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2012-10-04 06:04:53 AM  

foxyshadis: Veloster Turbo


I just saw one of these for the first time a few days ago. It's such a weird looking car but nevertheless is quite appealing. It's such an odd thing, to have something teetering perfectly on the line between hideous and desirable. If it goes anything like the Coupe does then it should be fun to drive.

With the arrival of kids my wife is desperately pushing for an estate, for the space and also because she doesn't like saloons. This does not take in to account my desire for a nice, high-spec car so I'm trying to persuade her that the Audi RS6 Avant or possibly an M5 fits the bill. I'm an optimist, what can I say.
 
2012-10-04 06:07:27 AM  

Incetardis: No, not really. Engine tech has come a long way in 20 years, and just because it's got a prancing horse on it doesn't mean it's the fastest shiat going. I've had the R/T to 60mph in 5.06 and quartered at 13.18 - Testarossas rate 5.3 and 13.5, respectively.

There's no need to bench race, here - just facts, man. Hell a 2011+ Mustang Gt - all 30 grand of it - will outright spank a Testarossa any day on any track and flat out murder in the 1/4 mile.


Problem is, the Testarossa isn't made anymore. If you want to compare, how bout the Ferarri FF? It does 0-60 in 3.5 secs, 1/4 mile in 11.5 secs, and a top speed of 208 mph. Goodbye R/T...goodbye Mustang
 
2012-10-04 06:27:31 AM  
He isn't The Stig, and I claim my five pounds!
 
2012-10-04 06:30:16 AM  

The Envoy: foxyshadis: Veloster Turbo

I just saw one of these for the first time a few days ago. It's such a weird looking car but nevertheless is quite appealing. It's such an odd thing, to have something teetering perfectly on the line between hideous and desirable. If it goes anything like the Coupe does then it should be fun to drive.

With the arrival of kids my wife is desperately pushing for an estate, for the space and also because she doesn't like saloons. This does not take in to account my desire for a nice, high-spec car so I'm trying to persuade her that the Audi RS6 Avant or possibly an M5 fits the bill. I'm an optimist, what can I say.



Nice! Congrats on being able to afford such beautiful refined automobiles. You can't go wrong with either one really.
 
2012-10-04 06:35:04 AM  
Will be hilarious if it wasn't his fault.

BMW drivers, you know what I mean.
 
2012-10-04 07:16:43 AM  

James F. Campbell: A car is a tool to get me from point A to point B reliably and safely. It will only decrease in value; frankly, I prefer to let other people eat that cost. My identity is not so insubstantial that I need to shore it up with a decaying hunk of metal and plastic.


So, what I'm getting is, we should stop liking what you don't like?
 
2012-10-04 07:20:07 AM  

The Muthaship: James F. Campbell: A car is a tool to get me from point A to point B reliably and safely. It will only decrease in value; frankly, I prefer to let other people eat that cost. My identity is not so insubstantial that I need to shore it up with a decaying hunk of metal and plastic.

So, what I'm getting is, we should stop liking what you don't like?


no, i think hes just saying he doesnt get the fuss about cars personally. not that you no can haz.
 
2012-10-04 07:21:04 AM  

mr_a: Not sure how Switzerland works, but I would think anybody renting out Ferraris would require you to buy a short-term policy with their own insurance company.


THIS! What kind of company would allow a renter to take out their super expensive car without being covered?
 
2012-10-04 07:24:17 AM  

Father_Jack: no, i think hes just saying he doesnt get the fuss about cars personally. not that you no can haz.


Oh good. Because that last part he wrote sounded kind of insulting and dicky. Glad to learn I misread it.

My identity, regardless of its substance, likes to go fast. Always did.
 
2012-10-04 07:25:50 AM  

James F. Campbell: ....My identity is not so insubstantial that I need to shore it up with a decaying hunk of metal and plastic.


no. Obviously what you think gives your identity any substance is the fact that you're smug enough to announce to everyone that your identity is not tied to your car.... it IS however tied to your need for other people to 'see' your opinion and give you attention. I believe my reply should satisfy that need for the moment. Now, please STFU, you smug little fark.
 
2012-10-04 07:28:43 AM  
The driver?
www.vitalstatistics.info

/really Fark? I'm the first?
 
2012-10-04 07:35:12 AM  

BostonEMT: it IS however tied to your need for other people to 'see' your opinion and give you attention.


I take it your post must be invisible to everyone except me, then?
 
