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Taco or Ranger, bros? I like that I can drive out with the engine, styling, and body I want in the Ranger for $26k vs $31k for the Tacoma (5k less).

On the other hand, I prefer the styling of the Taco and dat Toyota reliability. On the OTHER hand, I know that trucks are the one area Ford and other burger manufacturers take reliability and durability very seriously, so maybe the gap there isn't very big. I also kind of like the Jeep Hurricane. The hands-on impressions are making it sound incredible, diesel engine sounds sexy af, but the lack of a single or extended cab option atm is a huge turn off. It's also noticeably more expensive, and FCA reliability is concerning.
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lads what about a nissan frontier for a barebones truck. i can get a pretty much new truck for 25k as a fucking leaf while the tacos pretty much start at 40k.
there's a reason they're so fucking cheap. It's a shittily built 15 year old design.

look at the Colorado and Canyon instead. You can probably get a good deal on a GMC Canyon since they're selling slowly and pretty much identical to the Chevy Colorado.
how is it shitty though, its a truck it doesnt need some groundbreaking redesigns. i dont give a shit about electronics or extra bullshit.
It was fine when initially released around 2004, but as he years went on, like everything else at Nissan, quality took a nosedive. Things will break all the time, and the only reliable thing about it is the 4.0L VQ40DE V6 engine.

Blame Carlos Ghosn.
Nice. Always wanted an idi Ford. Wasn't expecting your paint/body to look that good. Things a beauty

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>he thinks his 800$ coilovers make his car corner better because they're harder
>he thinks his 400$ intake and 1000$ catback do anything but make noise
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I've rode the lightning like that before, just be prepared for a quagmire if your luck doesn't hold out the next go around- If the cat was real plugged though, eating the wrath of Johnny Law could be the lesser of two evils because if you have that real hard restriction you can build a shitload of crankcase pressure and start pushing oil out seals and possibly smoke a bearing. Also could possibly catch your shit on fire, youtube "glowing catylytic converter" for a laugh.
Well considering the stock suspension was worn as fuck and had close to 150k miles on it, yes, it does handle better, and my Cats were clogged so deleting them make the car run better.
>spending $400 dollars on an intake
>spending $1000 dollars on a catback
it obviously depends how restrictive your existing intake and back half of the exhaust were, smug cunt.
>he doesn't dyno his machine after part swaps to check the differences

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I just placed an order for a WRX and it should arrive next month.

What am I in for coming from an Accord?
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Why does everyone here buy a wrx
Annoying rev hang, assuming you ordered one with the 6 speed.
Any other Subaru on the road honking at you. It's been my experience Subaru drivers are kinda like a cult. But in a good way. Most of the time.
should have got a clapped out gc8 instead

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How fucking poor are you?
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fake twingo and gay, only real twingos acceptable
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God damn it Ricky I've had about enough of your antics disturbing the peace of Sunnyvale! If you don't get your shit together, you'll be finding yourself in the shitbucket, with every other person who fell off the bottom of the shitrope.
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Very poor.
89 121 is just a ford festiva/kia pride
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I got this for £995 and all it needed was new tyres and a couple of brake discs

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Hey Auto. I don't post here. But I am hoping maybe someone can give me some ideas or answer to this question(s). What can cause an air bag to not deploy?

Some background of the situation.

I own a 2009 prius. My girl was in an accident due to someone running a stop sign. They impacted the front driver side headlight area and smashed it in(Frame is bent and twisted etc). She was then pushed off to the side and impacted a stop sign dead center. The passenger side suffered damage as well (mostly bent and folded metal from impact?). Not one air bag deployed throughout the car.

Just some FYI information here:
We never had a warning light for airbags.

We had the car serviced by toyota about a 1 - 1 1/2 years ago for the faulty brake actuator and they never mentioned codes for the air bag or anything at all.

We had some body work done a few months ago (4-5). Some lady backed into us in a parking lot and was fixed through the ladies insurance company.

I may be stupid, but is it possible for body shops to deactivate air bag sensors and forget to turn them on? or is it just a unplug the battery and fuck with them kind of thing?

