This thread is for the car enthusiasts of the forum, because it seems like we occasionally take over other threads. Not that theres anything wrong with that, but I though we should have our own thread for talking about our car stuff.
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cierra International Edition (4 door sedan)
3.3L 204 Cu.Inch V6, producing 160bhp *grunt*
This was the International Edition, so it had all the bells: stereo with 6 channel, graphic equalizer, Driver information system, and power sunroof.
This guy would burn some serious rubber, even though with was a FF. It had a middle shifter for the automatic transmission, and it was so spacious inside!
I loved that car; You know that scene in Initial D where Takumi washes his '86? That was me and that car.
But it started having a lot of trouble all of the sudden. At one point my breaks burst a line and when we took it to the mechanic, he told us the front right bearing was shot to hell. That car was mine, bought and paid for, but I only paid $5000 for it, and repairs were going to be almost that much. So we got it towed home and eventually someone bought it for $500. I didn't want to sell it, but not selling it would have been silly.Photos.
My current car:
1992 Honda Civic LX (4 door sedan)
Engine is perfect (less than 50k on it), it's the rest of it that's having issues. Speedo bounces up and down occasionally, gas gauge is a quarter tank too low, transmission is lazy...
Also it's underpowered (16 valve SOHC, 109BHP at best) and, being a FF, it under-steers.
Still, it's my first small car, and I can definitely appreciate the qualities of a small car: Maneuverability, fuel efficiency, faster cornering, etc. It's also my first car with a handbrake, so it's the first car that I could go sideways in.
It's our only car right now, so sonsidering the trouble it's having, we're thinking of getting new cars. My dad will get what ever he will get for the family, but I'm really trying to steer him towards something small and sporty for us. Maybe a '05 Honda Civic or a Golf GTI.