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« Reply #3000 on: Thu, 05 November 2020, 15:50:44 »
People do also like to get rid of cars just before they start ****ting major components, 5-7 years is kinda when you start to get to that stage (a lot of cars will go well beyond this, but I am not getting stuck in the middle of no where after a 12 hour shift when I have to be back at work in 11 hours). 
Option: buy a whatever years old Toyota Hilux. I've heard Australians really like Japanese pickups.

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I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

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« Reply #3001 on: Thu, 05 November 2020, 19:13:02 »
People do also like to get rid of cars just before they start ****ting major components, 5-7 years is kinda when you start to get to that stage (a lot of cars will go well beyond this, but I am not getting stuck in the middle of no where after a 12 hour shift when I have to be back at work in 11 hours). 
Option: buy a whatever years old Toyota Hilux. I've heard Australians really like Japanese pickups.


The funny thing is, that popularity means that the old Hilux holds a little too much value for what they are.

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« Reply #3002 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 01:40:54 »

The funny thing is, that popularity means that the old Hilux holds a little too much value for what they are.

here in France it is old volvos that have the safe reputation and issues with high value, they have the reputation to be indestructible (and to be fair are really reliable and safe, a cousin of mine was t-boned in one and did not suffer any injuries, the other driver was not as lucky, and the volvo was still running afterward and just needed a new door) and so hold their values very well, so i think that the problem with old hilux price is similar, more peoples will want the car that is reputed indestructible than the car that will explode at the slightest bump in the rear
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« Reply #3003 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 04:13:21 »

The funny thing is, that popularity means that the old Hilux holds a little too much value for what they are.

here in France it is old volvos that have the safe reputation and issues with high value, they have the reputation to be indestructible (and to be fair are really reliable and safe, a cousin of mine was t-boned in one and did not suffer any injuries, the other driver was not as lucky, and the volvo was still running afterward and just needed a new door) and so hold their values very well, so i think that the problem with old hilux price is similar, more peoples will want the car that is reputed indestructible than the car that will explode at the slightest bump in the rear

I love old Volvos and they built that reputation by producing really really safe cars. If they were more common here I would probably get one. I do occasionally check Carsales just to see what is available.

Older Hilux is really really basic so there is not too much that can go wrong. So they make good offroaders and project platforms. Same with the older Landcruiser etc. But that is about all they offer.

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« Reply #3004 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 04:26:18 »
Volvos sure are ugly though.

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« Reply #3005 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 05:02:57 »
Volvos sure are ugly though.
Strong disagree.
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« Reply #3006 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 05:15:35 »
Volvos sure are ugly though.
Strong disagree.
Look at this beautiful machine:
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It's not beautiful.

A tuba will fit right in though.
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

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« Reply #3007 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 05:19:31 »
Volvos sure are ugly though.
Strong disagree.
Look at this beautiful machine:
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It's not beautiful.

A tuba will fit right in though.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.I guess this beholder has a preference for estate cars and Vovlo are kind of the king of that.
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« Reply #3008 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 06:04:31 »
Volvos sure are ugly though.
Strong disagree.
Look at this beautiful machine:
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Is that a rally hearse?

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« Reply #3009 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 06:14:14 »
Volvos sure are ugly though.
Strong disagree.
Look at this beautiful machine:
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Is that a rally hearse?
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(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

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Re: Car Thread
« Reply #3010 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 07:08:48 »

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« Reply #3011 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 09:57:15 »
well volvo tried to rally 240s but i do not remember hearing of a volvo hearse though, and the 960 is pretty cool looking and actually pretty fast maybe one of the last proper rear wheel drive fast family car, at least in Europe
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« Reply #3012 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 10:19:19 »
I have owned a couple of Volvos and they were great.

In the mid-1970s when I was in college, I had a 122 which I thought was quite handsome in a understated and homely sort of way. It was very reliable and economical, although the carburetor tended to fall out of adjustment.

