The Car Thread

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    Had another autocross event this weekend, first event with the limited slip. Had a blast, though I only got 2 dry runs in out of 6. Still managed to beat my best dry time in the wet though. Can't wait for the next event on the 25th.

    Here's some pictures from the autocross event:

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    Based on how those are being driven around here, they seem to be a preferred car of total douchebags. I’m pretty sure I hate the rear end design, but I could be biased because almost every time I see it I’m frantically trying to avoid a collision. Psychologists call that classical conditioning, right?
     
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    The person driving this one was pretty slow truth be told, but they were also at least 60 :lol:

    And I don't like the design at all, but I did get beat by one in an autocross last year in my S3, placed 2nd in novice class to him.
     
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    Whoops, I bought a car. 2019 Nissan Rogue with 22k miles. Total Momwagon.

    I asked my bank for another $1k on my credit card and they approved me for 3k instead, I figured I'd go be an adult with it and see what I could get at the dealership with that and my meager savings.

    Normally the payments are way higher than I'd want (just over a second rent payment) but I have 12 months of rent relief on the way and I have a good work-for-rent situation with my landlords otherwise.

    I've never bought a car that was more expensive than an $800 rustbucket on the side of the road, this thing is like a fucking spaceship. Looking forward to letting the warranty handle whatever wintertime car issues await.
     
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    I want to dispute you, but unfortunately my mom just bought a Rogue SL after her lease on a Murano ran up :lol:
     
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    I was waiting on a table of five little old ladies last night, all talking about their new Nissan Rogues hahahaha.
     
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    My wife had two Nissan Qashqais which I think is what you guys call the Rogue Sport. Mechanically they’re very similar.

    Apart from a noisy windscreen seal that was never fixed, neither had any issues over the 6 years combined that we had them.
     
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    Despite being ugly, they are phenomenal cars. If I hadn’t found my gt3 touring I’d probably have just gotten that tbh
     
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    Also got a 720s spider, and found out I got an allocation for a 765lt spider (would trade in the 720), never spec’d a car before, feeling the option paralysis.

    obviously it will be blue, the question is what shade?
     
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    I don't doubt it. I was actually pretty stoked when I found out there would be a USDM Type R, with a turbo, no less.

    But then I saw the rear end.

    Maybe as it ages it will become somehow idiosyncratic yet charming... like an AMC Gremlin. :lol:
     
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    Sold the 2011 5.0, paid off my Tacoma and finally got ahold of a 07' C6 Z06.

    This car is way too much fun


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    How many full stacks can you fit in there?
     
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    1.5 :yum:
     
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    Acura just announced they're bringin the Integra back so I'm thinking if that's all Type R underneath except without the horrific styling and only 2 doors instead of 4... that could really be somethin
     
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    A new Integra? Sounds super cool. I drove a '92 for many years and it was a fun car despite the many botched repairs by previous owners I kept having to correct. It had some questionable but very stiff aftermarket suspension that made it by far the best handling car I've ever had, not that the bar is especially high.

    I hope they don't make it over-the-top high tech and expensive like they did with the new NSX. I'd be fine with a turbo and a little more legroom but other than that the closer to the original concept the better IMHO.
     
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