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Naga Royal Guard
01-22-2005, 08:04 AM
mine gets descent fuel consumption, trunk is well sized/shaped, and its relatively easy to park<p>BUT, acceleration, and braking are subpar at best, handling is adequate and theres bad water stains on the trunklid<p>how about you?

CarMattZu777
01-22-2005, 09:44 PM
Well in our Isuzu Ascender<p>favorites-<br>*275 HP I6 with decent fuel economy (around 18 mpg)<br>*feet air-con<br>*information displayed for radio stations<br>*shelves in rear to hold groceries, along with storage area underneath<p>least favorite-<br>*long and hard to park<br>*occasional sqeaul from rear <br>*doors close loudly compared to real Japanese cars

Top Secret
01-22-2005, 10:00 PM
Well, in the famiy's 2003 Toyota Corolla:<p><B>Pros:</B> <br>-Suprising amount of power (100kW from 1.8L four)<br>-Good fuel economy<p><B>Cons:</B> <br>-Ridiculous amounts of road noise<br>-Crappy sound quality from stereo<br>-Scratch-prone plastic<br>-Uncomfortable and unsupportive seats<br>-No lap-sash seatbelt in the fifth seat

syclone
01-22-2005, 11:00 PM
2001 Nissan Altima<p>Best:<br>- If you turn the car off with the sound system above half volume, it comes back on much softer when you restart the car<p>Worst:<br>- The sound system sounds like crap so its pretty much off all the time anyway.<p>Oh yeah, I forgot, I have a 1995 Windstar too!<p>Best:<br>- It starts sometimes<p>Worst:<br>- It starts sometimes, then the problems begin

Nick
01-23-2005, 02:03 AM
My truck<p>The Good:<br>- 8 speaker custom installed sound system complete with 2 JL subs behind the seat (its a standard cab pickup)<br>- Decent power and acceleration coming from my slightly modified 5.7 (headers, cat-back exhaust, hi-flow cat, cold air induction, hypertech programmer, custom throttle body, MSD ignition, plus some other stuff...supercharger up next on my list)<p>- decent braking due to my upgraded brakes with 4 point discs and cross drilled rotors<p>-decent handling due to the fact that it has a 5"7" drop and I have a pretty beefed up suspension and I had the steering box modified and adjusted as to make it tighter and more responsive, I guess it also helps that I have 17" /9.5" torq-thrust II's on the front and 17"/11" in the rear<p>-decent gas mileage due to the tonneau cover and that fact that it has been lowered substantially...<p>-very comfortable to drive in...currently I am in the process of getting some interior work done to it, such as custom fabricated door panels with suede inserts, and I am getting the dash upholstered also...at the moment I have just the basic bench seat, but I was either thinking about re-upholstering it or just perhaps look into some nice bucket/racing seats...I am also looking into upgrading the carpet most likely...<p>- as you can see I am pretty happy overall with my truck...the wheels, phantom grill, shaved everything, and custom paint job really set it off and it gather a lot of attention...<p>The bad:<p>- The problem is, while you would think I would be happy with my truck, there is always that little extra something that can be changed or modified...so as you can imagine, this costs a lot of money, and sometimes I wonder why I do it...but its my car and I like it...<p>The e39 540 6-speed<p>The Good:<br>I love everything about it...everything is great...<p>The Bad:<br>wel, its not necessarily a bad thing, but it would be great if we could send it in to our local DINAN retailer and get a few upgrades here and there <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

