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Here is my new car.

Post by pinback » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:28 pm

It is the dopiest car ever. I love it. I call it The Golf Cart, due to its size, and also what it will be used for when not getting me to work and back:

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Post by Jack Straw » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:45 pm

wtf is it? toyauto? Kia?

I'll reserve judgement till you provide the crucial information, but at first glance, it's a shame those headlights weren't aborted like so many high school prom dumpster babies.

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Post by hygraed » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:48 pm

Looks like one of those lego sets I would buy as a kid when I only had like eight dollars but I wanted some legos right then

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Post by Jack Straw » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:51 pm

not to mention the taillights - UGH.

You do realize that a new car is the absolute worst investment you can make and as you drive the car off the lot you lose THOUSANDS as your "new" car turns into a "used" car?

Might as well just use your $$ for kindling or flush it down the toilet - that would be more entertaining than this abortion on wheels.

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Post by pinback » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:51 pm

2008 Toyota Yaris
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Post by pinback » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:52 pm

Great thread, everyone!!!
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Post by pinback » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:53 pm

Jack Straw wrote:You do realize that a new car is the absolute worst investment you can make and as you drive the car off the lot you lose THOUSANDS as your "new" car turns into a "used" car?
And no, Jack, I had never heard this before!! Where do you come up with this MYSTICAL ARCANE WISDOM!?!?!

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Post by pinback » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:00 pm

Also, guess which was my mindset while posting this thread:

1. JC is frequented by a bunch of friends of mine who would probably be interested in seeing my new car!

2. This car is SO COOL that I bet everyone's going to just go on and on about how awesome it is!

3. If I post a pic of my dopey new car, every asshole within ethernet range will come by and leave snide, smug, hostile comments because Jonsey has let this place become a haven for negativity and decay.

Go ahead, guess!!!!
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Post by Jack Straw » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:17 pm

what did you expect, seriously man?

the front end looks like everything that went wrong with the Neon, and it just gets worse the further you move back.

I don't know what to tell you. Can you take it back?

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Post by AArdvark » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:18 pm

Nice car. I looked up the specs and saw the gas mileage. I bet you'll need to fill up only once a month. Very nice indeed. Plus I know the driving and parking situation in Cali, having been there a couple times. So a smaller car is a bonus.


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Re: Here is my new car.

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:27 pm

pinback wrote:It is the dopiest car ever. I love it. I call it The Golf Cart, due to its size, and also what it will be used for when not getting me to work and back:

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Excellent! The back would seem to be very practical for carrying around golf carts and a dog that has the possibility to need a wheelchair, it being a Toyota and not an SUV makes me assume that the kind of mileage it gets is gonna be great, and I love that color blue. You did great work!

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:42 pm

Jack Straw wrote:not to mention the taillights - UGH.
Sure, in a perfect world the tail lights and headlights would look different. Well, how they USED to look, on cars, everywhere. But this is what car manufacturers are going with.

I love my Subaru. What they did to the front and back of the WRX should get the designers killed. But what can you do? It's like what Denis Leary said about bell bottoms... it wasn't that they were all going out and choosing them: that's all the stores had!

(And I assume Bill Hicks said it first. But. Anyway.)

You do realize that a new car is the absolute worst investment you can make and as you drive the car off the lot you lose THOUSANDS as your "new" car turns into a "used" car?
Yeah, but here's the deal. Ben has been driving around that Ford Probe for years. He got the most out of his car that anyone was ever going to get. Without knowing the facts, I assume that his car (like all cars) went down the slow slide into mechanical failure one item at a time. When I sold my Neon, I wanted to be truthful and listed the 9 things wrong with it, like a bad CD player, and a dent on the side, and all the other things that pile up.

*I* went the used car route next because my dad used to sell used cars and still has contacts. And you know what, I am not going to go that route again. My WRX has a charming little "glitch" where it is not smooth as silk putting it into first gear and reverse. (The mechanic I took it to said that I'd need a whole new clutch to fix it.) The seats are stock, and I hate them. I would have picked leather. Or at least, er, pleather. Or faurx.

