JCC Brag About Your Car Here

Discussion in 'Community' started by Sarge, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Sarge Chosen One

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    Spring '99, I bought a brand new SC2 Saturn 3-door coupe off the dealer's lot, my first ever new car. Great mileage, fun to drive, comfortable, good looking, decent price, and reliable. Red Saturn carried me 234,700 miles since then. That's about the distance from the Earth to the moon. In less than 6 months, it will be old enough to vote.

    Then, late this summer, I hit a deer. [face_hypnotized]:eek:
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    She was starting to use oil, about a quart every 2000 miles, so it was time to think about letting her go. I took the hood off and pounded it with a hammer until it fit right, replaced a broken turn signal bulb for $4, and that was the last money I spent on that car. And she carried me on for about 5000 more miles until I found a replacement.

    I got $100 trade in, which is fair enough... but I feel like a traitor for trading in for a newer shinier model. :( That was a great car.
  2. poor yorick Ex-Mod

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    We have this beat-up old Chevy Avalanche that is on its last legs, but it runs.

    That's . . . that's all I've got. :(
  3. Diggy Force Ghost

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    My car is a Transformer.

    @Bowen I replied for you.
  4. Sarge Chosen One

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    Fare thee well, Red Saturn! And say hello to Blue Moon:
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    2017 Ford Mustang 2.3 liter 4 cylinder turbo, 310 hp 320 ft-lb torque, performance package, lightning blue with silver stripes. We're still in the awkward first date getting to know you phase, but I think I'm going to like her. There's a huge supply of aftermarket parts for Mustangs and I have lots of bolt-on mods in mind, after it's broken in. I put the vinyl stripes on the sides as soon as I got home from the dealer. The honeycomb grille is fairly awful and I've already chosen a new one. I feel so-so about the wheels; the originals will be good enough for snow tires, but I'm looking for something I like better for summer tires. This thing has lots of potential.
  5. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager

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    I've got a 2008 Nissan X-Terra that only has ~38,000 miles on it.
    I bought it when I lived in WV and I was tired of getting stuck in the snow. It's a bit of overkill in NYC. I should probably get of her, but she was my first major purchase I made on my own and I'm kinda attached.
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  6. Darth Punk Force Ghost

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    How's the deer doing?
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  7. COMPNOR Jedi Master

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    With those LeMans and GT stripes, you need a set of wheels that harken back to the old Shelby Mustangs. And raised white letter tires!
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  8. Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod

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    I have a 2005 Kia Spectre that I bought used in 2011. Been a great car so far. His name is Bal. Short for Balrog.
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  9. Ender Sai Chosen One

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  10. Darth Punk Force Ghost

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  11. Sarge Chosen One

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    My first car was a VW GTI, bought it used back around 92. Those things handle beautifully.

    Of course, mine had the steering wheel over on the driver's side where God intended it to go.


    I love the looks of the old chrome "Bullitt" wheels, but they're not light. I'm looking for ways to cut down on the weight; the new Mustang is almost a thousand pounds heavier than my Saturn was. (That's about 450 kg in commie units.) A set of Advanti Svelto wheels in silver finish is my leading candidate right now. I don't need to decide until spring arrives and the snow melts in March or April.
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  12. Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master

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    a car described in superlative terms as

    "a perfectly adequate family car for most people, most of the time"
    "relatively responsive despite its unimpressive power figures"
    "its design is not what sells it"
    "accelerates in satisfactory fashion"

    but the kicker: 8.7 inches of ground clearance with a relatively low center of gravity. It's what you need for those third-world quality Chicago streets, and it's what makes the Outback great in snow.
  13. EHT New Films Manager

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    I drive a Lamborghini Huracan 2011 Toyota Camry LE with alloy wheels.
  14. darth_gersh Jedi Master

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  15. anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms

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    2013 Toyota Prius. Gets around 48 mpg on the highway.
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  16. jabberwalkie Jedi Master

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    Tire Rack should have weights listed for the wheels they sell on their website. A lot more electronic and safety required stuff on the Mustang than your Saturn had most likely. How much does the ecoboost stang weigh?
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  17. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    I've probably got a claim for the oldest car used on two continents. Bought my 1985 VW Golf as an ex-demo model from a VW/Jaguar dealer in 1985 in the US and brought it with me when I moved to the UK. It probably should have gone to automobile heaven years ago but it's still going strong. These days it's mostly used for local trips (grocery shopping, etc).
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  18. poor yorick Ex-Mod

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    How did you handle the steering-wheel-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-car problem?
  19. slightly_unhinged Jedi Master

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    I've just fitted mine with new spark plugs & coil pack. Poor old thing was misfiring on hard acceleration; hoping that will fix the problem. It's raining and the roads are too busy to test it properly (it was always fine unless trying to overtake something quickly or getting up to speed in a hurry joining a motorway) but I'll take it for a spin tomorrow and take a pic. Nothing to be proud of - 2008 Ford Focus - but it's my first car and I'm growing quite fond of it.
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  20. Sarge Chosen One

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    3600 lb for the Ecoboost, 52/48 front/rear. Original wheels are about 30 lb, Sveltos are about 21. If I do all the mods I want, the car should be about 150 lb lighter, and about 51/49.

    Yeah, the electronics have come a long way in the last few years. It will probably be a year before I figure out what to do with half of it.
  21. Diggy Force Ghost

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    Not a car guy by any stretch, but we've had this for about a year, and it's a pleasure to drive. It has a surprising amount of pep considering it's size (it seats 7)

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  22. Violent Violet Menace JCC mod and temp-host of International Interview

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    Well, considering Infiniti is Nissan's premium brand, it better have pep. You've paid for that pep, my friend. :p
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  23. Zapdos Jedi Grand Master

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    i sold my car two years ago, cus this city i live in now is so small. now my feet are my car. they're more reliable anyway. and cheaper to run. and it's quicker to change into winter boots than winter tires. probably got more horse power too
  24. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    It's only a problem if you do a lot of passing, like on a motorway. I don't so I haven't really had any problems driving. Where I get nailed is having to take tickets or push buttons on gates to get in/out of car parks. I worked at a place where you had to put your ID badge up to a sensor to get in the car park and press a button to get out. I had to run around the car to do the ID but a cheap collapsible lightsaber found in a local sale works a treat for the buttons - and it fits in the side pocket of the passenger door since the blade collapses down.
  25. jabberwalkie Jedi Master

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    That's heavier than I thought it would be. Did you get the Ford Performance tune offered by the dealer? I think judging by the numbers you posted on did. What other mods are you planning on?


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