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#31 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6296 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:13 PM

My first love freshly detailed. I named her RSeXy.:drool:
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Unfortunately, we had to part ways.:cry:
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Now I have a new love and she's a harsh mistress. I call her BRuZer because she's a rough rider and likes to punish your :booty:. I thought the RSX was harsh ride, but compared to how harsh the BRZ is, the RSX was like driving on a cloud while sitting on a recliner.:lol:
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From the rear:
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I ain't gonna lie, I kinda miss the RSX...probably because she was my first.
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"Speaking of which, there's another elitist prick that argues constantly on the Politics forums by the name of dohdough. He's a complete douche, but at least he keeps his posts in that cesspool of useless opinions. He gets my runner-up nomination."


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#32 soulvengeance   Beating dead horses CAGiversary!   3994 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:44 PM

Very nice looking car, first one I've seen in black.
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Calls this what you may, but I would say that Blacks actually benefited from the slavery. Comparing the current lives of many African Americans to Africans, one can see that the former live in much better conditions with greater freedoms and opportunities.


#33 Malik112099   Got Wife? CAGiversary!   8220 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:15 PM

I guess I'll contribute:

2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0
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#34 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6296 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:48 PM

Very nice looking car, first one I've seen in black.

Oddly enough, black is probably the least common/popular color for the twins.

I guess I'll contribute:

2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T

2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0

Nice! I'm always jealous of people that can have 2 cars like that. I'm too cheap to pay for insurance and have no garage to store them in. Looks like you're keeping them in good condition too!
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"Speaking of which, there's another elitist prick that argues constantly on the Politics forums by the name of dohdough. He's a complete douche, but at least he keeps his posts in that cesspool of useless opinions. He gets my runner-up nomination."


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#35 darkslime   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2067 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:01 PM

Looking to get something really fuel efficient and cheap like a geo metro and was wondering if anyone has recommendations for other cars like that and where I should look other than craigslist?

#36 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6296 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:14 PM

Looking to get something really fuel efficient and cheap like a geo metro and was wondering if anyone has recommendations for other cars like that and where I should look other than craigslist?

Most cars get 25/35 mpg and in order to beat those numbers, you'll be in the hybrid territory. It really comes down to how much you want to spend.
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"Speaking of which, there's another elitist prick that argues constantly on the Politics forums by the name of dohdough. He's a complete douche, but at least he keeps his posts in that cesspool of useless opinions. He gets my runner-up nomination."


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#37 darkslime   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2067 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:25 PM

Most cars get 25/35 mpg and in order to beat those numbers, you'll be in the hybrid territory. It really comes down to how much you want to spend.

under 2k preferably closer to 1k, seems like you can get an early to mid 90s geo metro that runs for that much, i can't afford a hybrid

#38 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6296 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:33 PM

under 2k preferably closer to 1k, seems like you can get an early to mid 90s geo metro that runs for that much, i can't afford a hybrid

I would just get a Civic hatchback and call it a day.
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"Speaking of which, there's another elitist prick that argues constantly on the Politics forums by the name of dohdough. He's a complete douche, but at least he keeps his posts in that cesspool of useless opinions. He gets my runner-up nomination."


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#39 mightyduck   You're killin' me Smalls CAGiversary!   171 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:43 AM

I have a 2008 Pontiac G6. It gets me from point A to point B which is just fine with me. Just passed 60,000 miles with it. It had 30,000 when I bought it in 2010.

Although, in high school I was an idiot. I had a 98 escort with neon lights and a huge spoiler that looked horrible! Amazing what we think looks good when we're young, haha.

Would love to upgrade to some sort of small SUV with decent MPG in a couple years when I have the Pontiac paid off. Something like an Escape or a Rav would be perfect I'd imagine. Something a little bit bigger for when the Mrs. and I have a kid down the road.

#40 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1696 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:57 AM

I would just get a Civic hatchback and call it a day.


A geo metro can get 45-55 if you wind the rubber band up extra tight.

You might be able to find an old diesel Jetta or rabbit that would get that kind of mileage, but it would be tough. You'd want to know how to work on it yourself.

Do you know how to drive a stick?

