1. Post #2361
    Gold Banana
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    May 2010
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    Not trying to be mean or anything, but good luck finding one for cheap. Unless you're parents are about to drop $50,000+ on a CLASSIC car for you to WRECK and beat the shit out of. Get a honda/mustang/shitbox, well the keyword here is Cheap. Get something cheap, beat the shit out of it, and save your pennies for your classic.
    didn't come off as mean to me, I appreciate the feedback, thank you.
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  2. Post #2362
    Concur's Avatar
    December 2011
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    >radio is on in Sexcursion
    >girls girls girls by motley crue
    >full voluuume
    >more driftan
    motherofgod etc etc.

    also took him to the donut spot and he gave it hell

    screammin turbo diesel yes please
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  3. Post #2363
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    June 2010
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    My dad is getting our Jeep painted and he's wounder what it's like to have flat paint.

    Such as, how durable is it, what's it like to clean, etc.

    It's a daily driver. We live in Arizona so lots of sun all the time, but not too much rain at all.
    We also live on a dirt road so it will collect a fair bit of dust.
    Anyone?

    This is happening fairly soon and he has yet to get a straight answer.
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  4. Post #2364
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    January 2011
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    stays nasty as shit

    hard to live with

    good luck
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  5. Post #2365
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    April 2009
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    What would make a good first car? There's generally a large amount of used Pontiacs (Grand Prix, Grand Am, Sunfire, etc.) for sale around where I live, how are those?
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  6. Post #2366
    Dennab
    December 2009
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    There's generally a large amount of used Pontiacs (Grand Prix, Grand Am, Sunfire, etc.) for sale around where I live, how are those?
    Terrible.

    Don't.

    Just look what they did to concur, he'll never be normal now.
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  7. Post #2367
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    April 2009
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    Holy cow, literally I drove past one of the dealerships here in town and literally every car there was a late 90s early 2000s Pontiac something or other. To add on to that, nearly everyone in town also drives a Pontiac. What is this?
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  8. Post #2368
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    What would make a good first car? There's generally a large amount of used Pontiacs (Grand Prix, Grand Am, Sunfire, etc.) for sale around where I live, how are those?
    Depends on your definition of good car



    If by good you mean cheap and reliable then get something japanese, perhaps a Honda Civic (I fucking went there)
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  9. Post #2369
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    April 2009
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    Basically I want something cheap, reliable, and won't completely kill me when I fill it up.
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  10. Post #2370
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    September 2006
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    Honda Civic is your best bet then, parts/maintenance is dirt cheap, and most civics get 30+mpg. It's nothing special and everyone and their mom owns one, though, so it's something you should only get if the only things you care about is gas consumption/cheap price

    Edited:

    Basically any Civic with an engine displacement of less than two litres gets at least 30 mpg, the civics with 2.0+ get a bit less (24-29)
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  11. Post #2371
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    November 2008
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    http://billings.craigslist.org/cto/2917769822.html
    I have $700 right now, the dart shares the same windshield with a barracuda so I have that covered, I have a 727 trans and my grandpas 383 so I have a good drag drive-train, I have a drag shifter and a console so I dont have to use the column shifter, parts cuda shares the same rear end, I have some good seats lying around, should be good if I can get my dad convinced to get it, I can probably run it as is with some paint restorer or whatever if not primer it. Cant decide between black or red with a black vinyl roof. Agree for black disagree for red I guess.


    Edited:

    The paint is in amazing condition and the way its painted it didn't come like that factory so it has to have been painted before. Was probably some guys mid 80s muscle car that he just left, the chrome is also really nice.
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  12. Post #2372
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    December 2011
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    What would make a good first car? There's generally a large amount of used Pontiacs (Grand Prix, Grand Am, Sunfire, etc.) for sale around where I live, how are those?
    Mine hasn't really broken anything expensive.
    -more power than a honderp civic
    -can pass people on the highway when you are bored of cruising at 65
    -look at all the shit mine has been through

    Good first car's, nothing special, but not intensely boring.
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  13. Post #2373
    MasterDragon
    Siminov's Avatar
    May 2009
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    Mine hasn't really broken anything expensive.
    -more power than a honderp civic
    -can pass people on the highway when you are bored of cruising at 65
    -look at all the shit mine has been through

