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« Reply #6780 on: March 13, 2019, 07:38:02 am »
What do you guys think of a 2016 340i xDrive with a 6MT as a DD?
I think it has a lot of potential, but it will take some work and a good extended warranty.
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« Reply #6781 on: March 13, 2019, 10:43:59 am »
So I put the coilovers on. Pros... it looks really good. Cons... everything else :facepalm: Spring rates are too high and the damping is terrible. Going to return them, try lowering springs/shocks and if those are shit just go back to stock.

Sidebar, drove wifey's car to work today (she is out of town)... the fun gap between her car and mine is very small. I think for my next car I might honestly get something like a Camry Hybrid and leave it alone. What is happening to me :facepalm:
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« Reply #6782 on: March 13, 2019, 10:52:04 am »
I told you so :lol:
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« Reply #6783 on: March 13, 2019, 10:52:35 am »
Does anyone make monotube sport shocks for those?
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« Reply #6784 on: March 13, 2019, 10:55:30 am »
So I put the coilovers on. Pros... it looks really good. Cons... everything else :facepalm: Spring rates are too high and the damping is terrible. Going to return them, try lowering springs/shocks and if those are shit just go back to stock.

Sidebar, drove wifey's car to work today (she is out of town)... the fun gap between her car and mine is very small. I think for my next car I might honestly get something like a Camry Hybrid and leave it alone. What is happening to me :facepalm:

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« Reply #6785 on: March 13, 2019, 11:00:43 am »
I think for my next car I might honestly get something like a Camry Hybrid and leave it alone.

I'll believe it when I see it. :lol:
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« Reply #6786 on: March 13, 2019, 11:33:07 am »
Get a Mazder 6 turbo.
That and the GTI are contenders for next time. Hell, if the base 2.5 can cruise at 85 or so w/o fuss that would be enough. Only cars I can think of that I would actually want to own + daily + not touch. (Ironically they both have really good aftermarket support though ;) ) I think I need a dedicated project + track toy.
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« Reply #6787 on: March 13, 2019, 01:10:29 pm »
Your just too emotionally attached to poor mods
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« Reply #6788 on: March 13, 2019, 01:13:54 pm »
Imagine a Camry Hybrid with coilovers and R compounds, blowing away Corvetted on offramps
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« Reply #6789 on: March 13, 2019, 02:41:24 pm »
Imagine a Camry Hybrid with coilovers and R compounds, blowing away Corvetted on offramps
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« Reply #6790 on: March 13, 2019, 04:55:04 pm »
I drove a manual 1st Gen CX-5 about two days ago, and I don't understand the internet's obsession with the CX-5. It feels big. It's just a house where you can change your own gears.

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« Reply #6791 on: March 13, 2019, 05:10:59 pm »
Every time I see a CX-5, it's being driven aggressively. Those who get it... get it :lol:
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« Reply #6792 on: March 13, 2019, 05:12:02 pm »
My brother has a CX-5. I have not driven it. Seems nice enough.

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« Reply #6793 on: March 13, 2019, 05:34:17 pm »
I haven't driven one, but I wouldn't be surprised if people's judgement is clouded by the fact that it looks pretty great for a CUV.
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« Reply #6794 on: March 13, 2019, 06:00:55 pm »
They look absolutely amazing with the mica paints.
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #6795 on: March 15, 2019, 07:02:36 am »
Cool.


Stan The Robot Will Park Your Car For You At France’s Lyon Airport



If a technology by a company called Stanley Robotics takes off, you may never have to worry about airport parking lots again.


What the company has done is developed an outdoor automated robotic valet system and recently introduced it for the first time at the Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airport in France.

The valet system revolves around a unique robot dubbed ‘Stan’. The robot features a large bed that stretches out from the front, slides beneath a vehicle and lifts it off the ground. It then moves the vehicle into a free parking space.

To use the robotic valet system, users simply drive their vehicle into a dedicated cabin, make a parking reservation and leave their vehicle. Stan will then arrive and whisk away the car to an appropriate parking space. The system will park the car depending on how long it needs to be stored there. For example, if a user needs their car parked for a few months, Stan will take it to the corner of the parking lot and park other cars that will leave earlier much closer.

For added convenience, Stan will make your vehicle accessible shortly before your flight lands at the airport.

As part of the roll-out in Lyon, Stanley Robotics will have 500 parking spaces it can use and will deploy four robots, which will continually shuffle around vehicles. There are plans in place to expand the system in Lyon to 6,000 spaces.

In January, it was announced that London’s Gatwick airport would soon start experimenting with the same parking system.




Link: https://www.carscoops.com/2019/03/stan-the-robot-will-park-your-car-for-you-at-frances-lyon-airport/
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #6796 on: March 15, 2019, 12:38:59 pm »
To be fair the 2.0L was never a good match for the CX-5 but also quite a few CUV's will feel big because they are.

I drove a manual 1st Gen CX-5 about two days ago, and I don't understand the internet's obsession with the CX-5. It feels big. It's just a house where you can change your own gears.

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« Reply #6797 on: March 16, 2019, 09:18:45 pm »
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« Reply #6799 on: March 17, 2019, 10:12:20 am »
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #6801 on: March 17, 2019, 07:24:58 pm »
Deck chairs on the Titanic. This is seriously not a problem worth fixing.
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« Reply #6803 on: March 17, 2019, 07:26:44 pm »
Its not like the Titanic

GM is bombing its own ship
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« Reply #6804 on: March 17, 2019, 07:31:53 pm »
Dakota shall now be known as the 197.

The numbering scheme is in Newton meters. Which makes it even crazier, because Cadillac basically only sells in US and only pretends to sell abroad in Metric markets.

My Miata would be 200. Surely your Dakota produces more Isaac Newtons than my lil' peniscar.
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« Reply #6805 on: March 17, 2019, 07:38:14 pm »
The numbering scheme is in Newton meters. Which makes it even crazier, because Cadillac basically only sells in US and only pretends to sell abroad in Metric markets.

My Miata would be 200. Surely your Dakota produces more Isaac Newtons than my lil' peniscar.

Yeah, no ... Dakota only makes 145 #/ft ... so 197 newts. Dakota penis is vry sml.  :lol:
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« Reply #6806 on: March 17, 2019, 07:40:39 pm »
The numbering scheme is in Newton meters. Which makes it even crazier, because Cadillac basically only sells in US and only pretends to sell abroad in Metric markets.
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« Reply #6807 on: March 17, 2019, 07:41:10 pm »
But it must surely rev very high, then, so that it can produce enough horsepower to move all that weight.

Oh wait

It's probably just super sl0w.
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« Reply #6808 on: March 17, 2019, 07:41:20 pm »
Its not like the Titanic

GM is bombing its own ship

Then maybe it's more like restocking the kitchen on the USS Maine with delicious local Cuban foods.
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« Reply #6809 on: March 17, 2019, 07:42:37 pm »
But it must surely rev very high, then, so that it can produce enough horsepower to move all that weight.

Oh wait

It's probably just super sl0w.

It is an ancient, pooprod AMC tractor engine. It moves the vehicle.
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