Cars We Drive!

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

  1. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Not the S, but I do with the D3 A. Solid car. I've driven the S, its quick. The V10 seems pretty stable.
     
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    I've forgotten if I've shared this before. McLaren F1 GTR playing with Can Am cars on the front straight of Spa:

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    Highlights for me:

    - 1:37 BMW V12 startup heard through flat pipes (no muffler)
    - 2:15 flying start of the field
    - 3:19 F1 being chased by the purple McLaren Can Am car up to Eau Rouge.

    The in-car footage starts around 4:00.

    The Can Am McLaren uses a Chevy V8.
     
  3. GreenFrog

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    HH FLYING HOME TODAY AND MY PLATES HAVE ARRIVED!!!

    :bounce2:
     
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    That's pretty awesome...
     
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    Coworker of mine totalled his M3 today on the way to work. I felt bad for him, he really loved that car.
     
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    Did he drive it off the road or get hit by some idiot driver? Depending on HOW it got total'd I'd either feel bad or not.
     
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    Damn. I'm assuming his insurance will cut him a check for a new one?
     
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    Was paying for parking at the booth and the exit ramp was sloping upwards with a hard right... was very tight but I thought I had ample space.

    The blockade thing goes up and I lightly press the accelerator.. next thing I know:

    *CRUNCH*

    And I just let out a "AGHHHHHH FUCK!!!" and you could hear my shout echo underground (lol) since my window was still down.

    Result:

    [​IMG]

    :(

    Second time ever curbing a wheel in my entire driving history.

    Texted the previous owner and he referred me to a shop that fixes curb rash for $50 a wheel.. seems too cheap, compared to other places that quoted me $150 a wheel. Anyone have any experience with fixing curb rash? Considering these are powder-coated, not sure how that will affect things.
     
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    Aren't you replacing those, soon? If so, why bother with repairing it?
     
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    It was a domino effect where he was rear ended and pushed into a car in front of him I believe. Sandwiched and all the airbags blown etc. Not a result of douche driving.
     
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    I plan to replace them, but 'soon' is yet to be defined.

    I want to repair them to retain maximum value for any potential sale / trade.
     
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    Sounds awful. I hope he made it out unharmed.
     
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    Going to be looking for a car soon, need some ideas. Would like to stay around 10k, just need a commuter that's comfortable and gets good mileage. I have the truck and sports car taken car of already :)
     
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    geo metro.
     
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