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How the fuck do people making less than $30/hr buy relatively new vehicles?
Do they just throw themselves into massive payments and debt and not spend any money anywhere else in their lives?

I'm not a richfag but nor am I a poorfag , I make over $30 and looking at vehicles to buy, I cant even fathom how someone would pay $600/month+ for a new car before insurance and still have enough money to pay for gas.
Let alone come up with the money for the down payment.
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>>20427734
you severely underestimate the stupidity of libshit millenials
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>>20430547
Isn't this basically the same thing that led to the housing market crash?
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>>20430632
Conservatard millenials are even dumber. I know many people making like $10-12/hr and pouring every spare cent into their trucks
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>>20427673
The vast majority of new vehicles are leased. A lease payment on something like a $50k truck is like $400 a month which you can comfortably afford on a pretty limited budget.
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My living costs are less than $1000 per month. This includes food, rent, insurance, electricity, entertainment, internet, phone bill etc. I have $2000 per month to shove up my ass.

Doesn't mean I have a car payment though. That shit is for the stupid, but i could do it if I really wanted to be dumb, on a relatively low class job.

Someone post a car, and you post how owner probably looks
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>>20423681
>there are actually people like this

>silent drive

Anyone else here do this? Some coworkers were talking about driving music and and I mentioned that I pretty much never have the radio on while driving. They acted like I was fucking mental. Is it really that unusual?
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I play acid jazz quite loudly with the windows down in my swift sport. I sometimes stop and think that all music I hear from other cars doesn't sound anywhere near as fucked as the stuff that comes out of mine.
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Anyone else listening to audio plays while driving? Nothing better when long distances.
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>>20430674
This is me
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>>20426700
What's weird to me is having one answer to the question. Sometimes I'll go days without turning my stereo on and be totally content. Other times I'll blast on track on repeat for my entire commute. Some days I want some good ol boomer tier classic rock or some other specific genre and just hit shuffle. I'll occasionally switch over to the radio, try half a dozen stations before finding the last half of a decent song, repeat once it hits a commercial, then switch it off again.
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>>20428235
>tfw the speakers/radio in my 25 year old shitbox are so bad I use a battery-powered bluetooth speaker instead

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>live in Colorado
>buy a WRX
>only gets 200 HP due to altitude air

Why is it legal to advertise a car with this many hp when its unobtainable in Colorado?
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just put bigger jets in yer carbongrater?
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>>20428890
Base gasoline in Louisiana is 83.
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>>20428243
>Why is it legal to advertise a car with this many hp when its unobtainable in Colorado?
Because Colorado is not the entire country or world. Measurements are done at standard temperatures and pressures.
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I'm going to get a turbo outback and turn up the boost. Should do just fine for Wyoming.

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>tfw islander with 40 miles of road to drive on

What's it like sharing the road with those big semi trucks?
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How many Alaskafags do we have on /o/ anyway? I'm in Girdweird.
I think Alaska would be perfect for a LeMons Rally event since there's so many weird, shitty cars up here.
There's always rumors they're going to bring the Anchorage Grand Prix back, but I just don't see that happening. So with that gone there's only autocross and a few dirt speed ways.
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>>20429825
I have a continent full of people at my doorstep but I have no one
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>>20429825
>have whole content to explore
>boomer batle barge only gets 8mpg, with a 20 gallon tank
>my dream trip is unafordable
>feels bad man
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>>20430729
So buy a disposable shitbox that gets better mpg. I drove all over the country in a clapped out Lumina, including to Alaska and back, and sold it when I was done.
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>>20429825
People run from rain but sit in bathtubs full of water

*blocks your path*
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>>20430715
Yeah but I also stop at every traffic light so that barely matters.
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>>20430740
It matters since the congestion backs up and you can't get over the traffic light at the first time.
Cars and intersections don't realy work well, video realted an intersection running at highway-intersection tier capacity at verry little space:
https://youtu.be/pqQSwQLDIK8
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>>20430756
I only encounter that issue on a regular basis from people who take 10 seconds to react to a left hand turn light, if I had a commute with that kind of congestion I would find another job or shoot myself.
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>>20430504
>waits calmly for it to pass because you can't control everything in your life
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>>20430774
>people taking 10 seconds to react
Yea, many drivers are pretty stupid.
>that congestion
There is barely any congestion in the video, except for the cars interrupting flowing traffic.

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dumping my Alfa Romeo folder.
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I would fucking kill the subhuman that did this to that GTV
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>>20430712
>the eternal Ausfag
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>>20430712
Yeah, it's a shame that he tore up a decent car. Thought it was a rescue when I first saw it :/
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So after maybe being out of buying shit for my car for 10 years, i've finally gotten back into it, and Are automotive forums dead? Where is everyone selling shit these days? Craigslist is fine for entire vehicles it seems, but i need parts. Specifically some used bride seats.

Where are the kids selling their shit these days?
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I was blown away by the sheer number of people on FB marketplace. My gf and I bought a new TV and were looking to sell the old one. I put it on CL with multiple pictures, a solid paragraph description, all the tech info, and other important information. My gf put one half-assed picture on FB, "40 inch Roku TV $150" and got 8 offers in two hours, ended up selling it the next day. My CL ad never got a single response.

