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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 16th, 2008 @ 09:05 PM Reply

At 8/15/08 10:27 PM, SupraAddict wrote:
Maybe it's coz I'm tired, but I can't think too well. Maybe something like the original Hyundai Coupe or a Toyota Celica?
I'd go with a 95' Celica. They're pretty reliable, and aren't bad looking either.

You arn't a Kiwi are you mate? thats a right hand drive and Nz is the only RHD country I know of where the insurance for a car like that isnt through the roof for somone under 25

and on a totaly unrelated note, the first thing that comes into my head when i think of British cars in the Bristol Fighter

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 17th, 2008 @ 05:11 AM Reply

lol how the hell are u supposed to see were ur going when ur reversing, theres a bar blocking ur view at the back.


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 17th, 2008 @ 05:13 AM Reply

apart from that , a very good car actually, reminds me of a T350 (PROBABLY A CAR WITH ONE OF THE BEST LOOKING REAR END EVER, the t350, not the fighter)


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 17th, 2008 @ 05:16 AM Reply

oh, and NEVR, its far from pointless, it sees which car has the best build quality, by keeping the water in, and how good the engine is to haul around a hell of a lot more weight than it should.


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 17th, 2008 @ 11:29 AM Reply

At 8/17/08 05:16 AM, Mistabling wrote: oh, and NEVR, its far from pointless, it sees which car has the best build quality, by keeping the water in, and how good the engine is to haul around a hell of a lot more weight than it should.

There are better ways of doing the same thing, I'm sure. They already tested the build quality as well with the bumpy road test, and tested the engine with the power test. This was just an excuse to do something crazy, which is classic Top Gear. I didn't say I didn't like it, at any rate.

Also, don't triple post. Think of everything you want to say in reply to a thread and put it in ONE post.


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 17th, 2008 @ 11:45 AM Reply

sorry, its just i replied to the message above my first one, then i realised id forgotten to say something, so i added that in, then i saw your message, and replied to that, i dont purposely do it.


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 17th, 2008 @ 12:57 PM Reply

At 8/17/08 11:45 AM, Mistabling wrote: sorry, its just i replied to the message above my first one, then i realised id forgotten to say something, so i added that in, then i saw your message, and replied to that, i dont purposely do it.

Relax, it happens to the best of us.


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 19th, 2008 @ 12:19 PM Reply

i want to fix my 98 civic up.. but i need your guys opinions

what should i start with? should i start with the interior? ... like reinstall a new sounds system change the seats etc.. or should i start with something else


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 19th, 2008 @ 12:27 PM Reply

At 8/19/08 12:19 PM, Puzzled wrote: i want to fix my 98 civic up.. but i need your guys opinions

what should i start with? should i start with the interior? ... like reinstall a new sounds system change the seats etc.. or should i start with something else

Depends what it NEEDS doing to it. If it's actually a perfectly working vehicle, then start where you want, but if there's other parts that actually require working on or replacing for the car to function, then get those done first, then concentrate on pimping it out.


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 19th, 2008 @ 12:45 PM Reply

Depends what it NEEDS doing to it. If it's actually a perfectly working vehicle, then start where you want, but if there's other parts that actually require working on or replacing for the car to function, then get those done first, then concentrate on pimping it out.

but let's say i wanted to make the engine better what should i start with? (im horrible with automobile engines) that is why i came here lol


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 19th, 2008 @ 01:10 PM Reply

At 8/19/08 12:45 PM, Puzzled wrote: but let's say i wanted to make the engine better what should i start with? (im horrible with automobile engines) that is why i came here lol

'Better' is quite a broad term ;P

I'm no engines expert, but there's a large variety of ways to improve your engine: increasing the cylinder size / adding more cylinders, add an extra exhaust, add an intercooler or a fuel injection, etc etc etc.

Take a look at this to get a general idea of some of the things you can do. If you find one you're interested in, do a bit of research with Google and see what that comes up with, then let us know how you get on. :)


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 19th, 2008 @ 01:26 PM Reply

thanks NEVR...Your really a chill guy im gonna check that link you posted to me and i'll post back with what i got :P


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 19th, 2008 @ 01:34 PM Reply

Forgot to mention, a few of my friends used engine induction kits on their first cars, but unless you get a good one and have a decent engine to begin with, I don't really think it does much. One of my friends had a 1200cc VW Polo, and the induction kit only really made it rev louder and did very little for the performance, which we all laughed at. ;P

They're relatively simple to install though and I suppose it's probably quite a good starting point if you want to get into engine modification.


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 21st, 2008 @ 08:17 PM Reply

Does anybody know of a list that shows which countries require car insurance by law? I just found out that New Zealand doesn't even require a driver to have insurance of any type ( they do have a fund which pays 3rd party for anybody in a crash if they wernt the ones at fault)

the reason i ask is because i want to take pat in either the Budapest -Bamako in 2010 or the Plymouth Dakar in 2009, I want to know which countries REQUIRE me to have insurance.


