My Poor, Poor 13 Year Old

Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by Commissar Smersh, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    LOL her insurance (Geico) did it all for me and got me a Camaro for the week :)

    Currently leaning towards a new Civic Si hopefully in hatchback when it's announced....
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    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Did that Camaro live up to expectations?
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    If it was a rental, it was probably a base model V6.

    I rented a car the other weekend to drive down to Miami, as my 300D started chugging randomly the day before, being underpowered as fuck (it cleared up after putting some diesel particulate cleaner in, so looks like it needs a fuel filter soon), and I didn't want to drive the VR6 because, well... it's Miami. Feels like driving in a third world country, definitely the worst drivers in the country judging by personal experience, and 24% of Florida drivers are uninsured to begin with.

    So I went to the airport and rented a car. Got a 2016 CLA45 AMG, it was only $75 for the day, unlimited mileage, which I thought was a steal. It was a fun little car, turbo 2.0 inline4, 380hp. The "race start" amused the hell out of me. Factory 2-step launch FTW.

    My intentions when I went there were just to get the cheapest economy car they had so I wouldn't spend a fortune on gas, as Miami is about 220 miles from here one-way. The economy choices were a Dodge Dart, Hyundai Accent, or Kia Rio, for $22 or $23, something like that. I figure the extra 50 bucks was worth the entertainment, and not having to spend the day in a tin-can Korean shitbox.
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    Yup, gf said I should buy one. Can't justify it as a RWD daily driver in the winter though. :(

    Base is now a 4 turbo for Camaros and Mustangs. :eek: But yes it was still the 335 hp V6, still fun.
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    Shows how much I've been keeping up with new cars. I have never liked Camaros personally (white-trash-mobiles), but it's hilarious that an American muscle car is coming with a 2.0 turbo I4 now. 275hp out of that is not bad at all, though. Typical American cars, 30 years late with the technology as usual.
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    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    A good 68 Camaro would be a cool project car. I kinda like the '72 Camaro also.
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    Alright, I'll rephrase. The 1st gen Camaros are not bad. 2nd and 3rd gen are absolutely trailer trash cars, without a doubt. 4th gen 93-97 are junk, the 98-02s are not bad (LS1). And the new ones I don't like.
    :)
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    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I agree. As for Fords I lost interest because of the Mustang II. I was fortunate to grow up with real muscle cars from the mid to late 60's and early 70's. Then again, I had to witness the gas crunch of the mid 70's and watch the demise of what were once great cars. The RT's, SS's and GT's....all reduced to crap. That's progress i guess.