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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. jet

    jet Senior member

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    So it's cars we drive and cars we sold now huh?
     
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  2. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    How about cars we want to buy.
     
  3. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Or simply, The Cars Thread.

    Let's broaden the scope for our stakeholders (us).
     
  4. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    It's a good movie, I like the tow truck. :embar:
     
  5. Piobaire

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    Is it just my experience or do other people agree 99.9% of Mustang drivers are going to be going at least 10 mph under the speed limit and accelerate like a 90 year old using a walker going uphill?
     
  6. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Check your privilege, brah.
     
  7. upthewazzu

    upthewazzu Senior member

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    Around here, you just described Corvette drivers.
     
  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Them too. Doubly slow if a convertible Vette.
     
  9. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    around these parts, people buy Mustangs so they can put straight pipes on them and just rumble around town.
     
  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Another example of why Neil Peart is the man.

    http://www.neilpeart.net/index.php/space-for-news-items/november-2013-angels-landing/
     
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  11. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ..
     
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  12. UnFacconable

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    Just when everyone had forgotten how Canadian you are, you drop some Neil Peart praise.

    :rimshot:
     
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  13. Douglas

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    Fuck. I need the estimable forvm's help.

    I made the mistake of taking my 2007 328xi coupe to the dealer to have new tires put on. $1200, bullshit. He claims he only marks each tire up $10 and the alignment is free.

    They're also telling me I have "hairline cracks" in 3 of my rims (they haven't looked at the 4th yet). $400 per rim.

    And a $700 oil leak.

    Sounds like a load of shit to me but anyways, here I am. One tire is completely done so to even drive it off the premises I'm in for the $1200.

    Unless I trade in. Default choice for me is a 428xi.

    Is this thing a decent vehicle? Worth looking into? Or should I be looking at Audi? Other suggestions in this class?

    I hate having to knuckle under and go automatic, grrrrr, but it's all they have on the lot.
     
  14. bawlin

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    I've heard great things, but I would want a manual transmission in that thing. That said, give it a try - you may like it.
     
  15. HRoi

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    $1200 is not unreasonable if you are going OEM (Michelin or Continental), especially if you have the 18" wheels. if you're willing to go with something like Hankook - the current performance for value champ - you can probably get it down to $600-700.

    the hairline crack stuff does sound like a load of shit.

    do you actually want a new car, or are you just frustrated with the expense?
     
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  16. Rumpelstiltskin

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    $300 a tire? That's a bit rich if you aren't running 18s or 19s. Discount Tire Direct has Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS runflats for $141 each for 16s and $187 for 17s. Hairine cracks? If they aren't leaking air don't worry about them. And a $700 oil leak? WTF? Sounds like you need to find an indie BMW mechanic pronto. If you think you are going to get rid of it you should throw some used non-runflat tires on it for 40 bucks a wheel
     
  17. GreenFrog

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    Douglas, you're getting the runaround at $1,200 for four tires, even if all of them are 18s. Not sure if you have a staggered setup, but I run on 18s with fatass tires (255 / 285) and michelin PSSs (ultra high performance summer tires) would have cost me slightly north of $1.2K.

    I bet your guy is slapping on run flats and up charging you by a very significant margin.
     
  18. HRoi

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    wait, I forgot that the 3-series uses run flats. disregard my Hankook recommendation. if you're getting OEM run flats, $1200 is a decent (not great) price OTD with mounting, balancing, alignment and tax
     
  19. Find Finn

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    Spoke with a guy the other day, who's thinking about getting the new RS6 on Danish tags price 540k$.
     
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