#41 Zoglog   Blogging = AIDS CAGiversary!   6498 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:36 PM

I think I just found my next car :)

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#42 encendido5   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3483 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:03 PM

I didn't need a car until I was 27. Bought this in 2007 - 1997 Honda Civic HX

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Sold it in 2009 and got a 2007 328xi

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My wife had a 2002 Jetta she bought new and sold it last year to get a new family car - 2011 Touareg VR6

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#43 scragman   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   13 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:43 PM

My daily driver is a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (4.7L HO V8, Quadra Drive). Right now I'm getting 16-17 mpg, which is painful given that I do a lot of driving.

#44 Zoglog   Blogging = AIDS CAGiversary!   6498 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:56 PM

My daily driver is a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (4.7L HO V8, Quadra Drive). Right now I'm getting 16-17 mpg, which is painful given that I do a lot of driving.


better than my 13 mpg :)

#45 GhostShark   The Drunken Whaler CAGiversary!   3143 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

GhostShark

Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:28 AM

I've got a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. I bought it used with about 100k miles on it's been about 2 years since I got and I've put a lot more miles on it already than I should have, but it's whatevs. Not many problems with it outside the cylinders, though. Good on gas for the most part.
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#46 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1696 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:40 AM

I ended up with a 92 volvo 940 turbo. We looked at the cheap options that were available and decided that it was least likely to blow up. It needs a few little fixes, but I like it a lot so far.

#47 200STM   Bro-Gamer CAGiversary!   791 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:25 AM

I finally decided if I'm going to have more practice I might as well buy my own car. I bought this 2004 Hyundai Accent Coupe from my cousin it has 63k miles on it. He tells me it drives well just for a few electrical problems I plan to just drive it to work and for visiting family in my hometown 24 miles up north. Anyone ever had a Accent like my? http://cdnroot.cheap...pictureid=30162

#48 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   16002 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:35 PM

I just bought a blue metallic 2013 Prius c Two. So far I love it. I was a little unsure of the leg room, but drove it to work today and that was fine. In fact seems to have more leg room than our '04 Toyota Matrix. I traded in the trusty '97 Ford Escort with 296k miles on it.

I got 64.4 MPG on the way to work today. We'll see how it does going home. I'm guessing it will be lower, but I don't know. It's "only" supposed to get 48/53 highway/city, I believe.

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#49 Zoglog   Blogging = AIDS CAGiversary!   6498 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:59 AM

Got XPEL ultimate installed on my CTS-V Wagon. It's expensive but well worth it ($1500)
Protects against rock chips and other crap. This new material is easier to maintain and has it's own self healing clear coat too.

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Never get any of this stuff installed at the dealership. In fact leave the dealership with as few "options" as possible.

#50 encendido5   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3483 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:02 PM

Got XPEL ultimate installed on my CTS-V Wagon. It's expensive but well worth it ($1500)
Protects against rock chips and other crap. This new material is easier to maintain and has it's own self healing clear coat too.

Never get any of this stuff installed at the dealership. In fact leave the dealership with as few "options" as possible.


That is pricey, did you get the whole car done? I had the front bumper and 18" of the fenders and hood for the Touareg done and that was $600. They used Ventureshield, which also has a clear coat, but doesn't have self-healing properties.

I wish I'd had my bimmer's front bumper done because it looks like somebody took a shotgun to it with all the rock chips.

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#51 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6296 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:39 PM

That is pricey, did you get the whole car done? I had the front bumper and 18" of the fenders and hood for the Touareg done and that was $600. They used Ventureshield, which also has a clear coat, but doesn't have self-healing properties.

I wish I'd had my bimmer's front bumper done because it looks like somebody took a shotgun to it with all the rock chips.

That's pretty much a custom full front end job at $1500. I was considering it, but the prep work alone would take too much time and this is my only ride. $600 isn't bad at all for what you got though.

edit: Btw, where'd you get it done for $600? If it's close enough, I might have to make an appointment. I'm in Boston.

Edited by dohdough, 17 May 2013 - 02:34 PM.

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"Speaking of which, there's another elitist prick that argues constantly on the Politics forums by the name of dohdough. He's a complete douche, but at least he keeps his posts in that cesspool of useless opinions. He gets my runner-up nomination."


Thanks for the nomination for the Most Memorable CAG Villan 2012, Blade!

