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/o/, I'm looking for my first car. Everyone around me says I'm being unreasonable (Quote: "You're waiting for a miracle," "Dealers wont give you a vin," "The car you are looking for is impossible to find) but I don't think I am. You tell me.

>I refuse to pick any car but manual
I have ADHD. I have felt myself lose focus several times in automatics (I've had my permit for a week). If for no other reason than every ADHD person online says they drive safer in manuals, I'm getting one.

>I refuse to buy a car if the dealership/seller will not give me a vin to check
If you won't show me the history, you have something to hide.

>I refuse to buy a car if the dealership/seller won't let me use my OBDII AND I refuse to buy any car which throws codes.
This one I'm not being bitched at for whatever reason.

>I refuse to buy a car if the dealer/seller won't let me take it to a mechanic
I've been told this is an unreasonable request by SEVERAL people... What?

>I refuse to buy a car if I cannot test drive it

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alright, let me paint this same scenario from another perspective, the one of the seller:
>customer visits me or my small used lot to buy a car
yay! no more alpo dinners for me if he buys it
>cust seems interested, wants a vin check
if i did this for everyone id run out of money quick. this isnt a free service. cust should run the vin himself
>get accused of hiding shit, starts wanting to plug wierd shit into my car
me, a car seller not knowing shit how electronics work like a tech would because its not my job, thinks you are being malicious and dont let you do it
>fuck you seller, then let me take it to a mechanic
im already upset with you because of your hostile attitude, and i think at this point youre going to take it out on the car and probably lied about the mechanic thing. i dont let you take the car
>fuck you seller let me test drive it then
this confirms in my mind you are going to take it out and put it in a ditch on purpose. to protect my interests i dont let you take the car
>get cussed out, then customer leaves lot
rest of day is ruined by a butthole customer. also i call jim to tell him about it and he doesnt even know you
If a dealer won't give him a VIN, won't let him test drive it, won't let him take it to a mechanic, the dealership is probably trying to screw OP over. All of his requests are reasonable, any reputable dealership should let him do it.
I don't have anything to add to this really except for the ADHD bit, manual definitely does make me a safer driver. Whenever I drive auto, I have a really horrible habit of looking at my phone or other cool cars on the road. However when I'm driving stick, I have to be conscious of my rpm's, clutch control, and where I put my shifter because going from 4-5 and 5-6 is a little vague. The only other place I can put my attention to at that point is the road
I did not want a vin check. I wanted the Vin number. I never asked for a vin check, always the number. Don't put words into my mouth, please. I said "give me a vin TO check."

>Plugging weird shit
It is an OBDII scanner. Mechanics use them. They have been using them since 1996. I can only READ data, not write it. You know what an OBDII port is. You know what it does. It tells me you're a fuckin LIAR.

I'm hostile to you because you're a moron who won't let me properly inspect the car. Frankly, the fact that your ad said "no rust." Look man, I'm A.S.S. certified--I don't know the most about cars, but I know an asshole who's full of shit when I see one. I can fucking see the rust. It is there, and you took pics in a way to hide that. Perhaps consider why people might be hostile to you. I'm suspicious about your car because of your suspicious behavior, and I have every right to be.

>Fuck you let me test drive it
Well you won't let me test it and it passed visual inspection, kinda. What in the fuck am I supposed to do? Eat my ass.

>i dont let you take the car
I leave and call you a cunt. Simple. End of exchange.

If you had said "Yeah it's got some body rust but nothing on the frame" and would ALLOW A MECHANIC, you might make a sale on a car with rust. You might get rid of that fucking shit manual nobody wants to buy. But you being a dumb cuntbag means no sale for you and no car for me.

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Hey /o/

The sensor that indicates the door is shut in my '03 Sable is going bad and keeps making the alarm go off if the car goes below a certain temperature. I'm going to just try to disable the alarm system entirely but I'm fucktarded when it comes to cars so a little help would be appreciated.


According to this, the white/pink wire is the alarm disable. Now what do I have to do? Just snip it? I tried another """fix""" which was to take out the fuze that controls the anti theft system but that just disabled the car. Don't want to start doing any stupid shit until I've at least tried to figure out the correct way to go about this.
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I want to know how to correctly disable the alarm like I said in the OP, nice reading comprehension
Just spray the shit outta the insides of the door latch assembly with penetrating lube to fix it like everybody else does, faggot.
I want a permanent solution, not something thats gonna get me called outside of work to shut my alarm off when that fix wears off.
Replace the fucking switch then. You could have done that already instead of making this awful thread.
Get in the habit of unplugging your horn fuse when you pull up at work.

