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924Carrera +5 karma 12 hours ago
I've never been in a relationship.
924Carrera 0 karma 12 hours ago
I design the trucks used for the cross-country driving. Well, one brand of them anyway.
924Carrera +4 karma 14 hours ago
Well I have. On February 6, 2014, which I remember distinctly because it happened to be my birthday, a snowstorm hit Portland, OR while I was at work. After being encouraged to leave early, I started out on what's normally a 15 minute commute home. Two hours later, I hadn't even made it halfway and was stuck in a long line of cars in the middle of the freeway, nowhere near any bathrooms. I had to go to the bathroom so badly that I was contemplating pissing myself. I finally saw somebody who had stopped to dig another person out and was parked near a concrete retaining wall. I parked on the shoulder, got out, ran over, and asked if I could use the bathroom behind their car, which they obliged. No cops happened along, but they certainly could have. Sometimes things don't go according to plan.
924Carrera +2 karma 3 days ago
Hey man, the goldfish attacked me first.
924Carrera +2 karma 4 days ago
This post made Batman cry.
924Carrera 0 karma 4 days ago
"Hey guys, what's this oily stuff dripping fr--OH SHIT!"
924Carrera +3 karma 5 days ago
Not really. People don't typically ask "Where do you see yourself in 7 years?" The 5 year question is pretty common in job interviews and such.
924Carrera 0 karma 5 days ago
Yeah, I guess it would depend on how many games you get. For example my friend claimed that AC: Unity took up around 40 GB on his internal, and he also said that games with physical discs still required you to load them to the HD to play them. I have a list of about 20 games I'm interested in (some not released yet) so I figured being prepared for extra storage would be a good plan.
924Carrera 0 karma 5 days ago
Yeah, my caveat was having the 1TB for $350, but I highly doubt they'll do that. I'll just pick up another 4TB WD drive and should have plenty of space for games for quite a while. The main thing is I'm working on two [expensive] car projects simultaneously and still have a ton of 360 games to keep me busy so I've arbitrarily picked the Borderlands Collection release date as the final straw that will push me to buying the console.
924Carrera 0 karma 5 days ago
I'm in the same boat. My best friend and sole gaming buddy got antsy and bought one last year, but I'm still holding out in hopes of a 1TB hard drive on the standard edition (not likely to happen). I think next month I'll just go ahead and buy one around the time the Borderlands collection comes out. Then we can start playing again. We both still have 360's but he has professed to be bored with all the old games.
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EvanZim +1 karmaDecember 2013
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Avilator +1 karmaSeptember 2013
Hey there, just dropping a line to a fellow car enthusiast! Is your username your favorite?
924Carrera +1 karmaSeptember 2013
Hi! My username is kind of interesting. Years ago as a young teen I was infatuated with classic Porsches and I found the uniqueness and rarity of the Carrera GT/GTS variants of the 924 to be especially desirable traits. I also like the boxy and angular 80's styling of many European cars. So, I adopted that as my username (sometimes in the longer format of 924_CarreraGTS) on forums and such. Nowadays, I have other preferences (although I still think it's a neat older car), but "924Carrera" has become the "online persona" that I identify with. It also helps that I've never seen anyone else use anything similar, so it's kind of "my thing." Anyway, sorry about the TL;DR, as I'm sure the same basic ideas apply to most people's usernames. These days I am an Audi enthusiast. I am currently building a Stage 3 B5 S4 and plan to get a 2.0T A3 in the near future. I also plan to acquire an 80 Quattro Coupe in the future and restore/convert it to S2 spec. All that being said, I am a car enthusiast in general and I appreciate and respect almost all cars. It saddens me to see the more immature car "fans" bashing on their "rivals" instead of uniting for their common interests. What cars are you most interested in?
Avilator +1 karmaSeptember 2013
I ADORE the Tesla Model S. But that S2 Quattro sounds epic. I do like a fast Audi myself, especially the S8. Something about the sleeper status makes it more epic, like the E63 AMG wagon. I like Jags, too. I personally would like an F-Type V6S. More realistically, when I'm done with my degree I might go for a Focus ST or a BRZ/FRS. Totally different cars, I know, but I like them both. If I were to list every car I like, I would be here for ages!
