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  1. rickhamilton620

    NYIAS 2019 - APR. 19 - APR. 28, 2019

    It's that time of year again - NYIAS season. Since 2016 I've visited the NYIAS with at least one FG peep (LurkerPatrol and Leadfoot666) and had a blast. - a "major" show like NYIAS is on a whole nother level from the local show I've gone to since I was 4. It's never too early to get the thread...
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    Mid-Atlantic FG Auto Show Meet? PA Auto Show - Jan 25 - 28 2017

    Central PA and MD FG'ers haven't done any get togethers in quite some time, none since I've been a member anyway. Let's change that: When: Jan 25 - 28 2017 What Time: Thurs. 1 pm - 9 pm Fri. 10 am - 9 pm Sat. 10 am - 9 pm Sun. 10 am - 5 pm Where: Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo...
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    NY International Auto Show 2018 - FG Mini-Meet anyone?

    I did this a few years ago with Leadfoot666 and we both had a blast. The deets: When: Show Dates for the public: Friday, March 30th to Sunday, April 8th, 2018 What time: Monday – Saturday: 10am-10pm, Sundays: 10am-7pm (including Easter Sunday) Where: Jacob Javits Convention Center - NYC How...
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    Ownership Verified: You May Not Like It, But This Is What Peak Performance Looks Like - 2012 Kia Forte EX

    To make a long story short, the Jeep failed PA's safety inspection mainly due to a growing rust issue that spread on the underbody to suspension mounting components. After taking oh...8 femtoseconds to determine that it wasn't financially worth it taking to the body shop to address this, I...
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    What's the most distance you've driven/traveled for a event? (Also am I insane?)

    Question's in the title lol - How far have you gone (or are willing to go) to see something you really wanted to see? It can be anything, a concert, a convention, etc. Backstory: I'm currently comparing travel options to see The Story So Far: And will be going nearly 3.5 hours away which...
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    2018 Honda Accord - No V6 but fastback looks, optional 2.0T and 6 speed MT

    Source: Consumer preview site: I'm loving this car. I know people have compared it to the...
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    DieselGate Part Deux: Justice Dept. Sues Fiat Chrysler over Diesel ?Defeat Devices'

    As Scooby Doo would say, Ruh Row!! Much more at the source:
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    EngineGate - NHTSA investigates Hyundai over engine debris recall & whistleblower

    Source: Luckily for Hyundai, the typical 6:30 PM broadcast network news shows have been preoccupied by more pressing news. Still, this isn't a good look....
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    Better Drive or Better Looks?

    You're looking at getting a new (brand new or new to you, whatever...) car. It's down to two choices, Option A that you know drives maybe 30 percent better than Option B, but you prefer the styling/usability of Option B slightly more than A. Realistically, you could live with either option...
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    IIHS tests EV's/PHEV's - i3 and Model S don't earn TSP rating

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    It's 1982, which subcompact would you choose? (MotorWeek Retro Review content inside)

    It's 1982, and sadly for you, a Ferrari 308 GTS is juuuusssstt outside your meager budget. Pick. Your. Poison.
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    Fiat slashes US pricing but does anyone care?

    Source: Honestly....until the cars can improve from a quality perspective, and they actually advertise more often, then this may only clot the bleeding. The 500, while stylish, just doesn't work for many...
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    Rumour Mill: One Ford may become less "one"

    Source: Hopefully that doesn't mean we'll get a 2008-2011 North America Focus part deux:
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    What do you leave your trip computer set to? Distance to Empty? Elapsed time?

    My particular trim of XJ doesn't have a trip computer. However when I drive a car with one, I usually have it set either on Distance to Empty or Average MPG. What do you leave yours on?
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    Autoblog: 2018 Chevy Equinox - Turbo 4's only, lighter weight, 40 MPG highway (Diesel)

    Source: CR's gotten a chance to sample one: Interesting that GM's doubling down on diesel when VW's going through Dieselgate. I usually don't care for GM designs but this actually looks good. Shame that, per usual...
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    NAIAS (Detroit) Auto Show 2017 meet proposal - any interest?

    It may be early (but not really considering time needed to book hotel, car rental, and airport accommodations) but I'm definitely interested in getting to another major auto show after checking out the NY show with Leadfoot. A friend of mine (and albeit very inactive forum member) Japanadian...
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    Unveiled: 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo

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    Graphing Calculators for a math dummy. (College level Applied Calc)

    I'm taking Applied Calc for quite possibly the 5th time. I need to pass the class with a C or better to continue and no, pass/fail isn't an option (even if it was, my college counts D as fail for pass/fail). I'm absolutely terrible at math. Just awful at it. I was in special ed for math...
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    What's a good dremel disc for cleaning any gasket maker off of my diff cover?

    I realized i was missing two things to complete this project, one of them being a quick way to clean off the old gasket from the mating surfaces - I'd rather use the Dremel tool then my big old metal scraper/chisel thing. Any advice? I have one of these...