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    Itís hard to tell one Model S from another. Maybe...

    Itís hard to tell one Model S from another. Maybe I donít see enough Teslas but I canít figure out which ones are the 2012 versions and which are the 2022 versions.
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    I learned how fast the Ram TRX is in this video....

    I learned how fast the Ram TRX is in this video. Big props to the 1991 GMC Cyclone too!
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    Those sound like the most directly comparable FWD...

    Those sound like the most directly comparable FWD cars. I know itís not a fair comparison as it was a few years ago, but the current gen Civic Type R was only $41k MSRP in 2017 and increased to $46k...
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    I think the better comparison is how it’s peers...

    I think the better comparison is how it’s peers are priced. What else does $45k get you these days?
  5. I think Bob had the most sound advice. Picture...

    I think Bob had the most sound advice.

    Picture don’t show the depth of the tear. I’ve had some tears in the rim protector before and it was NBD. But if it goes deeper then I wouldn’t chance it....
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    https://jalopnik.com/2023-nissan-z-is-almost-200-p...

    https://jalopnik.com/2023-nissan-z-is-almost-200-pounds-heavier-than-the-370-1848849717/amp

    Unconfirmed but based on leaks it looks like the 400Z is ~200 lbs heavier than the 370Z?

    ~3300-3400...
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    TD app lets you use your phone to put your car in...

    TD app lets you use your phone to put your car in storage and take it out. There’s actually a button labelled “store vehicle”
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    I didn’t find the 2.0 AMG hand built engine very...

    I didn’t find the 2.0 AMG hand built engine very enjoyable to drive which is one of the reasons I ended up selling mine. With DCT and turbo lag, there is a lot of waiting for power which is probably...
  9. Plus they keep raising prices as they decontent....

    Plus they keep raising prices as they decontent. Profit margin is getting pretty good on these cars. So much for the $35k car for the masses.
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    My main point is that power to weight keeps...

    My main point is that power to weight keeps getting worse so they are getting even slower.

    Given the hype (and the price premium over the Civic), I certainly would expect more. Especially since...
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    https://www.motortrend.com/news/2023-acura-integra...

    https://www.motortrend.com/news/2023-acura-integra-2022-honda-civic-specs-comparison/

    Motor trend compares known specs to the civic Si.

    Looks like Integra will be heavier and therefore slower...
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    heavyD Did Toyota give you a price for the GR?...

    heavyD Did Toyota give you a price for the GR? Seems like Golf R and Sti finally have some competition. A 6 speed AWD 260-300hp car would be a good daily (better than CTR or Supra in Calgary). Given...
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    Don’t worry, the markups will be short lived.

    Don’t worry, the markups will be short lived.
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    I agree with all this. It will be really...

    I agree with all this. It will be really interesting to see how the new Korean cars fare in terms of reliability. They are certainly starting to price their cars upmarket, not sure if it’s warranted...
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    Yup, it’s like Lexus didn’t even try on this one,...

    Yup, it’s like Lexus didn’t even try on this one, and that’s saying something because Toyota/Lexus is behind the competition on a normal day. Technology is usually dated and they let their chassis...
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    Can’t really expect too much with an old chassis...

    Can’t really expect too much with an old chassis and old engine. Doesn’t seem that Lexus intended the car to be a track car as evidenced by the sudden addition of track pads as a dealer available...
  17. Yeah I seem to recall the Model 3 was supposed to...

    Yeah I seem to recall the Model 3 was supposed to be the car for the masses @ $35k.

    Sounds like the Model 2 is coming next year @ $25k.

    Not sure whether people actually pay these actual prices...
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    That did no favours for RIVN stock price which is...

    That did no favours for RIVN stock price which is now at all time low.

    Time to buy the dip?
  19. I agree. Seems the new game is to hide/disguise...

    I agree. Seems the new game is to hide/disguise taxes behind some “noble cause”.

    Maybe it would go over better if they called the taxes a “temporary refund adjustment”.
  20. ^ It’s one of those areas where people miss the...

    ^ It’s one of those areas where people miss the forest for the trees. Similar to the premium vs regular discussion. Some people will spend $100k on a car and then use regular gas when premium is...
  21. After actually reading the article, it sounds...

