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"Junk all across the horizon, a highwaymans farewell"

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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: November 11, 2016 07:53AM

In So Cal. a McLaren 650 Spider meets an ignominious end sad smiley

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Kleptobrainiac Report This Comment
Date: November 11, 2016 08:03AM

You could always have the shell of a fast car but
put a smaller engine in it to stop this shit happening.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: November 11, 2016 09:09PM

Yeah, let's see, take a McLaren and stuff a 4 cylinder diesel from say, a Chevy Cruz in it? Oh yeah, that'd sell like hotcakes alright handjob

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pulse Report This Comment
Date: November 11, 2016 09:30PM

I have a Cruze. You dissin' the Cruze bro?

That said it's a petrol one. And I got it because my brother works for GM and I paid bugger all for it. But still... smiling
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On to your actual question, I'd buy a McLaren running a Cruze engine. That thing would own.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: November 12, 2016 03:17AM

The new Mustang, which Australia will get, comes with an optional 2.0 Litre eco-boost engine...
pulse Report This Comment
Date: November 12, 2016 04:52AM

You can do a lot with a small engine. We bought a new A250 4Matic for my wife a couple of months ago. It's just a 2 litre turbo engine, but honestly it's got more than enough performance (160kW/350Nm). The A45 is more powerful from the same powerplant, though I think that's mostly just a higher pressure turbo.

Sure, it'd be smashed into next week by a supercar; but I'm not in the middle of the UK anymore with my Supra; I'm basically in the middle of Melbourne city. My opportunities to even floor it are practically non existent, and you'd be mad to break the speed limit because there's a camera every 10 feet.

These days now that I'm no longer 21 and invincible (I think I'm 22 now), I don't honestly see the point of much more performance. The nanny/big brother state is firmly watching, and I can't be fucked dealing with the agro of police etc; I'd practically lost my license by the time I was 19, I try not to do it anymore.

That said, I still like to have some power available, because every now and then I find myself on a country lane, and then it's a lot of fun smiling
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More to the picture topic though, that sure is a waste of a nice machine. I would've treated her nicer than that!
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: November 12, 2016 10:30AM

Just happened onto a car I would have thought impossible to find, though I did .... a garage kept 91 black NA (4g63/2.0l) Eclipse that's loaded with all options and factory sunroof and is 100% bone stock w/only 69k on the odoclock. Paint/body/interior's perfect, never wrecked, no rust and everything works. This thing haddn even had so much as a K&N air filter installed! And the best part, only $2k!!

I'll be keeping it NA but def NOT stock. Headers/exhaust, 2g ported head w/big valves, ported intake manny, 3" TB and custom intake pipe all managed w/speed density metering, bigger injectors, Fluidamper crank pulley, oversize/underdrive acces. pullies, cam gears, bigger alum. radiator/slim fans, and then top it off by tweakin it all w/an ECMlink.

But, 1st things 1st, w/all original 25yr old suspension the 1st order of business is a full set of KYB AGXs and new polyurethane components for all the aged rubber suspension/frame bushings.

All the above should yield a great handling dependable daily driver I can beat the piss out of for years and ... if I blow it up I'll drop in a 2.4 bottom end w/10 - 1 compression and keep goin. This package will make for a car that tops out at a measly 125mph but is a total blast to drive as it enables lotsa fun and spirited driving in the normal./sane ranges (0-100mph) and can still getcha into lotsa trouble w/the local constabularies. Oh, and still manage a reasonable 25mpg, even with your right foot planted on the floor.

At least out here in the sticks of central Texas there's lotsa twisty/hilly back roads to play on too without drawin too much of the gendarmes attention.

This is my Christmas present to myself for this year. Merry Christmas to ME rock on

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