Hello beautiful people of Oppo, I come with a conundrum.
For the first and probably last time in my life I have sufficient funds where buying a new car won't mean cutting into my food or beer budget (I think we know which budget would suffer). SO to that end, I think the trusty focus needs to go. I've essentially fixed… »
Hey guys, I've recently been given a 99 wrangler. Now in most cases this would have resulted in me now owning a 99 wrangler, but the guy who bought this thing wouldnt know which way a car was coming if the lights werent a different color.
So its in rooooooough shape. Wicked rusty, and this from someone who used to live… »
Alright. Its time. Time to ask the BIG questions. The hard hitting questions. 60 minutes eat your heart out. »
Hey guys, it's tuesday, and it's raining. SO instead of walking down to my greenhouse complex to do lame fucking PhD stuff I'm lurking oppo. So here's a question for you guys: »
Its that time of the week again, the glorious time where I stop writing my thesis proposal (don't tell my PI) and start writing about big cars too new to be old and too old to be new. There's been some talk about Buick lately, and I have to say, not all of it has been great. I love Buick, and that love isn't just for… »
Hey guys, what do you think I should spotlight this week, The venerable Taurus (one of which lives in my driveway) or a Buick (i'm thinking Century? Or maybe Riviera?) »
Alright ladies, I've decided my productivity at work has been too high lately, and the most appropriate way to combat this seemed to be to start a weekly spotlight on the cars I love. For now, and the foreseeable future at least, this means mid-late 90s diamonds in the rough. Some of the best and least appreciated… »
Ok oppo, how do we convince international to sell these to civillians? Its fast, its diesel, its got the crazy rear suspension off road racing trucks have, its got FUCKING BOMB PROOF DOORS.
I mean come on. How good would this thing look lifted, with pep boys chrome, rolling coal?
You think the nitro/liberty would have made a good small pickup? My buddy has a classic 51 power wagon and my insides long for a short wheelbase boxy useful little truck. I feel like this would be sweet... with some suspension and engine upgrades of course. You think its doable?
Also how do you like my MS-paint… »
i sort of almost understand plasti-dipping all the chrome to make it matte black or whatever to better match the color scheme, but the effort people put into debadging their vehicles confuses me and the reasons elude me. Whats the point? The badges arent that intrusive, i mean I know the chevy bowties have been… »
hey guys someone stole my bike... Cut the chain and snagged it right off my damn front porch. It wasnt a wicked nice bike but I had put a lot of time and love into that thing. Its been with me longer than 3 cars, and served as my primary in-town transport for 4 years. I still used it to go to the bars and trail ride… »
Hey guys. You may remember me
bitching complaining about my car Here but it seems to have come to a head. The little bastard is nickel and diming me to death and with 100k ticking over the clock soon (my mechanic and I think its been altered actually), this former fleet car, farm car, and my loyal city/commuter/farm… »
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an my 06 Focus because that is my car, and it is what prompted this question. This "revamped" version of the original focus has caused me an insane amount of headache over the past year or so, I have what we would call a shitbox "lemon". Anyway its citruis nature is not what makes this car awful. I… »
Hello everybody. For those of you who do not know, I am a Plant Pathologist and more specifically I study P. infestans better known as the Late Blight pathogen, best known for the Irish Potato Fammine and damages in the billions of dollars worldwide every year (even in "developed" agriculture in North America and… »