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Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 04:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 271
Posted By geko29
Haven't dynoed my car, but the one Dieselpower...

Haven't dynoed my car, but the one Dieselpower magazine tested put down 258hp and 421lbft at the wheels, which they estimate to be 300hp and 525lbft at the crank. But that's stock. I have a tune. :)
Forum: The Clubhouse 09-11-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By geko29
We go to Vegas pretty much every year, with our...

We go to Vegas pretty much every year, with our now-7-year-old. 3 years old is a touch harder, because some of the stuff I'd recommend (arcade at NYNY, and go kart racing at Pole Position Raceway)...
Forum: The Clubhouse 09-08-14, 03:30 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 14,888
Posted By geko29
There are zero production iPhone 5 units that are...

There are zero production iPhone 5 units that are even two full years old, let alone three. The initial release date was September 21, 2012.
Forum: The Clubhouse 09-02-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 953
Posted By geko29
The kicker to the story is this d-bag WAS in...

The kicker to the story is this d-bag WAS in Economy Plus. There should have been plenty of room unless he's an NBA center.
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-28-14, 01:13 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 17,386
Posted By geko29
It was kind of funny, we were just looking...

It was kind of funny, we were just looking around--my father-in-law was building a Custom Fast Jacket kit so he would have some plastic frames he could wear at the pool--and the rep showed me the...
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-28-14, 10:42 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 17,386
Posted By geko29
Picked up these for myself on my last vacation: ...

Picked up these for myself on my last vacation:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31EYubN6pPL.jpg

And these for the boy:

http://www.universalcycles.com/images//products/large/66021.jpg
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-28-14, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 953
Posted By geko29
Yes, it does. Or if you want to be completely...

Yes, it does. Or if you want to be completely pedantic, the LEG room doesn't get any worse (it's under the seat bottom), but the KNEE room does.
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-28-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 953
Posted By geko29
I know that's what my reasoning would be if I...

I know that's what my reasoning would be if I used such a thing. It's been years since I've used my laptop on a plane. My objection to reclining more than a modest amount is that I'd like to be...
Forum: Car Chat 08-28-14, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By geko29
Signed, not that I think it'll make it.

Signed, not that I think it'll make it.
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-27-14, 04:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 953
Posted By geko29
Interesting device, there are one or two times I...

Interesting device, there are one or two times I might have considered using it. But being 6'4", my knees already dig in a bit to the seat in front of me. So it's usually sufficient to sit slightly...
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-25-14, 04:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 812
Posted By geko29
Book your car in advance, it's WAY cheaper. Shop...

Book your car in advance, it's WAY cheaper. Shop around or use priceline as 05EX suggested. I've had good luck rate-wise booking Hertz using CDP code 1757580, which is for readers of Car & Driver...
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-25-14, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 126,572
Posted By geko29
I agree. I've used mine perhaps 2 dozen times at...

I agree. I've used mine perhaps 2 dozen times at most over the past year, and there may have been one or two cases in which it was more convenient than NOT using it.
Forum: Car Chat 08-21-14, 04:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By geko29
What are these retards doing driving around with...

What are these retards doing driving around with their doors unlocked? Nobody can mistakenly climb into your car if the handle doesn't work.

With most cars these days typically doing it for you,...
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-19-14, 04:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 653
Posted By geko29
Yeah this is just a d*** move. They're basically...

Yeah this is just a d*** move. They're basically saying "Not only will we not give you money for college, we want to ensure no one else does either." You'll be ineligible for many types of...
Forum: Car Chat 08-08-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By geko29
http://autoblopnik.com/2012/09/13/volkswagen-reite...

http://autoblopnik.com/2012/09/13/volkswagen-reiterates-plans-not-to-sell-scirocco-in-the-us/

:p
Forum: Car Chat 08-08-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,699
Posted By geko29
DSG only at first in the US, actually. 6MT is...

DSG only at first in the US, actually. 6MT is coming "later".
Forum: Car Chat 08-08-14, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 973
Posted By geko29
I had a 2004 Focus SE wagon as a work vehicle...

I had a 2004 Focus SE wagon as a work vehicle (field service) years ago, and it was fantastic. At the time I wished the company had sprung the extra $250 or so for the ZTW, for the alloys, cruise...
Forum: Car Chat 08-08-14, 09:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,699
Posted By geko29
Yes, I was talking about the '15 that's coming to...

Yes, I was talking about the '15 that's coming to the US in the spring, which got somewhat similar comments:

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-reviews/2015-volkswagen-golf-r-european-spec
...
Forum: Car Chat 08-08-14, 07:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,699
Posted By geko29
By takes away, you mean the R is "a half second...

By takes away, you mean the R is "a half second quicker from 0-60, the same speed from 5-60". But there's also more potential in the R's motor than there is in the GTIs, as just a stage 1 ECU tune...
Forum: Car Chat 08-05-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,894
Posted By geko29
I for one won't miss the base engine. I had one...

I for one won't miss the base engine. I had one as a rental for a little over two weeks ago (until this past sunday), and it was the ideal combination of slow and bad fuel economy. But at the same...
Forum: Car Chat 08-05-14, 04:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,629
Posted By geko29
Even this description is generous. There were...

Even this description is generous. There were several years in which these three vehicles were DEAD LAST in reliability, quite literally the poorest-built new vehicles on the road.

As for my...
Forum: Car Chat 08-04-14, 05:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 971
Posted By geko29
This. One of my employees used to DD and track...

This. One of my employees used to DD and track his modified C5. After several years, he sold it and got a modified S2000. He loves the new one WAY more, because he can push it closer to the limit...
Forum: Car Chat 07-17-14, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By geko29
Nope, not even the first time for Prius. The...

Nope, not even the first time for Prius. The Prius Plugin has been available exclusively with a 4.4 kWh Li-ion pack since its release in 2011. When my parents were briefly considering one, I pushed...
Forum: Car Chat 07-16-14, 06:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,393
Posted By geko29
All I can say is my father-in-law loves his. We...

All I can say is my father-in-law loves his. We looked and looked, and there were no other convertibles (at least not <$100k) capable of seating 4 real-sized adults. That it's incredibly...
Forum: The Clubhouse 07-16-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By geko29
Mike, I might agree with you, had we not joined...

Mike, I might agree with you, had we not joined this call at the 10-minute mark, when (according to Ryan) both he and his wife had already offered numerous explanations for wanting to cancel, none of...
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