What I wouldn't give for a warranty that lets me drop it off at the dealer and they just fix that shit. Plus, a new car that doesn't have 30K miles of someone else's shitty driving on it? Sign me up.

Due to a purchase I just made, I am happily not getting a new vehicle for quite some time. But if I do get a Subaru with those awful, awful headlights, and I do get one that is new... whether friendship, Jack?!?!?

(Maybe it's "wither." Fuck if I remember.)
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Post by hygraed » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:45 pm

oh you're replacing a Probe

well done then

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Post by pinback » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:51 pm

No, I replaced a 1998 Chevy Prizm with 133K miles, faulty air conditioning, an engine that burned oil, and a right-front brake that went like this whenever you 1) used the brake, or 2) did not use the brake:

CHCHKKHCHKCHKCHKHKCHHKCHKCHKCKKCHKHKCKHHHH.

I will let Jonsey tell you the rest of the story, about trading it in.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:03 pm

IceCreamJonsey: The Probe was a deep purple, right?
Pinback: I honestly never looked at the headlights. I still haven't. I never will.
Pinback: I will test the headlights tonight, and if they PROVIDE LIGHT and allow me to DRIVE AT NIGHT, then I have no complaints about the goddamn headlights. I swear, you people and your cars.

IceCreamJonsey: Or was it an Escort?
IceCreamJonsey: I think I started calling it a Probe, because it was the closest I was going to find to someone actually owing one. But I think it was an Escort, now that I recall

Pinback: No, it was a Probe, but you never saw the Probe, because by the time I met you, I had the Chevy Prizm, which is what I traded in today. For $100.
IceCreamJonsey: HahahahAHAHahah! What?!?!?! Did they throw in some gum? I would have given you one fifty
Pinback: No, but like I said, I haggled 'em down on those floormats.
Pinback: "Can ya throw in the floormats?" - Direct Quote.
IceCreamJonsey: Nice!
Pinback: I would have taken $50.
IceCreamJonsey: The floormats were probably more than what the Prizm went for.
IceCreamJonsey: "Can you throw in a Prizm"? How many miles did the Prizm have? 500,000?

Pinback: The floormats were the same price as the tradein. I exchanged an automobile for a small piece of fabric.
IceCreamJonsey: Hahahahahahahaha
Pinback: 133k
IceCreamJonsey: AHHHHhahahaha! That is AWESOME. I am not laughing at you, I am laughing at how awesome that is. Hee, hee, hee.
Pinback: At least the floormats work.
IceCreamJonsey: That's true.
Pinback: I was like, "SUCKERS!"
IceCreamJonsey: "EAT MY SHIT!" (wipes feet)
Pinback: Right.


IceCreamJonsey: So, for you, the fact that they now have to deal with warranty-ing the Prizm for 30 days, while you get floormats that will work so long as Kat doesn't decide to drop a beaker of hydrochloric acid in the Toyota, makes you the winner.

Pinback: I honestly would have paid them $100 to take the Prizm off my hands, so as I see it, I'm up $200.
IceCreamJonsey: Here are the horrible, horrible headlights on the car I want to trade mine in for:

IceCreamJonsey: http://files.myopera.com/Eebert/blog/4- ... -spied.jpg
IceCreamJonsey: "HERRo!!! I ASIAN CAR!"

