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So, my current daily driver is a w140, and my only other car is a not yet registered work in progress Subaru SVX.

I need something dirt cheap and the only three criteria are that it be reliable, fuel efficient and have a tow bar (for towing dirt bike trailer).

Give us your opinions on the best beaters
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>>23447108
>Cheap reliable beater capable of towing
Panther. Period. Not the most fuel efficient but could be worse.

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I want to finally get my license but I live in the city and none of my friends here have a car. What's the best way to learn, do I just get a driving simulator and buy a steering wheel controller?
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>>23447065
Quebec, Canada. I'm waiting to move before getting one cause over here it's expensive as all hell and process takes forever.
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>>23447050
just pay for lessons
plus depending on where you live, paying for lessons gets you lower insurance costs, and if you have to wait for your license the waiting time is decreased

For example, in Ontario you would normally have to wait 1 year from getting your G1 to your G2, but if you do lessons the wait time is reduced to 8 months
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If you live in a city, you could always get into a neighborhood group on FB or something and see if anyone is willing to let you learn, possibly for a fee.
I've seen this reuested a number of times and I've even taken people driving.
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>>23447087
Lessons are mandatory here anyway you dumbass. Just fork over the 1000$ and drive.
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>>23447050
Pay for real life lessons, driving simulator is borderline useless.

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What was, in your opinion, the greatest Group B manufacturer?
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>>23446072
The rule makers are fucking retarded. What did they think was going to happen when they reduced the homologation requirement from 200 cars to 10 cars? development budgets would have sky rocketed and even if it was limited to 300hp that amount of power would send a 900kg carbon kevlar coffin into low orbit.
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>>23446334
let´s be fair, the reason group b and s were cancelled wasn´t really how dangerous they were (although that was obviously a part, adding more driver safety to existing cars would have been trivial compared to the cost of the cars themselves), it´s because they were stealing the spotlight from F1.

That´s also the same reason group c ended, even after the organizers forced teams to use F1 derived engines in it´s final years if they wanted to be competitive. Although the dauer 962 beating the maclaren F1 by being entered as a road car within GT1 rules was some delicious revenge.

But i´d rather have the naive rules then that allowed some variety to what we have nowadays, in which they have turned every form of racing into a spec car competion.
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>>23446401
Makes sense. The were 9 deaths in f1 during the 80s and 3 in group b. Seems sus
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I don’t know OP, what’s the best colour?

For me it’s the SWB Quattro closely followed by the Lancia 037 and RS200.

Objectively however, it was probably the 205 T16
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>>23440567
If you can stand driving a fibreglass replica on a Subaru chassis.

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how fucked am I
ran 400 miles like that
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>>23446825
And then there is the guy I worked with who stripped his bolts and then took it into a shop and blamed them for it in order to get free work out of them.
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>>23445727
well have you noticed any problems?
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>>23445727
motor's junk. i'll give you $75 for the car
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>>23445727
this depends highly on the engine. some engines are totally fine to overfill, for others its a big no no.
so look up the info specifically for your engine to see if its ok.
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Completely fine.

It needs a bit of electrical work which i can do. It uses j85s which can be sauced from jet dragster shops. i have a pilots loicense and i own a grass strip so i wont need to worry about type ratings, parts logs and other jet related red tape
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>>23446262
>retarded anime faggot that knows nothing detected
LARP detected. That jet will never fly again. Not on deisel, not with new wiring and definitely not from "a field with a private airstrip".
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>>23445764
That would make a great cabin chop the wings off and stick it in the woods. Lots of old planes are used as cabins in Alaska
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>>23446677
How on earth does a narrow, lightly insulated tube make for a 'great cabin'?
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>>23446169
Because the CIA is gay.
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>>23445764
> grass strip
That’ll work on a grass strip without snapping in two?