Superfresa
01-23-2005, 08:42 AM
Land Rover Series II<p>I think this describes it:<p>The other day we had to do some work in the farm. We had to buy some rocks, wood, etc, and the farm we had to take them from is located in a place surrounded by native rainforest, up at 2000 mts above sea level. Very inaccesible. We loaded the vehicle with as much rock as possibly fitted in the back, (and several cement bags) and then tied to the roofrack several 4 and 5m posts.<p>The road was so steep that it requied low range, and so unused that throughout the years, big rock boulders have fallen on the road blocking most of it. Loaded with all that stuff, the car needed to ba taken very slowly up the steep (and slippery as it was raining and full of mud) slope, articulating all its wheels as it tried to go up the huge boulders, wheels spinning and all due to the slippery conditions.<p>It made it up, and when it did so, a lot of farmers came and stood by the side of the road to see the first car that had been up that hill in many years. they were amazed. Yet the road hadn't finished there, there were still many obstacles to go through, between them some mud that dug the car in to the door handles, but it didn't get stuck. <p>Two days after, after a quick hose out, My dad has 6 tourists in the car showing them the native tropical rainforest where there is no road.<p>Well you get the idea.<p>The bad parts are:<br>- It's heavy<br>- I mean heavy<br>- It's very little fuel efficient (better off than a Toyota or a Nissan, but still unefficient.<br>- People prefer to sitt in the back if its a short travell but if its a long one they prefer to walk.<br>- It's a bit slow (once on the paved road)

RS
01-23-2005, 10:13 AM
'97 Jeep GC<br>Best: <br>-Infinit<B>y</B> speakers that I installed have really good quality sound <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> and that's a bout it.<p>Worst: <br>-The transmission wouldn't change from 2nd to 3rd for some reason. I waited til it reved to 4000 rpm and it stiil didn't switch. So I let go of the gas pedal completely and finally it switched into 3rd. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>-The seats are spongy. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/images/smilies/sponge.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>-Road noise<br>-When I pull the lever from 4wd into 2wd, I can never know for sure it's in 2wd mode until I test it. If it's not, then I try to chuggle it onto place again until it works.<br>-Well known water pump problems...<br>-The front has 2 blinkers on each side. They glow interchagibly when the headlights are ON. It's really dumb I mean wtf do you need 2 blinkers when they're next to one another and when the one of them can be seen from every angle?<br>-Rattles in the dash and structure.<p><br>Naga, what kind of car is it that you drive?

Naga Royal Guard
01-23-2005, 10:25 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RS</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>Naga, what kind of car is it that you drive?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>some crappy repulsor-driven landspeeder; i tore the right wing of my TIE fighter on someone's mailbox when i was flying too low <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/sheep.gif" BORDER="0">

zwei Biere bitte
01-23-2005, 12:51 PM
1998 Volvo V70<p>Pros: <p>-Good fuel economy <br>-Safe<br>-Very comfortable seats<br>-Can hold a lot of stuff<p>Cons:<br>-Numerous electrical problems<br>-Lots of rattles <br>- Mommymobile image <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

Krypton
01-23-2005, 02:17 PM
2003 Mercedes ML<br>Pro<br>-Bose sound system sounds really good<br>-The little features <br>-4 wheel drive really usefull<br>-The engine sounds really nice in accelaration <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>-really stable at high speed<br>-the luxury features<br>-7 passenger capacity<p>Negative<br>-Ride a little harsh in bumpy areas<br>-Wind noise <br>-noise coming from the trunk when the 3rd row seats are against the window<p>old nissan quest<br>Pro<br>runs well after all this time<br>very reliable<br>pretty fast for a minivan<br>very quite<p>negative<p>seats too low for me<br>looks old and ugly<br>heater slow in warming up<br>shakes a lot at high speeds<br>only 2 airbags and no esc

Hornbag
01-28-2005, 06:53 PM
I dont have a car, yet, i get mine in 2 years (a FORD Falcon XR6turbo Naga!) <p>Im gona love doin this. My familys Landcruiser<p>Cons - <br>its old<br>its heavy<br>its unrefined<br>its UGLY<br>its a toyota<br>it has vinal seats<br>it has a loud, underpowered engine<br>the ride quality is crap<br>like a rock around town<br>the sterio is retarted<br>build quality<br>and.....it drives like a peice of crap!<p>Pro -<br>good offroad<br>acceptable fuel economy<br>i supose it has lasted, and it moves<br>just beats walking

Top Secret
01-28-2005, 07:33 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag_1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I dont have a car, yet, i get mine in 2 years (a FORD Falcon XR6turbo Naga!)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Have fun insuring it mate. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

Hornbag
01-28-2005, 10:17 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Top Secret</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Have fun insuring it mate. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well if that it 2 expensive (not that it matters me cos my mum and nan r paying it all 4 me), then i will get Ford Focus or a Mazda 3!

