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surreal1272 replied to My Flex on a perfect sunny day (flaws and all).


14 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

Flexes have absolutely grown on me. When they first came out, I thought they were atrocious. I think they're really good looking vehicles now. I wish I could have found one optioned the way I would have wanted in my price range when I was shopping last year. Oh well..

What's the spare tire in the hatch doing? 

I was much the same but it has surpassed my expectations. The spare is a full size spare. I still have the donut underneath the 3rd row but after I had to switch out one of the front tires. I had them all replaced and bought an extra 20" matching wheel and used one the old tires on it (tread was more than fine but I swapped all tires out just get matching because the front two were different from the back two when I bought that car). I just carry it with me, just in case, because I refuse to ride on an 18" donut! Sadly, this mode of transport is because the 20" will not even come close to fitting in that wheel well. If I need to haul something, then I can just simply roll it out and put it back in later, and just roll the dice on never having to use that donut lol.

 

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ccap41 replied to My Flex on a perfect sunny day (flaws and all).


Flexes have absolutely grown on me. When they first came out, I thought they were atrocious. I think they're really good looking vehicles now. I wish I could have found one optioned the way I would have wanted in my price range when I was shopping last year. Oh well..

What's the spare tire in the hatch doing? 

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surreal1272 posted My Flex on a perfect sunny day (flaws and all) in Member's Rides Showcase.


So during this "shutdown" on life as we know it, I decided to make use of my time and take some shots of my car since the weather and sun were just right today. And no, I did not vacuum my car before taking these hence my "flaws and all" line lol. Photos are completely unedited and "raw". Keep safe everyone!

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Flexes have absolutely grown on me. When they first came out, I thought they were atrocious. I think they're really good looking vehicles now. I wish I could have found one optioned the way I would have wanted in my price range when I was shopping last year. Oh well..

What's the spare tire in the hatch doing? 

surreal1272

I was much the same but it has surpassed my expectations. The spare is a full size spare. I still have the donut underneath the 3rd row but after I had to switch out one of the front tires. I had them all replaced and bought an extra 20" matching wheel and used one the old tires on it (tread was more than fine but I swapped all tires out just get matching because the front two were different from the back two when I bought that car). I just carry it with me, just in case, because I refuse to ride on an 18" donut! Sadly, this mode of transport is because the 20" will not even come close to fitting in that wheel well. If I need to haul something, then I can just simply roll it out and put it back in later, and just roll the dice on never having to use that donut lol.

 

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dfelt replied to MARCH 2020 AUTO SPOTTERS THREAD.


1 hour ago, balthazar said:

My friend / customer's '28 Chevy truck. Going to pull it out this year, clean it off, and see if there's any buyers out there.
Only sheet metal is the fenders & hood- entire cab & bed are wood (last year). It's in nice solid shape, tho some of the paint has flaked off / surface rusted. He's had it I would guess 10 years, but doesn't drive anymore. It's been inside since he's owned it.

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Cool, but sad as it does not look like it was well cared for based on all the junk put in it and around it.

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smk4565 replied to Genesis News: 2021 Genesis G80 Packs New Styling, Two Turbo Engines.


1 hour ago, balthazar said:

G80 is certainly no better than the CT6, which Cadillac DID build.

But the CT6 is gone and I wonder if this G80 is more CT5 size.  The G90 would be the CT6 competitor.  GV80 however sizes up well with the XT6.

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balthazar replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


Recent access ramp I built for a customer. They didn't ask me to paint it, tho perhaps that's in the near future, as reportedly it's a permanent structure.

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balthazar replied to MARCH 2020 AUTO SPOTTERS THREAD.


My friend / customer's '28 Chevy truck. Going to pull it out this year, clean it off, and see if there's any buyers out there.
Only sheet metal is the fenders & hood- entire cab & bed are wood (last year). It's in nice solid shape, tho some of the paint has flaked off / surface rusted. He's had it I would guess 10 years, but doesn't drive anymore. It's been inside since he's owned it.

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balthazar replied to Genesis News: 2021 Genesis G80 Packs New Styling, Two Turbo Engines.


G80 is certainly no better than the CT6, which Cadillac DID build.

