The Car Thread

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  1. bulb

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    Might be Performante time soon, just trying to figure out if the market on them will drop more in the next few months, if it will settle and figure out if that's offset by the fact that I'm getting a solid offer on the R8 right now and currently financing rates are attractive enough to where remaining liquid on the purchase would net me more if I just invested the money.

    Found one locally that's a perfect spec, but it's Yellow, which isn't my favorite color, but actually looked better than I thought it would in person. The dealership it's at is also awesome, and very highly regarded here, so doing business with them would be a perk.

    Wondering if I should bite the bullet, see if the color grows on me and worst case wrap it a color I like, or if I should wait and hope the market drops in the next few months and hope I find a spec that is perfect AND the perfect color.
     
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    ^ how many were made in that color?

    a lot of times a rarer color commands a higher price \ value later down the road.

    when i looked at r8s a couple years ago, they held their value fairly well. held off because a new supra was coming out...
     
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    Dat z4 reskin.

    Unless there’s a higher pformance version that’s not yet announced the 3.0 Supra is not even a contender.
     
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    dude...don't even get me started! waited all these years after teasing us with the ft-1 concept only to get a bmw uhg!

    there are so many guys on the supra forums upset about how it turned out yesterday. prob 90% hate it. the lack of power, no manual trans and being a bimmer are the main complaints.

    i have (or lets say had) a reserve for one at my local dealer. i will test drive it, but prob wont buy one. ive owned 7 toyotas (bought 2 from this dealer) and currently have a 95 hardtop supra and an 05 xrunner and just picked up a 2019 tacoma trd sport. ive owned 1 bmw, oddly enough an 05 z4 for about a 2 years. it had issues all the time....it cost a minimum of $500 to fix minor stuff....that's why I got rid of it...traded it in, for guess what? a toyota tacoma lol
     
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    Spot which parts are Toyota in this picture.

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    I made the mistake of looking at the 2019 Ranger and it's reviews, and honestly, it looks really nice and if they're still making them when my Focus kicks the bucket then it'll probably be the next vehicle I own. My dad had a red Ranger when I was a kid, so they do hold a nostalgic value to them, but I've had increased GAS for a Jeep/truck in the past few years as well, so it might be that time.
     
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    New Supra is a disaster imo. People have been bitching about how underpowered the GT86 is this whole time... they've almost doubled the price, only added 145hp, and it's not even a Toyota so it's not even like you are paying for their quality.

    I like the back part of the car that evokes the 2000GT but the rest looks horrendous.

    It is interesting that it's smaller than the GT86 and on a shorter wheelbase too but still. I don't think it's going to sell.
     
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    Ah honestly, most of these colors don't seem to have too much of an effect on resale, there aren't a ton of yellow ones, but I'd say the fact that the car is CPO and is pretty much fully optioned might fare better there?

    This is just Giallo Inti, so I can't imagine it would command anything special, and it definitely isn't on the buying end right now.

    Also apparently Lambo isn't giving out many allocations for the 2019 Perf at all. Been doing some research, speaking to some dealers and might have managed to negotiate them down to a solid price and offer on my car to where I think I'll spring for it if they are down for those numbers. Fingers crossed!
     
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    I dunno tempted by the Supra; interior kinda BMW boring. Reached out to a couple of dealers in Hou for a pre-order but that was a clusterf**ker. Owned several BMW never had problems with them just routine maintenance.
    So might just go with the updated AMG-C.
     
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    Welp got in a teeny lil car wreck today. Last night we got a lil bit of freezing rain in the city. Sidewalks were icy but the roads were fine... For the most part. I decided to venture out early this morning and grab lunch with a friend and omw to thier place, I decided to take an obscure sidestreet that evidently hadn't gotten much traffic this morning, as it was still covered with a big patch of black ice. I took a sharp right going a bit quicker than I would have, had I known the road was still frozen. My car slid at about a 45 degree into the curb/sidewalk. Now thankfully there were no other cars/people Around. I wasn't going fast by any means (20mph in a 25) but apparently it was too fast to take that turn, and thus I royally fucked up the alignment (possibly more) on my front drivers side tire. Like I have to have my steering wheel at about a 75 degree angle to make the car go straight. It also rides extremely rough, no matter how much I have my wheel turned, probably cuz no matter what my front 2 tires are definitely not parallel. So who knows how much that will cost to get fixed

    Hopefully it's just a realignment, and nothing else like a bent/cracked rim, control arm, something with the suspension, etc.

    Obviously no one here could diagnose the issue from thier keyboard so I guess the only question I have, is how much risk is there in trying to limp up to the mechanic about a half mile away?
     
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    dang... black ice strikes again
     
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    Went to Chuckwalla with a friend. He usually trailers his car and had room for my track wheels, tools, and spares so I was able to drive to/from the track on my street tires and swap in the morning. Game changing. No wear from commuting on the track tires. I need a truck and trailer now :lol:

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    I'm into high reving normally aspirated engines. Here are mine.
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    LBP AP2 with OEM hardtop AND a GT350? I'm just a little jealous.
     
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    You know your S2000s! I’ve had it for 13 years and I still giggle like a kid in it.
     
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    I'm coming up on 4 years with mine (07 Berlina); it's turned into a bit of an obsession.
     
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    Mine is a ‘06 that I purchased new. It’s currently got 40,000 miles on it. I got the hardtop from hardtopguy in ‘08. So it’s 100% stock except for a new stereo but I still have the original in case that one day matters to me.
     

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