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Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:01 am

As is to be expected, as aviation enthusiasts, I'm certain we all love just about any machine that moves. This is of course brought on by a recent acquisition that I feel the need to gloss a little bit about. I recently, after nearly a decade of yearning after the car, took the plunge and bought a 2016 Volkswagen GTI. Prior to this, I drove a 2015 Jeep Cherokee Altitude - an absolutely wonderful SUV (my first one, in fact), but just not for me.



So let's see what you all drive!
 
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Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:21 am

Very nice set of wheels there -- I wish you many enjoyable, and trouble-free, miles in it.
 
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Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:14 pm

Be prepared for lots of Volkswagen jokes....
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Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:15 pm

I have ordered a 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek in Hyper Blue and can't wait to get it, although not sure exactly when that will happen - the 2016s are supposed to start hitting dealerships in late November / early December, but I haven't been able to get a date for mine yet. I could have driven a 2015 straight off the lot but decided to wait for the 2016s for a number of reasons, including getting the color I wanted (Hyper Blue is a new color for 2016).

No pictures to share yet, for obvious reasons, but you can go to the link below to take a look at the pictures - the car on the first few pictures is the same shade of blue I will be getting.

http://www.subaru.com/vehicles/crosstrek/photos-videos.html

Can't wait to get my hands on my new Subaru! Fun fact - a "Bernie Sanders 2016" bumper sticker is in fact NOT a standard feature in new Subarus (not sure if you can get it as a dealer installed option or it is just aftermarket).
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Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:33 pm

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 3):
Fun fact - a "Bernie Sanders 2016" bumper sticker is in fact NOT a standard feature in new Subarus (not sure if you can get it as a dealer installed option or it is just aftermarket).

 

Does the exhaust come with burnt oil soot right from the factory too, or do you have to wait a few days for that?  
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Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:35 pm

Quoting Revelation (Reply 4):
Does the exhaust come with burnt oil soot right from the factory too, or do you have to wait a few days for that?

Good question! I will let you know once I get my hands on mine.
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Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:43 pm

Quoting Revelation (Reply 4):
Does the exhaust come with burnt oil soot right from the factory too, or do you have to wait a few days for that?

Do you really think the car was black when it left the factory?  

As for my car, it's a 2010 Fiat Punto Evo.

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Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:38 pm

My current ride along with my old ride...

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Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:46 pm

I was a bit tired of the Mondeo, too long and too bulky (even though it's a good highway cruiser).

I was offered the option of a Tiguan (which I don't like the looks of) or a BMW Series 1 (which now with the X1-like tail lights looks slightly less arse-ugly).

So I went with the 1 series, 150cv diesel. White just like every other company car. Arrives in 2 weeks time.
 
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Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:15 pm

I found myself a 2011 Subaru Impreza in Outback Sport trim over the summer, and here it is looking suitably rugged at Arches National Park on the way back to school:
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Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:30 pm

i've currently got a 2007 Impreza 1,5 like the one below. Not enough power and it uses way too much fuel. I did love having the fast lane on the motorway all too myself when we had a lot of snow a couple of years ago. I am looking at something a little faster, a Fiesta 1,0 125 bhp would be a 1/3 faster to 100 km/h and would use 50% less fuel
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Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:26 pm

I'm currently holding out for the next gen Mazda CX 9 for the family which should be a stunner. If I could park the new Mazdaspeed3 or Golf R next to that I'd probably just faint from giddiness. Man I love that R, I hope Mazda can restrain themselves on the boy racer elements.
 
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Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:41 pm

Mine current ride is a Ford Focus. Took this photo the day I got it.

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Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:15 pm

I have a bare basic Mazda3 that I just got:


As I say "She's a runner!", she drives great and handles really well, and of course great gas mileage. One of the best things I like about the base model is the dash is super simple and "quiet", no lit up screens and crap. At night it is a dark cockpit to drive in.

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Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:24 am

Quoting Tugger (Reply 13):
the dash is super simple and "quiet"

Mazda seems to have got that right across the bulk of the range. I've got the Mazda6 2.2D Nav (top of the range version) -- it's also got a very clean dash. Sure, there are lots of lights when it starts up, but once it's settled and has gone through all the checks, all the lights go out, and basically all you have in front of you is the speedo, tacho, and the information screen (which I have almost permanently on the "range" setting).
 
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Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:32 am

Well, the 2010 Mazda 3 S Sport that I used to have is gone (not by choice), so I decided to stick with Mazda and get a new 2015 Mazda 6 Touring. While I wish Mazda still sold the 6 with a V6 in the US, I'm still pretty happy. 2.5L 184 HP, 6-speed manual transmission, etc. Easy to drive, comfortable, feels very solid, and quite smooth.

