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I think I need a weekend fun car

By Completist

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#251 6 months ago

I have a 2018 BRZ with 18K miles but I have not been driving it much, last year only like 2K miles. How often should the oil be changed if it's only like 2K miles per year? I use full synthetic oil and had been changing at 6K miles or so.

#252 6 months ago
Quoted from rai:

I have a 2018 BRZ with 18K miles but I have not been driving it much, last year only like 2K miles. How often should the oil be changed if it's only like 2K miles per year? I use full synthetic oil and had been changing at 6K miles or so.

I would check manual. I think it's recommended every 5k miles or 6 months

#253 6 months ago
Quoted from rai:

How often should the oil be changed if it's only like 2K miles per year?

At least once a year even with super low miles like 2k.

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#254 5 months ago

I sold my weekend fun car.... I regret it bigtime....

Rob

#255 5 months ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

I sold my weekend fun car.... I regret it bigtime....
Rob

what was it ?

#256 5 months ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

I sold my weekend fun car.... I regret it bigtime....
Rob

Oh man, me too. Just last weekend. I pretty much regret it. '19 mx-5

Feel like I need to sell my Forester now and buy a sporty everday car like a WRX or something

#257 5 months ago

My weekend cars. Both in storage for the winter.

98 Eclipse Spyder GS-T
17 Mustang GT

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#258 5 months ago
Quoted from Completist:

My criteria: it needs to sound mean.

Love sleeper cars - here is my 2013 CTSV. Install remote controlled cutouts or update the stock exhaust and it is one of the loudest machines you will hear on the road. 6.2L V8 with 556HP stock = sh*t ton of torque and 3.9 second 0-60 runs.

I do not get pulled over much because it is pretty inconspicuous. Always funny when you roll up at a light and beat out the flashy sports cars, this thing will dust a Ferrari California as is. Best part is it is quiet when you want it to be.

Car is inexpensive to mod and many standard parts are shared with regular CTS which 100,000s were produced so low cost to maintain. Have seen these cars modded up to 1000HP.

A 2012 - 2018 style CTSV can be had for about $40k with under 50k miles.

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#259 5 months ago
Quoted from Bos98:

98 Eclipse Spyder GS-T

You're making me miss mine. I'm assuming you can figure out where my username came from now.

I smashed it into a concrete barrier years and years ago. I wish I could say I was driving 120mph, but I was getting off an exit driving normally around a slight curve. My DD was in the shop and the Eclipse had high performance summer only tires on and it was freezing outside. You can guess how that ended.

Looks like you have probably the same laundry list of bolt-ons that I had on mine. Then again, that turbo looks a little large to be the standard EVO 16g. The sound of the BOV at 24psi was intoxicating, but the lack of usable power was frustrating.

I loved that thing and I'm sad that it's gone.

#260 5 months ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

You're making me miss mine. I'm assuming you can figure out where my username came from now.
I smashed it into a concrete barrier years and years ago. I wish I could say I was driving 120mph, but I was getting off an exit driving normally around a slight curve. My DD was in the shop and the Eclipse had high performance summer only tires on and it was freezing outside. You can guess how that ended.
Looks like you have probably the same laundry list of bolt-ons that I had on mine. Then again, that turbo looks a little large to be the standard EVO 16g. The sound of the BOV at 24psi was intoxicating, but the lack of usable power was frustrating.
I loved that thing and I'm sad that it's gone.

Just some of the standard stuff.

Forced performance 68hta turbo
Fuel Injector clinic 1100cc injectors (low Z)
Walbro 450 fuel pump
Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator
Mishimoto intercooler
New aluminum radiator
Ecmlink electronic boost controller
Ecmlink v3 management
Go fast bits bov
Competition clutch / pressure plate (stage 2)
Competition clutch flywheel
ARP head Studs
Fluid Damper w/ARP hardware
Megan 3 inch exhaust with a 3 inch high flow cat welded to downpipe
AEM air/fuel ratio, boost, and oil pressure gauges
Tuned by Kevin Jewer at Six Sigma Tuning.

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#261 5 months ago
Quoted from JakePG:

Oh man, me too. Just last weekend. I pretty much regret it. '19 mx-5
Feel like I need to sell my Forester now and buy a sporty everday car like a WRX or something

The designer of the Miata just died, likely in part due to your betrayal.

#262 5 months ago
Quoted from Bos98:

Tuned by Kevin Jewer at Six Sigma Tuning.

That guy was/is a rock star when it came to tuning DSMs. He helped me with my first SAFC-II tune way back in the day.

Oh, and I have a funny feeling that your list was more than $10k.

