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Pimp Your Ride: The officious car thread for gear heads

khemistry

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Im not a big fan of any new release car. Their nice but it just not what I like. Im always into old school cars. Datsun, toyota, etc.
 

Lurker

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khemistry said:
Im not a big fan of any new release car. Their nice but it just not what I like. Im always into old school cars. Datsun, toyota, etc.
yes guy. New stuff might be faster etc., but the old stuff has soul and personality.

*touches fist*
 

deep

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Vincent Vega said:
How can you not like that car??

(to Mr. Kind of Disappointing)
Admittedly the ti looks better than the pics of that orange thing they released. In general I prefer the squatter / more muscular / square shapes of the M3 etc. from a generation or two ago. The cat eye thing is kind of a turnoff.

Re: Getting Porsche performance at the half the price. Same argument for the dual clutch transmission, Brembo brakes and Bilstein suspension at half the price in the Evo :)

Although in it's favour I'll concede that GTR did the Nurburgring at 7:38:5.

Speaking of the M3, here's 2008 from the show floor...that front end is hot



 
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Vincent Vega

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Well if we're talking old with soul, then these two have been objects of my lust for a long, long time. The '73 BMW 3.0 CSI (the forbearer of all BMW's hot coupes), and the '69 Benz 280SL.


 

Vincent Vega

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Re. that new M3 (which has been my screen saver for the past few weeks), it's interesting* that they left the rims pretty much unchanged from the last generation.




*Boss Hogg, for example, I know is interested in that.
 

khemistry

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Lurker said:
yes guy. New stuff might be faster etc., but the old stuff has soul and personality.

*touches fist*
Exactly, new car can be more faster etc. But their's nothing more priceless if you build your own car.
 

tobywan

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First car was an '88 Chrysler New Yorker, then a 1990 Pontiac 6000 LE (aka Bad Boy Bill, RIP).

I've had various work-related cars so far in my 20's, however come next spring I'll be delving back into car ownership. I'm for sure thinkin' small car, specifically this guy:

 

deep

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Vincent Vega said:
Re. that new M3 (which has been my screen saver for the past few weeks), it's interesting* that they left the rims pretty much unchanged from the last generation.




*Boss Hogg, for example, I know is interested in that.
Conversely I think the bodykit on that 1 tii concept makes a meaningful difference.
 

eLeKTRon

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Vincent Vega said:
Well if we're talking old with soul, then these two have been objects of my lust for a long, long time. The '73 BMW 3.0 CSI (the forbearer of all BMW's hot coupes), and the '69 Benz 280SL.


pornography!
 

bitchass

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i finally (3 months after the accident) got my GLI back all fixed - but yesterday it snowed and its dirty so no pics to post :)
 

KiFe

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I've been in an upgrade frenzy on my car (Mazda3 HB black) lately.

It's fun to tweak it out for utilitarian purposes... I'm basically going for a mini-truck styling... rally inspired whatever type of thing.

For me.. i enjoy tweaking out my car to add functionality that i think will be practical or mildly improving asthetics.



a dashmounted USB port and AUX audio jack for listening to digital choonz. (read: a more sophisticated way of getting all those sweet tribe mixes into my commute).

LED Taillights for that infinity G35 wannabe look.


Tow Hook(black) for those inevitable moments when my car gets snowed into the cypressmountain parking lot. Or a muddy bog camping in the summer.


HID conversion kit. These things aren't cheap... so i'm not too sure how soon this will happen... but with the constant rain and short daylight hours on the west coast.. these are pretty high on the "Want" list.

Valentine ONE or Passport 8500 Radar detector... Since they're legal in BC, i'd be stupid NOT to own one of these.

In Dash LCD display with FL Thermal or IR camera jacked in Haha.. here's a dream mod that probably won't happen until i can track down an affordable IR/Thermal long-range camera with a video out that won't break the bank. (A quick google search led me to a full colour thermal camera ala predator, for the low low price of $19 000... i think i can live with black and white.. lol)

Probably won't worry about any rims for another year or so... Ultimately i'll probably get something similar to this ... altho the spokes would ideally come right up to the edge and there wouldn't be a polished lip or nuts. I just like this type of spoke configuration.
 
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stir-fry

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kife! how do you like the mazda? I have been shopping around for a 2008 and I am really impressed. I'm probably picking one up this weekend!
 

KiFe

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It was the best car i could find for my money.

value/money ratio is very good.

steering wheel controls are pimp.. and if you've testdriven it, you know how sporty it rides.

naturally, you're looking to get a standard tranny yes? Anything else would be an insult.
 

stir-fry

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I'm getting the GS and haven't really decided on a colour yet.
I don't want black again and I don't particularily like white or silver.
I may go with purple if I can get one!

I'm getting the sport package on it of course, a sunroof is a MUST for me.

I'd really like the GT, but I can't really justify the costs for just a few extra horsepower. And i'm sure my insurance company will take the chance to gouge me for buying that model too.
 

stir-fry

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k, i looked at the purple car on one of the better monitors in the office.. I don't think it's right for me even though it's my favourite colour.
Electric Blue it shall be!
 

Dr. Grinch

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stir-fry said:
k, i looked at the purple car on one of the better monitors in the office.. I don't think it's right for me even though it's my favourite colour.
Electric Blue it shall be!
Do yourself a favor and buy one of these from the US through a broker.
go to Mazdausa.com and Mazda.ca and try pricing out a Mazdaspeed3.
There's a $13,000 price disparity. I shit you not.
Even if you pay a broker $4000 you're still miles ahead.

As for Rims, if we're fantasizing, get a set of BBS LMs
3 Piece hotness
 

deep

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What are the price differentials like on BMW's and Mitsubishi's?

I just saw an article in the globe & mail the other day about how BMW Canada is trying to offer rebates to keep customers here.
 

Brandon

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I drive a 2000 Ford Taurus. Accessories include two carseats in the back, plus a portable DVD player to shut the kids up on long trips.

I'm now backing out of this thread, but not before making sure the kids are buckled up.
 

Dr. Grinch

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deep said:
What are the price differentials like on BMW's and Mitsubishi's?

I just saw an article in the globe & mail the other day about how BMW Canada is trying to offer rebates to keep customers here.

Mitsu's are cheap as muck in the US. You still can't bring an Evo across though.
Bimmers, dunno, haven't looked much, but the biggest savings are on luxury vehicles (talking like 20k+ on some Benzs or even high end Cadillacs)
The first company to actually set parity on pricing?
Chrysler on some vehicles.
They're also doing the rebate thing (up to $5000) on vehicles they haven't adjusted yet.

I priced a Jeep Patriot out the other day and it was dollar for dollar.

Some dealerships are refusing to sell to Canadians cause umm.. cause we're black or something I guess (why the fuck would you NOT want to sell a car given the shit financial state of your country?).
That's why I recommended a brokerage.
 
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