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 21st, 2008 @ 09:27 PM Reply

At 8/21/08 08:17 PM, Leap wrote: Does anybody know of a list that shows which countries require car insurance by law?

The US and I think Canada require it, but that's as much as I know, Sorry.


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 24th, 2008 @ 06:59 AM Reply

At 8/21/08 09:27 PM, SupraAddict wrote:
The US and I think Canada require it, but that's as much as I know, Sorry.

Australia, the UK and Ireland also require it I think, but other than that I'm not too sure.

Leap, maybe you should talk to your insurance broker, maybe they can tell you, or offer you international cover.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 24th, 2008 @ 03:56 PM Reply

Hey guys, I'm back after a lengthy absence. Looks like things are quiet at the moment.

To the guy who asked about car insurance, I'm not too sure how the insurance would work in your situation, so I suppose as MGSTroll said you should contact someone who works for an insurance company.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 24th, 2008 @ 05:17 PM Reply

Whoops, not been here for a page or two. Have I missed anything? For the guy asking about insurance, as much as I'd like to help you out I don't have a clue about how certain foreign systems work...

Anyone seen the "new" Veyron that Bugatti are releasing? It's only £1.1 million...


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 26th, 2008 @ 06:39 AM Reply

At 7/18/08 01:28 PM, RohantheBarbarian wrote:
At 7/18/08 11:26 AM, darknessdweller wrote:
I once drove a Zonda S on a track. Hated it though. It always kept losing control or hitting the guardrail.
How did you manage to get a hold of a Zonda? Was it for a track day or something. Please do tell.

I was playing NFS ProStreet.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 26th, 2008 @ 06:44 AM Reply

At 7/23/08 03:30 PM, SupraAddict wrote:
At 7/18/08 11:26 AM, darknessdweller wrote:
At 7/15/08 02:18 PM, Paddilicus wrote:
Anyway, my fave car is the Zonda S. Don't ask me why, I just love them.
I once drove a Zonda S on a track. Hated it though. It always kept losing control or hitting the guardrail.

Well, now I know to just drive slower. It only does those things whenever I reach a certain speed.
Almost liek when I was in a Mitsubishi Lancer, and if it got over 165 (I think it was 165) it would
fishtail a little! btw: It had upgrades


Dude, you're lucky. the fastest thing I've ever drove is an 03' Accord LX

wOw. Isn't the Accord's top speed liek only 120mph?

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 26th, 2008 @ 06:47 AM Reply

At 7/24/08 09:20 AM, MGSTroll wrote:
At 7/24/08 01:20 AM, metalstorm wrote:
My guess is that he's either full of shit or that he 'drove' it in a computer game which would explain how he had it on a track and why he wasn't worried about crashing it into the guard rails.

I am not full of shit! But you'll have to figure out the rest!


Maybe he is, doesn't really bother me anyways.

Well, I'm glad it doesn't. :)


Shocking Pagani revelations.

revelations?


Wow, never knew that. That sucks bigtime, it's pretty incompetent of them.

What is? What is? I'm not following this.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 27th, 2008 @ 03:07 AM Reply

Hello fellow NG car enthusiasts. I´ve been a big car freak since i was little. My father´s been a mechanic all his life and even built himself a Lamborghini Countach kit car. Working in the garage, he used to have to test drive cars he fixed, and sometimes brought them home at night to take back in the morning, so sometimes he´d take us to school in porsche´s or other cool cars :P

Right now i have a pretty dodgy car, a VW golf Mk II, but i´m looking to save up to by a new Honda Civic (European Version), preferably Type R, but they´re quite expensive, so maybe just a 1.8 VTEC.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 27th, 2008 @ 03:15 AM Reply

At 8/27/08 03:07 AM, Life-Stream wrote: Hello fellow NG car enthusiasts. I´ve been a big car freak since i was little. My father´s been a mechanic all his life and even built himself a Lamborghini Countach kit car. Working in the garage, he used to have to test drive cars he fixed, and sometimes brought them home at night to take back in the morning, so sometimes he´d take us to school in porsche´s or other cool cars :P

He built a Lambo kit car? That's pretty impressive.

Right now i have a pretty dodgy car, a VW golf Mk II, but i´m looking to save up to by a new Honda Civic (European Version), preferably Type R, but they´re quite expensive, so maybe just a 1.8 VTEC.

Yeah, the new Honda Civic's are a hell of a lot better than the old ones in my view. Mostly in the visual department, but it's an improvement overall.

So, do you fancy joining the club?

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 27th, 2008 @ 03:40 AM Reply

Life-Stream + this club = win

I have nothing to drive right now as I haven't renewed my insurance in lieu of going to university. I don't really need a car in London, especially as I get a free student rail card from my bank as a little freebie that comes with my student account.

