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Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out Yesterday, 02:58 PM
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Views: 1,855
Posted By f6fhellcat13
Considering the Mustang II that they were...

Considering the Mustang II that they were replacing, I'm sure they were a huge improvement. Damning with faint praise, perhaps...
Forum: General Automotive 08-22-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,478
Posted By f6fhellcat13
I saw a Jaguar XF Sportbrake yesterday; your...

I saw a Jaguar XF Sportbrake yesterday; your argument is invalid.
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 08-21-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By f6fhellcat13
It should be noted that back when this came out,...

It should be noted that back when this came out, the 'E' in Mercedes nomenclature still stood for "Einspritz".
Forum: General Automotive 08-18-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 24,793
Posted By f6fhellcat13
To henk's point, is the second-hand market in...

To henk's point, is the second-hand market in (Western) Europe strong, or do the laws (and perhaps culture) favor new goods?

Apropos of nothing, I would like to include this picture I took as it...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 08-18-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,098
Posted By f6fhellcat13
I can't say I know much of the provenance of this...

I can't say I know much of the provenance of this car, so let me make a straw man, but can you see why some might not want to have one of the Silver Arrows that was built by slave labor in their...
Forum: General Automotive 08-18-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,478
Posted By f6fhellcat13
I came across this today and love the simplicity.

I came across this today and love the simplicity.
Forum: General Automotive 08-18-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 24,793
Posted By f6fhellcat13
Is this because Europe is a mythical place where...

Is this because Europe is a mythical place where Volkswagens actually work?
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 08-14-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,153
Posted By f6fhellcat13
Certainly. Add in New Englander's antipathy...

Certainly. Add in New Englander's antipathy towards cars and you have generally cheaper cars because they're cheaper to replace and less-durable goods than they are at home. That and access to...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 08-13-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,153
Posted By f6fhellcat13
There were a lot of them when I was growing up....

There were a lot of them when I was growing up. Even with Californians' penchant for foreign cars, the climate was so benign that these old hulks hadn't rotted away. They outlived their planned...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 08-07-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,319
Posted By f6fhellcat13
I dig the color in the first four pics. It's...

I dig the color in the first four pics. It's interesting that Toyota seems to be dumping the well(ish)-known TRD branding for the much more-obscure Gazoo stuff. Maybe it plays well in Japan, but the...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 07-29-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By f6fhellcat13
It's nearing its last legs; I'm bracing myself to...

It's nearing its last legs; I'm bracing myself to replace the battery.
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 07-28-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By f6fhellcat13
I like my (partially) electric car! I find...

I like my (partially) electric car!

I find it really engaging to drive; the same stimulation from driving a sporty car, just coming from a different heading. I don't hypermile as such because I...
Forum: Website discussion 07-28-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By f6fhellcat13
I'm not quite as retrograde as you. I think the...

I'm not quite as retrograde as you. I think the Challenger is a pretty-lazy mishmash of parts (true to muscle-car heritage, I'll admit) that isn't particularly evocative because it sets its sights so...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 07-28-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,618
Posted By f6fhellcat13
I think he means that specific chassis, which is...

I think he means that specific chassis, which is indeed a rarity. That's a lot of abuse.
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 07-28-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By f6fhellcat13
Buy a Corvette from the company with the courage...

Buy a Corvette from the company with the courage of its convictions!
Forum: Website discussion 07-28-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By f6fhellcat13
I was talking to a friend last night and he...

I was talking to a friend last night and he brought up and interesting point: all of the boomers who squirreled away a few shekels each paycheck (while their employers saved for their retirement...)...
Forum: Website discussion 07-28-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By f6fhellcat13
Don't worry, Ferrer; you've always been old. ...

Don't worry, Ferrer; you've always been old.

Speaking of... I really like the LM69, even if I don't really see the point.
Forum: Website discussion 07-19-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By f6fhellcat13
This will certainly be interesting to watch. I...

This will certainly be interesting to watch. I definitely skew FR in my tastes, but I'm glad to see GM going out on a limb.
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 07-17-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By f6fhellcat13
Kinda ugly, no? I like what they've done with a...

Kinda ugly, no? I like what they've done with a lot of the negative space, but you'd think the freedom of electric packaging would enable and embolden them to make something truly unique.

Sure, I...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 07-14-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By f6fhellcat13
Does anyone else find the mid mounting of the...

Does anyone else find the mid mounting of the engine a little disconcerting?
Forum: General Automotive 07-13-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 266,644
Posted By f6fhellcat13
Connecticut, unfortunately, but I spend a good...

Connecticut, unfortunately, but I spend a good deal of time up here. Four months a year or so.

Yeah, it's lovely this time of year; especially when the F1 madness subsides.
Forum: General Automotive 07-07-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 266,644
Posted By f6fhellcat13
Are they losing out on snob appeal, too? Audi had...

Are they losing out on snob appeal, too? Audi had a run in the last decade and early part of this one. I still see a shitton of them, but E90s (which are still modern in my brain) are being poorly...
Forum: General Automotive 07-07-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 266,644
Posted By f6fhellcat13
I can't tell if this is real or not, but if it...

I can't tell if this is real or not, but if it is, I agree: good riddance.

https://jalopnik.com/you-know-they-want-this-1836130149

(Even if it isn't, few tears will be shed)
Forum: General Automotive 07-04-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By f6fhellcat13
A quick Google search failed to find a...

A quick Google search failed to find a landau-barred K-Car, but RIP. I'm sure Kitdy will find an appropriate minivan hearse.

Iacocca's legacy is a tough one for me; he kept a wayward Chrysler...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 07-04-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,319
Posted By f6fhellcat13
Import/export by the look of those wheels... ...

Import/export by the look of those wheels...

It is frustrating to see prices of cars we have liked for years go crazy. I think the Supra is a victim of its own success; so many have been modified...
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