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Bought a car and worried for the summer by Rebecca Waddleford - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 03:44:35 EST ID:0bhTECx+ No.34828 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Just bought my dream car and it's winter right now so it's just chilling in my garage. I've never had a nice car before and I'm worried about what I'm gonna do when I go out this summer. Does anyone ever or has anyone ever fucked with your car for no reason? Like can you just park it in a mall parking lot and not worry about it getting keyed or stolen? Pic related it's my new money pit/project
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Reuben Sinnerway - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:03:30 EST ID:6Ieme0xX No.34829 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34828
It's a risk you take with a nice car. Rocks flying at you suck too.
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Hedda Dattingspear - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:59:54 EST ID:rdmu7k0U No.34831 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah on the real its a lot more work and thought then people are used to. You should ideally have a daily and a car you like alot. So idk where you live but I know lots of people that have a super nice garage kept car that they only drive on weekends and stuff and then have a honda civic they drive to work and to get groceries and shit so their ride doesn't get fucked up doing daily basic shit.
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Sidney Drabblecocke - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:32:54 EST ID:0bhTECx+ No.34838 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34831
I'm in Montreal (Canada) so there's shit winters here, and shit pot hole ridden roads that I have to watch out for. Thankfully I have a heated garage and I would only put 5-10k on the S2K per year tops, and only drive it's sunny not raining. For my daily I've got an automatic 2007 Yaris hatchback which is perfect since its let me down and they're capable of a million miles if maintained properly, like most Toyotas
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Sidney Drabblecocke - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:34:13 EST ID:0bhTECx+ No.34839 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34838
by let me down, I mean never* let me down lol. nb
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Oliver Bundleshit - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:44:32 EST ID:QlxFmmeL No.34842 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34838
Park as far away from people as possible. It's worth it.
Door dings are the worst, and here in America, land of fat motherfuckers with big ass SUVs and trucks, they are a huge problem.
Don't drive like a douche bag and you wont get keyed unless you have an angry ex.
Wax it every month or so to protect that black paint.
Condition the leather interior.
Don't worry too much, especially since you have a garage.
You lucky fuck.
I just bought my dream car (E36 M3) and its my daily.
Wish I had a garage, and a yaris for that matter. But oh well.
Enjoy that shit and don't try to do any drifts haha.
I wanted an S2000 for a while. Save up for a hardtop.
If you're worried about rock chips you can put a clear layer of peel-able protection that they offer at window tint places. Forgot what its called.
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Barnaby Wishway - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:44:02 EST ID:bsGFvy7G No.34852 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34842

Don't wax it every month jesus christ.
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Hamilton Greenridge - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:56:08 EST ID:CFr7pRhc No.34853 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34852
you don't have to but when you own a beautiful black car it sure looks nice with a fresh coat of wax
won't do any harm waxing every month either besides to your wallet
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Charlotte Fanwill - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:00:35 EST ID:U9cl/5vR No.34854 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34842
Yeah I'm gonna for sure park away from everyone else. I'd rather walk a fucking mile through a mall parking lot to save myself from getting my door hit.

As for the wax/conditioning etc. I've got a guy who will do everything A-Z for $600 no tax (Canadian, so $450 usd or something). This dude has worked on Veyrons, Lambos, Ford GTs, Bentleys etc. if you check the gallery on the website and there's nothing but positive reviews, prob a safe bet to go with him. IDK if you've heard of nano coating or have it in your state but it's probably similar to that thin layer you're talking about: http://waxxon.ca/en/nano-coating.php

Would be good for your car even if it's a daily, protects from UV rays and other bullshit too. Also makes the car easier to clean.
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Basil Bicklenire - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:36:33 EST ID:6QimkP0c No.34857 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>34828
If you've got the space then maybe get a reliable POS for day-to-day stuff?
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Hugh Ferringbanks - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:19:46 EST ID:U9cl/5vR No.34859 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>34857
I've got a 2007 Yaris hatchback with 110k miles on it for my daily/winter car was rust proofed every year since 07 (Also has no options, less shit that can break). I actually love this fucking thing lol so I couldn't call it a POS, but it is my daily. Automatic is also a nice break from standard too, makes traffic much less annoying
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Archie Cozzlehall - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:21:42 EST ID:KmVg1xYu No.34861 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34857
if I can't stand to look at it at this resolution how could I stand to own one? I don't think I'd rather have an automatic yaris though. give me a stick so I can peel a wheel around every corner.
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Hugh Ferringbanks - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:37:36 EST ID:U9cl/5vR No.34863 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34861
Yah I used to have a standard corolla as a daily until my knee started to hurt from shifting and driving so much. automatic is hilariously dumb and easy to drive, gas and brake lol
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Cornelius Brookson - Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:51:47 EST ID:nn1oAmvg No.34898 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I parked my S13 with the top down all the time. Don't slash my top, bro! I always flipped my headlights down. I never kept anything important in my car though. My D21 looks like a heap of shit and nobody fucks with it. My tires are worth more than the KBB on it.
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William Blusslenirk - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:43:26 EST ID:U4CpHt5A No.34899 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34828
My miata has been broken into. I've learned to never lock the doors, keep the top down if you can, and leave nothing in it. Because if some retard wants in they can get in pretty easy no matter what they do. Just hope they don't break a bunch of shit like they did me :CCCCC
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Fanny Singerpurk - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:55:59 EST ID:VU1AnUnL No.34900 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34899
get a hardtop bruh
best upgrade to a miata
looks better and increases chassis support
and you can get locking hardware so no one can steal yo shit
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Priscilla Blosslemudging - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:37:40 EST ID:7fzdkMZI No.34907 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34828

Just don't commit the crime of short shifting that S2000, OP. That engine is rev happy. Don't be afraid to take it near the red line all the time. That's really the only way to enjoy an S2000 anyway. Well, the model year 2000 S2000 that I drove for awhile anyway.