    Good first car's, nothing special, but not intensely boring.
    This kid had a Sunfire in autoshop, it was a load of shit and he later crashed it.
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  14. Post #2374
    Concur's Avatar
    December 2011
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    sunfires are shit and you should feel shit.
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  15. Post #2375
    Dennab
    December 2009
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    pontiacs are shit and you should feel shit.
    FTFY
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  16. Post #2376
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    November 2008
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    Don't generalize thats how people get all mad and have a hissy fit. They made a lot some great cars, why do you think they sold so much?
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  17. Post #2377
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    Even though they're Holdens, they still got the Pontiac badge on it. I mean, that's all that matters right?
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  18. Post #2378
    Dennab
    December 2009
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    Don't generalize thats how people get all mad and have a hissy fit. They made a lot some great cars, why do you think they sold so much?
    The Dodge Caravan is a great car. I mean, why do you think they sold so much?
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  19. Post #2379
    Concur's Avatar
    December 2011
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    Don't generalize thats how people get all mad and have a hissy fit. They made a lot some great cars, why do you think they sold so much?
    Noodle is just upset that mommy didn't buy him a better car after he wrecked the one granny bought him
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  20. Post #2380
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    June 2009
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    Although his car was pretty good for a first one. Safe (for the age), and Reliable.
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  21. Post #2381
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    April 2009
    7,851 Posts
    I'll probably just go with a Civic. They seem to be what I'm looking for.
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  22. Post #2382
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    January 2011
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    Got to drive it for the first time today.



    So I took it to the carwash and to get some gas.







    It's almost scary powerful. The slightest bit of pedal makes it feel like the engine is trying to rip itself from the chassis and take off, leaving me sitting there in the seat like some sort of crazy cartoon. I have been babying it and still almost got it sideways pulling out of the carwash. Dat LSD/torque!

    I'm incredibly happy with it. Hell of a motor, hell of a car, still have some bugs to work out but it's getting there!
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  23. Post #2383
    MasterDragon
    Siminov's Avatar
    May 2009
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    Got to drive it for the first time today.



    So I took it to the carwash and to get some gas.







    It's almost scary powerful. The slightest bit of pedal makes it feel like the engine is trying to rip itself from the chassis and take off, leaving me sitting there in the seat like some sort of crazy cartoon. I have been babying it and still almost got it sideways pulling out of the carwash. Dat LSD/torque!

    I'm incredibly happy with it. Hell of a motor, hell of a car, still have some bugs to work out but it's getting there!
    Needs a set of

    Then it will be amazing :3
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  24. Post #2384
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    May 2010
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    that's pretty awesome man
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  25. Post #2385
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    January 2011
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    Yep. Hate the sawblades. I need something else.

    I really like those, would like to find another nice stock Corvette wheel to replace these with.
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  26. Post #2386
    MasterDragon
    Siminov's Avatar
    May 2009
    6,584 Posts
    Yep. Hate the sawblades. I need something else.

    I really like those, would like to find another nice stock Corvette wheel to replace these with.
    Sweet :D

    Also interior pics?

    Edited:

    Basically I want something cheap, reliable, and won't completely kill me when I fill it up.
    Volvo 240
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  27. Post #2387
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    January 2011
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    Sweet :D

    Also interior pics?
    Gutted + aluminum racing seats

    you aren't missing anything
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  28. Post #2388
    I HAVE A ROTARY BECAUSE ITS GODDAMN AWESOME!
    justin1992's Avatar
    April 2007
    3,146 Posts
    I'm actually really digging that vette brad. Always been into them, not just that gen specifically but any vette.

    Unrelated, i dicked around with the retractor motor fuse last night at about 1Am after cruising through the night and got this, makes the car look more...personalized? idk. I like it regardless. Anyways:

    Before:


    After:


    Ignore the paint lines, it's just because the car was dirty when i laid the tape down, I'm not that bad at painting :/

    Edited:

    Just needs a wash is all, but with the storm coming in this sunday it's not really worth it, 60 MPH gusts of nothing but pure dirt, and no garage? Nah.
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  29. Post #2389
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    May 2006
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    Like two pages ago I posted a picture of A BMW E30 I was checking out for purchase.

