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  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,368
    edited December 2015
    I am surprised the PC police keeping us safe from injustice let it through. Maybe I need to get "".

    M4...hmmm..."1PT5PSI"?

    image :)

    nelsonf said:

    Michaell said:

     OK folks, quiz time. 

     I saw a vanity plate the other day while delivering. I am wondering if one of you can figure out what type of car it was on. 

    The plate read GOZIRA

    GTR was my guess too. That's actually pretty clever, slightly offensive, and really funny all at the same time.

    I wish I could could come up with something clever like that for an M4...
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,940
    carnaught said:

    A excuse me, but I don't get it....wah??

    I don't get it either.
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,677
    I was thinking of a vanity plate for the GTI.  Some ideas:

    NOT TDI
    NOTATDI
    NOCHEAT
    TSTPASS
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  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    edited December 2015
    I sort of get the Zilla connection but Fin's variation was a bit much for here I think. Even though most would have had to Google it.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,940
    I'm shopping my insurance, feel free to post experiences and recommendations here:
    http://forums.edmunds.com/discussion/comment/5159198/#Comment_5159198

    One of the things that stinks about auto insurance is that, with home insurance, if you have a claim, you end up with a house that is worth more than before and possibly more energy efficient (new roof, new siding, new windows, new deck). If you have an auto claim, you end up with a car that is worth far less, often has poor paint quality or panel gaps, and may be less safe in a subsequent crash.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,368
    edited December 2015
    Ah there's a PC warden protecting us ;)

    Some have given the GTR the "Godzilla" nickname, as it is hugely capable. A beast.

    It can also refer to its size:

    image
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 127,049
    kxc2622 said:
    Also happy belated birthday Michael!
    Thanks!

    I too was surprised the GTR vanity plate was allowed by the motor vehicle department here. 

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  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,149
    Except that the slang term for Godzilla is Gojira. So that's why I dont get it.
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  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,863

    I actually talked to a couple of guys who drive their Elises year-round and they said that with the proper tires they can get around fine- as long as the snow isn't real deep.

    On another forum, there is a bruhaha going on about the Alfa 4C and how to check and add window washer fluid with many saying how poorly designed the system is. Driving it in the winter would be difficult with such a convoluted system.

    IMHO, who is going to drive a 4C in winter??

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,304
    suydam said:

    Except that the slang term for Godzilla is Gojira. So that's why I dont get it.

    I also figure they meant Gojira at first, but if you lower your brow a bit and say Godzilla with an offensive japanese accent, you'll get it.

    '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 49-car history and counting!

  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWPosts: 2,799
    Still not convinced how clever that plate is.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    A joke does rather lose its punch if you have to spend 10 minutes explaining it, that's true.
  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,149
    That's nasty. Glad I don't know those folks.
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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,771
    edited December 2015
    I like the type that are easy for me to catch onto.
    Like "Say ahh"on what's likely a car of a nurse, doctor,or cnp.


    2015 Cruze 2LT, 2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Remember the blue Plymouth Horizon with the license plate "BEYOND"?

    I always liked the New Yorker cartoon that showed Godzilla wearing a license plate: I8NY
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 133,457

    Remember the blue Plymouth Horizon with the license plate "BEYOND"?

    I always liked the New Yorker cartoon that showed Godzilla wearing a license plate: I8NY

    Hey.. even I get those two.. :)

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  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,968
    A year today of VW ownership and even with the few hiccups so far, totally love the vehicle. With my job, I get to drive about 60% of the vehicles out there and am always smiling when I get back into mine on the drive home which says something, at least to me. Was not sure if I made a mistake by trading the Tucson so early, after 375 days, but after driving a couple 2015's at work, am definitely sure I made the right decision at the time...it was just the wrong vehicle for me. Maybe another cuv and I would've kept it but I made the wrong choice and got out of it, not a logical or financially prudent decision but no looking back.
    Since driving a bunch of new 2016 iron the last few weeks, must admit that there's a whole lot of great stuff out there and a great time to be buying new. Am glad that we both chose German makes this time, but I like mine more than the other half. To her, it's just a nicer appliance and if I play my cards right, will probably just take it from her in a few years when she wants something different. Luckily she's keeping her mileage to about 2/3 of mine and figure I'll just give her whatever the dealer would give on trade if it comes to that. As much as I like mine, I like hers just a bit more and will be happy to take it over...eventually. Luckily, I'm watching the maintenance and upkeep of the A3 very closely and it has been flawless!!