924Carrera +1 karmaSeptember 2013
Yeah, the "sleeper" aspect is one reason I love my S4. When I'm done with the build, it should have around 450 horsepower, but to the untrained eye looks just like a harmless A4. I've looked into the S8's, but unfortunately they are only available with automatic transmissions. This is pretty typical of large luxury sedans, but still a turn-off for me. What I'm more likely to get as a larger sedan is an E39 M5.
Avilator +1 karmaSeptember 2013
E39 M5? Yes, please! :p
924Carrera +1 karmaSeptember 2013
My friend has a 2003 E39 540i 6-speed M-sport, which is about as close to an M5 as you can get without an S62. It has just about the nicest, best-fitting interior I have ever seen. I have to say I don't care much for the BMW's built after that point, partly because I am big on DIY work and they have made that very difficult, but they are still nice cars. I'll stick with E39/E46.
Avilator +1 karmaSeptember 2013
I'm with you on those being the last BMW's I'd be interested in owning. If I had to go with a modern German, it would have a 3 pointed star.
924Carrera +1 karmaSeptember 2013
It's interesting that you say that, because I actually work for Daimler. We have a pretty good employee lease program for Mercedes-Benz cars. They are definitely sharp-looking and well built. However, for the DIY aspect I mentioned, they are one of the worst in the business - some don't even have dipsticks. The idea is to push people into dealer service only, but this is of course quite costly. Also, most of their US lineup is only available with automatics (which I suspect will continue into the future until manuals completely die out...I'll stick with the older cars). If I were to buy a brand new German vehicle, it would have to be an Audi, hands down. I love what they have done with the styling and the build quality. I would probably choose an S4 or S5 from the current lineup. As I said, I intend to buy an A3 shortly, but I'll probably go with a 2009 or 2010 model (6-speed, of course).
Avilator +1 karmaSeptember 2013
No dipsticks?! Damn. The newer Audis do look really good, but I think the Mercs look better. Also, I'm not bound to the idea of a manual in a daily driver of that caliber. My first car will certainly have one, but some newer cars out there are still compelling even without it. However, a sports car would unquestionably be a manual.
924Carrera +1 karmaSeptember 2013
I can understand that, but it's not true for me personally. I have been commuting in an automatic lately and I absolutely hate it every single day. I was driving the S4, but now that it's torn apart for mods, that option is out, and it will be a little excessive for a DD after it's done. The #1 reason I am buying the A3 is to get back into a manual car for my daily drive. Again, that's just my personal preference, but I strongly believe that a 4 cylinder really needs a manual to be optimized. Anyway, that's my peeve of the day. How do you feel about older hot hatch VW's?
Avilator +1 karmaSeptember 2013
I'm not into older VW's but I will say I'd prefer one of the earlier marks of GTI to the modern one.
924Carrera +1 karmaSeptember 2013
Yeah, I have a 1982 Mk1 Convertible. I'm swapping in a VR6 from a Mk4 Jetta. It should be a pretty fun car. I also plan to get a Corrado one of these days. I love that body shape.
Avilator +1 karmaSeptember 2013
Sounds like you have quite the selection of German hardware there.
924Carrera +1 karmaSeptember 2013
That is indeed the case.
Avilator +1 karmaSeptember 2013
What's your opinion on the new Jaguars?
924Carrera +1 karmaSeptember 2013
I like the XF, but I preferred the previous XJ, which always had a very "stately" yet sporty appearance to me. I have always been ambivalent about the XK, although it does look better than it used to. I don't know much about their reliability these days, but they've always had fairly solid build quality.
Avilator 0 karmaSeptember 2013
I like pretty much all of them. Perhaps I've been influenced by Clarkson's point of view. :p In any case, the exhaust note from the V8 is one of the best on the road, IMO.
924Carrera 0 karmaSeptember 2013
Yeah, V8's in general sound great with a proper exhaust system. I like my twin turbo V6, but I love the sound of the B6 S4 with that 4.2 V8.
Avilator 0 karmaSeptember 2013
And of course, there are some sixes that sound awesome as well.
TestarossaOverdrive +1 karmaJune 2013Thumbs Up
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924Carrera +1 karmaJune 2013You're Awesome

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