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My only comment. I post opinions like everyone... 2,463 Views / 110 Replies  
My only comment. I post opinions like everyone else. The difference is, some of you people enjoy goading me and freak out about anything I post, because you're secretly in love with me. Then,...
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 4, 2010 at 10:18 PM, in Feedback
I'd ask "how?" but then I remembered that you're... 2,115 Views / 132 Replies  
I'd ask "how?" but then I remembered that you're the guy who thinks I need to put it into first to restart it on the freeway. So I guess I'm not going to ask how, and instead just let you to...
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 4, 2010 at 10:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dude. I know a decent amount about aero,... 2,115 Views / 132 Replies  
Dude. I know a decent amount about aero, considering how much time I've spent reading about it. My thesis project was about aerodynamics... and I've done CFD with 3d models to tweak the aero of...
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 4, 2010 at 10:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Depends on what kind of drafting. There are... 2,115 Views / 132 Replies  
Depends on what kind of drafting. There are ways to draft tractor trailers that doesn't even involve being behind them.
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 4, 2010 at 09:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
He probably died because it was SOOOOO... 2,115 Views / 132 Replies  
He probably died because it was SOOOOO dangerous.... am I right?
:rolleyes:
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 4, 2010 at 09:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd light a street sweeper on fire. And when the... 772 Views / 35 Replies  
I'd light a street sweeper on fire. And when the cops show up, clearly explain there is no way you'll pay for damages unless they have video evidence.
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 4, 2010 at 01:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You are totally clueless about pop starting a... 2,115 Views / 132 Replies  
You are totally clueless about pop starting a car. Congrats.
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 4, 2010 at 01:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Werd. Interior looks super comfy. 1,707 Views / 102 Replies  
Werd. Interior looks super comfy.
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 3, 2010 at 11:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Probably. Everybody I know with a 1 series... 2,115 Views / 132 Replies  
Probably. Everybody I know with a 1 series bought the manual. Not the automatic. :thumbsdow
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 3, 2010 at 11:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's fine. You still have powerbrakes for like... 2,115 Views / 132 Replies  
It's fine. You still have powerbrakes for like 5 seconds of braking. And once you don't have power brakes, you still have brakes. If you've never driven a car without power brakes before, I can...
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 3, 2010 at 11:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not seeing 60mpg. At all. It doesn't have the... 2,115 Views / 132 Replies  
Not seeing 60mpg. At all. It doesn't have the body. Not size, but shape.
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 3, 2010 at 11:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://101studiostreet.com/wordpress/wp-content/up... 2,115 Views / 132 Replies  
http://101studiostreet.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/picard_facepalm.jpeg
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 3, 2010 at 10:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You drive an automatic, therefore I'm not wasting... 1,707 Views / 102 Replies  
You drive an automatic, therefore I'm not wasting my time. :lol:
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 3, 2010 at 04:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If it's a big downhill, you click the engine off... 2,115 Views / 132 Replies  
If it's a big downhill, you click the engine off til the RPMs drop to zero. Then put the key back to run, and shift into nuetral. Let you foot off the clutch, and coast. By putting the key back...
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 3, 2010 at 04:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://ecomodder.com/forum/fe-graphs/graph4270.gif... 2,115 Views / 132 Replies  
http://ecomodder.com/forum/fe-graphs/graph4270.gif

1991 Honda Civic Sedan LX Gas Mileage (Crusty) - EcoModder.com (http://ecomodder.com/forum/em-fuel-log.php?vehicleid=4270)
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 3, 2010 at 01:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dude. This may surprise you but i am a... 2,115 Views / 132 Replies  
Dude. This may surprise you but i am a hypermiler. My commuter is a 91 civic with a bazillion miles that's been slightly aero modded. By honing my driving techniques I've gotten progressively...
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 3, 2010 at 01:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ugh. Whatever. I said it's a perfectly fine... 1,707 Views / 102 Replies  
Ugh. Whatever. I said it's a perfectly fine car, but for that kind of coin I would have gone used M5. Way more fun, IMHO.

