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Thread: Rusty/Shiny Automotive Porn Appreciation Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Hustlin View Post
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    Because the japanese get craaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy discounts on new car prices to prop up their car manufacturing industry. Keeping old cars isn't really a thing there.
    It's also why jap imports generally are in pretty good condition.
    It isn't so much a discount, rather owning an older car gets prohibitively expensive due to some increasing tax or registration thing.
    It's pretty comparable to what we have in Cali, with smog checks once you car gets over 6 years. They used to have to take an extra test every two years, like a roadworthy inspection, which was like an extra $25-100, but a few years ago they scrapped than and designed a new test that they can just do on all cars and its only about 10% more expensive for cars that are older than 10 years.

    (sauce: A Puerto Rican car nut I work with who lives in Japan. His dream is to get the Plymoth he had shipped over there running. I shit you not)
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    Rusty/Shiny Automotive Porn Appreciation Thread

    It's a bit shit governments get to shit on petrolheads tbh.

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    It's far more aggressive than that. It was explained to me years ago by someone who would import cars and clips from Japan to cali. I forget the exacts but it's based primarily on milage. Basically if your car has over like 50k miles you have to pay several thousand per year to keep it on the road. Because of that it's almost impossible to sell in country so they get sent over seas either whole or chopped.

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    Soon none of us will be driving ourselves. It will happen faster than you think. I already know my current ICE based vehicle is probably the last pure petrol driven car I will own, and my next car will most likely be electric (hybrid is a stopgap technology, it won't last) in ~5-7 years time. The new car I get after that, which is probably the last one I buy, unless we invent anagathics and I can afford them, will likely drive itself exclusively, if services like Uber or Lyft (JohnnyCab) haven't pretty much mostly become how it works in most semi-urban areas. Insurance rates are what will become astronomical for personal, human driven cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Hustlin View Post
    It's far more aggressive than that. It was explained to me years ago by someone who would import cars and clips from Japan to cali. I forget the exacts but it's based primarily on milage. Basically if your car has over like 50k miles you have to pay several thousand per year to keep it on the road. Because of that it's almost impossible to sell in country so they get sent over seas either whole or chopped.

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    I know for sure the latest change (with the 10% more expensive test) happened within the last few years.
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    Just doing a bit of digging on it and it looks like what they did is they got rid of the yearly inspections for cars over 10 years, but there is still the every 2 year inspection on all cars called a shaken. The shaken runs from 120,000 yen (~1k$) and up on any white plate (non-micro/kei) car. On top of that there are also taxes for weight & engine displacement. Using the absolutely lovely 1993 Supra as a basis, which has a 3.0l engine and weighs 1.7ish tons; you pay 12,600yen per half ton increment of displacement so 37,800yen ($342) paid every 2 years as part of the shaken. Then there is an annual tax on engine displacement in 500cc increments, the 3.0l costs 51,000 yen ($462) There are also some other weird taxes, which I cant figure out but they seem to be one off taxes for purchasing so Ill ignore them. Then there is the 2yearly shaken itself which apparently costs 120,000 yen and up for a white plate car. This gives a grand total of 259,800yen per 2 years, or 129,900 yen or $1,178 per year. Not nearly as bad as I thought, but still pretty pricey considering I only pay sales tax for the initial registration, and like $46 a year for registration after that, and inspection is free in the states.

    Not gonna lie though, after looking through all this shit I am very very tempted to import a car; after all anything older than 25 years doesn't need to pass DOT/Fed and can be registered as a QQ plated classic car and never has to be inspected. Shipping costs also look to be peanuts compared to what they used to be; 1,155 to import to Port Elizabeth in NJ. Guess the only question now is R32 Skyline or an RZ Supra...

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    On the other hand Japan also has some ridiculously lax laws when it comes to cars, hence why tuning and modifying shit is so big over there.

    It's an interesting mixed bag tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Hustlin View Post
    R32 Skyline or an RZ Supra...
    Not even a contest if you mean the big-eye supra.


    As for 25+ i'd go for BMW 850



    or e30 325ix as a more sane option



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    Holy shit those pop up lights do NOT work with that nose at all, looks fucking horrific.

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    E30 prices have shot up in the last 5 years, it's not worth it at all anymore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RazoR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Hustlin View Post
    R32 Skyline or an RZ Supra...
    Not even a contest if you mean the big-eye supra.


    As for 25+ i'd go for BMW 850



    or e30 325ix as a more sane option



    pardon the quality
    Have had two E30's. Would love an 850, theyre one of my favorite cars, but they are nightmares when they come to maintenance. The 12 cylinder is pretty iffy and they are known to suffer from unsolvable electrical gremlins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Hustlin View Post
    Have had two E30's. Would love an 850, theyre one of my favorite cars, but they are nightmares when they come to maintenance. The 12 cylinder is pretty iffy and they are known to suffer from unsolvable electrical gremlins.
    Not many cars have two different ECU's for the separate cylinder banks.

    Also red doesn't suit that car at all, darker colours work much better on an 8 series IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overspark View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Hustlin View Post
    Have had two E30's. Would love an 850, theyre one of my favorite cars, but they are nightmares when they come to maintenance. The 12 cylinder is pretty iffy and they are known to suffer from unsolvable electrical gremlins.
    Not many cars have two different ECU's for the separate cylinder banks.

    Also red doesn't suit that car at all, darker colours work much better on an 8 series IMHO.
    Yeah they look good in black, Saw one that was custom painted in the Avus Blue Metallic paint that came on the 1995 E36 M3 that was fucking glorious
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    Quote Originally Posted by Overspark View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Hustlin View Post
    Have had two E30's. Would love an 850, theyre one of my favorite cars, but they are nightmares when they come to maintenance. The 12 cylinder is pretty iffy and they are known to suffer from unsolvable electrical gremlins.
    Not many cars have two different ECU's for the separate cylinder banks.

    Also red doesn't suit that car at all, darker colours work much better on an 8 series IMHO.
    Definitely. I still can't get over the pop up lights on it though, never could. I just find everything else about it really attractive but they just ruin it for me.

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    Don't worry the pop up lights are one of the first things that stop working

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Hustlin View Post
    Don't worry the pop up lights are one of the first things that stop working
    Like every other electronics component in 90s BMWs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoffl View Post

    Like every other electronics component in 90s BMWs
    Not like i have to wonder about people who think they've seen/heard ghosts more than once every other week i would probably help kill them.

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    An article in German, but click anyway and check the pretty pictures.

    http://flip.it/wccb9q

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    That wouldn't be interesting.

    But this is the last of the assembled RX-7s Mazda made for the GROUP B.

    However it's never been used in a race because it was finished just after the Group B was canceled. The car has therefore never been moved, it's basically been untouched.

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    That's a sweet machine, damn. Will probably be expensive as hell too with being unique and all.

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