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Forum: Car Talk
09-25-2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By AbusiveWombat

Reliability of a sub $3000 car?

I'm looking into purchasing a car that is under $3000 as a DD but I'm concerned about the reliability. I'm not looking for anything flashy. Civic, Corolla,etc. Just something that is cheap and can...
Forum: Car Talk
09-12-2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,477
Posted By AbusiveWombat

Here's page I recently read: ...

Here's page I recently read:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_turbine

Microturbine efficency: 25-35% (similar to gas/diesel)

but a microturbine + cogeneration system (steam generator using...
Forum: Car Talk
09-12-2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,712
Posted By AbusiveWombat

Just a simple point. The Volt makes as much...

Just a simple point. The Volt makes as much financial sense as purchasing a BMW. Even the Prius is a tough financial choice over a base Civic. The real draw of the car is to provide avenue off...
Forum: Car Talk
02-06-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,957
Posted By AbusiveWombat

IMO, it's overpriced. At $39-40k, I'll take a C6.

IMO, it's overpriced. At $39-40k, I'll take a C6.
Forum: Car Talk
01-18-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,514
Posted By AbusiveWombat

I find it amazing that people complain about the...

I find it amazing that people complain about the weight of this car. This is a car that turned a faster lap around the Ring than a Z06, which happens to be 600+ pounds lighter. So what is actually...
Forum: Car Talk
01-17-2008, 08:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,832
Posted By AbusiveWombat

If the CR knocks 2 seconds off of the lap times...

If the CR knocks 2 seconds off of the lap times at some track, I wonder what a standard S2000+blower would have done to the lap times. IMO, an S2000+blower is much more desirable car than the CR.
Forum: Car Talk
08-29-2007, 03:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,212
Posted By AbusiveWombat

not yet, but I've heard rumors that along with...

not yet, but I've heard rumors that along with the 2.0 TDI that will arrive next year that audi may bring the 3.0 TDI.
Forum: Car Talk
08-22-2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,212
Posted By AbusiveWombat

I'm eye balling the 2008 A4 with the 3.0TDI V6. ...

I'm eye balling the 2008 A4 with the 3.0TDI V6. 250hp / 350 ft-lbs and 30mpg city.
Forum: Car Talk
08-21-2007, 07:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,325
Posted By AbusiveWombat

And for even less you could have a Z06 with even...

And for even less you could have a Z06 with even more performance. The problem is that an AM will turn heads everywhere you go...the Z06 and 911 won't.
Forum: Car Talk
08-02-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By AbusiveWombat

I agree with rockville, if you want to reduce...

I agree with rockville, if you want to reduce fuel consumption and promote fuel efficiency then increase the price of fuel through a larger gas tax.

Here was an interesting article from C&D:...
Forum: Car Talk
06-07-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,115
Posted By AbusiveWombat

If every American switched 1 light bulb to a...

If every American switched 1 light bulb to a compact fluorescent bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and...
Forum: Car Talk
04-23-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By AbusiveWombat

Stroll by the Fit and Versa forums and you'll see...

Stroll by the Fit and Versa forums and you'll see that the average driver is not getting 40mpg. Fit is 32-36mpg and the Versa is low 30s. Neither is anywhere near 40.
Forum: Car Talk
03-06-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By AbusiveWombat

My wife and I considered getting a car there. ...

My wife and I considered getting a car there. Then we saw the prices. One car that stuck out for me was a Scion xB. Only because I was as the Scion dealer the day before. Carmax's used price was...
Forum: Car Talk
02-16-2007, 07:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,021
Posted By AbusiveWombat

I'm 6' 2", my father is 6'0", and my...

I'm 6' 2", my father is 6'0", and my father-in-law is 6'5". We were able to all fit in my EVO with my father-in-law in the backseat.
Forum: Car Talk
02-05-2007, 06:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,945
Posted By AbusiveWombat

I read somewhere that they staggered the tire...

I read somewhere that they staggered the tire size to combat understeer.
Forum: Car Talk
02-05-2007, 05:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,945
Posted By AbusiveWombat

[QUOTE=Umrswimr,Feb 2 2007, 02:18 PM] Somebody...

[QUOTE=Umrswimr,Feb 2 2007, 02:18 PM] Somebody actually find me a $29k Evo.
Forum: Car Talk
01-23-2007, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By AbusiveWombat

Doubtful that it will be anywhere near 3200#. ...

Doubtful that it will be anywhere near 3200#. Edmunds lists the GT coupe as 3356#. Add to that DOHCs, 6spd, hi-preformance brakes...etc and you're looking at another overweight muscle car. Until...
Forum: Car Talk
01-12-2007, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,083
Posted By AbusiveWombat

:iagree: I'll add: - How about making...

:iagree:

I'll add:

- How about making the show entertaining rather than a glorified 30 minute commercial?
- How about some real opinions?

If you want some stories the C6 vette has lots. ...
Forum: Car Talk
01-08-2007, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By AbusiveWombat

Found the answer. The accord coupe concept. ...

Found the answer. The accord coupe concept.
http://www.autoblog.com/2007/01/08/detroit...-coupe-concept/ (http://www.autoblog.com/2007/01/08/detroit-auto-show-honda-accord-coupe-concept/)
Forum: Car Talk
01-08-2007, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By AbusiveWombat

Anyone have the details on this Honda car?

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/

The picture is the first in the series where you only see the rear 3/4 shot. There's no other details yet. My guess is that later today or this week we'll see...
Forum: Car Talk
12-19-2006, 07:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,437
Posted By AbusiveWombat

Funny, I had the exact opposite. 50k miles with...

Funny, I had the exact opposite. 50k miles with no mechanical problems and I'm still on the stock clutch. This car has been more reliable then my 98' Prelude. The only problems I've had are:
-...
Forum: Car Talk
11-17-2006, 06:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 931
Posted By AbusiveWombat

You're a wise man rockville. I've never really...

You're a wise man rockville. I've never really considered that approach to buying a used car but it makes total sense. Thanks for the pearl of wisdom. :thumbup:
Forum: Car Talk
11-07-2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,257
Posted By AbusiveWombat

What do you care if people opt to purchase a...

What do you care if people opt to purchase a tricked out, overpriced, mugen civic si over a similarly priced and faster EVO, WRX, or MS3?

On a side note, I find it interesting that a Porsche fan...
Forum: Car Talk
10-19-2006, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,620
Posted By AbusiveWombat

The trial is making headlines... ...

The trial is making headlines...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061019/tc_nm/crime_ferrari_dc_2

Interesting he would turn down the plea bargain of 2 years and 4 months. Seems like a heck of a...
Forum: Car Talk
10-11-2006, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By AbusiveWombat

The times I've seen for the auto are 13.5-14.0. ...

The times I've seen for the auto are 13.5-14.0. These fall directly inline with the S2000 times (if not a bit faster). My guess is that you'll lose. I've never seen a mag record a 13.5 for the...
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