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Anyone do car auctions? I wanna beat the used car game.
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This or you got to know a guy that's got it connections to get in.>>27573323
The shit you see being sold used. They got that for barely half the price they're selling it for.
>I wanna beat the used car game.
The only way to win is to not play.
There’s a monthly repo auction near me. Almost all of them are 100+k miles, not well taken care of, and dumb soccer moms drive up the price. Like wow a shitty 4-cylinder Dodge Journey with 130k miles, why the fuck are you bidding over 5 grand for it. Complete clown show
>go to auction
>bring a white paint pen
>find car you want
>write bad engine or trans on the windshield
>nobody bids on it
Total subhuman fest all the way around...yeesh.

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This is Tatra.
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the škona anon needs a tatra: maluch 2101 kopeika and Zaporozhets
and he will have the commie grails
yeah he could also go for chaika but those are basically unobtanium by now especially chaika 14
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I need to get my current shit together, along with my KMZ&IMZ Urals and some of the Izh bikes I have.
I've been thinking about grabbing myself a 408 Moskivch or a Wartburg as my next project car, but a Tatra has always been on the list.
Man I fuckin love 24 volgas
i should get 1 one day and turn it into a fake KGB volga with a v8
but for now ill stick to my italian shitboxes
Might be difficult to find zaporozhets (jalta) without importing.

n Finland in 1965, Jalta cost 4,290 marks, or 7,660 euros (in 2013, factor 1.7855).

The functionality of Yalta was presented by organizing a trip of a few cars from Finland to Yalta on the Crimean peninsula, where the distance accumulated was more than 2,500 kilometers.

In the first few market years in Finland, Jalta sold quite well, but after that sales dropped. In 1965 and 1966, more than 500 Yaltas were registered in Finland per year, but after that sales declined due to technical problems and a bad reputation [3]. In 1967, less than 100 cars were sold, and the following year only 10. In its best years, a total of slightly more than 1000 Yaltas were on the roads of Finland.

At the end of 1969, 973 Jalta cars were registered in Finland. As a brand, it was also rare from the point of view that none of them were registered as vans.
I know a guy, his zapo is an absolute piece of shit though, suspension was completely shot and the engine was making suspicious sounds.
Back then I wasn't as autistic as I was nowadays and my skills in commie shit weren't as honed. Nowadays I probably could turn it into a running, driving car, but parts availability is a massive issue.
Back then you could get them from Ukraine, nowadays I wouldn't be so sure about it

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I want something for getting around when it rains, sick of putting on rain gear. Thing is, I need to park it in front of my motorcycle, so it needs to be short, like >/= to 150 inches/3.81meters. Any suggestions? All I have in mind are older Scion xA/xD cars, maybe an older Miata? (All manual)
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Who the fuck are charging all these fees is what I want to know, someone is getting their palm greased I bet.
Thats pretty neat. I would barely use the thing to be honest, only when it rains or, god forbid, I have to give someone a ride and they are too scared to 1 up on my bike.
Guy who dealt withh a guy who imports cars here.
>shipping can be 1-2K
>dock + release takes 1-2K for receiving
>import fees 2-3K
>final mile delivery 2-3K
Often include an import and export tax.
>I want to know, someone is getting their palm greased I bet.
You aren't doing anything yourself, you have to pay every person that helps you move your car from japan to the US to make sure it's all done by the book.
Suzuki Jimny is super short if your country has them.

>Team of long-haul truck drivers has been working together for 70,000 miles
>Driver A asks driver B to (1) use piss jugs, rather than McDonald's cups, and (2) put his piss jugs under the seat, rather than leaving them on the seat or on the bed
>Driver B gets angry and stabs driver A multiple times, inflicting life-threatening injuries
>Driver B is sentenced to twenty years in prison
How likely is this to happen to me if I become a trucker?
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>O/O in 2024
Sahr! Do not redeem! DO NOT
*Violently rips fender off another parked vehicle*
*Gets refused mechanic service until the human feces is cleaned off under his rig*
*Is brown and offensive to the white man’s industry by his very existence*
*Brushes his teeth in the Flying J sink*
*Clogs the CB waves with his gay little sing-song Pajeet conversation*
Id rather piss in your moms mouth
The breaking point for me working on a dock was being responsible for taking out the trash around the fuel pumps where drivers would refuel after a trip. Piss jugs everywhere, mostly leaking. God damn it was disgusting and everyone just shrugged like it was to be expected, you'd do it for 2 years until a new hire shows up then you push it onto them and they either quit or work 2 years and push it on the new hire.
Truck driver here. Never used piss jugs or cups.
What the fuck is wrong with mutts?
>2 more weeks!!!
kek @newfagzoomoids