Many years later, I got a 744T which was bad-ass with a large 4-cylinder turbo. It used way too much gas and required high-test, and also it chewed through brakes at an alarming rate. I thought that the styling was too aggressive, however, and much preferred the understated simplicity of the 140/240 series.

These are not my actual cars, but mine were just like these:

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« Reply #3013 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 12:23:41 »
i can respect the volvo cult, one of my old housemates had a v70r up until recently and they get pretty rare and they're dead reliable too, you literally can't find one out there with less than 150k. they made a lot of peculiar color combos for the car that makes it a really interesting car to collect and it's cool that they come in manuals too. i'll still take a sports car over it though. if i was going for a wagon i think the manual vw alltrack is great and so is the 328d.
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« Reply #3014 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 13:16:19 »
well volvo tried to rally 240s but i do not remember hearing of a volvo hearse though, and the 960 is pretty cool looking and actually pretty fast maybe one of the last proper rear wheel drive fast family car, at least in Europe
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(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

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« Reply #3015 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 14:11:35 »
i do not really call those family cars, those are luxury cars, old volvos were still cheap enough for normal peoples to afford, jags and mercs to me seems a bit over budget for most families...
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« Reply #3016 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 06:18:02 »
I see this thread is still alive :). As a matter of fact what do you guys think about the new Toyota CHR? My brother works at an enclosed car transport company and not so long ago he shipped one from Europe. I have never particularly liked how Toyota cars looked but this one made my heart tick. I mean have you seen the looks of it - amazing. It is so futuristic and yet so simple and practical. I love the fact that it's a hybrid also with very decent mpg numbers. I am seriously considering buying one.
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« Reply #3017 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 10:06:46 »
One of my friends has the older version of it. Loves it to death

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« Reply #3018 on: Wed, 23 December 2020, 03:09:36 »
this thing is absolutely insane. I want to be in it  :'(

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« Reply #3019 on: Wed, 23 December 2020, 03:40:15 »
i wanted to clean my car and post a photo of it here but i managed to damage the door... a car for both stance life and rally :)
pretty much exactly this, just a bit more damaged...

(source: http://www.auto-pub.net/ASL/Citroen/page_Citroen_BX_Calanque.htm (french but photos and numbers are universal))
when i get to fix it i may post photos of it high and low, but have not got the budget right now for bodywork...

i am wondering for the next car (i will not sell/junk that one just relieve some of its function) if i should wait to get a bit more money and import a Honda Beat or right now buy an Opel Tigra, or does anyone have an idea for an other light, nimble, cheap car available in Europe (and preferably early injected, 90-2000)? :) i am quite open to ideas
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« Reply #3020 on: Wed, 23 December 2020, 03:49:23 »
i wanted to clean my car and post a photo of it here but i managed to damage the door... a car for both stance life and rally :)
pretty much exactly this, just a bit more damaged...
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(source: http://www.auto-pub.net/ASL/Citroen/page_Citroen_BX_Calanque.htm (french but photos and numbers are universal))
when i get to fix it i may post photos of it high and low, but have not got the budget right now for bodywork...

i am wondering for the next car (i will not sell/junk that one just relieve some of its function) if i should wait to get a bit more money and import a Honda Beat or right now buy an Opel Tigra, or does anyone have an idea for an other light, nimble, cheap car available in Europe (and preferably early injected, 90-2000)? :) i am quite open to ideas

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« Reply #3021 on: Wed, 23 December 2020, 03:53:34 »
Yamaha Ami :))
i knew Yamaha made car engines and bikes but i did not know they made a car :) and what a car it is, although may be hard to get, if Wikipedia is right only 3 were ever sold... thanks :)
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Re: Car Thread
« Reply #3022 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 07:16:41 »
Very dissapointed by the lack of itasha in this thread.

I thought GH was a place of culture... 😅

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« Reply #3023 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 22:34:36 »
Very dissapointed by the lack of itasha in this thread.

