1. Post #1401

    April 2010
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    I don't know if this is the right place for this considering I've never been here. Tomorrow I'm going to be checking out this guys Mazda MX6 and I don't know shit about cars, can anyone tell if its worth $2250? I'll probably try to lower the price to about 2k I don't even know if that's a good price

    http://redding.craigslist.org/cto/2886685360.html
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  2. Post #1402
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    Thing is for a car that's 19 year old (maybe even 20) you should always know how the previous owner(s) behaved with the car. One rotten apple might have ruined that car.
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  3. Post #1403

    April 2010
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    Well im 16 so thats pretty mature for me but ya i'll be going with my mom hopefully she knows what shes doing because it'll be after I go to the dentist and i'll be all drugged up
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  4. Post #1404
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    yammy

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    the new Astra is fiiiiiiiiiiiiiine


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  5. Post #1405
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    That Lambo just looks stupid, I'd feel an idiot driving it. Like a Batmobile wannabe.

    The Astra on the other hand, looking good.
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  6. Post #1406
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    I love the regular Aventador but fuck that thing
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  7. Post #1407
    Dip
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    The Lambo's trying too hard.
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  8. Post #1408
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    Ferosso:

    http://trendsupdates.com/volkswagen-...enty-of-class/

    I heard you like wood on cars    lolnope   
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  9. Post #1409
    MasterDragon
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    I don't know if this is the right place for this considering I've never been here. Tomorrow I'm going to be checking out this guys Mazda MX6 and I don't know shit about cars, can anyone tell if its worth $2250? I'll probably try to lower the price to about 2k I don't even know if that's a good price

    http://redding.craigslist.org/cto/2886685360.html
    Let's just say you get what you pay for. Everything i've heard about that car is bad.

    My mom owns a Mazda and it constantly breaks down.
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  10. Post #1410
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    Well im 16 so thats pretty mature for me but ya i'll be going with my mom hopefully she knows what shes doing because it'll be after I go to the dentist and i'll be all drugged up
    Just a heads up you don't just BUY a car, you gotta shop and do test drives. Also try to get a friend along that can help you notice other problems the car might have. Don't just go for the first car that says IT LOOKS LIKE A SPORTS CAR
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  11. Post #1411
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    And also get inputs from other people about the car history and reliability.
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  12. Post #1412
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    A Miata is nice, but it isn't what I would advise a first-timer get. The sporty nature of the car is going to lead the driver into overdriving it far more than their natural tendency to do so.
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  13. Post #1413
    Glod Menber
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    So how 'bout that new V40


    what
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  14. Post #1414
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    Hey concur wanna come to Florida?

    http://treasure.craigslist.org/cto/2873412442.html
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  15. Post #1415
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    A Miata is nice, but it isn't what I would advise a first-timer get. The sporty nature of the car is going to lead the driver into overdriving it far more than their natural tendency to do so.
    What? I highly disagree... it's cheap as shit, easy to work on, and reliable. Gets great gas mileage, it's no supercar so a dumb kid isn't going to have enough power to do anything ridiculously stupid. They're incredibly difficult to flip without hitting something, and when loss of control occurs all they do is spin. It's safer than most cars you could get a kid, imo.
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  16. Post #1416
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    Afterall, it's a chick's car
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  17. Post #1417
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    Ats notta 1970

    Edited:

    Unless he changed the grille out
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  18. Post #1418
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    Those are some of the best finds. Ever.


    You'll be hard pressed to find something newer than 2000 for $3500 that is also 4WD/AWD and can
    handle winter well. Trucks are always in demand for labourers/winter drivers, and even moreso for
    4WD cars and SUVs.
    High KMs but it's a Hilux which are damn close to as reliable as it gets. Depending on how inclined you are, you can fix this thing with your basic tools almost all the time.
    "Hit a small deer" is a little sketchy though. If there's no structural damage, it could be good to talk down the price based on that.
    Otherwise, Ford Ranger.
    I used to drive an 88' so, either some 90s or 2000s for the year.
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  19. Post #1419
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    December 2009
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    Birthday today, hoping for some parts for the Cobra.. doubting it though haha.
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  20. Post #1420
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    Fuckyeah birthdays within a week of each other

    Happy birthday Awt2 x!
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  21. Post #1421
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    Got myself some of these:



    So now it can be like:

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  22. Post #1422
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    What? I highly disagree... it's cheap as shit, easy to work on, and reliable. Gets great gas mileage, it's no supercar so a dumb kid isn't going to have enough power to do anything ridiculously stupid. They're incredibly difficult to flip without hitting something, and when loss of control occurs all they do is spin. It's safer than most cars you could get a kid, imo.
    I wouldn't give one to a first timer because they don't have the skill to control it. They're just starting out, they think they're invincible, and they have a sports car. They're going to barrel into a hairpin at 90MPH thinking "Olol, sports car, zing right around.". And then they're in a tree. The lack of power will have no bearing on this, Miatas can and will go fast enough to exceed the tires' capability to hold the road, and first-time drivers simply do not know how to handle a car when they get near the limit. Just look at how many teens manage to hit a tree in an 89HP CR-X.


