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Forum: Car comparison 08-28-2010, 04:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,776
Posted By Guibo
What incentive do they have to price the cars...

What incentive do they have to price the cars "more reasonably" when people continue to buy them? It's a free market. BMW offers a car, prices it at what they think people will pay, and if people...
Forum: Car comparison 04-18-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,197
Posted By Guibo
For an idea of parts pricing, you should...

For an idea of parts pricing, you should familiarize yourself with this site:
RealOEM.com Online BMW Parts Catalog (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/)
That lists suggested MSRP for parts. You can do...
Forum: Car comparison 04-04-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,197
Posted By Guibo
If I liked it, yes I would pay for a used one. I...

If I liked it, yes I would pay for a used one. I sure wouldn't pay for a new one. Let someone else take the depreciation hit.
They tend to be pretty reliable. If there are problems, they are...
Forum: Car comparison 04-04-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,197
Posted By Guibo
Wouldn't getting the CTS bring you back to square...

Wouldn't getting the CTS bring you back to square one, in terms of size? This is a 5-Series competitor, while the A3 is 2 segments down (competing against the 1 Series). I like the CTS wagon a lot...
Forum: General Automotive 03-16-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,878
Posted By Guibo
They probably do. The Corvette's tires are...

They probably do. The Corvette's tires are garbage for the kind of performance car they are. Tread block design and the heavier runflat construction count against it. GM finally got the message...
Forum: General Automotive 11-12-2009, 04:09 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,730
Posted By Guibo
Yes, it's very quick. The Boxster S w/PDK is not...

Yes, it's very quick. The Boxster S w/PDK is not far off from what the old 500-hp Viper SRT-10 was doing in the 1/4 mile. Recall that when Porsche were singing the virtues of the PDK system, they...
Forum: General Automotive 11-11-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,730
Posted By Guibo
Indeed. And "in between" shifts, it's still...

Indeed. And "in between" shifts, it's still sending power to the wheels where in the manual car, the power/wt is briefly ZERO. With the effect of drag, a Corvette is momentarily losing speed where...
Forum: General Automotive 11-11-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,730
Posted By Guibo
Take a look at this lap chart, and pay close...

Take a look at this lap chart, and pay close attention to the tightest turn and the fastest turn, a high speed kink:
http://www.autozeitung.de/sites/default/files/images/image/tracktest_strecke.jpg...
Forum: General Automotive 11-09-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,730
Posted By Guibo
Even 550 hp still wouldn't make any sense. ...

Even 550 hp still wouldn't make any sense. Porsche have been discredited on this issue.
Forum: General Automotive 10-26-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,730
Posted By Guibo
They have improved the steering, but that does...

They have improved the steering, but that does not mean it is yet the equal of rivals. The criticism raised by Sport Auto isn't just about the feel (read on)...


One other thing about the...
Forum: Car comparison 10-26-2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,374
Posted By Guibo
Think you're right. If Car Magazine's recent...

Think you're right. If Car Magazine's recent comparo at the Rockingham road circuit is anything to go by, the Evo has an excellent shot.

1:36.22 - Mercedes E63 AMG
1:36.64 - Mitsu Evo FQ400 ...
Forum: General Automotive 09-02-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,171
Posted By Guibo
The stock car is often praised for its linear,...

The stock car is often praised for its linear, nearly lag-free power delivery. It's a bit weak below 1800 rpm, but you'll never be in that zone when you're really on it.
Forum: General Automotive 09-01-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,594
Posted By Guibo
I am not saying the adjustable aero and...

I am not saying the adjustable aero and suspension by themselves are not street legal. I'm saying that components on the splitter as used for the 'Ring test have been deemed illegal in some parts of...
Forum: Technical forums 08-23-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,345
Posted By Guibo
I agree the dash and door panel areas are pretty...

I agree the dash and door panel areas are pretty decent on the C6. I've found the stitching on the seats of the Cayman to be nicer than the stitching on the Corvette seats, however. And...
Forum: General Automotive 08-23-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,594
Posted By Guibo
The Viper that ran the 'Ring wasn't in its US...

The Viper that ran the 'Ring wasn't in its US road-legal configuration. Not so sure legality-in-the-US is a prerequisite for fairness. The track isn't in the US, after all. Is it fair to compare a...
Forum: General Automotive 08-21-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,356
Posted By Guibo
Seriously doubt Evo and Sport Auto would lend...

Seriously doubt Evo and Sport Auto would lend their name to any 'street-legal record' if the car in fact was on racing slicks. A statement from Radical on another forum says they used Dunlop...
Forum: General Automotive 07-22-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,435
Posted By Guibo
They did not park in front of the hotel. They...

They did not park in front of the hotel. They immediately went into the garage. They weren't there to do lazy tours in and out of SF. There are all kinds of great driving roads in the area on...
Forum: General Automotive 07-21-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,435
Posted By Guibo
I doubt they were advertising. The cars all...

I doubt they were advertising. The cars all hastily disappeared into a parking garage. You can see more pics here:
Porsche Panamera pictures upclose with detail | Roadfly.com: Car Reviews & Road...
Forum: General Automotive 07-21-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,435
Posted By Guibo
Unlike the CLS (built on E-Class platform) and...

Unlike the CLS (built on E-Class platform) and Audi RS6, it does not appear that the Panamera can enjoy the same economy of scale. A6-platformed vehicles sold over 213,000 units last year......
Forum: General Automotive 07-10-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,291
Posted By Guibo
None of those videos I'm talking about has...

None of those videos I'm talking about has anything to do with street racing.
Forum: General Automotive 07-10-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,914
Posted By Guibo
The thing about Porsche's claimed times is that...

The thing about Porsche's claimed times is that they often run their cars with traffic during industry days. There is probably some time there that is lost, though it would not be as bad as on a...
Forum: General Automotive 07-10-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,291
Posted By Guibo
A lot of these are probably going to go to...

A lot of these are probably going to go to collectors in its home market where the GT-R (or Skyline) name has been significant for decades. The badge carries much more cachet there than it does in...
Forum: General Automotive 07-09-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,291
Posted By Guibo
Not really. You can engage LC in newer cars with...

Not really. You can engage LC in newer cars with VDC on.

The GT-R's DCT helps too. Unlike in the Scuderia's system, torque is still being transmitted to the wheels during shifts.

By no...
Forum: Miscellaneous 07-06-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 17,863
Posted By Guibo
Despite hearing beforehand how long the movie...

Despite hearing beforehand how long the movie was, I thought it went by pretty well. There was a moment in the final battle where I thought "Ok, this is dragging a bit" but then it's over before you...
Forum: General Automotive 01-22-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,586
Posted By Guibo
How do you know? If the stock setup were enough,...

How do you know? If the stock setup were enough, why does Dodge send an SRT engineer to set up the car for test after test?
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