I thought GH was a place of culture... 😅

lol i'll see a couple every time at track days. i'll get a pic. it's usually miatas and frs, but sometimes i've seen things like the e46 m3 with a wrap.
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« Reply #3024 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 03:21:36 »
Very dissapointed by the lack of itasha in this thread.

I thought GH was a place of culture... 😅

lol i'll see a couple every time at track days. i'll get a pic. it's usually miatas and frs, but sometimes i've seen things like the e46 m3 with a wrap.

It scares me they are out on the road like they are regular people  :-X

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« Reply #3025 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 03:47:06 »
Very dissapointed by the lack of itasha in this thread.

I thought GH was a place of culture... 😅

lol i'll see a couple every time at track days. i'll get a pic. it's usually miatas and frs, but sometimes i've seen things like the e46 m3 with a wrap.
It scares me they are out on the road like they are regular people  :-X
if it is only a livery it does not make the car unsafe, and drivers are as regular of peoples as you are
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« Reply #3026 on: Fri, 05 February 2021, 01:32:28 »
The Starion/Conquest has got to be in the running for Most '80s Interior Ever, and I love it  :-*
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I'm actually seriously looking into getting a Starion the past week.
It's very convoluted finding financing for a classic import. Shockingly affordable to bring a car overseas though.
Have a mechanic in Osaka who's going to help me out with inspection once I figure out the financing part.

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« Reply #3027 on: Fri, 05 February 2021, 02:54:44 »
I'm actually seriously looking into getting a Starion the past week.
It's very convoluted finding financing for a classic import. Shockingly affordable to bring a car overseas though.
Have a mechanic in Osaka who's going to help me out with inspection once I figure out the financing part.
i am rather curious on how it goes as i really want a beat and a 4wd acty truck... and neither were sold in France (well they were just no one bought any. there is only 3 beats in France from what i read, and only 2 on the road)
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« Reply #3028 on: Thu, 25 February 2021, 08:31:57 »
i wanted to clean my car and post a photo of it here but i managed to damage the door... a car for both stance life and rally :)


My goodness!  A very long time ago I had a beaten up Citroen Visa.  If the plan is to have a cheap reliable old car with parts readily available (even if it's reliable, it it's old you'll need parts at some point), it kinda depends on the country you're in?  I'd pick a say a Seat in Spain, some french car in France, some german car in germany. Even though they are present everywhere in Europe, they are disproportionately represented in their home countries and you'll have an easier time finding spare parts there.


As posted earlier in this thread: this was a very long time ago, I now drive my lovely 2013 Porsche Panamera (which is sometimes cranky but I don't care as I've got an extended warranty on it) on a daily basis.
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« Reply #3029 on: Thu, 25 February 2021, 08:37:26 »
I see this thread is still alive :). As a matter of fact what do you guys think about the new Toyota CHR?


It's the car my wife drives since 18 months. It is incredibly good looking: and  it does indeed look incredibly futuristic. We've got the hybrid (just hybrid, sadly not plug-in hybrid: don't think it exists yet in PHEV?): fuel consumption is very low... The worst we do is 4.5 l / 100 (63 mpg) but sometimes we go below 3 l / 100 (78 mpg).


I'd say the Toyota CH-R is quite noisy on the highway but as I just posted above my standards are high as I daily drive a very fancy high-end luxury car with an incredible sound insulation.
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Re: Car Thread
« Reply #3030 on: Sun, 28 February 2021, 21:59:43 »
I still love my car. At least one of us respects it.  :cool:

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« Reply #3031 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 02:02:12 »
if i were to get a new American muscle car that would be the one too but there are so many more interesting cars around that i do not see myself get one, likely ever.
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« Reply #3032 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 04:34:42 »
Outside = bad

Inside = gud'

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« Reply #3033 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 01:23:10 »
Outside = bad

Inside = gud'

Waiting for Samsung QNED, 1000nits, 500nit full field.

but with a car you are still inside of your own bubble on wheels :)  so you have the sight seeing of going outside while being inside
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« Reply #3034 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 23:11:12 »
Modern vehicles make me wanna vomit from boredom. Ever since the death of drivercentric vehicles in the early-mid '00s and the rise of automated electronic zombiemobiles everything has become so goddamn dull and homogenized. I don't know how people can stand it.



