Monsterajr
ajr666
Aug 5
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The advent of youtube and now FB groups dedicated to marques and specific models is a boon to me. I’m someone who self taught/tinkered from age 5 on all things mechanical. When I finally got a car back in 83' the only way to learn how to wrench was buying the Haynes manual. In one case, I couldn’t find a manual for my Read more

Aug 4
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I’m not quite sure blaming Pirelli for following F1 rules really works here. Would you blame all the teams for using the DRS for more “drama” or having Halo’s for safety’s sake? I’m not a fan of artificial drama but the tire situation isn’t nearly as crazy as it was during the Bridgestone/Michelin years with the Read more

Jul 31
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I am biased but since this is literally the first car I spent time in (Dad’s when I was but 6mos old) this does it for me:

Jul 17
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Duhhh! he answered his own question: I present the Chrysler mini van. It holds at least 4 and parts/repairs can be had anywhere. If I remember correctly there were some interesting (Turbo?) engine options too. While I’m a wagon man being born in the 60's and living in the back of our Vista Cruiser through my formative

Jul 16
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Thx! Agreed, the Focus MKI here in the states got homogenized to match the rest of the car line up and got boring. We never got the Euro MKII but luckily got the MKIII. I leased a sedan in 2012 for 2yrs and loved the way it drove and mostly how it looked, but originally wanted the Hatch.  Just picked up this low low Read more

Jul 14
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Nice! Still think it was a nice design including the interior until Ford started homogenizing the interior and ultimately the exterior. This is my current ride:

Jul 13
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I liked that new edge styling so much I got me a MK1 Focus Hatch and kept it for 7yrs which was a record for me. Thought the Mercury Cougar was a bit half baked with the new edge styling though.

Jul 13
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They had some great commercials, thought completely horrifying to animal lovers.

Jul 12
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Saw/heard these live in Mosport back in 99 along with the Panoz cars. What a great weekend!

Jul 8
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We could but two big things prohibit: 1. We have the 2.4 motor which is under powered (had the 2.0T before so we know what we’re missing) 2. We’ve had a nagging weird problem with the BLIS/ABS/Hill descent that they cannot fix. It’s super sporadic and will keep the car in higher gear and and eventually makes many more Read more

Jul 8
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Funny, I’m in multiple boats here. Just bought a used Focus for a fair price from a dealer, not able to really knock the number down but it is a Titanium with Handling package and they put new tires, brakes and fluids in so... flip side I privately sold my 07 Vue with low miles in the space of about 8hrs using only Read more

Jun 25
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Generally I went to HS with a decent bunch but of course there are plenty of douchebags that I steer clear of but those I’m friends with sometimes are friends with them and you get to see the dumb

Jun 25
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Luckily I’ve culled that herd.  Would accept and then snoop their profile and dump if I didn’t like what i was seeing from posts.

Jun 25
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Some are still Friends, some were. I didn’t have a big class so it’s maybe 20 but they are friends with others in class and you get to see those people back and forthing... further reinforcing the idea of why keep in touch.

Jun 25
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My FB feed lights up occasionally with former HS classmates that actually surprise me with their crap. 

Jun 24
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I actually just made a good deal on a low mileage used car from a local Honda dealer but ran into a Covid specific problem. The car was a trade in from SC (this is in NY/Long Island) and when I called to confirm I’d be coming in with the certified check to close the deal, they told me they unfortunately didn’t have Read more

Jun 23
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My cousin bought an 883 Sportster new years ago. I took it for a test ride. Never rode that rough and rattle rod ever again.  I can only how much worse this bike is with his mods (deletions really), so CP all day long.

Jun 22
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The panic comes from thinking he probably killed the rider. Speculate he might be A. under influence or B. uninsured or C. undocumented but didn’t want to be under arrest.