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If automakers listened to /o/...
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>>23444099
Exactly how it should be.
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>>23439549
>>no touchfaggot screen crap, just basic physical controls
>>good visibility
>>heat and aircon climate control
>>aftermarket din unit for radio, cd, aux, usb, presumably bluetooth support
>>12v aux power outlet
>>durable easy to clean materials
>>analog gauges
>>manual transmission
>>poo-in-loos lined up for ramming
>And because you said they listened to /o/:
>>LS engine, RWD
>>price tag $10k or less
>SOLD so hard it'll make your dick spin in its grave after it buries itself in that shitbox.
Literally my car minus ac because I cbf reconnecting the belt and vac pump for hvac because the engine exploded God I miss it
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>>23439455
>listened to /o/
>no "just put on a turbo" option that comes eith a turbo kit box in the trunk that will never be installed
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>>23443049
Looks nice. Big key is the small doors and a pillar for maximum road view-ability.
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>>23439549
This is perfect.

Vector w8: legit supercar or cocaine fueled vaporware?
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>>23443923
it's not vaporware because they actually built them. Objectively shit, but subjectively cool.
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cocaine fueled supercar
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>>23443923
What i didnt get about it was they designed every bit of the car in the 70s and then randomly decided (20 years later) "lets make the damn thing"
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>>23445138
Because they could and wanted to.
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>>23445138
it not that weird
the concept car was built in 1978 and the W8 was released in 1989.
wiegert spent the 80s looking for funding

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>pre-2000 (still)
>no hairdresser cars
>we like trucks!
>we like Lexus!
Previous thread hit bump limit >>23349630

Post pics and discuss Yotas you own(ed) or wish you owned
Ask for technical advice, but please include year, make, model, chassis code, where you are in the world generally speaking, and as much info as possible
Complain about rust, teach newbs how to wrench, laugh at muh truck engine, brag about your high score odometer readings, and bask in the general greatness that is old school Toyota
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>>23446585
Good luck with that I s'pose. I had the additional problem of some twit welding on the outer arches which punched through the inner arches and led to water pooling around the bottom. Also allowed gravel and salt to be thrown inside the trunk, which got stuck between the rear trim panels and the arch. Result is pic related. Blue paint is rust converter on the parts where it's rusted through.

If your experiment is a success, I'd love to hear what you did.
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>>23446629
>rebuilt pump, now hose is leaking
This might be a blessing in disguise, if the increased pressure from the rebuilt pump is what started the hose leak, and I'd put $20 on that being the case
My advice would be don't go and butcher the rack if it's just a hose leaking
I totally hear you on cleaning up and simplifying the engine bay, I'm exactly the same way. But don't throw things like your a/c away. That's going to be valuable shit one day, if it isn't already. Save everything possible. One day you may have the time/desire/motivation/money to rebuild it all, or someone may offer you a nice sum for the parts etc
Just replace or repair the hose and or put some Lucas power steering stop leak in it. It's a good break in fluid for your pump and it'll help lube up the whole system. If you're lucky it'll stop your leaks for a while too
Just my 2 cents, because I've been there. I've tossed literal tons of parts over 25 years and wish now that I had saved quite a few, along with pretty much every vehicle I've ever owned lol
Obviously that's not realistic for most people, but you do what you can, you can always throw them out later
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>>23446985
Yeah, I keep the parts in storage.
I'd try the Lucas stop leak, but I can't get it in my country. However, I see that there's Wynn's and Liqui Moly power steering stop leak for sale. Before taking shit apart again I'll probably try either one of them, since they're quite reputable brands.
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so what does "luxury car" even mean?
You can get a top trim leather clad honda accord with a v6 and lots of tech, so whats the difference between this and a bmw 328i?

or even worse, whats the difference between something like a v6 toyota with leather and a lexus? are you literally just paying thousands of dollars more for a plastic badge?

are luxury cars just a meme?
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>>23444147
but thats ugly
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>>23440161
Saw this coupe in person. Looks ugly and is smaller than a Civic sedan.

Yet Germans and Nips are making coupes "premium", when in fact they should be cheaper, as they always been throughout history. They are gouging absurd amounts for coupes that are smaller than sedans when it should be the other way around.

