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    Is anyone here into cars?



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    Sort of, I drive an 07 VW GTI. I love what it can do, I hate what it allows me to do

    I'm waiting to see if Jeep puts a better engine in the Wrangler and then I think I'll be moving to a Rubicon. The current engines are not well speced for the vehicles. The torque is in the wrong rpm range, the gas millage is horrible, etc.


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    It's time to get rid of my 16 year old car so I was at the Denver Auto Show today with my son. Thinking about a Subaru. Anyone know when the diesel boxer engine gets here?
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    no, cars are rather expensive tools that do a rather good job at getting people from A to B under their own steam (or petrol)

    you might as well ask whether anyone gets a buzz out of their soup mixer ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    no, cars are rather expensive tools that do a rather good job at getting people from A to B under their own steam (or petrol)

    you might as well ask whether anyone gets a buzz out of their soup mixer ?
    Mines got a spolier, a carbon hood, supercharger, tinted glass and a new front bumper. I spent 50 times the soup mixer value on accesories I dont need but its so cool. I will proceed to feed it to much electricity however and have to write it off.

    I will then buy a new soup mixer and do the same until I learn my lesson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantime
    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    no, cars are rather expensive tools that do a rather good job at getting people from A to B under their own steam (or petrol)

    you might as well ask whether anyone gets a buzz out of their soup mixer ?
    Mines got a spolier, a carbon hood, supercharger, tinted glass and a new front bumper. I spent 50 times the soup mixer value on accesories I dont need but its so cool. I will proceed to feed it to much electricity however and have to write it off.
    RC car ?
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    Soup Mixer :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantime
    Soup Mixer :-D
    Ohh, you were staying on that subject. For a moment I thought you had a souped up car, until you started talking about electricity. I then thought maybe an RC car, but nope...you were talking about a soup mixer Wonder what those things redline at...
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    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    Sort of, I drive an 07 VW GTI. I love what it can do, I hate what it allows me to do

    I'm waiting to see if Jeep puts a better engine in the Wrangler and then I think I'll be moving to a Rubicon. The current engines are not well speced for the vehicles. The torque is in the wrong rpm range, the gas millage is horrible, etc.
    Out of interest how do you make the transition from a GTI to a wrangler? They're two very different types of car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sox
    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    Sort of, I drive an 07 VW GTI. I love what it can do, I hate what it allows me to do

    I'm waiting to see if Jeep puts a better engine in the Wrangler and then I think I'll be moving to a Rubicon. The current engines are not well speced for the vehicles. The torque is in the wrong rpm range, the gas millage is horrible, etc.
    Out of interest how do you make the transition from a GTI to a wrangler? They're two very different types of car.
    Well I want something I can go off road with and also something that will help keep me out of as much trouble. I'm not sure how I'll react to such a transition however. Going from a GTI with DSG to a Wrangler with a normal auto (my wife doesn't drive a standard) will be a bit of a shock. I may just trade the GTI in for a Golf TDI with DSG and enjoy the high gas mileage. I have time to think about it.
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