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Dr Pepper
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"^ I met a guy with an Evo 8 who daily drives one of those. He said it was comfortable and fun to drive and people are regularly stunned at how quick it can be off the line.

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did he mention fuel economy?

10/12/2011 3:13:50 PM

dubcaps
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" For an engine with an 8k redline, it sure fell on its face after 6k. I was stunned--I thought these things like to rev?? I was expecting something like the outgoing M60 M5 V10 engine, which really does like to rev."


and it doesn't make especially pleasant noises while doing so either.

10/12/2011 3:13:50 PM

TKE-Teg
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"and they also don't make any sports cars and haven't in many decades, as far as I can think of, save the SLS AMG."


I'm pretty sure the SLK with the weaker engine option has been available with a manual transmission for over 10 years. Of course compared to it's peers its not much of a "sports" car. Though the latest one is supposedly a huge improvement and is possibly sportier than the new Z4 gayasslong name models since they're more or less trying to pass that off as a baby Merc SL.

I'd also argue that the CLK AGM Black Series, SL65 AGM Black Series, and McLaren SLR were all sports cars by the very definition.

[Edited on October 12, 2011 at 3:17 PM. Reason : new page]

10/12/2011 3:15:09 PM

sumfoo1
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at some point in time i'd like to have a db7 with the v12 and a 6 speed, they can be had for about 40k now... and since the engine is just a ford motor and a half... i think good rods, pistons, injectors and turbos and maybe an SCI programer (right ford engine so ford ecu should work??)
would make one hell of a car.

10/12/2011 3:20:28 PM

adam8778
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10/12/2011 10:16:53 PM

TKE-Teg
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Thanks for fucking up this page

10/12/2011 11:33:43 PM

sumfoo1
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yeah... i mean if it looked EXACTLY like the real thing... i'd want one.. but it looks like the old one with the mumps and then it weighs about twice as much as i'd like my fast car to weigh.

10/13/2011 6:31:28 AM

Dr Pepper
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you guys.... not everyone wants an M3 Lancer Sx7Ti


I'd rock one with the right exhaust setup!

10/13/2011 7:40:23 AM

sumfoo1
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is fugly



TOOO THICK!!! If they'd rip off the original's lines in the rear it would look damned good.


This is how its done.




i'm really thinking about this though.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2004-MERCEDES-BENZ-S600-V12-TWIN-TURBO-LOW-MILES-CLEAN-CARFAX-DEALER-SERVICED-/220863301070?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item336c7a85ce

20k for a twin turbo v12........ really?

[Edited on October 13, 2011 at 8:29 AM. Reason : .]

10/13/2011 8:26:07 AM

TKE-Teg
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^^^most people don't want a 4300lb 2 door coupe.

10/13/2011 8:28:57 AM

Dr Pepper
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the same could be said about every euro car that gets slobbered over on a daily basis here, i'm just saying let the man dream.


also, dodge fucked us from the concept version:



[Edited on October 13, 2011 at 8:35 AM. Reason : -]

10/13/2011 8:33:15 AM

sumfoo1
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it has to be some safety bumper height bullshit that made them do it...

It just looks like someone took what it should have looked like and then put a bed-skirt on it.

10/13/2011 8:39:22 AM

H8R
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I like the Foose concept where they take old cars and update the drivetrain and internals

fuck these re-made updated safety mobiles

10/13/2011 8:56:25 AM

Quinn
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1991 civic rt awd 6speed

10/13/2011 10:37:59 AM

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"fuck these re-made updated safety mobiles"


something tells me you'd come to appreciate them a little more if you got in a bad wreck in one...

10/13/2011 11:03:58 AM

arghx
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"did he mention fuel economy?"


about 13mpg combined for him

10/13/2011 11:11:51 AM

Fareako
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I really want to buy a Cadillac CTS-V, but I have to save up a shit ton of money so I don't have a ridiculous car payment or I need to win the lottery. :-/ My trade in won't garner that much money. Probably ~$5K.

10/13/2011 11:38:23 AM

Dr Pepper
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^^haha nice

[Edited on October 13, 2011 at 11:42 AM. Reason : -]

10/13/2011 11:41:44 AM

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http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/2646253156.html

Ahmet?

10/13/2011 1:00:35 PM

BigT716
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yep. car is in great shape.

10/13/2011 3:08:45 PM

adam8778
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^^Those pics look like they were taken behind a Wal-Mart

10/13/2011 4:51:52 PM

sumfoo1
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Hmm.... looks like they still put some serious stopping power on the scion FR-S (formerly ft-86)

10/14/2011 9:10:32 AM

TKE-Teg
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That's how the car is set up for a Nurburgring enduro this weekend, but I'm very hopeful about those brakes being carried over. I'm getting tired of burning through pads with my floating caliper single piston set up. If this car has monoblock multipiston front calipers i'll be ecstatic.

I still think this car will disappoint me when it's final specs are revealed in a month or so...

10/14/2011 9:35:43 AM

sumfoo1
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I agree....

I'm hoping subaru does an sti version regardless of 'yota's plans.

I really think that after they put it under the scion name that it will be cheap and anemic like the rest of the scion line. Unless they make a high performance shop or brand label for scion.

