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For Sale: 2017 [Car thread] - No Rust! New Clutch! Blown Turbo!

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    edited February 10
    2018 Elantra GT just got announced. 1.6L Turbocharged 4 putting out 201hp and 195 ft lbs of torque with an optional 7spd dual clutch gearbox. Starting in the low 20s. As an owner of a 2013 Elantra GT I'm very excited. The biggest things wrong with mine are being a bit underpowered and a gutless transmission. Everything else is awesome about the car and this one looks to continue that tradition.

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    edited February 10
    I have no idea what's going on with Hyundai's current exterior styling trend but my god they look ugly and boring compared to their last generation imo.

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  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    I think it looks pretty :#

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    edited February 10
    I love the big mouth bass look so I am A-OK with this styling. :)

    I do think this car could benefit from a widebody kit. Just get those fender flares out there a couple of extra inches.

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  • CormacCormac Registered User regular
    I see a lot of elements, shapes, and lines from other, primarily German, brands. The front grill and headlights look very Audi-like and everything from the a-pillar to the hatch looks like Mk7 Golf.

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    One thing I do really love about my 2013 is how the door handles line up with the body crease. It looks great in person too. Gives the car a lot of character.

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  • L Ron HowardL Ron Howard Registered User regular
    Does anyone here have a classic car?
    As in, a really old but awesome car where the parts are incredibly hard to find; usually best sourced by finding another dilapidated car to use as a donor?

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  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    I was reading Autoblog's post about the 2018 Elantra GT and they mentioned that the base 2.0L engine is going to be rated at 162hp. It's weird to me that they'd offer less power than the outgoing model given that it is probably using the exact same engine.

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  • Bear is DrivingBear is Driving Registered User regular
    Nothing quite as exciting as talking to the loan officers and the insurance agents and telling them you want to buy a very, very weird car.

    Ye olde "that's not a VIN" debate? Leading the underwriter on a merry google image search over the phone? Explaining that the car is very slow and it being right hand drive is not inherently dangerous because I won't be passing anyone? Stretching the truth on availability of parts through Nissan Canada?

    I didn't have to convince a loan officer though, mercifully.

  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    Nothing quite as exciting as talking to the loan officers and the insurance agents and telling them you want to buy a very, very weird car.

    Ye olde "that's not a VIN" debate? Leading the underwriter on a merry google image search over the phone? Explaining that the car is very slow and it being right hand drive is not inherently dangerous because I won't be passing anyone? Stretching the truth on availability of parts through Nissan Canada?

    I didn't have to convince a loan officer though, mercifully.

    Exactly. I was just informed that, and I quote "there's just not a market for resale here for a right-side-driver car". Which, fair enough.

  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    edited February 10
    I'm falling in a trap of looking at used motorcycles even though I'm not eligible to get my "full ride by yourself" license until september. (And it's not even legal to ride a motorcycle in the province until mid March)

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    Does anyone here have a classic car?
    As in, a really old but awesome car where the parts are incredibly hard to find; usually best sourced by finding another dilapidated car to use as a donor?

    @pimento

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  • pimentopimento New Donk CityRegistered User regular
    Does anyone here have a classic car?
    As in, a really old but awesome car where the parts are incredibly hard to find; usually best sourced by finding another dilapidated car to use as a donor?

    @pimento

    My Alfa's not that old ('74) and the parts aren't hard to find.. I just have to import them from England. There's always someone who can source parts for a car, it's just a matter of tracking them down.

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    japan wrote: »
    Currently in the market for a cheap shitty car that is less shitty than the car that has just died on us

    Infuriatingly I have arranged to go and see four cars in two days, three of which sold in the time between making the call and my getting out of work

    The other was a fiat panda that the guy was putting through its MOT that morning, which failed catastrophically, so bullet dodged, I suppose

    Update:

    Took a punt on a £500 Citroen c3 with suspension damage, on the suspicion that it was not actually damage but that car's notoriously dodgy anti roll bar.

    I love being right. All that's required is two new drop links at less than £100 fitted. Car has a sheaf of paperwork to support that everything that's ever been picked up as an advisory on its annual MOT test has been corrected, and the timing belt/water pump have been changed.

