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by adoob
Tue Mar 05, 2024 3:37 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 6: Best of times and Worst of Times
Replies: 9368
Views: 135280

Car Talk 6: Best of times and Worst of Times

I'm not really an SUV guy but these are all nice cars and solid used buys as they depreciate pretty significantly. M340i might depreciate even more though and be the best driving thing of the bunch. Neither am I really, but at risk of sounding old I noticed how for running errands and just general ...
by adoob
Tue Mar 05, 2024 1:49 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 21: DFD Giveth and DFD Taketh Away
Replies: 8858
Views: 120380

OT 21: DFD Giveth and DFD Taketh Away

:nice: Hoping he's doing great. I think all is mostly well on his end, still has the R53 and Taco, his wife got a new Mini Pooper S :manuel: He’s doing a lot of bike stuff and an animal in fitness. It was a fun time. Also got to see the house and :triggered: rock, pet the :doge: , etc. :fuckyeah: B...
by adoob
Tue Mar 05, 2024 1:42 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 6: Best of times and Worst of Times
Replies: 9368
Views: 135280

Car Talk 6: Best of times and Worst of Times

So What bmw were you looking at ? I tried Audi but personally I think diesel gayte killed them, everything seems stuck in time and cost cutting is obvious. The interiors are now sub par compared to bmw and mb. And the tech is trash (cameras low res, low res screens for dash boards, driver assistanc...
by adoob
Mon Mar 04, 2024 7:47 am
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 21: DFD Giveth and DFD Taketh Away
Replies: 8858
Views: 120380

OT 21: DFD Giveth and DFD Taketh Away

Damn $4500 to go to New Zealand for two weeks is pretty epic. I’m actually about to fly first class from PHL to CLT because no one travels for work at this time I guess. I ended up loving my flight later and taking PTO today - got drunk with my college buddy and crushed Eastern European food last n...
by adoob
Sun Mar 03, 2024 3:20 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 6: Best of times and Worst of Times
Replies: 9368
Views: 135280

Car Talk 6: Best of times and Worst of Times

:iono: if a car that has windows that don’t close makes for a great rental though. I will say the new stang was pretty nice and grew on me a bit. Good: -fast, especially considering it was the EcoBoom -Great chassis -Interior truly looks fantastic and much higher end, the cinnamon seats looked grea...
by adoob
Sun Mar 03, 2024 3:12 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 6: Best of times and Worst of Times
Replies: 9368
Views: 135280

Car Talk 6: Best of times and Worst of Times

Went to a BMW dealership with Richard yesterday to go test drive an option for :cheese:’s stablemate. The :dillerman: we interacted with has consumed so much of the BMW kool aid that he lost it when I mentioned the Audi I was cross shopping. He also owns one of every generation of M3. Was kinda comi...
by adoob
Thu Feb 29, 2024 1:49 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: :plac: finds v2.0: Moar gold on the crangslist
Replies: 7895
Views: 261361

:plac: finds v2.0: Moar gold on the crangslist

Rs3 is a dad car ? No I’m saying it as another hint. It’s not an RS3, I can’t afford it and I’d like more spacious back seats to account for the Miata not having any. Actually, in a lot of ways, the second car is going to be good at everything the Miata isn’t. And its weaknesses are things the Miat...
by adoob
Thu Feb 29, 2024 12:51 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: :plac: finds v2.0: Moar gold on the crangslist
Replies: 7895
Views: 261361

:plac: finds v2.0: Moar gold on the crangslist

wap wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 11:24 am
Gberg2119 wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 10:24 am

:notsure: Can RS3's be had for that cheap?
:iono: He said he's trying to stay under $30/$35 used. Doesn't mean he'll be successful. :lol:
:popcorn:

I appreciate the wishful thinking haha.

Two words: “dad car”
by adoob
Thu Feb 29, 2024 9:36 am
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: :plac: finds v2.0: Moar gold on the crangslist
Replies: 7895
Views: 261361

:plac: finds v2.0: Moar gold on the crangslist

Hey friends. Back after a while and I think first time posting in the :plac: thread. I heard GR rolla talk and I want one, but disappointed to hear the interior feels cheap. On another note, I’m looking for a daily to pair with :cheese: so I can finally start treating this thing as nice as it deserv...
by adoob
Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:27 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Adeeb's Cheese Adventures
Replies: 222
Views: 11638

Adeeb's Cheese Adventures

Got to park :cheese: for a bit in its soon-to-be new home today. Signed the lease and I get the keys to the place on Monday.

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by adoob
Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:24 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Adeeb's Cheese Adventures
Replies: 222
Views: 11638

Adeeb's Cheese Adventures

:dat: he also had a kid, :sawce: is having a kid. Not a ton of other :plac: but see the :plac: thread. Chris ditched us and maybe a few others. Mario became a rock star. I’m par for the course, same job, whorange GR86, etc. Will take a look at the :plac: thread and if things go well I'll be contrib...
by adoob
Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:10 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Adeeb's Cheese Adventures
Replies: 222
Views: 11638

Adeeb's Cheese Adventures

Max probably bought like 3 cars. including doing a lemon/negotiated buy back on his electric bmw that was in shop for over 2 months for an unplugged tweeter wire. Then, he went full :plac: and bought the same model of car after dust settled. I skimmed through his iX thread but didn't catch the lemo...
by adoob
Mon Feb 26, 2024 6:41 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Adeeb's Cheese Adventures
Replies: 222
Views: 11638

