Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

    Messages:
    14,457
    Likes Received:
    4,790
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Location:
    The Temple of Jawnz
    Sad thing is:

    I can afford:
    997 Porsche GT2

    I can't afford:
    seemingly(?) expensive bicycle hobby
    ugly ass rims for the sake of having ugly ass rims
     
  2. raneym305

    raneym305 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Location:
    Seattle, Wa
    

    Please tell me this is a joke mocking the last guy that was debating a Bentley vs. Geo Prizm.

    I love seeing the cars that people really drive or other people's dream cars that I otherwise would not be exposed to due to their rarity.

    But if you're looking for advice. Don't bull shit everyone with unrealistic expectations. Don't bull shit yourself with unrealistic expectations. If you want advice about a Geo Metro because that's what's in your budget, go ahead and ask for advice. I'm sure there are a couple Geo owners on here who can give you advice. But don't start your post by saying that your other choice is a Rolls Royce Phantom. No one will give you serious advice if you don't have a serious question.

    In regards to your latter post: If you can afford a GT2, but can't afford a Mountain bike- get your damn finances in order and buy the Geo Metro. No woman (or guy if that's how you roll) is coming home with if you have a Phantom but can't afford to move out of your Mom's house.

    On a side note, who drives a Phantom!?!? If you've got the cash for a Phantom , you better have the cash for a chauffeur!
     
  3. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

    Messages:
    11,835
    Likes Received:
    1,855
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Me thinks you wandered in here unawares of the players involved...
     
  4. DerekS

    DerekS Guyliner

    Messages:
    8,591
    Likes Received:
    4,792
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Location:
    Nashville
    

    while this is good advice, the age old question still stands...Geo Vs. Rolls Royce. anyone who owns a car has dealt with this decision. Not to be taken lightly....










    or serious.
     
  5. raneym305

    raneym305 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Location:
    Seattle, Wa
    

    It's a decision a wrestle with on a daily basis.
     
  6. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

    Messages:
    12,358
    Likes Received:
    3,484
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    

    :crackup:


    Google Jon Olsson ;)




    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    The R8 is all carbon PPi wide body.
     
  7. mike1445

    mike1445 Senior member

    Messages:
    977
    Likes Received:
    281
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2011
    Location:
    Buffalo
    I hadn't seen the gtr before, I'm normally All for the Audi but that's my pick of the 4, minus the massive gold initials
     
  8. martinottawa

    martinottawa Member

    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 30, 2012
    Location:
    Yellowknife
    I drive a 2000 VW Jetta with 225 000 kms on it. Gets me where I want to go, good handling, reasonably reliable and reasonably good on gas. Plus, being a bit beat up as it is, I don't have to treat it with kid gloves. And having an old beater of a car means that I have more money to spend on important things like shoes.

    My real baby is one of these though:
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

    Messages:
    27,312
    Likes Received:
    1,617
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Location:
    I'M IN MIAMI, BITCH
    Got a repair question for you guys and it doesn't warrant its own thread: I've got an 05 Toyota Corolla that I need to change out the spark plugs on. There are about 6 different types of spark plugs available, apparently. What type should I choose for a car like this? Obviously, I don't need the ultra high end ones, but should I spring for something above the cheapest ones?
     
  10. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Thumb Raider

    Messages:
    4,748
    Likes Received:
    18,740
    Joined:
    May 5, 2007
    Location:
    Los Angeles
  11. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Thumb Raider

    Messages:
    4,748
    Likes Received:
    18,740
    Joined:
    May 5, 2007
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    either way, cheap plugs are fine, in my experience
     
  12. Arthur PE

    Arthur PE Senior member

    Messages:
    728
    Likes Received:
    18
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Location:
    Earth
    oem is the way to go
    the owners manual may spec a plug

    these look like the oem
    from the manual

    Spark plug type:1ZZ-FE engineDENSOSK16R11NGKIFR5A112ZZ-GE engineDENSOSK20R11NGKIFR6A11Spark plug gap, mm(in.):1.1(0.043)
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2012
  13. CDHagg

    CDHagg Senior member

    Messages:
    1,284
    Likes Received:
    825
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
  14. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

    Messages:
    27,312
    Likes Received:
    1,617
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Location:
    I'M IN MIAMI, BITCH
    
    No clue what this means. My first time attempting such an operation. The AAA guy recommended them after I changed out my battery and the car was still shaking like a leaf.
    Ah, good to know.
    Art, buddy, this might as well be in German.
     
  15. sonick

    sonick Senior member

    Messages:
    6,031
    Likes Received:
    483
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2003
    Location:
    Vancouver
    

    In that case, I'd recommend finding a buddy that knows basic car maintenance and buying them a 6-pack if you aren't somewhat mechanically-inclined in general.

    Though simple, there are a few things a novice can do with a spark plug change that can result in some serious damage... Tightening too much and stripping the spark plug socket theads, tightening too little and having the plug blow out of its socket, cross-threading the spark plug, etc.

    But if you are wanting to try it, here's what Arthur tried to post, short of the formatting issues...

    Spark plugs: NGK is the brand; IFR6A11 or IFR5A11 is the model #. Just ask the guy at the pep boys counter. Hell just give him your car model, make and year and they'll pull up a list of compatible plugs.

    As for the gap, you will need a gap tool to set it.. Search youtube for 'spark plug gap' and it should explain it pretty well.

    Hand-thread the spark plug into the socket to avoid cross-threading, then use a torque wrench to torque to spec.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2012

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by