My only complaint is I would have liked a Grand Touring for the Bose stereo and sunroof, but they don't offer those with a manual transmission.   

Anyway...this is what she looked like the day after I got her:

http://www.vksphoto.com/photos/i-F28dFDb/0/O/i-F28dFDb.jpg

And now, at just over 4 months old, she already has 13,000 miles......those 37-mile-each-way commutes add up.

Quoting Tugger (Reply 13):
and of course great gas mileage.

What sort of mileage are you getting, and what type of driving? Just curious. I'm averaging a bit over 33mpg with my 6, with probably 85%+ highway driving.

Quoting BreninTW (Reply 14):
Quoting Tugger (Reply 13):
the dash is super simple and "quiet"

Mazda seems to have got that right across the bulk of the range.

      

Some reviews I read of the 2015 Mazda 6 said the dash is too simple, or not jazzy enough, or whatever. I'm reading them thinking, what the hell do people want? A bunch of fancy lights and screens just for the sake of having them? The dash in my 2015 6 is much simpler than was the one in my 2010 3, and I'm eternally grateful for that.
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Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:07 pm

This is my pride and joy. 2012 Mazdaspeed3 (Mazda3 MPS for the non-Americans).

Came from the factory in Japan with a 2.3L 4-cylinder turbo with direct injection making 263HP/196kW and 280ft-lb/380N-m of torque on 15psi (1.03bar) of boost.

Extensively modified, making about 280HP/209kW and 320ft-lb/434N-m to the wheels (330HP/246kW and 375ft-lb/508N-m at the crank). I'm running 19.5psi (1.34bar) of boost and have all the supporting mods (intake, intercooler, exhaust, fuel pumps, etc).

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Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:45 am

Heres mine


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Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:32 am

2002 G500. Been in the family since mile 1, its my daily driver now. Sure the technology shows its age when it comes to no bluetooth and a DVD based Navigation system (phone GPS are better than most car ones anyway). Its such a classic design and now my year is on the verge of being a "classic". Its a blast to drive (minus the 14mpg at best, and premium fuel) and it will NEVER go out of style. Even though its a 6,000lb truck, it still has plenty of power for the highway with 292hp and 331lb of torque, and it handles highway driving surprising well for being a steel box on wheels.

Its always nice knowing you have that much weight and metal around you as well.

Plan on never selling the car. But in a few years I will need to have a more practical daily driver.

The 5.0 V8 is probably one of the best engineered engines out there and I expect to run for a lot more miles. It has a bit more than 140k miles on it right now.



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Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:37 pm

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 3):
I have ordered a 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek in Hyper Blue

Interested to hear your thoughts once you get it- I'm helping my mom look for a new car and the Crosstrek is on the short list, along with the Forester, CR-V, RAV4... etc.

But we're a Subaru family... so hoping one of them wins out.

Mine is a 2000 Subaru Legacy L wagon with a manual. Hope to have it for a very long time because I haven't found any car more perfect for my needs.

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Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:49 pm

My 2013 BMW 320d

Just over 2 years old now, 8 speed auto with rear PDC, bluetooth phone connection, USB iPod connection, black leather interior, all standard. My 5th BMW in 11 years and I love it, 33,000km on the clock and still the new leather smell if I don't drive it for a couple of days.

135kW, 380Nm torque, zero emissions tax, 4.4 litres/100km fuel consumption.....



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Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:06 am

Quoting Kaphias (Reply 19):
Interested to hear your thoughts once you get it- I'm helping my mom look for a new car and the Crosstrek is on the short list, along with the Forester, CR-V, RAV4... etc.

I will, but might still be another 4-6 weeks before we get ours. I had done A LOT of research on cars beforehand (had been thinking about buying a car for a while) so when I actually decided to go for it the short-list we had was very narrow - the Honda HR-V and the Mazda CX-5 were near the top, but we added the Subaru XV Crosstrek without knowing much about it (since my girlfriend liked the design and it fitted many of our desired boxes - AWD, compact and easy to park in the city). We also looked at VWs (the Golf and the Tiguan) really only because my girlfriend had a beat-up old Jetta and VW was giving $2,000 discounts (basically 10x what her car is worth) to current VW owners because of the whole emissions issue.

