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Old 09-08-2011, 02:42 PM
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Why do they cover up the motors in cars these days? I would much rather see that V12 than some plastic "AMG" cover.
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:45 PM
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I'm torn on the whole matte black thing...

Wait until the new owner has drop $2500 for a set of coils. Then again, if you can afford a six figure 3+ year old car, who cares!!!
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:12 PM
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$2,500 isn't much on a car like that. A brake job probably costs about that.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:59 PM
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Why do they cover up the motors in cars these days? I would much rather see that V12 than some plastic "AMG" cover.
I agree, I hate opening a hood and seeing a bunch of black plastic boxes. My new car looks like this under the hood:



Still plasticy,but the only main areas that are covered up are the battery, fusebox, and intake box. Everything else is really easy to get to, and the valve cover is a true valve cover, not a 15-piece snap together myriad of cosmetics. Seems as though VW knows that about 75% of their GTIs are modified
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:19 PM
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All it needs is some ol' skool red and white pin striping and I'd be all over it.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:12 PM
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lol, I have the cover for the supercharger pulley off. It looks pretty wicked when I pop the hood and its "bam - supercharger"
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:30 PM
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lol, I have the cover for the supercharger pulley off. It looks pretty wicked when I pop the hood and its "bam - supercharger"
What's the deal with your E55?
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:36 PM
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VW has those trademark spherical coolant containers. I used to see the one in my friend's jetta a lot.....since he was always adding coolant...
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:41 PM
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What's the deal with your E55?
Ahh the poor E55.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:08 AM
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What's the deal with your E55?
It is still drivable, even smashed up, so I am driving it.



As far as repairs go - I only carried liability coverage on my C, and that is all the coverages Geico is going to extend me for the temporary 30-day coverage.



I contacted the other insurance carrier, and informed them that I would take their settlement (the $5,000 minimum state coverage), and pay out of pocket to repair my car. Not the most ideal situation, but I get my car taken care of now - and do not need to wait for the courts, etc.


Quite the pickle!
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:10 AM
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Ahh the poor E55.
I know. It makes me sad thinking about it.





But - I did have a track day last weekend. I had a blast out there, as I did not have to worry about damaging my pristine car!


Got quite a few point bys from a few cars I thought I would not be able to catch up to/pass! Got quite a few thumbs up and compliments from other drivers at the track, which made my day.
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:49 PM
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I agree, I hate opening a hood and seeing a bunch of black plastic boxes.
The 2.5 and earlier 2.0T integrated the air filter box into the engine cover, so you can't just leave it off.

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Old 09-09-2011, 04:00 PM
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Is that an in-dash sonogram machine?

Not a big fan of the flat black. Bet it's a dirt magnet, and there are way too many Camaros around here in that color.

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