As for resale value, I drive all my cars. All cars are a poor...
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 3, 2010 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ugh. You read a book on economics. Supply and... 1,707 Views / 102 Replies  
Ugh. You read a book on economics. Supply and demand. There are so many regular 5 series for sale, that the price plummets, and consumers can be VERY PICKY. If there are only a few (M5s) for...
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 3, 2010 at 12:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No you can't. 2,115 Views / 132 Replies  
No you can't.
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 3, 2010 at 12:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They do. Price out some E39s. You'll find in... 1,707 Views / 102 Replies  
They do. Price out some E39s. You'll find in decent shape they cost like $4-8k. E39 M5s cost around $14-20k. Same bodystyle, same chassis, same year.
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 2, 2010 at 09:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah but here's the difference: Regular ones are... 1,707 Views / 102 Replies  
Yeah but here's the difference: Regular ones are everywhere, and plentiful, so buyers can be picky, which drives prices down. With an M, or an S, whatever it may be, if it's in nice shape it will...
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 2, 2010 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The M5. It'll be easier to sell because it's... 1,707 Views / 102 Replies  
The M5. It'll be easier to sell because it's more desirable. Plus, when you factor in maintenance, it makes WAY more sense to maintain a car worth more than 5k, than it does to maintain a vehicle...
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 2, 2010 at 04:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Right, but they are saying that the highest end... 1,707 Views / 102 Replies  
Right, but they are saying that the highest end models depreciate the fastest. Which is true, at least initially. But I don't buy new. I try to hit cars at the sweet spot of retaining...
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 2, 2010 at 04:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, because that's what I meant in the first... 1,707 Views / 102 Replies  
No, because that's what I meant in the first place. I don't buy new. I buy used. So they depreciate around the same rate, but one holds value, the other doesn't
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 2, 2010 at 03:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
More rapidly, yes. But with the same mileage it... 1,707 Views / 102 Replies  
More rapidly, yes. But with the same mileage it will always be worth more than a run of the mill 5 series.
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 2, 2010 at 12:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Get something you hate then. That way when it... 2,115 Views / 132 Replies  
Get something you hate then. That way when it gets trashed you don't care.
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 2, 2010 at 12:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Small and easy to park = parallel park outside =... 2,115 Views / 132 Replies  
Small and easy to park = parallel park outside = get something old, all that stuff is too nice and will get beat up.
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 1, 2010 at 09:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I wasn't insulting it at all. It's fine for... 1,707 Views / 102 Replies  
I wasn't insulting it at all. It's fine for transportation, and I'm sure it's comfortable. It'd be great for long distance driving.
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 1, 2010 at 12:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It won't hold value like an M5 will, correct... 1,707 Views / 102 Replies  
It won't hold value like an M5 will, correct Doofy.

As for the car..... glad you like it. Not really my cup of tea, but if all you're doing is traveling on the highway, it's probably nice....
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 1, 2010 at 09:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It won't hold value like an M5 will, correct... 1,707 Views / 102 Replies  
It won't hold value like an M5 will, correct Doofy.

As for the car..... glad you like it. Not really my cup of tea, but if all you're doing is traveling on the highway, it's probably nice.
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 1, 2010 at 09:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Aero Animation... 1,540 Views / 30 Replies  
Aero Animation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCq47bYnMd0)
Posted by downinflames68, on Oct 1, 2010 at 12:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't claim to know the entire universe, I am... 8,796 Views / 431 Replies  
I don't claim to know the entire universe, I am merely sharing my findings. Almost every single person said that the SMG M3 was less desirable. The few that didn't, said they drove in the city,...
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 30, 2010 at 11:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually... yeah, you can. I'll convert it to... 1,540 Views / 30 Replies  
Actually... yeah, you can. I'll convert it to a B&W bitmap, and upload it to a special piece of software on the net. It's pretty cool, give me a minute.
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 30, 2010 at 11:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol: That is ****ing awesome. 1,900 Views / 115 Replies  
:lol: That is ****ing awesome.
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 30, 2010 at 11:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
K. Everyone I know who owns an Sti or WRX posts... 8,796 Views / 431 Replies  
K. Everyone I know who owns an Sti or WRX posts on Nasioc. Everyone I know with an S-car uses either Quattroworld or Audiworld. When I've met people who own S-cars in other states, they ask if...
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 30, 2010 at 11:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oddly enough, mine still works fine. 1,900 Views / 115 Replies  
Oddly enough, mine still works fine.
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 30, 2010 at 09:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Enthusiasts. People who are into that car,... 8,796 Views / 431 Replies  
Enthusiasts. People who are into that car, generally go on a forum about that car, to discuss it, improve it, fix little things, etc.
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 30, 2010 at 09:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Motor Forum :: E46 M3 - manual or SMG?... 8,796 Views / 431 Replies  
The Motor Forum :: E46 M3 - manual or SMG? (http://themotor.myfastforum.org/viewtopic.php?t=6311&start=0)

