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Old 03-30-2014, 07:49 PM   #851
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Your both right. I like just about all beers, but I have to admit, I prefer a microbrew over a national chain. But generally the darker beer the happier I am.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:53 AM   #852
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fine, but this is the only pic you are getting, I am not going to make this about me
But driving this thing makes me forget all about my VW. Sure it does not stop, brake or handle well. But it is like piloting a damned starship.

LOVE it. Nothing like 15 mpg and knowing 24 cows had to lay down their lives to make the seats in this truck
Grats on the truck looks really nice I bet its super comfy the king Ranch is a nice package
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:15 AM   #853
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:54 AM   #854
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Look I had a flawless experience with my R. It was a stunningly good car. But even I was no ready to hail it as more reliable than a subaru. Praise when deserved is great. But let us not sugar coat the reality. A japanese car is more reliable than a German one overall.
Just sell me the damn Z already!
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:37 PM   #855
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I am currently looking to buy a 69 dAtsun 2000 roadster... to ADD to my collection.

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Old 04-07-2014, 08:55 AM   #856
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I'm spending time in your fair state, wish it was Houston so I could see your collection.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:50 AM   #857
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You would be disappointed. It is a collection of ONE..
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:47 PM   #858
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The 76 280z that I owned for about a month (needed some love, but not much), was such a blast to drive. The exhaust note was amazing, relatively quick and fun to throw around.

I keep looking for a 240-280z from time to time. Then I realize the stupid amount of money id blow on it and come back to reality.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:19 AM   #859
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well, the thing about a 240Z is that it is the japanese 911. It will always be a georgous car. 30 years from now, it will be beautiful. Its value can only go up. I shopped around for a long time before choosing the Z as my first big project and then shopped looking for the right one. Many old cars live in nostagia land where they drive great and handle great and feel great. However a test drive later you realize that they are old ungainly and poor handling boats. The Z however is not like that. When in proper condition, it feels like a modern car to this day. It is responsive agile, and very easy to push hard into and out of corners.

A Z is not overly expensive and neither are the parts. You can basically rebuild anything on it with some patience.

The perform very well in any setting.

Godfather, I think you should find one and get a 240 before they become unobtanium.







They are reliable and can be driven to a track day, run hard and driven home.
Go get a Z papi
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:07 PM   #860
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I'm sure I'll end up buying another eventually. I'm just waiting for the right one that screams "shut up and take my money".

I don't mind sinking money to replace worn out parts (gaskets, hoses, misc interior). What I don't want is rusted floor boards, waves in the panels, etc.

I'm also a cheap bastard as of recent and don't want to pay texa$ for a Z. I'd reasonably pay $7k for a clean Z. However, I'm seeing people ask upwards of $12k and it's just not worth it to me.
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:51 PM   #861
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Nice S30! I learned to drive stick in a Z. My mom had two of them. Bright orange when I was little and much later a brown and gold 2+2. Both 5-speed 280's. Wish she kept them.
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:22 PM   #862
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Just to add some more VW topic to the thread, I would never recommend buying one at this point. After waiting two more weeks for VW Corp. to get back to me, they call me to tell me I have to wait two more weeks for one of the Regional Engineers/Techs to look at the car. So a month and half after having issues with brand new car, that was a replacement for another brand new car with issues, I can finally have someone look at it. At which time, I'm sure the tech will say any issues might be related to driver error or normal wear from driving around the crappy MA roads, and that everything is "operating within acceptable parameters". This is my 5th and last VW. I am sticking with Japanse or American vehicles, from this point on. Volkswagen in North America is simply a Mexican car company, the only thing German left about the cars is the crappy reliability ratings.
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:33 PM   #863
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Just to add some more VW topic to the thread, I would never recommend buying one at this point. After waiting two more weeks for VW Corp. to get back to me, they call me to tell me I have to wait two more weeks for one of the Regional Engineers/Techs to look at the car. So a month and half after having issues with brand new car, that was a replacement for another brand new car with issues, I can finally have someone look at it. At which time, I'm sure the tech will say any issues might be related to driver error or normal wear from driving around the crappy MA roads, and that everything is "operating within acceptable parameters". This is my 5th and last VW. I am sticking with Japanse or American vehicles, from this point on. Volkswagen in North America is simply a Mexican car company, the only thing German left about the cars is the crappy reliability ratings.
I went through the lemon law process for a Jetta VR6 in the state of Virginia back in the early 2000's and VW of America was completely incompetent and did everything they could to bend me over..

Sounds like nothing has changed. Good luck!
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:03 PM   #864
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...the only thing German left about the cars is the crappy reliability ratings.
Funny and sad but mostly funny and true. Luck of the draw, it seems. Some people are 100% satisfied (Scrap and others), some people say no more German car again. I fall in the latter, but I find myself lurking at German stuff, and my wife (after going through hell on our last GTI), is having a bit of amnesia about that experience, too.

Cars...
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:42 PM   #865
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I've never had good luck with Japanese cars, granted they were all modified. My mkvi gti, knock on wood, has been flawless. 37,xxx miles put on since august 2012 and no problems yet.

It really has been the most pleasurable car I've owned. However, once that warranty expires at 60k, and if I can't get an extended warranty to 100k, I'm getting rid of it. Knowing my luck, it explode while I'm driving it.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:48 PM   #866
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Just to add some more VW topic to the thread, I would never recommend buying one at this point. After waiting two more weeks for VW Corp. to get back to me, they call me to tell me I have to wait two more weeks for one of the Regional Engineers/Techs to look at the car. So a month and half after having issues with brand new car, that was a replacement for another brand new car with issues, I can finally have someone look at it. At which time, I'm sure the tech will say any issues might be related to driver error or normal wear from driving around the crappy MA roads, and that everything is "operating within acceptable parameters". This is my 5th and last VW. I am sticking with Japanse or American vehicles, from this point on. Volkswagen in North America is simply a Mexican car company, the only thing German left about the cars is the crappy reliability ratings.
Understandable. Golf R will be made in Germany though, at least the first year.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:53 PM   #867
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:43 PM   #868
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I should have said y'all are
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:50 AM   #869
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So I just saw that the stability control cannot be defeated for the new MKVII GTI (at least not without a workaround), is this the case for the 2015 Golf R as well?
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I'm pretty sure that with the complaints about it from that one YouTube comparison between that and the Evo X MR, they probably either made it less intrusive or provided an option to shut it completely off.
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So I just saw that the stability control cannot be defeated for the new MKVII GTI (at least not without a workaround), is this the case for the 2015 Golf R as well?
Stability control cannot be defeated on the GTI due to VW's concerns with loss of traction with the GTI, this is not the case with the Golf R since it has AWD. The new Golf R will have it where it can be disabled.
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In keeping with the Golf R’s performance heritage, the new Golf R is equipped with the “ESP Sport” function as standard. The system is activated by a two-stage switch on the centre console. When the driver presses this switch brief ly, Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP) switches to the “ESP Sport” mode. In very fast driving with lots of bends – such as on a race track – the ESP system reacts with a delay, which enables even more agile handling properties. When the ESP button is pressed for longer than three seconds, the system is fully deactivated for professional driving on a race track – this deactivation is only available in the Golf R and not in any other models of the Golf series.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:59 AM   #874
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Stability control cannot be defeated on the GTI due to VW's concerns with loss of traction with the GTI, this is not the case with the Golf R since it has AWD. The new Golf R will have it where it can be disabled.
Previous Golf R had non-defeatable stability control, VW wised up this time.
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:17 AM   #875
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I should have said y'all are
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