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Old 09-07-2016, 05:14 PM   #1
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Smile The Alcan Highway Vid...

Some people might get a kick if they're into Regular Car Reviews.

https://youtu.be/n8ak8VPxxeg

Yeah hardly touched on the car which is a bit of a disappointment, it's more of a video talking about a road trip but with none of the actual road trip. But given the condition it's a bit more into the beater tier than well-kept, I wonder if we'll ever see the drive? Yet it stacks on the miles with no ****s given so that says something.

Still in my opinion, there's still some out there that are nice enough and kept up and I think a better review would involve one with fresh shocks and brakes so it can be driven in non-mushy "sat on the shelf too long" form. I know there's still plenty out there that don't look like much but would tear it up on the curvy roads.
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Old 09-07-2016, 05:27 PM   #2
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Stock still handles like crap sooooooo I don't see the point. As with anything you can modify it to be better!

But omg I want his dash NO WARPAGE!!!
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Old 09-09-2016, 08:53 AM   #3
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I think these cars were decent for the time.
Sure, new cars are nicer, but these cars haven't been made in over a freakin' decade!!!!! I think if I took better care of mine and left it mechanically stock it'd be much more reliable.
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But we will still have love for these cars. Lol I got my grand am when I was 16... I'm old
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Stock still handles like crap sooooooo I don't see the point. As with anything you can modify it to be better!

But omg I want his dash NO WARPAGE!!!
Handling? Depends by what you mean in regards to stock? Two factory options I know of. FE3 (not worn out - the cars are old now) the car sits flat when you throw it around, the tradeoff is you get hammered a bit in the booty. It's a bit harsh. FE2 is definitely marshmellow, and what makes cruising comfy does suck for handling. It also seems unless you specify, most places that replace springs/shocks will go with the mushy crap.

As for handling mods? Car could be purposely looser in the rear to counter the FWD characteristic of understeer, and cross-brace for the front strut towers would also improve it. Probably do those before going all out with adjustable aftermarket tuner suspension stuff.

As for the dash, seems to be a thing once you cross the Mason-dixon line. Those 3-digit summer temps cook that particular plastic. Didn't have any problems with my dash until I spent one summer in Texas. If you're in the south, that dash would probably go within one summer.
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Handling? Depends by what you mean in regards to stock? Two factory options I know of. FE3 (not worn out - the cars are old now) the car sits flat when you throw it around, the tradeoff is you get hammered a bit in the booty. It's a bit harsh. FE2 is definitely marshmellow, and what makes cruising comfy does suck for handling. It also seems unless you specify, most places that replace springs/shocks will go with the mushy crap.

As for handling mods? Car could be purposely looser in the rear to counter the FWD characteristic of understeer, and cross-brace for the front strut towers would also improve it. Probably do those before going all out with adjustable aftermarket tuner suspension stuff.

As for the dash, seems to be a thing once you cross the Mason-dixon line. Those 3-digit summer temps cook that particular plastic. Didn't have any problems with my dash until I spent one summer in Texas. If you're in the south, that dash would probably go within one summer.
Yes stock it is no sports car, but it was a fine car.

obviously anything can be modded.

Mine began peeling up north(NY) and I have only been in SC for 4 months and even with a brand new sun screen that blocks the entire front window, it is peeling even worse now I need to figure something out for the future. Probably fiberglass with some type material of covering over it as I wouldn't want the gloss finish
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I'll just demand answers since I'm too lazy to look, is that Adam Corrola? I'm pretty sure that's spelled wrong. But sounds like him.
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