The Tiguan was nice, and the deal good, and we never even bothered driving the HR-V due to a horrible dealer experience (Honda sells whatever they manage to produce of that car so the dealer couldn't be bothered with customers looking for the HR-V), but when we drove the Subaru we fell in love. Nice interior, really peppy, smooth engine (the Tiguan was more powerful but laggy, made launches jerky) and the first paddle-shift gearbox I could ever see myself actually using instead of just sticking it in D (nicely-weighted controls and "gears" that actually seemed to do something , e.g. engine braking, despite the car being a CVT). After that, never even drove the Mazda.
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Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:19 am

Have a 2014 Honda CR-V, very simple and nimble to drive around easy to park around New York City. It is the EX model with about 27,000 miles on it averaging about 22-23 MPG around here without having to use the ECO option it has. Have customized a bit replacing the dome lights with LEDs and adding a Pioneer under seat subwoofer to give the very flat speakers a little kick.

 
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Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:25 pm

Quoting andz (Reply 20):
4.4 litres/100km fuel consumption.....

I love the styling of most of the new BMWs and your car is a little bit more efficient than my car...which gets 11.76 liters/100km (20mpg) in combined driving.

Quoting B7474 (Reply 22):
with about 27,000 miles on it

Damn, 27K miles in roughly 2 years and you live in NYC?

Quoting flymia (Reply 18):
2002 G500

I never understood the appeal of this car, but I can't fault you for driving it if you love it.

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Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:35 pm

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 23):
I never understood the appeal of this car, but I can't fault you for driving it if you love it.

That's the thing, its not a car, its a truck. It drives like a truck, feels like a truck, looks like one. Its a completely different type of drive. My fiance has a 328i, great car, fun to drive, love BMW. The G-Wagon is just 100% on the opposite spectrum. And its great that the style will never change, as long as they continue to make the G-Wagon the car will look pretty much the same. Its a hand built classic. But you need to enjoy a truck feeling to enjoy it at all.

And really some will say its not practical, but even though its heavy, its not a large car what so ever, its easy to park, not wide or long at all. just need to be careful with height limits at smaller garages. Lots of cargo and passenger room too. The only downside is the MPG.
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Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:35 pm

Quoting flymia (Reply 24):
And really some will say its not practical, but even though its heavy, its not a large car what so ever, its easy to park, not wide or long at all. just need to be careful with height limits at smaller garages. Lots of cargo and passenger room too. The only downside is the MPG.

I get why you drive it, I'm a car guy myself and I'd buy one if I had $100,000 to burn on a second vehicle. But don't delude yourself by trying to justify your purchase based on certain attributes that define a "useful daily driver". G-Wagens are not useful daily drivers in any sense. They were designed to transport personnel during massive mechanized land warfare, and aside from the addition of interior creature comforts that's what they truly remain.

People only buy that ride for one of two reasons (or both): one, they have loose stacks of $100,000 piles to blow on F You vehicles or two, they really do believe the zombies are coming and they want to be assured of a safe getaway. Above you make it make it sound as if you bought it because it has lots of cargo and passenger room and it's easy to park...sorry bro, but that's just cray cray. But you live in Miami, which according to most scientific journals leads the nation in cray cray.
 
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Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:51 pm

Quoting wingman (Reply 25):
I get why you drive it, I'm a car guy myself and I'd buy one if I had $100,000 to burn on a second vehicle. But don't delude yourself by trying to justify your purchase based on certain attributes that define a "useful daily driver".

Not saying its as useful as a Jetta wagon or any other typical daily car, just saying its not a impractical as most see it. Yes, it was first engineered as a military vehicle. But IMO it is more practical than driving an F-150 Supercab for those who don't actually need a pick up or a suburban for those that don't have 6 other people to haul around. Its not a large SUV at all, but given its aerodynamic deficiencies, and 2002 technology the MPG is pretty terrible.

Yes I agree, its not a car someone drives to get a "daily driver" but given the circumstances as to why I am driving the car, its not as crazy of a daily driver that most people probably see it as. That's all I am saying. I am thinking about getting an actual daily driver, but given my fairly short commute, the initial cost of getting a second car plus other expenses, it doesn't make sense at the moment. But the long term plan is to have the G-Wagon in the garage for weekend use.

Quoting wingman (Reply 25):
They were designed to transport personnel during massive mechanized land warfare, and aside from the addition of interior creature comforts that's what they truly rem

Exactly, and as you can understand, as a car guy, this is one of the reasons people buy, drive, and enjoy the G-Wagon.
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Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:59 pm

My cars

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Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:10 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 28):

Show-off!  
 
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Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:47 am

Quoting BreninTW (Reply 29):
Show-off!

Then wait till you see my private 'whip' :



  
 
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Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:53 pm

Quoting JJJ (Reply 8):
So I went with the 1 series, 150cv diesel. White just like every other company car. Arrives in 2 weeks time.

