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    There's a 1953 Austin Healey 100-4 on sale at e bay right now. asking 24k. and in need of pretty much everything. still would be cool to own one.
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    So apparently when you're an adult. Dealerships will let you test drive a car for the whole weekend.

    Getting ready to get rid of the money pit (2008 Mini Cooper - manual). Weekend testing a 2018 Civic Hatchback -manual. Test drove a Crosstrek yesterday and was really disappointed.

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    Circling back to the VW/Audi/Porsche diesel emissions thing.

    Had my '14 VW Touareg TDI in for the fix this past week. So far, so good. Doesn't seem to have a noticeable decrease in performance (I'm sure there's SOME, obviously), slightly higher shift points, maybe a slight decrease in mpg, though I'm only about 15% into this tank.

    Plus, I received my free money. A cool $77xx, hard for me to complain much about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostonewe View Post
    So apparently when you're an adult. Dealerships will let you test drive a car for the whole weekend.

    Getting ready to get rid of the money pit (2008 Mini Cooper - manual). Weekend testing a 2018 Civic Hatchback -manual. Test drove a Crosstrek yesterday and was really disappointed.
    The civic hatch is pretty fun, I like it. I preferred the Mazda 3 hatch, though, so I got one of those instead last summer. Fun little car to run through the gears in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by state of hockey View Post
    The civic hatch is pretty fun, I like it. I preferred the Mazda 3 hatch, though, so I got one of those instead last summer. Fun little car to run through the gears in.
    I liked the 3 Hatch, but waa a little worried about longevity. Hondas (all the ones in my family) have lasted quite some time and I'm looking to hold onto this purchase for around 10 years (fingers crossed). I love hatchbacks and am getting snotty in my old age about driving a stick shift.

    ETA- What did you like about the Mazda?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bostonewe View Post
    So apparently when you're an adult. Dealerships will let you test drive a car for the whole weekend.

    Getting ready to get rid of the money pit (2008 Mini Cooper - manual). Weekend testing a 2018 Civic Hatchback -manual. Test drove a Crosstrek yesterday and was really disappointed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Look at Toyotas
    I drove the Corolla IM (the hatchback). I liked the drive of the Civic a little better. Toyotas are the cars I grew up with and I agree they last forever too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostonewe View Post
    I drove the Corolla IM (the hatchback). I liked the drive of the Civic a little better. Toyotas are the cars I grew up with and I agree they last forever too.
    Hondas don't anymore which is why I suggested Toyota. Hondas rep has taken a hit, still a good car but not like they used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostonewe View Post
    So apparently when you're an adult. Dealerships will let you test drive a car for the whole weekend.

    Getting ready to get rid of the money pit (2008 Mini Cooper - manual). Weekend testing a 2018 Civic Hatchback -manual. Test drove a Crosstrek yesterday and was really disappointed.
    The dealership I bought my car from had a 200 mile no questions asked return policy. Didn't test drive it. Told them, I'll drive it home (45 minute drive, good mix of highway/city) and if I didn't like it, I'd drive it back. They laughed but were impressed I did my research on such a thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bostonewe View Post
    ETA- What did you like about the Mazda?
    Again, I like the Honda, I just liked most things a tiny bit better on the 3. First, the 2.5 naturally aspirated engine. Turbos are fun, but I've had bad luck. I liked the feel of the gearbox more as well. Very notchy, which I enjoy. Lastly, the styling, both interior and exterior. Mazda really upped the quality in their interiors that last few years. Got rid of a lot of that piano-gloss plastic that was everywhere. As for the exterior, I just like the clean and simple lines. I feel the new civic is over-styled.

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    Reports of an unofficial nerds-with-stopwatches Nurburgring time for the 2019 Corvette ZR1 at 7:12.

    If that's legit, that's no bueno considering they were shooting for Porsche and Lambo in sub-7 land. That's barely faster than the Z06 and the Camaro ZL1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    Reports of an unofficial nerds-with-stopwatches Nurburgring time for the 2019 Corvette ZR1 at 7:12.

    If that's legit, that's no bueno considering they were shooting for Porsche and Lambo in sub-7 land. That's barely faster than the Z06 and the Camaro ZL1.
    Driver error(s)?

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    Sub 7:15 is still pretty hallowed ground for production. Especially production under $200k. I looked it up and only the ACR has fast times for an American production car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Driver error(s)?
    Or he got stuck behind slower traffic, or bad weather.

    Wasn't that much faster than its buddies around VIR either despite setting the record (apparently they brought a Z06 too and got it within about 2.5 seconds of the ZR1.)

    We're pretty much at the limit of what this configuration can do. 755 hp doesn't mean much if you can't effectively use it.
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    And then Porsche casually strolls up with the new GT3 RS and drops a 6:56. Christ on a bike. That's faster than the 918 Spyder which isn't even five years old yet. We are in a golden age of speed.

    Apparently parts of the Ring got repaved - probably helping everyone's time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    We are in a golden age of speed.
    Production car wise, yeah I can see that. Racing wise? Heck no. Though for good reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Production car wise, yeah I can see that. Racing wise? Heck no. Though for good reason.
    True. You're not going to see Awesome Bill obliterating speed records at Talladega, or anything like Group B rally ever again.

    The big gains are being made in tires and aero right now, and F1 has that covered.

    ETA: Add adjustable suspension to the list.
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    As Mazda and Infiniti have proved, there's a lot of innovation left in the internal-combustion engine. One of the more wild concepts we've seen is called Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI), and it could just be the holy grail of internal combustion. Why? It uses gas and diesel to achieve incredible levels of efficiency.
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    Whoa. That's kind of incredible.
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    Whoa. That's kind of incredible.
    And Mazda has also found a way to create a gasoline-based compression ignition system. It uses a spark for certain instances, but when cruising down the road without great strain on the engine, it's a compression ignition in a gasoline engine.
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