    Feeling quite pleased with myself about this.

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  • ICUbICUb WARegistered User regular
    edited February 12
    Any of you folks have strong +/- feelings about amg GLA 45's? Price seems to be the only consistent complaint i've seen online.

    edit: Good gravy, took one for a test drive today and that car is a bit bonkers. A very nice step up from a focus ST. Has an interesting popcorn sound the exhaust produces that i've never heard before.

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  • L Ron HowardL Ron Howard Registered User regular
    edited February 12
    pimento wrote: »
    Does anyone here have a classic car?
    As in, a really old but awesome car where the parts are incredibly hard to find; usually best sourced by finding another dilapidated car to use as a donor?

    @pimento

    My Alfa's not that old ('74) and the parts aren't hard to find.. I just have to import them from England. There's always someone who can source parts for a car, it's just a matter of tracking them down.

    I ask for two reasons.
    One is the Lincoln I have is getting to the age where there are very, very few OEM parts, and the aftermarket is drying up.

    The other is because I really really really fucking want this:
    http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=419569233

    And parts for those have to be non-existent at this point.



    OOOOOOOO
    Or maybe one of these:
    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/unspecified/1918453.html

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  • ICUbICUb WARegistered User regular
    pimento wrote: »
    Does anyone here have a classic car?
    As in, a really old but awesome car where the parts are incredibly hard to find; usually best sourced by finding another dilapidated car to use as a donor?

    @pimento

    My Alfa's not that old ('74) and the parts aren't hard to find.. I just have to import them from England. There's always someone who can source parts for a car, it's just a matter of tracking them down.

    I ask for two reasons.
    One is the Lincoln I have is getting to the age where there are very, very few OEM parts, and the aftermarket is drying up.

    The other is because I really really really fucking want this:
    http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=419569233

    And parts for those have to be non-existent at this point.



    OOOOOOOO
    Or maybe one of these:
    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/unspecified/1918453.html

    That rs200 looks awesome.



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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    pimento wrote: »
    Does anyone here have a classic car?
    As in, a really old but awesome car where the parts are incredibly hard to find; usually best sourced by finding another dilapidated car to use as a donor?

    @pimento

    My Alfa's not that old ('74) and the parts aren't hard to find.. I just have to import them from England. There's always someone who can source parts for a car, it's just a matter of tracking them down.

    I ask for two reasons.
    One is the Lincoln I have is getting to the age where there are very, very few OEM parts, and the aftermarket is drying up.

    The other is because I really really really fucking want this:
    http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=419569233

    And parts for those have to be non-existent at this point.



    OOOOOOOO
    Or maybe one of these:
    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/unspecified/1918453.html

    That Mazda 323 was sold all over the world, parts for it should be reasonably plentiful, wrecking yards will be full of them.

    As for the RS200, please ensure you are sitting down if you ever bother to call up and ask for a price guide.

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    As for the RS200, please ensure you are sitting down if you ever bother to call up and ask for a price guide.

    The guy that owns Quaife engineering used to own an rs200, and they manufactured a lot of spares (on the basis that the boss wanted them, and if you're tooling up you might as well do a full run).

    AFAIK they sold them all off, but will still manufacture on demand ... for one off manufacture of specialist motorsport parts prices.

  • L Ron HowardL Ron Howard Registered User regular
    pimento wrote: »
    Does anyone here have a classic car?
    As in, a really old but awesome car where the parts are incredibly hard to find; usually best sourced by finding another dilapidated car to use as a donor?

    pimento

    My Alfa's not that old ('74) and the parts aren't hard to find.. I just have to import them from England. There's always someone who can source parts for a car, it's just a matter of tracking them down.

    I ask for two reasons.
    One is the Lincoln I have is getting to the age where there are very, very few OEM parts, and the aftermarket is drying up.

    The other is because I really really really fucking want this:
    http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=419569233

    And parts for those have to be non-existent at this point.



    OOOOOOOO
    Or maybe one of these:
    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/unspecified/1918453.html

    That Mazda 323 was sold all over the world, parts for it should be reasonably plentiful, wrecking yards will be full of them.

