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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-17-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,093
Posted By zygrene
Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge!...

Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge! Based on all the above, I think I'd better steer clear of the E36. I don't mind putting some extra time and money into a 2nd fun car (my S2000, which...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-16-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,093
Posted By zygrene
Out of curiosity, how much have you spent on...

Out of curiosity, how much have you spent on maintenance on it so far? I'm looking for a new DD to replace my '99 Civic Si coupe and wondering if an E36 is viable when it comes to reliability and...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-08-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By zygrene
Get that car inspected for sure. If it's in good...

Get that car inspected for sure. If it's in good mechanical condition and actually has 53k original miles, it is TOTALLY worth $3500. My good friend just sold his '91 MR2 T-Top N/A for a little over...
Forum: Vendor/Sponsor Reviews, Feedback, Comments 07-08-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By zygrene
I thought they were in Ohio. I ordered Fortune...

I thought they were in Ohio. I ordered Fortune Auto coilovers from them for my S2000 a few months ago and it took almost 2 months to receive, but they told me it was because the manufacturer had to...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 05-12-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,213
Posted By zygrene
You're right, most if not all entry/mid level...

You're right, most if not all entry/mid level sport cars right now still offer manual as standard. I'm just hoping that doesn't change any time soon. With new sports cars equipped with individual...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 05-12-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,213
Posted By zygrene
Technically not true, since the old Civic Hybrid...

Technically not true, since the old Civic Hybrid and the newer CR-Z come standard with manual, although their hybrid systems are somewhat primitive.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 05-12-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,213
Posted By zygrene
Well, compared to my S2000, the new rumored one...

Well, compared to my S2000, the new rumored one will surely be quite a bit heavier (3000+ lb) and lower revving (8k rpm on a production turbo 4 banger isn't really feasible). True on the AWD;...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 05-12-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,213
Posted By zygrene
Even if these rumors end up being true, which I...

Even if these rumors end up being true, which I think is maybe 5% likely, I just don't see the car appealing to the same kinds of drivers that the original S2000 did. Hybrid, AWD, likely no...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 05-07-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,704
Posted By zygrene
We have a local DIY shop here in the SF Bay Area...

We have a local DIY shop here in the SF Bay Area called Pit Row, so that's where I go whenever I need tools, a lift, and expertise from a full-time mechanic. I just pay a relatively low hourly rate...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 04-15-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By zygrene
RedLine Deals

Hi fellow car enthusiasts,

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The idea is simple: we want our website to be the go-to source of user-submitted deals for car...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-26-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,120
Posted By zygrene
Ever since my dad taught me to drive stick in...

Ever since my dad taught me to drive stick in summer of 2012, I've convinced and taught 4 of my coworker buddies to buy used/new manual sports cars ('91 MR2, '09 Z4, '12 WRX, '13 BRZ) and now we go...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-13-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 48,435
Posted By zygrene
I see some resemblance to the Alfa Romeo 4C here....

I see some resemblance to the Alfa Romeo 4C here. I like.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-12-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By zygrene
I voted V12 but on second thought I think I...

I voted V12 but on second thought I think I prefer V10's almost entirely because of two engines: the 4.8L 1LR-GUE in the LFA and the 5.7L 980 in the Carrera GT. Both sound absolutely demonic at 8000+...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-19-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,065
Posted By zygrene
Sub-zero just because the idea of a 2-door STi...

Sub-zero just because the idea of a 2-door STi coupe is so sexy (and wrong) to me.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-17-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,606
Posted By zygrene
Acura TSX or RSX. Great transmissions to learn...

Acura TSX or RSX. Great transmissions to learn manual on, fairly safe, comfortable, classy, reliable, won't spin without trying, decent power.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 12-07-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,594
Posted By zygrene
Thanks! I took it from the passenger seat of my...

Thanks! I took it from the passenger seat of my S2000 with the top down, so I was able to aim the camera fairly well. Optical image stabilization from my lens didn't hurt either. But you're right, it...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 12-03-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,594
Posted By zygrene
Here's a shot I took of a friend with a T1i with...

Here's a shot I took of a friend with a T1i with 24-105mm F/4.0 L lens. Shot at F/8.0 1/30 ISO 100.

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/986/0ijy.jpg
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-03-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By zygrene
In order: 1) Honda NSX-R (GT) 2) McLaren...

In order:

1) Honda NSX-R (GT)
2) McLaren F1 (LM)
3) Pagani Zonda (R)
4) Nissan R34 GTR (Nismo Z-Tune)
5) Ferrari F40
6) Ferrari F50
7) Lexus LFA (Nurburgring Package)
8) Porsche Carrera...
Forum: Northern California 11-15-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,993
Posted By zygrene
I've driven this route a few times (with a...

I've driven this route a few times (with a caravan) and it's fine as long as you stay within the speed limit and on the right side of the road. As long as no one drives like an idiot it will be fine.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-14-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,929
Posted By zygrene
"Only" 130mph in my A3 2.0T while driving to...

"Only" 130mph in my A3 2.0T while driving to Vegas. Had to slow down due to traffic. I think 130 was the top speed of the stock A3, but mine is Stage 1 with an intake and was still pulling when I hit...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-11-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,517
Posted By zygrene
Not a fan. The side profile looks just like a...

Not a fan. The side profile looks just like a 2013 Civic sedan. I'm curious to see what the hatch will look like, if there is one.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 11-11-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,589
Posted By zygrene
I drive a 2011 A3 as my DD. It's based on the...

I drive a 2011 A3 as my DD. It's based on the same platform as the mk6 GTI, but I think it sits a bit lower. My housemate also has a 2010 GTI so I've done some side-by-side comparisons between those,...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-06-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,752
Posted By zygrene
For what it's worth, I've owned a 2011 Audi A3...

For what it's worth, I've owned a 2011 Audi A3 2.0T for the past year and half with no major issues. Granted, it is still under warranty with AudiCare service, but I've never had to bring my car in...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-05-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,558
Posted By zygrene
2nd favorite car of all time, after the NSX-R....

2nd favorite car of all time, after the NSX-R. Sub-sub-zero.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-30-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,286
Posted By zygrene
My favorite car of all time. Sub-zero without a...

My favorite car of all time. Sub-zero without a doubt.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-30-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By zygrene
Absolutely cryogenic.

Absolutely cryogenic.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-25-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,961
Posted By zygrene
#1: NSX-R ...

#1: NSX-R

http://www.ek9.org/forum/attachments/general-chat/17267d1368976224-nsx-r-forsale-uk-what-i-wouldnt-do-honda-nsx-r-02.jpg

#2: McLaren F1 LM
...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-23-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,256
Posted By zygrene
Looks really cool and fun to drive, but the MSRP...

Looks really cool and fun to drive, but the MSRP needs to be low (significantly lower than FR-S) for such a small, underpowered car with a Honda badge, and it NEEDS a manual transmission. If even...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-19-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,152
Posted By zygrene
^Hell yes. Also wouldn't mind seeing the Honda...

^Hell yes. Also wouldn't mind seeing the Honda S800.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-19-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,656
Posted By zygrene
Debated between Cool and Uncool for a moment....

Debated between Cool and Uncool for a moment. Ended up going with Uncool. If there was a Neutral option I would have chosen that. I respect the fact that it's a 2 door, RWD, manual-equipped,...
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