    A second car? Sure. They're great cars, and someone with enough experience to know when they're approaching the limit will enjoy the hell out of one. I'm buying one myself once I have the steady income necessary to make the payments. But I would never give one to a teen who's license is still warm.
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  23. Post #1423
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    Personally I wouldn't give a RWD car to a new driver unless he had experience driving something else like a quad or a snowmobile
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  24. Post #1424
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    Personally I wouldn't give a RWD car to a new driver unless he had experience driving something else like a quad or a snowmobile
    Idunno, I don't think RWD has anything to do with it. First timers are quite safe in, say, a RWD Volvo. Or perhaps an old Crown Vic P71 that's been detuned a bit. Or perhaps a four cylinder Ranger, S10, Colorado, or Frontier, altough they will have a donut problem with the pickups if/when it snows.


    The main reason I wouldn't hand a Miata to a first-timer is because it's a sports car, thus, they're going to want to take more risks than their skillset can handle. If they're in a boring ol' geography teacher's car, they're less likely to take wild and crazy risks.
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  25. Post #1425
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    MIDNIGHT DRAGS

    DRAG STRIP

    SPONSORED

    STAYING OPEN

    APRIL 28TH

    FIRST RACE

    GETTING CAR TOGETHER

    BOOSTING

    RACE... RACE CAR

    DRIVE...

    HGNG...SFGA..Gh.....hnn.....gh

    Edited:

    I'm a little excited, the drag strip got a new sponsor and is opening up again, so I'll be finishing my car's setup for boost and running the first race on April 28th.
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  26. Post #1426
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    Idunno, I don't think RWD has anything to do with it. First timers are quite safe in, say, a RWD Volvo. Or perhaps an old Crown Vic P71 that's been detuned a bit. Or perhaps a four cylinder Ranger, S10, Colorado, or Frontier, altough they will have a donut problem with the pickups if/when it snows.


    The main reason I wouldn't hand a Miata to a first-timer is because it's a sports car, thus, they're going to want to take more risks than their skillset can handle. If they're in a boring ol' geography teacher's car, they're less likely to take wild and crazy risks.
    I meant personally because here the winters can get quite harsh and the driving conditions aren't ideal considering at this age you can't afford the best winter tires and its quite easy to lose control on a RWD car especially if you're on your first winter. One of my friends is an amazing driver and owns an 89 volvo 240 and during winter he has to put some weight in his trunk and even that isn't enough.

    If the lowest temperature you get during winter is ~0c go ahead with a RWD Volvo
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  27. Post #1427
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    I meant personally because here the winters can get quite harsh and the driving conditions aren't ideal considering at this age you can't afford the best winter tires and its quite easy to lose control on a RWD car especially if you're on your first winter. One of my friends is an amazing driver and owns an 89 volvo 240 and during winter he has to put some weight in his trunk and even that isn't enough.

    If the lowest temperature you get during winter is ~0c go ahead with a RWD Volvo
    FWD is no guarantee either. My mom's minivan is absolutely fucking hopeless, try to go up the slightest of snowy hill and it just unloads the front wheels. My 1WD pickup is better in the snow.


    If you live where winters get harsh, 4WD is best. Which brings us back to the pickups I mentioned, pop those suckers in 4-lo, grab some proper M+S tires, and you can laugh in the face of snowfall.


    Besides, at 16 years old, the tires on their car are still on their parent's dime. If I had kids at that age you can bet good money I'd have a set of steelies with studded tires fitted stashed away in the garage somewhere. It may cost more, but knowing they have the most grip they can possibly have is worth it.



    Oh, and yes, studded tires are legal in Tennessee. Why I'll never know as we don't get ice often enough to justify buying them, but they are.
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  28. Post #1428
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    FWD is no guarantee either. My mom's minivan is absolutely fucking hopeless, try to go up the slightest of snowy hill and it just unloads the front wheels. My 1WD pickup is better in the snow.


    If you live where winters get harsh, 4WD is best. Which brings us back to the pickups I mentioned, pop those suckers in 4-lo, grab some proper M+S tires, and you can laugh in the face of snowfall.
    It's a minivan though, the weight doesn't help. Any decent sedan that's FWD should work well with good tires. And pickups aren't exactly cheap on gas and when you purchase so for a first car they're not the best.
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  29. Post #1429
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    July 2007
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    MIDNIGHT DRAGS

    DRAG STRIP

    SPONSORED

    STAYING OPEN

    APRIL 28TH

    FIRST RACE

    GETTING CAR TOGETHER

    BOOSTING

    RACE... RACE CAR

    DRIVE...

