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by max225
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!
Replies: 4081
Views: 93382

Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

My friend took her beloved FORESTER ST into the desert... and popped a head gasket in the middle of no where... 68k miles... :disgust: 200 miles from civilization. Vehicles should not be beloved when they blow up with 68K on the clock. #prayforlola https://i.postimg.cc/6qyyZFYq/6-CB32076-0-D83-4347...
by max225
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!
Replies: 4081
Views: 93382

Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

Zillon wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:22 pm
max225 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:20 pm
My friend took her beloved FORESTER ST into the desert... and popped a head gasket in the middle of no where... 68k miles... :disgust: 200 miles from civilization.
Well, that's unfortunate. She survive?
Bumming a couch with some friends in reno
by max225
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!
Replies: 4081
Views: 93382

Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

My friend took her beloved FORESTER ST into the desert... and popped a head gasket in the middle of no where... 68k miles... :disgust: 200 miles from civilization.
by max225
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!
Replies: 4081
Views: 93382

Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

We’re like the worst biggest land cruiser market seems silly to import on these no? I mean those two are in great shape but having the steering wheel in the wrong place is not ok imo Bet your AZN would disagree. Her people drive on the proper side. Only the Japanese are on the right and I think Cam...
by max225
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!
Replies: 4081
Views: 93382

Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

JDM imports. Correct. They specialize in importing vehicles into the country. They also work on imports as well. A lot of what they bring in is nice, in great shape, and their prices are fairly reasonable. They've modified some vehicles that people have bought and brought make for work. We’re like ...
by max225
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!
Replies: 4081
Views: 93382

Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

Devilchrono wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:16 pm
I'm really wanting one of these two:

https://www.drivermotorsports.com/inven ... nd-cruiser

https://www.drivermotorsports.com/inven ... nd-cruiser

Sadly, the wife has already said no to either one at this time.
Why are they wrong side drive...
by max225
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!
Replies: 4081
Views: 93382

Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

wap wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:37 pm
So nice to have a real color in a sea of despair.
Image

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And it’s the only car that’s decent to drive on that lot
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: :plac: finds v2.0: Moar gold on the crangslist
Replies: 4501
Views: 91691

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

Wow it went to the moon and back but looks pretty clean overall. :notbad:
V8 :manuel: :unicorn:
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Soviet Clowncar chronicles
Replies: 2314
Views: 39992

Soviet Clowncar chronicles

You can fix the RS shocks relatively easily these days, there are both aftermarket and OEM revised options. Easy button is the DSC controller. https://www.dscsport.com/product/v2-controller-ford-focus-rs/ Autox guys didn't do it because it's not legal for "stock" class. :word: I am a ways away from...
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Soviet Clowncar chronicles
Replies: 2314
Views: 39992

Soviet Clowncar chronicles

Apex wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:57 pm
max225 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:31 pm


A fuckus Rs ? How is it great on long drives ? Short range, choppy ride and rubber band tires
Oh, I thought we were talking about MINIs still. :nevermind:
Nah my thread got derailed :lolgasm:
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Soviet Clowncar chronicles
Replies: 2314
Views: 39992

Soviet Clowncar chronicles

They’re really great on long drives from my experience. Really? All of the journalists say they ride like total shit... but I kind of wonder about the truth of that/I'm used to a car that doesn't ride great. My tolerance is pretty high, I actually think the C5 rides fine with my Bilsteins and the J...
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Soviet Clowncar chronicles
Replies: 2314
Views: 39992

Soviet Clowncar chronicles

Yeah, I want one too. I will seriously consider if I wind up needing something more practical and don't keep the Corvette. It's the perfect one car to rule them all if you're a track day bro and don't have a brutal commute. They’re really great on long drives from my experience. A fuckus Rs ? How i...
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!
Replies: 4081
Views: 93382

Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

How about the guy that actually came with a paint gauge and swore there was rear end damage at some point? Or the dude that came and "would buy it right now if the timing belt was done by a reputable shop" (I did it and had photo evidence and receipts), or the guy that tried the cruise control, fou...
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!
Replies: 4081
Views: 93382

Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

I think you may have gotten a :derp: How about the guy that actually came with a paint gauge and swore there was rear end damage at some point? Or the dude that came and "would buy it right now if the timing belt was done by a reputable shop" (I did it and had photo evidence and receipts), or the g...
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Soviet Clowncar chronicles
Replies: 2314
Views: 39992

Soviet Clowncar chronicles

Made in Germany 350hp Giant brakes Awd Super rare Sounds great Handles great Relatively practical for what it is Cheap to own/drive Will likely be a future classic It checks so many boxes Except being a crappy Ferd. I understand why people like them, but I just can't do it. It's like you buying a K...
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!
Replies: 4081
Views: 93382

Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

I don't know how much cheaper to own it would be. A higher mileage older Porsche is going to require maintenance and who knows what other repair things. IMS would be a concern if trying to sell it later, so there's that too. I like the idea of something to wrench on, but I have no idea how easy a C...
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Soviet Clowncar chronicles
Replies: 2314
Views: 39992

Soviet Clowncar chronicles

I felt that way which is why I got it. Also dollar for dollar I would likely go focus Rs in that price range 32-34k at the time if I wanted to maximize fun. Ferd :disgust: Made in Germany 350hp Giant brakes Awd Super rare Sounds great Handles great Relatively practical for what it is Cheap to own/d...
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Soviet Clowncar chronicles
Replies: 2314
Views: 39992

Soviet Clowncar chronicles

Yep but the cost of entry was +5-10k unfortunately used/used same year when I shopping :word: I think you did it right, :waxer: is a new buyer, so it matters more. The MINI is more fun/unique and cheaper to buy. It basically depreciates like a new $21K car at the point you bought in, which seems fi...
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!
Replies: 4081
Views: 93382

Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

I know everyone says this and you've actually experienced it... so not saying it's :bs: exactly, but I think there are enough bros out there like you or me who would buy a $15-20K Cayman just to track/hoon/commute/have fun with that it wouldn't really tank. It might take a bit longer to find that b...
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!
Replies: 4081
Views: 93382

Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

Not the way I'd own a Cayman...I'd do as much maintenance and work myself, which without service records proving you went :waxer: at a decent shop will really tank the value of the car. I know everyone says this and you've actually experienced it... so not saying it's :bs: exactly, but I think ther...
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Soviet Clowncar chronicles
Replies: 2314
Views: 39992

Soviet Clowncar chronicles

Detroit wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:17 pm
max225 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:12 pm


Yep but the cost of entry was +5-10k unfortunately used/used same year when I shopping
And I suspect the MINI is more fun.
I felt that way which is why I got it. Also dollar for dollar I would likely go focus Rs in that price range 32-34k at the time if I wanted to maximize fun.
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Soviet Clowncar chronicles
Replies: 2314
Views: 39992

Soviet Clowncar chronicles

Yep, BMW level depreciation for sure. Max's MINI and my BMW were the same thing, new for mid forties, bought by us for mid twenties with sub 20K miles. Pretty :wasteful: for the first owners. A Golf R on the other hand seems to do quite well in terms of depreciation. Yep but the cost of entry was +...
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Soviet Clowncar chronicles
Replies: 2314
Views: 39992

Soviet Clowncar chronicles

It’s an interesting optioned one. Full on base model with the updated screen. ~34k msrp new but it does have the led lights so :doit: I like the spec a lot...it's really ideal. The last thing I need is another car right now :doe: Aren’t you about to switch jobs and “lose” the gladiator? Which is go...
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Soviet Clowncar chronicles
Replies: 2314
Views: 39992

Soviet Clowncar chronicles

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=558016158&zip=27101&makeCode1=MINI&modelCode1=COOPER&dealerId=71500369 Nicccee. The Swede actually found this one. What the shit, that's a solid price. EDIT: It's a :manuel: even and doesn't appear to have a sunroof. This is my...
by max225
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Soviet Clowncar chronicles
Replies: 2314
Views: 39992

Soviet Clowncar chronicles

Detroit wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:20 am
max225 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:18 am
Yup higher miles are sub 20
"Higher miles"? That thing got less than 10k/year
50k vs say 30 or 20 I mentioned this in my earlier posts that they are sub 20k $ with 50k or more miles