BMW owners:

"I've driven both and would take the manual"

"Manual."

"manual,manual...
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 30, 2010 at 08:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know... the newton required a stylus. ... 1,900 Views / 115 Replies  
I don't know... the newton required a stylus. I'm glad they canned it, because it allowed the iPhone development to be out of the box. Newton era stuff wasn't ballsy try new things apple, it...
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 30, 2010 at 08:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs116.... 1,540 Views / 30 Replies  
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs116.snc4/36142_508290695286_107500324_30295210_1048393_n.jpg
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Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 30, 2010 at 06:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Emphasis on CATCHING UP. Sure. The market... 8,796 Views / 431 Replies  
Emphasis on CATCHING UP.

Sure. The market is larger. And the market is larger for FWD boring shitboxes like a Camry, than lamborghinis.

That must mean Camrys are better than lambos. ...
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 30, 2010 at 01:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
First one... I can't see how an auto is worth... 8,796 Views / 431 Replies  
First one... I can't see how an auto is worth more. At all.
Prelude: Non-Si, Non 4ws, run of the mill model, right?
3 serieses: Not m3s, no sporting pretenses. A normal 3 series would be...
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 29, 2010 at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure. Any car with "sporting pretensions". Not... 8,796 Views / 431 Replies  
Sure. Any car with "sporting pretensions". Not an accord or camry, but a GTI, Mini, WRX, anything that is remotely fun to drive. The manuals will be worth more. You can pretend it's not the...
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 29, 2010 at 06:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol: THAT is why you're so defensive. ... 8,796 Views / 431 Replies  
:lol:

THAT is why you're so defensive. Whatever dude. Can you even drive stick?
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 29, 2010 at 06:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It is relevant. It's easier to sell, for more... 8,796 Views / 431 Replies  
It is relevant. It's easier to sell, for more money than the automatic. The car is so old that people looking for a cheap car won't pay much. People who want a classic, in the best trim level...
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 29, 2010 at 10:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Since it was a while ago, I'm guessing it was... 8,796 Views / 431 Replies  
Since it was a while ago, I'm guessing it was still when Hyundai made awful, disposable cars. I'd chock that one up to poor engineering all around. For the Nissan, that's more of a freak...
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 29, 2010 at 10:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm sure you both would. Sek, I understand you... 8,796 Views / 431 Replies  
I'm sure you both would. Sek, I understand you drive a truck, so that makes sense. I wouldn't want to shift a piece of garbage that wasn't fun to drive either. Your vehicle = means to an end. ...
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 29, 2010 at 02:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
BRAKES. Not breaks. Break= CRACK, BROKEN. ... 8,796 Views / 431 Replies  
BRAKES. Not breaks. Break= CRACK, BROKEN. Brakes= stopping a vehicle.

Anyway, not really impressed. If you're driving with 150k old struts, it must handle like shit. Struts/shocks should be...
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 29, 2010 at 02:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You really don't know what you are talking about.... 8,796 Views / 431 Replies  
You really don't know what you are talking about. First off, automatic transmissions usually have transmission coolers. In the case of my SVX, this was the reason the car had transmission...
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 29, 2010 at 02:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Agree 1000000%. 8,796 Views / 431 Replies  
Agree 1000000%.
Posted by downinflames68, on Sep 29, 2010 at 02:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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