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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 202,726
    corvette said:

    Did you mean, “perfect for an LS engine swap?”

    Guy that used to work on our old BMWs (E36 M3 and E30) has an E36 with an LS swap. It's overkill. A BMW S52 swap would give you 240 HP, and you'd basically have an M3 wagon.

    That's what I would want.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,621
    I would be tempted to manual swap it. I just can’t do it myself and it sounds expensive to have done. But lots of fun to drive.

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,819

    @stickguy said:
    Beautiful example of one of these. OF can pick it up on his travels.

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/35XaR4BR/2004-acura-tl

    He’s not interested. Not enough rust.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 202,726
    stickguy said:

    I would be tempted to manual swap it. I just can’t do it myself and it sounds expensive to have done. But lots of fun to drive.

    Yeah, I think it would take a custom drive-shaft, at the very least, in addition to the transmission swap.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,621
    Likely the sedan parts fit.

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  • breldbreld Member Posts: 6,004
    Apparently there are two new GTIs on the lot at my local dealer.

    https://www.vw.com/en/inventory.html/__app/inventory/results/golf-gti.app?zip-app=80016

    Both DSG Autobahn trims in Yellow. MSRP of $41,025.

    I've been of the belief that the Golf R doesn't add a proportional amount of driving enjoyment over the GTI, but I do think I'd spend the extra few grand over an Autobahn GTI.

    Instead, I'd be happy going with the SE trim (with the manual), like my last one (now @kyfdx's) and keep the plaid seats. Still about $35k, but quite the bargain compared to the insane used prices (that is, if the VW dealer will play ball at MSRP).

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 198,710
    au1994 said:




    All that empty space in the new garage is just begging to be filled.

    Though, I would have bet on another Miata RF being the first transaction. Good time of year in Colorado to be shopping for something like that.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,621
    Just watched this. Seems like GTI is better overall, if you can live with the traction issues.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 16,730
    edited November 2021
    Stickguy,
    Did you see the video of TFL testing Maverick payload?
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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,297
    qbrozen said:

    kyfdx said:

    qbrozen said:
    No telling. Never imported to US. What can you compare it to?

    Perfect for an M3 engine swap, though.
    With those miles, at $8500 it is already higher than I'd go.

    For kicks, I threw a cheap bid on this one.

    And keeping an eye on this import and this awesome color combo.
    I have to wonder, would those high mileage cars be coming on the market during normal times? I mean, would the owners give them up for a few thousand that they would command in the previous market? Has the current crazy prices become high enough for the owner to say that this is the right time?

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,042

    Looking at the Lexus deal, I wonder it I would be able to pull off something similar in the next few months with Volvo.

    Cash out a bit of equity, and roll into a S60 plug in at a modest discount and tax credit.

    Hmm.. will have to start researching that. May end up at a higher monthly but pickup some cash

    Thoughts?

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,297
    stickguy said:

    Beautiful example of one of these. OF can pick it up on his travels.

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/35XaR4BR/2004-acura-tl

    Pretty pricey but I like the mileage. Weren’t those the generation with the glass transmissions?

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,297
    jmonroe1 said:

    @stickguy said:

    Beautiful example of one of these. OF can pick it up on his travels.

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/35XaR4BR/2004-acura-tl

    He’s not interested. Not enough rust.

    jmonroe


    Oh contraire’. Rust is my nemesis. 3 out my four vehicles are rust free. The one rust bucket is the one I’m trying to replace.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,297

    Stickguy,
    Did you see the video of TFL testing Maverick payload?

    How would you like to be the next owner of that press truck?

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,621
    I saw but did not watch that video. I don’t plan to load mine down quite so much.

    Also they finally approved the hybrid to sell. Should see those hitting driveways later in December. Tons built but not sent out yet. And likely they switch to mostly hybrid production for a while. Wonder when mine finally gets scheduled ?

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,363
    I hope that s60R pushes up to 6500 at least so I won't be depressed.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,621
    edited November 2021
    S60 has the best color combo. And seems like many common problems already taken care of.

    But no spaceball. Ruins it.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,363
    edited November 2021

    '21 Mach-e Select AWD, '21 Wrangler 4xE, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited, '10 Escape XLT v6, '21 WRX. 58(?)-car history and counting!

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,260
    tjc78 said:

    Looking at the Lexus deal, I wonder it I would be able to pull off something similar in the next few months with Volvo.

    Cash out a bit of equity, and roll into a S60 plug in at a modest discount and tax credit.

    Hmm.. will have to start researching that. May end up at a higher monthly but pickup some cash

    Thoughts?