I don't have a FB or Reddit, I still use forums. But I can understand why people don't like forums.

>Start a new thread
>Y U no SeArCh???
>Search and post in existing thread
>Y U NeCrO PoST???
>Photobucket and Imageshack took a crap and now old threads that used to be gold mines of information are now a patchwork of hints and fables.

But forums make better archives. They are better organized and easier to search for specific things. Via google if not the built in search. The stream-of-convo style of FB and Reddit are unbearable for me. I expect technical information to read more like a book or journal rather than a meandering chitchat.


>But most of all I'm fucking tired of being on the losing side of every culture war.
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Facebook buy/sell pages are actually pretty easy, just post what you want to buy/sell and you will get replies pretty fast

For info they are hit and miss, the best option being to make a post asking your question and sometimes you will be lucky enough to get a good response. Best thing is to own a car that has its own fucking wiki like the 300zx
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>>20430329
Never understood the problem with necro posting.
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>>20430550
IMO its not a probelm if you are contributing something useful. I think forum members/mods forget that a good tech thread will be read by hundreds, if not thousands of people for a decade or more after the actual participants quit posting. I just read a thread on Pirate4x4 this morning that was from 2005.
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I've sold several thousands of dollars worth of shit on CL and I was practically begging for it to die. The moderation system was an absolute joke; full of hillbillies with access to the internet on their DSL connections flagging your post as a scam.

Everything about FB marketplace is good. The user ratings, the location reporting, the messaging, the photos and sheer amount of goods make it a staple in second hand deals.

Car gore thread
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>>20411008
>florida
Every time
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>>20410957
If you're gonna fuck up, fuck up in such a way that makes everyone wonder how you managed to fuck up that badly.
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>>20429792
well there's no need to wonder cause it's not real. The image has been edited
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Engine Bays
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Tercel, 93WHP with a curbweight of 1950-2020lb curb weight. The best shitbox money can buy with parts interchangable with the Toyota Paseo and its much faster brother the Starlet Glanza.

Talk about Tercels, Paseos, Starlets, ect.
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>>20424867
This feels like a fever dream having a thread about my shitbox
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>>20428486
The 4 speed manual was weird to get used to but the gear ratios are no worse than the common 4 speed autos
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>>20428489

I have the 4 speed manual too, they are the lightest of all the 5th gens.
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>>20428489
1 and 2 are short so they are fun, great for moving quick in the city.
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>>20424867
Wow, that brings back some memories. My mother drove a 1993 Tercel for about 10 years...

t. zoomer

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>Be me
>replace rear brake shoes
>mar up brake line nut
>replace brake line cause it's cheaper than getting brake splicing hardware
>longest line at advance is 6 inches too short
> fuck it, attach extra length of brake line with connector
>worksfine.jpg
>a week later, puddle of brake fluid under the connector
>a WEEK
>mfw

How's your day going, /o/?
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It's a shame it didn't fail while you were on the highway.

Idiot.
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>motorcycle engine choking at every stoplight for the past 10 miles
>starts on 2nd or 3rd crank
>made it to uni
>have to ride back home now
kms my dude
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>cheaping out and niggerrigging on the most important part of the car
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>>20429552
Welp. Lesson learned yeah? Why didnt you just order the right part during that week?

What if there was an exhaust-driven waterpump? could you run an engine very hot and pump water faster without HP loss from the serpentine belt? You could have a supercharger without loss because the waterpump is driven by exhaust gasses. One could even consider driving the alternator from the exhaust but there are problems i cannot solve with such a setup.

For an exhaust driven water pump engine you could put a big tank of collant to circulate while the car idles and is only moderately powering the exhaust water pump. There would be a series of valves to keep the circulation system as short as possible to increase pressure in the coolant loop and collant reservoirs. I would imagine that an extremely stressed engine could be cooled efficiently by the non-traditional water pump set up like one powered by exhast gasses.

Does any car use a system like this?
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>>20427674
>notajetengine.jpg
really makes you thing :DD
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>>20427484
BASED
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Theres this drum supercharger thing being considered for motorcycles that uses the exhaust pulses from a cylinder to power a diaphram valve. It would be trivial to use a similar diaphram valve to pump water. Alternatively you could use vibration at the engine mounts the same way.
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>>20427359
Engine masters did a test and the water pump only takes 3 horsepower. Not enough to worry about
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And while you all shitposting, OP is getting noble price.

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ITT: cars that say I make terrible life decisions.
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Drove this one, the most unstable car I have ever driven. Very disgusting, not comfy and fiat.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1098013283372589056
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>>20427098
The only thing worth a damn is the switch for new release titles and the fact that Nintendo has embraced porn if only to enrage libshits.
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>>20427050
I hate how accurate this is.
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>>20426924
>Roadster
>literally a Lotus Elise with a different badge and a battery pack stuck in
If I were Elon I wouldn't consider that a car made either.
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>>20427098
What do you think it’s like to be in this guys life? Imagine being happy with porn, Prozac, Jon Oliver, and meme science
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>>20426413
great. almost there. vag sold 29800 per day in 2017.


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