General Car Discussion

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by HadACoolName, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. MrAngry

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    That seems to be the factory wrap to protect the paint during transport. Not actual paint.
     
  2. MrAnnoyingDude

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    God damn, how dare people like stuff you don't like!
     
  3. VeyronEB

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    Ah, that makes sense I just assumed it was clear coat peeling off.
     
  4. Slammington

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    Totally agree. JDM and EUDM cars have their strengths and weaknesses: JDM cars tend to be more reliable, understated and easy to modify, whereas EUDM cars typically have the most passion and character (Just take a look at classic Alfas and Citroens). As much as I love both JDM and EUDM more or less equally, it does get tiring seeing people constantly foaming at the mouth over Supras, AE86s, Type-Rs etc. while completely ignoring the Cozzies and GTis.
     
  5. atv_123

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    I know what you mean... like I love Japanese cars as much as the next guy... but honestly, people have gotten SO obsessed with them that it has gotten to a point of being ridiculous. For instance... I love rotary Mazdas... I mean, who doesn't... but, the prices of those cars have skyrocketed to such insane values, that I have no hope of ever affording one. Good thing I like the first and second gen RX-7's more anyways... Turbo II anyone?

    Same could be said for the Supra, and not just the Supra, but the Supras engine... It seems like the 2JZ is the LS swap of the Japanese car world. Don't get me wrong, it's a fantastic engine, but then again, so is the LS... its just once you have seen the same engine in absolutely everything, it gets kind of old. I understand why people do it... its obvious... if it wasn't a good engine, no one would do it.

    About the Supra though, it also is grossly expensive for what it is. I actually saw one for sale last year here in my hometown. It had about 60K miles and looked to be bone stock in its famous red color. It was a sharp looking car, so I actually stopped and gave it a look. It wasn't in perfect condition, but what car is with 60K miles on it. Speaking of which, guess how much it went for IN TWO DAYS that it was for sale... 60 thousand USD. That... that is insane.

    I like these cars, but they are so overloved by so many, that you actually start to grow a bit of resentment toward them kind of like everyone to the Honda Civic. They are fantastic cars, run great, reliable as hell, super cheap, great on gas, but, if your a car guy, you would never get caught dead in one because of the reputation they have in the automotive community... and that is a shame.

    Granted, its goofiness like that that drove me toward my most recent purchase... an 86 Saab 900S... now that is something you don't see all to often around here ;)
     
  6. Wild Hog

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    Well, it won't because of new EU pedestrian safety regulations that the old Defender did not meet and was discontinued because of that. I'm really curious as to why the G-Model got a pass on this (it is similar to the Defender in size and shape), I guess it's because Mercedes is German and Germany is the land of the lobbyists....

    If I was feeling particularly mean I would even go as far as saying that those Mercedes-lobbyists are the ones that demanded the new regulations to kill off the Defender so they could sell their overpriced POS better but they would never do such a thing, right?

    There is a new Defender coming out 2019 supposedly but it looks like every other Range Rover and incredibly hideous....
     
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  7. atv_123

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    What happened to the back door? and the back windows? and... the back everything for that matter? It looks like it got squished... that can't be how they plan on selling it can it?
     
  8. Wild Hog

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    It's only a prototype at this stage... supposedly
     
  9. Slammington

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    It would look a million times better if they removed the C-pillar. It doesn't look like it should have more than 2 doors anyway. Apart from that, it seems to be a pretty nice car, with a short wheelbase and fantastic ground clearance that make for a good offroader all around. Now we just need to wait and see what kind of drivetrain motivates this surprisingly small successor to the OG Defender.
     
  10. MrAnnoyingDude

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    99.9% sure they just reshaped a Range Rover to disguise the new Defender prototype's chassis.
     
  11. Wild Hog

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    Could be, seeing as how the body doesn't even properly line up with the frame
     
  12. SixSixSevenSeven

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    It was already confirmed to be a range rover platform, which means there is no frame
     
  13. Wild Hog

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    Whatever
     
  14. MrAngry

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    That's just a prototype that heavily resembles a RR. And they want people to think that. I'm pretty sure the final version will be a lot more different.
     
  15. Fenneko

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    Anyone saw the render of the RR Cullinan? (Rolls Royce)

    It looks pretty good, although I can't confirm it's what it will really look like.
     
  16. Fenneko

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    For a prototype, it looks like the rear was photoshopped for some reason. Atleast the Cullinan looks better for a prototype, and that's also British.
    Also, the GLB renders:






    They really look strange to me somehow.
     
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  17. Godzilla!

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    Those GLB renders are hideous, especially in the rear.

    For the Defender, it does look very odd with what is probably suicide doors? It makes the car look even shorter than it is.



    different topic

    Someone on Jalopnik found this:

    dougwinning.png
     
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  18. GLion

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    Factory protection wrap actually.
    Does have a couple of dings on the rear door's window trim, but still a nice looking car better looking than the one that gets sold here.
     
  19. FLyInG 2 YoUr SoUL

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    Defender is a test mule.

    No part of that body (except maybe some elements of the front, to test cooling efficiency) belongs to the production body.
     
  20. MrAnnoyingDude

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    Note for everybody in the thread:
    It's a prototype.
    It looks like a resized Range Rover, because it is one.
    The production version will 99.9% surely look different.
     
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