If coworkers ask, just say your car's super-desirable, "they always get stolen and end up in Dubai" and shit

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prove you aren't a wrenchlet by posting your favorite tools
for me it has to be T-handle drivers they are much faster, more precise and easier to use than ratchets
bonus for mechanical simplicity and no need for extensions
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I really need a tool cart. I still use bags, rolls, and blow mold cases stacked on a work bench.
I just spent $14 on a fucking 1/4" ratcheting wrench. Kill me
I ended up getting the 1 drawer even though the 4 Drawer was the same price at the time, mostly because I wanted the two shelves on the bottom for all those blow molded cases.

I’m back and forth now on whether I should’ve grabbed the 4 or 5 drawer. But honestly I need a bigger main box.

From where? Buying single stuff sucks when a kit of 20 of them costs 4 times as much.
18" masterforce brand pipe wrench with a bar on it.
Anyone have experience with those giant fucking tool chests from Costco?

What's the first thing you think of when you see this brand?
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Cheap with poor resale value
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>implying I would ever drive a GM piece of shit
Nah, fuck ford and GM. Their interiors are awful on top of the shitty build quality.
>t-they dont make the engines anymore!
not an argument
All Fords handle nicely.

There. I said it. I mean it, too. I've never had a "oh god that was horrible" moment in a Ford. The steering is strong. You can tell that someone put some effort into the way the cars are set up. They never ride harshly. There is plenty of grip. Everything seems as if it has been considered and planned with a degree of understanding as to what influences what. You do not get that elsewhere. Mercedes built the C63 without any consideration given to handling whatsoever, and it shows. I know this because I've owned one.

I've driven Escorts, Sierras, Fiestas, F150/250/350, Expeditions, Explorers, Mavericks, Scorpios, Grenadas, Mustangs, Crown Vics, Mondeo's, Falcons and a Galaxie. They were massively varied in how good they were, but none of them were vague or annoying to drive.
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Have you ever dreamt about driving a car? Last night I had a dream I bought a C5 Corvette. It was pretty comfy. Dreamt about driving an E36 too, which had really light steering for some reason.
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I had a drunk incoherent dream about an angry BMW driver who hit me and tried to run.
It lasted fucking forever, and ended up as basically demolition derby in the parking lot of a car wash/gas station. I even went through insurance, and dealt with the police. I think we began a court session with like no breaks inbetween.
I woke up confused as shit and relieved to see my car parked out front.
Yeah dreamt about turboing my ls sadly in reality it isn't doable until I get more money
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All the time.

This week I keep dreaming I own a Buick Reatta and I'm so sad when I wake up.
>Have you ever dreamt about driving a car?

Are you fucking serious? The only dreams I have about cars are my breaks not working and I'm fucking up constantly with egregiously reckless driving. I think I've had 20 or so of these nightmares.
Lol ya,,pretty recently. i had a bugatti truck
nofap + quit weed = insane dreams

Anybody else root for the vandals?
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I don't do it at all but I enjoy seeing other people do it. Fuck tesla owners. They're worse than cyclists.
If you drive a tesla someone should teach you a lesson.
>manchild posting faggot wojak edits

Wow you really got him there, sport
If you do this to anyone's car, you deserve to be shot, tesla or shitbox it doesn't matter. I will put you down like the nigger you are.
vandalize the owner not the car

I saw a viper just now, but never seen him post bread on hood. same pic for 6 months straight
I'm guessing a modded c5, someone must have one right?
Lurkers, here is your time to shine
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stop using shitty phrases incel
the bants were pretty good though its gonna suck when the dumb virgin janny cleans up this mess
nah your posts are pretty boring and you need to step your game up
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dont be butthurt incel
>bows down
requesting pics next time

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Alright post em lets get a tally how many are bus riders.
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Neutral drop that shit, Anon.
Based retards
Hit the six-fecta with that mileage
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I got a number today boys.

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Refreshed Mitsubishi Mirage/Space Star. Do you like it?
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It keeps the car on the ground when you hit that 80hp
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Better off with the base and saving your shekels. Only old model on Mitsu's Au website.
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Does anyone know if it's possible to get three car seats in one, wife is wanting to upgrade ours to a SUV or minivan but I love my Mirage
I'm definitely getting one of these once I get the space or one of my cars die.
Mitsu motors is owned by Renault/Nissan. They'll pump money into it until they can start it up again.

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What have we been up to lately?
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1992 Satsuki Yamada SXTi
2.0 turbo making 200 or so hp, 1050 kg, 5spd manual
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90s/10, what a machine
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I tried to make the cheapest car possible with no yellow or red warnings that can be sold in any market (no 0s across the board)
came up with this. runs on any fuel, $6860 in 2012 dollars

so how fun is this game? I've heard mixed reviews but I've wanted a game where I can design my own cars since Supercar Street Challenge
the game itself is a tycoon style where you can design your own cars. but you have to import them into beam.ng to actually drive them

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what car would you most like to pull up on a tinder date in?

for me, the answer is a Pagani Huayra roadster.
I think any female you pulled up on in this beauty is at risk of having a seizure.

