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What Kinda Of Car You Drive?


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#1 Twistshifter2

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 01:30 PM

Just wondering about cars people drive around here.

I have a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO

With 19 Inch Enkei Rims
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Running about low 12.s in the 1/4 mile
want to get a low 11.
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Posted 12 May 2006 - 02:24 PM

2001 Chevy Malibu

Nothing custom, except for the remote starter my grandfather put in a couple years ago.

Edited by yano, 12 May 2006 - 02:36 PM.


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Posted 12 May 2006 - 08:49 PM

I personally have 2 1985 Honda CRXs, and a 1978 Chevy Stepside.

But we have tons of other cars in various stages of repair. Our yard is basically a junkyard. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 08:54 PM

I bet those little CRX's get good gas mileage.
My aunt had one and it got good fuel mileage.

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 09:05 PM

Yes they get great mileage, one gets 40 and the other gets 50. (Different engine versions- 8 valve/12 valve). They are also kinda fun to race around a little bit also. Theyre basically set up for it already. Just stock will make a good 1/4 mile.

One thing I was thinking of doing was taking the transmission, drivetrain, transfer case, and rear axle out of one of those Civic hatchbacks-the 4WD kind-and making a 4WD CRX. It'd be a nice sports car that'd go anywhere! It'd be nice for winter driving too, with all these dirt roads.

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 10:46 PM

Yes they get great mileage, one gets 40 and the other gets 50. (Different engine versions- 8 valve/12 valve). They are also kinda fun to race around a little bit also. Theyre basically set up for it already. Just stock will make a good 1/4 mile.

One thing I was thinking of doing was taking the transmission, drivetrain, transfer case, and rear axle out of one of those Civic hatchbacks-the 4WD kind-and making a 4WD CRX. It'd be a nice sports car that'd go anywhere! It'd be nice for winter driving too, with all these dirt roads.

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With as much snow as you get up there it might be worth it.

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I remmeber a cartoon that was made during the construction of the Alcan highway, there was a pup tent with two pairs of bare feet sticking out or the front and two mosquitos taller than the pup tent, one of them says to the other "let's eat one of them now, and take the other with us for later".

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 11:12 PM

We have a isuzu rodeo 94 model. Its getting around 15 mpg. Luckily we dont drive enough so gas prices do effect us but not like most people. A car that got 30 would be nice though. We also have a diesel dually(cummins engine a dodge 3500) that gets 18mpg. I cant figure out what makes a little SUV get less than a big truck even if it was a gas model.

Edited by cowsgonemadd3, 12 May 2006 - 11:13 PM.


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Posted 12 May 2006 - 11:21 PM

I have a phone and a Posted Image cab #.

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 02:36 AM

What gets me is that we went to a Dodge dealer to buy a part for my uncles truck, and in the meantime we went out and looked at one of the new dodge cars. (forgot the name) This salesperson comes running out saying how great the car is and all that other normal junk. My grandpa was with us so he asks how many MPG this thing gets, and the sales person gets all excited and says 29 mpg like its the best thing in the world. We all started laughing and my grandpa says he wouldnt be bragging about that kind of fuel mileage if it were his car. The salespersons all confused and asks why not. My grandpa responds that 20 years ago he bought a car that got 50 mpg (the CRX). The guy couldnt think of anything to say after that. :thumbsup:

Whats really sad is in the ~1930 you could buy a chevy car that got 30mpg. (This is about 75 yrs ago.) In 1985, honda had the CRX, 50mpg, about 50 yrs later. Now, the full 75 yrs since, people are going around bragging they get 20 and 30 mpg, when it was almost twice that 20 years ago!

And according to some national survey thing the US has the lowest MPG rating than ANY OTHER COUNTRY. This is just sad.

If everyones car had a cold air intake, a carburator that used gas fumes instead of straight gas, no exhaust pipe (or at least a straightpipe) then we'd all be running around with 75mpg. :flowers:

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 04:16 AM

Running about low 12.s in the 1/4 mile
want to get a low 11.

Get a motorcycle. :flowers:

A stock Suzuki Hayabusa will run 9 second quarter miles @ 145 MPH :trumpet: , and you can buy one brand-spankin-new for around $11,000 :P :thumbsup:

If you put a couple of thousand dollars into it, it shouldn't be too hard to get it into the 8 second range :cool: :inlove: :)

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 09:04 AM

Yeah but look at the (ugly lol) crx's and then look at the heavy nice looking trucks and suvs and even cars now days. We have more horspower than we need in cars. They can go faster than they need to. Your never getting over 100 and if you can you should not for safety reasons.

I read it only takes like 15 horsepower to get to freeway speeds with the right gear ratio.

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 11:04 AM

Right now i'm driving a 2002 Mini Cooper (not S, unfortunately).
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Soon, my dad's going to let me start driving his baby... A '72 Lotus Elan ........ *drool*
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Those are Gt4 renders of our cars, which look pretty much exactly the same as the ones we own (with subtle differences in the Elan, since the gt4 is a '62).

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 11:14 AM

I drive a 1985 Chevy Celebrity. No pics as of yet, but picture the Bluesmobile with a shiny metalic blue paint job. And slightly less boxy.

The only features of note are trunk and hood lights, which were apperantly pretty rare on 85s.

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 11:32 AM

a 2000 dodge mini van

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 11:32 AM

Right now i'm driving a 2002 Mini Cooper (not S, unfortunately).

Soon, my dad's going to let me start driving his baby... A '72 Lotus Elan ........ *drool*

Sweet cars! :thumbsup:

So, what kind of mileage do you get?




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