Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Community > MacNN Lounge > Car Talk - come in, we'll talk, no big whoop (Shaddim's bloggish thing)

Car Talk - come in, we'll talk, no big whoop (Shaddim's bloggish thing) (Page 6)
Thread Tools
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Seattle, Washington
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Nov 17, 2012, 12:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Can't be arsed searching, but isn't this also why Senna crashed? Or was it cold tyres?
Uh, no. Not at all.
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Nov 19, 2012, 09:38 PM
 
1250lbs
350bhp (613hp/ton, that's more than the new Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse)
0-60 in 2.6 seconds
more grip than a chimp holding on to the last banana

How it looks:



How I felt:



If all you want is speed and joy, this is it. Yeah, your ass is 3" off the ground, and there's only one single creature comfort in the whole car (cup holder), unless you count the half-dome windscreens, but who cares?
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Mac Elite
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Boynton Beach, Florida, USA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Nov 20, 2012, 05:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
1250lbs
350bhp (613hp/ton, that's more than the new Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse)
0-60 in 2.6 seconds
more grip than a chimp holding on to the last banana
How it looks:

How I felt:

If all you want is speed and joy, this is it. Yeah, your ass is 3" off the ground, and there's only one single creature comfort in the whole car (cup holder), unless you count the half-dome windscreens, but who cares?
The question that comes to my mind is: Why is Darth Vader driving it? Tie Fighter in for service?
2.7Ghz 15" Mid 2012 MBP 16GB RAM 7.2k 750GB HD anti-glare display|64GB iPad4 ATT LTE|
     
Moderator
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Hilbert space
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Nov 20, 2012, 06:02 PM
 
The Darth Vader helmet is hilarious! I suppose this is the austere, anorexic sister of the Lotus Elise on steroids. The closest thing I've ever done was driving in a Lotus Elise SC with a 220 hp engine, and that thing was fast. The guy who drove it knows his stuff, too, he easily went into a circular traffic at 80 km/h without slowing down one bit.

I don't want to imagine what you can do with the Ariel Atom.
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Nov 21, 2012, 02:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
The Darth Vader helmet is hilarious! I suppose this is the austere, anorexic sister of the Lotus Elise on steroids. The closest thing I've ever done was driving in a Lotus Elise SC with a 220 hp engine, and that thing was fast. The guy who drove it knows his stuff, too, he easily went into a circular traffic at 80 km/h without slowing down one bit.
I don't want to imagine what you can do with the Ariel Atom.

Originally Posted by davidflas View Post
The question that comes to my mind is: Why is Darth Vader driving it? Tie Fighter in for service?
You don't think Vader would drive something like that?
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Nov 26, 2012, 01:01 PM
 
Several things happening on the automotive front. The most exciting news being that I was offered one of the new Pagani Huayras being imported to the US (they finally conformed to American safety standards for airbags). There was a sort of interview process, so to speak, asking why I wanted one and I had to be tight-lipped during the whole thing. Seriously. It wasn't like a car dealer trying to sell you on the vehicle, more like a father asking about your intentions with his daughter. He wasn't pitching the car or the brand, with these it's a pure seller's market. I even asked about that airhead Kim Kardashian shopping for one, and he said she was allowed to sit in their sample for publicity, but isn't being seriously considered as a potential buyer. True car enthusiasts only, please, socialites need not apply. I told him that I understand their founder's obsession, and I want to blast through the mountains in it making a whole lot of noise. That made him happy. A few weeks ago I wasn't interested, then I saw a series of interviews with the owner, Horacio Pagani, and started to dig into information about his life and the Huayra. After that I was hooked. He's kind of crazy, but in a good way.