    Your only feasible way to get any equity out of it, truly. Volvo doesn't allow 3P buyouts or buyouts by Volvo dealers even UNLESS you're getting a new Volvo from that dealer.

    The risk is that the dealer lowballs because they know you don't have any choice.
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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 9,020

    @kyfdx said:
    A BMW S52 swap would give you 240 HP, and you'd basically have an M3 wagon.

    Something else that comes to mind that would give you 240 HP is a supercharged Buick 3800. ;) Subscribe to my channel for more great mod ideas.

  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,363
    I'm high bidder on the S60R now. I'm certain I'll be outbid. Just feels exciting to have 3 current winning bids. LOL.

    '21 Mach-e Select AWD, '21 Wrangler 4xE, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited, '10 Escape XLT v6, '21 WRX. 58(?)-car history and counting!

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 15,529

    Stickguy,
    Did you see the video of TFL testing Maverick payload?

    That was pretty great. That's what I would do with it, too. :D

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,621
    qbrozen said:

    I'm high bidder on the S60R now. I'm certain I'll be outbid. Just feels exciting to have 3 current winning bids. LOL.

    You just got jumped on the ZX. By $7,500

    I would like that model. Though that one has sat a lot. And given the age, and my lack of repair skills, would prefer the non turbo. Much simpler but still plenty fast for me.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,363
    stickguy said:


    You just got jumped on the ZX. By $7,500

    I would like that model. Though that one has sat a lot. And given the age, and my lack of repair skills, would prefer the non turbo. Much simpler but still plenty fast for me.

    yeah, that dude wasn't playing. lol.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,363
    And, as I suspected, my volvo bid wasn't even close.

    '21 Mach-e Select AWD, '21 Wrangler 4xE, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited, '10 Escape XLT v6, '21 WRX. 58(?)-car history and counting!

  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 202,726
    qbrozen said:
    Chrome wheels. :s

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,621
    After watching this, I’m sorry I didn’t go after the Si harder. Though the $2,500 ADM was a turnoff. Looks like a lot of fun to drive. If the Integra does this, with the hatch and comfier power seats, I won’t care if it looks like a cross tour.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,042

    @28firefighter said:
    Your only feasible way to get any equity out of it, truly. Volvo doesn't allow 3P buyouts or buyouts by Volvo dealers even UNLESS you're getting a new Volvo from that dealer.

    The risk is that the dealer lowballs because they know you don't have any choice.

    Exactly. They have you pretty much 100% locked in. I figure with the current situation may be the only way to get a decent overall deal is to get another Volvo.

    The plug in is under 5 seconds to 60 and goes 22 miles on a charge. That would be perfect for many of my drives.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,297
    corvette said:

    @kyfdx said:

    A BMW S52 swap would give you 240 HP, and you'd basically have an M3 wagon.

    Something else that comes to mind that would give you 240 HP is a supercharged Buick 3800. ;) Subscribe to my channel for more great mod ideas.


    If you’re throwing crazy engine swaps around how about a Ford 4.6L 4 valve? 280-320 hp depending on which car you pull it out of.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,297
    qbrozen said:

    I'm high bidder on the S60R now. I'm certain I'll be outbid. Just feels exciting to have 3 current winning bids. LOL.

    What happens if you win them all?

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,621

    qbrozen said:

    I'm high bidder on the S60R now. I'm certain I'll be outbid. Just feels exciting to have 3 current winning bids. LOL.

    What happens if you win them all?

    qbrozen said:

    I'm high bidder on the S60R now. I'm certain I'll be outbid. Just feels exciting to have 3 current winning bids. LOL.

    What happens if you win them all?
    He has fun explaining it to his wife. Carvana ain’t buying those cars from him.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,621
    tjc78 said:

    @28firefighter said:

    Your only feasible way to get any equity out of it, truly. Volvo doesn't allow 3P buyouts or buyouts by Volvo dealers even UNLESS you're getting a new Volvo from that dealer.

    The risk is that the dealer lowballs because they know you don't have any choice.

    Exactly. They have you pretty much 100% locked in. I figure with the current situation may be the only way to get a decent overall deal is to get another Volvo.

    The plug in is under 5 seconds to 60 and goes 22 miles on a charge. That would be perfect for many of my drives.


    You do have a choice. Go to a different dealer.

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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,583
    tjc78 said:

    @28firefighter said:

    Your only feasible way to get any equity out of it, truly. Volvo doesn't allow 3P buyouts or buyouts by Volvo dealers even UNLESS you're getting a new Volvo from that dealer.

    The risk is that the dealer lowballs because they know you don't have any choice.

