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  1. Runs_And_Drives

    [23x01] May 29th, 2016 -- First Episode With New Cast

    Like a lot of fans, I chose to enter the era of New-Gear with an open mind and positive outlook. We'll have 2 car shows with high production values! The first episode of New-Gear introduced me to an absolutely obnoxious main presenter, who did little to sooth the all-too-human tendency to be...
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    Awesome Thread... [Automotive Edition]

    Thought this was a cool test. 10 "hot hatches" face off to test how good the Focus RS is.
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    [04x01] September 3rd, 2013

    Late to the party, but only just saw this one. I gave it a 7 of 10, mostly due to missed opportunity. The tunnel was great, and so was the Amish-hat-challenge, but for a cross-country road trip, the episode didn't FEEL "epic" (no matter how many times they would try to convince us otherwise)...
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    Idiots + cars = LOL

    Lol. He even used his turn signal. A polite hooligan!
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    Unveiled: 2014 Mazda 3

    Oh yes. Definitely worth trading in for.
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    Unveiled: 2014 Mazda 3

    Just saw this on Car & Driver's website... possible image of the 3 Sedan's rump. Link They say it might or might not be genuine.
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    Unveiled: 2014 Mini MK3

    It doesn't look stubby enough for a mini... if ya know what I mean. It's like a reverse of VW New Beetle logic... that one started stubby and ugly and is now longer, sleeker, and much better looking. But this mini that looks longer and sleeker to my eyes... isn't better looking.
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    Idiots + cars = LOL

    Actually, that looks like fun! (as long as nobody's coming the other way)
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    Idiots + cars = LOL

    There's always the option of using tape to secure an extra key under the bumper, behind the fuel door, or whatever. Except for newer cars, which don't have keys as much as remote controls. I guess you could have a smaller key made as long as you only need the insert-able portion to open the...
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    Unveiled: 2014 Honda Jazz

    Ugh. Looks more like a mini-mini-van than the last one, which had a somewhat wedge-shaped sporty-appeal.
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    Unveiled: 2014 Mazda 3

    As a current Mazda 3 owner with every intention of trading in for another '3 when the time comes, I'm highly pleased with the early info. Aside from the looks, which are great, I really dig the HUD-screen. It appeals to the 10-year-old in me that wants to pretend he's flying an X-wing attacking...
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    Spied: MY15 Ford Mustang spotted

    I've always liked the Mustang, and though I wasn't hugely enamored with the '05-'09 retro-styled ones, I absolutely dig the '10-'14 face-lift. More than that, however, I liked the "New Edge" style of the '99-'04 cars. I'm just crossing my fingers that the new one will look more like that...
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    Illegal in Ohio to have a hidden compartment in your car, but only *if*...

    As someone who lives in Ohio and does not traffic drugs, I'm not bothered by the fact that this law exists, since it specifically states that you can have all the secret compartments you want, just so long as you don't use them to traffic illegal stuff (and don't put yourself in a position where...
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    Awesome Thread... [Automotive Edition]

    Way cool! I love that Mustang!
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    Your credit crunch dream garage-($,GBP,or EUR)10,000

    For my daily driver, I'd try to find a late '90's or Early 2000's Lexus ES300 on the cheep. Reliably. Comfy. And I have an irrational love of two-tone paint jobs. With the remaining money, which should still be the majority of the budget, I'd get the best condition MX-5 I could find (probably...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I'll have to take your word(s) for it that (all) traction control isn't evil, then. I've had enough poor experiences with GM products to blame them. It really is too bad, though. The Aura seemed to be a pretty competent handler for a FF mid-size sedan. Then again, the only other FF mid-size...
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    Unveiled: New 2010 VW Passat

    Oh look, another German brand took a previously attractive car and "updated" it with a ridiculous grill. Looks like VW took lessons from Mercedes on how to ruin good things. I do like the rear end though. EDIT: I guess it could have been predicted considering the new grill (maw) on the A8. But...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Random thought: Traction Control is the opposite of a safety feature. I traded vehicles with my parents the other day so they could use the truck for truck-stuff. After gassing up their '09 Saturn Aura, I found myself trying to merge onto a relatively busy street. A sizable enough gap formed...
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    My 1998 Lazer Red Ford Mustang GT

    I lurk more than I post, and this is by far my favorite "Post Your Car" thread. I've always loved the 4th-gen Mustang, and yours is by far the best I've ever seen. Please keep posting pictures, they're great!
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    [20x04] November 4th, 2011

    As usual for me, the best part was the dog-fight. It's just too bad that it wasn't Tiff vs. Jason. By why not Tiff vs. Vicki? It makes the lap-times less comparable, but they never really are anyway, and in this case the weather heavily influenced the outcome. The thing that makes dog-fights...