    As for the RS200, please ensure you are sitting down if you ever bother to call up and ask for a price guide.

    With the 323 is, of course, not the general body work and other commonalities that can be found on all the 323s. It's with the drive train.

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  • MachwingMachwing It looks like a harmless old computer, doesn't it? Left in this cave to rot ... or to flower!Registered User regular
    It is surprisingly difficult to get a car towed on a Sunday. I've got two cars and only one parking spot--I need to get rid of one of these things :(

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  • pimentopimento New Donk CityRegistered User regular
    pimento wrote: »
    Does anyone here have a classic car?
    As in, a really old but awesome car where the parts are incredibly hard to find; usually best sourced by finding another dilapidated car to use as a donor?

    pimento

    My Alfa's not that old ('74) and the parts aren't hard to find.. I just have to import them from England. There's always someone who can source parts for a car, it's just a matter of tracking them down.

    I ask for two reasons.
    One is the Lincoln I have is getting to the age where there are very, very few OEM parts, and the aftermarket is drying up.

    The other is because I really really really fucking want this:
    http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=419569233

    And parts for those have to be non-existent at this point.



    OOOOOOOO
    Or maybe one of these:
    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/unspecified/1918453.html

    That Mazda 323 was sold all over the world, parts for it should be reasonably plentiful, wrecking yards will be full of them.

    As for the RS200, please ensure you are sitting down if you ever bother to call up and ask for a price guide.

    With the 323 is, of course, not the general body work and other commonalities that can be found on all the 323s. It's with the drive train.

    There'll be a community somewhere on this there web that'll be able to help out with that, and it won't be so exotic that it'd be indefinitely laid up because of some unobtainable part. Probably. Best advice would be to find the dedicated forum for them and see how much other people are complaining about parts availability, or if they have links to a shop so you can see what you're in for vis prices/shipping.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    pimento wrote: »
    Does anyone here have a classic car?
    As in, a really old but awesome car where the parts are incredibly hard to find; usually best sourced by finding another dilapidated car to use as a donor?

    pimento

    My Alfa's not that old ('74) and the parts aren't hard to find.. I just have to import them from England. There's always someone who can source parts for a car, it's just a matter of tracking them down.

    I ask for two reasons.
    One is the Lincoln I have is getting to the age where there are very, very few OEM parts, and the aftermarket is drying up.

    The other is because I really really really fucking want this:
    http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=419569233

    And parts for those have to be non-existent at this point.



    OOOOOOOO
    Or maybe one of these:
    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/unspecified/1918453.html

    That Mazda 323 was sold all over the world, parts for it should be reasonably plentiful, wrecking yards will be full of them.

    As for the RS200, please ensure you are sitting down if you ever bother to call up and ask for a price guide.

    With the 323 is, of course, not the general body work and other commonalities that can be found on all the 323s. It's with the drive train.

    The AWD drivetrain was also available in the Ford Laser of the same era, parts are reasonably easy to find here in Australia and in the UK. Shipping to the US might be a pain if they're not as common there.

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  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    pimento wrote: »
    Does anyone here have a classic car?
    As in, a really old but awesome car where the parts are incredibly hard to find; usually best sourced by finding another dilapidated car to use as a donor?

    pimento

    My Alfa's not that old ('74) and the parts aren't hard to find.. I just have to import them from England. There's always someone who can source parts for a car, it's just a matter of tracking them down.

    I ask for two reasons.
    One is the Lincoln I have is getting to the age where there are very, very few OEM parts, and the aftermarket is drying up.

    The other is because I really really really fucking want this:
    http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=419569233

    And parts for those have to be non-existent at this point.



    OOOOOOOO
    Or maybe one of these:
    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/unspecified/1918453.html

    That Mazda 323 was sold all over the world, parts for it should be reasonably plentiful, wrecking yards will be full of them.

    As for the RS200, please ensure you are sitting down if you ever bother to call up and ask for a price guide.

    With the 323 is, of course, not the general body work and other commonalities that can be found on all the 323s. It's with the drive train.