2012-10-04 07:38:27 AM  

mr_a: Not sure how Switzerland works, but I would think anybody renting out Ferraris would require you to buy a short-term policy with their own insurance company.


If you'd read the article you'd know he had full insurance cover.


Seruilsy though, who the hell lets an unpracticed person go for a joyride in a car with that much power? In wet conditions.

The results are inevitable - see Youtube for video evidence.
 
2012-10-04 07:41:22 AM  

The Muthaship: So, what I'm getting is, we should stop liking what you don't like?


I think what I'm trying to say is that if you're going to buy a fancy car and wreck it, just give the money to me instead.
 
2012-10-04 07:42:57 AM  

Joce678: mr_a: Not sure how Switzerland works, but I would think anybody renting out Ferraris would require you to buy a short-term policy with their own insurance company.

If you'd read the article you'd know he had full insurance cover.


Seruilsy though, who the hell lets an unpracticed person go for a joyride in a car with that much power? In wet conditions.

The results are inevitable - see Youtube for video evidence.


I did read the article, and he had 'full" coverage, unless he was speeding.

If I was renting cars like that, I'd have my own insurance company write short term policies that had no speeding exclusion clause. It might cost a few bucks, but since I was going to add it to the contract price-not really my problem.
 
2012-10-04 07:44:35 AM  

James F. Campbell: The Muthaship: So, what I'm getting is, we should stop liking what you don't like?

I think what I'm trying to say is that if you're going to buy a fancy car and wreck it, just give the money to me instead.


I would, but it sounds like you wouldn't even have any fun with it.
 
2012-10-04 07:45:54 AM  

publikenemy: Incetardis: No, not really. Engine tech has come a long way in 20 years, and just because it's got a prancing horse on it doesn't mean it's the fastest shiat going. I've had the R/T to 60mph in 5.06 and quartered at 13.18 - Testarossas rate 5.3 and 13.5, respectively.

There's no need to bench race, here - just facts, man. Hell a 2011+ Mustang Gt - all 30 grand of it - will outright spank a Testarossa any day on any track and flat out murder in the 1/4 mile.

Problem is, the Testarossa isn't made anymore. If you want to compare, how bout the Ferarri FF? It does 0-60 in 3.5 secs, 1/4 mile in 11.5 secs, and a top speed of 208 mph. Goodbye R/T...goodbye Mustang


I'm guessing you missed the first line in your rush to dick-joust. The bit about "Engine tech has come a long way in 20 years" changes the meaning.
 
2012-10-04 07:51:01 AM  
Are we comparing a $300k Ferrari to a f*cking Mustang now?
 
2012-10-04 07:56:37 AM  

The Muthaship: I would, but it sounds like you wouldn't even have any fun with it.


Fun? Buying a car? I might as well just take the money out back and set it on fire. And then I wouldn't be able to run my hands through it while cackling maniacally. That's no fun. No fun at all.
 
2012-10-04 07:56:39 AM  

Incetardis: No, not really. Engine tech has come a long way in 20 years, and just because it's got a prancing horse on it doesn't mean it's the fastest shiat going.


Yep.

Take a look at 1970s Ferraris, these days a Honda Civic will do well against one of those.

You can see it in the a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mj59/features/powerlaps">Top gear Power laps too. When they started doing it 1:23 was the fastest car they could find (Radical SR3 IIRC, they took it off when they added the clause about "has to be able to go over a speed bump"). Now we're down to 1:15 with production cars.
 
2012-10-04 07:57:46 AM  

Incetardis: I like the Elise/Exige...but at 6'1 she's a tight fit. That's half the reason i went with the Challenger over the new Mustangs, which are without the doubt the best bang for your buck car available as far as performance. I just like the room/comfort/4 hooker trunk that Dodge bestowed on the boat..


Hello fellow Challenger driver!! Woot! Woot!! 4 hooker trunk, most definitely is!!
 
2012-10-04 07:59:35 AM  

James F. Campbell: The Muthaship: I would, but it sounds like you wouldn't even have any fun with it.

Fun? Buying a car? I might as well just take the money out back and set it on fire. And then I wouldn't be able to run my hands through it while cackling maniacally. That's no fun. No fun at all.


Everybody has their own idea of fun, to be sure. I have always loved cars. I have to fight the urge to buy old ones I think are cool. I don't always win.
 
2012-10-04 07:59:58 AM  
Am I off base here is thinking that these rental places are a bunch of morans for not putting some kind of governor system or engine kill system if a certain speed limit is hit in these cars?
 
