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Northwolfe

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I'll just post the ones I drive the most:
- 2009 Cadillac CTS-V » Brilliant car. Like it so much I'm buying the new 2011 CTS-V Coupe. The acceleration, the handling, the looks, and the comfort...
- 2009 AMG G55» The Panzer, as I like to call it. Nothing even comes close to this beast, both on and off road. Of course, any repairs will drive your accountant mad.
- 2005 Mazda RX-8 » Perfect, affordable drivers-car. The handling is magnificent, and, better, if you take it to the limit you better know what your doing...the car I use to blow-off steam;)
- 2004 Jaguar XJR8 » I own four Jag's, but this is my favorite, along with the Station Wagon. They are not perfect, but nothing feels better then a Jaguar interior...all short-comings can be forgiven. And the looks...classical beauties, that will never age badly.
- 1990 Toyota Hilux Pick-Up » My "little-mule". The car I use when I don't want to break-the-bank, by using the G55 for off-road. Truly epic, mine has ~380000KM, and all it asks for is a bit of gas, and the usual annual maintenance. Never let me down, never broke, never complains...just fill-her-up, and throw everything you can at it...
1968 Pontiac GTO Convertible » Beautiful...2007 Specs (not rebuilt, everything new). I love the look of the late-60's muscle-cars, unfortunately their performance, and handling...let's leave it at that. So, I own a business that uses these cars "Shells" and adds modern technology (new engines/manual transmissions /suspensions - sometimes, when needed, a brand new chassis). This way you have the looks + modern performance and handling. The GTO (Graphite) is my favorite...

There are a couple more in the stable (Viper "Final Version" ACR Coupe/ a "Tomb Raider" special edition Defender...). My companion has three cars, and my daughter has two...I sometime steel one of their Mazda MX-5, for fun...
 

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DD is a 2005 Chavy Colorado crew cab ZQ8 3.5L inline 5cyl.....oh man modded to hell...i think i have done everything to that poor lil truck that i can lol performance mods, wideband dyno tune, drop rims posi wow..u name it!!! lol (bought brand new in 05


2006 single cab silverado (project) bought brand new in 06


1989 toyota pickup 4x4 no lift just on 31s ....my mudding toy :D



all trucks are paid for and im only 21 :D


next is a really fast toy...thinking 1989 mustang LX coupe 331ci stroker twin turbo 9" rear blah blah blahhh lol
 

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2009 VW Rabbit 2-door. 6 Speed auto, 170HP 2.5L, all stock.

After driving my friends 05 Civic, the rabbit feels like a muscle car :p

Feels solid, dash made ofsoft (squishy) plastics, good stock audio, good stock brakes (same as GTI), and its hatch! love hatches!!
 

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My daily driver is a 1980 Honda civic.. no thrills, just 35+ MPG for my commute to work.
My "Other" car is 1994 Jeep Wrangler
8" lift with 36's dana front & rear, and a SB 383 stroker.
lots more to list, but lets just say it goes anywhere and is a load of fun off road.

I also have a 32 ford Hi-Boy that im building, its not road ready yet, maybe next year.
 

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A 2003 (I think) BMW 540i.
V8 Engine 290hp :)

And Im collecting money to buy my dads old E39 2002 (i think) M5 which is a V8 with 390hp after he gets something else :)

And when I get older/grow up if you must say lol I want the a top of the line BMW cause thats my favorite car...ever.
 

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My daily driver is a 1990 Toyota Tercell EZ hatchback. 1500cc, carburated, 4 speed manual, 130,000 miles. Around town I get about 30mpg. Damn thing is ugly as sin, the guys at work call it my roller skate. It allways starts on the first try, and when we do get snow here in Middle Tennessee that little car just plows right through.

My wife drives a 2003 Corolla S. It has around 60,000 miles on it, automatic transmission. I tried to talk her into a 5 speed but she was having none of that.

My toy is a 2006 Pontiac GTO. 25,000 miles, Torrid Red, 18 inch low profile tires, 6 speed manual, 6.0L V8, 400 hp, 400 lb/ft torque, I replaced the factory air intake with an AEM Brute Force CAI. That high flow intake makes a difference in power and the sound the engine makes when I put my foot in it. I can hear it gulping air. I also flashed the computer with a Diablo Sport Tuner, which made a tremendous difference in power.

Michael
 

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DD still my 2006 PT with 86000 miles on it now. Looking to buy a wagon or hatchback soon. Some choices are the 2012 Focus, 2012 Mazda 3, 2012 Kia Soul or Rio and maybe even a Toyota Martrix. Mostly boring but versitile.
Dave
 

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The focus is actually a lot of fun to drive Stillerfan. It may not be the most hp but good for throwing around corners. The mazda should be the same but I find the front end ugly on the new ones.
 

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I have a 2000 ford focus with a 5 speed trans and 2 litre Zetec, nice little car, gets about 38mpg from 87 octane and almost 45mpg with 93, so you can imagine what I run for just about 3 or so bucks more a tank... has a few electrical issues that I'm sorta working on, on and off... paid a little over half of it's sale value for it, since a freind was quite generous to me.
 

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2006 cobalt ss/sc, just hit 160,000km last week

I've done the airbox mod with k&n drop in filter, 60lbs injectors, 2.8" pulley, custom tune, zzp heat exchanger, option b tank, gmpp exhaust, zzp header/downpipe, ingalls torque damper, ss/tc shocks and struts, eibach sportlines, spoiler delete, ss/tc upper and lower grille, enkei ekm3 rims. Last dyno was close to 240whp and 230wtq. Shame its a fwd car though lol.
 

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1994 Mustang GT, many mods to motor and suspension.
1996 Formula almost stock, both cars are sticks.



There are pictures in that link above^
 

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I have 4 cars and one bike that I typically switch between, depending on weather of course.

The oldest car in my line-up is my 1992 Ford Taurus SHO 5-Speed manual, everything stock except exhaust and sound system.

Coming in second is my 1995 Camaro Z28, which is completely stock and Garage Kept.

Coming in third is my 1996 Cavalier sedan which I am quite positive I rattled to death with my 2 12" subwoofers in the trunk.

Bringing up the rear being the baby of the line-up is my 2006 Cadillac CTS with dual borla exhaust and an aftermarket alternator (I'm running 2 15" subwoofers at 2K watts each, 4 Batteries in the trunk, and 4 Amps. I like bass :sol:) The Cadillac has become my daily driver until I go to car shows, then it's normally the SHO.

My bike is a 1999 Suzuki Hayabusa and I barely ride it because it scares me, quite frankly. I'm opened it up wide once on the interstate and by god I almost messed myself!
 

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That poor CTS is gonna be destroyed with that much base. I don't know how many miles you have but the front struts suck on those cars and the tail light harness connector is junk and overpriced. When that connector screws up on you make your own, I assume you will have no issue because of all the car stereos you have. Fun car though, I had an '05 with a six speed. Also I did have the harness connectors for the ignition coils mess up on me but a cleaning and healthy amount of dielectric grease solved that issue.
 

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I've already went through the rear end and made sure that the connections were not going to budge (AKA Zip Strips). Plus the port is the little cubby hole that the rear arm rest folds into. I removed the door there and sealed everything else around the seat. Now when you open the trunk, there is very little going on there. Its just the face of the subs behind 1.5" Plexiglass with blue LED's in the enclosure. Spent about a week with a buddy building this box and sealing everything the right way.
 

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