#263 5 months ago

Thinking about a weekend car, took a look at this on Sat.
May be just what I am looking for.
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#264 5 months ago
Quoted from Bos98:

Just some of the standard stuff.
Forced performance 68hta turbo
Fuel Injector clinic 1100cc injectors (low Z)
Walbro 450 fuel pump
Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator
Mishimoto intercooler
New aluminum radiator
Ecmlink electronic boost controller
Ecmlink v3 management
Go fast bits bov
Competition clutch / pressure plate (stage 2)
Competition clutch flywheel
ARP head Studs
Fluid Damper w/ARP hardware
Megan 3 inch exhaust with a 3 inch high flow cat welded to downpipe
AEM air/fuel ratio, boost, and oil pressure gauges
Tuned by Kevin Jewer at Six Sigma Tuning. [quoted image]

Yea that's all great but you should know Hector is going to be running 3 Honda Civics with spoon engines. And on top of that he just came into Harry's and he ordered 3 T66 turbos, with NOS, and a Motec system exhaust.

#265 5 months ago
Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

Thinking about a weekend car, took a look at this on Sat.
May just what I am looking for.
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what lexus is that ?

#266 5 months ago

LC500. They look pretty awesome IMO.

#267 5 months ago

Op,what did you get?

#268 5 months ago

My weekend car, in the garage as well. 2020 CTS-V

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#269 5 months ago
Quoted from luch:

what was it ?

2020 Z4 M40i
I keep thinking about selling my pins to buy another, but then I'd be unhappy about selling my pins.

Rob
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#270 5 months ago
Quoted from luch:

what lexus is that ?

LC 500

#271 5 months ago
Quoted from eyeamred2u:

My weekend car, in the garage as well. 2020 CTS-V

A W E S O M E! Love this car and color!

#272 5 months ago

Completist. So what did you get??? Or are you still thinking

#273 5 months ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

2020 Z4 M40i
I keep thinking about selling my pins to buy another, but then I'd be unhappy about selling my pins.
Rob
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So you own this and want 2 or you want to upgrade?

#274 5 months ago
Quoted from Strummy:

Completist. So what did you get??? Or are you still thinking

Happy to see people still posting their cars in this thread.

Did not get anything yet sadly. I thought pin prices went nuts until I researched used car prices which continued to climb as i browsed them lol. So decided to do what i could never do when i started collecting pinball machines - exercise some patience. Will they come back down? No. Not until i buy one. Then probably haha.

However, i know i would love a Gen 2 Viper. I prefer it over the Gen 1 for the detail in the hood. And over the Gen 3 since they got rid of the clamshell. REALLY wish i had of figured this out a couple years ago when prices to me seemed more reasonable. I’d do the R/T 10 though i do prefer the tail on the GTS. Typically a little less and the wife gets the open top. Lots of fun roads around here, with no idling in traffic. Just the deer to Dodge (pun intended)….

I went to the car show in Carlisle this year and got to see a very nice lineup of Vipers and talked to some of their owners. I think there was 15 or more at that show. Glad i went. I still have a softspot for a ‘78 trans am (bandit style) or a C3, both for the nostalgia of it all (born in 74).

Maybe i cud trade a pin for one. It worked for the guy who picked up that Delorean on here right??

#275 5 months ago
Quoted from Strummy:

So you own this and want 2 or you want to upgrade?

No, I don't own it any more. I made a bad decision in the summer and it's gone. I wish I had it back, that is all...

Rob

#276 5 months ago
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#277 3 months ago

I decided to be 'happier' this spring, summer and fall so I am waiting on delivery of a new convertible to replace the one I (stupidly) sold. It means selling some games, but that's just the way it is I guess.

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#278 3 months ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

This should work.
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Wasn’t that Jon Voight’s car? Lol

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#279 3 months ago

Is it spring yet? I'm getting anxious every time I walk in the garage and see her sitting there under a cover.

#280 3 months ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Is it spring yet? I'm getting anxious every time I walk in the garage and see her sitting there under a cover.

yes its spring here,no rain in over a month.

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#281 3 months ago
Quoted from Jamesays:

yes its spring here,no rain in over a month.[quoted image]

Not fair! Cold and snow here per usual. Nice '67

#282 3 months ago

My three weekend cars.
Well the Ranchero is more of a daily/family hauler but it should count as a weekend car.
The Austin is by far the most fun car I have.
The Viper is my dream-come-true.

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#283 3 months ago
Quoted from Bohdi:

Not fair! Cold and snow here per usual. Nice '67

Thanks.I love it.Shes fuel injected.

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#284 3 months ago

what's behind the smudge ?

#285 3 months ago
Quoted from luch:

what's behind the smudge ?

65 gto

#286 3 months ago

nice

#287 3 months ago

Not yet here in New England

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#288 30 days ago

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#289 30 days ago

I Highly recommend one of these 2013 Ferrari California 30 with the Handling Speciale Package. Plenty Fast, Relatively Comfortable, and has enough room for 2 small kids or some luggage for a weekend trip. Although as soon as my Daughter is old enough to ride in the front seat I want to upgrade to a 458 (if they dont get too much more expensive...)

