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by Boston Fit
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54899
Views: 1222632

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

tankinbeans wrote:How can I explain hand over hand steering in a way that makes sense? I've tried demonstrating, and explaining and any number of other things, but my roommate cannot grasp the concept and consequently swings über wide during a simple turning maneuver.
Let YouTube explain!
by Boston Fit
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54899
Views: 1222632

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

[Nerdy factoid alert.] CarFax provides only a partial picture of a car's history, as others have noted. In fact, CarFax itself modified their TV ads in the wake of a June 2013 complaint by the Better Business Bureau (National Advertising Division). In one of the ads at issue, a used car seller tries...
by Boston Fit
Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Best & Worst State License Plates
Replies: 29
Views: 3551

Re: Best & Worst State License Plates

Taking a bit of liberty with the original question, my vote for "best" goes to the license plate of any EU member state. For example:

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by Boston Fit
Tue May 27, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Notchy Gearbox
Replies: 6
Views: 2385

Re: Notchy Gearbox

Others on this forum are much more knowledgeable than I am, but I'll venture to guess that the notchiness is unrelated to rev matching. I say that because (if I understand correctly) you are noticing a difference in shift feel while the clutch pedal is fully depressed - i.e., before you have started...
by Boston Fit
Tue May 27, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54899
Views: 1222632

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

DrJerryrigger wrote:I feel like that would mean even fewer manuals would be made.
I assumed the opposite.
by Boston Fit
Sun May 25, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54899
Views: 1222632

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Is Finland one of those countries where you need to drive stick in order to get an unrestricted driver's license? If you take the test with a car fitted with an automatic transmission, you're not allowed to drive vehicles with manual transmission. I don't know how it works for truck license (>3500 ...
by Boston Fit
Thu May 22, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54899
Views: 1222632

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Manual transmissions are more common. In the past, slushboxes were quite rare in Finland, but nowadays around 20-25% of new cars are sold with an automatic transmission as prices have come down, reliability and durability have improved, and fuel economy is approaching that of manual transmission. H...
by Boston Fit
Thu May 22, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Coupes and sedans - why?
Replies: 38
Views: 4725

Re: Coupes and sedans - why?

There's a 3-Series wagon in my parking garage just like yours (but in silver), with stick and X-drive. The combination of manual, AWD, and hatch is unbeatable.
by Boston Fit
Thu May 22, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54899
Views: 1222632

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

DrJerryrigger wrote:@bostonfit (I don't know if that does anything...might not be the right SN anyway). Anyway, I'm going to Randolph for work tomorrow, know any good food off 128 between 2 and 24?
That's a pretty wide swath, but maybe try Moody Street in Waltham. Lots of good options there, not too far from 128.
by Boston Fit
Mon May 19, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54899
Views: 1222632

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Tups - I see that you're from Finland. Do most cars there have manual or automatic transmission?
by Boston Fit
Thu May 15, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: greetings from western Mass
Replies: 73
Views: 7953

Re: greetings from western Mass

A solid national brand (a macro-microbrew, if you will) is Anchor Steam from San Fran.
by Boston Fit
Thu May 15, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: greetings from western Mass
Replies: 73
Views: 7953

Re: greetings from western Mass

Holycow : Based on your list of preferred beers, I think you would like Pilsner Urquell from the Czech Republic. It has a flavor that is light but also complex, with a lovely aroma and color to boot. It is widely available in New England, so you should have no problem finding it either in bottles o...
by Boston Fit
Tue May 13, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: greetings from western Mass
Replies: 73
Views: 7953

Re: greetings from western Mass

DrJerryrigger wrote:Thanks, based on your sn I'm guessing by eastern you mean inside the 128 belt, not lower cape.
Yes - I live essentially, but not technically, in Boston. (Near two T stations, a quarter-mile from the Boston city line, and a 20-minute jog from Back Bay, but in a neighboring municipality.)
by Boston Fit
Tue May 13, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: greetings from western Mass
Replies: 73
Views: 7953

Re: greetings from western Mass

Welcome! And, greetings from Eastern Mass.
by Boston Fit
Tue May 13, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54899
Views: 1222632

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Is there something about the new(er) HVLP (sp?) painting processes which make black, silver, and white easier to paint? Or, is that actually what the market demands? The colors you see are the colors that buyers want. I like gray because it flies under the radar. It's not the most exciting choice, ...