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glad to see your alive dude. Im not sure if i would drive again if I spun around a tree

When i use or hear the term fender bender, I think being backed into or bumped at low speeds etc. Both cars going at least 30, I would expect something to pop.

she ended up with a concussion from her head smacking into the door/column. Im still surprised that the curtain didn't at least go off.

but like the previous anon >>20704714

It may have been when the other driver attempted to turn her car, most of the force was forced into the very front of the frame etc and caused the airbags to not deploy.

EDR tools and shit are out of the questions for me, so I am waiting till monday to go pull some OBDll codes and see if anything weird appears.

Here is a question, with the frame mangled and shit, I should get some type of SRS codes correct? if not, then there is/was something wrong with the car.

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If no one died or was even crippled, you're better off not having the airbags deploy. They're actually more likely to cause minor injuries than prevent them. Preventing major injuries is what they're designed for.
Airbags typically don't deploy in a low speed collision. Usually the first thing that trips in a major collision is the fuel delivery system that completely kills the engine and prevents it from starting unless reset.

t. Somebody with a totaled car.
>losing sale or profit
>Toyota quality
Keep on drinking Hakamori's kool aid about Nip "reliability"

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what are the most reliable brands in the world?
what are the most reliable brands in europe?
is there some kind of tier list in reliability?
i heard Saab and Volvo are pretty bulletproof
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The top 10 are either owned by 70 year olds that do 3k miles a year or lease queen German cars that get leased and returned after 2 years... Hmmm...

Honda's been going downhill for a while now. Their new foray into turbo engines has not gone too well.
You need a high IQ to own a ford
Saab engines are reliable but most of everything else in them are not.
t. knower
>take what you want from that list
I don't want anything from that list
In yurop the toyotas that use the bmw diesels are pretty reliable. The diesel focus can pass emissions standards in most EU countries without the dpf, much like the m57 i6 diesel. Many engines can be unfucked if you remove the dpf if diesel, reroute pcv into a proper catch can and block off EGR.
Avoid certain models like the early tfsi that guzzle oil, or the older i4 bmw's that stretch the timing chain. The psa THP engine is basically that bmw i4 and they still stretch the chain nowadays
Ford, Honda, Opel

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>tesla build quality
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The funniest part is, they blew it:
Tldr; everything that they hadn't outsourced is a terrible hackjob in terms of industrial design.
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here's you (You), based retard
Tesla cult follower detected...
t. coping evfag
That is shockingly bad.
Even British cars had better build quality

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R8 my new shit box faggots.
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I need the suspension for me crx. It has Koni shocks and the brake parts I I need. It also runs too dick head. I know this is a super car in your country.
He masked off the taillights in sections. I got more into the car and the ecu and it is good. I feel bad for the poor Acura but it is a cheap sacrifice for my crx. How do people let cars get this way is beyond me. I guess a lot of people don’t take care of their kids. Moral is people are shit.
This honestly. Having a little house in a rural area with land and woods around you is what I'd like. No HOA to bitch at you for having your junker cars in the yard. Drinking and shooting guns in the yard, etc etc.
>why you getting pissed off, poor fuck? Is it because you're white and poor? Fuck off, trash. Nobody cares about your shit life or car. You want to see my Ducati's and mercedes? I probably shouldnt post any pictures because i dont want to insult your white ass.

your nose is showing shlomo
>This honestly. Having a little house in a rural area with land and woods around you is what I'd like. No HOA to bitch at you for having your junker cars in the yard. Drinking and shooting guns in the yard, etc etc.

jews can't into fixing cars and are scared of guns

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Now that craigslist is dying lets have a craigslist thread
Post stories / listings

>car I was waiting forever to show up near me finally pops up
>dont actually have enough money on hand to get it
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>Price negotiable.
he basically did, in circle track racer style.
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How incompetent has Daimler to be to make no profit of such a popular car? They sold tons of them even during the Crossover hype and they still lost about 4,000,000€ per year. Why didn't they just make a Crossover version of the ForFour like the Fiat Panda or the Suzuki Ignis? How can such a popular car fall from grace when they made a huge profit per unit sold?
Prolly cost them heaps to make with them being all ultra-small and shit
they never sold many of these, maybe in new york, london or paris, but outside those cities
they weren't sold at all. it would be perfect for tokyo but the new ones are too big to be sold as kei cars. small cars like that often make zero profit unless they are rebadged.
They are very popular in Europe, especially Germany but they don't make any sense in the USA.