    The AWD drivetrain was also available in the Ford Laser of the same era, parts are reasonably easy to find here in Australia and in the UK. Shipping to the US might be a pain if they're not as common there.

    The Mercury Tracer is technically a Ford Laser, but it didn't come in AWD here in the US. We didn't get the Laser otherwise.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    The mind boggles at how the biggest car market in the world can be so extraordinarily insular and weird...

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  • pimentopimento New Donk CityRegistered User regular
    The mind boggles at how the biggest car market in the world can be so extraordinarily insular and weird...

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  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    The mind boggles at how the biggest car market in the world can be so extraordinarily insular and weird...

    During that timeframe and in that class of car, Ford US was selling a North American version of the Escort that was wholly different from the European version.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    jgeis wrote: »
    The mind boggles at how the biggest car market in the world can be so extraordinarily insular and weird...

    During that timeframe and in that class of car, Ford US was selling a North American version of the Escort that was wholly different from the European version.

    That was just an ugly body wrapped around the European Escort's drivetrain, though. Then they swapped to the Laser anyway from ~1990?

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  • L Ron HowardL Ron Howard Registered User regular
    And the Ford Probe GT has the same engine that was in the GTX, but there were no other AWD vehicles in the Ford/Mazda family here in the US.

    Is the Ford Probe the same as the Ford Laser?
    Also, remember that Dodge had a car here called the Laser, so maybe they couldn't call it that because the name was already taken?

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  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    The Plymouth Laser was one of three versions of the Mitsubishi Eclipse sold in the US. Or the Chrysler Laser was an upscale Dodge Daytona, from a few years earlier.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    And the Ford Probe GT has the same engine that was in the GTX, but there were no other AWD vehicles in the Ford/Mazda family here in the US.

    Is the Ford Probe the same as the Ford Laser?
    Also, remember that Dodge had a car here called the Laser, so maybe they couldn't call it that because the name was already taken?

    Nah, the Laser had redeeming features. The Probe was a bag of shit, almost as bad as the miserable disaster called the Cougar that came after it (which was literally the same car, only incredibly fucking ugly).

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  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    The later Ford Probe got those nice low displacement Mazda V6s and I love them.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    It's just a shame about trying to use said revvy V6 results in inadvertent lane changes thanks to the ridiculous torque steer...

    I quite like the idea of putting one of those tiny little Mitsubishi 1.5 litre V6s into something like a Lotus Elise.

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  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    edited February 13
    For your morning commute, have an all-motor, 330whp, 11.3 second 1/4 mile Honda Civic:

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  • pimentopimento New Donk CityRegistered User regular
    Or, if you can't find parts, just be Jay Leno.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    What did that guy say? ~$42k for the base model of the 3D laser scanner dealio? Then we 3D print a buck to make the casting dies off of and have our own alloy parts cast up?

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  • pimentopimento New Donk CityRegistered User regular
    Or use the scan to mill something out of billet, or 3D print it directly, or whatever's most appropriate for that part.

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  • intropintrop Registered User regular
    $40k will get you a scanner with accuracy and repeatability suitable to castings, case parts, etc. If you need machinery (bearing seats, pins, grooves, parametric locations, etc.) you'll need to employ a machinist or pay upward of $250k (and potentially much, much more depending on what you need) for a good CMM. Rule of thumb: $250k will get you down to about a thou (25 um) for small parts.

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    It's already tricky enough getting parts for the Subaru, which is supported by a company that presently exists and has a dealer network, plus a healthy number of backup parts in a warehouse somewhere. I cannot imagine how fun it must be to get parts for stuff like a pre-GM Saab or any number of even older legacy marques

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    introp wrote: »
    $40k will get you a scanner with accuracy and repeatability suitable to castings, case parts, etc. If you need machinery (bearing seats, pins, grooves, parametric locations, etc.) you'll need to employ a machinist or pay upward of $250k (and potentially much, much more depending on what you need) for a good CMM. Rule of thumb: $250k will get you down to about a thou (25 um) for small parts.

    Pfft, gimme a lathe and an end mill and I'll knock up something that's good enough.

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