    The Sandman :) B)

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • nelsonfnelsonf SeattlePosts: 104
    edited December 2015
    fintail said:

    I am surprised the PC police keeping us safe from injustice let it through. Maybe I need to get "".

    M4...hmmm..."1PT5PSI"?

    image :)



    nelsonf said:

    Michaell said:

     OK folks, quiz time. 

     I saw a vanity plate the other day while delivering. I am wondering if one of you can figure out what type of car it was on. 

    The plate read GOZIRA

    GTR was my guess too. That's actually pretty clever, slightly offensive, and really funny all at the same time.

    I wish I could could come up with something clever like that for an M4...
    That's what happens when you turn off the traction control and punch it. M4's are pretty bad [non-permissible content removed].

    Currently own: 2017 BMW M4, 2011 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X Used to own: 2008 VW R32, 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport, 1987 BMW 325IS

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,025
    too bad Q already got his SUV. My favorite place has a nice looking SRX in for a lot less money. Love the colors on this one.

    http://www.royaleasing.com/detail-2007-cadillac-srx-4dr_v6-used-14465317.html

    And for NYC and the other Infiniti geeks, they have a bunch of 2013 G37s pending coming in. a few colors, mostly loaded, and miles seem to all be in the 13,000 range. $22-23K. Lotta car for the monies.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,968
    Have driven a few SRX's lately and meh is al I can say. The knobless infotainment system is a real joke as is the whole dash. This is a luxury vehicle for G-d's sake not a Flash Gordon rocket ship! Thanks but no thanks!!!

    The Sandman :) B)

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,156
    The SRX Stick posted and the new one are completely different. The current one is a fancied up GMC Terrian, the older one was RWD/AWD and could be had with the V8.

    @stickguy ... nice example there.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,025
    That town car you liked sold Tom. But they do have a nice, 1 owner 1999ish GM for only $1,500 if you need a beater. Only about 248k miles too!

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 127,049
    stickguy said:

    And for NYC and the other Infiniti geeks, they have a bunch of 2013 G37s pending coming in. a few colors, mostly loaded, and miles seem to all be in the 13,000 range. $22-23K. Lotta car for the monies.

    Stop ... just, stop!

    :sunglasses:

    Must be nice to put 4K a year on a lease. 2 miles to the train station, 2 miles home.

    Don't have that option here out west...

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,522
    These car companies are pure evil.  I got a postcard in the mail from Chrysler yesterday for $1000 off on top of any other incentives including friends and family.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 127,049
    nyccarguy said:

    These car companies are pure evil.  I got a postcard in the mail from Chrysler yesterday for $1000 off on top of any other incentives including friends and family.

    Chrysler? What would you get (hypothetically, of course)?

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,235
    Michaell said:

    nyccarguy said:

    These car companies are pure evil.  I got a postcard in the mail from Chrysler yesterday for $1000 off on top of any other incentives including friends and family.

    Chrysler? What would you get (hypothetically, of course)?

    A big bowl of trouble. ;)

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  • jpp75jpp75 DenverPosts: 1,412
    nyccarguy said:

    These car companies are pure evil.  I got a postcard in the mail from Chrysler yesterday for $1000 off on top of any other incentives including friends and family.

    Well at least it was for Chrysler. :) I don't think they really have anything that would pique your interest?
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,522
    Michaell said:
    These car companies are pure evil.  I got a postcard in the mail from Chrysler yesterday for $1000 off on top of any other incentives including friends and family.
    Chrysler? What would you get (hypothetically, of course)?
    Hmmmmmmm.  Since you asked, I'll have to look into this more.  Does anything fit the bill?  Sophisticated 4WD system, chassis with Mercedes derived components, HEMI powered V8 engine, money factor of almost free, $2500 northeast bonus lease plus the $1000 coupon they sent plus friends & family...