Curious what you all have to say.

>I ask this question because I have had several Tinder dates say "I like/love your car" in reference to my $4000 2008 Acura RL, which makes me wonder how they would respond to much nicer, fancier shit.
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If you saw it, how was the rust still unseen?
Picked up a date in a 95 wrx sti with the stiffest suspension ive ever felt in a car. She had to cross her arms so her boobs didnt jiggle on every bump. She did not like it and it was a shit date.
I looked over it and said this is great! But I can't do anything to take care of a car besides basic shit like jack it up do oil changes and tire rotation. So I had my mechanic (my dad) look at it and he said "this car is a piece of shit". He can tell a lot about a car that I can't just by starting it and looking at it. It had a lot of rust in nooks and crannies. Welcome to the northeast.
Best post ITT
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Fuck it it's unique.

Anyone here own and drive the car that you always wanted? Or a car you’re completely satisfied with that you grin whenever it’s time to drive and you don’t make any excuses for?
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Yes. Was going to try for a fifth gen mustang or anything that was classic muscle-ish. Even considered a Delorian or Starion, since they are around the area. But with no holes, sprayed and oiled, unfucked, and still having the distributer cover and T-Top Sleves? I couldn’t say no for what was priced less then a fifth gen with rust.
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Wholesome as hell anon. Hope you get to drive her year round unlike me.
I feel for ya man, it’s nice just to love your ride and share the love for cars instead of getting shit thrown your way.
It’s yours and you should be happy. You can make it better or just leave it, that’s bonus, but it’s yours and it makes you smile.
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>own it
>driven it
no. almost done though.,
Not yet but currently saving for it. Started a few months ago putting 1000 every two weeks into my high yield savings account with a goal of 30k. Going to finally get my 370z nismo tech edition. It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine. The only thing that would change my mind is if when I hit that goal I start seeing GTR's in good shape everywhere for around 40k. Then I might think about waiting it out and grabbing one but I don't see it happening

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I heard that you h/o/mos were really into grills. So I made pic related. I think I could go bigger. Don't be jealous.
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>the rest of the population who thinks this is absolute cringe worthy
subhuman busriders don't get their opinions acknowledged
>everyone who isn't a chink insectoid is a "subhuman busrider"
stop projecting chang
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We all know who's behind this post
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chiggers love BMW you fucking apeoid
kys zhang

>Hey that's a nice car anon. That's a Bentley right?

>t-thanks, no, it's actually a H-HOONDAI

>o-oh, OK anon, have a nice day.

>y-you too

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Be me.
work wants to send you to the US.
I really want to as well.
But i have to sell car to go.
'97 Subaru WRX

PLZ halp
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laws do, because motorex ruined it for everyone.
yes, you can bring over cars less than 25 years old all day and park them in your garage or warehouse. but you will need those importation papers if you want to get plates and theyre going to see that the car made the trip before it was legal. so you wont get your plates, and trying to drive it or get it registered anyway gets you a felony charge and your car goes to a scrapyard to get turned into a box.
those dmvs in florida either have blind or lazy employees
>you can bring over cars less than 25 years old all day and park them in your garage or warehouse
No you cannot because customs won’t release it to you. The exception to this is literally physically taking it across the border from Mexico or Canada

try to import it to canada and then get it into the states then? canada only has a 15 year rule before a car can ignore canadian safety standards, and after that you just have a physical border to drive over.
why does america have such retarded import laws? land of the free lmao
muh safety and germoid subhuman chimpouts
when can we fucking exterminate german roaches

The Mazda cycle

1. They learned their lesson, the next model won't have this problem!
2. See it has been out for a year and there hasn't been any case of rusting
3. Okay they are all rusting to shit but it's okay because blah blah blah
4. G o to 1.
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>implying implications
In Canada almost every 1st Gen mazda3 and all the proteges are fucked by rust hard. Haven't seen the 2nd gen vehicles ie: 2010 with this issue.
I just don't see the point of posting such pics when a google image search can yield a trove of rusted mazdas. Probably applies to any manufacturer. You're just retarded though so I wont engage with you any further
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>hurrhurr, bmw doesn't rust, ur just cherrypicking
>gets proven wrong
>hurrdurr, but mazda rusts too

Even clean e46 examples had problems with disintegrating rear subframes, not to mention rusty ones. BMWfags on eternal suicide watch.

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