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Re: Car thread

Postby JS© on Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:28 pm

no problem. glad I could help. :thumb:

I didn't make the cut. No driver invite for me. :(
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:40 pm

JSc I went to the easy fix auto garage and talked to Aron (I think he's the owner). Seemed like a cool dude. He's going to do my 40k mile service on my '11 TDi
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Re: Car thread

Postby relantel on Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:49 pm

welp, likely totaled our 04 Saturn VUE today. It was 9 years old. front end damage, punctured radiator and airbag deployment. Fun fun. I wasn't hurt. Annoyed perhaps, but thankful it was the older car and not the Subaru that has 3 payments left.

Think we will look to replace it with a used Subaru, maybe an outback or forester. Maybe there is a chance they won't total, but due the age and such I doubt it. Which sucks, as we put new tires on the thing last summer. It rolled just fine onto the rollback, so at least this time I didn't have a horizontal wheel!
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:19 am

You may be able to snag the tires off of it if you know someone who could do it before insurance comes to pick it up.
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Re: Car thread

Postby canaan on Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:51 am

The wife had a Saturn vue before she jumped to a jeep. I didn't mind that thing at all. It was an 03 iirc
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Re: Car thread

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:01 pm



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Re: Car thread

Postby canaan on Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:19 pm

story time:

I had to replace the lug nuts and wheel studs on my front tire due to me not tightening the lugs enough and hitting a gnarly pot hole. crap. Bought the studs directly from mopar as i didnt want to have any warranty issues, even if it wasnt a deal breaker, i wanted to play it safe. The guy i got the wheels/tires/lug nuts off of mentioned that he got them from discount tire (in ohio ~150 miles away). They aren't OEM because the acorn cap wouldnt fit right with the center cap installed.

I emailed their rep on a jeep forum and asked if i could buy them individually and what the cost per and shipping would be. this was his response:

Thank you for the PM.

We do have 1/2" open end lugs available individually. The cost per lug is $1.75 plus freight but I would be happy to send you 5 lugs at no charge. Reply back with your full name, address, email, and phone number and I'll have them sent out asap for you.


i know its only like $10 plus shipping, but I thought that was pretty friggin rad.
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:24 pm

Saw this on my commute home yesterday. 79S right before the Heidelberg exit.

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Re: Car thread

Postby canaan on Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:27 pm

im no automobile expert, but i think i see smoke coming out from under the hood. he might want to take that to a mechanic.
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:29 pm

canaan wrote:im no automobile expert, but i think i see smoke coming out from under the hood. he might want to take that to a mechanic.


"Rolling coal"
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Re: Car thread

Postby columbia on Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:06 pm

The miles left meter on my Toyota is way off.
Cause for concern?
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:39 pm

columbia wrote:The miles left meter on my Toyota is way off.
Cause for concern?


the miles til empty?

Mine fluctuates constantly also. I drive a diesel VW, so one second I have 45 miles til empty, the next I have 200.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Firebird on Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:13 pm

Debating on dropping $125 to buy this.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/TSA-OBD-II-Heads ... 714wt_1545

My steering wheel, if I lower it how I want, will cover up the top of my speedo (60-100 mph).
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Re: Car thread

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:27 pm

I'd totally get it. Don't understand why HUDs aren't standard features on all cars now.

Altho, if you were a real driver, you'd be able to calculate your speed by knowing your RPM and gear combination. :wink:
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Re: Car thread

Postby Firebird on Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:52 pm

tifosi77 wrote:I'd totally get it. Don't understand why HUDs aren't standard features on all cars now.

Altho, if you were a real driver, you'd be able to calculate your speed by knowing your RPM and gear combination. :wink:


Covers my RPM too. Cars a coupe, so you sit low, and I like my wheel lower in all cars (I'm a stick figure and drive with my left hand at 7-8 oclock). In this one, it obstructs the view just perfectly if you lower it all the way (and it's a sports wheel, so it's by no means fat)
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Re: Car thread

Postby relantel on Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:49 pm

So... if we have to finance to get the used car we might want anyway, even after a decent downpayment, might as well finance a new 2013 model with 0% financing... Figure between end of year deals, and a sizeable downpayment, looking about a 20k max loan amount. Such that payment would be between 300 and 350, which is significantly less than the 600/mo payment going away in June. Not as ideal as having no payment, but at least buying new, it's under warranty and we'll know the vehicle's full history. Between USAA and/or Costco's buying services, should be a snap.
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:44 pm

What models are you looking at?
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Re: Car thread

Postby relantel on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:38 am

mac5155 wrote:What models are you looking at?

Primarily Subaru. Outback/Forester. Our newer car is a 2007 Tribeca, quite happy with it.
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Re: Car thread

Postby eddysnake on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:49 am

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Re: Car thread

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:52 am

Makes sense, considering people in Dubai drive stuff like

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Re: Car thread

Postby Godric on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:56 am

I need to buy a whip.

Anything less than 25k for Less than 600$ a month I can do.

I've been thinking about this for a long time and I really have no idea what I should get.

I'm leaning toward the Ford Focus ST
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Re: Car thread

Postby Juice on Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:15 pm

New shoes on the Juicemobile. Going to drop the rear 2" and I'll be done with it for now...

Spoiler:
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:38 pm

drop..psh
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Re: Car thread

Postby Rylan on Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:39 pm

Juice wrote:New shoes on the Juicemobile. Going to drop the rear 2" and I'll be done with it for now...

Spoiler:
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Compensating?
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Re: Car thread

Postby columbia on Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:40 pm

For what, also owning a Smart Car?
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