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  • jpp75jpp75 DenverPosts: 1,412
    nyccarguy said:


    Michaell said:

    nyccarguy said:

    These car companies are pure evil.  I got a postcard in the mail from Chrysler yesterday for $1000 off on top of any other incentives including friends and family.

    Chrysler? What would you get (hypothetically, of course)?

    Hmmmmmmm.  Since you asked, I'll have to look into this more.  Does anything fit the bill?  Sophisticated 4WD system, chassis with Mercedes derived components, HEMI powered V8 engine, money factor of almost free, $2500 northeast bonus lease plus the $1000 coupon they sent plus friends & family...



    OK, I see your point. :)
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,320
    nyccarguy said:


    Hmmmmmmm.  Since you asked, I'll have to look into this more.  Does anything fit the bill?  Sophisticated 4WD system, chassis with Mercedes derived components, HEMI powered V8 engine, money factor of almost free, $2500 northeast bonus lease plus the $1000 coupon they sent plus friends & family...

    Me, I'd take a Scat Pack Challenger in Plum Crazy with three pedals and H-K sound...

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 3,029
    nyccarguy -
    'Sophisticated 4WD system, chassis with Mercedes derived components, HEMI powered V8 engine,'
    Please not that you can no longer order AWD & the V8 together
    - Ray
    Not in the Northeast - anymore .....
    2016 BMW 340i
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,522
    rayainsw said:
    nyccarguy - 'Sophisticated 4WD system, chassis with Mercedes derived components, HEMI powered V8 engine,' Please not that you can no longer order AWD & the V8 together - Ray Not in the Northeast - anymore .....
    You are correct.  On a Charger, you cannot get a V8 paired with AWD.  You definitely can on a Grand Cherokee.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 3,029
    Ah - true - thanks for the correction !
    2016 BMW 340i
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,156
    stickguy said:

    That town car you liked sold Tom. But they do have a nice, 1 owner 1999ish GM for only $1,500 if you need a beater. Only about 248k miles too!

    Just broken in for a Panther :open_mouth:

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 3,029
    Also - another Chrysler product that you could buy
    with both a V8 and AWD:

    http://www.chrysler.com/hostd/windowsticker/getWindowStickerPdf.do?vin=1C4SDJCT2FC223513

    2016 BMW 340i
  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,968
    Drove a super nice 300 yesterday with just 3500 on the clock. Very nice driver and liked the interior, super comfy seats. Drive a lot of 200's but not impressed with the auto tranny...just not necessary to have a nine speed as it hunts too much. Really really like the new Cherokee's and though the mpg's suck, probably would still have it if I had bought one instead of the Hyundai Tucson...like the way it drives and found the seats comfortable. Seem to have a bunch of them in our fleet now as well as the totally pathetic Compass...the really need to improve the Compass, inside and out. Not a bad size but everything else about it needs to be tweaked truth be told.
    Like the Challenger but hardly ever see them in our fleet. The one I did happen to drive a few years back was absolutely awesome to drive...got it up to speed rather quickly and enjoyed my short time with it!

    The Sandman :) B)

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    Like the Challenger but hardly ever see them in our fleet. The one I did happen to drive a few years back was absolutely awesome to drive...got it up to speed rather quickly and enjoyed my short time with it!


    One of these in 6-speed stick form would be cool, I would think.

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,025
    Fell in love today. Parked next to a new Mustang, in a really dark green color. Chrome wheels. A GT. really striking. Was even a stick!

    My wife even liked it, and said I should make that my next car (and we really won't need rear doors or a back seat by then). Took a picture of it and texted to my son, telling him it was my next car. He answered back that quite a coincidence, it was his next car too!


