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theDuke866
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^^ yep. They totally fucked the dog.

I’m not saying I would have bought one, but I was kicking around the idea until I found out there’s no manual with Sasquatch package. Nope nope nope, that’s a dealbreaker.

7/16/2020 11:32:44 PM

smoothcrim
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the macan gts was a lot better than the base, but I can't see myself paying 50k for such a compromised car. I had no idea the bmw 4 series grancoupe existed and tried a couple of those. the "m-tech" package is a huge difference but the car feels completely numb even with it. these new bmws feel nothing like any bmw I ever owned. I'll probably try a golf R.

7/17/2020 5:34:55 AM

Dr Pepper
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pair of 95 BMW 318ti's for sale on marketplace for $1200 right now, one titled, one for spare parts.....



And yet I have a classic car with a 2J and 6-speed sitting on the lift waiting for me to give it some love

7/17/2020 8:00:52 AM

TKE-Teg
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Ferrari F8 Tributo is apparently a disappointing car to drive. Totally lacks emotion.

Reviewers say the engine sounds like a 4 banger, the transmission shift logic has fuel efficiency in mind, and the active baffle exhaust allows no manual (or switchable) control. It only opens and closes when it thinks is best. It also sounds horrible because of the particulate emission filters (which aren't required in the US but they're too lazy to separately engineer that).

Ferrari could avoid/ignore all this, but instead just gives in to ridiculous EU regulations.

7/21/2020 8:59:07 AM

smoothcrim
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sounds pretty damn good uncorked

7/21/2020 12:54:32 PM

TKE-Teg
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AMG makes their turbo V8s sound almost as good as their older NA V8s, so one would definitely think any automaker could if they cared.

Tributo is gorgeous, and I'm sure you could "fix it" by installing an aftermarket exhaust with no EU filters and manual control over the butterfly valves (if you want a quiet mode at all). Reflash the transmission shift logic and that should get everything better.

7/23/2020 8:46:46 AM

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2015+ modified GTI

7/24/2020 7:59:54 PM

theDuke866
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^^ yeah....but...when you buy a new Ferrari, you don’t expect to have to embark on a build to address its shortcomings as a sports car. Plus I wouldn’t want to fuck with any sort of tuner shenanigans l on one unless I had absolute fuck-you money.

Of course, unless I had absolute fuck you money, I wouldn’t buy one over a GT3, anyway. It may be faster, but it’s not more satisfying and enjoyable.

[Edited on July 24, 2020 at 8:22 PM. Reason : ]

7/24/2020 8:21:28 PM

smoothcrim
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ferrari gives precisely 1 and a half fucks about the used market, and the people that buy brand new ferarris DO have fuck you money lol.

7/25/2020 11:16:49 AM

TKE-Teg
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The crappy sound is real, sadly. One of my neighbors has a California model, and while it doesn't have the EXACT same powertrain, it has a 3.9 liter twin turbo V8. When he drives around at neighborhood speeds 20-30 mph, the car sounds like a 90s civic with an ebay turbo on it.

7/26/2020 11:36:29 AM

theDuke866
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^^ wasn't talking about new vs used, or anything used for that matter.

I'm saying that if you go buy a new Ferrari, you expect it to goddamn-well be a Ferrari.

...and there's fuck-you money where you buy a new Ferrari...and then there's the kind of fuck-you money where you don't give a shit if you have to spend a bunch of time and money to get the exhaust note right on your new Ferrari--you don't care if such a storied automater didn't get it right even at a stratospheric price...and you don't give a shit if you void the warranty on your new Ferrari--you want it to sound right...and you don't want, I don't know, a five-year old 458...and you don't want a McLaren, and you don't want...well, you get the idea. You want a new F8 Tributo, and you don't give a fuck what it costs, or if you spend another $20k getting it to sound right, or if you void the warranty and eat another $80k or whatever on an engine replacement--you don't give a fuck about any of it other than you want what you want, end of story--and any cost is simply academic.

Yeah, if you're in the buying-a-Ferrari-is-like-buying-a-sandwich club, then fuck it. I totally get it, dude...do what you want. I would, too.

