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  1. Nick

    Chevrolet News:Meet the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

    Wish they could've sectioned the body a bit vs the current gen, but otherwise, I like it. I really like the improvements to the interior (though, I'm not a fan of that steering wheel).
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    Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra Live Reveal

    That's the interior? I remember seeing spy photos of the interior thinking that they placed a mat/overlay over the entire thing (except the functional bits) as to keep it hidden and not give away any design cues. I'm shocked to see that is actually how they designed it.
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    I want a Camaro in Supersonic Blue Metallic

    I'm not providing any help, but I just have to +1 the supersonic blue. I remember Cadillac had a V-Series display at Laguna Seca ALMS last year, and they had all three variants in supersonic blue with the black wheels/grill/trim. It looked amazing (even with the yellow calipers). I don't know if they ever brought it as an actual color option, but they should really spread it around more. It really does look great. Good luck!
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    Happy Birthday Nick in Cali!

    What a weekend it has been! Thanks, guys!
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    Cadillac News: How Much For The Cadillac ATS?

    I'm highly anticipating the arrival of this car. I can't wait to test drive it. I'm in need of a car, and this is coming out right around the time I will begin shopping aronud. I don't necessarily want to go brand new, but if this ATS is any good, I could see myself in a turbo 6-speed. I would love to wait for the V-series, or at the very least, get into a diesel, but I'm afraid I won't be able to last that long.
  6. Looks like they lifted the dash off the Toyota Previa.
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    Cadillac ATS press photos!

    I need to see this in person and in different colors. I really wanted this to be my next car, but I am unsure about some of the details...mainly that rear decklid. The interior looks great, though.
  8. Nick

    BMW Postpones X1 US Debut Until A Refesh

    I see these quite often (locally). They can keep it.
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    Full Review: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

    I use the backseat in my car a lot...so much that I've considered getting a 7-series. I don't think anyone cares what the back seat is like...my car always ends up being the drunk bus. We've been known to cram seven or more people in my car (even one in the trunk, once). That being said, I like knowing that my car is finished throughout. I appreciate attention to detail.
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    Cadillac's Converj Becomes The ELR

    *Ahem*
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    Fog lights as Cornering lights?

    I've noticed this on a few cars, the X5 being one of them. Another interesting turn-signal feature I noticed is on Audis, specifically the A5. When the turn signal goes on, the row of LEDs on that headlight turns off. I imagine this is for improved visibility of the turn signal.
  12. This certainly helps to reveal a bit more detail: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/04/cadillac-confirms-xts-and-ats-coming-next-year/ While I can see why some would see Mercedes in this, I feel this is purely A&S styling. The first thought I had was "baby CTS."
  13. Cadillac, play your cards right and you just may have a buyer for the ATS-V.
  14. The civic is no longer recommended, but the Sentra and Corolla still are?
  15. Nick

    It might be time to stock up a bit...

    I only purchase the finest natural artesian water. Bottled in glass, of course.
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    Duke Nukem Forever Trailer

    So I have heard... *cue "Son, I am disappoint..." pictures*
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    Buick Regal GS Gets Rated

    More than expected, but still far less than desirable when we know there is a 325hp AWD version running around.
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    PINGAS

    That's what I was thinking. Very John K-ish. It must be his work.
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    A Turbocharged V8 For The C7?

    Nonsense. E36 (and even e30) guys do it all the time. An LS is a far better engine in a lot of ways than the S50/S52, and it can quite easily be swapped into an e36. Hearing elitists complain about Chevy engines in BMWs gets tiring. (Not calling you out for being an elitist...just saying.) Nah, I'm a purist..I had an E36 M3...BMW's straight 6s are great...I'd never consider putting a Chevy V8 in one. It's just wrong... now an E36 w/ a later BMW V8, that would be cool. The 6-cylinders are ok...nothing special, in my opinion. If you are in it for cruising around in your pristine BMW, then fine, stick with your 6. If you are in it to get some actual performance out of your car, then you are best off swapping it out, unless you want to dump a lot of money into the engine to make it perform marginally better than what a stock LS swap would yield. Also, you probably just made your car more reliable and increased your gas mileage with the swap. The BMW V8s are unreliable garbage, and other than strapping a blower to them, there isn't much you can do as far as upgrades. I love my M62 and I love the S62, but at the end of the day I would swap it out for an LS in a heartbeat if I could. The E46 M3 performance was great w/ the 6... if I wanted more power out of a BMW, I'd buy a newer one..non-standard.engine swaps are a guarantee of building an unreliable POS... It's an old BMW. It is already an unreliable POS. It gets that title right after the warranty runs out. The s54 was a neat, overcomplicated engine with a decent amount of hp and an unfortunate amount of torque. Unfortunately, it isn't exactly easy to swap in an LS into an OBDII car from what I have seen.
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    A Turbocharged V8 For The C7?

