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Old 08-05-2013, 02:20 PM   #1021
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:59 PM   #1022
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One can only dream. If they released it in a Westfalia trim I would make sure the first one coming in ended up in my driveway. Unfortunately, it's not going to happen.
You guys really need to bring over the VW California. I'd be willing to be there'd be a significant market out there for people who love the old Westfalias, but want a modern take on the old vans (because sometimes it's nice to drive something that can go up a hill).



Even without the camping bits, the Multivan is rather nice. Never understood why VW just didn't bring it over instead of converting a Chrysler into the Routan. Not sure why anyone thought that people would pay thousands more for a slightly altered Caravan.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:06 AM   #1023
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:59 AM   #1024
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Still think it's a let down when you compare it to the original.



The early 90s were such an awesome time for Japanese sports cars. NSX, 300zx, RX-7, MR2, Supra....so good.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:20 AM   #1025
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:23 AM   #1026
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Still think it's a let down when you compare it to the original.



The early 90s were such an awesome time for Japanese sports cars. NSX, 300zx, RX-7, MR2, Supra....so good.
Best part was almost all of the above had a targa option. I love targas but I don't know if anybody is making one anymore.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:28 AM   #1027
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Best part was almost all of the above had a targa option. I love targas but I don't know if anybody is making one anymore.
Yeah, I love Targas and t-tops myself...shame they went away. Although Porsche is actually bringing the targa back on the 911, which is neat.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:55 AM   #1028
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After searching threads, I could not find any recent answers to audio questions, so thought I would ask it here.

I really want to put a small, clean sounding sub in my new car. After doing some research there is very little choice in town. Basically, Visions, FutureShop and some smaller garages (I see the recommendations for Mobile Automotive, but seems like overkill in this case).

The one I like is an Alpine Type R 8". in a ported box. It looks just like this one:
http://calgary.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ508909992

The prices I am getting back seem really aggressive though. Like 1,200 with install. I really do not want to be ripped off by these audio guys. Can anyone give advice on the best way to setup a compact, clean-sounding, sub and maybe who you recommend?

The last thing I want is "high school" type bass. Where the entire car is shaking and you can't hear a thing.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:46 PM   #1029
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2003 Murano SE, worth probably $7-8000 normally, has rust on the A pillar that's pushing up the windshield enough that it leaks a bit going through a car wash (not in the rain though, yet). Got one quote for $2400 to fix, might look at one other place but I can't imagine it being a lot less than that.

What's the better way, just get it fixed and sell it, or try and sell it for a lot less ($4900 or something) with the rust?
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:00 PM   #1030
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After searching threads, I could not find any recent answers to audio questions, so thought I would ask it here.

I really want to put a small, clean sounding sub in my new car. After doing some research there is very little choice in town. Basically, Visions, FutureShop and some smaller garages (I see the recommendations for Mobile Automotive, but seems like overkill in this case).

The one I like is an Alpine Type R 8". in a ported box. It looks just like this one:
http://calgary.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ508909992

The prices I am getting back seem really aggressive though. Like 1,200 with install. I really do not want to be ripped off by these audio guys. Can anyone give advice on the best way to setup a compact, clean-sounding, sub and maybe who you recommend?

The last thing I want is "high school" type bass. Where the entire car is shaking and you can't hear a thing.
What kind of car is it? The only reason I ask is if it is on the luxury side of things, I find the insulation is so good between the trunk and the cabin now you may not even be able to hear it inside.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:22 PM   #1031
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What kind of car is it? The only reason I ask is if it is on the luxury side of things, I find the insulation is so good between the trunk and the cabin now you may not even be able to hear it inside.
BMW 335. It is solid and had good insulation. I do remember back when I was in younger, my buddies ported Alpine Type R sounded way better then my 2 - 10" (non-ported box). I also don't want it to sound to crazy, but want to beef up the bass a bit from the factory.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:31 PM   #1032
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BMW 335. It is solid and had good insulation. I do remember back when I was in younger, my buddies ported Alpine Type R sounded way better then my 2 - 10" (non-ported box). I also don't want it to sound to crazy, but want to beef up the bass a bit from the factory.
Yeah, I bought a bazooka tube with a built-in amp because it was easy to wire - you just tap into the rear speakers to get your signal, then add a ground and power wire. My car is a 300c, and the insulation was so good I couldn't really hear the sub inside the car, but it sure pounded outside the car. I'm not sure if you can apply that experience to your car - maybe a BMW forum could help with that if they have an audio sub-forum. I just know that to have my sub make a noticeable difference inside the car, it had to be set at obnoxious levels for anybody outside the car and I'm way too old to be that guy. I took the sub out and will just give it to my kids in 10 years when they start driving. It is nice to have a little base, though, so hopefully you can get something to work.
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Recommend me a car!

I've accepted a temporary assignment on the east coast. I want to sell my 08 WRX and spend under 8k on a car for my 1 or 2 years there. I'm looking for a car that will deal with the weather there and I don't want to worry about beating it up a little bit. I've been looking at Outbacks but they are pretty rough on the eyes.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:58 PM   #1036
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BMW 335. It is solid and had good insulation. I do remember back when I was in younger, my buddies ported Alpine Type R sounded way better then my 2 - 10" (non-ported box). I also don't want it to sound to crazy, but want to beef up the bass a bit from the factory.
Does it have Harmon-Kardon?

BMW electronics can be very tricky to work on. Be careful.
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I've accepted a temporary assignment on the east coast. I want to sell my 08 WRX and spend under 8k on a car for my 1 or 2 years there. I'm looking for a car that will deal with the weather there and I don't want to worry about beating it up a little bit. I've been looking at Outbacks but they are pretty rough on the eyes.
I'd consider keeping the WRX and driving it there. Seems like it fits the bill in terms of what you're looking for. Plus you get a nice cross-country drive out of it, which every should do at least once.
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I'd consider keeping the WRX and driving it there. Seems like it fits the bill in terms of what you're looking for. Plus you get a nice cross-country drive out of it, which every should do at least once.
That always seems like a good idea until you're in the midst of it. Personally I'd put it in a shipping container and rail it out there.
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That always seems like a good idea until you're in the midst of it. Personally I'd put it in a shipping container and rail it out there.
I did it a couple of years ago, and it was a great time. Then again, I love road trips and don't mind the distances. I'd definitely recommend dipping down into the US though, as it's a little more interesting/faster to drive through.
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I'd consider keeping the WRX and driving it there. Seems like it fits the bill in terms of what you're looking for. Plus you get a nice cross-country drive out of it, which every should do at least once.
I'm pretty much settled on downgrading. I'm worried about rust damage and want to save as much as possible for future life events by getting rid of my car payment.

My company will ship a car for me so I have a bit of time to look for a good deal.
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