The Pantera is coming along, we're sort of adjusting and customizing as we go. We ditched the aging iron 351 and are going with a much lighter aluminum small block Ford 427. For emissions and throttle response (and sanity) we're upgrading to EFI. Having a mechanic around is really cool, especially since he's now the voice of reason, "I want to put a turbo on the Pantera". "No you don't." "I don't?" "Trust me, you don't." "Okay."
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
P
Moderator
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Nov 27, 2012, 05:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Interesting F1 tech stuff that I thought readers of this thread might like : http://jalopnik.com/5960423/this-chart-explains-why-formula-one-cars-are-so-damn-fast
That article only confirms my feeling that there are way too many technical rules in F1.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Dec 1999
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Nov 28, 2012, 03:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
The Pantera is coming along, we're sort of adjusting and customizing as we go.
Step 1: Change the name from "Pantera" to "Manowar."
"…I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than
you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods,
you will understand why I dismiss yours." - Stephen F. Roberts
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Nov 29, 2012, 08:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
Step 1: Change the name from "Pantera" to "Manowar."
Noooo! Pantera is my all-time favorite car name!


Two more additions, from the same place; one was intended, the other wasn't.

First, I've been looking for a Pur Sang Bugatti Type 51 reproduction, they're just amazing cars. Very clean and pure. So I found this one:

6976/width/350/height/700[/IMG]6977/width/350/height/700[/IMG]6978/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

Pur Sang (meaning "Thoroughbred") is an Argentinian company that makes licensed classic Bugatti reproductions with the same fit and finish as the originals, but with a few modern touches, if you want them. This one is mechanically the same as an actual Type 51, with only a change in the crankshaft for durability and the wheels (I'm going to change to wire). It has electric or you turn the crank to start, and it's relatively light and efficient, weighing 1800lbs. Powering it is a supercharged twin-cam inline 8 cyl engine producing 190bhp, which gets a surprising 20-24mpg on the highway, as long as you aren't flogging it. Power to weight, it's impressive and will keep up with most sports cars built today. That's what is so special about the Type 35, it was so far ahead of its time, and the Type 51 is the refinement of that with more power. Great car.

But, while I was talking with them they told me about the other car, it isn't a reproduction. This is a Type 38, one of 382 total, and one of 39 that came with a supercharger, making it a 38A.

6983/width/350/height/700[/IMG]6980/width/350/height/700[/IMG]
6981/width/350/height/700[/IMG]6982/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

It's the only one with ostrich upholstery and she underwent special coachwork by Lavocat et Marsaud. The bad part is that virtually nothing is known about this car from the time it left the factory in 1926 until it popped up again at a used car dealership in upstate New York (of all places) in `74. It was then nut and bolt restored by a Bugatti specialist, who spent a decade scrounging the original matching parts. Some things aren't the same, it's running a new pressure fed plain bearing crankshaft and a set of Carello rods. The pair of original blocks have been re-bored and fitted with over-sized pistons, taking the car up to Type 35T specification, and fitted with a reproduction original spec supercharger. It makes ~140bhp. The straight-cut gearbox is original, but re-geared and has been fitted with the "dog box" modification for ease of use (includes overdrive). It needs a refresh of the paint (it isn't original so no big deal), which we'll do. I do love that color, she's a real beauty.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Rock
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Nov 30, 2012, 04:54 AM
 
Both are absolutely beauties. Love the Type 38 and the ostrich is killer.
Mankind's only chance is to harness the power of stupid.
     
Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: inside 128, north of 90
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Nov 30, 2012, 06:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
6983/width/350/height/700[/IMG]6980/width/350/height/700[/IMG] It needs a refresh of the paint (it isn't original so no big deal), which we'll do. I do love that color, she's a real beauty.
This car is lovely. I'd be humming this the entire time I drove it:

"Near, far, in our motor car
Oh what a happy time we'll spend.
Bang Bang Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Our fine four fendered friend.
Bang Bang Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Our fine four fendered friend.
Your sleek as a thoroughbred.
Your seats are a feather bed.
You'll turn everybody's head today.
We'll glide on our motor trip
With pride in our ownership
The envy of all we survey.
Oh Chitty You Chitty
Pretty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
We love you."
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Nov 30, 2012, 12:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
This car is lovely. I'd be humming this the entire time I drove it:
Thanks. I hadn't thought about that, but now that you mention it, there are a couple of similarities.


