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Nov 13
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Public too. It’s still fairly rare. I just looked and it looks like they’ve gone up significantly on eBay in the last couple years. 

Oct 28
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I’ll go NP because not every car is worth fixing the right way, and this is one of them. Just get it operable, maybe rattle can it, or just go wild and do something sacreligious like sticker bomb it, or rust and seal it. This is mainly a money pit if you’re trying to do a reasonable job of restoring it. Just get it Read more

Oct 21
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Great article, tom. There’s fortunately been MUCH more popular awareness at least in NYC in the last maybe 5-8 years for getting the subway more accessible. There were supposed to be some accessibility station modifications done in a few stations near me, and MTA sort of unceremoniously nixed them. As I recall people Read more

Oct 20
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Some of this is true, some of it is truthy. I don’t think Ferrari and Bugatti use DCT technology because the cars can’t handle the power. So making it sound like they can’t do it is totally untrue. I’ve also vastly preferred maintaining a manual to an automatic which is some of the reason I’ve kept buying them even on Read more

Oct 20
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I’m going back and forth on whether I want to any tuning. Haven’t totally decided yet. ECU work doesn’t seem cheap relative to other cars I’ve worked on. The other part is I’m expecting I’ll be doing like 20-25,000 miles a year in this thing, so mileage is definitely not a trivial concern to me. It’s something I’ll Read more

Oct 19
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Yeah, it’s pretty much “enjoy it while it lasts.” Everyone assuming there will be even a remotely strong market for manuals forever hasn’t driven a current-gen DSG. You can get a $20,000 Kia with better transmission tech than a 10 year old Ferrari. It’s insane. And this leaves out the whole “EV’s will eventually make Read more

Oct 19
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I’ve driven manuals for 15 years now, and I just got an A3 with the DSG for my daily. It’s pretty great. I’ll probably get a fun weekend car with a manual but day to day you really get the best of both worlds with a DSG. They can gear those so unbelievably short because it can shift so fast, that even a like 128hp Read more

Oct 15
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I hit a pothole and bent an oxygen sensor on a SVT focus. That car was such a piece of shit it took me over a month and jacking the car up some 5-6 times, not because of anything I did wrong, but because by the time I had fixed where it was broken, it broke somewhere else. I had to drop half the exhaust to change the Read more

Sep 29
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I’ve read a couple articles on today’s proceedings and this is the only one that had that quote, which is weird. Seems important to include that. I’m not sure what I think of this going to a jury, because I worry that instead of applying the law in a way that’s reasonable to a regular person they’re gonna treat it as Read more

Sep 28
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Yeah dealers are always super forthcoming with the issues that are present in the cars they’re selling to you. That’s why people love used car shopping and used car dealers.

Sep 28
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Definitely came to this article expecting the Auto Modellista shout-out was gonna be missed, kudos for picking it up

Sep 27
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It gets better, you can smush or whack overworld characters as you get further into it and skip the battles. You also get much better at the puzzles so you can solve them faster and more reliably. And once you get past the 20% mark or so you start getting upgraded weapons and more strength so even if you botch the Read more

Sep 22
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I’ve seen enough CL posts lately that are like “no I don’t need help selling my car” that makes me think there’s something legit about it. I’ve been contacted by a few bona fide dealers about listings I’ve had in the past. Just do your homework and know that nothing is free - but paying for something to sell a car you Read more

Sep 18
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Again, this is a beef you need to have with everyone, not just with apple. I’m not here to say 30% is or isn’t reasonable, just that EG claiming Apple maintains a monopoly when I just named 5 different platforms selling similar products with the storefront owners all charging the same thing for the same access to Read more

Sep 18
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Synchromesh manuals are definitely somewhat easy to learn on, but I’ve owned many manuals and if someone tried to learn on my RX8 and it’s flywheel made out of tinfoil they would hate it and never want to own a manual car. On my SVT Focus if you revved it up a little and dumped the clutch at least you’d be moving. On Read more

Sep 16
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Yeah, came here to say something similar. I didn’t like the supra on paper but I got to spend a couple mins with it up close on a dealer lot and I have completely reversed course. It’s slightly fussy but in person you really are drawn to how sculpted and muscular it is, not the vents. Totally changed my opinion when Read more