Vehicles Thread

Discussion in 'Mindless Ramblings' started by SkiMask, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. SkiMask

    SkiMask Devil's Advocate

    Anyone one of you own an electric car? Been seeing a ton of them Tesla Model S on the road lately and am really intrigued I don't see more. I think the range on them are 200+ miles and not sure why there are so few? My commute to work is considered by most as long, but even with 55 mile one way, you couldn't kill the battery in an average day and could still run errands. Charge overnight and there you go. I must be missing something...

    Here is a picture of my first ride. '84 Chevette. What did yours look like? Extra points if you can post an OG pic.

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    Also, here is some car porn I was just watching. It's about 20 minutes of last week's Monterey Car Week.
     
  2. UnSeenDeath88

    UnSeenDeath88 Butcher Pete

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    Here's my first just got it last October, an 03 Impala. Nice little car for my first, was wanting something newer and that I could make payments on, to build some credit, but also just starting out driving I wanted full coverage insurance, well after doing a bit of insurance shopping the 08 impala that I wanted was going to kill me in insurance costs so I settled for this with a little under 4k cash. Great condition, occasionally starts up slow, needs some new struts, and has a couple small dents and chips in the paint. The interior was spotless when we got it, but I've since drug mud and leaves in onto the floor mats. That and the oils and shit I deal with at work I'll end up staining the seats before much longer.

    Great AC and heat also, after years of no AC in my dads truck, and the heat taking 15 minutes to get fully hot we were surprised at the 30 secs it takes this one to really start putting out air.
     
  3. SkiMask

    SkiMask Devil's Advocate

    Such a nice first car compared to mine. The rust was so bad on the underside of my door at the end that you could pull the door panel (from exterior) away from the car and reach up inside and unlock it by pushing up the rod. It saved me in quite a few pinches. Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. Animal-_-

    Animal-_- Incurable

    My first car was an early 90's Oldsmobile 88 not unlike this one:
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    Within a few months I hydroplaned it during a strong rain and drove it through a concrete bus bench, twisting the frame and totalling the car. Next was a wonderful ride a lot like this:
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    1984 Subaru GL. I had that for several years and my friends and I had some real good times in that one. 4WD, fit 5 people, 2 subwoofers, and all the party supplies one might need for a weekend of fun without adult supervision.
     
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  5. UnSeenDeath88

    UnSeenDeath88 Butcher Pete

    Yea it's such a nice car compared to many people's first one, but I had to wait until I was nearly 23, and had my own job and money saved up before I got it. My folks couldn't afford to get me something in hs, and I was to busy playing football for a job, not to mention only my dad's truck for the whole family he worked 3rd shift at a factory nearly an hour away and wouldn't get home until 8am and would have to leave at like 9 or 930 at night, so it was nearly impossible to get a job then.

    As a matter of fact just got my license 3 days ago. If I didn't work 3rd shift 7 days a week I would take some time on a day off and just drive around, but by the time the sun comes up and I'm clocking out I'm to exhausted to go joy riding, just want to go home plop my aSS down aND vegitate.
     
  6. SkiMask

    SkiMask Devil's Advocate

    Took my date to the prom in an 90's 88 such as yours. It was my sister's and the nicest I had access to at the time. Got lost on the way there and showed up a couple hours late. Everyone thought I was boss when in reality my date was pretty disappointed I couldn't find my way to give me a roadie. Later on fell asleep watching Dr. Doolittle afterwards. Such a disappointing prom all around. Thanks for triggering that old memory!

    Oh and that Subie of yours certainly looked like it got the job done! I remember someone from school broke into my Chevette at the house when I got a box and managed to take a screwdriver and popped out my rear passenger window by using the car frame as a fulcrum. Assholes...
     
  7. MACK IS GOD

    MACK IS GOD VP of Toxicity

    Mostly because they are a gimmick and especially with gas prices being reasonable again don't really save you any money.

    I always enjoy the look on tree huggers faces when I tell them that 70%+ of the country' electricity is provided by coal and natural gas. So when they are charging up their "Green" cars and saving the world they are actually putting out more pollution from the coal and natural gas burned to charge their car than they would be from a gas car in cubic feet of emissions.

    Another 20% comes from nuclear reactors, so when these idiots buy an electric car thinking they are helping save the environment, they are actually funding the big evil polluters they claim to hate.
     
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  8. MACK IS GOD

    MACK IS GOD VP of Toxicity

    Picked this bad boy up last week:

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  9. JuNgLiSt_TAcTiKz

    JuNgLiSt_TAcTiKz Pizza Shitposting CIO

    My first was a 1973 Beetle. It was also the first car I learned to drive stick with. I bent the shift rods because I would slam shift from first to second and so on instead of shifting calmly through neutral. Again first car, and first time with stick. Next care was a 92 civic that I dropped and had a system in. It was the crew's ravemobile LOL. We'd hit up a spot afterwards at like 7 in the morning and enjoy our come down listening to some good tunes and burning some trees. Had a 93 accord and then a 97 civic after that. All manual tranny's...

