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Forum: The Pit Yesterday, 12:53 AM
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
couldn't tell you, never actually changed the oil...

couldn't tell you, never actually changed the oil on it myself for pretty much that very exact reason :haha:

to be fair, in its life with me it only had about 2 or 3 changes, I didn't own it very...
Forum: The Pit 03-27-2015, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
this. It's actually fairly easy once you've done...

this. It's actually fairly easy once you've done it once or twice, and its a good feeling to know you're the one maintaining your own car (don't skip those scheduled services though, and keep the...
Forum: The Pit 03-25-2015, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
clarkson sacked. top gear ruined. RIP to the...

clarkson sacked. top gear ruined. RIP to the greatest motoring show in history.
Forum: The Pit 03-23-2015, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
I don't know how familiar you are with Norval...

I don't know how familiar you are with Norval near Georgetown, but there used to be this little used car lot called IZT Auto (its still there, its just under a different name now, I think). When I...
Forum: The Pit 03-21-2015, 12:25 AM
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
oh come now, an auto 3 series coupe is...

oh come now, an auto 3 series coupe is blasphemous.

and I agree, if you can find a well taken care of example that's got all its service records and seems to be mechanically sound after inspection,...
Forum: The Pit 03-20-2015, 10:28 PM
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
if the cars in your price range are 80k+ miles, I...

if the cars in your price range are 80k+ miles, I would seriously think about how you're going to manage the maintenance costs of a high mileage out of warranty BMW. I owned a used 2004 330ci which...
Forum: The Pit 03-17-2015, 12:59 AM
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
when you say hardest, what do you mean? like,...

when you say hardest, what do you mean? like, you're not sure when to make the shift, the shift is hard to make smoothly, or the shifter itself is notchy?

you can shift from 1st to second pretty...
Forum: The Pit 03-13-2015, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
this is what I was implying, I don't think I was...

this is what I was implying, I don't think I was clear enough. that's why I said merged companies. VW and Porsche are for the most part one and the same, regardless of who has final say.
Forum: The Pit 03-13-2015, 02:36 AM
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
But what I'm saying is that VW legally owns...

But what I'm saying is that VW legally owns porsche. they're merged companies. VW has a huge amount of control over what porsche designs. the price you're paying for parts and service is more or less...
Forum: The Pit 03-13-2015, 01:34 AM
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
.... huh? Porsche IS vw. they share parts. hell,...

.... huh? Porsche IS vw. they share parts. hell, they share entire platforms if you consider the Touareg/Q7/Cayenne.




absolutely. when we're talking about BMW, I have no interest in the cookie...
Forum: The Pit 03-12-2015, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
I've heard of this problem too, but its with very...

I've heard of this problem too, but its with very specific model years. if im not mistaken, its in the 08-10 range. I had a look at 335is a while ago when I was buying, and between those years...
Forum: The Pit 03-10-2015, 11:30 PM
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
well, suspended for now at the moment, Top Gear...

well, suspended for now

at the moment, Top Gear and in a way Doctor Who are the only things BBC has going for it, and clarkson is the reason top gear exists. It would be like suspending Dan...
Forum: The Pit 03-10-2015, 01:23 AM
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
If its for sale at a BMW dealership, what's...

If its for sale at a BMW dealership, what's happening here is that the staff is simply dumb as dog shit, and don't know the first thing about their product, the company, or the company's history. If...
Forum: The Pit 03-09-2015, 11:36 PM
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
in that case, what about a 5 series? those are...

in that case, what about a 5 series? those are badass, although finding one in that price range may be a little more difficult. I'd have a 5 before I had a 3, just because everyone and their grandma...
Forum: The Pit 03-09-2015, 01:12 AM
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
I actually owned an A5 for about 2 months (I...