Dodger
01-29-2005, 07:32 AM
What about a Fusion Hornbag.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
01-29-2005, 11:04 AM
2004 Toyota Solara SLE:<p>Pros:<p>Styling<br>Premium interior (including DVD Nav., although it's useless)<br>very fast form 0-60<br>Rommy for a coupe<br>Very good gas mileage<br>A lot more...<p>Cons:<p>Blind spot

Naga Royal Guard
01-29-2005, 03:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag_1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I dont have a car, yet, i get mine in 2 years (a FORD Falcon XR6turbo Naga!) <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>what you yelling at me for Hornman? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>btw, arent we supposed to have a video of you beating your LC w/ a Baseball bat yet? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

SV
01-29-2005, 06:16 PM
2002 Toyota Sienna LE (mom's)<br> <br>Pros<br>-great build quality<br>-superb reliability<br>-very comfy<br>-the engine makes a nice growling sound when you accelerate hard (yes this sounds pathetic since it's only a 210-hp minivan and all cars probably do that now, but i grew up in a '94 plymouth voyager with a 150-hp V6)<br>-gauges have a cool blue background instead of the usual black<br>-doesn't look half bad outside either, boring yes but nice<p>Cons<br>-Next to the new sienna, the old one looks pretty mediocre in most places<br>-no fold-down seats<br>-all that black plastic cladding on the outside<br>-cramped 3rd-row seat (i can fit when the middle seat is pushed up all the way)<br>-next to newer cars, styling inside and out is generally bland and outdated<br>-not enough cupholders (only 2 to each row except for the middle; it can be inconvenient if you're sitting in the front seat, and you and the driver have cups and then get another drink, only to discover you have nowhere to put it)<br>-next to the new sienna, it's expensive when new (we got ours for about $26k brand-new; it's an LE with the extra value package that adds tinted windows, rear air conditioning, and middle row captain's chairs, all of which is standard on the new sienna LE for a total of about $24k)<p><br>1998 ford F-150 XL V-6 Supercab (or whatever ford calls the extended cab) (dad's)<p>Pros<br>-big<br>-umm, it's big<br>-roomy in the front because it's big<br>-you can turn the passenger airbag off<br>-has shiny chrome wheels<br>-doesn't look all that bad<p>Cons<br>-slow<br>-sounds like a mack truck<br>-poor-quality, all-grey-colored interior<br>-no legroom in the back<br>-no power windows or locks<br>-very slow

Hornbag
01-29-2005, 08:52 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>what you yelling at me for Hornman? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>btw, arent we supposed to have a video of you beating your LC w/ a Baseball bat yet? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I dont know why i said dat, i think i was faul, sorry.<p>Yes, well dont expcet that video soon......we still have this crappy car......we wont get a new one until next year now, cos i got up dad for buying ugly Toyotas, and the next car will be a......Toyota or Mitsubishi.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dodger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>What about the Fusion...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I know, nan and me worked out the price for importing one and getting all the nessasary changes, and it works out cheaper to buy and XR6Turbo, but i think i might just get a (2006) Ford Focus Zetec. I might feel guilty otherwise

Top Secret
01-30-2005, 03:12 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag_1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I know, nan and me worked out the price for importing one and getting all the nessasary changes, and it works out cheaper to buy and XR6Turbo, </TD></TR></TABLE><p>How did you figure that out?

