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    Mine's a red Olds Intrigue. Looks just like that but I'm too lazy to take a pic of the car, and don't really like it that much.

    My sisterinlaw had it and liked it, but my brother decided to get a minivan for work, then ended up in real estate so he got a Merc, she got the Montana. What a deal.

    I bought it for more than it was worth since we're family. Hated it ever since.

    I mean, if you want a car that's fast but totally incapable of getting decent fuel economy no matter how much you baby the throttle then it's great.

    The 3.8 is supposed to be more balanced. This one has the 3.5. If you know the engine then you'll likely know it's been made to rev out. Something like the 150 torque/250hp thing (not sure exactly, don't care to look) and that means that if you don't rev it out, it's a total dog to drive.

    You hit 3500rpm or so, and the wheels spin. Now in a standard/rwd that's fantastic. in a fwd auto, not so much.

    So it's 1/2 the car I'd have liked. If I could take the engine and stuff it in, well, anything else, it'd be sweet. Mod a 3.8 intake with Blower, even better.

    But it's just not the car I'd put that kind of engine in. The car's balance doesn't do well with keeping the tires from spinning either, even with the mich's on it, so I gave up and threw cheap ones on this last time, since I can't stop wheel spin anyways, not at 4k rpm/full throttle.

    So yeah, that's what I drive. Best case, around 25mpg. Worst case, 25gpm

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    Car History in chronological order of purchase:

    1957 Chrysler Windsor - College car (1966)
    1965 Pontiac Grand Prix - First work car (1969)
    1972 Mercury Capri V6 - First new car
    1974 Fiat X1/9 - First convertible (1975)
    1977 Chevrolet Nova Concours - A new car for my new wife to be
    1977 Chrysler Cordoba - Needed something bigger than the Fiat when my daughter was born in 1980
    1985 Chevrolet Camaro - Another new car for the wife
    1985 Toyota Celica - Bought used from Avis in 1987 to replace the Cordoba
    1986 Ford Bronco II - Bought used in 1988 to replace the rear wheel drive Celica
    1988 Mazda 323 - Great used car that I had until 1998
    1996 Olsmobile Achieva - Another new car for the wife which later became my car
    1993 Plymouth Sundance - An emergency purchase when the tranny went in the Mazda in 1998
    2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT - Another new car for the wife
    2002 Dodge Stratus Coupe - A new car for me, basically an Eclipse in a larger Dodge body
    2004 Audi A6 TS Line - Another new car for the wife, now my daily driver
    2005 Chrysler Sebring Limited Convertible - The wife decided the A6 was too big for her, so she got another new car
    2006 Mercedes C350 4-Matic - Bought used from Carmax for the wife to replace the convertible then replaced by the Volvo
    2005 Mercury Mariner Premium - Need a used SUV to carry around our collie
    1972 Mercury Cougar Convertible - A must have for the beach house
    2012 Volvo S60 T5 Turbo - New car for the wife replacining the 2006 Mercedes C-350 4-Matic

    We currently have the 2004 Audi A6 (102K miles), 2005 Mercury Mariner (80K miles), 2012 Volvo S60 T5 Turbo (New), and the 1972 Mercury Cougar Convertible (56K miles).
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    1996 Volvo 850R manual swapped. Didn't come in manual in "Amurica".



    Engine / Drive-train
    Manual swap
    Snabb Stainless steel bushings
    Snabb delrin shifter base bushings
    Rica ECU
    3" Turbo-back exhaust w/ HKS carbon-ti muffler
    EST intake
    Front mount inter-cooler
    Turbosmart blow-off valve

    Suspension / Brakes
    ipd springs
    Bilstein struts/shocks
    ipd 25mm rear sway-bar
    EST carbon strut-bar
    Meyle hd endlinks
    Drilled / Slotted rotors
    Akebono pads
    Stainless brake lines
    17x8" ROH Adrenalin's

