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#46 robgz66



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Posted 14 January 2005 - 21:17

What is the matter with people, no one drives a truck anymore?!?!

02 Chevy Avalanche, 5.3 V8
not built for fast but can pull just about anything
3 TV's, XBOX, DVD, Sat Radio, TV Tuner

#47 Roofy



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Posted 14 January 2005 - 21:18

2002 Acura RSX-S
2.0L ~234HP (thanks to a few mods)

#48 pimpshiznid


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Posted 14 January 2005 - 21:53

What is the matter with people, no one drives a truck anymore?!?!

02 Chevy Avalanche, 5.3 V8
not built for fast but can pull just about anything
3 TV's, XBOX, DVD, Sat Radio, TV Tuner

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If I could afford an Avalanche, I'd have one. That being said, I envy you. :D

Though mine would have to be the "Without Body Hardware" version.

#49 esco


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Posted 15 January 2005 - 04:51

2004 BMW X5 4.4i
Auxiliary input from BMW (1 week before the official iPod hookup came out :( )

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#50 Louisville Slugger

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 22:51

1993 Geo Prizm LSi 5 SPD Manual (~133,417 miles, ~214,714 km)


Wheelbase: 97.08 in
Track Front: 57.51 in
Track Rear: 56.49 in
Length: 172.59 in
Width: 66.29 in
Ground Clearance: 4.68 in
Weight: 2358.94 lb
Weight Distribution F/R: 60 %
Fuel Capacity: 13.2 Gallons

Engine Specifications

Manufacturer: Toyota
Type: S-4

SOHC, 16 valves total

Bore x Stroke: 3.19 inches × 3.37 inchesBore / Stroke ratio:> 0.95Displacement:> 1.8L, 1764 cc Compression:> 9.50:1Aspiration:> NormalCatalytic Converter:> YesMaximum Output:> 115 HP @ 5600 RPMMaximum Torque:> 115 lb ft @ 4800 RPMCoolant:> Water
0 - 60mph:> 8.8 secondsQuarter mile:> 16.90 secondsTop speed:> 117 mph
Engine location:> FrontEngine Alignment:> TransverseTurning circle:> 31.5 ftTransmission:> 5 Speed ManualDrive:> FWDTop gear ratio:> 0.81Final drive ratio:> 3.05

All of the information was taken from this site

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(These pictures were taken in the spring by the way.)

Basically this is my first car. It was given to me by my dad in the summer when I got my license (07/17/2004). It runs great, it's in very good condition, and the fuel economy is really good. My dad had many options, he could have sold it, traded it in for cash towards his new car (2004 Malibu LT), but he gave it to me, and I am very thankful for that.

Just to give you guys an idea about the fuel economy, I've recorded some data in an excel table:
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Now you may be wondering, "Why is the price of gasoline so high?"

(Also the reason for my last MPG being so low is that I kind of shifted harder a few times at 5,000 RPMs, just to see what would happen. Plus driving short distances before the engine can warm up, driving up hills, and driving in the winter doesn't help one bit.)

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The engine in this specific Prizm model (LSi) takes 91 or greater. I didn't think you would believe me if I told you straight up, so I provided a picture. Well it would make sense since the compression ratio is 9.50.1; higher octane would be needed.

The octane rating of gasoline tells you how much the fuel can be compressed before it spontaneously ignites. When gas ignites by compression rather than because of the spark from the spark plug, it causes knocking in the engine. Knocking can damage an engine, so it is not something you want to have happening. Lower-octane gas (like "regular" 87-octane gasoline) can handle the least amount of compression before igniting.

The compression ratio of your engine determines the octane rating of the gas you must use in the car. One way to increase the horsepower of an engine of a given displacement is to increase its compression ratio. So a "high-performance engine" has a higher compression ratio and requires higher-octane fuel. The advantage of a high compression ratio is that it gives your engine a higher horsepower rating for a given engine weight -- that is what makes the engine "high performance." The disadvantage is that the gasoline for your engine costs more HowStuffWorks

Sorry I was bored. Four day weekend . . .

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#51 imation2458



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Posted 15 January 2005 - 23:10

02 Frontier

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#52 Toastyone


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Posted 16 January 2005 - 03:43

What is the matter with people, no one drives a truck anymore?!?!

02 Chevy Avalanche, 5.3 V8
not built for fast but can pull just about anything
3 TV's, XBOX, DVD, Sat Radio, TV Tuner

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thats not a real truck :laugh: It is a crazy SUV/truck mix :wacko: and I am still mad that they used my idea 7 years after I designed it :rofl: :pinch:

#53 Redmak


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Posted 16 January 2005 - 16:35

VW Golf 1999 1.8

#54 nomis_nehc


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Posted 16 January 2005 - 17:04

mmm, i am a proud owner of the new scion.

i just heard from a friend who was just at toyota dealership, the waiting list for this car has now extended to 6 months. at least here in san diego. =) makes me wonder why i see so few of them!

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#55 Wommers



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Posted 16 January 2005 - 17:43

2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6. IIIIIIIIIIIIII LIKE it.

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#56 DrZoidberg


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Posted 16 January 2005 - 18:23

2002 BMW Mini Cooper 1.6.

I used to love this car. Following an accident (not my fault), I've fallen out of love with it and want to get rid of it as soon as I can. Problem is I don't know what to get next (probably a Golf).

#57 Blues™


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Posted 16 January 2005 - 18:25

The first car I ever had was 1993 Ford Escort LX Station Wagon

Unfortuanatly she me an untimley demise at the hands of a Light Post.
But she survived an impact with a Chevy Silverado, and an almost headon with a mazda mx6.

I now drive a 1996 Chevy Lumina. At least until I grad college this december.
Then its an EVO all the way baby. ^-^

#58 Omn1



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Posted 16 January 2005 - 18:44

1998 Dodge Ram 1500 SS/T
It's black with silver viper stripes, and has a 5.9l V8, 360 cu in that is. It's so much fun to drive... you all have no idea. There is pretty much no weight over the rear end so I can spin them til their bald, ha. I don't have any pictures of it yet a it has been raining, as it in teh shop right now anyways because the heater core was fooked up, so they are replacing it and fixing some other misc stuff that is covered under their warrenty at no cost to me, heh.

I ordered a pioneer deh-p9600mp for it yesterday... oh yes, one badarse deck.

#59 Iguana


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Posted 17 January 2005 - 06:32

2004 BMW X5 4.4i
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Nice whip.

This is mine:

2002 Mercedes-Benz ML430

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#60 KZWings



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Posted 17 January 2005 - 19:04

2003 Ford Mustang GT Premium
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·260 horsepower 4.6L SOHC 16-valve engine. 5-speed overdrive manual transmission
·Optional upgrade of premium painted aluminum wheels with bright flange. Goodyear 17" ZR-45 tires
·MACH1000 Audio System with In-dash 6-disc CD-Changer
·Interior upgrade package
·Leather seats

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