    After actually reading the article, it sounds like the tax is also an attempt to curb flipping. The tax isn’t paid until the home changes hands.

    The amount of tax doesn’t seem to be outrageous...
  22. I’m not sure this is a tax on just the rich. I...

    I’m not sure this is a tax on just the rich. I bet there are a lot of rich people living in houses that cost less than $1M. And in the flip side I bet a lot of people that own $1M houses can barely...
  23. I think your unheated garage is attached too? In...

    I think your unheated garage is attached too? In this -25C cold snap, I’ve found that my unheated attached garage ranges from 0C to -5C. The Teslas would probably fare even worse if parking outside.
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    Sounds like this deal collapsing is a good thing...

    Sounds like this deal collapsing is a good thing in the long run for taxpayers (per taxpayers federation).

    https://globalnews.ca/news/8488592/jason-kenney-disappointment-calgary-arena-deal/amp/
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  25. Would be interesting to see how the list changes...

    Would be interesting to see how the list changes for 5-60 as launching cars isn’t really something most people do on a daily basis. I find that 0-60 is more of a stat for bench racers.

    Would also...
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    Not sure if it’s marketing spin but Subaru says...

    Not sure if it’s marketing spin but Subaru says the fender flares is for aerodynamics.

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/amp38591172/2022-subaru-wrx-plastic-fender-flares/

    Maybe it’s like...
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    Dammit. That sounds so realistic that it will...

    Dammit. That sounds so realistic that it will probably happen. The city seems to be so bent on building this that they probably would take it on 100%.

    I still feel the lion’s share of the costs...
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    Sounds like Murray Edwards is threatening to walk...

    Sounds like Murray Edwards is threatening to walk from the deal over $16M in additional costs.

    It’s interesting that the city was prepared to cover $6.4M of the higher costs (40%), but wasn’t...
  29. Yeah I think if people went back and drove their...

    Yeah I think if people went back and drove their Nostalgia cars, there might not be so much nostalgia anymore.

    I think the change from NA 200hp cars to turbo 200hp cars doesn’t seem like much but...
  30. Yeah I guess the chip shortage is not helping...

    Yeah I guess the chip shortage is not helping with options in the short term.

    Any maybe you have a point. For the last while, car makers were able to improve performance on affordable vehicles...
  31. I’m surprised at the responses on S2000s and 8th...

    I’m surprised at the responses on S2000s and 8th gen civics. I had both and don’t miss them. The S2k was fun at race city lapping days, but it was cramped and loud and you had to remove the spare...
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    I don’t follow. What’s all this about Versas and...

    I don’t follow. What’s all this about Versas and 501s? The FM platform underpins the 350Z, 370Z and 400Z. My point is that it’s an aging platform.
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    Other Japanese contenders for the crown: ...

    Other Japanese contenders for the crown:

    Nissan GTR has gone virtually unchanged since 2007 and can no longer be sold in some countries because it no longer meets safety regulations. The upcoming...
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    Yeah but whelmed covers all bases like climate...

    Yeah but whelmed covers all bases like climate change does.
  35. I’m helping my mom’s friend sell her 2006 BMW...

    I’m helping my mom’s friend sell her 2006 BMW 325i.

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/calgary/2006-bmw-325i-original-owner-no-accidents-low-km/1593099884

    The inline 6’s from the 3-series are...
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    Looks like a 5 door 1.5L FWD that starts at $30k...

    Looks like a 5 door 1.5L FWD that starts at $30k USD.

    Kind of underwhelming but not unexpected.

    Doesnít seem like much of a value proposition.
  37. Some summer tires suffer performance degradation...

    Some summer tires suffer performance degradation if stored below freezing. I had some Advan AD08 tires and the manufacturer specifically recommended they be kept out of freezing temperatures. That...
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    FWD kills it for me too. If you only get to own 1...

    FWD kills it for me too. If you only get to own 1 car year round in Calgary, it sure is nice to not have FWD or RWD.
  39. Same here, I’ve been to the Horton location a few...

    Same here, I’ve been to the Horton location a few times a year over the past several years. The location is convenient for me and Peter and Jordan have always given me good service. I’m usually not...
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    That’s because it’s a Honda backend. Haha.

    That’s because it’s a Honda backend. Haha.
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