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Hey there! My on-board unit tells me you're 30 metres away and you're doing 99kph! And it seems you have your temposet on! Allow me to elephant race you!
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>elephant racers
Explain this phrase.
I have seen nothing will fuck big vehicle driver more tham putting cruise control on at few plus maximum speed limit. They want to drive against their speed delimiter
A truck or a bus driver overtaking another vehicle barely faster. Also counts when you overtake a granny in a Miata.
Oh no no no no no miatabros what's our response?
also known as "the australian overtake" although that's just for any type of vehicle

Simply stunning. A small crossover with an italian twist. Sporty yet classy.
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the new giulia is already coming
and for the engine i have a suspicion they're gonna use the hurricane
perfect. finally a design that rivals the ferrari f50 in terms of racing heritage. i always wanted a pure blood race-bred SUV that is the perfect blend of everyday usability and trackday capabilities.
median age is too high
we need to send millions of boomers to switzerland
i want to lease a ghibli so bad
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>sporty yet classy
the vertical stretch is grotesque

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What's the best first car I can buy for around £7000? I've been driving for 2 years but it wasn't my car. I'm 6'5 and need something with room.
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mk4 golf 1.6
mk6 transit
>need something with room
My secret tip is the first gen Volvo S40 with 1.6/1.8/2.0 NA modular petrol engine. It never breaks, the engine can easily reaxh 500 000 km with only basic maintenance (oil and timing belt) It has great rust treatment. However, I would recommend you to find a 1999-2000 model. Since the earlier ones (95-98) have Renault M3P MT, they are prone to failure, the newer models from 1999 already have improved M5P and at the same time the engine doesnt have a VVT (models from cca 2001 have it). Even though it helps with fuel economy, it's an additional break point.

Oh and they are at the bottom of their prices, so they are great value for money.
Shit seats but roomy otherwise
Not roomy inside for tall person also shit choice in uk.
Not roomy inside otherwise good shout

Get vw touran or mk6 golf with naturally aspired engine and manual transmission.

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why do germans overengineer their cars so much? so expensive to maintain
japs mogg them hard its not even funny

so what does a user get out of BMW that is not getting out of Toyota?

god I love BMWs but this is just a painful truth, fucking autistic german faggots
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It's so People who don't know/care much about cars see a "boring brown car" when it's actually a performance car
Kind of painful to read, but understandable. Condolences, my friend
Oldfag here, I remember owning a CLK430 back when it was new, car ran beautifully and the dealer treated you like royalty the entire time it was under warranty. As soon the the warranty was over everything started to break and the dealer treats you like a 2nd class citizen because you decline a $200 oil change.

Then I owned a BMW 335i E92, again the car ran beautifully up until the point the warranty expired, then it became a junk as if I bought it from the 5th owner who was teenager.

German cars use so much plastic and rubber in places that can't handle plastic and rubber and then charge hundreds of dollars to replace those parts even though they are made for pennies in China. Unfortunately the Japs and Americans have followed this trend over the last 15 years and now no one is safe.

hilarious insights
and you think that brown shitskin arabs and turkoids will not buy that porsche bcs its ... brown? hahahah your theory is retarded and you are retarded

>6-speed manuals available
>Relatively inexpensive
>Any major mechanical issues seemingly fixed by the last few model years
>Decent aftermarket if I want to off road it
Why should I not buy an Xterra? I see unmodified ‘14 and ‘15 Pro-4Xs available fairly regularly, in decent shape with reasonably low mileage, and people don’t ask retarded money for them like a 4Runner.
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Probably because all the good road going yotas have been turned into mud pigs and crawlers. Same thing with 4x4 samurais. Xterras are a largely unused platform off road partly because most are still in good enough condition to be road worthy for people commuting up north. They haven't really had enough time to reach total shitbox status where people can hack them up with no remorse. On the other hand I feel like I see a ton of 1st gen xterras off road funny enough. Give it another few years, and as 4runners and older jeeps start to dry up, you'll see more people going to 2nd gen frontiers and xterras to thrash.
Autistic people think their odd hyperfixations apply to normal peoples sensibilities and tastes.
>the vehicle that sucks for turning into a off road truck don’t ever get turned into off road trucks
Sounds like you’re going in circles now
Woah that means I can go to Moab and stuff! I can crawl any rock and - no you won't. I didn't, you don't, OP won't. No reason to LARP. Nissan SUVs and trucks of that era are a happy compromise and can still do reasonably well off-road.

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redpill me on these
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some of us are getting old and remember when a 16-flat quarter mile in a DD was a good car.
i'm getting old and still think a 14.5 is a good, decently fast car

regardless that 30 years ago a 16s vehicle would cost the same in then dollars as a 14.5 might cost in today dollars

the market for quality used vehicles has basically doubled anon. Most people aren't talking about a "non rusty" Ohio car with 150k miles, which you couldn't sell anywhere close to the normal market prices in the southwest or cali areas.
Post your car or shut the fuck up you bus riding nigger.
Post car.