Adeeb's Cheese Adventures

Also regarding the second car... the hints are it's german and the model name is a 3 character alphanumeric. Should complement the Miata quite nicely. Also obviously used because I'm not :waxer:. Need to make sure the finances work after the move and settling in. Ideally I'd like to find it in the r...
by adoob
Mon Feb 26, 2024 6:34 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Adeeb's Cheese Adventures
Replies: 222
Views: 11638

Adeeb's Cheese Adventures

wap wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 4:24 pm
D Griff wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 4:08 pm :whalecum: back by the way! Glad to have you around and to see the Miata again.
:dat:
Thanks guys. I'll try not to be a stranger and catch up with y'all more often. Anything happen in the time I was gone?
by adoob
Mon Feb 26, 2024 6:33 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Adeeb's Cheese Adventures
Replies: 222
Views: 11638

Adeeb's Cheese Adventures

Those are sweet looking seats! Good call on the cloth. I had cloth buckets in my Corvette, Sparco QRT-R (basically an actual race seat) and they were still hot as hell as they cocoon your body. Those should be a bit better. Don’t feel bad about the car getting rough at times. It’s 15 years old and ...
by adoob
Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:53 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Adeeb's Cheese Adventures
Replies: 222
Views: 11638

Adeeb's Cheese Adventures

https://i.postimg.cc/jLxQdT22/temp-Image4-Zz-I8-D.avif https://i.postimg.cc/pyYJHr23/temp-Imagec-UHOI5.avif https://i.postimg.cc/NKL6mx1w/temp-Image-SSz-QAg.avif :cheese: pics as promised. I actually don't think I've shared anything from the "new" (as of last fall lol) camera here, picked...
by adoob
Mon Feb 26, 2024 11:10 am
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Adeeb's Cheese Adventures
Replies: 222
Views: 11638

Adeeb's Cheese Adventures

Seats are a legit upgrade, Miata stock seats are pretty flat/meh. Even with a high roll bar, your body can move a lot in a crash. Also, even if you're a defensive, attentive, good driver, you can't control the dipshits around you. I say all this and am an avid road cyclist, so I understand taking r...
by adoob
Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:55 am
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Adeeb's Cheese Adventures
Replies: 222
Views: 11638

Adeeb's Cheese Adventures

Been a while, friends. Life got in the way and I was feeling pretty bad about the state of the Miata under my ownershit so I kinda stopped posting about it as often, with the occasional Instagram post here and there but that's about it. The thing is about to hit 96,000 miles by the end of next week....
by adoob
Tue May 30, 2023 8:17 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Adeeb's Cheese Adventures
Replies: 222
Views: 11638

Adeeb's Cheese Adventures

Word of caution from an 'old guy' :lolol: I would skip a roll bar. They are pretty dang dangerous if you don't have a helmet on. The minute some crazy/dumb/drunk driver rear ends you, your head can slam into the bar and crack. Think long and hard before doing that and I would skip it entirely on a ...
by adoob
Tue May 30, 2023 11:35 am
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Adeeb's Cheese Adventures
Replies: 222
Views: 11638

Adeeb's Cheese Adventures

:hai: Been a while friends! Been busy with life shit and work shit. Just started a new job (software engineer @ citibank) making good money about a month ago thanks to a recommendation from a friend and been getting adjusted to that, and along with that been doing a bit of personal discovery and reo...
by adoob
Mon Feb 13, 2023 10:38 am
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Adeeb's Cheese Adventures
Replies: 222
Views: 11638

Adeeb's Cheese Adventures

https://i.postimg.cc/hXkHzr1R/1080263.jpg Been a bit since I've posted in here. :hai: Took the car to the beach for the first time yesterday after Cars and Coffee. A cheesy boat in its natural habitat. Not the best beachscape with the weather but it is what it is. Car's been running great mechanica...
by adoob
Tue Dec 27, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 21: DFD Giveth and DFD Taketh Away
Replies: 8858
Views: 120380

OT 21: DFD Giveth and DFD Taketh Away

Late as usual but merry Christmas/happy holidays friends!
by adoob
Mon Dec 05, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Adeeb's Cheese Adventures
Replies: 222
Views: 11638

Adeeb's Cheese Adventures

Can you throw a 4ohm 25W resistor in series with the LED bulbs? For the high beams? That’s an idea I didn’t think of but hmmm. For the turn signals I opted to modify the relay instead and disable the bulb-out hyper flash because I didn’t like the idea of wasting power as heat and having the extra w...
by adoob
Sun Dec 04, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Adeeb's Cheese Adventures
Replies: 222
Views: 11638

Adeeb's Cheese Adventures

Full LED is now complete, and I can run the parking lights as DRLs since the front turn signals are switchback. Really loving how much this modernizes the car’s aesthetic, especially the blinkers. https://i.postimg.cc/bd3pZr4v/BA817734-F316-45-D3-9929-6-A6-C620-E13-B6.jpg Two small issues are the ex...
by adoob
Fri Dec 02, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Adeeb's Cheese Adventures
Replies: 222
Views: 11638

Adeeb's Cheese Adventures

No real updates on the bumper situation yet other than I’ve decided on an NC3 one because the import cost is very high for the Nopro ones. Just gotta get ahold of one and get the ball rolling. Backordered but apparently there’s a couple in stock at dealers about 2 hours away. On the other hand, I’ve...