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« Reply #3035 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 23:35:48 »
Modern vehicles make me wanna vomit from boredom. Ever since the death of drivercentric vehicles in the early-mid '00s and the rise of automated electronic zombiemobiles everything has become so goddamn dull and homogenized. I don't know how people can stand it.

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I tend to remember saying something about this before. What would I know?

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« Reply #3036 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 03:10:37 »
I don't know how people can stand it.
I can't.
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
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« Reply #3037 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 08:16:23 »
I grew up in the mid-late-20th-century when cars used to have personalities.
Just a few random examples:
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The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
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« Reply #3038 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 08:20:07 »
I grew up in the mid-late-20th-century when cars used to have personalities.
Just a few random examples:
for once we can agree :) even outside of the US the problem is rampant, identifying a recent car without seeing the badge is hard, they pretty much all look the same.
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« Reply #3039 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 21:28:12 »
I work for a car company! I have a lot of interest in cars.
I'm still on the Hyundai Avante, but I'm thinking of the Audi A6 and BMW 5 next cars, so Audi is really amazingly quiet!

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« Reply #3040 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 22:27:08 »
I was digging around and found another picture. Enjoy!

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« Reply #3041 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 00:00:58 »
Modern vehicles make me wanna vomit from boredom. Ever since the death of drivercentric vehicles in the early-mid '00s and the rise of automated electronic zombiemobiles everything has become so goddamn dull and homogenized. I don't know how people can stand it.

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Re: Car Thread
« Reply #3042 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 08:35:17 »

Audi is really amazingly quiet!


And that is the other side of the coin. In the old days the exterior styling of the car was paramount, and they were works of art.

But today, the interior cabin is the center of attention. Cars today are vastly quieter, safer, and more comfortable than they were in the days of the classics. For me (now an old man) that is a trade-off that is more than acceptable.

And, lastly, the majority of people used to want to express their individuality, but today I think more people see greater value in anonymity.

As my late step-father said in the 1990s: "Today all the cars look like bars of soap."
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
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Re: Car Thread
« Reply #3043 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 16:31:00 »

Audi is really amazingly quiet!


And that is the other side of the coin. In the old days the exterior styling of the car was paramount, and they were works of art.

But today, the interior cabin is the center of attention. Cars today are vastly quieter, safer, and more comfortable than they were in the days of the classics. For me (now an old man) that is a trade-off that is more than acceptable.

And, lastly, the majority of people used to want to express their individuality, but today I think more people see greater value in anonymity.

As my late step-father said in the 1990s: "Today all the cars look like bars of soap."
Each and every generation has their "idea" that is always better than the prior generation. No matter how evident the argument is, they remember what made them like cars of their era.
It seems that recently the EPA and governments around the world are systematically erasing what was a golden era of our automobiles. If they continue at this rate, there will be no car enthusiasm in the future.
It's sad.

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Re: Car Thread
« Reply #3044 on: Fri, 23 April 2021, 15:45:45 »
Opinions on the 3000 GT vs the RX7 FD?

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Re: Car Thread
« Reply #3045 on: Fri, 23 April 2021, 16:35:05 »
3000 GT
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

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Re: Car Thread
« Reply #3046 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 02:11:30 »
would it have been RX7 FC i would have said FC, but although partial to the rotary i do find the FD rather ugly, and the 3000GT a much better looking car, so i guess a 13B swapped 3000GT?
i think it depends on why you like the cars, i want to have an RX for its rather special engine giving it lightness, balance and revs, even though to me most of them are rather ugly, apart from the FC, RX4 and 3. i like the looks of the 3000GT bot do not find it that interesting.
so i guess i would go FD, even if only to sell it and buy a cheaper NA FC instead :)
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