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Laminar
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Aug 10, 2022, 12:42 PM
 
I saw a few test mules on the road when I was in Bloomington last year, they took over the old Mitsubishi plant. I saw one on the road here recently, and also somehow a Hummer EV. The local Ford dealer has an F-150 Lightning demo truck as well.
     
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Aug 10, 2022, 01:44 PM
 
I hate Rivians. Entire thing looks okay but those fucking headlights make me think of Mr Krabs
     
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Aug 15, 2022, 09:08 PM
 
A neighbour of mine somehow got a Rivian. Looks pretty cool but I don’t know much about them. Hopefully I can finagle a test drive.
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Brien
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Aug 16, 2022, 01:09 AM
 
Saw one in the wild recently. Looks… fine.
     
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Oct 8, 2022, 07:55 AM
 
Everything that Ford makes is worth special attention. These cars are famous for their reliability and their ability to reach speed. Those who are into cars know that Ford was originally positioned as a sports car. So for me, it's surprising what models are produced now. I would like to see more sports models. So I started to monitor other brands. For example, now I am trying to study Other Brand more because it is the most comfortable car for a city, and at the same time, it is fast. To learn everything I need, I use spamsite. I think you may also be useful. Tell me, what car do you like the most?
( Last edited by reader50; Oct 13, 2022 at 05:50 PM. Reason: fixed up spam post)
     
Thorzdad
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Oct 8, 2022, 08:07 AM
 
Someone has obviously never spent time in a Pinto.
     
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Oct 8, 2022, 03:38 PM
 
This should be interesting.
My 'NN membership is almost older than our new poster.
     
Laminar
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Oct 10, 2022, 08:31 AM
 
Spam post incoming?
     
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Oct 10, 2022, 10:43 AM
 
Probably a link inserted into the post.
     
subego  (op)
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Oct 10, 2022, 07:41 PM
 
My first memory of a car is my dad’s Pinto. He traded that up to a Bug.

When I was buying my van I test drove the Ford version. It was ugly and had no pickup whatsoever. To be fair to the van, I was test driving the low horsepower model. To be fair to the giant Ford dealership, if you want me to buy one, maybe have a non-shit model on your lot somewhere.
     
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Oct 10, 2022, 09:12 PM
 
My favorite car memory from my youth is my great aunt’s pimpin’ Fleetwood.

She owned a bar… where there were multiple shootouts. My dad was at one. She may or may not have been having an affair with a mobster.

She was the cool great aunt. Kicked my ass at OG Asteroids.
     
Brien
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Oct 11, 2022, 01:00 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
My first memory of a car is my dad’s Pinto. He traded that up to a Bug.

When I was buying my van I test drove the Ford version. It was ugly and had no pickup whatsoever. To be fair to the van, I was test driving the low horsepower model. To be fair to the giant Ford dealership, if you want me to buy one, maybe have a non-shit model on your lot somewhere.
When I went to buy my first “I have a decent job now” car, the Ford dealership refused to let me test drive any of the ‘fun’ cars. Really wanted to sell me an SUV though.
     
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Nov 30, 2022, 04:31 PM
 
Well another season, one last chilly rally. Quite muddy and very slippy but noting broke or exploded so that's always a win. Some pics of the car in action. There were some lovely other competitors out as well. Can upload some of those pics if anyone is interested.

IMG_2661 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

IMG_2676 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

IMG_2703 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

IMG_2707 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

IMG_2708 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

IMG_2706 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr
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Laminar
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Nov 30, 2022, 05:02 PM
 
Awesome!
     
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Nov 30, 2022, 07:12 PM
 
Doc, you're going to need an upgrade. I see at least two cars with more headlights than you have.
     
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Nov 30, 2022, 08:38 PM
 
Didn’t it catch fire awhile back?

If so, glad to see the recovery!
     
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Dec 1, 2022, 07:54 AM
 
Oh, man. That Quattro!
     
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Dec 1, 2022, 01:06 PM
 
That looks fun. Aside from not exploding, was there a winner?
     
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Dec 1, 2022, 03:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Oh, man. That Quattro!
Right? I win the lottery, something like that is one of my first purchases.
     
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Dec 1, 2022, 04:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Oh, man. That Quattro!
Yes. Sport Quattro Pikes Peake replica. Pushing 800 Brake. Owner was too scared to use it in anger. Pah!

Here's a few more highlights

IMG_2701 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

IMG_2684 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

IMG_2670 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

IMG_2653 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr
(definitely NOT scared to use this)

IMG_2645 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr
(fave car of the day)

IMG_2667 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

IMG_2697 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr
(asked the crew how this was on the night stages. "Shit" apparently. Brave though.
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subego  (op)
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Dec 1, 2022, 05:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
IMG_2667 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr
I’m a total sucker for all hood and no ass.
     
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Dec 1, 2022, 05:15 PM
 


My driveway a few weeks ago
     
Thorzdad
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Dec 1, 2022, 06:00 PM
 
3.0 CSi?
     
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Dec 1, 2022, 07:17 PM
 
Bavaria
     
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Dec 1, 2022, 07:48 PM
 
Nice! That explains why I initially thought it was some odd/early 7-series, which is what followed the Bavaria. They really loved that funky maroon color, didn’t they.

I have a real soft spot for BMWs of that era. Properly upright, 3-box, german designs that you can drive the snot out of all day long, then go pick-up the kids at school.
     
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Dec 2, 2022, 11:36 AM
 
Color is called "Malaga" and I adore it. I had a 71 Bmw 2002 in this color a while ago, saw this and had to buy it, doesn't work at all, bad engine. Already picked up something else to shove in there.
     
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Dec 2, 2022, 04:36 PM
 
Please keep with a proper i6 and not shoehorn some smallblock chevy v8 in it.
     
 
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