    HGNG...SFGA..Gh.....hnn.....gh

    Edited:

    I'm a little excited, the drag strip got a new sponsor and is opening up again, so I'll be finishing my car's setup for boost and running the first race on April 28th.
    Oooh, fun. Dash cam video and timeslips are required.

    Edited:

    It's a minivan though, the weight doesn't help. Any decent sedan that's FWD should work well with good tires.
    It's still proof that FWD is no guarantee of snow grip.

    And pickups aren't exactly cheap on gas and when you purchase so for a first car they're not the best.
    The trucks I mentioned come with four cylinder engines and will happily average 25-27 to a gallon without issue. Note I didn't mention any half-tons, which would indeed be fuel whores. Also, of the lot, the only one where spending more than $5000 is acceptable is the Colorado, the rest can all be had for that price in excellent shape with 4cyl, manual, 4WD. I also forgot to mention the venerable Toyota Hilux, which is another good option that will be easy on gas.
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  30. Post #1430
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    It's still proof that FWD is no guarantee of snow grip.
    I never said it was better I just said RWD tends to be worse on snow

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    The trucks I mentioned come with four cylinder engines and will happily average 25-27 to a gallon without issue. Note I didn't mention any half-tons, which would indeed be fuel whores. Also, of the lot, the only one where spending more than $5000 is acceptable is the Colorado, the rest can all be had for that price in excellent shape with 4cyl, manual, 4WD. I also forgot to mention the venerable Toyota Hilux, which is another good option that will be easy on gas.
    The Hillux isn't available in north america though
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  31. Post #1431
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    The Hillux isn't available in north america though
    I know someone who owns one. An 80's model too, same color and rims as the one Top Gear failed to destroy no less. They say it's exceptionally reliable and quite efficient on gas.


    They're rare I'll admit, but they are out there.
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  32. Post #1432
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    I learned to drive during wintertime. After driving through flurries with 5-10ft of visibility and on entire roads with packed ice, I can safely say that winter doesn't have shit on me
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  33. Post #1433
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    I know someone who owns one. An 80's model too, same color and rims as the one Top Gear failed to destroy no less. They say it's exceptionally reliable and quite efficient on gas.


    They're rare I'll admit, but they are out there.
    Good luck finding one though and getting parts for it they're european models
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  34. Post #1434
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    I learned to drive during wintertime. After driving through flurries with 5-10ft of visibility and on entire roads with packed ice, I can safely say that winter doesn't have shit on me
    Me too, I got my license on 23rd of December
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  35. Post #1435
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    I wouldn't give one to a first timer because they don't have the skill to control it. They're just starting out, they think they're invincible, and they have a sports car. They're going to barrel into a hairpin at 90MPH thinking "Olol, sports car, zing right around.". And then they're in a tree. The lack of power will have no bearing on this, Miatas can and will go fast enough to exceed the tires' capability to hold the road, and first-time drivers simply do not know how to handle a car when they get near the limit. Just look at how many teens manage to hit a tree in an 89HP CR-X.


    A second car? Sure. They're great cars, and someone with enough experience to know when they're approaching the limit will enjoy the hell out of one. I'm buying one myself once I have the steady income necessary to make the payments. But I would never give one to a teen who's license is still warm.
    and someone with enough experience to know when they're approaching the limit
    That applies to EVERY driver, and EVERY car. You're making a generalization out of something that's already generalized. Whether it be a Miata, an Accord, an Altima, any first time driver in their first car is going to be stupid, is going to take risks, and over assess their ability. My first car was a Miata, and not once did I lose control of it. I drove more aggressively than I should have for my skill level, and took risks that tested the car's limits. I would have done the same in ANY car.
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  36. Post #1436
    MasterDragon
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    First timers are quite safe in, say, a RWD Volvo.
    Not if it's a turbo :p
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  37. Post #1437
    Dip
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    Not if it's a turbo :p
    Top Gears first car challenge would disagree. (See green Turbo decals)

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  38. Post #1438
    MasterDragon
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    Top Gears first car challenge would disagree. (See green Turbo decals)

    I remember that episode, the stock engines only put out 162 horsepower because they were only running 8psi and the wastegate opens before peak hp.

    Too bad they rolled it over :(
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  39. Post #1439
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    I don't know where is the fuss about "lolfirstcartrwdtaboY'allgonnacrash"

    My first car was a supra turbo, rwd.
    I still have it and never crashed it. Don't assume that new drivers are stupid because they are inexperimented, most make up in caution what they lack in experience
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  40. Post #1440
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    Oooh, fun. Dash cam video and timeslips are required.
    I don't have a dash cam, unfortunately. If someone wants to lend me one I'll use it, though.

    I plan on breaking into 14s, which isn't much but it's not bad for a stock D16A6 on some boost. I'm going to start a build thread soon, showing my progress towards race day. I'll take tons of pictures and stuff.
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