Ontopic The new car-seching thread

ZRH

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I was ready to buy a new Nissan in 1990 but couldn’t get one without carpeting.

The small trucks weren’t any cheaper than a Corolla, but you can’t haul anything in a Corolla.
Lies! I had a 1989 Nissan "truck" no model name. The interior was completely vinyl. Stick shift bench seat. No AC, no radio.

We drove it till 2005ish. The body rusted off the frame but the guy who bought it said the engine was great.
 

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Lies! I had a 1989 Nissan "truck" no model name. The interior was completely vinyl. Stick shift bench seat. No AC, no radio.

We drove it till 2005ish. The body rusted off the frame but the guy who bought it said the engine was great.
Not lies. I had a later ‘80s Nissan truck that said both Datsun and Nissan on the tailgate, much like yours, all vinyl, no options. Here in this neck of the woods, I couldn’t find one sans carpet anywhere in the state.
 
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Immigrant

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I drive about 30 miles every morning.

There are a lot of dickheads who have upgraded to LED headlights without re-aiming the new lights, and they’re fucking blinding in rear view mirrors. This morning, I saw one behind me (not a truck for a change, but a Volkswagen) and his headlights looked loose. Almost like a strobe effect.

I also heard something that sounded super cool coming behind me in the tunnel, and it was an Acura TL with a hi rise manifold air intake supercharger thing sticking up through the hood. It had to be real, that sound. Made me smile.
 

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I drive about 30 miles every morning.

There are a lot of dickheads who have upgraded to LED headlights without re-aiming the new lights, and they’re fucking blinding in rear view mirrors. This morning, I saw one behind me (not a truck for a change, but a Volkswagen) and his headlights looked loose. Almost like a strobe effect.

I also heard something that sounded super cool coming behind me in the tunnel, and it was an Acura TL with a hi rise manifold air intake supercharger thing sticking up through the hood. It had to be real, that sound. Made me smile.
Ditto on the blinding headlights that shit is dangerous.
 
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Valve1138

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In case you thought Teslas were well built.


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I can fault the guy for a lot of things, but this seems like a fine, expedient solution to a problem.

I too am a member of the Home Depot racing team:
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gee

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Post on reddit went down the rabbit hole of that. Was a decent summation, so I'll post it

That engineer made that change without telling anyone, because he knew it was an issue and they wouldn't let him change it through proper channels. Probably saved people's lives in doing so.

And "it made the recall more complex/expensive" is bullshit, because they would have had to recall the whole pile of ignition switches if the change didn't get made.
 
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dbzeag

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Found a sale on the new 2020 Chevy Bolt EV. New improved equipment and range from last year even. $40,165, on sale for just over $38K. Then Chevy running $8500 rebate. Then the dealer has another $3000 rebate on top of that because it's been on the lot for over 60 days. Then Costco is running a rebate for $3000 on the Bolt.

Thoughts?

 

Jehannum

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Found a sale on the new 2020 Chevy Bolt EV. New improved equipment and range from last year even. $40,165, on sale for just over $38K. Then Chevy running $8500 rebate. Then the dealer has another $3000 rebate on top of that because it's been on the lot for over 60 days. Then Costco is running a rebate for $3000 on the Bolt.

Thoughts?

It's probably a tiny bit better than a vespa, I guess?
 

Josh

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Van #2 didn't pass state inspection. Which was not a surprise to me. Needs new tires, technically one doesn't pass inspection and other 3 are borderline. But I didn't know e-brake cable was pretty roached, so I'm thankful that was caught. What I thought would be a 30min inspection is now at 1.5 hours plus time to install 4 tires and new e-brake cable. $700 or so. Have been pulled over by PoPo once this week so it needs to be done. Not bad for a 10 year old van with 194,000mi on it. Probably last set I'll put on the van before I junk it.
 

Jehannum

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Got the fuel system finished up today.

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The fuel pump and filter are the lowest parts of the system, should take a lot of load off the pump, and with moving it to the back, bottom of the car, it should be far less annoyingly loud.