#52 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   16002 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:44 PM

I got 62.x MPG on the way home, with a fair amount of stop and go, then 62.x on the way to work today. That'll do. :)

This car also has way more stuff than I've ever had in a car. Thermostat cooling/heating, bluetooth/speaker phone, USB port, etc.

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#53 encendido5   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3483 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:02 PM

That's pretty much a custom full front end job at $1500. I was considering it, but the prep work alone would take too much time and this is my only ride. $600 isn't bad at all for what you got though.

edit: Btw, where'd you get it done for $600? If it's close enough, I might have to make an appointment. I'm in Boston.


I got it done at Unique Car Care in Wakefield, so it wouldn't be too far from you. It took him about 5-6 hours to get mine done if I remember correctly. If you need a detailing job too, Rick is one of the best in the nation, but he is pricey. He doesn't use pre-cut wraps, so the Touareg was a custom job. He didn't fold the wrap into the seams or anything like that, but it is cut really well.

Here's one of his threads on the work that he does. I imagine the wrap on this one was expensive though for all the work he had to do.

http://www.autopia.o...ra-install.html

edit: here's a thread with before and afters when he detailed my car.

http://forums.bimmer...-Care-treatment

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#54 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6296 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:17 PM

I got it done at Unique Car Care in Wakefield, so it wouldn't be too far from you. It took him about 5-6 hours to get mine done if I remember correctly. If you need a detailing job too, Rick is one of the best in the nation, but he is pricey. He doesn't use pre-cut wraps, so the Touareg was a custom job. He didn't fold the wrap into the seams or anything like that, but it is cut really well.

Here's one of his threads on the work that he does. I imagine the wrap on this one was expensive though for all the work he had to do.

http://www.autopia.o...ra-install.html

edit: here's a thread with before and afters when he detailed my car.

http://forums.bimmer...-Care-treatment

LOLZ...he's less than 10 minutes from me actually and I already went to him for a detail job.:lol:

But yeah, he's pricey. Nice guy though!

edit: Just saw your thread and I noticed a few common things in regards to our detail jobs. The paint correction is a little inconsistent when it comes to big/deep scratches and light/small scratches. I mean it's good that he focuses most of the time on bigger stuff like acid etching and shopping cart scuffs, but I think that there should be a little more time spent on smaller stuff as well. I've had my car detailed by others and things like the scratches where the doors meet the fenders would've been taken out. I wasn't able to give him the full 4-5 hours he need to detail it, but next time, I'm going to leave the car for the day and just take the commuter rail into town if he can do a 3 step paint correction to either opticoat or xpel. Not sure how he'd do the rock chips though...haha.

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"Speaking of which, there's another elitist prick that argues constantly on the Politics forums by the name of dohdough. He's a complete douche, but at least he keeps his posts in that cesspool of useless opinions. He gets my runner-up nomination."


Thanks for the nomination for the Most Memorable CAG Villan 2012, Blade!

#55 encendido5   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3483 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:38 PM

LOLZ...he's less than 10 minutes from me actually and I already went to him for a detail job.:lol:

But yeah, he's pricey. Nice guy though!

edit: Just saw your thread and I noticed a few common things in regards to our detail jobs. The paint correction is a little inconsistent when it comes to big/deep scratches and light/small scratches. I mean it's good that he focuses most of the time on bigger stuff like acid etching and shopping cart scuffs, but I think that there should be a little more time spent on smaller stuff as well. I've had my car detailed by others and things like the scratches where the doors meet the fenders would've been taken out. I wasn't able to give him the full 4-5 hours he need to detail it, but next time, I'm going to leave the car for the day and just take the commuter rail into town if he can do a 3 step paint correction to either opticoat or xpel. Not sure how he'd do the rock chips though...haha.


That is pretty funny. What town are you in? I'm in Andover.

Are there other detailers in the area you recommend and aren't as pricey? I thought about taking my car back to him, but I didn't think it was worth it on a 7 year old car. Instead, I went to Harbor Freight and bought a DA for $50 and some pads. It's been getting pretty good reviews even though it's so cheap. I already have M105 and M205, so I only spent about $100 on the stuff.

Since we're moving to a house with a garage at the beginning of August, I figure I can dedicate some time to the car on my own time. I don't know if I want to take the time to wet sand some of those small scratches out or if I should get a Langka kit though.

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#56 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6296 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:28 PM

That is pretty funny. What town are you in? I'm in Andover.