    Nonsense. E36 (and even e30) guys do it all the time. An LS is a far better engine in a lot of ways than the S50/S52, and it can quite easily be swapped into an e36. Hearing elitists complain about Chevy engines in BMWs gets tiring. (Not calling you out for being an elitist...just saying.) Nah, I'm a purist..I had an E36 M3...BMW's straight 6s are great...I'd never consider putting a Chevy V8 in one. It's just wrong... now an E36 w/ a later BMW V8, that would be cool. The 6-cylinders are ok...nothing special, in my opinion. If you are in it for cruising around in your pristine BMW, then fine, stick with your 6. If you are in it to get some actual performance out of your car, then you are best off swapping it out, unless you want to dump a lot of money into the engine to make it perform marginally better than what a stock LS swap would yield. Also, you probably just made your car more reliable and increased your gas mileage with the swap. The BMW V8s are unreliable garbage, and other than strapping a blower to them, there isn't much you can do as far as upgrades. I love my M62 and I love the S62, but at the end of the day I would swap it out for an LS in a heartbeat if I could.
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    A Turbocharged V8 For The C7?

    It is incredibly popular. I remember part of this company's primary focus was LS swaps into BMWs. http://www.vorshlag.com/
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    A Turbocharged V8 For The C7?

    LS-1 Horsepower in a lightweight 318i body for a lot less than a M3 motor would cost... and he probably also lowered his maintenance costs. I see nothing wrong here. Such cross breeding is fundamentally wrong and beneath contempt. You wouldn't put a Toyota engine in your Oldsmobile, would you? Why should I when GM makes engines that perform better and cost less? Even if there was one that performed better, it's unlikely to cost less. If it costs less, then it wouldn't perform better. Are you trying to say that the LS isn't a step up from a 1.8 BMW engine? I have no problem putting a Chevy LT-1 into my Oldsmobile... I'm really not that married to the 307. Find me a Toyota engine that performs better than the LT-1 and costs equal or less than one. That's how low the bar is set. $1595 gets me a rebuilt LT-1 (260hp, 340 lb-ft) from the '96 Roadmaster. Or I can spend $400 more and move up the the LS1. The least expensive Toyota V6 engine at $1795 is 2.5 liter 156hp V6 from the 1991 ES250..... where do I sign up? You obviously missed the point...a 318i upgraded w/ a later BMW 6 cyl or V8 would be cool and brand-appropriate, but using a Chevy V8 is a stupid as putting a Chevy V8 in a Ford or a Ford engine in a GM product. Putting a Chevy V8 in a BMW or an RX-7 is just Hot Rod magazine silliness. Nonsense. E36 (and even e30) guys do it all the time. An LS is a far better engine in a lot of ways than the S50/S52, and it can quite easily be swapped into an e36. Hearing elitists complain about Chevy engines in BMWs gets tiring. (Not calling you out for being an elitist...just saying.) In fact, I have made it one of my life missions to buy an e30 M3 and drop an LS into it just to piss of the elitists.
  23. Nick

    iOS5 and iCloud

    That idea is lost on me...itunes is the biggest load of garbage on my computer. I rarely ever sync anymore because using itunes is just too poor of an experience. I'm pretty sure my iphone has crashed on me more than anything I've ever owned (especially when I first got it. It got a bit better after some updates, and then got really crappy on 4.0).
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    iOS5 and iCloud

    Yeah, that's another thing that I've always found odd about the iphone...no decent native navigation apps. It looks like that's not going to change any time soon. The only allure of the iphone is the build, in my opinion. As far as the interface goes, the grid of icons is simple, but boring and dated. There is no allure there for me. The hardware is nice, though. I will give Apple that.

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