Car ideas

Discussion in 'Totally Off-Topic' started by sacrelicio, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. sacrelicio

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    So my old 2000 Nissan Maxima is starting to limp a little too much and I'm in the early stages of car shopping. Looking for some ideas. I want something that is a good mix of style, sportiness, and function. I'm into some outdoorsy stuff, but I'm not looking for a truck or SUV. I mulled over some VWs and Audis. I dunno, tell me if you have a car you really like.
     
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  2. brees6221

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    Subaru.
     
  3. sacrelicio

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    which?
     
  4. brees6221

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    WRX, Crosstrek or Outback.
     
  5. jeblikesbeer

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    sacrelicio you came here to ask that and got the same DAMN ANSWER IVE GIVEN YOU!

    get a subaru....
     
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  6. sacrelicio

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    I DON'T REMEMBER ASKING YOU DAMMIT
     
  7. jeblikesbeer

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    1 your wrong youve asked me drunk
    2 love its what makes a subaru a subaru
     
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  8. evilc

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  9. Podunkparte

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    Look into the Mazda 3 hatchback. If you like more power, there's the Speed 3. The 6 if you need something a bit bigger.

    My 97 Prelude is about on its last legs too and I'm dreading adding another payment to my life.

    The Audis are nice if you can afford to keep them maintained.
     
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  11. JoeLikesBeer

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    Ford c-max hybrid looks like a pretty nice car actually. I'm considering.
     
  12. mrtotalsodd

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    Subaru Impreza WRX.
     
  13. jeblikesbeer

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    speed 3's have AWD and are a blast to drive....
     
  14. FTowne

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    Serious. You could replace any part that might fail for super low $$$ and do it yourself with basic hand tools. As soon as my daughter is old enough to ride in the front seat, and my son is driving I'm seriously thinking about buying one. Old school. Old man strong.
     
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  16. jeblikesbeer

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    FTowne would know of these things....
     
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  17. FTowne

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    I do 90% of my own maintenance/repairs on my family's cars. I cringe everytime I hear about someone paying $500 to get their brakes replaced. I love old cars and trucks because they are so basic and easy to work on. I don't need anti-lock brakes, traction control, steering stability, and parking assist. You've never truly "driven" a car until you've been behind the wheel of a classic car or truck with 4 wheel drum brakes and no power steering. I'd put money on most people under age 35 shitting their pants and/or wrecking if they tried.
     
  18. evilc

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    I drove my dad's 76 Blazer in San Felipe when I was 8, on a phonebook. I slammed on the brakes in the sand, he faceplanted the windshield.

    Newer cars are a lot more fun to drive. Drive a modded '13 ZR-1 to the limits then a classic Vette.
     
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  19. FTowne

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    Agree to disagree. I'd get my rocks off more by getting the opportunity to drive a 427 A/C Cobra. No frills.
     
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  20. evilc

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    Or brakes. I suppose if you modded one ( which would destroy the value ) with modern carbon ceramic brakes so you could actually drive it at the limit on a fast track. I remember the race versions had serious problems with braking, huge fade after just 1 lap on most tracks. Modern brakes and tires add a lot more fun.

    Build a replica with modern components! Don't have to have frills.....