    Exactly. They have you pretty much 100% locked in. I figure with the current situation may be the only way to get a decent overall deal is to get another Volvo.

    The plug in is under 5 seconds to 60 and goes 22 miles on a charge. That would be perfect for many of my drives.


    Pretty good numbers and we know the S60 is a nice package. I’ve gotten into the habit of putting the Jeep in all electric to save every once of gas I can. I took it to the lake for the holiday but prior to that I was showing over 36 mpg. Even after the road trip and lots of dino powered driving up there, I’m still at 31.

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  • breldbreld Member Posts: 6,004
    Got the call from our Audi dealership today that my wife's A4 Allroad is entering production in a few days.

    I broke the news to him that she chose to go with the M340i instead, stating that she was attracted to the more performance-oriented vehicle instead of the wagon body style.

    He went on to say how the HP figures don't tell the whole picture - that the A4 is plenty fast. I thought that was a funny comeback, since the obvious one would have been to say they could have sold us an S4.

    And yes, before I returned their call I did let my wife know that I'm sure we could trade out the M340i for the wagon if she still wanted it...that we didn't have to cancel the order. She declined.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,363

    Good price compared to the couple of recent sales. What’s stopping you?

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,621
    that is a sweet looking unit. Must be sold, not coming up on the Carvana site. I assume AutoTrader lags quite a bit.

    unless of course Breld already bought it! Was only in DC. I could have trained down and driven it home!

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,621
    Sarah N Tuned dropped an Si review too. She loved it. Now I really want to see one in person. Too bad they don't exist in the real world.

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,819

    @oldfarmer50 said:
    What happens if you win them all?

    He gets to live in the outhouse.

    jmonroe

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,363
    I'm sure we were all aware I wouldn't win any. lol.

    Anyway... moving on ... here is something I have never seen before. https://carfromjapan.com/cheap-used-subaru-vivio-bistro-1996-for-sale-609f3a20046489fdd2969e5c

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,819

    @qbrozen said:
    I'm sure we were all aware I wouldn't win any. lol.

    Anyway... moving on ... here is something I have never seen before. https://carfromjapan.com/cheap-used-subaru-vivio-bistro-1996-for-sale-609f3a20046489fdd2969e5c

    Yikes, you can have. You won’t have to worry about me out bidding you.

    jmonroe

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,621

    Japan has so many weird cars. I like it!

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,363
    edited November 2021

    @stickguy said:
    Japan has so many weird cars. I like it!

    As do I. Well… I did… then I found out they made a supercharged version. Those break 5 figures, however. I will say, though, I think the 5-door is better looking.


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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,363

    Of course, for 5 figures, I’d be better off with something more like this:
    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/link/314198350

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 198,710
    stickguy said:

    Sarah N Tuned dropped an Si review too. She loved it. Now I really want to see one in person. Too bad they don't exist in the real world.

    Saw that, too.

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,431
    Japan has some awesome bikes that are importable too = I am somewhat in love with this one, but it's not cheap.

    Maybe a good thing I have a car or two that fight for my wallet.
  • breldbreld Member Posts: 6,004

    @qbrozen said:
    Good price compared to the couple of recent sales. What’s stopping you?

    Well, given the recent home purchase and all that goes with that, that’s more than I’d want to spend on a fun car at this point.

    And, as @stickguy pointed out, it looks like it’s not actually available. So there’s that too. 😀

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,621
    qbrozen said:

    Of course, for 5 figures, I’d be better off with something more like this:
    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/link/314198350

    dang. I like that one. would qualify as a cheap fun car. nice low miles. Not buying from Texas though. Need to find stuff closer by!

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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Member Posts: 5,951
    edited December 2021
    stickguy said:

    After watching this, I’m sorry I didn’t go after the Si harder. Though the $2,500 ADM was a turnoff. Looks like a lot of fun to drive. If the Integra does this, with the hatch and comfier power seats, I won’t care if it looks like a cross tour....

    The new Integra looks a lot better than a Crosstour. Let me count the ways—1. Front view. 2. Side view. 3. Back view. The Crosstour was an unfortunate looking vehicle, although mechanically and functionally it was good. The Integra in contrast is a sleek hatchback should be a lot of fun to drive. Plus the Integra will obviously have a more luxurious interior than the Si. Although I'd probably get used to it if I owned one, the red almost everywhere on the inside of the Si isn't my favorite. In any case, in six months or so maybe supplies will have increased enough for all vehicles so that ADMs can be negotiated away, even though I'm sure they'll still be pasted next to the Monroneys on most vehicles.
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