Are there other detailers in the area you recommend and aren't as pricey? I thought about taking my car back to him, but I didn't think it was worth it on a 7 year old car. Instead, I went to Harbor Freight and bought a DA for $50 and some pads. It's been getting pretty good reviews even though it's so cheap. I already have M105 and M205, so I only spent about $100 on the stuff.

Since we're moving to a house with a garage at the beginning of August, I figure I can dedicate some time to the car on my own time. I don't know if I want to take the time to wet sand some of those small scratches out or if I should get a Langka kit though.

I'm in Woburn and he's literally 3 miles down the street from me.

As for other detailers, I know that there are a couple in the area with one that will go to your home and do it. The guys I used were brothers and basically doing it out of their garage at home as a side job for $250 on my RSX which is full interior and exterior detailing and dressing with hand wash and full car claybar treatment. I doubt that they could do the major paint correction like Rick, but all the fine scratches were completely gone. Not to mention that they used carnuba wax so it had a super deep glossy wet shine, whereas Rick's finishing isn't that deep. I'm sure he could do it if you asked, but it'll probably extra $$$. Unfortunately, the brothers I went to had kids a couple years ago so no more detailing.

I'm so jealous that you'll have a garage though. Detailing by hand is a painful process in an outdoor parking lot. If I had a garage, I'd do it myself too. Wish I could give you tips on those scratches.
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"Speaking of which, there's another elitist prick that argues constantly on the Politics forums by the name of dohdough. He's a complete douche, but at least he keeps his posts in that cesspool of useless opinions. He gets my runner-up nomination."


Thanks for the nomination for the Most Memorable CAG Villan 2012, Blade!

#57 encendido5   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3483 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:49 PM

I'm in Woburn and he's literally 3 miles down the street from me.

As for other detailers, I know that there are a couple in the area with one that will go to your home and do it. The guys I used were brothers and basically doing it out of their garage at home as a side job for $250 on my RSX which is full interior and exterior detailing and dressing with hand wash and full car claybar treatment. I doubt that they could do the major paint correction like Rick, but all the fine scratches were completely gone. Not to mention that they used carnuba wax so it had a super deep glossy wet shine, whereas Rick's finishing isn't that deep. I'm sure he could do it if you asked, but it'll probably extra $$$. Unfortunately, the brothers I went to had kids a couple years ago so no more detailing.

I'm so jealous that you'll have a garage though. Detailing by hand is a painful process in an outdoor parking lot. If I had a garage, I'd do it myself too. Wish I could give you tips on those scratches.


Nice, well if things don't work out with the DIY route, I'll send you a PM to see if I can get the names of those guys. It never hurts to price shop.

I'll post up some before and after pictures once I get it done. I'm thinking I'll just go the Langka route for now since it's safer and see how that goes.

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#58 Zoglog   Blogging = AIDS CAGiversary!   6498 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:14 PM

Yeah,

The Xpel ultimate stuff definitely demands a price premium, but it also comes with a 10 year warranty. And if you read around the material is amazing. The self healing alone is pretty impressive.

Venture shield is good, but less warranty, is more prone to yellowing, and requires more care since it's porous.

Overall since I plan on keeping the car awhile the Xpel ultimate was worth the cost. But yeah that price was for the full front, hood, and fenders.

The guy took 6 hours alone to install the hood. It pays to find a good installer who will take the proper time and attention.

#59 AnaBob   Gamer la femme CAGiversary!   17 Posts   Joined 2.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2013 - 04:50 AM

I drive a crown vic because it is "safer" with kids. Sucks to have rear wheel drive in the winter in MI. It is fun to see people freak out when I drive by slowly, though. My husband is a master mechanic and can fix anything I break, so I have never had a "nice new car"... but we have lots of fun toys: 66 Mustang, 95 Mustang GT..etc. That's how he taught me to drive a manual trans.

#60 Zoglog   Blogging = AIDS CAGiversary!   6498 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:39 AM

Took my car up the 101,154, and the 1 up to Monterey from LA. What a drive. After you get past the slow aholes who won't use the runoffs it's quite a fun drive. Didn't see single police officer on the 1. But then again it was July 4th. All my life i'd been driving up the 5 so it was quite refreshing. I can't drive enough.

 

Also stopped by Laguna Seca on the way up

 

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