing electric cars to different countries can be done with fewer hassles...
     
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  4. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    indesertum Senior member

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    i like the back on the last one you listed.

    that is one fine car.


    tesla's model s is coming out soon. i think i by the time i'm ready to do an ev conversion it'll be easier to just get one of those, but converting one sounds fun
     
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  6. KurtS90

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    I say a low mile C5 Zo6, but a new Miata is in that price range. C5 Convertibles. I like the Z4, but it's a car I'd buy for my BF not for myself (I don't know why I always felt that about BMW Z cars). S2K is probably on top of my list for reliable daily driver roadsters with excitement. But I would probably go with a mint Triumph TR6 with A/C. I seem to have better luck with classic cars as daily driver for some odd reason.

    ~Kurt

     
  7. Cedric

    Cedric Senior member

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    Z06's were never convertible
    C5 convertibles are decent cars, but flip up headlights are so 80's!

    Low maintenance and german cars do not go in the same sentence.
    Nissan 350Z roadster, S2000 are great cars.
    Miatas are for chicks
     
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  8. KurtS90

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    Pretty obvious that a C5 Z06 and all Zo6's are hardtops, but still a car I recommend for low 20's. It's great sports car for the money... C6 Convertibles may be out of his price range, but C5's are still nice cars. Regular C5's, with the Targa top can and maybe even Z51 can be had for high teens with low miles.

    The Miata is far from a chick car, it's still a true sports car. A little under powered in stock form, but nothing a cheap super/turbo charge can't fix. Some even throw in LSx motors.

    ~Kurt
     
  9. impolyt_one

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    I was just out smoking on my balcony and this definitively late 70's/early 80's Italian car came burbling by down on the street - only got a top view of it really - I thought it was Fiat X19, but had a slightly squared off front with fixed lights I think, and then long flying buttress C-pillars that went all the way to the tail. It was not a large car, and didn't really size out to be 70's/80's supercar level, merely a smaller sports car with unique styling. What car was this? It was white with a significant amount of black trimwork on it. Lancia?

    edit - haha, found my answer on google in 2 searches flat. It was a Lancia Scorpion:
    [​IMG]
     
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    my gf has a Lancia Fiasco 1.6TDi . It suits her temperament. I believe it has a little of the Scorpion heritage.
     
  11. cpmac7

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    Car Guru,

    With my new job I will be traveling a lot. Right now I have a truck, and I am looking to buy a car to save money. My friend who works at a dealership told me I need to be looking to cars like Accords, Civics, Corollas, and/or Camrys. Are there any others you can think of?

    Also my budget is $3000-6000, Looking for a 4 Door, Automatic, with preferably less than 100,000 miles on it

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    CP
     
  12. Cedric

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    Hey sorry, for the late response.
    You have a truck, i suppose you haul stuff at your job?
    If not, go for a used Jetta or Passat TDI.
    Dont be afraid of one with over 100k miles. 100k in those cars is like having 25k miles in any other car.

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    This is a nice troll... I can't believe it got to 3 pages+.
     
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    Check engine light on my 2000 Mitsubishi Galant came on. Mechanic at the nearby gas station said it'd cost $675 to replace the catalytic converter. Does this make any sense? I looked online for 3rd party replacement CC's and found some for as low as $85. Am I being screwed?
     
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    Third-party cats are notorious for poor quality that results in rapid failure as reported by either the O2 sensor or emissions testing. Unless you are certain that it is a quality product, I would stay away from them. Although it is illegal in some states (for really stupid reasons), I would look for a cat out of a wrecked or otherwise salvaged Galant with lower mileage.
     
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    ''That's a BS question. Chevy didn't make a 327 with a four-barrel carb for the Bel Air in 1955....blah, blah.....12 degrees before top dead center.''
     
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    you are being screwed royally.
    Dont deal with that mechanic
     
  18. Vaio

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    My car occasionally makes a funny sound after turning off the air conditioning. It sounds like a whining sound that gets louder and higher pitched as engine revs get higher. It goes away if i turn the air conditioning back on, or if i drive for a while without the air conditioning on. WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND WHY IS IT SO ANNOYING.

    if it matters my car is a 2010 vw golf
     
  19. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Might just need to lube your A/C compressor belt
     
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    Just how rampant are VW electrical issues in mid/late 90s, early 2000s dubbers? They seem like a good fit in terms of what I'm looking for, but the electrical issues just scare me off.
     

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