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    Originally posted by Reichart12 View Post
    That place is a blessing and a curse.
    100%

    I used to be excited for the increases in the E30 prices, but its out of control. I dont mind because I know I can still find a cheap E30 if I want it... at the same time I think Im done based off my smog experiences.

    The cars Ive linked arent real contenders for my money, just dreaming if I had a big garage and money to burn, of which I have neither.

    At this point the cars that are serious contenders for the fun car spot they are either smog exempt, pre75 cars (I have ~3-4 Im currently watching) or a modern, badass car that hasnt been flagged yet. We'll see what happens.


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      In fairness, and if you can do without a manual, facelift W204s seem like a good value for money, and are totally anonymous on the road, which isn't a bad thing. It might not be badass, but it's a pleasant cruiser that is plenty competent.

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        My w204 was overall a nice car, but the 3.5 V6 didnt get good mpg so it doesnt have that benefit. It was quick with the 7speed, but not quick enough to be considered fast. It was comfy, but not comfy enough. I think about this car fairly often...

        The part that killed me the most (besides my wife hating riding in it) was that anytime something went wrong, it cost over a thousand to fix and it wasnt a DIY car. Thats a huge turnoff for nearly every new car, C63 included. I couldnt even install the suspension myself... come on!
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          All my cars require star smogs on a dyno lol
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            But you're also a tech so your cars should be good to go and if not you can spend time diagnosing the issues. I dont have time for that isht no mo
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              Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
              But you're also a tech so your cars should be good to go and if not you can spend time diagnosing the issues. I dont have time for that isht no mo
              I feel that. Sometimes it is a royal PITA to get cars ready for smog..

              It's even getting hard to find people who are willing and capable to test a car on the dyno. I went through a shit show last may to smog the e30 and it turns out the smog tech could never fit their CA supplied fuel tank pressure tester to my car correctly.

              I'm just waiting for California to exempt roller test vehicles -- Hopefully that happens instead of things getting even worse.
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                Originally posted by MrBurgundy View Post

                I feel that. Sometimes it is a royal PITA to get cars ready for smog..

                It's even getting hard to find people who are willing and capable to test a car on the dyno. I went through a shit show last may to smog the e30 and it turns out the smog tech could never fit their CA supplied fuel tank pressure tester to my car correctly.

                I'm just waiting for California to exempt roller test vehicles -- Hopefully that happens instead of things getting even worse.
                You know CA will restrict usage in some way, even if it's not immediate, if they make them smog exempt. Just like historic plates in other areas, they started out as a cheap way to have an occasional use vehicle, and ultimately ended up on overloaded old work vans, leading to tightening restrictions.

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                  Time will tell..

                  Speaking of roller tests.. The ranger is up...

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                    Originally posted by MrBurgundy View Post
                    Time will tell..

                    Speaking of roller tests.. The ranger is up...
                    Oh boy, sounds like the Ranger Danger thread will be getting an update!...

                    Im tempted to test fate on these rules. One of my favorite 911s is the 78/79 model that had the big port 3L. Its a CIS car with a smog pump, but remove that stuff and add either Carbs or modern EFI (which is what I would do) and the car transforms... problem is that its still a car in CA that needs to be smogged, but I guess they are trying to move the smog exempt year from 75 -> 83 and that would make this car smog exempt... Who knows... they are still $30k minimum but sometimes they pop up in the mid-high 20s
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                      Originally posted by 2mAn View Post

                      Oh boy, sounds like the Ranger Danger thread will be getting an update!...

                      Im tempted to test fate on these rules. One of my favorite 911s is the 78/79 model that had the big port 3L. Its a CIS car with a smog pump, but remove that stuff and add either Carbs or modern EFI (which is what I would do) and the car transforms... problem is that its still a car in CA that needs to be smogged, but I guess they are trying to move the smog exempt year from 75 -> 83 and that would make this car smog exempt... Who knows... they are still $30k minimum but sometimes they pop up in the mid-high 20s
                      It will. More to update too besides that haha

                      CIS injection is a gnarly fuel delivery system.. I've grown to like it after all these years of working on them.

                      People don't like it, since its hard to work on or find someone that knows what they're doing, but if you do, man those engines run buttery smooth.

                      I'd imagine that generation of 911s to take a leap in price if they become smog exempt
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                        Originally posted by MrBurgundy View Post

                        CIS injection is a gnarly fuel delivery system.. I've grown to like it after all these years of working on them.

                        People don't like it, since its hard to work on or find someone that knows what they're doing, but if you do, man those engines run buttery smooth.

                        I'd imagine that generation of 911s to take a leap in price if they become smog exempt
                        Im familiar with CIS from my mk1 VeeDubbbb daze, but when it comes to making the most power and having good fuel economy a continuous injection stream of fuel isnt going to be the best. If the exemption jumps of course they will skyrocket, hence why Im wondering if I should try and roll the dice and get one with the hopes that CA will not be such a bastard
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                          I love the way it looks, plus the very mechanical/analog aspect is very appealing to me

                          I'm just gay for stock cars lol

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                            the smooth braided lines on a VW 16v motor are sexy. the flat 6 not so sexy... best pics google would let me have

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                              Whoa! Now I want to see what the rest of the sunflower-911 looks like
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                                Originally posted by DEV0 E30 View Post
                                I would very much take a M3/4/5 or zhp sedan (6 speed). Been eyeing ZHP sedans again, but there value has been going up more than what I'd pay for a 15+ year old 3 Series. The appeal of one of the last simple good BMW sedans has much appeal but...
                                Not local, but keep an eye on this one
                                https://carsandbids.com/auctions/3p5...330i-zhp-sedan
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