2012-10-04 08:01:42 AM  

Joce678: mr_a: Not sure how Switzerland works, but I would think anybody renting out Ferraris would require you to buy a short-term policy with their own insurance company.

If you'd read the article you'd know he had full insurance cover.




The OP's point is that the owner of the car would require the renter to have temporary insurance with the owner's preferred insurance company, so if there was an accident, they'd all be dealing with an insurance company who the owner had a relationship with.
 
2012-10-04 08:02:58 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's nice, but it's not as sexy as the Testarossa. Hell, not many cars are.


The 9 MPG Testarossa? That one?
 
2012-10-04 08:04:06 AM  

bmihura: AverageAmericanGuy: It's nice, but it's not as sexy as the Testarossa. Hell, not many cars are.

The 9 MPG Testarossa? That one?


Yeah, that one.
 
2012-10-04 08:05:13 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: bmihura: AverageAmericanGuy: It's nice, but it's not as sexy as the Testarossa. Hell, not many cars are.

The 9 MPG Testarossa? That one?

Yeah, that one.


How dare you not demand that your super car get good gas mileage? You are truly history's greatest monster.
 
2012-10-04 08:05:40 AM  
If ever I rent a car of that type, I will be signing and paying for the damage waiver in the rental contract that the renter provides. Regardless of whether my insurance would pay, I don't want to sit on the possibility of even having a $150,000 collision claim showing up on my CLUE.
 
2012-10-04 08:07:46 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's nice, but it's not as sexy as the Testarossa. Hell, not many cars are.


Ooooh! Someone knows of a nicer car. I'll bet the ladies flock to that sort of kewl.
 
2012-10-04 08:07:49 AM  

The Muthaship: AverageAmericanGuy: bmihura: AverageAmericanGuy: It's nice, but it's not as sexy as the Testarossa. Hell, not many cars are.

The 9 MPG Testarossa? That one?

Yeah, that one.

How dare you not demand that your super car get good gas mileage? You are truly history's greatest monster.


I light my cigarettes with $100 dollar bills.

2.bp.blogspot.com
Artists rendering
 
2012-10-04 08:08:21 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I light my cigarettes with $100 dollar bills.


What an underrated album that was......
 
2012-10-04 08:18:48 AM  

BostonEMT: no. Obviously what you think gives your identity any substance is the fact that you're smug enough to announce to everyone that your identity is not tied to your car.... it IS however tied to your need for other people to 'see' your opinion and give you attention.


Actually, I don't get it either.

I used to be an automotive design engineer. Don't get me wrong; I worked hard at it and I'm proud of the jobs I did. But I think car enthusiasts have little idea what goes on in those meetings. We're not talking about how to get the maximum power:weight ratio or how we're gonna beat our competitors on the track. Actually, the specs are determined in advance, based on marketing, and the engineers do their best to design to them. Then there are a lot of meetings about fixing flaws and how to save (no exaggeration) two cents on a wire harness. The conversations I have about what cars are well-designed or well-made are very different from those of garage junkies.

I know firsthand these things are NOT labors of love. Yes, the marketers are trying to come up with an idea you'll like, but it's based less on genuine enthusiasm and more about some rather derogatory opinions of what they'll think you'll eat up. I'd like to tell them you guys are better than that, but it turns out consumer behavior is depressingly easy to predict. That's not to say the result isn't quality product, I'm just really trying to say, the vast majority of designs are really not worthy of anyone say, "Man, that car is awesome." You know who works on the luxury/sports models? Rookies and deadbeats. Why? Because they're easy. Smaller teams, free-spending customers, fewer trim levels, higher budgets. There's still plenty of pressure from above but there's also more breathing room to screw up a detail or two. The best engineers are actually assigned to the economy and flagship models, because it's much tougher to make a $15k car profitable than get a $60k model to perform.

Hopefully that's a "Wizard of Oz" moment, but I fear people will prefer to close the curtain, forget what they saw and go back to a state of awe.
 
2012-10-04 08:25:04 AM  

brainscab: This is why people dislike insurance companies.


Around here, you're most likely going to get screwed by an insurance company if the other driver in a crash doesn't have insurance.

Or maybe we should say the other driver screwed you.

In this case, the guy's going to default and the business that rented the Ferrari will have to talk it over with their insurance. Arguably, they should get screwed for the sheer reckless stupidity of the business model.
 