    Interior
    Alpine head unit
    Prosport - Wideband, boost and oil pressure gauges
    Suede headliner
    S70 gauge cluster

    Exterior / Cosmetic
    Halo projector head lights
    ipd egg-crate grille
    4300k hid's low / fog's
    Side markers
    35% window tint
    Black painted calipers
    Honda Night Hawk Black Perl paint job

    1998 S70 GLT (low pressure turbo), converted to a "high pressure turbo". $900 daily beater.



    Engine / Drive-train
    15G Turbo swap
    T5 ECU
    OBX turbo back exbaust
    K&N cone filter
    Samco intercooler / radiator hoses
    Blue vacuum lines

    Suspension / Brakes
    ipd springs
    Bilstein HD struts/shocks
    OBX strut-bar
    302mm rotors
    PBR Metal master pads
    Stainless brake lines
    17" Volvo Volans

    Interior
    JVC head unit
    Prosport boost gauge
    Wood trim kit

    Exterior / Cosmetic
    6000k hid low beams
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    Thanks guys. The evo is for sale because of smog emission laws here in california. I used to "bribe" the smog technician to pass it, but since lost that tech. So now I'm out of luck and I need to sell it to someone with a "hook up", or sell it to another state that doesn't care about smog.

    it's a fun car, but I plan on starting a new project. 1969 Camaro. =)

    Recent pictures of the car from a local get together. Advan's are sold, parted them out for Evo X GSR wheels.



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    Making some changes to our 63 nova. Now has a Magnuson MP122 supercharger, Pro-filer 195 heads and hydraulic roller cam. Should make an easy 550hp on 6 pounds and over 600 on 10 pounds on pump gas.



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    After having three water pumps fail on my Dakota, I traded it in and picked up my new toy. It's a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 R/T. Along with the 390hp 5.7 Hemi, it has 4:10 gears and a higher stall torque converter from the factory. I added an aftermarket exhaust, intake, and tuner to help get it moving a little better. I also retrofitted H1 HID projectors into the headlights.


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    Some nice rides in here, good job peoples.
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    citroen saxo 1,6 vts..450ps!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbaker` View Post
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    95 Holden Ute and my girl, my daily driver.
    Nice "roo-bar", nice ride!
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    Excellent

    @ 5x84
    I love what you did with that 850! I have heard 1996 was an exceptional year for that series too. From one Volvo owner to another I appreciate that manual swap! A handful of times at work I have walked up to a 850 type R in the parking lot only to be met with disappointment by seeing an auto tranny Finally someone had to do it!!! Great job

    Props to you and safe travels as well!


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    Picked up this Audi A3 2.0 TDI Sport last Friday. My first proper road car since for the past three years I have been driving a 1985 Land Rover Defender 90. Very much enjoying the ride quality, speed and also the MPG (getting around 60-62 out in the country and around 42-45 commuting to work in town). I used to get around 9-15MPG in my old Land Rover so I am still in shock that the fuel gauge hasn't moved from the full tank mark after 50+ miles yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by easegantini View Post
    Ford Fusion 2008 SEL.. Well, I'm a happy owner.

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    The US version of Fusion looks "a little" better than it's Euro cousin

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    New Fusion looks sick. Cant wait to see it in person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuffPCair View Post
    New Fusion looks sick. Cant wait to see it in person.
    In my opinion most of today's US cars look too plastic.

    OFFTOPIC WARNING:

    For compare the Fusion that's out now and our Euro replacement in the same size class, Mondeo:



    vs.





    Though the new Fusion 2012 concept looked awesome and it's design is coming closer to Euro style and Mondeo which has something from Ford owned Aston Martin. It looks more a CC than a sedan just like Mondeo (maybe they'll make both models in the same frame now?):


    ^This looks like a high value car which the current Fusion doesn't.


