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Discussion in 'Automotive' started by HadACoolName, Mar 6, 2015.
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New Foooooord Focus ST
Wait I thought they were canceling all cars but the mustang?
That was for Ford of US, not the entirety of FMC.
I see. Poor Americans got all excited when they got the Focus RS. Now all they have are SUVs and the Mustang.
The UK (non-commercial) line-up is pretty ok imo.
Obviously, SUV's are the hot sellers these days, so that is where they have the most models. But they do still offer non-SUV options, as well as properly practical MPV's.
I still wish they were a less crappy company though, cause they do make some cool stuff.
Most of those SUVs and trucks don't come here either.
I saw a pretty nice looking Honda Del Sol today. I'm not sure I have noticed seeing one IRL before.
I've seen a few before, most of them luckily being stock.
There’s a red Del Sol in town that I like. It’s rough as all hell, though. When they’re nicely modified, they look great.
All cars look good when modified well.
When I buy another car I want one with a digi dash, I looked at an '87 Firebird GTA with one but the car had some issues and I suspected some body damage since it had a salvage/rebuilt title, it had a bunch of electrical issues and a cheap paint job.
If you're going to go digi-dash, then go all out and get a touch screen too. Buick Reattas and Rivieras have them, and they are super reliable. The touch screen in my Reatta is original and still works even though it has sat since 2007.
A first proper look and drive of Audi's new EV, quite interesting to hear the details about how they are developing their platforms across the whole VAG group. Along with a lot of the other details.
they look pretty cool but seem difficult to find(3 late Reattas over in NY right now but they don't have the same dash as the earlier cars, a few Rivieras also in NY as well) , I have to do some more research but off the top of my head I know of a few cars that had them
Squarebody S-10 (option, there is one near me for 400 with one, I could take it out of and put in a nicer one)
3rd gen Firebird T/A GTA (rare, seems to be most common on 87's, expensive car nowadays, modded one in NY for 10k, Chevy 400, 5 speed )
C4 corvette (probably the most plentiful but often has issues, a few around here but all auto)
3rd gen Camaro berlinetta(seen a few of these, a bit cheaper than a GTA, one about a half hour away in CT for 6500, mint, 305 auto)
300ZX (one in NY for 1500 but very beat and its non turbo+auto)
A few 80's Cadillacs
My neighbor used to have a green stock one, i think it was stock, no too sure though, cause that was a long time ago.
I had myself a think about what I am doing with my Trans-AM. Originally I was going to put a Pontiac 400 and a 4 speed in it, then I thought about it some more and changed that to a 5 speed for better economy and performance, then I found out how hard a 400 is to get for a decent price so I said I'll just rebuild the Olds 403 in there and upgrade for 300-350 HP and back that with the 5 speed, that build would cost over 10K before machine work to repair rusted cylinder walls, at that point I realized I could buy a brand new supercharged 454 with 600+ HP, then I thought about it more. A T/A that is fully restored to numbers matching condition is currently worth a bit more than 30K, spending 10K on motor would leave me with probably less than 20K for everything else considering the car is rough to be restored to numbers matching but is a good candidate for a driver. I have decided I am going to buy a used 350 for a few hundred bucks, give it 300-350 HP and buy the TKO 5 speed from American Powertrain, this will cost probably around 5K and because of the design of the trans if I do come across a good 400 and can afford it all I have to do is swap the Chevrolet bell housing for a BOP one, this leaves my options more open for the rest of the car since I have more money to play with for everything else
I can't wait for warmer weather so I can get all snow foam and touchy-feely-cleany with the new Mustang.
Tire shopping seems hard. You have to choose from tires that handle and stop better, tires with longer tread life, or tires that are extra quiet and comfortable. Why can't they make a tire that does all of those? Maybe one day, in the future.
Because tyre compound.
Softer = More grip, less fuel economy, less life
Harder = Less grip, more fuel economy, more life
Then of course there are the actual compounds themselves, which all have different trade off's due to the nature of how they are made. Some offer better grip in hot dry conditions, other offer more grip in colder snowy conditions. With tread patterns also affecting wet/dry performance.
Then there is also factors such as progressiveness in regards to how they handle on the limits of grip. Do they snap away suddenly, or gradually let go offering more control on the limits.
Tyre manufactures have to take all these factors and more, and find the best compromises for each group of customers.