Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

GRtak

Forum Addict
Joined
Sep 6, 2008
Messages
21,837
Location
Michigan USA

gaasc

Desperately looking for a title
DONOR
Joined
Apr 26, 2008
Messages
9,310
Location
Honduras
Car(s)
3 of them
Last edited:

Labcoatguy

Forum Addict
Joined
Mar 27, 2005
Messages
13,966
Location
Boston, MA, USA
Car(s)
#Jaguar #XKR, #Saab #9-3 #9-5
Because none of the Saturn 2.5 door coupes remain.
 

Perc

Very Odd Looking Vehicular Object
Joined
Mar 31, 2008
Messages
5,817
Location
Finland
Car(s)
Insignia CT 4x4 CDTI Biturbo

Der Stig

is Der Slut
Joined
Dec 19, 2008
Messages
7,625
Location
Misery Knob
Car(s)
Divorcée Mobiles
Oh come on now, I’m not Rick..
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think a Mini might be worse than a Saturn as far as the ownership experience goes at this point. The Mini will be 3x more expensive to fix and break at least as much.

On top of that, the Mini will be 3x more expensive to buy than a Saturn. But 0 times 3 is 0...
 

NooDle

Ik ben niet alleen lekker met kaas!
Joined
Jul 20, 2005
Messages
10,063
Location
Belgium
Car(s)
VW eGolf, Hyundai Kona 1.0
Colour me stupid but how is that 2,5 doors? Thats 2 doors and a weird impractical one sided boot, no?
 

eizbaer

Forum Addict
DONOR
Joined
Nov 24, 2008
Messages
6,143
Location
Cologne, Germany
Car(s)
Tesla Model 3
eh… are you talking about the actual boot or that weird suicide half-door thing behind the driver (or passenger?) from the first gen clubman? I think that’s the half being referred to, not the current gen regular boring rear doors… but the boot is also pretty horrid I guess, sure :D
 

NooDle

Ik ben niet alleen lekker met kaas!
Joined
Jul 20, 2005
Messages
10,063
Location
Belgium
Car(s)
VW eGolf, Hyundai Kona 1.0
If we count those weird doors then Id call it a 3,5 door car (front doors count as proper doors, then you have 2 half rear doors, and the boot only counts as half again since it opens ‘sideways’ instead of upwards. Am I making sense?
 

93Flareside

Döner Kebab enthusiast
DONOR
Joined
Jul 20, 2009
Messages
20,692
Location
Hot Dog with Everything
Car(s)
'03 Audi Allroad, '87 Mercury Colony Park
If we count those weird doors then Id call it a 3,5 door car (front doors count as proper doors, then you have 2 half rear doors, and the boot only counts as half again since it opens ‘sideways’ instead of upwards. Am I making sense?
You are, culturally the difference comes in the States where only the doors a human enters to sit down are counted. It’s collectively assumed every vehicle has some way to access its rear end storage space so need to be counted.

It’s why a 2 door or 4 door are as they are, 2 door coupè or 4 door sedan.
 

gaasc

Desperately looking for a title
DONOR
Joined
Apr 26, 2008
Messages
9,310
Location
Honduras
Car(s)
3 of them
This is the way.
 

NooDle

Ik ben niet alleen lekker met kaas!
Joined
Jul 20, 2005
Messages
10,063
Location
Belgium
Car(s)
VW eGolf, Hyundai Kona 1.0
You are, culturally the difference comes in the States where only the doors a human enters to sit down are counted. It’s collectively assumed every vehicle has some way to access its rear end storage space so need to be counted.

It’s why a 2 door or 4 door are as they are, 2 door coupè or 4 door sedan.

Doesn’t it have something to do with the fact that most Euro cars are hatches, so you can reach the car through the back door/boot, which you can’t in a sedan type boot? I often take stuff on the rear seats out through the hatch without needing to open the rear door….
 

Matt2000

An Unfortunate Discovery
DONOR
Joined
Feb 17, 2006
Messages
16,005
Location
Four from the top and two from the third row, GB.
Car(s)
2020 Tesla Model 3, 1990 Discovery 1 Bobtail
Well have I had fun with the Discovery and steering wheel parts in the last two weeks. Not only do I have steering column in my Discovery that isn't the same as one in a Discovery but I also have the worlds (probably not) first and (probably not) only 9/16 UNF and 14mm combination nut.

I think it's over now though and I will have a shiny upgrade to show you in the coming weeks.
 
Last edited:

Perc

Very Odd Looking Vehicular Object
Joined
Mar 31, 2008
Messages
5,817
Location
Finland
Car(s)
Insignia CT 4x4 CDTI Biturbo
I’ve developed a habit of reading the comments under facebook car adverts. There’s a guy called Matti T that comments under every ad, telling people to avoid EVs because of “all their problems”. Sometimes he points out that CNG or whatever is the future.

He’s been doing it for about a year now and It’s gotten to the point where if he hasn’t commented on a particular ad yet, someone else drops a comment asking what’s taking Matti so long.

Guy’s a living legend.
 

Blind_Io

"Be The Match" Registered
Joined
Apr 5, 2006
Messages
23,162
Location
Utah, Banana Republic
Car(s)
06 XTerra, '00 VFR800, '11 Multistrada, Yamaha R6
I guess it's nice to have a hobby.
 
Top