Pillarless Coupe
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11/6/19
2:51 PM
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Drivetribe is easy. The only minor negatives I can say are both in regards to post creation. First, the mobile app is not as robust as the web version in regards to how you layout your posts. Second, there is no option at the moment to hotlink your photos. They need to be on whatever device you’re posting from. On Read more

10/26/19
2:53 AM
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They’re decent. I’d put them roughly on par with Norev. Like Norev, the have an issue making the wheel/tire combo look right. They did a slightly better job on the W213 than the S213 in that regard. Also I think they could have done a better job with the headlights

10/21/19
10:27 PM
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Man, you’re really going HAM on the 1/18 acquisitions. I agree Norev has been killing it lately, but I do wish BMW would have insisted on full openings like MB has done. Especially given that they are all at the same price point. Nice pics and great review as always.

9/25/19
11:43 PM
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I’ve found that different stores in the same general area will have a different selection. But they do mix in new product throughout the season, so you might get lucky on a return trip. My first trip to my closest store was seemingly nothing but the Costco exclusive Nissan R35, but a week later they had the Huracan Read more

9/15/19
7:46 PM
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As a fan of the C5, you owe it to yourself to get some from UT. These are just a half step down from your early Aa C5, and many versions can be had for under $30. Autoart did later update the mold, but the biggest change was to the door hinge.

9/12/19
1:31 AM
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Thanks. I can’t reply to comments 30% of the time without reloading the page, but Kinja let me make 24 consecutive post with nary a glitch. I probably would have given up if it did.

9/11/19
5:23 PM
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I bought this way back when as a wheel donor for another 993, but I liked the color so much in person I had to abandon that plan.

9/11/19
5:16 PM
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I’m missing red as well. I’ve resigned myself to not getting it either. I just checked ebay, and there’s one at $136 with almost 2 days to go. For comparison there is a silver one with a $99 BIN.

9/11/19
5:05 PM
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Wheel swaps on Autoart’s aren’t easy. They use basically the same mounting system as everybody else, but they glue the wheels, so the odds are high that you’ll destroy the wheels taking them off the model.

9/11/19
5:00 PM
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The Maisto 996s and their 997 Carrera S are some good models. I wanted to feature one of them but didn’t have any good pics.

9/11/19
12:19 AM
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That’s inflation for you. But it’s not uncommon for formerly discounted and unpopular models to increase in value once they finally sell out.

9/1/19
10:23 PM
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I’m with you on this. Coming from plastic kits, the composite models feel perfectly natural to me. I don’t think AUTOart has delivered on the promise of composites advantages consistently though, which gives support to those who feel diecast is superior. But as I sit here knowing my old Kyoshos and some Minichamps are Read more

8/20/19
5:31 PM
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I don’t have any, but I’ve been recently singing the praises of the 24th scale. To me it is perfect middle ground between the detail you can get from 1/18 and small size of 1/43, while typically being cheaper than both. I’ve really impressed with what I’ve seen Welly doing in that space. The downside is most models Read more

8/20/19
5:19 PM
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A car that time forgot indeed. I used to see these on the road when they were new, but I don’t know the last time I saw one. It doesn’t help that the 203 chassis wasn’t one of MB’s best efforts.

8/14/19
2:41 PM
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Why did you have to buy this? And then post pics? LS’ pre-production pics left me cold, and I was prepared to let it pass by, but now I got some thinkin’ to do. 

7/20/19
1:33 AM
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Nice review. I have this as well in light metallic blue, but I wish I had gotten the green as that color combo just screams 70's.