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Posted on: Oct 16 2008, 10:24 AM


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it wasn't the salesman's fault if your co-worker decided to go out and spend money he didn't have. while this person may now be over-stretched a bit, that was ultimately his decision. no one made him sign the contract.

furthermore, financing $25,000 at 5.15% for 6 years (standard term nowadays) comes to a payment of $404.36 - not $500. even paying $25,000+++ (approximate $27,000 financed) the payment is still only $436.71

now, if you factor in all the money he has spent on his neon which was apparently falling apart, then maybe the $400 payment is a small price to pay for something which won't hardly use any gas, is fairly cheap to insure, and has a nice long warranty which will cover everything but tires and brake pads.
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Posted on: Oct 14 2008, 05:22 AM


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Audi builds fantastic cars and the A4 is no exception. that 2.0T motor is surprisingly potent and the quattro will really help keep things in order. that's about the extent of my knowledge on the car, though.

i'm looking at the manheim auctions now for that particular vehicle. there was only 1 vehicle sold with similar miles in the last month and it went across the block for $21,800. it had 9,270 miles at the time and was rated as being in above average condition. i can't see where the auction was held, but you can probably use that $21,800 as a good estimation of the wholesale value of that vehicle. there obviously would be some reconditioning work done at carmax including their inspection and certification which would add to the overall cost.

keep in mind that carmax's profit margins have gone to hell just like the rest of ours, but see if you can beat them up a bit on the sale price... then acquire your own financing.
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Posted on: Oct 10 2008, 06:18 AM


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^ What he said. if you have the means, I wouldn't even worry about a job for the time being. Get school sorted out first. You don't want to end up living in a van down by the river... or worse still, in orlando selling cars.
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Posted on: Jan 17 2008, 11:50 AM


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we've got 8 of the new challengers inbound to our store. 4 orange, 2 black, 2 silver. all have msrp's of $41,980 and include the only two options of mygig and a sunroof. 3 of them have already been claimed with the agreed upon price of $20,000 over sticker +++ and all 3 future owners have put down a $10,000 non-refundable deposit. we've been told to expect delivery of the first units by mid-may with production starting early april.
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Posted on: Nov 19 2007, 11:33 AM


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due to certain privacy laws it's unlikely that anyone, chrysler included, will divulge any information regarding the previous owner of your car.
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Posted on: Oct 2 2007, 07:11 AM


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i've been around.
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Posted on: Aug 2 2007, 02:57 AM


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The 2.7L with the 4AT is just not right in that car. i like the way the 4cyl drives better, but the r/t with the 3.5 and 6AT is really the only way to go.
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Posted on: Feb 18 2007, 05:00 AM


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Posted on: Feb 13 2007, 06:57 AM


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I would start the performance modifications where most others start - painted brake calipers and a simulated billet grill adorned with stick-on chrome door trim.
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Posted on: Jan 25 2007, 05:19 AM


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QUOTE (XtremeRT04 @ Jan 9 2007, 08:28 PM)
a simple 3 bolts to uncompress with an airgun wrench and remove the hangars and I'm good to go!  Go to the Emissions, PASS, and then go back and change it, haha!
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you didn't remove anything have to do with the emissions controls system, did you? you still have both pre-cats and the main catalytic converter? why would you be worried about passing emissions with a straight pipe stemming from after the final resonator? nothing in the exhaust stream after the main cat. has anything to do with emissions.

unless your state really sucks and you'd fail a visual inspection for not having a muffler, you should still pass the sniff test just fine.
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Posted on: Dec 7 2006, 08:21 AM


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yeah, but i don't feel like looking for a new avatar
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Posted on: Dec 6 2006, 09:03 AM


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weird, the site crapped out on me for a minute. here i am making my triumphant return and greg trips over the power cord on the server. oh, and i have posted in the admin forum.
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Posted on: Dec 6 2006, 08:44 AM


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yeah, i don't know what came over me. that fast reply button just seemed so convenient.
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Posted on: Dec 6 2006, 07:45 AM


