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1966 Austin Healey Sprite... Roll Eyes

I wasn't at all sober when I made this decision. I'd probably be better off just burning $1200.

My buddy is selling this for a friend that desperately needs the money. The car is a complete basket-case. I'm so mad at myself I don't even know where to start.

The plan is to get it running and "lot driving" and hopefully sell it on later in the winter to someone looking for a spring project. With any luck I can get rid of it for the same price I paid for it.

If anyone is looking to rekindle their youth with a god awful British sports car, let me know... Its in my storage unit here in Richmond. Special price of only $750 for WS Forum members. Sold as is, where is.
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Originally posted by RVARob:
1966 Austin Healey Sprite... Roll Eyes

I wasn't at all sober when I made this decision. I'd probably be better off just burning $1200.

My buddy is selling this for a friend that desperately needs the money. The car is a complete basket-case. I'm so mad at myself I don't even know where to start.

The plan is to get it running and "lot driving" and hopefully sell it on later in the winter to someone looking for a spring project. With any luck I can get rid of it for the same price I paid for it.

If anyone is looking to rekindle their youth with a god awful British sports car, let me know... Its in my storage unit here in Richmond. Special price of only $750 for WS Forum members. Sold as is, where is.

bunny 1-800-Kars for Kids
1-800-Kars for Kids
1-800-Kars for Kids, donate your car today.bunny
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by FL Wino:

Only had 8 BMW's in my life time jalopy
6 Jags Best the XKR
3 Porsches
2 Audi's [the worst was in the 80's]


Two Audi's as well...SUCKED!

Five MB's.
I currently have an Audi Q5 3.0 with the s-line styling. It's my favorite car to date and we have had 1 BMW and 4 MB's. My wife is currently looking to trade in her MB when her lease is up and get an Audi.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
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Originally posted by RVARob:
1966 Austin Healey Sprite... Roll Eyes

I wasn't at all sober when I made this decision. I'd probably be better off just burning $1200.

My buddy is selling this for a friend that desperately needs the money. The car is a complete basket-case. I'm so mad at myself I don't even know where to start.

The plan is to get it running and "lot driving" and hopefully sell it on later in the winter to someone looking for a spring project. With any luck I can get rid of it for the same price I paid for it.

If anyone is looking to rekindle their youth with a god awful British sports car, let me know... Its in my storage unit here in Richmond. Special price of only $750 for WS Forum members. Sold as is, where is.

bunny 1-800-Kars for Kids
1-800-Kars for Kids
1-800-Kars for Kids, donate your car today.bunny

I believe the jingle says 1-877...
Listening to it makes me want to pull a 187. Smile
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Took my CTS-V coupe in for an oil change. The 2016 is only available as a sedan. HP has been boosted to 640. One year left on my three year lease. As of now, I expect I'll stick with the CTS-V. I hope they offer it as a coupe for 2017.

I was driving behind a high Jeep on I-95 and a truck tire piece passed between its wheels. I had no time to react but I knew my car wouldn't clear it. At 75, I swerved hard to the right then hard left to avoid it. I was expecting some fishtail ing but there was not a hint of any. It was like riding on rails. I drove one on a racetrack and it convinced me.


Need better specs on car!
What is trunk capacity in wine cases?
How many miles to a case?
Do decanters in trunk off set case load?
Is trunk air conditioned?
I haven't bought a car in 17 years - we're starting to look now. I'm kinda interested in a Subaru and am curious about the driver assist feature you can get. I'm sure lots of cars have them - I'm just wondering whether people like them or turn them off. It does collision avoidance (brakes if a car is stopped in front of you), lane drift warnings, cruise control adjustment (slows if you're in slower traffic and speeds up when it clears). Do you have this a car you own now? Do you use it or just turn it off?
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Originally posted by aphilla:
I haven't bought a car in 17 years - we're starting to look now. I'm kinda interested in a Subaru and am curious about the driver assist feature you can get. I'm sure lots of cars have them - I'm just wondering whether people like them or turn them off. It does collision avoidance (brakes if a car is stopped in front of you), lane drift warnings, cruise control adjustment (slows if you're in slower traffic and speeds up when it clears). Do you have this a car you own now? Do you use it or just turn it off?