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Ever wanted to know how people wreck your car?
>search for car you want, with major component (engine, transmission, door)
>find out how car was wrecked
Bonus points for sporty car with extensive front end damage.

>Focus ST
>inevitable plowing into something
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Another way to do it?

May have more detailed images, and more details.

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How does /o/ let out their racing aggression?

I just did a bit of a street race (mostly safe, no other cars around, etc) for the first time in years and it was 10/10. Too spooked to do it often though cause I don't wanna get got by Uncle Sam.

Karting seems to be the only option I can really think of that's not wildly illegal.

Pic unrelated but kek
I don't get "racing aggression" because I'm not 12 years old.
>you're not allowed to have fun after your turn 18

Toyota General #71
>low compression Edition

>Toyota, Lexus, Scion & Daihatsu questions
>Toyota, Lexus, Scion & Daihatsu blogfagging
>Toyota, Lexus, Scion & Daihatsu memes
>Toyota, Lexus, Scion & Daihatsu pics

>List of Toyota model codes

Honda sister thread
Ford sister thread

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i have it
it rusts very quickly and it buzzes from 4k to 5k rpm
its quiet
doesnt sound very nice imo
im looking to make my own soon because im looking for a louder deeper sound
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>Sugar Land
I have seen that exact car. I've probably seen your car too. Maybe one day you'll park next to my Corolla and take a photo of it.
Damn you fucked up anon
wtf I wonder how much money they lose with stupid shit like that
cause theyre all owned by stupid weeb neets with no money or sense and dont have enough muscle in their fingers to spray a couple cans of clear coat onto their crusty back yard "paint job".

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It's time to start the briefing Aces, the sortie will be over Area B4Y.
Meet at CVS parking lot at 1000hrs
2514 Berryessa Rd, San Jose, CA 95132
Head out at 1030 up Sierra road towards Calaveras
Stop at Bosco's for lunch then hit up Palomares Road
11922 Main St, Sunol,
CA 94586
The next waypoint is in Moraga via Redwood road: This is our inflight
refuel spot so don't miss it!
1355 Moraga Way, Moraga, CA 94556
After the inflight refueling fly up
Camino Pablo to the trail head at the
Land at the trailhead then say
goodbye to your fellow aces and return

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Darn I’m late. When’s next meet?
I hate all of you.
Is there ever going to be a night meet? I hate waking up early
You are stupid like a nigger
You are gay like a faggot

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In june i begin to work as a mechanic apprentice at a Mitsubishi dealership. any advice for a blooming mechanic?
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Elaborate please
There are three different kinds of technicians at dealerships:

- The young guys just starting out and cutting their teeth,
- The old heads who have been doing it for years and can fix anything, but choose to keep working on the same make and models over and over because they've mastered all the little repair shortcuts and turn mad hours, and
- the idiots who got really, really good at the most common repairs but can't do anything else

It's mostly groups 1 and 3, because all the good people will move on to a more fulfilling job, or possibly open up their own shop. Nobody wants to retire on flat rate.

yep, most shops require their guys to provide their own tools. this may or may not apply to really specialized tools and equipment
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Here in NZ qualified techs make $24-$28 /hr for Jap brands and $30+/hr for european brands, add on bonuses and you make jack fucking shit per year. Only money in mechanical is for heavy diesel techs.

Most service managers/bosses are dicks who only care about end of month budget.
Service advisors generally know less about cars than the customers and we have to do their job for them. Then they come and complain to us how they have so much work? Like wtf

I wish someone had told me how dealerships will replace you in the blink of an eye if you ask for a decent wage.

For anyone in NZ, dont waste your time doing an apprentice for mechanical, jump onto electrical or plumbing, you make 2-3x the amount a mechanic does.
Oh ok...that's weird

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