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#290 30 days ago
Quoted from jamieflowers:

I Highly recommend one of these 2013 Ferrari California 30 with the Handling Speciale Package. Plenty Fast, Relatively Comfortable, and has enough room for 2 small kids or some luggage for a weekend trip. Although as soon as my Daughter is old enough to ride in the front seat I want to upgrade to a 458 (if they dont get too much more expensive...)
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agree ,I recently got my 1st Ferrari and im pretty happy about it.

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#291 30 days ago

It's not the fastest, not the best handling. But it is reasonably priced, easy to maintain and fun to drive.

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#292 30 days ago
Quoted from Jamesays:

agree ,I recently got my 1st Ferrari and im pretty happy about it.[quoted image]

I had a Testarossa poster on my wall as a kid, more Models than I can count. I had a goal to own one before I was 40... 39 Years and 8 Months I bought my first. They are expensive to own, maintain, but the smiles per mile are unmatched. As a bonus its worth more than I paid for it two years ago so the taxes and maintenance don't seem soo bad!

#293 30 days ago

A W211 has everything. Arguably best Mercedes ever made. Owned one for several years and had to lose it when I had the kids
It’s beautiful, fairly roomy, and FAST and LOUD. Blow the doors off most Corvettes.
Also, here’s the kicker, it’s reliable. Yes. Replace the air suspension with coils (which most already have it done) and you’re good to go. It really is a great car and one day I will get another. Probably not a W211 E55 because they will be collectible and expensive but right now you can find a nice one for around 20-25 grand. One with lower miles and proper maintenance. It’s a fully aspirated V8 power house that you can also go get groceries with

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#294 30 days ago

Here’s mine at a cruise in - 1981 FJ40. Tons of smiles per miles!

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#295 30 days ago

Nothing says 80’s sports car icon better than an I-roc with T-tops!! Great cruising car, and fast as hell if you put an LS in it.

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#296 30 days ago

I am absolutely not a car guy. In fact, I own three comfortably crappy cars: ’97 Subaru Outback, ’97 Dodge Grand Caravan and a really paint faded ’97 Honda Civic SE. The Caravan was my ex-wife’s and when we split up oh so long ago she left it behind. It is a great pinball and bicycle auto. The Civic was my daughter’s in high school and college. Unfortunately, the timing belt broke going over Vail pass. I put a new rebuilt engine in it twelve years ago and so far so good.

I did say that I was not much of a car guy. I do own my middle aged crisis car: a 2006 Honda S2000. It currently has less than 18,000 miles on it and I bought it used with less than 5,000 on the odometer. I never waxed a car before this one and now it is strictly hand rubbed carnauba wax. Just like a pinball playfield and the car has custom fit cover. I put on a nice Italian jacket (Canali) and sunglasses (Persols), put the top down and I am a different man. The best thing about it is that it is a Honda: über reliable and inexpensive to maintain. They have now started to get a bit of a cult following.
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#297 30 days ago
Quoted from reynolds531:

I am absolutely not a car guy. In fact, I own three comfortably crappy cars: ’97 Subaru Outback, ’97 Dodge Grand Caravan and a really paint faded ’97 Honda Civic SE. The Caravan was my ex-wife’s and when we split up oh so long ago she left it behind. It is a great pinball and bicycle auto. The Civic was my daughter’s in high school and college. Unfortunately, the timing belt broke going over Vail pass. I put a new rebuilt engine in it twelve years ago and so far so good.
I did say that I was not much of a car guy. I do own my middle aged crisis car: a 2006 Honda S2000. It currently has less than 18,000 miles on it and I bought it used with less than 5,000 on the odometer. I never waxed a car before this one and now it is strictly hand rubbed carnauba wax. Just like a pinball playfield and the car has custom fit cover. I put on a nice Italian jacket (Canali) and sunglasses (Persols), put the top down and I am a different man. The best thing about it is that it is a Honda: über reliable and inexpensive to maintain. They have now started to get a bit of a cult.[quoted image]

I tracked my buddy’s at Lime Rock a couple of times.
I always thought it did the original Boxster thing better than Porsche.

#298 30 days ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

I tracked my buddy’s at Lime Rock a couple of times.
I always thought it did the original Boxster thing better than Porsche.

Before I retired I worked with some serious car guys. One of them was the sort who went to Munich to pick up his custom M something BMW with a custom colour to match. He races cars on the weekend. He would go on and on about how great the S2000 was. Whenever I see him he wants to know if the S2000 is for sale. Apparently it had some very serious engineering. The engines were "hand made" whatever that means.

#299 30 days ago

I have both flavors of fun car

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#300 30 days ago

I picked up my weekender last year but it needed some TLC after sitting in a guys barn for 32 years. 32 years of sitting is not kind to the fuel tank so that was the first thing to go.
Went to the dollar store in it on Friday. A elderly fella that worked there told me that it was the nicest car he had ever seen in that parking lot. I said “ thanks… I think…”

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