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|8 min 28 sec ago||Lest we forget||
There's another senior who had some handle and could get to the rim
|1 day 11 min ago||(No subject)|
|1 day 21 hours ago||Awesome primer||
But I thought JIMMY JAGGERS had to always be written that way?
|1 day 22 hours ago||Agree to a point||
A good wife/husband will understand and let you buy the cool car within limits.
4 door GTI? yes! Golf R - I told her not to let me drive it.
Cost and relative practicality were the main 2 drivers.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Tough||
Should have gotten the powershift to shudder on the test drive and gone "SEE!!"
As an aside, I liked the ST, but it was a bit too "boy racer" for me. Also my ass didn't fit in the recaros. Thus, GTI for me...
|1 day 23 hours ago||Are we friends?||
We should be friends. MK7 GTI owner here. 6 speed manual that the wife has tried to learn on a couple times. She needs more hours and she'll get it.
I always tell her if she doesnt' learn now she's not learning when i get a REAL fun car.
|2 days 33 min ago||Sorry I'm late||
Rough morning. Being as we're just post superbowl, what was your favorite car-themed superbowl ad? This year or in years past?
|2 days 22 hours ago||+1 Informative||
Also Spike, who was a legit B1G guard and could fix some of those clogged offense issues by himself.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Bummed my question didn't make it||
Of course that Brian guy's question did...
|3 days 1 hour ago||The parallels are uncanny||
A guy with obscene measurables is moving up a level... There is a ton of outstanding depth in front of him on the DL... The offensive coach is a hardass who wants to find a way to use his new toy... we're looking for FB snaps...
I give you - Rashan Gary - FRIDGE-Back
(Why yes, I watched the 30-for-30 on the 85 Bears recently...)
|6 days 45 min ago||woo hoo!||
Alright #33.. I'm coming for you DGDestroys...
|6 days 21 hours ago||CONSUMMATE V's!|
|6 days 21 hours ago||Peters||
Has got a little Al Bundy in him (6 TDs, one game!) and drew a decent wolverbear. Kingston Davis's wolverine could use some work, as could most of the guys. This was cool.
|6 days 23 hours ago||"Local Economy"||
Local is relative
|1 week 1 hour ago||The important question||
Can he put it through the big sticks, mate?
|1 week 1 hour ago||He's right||
We supply parts that end up in the F-150. The best way to have a shitstorm come your way is to threaten the F-150 line.
|1 week 1 hour ago||And I thought I drive a lot||
It's well known that the 1 thing Corvette drivers brag about more than any other is the gas mileage they get.
I take pride in beating my car's EPA ratings myself too... I can get 36-38MPG if I try on the GTI
|1 week 1 hour ago||Yup||
The Camry is the most "American" NASCAR
|1 week 1 hour ago||Eh||
My dad has a 2011 A4, 70K, no issues. Anecdotes are just that.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Hmmm||
Clutch - what'll it cost to fix? That could answer you right there. If it's as much or more than the value of your car, dump the car
Gas mileage - check your tire pressure.
Those are the quick/cheap things to look into first.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Jaguar Land Rover Reliability||
Fun fact, Jags and Rovers have long had terrible reliability. So Jaguar came out with this great new warranty plan to try to assuage those fears. Land Rover don't care, they just keep selling.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Some things are sacred||
For example, Porsche claims there will never be a self driving porsche!
Not that I can afford one...
|1 week 2 hours ago||You'd be amazed how dumb people are||
Think about how dumb the average person is. Then realize 50% of people are dumber.
And yes, people brought their cars in. And yes, the dealer's "fix" was to replace the glass.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Eh||
Unless you're buying a pickup truck that's very hard to do. I work for a global auto supplier (based in Michigan) and everybody buys from everybody, sells from everybody, and builds everywhere. I was debating about a VW GTI or a Ford Focus. Can you tell me which was designed in Germany, had an engine from England, a transmission from Germany, and final assembly in Mexico? The Focus! (The GTI engine is from Mexico, otherwise they're the same).
My plant outside Chicago has content in all kinds of vehicles, both "foreign" and "Domestic".
|1 week 2 hours ago||Who are you saying holds on too long /glares|
|1 week 2 hours ago||Not quite||
But "winter blend" is a real thing, at least in most of the country. Winter blend is formulated to provide better cold starts, but you'll get a little less power and mileage out of it compared to summer blend. It's also typically cheaper to produce, and that (in theory) follows to the pump.
|1 week 2 hours ago||For real||
There's a gas station near my office that still does the +$.10 midgrade +$.10 premium. I go there all the time. It's great.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Hope they can fix it||
So, fun (somewhat related) story from Freshman Engineering at Michigan. We had 3 engineers come back to talk to the class, one of whom worked for one of the Big 3. His big thing was power window motors. He said that they had been getting tons of recalls for passenger window glass. Dealers would replace the glass, and it would sometimes fix the problem. The problem was that when people went to roll both windows down, they'd push two buttons in the driver's seat and the driver's side window would finish first. Of course there was a problem with the glass on the passenger side leading to this issue. What really happened is that there was more wire for the signal to go through to reach the far door. So it was slower. The big fix? cutting equal length wires and having a bunch of wasted wire sitting in the driver's door which made the windows go the same speed.
|1 week 3 hours ago||Many people agree with you||
It won't be long before you won't be able to buy a nice car that you can drive (as opposed to have drive you around).
There was a great writeup on Jalopnik about the glorious "analog" cars of the 90s, it was about the Honda Prelude.
|1 week 3 hours ago||I'm all for Big Oil losing money||
As I've heard it the issue with the overall cost/benefit to the US economy is the oil field workers/job losses here at home due to cheaper oil. So, there isn't just lots of extra spending money for everyone.
However based on the product mix in my plant I sure am glad that you all bought pickup trucks last year!