Short shifting that thing will make it pull less than a Miata.
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David Lightridge - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:26:59 EST ID:ueApcpbO No.34909 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34907
no shit... its a vtec honda... redline is at 8k, do you think anyone needs the advice "thats a rev happy engine"
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Nathaniel Suffingfoot - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:43:49 EST ID:lZCWsE29 No.34910 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34909
this is 420chan not Can and Driver forums.
some people are afraid of getting close to redline with fears of causing damage to the engine.
definitely wait for the engine to properly warm up before leaving 5000rpm.
by properly, let it run for at least 10 minutes before doing so.
this lets the oil heat up and lubricate everything which will reduce wear and tear.
I usually let the car idle for 2-3 minutes after start up and then shift at around 3000 until its fully warmed up.
if you get the urge to do some performance modifications, a nice exhaust/cat back and a good set of coilovers will make it a lot more aggressive.
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Jarvis Fungerhall - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:50:45 EST ID:7fzdkMZI No.34911 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34909

And yet more often than not I see people buy a sporty Honda or a Mazda Rotary and drive it like a Grandmother because they're used to big chunky engines with low revs. Not everyone knows that you need to handle an engine like the S2000's like a motorcycle's engine. Where high revs and rev matching while shifting is kinda needed. That's a mental leap some people just don't make.

Sorry I tried to help.
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Hamilton Hashweg - Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:26:47 EST ID:ueApcpbO No.34912 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34911
must be the case in the US, i live in Europe where revvy small engines are the norm
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Polly Bivingfurk - Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:48:31 EST ID:DSlIV7ch No.34913 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34911
I remember when I told someone that their V-Tec Honda didn't even start to perform until 4k RPM's due to the way the throttle is set up for lack of better explanation.

>Dude, that'll blow that shit up, hurrr.

Damn shame that you barely ever see any stick shift Japanese cars here in the US that aren't light duty trucks.
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Hedda Pickwill - Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:49:54 EST ID:H6tXKfFU No.34914 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The people on this forum know how to drive dudes. No need for the PSAs.

Here's the thing--while the s2k is kind of a collector's car and almost high performance, it's not super valuable or deeply exceptional. So drive it, I wouldn't even buy a beater car because that's just less time driving the s2k, and that means it's costing you more to not drive.

Drive it, rev it, have fun. It's not an nsx. Dings and chips are gonna happen.
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Fucking Beblingwell - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:46:27 EST ID:0bhTECx+ No.34917 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>34914
Imo it's deeply exceptional plus it was designed by Shigeru Uehara, same dude who designed the NSX and ITR (the Holy Trinity of Hondas). I know it's not NSX expensive but I'm going to treat it like one, also had the front bumper repainted recently to make it flawless. Interior/exterior detail next month before the snow is almost gone, too. Just picked up a cover that fits like a glove too..

P.S. I have a 10 year old Toyota as a 'beater', I have a good setup as far as cars go I think... econobox daily 9k rpm monster weekend
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Ian Gunningbury - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:32:23 EST ID:ueApcpbO No.34918 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34917
get a garage... you can rent one for like $20 a month
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Martha Mumblehood - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 12:45:27 EST ID:70Ybgb7U No.34919 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nobody's gonna vandalize your Honda, brother.
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Ian Gunningbury - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 13:19:01 EST ID:ueApcpbO No.34921 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34919
He's right about protecting it though. EVen though it's not crazy expensive it's a pretty special car and you rarely ever see one on the road in decent condition.
I just don't know why'd he do it in such a retarded way, like that cover isn't gonna be effective, people are just gonna think it's a ferrari or some shit so all it does is increasing the chances of something happening to the car. it also doesn't protect against ice, snow, or solid objects thrown at the car. So other than bringin attention (people think 'what's under that cover? must be some crazy car...") it's not gonna do anything. If OP wants to protect his car he needs a garage.
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Ian Gunningbury - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 13:20:44 EST ID:ueApcpbO No.34922 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34921
in general i have to add though, OP, no one cares about your Honda and most people think it's just an MX5. So it aint gonna get keyed. A piece of cloth isn't how you protect a car though.
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Sidney Subblestot - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 14:03:21 EST ID:O7soIEkS No.34923 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34922
Non car guy retards will think its an mx5, ive never even heard of anyone mistaking it for one either. People who know its history and know what it can do on the nurburgring will appreciate it more, shigeru is a genius too. I never said anything about the cover protecting it from thieves, i only took that pic before putting it inside the same hour i bought it. I have a garage, as seen right behind it. I don't let it sit in the cold or the rain
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John Wushture - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 16:27:34 EST ID:lZCWsE29 No.34924 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>get a garage bruh

>car is parked in front of garage with car cover on

that was amusing
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Martha Bannerchore - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:53:05 EST ID:7fzdkMZI No.34929 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34912

Actually, yes. Here in the U.S. people are used to large displacement, slow engines that rev low. They're made for smoothness and comfort, mainly. So your average person will just assume that's how all engines work.
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Caroline Broddlefuck - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:12:30 EST ID:ueApcpbO No.34930 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34929
here in Europe diesel compact cars are very popular (1.9litre etc diesel engines in Ford Focus etc) so they're the equivalent of the tourqey V8s of the US (we have none of those because fuel is expensive). People who are used to diesels underrev petrol engines, people used to petrol overrev diesels.
I think a fair conclusion would be that people are just retarded when it comes to mechanical technology.
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Emma Pissleman - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:39:30 EST ID:4W3lWU46 No.34931 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34930
seems to depend on the cars people learned on definitely. I've driven lots of cars and can operate most so that's good I guess.


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