Still, I already miss driving, and it's only been about a month since my insurance expired :/


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 27th, 2008 @ 04:29 AM Reply

At 8/27/08 03:15 AM, RohantheBarbarian wrote: He built a Lambo kit car? That's pretty impressive.

Yeah. He never got round to finishing it though, the lazy bastard. It´s nearly done though, it needs the interior, a few things outside, and probably a new spray, but it´s 90% done. Pic below.

Yeah, the new Honda Civic's are a hell of a lot better than the old ones in my view. Mostly in the visual department, but it's an improvement overall.

I´ve always liked the civics, even though they´re just regular road cars, i just like them. And this new model is über sexy. Some people don´t like it, but i think it´s beautiful. My cousin has the type R of the model before this one, and it goes like a dream, so this one must be nice too. Also, i think this new civic has one of the most impressive interiors i´ve seen!
Tell me this isn´t beautiful.

So, do you fancy joining the club?

Sure thing!

At 8/27/08 03:40 AM, NEVR wrote: Life-Stream + this club = win

:3

I have nothing to drive right now as I haven't renewed my insurance in lieu of going to university. I don't really need a car in London, especially as I get a free student rail card from my bank as a little freebie that comes with my student account.

Well, atleast you don´t have to worry about London traffic, or congestion charges or anything like that.
What part of London you in?

Still, I already miss driving, and it's only been about a month since my insurance expired :/

Man, since i´ve started driving i think the longest i´ve been without a drive is about a week, and i was eager to get back in the car. I do love a good drive, and i drive more than an hour a day.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 27th, 2008 @ 04:47 AM Reply

At 8/27/08 04:29 AM, Life-Stream wrote: Tell me this isn´t beautiful.

That is a very nice interior. I could get used to driving something like that.

Well, atleast you don´t have to worry about London traffic, or congestion charges or anything like that.
What part of London you in?

Indeed.. I'm going to be in Western London (namely Uxbridge) as of September. It's good that it's not right in the centre of London, as places like Oxford Circus make me feel physically exhausted with the sheer concentration of people in one place.

Also, if I did REALLY want a car in my 2nd or 3rd year, I could probably get away with it, which I definitely couldn't if I was in Central London.

Man, since i´ve started driving i think the longest i´ve been without a drive is about a week, and i was eager to get back in the car. I do love a good drive, and i drive more than an hour a day.

I've always enjoyed driving, too. Ever since my 17th birthday when I first got behind the wheel and couldn't figure out the clutch for the life of me. ;P

When I was still at school I'd give my friends lifts home just so I could drive a little longer. Of course, if I was ever going to temporarily stop driving, now is probably the best time, what with the fuel tax increasing exponentially.


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Aug. 29th, 2008 @ 08:17 AM Reply

At 8/27/08 03:07 AM, Life-Stream wrote: Hello fellow NG car enthusiasts. I´ve been a big car freak since i was little. My father´s been a mechanic all his life and even built himself a Lamborghini Countach kit car. Working in the garage, he used to have to test drive cars he fixed, and sometimes brought them home at night to take back in the morning, so sometimes he´d take us to school in porsche´s or other cool cars :P

wOw, srsly? Your dad's really cool! Your life sounds pretty great. I bet everyone wuz totally jealous
to see a Porsche driving up tha street and see you get out of it.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Sep. 1st, 2008 @ 03:39 PM Reply

Sorry I've been so inactive, life's hectic atm. Congrats on the modship NEVR!

At 8/27/08 03:07 AM, Life-Stream wrote: Hello fellow NG car enthusiasts. I´ve been a big car freak since i was little.

Ah, a new member! Welcome, hope you enjoy it here, I'll just add you to the memberlist in my blog now.

My father´s been a mechanic all his life and even built himself a Lamborghini Countach kit car. Working in the garage, he used to have to test drive cars he fixed, and sometimes brought them home at night to take back in the morning, so sometimes he´d take us to school in porsche´s or other cool cars :P

You lucky bastard. Joking lol, seriously though, that is damn impessive.

Right now i have a pretty dodgy car, a VW golf Mk II, but i´m looking to save up to by a new Honda Civic (European Version), preferably Type R, but they´re quite expensive, so maybe just a 1.8 VTEC.

Love Civics, the Type R kicks ass, but as you said they're pricey enough.

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At 8/27/08 03:07 AM, Life-Stream wrote: Hello fellow NG car enthusiasts.

Oh hi there dude. Welcome to the club :) That Countach looks pretty sweet, what engine is your dad putting in it? The new Civic looks insane and is a great car (triangle exhausts ftw), BUT and this is a big BUT, it ain't as quick or as nimble round the corners as the old one.

I saw on Top Gear

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club Sep. 7th, 2008 @ 12:07 AM Reply

I saw on Top Gear

I still haven't seen even one of their brand new episodes this season. I've been meaning to get around to it, but things got in the way. Any good ones that I missed?


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