collision avoidance is somethign you would never ever want to turn off.

the machine is so much faster at reaction then you'll EVER be.

the algorithm is fairly smart, ie it calculates the distance of teh car in front of you and speed you're going and knows the minimum stopping force you'd need before you will collide.

basically if the thing turns on, you've already passed the point of driver intervention and you would most likely have crashed if you stepped on the brake 1-2 seconds after recognizing.
I still have 8 1/2 months left on my 3 year lease, but I've been looking at a few cars. The most impressive I've found is the 2016 CTS-V with 640 HP. I hope they make it in a coupe for 2017. According to the latest Road @ Track, it's faster than the BMW M5 (3.5 0-60, 11.6 1/4 mile) and handles better (.98 g). From looking at both, it's way more luxurious with a Pininfarina-designed interior. I can't think of any other car I'd want.
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Originally posted by aphilla:
...am curious about the driver assist feature you can get. I'm sure lots of cars have them - I'm just wondering whether people like them or turn them off. ...


Mixed feelings here. Agree with g-man on collision mitigation braking. No sense turning it off. If you use it once in a real-world scenario you've paid for it. Keep in mind that these systems don't guarantee you won't crash, only that the "may" mitigate a potential collision.

That said, I find most collision "warning" systems, even set to the least sensitive (farthest away) setting, tend to go off at inappropriate times. Mine goes off occasionally as I start up a grade. If I could turn it off without having a "trouble light" on the dash, I would.

Lane departure warning. Turned off in my ride. Absolute pain in the ass.

Lane keep assist. Useful, under certain circumstances. I use it occasionally.

Radar cruise control. Never ever use it. I don't use cruise control except for long trips when I need to stretch a leg for a few minutes.

Rear cross traffic monitor. Wonderful invention. Especially when backing out between two larger vehicles.

Blind spot monitors. Good stuff. I turn the sound off, but the visual prompt is helpful.

PH
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Originally posted by aphilla:
I haven't bought a car in 17 years - we're starting to look now. I'm kinda interested in a Subaru and am curious about the driver assist feature you can get. I'm sure lots of cars have them - I'm just wondering whether people like them or turn them off. It does collision avoidance (brakes if a car is stopped in front of you), lane drift warnings, cruise control adjustment (slows if you're in slower traffic and speeds up when it clears). Do you have this a car you own now? Do you use it or just turn it off?


My wife got a Forrester about 15 months ago. She loves it. It has the backup camera thing, but I don't think it has the other stuff. But the ride is nice. Good luck on your search.
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze: AND ME
Lane departure warning. Use it sparingly

Lane keep assist. Sparingly. Idiots in Florida goof it up.

Radar cruise control. Always on long trip. Helps me be more aware

Rear cross traffic monitor. Wonderful invention. Especially when backing out between two larger vehicles. I also have top down and shows everything around me, when I will back into and then for a bit shows where I will go when in drive

Blind spot monitors. Good stuff. I turn the sound ON but the visual prompt is helpful.

PH


Good devices.

Cameras will be standard in 2018 models
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by aphilla:
...am curious about the driver assist feature you can get. I'm sure lots of cars have them - I'm just wondering whether people like them or turn them off. ...


Mixed feelings here. Agree with g-man on collision mitigation braking. No sense turning it off. If you use it once in a real-world scenario you've paid for it. Keep in mind that these systems don't guarantee you won't crash, only that the "may" mitigate a potential collision.

That said, I find most collision "warning" systems, even set to the least sensitive (farthest away) setting, tend to go off at inappropriate times. Mine goes off occasionally as I start up a grade. If I could turn it off without having a "trouble light" on the dash, I would.

Lane departure warning. Turned off in my ride. Absolute pain in the ass.

Lane keep assist. Useful, under certain circumstances. I use it occasionally.

Radar cruise control. Never ever use it. I don't use cruise control except for long trips when I need to stretch a leg for a few minutes.

Rear cross traffic monitor. Wonderful invention. Especially when backing out between two larger vehicles.

Blind spot monitors. Good stuff. I turn the sound off, but the visual prompt is helpful.