The only real luxury makers were American, no BS half sports car wanna be, just pure luxury and comfort. And coupes that were sportier were still cheaper than the 4 doors.

The Germans still can make anything like a full sized personal luxury coupe that Americans made.
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>>23442264
(You)
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it's kinda meaningless until you get to bentley level up. then you start to notice.
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It's always funny seeing people driving 80k+ who can't afford via """financing"""/leasing/credit.

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Why would anybody buy a 911 over a 718 these days?
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>>23446393
I don't often lose, but you made me raff.
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>>23444898
A 911 Turbo S is much quicker than an R8 though and the price is about the same. The 911 probably handles better as well.
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>>23444898
>>23446593
A camaro is more practical and faster than both
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>>23444171
i would, but i can only afford 718 so i would pick that
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Ah, 718 Porsche, the poor mans 911.

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Redpill me on the Jaguar XJS. There's a 1988 available in my area for $6,000 and it looks to be in pretty decent condition. 91K mileage. Wise purchase or absolute money pit waste of time?
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>>23446429
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>>23446429
That lacks all of the appeal that an old Jag has. I'd rather drive a Ford Fusion than be stuck with that
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God. I wish cars where cheap in aus again
They where reasonable until 2 years ago
Now my shit box won't stop dying and I can't afford a daily cheap runabout
And op if you've got disposable income go for it
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVH1mrLuneI
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How fanatical are you about them?
If you just want it cos “oh it’s pretty cool I guess and cheap” don’t buy it.

If you spent your youth pressing your face against the glass of the dealer, go for it.

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>You will not own a car
>you will carshare this contraption
>you will not exceed 50 k's/h
>gas engine bad harmfull production of lithium ion batteries that deteriorate in a year GUD
>you will CONSOOOM
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>>23446671
yeah and the panels are all plastic, there's no weight above like 1/3 of the height
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>>23446085
Cringe and onions
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>>23444443
>eat the bugs
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>>23446716
https://store.citroen.fr/ami/ami-ami?journey=cash

You can buy it in france.
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>>23444694
underrated post

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American cars, no matter the year, are better than Japanese or German cars. There, I said it.
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Which american car would give me the image of a man who hates the army, hates war, is in favor of joe biden, I like men’s soccer, is anti-racist, and is against the right to own guns
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>>23446979
Haha the gap between any 90s caddy and a w140 is as wide as the gap between a Toyota Avalon and Toyota Century.
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maybe interior quality wise but i see many more caddys on the road than w140s probably due to all the electrical crap that likes to break on them, also mercedes biodegrading wiring harness
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>>23447027
The electrics in the w140 are bulletproof.
It’s the vacuum pump operated stuff that fails, however after many painstaking hours I’ve learned the whole system more or less.

Mine has done 380,000 kms and is my daily driver.

You probably see more cadillacs because they sold a lot more of them than W140’s in the states, the W140 was a very exclusive car in its day.
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>>23447066
I will admit, the w140 isn’t a car you buy unless you’re fanatical about them.

But I’m okay with spending 3x the maintenance cost of a regular car on it because it’s so much more special than a regular car.

A Chevy cavalier breaks and costs $300 to fix? Fuck me not more money I have to spend on this box of shit

A w140 does it? Ah well, that’s the price you pay for the comfort and style. >>23447066

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>>23446438
>buy used
well doesn't that defeat the purpose
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>>23446697
isn't the purpose to have tread on your tires??
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>>23436982
>Cucked ass nigger. Muh safety. God your a pussy. Drive some with some testosterone sometime faggot

t. man who will be killed by an illegal spic hit and running in a car with bald tires, failing brakes, and a compact spare manufactured during the nixon administration
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>>23444991
hey take it easy ok?
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>>23445172
That's one of the more wholesome posts I've read in a while. God bless America.

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They bought the factory only for tax exemptions and to jew it later on:

https://www.motor1.com/news/465555/troller-t4-dead-ford-closes-brazil/




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