7001/width/350/height/700[/IMG]


Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
Both are absolutely beauties. Love the Type 38 and the ostrich is killer.
Yeah, I'm sure some enviros will go ape, but hell, it was done 90 years ago. It is a little fragile, not brittle or delicate, but can't be used as a DD or anything close to that. It will be cool for shows and maybe a parade or two, so the public can see it.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 1, 2012, 12:59 AM
 
Woot, we bought a chassis dynamometer, a Mustang MD-AWD-500. A garage is going out of business, which is sad, and they're selling theirs.

That's going to kick lots of ass.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Iowa, how long can this be? Does it really ruin the left column spacing?
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 1, 2012, 03:48 AM
 
Should have gone with a Dynojet. All of your numbers will seem low and you won't be able to brag
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 1, 2012, 09:12 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Should have gone with a Dynojet. All of your numbers will seem low and you won't be able to brag
I figure I'll just add 10% for the "Dynojet" bonus.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Iowa, how long can this be? Does it really ruin the left column spacing?
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 2, 2012, 01:54 PM
 
I'm assuming the "AWD" in the model number stands for what I think it does?
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 2, 2012, 04:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I'm assuming the "AWD" in the model number stands for what I think it does?
Yes, it's an AWD/4WD unit.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 2, 2012, 11:07 PM
 
I was talking with mechanic Carl about the future of modern sports cars, and it seems rather bleak to us. Part of his livelihood is he restores and flips classic British and European cars. He doesn't make a ton of money at it, but it's his passion and he dearly loves them. You can really understand why, that analog experience is amazing and those cars are treasures. It's a shame legislators are doing everything they can to take that way, to make you safe and efficient.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 3, 2012, 06:06 AM
 
Unless you want to ride a motorcycle, then it's perfectly acceptable to be an organ donor on wheels.
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 3, 2012, 07:06 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Unless you want to ride a motorcycle, then it's perfectly acceptable to be an organ donor on wheels.
No kidding, damned double standards.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 3, 2012, 07:35 AM
 
And it ends up killing efficiency anyway. American Smart cars get about 20mpg less than the euro model since it has to meet US safety standards.

A euro Smart car is safer than a motorcycle. A ****ing golf cart is safer than a motorcycle.
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 4, 2012, 12:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
And it ends up killing efficiency anyway. American Smart cars get about 20mpg less than the euro model since it has to meet US safety standards.
A euro Smart car is safer than a motorcycle. A ****ing golf cart is safer than a motorcycle.
Amen, dead-on with that. It's all so backwards it's pathetic.

We were talking in the garage yesterday about the Fisker Karma, massive flop. But, though it's going down in flames (NPI), we're considering getting one that's wrecked and converting it to just a regular ICE, maybe with a turbo 6 or an 8. It looks great, without all the batteries and electric motors it would be extremely light. That could be a very impressive car @3000lbs w/ 600bhp. Recycling or blasphemy? Hmm...
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 4, 2012, 06:31 PM
 



Today I drove a really magical car, an `88 E28 M5. It was freaking brilliant. There are some aftermarket mods; new coilover suspension, locking diff, and an extra 75hp over factory from its stroked and cammed 6 (@10.5:1), but nothing very drastic. It just goes and goes, with a very precise and analog feel. Like I said, great fun, and good value. It has a little over 78,000 miles. The guy wants to sell it, and I think I want to buy it.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Seattle, Washington
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 4, 2012, 09:06 PM
 
The E28 M5 is one of my all-time favorite cars. I saw one in Seattle a few weeks ago and I about shit myself after I realized it was an actual M5 and not a 535 with M badges.
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 4, 2012, 09:30 PM
 
Have you seen the pricing? $20-25k, maybe less, gets you one that's really well sorted. Great bargain there, for something that an average mechanically inclined person can fix in their driveway.

Check this:

http://bringatrailer.com/2012/11/13/bat-exclusive-72k-mile-1988-bmw-m5-2/

Edit: F*** it, I'm emailing the guy to bring that one back in the morning, it's too good to pass on.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Seattle, Washington
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 4, 2012, 10:00 PM
 
Yeah, they aren't too expensive for one that's in very good shape.

