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Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 100k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

26 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

Don't lump me in with them. I'm an enthusiast of mechanic design, be it engines, weaponry, or productive machinery. Not a guy with a wrench that reads the marketing garbage AFE/insert other "enthusiast" brand that can't legally warranty half of their products.

 

I fail to see a correlation between people screeching variations of "forced induction is more efficient!!! Reclaimed energy!!!" and anything I've said.

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Somebody here was looking into lexus wagons a while back and I just came across this

 

 

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4 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

That was more broken that I thought it was. The steering is suddenly so much more responsive on-center 😂 lol

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Wait till you go full poly...

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I finally found a new door for my protégé. But, it needs work, big surprise. 

Like completely repainted tho. What's the best option here? I'm leading towards getting a shop to try and color match my car to the door, and just paint the door. It's been top coated before and it's shit work. So bad they literally painted over top of the center trim. And I'll end up replacing the windows cause they're scratched. 

 

Is the best option getting it sanded down, primed and color matched to my car? Because I finally found a white door, I'd like it to look similar. If you didn't know, mines destroyed lol. How much do you think it'll cost for a shop to paint it? 200 bucks? 

 

I think if I tried painting such a big piece myself it wouldn't turn out so good. 


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On 9/9/2019 at 4:29 AM, chaozbandit said:

Somebody here was looking into lexus wagons a while back and I just came across this

 

 

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god dammit i want one 

most likely the 2.0 i6 ... cause europe 


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The wagons look awesome, shame a lot of the ones you see for sale in the UK are pretty tatty...and the auto box too... :( 



 

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might get a job that requires me to own a car for ~6 months, i have found three beaters im kind of interested in but i thought id get your opinions on the whole thing.

 

The first option is this 1998 Skoda pickup:

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i honestly like it a lot, always wanted a small pickup/ute thing. 1.3L engine with 68hp. Looks quite rusty and has really shit paint but nice alloys on it. Runs with a new battery but unknown if there are other issues. Not inspected, no winter tires listed in the add, unknown amount of things to fix to pass inspection. For sure my pick from a looks standpoint, im a big fan of the patina tbh.

 

second option is a 1996 WV Passat:

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Looks to have quite a bit of rust around the breaks, but owner says its otherwise pretty nice with no issues beyond the windscreen which looks like its dirty and has some cracks. 115HP 2L engine in this one. "low kms" with 30 000 more KMs on it than the pickup idfk. Comes with winter tires and heater, not inspected. Second in the looks department, the pain seems to be in decent condition and all that.

 

option three is this 1999 VW Caddy:

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1.9L 63HP and some rust Alloys in the front, steelies in the rear. Lowest amount of kilometers somehow and in running, working order for sure. Its €250 instead of €200 but has winter tires which im going to need. Inspected for the duration im going to potentially need it. Not a fan of the plastic cover on the back, dont like the color either.

 

I could get something thats more than €200 but if its this cheap i dont really care what happens to it, i live right smack dab in Stockholm now and will not be needing the car more than six months. After six months i can get a car from the job or i wont be at the job anymore because its a six month trial period. Parking is going to be more than €200 a month too 🙄


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So I bought an 06 Yaris, toyed with that for a month, crashed it into Riley's car, sold it for about the same I paid for it and now I sold my CX-5 and I got a Prius Prime.

Not spending on gas is great thanks

Btw holy fug the panel gaps on Hondas lately.

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So I've got a bit of the cash and the time, so looking to finally fix the paint on my car. Its got a few dents here and there (doesn't bother me too much), deep scratches in a few places, that I'm assuming will need a bit of filler, and clear coat damage just under the rear lights. Sick of looking at it and doing nothing about it. 

 

What would be my best option? I do have a spray gun and an air compressor that I bought a while ago to fix it, so if I can do it myself that would be cool, but I don't know much about car paint. My initial questions would be; what primers do I use?; what would be a list of stuff for me to get the best finish, like do I need thinners etc. 

 

Probably the question that is most pressing is whether it's really worth doing it myself, or I should just get it professionally done. If I remember it was $400 per panel, and I have two and a bit panels to do, with small fixes here and there. 

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13 hours ago, Aprime said:

So I bought an 06 Yaris, toyed with that for a month, crashed it into Riley's car, sold it for about the same I paid for it and now I sold my CX-5 and I got a Prius Prime.

Not spending on gas is great thanks

Btw holy fug the panel gaps on Hondas lately.

Spending money on fuel > Owning a Prius 


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18 hours ago, Aprime said:

crashed it into Riley's car, 

Poor @RILEYISMYNAME


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Renault is testing 18 inch rims (for the new 2021 regs). I'm diggin the look. Thought I wouldn't like it, but they left a good amount of meat on the sidewall.

 

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6 minutes ago, MEC-777 said:

Renault is testing 18 inch rims (for the new 2021 regs). I'm diggin the look. Thought I wouldn't like it, but they left a good amount of meat on the sidewall.

 

 

 

Lets see how much you like it when they get those LED panels inside the wheels to pass through the FIA LOL.


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The only place to find me 

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4 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

The only place to find me 

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I suddenly want five guys now, thanks 

 

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I did really like the Focus ST that I test drove one a couple years back... Was not a fan of the seats however. I'm a larger guy and it was just plain not comfortable. That and I have lots of reasons to stay away from Ford in general. I did like the 2016+ Civics, especially the SI, but at the time I wanted to much for my truck. Now have my wagon and I love it. Comfy, gets great mileage, tad sporty since its built on the Golf platform and since its a TDI 2 year unlimited mile warranty! That might come in handy for about 30k miles a year!


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3 hours ago, TVwazhere said:

The only place to find me 

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2 hours ago, ProfBrown said:

I did really like the Focus ST that I test drove one a couple years back... Was not a fan of the seats however. I'm a larger guy and it was just plain not comfortable. That and I have lots of reasons to stay away from Ford in general. I did like the 2016+ Civics, especially the SI, but at the time I wanted to much for my truck. Now have my wagon and I love it. Comfy, gets great mileage, tad sporty since its built on the Golf platform and since its a TDI 2 year unlimited mile warranty! That might come in handy for about 30k miles a year!

I'm assuming you're referring to the Recaro Seats? Yes the bolsters on them are VERY aggressive. I'm a really thin tall guy so I fit in between them perfectly, but I've heard many complaints about them as well. The base trim version actually has "regular" seats that look kinda sporty but are full cloth and have traditional seats and backs. 

 

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5 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

I'm assuming you're referring to the Recaro Seats? Yes the bolsters on them are VERY aggressive. I'm a really thin tall guy so I fit in between them perfectly, but I've heard many complaints about them as well. The base trim version actually has "regular" seats that look kinda sporty but are full cloth and have traditional seats and backs. 

 

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Yes, you are correct. I should have specified. The Recaro sears look far better, and are far more useful in a sporty car, but made for small people honestly. I’m 6’3” but broad and they just don’t work for someone of my stature. And with driving 700 miles a week, I need something I’m comfortable in lol


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