landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
I thought we had a real good thread last week on brands. There was (mostly) well informed discussion on the global-ness of the Auto Industry, as well as lots people explaining why they like the cars they like. I find it interesting too that not one person said "I like Brand X because they make the best cars." There was lots of "I had one, it was reliable, I got another" or "My family's worked for Brand X" etc.... but no one claimed "Best".
Anyway, on to this week. What's the best piece of car advice you've ever gotten? Maybe you ignored it and have a good story to tell. Maybe your parents told you something specific about the family ride and it never treated you wrong. Did someone recommend buying a car you never would have thought of? Maybe you got horrible advice like "oil doesn't need changing". Maybe you want the MGoBoard's advice on something? Let's hear about that friend/parent/significant other who gave you great advice or steered (sorry) you wrong.
Lots of families have "their" brands. It's why many of us are Wolverine fans. Some folks fathers were Ford Truck guys, their father was a Ford Truck guy, etc. Infiniti even has a commercial taking a dig at BMW with this brand loyalty ethos at its center.
So - are you a brand loyalist? And/or is there something that you'll NEVER buy again? (this crowd seems to like the hate, so I mean, what did that Ford do to you?) Let's hear some stories
TL;DR - What's your most versatile mixer/ingredient?
Full story: The wife and I are headed to a "Stock the Bar" couples shower this weekend and I'm more of a "beer & wine" guy than a liquor drinker. As is the groom-to-be (we're good friends). He mentioned that part of what he's excited for with the Stock the Bar thing is getting more things to use when hosting, the ability to make cocktails when entertaining, etc. I plan to buy a bottle of Koval Whiskey (not sure what kind yet) http://www.koval-distillery.com/newsite/ as it's local and fancy enough, but I was hoping to get a couple of ingredients/etc. to go with it. Do I do a fancy bottle of simple syrup and some bitters? Or are there better suggestions out there?
Back on Tuesday this week, hooray! There was a bit of confusion about last week, but I'll try to make the thread topic a bit clearer.
So, this week, you get to pick 3 cars for your hypothetical garage, from 3 decades (1 car per decade). Which ones do you pick? Will anyone pick a Malaise Era car? For Example, my garage:
- 70's - 1978 CJ-8 Scrambler (My family hauler/rock crawler)
- 80's - 1987 Porsche 959 (my everything)
- 00's - 2008 Audi RS4 Avant (my dad-mobile/winter car)
Anyone taking the Beast of Torino? A Model T? An old Caddy?
HOF Buckeye and fall-guy advocate Chris Carter will no longer be contributing to ESPN's god-awful NFL coverage. Ray Lewis is also out, which frees up his time to help his son defend against the sexual assault charges that were filed against him last week. If his son's lawyers are half as good as his dad's, he should be all set.
Taking their places are Randy Moss and Charles Woodson, which is a significant improvement, which isn't saying much. It's nice to see Charles transition from the NFL to TV, before returning to AA as Harbaugh's DB coach. Thanks for getting something right for a change, ESPN!
So I'm putting this thread up early because I'm traveling for work tomorrow, so this will have to roll into Tuesday.
So, Everyone's favorite Boxer/Physicist Neil Degrasse Tyson put together a list of 33 cosmic car names http://thenewswheel.com/neil-degrasse-tyson-puts-together-list-of-33-cosmic-car-names/
What names are your favorite for cars? So many today are numerical crap, especially the Germans who now use numbers that don't mean ANYTHING (A BMW 330i used to mean it was a 3 series with a 3.0L engine. The Mercedes C350 was a C class with a 3.5L engine. Now the BMW 328i has a 2.0L and the C43 AMG has a 3.0L. Dammit guys...)
What vehicle names and numbers hold a special place in your car-heart? Why?