Too bad by the time I would ever be able to afford that (and a garage for one) I doubt there will be any left. Along with my 2nd favorite, the E30 M3.
     
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Seattle, Washington
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 4, 2012, 10:08 PM
 
Do you have any Alfa Romeos? Another of my dream car.
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 4, 2012, 10:27 PM
 
No Alfas, though I am on the list for a 4C next year. If the 8C keeps dropping in value I'm getting one of those, then swapping in a more capable suspension package. I've heard of a few owners going with Novitec's F430 setup with great success.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: 888500128, C3, 2nd soft.
Status: Online
Reply With Quote
Dec 4, 2012, 10:39 PM
 
One day, I shall be driving an Alfa GT 1300 junior.
     
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Rock
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 5, 2012, 04:06 AM
 
You know, I'm very against you buying the M5.

That's an amazing car that the "average Joe" can afford, and that the "average Joe" might be able to buy as their collector's car. You've got several cars more expensive than an average house; no need to be outbidding people on a $25k classic, unless the result is it sits in a lot rusting out somewhere.

Sounds like you've reached my 1% threshold!
Mankind's only chance is to harness the power of stupid.
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 5, 2012, 11:08 AM
 
Too late!
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 5, 2012, 11:45 AM
 
To clarify, the guy had been trying to sell the M5 for 6 months and he approached me, offering to sell it (he's one of my mechanic's friends). I even paid his asking price ($23k), and didn't even beat him up over it. Damn, he even had the original window sticker, tool bag, spare, and manuals.

It drives like a dream, I think I'm going to use it as a DD.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Seattle, Washington
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 5, 2012, 06:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
To clarify, the guy had been trying to sell the M5 for 6 months and he approached me, offering to sell it (he's one of my mechanic's friends). I even paid his asking price ($23k), and didn't even beat him up over it. Damn, he even had the original window sticker, tool bag, spare, and manuals.
It drives like a dream, I think I'm going to use it as a DD.
Out of all the cars you have I think it's got to be my favorite. That's so awesome.
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 5, 2012, 11:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
Out of all the cars you have I think it's got to be my favorite. That's so awesome.
Thanks. I won't say it's a sleeper, it ain't, but I doubt many will connect with what it is. So it's a nice stealth drive that only other gearheads will be able to fully appreciate. Also, it has a very good noise. It isn't super loud, but it's musical.


[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzOPR7STqrQ[/VIDEO]
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Rock
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 6, 2012, 03:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
To clarify, the guy had been trying to sell the M5 for 6 months and he approached me, offering to sell it (he's one of my mechanic's friends). I even paid his asking price ($23k), and didn't even beat him up over it. Damn, he even had the original window sticker, tool bag, spare, and manuals.

It drives like a dream, I think I'm going to use it as a DD.
I'm not being a petty bitch, you know what I'm saying. But basically, you overpaid for the car because you can. Nothing wrong with that of course, but I still say that for a comfortable, middle-class guy, a car like that is the equivalent of your Lambo. So it's sort of a shame that you can just buy it without haggling and drive it when nothing else in your ~million-dollar fleet is worth taking out of the garage.
Mankind's only chance is to harness the power of stupid.
     
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 6, 2012, 04:02 AM
 
I haven't checked in for awhile. Who's winning, proles or nouveau riche?
     
Mac Elite
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 6, 2012, 06:17 AM
 
My dream car is a 2001 Lamborghini Diablo 6.0.. basically the exact one below.

7206/width/350/height/700[/IMG]
7207/width/350/height/700[/IMG]
7208/width/350/height/700[/IMG]
7209/width/350/height/700[/IMG]
     
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 6, 2012, 06:29 AM
 
Isn't it considered trashy to park your car on the lawn?
     
Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: inside 128, north of 90
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 6, 2012, 06:43 AM
 
Only if the wheels are off and it's up on blocks.
     
Mac Elite
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 6, 2012, 06:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Isn't it considered trashy to park your car on the lawn?
Tell that to all of the people at the Concourse d'Elegance.
     