Naga Royal Guard
01-30-2005, 09:54 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Top Secret</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How did you figure that out?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>id like to know that myself <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Flagship
01-30-2005, 03:29 PM
My 1999 Chevy Malibu <p>Con: <br>Its a Chevy<br>5 recalls<br>About 25,000 miles car was leaking anti-freeze/ transmission fluid <br>Chevy sales people don¬Ět care about anything <br>Dash rattles <br>Rear seats rattle<br>It uses low quality steel so the doors are dented from irresponsible people<br>It has low quality interior materials<br>It has no power(140 hp <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> )<br>It is not a Toyota Camry <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Pro:<br>It looks identical to a Cadillac Catera<br>Its always clean<br>Only 30,000 miles <br>It has automatic lights(they go on automatically when it is dark <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> )<br>It has 4 wheels and can move <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/sheep.gif" BORDER="0"> <br> <p><br>

chaserolls
01-30-2005, 08:22 PM
WRX Wagon<p>hmmm . . . favorite features:<br>#1. AWD<br>#2. 227hp with 7000rpm redline<br>#3. manual transmission<p>Least Favorite:<br>#1. uuuuuh . . . it's a 5spd instead of 6spd<br>#2. it has a bit too much bodyroll for my taste <br>#3.wider tires would be nice too

IcedG35
01-30-2005, 09:30 PM
G35c<p>Favorites:<br>1. looks sooo damn good<br>2. 298 hp/amazing handling<br>3. relatively cheap price for what you get<br>4. looooong time between fillups<br>5. rare, at least where i live<br>6. easy to use instruments<p>Least Favorites:<br>1. Paint job is notorious for scratching easily<br>2. Cheap interior trim pre-2005<br>3. TINY trunk<br>4. Can't get awd on the coupe<br>5. no power seat recline...also fixed for 2005 though

Hornbag
01-31-2005, 04:25 AM
Oh, geeez, all these queations, im so danm popular!<p>Na, well yeah actually, but anyway, my pop imported his old car (like one of those GT-R Nissan things) and gave my nan a lecture on how you have to change everything. So we did a rough estimate (with his help) and it was just cheaper to get a XR6Turbo, but i will stick to my Focus, or even a 2nd hand 2002 XR6, im not really showie off anymore.

knicks125
01-31-2005, 07:20 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag_1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Oh, geeez, all these queations, im so danm popular!.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oh yes you are <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
01-31-2005, 07:28 AM
In addition to my Solara, I bought my mom the 05 Acura TL:<p>Pros:<p>Great acceleration - 270 hp defn. help<br>Great technology although mom doesn't give a damn about them <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>More value than German cars - thought about getting her the A6, but was able to take that money and get both the Solara and the TL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> (why buy one car when you can get two quality ones)<p>Cons: <p>no complaints from her yet other than too many buttons <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
01-31-2005, 08:33 AM
BMW 325<p>Best feature: 1. seat warmers - very nice to have a warm butt in the winter. 2. Great handling and acceleration well into the gear range.<p>Worst features: 1. location of window controls (all in the center console - I preffer them on the doors); 2. the wholes to insert the car's jack (capped recesses in the body work). why couldn't the just give you a propper jack the you could place on a hard point under the car? 3. trunk mounted battery. cute detail, but a royal pain in the ass to access, service, and move.

Reppu
01-31-2005, 09:25 AM
Peugeot 307:<p>PROS: <br>- lots of space inside with respect the size of the car, and keeping a decent trunk<br>- Good fuel economy<br>- Sportier handling than you expect when you see it<p>BAD THINGS:<br>- ****tiest gearbox in the world<br>- The dash reflects in the windshield in almost every sun condition<br>- Some minor but very annoying electric problems

Hornbag
02-01-2005, 12:41 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Oh yes you are <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>For some reason, there is a smilie hittin his head at the end of that sentence, i guess it was an accident as it is right near the smilie that agrees! LOL