2012-10-04 08:30:49 AM  
I love American Muscle douchebags, hating on J-cars because they're cheaper, look better, and handle better than the american boats. Hows that visibility in the Camaro? Or driving what looks like a block of wood Charger?
 
2012-10-04 08:33:37 AM  

dragonchild: Hopefully that's a "Wizard of Oz" moment, but I fear people will prefer to close the curtain, forget what they saw and go back to a state of awe.


A lot of what you say there is true, especially at large (and even more so American) car makers. But, it's not true across the board. Lots of even the big Euro car makers have separate design arms for their sportier models (AMG, Skunkworks, Abarth....) and others are strictly dedicated to making cars that enthusiasts like (Lotus comes to mind, there are others but they get pretty pricey and less relevant). Even Nissan with its GT-R project goes to great lengths to design something special. Only 5 engineers at Nissan are allowed to build them, and they build each one personally. Word is that they lose money on every one (if word can ever be believed).

So yeah, if your buying an SS Camaro or some such crap, I agree with you. But, there are still cool cars out there, that were genuine labors of love by their makers.
 
2012-10-04 08:55:36 AM  

Incetardis: No, not really. Engine tech has come a long way in 20 years, and just because it's got a prancing horse on it doesn't mean it's the fastest shiat going. I've had the R/T to 60mph in 5.06 and quartered at 13.18 - Testarossas rate 5.3 and 13.5, respectively.

There's no need to bench race, here - just facts, man. Hell a 2011+ Mustang Gt - all 30 grand of it - will outright spank a Testarossa any day on any track and flat out murder in the 1/4 mile.


Probably not the track - I've heard a lot of stories about how the TCS is basically a British nanny - but DEFINITELY the quarter-mile.

In other news, a Saleen Mustang beat a GT-R around Laguna Seca on dry (1 lap) and wet (1 lap) pavement by a scant 2 seconds (Road & Track). They cost the same (about $95,000) but to exemplify just how far American sports cars have come - I don't think there's any argument, now.

/The next Ford GT will FINALLY have a factory SVT GT-R upgrade with a BOSS 777 twin-turbo option - considering the last one was naturally-aspirated and could take down or hang with any supercar out there, this one WILL (according to SVT) be able to slay the Koenigsegg. HOWEVER, it's gonna set you back $195,000. Still $300,000 less than the Koenigsegg.
 
2012-10-04 08:57:34 AM  

dragonchild: You know who works on the luxury/sports models? Rookies and deadbeats.


Well, that explains the 2010 Mustang redesign. Whoever put the rear end together for that thing couldn't have been a day out of drafting school.

Joce678: publikenemy: Incetardis: No, not really. Engine tech has come a long way in 20 years, and just because it's got a prancing horse on it doesn't mean it's the fastest shiat going. I've had the R/T to 60mph in 5.06 and quartered at 13.18 - Testarossas rate 5.3 and 13.5, respectively.

There's no need to bench race, here - just facts, man. Hell a 2011+ Mustang Gt - all 30 grand of it - will outright spank a Testarossa any day on any track and flat out murder in the 1/4 mile.

Problem is, the Testarossa isn't made anymore. If you want to compare, how bout the Ferarri FF? It does 0-60 in 3.5 secs, 1/4 mile in 11.5 secs, and a top speed of 208 mph. Goodbye R/T...goodbye Mustang

I'm guessing you missed the first line in your rush to dick-joust. The bit about "Engine tech has come a long way in 20 years" changes the meaning.


Not to mention, if he really wants to go there, then there is the GT500 and SRT8 which will still cost a fraction of the Ferarri.

But cars are funny like that. A Veyron will get walked by a GT-R, even though the Veyron costs an order of magnitude more. When it comes to power and performance, any car can be made to go fast.

Incetardis: I like the Elise/Exige...but at 6'1 she's a tight fit. That's half the reason i went with the Challenger over the new Mustangs, which are without the doubt the best bang for your buck car available as far as performance. I just like the room/comfort/4 hooker trunk that Dodge bestowed on the boat.


That's the only thing that draws me away from the Challengers....they're just so damned...big. I like the retro styling, but unlike the Mustangs where they took classic styling cues and incorporated them into a modern design, the Challengers look like they took a late 60s - early 70s model and just stretched it out in each dimension. I would like the trunk space though...I have an 05 vert that I can barely fit a couple of suitcases in. It makes me jealous of the wife's Taurus...you could fit a couple bodies in the trunk of that thing - you know, if you ever needed to.

/car thread!
 
