I have owned exactly one car I would kill for.

Postby Lmo » December 2nd, 2012, 5:06 pm

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Sadly, this is a society in which few men own a car they love so much they would fight to avenge its demise. Men would be more likely to fight to protect their iPods.


A bit of humor this afternoon .... When Men and Cars Were Truly Bonded. Enjoy.

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Postby [dk] » December 3rd, 2012, 6:42 am

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Watching Skyfall, I said "oh they better damn well not touch the DB5!" and then I cried a little.

Very good article. I'd say I'm pretty bonded with my car. It's nothing crazy special...yet :) but it's always been the one thing I keep coming back to and spending far too much money on :lol: then of course I hear it from everyone who's "just an average suit" that I spend too much and that I shouldn't, blah blah blah... They'll never understand :)

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Postby iab » December 3rd, 2012, 9:59 am


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While I love the idea of driving, the reality of driving squashes any romance.

What's the point of a DB5 if you are stuck behind a minivan doing 45 on a county road with little chance of passing or not moving in bumper-to-bumper?

Maybe I've got to get out of Chicago to appreciate driving, but living in Podunk America has little appeal too.

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Postby yo » December 3rd, 2012, 10:46 am

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Living in Boston and then SF I definitely started to simply loath driving... And I love cars! I just started hating the whole ordeal of owning them, parking them, maintain them, not to mention the bloody traffic.

Now living in a little ocean town one of my favorite things to do is take one of the rides out and blast on the backroads to some obscure destination or on an open stretch of the 101. It is easy to fall in love again with the right road and the right car. The surf is very high right now. Last night I threw the top down and just drove along the ocean. Rowing through the gears, the sound of the ocean over the engine, and the site of the water out the windows . Awesomeness.

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Yeah...buying a new car and sitting in traffic on the interstate all day is pretty miserable. I'm glad the inside is a comfortable place to be, but I miss living in the backwoods of VA where any number of country mountain back roads would become my own personal Nurburgring.

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Postby Mr-914 » December 3rd, 2012, 12:35 pm

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You guys own the wrong cars. Here's my criteria:

1. Low power
2. Light
3. Noisy
4. Simple
5. Ultra-reliable

If you have that, you can always find a place to enjoy driving. Maybe it just 1 turn per day, but it still makes me smile.

I also find snow helps. J-turns down narrow streets are always fun.*

*I do not condone this activity. Make sure to have a lot of practice beforehand. Watch out for people or cars that you could hit before attempting. In other words, don't be a knob.
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I tried that...commuted in a Miata for 3 weeks, wanted to kill myself. But that might have been because I'm 6'4.

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Cyberdemon: I call that: "Building Character"!
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Postby yo » December 6th, 2012, 2:12 pm

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Talking about the love of driving, here is a daily dose of car pr0n!



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I live in michigan where there lots of open roads to drive on and traffic isnt really too bad, but once I got the C43 and started autocrossing every weekend (when its autocross season) the love for driving has been taken to a new level, its got to the point where i dont even care to drive the AMG other than autox, daily driving it is only like 10% better than driving my saturn, but autocrossing it is like 1000% better. Oh and i love the car, really wouldn't trade it for anything... might be other cars i would like to have AS WELL, but would never part with it.

heres some vids from my youtube page shot with my gopro:
http://youtu.be/TJWZA_WnOp4
http://youtu.be/HKoOahWHFe8


I def recommend any car guys that love driving to get a car that you use for autocross! haha.

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Postby yo » December 7th, 2012, 11:54 am

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Nice! The motor sounds great.

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Postby dziner82 » December 10th, 2012, 11:01 am


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i know i love the sound! popular mod on these is to remove the exhaust resonators and 2nd set of cats, which i did within a week of having the car :-)

Having 2 sets of cats, 2 resonators and a muffler just seems like overkill.

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dziner82 wrote:Having 2 sets of cats, 2 resonators and a muffler just seems like overkill.


The EPA says you're welcome.

2 sets of cat's is normal. Most are stuck with 3 sets now esp if they're trying to get SULEV for CARB.

Re: I have owned exactly one car I would kill for.

Postby Lmo » December 14th, 2012, 2:42 pm

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The EPA says you're welcome.


And the great State of California would say, "You're busted." And you'd get to park it until it was restored to it's OEM configuration.... :?

But once it's old enough (I think it's 25 years here) they don't care anymore (I know that doesn't make sense, but that is California now isn't it.)... that's why a '68 Karmann Ghia with a Subaru WRX engine stuffed into it sounds like fun.



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Postby Mr-914 » December 16th, 2012, 11:30 am

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I'd like to see the plumbing for the rad. I always wanted a Subaru powered Type 3 squareback with AWD. I lack almost all of the engineering ability to make it happen though;)
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