Top Secret
02-01-2005, 01:13 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag_1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Oh, geeez, all these queations, im so danm popular!<p>Na, well yeah actually, but anyway, my pop imported his old car (like one of those GT-R Nissan things) and gave my nan a lecture on how you have to change everything. So we did a rough estimate (with his help) and it was just cheaper to get a XR6Turbo, but i will stick to my Focus, or even a 2nd hand 2002 XR6, im not really showie off anymore.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Any reason why your pop had to change his GT-R, when it's already RHD? (well, considering if he imported from Japan, which he most certainly did) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
02-01-2005, 06:16 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag_1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>For some reason, there is a smilie hittin his head at the end of that sentence, i guess it was an accident as it is right near the smilie that agrees! LOL</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Would you like another one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>LOL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

anonms
02-01-2005, 05:46 PM
Toyota Sienna<br>Pros:<br>- it's a minivan!<br>- no engine sludge!<br>Cons:<br>- STUPID, HEAVY 2nd and 3rd ROW CHAIRS<br>- puny glove box<br>- only has 6 cup holders and 2 bottle holders<p>Honda CR-V<br>Pros:<br>- the 2nd row reclines<br>- legroom and trunk space galore!<br>- no oil change yet = not engulfed in flames yet<br>Cons:<br>- puny glove box<br>- hasn't had its first oil change yet = could get engulfed in flames<br>- high-strung and easily-triggered alarm system<p>Suzuki Sport Sidekick<br>Pros:<br>- .... none, really<br>Cons:<br>- hard to close tailgate completely<br>- 4 seatbelts only<br>- this one part of the front end of the car keeps popping out<br>- barely any leg room and trunk space<br>- 2 cupholders for 4 people to share...<br>- rear window controls on center console (behind the parking brake and 4WD lever where it's hard for the driver to reach) and rear doors, but not the driver's door<br>- turning the key in the keyhole on the driver- and passenger-side front doors only unlock that door and only the driver can unlock all the doors<br>- remote doesn't work half the time, even if the batteries are new<br>- unpredictable alarm system that's practically impossible to shut up

knicks125
02-01-2005, 05:51 PM
I see you utilize you cupholders a lot <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

anonms
02-01-2005, 06:06 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I see you utilize you cupholders a lot <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yes, I do.

ricerammer
02-01-2005, 10:03 PM
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 <p>Pros <br>-semi-quick for a truck <br>-good power at low speeds <br>-does well off road <br>-fine for cruising <br>-won't notice running over a curb <br>Cons <br>-11 MPG <br>-it's hard to park in the city <br>-Z71s think I'm racing when I "spin" the tires on the wet<br>-won't notice running over a curb <br>-turning into and out of short driveway sucks <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by ricerammer at 12:49 PM 2/2/2005</i>

Hornbag
02-03-2005, 01:29 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Would you like another one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Are you ok, cos that the 2nd time you did dat? If there is anything i can do to help your retarded hand im here. LOL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>NO, joke, i think im cool, and so do my friends, so dats ok! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

KebabGud
02-03-2005, 02:27 PM
1999 BMW 318i<p>Cons:<br>- It`s a 3<b>18</b>i...<br>- Too much bodyroll<br>- It`s a "new" German, so its crappy made<br>- It`s a 3<b>18</b>i...<br>- People think it`s a 330i and try to race me (civics and audis)<p>Pros:<br>- Even BMW`s inline4 makes a good sound<br>- RWD<br>- The Stereo...<br>- The fact that people thinks there somthing more under the hood.<br>- The fact that i can take a corner at speeds that makes Audis fly of the road..<p>2004 Mercedes CLK<p>Cons:<br>- It`s a new German, so its crappy made..<br>- The interior is allready faling apart, same with the electrical system<p>Pros:<br>- Supercharger baby!<br>- It`s made for summer crusing .. being a cabriolet and all<br>- The fact that it`s my only car with a GPS system (stock)<br>- Kicking all those Civic and audi guys that messes with me when im driving the BMW<p>thats it ..