2012-10-04 09:03:26 AM  

Girion47: I love American Muscle douchebags, hating on J-cars because they're cheaper, look better, and handle better than the american boats. Hows that visibility in the Camaro? Or driving what looks like a block of wood Charger?


Yeah, those Civics just look so awesome with the coffee can muffler hanging off the back and those Type-R stickers plastered on the window. What's that? Your fart can gave you a 5hp boost? So what, does that finally put you over 100hp? How's the torque on that 2-liter four-banger?
 
2012-10-04 09:11:05 AM  

Jedekai: In other news, a Saleen Mustang beat a GT-R around Laguna Seca on dry (1 lap) and wet (1 lap) pavement by a scant 2 seconds (Road & Track).


Can't find that. You have a link?
 
2012-10-04 09:14:32 AM  

StrangeQ: Girion47: I love American Muscle douchebags, hating on J-cars because they're cheaper, look better, and handle better than the american boats. Hows that visibility in the Camaro? Or driving what looks like a block of wood Charger?

Yeah, those Civics just look so awesome with the coffee can muffler hanging off the back and those Type-R stickers plastered on the window. What's that? Your fart can gave you a 5hp boost? So what, does that finally put you over 100hp? How's the torque on that 2-liter four-banger?


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Versus this:
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I will pick the Challenger every time! Although I am biased, as that is my exact car I currently drive! ;)

As for the Challenger being bigger, that is the MAIN reason I bought it over the Camaro or the Mustang... I can fit 3 adult sized friends in the back seat, with 3-4 luggage bags in the trunk... sure she is a beast, but I love that! :)
 
2012-10-04 09:16:11 AM  

Incetardis:
Me? No kids. Don't want 'em and (for now) neither does the wife-to-be. So toys and savings. I really want to put a blower on mine but tuning isn't sorted out yet thanks to Chrysler locking out the ECU's, which is because of the diesel truck crowd making warranty claims after running their Cummins up to quadruple digit torque.
.

Scariest/most awesome/ definite "Hey Ya'll, hold my beer and watch this" moment for me was when one of my coworkers showed off his S10.
He got it to push 1200ft/lbs. on a four cylinder. It was such a beast, he had 'boggers just to keep it from skipping sideways.

Seriously, 1k+ torque? Damn.
 
2012-10-04 09:18:04 AM  

392Zaphod: StrangeQ: Girion47: I love American Muscle douchebags, hating on J-cars because they're cheaper, look better, and handle better than the american boats. Hows that visibility in the Camaro? Or driving what looks like a block of wood Charger?

Yeah, those Civics just look so awesome with the coffee can muffler hanging off the back and those Type-R stickers plastered on the window. What's that? Your fart can gave you a 5hp boost? So what, does that finally put you over 100hp? How's the torque on that 2-liter four-banger?

This:
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Versus this:
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I will pick the Challenger every time! Although I am biased, as that is my exact car I currently drive! ;)

As for the Challenger being bigger, that is the MAIN reason I bought it over the Camaro or the Mustang... I can fit 3 adult sized friends in the back seat, with 3-4 luggage bags in the trunk... sure she is a beast, but I love that! :)


My car is in my profile. 267 HP, 0-60 in 5 seconds, ability to carry 5 people, can go offroad, AWD, and easily removable roof rack so I can take my kayaks/bikes with me when I want to do non-car stuff.

But please, tell me how your Dodge Clunker can make louder vroom vroom noises than my car can.
 
2012-10-04 09:18:32 AM  

StrangeQ: Your fart can gave you a 5hp boost? So what, does that finally put you over 100hp? How's the torque on that 2-liter four-banger?


My 2 liter 4 banger has more HP and the same torque as the last Mustang GT and the torque comes on sooner. Plus AWD means I can use all of it all the time, which means goodbye. Also, the best part is I am not driving a Mustang.

Link 

I'd do more, but I just ordered my S4, which with a reflash and new underdrive pulley will dust the new GT. Plus I will also not be driving a Mustang then either.
 
2012-10-04 09:18:59 AM  
Hmm. I'm a granny driving other peoples cars. But a Ferrari Spider? Ya know what. I wouldn't drive it at all. You kidding me?
I know it's hindsight is 20/20 but even if my insurance did pay, I doubt it'd cover $250,000.
 
2012-10-04 09:24:39 AM  

Girion47: My car is in my profile. 267 HP, 0-60 in 5 seconds, ability to carry 5 people, can go offroad, AWD, and easily removable roof rack so I can take my kayaks/bikes with me when I want to do non-car stuff.

