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by bk7794
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: My Mercury Pickup Truck
Replies: 20
Views: 1349

Re: My Mercury Pickup Truck

How is it in the winter?

Also, Friggen love steelies.
by bk7794
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: In what world does this make sense?
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: In what world does this make sense?

There's no more cost at this stage of the game. They had the manual since the facelift in 2012. It's just marketing. If you want the hatch you're stuck with the ST and the RS.
by bk7794
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?
Replies: 41
Views: 3013

Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

I wouldn't mind to do a Cummins swap
by bk7794
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: In what world does this make sense?
Replies: 7
Views: 827

In what world does this make sense?

So Ford seems to not offer the Focus with a manual transmission anymore. Not only that, but all their "Non sport" options like the 1.0L Ecoboost motor is only available on the sedan.

I don't get it...
by bk7794
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?
Replies: 41
Views: 3013

Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

Oh yeah, cheap and diesel truck are seldom used in the same sentence. Unless its separated by not.

btw https://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/6040389584.html

not a manual but still
by bk7794
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?
Replies: 41
Views: 3013

Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

So Basically what I'm hearing is that the consensus is 4WD will not help in the snow. Go with Chains/weight/snowtires. For something like that and the mileage, I think I'd rather start out cheap. Maybe I'll find a cheap diesel pickup. 7.3/Cummins. I don't mind basic/intermediate maintenance. Even mo...
by bk7794
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?
Replies: 41
Views: 3013

Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

The only issue nowadays is that there's no real option for a 4WD pickup with a manual. Even the Tacoma is quite scarce. My drive home from work is through hilly terrain. Not only that but I've gotten stuck in snow storms with my SO, friends and family. I'd hate to put them in a dangerous situation f...
by bk7794
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?
Replies: 41
Views: 3013

Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

I was planning on making chains plan A mostly for just Snow storms. Even if its just to get me from the hilly backroads to the highway. You don't need chains when its 20 degrees and dry outside. Rangers were only available with 4wd for a few years in the later 90s. IIRC. Tacoma is really the only op...
by bk7794
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?
Replies: 41
Views: 3013

Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

According to AAA CONNECTICUT Tire chain usage is permitted for hazardous weather or other related incidents only, but may not damage the highway surface. Tire chains are only permitted between November 15 and April 30. So I should be safe there. Bummer to hear how lousy it would do in the snow. I kn...
by bk7794
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?
Replies: 41
Views: 3013

How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

I kind of like the Nissan Frontier. At least the idea of it. You can still get it with a stick and a 4 cylinder so the gas mileage wouldn't be as embarassing. Plus you can use the bed. Anyways, a buddy of mine had a Ranger 2wd with a stick and he always had issues when it rained. He'd fish tail etc....
by bk7794
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Project Christine slo Hackensteinberg
Replies: 1009
Views: 59462

Re: Project Christine slo Hackensteinberg

A lot of people remove the air suspension from crown vics and such. Would be a good luxury to have when it works...but would hate to diag/repair it when it doesn't.
by bk7794
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.
Replies: 45
Views: 3878

Re: RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.

I would take a 100k+ Honda Accord at a "premium" versus a base/middle trim Focus 10 times out of 10. There's a reason why Honda/Toyota doesn't depreciate in value and hold resale values... there is a reason why American cars don't. I've lived it first hand There are multiple reasons. One ...
by bk7794
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.
Replies: 45
Views: 3878

Re: RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.

Are you comparing apples to apples here? Sounds like you're comparing numbers for cars that aren't in the same class and aren't priced equally when new. Probably not lol. Then again, the Focus was approx 20-22k. I get they're different...but still. Also, good luck negotiating that down. I should tr...
by bk7794
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.
Replies: 45
Views: 3878

Re: RANT: I have been looking for cars for too long and now I'm sick of all of them.

Here click me is an example of the insanity. 13k for a car that has 100k miles on it. It's almost beater status to most people at that point. It isn't just with Hondas...American cars do it as well. I hhate when dealers can't put the transmissions into the correct category Click me Wow, I know click...

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