TRD? or something??

10/14/2011 12:27:09 PM

TKE-Teg
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I dunno about the anemic part...well I suppose it depends on your definition. It's all but certain that the "base" engine will have a 2.0 NA 200 hp engine. The big mystery is how much weight does that 200 hp have to carry around? Recent reports put that weight at 1155 kg, or roughly 2600 lbs. Given that the tire width appears to be 215 perhaps there's actually hope for that weight target. In which case, the power to weight ratio is not that bad. Nonetheless I have my fingers crossed on TRD releasing a dealer-installed supercharger kit that boosts power to around 300, while retains the factory warranty.

FYI in this Nuburgring race it is in a "mostly stock" class competing against cars like the Civic Type R and S2000.

I also think it's all but certain that the Subaru version will have a turbocharged option at some point

[Edited on October 14, 2011 at 3:25 PM. Reason : k]

10/14/2011 3:23:24 PM

sumfoo1
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I wonder just how cheap an R35 GTR will get in 5 more years.


So i drove a ECOboost f150 the other day (my friend's construction company got them as their new construction truck because it says ECO in the name so the marketing works)

All i have to say is HOLY SHIT! that is seriously the fastest dead stock truck i've ever been in... including an f150 lighting.

10/19/2011 7:57:37 AM

toyotafj40s
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10/20/2011 10:51:11 AM

sparky
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in the market for a 4-door sport/luxury family sedan with a bit of kick in the pants.

IS 350


GS460


G37


BMW 335i


CTS-V


[Edited on October 20, 2011 at 11:45 AM. Reason : resize]

10/20/2011 11:43:50 AM

arghx
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CTS-V

10/20/2011 11:53:53 AM

sparky
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really like the CTS-V!! the only thing i don't like is the gas mileage. 14 city and 23 hwy is shit!!

10/20/2011 1:25:09 PM

TKE-Teg
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335i hands down

the CTS-V will top that hwy mileage no problem in the real world.

10/20/2011 2:03:30 PM

sparky
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yeah but it will most be driven in the city

i love love love the BMW. I think mainly because i'm biased, but it's slightly under powered compared to the rest of the lot. plus HPFP and other maintenance issues haunt me. it's the sexiest though.

10/20/2011 4:04:54 PM

TKE-Teg
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Underpowered? It's faster than every car you listed except the CTS-V, and around a road course it would probably be very close.

10/20/2011 4:19:16 PM

sparky
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damn you are right. that makes me happy!!

10/20/2011 5:14:24 PM

smoothcrim
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cts-v

10/20/2011 5:39:57 PM

stone
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2k into a 335 and you will run high 11's 1/4 and still get 26mpg.

10/20/2011 7:39:51 PM

slut
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an Ap1 s2000

10/20/2011 8:43:32 PM

1in10^9
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wait a year and get '11 335i sedan. N55=no HPFP problems and 2mpg better than already good N54.

10/20/2011 9:36:34 PM

TKE-Teg
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I think it's time for Jared to return to the BMW family

10/21/2011 8:27:20 AM

sparky
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i totally agree Pat. but unfortunately this would be for my wife, so it wouldn't totally be mine. I'd get to drive it one weekends though...hahaha

10/21/2011 11:12:46 AM

sumfoo1
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Rear suspension on 1st gen cts-v sucks an wheel hops really bad.

Sho Taurus has the same tune & down pipes and your running with stock gtrs... In a 4 door.
Still around 30k tho

10/24/2011 12:28:40 AM

TKE-Teg
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^in a straight line maybe. Head to the twisties and that tank's likely to flip over onto it's side like the beached whale it looks like

10/24/2011 1:30:33 PM

sumfoo1
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^ (true)

10/24/2011 1:31:12 PM

Hiro
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[Edited on October 24, 2011 at 5:20 PM. Reason : .]

10/24/2011 5:19:54 PM

sumfoo1
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I'm at a point where i'm having trouble deciding to drop more money into the 'roo or to move on to another... bigger project.

If i keep spending money on the thing i'll not get it back... however if i get say a '67 mustang or a '63 fairlane... i may just recoup my losses.

[Edited on October 26, 2011 at 8:07 AM. Reason : .]

10/26/2011 7:54:17 AM

TKE-Teg
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don't you put an insane amount of miles on your Legacy? If you drive a ton it won't really matter what car it is if the mileage is super high.

10/26/2011 12:18:08 PM

sumfoo1
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lol yeah i'm thinking its time to get that car in addition to my dd.

i know the lgt is gonna be worth diddly when i'm done with it.

but i was thinking about going sti trans and some other things... that i could probably buy another project car for cheaper then the mods would be.

10/26/2011 12:42:08 PM

vinylbandit
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cts-v wagon

11/13/2011 3:23:59 AM

sumfoo1
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2013 Shelby gt500 has 650hp and can hit 200 mph.

11/15/2011 8:06:23 AM

TKE-Teg
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I heard about that this morning. They claim it's the most powerful V8 engine in a production vehicle. I think Shelby SuperSport and Koenigsegg beg to differ.

11/15/2011 9:50:09 AM

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