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 6, 2012, 07:02 AM
 
I don't even walk on people's little patch of grass between the sidewalk and the street. Those concrete slabs are there for a reason.
     
Mac Elite
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 6, 2012, 07:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I don't even walk on people's little patch of grass between the sidewalk and the street. Those concrete slabs are there for a reason.
Did you not play in people's yards (or your own) as a child? Then again, I was raised in the south so I'm a slow ignorant f-tard according to some on the forum. Maybe walking/playing/occaisonally parking on grass is a huge faux pas elsewhere.
     
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 6, 2012, 07:39 AM
 
It's somewhat different when you have the implied or explicit permission of the owner.

I still don't park on the grass though. Why would I want to chew up the lawn?
     
Mac Elite
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 6, 2012, 07:48 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
It's somewhat different when you have the implied or explicit permission of the owner.
I still don't park on the grass though. Why would I want to chew up the lawn?
Touche. I guess by parking on the lawn (mainly at my parents house whenever our ENTIRE family and all of our cars are there) I mean slightly over the slanted curb with two tires resting on the grass. If we parked completly in the street the street itself would be blocked and our driveway cant't fit 6 cars.
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 6, 2012, 10:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
I'm not being a petty bitch, you know what I'm saying. But basically, you overpaid for the car because you can. Nothing wrong with that of course, but I still say that for a comfortable, middle-class guy, a car like that is the equivalent of your Lambo. So it's sort of a shame that you can just buy it without haggling and drive it when nothing else in your ~million-dollar fleet is worth taking out of the garage.
The guy hadn't been able to sell it, and I didn't overpay. It was worth every penny based on condition and mileage.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Rock
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 6, 2012, 11:02 AM
 
But whether you overpaid all depends on the market. If he's been trying to sell it for 6 months and could not, he was not asking the market price. You felt it was worth his asking price, but you clearly paid above what anyone else would pay. Ergo, you outbid everyone. It's still clearly worth that much to you, but you still must have overpaid, at least for your market. That is all.
Mankind's only chance is to harness the power of stupid.
     
Professional Poster
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Why do you care?
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 6, 2012, 11:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
I'm not being a petty bitch, you know what I'm saying. But basically, you overpaid for the car because you can. Nothing wrong with that of course, but I still say that for a comfortable, middle-class guy, a car like that is the equivalent of your Lambo. So it's sort of a shame that you can just buy it without haggling and drive it when nothing else in your ~million-dollar fleet is worth taking out of the garage.
I fail to see how that is "sort of a shame" that he is able to do that. Anyone else with the money could have bought that car as the guy had been trying to sell it. They didn't, he did. What's the problem?
27" 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 iMac
15" Late-2013 2.3GHz i7 Retina Macbook Pro
     
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Rock
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 6, 2012, 11:45 AM
 
Yeah, I didn't mention it was a shame. I just said facetiously that it was too bad he outbid peeps on the "every man's Countach" (or whatever) when it's probably the cheapest car he owns.

I'm just sayin: if that car was available for low-20s in my city, I'd probably make an offer. I'd hate to have the multimillionaire with 3 or 4 Ferraris outbid me by a grand.
Mankind's only chance is to harness the power of stupid.
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 6, 2012, 12:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
Yeah, I didn't mention it was a shame. I just said facetiously that it was too bad he outbid peeps on the "every man's Countach" (or whatever) when it's probably the cheapest car he owns.
Not really. The `71 MGB, `71 Bronco (bought it for $2000 back in `96), `78 Rolls Silver Wraith II, `86 Omni GLHS (talk about a hot hatch). All were less than the M5.

I'd hate to have the multimillionaire with 3 or 4 Ferraris outbid me by a grand.
No bidding war. Yes, he'd had low-ballers, people offering 10-15k, but I agreed with him that it was worth much more than that.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Shaddim  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 46 & 2
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 6, 2012, 12:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacinTommy View Post
My dream car is a 2001 Lamborghini Diablo 6.0.. basically the exact one below.
They are exciting, I'll grant you that. "OMG it's trying to kill me!"
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
 
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:08 AM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2014 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2