Ontopic The new car-seching thread

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Dude, shit can break any time, unexpectedly. Went to lunch with boss and a few co-workers in his virtually new Lincoln. Came out, someone says "da fuq with dat tire?" Tie-rod snapped. While we were eating? Right as he put it in park? idk, it certainly wasn't a mile from the place when we whipped off I-75. I also lived being on a Salt & Pepper Shaker ride at the carnival and the door came open. The door was locked fine for a few spins. Then it wasn't, then it was ripped off on it's first hit against the ground. I've had bad luck at the carnival. And Cedar Point. FUckers.
Of course shit breaks unexpectedly. That's the thing, it's unexpected, because things are generally in good shape, taken care of, etc.

Some people if you say hey man, let's take off an go (some far away place) you can see the wheels turning in their head as they're going through their mental rolodex of shit on their car they could EXPECT to break, or wear out, or not hold up, or not have much confidence in for whatever reason.

Usually not because they just plain can't afford to either. They'll often just have some other thing they place a higher priority on that shouldn't be, whether it's high-dollar coffees or craft beers or the latest videogame or fashionable clothing or just car washes and wax and armorall and fancy rims and blaring stereos instead of axles and water pumps and struts and new gaskets, etc.

I see these types of people all the time and even know a couple personally and it just makes me shake my head.

One of these dudes has to carry a toolbox with him all the time, even just around town, but by God that thing is lowered and has more ground effects added to it below that he has to come in at an angle just to pull in his own driveway. If I sent him to Houston for something he'd get worried and load up even more tools and shit and then act like it was some great feat of accomplishment if he made it there and back.
That shit be shiny though.
 
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Of course shit breaks unexpectedly. That's the thing, it's unexpected, because things are generally in good shape, taken care of, etc.

Some people if you say hey man, let's take off an go (some far away place) you can see the wheels turning in their head as they're going through their mental rolodex of shit on their car they could EXPECT to break, or wear out, or not hold up, or not have much confidence in for whatever reason.

Usually not because they just plain can't afford to either. They'll often just have some other thing they place a higher priority on that shouldn't be, whether it's high-dollar coffees or craft beers or the latest videogame or fashionable clothing or just car washes and wax and armorall and fancy rims and blaring stereos instead of axles and water pumps and struts and new gaskets, etc.

I see these types of people all the time and even know a couple personally and it just makes me shake my head.

One of these dudes has to carry a toolbox with him all the time, even just around town, but by God that thing is lowered and has more ground effects added to it below that he has to come in at an angle just to pull in his own driveway. If I sent him to Houston for something he'd get worried and load up even more tools and shit and then act like it was some great feat of accomplishment if he made it there and back.
That shit be shiny though.
Feeling proud of your shitboxes today?
 

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I'mma use construction adhesive, then go trade it in on a Kia. 🎶 You should be driving a Kia, from some dealer Kia, You should be driving a Kia. . . .
Aside from the shitty clips what I mostly can't stand is every fastener of every type is blind because god forbid there might be an exposed screw head somewhere visible. Oh the horror.
 
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My boxes are the shittiest!

Buick is going to nashville in a few days. It's gtg.
That's the highest level of shit in a box.
In the last 3 years, I've driven both the Zs back and forth to Austin, Los Angeles, and Williams. The Audi's seen Austin, LA, and Boulder.

It's not that I don't have confidence they'll make it, it's just that when you've doubled the stock horsepower, you've got to be extra cognizant of the realities of maintenance schedules and what I call "chasing the weak point".
 

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Aside from the shitty clips what I mostly can't stand is every fastener of every type is blind because god forbid there might be an exposed screw head somewhere visible. Oh the horror.
Me and pappy just want a work truck with steel interior panels. That shit WAS seriously nice in that regard - pull 6-8 screws, you're in. Guess I should junk hunt the switch assembly for the electric windows, that thing is on last legs. Since I'll be in.
 

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In the last 3 years, I've driven both the Zs back and forth to Austin, Los Angeles, and Williams. The Audi's seen Austin, LA, and Boulder.

It's not that I don't have confidence they'll make it, it's just that when you've doubled the stock horsepower, you've got to be extra cognizant of the realities of maintenance schedules and what I call "chasing the weak point".
That I can understand. Everything you beef up finds the next weakest link.
 
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Kids fast-n-furious mobile got wrecked hard Sunday. Old Chevy truck he got from his until recently non-existant dad has issues. More car shit going on.

At this point in life I can be like the wise old owl. Let him feel enough pain to not be stupid next time but don't let him get worked over too much, just enough.
 
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Kids fast-n-furious mobile got wrecked hard Sunday. Old Chevy truck he got from his until recently non-existant dad has issues. More car shit going on.

At this point in life I can be like the wise old owl. Let him feel enough pain to not be stupid next time but don't let him get worked over too much, just enough.
This warms my heart. You're a good dad-like person.
 
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Actually in those years a Tiburon is an Elantra sitting under a sportier looking, maybe slightly lighter body. Don't know if wheelbase is the same front to back but the width is.
Engine, tranny, suspension, steering, brakes all fit.