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post #16 of 99 Old 11-12-2005, 12:49 PM
 
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Re: Mo's new baby.

Nice ride mister.

So do you feel the cylinder cut/return at all?
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Re: Mo's new baby.

Nice wheels
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Where's my cigar?

Cool ride, Mo.
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Re: Mo's new baby.

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Cool man! Is that a full frame car or unibody? How's the mpg?!?!? How's it ride and handle?

I would seriously consider one.

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it is a sort of reinforced unibody with front and rear subframes. It's basically the previous generation MB E-Class except for the motor and a lot of detailing. I put a lot of miles on E320s and E430s when I worked for Mercedes Benz... very solid chassis... tight.

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: Mo's new baby.

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Is that a full frame car or unibody?
I'm not entirely sure. But it sounds as though Frenchy knows what he's talking about. Mercedes also played a major role in the transmission and stability control of the Charger.

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How's the mpg?!?!?
Listed at 17/25. I have put about 200 miles on it since I picked it up Thursday, and the reading on the EVIC is showing an average of 17.4 mpg so far. And almost all of that was around town, and out back roller coaster driving.

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How's it ride and handle?
I would consider the ride to be almost perfect. It is incredibly smooth, but not numb like the 300C. Feels attached to the road, but doesn't bruise your kidneys going over potholes and the like. And even though I haven't tried to push it really hard through the twisties yet, I can say that body roll is incredibly minimal for such a large and heavy car. Seats are comfortable as hell in a straight line, but once the curves start coming at you, you'll need to hold on tight because there isn't a great deal of support. The only downside to the suspension is some SERIOUS float over large humps. I hit a pretty decent one coming off of a small bridge at 80 mph yesterday, dude, I thought I was gonna go airborne!!

And even as big and heavy as it is, it really struggles with harsh crosswinds. It's really stable on the highway, but because it is about as aerodynamic as the old muscle cars, a quick burst of crosswinds really pushes that sucker.

The traction control works very well. It will let you bark the rear rubber a little, but it's damn near impossible to get the thing completely sideways.

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I would seriously consider one.
WARNING!!!! If you are not seriously considering one, DO NOT TAKE ONE FOR A TEST DRIVE!!!

Trust me on this one.

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Why don't you drive it 25 miles north for a BBQ?
When? We may already be coming up there next Saturday.


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So do you feel the cylinder cut/return at all?
No. Not even a little bit.

On top of that, it is an incredibly quiet car. Sound insulation is top notch. Much quieter than my wifes Honda Pilot.

But if you're cruising along at any speed, and you hit the gas, the power is instantaneous. No lag.

Oh, and the autostick is the best one I have ever used. You can actually take it to redline through every gear if you want to without it shifting out before you want it to.



And, if you accidently kick it down too many gears, it will only allow you to kick down to the lowest gear inside the redline(so you don't wrinkle some valve stems like I once did in my Celica).

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Re: Mo's new baby.

WOW. Thats the strangest looking STi I've ever seen

j/k VERY Sweet ride, color me jealous

Funny note is I was going to PM you tomorrow to ask how your car search was going.
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Re: Mo's new baby.

Thanks for supporting my economy eh.

Scroll to bottom...

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: Mo's new baby.

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WOW. Thats the strangest looking STi I've ever seen
It is, indeed. But it is also one that assures ole Mo that he won't be needing back replacement surgery in a few years.



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Re: Mo's new baby.

Umph!

Looks and sounds a great car .

Shame about the fuel consumption .

Looking forward to regular reports, Mo Noyz (more noise should be easy now, no?).
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Re: Mo's new baby.

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It is, indeed. But it is also one that assures ole Mo that he won't be needing back replacement surgery in a few years.





Yea I know someone who test drove those, said they have an extremely comfy ride to them. Very good decision.
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When? We may already be coming up there next Saturday.
Maybe if we're in town this weekend. I don't know the plan yet...

Is a paradigm worth 20 cents?
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Yea I know someone who test drove those, said they have an extremely comfy ride to them. Very good decision.

I refer to it as a Cadillac with a really bad attitude.
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Re: Mo's new baby.

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And even as big and heavy as it is, it really struggles with harsh crosswinds. It's really stable on the highway, but because it is about as aerodynamic as the old muscle cars, a quick burst of crosswinds really pushes that sucker.

reminds me of my 20 year old car.


How come no Daytona Edition? I'm guessing mostly cause of the color. That black is sweet though.

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Re: Mo's new baby.

Eh, couldn't see the need to spend the extra jack. Plus, the paint schemes are uglier than sin, and the spoiler looks downright boy racer-like.

Nah, it's just perfect the way it is.
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Re: Mo's new baby.

I've had this car in the back of my head since you posted this Mo. Nice ride. It reminds me of a late 80's Impala. You know the big square ones? Big, powerfull, nice ride. But this one looks cool too. A good all around car. It's a "car" and not a toy like most are these days.

Daddy likes. Heavy does too. One draw back.

It's a bit pricey. I built one similar to yours on dodge.com and it came out w/ msrp of like 32k.

Too much IMO. Granted I'm sure you didn't pay that, but I think this car should be 22k. I'm also a cheap ass.

HD

disclaimer: I'm in a weird farkin' mood this morning......
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