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Reply 60 of 800, by BSA Starfire

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Reply 61 of 800, by Bullmecha

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Reply 62 of 800, by bristlehog

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Vaz (Lada) were once very common in Sweden as they were the cheapest cars you could buy! 😀

I have it because its economical, no tax, extremly low insurance (less than 100 euro/year) and if the battery go flat you just use the crank! 😈

Come on. You drive a horrible thirty years old car with almost no safety at all?

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Reply 63 of 800, by Skyscraper

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bristlehog wrote:
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Vaz (Lada) were once very common in Sweden as they were the cheapest cars you could buy! 😀

I have it because its economical, no tax, extremly low insurance (less than 100 euro/year) and if the battery go flat you just use the crank! 😈

Come on. You drive a horrible thirty years old car with almost no safety at all?

38 year old car! 😎

The Volvo 960 is the car I use for longer trips, the noise in the VAZ gets a bit irritating after a while. Its a perfect second car though as it dosnt cost anything when its not beeing used. The volvo 960 is 24 year old though so Im not sure it can be called a safe car by todays standards and as it has a tuned B204FT 16 valve turbo engine...

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Reply 64 of 800, by Scali

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Scali wrote:

Ironically enough, it has a similar 'bumpgate' issue that the Xbox 360 and many GPUs from that era, most notably nVidia, also suffer from: the 'MULF' unit for things like Bluetooth tends to die on these because of heat-related cracking in the soldered joints.
I am having mine replaced as we speak. I hope the new one will last.

Small update here: My unit got replaced by one that looks like it's newer spec. The one that was in my car was the original one, dated late 2006 I believe. It was housed in a simple sheet-metal casing.
The new one looks like one big heatsink from the outside. Hopefully that also means it doesn't suffer from the reliability issues of the early models.
Best thing is: it was free of charge.

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Reply 65 of 800, by ahendricks18

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Reply 66 of 800, by kanecvr

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jesolo wrote:
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Kids and baby seats fit in my convertible just fine. Don't see the need for a four door car. Maybe for teenagers?

Where do you put your luggage (pram, suitcases, etc.) when you want to travel somewhere?
Hence, the benefit of a large 4 door sedan with a big trunk or "boot" as we call it here in South Africa (pronounced the same way as the ones you wear on your feet) 🤣

It actually has a big trunk if you keep the top up. About as large as the 4 door version. It fits two large-ish luggage trolleys and two smaller travel bags + a little room to spare for a backpack. Besides, me and my gf usually travel light. One large suitcase with our clothes, a small bag with bathroom stuff, and two small laptop bags. They all fit in the trunk with room to spare.

Last year we went for a seaside trip with my sister and her boyfriend - all of our luggage fit in the trunk except for a large backpack, and we could keep the top down as well. I never understood why people feel the need to carry half their house on trips. We take only what we need.

Another advantage of my 'vert is that I can carry oversize stuff if I take the top down and put the stuff on the back seat (sort of like a small pickup truck 😁 ). Among the oversize stuff I carried are:
- a fridge - took four people to pun in tough
- two sets of wheels (one 16" one 18" with tires on)
- a huge Minolta copy machine
- a 6 cylinder M54B30 engine (had to remove the back seat so It wouldn't get messed up - also put the engine in and removed the engine from the back seat using an engine crane)
- my modular corner desk (one large corner piece, two side pieces and 8 metal legs)

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Reply 68 of 800, by vmunix

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Reply 71 of 800, by sf78

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I had a -91 Sigma (V6 3.0) as a summer car. The faster you drove the better it felt. The optimal speed was around 120-130mph (200-210 kmh). Very nice and smooth ride.

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Reply 73 of 800, by Stiletto

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sf78 wrote:

The faster you drove the better it felt. The optimal speed was around 120-130mph (200-210 kmh). Very nice and smooth ride.

I need to remember this the next time I'm pulled over by police for speeding (hopefully, no time soon): "But officer, it feels better when you drive it this fast!" 🤣

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Reply 74 of 800, by sf78

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It was a bargain too. I paid 450€ ($500) for the car and around 1000€ (work + parts) to fix/replace everything from belts to control arms and wheel hubs. The only reason I had to sell it was the availability of spares as the GTO is the only model with some interchangeable parts and both are pretty damn rare these days. I think the air compressor for the suspension (from Japan) alone was around 1400€. 😵 Luckily I had the standard version without too many bells and whistles. The fully equipped one (4WS, traction control etc.) was around 90.000€ new. 🤣

Reply 75 of 800, by mrferg

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My current car, a 2000 BMW 540i. It has a 4.4L 282hp V8 with 325 ft/lbs routed though a 6-speed manual. Oh it's an absolute blast to drive. 😁

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Reply 76 of 800, by kanecvr

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sf78 wrote:

I had a -91 Sigma (V6 3.0) as a summer car. The faster you drove the better it felt. The optimal speed was around 120-130mph (200-210 kmh). Very nice and smooth ride.

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I drove something that looked like that once, but I remember it was called Mitsubishi jewel or diamond or something. 4WD, 6 cyl engine. It went great for such a heavy car but I remember the car felt pretty heavy and the brakes were less then stellar.

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My current car, a 2000 BMW 540i. It has a 4.4L 282hp V8 with 325 ft/lbs routed though a 6-speed manual. Oh it's an absolute blast to drive. 😁

nice e39. Unfortunately in Romania tax on anything with displacement larger then 2499cm3 is ridiculous (compared to the average income anyway). For a 4L it would be about 1000 euro / year.

Two years ago, I actually had the opportunity to buy a 1994? E31 840Ci - realy cheap - about 3500 euro. Unfortunately the tax made me doubt the purchase and someone else snagged it. You know what the saddest part is? He totaled it a couple of months later 🙁 . Some people really don't deserve nice things 🙁 .

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A decent 8 series is about 10000 euro or more nowadays.

Reply 78 of 800, by alexanrs

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/\ Actually the "Morumbi" in the picture refers to the name of a district here in the city I live in (the state directly north of São Paulo - the state), not the large avenue/district in São Paulo city. I doubt the one in my city is nearly as fun as the one in São Paulo xD