General Car Discussion

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

  1. HadACoolName

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    Yes. Yes to all of that.
     
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  2. Grind86

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    Oh, I drove a Honda Fit. It was great.
     
  3. mms

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    its basically an ae86 bro don't hate bro
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  4. skodakenner

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    Mk4 Golfs or Vw polos (i know they are boring) are usually cheap dont know about the insurance in the uk of those though
     
  5. MrAnnoyingDude

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    Automatic or manual?

    What are your priorities in a car? What is the max insurance group?
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    So something really little, yeah?
     
  6. Potato

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    Drove a 2021 Kia K5 LXS 1.6 turbo. IMO its a good looking car inside and out. The interior is pretty well laid out and the fit and finish is good. The thing that stands out to me about this car is the smooth, quiet ride. The cabin is pretty well isolated from the road.
    Predictably, this car doesn't live up to its sporty pretense. There is a moderate amount of body roll in corners, and the rear end felt sort of twitchy near the limit. The electric power steering is numb. The 180hp turbo 1.6-liter i4 is torquey and propels the car competently, but it drones in the cabin at high rpm. The 8-speed conventional automatic is smooth and pretty well tuned
    It seems in the development of this car, Kia put most of their peanuts towards the detailed styling, interior quality and features, and marketing it as a sports sedan.
     
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  7. CaptainZoll

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    how does it feel doing handbrake turns compared to the previous optima? (or does it have one of this dastardly E-handbrakes?)
     
  8. Potato

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    E-handbrake. I didn't have time for any of that, just a quick jaunt down the road to see how it handles.
    It feels like it'd go sideways pretty easy without the ebrake. The new K5 and sonata are already being used for saudi drift.
     
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  9. Addicti0nToB00st

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    Wait for K5 GT with 2.5 turbo,that will be a rocket.
     
  10. MrAnnoyingDude

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    It's the 1965 Ford LTD again - a manufacturer trying to make a competent cruiser in a "total performance" era.

    Eh, I think it will be the sort of car where the extra power will just help you merge.
     
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  11. Addicti0nToB00st

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    300 horsepower is more than enough to merge. Not satisfied? A tune will probably solve that.
     
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  12. fivedollarlamp

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    I’m thrilled that GM and Honda are partnering up. Absolutely ecstatic.
    I’m having a hard time imaging what this partnership means for Honda vehicles. What do you guys think?
     
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  13. Harkin Labs Gaming

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    I think they can finally replace the terrible modern GM 4 and 6 cylinders with the higher quality Honda powerplants. I would also like to see a new body on frame SUV and truck from Honda, maybe the partnership will make it happen.
     
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  14. IAchievedBacon

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    Ya boy just got himself a new car. And its very nice.
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    2016 Ford Focus ST with 65k miles
     
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  15. rottenfitzy

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    Hey, maybe they’ll make a car that isn’t abysmal.

    The high feature V6 (3.6 VVT) is a solid motor, along with the new Blackwing and 3.0t.
     
  16. Harkin Labs Gaming

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    I haven't driven or even been in a car with the 3.0t so I can't really offer much of an opinion on them, but the 3.6 is not a good engine. My mom had a 2011 Enclave for 2 years and it constantly had problems with the engine due to build quality and overengineering. It is a complicated motor built with cheap parts. GM shouldn't have pulled the plug on the 3800, the 3.6 will never be able to replace it.
     
  17. fivedollarlamp

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    The new Z car is manual. Poggers
     
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  18. MrAnnoyingDude

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    Found a copypasta perfectly describing classic car "reality" TV shows, based on the example of Classic Car Rescue.

    Series 2 is at the development stage due to the enormous response (albeit rather negative but why should that get in the way) by classic car enthusiasts around the world.

    The vehicles tabled are:
    1988 Land Rover. Rusty in all the right places restored in 6 days as a Series 1. All new metal welded back in as aluminium. The ex-mod landy still had some explosives stored in the boot which do lead to a minor explosion when welding and Marios hair ends up looking like Bernies. The final car is restored as a 1955 vehicle. Dylan Miles comments include "was there much cowst on the car when you bought it?"

    1960's Ferrari California, looks remarkably like a Mk5 Spitfire during the 'as found' filming, but sufficient red oxide aerosol (some of which is still wet) disguises the 'real' identity of this amazing car. The car is purchased minus engine and gearbox, but a mate of Bernie fishes one out of the local canal during a tools-down bonding session with the team.

    VW Campervan
    A hilarious episode where the two experts buy a VW camper using smoke signals instead of over the phone, internet or going to the vendor. Much to the annoyance of Mario with this approach we are treated with some good graphics of the smoke signal for "nah its too mach, do me ah favour mate" so we can all practise at home. The camper itself is then treated to a traditional warpaint finish. Oh how you will laugh.

    Aston Martin DB5
    After dismissing several rather good examples for princely sums, Bernie finds a completely rotten example and haggles the vendor, who once featured in 'Holby', down to a Pony. Bernie tells the viewers the DB stands for 'Del Boy' and has been used by Aston Martin since 1922. The team look despondent as Bernie shows them the car, but after many reprises after the adverts, a bit of T-Cut and the car looks superb. The end scene has Bernie dressed as James Bond and Mario as Blofeld, as the car drives off into the distance, you hear Mario insist that "we do a Alfa next"

    Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
    Mario buys off ebay a Rolls Royce and much to Bernies dismay it turns out to be an Airfix model, "whay didn't you check the bladdy size" yells Bernie. After setting only 4 days to restore luckily some new parts are located still on its original 'sprue'. Thanks to some liquid poly and new humbrol paint the car is restored. Dylan Miles turns up and is happy to value the car at £100k after the plucky duo place the car dangling by string inches in front of Miles face, creating the illusion of a full sized car.

    Twiumph Italia
    The first half of the show sees Mario visit over 500 cars that require restoring. He eventually plums for a car with matching numbers 895, in Bernies favourwite Signal Wed. The time set to restore: 3 minutes. Bernie visits an Italia specialist in Dudley whereupon he stumbles over a complete interior in check, tiger stripes in exchange for a cup of Rosie Lee.

    A Sherman Tank
    Some great period footage from the Boer War and Bernie and Mario find a Sherman Tank down the back of the Sofa to restore. The time set to restore is the same time it takes Bernie to sing "Daiiseee Daiisee give me yaw answer do". An hilarious scene sees the tank painted pink with flowers on after the wrong paint was ordered. Happily the right paint (desert camo) is applied to the tank and DM values the tank as priceless as there was 'significant evidence the tank had featured during the first Gulf War"

    By which time the series wins the category for Best Documentary and Best Factual Program.
     
  19. redrobin

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    So a friend of mine recently bought a C7 Corvette and I got to take a ride in it.

    Pros: Surprisingly easy to get in, surprisingly comfortable, unusually quiet, fast, nicely equipped

    Cons: Kinda tight inside, automatic (ughhhhhhh), fat guys like me have to crawl out, gas hog, insane insurance, chevy build quality

    Overall: 7/10 would ride in one again
     
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  20. MrAnnoyingDude

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    So they solved many, but not all sports car issues?
     
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