PH


Thanks, that's helpful. I guess I need to figure out how configurable all this stuff is on the car I'm looking at. It all seems valuable to me, but I hate getting in a car that has some annoying thing I can't turn off.
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Originally posted by aphilla:
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by aphilla:
...am curious about the driver assist feature you can get. I'm sure lots of cars have them - I'm just wondering whether people like them or turn them off. ...


Mixed feelings here. Agree with g-man on collision mitigation braking. No sense turning it off. If you use it once in a real-world scenario you've paid for it. Keep in mind that these systems don't guarantee you won't crash, only that the "may" mitigate a potential collision.

That said, I find most collision "warning" systems, even set to the least sensitive (farthest away) setting, tend to go off at inappropriate times. Mine goes off occasionally as I start up a grade. If I could turn it off without having a "trouble light" on the dash, I would.

Lane departure warning. Turned off in my ride. Absolute pain in the ass.

Lane keep assist. Useful, under certain circumstances. I use it occasionally.

Radar cruise control. Never ever use it. I don't use cruise control except for long trips when I need to stretch a leg for a few minutes.

Rear cross traffic monitor. Wonderful invention. Especially when backing out between two larger vehicles.

Blind spot monitors. Good stuff. I turn the sound off, but the visual prompt is helpful.

PH


Thanks, that's helpful. I guess I need to figure out how configurable all this stuff is on the car I'm looking at. It all seems valuable to me, but I hate getting in a car that has some annoying thing I can't turn off.


Each of these have an on off button on the dash. Simple!! Easy!! A one year old can do it!! The default is "Off".
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Originally posted by FL Wino:
Each of these have an on off button on the dash. Simple!! Easy!! A one year old can do it!! The default is "Off".


Factory default is "on" for every electronic safety geegaw in my car, and as I mentioned in my earlier post, when turning off some of this stuff, you get an annoying light on the dash.

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by FL Wino:
Each of these have an on off button on the dash. Simple!! Easy!! A one year old can do it!! The default is "Off".


Factory default is "on" for every electronic safety geegaw in my car, and as I mentioned in my earlier post, when turning off some of this stuff, you get an annoying light on the dash.

PH


What do you have?
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Tesla called me wanting to buy my p85 as it was in the top 3% of 2013 models according to their service records, and offered me a pretty good trade-in value, so I upgraded to a tesla p90D with autopilot..... Just an amazing car and I love it even more than my version 1.0 model.


The 100D will be coming out soon as well (not that there's a reason for it, the 90 is fast enough!). I have heard from a good source though that the 90D's Ludicrous mode will be superseded by the 100D's Plaid.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Tesla called me wanting to buy my p85 as it was in the top 3% of 2013 models according to their service records, and offered me a pretty good trade-in value, so I upgraded to a tesla p90D with autopilot..... Just an amazing car and I love it even more than my version 1.0 model.


The 100D will be coming out soon as well (not that there's a reason for it, the 90 is fast enough!). I have heard from a good source though that the 90D's Ludicrous mode will be superseded by the 100D's Plaid.

i was thinking about holding out for the 100D, but i was so impressed by the autopilot, that i didn't really want to wait, and they made it worth it with the trade in value they offered.
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Originally posted by g-man:
do you guys follow tesla's home battery packs?

I'm tempted to get a few for teh house

tho, i do have a little worry about that big lithium ion batteries seem to catch fire once a month. (not just teslas)

We thought about getting some when we did the house remodel, but ultimately decided to pass. Will see how the reviews shake out over time and may revisit.
I hate low front air dams.

So low that they can get caught on the F&^king parking stoppers in a parking place.

Just partially ripped off my front dam on one Saturday night.

either dump the f(&king parking stoppers or raise the height of the dam or have a quick disconnect so you won't rip the thing off when you back up.

We need a Madder Than Hell Thread!!!
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Originally posted by Vinaigre:
Just test drove a Tesla model S 90D,
I can say I'm impressed !!
The wait time for the X is kinda long... we'll see, might go for the S in the mean time.


I have an s85 and it is by far the best car I have ever owned. Range is incredible- but winter cuts into it. Highly recommend. If you have any real world questions, let me know and I'd be happy to answer them- here or privately.

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