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  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,968
    Awesome! Think I'm leaning more towards the Challenger to be honest though seating could be an issue with my deteriorating spine. The ones at work I've driven have been awfully low to the ground and ingress/egress was definitely an issue. I know when my back really hurts, I can't get into the rear seats of the Caravan, Town & Country or whatever minivan we are using as a chase that day...I then seat in the front or one of the middle captains chairs. In my personal vehicle, I still sit on that Relax The Back cushion I've had for right after my accident, made of memory foam. After all these years, it still works as intended and lets me sit for hours in the drivers seat. One good thing about the Tucson I owned for a bit was that I had no problems getting in or out, could just slide across and I was set. But that great positive was just not enough to want to keep it long term. Getting a new Tiguan SE would've been the best thing to do back then and I just didn't listen to that little voice we all sem to have!!

    The Sandman :) B)

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,522
    rayainsw said:

    Also - another Chrysler product that you could buy
    with both a V8 and AWD:

    http://www.chrysler.com/hostd/windowsticker/getWindowStickerPdf.do?vin=1C4SDJCT2FC223513

    Looks good @rayainsw , but we don't need 2 SUVs much less 2 SUVs with 3 rows of seats. Drove my Prelude to work today & got my performance fix

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,320
    edited December 2015
    The CPO 2015 Mustang I stupidly let get away was that color; Ford calls it "Guard." Unfortunately, the only new Performance Package GTs I can afford are base models with 1986 Hyundai cloth upholstery and 1967 transistor radio audio quality... :(

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,025
    Yeah, Guard. looks fantastic in person.

    Hey, just ask the boss for a little Holiday bonus. I'm sure she will give it to you so you can get what you want.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,968
    They laugh at me at work because I seem to like most of the newer vehicles at work, which I really do. Cars have been my passion since I was a little kid standing up watching my folks drive...it was an instant love affair! We always say that I need a house with 7 garage bays having one different vehicle for each day of the week. I really should've pushed harder a few years back for that BMW drop top or another one and just kept the Civic. Since I've been averaging 13K/years, they both would've still had low mileage on them since that convertible only had 37K on the clock and my Civic had 46K. I would've dealt with the moving of vehicles and having to keep one outside like NY does with no problems. The wife put a wrench in the works and to keep marriage harmony, I stupidly gave in which at the time was the course of least resistance. But once again, I had to put my wants on the back burner! Would've been the best solution but with a different BMW though. That one had a lot of cowl shake over railroad tracks and rough roads which really concerned me but maybe, that's normal in a BMW drop top. The silver one shook even worse though it had more miles on it. Also didn't want a black vehicle down here preferring a silver or that nice blue they had back then.

    The Sandman :) B)

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,025
    they all have some amount of rattles and shakes. At least the ones I test drove did!

    also, had to wash the Jetta today, as daughter arrived back from school for holiday break. Of course it was filthy again. As I was washing it, I realized again it was really the perfect size for me for a sedan. The Sonata is certainly a nice travel car, but the Jetta is, and certainly an AUDI, Volvo, or other similar sized unit would be just as nice. But more nimble around town.

    I never have been a fan of large iron.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,320
    My son brought the X3 home- 182k miles and still tight and rattle free. The interior shows some wear but mechanically it's solid(suspension has never been touched).

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,940
    I'm anxiously awaiting the rain they keep calling for. My deck, driveway, and sidewalk have gotten "bird bombed" and the dog tracked some of it into my truck, right after I steam cleaned the carpets.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,320
    I really wanted a D/A supercharger kit, but they went out of production before I had spare $$$ to grab one. Probably good that the car is four hours away; I'd probably pay $6k-$7k if it checked out...

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    8 owners, 5 states, east coast, accident on CARFAX---I dunno.....not exactly pampered.

    I really wanted a D/A supercharger kit, but they went out of production before I had spare $$$ to grab one. Probably good that the car is four hours away; I'd probably pay $6k-$7k if it checked out...

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,320
    Well, it's one of less than 200 Club Sports out there- and they are incredibly simple to service and repair...

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

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