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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by tankinbeans » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:07 pm

A couple days ago I saw a white Maserati something or other (might have been an 08ish Quattroporte) tooling around the St. Paul suburbs. The styling in person makes me wretch.

I also saw an ex Caprice squad car.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by potownrob » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:39 am

tankinbeans wrote:A couple days ago I saw a white Maserati something or other (might have been an 08ish Quattroporte) tooling around the St. Paul suburbs. The styling in person makes me wretch.

I also saw an ex Caprice squad car.
neighbour's had won of those four a couple of years now. only thyme we sea it is once oar twice a year when he takes the cover off too look at it. eye assume it's either knot in driveable shape, oar he cant afford two keep it on the rode. had to look up val you too find out it wasn't worth wut eye fought it was... there's also a mock caprice cop car (mid 2000s version) that used to be used by a local radio station and was in their lot/yard for years even after they stopped using it, and now is in some repair shop / used car dealer's parking lot. eye think they took off the light bar and most of the other badging. eye used to work whiff someone who did marketing at the radio station who said they had to change the colors of the light bar lights and certain other things to be allowed to run it for their promotions where they drove the car around and parked it at locations they were working.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

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Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:22 am

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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:36 pm

I was on Vacation visiting relatives and rented a Kia Soul for driving in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.
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Put 800 miles on the odometer and averaged 32.8 mpg. Not bad considering the land isn't as flat as Michigan over there.

Sigh,....but as expected, the rental was a slushbox.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by tankinbeans » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:28 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:I was on Vacation visiting relatives and rented a Kia Soul for driving in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.
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Put 800 miles on the odometer and averaged 32.8 mpg. Not bad considering the land isn't as flat as Michigan over there.

Sigh,....but as expected, the rental was a slushbox.
What are your impressions of the Soul? How were the hamsters? I'm curious if the KIAs are better with slushboxen versus manuals. Mine with a manual certainly left a dirty taste in my mouth even as the rest of the car was fine for its price point.
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Post by Rope-Pusher » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:04 pm

The Soul was........a car. Nothing great, nothing bad. Not too loud, not extremely quiet. Not too pokey, but not too fast either. I hated the Red LED odometer and whatever else in the center of the gage cluster - I can't see red so good, and expecially not in strong sunlight. Oh, and the automatic temperature control - the fan is WAY TOO NOISY to let it rev like that for so long just because the interior temperature is far from the temperature setting.


I drove an Outback today - a CVT Slushbox company car. Mostly drove on freeways. I still hait the CVT, even moren I hate a regliar slushbox. Oh, and for a fuel economy gage, it appears to have a vacuum gage. Sure, engine intake manifold vacuum is kinda related to fuel economy, but in this day and age, it was a pretty lame excuse for a fuel economy meter.
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Rope-Pusher wrote:The Soul was........a car. Nothing great, nothing bad. Not too loud, not extremely quiet. Not too pokey, but not too fast either. I hated the Red LED odometer and whatever else in the center of the gage cluster - I can't see red so good, and expecially not in strong sunlight. Oh, and the automatic temperature control - the fan is WAY TOO NOISY to let it rev like that for so long just because the interior temperature is far from the temperature setting.


I drove an Outback today - a CVT Slushbox company car. Mostly drove on freeways. I still hait the CVT, even moren I hate a regliar slushbox. Oh, and for a fuel economy gage, it appears to have a vacuum gage. Sure, engine intake manifold vacuum is kinda related to fuel economy, but in this day and age, it was a pretty lame excuse for a fuel economy meter.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by tankinbeans » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:05 am

Why are fuel economy gauges so hard to get exact? I have one in Malcolm which can sometimes be right on the nipple, while other times over/under-estimating mileage. Is there a reason there can't be a way of figuring out how much makes it into the cylinder, coupled with speed and gets expended? Would there be a way to integrate that into the injector curcuits on DI engines?
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by noob5,000,000 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:16 pm

Kia missed a huge opportunity for lulz by not naming it the Kia Seoul.

I saw a red FD in my rear view mirror today. Didn't get a picture, but it looked pretty much like this:
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

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noob5,000,000 wrote:Kia missed a huge opportunity for lulz by not naming it the Kia Seoul.

I saw a red FD in my rear view mirror today. Didn't get a picture, but it looked pretty much like this:
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by ClutchFork » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:37 pm

A lot of cars like this in Detroit! Gotta give 'em credit for keepin it on the road.
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Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Post by tankinbeans » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:13 pm

I went to a local car show yesterday and saw a bunch of cool stuff.

Honda 1000
Several years' models of the GT350
Some Skylines
A ratrod
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