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kleinbl00  ·  1088 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: VW: Diesels are Dead in the US.

You have spoken at length about how awesome your Crosstrek is.

Keep in mind that pretty much anything I'm after is a compromise from this:

user-inactivated  ·  1087 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's a good car for me and what I require. 30+MPG, 5 door, rear seats that lay flat, big enough that I can sleep in the back, small enough to fit in the garage. My car would drive you bonkers, which might be a fun reality show... KB driving 'regular cars.'

kleinbl00  ·  1087 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have owned:

- A Ford Falcon

- A Buick Skylark

- A Chevy Van

- A Chevy Corvair

- A Mazda RX-4

- A Ford Granada

- A VW Scirocco

- Two Suzuki Samurais

- A Honda Civic AWD Wagon

- A Dodge Stealth

'regular cars' are bullshit. Not gonna lie. If I could get away with a fuckin' Aventador I totally would. Although that time I shit all over an F430 Scuderia taught me the power of power-to-weight.

user-inactivated  ·  1087 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've owned at least a dozen vehicles. The Scion, while small and dorky, was awesome and I wish I could have had another one. That car lasted me 11 years before the accident.

I've owned a few trucks, Ford F150's mostly, a Dodge Van, a couple of Honda CVCC's and Civics (from the 90's). I owned a Saturn SW1 (The 90's wagon) that I got at auction and was not worth what I paid for it (under a grand, god what a shit car this was, lasted three years then junked it). I also had an '81 Ford Escort in there that shook itself apart on the I5 traveling home one year.

I have had the short term car experience and now only look at cars as a 10+ year ownership investment. At the rate I am going through cars on the decade plan I'll get 2-3 more before they bury me; hopefully one of those will be an electric but we shall see.

ButterflyEffect  ·  1086 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Do you think the Crosstrek will last the ten years? Thinking of test driving that car and some others next month, finally.

user-inactivated  ·  1086 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hell if I know. One of the deciding factors in choosing the Subaru over the Rav4 was all the old Subarus on the roads. Consumer Reports gives is a good score as well. And I did not like the interior of the Rav4. Felt too cramped even for being a bigger vehicle.

coffeesp00ns  ·  1087 days ago  ·  link  ·  

that seems like a weird place for a car to need downpressure. that's what that spoiler over the cockpit is for, right?

kleinbl00  ·  1087 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Aerodynamics was a slightly different science before computers were common.

coffeesp00ns  ·  1087 days ago  ·  link  ·  

not to mention the fact that we still don't know whether Bernoulli or Newton are more correct about how it works.

kleinbl00  ·  1087 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm sorry I can't hear you over my drunkenness.

coffeesp00ns  ·  1087 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I wish i was there with you. enjoy.

user-inactivated  ·  1087 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well no damn wonder why you've been having trouble finding a car you like.

kleinbl00  ·  1087 days ago  ·  link  ·  

An AWD FT86 would damn near BE THAT

user-inactivated  ·  1086 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Isn't the Stratos an MR layout? If that's the case, I figure you should pray Toyota brings back the MR2. ;)

The handling dynamic for the 86, while not unique (see 240z, s13/S14 etc.) is pretty special. It'd be very interesting to see how an AWD option would change it. AWD and Turbo? The thing could easily be turned into a rally monster, much like the Sixth Gen Celica could have been if they didn't get caught for fiddling with restrictor plates (don't quote me on that last bit, my knowledge of rally sports is spotty at the very best).

kleinbl00  ·  1086 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think Toyota got their MR love out of the way by shifting it back to Lotus. I've toyed with an Evora; they come in at under $50k used and you can get them with a back seat. But the last time I got in a Lotus it gave me a charley horse.

I've been waiting years for Mitsubishi to relaunch the GTO; looks like I'll be waiting some more.

I've been waiting years for Mazda to come up with a non-fuggly RX-9; the RX Vision is apparently dead dead dead.

I've been waiting years for Hyundai to get their shit together; there's no Genesis Coupe in 2017 and 2018 looks real bad.

We might have a Supra in 2018, 2019. It's gonna cost like a GT-R, though.

Know what I keep toying with?