Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

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Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:19 am

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I think it is a wonderful machine. Just a much more quality/put together C5. Imo. It lacks only the V8 noises but that v6 sounds darn good imo.
:notwrong: the Z also has better brakes and better transmissions.
The CD009 is a great trans, and is relatively cheap from Nissan brand new. I think they are $1800 or so from the factory. It's a popular choice for LS swaps because they can handle power.

I believe the Frontier's trans is a variant of the CD009. I always thought it could be a good contender for a 4wd :manuel: swap in something.

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D Griff wrote:
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I think it is a wonderful machine. Just a much more quality/put together C5. Imo. It lacks only the V8 noises but that v6 sounds darn good imo.
:notwrong: the Z also has better brakes and better transmissions.
Better lights
Better tech with keyless etc
Better steering and super tight turning radius
Better ride quality
Better interior quality

To add to that as well

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I don’t hate it ....
Giant decal aside, that looks pretty factory.
The conversion is cool when closed it has extra wide plastic trim to cover the bottom of the roof on the sheet metal but otherwise pretty toight!

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Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:21 pm

max225 wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:49 am
D Griff wrote:
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:notwrong: the Z also has better brakes and better transmissions.
Better lights
Better tech with keyless etc
Better steering and super tight turning radius
Better ride quality
Better interior quality

To add to that as well
True. C5 has the worst lights of the 21st century I think.

Steering is quite good in the corvette with a few mods but the dump truck turning radius can’t be fixed.

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Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:03 am

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I don’t hate it ....
It was :neat: to see top down earlier in the day. I'm really surprised that someone went out of their way to do this. More surprised that it never made it to production.
The car is already heavy. It would probably weigh 6k lbs in convertible form.
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Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:43 pm

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https://insurify.com/insights/car-model ... kets-2020/

Such sports cars much wow
I guess it wasn't just me thinking that Ram 2500 owners were extra douchy on the road.

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https://insurify.com/insights/car-model ... kets-2020/

Such sports cars much wow
Dodge Dart! :jimp:
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https://insurify.com/insights/car-model ... kets-2020/

Such sports cars much wow
:impressive: that the Impreza comes in at number three, one of the slowest cars available for sale. Just goes to show that nothing is actually dangerously slow.

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Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:10 am

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It looks like a F82 fucking melted in the worst possible way.

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Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:12 am

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It looks like a F82 fucking melted in the worst possible way.
I don’t mind it... better than I expected. Curious about the weight with awd etc...
The last gen was actually lighter and way faster than the predecessor.

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Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:17 am

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It looks like a F82 fucking melted in the worst possible way.
I'm going to have a really hard time getting into that grille. Ooof :gag:
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It looks like a F82 fucking melted in the worst possible way.
I'm going to have a really hard time getting into that grille. Ooof :gag:
We will soon miss grilles because everything will be a toaster ! Last gasoline m3/4 if I had to guess

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I'm going to have a really hard time getting into that grille. Ooof :gag:
We will soon miss grilles because everything will be a toaster ! Last gasoline m3/4 if I had to guess
I guess by making the ICE car hideous, it eases the transition to toasters?
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Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:23 pm

I heard it doesn’t have the DCT either
:doughnut: :narc: :doughnut:
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Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:23 pm

CaleDeRoo wrote:
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It looks like a F82 fucking melted in the worst possible way.
Value of my 328i just shot up.
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Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:31 pm

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I heard it doesn’t have the DCT either
It has 8 auto and that’s fine. That dct was/is shit for a daily

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Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:32 pm

Melon wrote:
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It looks like a F82 fucking melted in the worst possible way.
Value of my 328i just shot up.
You’re actually about to hit bottom. But that’s fine, soon the F gen will be shooting up in value because they are all ragged to shit. Just like the E30 gen ...

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Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:34 pm

max225 wrote:
razr390 wrote:
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I heard it doesn’t have the DCT either
It has 8 auto and that’s fine. That dct was/is shit for a daily
It's not supposed to be fine. It's the ultimate driving machine.

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Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:38 pm

max225 wrote:
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I heard it doesn’t have the DCT either
It has 8 auto and that’s fine. That dct was/is shit for a daily
The DCT in Brad's Z4 was fine, I'll always prefer three pedals, but a DCT of that caliber is acceptable.
Miles ahead of the VW DSG in the Mk6.
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ually about to hit bottom. But that’s fine, soon the F gen will be shooting up in value because they are all ragged to shit. Just like the E30 gen ...
I think mine will hold a little value, but to a niche buyer.
F30's are generally much higher mileage and are ragged.
E30's are on the brink of trash it, or needs almost a full restore to make it nice.
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Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:43 pm

Melon wrote:
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It has 8 auto and that’s fine. That dct was/is shit for a daily
The DCT in Brad's Z4 was fine, I'll always prefer three pedals, but a DCT of that caliber is acceptable.
Miles ahead of the VW DSG in the Mk6.
Agree to disagree. I really didn’t like it. It had a shit Ton of dct downsides.
Low speed clunks that made it sound like it was broken. No parking setting.
really odd quirks around town where the clutch packs would get confused and bob your head as if you didn’t know how to drive stick ... dsg did it too but much gentler.

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troyguitar wrote:
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max225 wrote:
It has 8 auto and that’s fine. That dct was/is shit for a daily
It's not supposed to be fine. It's the ultimate douchebag machine.
FTFY

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Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:45 pm

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The DCT in Brad's Z4 was fine, I'll always prefer three pedals, but a DCT of that caliber is acceptable.
Miles ahead of the VW DSG in the Mk6.
Agree to disagree. I really didn’t like it. It had a shit Ton of dct downsides.
Low speed clunks that made it sound like it was broken. No parking setting.
really odd quirks around town where the clutch packs would get confused and bob your head as if you didn’t know how to drive stick ... dsg did it too but much gentler.
Complete 180 from my experience.
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Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:45 pm

max225 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:43 pm
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Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:34 pm
It's not supposed to be fine. It's the ultimate douchebag machine.
FTFY
Now this we can agree on.
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