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Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] Today, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,572
Poll: Vacci-Nation
Views: 36,753
Posted By AnalogMan
wbradley, thanks! ‘AnalogMan’ is simply a...

wbradley, thanks! ‘AnalogMan’ is simply a reflection of my old-school tastes and personality in general, preferring basic, elemental, simple things to unnecessarily complex. Such as manual...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] Today, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,572
Poll: Vacci-Nation
Views: 36,753
Posted By AnalogMan
We Americans tend to be arrogant and dismissive...

We Americans tend to be arrogant and dismissive of the accomplishments of others, especially those we consider 'enemies' like Russia and China. That hubris is often unjustified.

I'm certainly no...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-08-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,023
Poll: 2022 400Z
Views: 57,034
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: 144
Views: 9,829
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: 1,572
Poll: Vacci-Nation
Views: 36,753
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: 144
Views: 9,829
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: GR86 General Topics 04-06-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,829
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: 2,132
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: GR86 General Topics 04-05-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,078
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: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 04-03-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,572
Poll: Vacci-Nation
Views: 36,753
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: 1,987
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: 1,987
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: 1,987
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: 834
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: 834
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: 1,987
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, 09:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,720
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: 57,034
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: 1,987
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: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 03-25-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,720
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, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 834
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: 834
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, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,023
Poll: 2022 400Z
Views: 57,034
Posted By AnalogMan
I think Toyota knew exactly what it was doing...

I think Toyota knew exactly what it was doing with the Supra. They are a highly financially oriented company that does fastidious analysis. I imagine they found that many Supra buyers would be buying...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-24-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 834
Posted By AnalogMan
Like most things in life, it comes down to money....

Like most things in life, it comes down to money. What's an unimaginable fortune to one person, is mere credit card pocket money to another. The '1%' have done well in the pandemic, and thanks to a...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-23-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 834
Posted By AnalogMan
BRZ vs old Celica

It's astonishing that continued engineering development allows an entry-level sports car today (BRZ) to have similar performance to a mega-buck super-car of the 1990's (Ferrari 348; see other...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-23-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,023
Poll: 2022 400Z
Views: 57,034
Posted By AnalogMan
I think the car looks great, and will be a blast...

I think the car looks great, and will be a blast to drive. Depending on how it's priced, it could give Subaru some worries with the second gen BRZ. A relatively simple, RWD sports car with a manual...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-20-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,105
Posted By AnalogMan
There is so much discussion, debate, and ranting...

There is so much discussion, debate, and ranting out there about how much power is 'enough'. So many issues. I think it comes down to perception vs. reality, and real world vs. bragging rights.
...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-17-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,570
Posted By AnalogMan
The opposite could also be said - there is no...

The opposite could also be said - there is no evidence that changing the name to something more realistic and responsible wouldn't matter.

The only way to run the experiment to see if it matters...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-17-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,570
Posted By AnalogMan
History is replete with infamous examples of...

History is replete with infamous examples of major companies being controlled with an iron fist by a domineering CEO. Sometimes with impressive results, both good and not so good. Steve Jobs. Jack...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-16-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,570
Posted By AnalogMan
I agree with you, both that most major businesses...

I agree with you, both that most major businesses are started by people with that kind of personality, and I'd also buy a seat on one of his rockets if I had the money.

What to me crosses the line...
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