The last entry level real BMW (aka propulsion).

My new car has been ordered (by my workplace), it will be a Renault Clio IV, the first new car in my family (parents, brother sisters) ever.
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Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:01 pm

2014 Cadillac ATS

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Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:28 pm

Falstaff is such a boss.

I love that F100; had a '73, wish I still did. 240 CID 6, manual steering, 3-speed on the column. Awesomeness.
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Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:42 pm

I'll take that Farmall. But yeah, the old Ford F150s and the Broncos. You guys must know about this outfit, my current wet dream site, probably the only trucks that make FlyMia's G-Wagen look like a putzmobile:

http://www.icon4x4.com/

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Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:20 am

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-CcDxjPB/0/L/i-CcDxjPB-L.jpg

I've totally embraced bicycles now. That's one of them. I have 4 others. One of them is a fixie on 48/13 gearing.

Excuse the filthy chainring, that was takem when I was working on the bike. It is outrageously fast. But also quite unpractical for normal use. Using it in the traffic is rather silly, but you always get people asking about it or wanting to take a look at it. You don't see many of them around, and it really is the bike equivalent of a Formula 1 car.

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Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:56 am

Are you competing in time trials or ironman competitions? I don't see much point in a tt bike otherwise, as you say the arent all that practical.

One of my cousins is competing in half iron mans and has one of these, an Avanti Chrono, I've had a ride on it, it's crazy fast but not fun to ride.

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Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:50 pm

Whatever this is connected to...  http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/aerobalance/IMG_1789_zps32f570fa.jpg
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:44 am

Quoting Tugger (Reply 13):
As I say "She's a runner!", she drives great and handles really well, and of course great gas mileage.

Hope you like it for a long time. My wife's MX-3 lasted 17 years and was still going strong when it was traded.
 
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:31 pm

I have a 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid. 45 MPG. I love it.
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:37 pm

Quoting N776AU (Reply 40):
I have a 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid. 45 MPG. I love it

I had a 2015 Camry 2.4 rental earlier this year. I loved that car, too bad they don't sell it here in Denmark.

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Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:08 pm

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 37):

Not yet on that bike, but will end up doing so.

Those machines are very tricky for fit, so your friends TT rig was probably wrong for you, hence why you didn't find it fun. I love mine, it is awesome.

I have other bikes, so it isn't like I just have to ride that. Three are runners at the moment. A forth is only for track (no brakes/fixed gear) and another is a frame to be built up.
 
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Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:02 am

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k210/CanadianFighterPilot/Mazda3_2.jpg

My new wheels, 2015 Mazda 3 GS.

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RE: Show Us Your Whip!

Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:05 am

Quoting Kaphias (Reply 19):
Interested to hear your thoughts once you get it- I'm helping my mom look for a new car and the Crosstrek is on the short list, along with the Forester, CR-V, RAV4... etc.

I just got it! Came a few weeks earlier than I had planned, too,

First thoughts so far: nice car, nice color and really nicely equipped (I got the top of the line version) with some really interesting (and practical) active safety features: adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, etc. Given how bad the drivers in New Jersey are I need all the help I can get. The interior looks a step above, but you can still see the usual Subaru corner-cutting here and there (they have come a long way, though).

A few negative points so far: brake pedal feels a bit spongy on the top of the travel range for me (I tend to prefer them firmer, with a bit more bite), but I am sure that is something you can tune if you really want to. Was a bit surprised of how frequent the recommended maintenance intervals were (6 months or 6,000 miles) - would have thought a new car would be able to go at least one year or 10-15,000 miles in between maintenance intervals. The boot can be a bit tight (did not fit the big-ass snow shovel we had in our trade-in).
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RE: Show Us Your Whip!

Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:40 pm



Yamanote Line

http://i63.tinypic.com/jkhtl3.jpg

Chuo Rapid Line

  

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RE: Show Us Your Whip!

Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:11 am

^ The gauge on those is shocking to my eyes.
 
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RE: Show Us Your Whip!

Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:09 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 45):
Yamanote Line
Chuo Rapid Line

the trainsets seem to have a lot more doors than what I am used to here in Germany.

Quoting SSTeve (Reply 46):
^ The gauge on those is shocking to my eyes.

Japan is the land of narrow gauge railways, isn't it?  

22,000km narrow gauge
versus
4,000km standard ( IMU only HSR/Shinkansen and very few other lines.)
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RE: Show Us Your Whip!

Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:14 pm

Here's mine, a 2015 Ford Mondeo Wagon:

http://www.autoweek.nl/images/myauto/24/71d/1bd93_1200.jpg

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RE: Show Us Your Whip!

Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:58 pm

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