But please, tell me how your Dodge Clunker can make louder vroom vroom noises than my car can.


Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize this was a show off my epeen thread? I was just stating my point as to what I chose and why... I didn't realize that my happiness of my vroom vroom made you feel inferior... but that's ok, I am sure you get as many thumbs up as I do in your hatchback... as for clunker, LOLz... umad
 
2012-10-04 09:26:07 AM  

Girion47: My car is in my profile.


I love it!

Here's mine, which can't go off road, carry 5 people (maybe 4 with 2 in great discomfort), and won't be hauling any kayaks:

i1240.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-04 09:28:37 AM  

Bruce Campbell: StrangeQ: Your fart can gave you a 5hp boost? So what, does that finally put you over 100hp? How's the torque on that 2-liter four-banger?

My 2 liter 4 banger has more HP and the same torque as the last Mustang GT and the torque comes on sooner. Plus AWD means I can use all of it all the time, which means goodbye. Also, the best part is I am not driving a Mustang.

Link 

I'd do more, but I just ordered my S4, which with a reflash and new underdrive pulley will dust the new GT. Plus I will also not be driving a Mustang then either.


I'm on the cusp of trying to shove as much S4 stuff into my Audi as possible.
 
2012-10-04 09:33:09 AM  

Bruce Campbell: StrangeQ: Your fart can gave you a 5hp boost? So what, does that finally put you over 100hp? How's the torque on that 2-liter four-banger?

My 2 liter 4 banger has more HP and the same torque as the last Mustang GT and the torque comes on sooner. Plus AWD means I can use all of it all the time, which means goodbye. Also, the best part is I am not driving a Mustang.

Link 

I'd do more, but I just ordered my S4, which with a reflash and new underdrive pulley will dust the new GT. Plus I will also not be driving a Mustang then either.


Right, so you're putting what, 14psi into that little go-cart engine? Know what happens when you drop even an entry level blower onto that GT? You get left in the dust. But it's funny how you think that dropping $10k+ worth of mods into some little rice burner makes it "better" than a stock V8.

Girion47: My car is in my profile. 267 HP, 0-60 in 5 seconds, ability to carry 5 people, can go offroad, AWD, and easily removable roof rack so I can take my kayaks/bikes with me when I want to do non-car stuff.

But please, tell me how your Dodge Clunker can make louder vroom vroom noises than my car can.


Yeah, 5 people sitting shoulder-to-shoulder cursing the God that made them if the trip lasts any longer than an hour. And I would love to know your definition of "off-road" since you look like you have max 5" of ground clearance, maybe less depending on how the exhaust is routed. One pot-hole or too-deep rut in the road later and those pretty little low-profile tires aren't going to be doing you much good. And roof rack? How about a tow hitch:
www.sija.org
I can pull a 2000lb trailer behind me when I feel like it, which pretty much means I can load up the bikes, kayaks, tents, coolers or boat when I don't feel like doing "car stuff."
 
2012-10-04 09:41:26 AM  

Girion47: I'm on the cusp of trying to shove as much S4 stuff into my Audi as possible.


You can do a lot with that 1.8t. That B5 S4 has a monster of an engine.

I'm looking forward to the sports rear differential, but I think I may still get a torsen 4:1 center diff put in it. I'm gonna hold off and see how the car behaves first and if I feel there is too much understeer still, I'll do that.
 
2012-10-04 09:41:53 AM  

392Zaphod: StrangeQ: Girion47: I love American Muscle douchebags, hating on J-cars because they're cheaper, look better, and handle better than the american boats. Hows that visibility in the Camaro? Or driving what looks like a block of wood Charger?

Yeah, those Civics just look so awesome with the coffee can muffler hanging off the back and those Type-R stickers plastered on the window. What's that? Your fart can gave you a 5hp boost? So what, does that finally put you over 100hp? How's the torque on that 2-liter four-banger?

This:
[www.blogcdn.com image 450x282]

Versus this:
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I will pick the Challenger every time! Although I am biased, as that is my exact car I currently drive! ;)

As for the Challenger being bigger, that is the MAIN reason I bought it over the Camaro or the Mustang... I can fit 3 adult sized friends in the back seat, with 3-4 luggage bags in the trunk... sure she is a beast, but I love that! :)


Those little 4-banger rally cars have their advantages.
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There's no way a Challenger can do 50mph down a logging trail -- sideways.
 
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