    Well I test drove it yesterday and it felt fantastic, better than any e30 I've ever driven, I want the seller to get it inspected and then I'll buy it. I'm SO excited to get this car into my life.

    Posted a picture before, but here's a different one if anyone is interested.



    Very high chance I will own this car soon.
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  30. Post #2390
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    October 2010
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    Got to drive it for the first time today.



    So I took it to the carwash and to get some gas.







    It's almost scary powerful. The slightest bit of pedal makes it feel like the engine is trying to rip itself from the chassis and take off, leaving me sitting there in the seat like some sort of crazy cartoon. I have been babying it and still almost got it sideways pulling out of the carwash. Dat LSD/torque!

    I'm incredibly happy with it. Hell of a motor, hell of a car, still have some bugs to work out but it's getting there!
    I have never been more jealous of anyone. In my life.
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  31. Post #2391
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    Dennab
    May 2005
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    My hornblaster shocker 228vx is finnaly installed!

    Pic.




    If you dont know how loud they are.

    Here. He use the same i got.
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  32. Post #2392
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    December 2011
    1,964 Posts

    friend made me a better video using his gopro and HD sony camera thingamaboober.
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  33. Post #2393
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    March 2005
    2,593 Posts
    Got to drive it for the first time today.



    So I took it to the carwash and to get some gas.







    It's almost scary powerful. The slightest bit of pedal makes it feel like the engine is trying to rip itself from the chassis and take off, leaving me sitting there in the seat like some sort of crazy cartoon. I have been babying it and still almost got it sideways pulling out of the carwash. Dat LSD/torque!

    I'm incredibly happy with it. Hell of a motor, hell of a car, still have some bugs to work out but it's getting there!
    I don't normally like American cars, but that is very nice. Cleaned up really well.
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  34. Post #2394
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    September 2006
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    Spent a lot of time today with basic car maintenance. Learned how to change brake pads, and spent some time practicing my skill with removing/placing the wheels.


    Also discovered two torn rubber dust boots?




    They are located on that black pillar (couldn't find a picture with my car). Anyone know what those rubber things are, what they do, and how quickly should I replace them?
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  35. Post #2395
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    July 2011
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    I drained my not so used transmission oil when I swapped engine, it's the 60$ expensive fully synthetic sort that I don't want to waste (read: I changed it twice before the winter (b4 the storage) because of clutch work).

    Could I just use a coffee filter to filter the big crap and pour it into the tranny again. I understand why I would never do that with a old oil but this one is almost brand new, the chemical are still fine arent they?
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  36. Post #2396
    I HAVE A ROTARY BECAUSE ITS GODDAMN AWESOME!
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    If the oil has like no miles on it like you're saying then i don't see how it would hurt anything. I don't think it degrades over time, i could be wrong though.
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  37. Post #2397
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    December 2011
    1,964 Posts
    Speaking of oil, my friend drove his mustang without oil, was supposed to check it 1 month ago c:
    his dad told him to change it
    i reminded him as well
    CARS TOO COLD
    TOO HOT
    TOO COLD OUT
    NAH
    ITS GOOD
    tonight he got home and his engine was spewing white smoke
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  38. Post #2398
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    July 2011
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    If the oil has like no miles on it like you're saying then i don't see how it would hurt anything. I don't think it degrades over time, i could be wrong though.
    that's what I'm thinking too, I'm basically reusing the same oil that has less than two weeks of uses.
    The coffee filter filtering is to be sure there is no crap from being drained in the same pan (although it was clean) that I use for my oil change.
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  39. Post #2399
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    September 2006
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    I drained my not so used transmission oil when I swapped engine, it's the 60$ expensive fully synthetic sort that I don't want to waste (read: I changed it twice before the winter (b4 the storage) because of clutch work).

    Could I just use a coffee filter to filter the big crap and pour it into the tranny again. I understand why I would never do that with a old oil but this one is almost brand new, the chemical are still fine arent they?
    Is it really worth risking $1000+ for $60? Seems like there would be a shitload of contaminants, depending on how you stored it
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  40. Post #2400
    VAG Lover
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    June 2010
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    If it was stored in a open bucket / container i would not use it.

    Aka buy new shit and fell better about your investment's.
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