Naga Royal Guard
02-03-2005, 04:27 PM
im impressed KebabGud, a Toyota fan that owns a BMW and a MB <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

KebabGud
02-03-2005, 04:34 PM
im gonna trade the BMW inn for a Altezza rs200 this summer (converted to LHD in dubai)<br>so the BMW is just a temporary thing :P<br>i jused to have a Mitsubishi carisma.. but i drove it into the side off a mountain :D<br>so i got the BMW as a temporary car..

Naga Royal Guard
02-03-2005, 05:12 PM
ooooooo, lemme drive the rs 200 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>how did you drive the mitsu off a mountain? were you ok?

KebabGud
02-03-2005, 05:20 PM
into the side of a mountain.. not off :P<p>flatt rear tire .. water on the road.. no grip on the front wheels (FWD) lost controlle..<br>the curse of the FWDs

Naga Royal Guard
02-03-2005, 05:35 PM
yeah, Fwd sux<p>ok, sorry about the offtopic, ontopic now :)

knicks125
02-03-2005, 06:16 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yeah, Fwd sux<p>ok, sorry about the offtopic, ontopic now :)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>i prefer fwd than rwd...where i am the winters are long an the summers are short...rwd will get you in trouble...yeah you might fall off a cliff <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>of course awd is preferre by me but each system has their own benefits and disadvatages

KebabGud
02-04-2005, 05:32 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>i prefer fwd than rwd...where i am the winters are long an the summers are short...rwd will get you in trouble...yeah you might fall off a cliff <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>of course awd is preferre by me but each system has their own benefits and disadvatages</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Im sorry for keping this thred offtopic.. but..<br>Im positiv i have longer winters and shorter summers then you..<br>and i prefer RWD over FWD .. firts off.. modern RWD have systems that make them spinn less then any FWD (my MB/BMW Vs the mitsu/my grandmothers yaris:P)<br>and if you first get into truble.. a RWD makes it poible to save your ass.. but a FWD.. if you loose controle.. you will never get it back.. <br>on a RWD.. its just a mater of using the gasspedal the right way..<br>(and spending the whinters playing on frozen artick lakes...)<br>thats why i also hate 4WD.. if you first loose controle.. you know you dont have grip on any of the 4 driving wheels.. and then.. <br>RWD are som mutch simpler..<br>loose the front.. stear with the back..<br>loose the back.. put it into a slide :P its fun and its "safe".. <br>

knicks125
02-04-2005, 06:14 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Im sorry for keping this thred offtopic.. but..<br>Im positiv i have longer winters and shorter summers then you..<br>and i prefer RWD over FWD .. firts off.. modern RWD have systems that make them spinn less then any FWD (my MB/BMW Vs the mitsu/my grandmothers yaris:P)<br>and if you first get into truble.. a RWD makes it poible to save your ass.. but a FWD.. if you loose controle.. you will never get it back.. <br>on a RWD.. its just a mater of using the gasspedal the right way..<br>(and spending the whinters playing on frozen artick lakes...)<br>thats why i also hate 4WD.. if you first loose controle.. you know you dont have grip on any of the 4 driving wheels.. and then.. <br>RWD are som mutch simpler..<br>loose the front.. stear with the back..<br>loose the back.. put it into a slide :P its fun and its "safe".. <br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree with you, to some extent, but it's really personal preferences, i perfer fwd and you perfer rwd <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Sometimes over here we would get ice storm or even snow during middle of May. We don't just get regular snow, we also, many times, get lake effect and lake enhanced snow, which doubles the amount of snow, if not more, we usually get each season (people live near the Great Lakes knows exactly what I am talking about). Winter goes through late april and comes back in October, so at least six months of winter, then the rest is spring, summer, fall - take your pick, usually spring and summer is kinda of skipped anyway <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

syclone
02-06-2005, 11:08 AM
Knicks is right. Rochester has the same winters as Syracuse, where I live, except for this yearlong hiatus. The region basically gets pummelled with lake effect snow as soon as the temperature is cold enough which continues until the ice storms take over in April. Do not underestimate the winters in central New York State, just because it is in the USA. That said, I prefer FWD, although admittedly I haven't driven any modern RWD car in snow. AWD and 4WD are both pretty much helpless. I recall digging a friend's Wrangler out of a ditch next to his driveway after he thought his vehicle meant he could skip shovelling for the day. Sorry for the excursion, back on topic...<p>I love how newer cars have the lamps on the turn signals that light up the corner you are about to go around.