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    Picked her up in January with 59k. 5 speed, so far I'm loving it. Not sure were to begin on performance though

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    a 1993 Mazda Miata, need to get some pictures of it sometime soon ...... has 230k+ miles on it and shows it

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    A toy Veyron

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    My first track event was last weekend, I figured I would share. My car is here


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    Quote Originally Posted by fivex84 View Post
    1996 Volvo 850R manual swapped. Didn't come in manual in "Amurica".



    Engine / Drive-train
    Manual swap
    Snabb Stainless steel bushings
    Snabb delrin shifter base bushings
    Rica ECU
    3" Turbo-back exhaust w/ HKS carbon-ti muffler
    EST intake
    Front mount inter-cooler
    Turbosmart blow-off valve

    Suspension / Brakes
    ipd springs
    Bilstein struts/shocks
    ipd 25mm rear sway-bar
    EST carbon strut-bar
    Meyle hd endlinks
    Drilled / Slotted rotors
    Akebono pads
    Stainless brake lines
    17x8" ROH Adrenalin's

    Interior
    Alpine head unit
    Prosport - Wideband, boost and oil pressure gauges
    Suede headliner
    S70 gauge cluster

    Exterior / Cosmetic
    Halo projector head lights
    ipd egg-crate grille
    4300k hid's low / fog's
    Side markers
    35% window tint
    Black painted calipers
    Honda Night Hawk Black Perl paint job

    1998 S70 GLT (low pressure turbo), converted to a "high pressure turbo". $900 daily beater.



    Engine / Drive-train
    15G Turbo swap
    T5 ECU
    OBX turbo back exbaust
    K&N cone filter
    Samco intercooler / radiator hoses
    Blue vacuum lines

    Suspension / Brakes
    ipd springs
    Bilstein HD struts/shocks
    OBX strut-bar
    302mm rotors
    PBR Metal master pads
    Stainless brake lines
    17" Volvo Volans

    Interior
    JVC head unit
    Prosport boost gauge
    Wood trim kit

    Exterior / Cosmetic
    6000k hid low beams
    Gorgeous 850R, mate!
    Have a spare T5 engine lying about by chance?

    I own some classic and vintage Volvos, I know I know, but mine are awesome =]

    1) 1980 Volvo 242GT (Imported)
    Built for hillclimbs
    *built 2.3L Volvo 4cyl (B23) ~200bhp
    *Special forged Pistons/rods, shot peened shiny crank, big holes in the head, extractors, bigger intake/throttle body
    *Running off Haltech Programmable ECU
    *Power band of abouy ~3800-7,200+RPM, redline at 8k
    *Bigger tailshaft/unis
    *3.73:1 Minispool locker Diff
    *Dunlop Star Spec Z1 rubber (used to run semi slicks, but they are sooo quick to wear out)
    *full rollcage
    *Cobra seats, 5 point quickrelease 3" harnesses
    *no carpet :P
    *Kingsprings, rosejoined panhard rod, fat front/rear sway
    And a bunch of other I've likely forgotten






    Car #2 is a 1974 Volvo 142.
    Has the stock 2.0L Pushrod, but will be recieving my spare 2.3L OHC Engine worked with a Microtech Digi 2 ECU
    Lots of stuff will be done to this little thing =]

    Here's how it started:


    Here's how it was 6 months ago:


    Here's it currently undergoing some very serious fab works plus repaint
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    Just got this 99 Camaro over the weekend, replacing my poor old 98 that I lost in 2010. Just a quickie cell phone picture. Once it is washed and all clean I'll get a few real pictures of it.

    Looks stock on the outside, but starting the engine quickly shows it isn't. It is cammed

    I have a mod list a mile long that I want to do to it, everything from more performance, to vastly improved suspension, to interior and exterior appearance.

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    my 2004 VW Golf 1.9 TDI 105ps @130ps @eibach+blistern


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    here is mine latest, just two pics... maybe later
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    so far i love it but the fuel here is awfull expensive and this car uses alot


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