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I love the STANG!!!! And Acura has some awesome lookin' cars!!

The chromed out Jag is what Alex needs to replace his Sable
jk hun.
 

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Originally posted by MySablesNameIsBruce@Jan 11 2004, 12:02 AM
The chromed out Jag is what Alex needs to replace his Sable 
  jk hun.
Screw the Jag, I'm chroming the Sable!


That VW Plankton crap costs like $80k, I'd rather have the ugly Windstar-looking Impala SS.


Well at least we can all agree (hopefully) that there's one car Ford didn't mess around with. Thumbs up on the Mustang.

edit - oh yeah and the GT is good too.
 

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The VW Phaeton would be the ultimate sleeper. It has an available 6.0L 420HP engine with all wheel drive and adjustable suspension, and it looks normal nothin' that would give that away.
 

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the phaeton was only 64k. the 500 will be 25k and is ONLY 200HP. even with the CVT option.
WTF is CVT anyway? the top model will cost 28k
 

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Originally posted by beonedge@Jan 11 2004, 01:53 AM
the phaeton was only 64k. the 500 will be 25k and is ONLY 200HP. even with the CVT option.
WTF is CVT anyway? the top model will cost 28k
CVT is an acronym for Continuously Variable Transmission.

A conventional CVT has an infinite (or a very large number) of gear ratios. It selects a ratio that can deliver to the wheels the power being demanded by the driver, but keeps the engine spin rate low within this constraint to improve economy and engine life. You can imagine that as the car picks up speed, the transmission continually shifts into a slightly higher gear. The result is that the pitch of the engine tone stays fairly constant and the acceleration falls off smoothly, instead of in steps, as the higher gear ratios have a smaller multiplying effect on the engine torque.

The advantages of a CVT (selection of the best gear ratio at all times to balance performance and economy) are considerably offset by efficiency and reliability problems. Efficient and durable toothed gears, the mainstay of step transmissions, cannot be used. Instead, an arrangement of belts and pulleys is necessary with a mechanism to vary the effective diameter at which the belt passes around the pulley.

Info from Here

By the way...loving this:



The Stang and GT look totally vicious
 

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OMG that new Volvo is more rice than I get at Happy Valley Chinese Restaurant. And you get a lot in the $2.99 lunch special. I mean it's a huge plate. Great deal.

Guess we know what the R stands for. And what's this "EVOLVE" BS. Trying to copy the EVO?
 

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Originally posted by Twilight@Jan 11 2004, 01:20 AM
OMG that new Volvo is more rice than I get at Happy Valley Chinese Restaurant. And you get a lot in the $2.99 lunch special. I mean it's a huge plate. Great deal.

Guess we know what the R stands for. And what's this "EVOLVE" BS. Trying to copy the EVO?
ur crazy! i LOVE the volvo! if i had a choice it'd be the TL. the stang or that volvo. top choice being the volvo if it were fast enough.
 

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Originally posted by MySablesNameIsBruce@Jan 11 2004, 12:02 AM
I love the STANG!!!! And Acura has some awesome lookin' cars!!

The chromed out Jag is what Alex needs to replace his Sable
jk hun.
The new large Jag is all aluminum. They left the paint off and polished the body to show off the aluminum. I feel ripped off. The Mustang was not at the show last weekend when I went.

Bob
 

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Originally posted by Twilight@Jan 11 2004, 02:20 AM
OMG that new Volvo is more rice than I get at Happy Valley Chinese Restaurant. And you get a lot in the $2.99 lunch special. I mean it's a huge plate. Great deal.

Guess we know what the R stands for...
Exactly what I was thinking as soon as I saw it...

On another note, how about those ground effects on the non-aluminum Jag...nice, but maybe just a little bit of overkill? Kinda takes away from that "sleek" look that Jags are known for, IMO.

P.S. Great pics beonedge
 

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Originally posted by Twilight@Jan 11 2004, 02:20 AM
OMG that new Volvo is more rice than I get at Happy Valley Chinese Restaurant. And you get a lot in the $2.99 lunch special. I mean it's a huge plate. Great deal.

Guess we know what the R stands for. And what's this "EVOLVE" BS. Trying to copy the EVO?
Well, you have right to your own opinion...BUUUUUT.

From all you can see, it has a body kit, and rims...rice? if so in the smallest form, sorry there are people here with aspirations of a kit and and rims...and more, it could have enginee mods i dont know b/c i wasnt at the show but from the picture its not really rice...though maybe it is in its smallest, littlest grain.

hope the information on CVT's helped in my other post.
 
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