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by bk7794
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM
Replies: 69
Views: 6419

Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

Shadow wrote: The 2018 A5 has a revised engine to go along with the revised styling. But I had to get another one before the new styling hit the streets because I like the way it looks so much better. That was really my reason for getting another one.
Ah, I wonder how similar it is to the GTI/GLI engine.
by bk7794
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM
Replies: 69
Views: 6419

Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

Well, it seems they have sorted out the transmission problems at this point and that was my only serious gripe, so I decided to get a second one. Besides, Toyota is still selling the same ancient 4Runner from the 2010 model year, complete with that ancient 5 speed automatic. If they had a new one o...
by bk7794
Wed May 10, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Are used cars really cheaper in Europe?
Replies: 8
Views: 998

Re: Are used cars really cheaper in Europe?

Still, at least the prices are reasonable..unlike here. accord 2012 70,000 miles..12k.
by bk7794
Tue May 09, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: I've been thinking about getting a leftover diesel
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: I've been thinking about getting a leftover diesel

That's what I mean, other than the torque, that in all honesty Gas engines are starting to get, there really is no incentive for diesel. You have the premium of the motor, DEF, the lousy emissions garbage. There's almost no solid reason to get one. Maybe I'll keep an eye out for the older ones then....
by bk7794
Mon May 08, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: I've been thinking about getting a leftover diesel
Replies: 6
Views: 864

I've been thinking about getting a leftover diesel

I've been thinking about scooping up one of those 2015 leftover diesels. Anybody ever drive one? I wonder how they'd be in terms of 'spirited' driving.

I kind of secretly hope they fix all the cheating diesel cars.
by bk7794
Sun May 07, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Are used cars really cheaper in Europe?
Replies: 8
Views: 998

Re: Are used cars really cheaper in Europe?

I've wondered what their emissions/safety inspection is like. Still though, some of those cars look brand new. I wish we'd be able to import those. Get rid of these Nissan Versas and other pathetically boring alternatives. Hyundai. Though isn't there that 25 year old rule? I'd love to get a Focus an...
by bk7794
Sat May 06, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Are used cars really cheaper in Europe?
Replies: 8
Views: 998

Are used cars really cheaper in Europe?

I've been looking through some English Craigslist ads and I've been seeing something that's pretty surprising. Cars in the mid 2000s going from anywhere between 800-3000 usd after conversions. The mileage on them, while most of them probably close to city miles, are around 100-200k miles. It's weird...
by bk7794
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: 2015 Mustang v 2015 Subaru WRX
Replies: 62
Views: 7996

Re: 2015 Mustang v 2015 Subaru WRX

The tune potential on those are incredible.
by bk7794
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Has anyone thought about buying an Automatic?
Replies: 47
Views: 3873

Re: Has anyone thought about buying an Automatic?

Yes, and did. My previous statement still stands. Transmission will never be my main deciding factor unless it's CVT. There's enough about Boaty that entertains the snot out of me that the tranny doesn't factor. It's my first Chrysler so time will tell if it's a good call. I hear the online crowd j...
by bk7794
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: My Mercury Pickup Truck
Replies: 20
Views: 1575

Re: My Mercury Pickup Truck

How is it in the winter?

Also, Friggen love steelies.
by bk7794
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: In what world does this make sense?
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: In what world does this make sense?

There's no more cost at this stage of the game. They had the manual since the facelift in 2012. It's just marketing. If you want the hatch you're stuck with the ST and the RS.
by bk7794
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?
Replies: 41
Views: 3557

Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

I wouldn't mind to do a Cummins swap
by bk7794
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: In what world does this make sense?
Replies: 7
Views: 942

In what world does this make sense?

So Ford seems to not offer the Focus with a manual transmission anymore. Not only that, but all their "Non sport" options like the 1.0L Ecoboost motor is only available on the sedan.

I don't get it...
by bk7794
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?
Replies: 41
Views: 3557

Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

Oh yeah, cheap and diesel truck are seldom used in the same sentence. Unless its separated by not.

btw https://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/6040389584.html

not a manual but still
by bk7794
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?
Replies: 41
Views: 3557

Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

So Basically what I'm hearing is that the consensus is 4WD will not help in the snow. Go with Chains/weight/snowtires. For something like that and the mileage, I think I'd rather start out cheap. Maybe I'll find a cheap diesel pickup. 7.3/Cummins. I don't mind basic/intermediate maintenance. Even mo...