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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions Today, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 812
Posted By AnalogMan
But... being loud, tinny, and smelly (I'll...

But... being loud, tinny, and smelly (I'll respectfully differ on the 'ugly on the inside') is all part of the nostalgic charm of old cars.

For me a big part of it is simply the cost. The $65,000...
Forum: GR86 General Topics 04-08-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,175
Posted By AnalogMan
I also posted this in another thread so apologies...

I also posted this in another thread so apologies for the double booking. It looks like Nissan is going all-in on the sleaze approach to selling cars:
...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-08-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,023
Poll: 2022 400Z
Views: 56,943
Posted By AnalogMan
I very much like what I’m seeing with the new Z....

I very much like what I’m seeing with the new Z. But, as I ranted about in another thread, my car buying experiences have shown Nissan dealers to be the absolutely sleaziest of all. Their slime is...
Forum: GR86 General Topics 04-07-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,175
Posted By AnalogMan
:laughabove: Dealer sleaze is a soapbox...

:laughabove:

Dealer sleaze is a soapbox topic I can get worked up about! Venting about it can be cathartic.

Time is the most precious thing of all. It's the only thing you can never get more...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 04-07-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,547
Poll: Vacci-Nation
Views: 36,221
Posted By AnalogMan
COVID deniers, maskholes, and anti-vaxxers are...

COVID deniers, maskholes, and anti-vaxxers are ultimately a self-limiting problem. By their actions, they will take themselves out of the gene pool, and will not survive to reproduce.

That's fine...
Forum: GR86 General Topics 04-07-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,175
Posted By AnalogMan
LOL!! Define 'sleazy'? Let me count the ways... ...

LOL!! Define 'sleazy'? Let me count the ways...

Refusing to give a price quote by email. That one is easy, I just immediately forget about them and move on. Any car dealer that won't give a price...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-06-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,126
Posted By AnalogMan
I believe in ‘numbers’ to the extent they’re...

I believe in ‘numbers’ to the extent they’re useful, objective data. Such as specifications for things like gear ratios, and the shapes of power and torque curves. A car with a 4.56 rear is going to...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-06-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,126
Posted By AnalogMan
That’s exactly the point. Some people like to...

That’s exactly the point. Some people like to argue about the ‘numbers’, and seem to get some misplaced sense of self-worth over whether their car is ‘better’ (= faster) than someone else’s. It’s...
Forum: GR86 General Topics 04-06-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,175
Posted By AnalogMan
I've generally preferred to buy Subaru over...

I've generally preferred to buy Subaru over Toyota, simply because the Subaru dealers in my area have been much more straightforward to deal with than the Toyota dealers (who seem like they just...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-06-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,126
Posted By AnalogMan
As WolfpackS2k said, 5-60 is a more objective...

As WolfpackS2k said, 5-60 is a more objective measure of acceleration than '0-60'.

Measuring a 0-60 time is fine with an automatic transmission, but there are so many variables with a manual...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-05-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,126
Posted By AnalogMan
Everybody has no doubt already seen the news,...

Everybody has no doubt already seen the news, it's been picked up by every car site, but just in case here's Toyota's 'official' announcement of the GR86:
...
Forum: GR86 General Topics 04-05-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,040
Posted By AnalogMan
Totally agree than anything on the 'internet'...

Totally agree than anything on the 'internet' needs to be taken with a grain of salt, particularly jalopnik. What's interesting about this story is how many other news sites are carrying it and...
Forum: GR86 General Topics 04-05-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,040
Posted By AnalogMan
Second gen 86 to have 4 hp more than BRZ

There are several stories this morning that the second generation 86 will have 4 hp more than the BRZ:

https://jalopnik.com/the-2021-toyota-gr-86-claims-4-hp-more-than-the-new-sub-1846618096
...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 04-03-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,547
Poll: Vacci-Nation
Views: 36,221
Posted By AnalogMan
Unfortunately, whether we like it or not,...

Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, vaccinations are likely to be an ongoing part of our future.

