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Pinto Bean
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G5 enthusiast
Was just thinking about some of the cars my parents used to drive when I was a kid. These pics are pretty close to what they actually looked like, down to trim and color.
1983 Pontiac Phoenix
1981 Chevy Malibu Station Wagon
1983 Chevy Monte Carlo
1986 Plymouth Horizon (aka Dodge Omni)
1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

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ToyotaLC80

Amerikaner
Work was interesting today, I got a $1,200 exhaust job and one of my coworkers who works in the quick lube area totaled a 2021 4runner engine. He forgot to put oil in it. Thing had only 11,090 miles.
Probably gonna be a replacement, but they were considering a rebuild. We’ll see how that goes.
Oh and I bought some parts for my Mercedes, an oil pump for $80 and a bunch of little stuff. It does add up though.

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ACApenetrator50

Big loud things on poles
You guys ever seen or heard of caterpillars MineStar system? I think it’s the closest thing we have to fully autonomous vehicles and the systems not new either. Entire quarry’s could utilize this system and the only people there would be the ones making sure everything is operating normally.

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ToyotaLC80

Amerikaner
Update on my Mercedes project
Got word back from the machine shop finally, they cleaned and inspected the block, heads, and rods. Only one rod is bad, so I’ll probably just get a new one. I need all new exhaust valve guides though, not really a problem. Those are pretty cheap.
Around $850 for the whole job.

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ToyotaLC80

Amerikaner
Here is the Supra that’s been hanging out at the shop for a few weeks. I forgot what work was being done to it, but it’s being kept stock thank God. Because there are too many modified ones out there already.
It’s an automatic surprisingly, and it’s the 15th Anniversary edition.

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FuckItsDaytimeAgain
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Back to my roots
@kleptomage
You cant rely really on startups to get you there I’d think so, as in general it’s easier to start a small company when you target a high premium market.
For now, pretty much all automakers with the exception of VW’s ID3 and Hyundai have proven to not know how to build a decent cheapish EV.
Remember range will be directly related to price, shape and size. Cheap car means using a small battery and if you want decent range it will be small, and aerodynamics dont lead to practical cars.
(Edit: with the ID3 im thinking EU, and with that im not really considering the Renault Group and Pegeout Group cars.
Also there you get the Honda E and the tini VW eUP)

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ACApenetrator50

Big loud things on poles
@ToyotaLC80
I hate EVs with a passion. The fact that Tesla wants to charge you the same price for a new battery that you could use on a new car is ridiculous. Not only that, there’s also borderline no charging stations out in the Midwest to support them. Lastly, the people that drive them are the most entitled assholes ever. That’s why I don’t feel bad when I roll coal on an EV owner.

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If a company made an EV that I actually liked and could afford, I might consider it. I think though, that no matter how technically impressive the electric motor is, I would miss the character of ICE.

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