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kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Hypnolobster posted:

Seriously, just bolt it back on.

out of curiousity, how much would a fix cost? Just replace the fork and maybe the wheel?

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kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

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DarthJeebus posted:

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/car/547938942.html

This guy has been trying to sell this thing for at least a few months now. Cmon people, it's got carbon pedals and a cheap tacky spoiler!

It's got a nice wheelskins leather cover for the steering wheel, though. I have to say that improves the overall look of the car. Somehow.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Could this be actual gold?
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/car/550364445.html

Person handy with a wrench could turn a profit or get a deal, assuming the damage is as limited as claimed.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



VideoTapir posted:

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/car/551959942.html


So it doesn't run, but it runs great! I THINK I get what he means, but then that could be the idea. (And how would he know what other problems there are or are not if it isn't running because of the fuel pump?)

Maybe a jealous gf cleanly ripped out just the fuel pump, but it was running great up to that point?

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/car/548487520.html

So....jail's involved in this one, huh?

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



deviant. posted:

OK - I realize that when you consider all of the misspellings and grammatical errors it's silly to harp on just one. Something about this really bugs me - the p and b sounds are pretty distinct. I've never heard ANYONE pronounce the word "bumber". I can only assume the people who make this mistake have serious hearing loss.


A lot of Asian fobs have trouble with it, actually.
It's a two way street, linguistically. Koreans think of the sound as Gorea, and Gim instead of Kim.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



deviant. posted:

OIC. I can make exceptions for the ESL crowd. The misspelling still bugs me, and if my memory serves I've seen native English speakers do it as well.

The reason I'm guessing he's asian is cuz the city he's refering to, Lowell, is like Southeast Asia Town.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him




When I saw this, I was thinking, a Tacoma from the Toyota Wars?

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



DarthJeebus posted:

Haha, it reads like a "White Mighty Bitchy"

I hear it like how Mr. Kim of City Wok says it,
"wai' mitih-bitcheh"

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



VideoTapir posted:

I was looking on Ebay to see if there were more intact Fieros for sale or more hacked Fieros. (It's about 2 to 1 intact vs. Lambasted.)

when I came upon this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1988...tem170188747295

The guy wants 3800 bucks for about 90% of a Fiero that is sitting in pieces waiting for an unspecified "replica type exotic fiberglass body." (Looks like one of the "Ferrari" ones. Could be worse)

edit: and on the subject of Fieros, this one is loving gorgeous:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Clas...tem260206771553

Not one of the desireable years, but you can't argue with the (apparent) condition. Apart from the lack of engine photos.

I saw a GT40 replica on CL recently. Looked....decent?

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Ug:

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/car/554739951.html

"i call it the fwd drifter"

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Pretty Little Rainbow posted:

An auto non turbo 300ZX? It must fly.

It'd have to given that you can see out the back:
"You can't see out the back window, the back window is black pixelglass"
PIXELGLASS? That's some serious dysixela.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him




Don't think it's a scam, just a car that people think won't sell via CL, i guess.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Simkin posted:

Isn't there some old joke about the only thing in common between a 500hp Supra and a 1000hp Supra being that they both run 10s?

How's that possible? Wheelspin?

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Nitrox posted:

What I don't understand is why so many swap projects end up getting sold right after the work is finished.

I think when you work too close to something, when it becomes all-consuming, you just don't like it anymore. Compare loving your MG roadster and doing frequent fixups just to keep it running, as opposed to getting into a cycle of, I want to add that, need to upgrade this, etc. Eventually, it's not about the car anymore, and just a mentality of being a slave to the "project."

This is what happens with projects at work, too. They can start out exciting and meaningful, but at some point, you're just being whipped for this or that just to meet goals. And once you're done with that, you just want out.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



this is awesome:
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/car/574262448.html

Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde going on.

if the url craps, the headline was for a Viggen, but the pics were of a Volvo 840

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



VideoTapir posted:

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/car/578810402.html

Not much humor value here, this one might be genuinely good:


What does this guy think a "little car" is? Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the Corona have unspectacular fuel economy, and wasn't it Toyota's biggest US car, and not particularly small regardless?

Regardless, that's tempting.
It's weird that the the seller only got the car at the top of the month. Not scam weird, just CL weird.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Rear Admiral BOOYA posted:

2002 Ford Ranger - $70876
http://austin.craigslist.org/car/579912016.html

Wow.

How did this happen? How does some dealer's internet salesman let this happen?

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Hypnolobster posted:

I emailed him:




At least he seems to recognize humor.

Weird that he's selling the car he's planning to boost.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Ripoff posted:

He heard about those "reverse shift pattern" transmissions used in professional drag racing and decided to install one himself?