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smk4565 replied to Genesis News: 2021 Genesis G80 Packs New Styling, Two Turbo Engines.


4 hours ago, riviera74 said:

The Escala should be the replacement for the CT6 that was just cancelled.  Yes, the Escalade and the XTs can have the bulk of the sales, but a CAR flagship is still somewhat necessary.  Just no more 4cyl cars (XT4 and CT4 aside) please.

I read recently that the CT5 and XT6 were going to be on Omega, but were switched to Alpha 2 and the Acadia platform to cut cost to pay for EV development.

2 hours ago, dfelt said:

Sad that Cadillac has never really optimized taking their concepts to market and given much less than they could in the luxury segment. Yet still Genesis is way better, but not perfect than many out there and a side profile comparison shows that Genesis nailed it for the most part.

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And they built it, Cadillac did not.

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dfelt replied to Genesis News: 2021 Genesis G80 Packs New Styling, Two Turbo Engines.


Sad that Cadillac has never really optimized taking their concepts to market and given much less than they could in the luxury segment. Yet still Genesis is way better, but not perfect than many out there and a side profile comparison shows that Genesis nailed it for the most part.

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dfelt replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


@balthazar Seems various universities are constantly creating new maps as are news outlets. Associated Press asked the University of Chicago if they could build a map that tracks Covid-19 infections and deaths by county across the whole US. Thought this was very good . https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus-data/2020/4/1/21203507/united-states-coronavirus-map-cases-by-county-live-updates

The story points to AP chart by County of Infections / Deaths based on John Hopkins University data in association with the WHO.

https://datawrapper.dwcdn.net/nRyaf/23/

Just move your mouse over each county and the data pops up. WOW 😮

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frogger replied to Genesis News: 2021 Genesis G80 Packs New Styling, Two Turbo Engines.


I think it looks pretty good, it looks way more upscale than the current model and the interior looks like a really nice place to be.   It is not like any of the competition has been putting out sedans that would make me look twice on the road unless it was due to paint colour..

 

 

 

 

 

 

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riviera74 replied to Genesis News: 2021 Genesis G80 Packs New Styling, Two Turbo Engines.


The Escala should be the replacement for the CT6 that was just cancelled.  Yes, the Escalade and the XTs can have the bulk of the sales, but a CAR flagship is still somewhat necessary.  Just no more 4cyl cars (XT4 and CT4 aside) please.

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ykX replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


Exactly a year ago I was with my wife in Paris.  Since than Notre-Dame burned down and now the whole world is sick.  Only a year passed but feels like a lifetime ago...

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regfootball replied to Genesis News: 2021 Genesis G80 Packs New Styling, Two Turbo Engines.


On 3/31/2020 at 12:23 PM, balthazar said:

I disagree that the Aurora 'wasn't coupe-like'. It shed the traditional 3-box proportions of a sedan for a very fluid, flowing envelope, like many coupes did. [I eliminated the rear door handle / cut line on the Aurora and darkened the pic so we can focus on the profile/proportions]

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2 of GM's best styling jobs ever.  I would love to find a collectible one of either in good shape some day.

regarding this new Genesis,

MEH

now it seems even more criminal that Cadillac punted and the real Escala on Omega never saw the light of day.  new G80 is a huge TURD in comparison.

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balthazar replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


Bill stays pretty spry for a guy turning 62!

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daves87rs replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


Happy Birthday Ocnblu!! 🙂 

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balthazar replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


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balthazar replied to What Are You Listening To?.


 

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balthazar replied to Alternative Fuels & Propulsion RANDOM.


^ First rule of commercial making- show the product!

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Olds Guy replied to What Are You Listening To?.


And in other items, I see the first couple tracks from RTJ4 on YT, so I delved into a little of the back catalog of El-P & Killer Mike, including the jazz album by El-P.

My first thought on this was a comparison between the sound of this track and some 3rd Bass tracks. Maybe that's just me.

Then I see the car in the video and smile...

 

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Olds Guy replied to What Are You Listening To?.


So, the Phil talk earlier had me go search this one out for a listen.  Its been years...

 

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