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NSMB Automotive Thread ( Q&A, Car Porn, etc)

Nov. 30, 2018, 11:05 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Why didn't you just trade it in for a new CX5 turbo? Jeez........

Because it has a very low trade in value let alone resale without the repairs right now. And a CX3/5s has blind spots I dont like.

That and nothing screams mid life crisis like a hopped up 12 yr old sleepy sedan.

Dec. 3, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
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Sucks to hear about your car issues shogun. I was thinking about this thread when I heard an ad for Freeway Mazda on the radio today touting their top notch customer service and had to laugh a little bit. Did you try squaring things with the service manager or were to just happy to gtfot?

Dec. 3, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
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Any Subaru people here? Bought an '08 2.5i auto 5dr Impreza in July for cheap. Had a bunch of issues right away, all pretty simple. Just rolled 160km, the head gaskets are visually OK,  didn't use any oil over a 5000km interval so I think it's good for awhile. 

I can see why people put up with the quirks though, I like the thing.

Dec. 3, 2018, 9:08 p.m.
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^GF is a Subaru fan.  She's now onto her second Impreza wagon. Think she had an Outback wagon before. Parents had a Legacy.

Her '04 Impreza wagon is at the point where it needs a bunch of work done.  She picked up a new '19 Impreza wagon two weeks ago.  I was almost able to convince her to get a M3 AWD...

Anyway, have an '04 Impreza Outback Sport Wagon looking to unload for cheap.  Stock rims on WRG3s or HakR2s on steels or a set of Contis with 100km on them.  All 16" size tyres.

Dec. 4, 2018, 5:43 a.m.
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Posted by: Endur-Bro

^GF is a Subaru fan.  She's now onto her second Impreza wagon. Think she had an Outback wagon before. Parents had a Legacy.

Her '04 Impreza wagon is at the point where it needs a bunch of work done.  She picked up a new '19 Impreza wagon two weeks ago.  I was almost able to convince her to get a M3 AWD...

Anyway, have an '04 Impreza Outback Sport Wagon looking to unload for cheap.  Stock rims on WRG3s or HakR2s on steels or a set of Contis with 100km on them.  All 16" size tyres.

Ha, the '08 is actually my GF's car as well. Those new ones look decent.

Dec. 4, 2018, 10:33 a.m.
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Posted by: Endur-Bro

Her '04 Impreza wagon is at the point where it needs a bunch of work done.  She picked up a new '19 Impreza wagon two weeks ago.  I was almost able to convince her to get a M3 AWD...

Damn.. so close eh?

Jan. 4, 2019, 11:21 a.m.
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Any real world experience with late 90s/early 2000s Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cummins Diesel trucks?

Thinking about purchasing one; Adam West says no. Go with the 1/2 ton gasser  

I’ve outgrown my 1/4-1/3 ton vehicle. 

This would be a secondary/tertiary vehicle. Mainly for recreational and (around the house) work purposes. 

Unsure if I have the stomache to take another new vehicle into the woods.

Jan. 4, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
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solid trucks  as far as I've seen. A couple operators I know still use them to haul their back hoes around. Too loud and smelly for me.

Jan. 14, 2019, 1:18 p.m.
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Posted by: Endur-Bro

Any real world experience with late 90s/early 2000s Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cummins Diesel trucks?

Thinking about purchasing one; Adam West says no. Go with the 1/2 ton gasser  

I’ve outgrown my 1/4-1/3 ton vehicle. 

This would be a secondary/tertiary vehicle. Mainly for recreational and (around the house) work purposes. 

Unsure if I have the stomache to take another new vehicle into the woods.

Unsure of the block orientation in that but my friend has an '05 Ram2500 with 130,000km and needed a new block since with the big straight six, the #6 cylinder doesnt get the cooling it needs as its at the firewall and will fail in some way.  He didnt even chip or mod it yet.

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