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    Hypothetical garage: Pick any 2 new cars on sale today for the rest of your lives.

    I’m thinking a Volvo XC90 Excellence T8. Plenty of space and practicality for just about anything. And it’s a plug-in hybrid so maybe I can still drive my $100k SUV when they outlaw gasoline. And I just don’t like Tesla enough to be saddled with an X for the rest of my life. Then I’d go Aston...
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    Rental Car Roulette

    Had a donor Cruze RS premium hatch with stop-start and it didn't really bother me. It was quick enough to restart that the car was never caught out. It also fit the baby seat far better than a Focus for some reason. We averaged close to 40mpg in mixed driving. Utterly gutless though and the...
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    2017 United States Grand Prix

    Max put on a hell of a drive and would've gotten by Kimi there regardless. He either got over zealous or was trying to give Kimi space since he was twitching all over the track. Personally, I really enjoyed the Stroll-Hartley battle. We were inside turn 12 at the support paddock and got to...
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    Forza Motorsport 7

    11 of 700. Compared to 72 Skylines of 1126 cars in GT6 (if my count is correct). Of GT Sport's confirmed car list 6 of 150 cars are Skylines/GT-Rs. GT6 also has 18 S2000s while FM7 only has one. Clearly FM7 is drastically under-Skylined. I still haven't seen the benefit of FM7 over FM6. Is...
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    News: Audi adopting new standardized nomenclature

    New things are scary and confusing to me. The displacement indicators have been irrelevant for so long that this is just an equally meaningless, but simpler, way of telling people that Klaus G Langendonger in the A8L 70tfsiq spent more money than Johann vonDinkeschwanz in the A8 35 next to...
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    I just finished playing...

    Just get PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds. I've been hooked on that since May and it just keeps getting better. Although it probably won't be coming to PS4 until spring. COD: WW2 looks like the first promising COD since BO2, so wait for that if you really want that fast paced FPS.
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    Unveiled: 2018 Bentley Continental GT

    Yum. Anyone got a spare quarter million, so I can commission one of these?
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    It actually says quite clearly on the windshield that it's a "Brizzetta"
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    On the local Craigslist.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    1st one is too much money. Hoping for 13k or less. I'd really like to be around 10. 2nd one is sold. Nice guy though, we emailed a couple times. Not sure why he doesn't take the ad down, since that was Monday that he told me it sold. I've got a line on another one in CO with relatively low...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    The same people who complain about autocross as paying money to stand around all day and get just a few minutes of seat time are paying to attend (enter?) a car show. Which is standing around all day with zero seat time. I obviously like autocross and can't really tolerate car shows, but...
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    Unveiled: 2017 Opel/Vauxhall Grandland X

    "I'll take 3.25 meters of SUV, please" "What kind do you want?" "Blue" Generic, inoffensive, they'll probably sell a ton of them.
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    Ownership Verified: 1998 Volvo S70 T5: He who keeps buying Volvos...

    I'm on there. Haven't been to any meets or anything yet. I only started driving the car about a month ago after digging it out of my buddy's mud pit driveway. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the lights. It's gonna wait awhile, I'm close to door doubling the purchase price of the car...
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    GT Sport coming to PS4

    Polyphony was the reason I decided to buy an Xbone; I wasn't willing to wait through their development times to go racing. Of course, now I buy a rehashed Forza every year instead of a rehashed GT every 5. I never understood why it was so hard to adjust things in game, like how many laps in a...
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    Forza Horizon 3

    GT3 RS 4.0 through the weekend and the 918, 959, 930 and 356a coming up this month. I think the free cars are the only thing keeping me interested. Otherwise I'd have gone completely back to FM6.
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    Food! [The thread that started this section]

    Attempted a pastry wrapped leg of lamb (Sheep Wellington?) Lamb turned out awesome, pastry was perfect. They did not stay together though. Apparently I missed some secret required to make the two components bond. Eh... it'll be easier to turn the leftovers into stew at least not.
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    Ownership Verified: 1998 Volvo S70 T5: He who keeps buying Volvos...

    Looks good. I've gotta track down a set of those headlights. The light output on the V70 we picked up is incredibly dismal. Maybe after the complete suspension rebuild...
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    Actually, that's not too bad. Just need to paint it one color, remove the spoiler and set it on fire.
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    Random Thoughts....

    The local Volvo club meets at IKEA. All the time, well, at least weekly. Maybe it's the Lingonberries. On a related note, I'll finally be bringing home the Volvo I bought in November and have been storing at a buddies house while waiting for VW to take back the JSW TDI. I finally have the...
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    Unveiled: 2018 VW Touareg

    Very soon, someone will put sliding doors on one and we will have come full circle.