Be nice, now. At least he knows that it was a 5-cylinder. You don't know how many times I had to explain the engine and drivetrain layout to other Mazda3 owners.

Seriously, one guy thought he had a V-4 with RWD.

drag shifting is reversed?

Isn't there a VR5 derivative of the VR6?

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Grumbletron 4000 posted:

This guy decided to make his Sunfire into a Cavalier. Why? We may never know.





Obvious -- so he could get those hooknasties to pose in front of his ride.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



DimitriPopov posted:

Holy poo poo this is awesome who wouldnt want to drive around in this.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2000...tem330216956750






That doesn't look bad, but a purist would call it stubby and tall.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



ACEofsnett posted:

http://hartford.craigslist.org/zip/610034470.html

Imagine my excitement! And for free no less. I wrote out an email with several questions about the general condition, only to slowly realize the horrible, painful truth. Amazing what a difference one letter makes.

I don't get it, and it's buggin me. Which letter makes the difference?

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Pretty Little Rainbow posted:

Expect to pay over 10 grand for a decent one because of doriftu.

The only reason that one is so high is because it has 200,000 km, unheard of for a Japanese car. Its over double the average.
I tried to think up some joke about, well that's only like 50k km if you account for wheelspin when drifting.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



BigKOfJustice posted:





http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2002...tem200215192741

I mean I'll give the guy a A for effort but... I'll never understand doing this to a car.

I guess its like the Lamborghini kits you see for fieros. Except most of the humvee kits are for full size chevy/ford trucks.. not a ranger.

"We were going to mass produce these vehicles and sell them in the US as an alternative to the larger trucks." Come on, people buy Hummers because they're huge.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



V-Dubling posted:

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/car/646478562.html
Image macros are the best way to sell mustangs really.

is the said torque twisting the chassis, or is there some other reason?

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



OMGWTFWALLHACK posted:

I don't get what he is trying to say here

he's saying, you buy this saturn, people might mistake it for a ferrari.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Simkin posted:

The market for beginner bikes is only going to grow as gas prices creep up, so hopefully we'll see a few more examples in the vein of the new 250 Ninja.

I wonder if there'll be a bigger market for quasi-motorcycle vehicles that are cheap and gas misers, or if those'll miss out on the cool halo of motorcycles.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Fsfa8CiufEI
^^^ not that this one is cheap. But you could cheapen it up, I think.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



2006 Toyota Prius Marked Patrol Car
This is a Fully Marked Patrol Car that can easily be made back to the original one color of white. The decals are removable. Currently here is a 10 Strobe Light Bar mounted on the roof that is not shown in the photo. It is available at an extra cost.

http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/car/677422450.html

The best part is that they talk about it having primarily highway miles like it's a good thing on a hybrid.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



ProjektorBoy posted:

Wow. The whole ad screams "DONT BUY THIS CAR"

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/car/691162033.html

I dunno, you could really lowball her and then flip it.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Nitrox posted:

I see no problem with this add.

yeah, it just Blaise's bike.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

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Chasie posted:

And the follow-up, from a very helpful person...



...whose help was not really appreciated.

This must work because people are desperate for cars? And these sleazy dealers can create an artificial high bottom for prices? So that: you can get a $9000 Aveo or Kia, or you can get this $8000 car.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Franco Caution posted:

So I take it this is just sitting there with two open ends on either side, hooked up to nothing?
People like this are amazing

How can he call himself a mechanic when he could have taken the money and dropped in the turbo and springy bits?

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Hypnolobster posted:

That doesn't make it correct. It's still terrible grammar.

A while back contractions were terrible grammar.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



ohstone posted:

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/car/695606739.html

He should have just listed it as having speed holes.

Awesome, CSI-approved mods. I wonder who is selling for the owner, who I assume is in jail?

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Phangor posted:

You should email him telling him that it is a Bimmer, that he has been calling it the wrong thing for the car's entire life.

How does one pronounce Bimmer? "beemer," right? I never knew.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



IOwnCalculus posted:

"Beemer" is for BMW Motorcycles, "Bimmer" is for BMW cars.

But same sound? Or is the car "bih-muhr"

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Slippery posted:

Yeah, technically, BMW bikes are beemers ... cars are bimmers. YMMV depending on the area, but for anyone who's hard-core/snobby enough care, those are the "rules" I've always heard as well.

Does anyone have the history of this, as alluded to by Rocket Salad?

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



devnull420 posted:

Is that white thing in the background part penis / part ghost? Wtf?
To its credit(?), it appears to be a ghost penis stabbing a vagina, not a butthole.

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kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

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Bob Sapp Please posted:

This makes me wonder. Do cars in other countries have logos like this but in the metric system?

For that matter, how are wheel and tire sizes described?
225/40/ (hundreds of milimeters?)

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