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Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 03-05-17, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By mmarshall
Hope it helps. That part's beyond my...

Hope it helps.



That part's beyond my expertise. Sorry, I can't give you more instruction on that one.


I also have to apologize for several mis-spelled words. (I went back and corrected...
Forum: Car Chat 03-04-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,141
Posted By mmarshall
Driving is an earned privilege.

Driving is an earned privilege.
Forum: Car Chat 03-04-17, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 853
Posted By mmarshall
Well, in the last few decades, Cadillac has used...

Well, in the last few decades, Cadillac has used some Opel (and former Saab)-based platforms. And they have used the Nurburgring, and some other German facilities, in testing.
Forum: Car Chat 03-03-17, 08:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,758
Posted By mmarshall
Though I can't quite agree with the second part...

Though I can't quite agree with the second part of your statement, you get a hearty Thanks for the first (bolded) part.:thumbup: I feel exactly the same way.
Forum: Car Chat 02-28-17, 05:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,543
Posted By mmarshall
MM Special Full-Review: Honda Ridgeline

I did this one for my pastor...who will soon be on a new assignment. I'll post a copy of it for anyone interested in a new Ridgeline

............and it's a surprisingly good product. ;)


A...
Forum: Car Chat 02-27-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By mmarshall
Welcome to CL. In most cases, when...

Welcome to CL.

In most cases, when up-shfting manually, it isn't necessary, unless you are lead-footing it. In some cars, the transmission's computer eases up on the engine's torque automatically...
Forum: Car Chat 02-19-17, 11:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 878
Posted By mmarshall
Thanks, Fizzboy. An excellent post. You are...

Thanks, Fizzboy. An excellent post. You are spot-on. :thumbup:
Forum: Car Chat 02-15-17, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By mmarshall
Yeah, Jack Russels don't screw around. They go...

Yeah, Jack Russels don't screw around. They go after rats like they were shot out of a cannon.
Forum: Car Chat 02-15-17, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By mmarshall
The usual method? ...

The usual method?

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Forum: Car Chat 02-15-17, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By mmarshall
According to this site (though it is not an...

According to this site (though it is not an official one from Ford), with 87 octane, it is 275 HP and 300 ft-lbs. of torque. Though the article doesn't verify the reason, it's (probably) because the...
Forum: Car Chat 02-14-17, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By mmarshall
Thanks...glad you enjoyed it. :) I...

Thanks...glad you enjoyed it. :)



I don't think you will be alone, either, given the Halloween-mask styling of the new Toyota Prius....though the new 4Gen Prius, to its credit, drives...
Forum: Car Chat 02-09-17, 06:20 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,837
Posted By mmarshall
Good points here by both posters. We have clearly...

Good points here by both posters. We have clearly reached a point (and, IMO, reached it some time ago) where simply adding more and more power produces little or nothing practical, and just adds to...
Forum: Car Chat 02-08-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 639
Posted By mmarshall
In general, the hardest colors to perfectly match...

In general, the hardest colors to perfectly match are metallic silvers and light metallic blues and greens. Thats is because, only a very small amount of pigment is needed, and it has to be mixed in...
Forum: Car Chat 02-08-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,987
Posted By mmarshall
Kia doesn't make "crapbasket" products...

Kia doesn't make "crapbasket" products anymore....those days went out 10-15 years ago. If you don't take our word for it, go check some of them out for yourself. I think you will be pleasantly...
Forum: Car Chat 02-01-17, 05:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,843
Posted By mmarshall
IMO you, like a number of other posters, worry...

IMO you, like a number of other posters, worry about image too much. Buy and drive what YOU like, what YOU want, and what YOU can afford....and never mind what others think. (You're never going to...
Forum: Car Chat 01-30-17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By mmarshall
Good points. I fully agree.

Good points. I fully agree.
Forum: Car Chat 01-28-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By mmarshall
That does not contradict what I said earlier....

That does not contradict what I said earlier. Modern tires DO have better resistance to hydroplaning than in the past....at reasonable speeds. Doing 65, though, especially with worn tires, may be...
Forum: Car Chat 01-28-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By mmarshall
I will respectfully agree with Fizzboy....65 MPH...

I will respectfully agree with Fizzboy....65 MPH can be pushing it in the rain, especially with worn tires.
Forum: Car Chat 01-26-17, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By mmarshall
Don't forget, IF you have let the tires get too...

Don't forget, IF you have let the tires get too bald (I'm not saying that you actually did that, only that, if so, it could have contributed to the hydroplaning)...to include the cost of new tires in...
Forum: Car Chat 01-25-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By mmarshall
Welcome to CL.....and sorry to hear of the...

Welcome to CL.....and sorry to hear of the incident.

Did you let the tires wear down too far? Most modern tires, especially all-seasons and rain-tires, are quite resistant to hydroplaning as long...
Forum: Car Chat 01-24-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,884
Posted By mmarshall
Well, this grille might, at least, get to first...

Well, this grille might, at least, get to first base. That's more than I could say for the parrot-beaks. :D
Forum: Car Chat 01-22-17, 07:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,951
Posted By mmarshall
That may not be ethical.....or even legal. Even...

That may not be ethical.....or even legal. Even in the (sometimes) shady business of selling cars and supply/demand economics, there are still some ethics and rules.
Forum: Car Chat 01-18-17, 04:00 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,959
Posted By mmarshall
Truth here on both sides. Self-driving cars may...

Truth here on both sides. Self-driving cars may be feasible, in some circumstances (if one can make the technology safe enough, which is by no means guaranteed) for those who are simply too aged or...
Forum: Car Chat 01-16-17, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2,244
Views: 163,623
Posted By mmarshall
I've driven the RLX, and I don't think it is...

I've driven the RLX, and I don't think it is necessarily overpriced, though IMO the SH-AWD should come standard like it did on the last-generation RL. Either way, though, cars like the RL can't be...
Forum: Car Chat 01-15-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,395
Posted By mmarshall
They all look and feel like crap compared to...

They all look and feel like crap compared to what? :uh: While everyone, of course, is entitled to his or her own opinion, you use a sweeping general statement here that seems to have little basis...
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