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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by quantico, Sep 27, 2020.
I’d buy a brand new 1978 Celica for 10K
Yes, I was aware of the manuals on SE's but then they have all the extra crap as standard that I don't care for. I'm a radio and heater option kinda of a guy. As far as radios go though, I'm OK with an am/fm vs just am. I just can't see paying for stuff that will never get used.
I did consider the SE's at one time, but used ones are very rare. At least in my area.
I stumbled across Scotty Kilmer too. He drives me nuts. If only he'd just say what the title of his clip is about and cut out all the BS and arm waving. LOL!
NOTHING sounds like an AIR COOLED 911 NOTHING
2013 base model 4x4 Tacoma, base model 4cyl. Manual windows, locks, tranny, but with a factory touch screen, 23,000 miles.
2017 Ford Fiesta, manual everything, 40 mpg. It’s a three year old car I bought for $5,000. No pic.
I have a thing for little base model trucks. I bought one of the last Rangers made and came across this 1999 Frontier with 65,000 miles and cold AC. I totaled the Ranger and gave the Frontier to my sister to drive back and forth to work and school.
That 1990s car wouldn't meet 2020 regulatory requirements. Once they put in the screen for the mandatory backup camera it wouldn't cost much more to add other functions. And what seemed like good gas mileage 25 years ago wouldn't be good enough today. Even if a 1990s Corolla/Civic met the average mileage requirements car makers need even small basic cars to get much better mileage to make up for the big V8 vehicles they sell. Meeting 2020 regulations drives up the prices. I am sure someone in the auto design business could make a long list of other reasons a 1990s car would be illegal today.
Why do you need more than 6 rounds in a handgun? When I was a kid, everyone had revolvers. Oh right, it’s not about need.
On kind of a reverse thought to this, I wonder if we could ever get car folks to support our cause by saying, if they limit our mag capacity, what’s to say they won’t limit your horsepower? Who am I kidding, we can’t even get some hunters to support that.
My son just bought a 1973 International Scout yesterday, this truck had been in storage the last 10 years and is mechanically sound. Its an awesome vehicle that has none of today's electronics, going to have the body restored. Simple, reliable and will go just about anywhere.
"mandatory backup camera", as in 'mandated' by the government? If so, I didn't know that, but would not be surprised.
I'd love to find me one of those.
I just looked it up. My 1970 Corolla had 73 horse power. My 2004 Avalon has 210 horsepower. The difference in horse power is totally irrelevant with the clogged streets of my city. It takes me over 1 hour to drive 13 miles to Kaiser when it is daylight AND there is no rush hour!
GET OFF MY LAWN, YOU YOUNG WHIPPERSNAPPER! LOL
am currently driving my first automatic trans auto after realizing that traffic and hills would eat a clutch in weeks. aside from stabbing the brake with left foot in panic situations I find the auto to be pretty good. times change and while I never thought I'd go this route it works for me under current conditions. yes, I realize you can't buy a Delco trans overhaul kit for $35 anymore but nothing is what it was 50 yrs. ago.
Ford's EcoBoost V6's are excellent motors. I drove the Silverado with the 2.7L turbo 4-banger and it too seemed plenty capable. My Silverado has the basic V6. It has similar output to the smaller 4.8 V8 they used to have. It gets 24mpg. It pulls a utility trailer or a small boat without complaining. It's simple and reliable. And cheap. Everything I need a truck for. Would I have been happier with a 5.3 or 6.2 V8, or a 8- or 10-speed trans? Maybe, it would be more fun to have more HP, but if I needed to tow or haul anything heavier I'd just get a 3/4 or 1-ton.
The only thing I really miss about having a V8 is the sound. That cannot be reproduced by anything with fewer cylindfers.
On the cheaper side, my DD is a Kia Forte GT with a turbo 4-banger and 6-speed manual. I got it for less than $20k. That car is all the fun I need on a daily basis and didn't break the bank. But even that has all the modern techie doodads that just aren't necessary, IMHO.
Soon these new cars with GPS will know and record when you're speeding over the limit anywhere...go to renew your registration and they will download the info, gotta pay the fines before they renew you:
'Well, it seems you were 12 over in a school zone back in February, then 21 over on I-10 in April...your fines total $425.00 + registration fee of $150.00, will that be credit or debit?'
I can see all cars with some kind of gov't mandatory 'OnStar' system that allows police to disable the vehicle, or limit the max speed, in order to stop high speed chases and thefts, too...
My 2020 Ford Escape has a 1.5 liter turbocharged engine. It's times aren't the best, but it will hit 100 fairly quickly and easily, if I need it to.
That's when I'll go back to a 68 cougar.
yeah, rare find and came out of the blue. The guy got divorced and lost his house to the ex. Vehicle has been is storage since. All the mechanical stuff has already been replaced, motor is dry runs well. only has 112K on it. Looking for body parts now.........
Yep, been that way for a couple of years now.