Poat car.

Bridgeported motor can last like 60k miles if it's built properly and not constantly trashed.
>a clean shell costs $2000
LMAO no. Maybe in 2019.

>400hp for 5k
The 13b keg alone is $7k from Mazda. Unless you're suggesting people use 40yo used housings and irons for a "race motor".
Also, you said 600hp before. Could it be that you're lowering the goalposts because I'm right? Funny how that works.

>ford rear end and t2 trans don't cost thousands
True, but even the $1000-1500 they will cost isn't insignificant when your budget is 10k.

Also, we haven't gotten into wheels (~1k for a set), tires (~1k for a set) EMS (~1500 for a decent standalone) or any other repairs you'll need to make to the 40 year old rolling shell.
>can last like 60k miles if it's built properly and not constantly trashed.
Lol, lmao even.
This is such poorfag cope

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1 word: bad. ass.
Depends on the bike. Check the pegs and you get a better answer to the size of the balls on the rider.
Easy to fake the wear. When I buy new sets of tyres for my cars or bicycles, I snip off the vent spews and use a DA sander with about #180 to dress the tread. On cars it's to hide the camber, on bikes I do all the tread except the centreline.

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>"V8s have the best packaging you can fit an engine with twice the displacement in the same space as a 4 cylinder!"
*doesn't leave any room for turbos*
*turbos double the effective displacement of a 4 cylinder engine in your path*

Can we all agree that inline engines offer the best packaging when turbos are considered? (and turbos should always be considered)
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>A N/A or boosted small displacement 4cyl at 500hp is on a lifespan measured in hundreds of hours.
You're living in 1992 buddy
Today what you said is true for a ONE THOUSAND HORSEPOWER turbo 4 cylinder, but not a 500hp build lol
>lmao $20k for a 500hp 4banger
>50 hour lifespan
>unusable on the streets
Oh boy you got me.

A 500hp turbo or NA 4cyl just does not have a comparable lifespan compared to a LS V8. And that's just at daily street boost levels and not the constant 500hp kill mode. Fanboy all you want it's just science.

There are a whole bunch of ways to cheat emissions these days so the production or not thing is not an argument. Mercedes can get 400hp out of a 4banger which is impressive but there's also a reason why they don't make any more than that.
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>said we couldn't find a 500hp 4 cylinder for under $50k
>find a 1000hp k24 for $20k
>pretends it's 500hp
>complains that it's $20k

>You think a physically bigger DOHC engine is going to be easier to work on in that already cramped bay? Are you fucking damaged?
Never said that. A 60* bank angle leaves plenty of space to service the thing and right now i dont think anyone will sell you a dohc that eats lifters and cams besides chryslers 3.6 sooooo

Ill stick to my v6, i6, i5, and i4 turbos tyvm
This pic is retarded because it shows the engine pushed back into the firewall aka not subaru awd anymore aka the engine can now sit 6 inches further back. Jesus Christ you retards should stop posting other peoples engine swaps and acting like it proves anything.

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Porsche UTE
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not you.
C8 prototype?
literally a chopped up 2018 ve vf ute
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Subaru Withoutback

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Am I right in thinking it went like this:
Celica -> AE86 -> Celica -> tC -> fr-S -> BRZ -> GR86

If so, what car came BEFORE the AE86?
I'm thinking all the manual rear drive wind up 4 bangers are the 86 club.
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based. never listen to a nocar
This, and the oil pan can be better. Fortunately, adequate aftermarket support for both of these things so it’s an easy fix.
Just like you!
I picked up 2024 GR86 and love it but still want a second car to go with it. Thinking of snagging an is300 or one of those new Crown Signias as a second car
Absoluteo sexo

what percent of your gross salary is appropriate to spend on a vehicle? i personally adhere to the 10% rule.
>$120k salary
>$12k car
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Yes, I know. That is why I corrected him.

They're retards. As long as you can afford it, there's nothing wrong with enjoying nicer things. I don't care what the bus riders think.
I can't even buy a bicycle for $500, bro.
>i personally adhere to the 10% rule.
I just rotate cars between family.
>parents get tired of their car
>i buy their car
>drive that car for 140k
>send it back to family as the business beater car to profit off of schedule c
>get another car
>rinse and repeat
Cars are not a significant expense for me. I think I'll buy three cars later on, mostly because I really want to buy two city cars and a van.
>3k is enough for a daily and a project
You do not want your daily to be a project car.

>Are you trying to tell me chally wally anon makes over $170k?
He will either get it repo'd or pay $170k with the APR he has.
objectively correct

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