    I had a stick from that Beetle up until the car I have now, which is an 08 Mazda 6. I enjoy the car, it's a little peppy, and it gets me to where I want to go. I told myself I will never buy another stick again unless it's a performance car or a truck. Just don't see the need for it right now...
     
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  10. SkiMask

    SkiMask Devil's Advocate

    Nice. Guy who claims to be saving up for internet and PS+ has a $400,000 automobile. Classy.

    Unless of course, your valet or sales.

    No one knows better than me about fossil fuels and nuclear power. I live within 10 miles of a nuclear power plant and 20 miles from one the largest coal burning plants in our state that subsequently powers most of the upper Midwest. I think people are more concerned with the 25.3 billion pounds of production related wastes in the United States.

    Thing is though is that I just like them Tesla's; I just love that steeze. Instant power. Whisper quiet. Giddyup!
     
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  11. Ditch

    Ditch Requiem

    I still have mine, parked in my backyard, a 1989 white 2 door mitsubishi Montero, v6 4wd..
    Next was a shiro z 1988 pearl white 300zx turbo, sold it to my father in law 3 years ago. Now I'm driving a 2012 Mitsubishi lancer se.. bought the wife a Toyota sienna lol hers an old pic of the z securedownload-7.jpeg
     
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  12. Organ-Donor

    Organ-Donor Butterdick

    I'm a huge gearhead. Love all types, classic muscle, exotics, some imports, etc. Loved cars since I was a little kid, my poster cars were the Lamborghini Diablo and McLaren F1.

    Currently I have a Z06 corvette and tuned R35 GTR around 640 hp (my avatar). I'll post pics later. Been to a few road course track days, and 1/4 mile drag strip.

    Love auto racing as well, I go to the 24 hours of Daytona and 12 hours of Sebring from the Weathertech United Sports Car Championship. I'm a huge Corvette Racing fan.

    Could talk cars all day.
     
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  13. SkiMask

    SkiMask Devil's Advocate

    Nice. I learned on a '88 Custom Deluxe truck that had a weird 4 gear placement on the deck. For the life of me I cannot remember what they called it. Wasn't three on a tree or anything, but it did have an odd placement of the 4 gears and reverse compared to normal operations. I think every person should have to learn how to drive a stick.
    You forgot to say what your first was? Although, being in New York you might not have had a car?
    Just as an aside, don't forget to have some fun dude. From what you've described, it sounds like you haven't had much time to be a kid in his twenties enjoying life. I just don't want you looking up someday and realizing your twenties are gone is all.
    I've seen 300Z heads completely trick out them cars and they sure are something...Not for nothing, but I did turn my laptop completely on its side to marvel at your lady.
    Looks like this might be a great thread for you then. Your GTR is the pinnacle of cars for me. Whenever I see one out in the wild I do get butterflies and the goosies. Absolutely stunning machines. I wondered if that was yours or just in the profile...Would love to see a couple of your finest pics...

    Oh and your first car was...
     
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  14. MACK IS GOD

    MACK IS GOD VP of Toxicity

    Yea Telsas are bad ass. I was refering more to the Prius with a Bernie Sanders bumper sticker electric car crowd in my rant.

    And as far the LFA goes, if you believe thats my car I got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.......
     
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  15. SkiMask

    SkiMask Devil's Advocate

    I don't think I could ever commit to a bumper sticker. And I would have a REAL hard time with choosing a livery scheme if I ever had that kind of scrilla. Always been weird about branding. Actually, can't wait to play around in GT Sport in November and build a dream supercar. Be cool if they add in more customization to the system than a NFS title from 2003.

    Judging by your lack of response to the OP, I am assuming you've never owned a car?
     
  16. MACK IS GOD

    MACK IS GOD VP of Toxicity

    White '83 Camaro. Loved it.
     
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  17. MACK IS GOD

    MACK IS GOD VP of Toxicity

    No, quite a few. From hoopties to Cadillacs. Favorite was probably my 02 STS. Best combination of luxury and power available at the time IMO. Unfortunately, Cadillacs design team has turned their fleet into indistinguishable shit since 03 so I stopped buying them, but the late 90s-early 00s STS was the best car available for under 80k.
     
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  18. SkiMask

    SkiMask Devil's Advocate

    Owned a green '92 Eldorado myself. Love Cadillac. That STS you speak of was on my radar for so long it eventually became almost impossible to find a suitable one someone was willing to part with. By the time I did, it was too late. That more sedan'ish look to them those years always appealed to me. As you mentioned, great price point too.

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  19. Animal-_-

    Animal-_- Incurable

    I'd take a CTS-V wagon any day. 556 hp, rear wheel drive, 0-60 in 3.9 seconds, 1/4 mile in just over 12 seconds. All that and you can haul your groceries and 5 people in extreme comfort with all the features of a top of the line Caddy.
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  20. SkiMask

    SkiMask Devil's Advocate

    Oh yeah, I always think of this scene when that model is brought up.

     

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