IceCreamJonsey: So you are in good company

IceCreamJonsey: The front of the 2008 STI look like a lobotomized Chinese fucker that just came to the realization that the guy he bought a mattress from overcharged him on the final receipt.
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Post by Knuckles the CLown » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:10 pm

that car was fucking MADE for you!
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Post by Jack Straw » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:17 pm

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:My WRX has a charming little "glitch" where it is not smooth as silk putting it into first gear and reverse. (The mechanic I took it to said that I'd need a whole new clutch to fix it.)
The MR2 has a 5th gear "popout" problem where it tries (pushes) to pop out of 5th gear. a new clutch + flywheel had no effect on this.
I seriously doubt the clutch is your problem. but if it is, it's not a hard job. clutches are a maintainance part meant to be easily swapped out. if i end up in CO I'll change yours for the cost of parts + however much beer I drink during the job - but I'm telling you now I don't think replacing the clutch will fix a problem with the tranny engaging gears.
The seats are stock, and I hate them. I would have picked leather. Or at least, er, pleather. Or faurx.
seats are also super easy to swap. worst case scenario, you need to spring for a mounting bracket to make the aftermarket seats line up with your stock bolt holes. start shopping for some seats you like the look of then sit in them at a speed shop or email the manufacturer telling them you want to try them out.
What I wouldn't give for a warranty that lets me drop it off at the dealer and they just fix that shit. Plus, a new car that doesn't have 30K miles of someone else's shitty driving on it? Sign me up.
newsflash: if you go to a dealer with the tranny complaint, they tell you it runs and drives and is not covered under the powertrain warranty.

if you complain about the seats, they laugh at you then make fun of you with the other employees, guaranteeing any future complaints aren't taken seriously.

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:52 pm

Jack Straw wrote:I seriously doubt the clutch is your problem. but if it is, it's not a hard job. clutches are a maintainance part meant to be easily swapped out. if i end up in CO I'll change yours for the cost of parts + however much beer I drink during the job - but I'm telling you now I don't think replacing the clutch will fix a problem with the tranny engaging gears.
You know what, it may not be the clutch, but something more severe. As soon as the guy said it would be a very expensive fix (for little benefit) I went back to dreaming about Mr. Do! levels.

seats are also super easy to swap.
Yes, but!!! They are like, what, $250 a piece for starters? I would hate to get only one changed out, so that's $500. $500 = two Mr. Do!s and half of the third one.

newsflash: if you go to a dealer with the tranny complaint, they tell you it runs and drives and is not covered under the powertrain warranty.
But I wouldn't buy it in the first place if that were the case. You get three days to undo the deal (IIRC) and I would have gone back if the deal with my car was happening when it was new. If they didn't want to swap it for a new one, I would have backed out of the deal. I am positive they would just happily give me a different car in that case. I mean, I could be wrong, but I think that's what they would do.

if you complain about the seats, they laugh at you then make fun of you with the other employees, guaranteeing any future complaints aren't taken seriously.
I wouldn't complain about them, but in ordering new you get the seats you want, which I obviously couldn't do for getting it used.
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Post by Jack Straw » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:59 pm

Fair enough. Yes, you'd want to pay at least $300 per properly bolstered racing seat. on top of that, seats are highly subjective which is why I would recommend actually sitting in them before dropping 600 bucks.

that said, judging from the lack of exterior design I *highly* doubt that this 2008 yaris has what you're looking for in seats.

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:03 pm

Jack Straw wrote:Fair enough. Yes, you'd want to pay at least $300 per properly bolstered racing seat. on top of that, seats are highly subjective which is why I would recommend actually sitting in them before dropping 600 bucks.

that said, judging from the lack of exterior design I *highly* doubt that this 2008 yaris has what you're looking for in seats.
God, but wouldn't it be nice to get almost 40 miles to the gallon? But yeah, I am a shitty enough driver where I need all four wheels working at the same time. I keep a tire in my trunk just in case it feels like providing the fifth wheel in an all-wheel drive solution. Like if it spontaneously sees how poor I am doing, and punches a hole through to help out.

(There really is a tire in the back, but that's a different story.)

Your point about the seats is well-taken. I never noticed it in Jeff's car. I don't know what fabric they are using, but it kind of sucks. But hey, if the seats and the fact that I have 90K on my car are the two things I complain about, it can't be all that bad.
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