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The STS system doesn't have its own oil supply. It uses the same oil supply as the engine. They just help return the oil to the motor (through the valve cover - not oil pan) with the help of an aux. 12v oil pump.
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Posted on: Jan 31 2006, 04:04 AM


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Once I emailed a friend and used the word "epitome." he called me later wanted to know what an "epi-tome" was.
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Posted on: Jan 31 2006, 04:01 AM


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I bet if everyone voted it would be "other" for the win.
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Posted on: Dec 24 2005, 03:24 AM


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So you're going to leave the wastegate open so that you make little to no boost...just to make sure things are running right. So who's to say that things will still be running right once you hook the wastegate up and start making boost?

You can't say, "Oh, it seems fine at 0psi, let's try for 10 now" and expect things to end well. Your car is going to run like ass by virtue of the fact that you're going to be filling your holes with 440cc injectors, you'll have a GM MAF, and absolutely no way to control either of them.
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Posted on: Nov 23 2005, 03:59 AM


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The way I understand it, the failure in the SDS kit is due to a manufacturing flaw. Many brand new kits were installed for the very first time and had the problem from the very first run.
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Posted on: Nov 6 2005, 02:02 PM


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QUOTE (glowinstrat)
i will be buying a short ram intake soon,and i already know they make the engine sound better.but could i weld one on to my intake to mimic the sound of a car thats a turbo with a BOV.


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this idea was not mine it was a friend of mine.he has a toyota paseo and he wanted to do this.i just wanted to know if it would work.and yes it would be GAY,very very true


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Posted on: Nov 6 2005, 01:13 PM


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Don't listen to all the n00bs. You should definitely weld a BOV (Blow Off Valve) onto your intake. In fact, I recommend you find the most expensive BOV on the market. Obviously the more it costs the better it will perform.

After you've acquired all the parts you'll want to find a good machine shop with a plasma cutter, or perhaps an electric drill. You'll need a hole cut in the intake tube. Additionally, you'll need the proper flange for your BOV welded onto the intake above the hole you had cut. Bolt the BOV onto the flange and you're almost done.

All you have left to do is connect it all - you need to route the vacuum line on the BOV into a T fitting on the crank case breather line. This step is absolutely critical. The other end of the T fitting should be connected to a breather filter. DO NOT FORGET TO DO THIS!

Now since you're not actually turbocharged you won't get the exact effect you're looking for, but it will be really damn close.

Good luck!
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Posted on: Oct 10 2005, 02:24 AM


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I bet both versions of the Caliber will do really well.
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Posted on: Sep 27 2005, 04:13 AM


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QUOTE (2k2Titanium @ Sep 26 2005, 06:37 PM)



QUOTE (PharmEcis @ Sep 26 2005, 08:57 PM)
I say buy Drew's SRT4
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QUOTE (2001pearlRT @ Sep 26 2005, 09:03 PM)
i agree
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Posted on: Sep 25 2005, 01:41 PM


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I'm locking this unless Greg says otherwise.
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Posted on: Sep 24 2005, 05:40 PM


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QUOTE (whiteout @ Sep 24 2005, 10:20 PM)
I may be wrong, but isn't that the same car that Chip Foose (maybe Troy Trepanier ) built for Hot Rod magazine, just with a new paint job. We used to have the thing as our opening page car
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That is the car that Troy Trepanier built for Hot Rod magazine.
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Posted on: Sep 24 2005, 02:28 AM


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QUOTE (Stratuscaster @ Sep 22 2005, 01:45 PM)
What I'm hearing is that Jeep will take a "two-prong" approach. There will be a model range that is true "Jeep" and off-road biased, and a range that is "on-road" biased.
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I've heard the same thing... and I think it's a smart idea. The Liberty really was necessary in Jeep's lineup.

The Commander seems to be a mesh of the two "prongs." It's quiet and comfy inside (unless you're in the third row), yet with the Hemi (or 4.7L, I suppose) and Quadra-Drive II it can go anywhere.
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