knicks125
02-07-2005, 06:48 AM
Now aren't you glad you are not in Syracuse <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I have driven the 300 in snow, when the temperature was below 0, not C but F. It wasn't not a nice ride, i have to admit, even though the 300 is a great car. This is why here is upstate NY you don't see a lot of 300 or RWD cars on the road, most are FWD or AWD, which doesn't help much either but gets better traction than RWD. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>syclone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I love how newer cars have the lamps on the turn signals that light up the corner you are about to go around.</TD></TR></TABLE> <p>I have that on my car...yeah it's a pretty cool feature <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Verdegrrl
02-08-2005, 01:09 PM
My daily driver Alfa Milano/75 <p>Pros:<br>Small but practical shape good for hauling up to 3 other people and slotting through traffic.<br>Torquey, smooth, and very charismatic V6 engine that makes good sounds and revs well.<br>Good highway economy at 28mpg at 80mph.<br>Handling very adjustable with the throttle - oversteer and understeer both available. LSD to back it up.<br>Factory Recaro seats<br>Brembo front brakes<br>Window switches for front windows up at the sunroof controls, meaning no rain or spilled drinks and that both passenger and driver cantrol both. Same for rear windows, which are controlled from buttons mounted on the back of the front center armrest. Everybody in the car can reach them. Also only 4 switches (fewer things to go wrong).<p>Cons:<br>Nobody knows what it is, and thinks it's a Volvo (ugh!).<br>Passengers get queasy with body roll - not that it impairs handling unless autocrossing.<br>City fuel economy only around 20mpg.<br>Rusts if you take it to the salt belt.<br>Plastics a bit fragile - especially in the engine bay.<br>Electrical grounds that need cleaning with Stabilant 22 every year.<br>Timing belt and tensioner every 30,000 miles.<br>Valve adjustments (shim under bucket) every 12,000 miles.<br>Slow shifting.<p><br>(we have several different Alfas and a Dodge Dakota R/T - each has it's foibles)<p>

Dan J.
02-09-2005, 10:32 PM
Of the two Mazda 6 S models that I have owned the things I like the least bout the car have to do with the interior manly the seats and the seat fabric, the plastic on the lower part of the doors could be better, the window switches should be illuminated, too many buttons on the center console and the red lights aren't easy to read sometimes. The seat cushions are a little short and they are a little hard. and the glove compartment could be a little bigger and the back seats need adjustable head restraints. My first 6 had the beige interior fabric. It showed stains badly. I used fabric applstry cleaner and everything I used stained the seats. My mian gripe is with the seat fabric. Why did they put that crap in such a nice car?

knicks125
02-10-2005, 08:02 AM
how's your second 6 coming along, everything good?<p>I get the sense you liked your second 6 better than the first, which one was better, in your opinion

Dan J.
02-10-2005, 01:35 PM
The second one is so far better than the 03 model. My 05 has the leather. The seats get a little hard still after an hour or so behind the wheel and the seat cusions are a little short. One other thing Mazda could have included was heated auto dimming side mirrors the rearview is auto dim so the sides should be also. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
02-10-2005, 01:38 PM
what was i thinking, a 05 and a 03...of course the 05 is better, duh<p>glad to hear the second was better...it's a great car regardless...hope you are enjoying it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Hornbag
02-11-2005, 12:32 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">hope you are enjoying it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I bet i would be, mmmmmmmmm Mazda 6! Its still a fantastic looking car, with great quality, amazing driveability and dynamics. I cant believe it was released like over 2 years ago! How time flies <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">