The harsh reality is that SARS-CoV-2 is here to stay. It's endemic, and we will never be rid...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 03-31-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,963
Posted By AnalogMan
"When you are dead, you don't know that you are...

"When you are dead, you don't know that you are dead. It's difficult only for others. It's the same when you are stupid."
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 03-31-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,963
Posted By AnalogMan
Yes, that sounds very romantic and idealistic....

Yes, that sounds very romantic and idealistic. Until you're confronted with exactly that possibility. The prospect of dying trying. Then you're dead, didn't get what you wanted, and since you're...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 03-31-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,963
Posted By AnalogMan
"It doesn't matter where you get your appetite,...

"It doesn't matter where you get your appetite, as long as you eat at home".

- Said to me early in our marriage (over 30 years ago) by my very understanding, patient, and supportive wife (and no,...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-30-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 812
Posted By AnalogMan
Completely, totally, enthusiastically agree (if I...

Completely, totally, enthusiastically agree (if I was more sober and in better command of language when I posted last night, would have made similar clarifications),
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-29-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 812
Posted By AnalogMan
OK, I had to post the results of the...

OK, I had to post the results of the Bring-a-Trailer auction for the 1976 Toyota Celica:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1976-toyota-celica-4/

Yes, you read that right. $62,000. Plus the 5%...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 03-29-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,963
Posted By AnalogMan
"When all else fails, lower your standards". ...

"When all else fails, lower your standards".

I don't know who originally said this, but it's been my guiding principle throughout life. It's applicable in any situation, professional or personal.
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 03-27-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,690
Posted By AnalogMan
I completely agree with you that a mechanical LSD...

I completely agree with you that a mechanical LSD would be vastly preferable to a viscous one. But again, it's the price.

Would you play $1,300 more for a 400Z with a mechanical LSD? Good. Because...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 03-27-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,690
Posted By AnalogMan
So what? The 370Z chassis is still relevant and...

So what? The 370Z chassis is still relevant and competitive in terms of performance, handling, weight, stiffness, most of the things that matter to most buyers.

Basing it on the previous platform...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-27-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,023
Poll: 2022 400Z
Views: 56,943
Posted By AnalogMan
I think he nailed it with his comment 'dealer...

I think he nailed it with his comment 'dealer markup is going to be a b!tch'.

No car will please everyone. Including the Z. There will always be armchair experts criticizing it for being too...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 03-27-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,963
Posted By AnalogMan
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart...

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose” - Bill Gates
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 03-25-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,963
Posted By AnalogMan
"You never really know the true quality of...

"You never really know the true quality of someone's character until the road gets rocky."
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 03-25-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,690
Posted By AnalogMan
Papa Toyota unhappy that the BRZ/86 feels like a Subaru

According to these articles, apparently the powers that be at Toyota are feeling a little miffed that a car jointly developed with Subaru feels like a Subaru:
...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-25-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,023
Poll: 2022 400Z
Views: 56,943
Posted By AnalogMan
Yes, I'm old school (and just plain old...)...

Yes, I'm old school (and just plain old...) enough to remember very well vinyl tops and two-tone (and even three-tone) paint jobs. I owned a bunch of cars with vinyl tops. Back then the marketing...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-25-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 812
Posted By AnalogMan
Thanks! I guess I'm showing my age and could...

Thanks! I guess I'm showing my age and could probably be accused of being 'out of touch', but I have a hard time seeing the intrinsic value in a GIF or JPG file.

I understand that something...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-25-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 812
Posted By AnalogMan
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143657

It's a great read and fascinating to think about, that an entry-level sports car today (the BRZ) has similar performance to...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-24-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,023
Poll: 2022 400Z
Views: 56,943
Posted By AnalogMan
Being an old school purist (= curmudgeon), I...

Being an old school purist (= curmudgeon), I prefer an unpainted roof, and the body all in one solid, saturated, primary color. Give me some classic reds, blues, oranges, or especially greens! Let...
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