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05_msm
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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2016, 11:52:05 PM »

2016.5 Mazda CX-5 AWD.
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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2016, 02:34:22 AM »

Picture a bone stock 2015 Kia Soul LX+ in Caribbean Blue bought on closeout earlier this year because no one wanted the manual.

Though, MSM is summertime DD.  Use the Soul for getting groceries and stuff that doesn't fit in the Miata.

Some cool DDs here.  All of em.
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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2016, 12:50:13 PM »

97 Civic EX coupe 5MT here. 193k miles on it, timing belt done at 150, clutch might need changing soon. Would love a newer car but this car is paid off for years and just works. "mods" are 15" ASA AR1 wheels (bbs-ish), window visors, and a roof rack to haul the bicycles which cost more than the car LOL
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2016, 09:58:55 PM »

I never score points for doing things the conventional way but my DD since March is an E39 M5.  We just got back from our annual road trip to LA and it performed beyond expectations.  2,400 miles and no issues.  The ease at which this car cruises at 100mph is almost sleep inducing.  The speed at which it accelerates from 100 to 140 is astonishing.  It would leave '90MSM in the dust in that application.  Fortunately my daughter was in the car or I would have been tempted to see if the engine program really has the 155mph governor removed.  I doubt I would have tested the ~190mph mathematical limit though.   shockeyes

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2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

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« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2016, 02:21:19 AM »

You should have just waited until she was asleep to do a little testing.   cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2016, 12:01:08 AM »



It's no E39 M5, but last October I got a screaming-good deal on this 1-owner 2005 E46 330xi 6-speed w/premium package and xenons, owned by a good friend since new.  (He moved up to a specially-ordered Macan Turbo, because as an autox friend I know who owns TWO Cayman GT4s to go with a couple of GT3 RSes might say: "If you can, you must.") 

Anyway, the E46 had 116K miles when I got it, came with all records, was meticulously maintained and everything expensive (and I mean EVERYTHING) has been preventively replaced at least once.  The body has a couple of scrapes, but nothing obvious, and that makes it perfect for parking on the street where I am.  Everything works, the interior is pristine, AC is arctic, and it inhales miles. It came with a set of Pilot Alpins, and the fixed rearward torque bias of the (fairly primitive) AWD system means it's almost as much fun (and more capable) in the snow as my MSM was on the same tires. 

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« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2016, 05:46:45 AM »

You should have just waited until she was asleep to do a little testing.   cheesy

At one point, she was asleep and woke by the change in engine/road/wind noise.  She immediately began snapchating the speed display on the GPS...   Angry

It reminds me of the same trip we took 4 years ago when she was 15 with a permit.  Back then, the kids actually wanted to drive.  I gave her an overnight stint in the central valley of CA while I took a quick nap.  I heard the same change in engine/road/wind noise.  With my eyes still closed I said, "Going a little fast?"

"Sorry, I wanted to see if I could go 100."

"Did you?"

"Yes!"

"Good, now slow down before you get us arrested or killed..."   laugh laugh laugh laugh
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BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
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2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

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« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2016, 05:09:04 PM »

It never ceases to amaze me the willingness of people to rack up miles, wear, and depreciation on a more expensive vehicle.  Seems counter-intuitive.

I'm amazed at the folks who buy an expensive vehicle to NOT drive it; that's my idea of counterintuitive.  The whole point of buying a nice car is being able to enjoy driving it.  Preferably hard, fast, and often - so to speak.

MSM is my DD, pictured here on the day I bought/dragged it home with the wife's DD, a 2105 Durango R/T.  The MSM is replacing my previous DD, an '01 BRG SE.  No kids = maximum toy flexibility  thumup



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« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2016, 04:13:00 AM »

It never ceases to amaze me the willingness of people to rack up miles, wear, and depreciation on a more expensive vehicle.  Seems counter-intuitive.

I'm amazed at the folks who buy an expensive vehicle to NOT drive it; that's my idea of counterintuitive.  The whole point of buying a nice car is being able to enjoy driving it.  Preferably hard, fast, and often - so to speak.

I agree with both points which is why I always try to buy expensive vehicles after they have hit their big depreciation tier.  That way I can enjoy a world class vehicle that was on the cover of the car magazine a decade earlier for economy car money.  This only works if you can turn your own wrenches of course.  Otherwise the unpredictable bills from the repair shop will eclipse what your payments would have been buying a mid-grade car new.
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BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2016, 05:13:39 AM »

I agree with both points which is why I always try to buy expensive vehicles after they have hit their big depreciation tier.  That way I can enjoy a world class vehicle that was on the cover of the car magazine a decade earlier for economy car money. 

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« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2016, 12:54:14 AM »

This only works if you can turn your own wrenches of course.  Otherwise the unpredictable bills from the repair shop will eclipse what your payments would have been buying a mid-grade car new.

But don't forget this critical point.  Knock on wood, I haven't been bit by this yet but major engine work on the S62 engine that I couldn't handle or have the facility for and I'm going to wish I bought a Camry...
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BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

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« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2016, 01:42:35 AM »

This only works if you can turn your own wrenches of course.  Otherwise the unpredictable bills from the repair shop will eclipse what your payments would have been buying a mid-grade car new.

But don't forget this critical point.  Knock on wood, I haven't been bit by this yet but major engine work on the S62 engine that I couldn't handle or have the facility for and I'm going to wish I bought a Camry...

I agree with you there. I bought mine with about $20k worth of work already done to it, including the engine work. Thankfully I haven't been bit by any major issues even though I'm able to resolve most issues on these engines. If I were to have to build the engine again I might rethink my stance on driving interesting cars as daily drivers. I've already been there and driven a cheap civic for many years, this is more fun to me.
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« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2016, 02:24:17 AM »

I agree but pulling the motor out of the 3 is at least a possibility!
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2016, 02:33:09 AM »

I agree but pulling the motor out of the 3 is at least a possibility!

Very true!
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