I actually owned an A5 for about 2 months (I think only Ace remembers that post, since he lost his shit) and I can tell you that if you go that route, you will absolutely encounter the same problem....
Forum: The Pit 03-08-2015, 01:03 PM
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
have you considered a lexus IS in that case?...

have you considered a lexus IS in that case? theyre not the most "exciting" but they're refined as hell, and look fantastic.

barring that, I know you're pretty set on a BMW, but I would almost...
Forum: The Pit 03-08-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 22,447
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
man if thats the case, **** any bmw short of an...

man if thats the case, **** any bmw short of an M3. you want exciting? grab a 2013/2014 mustang GT with a manual and never ever look back. I was on track to buy an Audi S5 before I test drove a...
Forum: The Pit 03-06-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22,447
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
ever consider an STI? its not even close to the...

ever consider an STI? its not even close to the level of luxury of a 335i or an S4, but its AWD and shit-off-a-shovel fast.

other than that, all I can really think of is the 335i
Forum: The Pit 03-06-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 22,447
Views: 327,321
Posted By Lt. Shinysides
as shitty as that is, the 335i really isn't doing...

as shitty as that is, the 335i really isn't doing all that much better at all. twin scroll turbo i6s aren't really known for great economy. plus the vast majority of the 335is around are RWD, and all...
Forum: The Pit 03-06-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 22,447
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59Rt9mB2tpM


B5/B6 S4s are absolutely terrifying when modified even a little bit, nevermind when given a stage 3 tuning
Forum: The Pit 03-06-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 22,447
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
awesome decision. the 335i kicks ass (Depending...

awesome decision. the 335i kicks ass (Depending on the year you get. BMW was known to SERIOUSLY cheap out after I believe 2008 (took out a bunch of seat cushioning, started using an inferior stereo...
Forum: The Pit 03-05-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22,447
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Posted By Lt. Shinysides
^ hooooooly ****. that thing is so incredibly...

^ hooooooly ****. that thing is so incredibly hateful and vicious. I want to drive it so badly, and also really hope I never have to

also, that clutch......
Forum: The Pit 03-05-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22,447
Views: 327,321
Posted By Lt. Shinysides
...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITV1jfTDN_o



... bruh
Forum: The Pit 03-05-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22,447
Views: 327,321
Posted By Lt. Shinysides
that sound.... my god

that sound.... my god
Forum: The Pit 03-05-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22,447
Views: 327,321
Posted By Lt. Shinysides
and for once, its nothing like that in the great...

and for once, its nothing like that in the great white north. Cold here, but above freezing for the rest of the month from here on out according to the weather channel
Forum: The Pit 03-05-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22,447
Views: 327,321
Posted By Lt. Shinysides
honestly, when you think about just how much...

honestly, when you think about just how much Subaru is able to do with a miniscule budget, its really incredible. the WRX STI is an engineering marvel, and essentially at a bargain price. when you...
Forum: The Pit 03-05-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 22,447
Views: 327,321
Posted By Lt. Shinysides
sadly, I don't think we'll be seeing another...

sadly, I don't think we'll be seeing another rotary halo car for a long time for specifically this reason:




mazda's been heralding their skyactiv technology as the absolute best alternative to...
Forum: The Pit 03-04-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22,447
Views: 327,321
Posted By Lt. Shinysides
I think its mostly to do with packaging and/or...

I think its mostly to do with packaging and/or smoothness. if you think about it, there are i4s, i5s, and i6s, but inline 6 engines are very very long and result in a car with a very long nose....
Forum: The Pit 03-04-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22,447
Views: 327,321
Posted By Lt. Shinysides
as far as I remember mazda outright denied they...

as far as I remember mazda outright denied they were even considering an rx7 successor
Forum: The Pit 03-04-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22,447
Views: 327,321
Posted By Lt. Shinysides
anyone else really hate vanity plates? any time I...

anyone else really hate vanity plates? any time I see a car with a vanity plate, I just assume the driver is a dbag. I once saw a v6 mustang convertible with the plate "UD LOS3", and all I could do...
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