[Edited on July 26, 2020 at 11:45 PM. Reason : ]

7/26/2020 11:44:21 PM

TKE-Teg
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yeah in that situation I'd probably just buy a 458 Italia.

7/27/2020 8:37:30 AM

smoothcrim
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the s7 I had lined up got sold out from under me before I could get a flight On the bright side, a pristine e63 amg wagon with 30k worth of preventative maintenance done came up in the exact same price point. Pending PPI, should be collecting it the weekend after next

7/28/2020 12:38:30 PM

smoothcrim
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got that e63

11/4/2020 9:20:56 AM

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I got a 2016 Golf R with an ECU tune, TCU tune, and resonator delete. Absolutely love it.

[Edited on November 5, 2020 at 11:25 AM. Reason : ]

11/5/2020 11:20:44 AM

smoothcrim
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test drove an evora gt and think I might need one. going to lowball some folks and see what shakes out

11/15/2020 8:47:58 PM

TKE-Teg
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Congrats on the AMG wagon!

11/16/2020 9:52:52 AM

smoothcrim
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gt350r, anyone driven one? I hear the 17+ units have the oiling issues fixed

12/5/2020 4:59:24 AM

smoothcrim
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https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/213441823517649/




What an original car!

12/8/2020 10:00:19 AM

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thats hot

12/8/2020 12:54:58 PM

theDuke866
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is that one of your cars that you've never washed?

12/8/2020 7:29:22 PM

smoothcrim
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iswydt
if my cars would look like that over time, I'd keep them instead of replacing

12/9/2020 11:48:50 AM

smoothcrim
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evora gt acquired!

12/30/2020 7:57:57 PM

TKE-Teg
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badass

Congrats!

1/4/2021 10:52:18 AM

CaelNCSU
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Co-worker said her dad was selling a 2013 18k mile 911 Turbo S for $60k. Broke out the check book and wrote it out, asked where to send it and when I could pick it up.

It was a Carrera

1/4/2021 11:28:38 PM

TKE-Teg
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son of a bitch...

non car people man

1/5/2021 9:14:47 AM

smoothcrim
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was it at least a 2013?

1/5/2021 10:41:18 AM

TKE-Teg
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Friend of a friend recently bought a 997.2 Carrera S with 25k miles for just under $40k. Huge steal IMO.

1/5/2021 11:47:13 AM

TKE-Teg
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RHD JDM import FD RX7s are looking really nice right now...

1/28/2021 4:28:25 PM

smoothcrim
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plaid plus model S.
520mi range
0-60 <2s
8s quarter
for 150k?
I'll probly get one

1/29/2021 4:06:51 PM

smoothcrim
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test drove a ferrari FF today, thinking it'd be the ultimate daily driver. the interior was junk (knobs falling off, jbl stereo from a camry, shifting paddles somehow worse than my audi, and the hatch was on the order of a fiesta in terms of space. even with an aftermarket exhaust, the exhaust was really quiet until 7000 or so. it also had no torque until 7000 either, which is surprising with 6+L of displacement. up top it was a proper animal, but the car had been fit with the 21/22 wheel option that had no sidewall so cornering at speed was mostly terrible. I can't remember the last time I was more disappointed in a car.

2/19/2021 6:59:06 PM

Snewf
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1969 Jeep Gladiator...

2/25/2021 9:28:24 AM

TKE-Teg
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^^never been a fan of that car, but disappointing to hear.

2/25/2021 12:13:36 PM

Snewf
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since last night I have been thinking about all those Grumman LLVs that are about to hit the auction block

mail trucks

they're on a modified Chevy S-10 chassis

how dumb would it be to put a big lift on one and do a front axle and driveshaft swap to make it 4x4?

2/26/2021 10:51:24 AM

smoothcrim
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I don't know much about offroading, but it seems like you wouldn't want such a high center of gravity

2/26/2021 1:16:10 PM

Snewf
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I wouldn't rock crawl with it. I'd just take it to the beach and use it as a fishing camper.

2/28/2021 9:41:48 AM

0EPII1
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Best looking Porsche 911 in the history of ever!!!11

https://www.motor1.com/news/492031/gunther-werks-green-porsche-911

3/4/2021 4:59:23 PM

H8R
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4/8/2021 3:08:08 PM

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