Post Your Rides!!

Discussion in 'The Pub (Off topic discussion)' started by QuadraNet_Adam, May 5, 2017.

  1. WestPlainsHosting

    WestPlainsHosting New Member

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    Don't want to gloat but.... 2010 Shoebaru. 90 miles per cheeseburger! I have sweet chevroleg too but that's for another day.
     
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  2. WasNotWSS

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    They're importing Vans to Nordakoddah now? I didn't know any trade agreements were in place yet!
     
  3. WasNotWSS

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    Ugh, as much as I postpostpost I hate making replies to myself except in jest. Got the seats done in Impala #1. Now it needs to be cleaned up and moved along its' merry way!
     
  4. AuroraZero

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    Did not get mine in today. Good news is I found a fender for 65 bucks painted the right color even. Bad news is it is 150 miles away :/

    Anyways got to find out what the hell is up with alignment first before it chews through tires like a Fat chick in a donut shop.
     
  5. WasNotWSS

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    You should have a Les Schwab, even out in BFE. I just take my cars there for alignment- nobody else can afford the expensive equipment, and only once did they try playing the "these tires are too low to be legal" game- and that cost the manager his job. For $20, it's well worth a lifetime warranty- just don't aim for the potholes.

    It amuses me that a 2-3 hour drive is something you don't want to endure.. you must hate the car. I once took a drive to San Francisco for lunch after losing a weekend putting out fires. Of course, gas wasn't $3/gal then. :D
     
  6. AuroraZero

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    Do not mind the drive just hate the morons on Michigan roads. Like I need a howitzer to get anything done on them. Car is not bad it rides nice and has some pep for a 6 cylinder.

    Gets good mileage as well, just need the time to get shit done for once.
     
  7. raindog308

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    My current ride is a rental. It's a Chevy Cruze. It completely sucks balls for three reasons:

    1. It's a GM product.

    2. AutoStop. Nothing like rolling up to a stop sign on an 85-degree humid day and the airco and fans stop as the car shuts off. I couldn't believe that. That is so GM. Iffy idea, and then completely incompetently implemented. Yeah, there' s hacky way to turn it off but why should I have to? Also, the car is so poorly built that it shudders when it it power cycles. And yeah, the last two Cruzes I had as rentals did the same thing - typical GM quality. See #1.

    3. The back window is so narrow and so high that cars vanish behind me. I watched as a Miata changed lanes behind me and it was completely invisible. So poorly engineered.

    Ride before that was a Prius...wasn't wowed, but it was at least made by engineers. I'm not sure who makes GM products.
     
  8. Jonathan

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    Why are you driving a rental?
     
  9. AuroraZero

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    He likes to run over Millennials in his regular ride, so he gets rentals to hide from everyone. ☺
     
  10. WasNotWSS

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    (#2/#3 are redundant)

    The only thing possibly worse is a CVT Nissan Versa- I had one of those several years back, and it was so bad that we were literally fighting over who HAD to drive. I didn't want to since it couldn't get over 30mph in under a minute, and the liability/guilt if I got us run over by a cow at a fast trot.

    Now that I've got the Impalas mostly-ready to leave the nest, I kind of want to keep one. I don't have a good excuse, but for crappy automatics with shitty fuel consumption, they're actually damn peppy. Of course, using plastic lincoln logs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0040CZ3SS/?tag=vpsboard-20 to hold parts together, and leftover-pieces-of-furniture as braces so the whole thing doesn't get too tweaked in a minor fender-bender, welp.. I talked myself out of it. Plus, I need to pay that money back to the greedy church-dwelling money lenders.

    @ChrisM Rewriting Amazon URLs with own code when no code was set? Tacky. Very tacky.
     
  11. betatester

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    She's dirty and just back from getting some used shoes/tires installed.

    2011 335d pushing 260RWHP/425FT-LBS at ~28 MPG.

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  12. Jonathan

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    Purdy beamer!
     
  13. betatester

    betatester New Member

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    Thanks, after 10 years of driving a Jetta TDI, this was a nice upgrade.
     
  14. raindog308

    raindog308 vpsBoard Premium Member Moderator

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    Traveling.

    I got a Cruze last time, too. Bastards.
     
  15. WasNotWSS

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    Anyone wanna swap a nice euro turbo for a handful of domestic trash?
     
  16. Lee

    Lee Moderator Moderator Verified Provider

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    I would like to post my ride. But she won't let me.

    Ah, I am too funny for my own good.
     
  17. WasNotWSS

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    Appreciated. Some of us only have 1080p screens. :D
     
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  18. ChrisM

    ChrisM Cocktail Enthusiast Moderator Verified Provider

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    Bought a 2017 Jeep Renegade a couple months ago! :)

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    My Alabama custom internet personality License plate!



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    I also have my Chromed out Chrysler.

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  19. Coastercraze

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    I have assembled various things on a Cruze, mainly the dash and paint process. Depending on where the Cruze you're driving came from (on the driver's side door is a sticker where it's made, also the VIN will tell you too), I can say for sure at the very least, the US built ones are well built and our quality team do a very good job at making sure no defects leave the plant.
     
  20. AuroraZero

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    Those come with the Dell or the flip flops. :p

    Got the car on the rack, good news nothing bent or broken, bad news drivers tire is toed in so bad I think the camel lost a hump. So it is alignment time on Monday. Got the old girl some new shoes while I was there. Will post some pics AFTER I repair the fender and paint. o_O Freaken Millennials!!!!
     
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