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HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

FlyingPen posted:

I emailed to ask him how many miles it has and I suggest everyone do the same.

I love you.

I was searching the local craigslist this morning for something hilarious, and all I ended up was finding a Datsun 510 with ITB's and all sorts of other awesome poo poo done to it and now I want to buy it really, really bad.

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HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

Poor guy must be getting frustrated.

http://asheville.craigslist.org/mcy/518103332.html

HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

I found this bad boy while I was looking for a bike-

http://asheville.craigslist.org/mcy/564896226.html

Not necessarily funny but still pretty goddamned cool. gently caress bikes, I bet I could land it on the roof of the factory and I'd just walk down the stairs to get to my desk.

HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

RealDealNamowicz posted:

How the hell do you install a shiftknob backwards?

Out of all the things wrong with that car, why does that bother me the most hahaha

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

Zool posted:

I can't believe it's selling this cheap! The 2.3L V5 is priceless!

Edit: The V5 was never a popular option because it tended to vibrate a little bit more than the 4 cylinder.

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.

HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

kimbo305 posted:

drag shifting is reversed?

You know how in most automatics 1st gear is pointed towards the rear of the car, and then you push forward to upshift? They make kits where you reverse the pattern so you have to pull back to upshift instead. I've seen it 50/50 in drag cars with autos so far - I guess it's a preference of the owner of the vehicle.

Zool posted:

Good point, except it's a 4 cylinder.

Well I'm a dumbass. I'd have sworn the I-5 was a 2.3 liter or something small like that.

HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

VideoTapir posted:

Ebay this time:


Pink van-limo with a dancing pole.
http://tinyurl.com/2xawpz

Buy that bitch and take old people to Church in it. Hell. Yes.

HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

deviant. posted:

It's hard to tell because the goddamn cameraman won't stop zooming or, you know, point the camera out the windshield.

They probably did that on purpose because the car does 0-60 as fast as an F-150.

I think that's a really cool idea, but it would be better if they made it RWD like the Mini and if they used a ZX-14R or a 'Busa engine in it for more torque. I just view it as this - if you're going to put that much work into it, why don't you go all-out? I can't imagine it would be terribly hard to set up the same drivetrain they have in the rear.

HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

I don't know if this is "gold" or not but I got a kick out of this at work today:

http://asheville.craigslist.org/mcy/626608590.html

Let's see, that's a brand-new WeeStrom, and he's got all sorts of hard and soft bags on it, GPS, XM Radio, new seats, grip guards, throttle locks, aftermarket goddamned horns, and a helmet with built in speakers. He rides it for 4,800 miles and sells it.

All I have to say is "Why?"

HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

deviant. posted:

Seems reasonable to me...?

I dunno, I always keep a set amount in my savings just for unexpected bills. Still, seems like such a waste to put that much money into a bike and then to sell it after you barely got to enjoy it.

I'm probably blowing it way out of proportion but the situation just seems really odd to me.

HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

Is that a LCD TV screen mounted on the handlebars?

http://asheville.craigslist.org/mcy/635449591.html



The stupid poo poo people strap to their bikes never ceases to entertain me.

Edit: He wants $3,800 for the bike.

HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

madattheinternet posted:

This guy is quite a charmer...

http://orlando.craigslist.org/car/697490221.html

I'm really tempted to send a "explain HEI to me is that aftermarket?" email to him.

HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

Two Finger posted:

I don't even want to know what the underside of that car must look like.

That guy is pretty much the only person that could have a "No Fatties - Car Will Scrape" bumper sticker on his car and not have it be a joke.

HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

heat posted:

This is pretty cool. Dunno about the price but considering what an E30 M3 goes for (and this is certainly much faster) I don't think it's crazy.

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/2503710938.html



From what I learned, buying an E30 in Pittsburgh is next to impossible unless you're willing to pay twice as much as the car is worth.

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/ctd/2446161379.html

This is a CL entry for a 1988 325 with about 26k on the clock that this moron wants $9,990 for. $10k for a loving 22 year old car.

The CL listing said to check his website for availability, and the car is no longer there. If you assume that the posting was real and not a joke, some dipshit spent $10,000 on a loving 22 year old car. This one wasn't an M3, but they still spent $10,000 loving dollars on a 22 year old car.

NADA values them well below the asking price. Their classic car section says $5k is the high price for a used E30 in nothing short of pristine condition. Even if you give them the benefit of the doubt and list it as the 325ix, the AWD edition, you're still looking at a high purchase price of $5,600.

Edit: By the way, are you located in Pittsburgh?

HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

Motronic posted:

I see this kind of thing all the time. It is a little bit sad to think about it from their terribly uninformed, PRB-fueled, trailer-dwelling side, but you can't fix stupid.

I sort of wish there was a way to track the ultimate fate of these "project" cars. I'm honestly curious if they do end up in a scrapyard or if someone actually comes by and tries to make something out of it.

I bet it's something like 1 in 1,000 aren't scrapped, but still.

HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

SkunkDuster posted:

I have been kicking around the idea of getting a camper and found this ad.



I'm not really sure what the gently caress he is offering. He'll drive me and my family of snowbirds from Minnesota to Florida for the winter and hang out with us?

That's a terrible deal. The white van man drove me around in his creepy 1970's conversion van and raped me for free.

HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

kimbo305 posted:

Just needs a lil bit to get running.
Don't ask, I tried everything and it won't spark.

$3,600 for a car that hasn't run in 12 years sounds like a hell of a deal to me.

HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

Lord Gaga posted:

That is because they dont feel like spending $8000 to make it move.

$8000 gets you, what, 30 seconds of continuous running?

On a stranger note, I want this in a very, very bizarre way.

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/2881884906.html



I want to take it and see how far I can get it offroad. Or turn it into the worst rallycross car ever. Or both.

HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

DoriDori240 posted:

I always keep an eye out for Datsuns locally because they are rare around here, and I saw this pop up today:





welp..

What the gently caress? That's a 280ZX, not a 280Z!

...No seriously though what the gently caress? Someone select the wrong images?

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HONG KONG SLUMLORD
Apr 21, 2003


Pillbug

Mr. Apollo posted:

Anyone interested in a 4 year old M5 for the same price as a new one?

https://www.serpaautomotiveboutique...sed/BMW-M5.html



There are a bunch of “luxury” used car lots owned by one company in my area that buy up some seriously sketchy cars and offer them at prices that are way too high. I’m still shocked that they are in business, unless they have customers walking in and haggling them down to 50% of the asking price on the regular. There’s no way people are stupid enough to buy at those kinda prices.

HONG KONG SLUMLORD fucked around with this message at 11:29 on Sep 13, 2019

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