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TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 Jul 14, 2019.

Need BMW help again - E36 328iS

Need BMW help again - E36 328iS

So Oppo, I've run across an E36 328 that is defined as an "iS."

I'm not good with BMWs, so I don't know what the difference between the 328i and 328iS is. Any of you E36 guys here able to help me out on these differences?

TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 Jul 12, 2019.

Jalops, you NEED the new Blipshift t-shirt

Jalops, you NEED the new Blipshift t-shirt

Like... I can't even.

Brown

RWD

Turbo

Diesel (THE D)

Manual

THE BEST

Now if they only imported actual manuals of the W123 wagons... Oh well. Four outta five ain't bad.

TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 Jul 08, 2019.

Clarkson's Fiat 124 Spider WANT

Clarkson's Fiat 124 Spider WANT

That is the most perfectly and tastefully modified any of Clarkson’s Top Gear cars have been. I love it and I want it.

TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 Jul 02, 2019.

The car I'm looking at has a lien. What do I do?

The car I'm looking at has a lien. What do I do?

So I'm looking at a Mercedes W123 300TD wagon. It's in okay shape, but I spoke with the seller again today and the condition is a little worse than I thought.

But aside from all the issues with it (none mechanical) the seller said that there was a lien on the car.

What does this mean? What does it mean for the possibility of me buying it? What about the title?

Also, I found this Merc too. It...

TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 May 25, 2019.

Dear so-called BBC

Dear so-called BBC

I as an American have enjoyed your television programme for a long time now, mainly through illegal means such as internet proxies and live streaming websites. But I cannot stand for what you have done.

Your treatment of Mister Clarkson is deplorable. How dare you fire a completely innocent man? He was hungry. The man who did not feed him let his face get in the way of a hungry tall man that...

TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 May 11, 2019.

OH GOD, I WANT THE D

OH GOD, I WANT THE D

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This is the best.

And it hits my OCD button with its 1-2-3-4-5 situation. It's a W123 with a 4-speed, and 5 cylinders!

The price is good. Condition is iffy, but at this price point, I think a mechanical restoration would be worth it...

But would it be worth sacrificing the station wagon I inevitably want?

Also, final question... If I bought this, and a ratty ass wagon that's sat in...

TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 Jul 01, 2018. 13 comments

E30 BMW experts, I need some advice

E30 BMW experts, I need some advice

A friend of mine just got in touch with me. He's looking at a 1987 BMW 325i convertible just about like this one. He's interested, and he wants me to go check it out with him.

Problem is, I know nothing about Bimmers. So I'm reaching out to you guys.
If we go to look at this car, I want to know some of the common trouble items to look for, some questions to ask to dig into what might go wrong...

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TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 May 21, 2018. 9 comments

I'm thinking about buying this Mercedes Wagon. Y/N?

I'm thinking about buying this Mercedes Wagon. Y/N?

Here's the Craigslist ad:

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And the owner made a short video of a sort of walk around.

So here is what I'm worried about:

Specifically, the rust in front of the rear seat. The seller says it's surface rust, but why would there be surface rust on the INSIDE of the car? The seller said they would get a video of the underside of the car to verify that this is the only rust on...

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TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 Dec 16, 2017. 2 comments

HA! IT HAPPENED! Gawker filed for bankruptcy

HA! IT HAPPENED! Gawker filed for bankruptcy
Gawker files for bankruptcy and says it will sell the company to Ziff Davis or someone else

Gawker and Nick Denton say they won’t pay Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel $140 million.

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Denton is trying to sell the company

All of Jalopnik’s fire-ees are jumping ship to Road and Track. R&T needs to basically just buy Jalopnik so we can associate ourselves with a decent media publication.

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TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 Dec 15, 2017. 3 comments

I'm a quarter of the way through the new Top Gear and about to fall asleep

I'm a quarter of the way through the new Top Gear and about to fall asleep

Chris Evans drives a slow track car made from a Focus ST

Matt LeBlanc drives a Rolls Royce and wheels out all the common RR tropes.

Chris Harris is about to drive something though, so maybe this is looking up.

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TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 Nov 24, 2017. 6 comments

Why do I want a late 2nd-gen Volvo XC70?

Why do I want a late 2nd-gen Volvo XC70?

Because racecar. And because wagon. But especially BECAUSE VOLVO.

Oppo, I need your help. Before I keep lusting after this thing, what are some of the problems with the 05-07 models of the XC70 with AWD?

What’s the one to look for?

Can I find one under 10 grand?

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TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 Sep 16, 2017. 5 comments

That Landcruiser article is making me want one

That Landcruiser article is making me want one

I don’t even want to take it off road. But knowing I could...

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TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 Sep 14, 2017. 12 comments

Oh look, Gawker did a really shitty thing

Oh look, Gawker did a really shitty thing

I’m embarrassed that Oppo and Jalopnik are part of this.

Jalopnik should go its own way.

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TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 Sep 09, 2017. 15 comments

Non car people and autonomous cars - a hypothetical

Non car people and autonomous cars - a hypothetical

So I was having a discussion on another internet forum regarding autonomous cars.

I’m the only car guy there. So my perspective is... unique, to say the least. The discussion revolved around the possibility that eventually autonomous cars would be the only way to get around on the roads because their advancements in safety would render real cars obsolete and dangerous. Therefore, real cars...

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TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 Sep 07, 2017. 5 comments

OH GOD - VOLVO V70 R! I WANT IT!

OH GOD - VOLVO V70 R! I WANT IT!

I want this bad. It’s in a sketchy dealer on the opposite end of the country, but LOOK AT THAT COLOR!

Autotrader

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Kinja Kinja’d my link.

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TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 Sep 07, 2017. 2 comments

Mothers Day thoughts - warning, not happy thoughts inside

Mothers Day thoughts - warning, not happy thoughts inside

I read a post on Jezebel about shitty moms that drive their kids away. It got to me. Then I wrote a book.

I don’t know what kind of responses I’m gonna get there, but I figured I’d get some diametrically opposite opinions here.

I’m not sure I even need responses to this. Just... it’s where my head is going into Mothers Day weekend...

So I’m a jalopnik/deadspin reader and really only venture...

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TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 Sep 07, 2017. 6 comments

The Opel Manta's Foxtail has a twitter account

The Opel Manta's Foxtail has a twitter account

Follow this. This is amazing. Thank you whoever did this.


https://twitter.com/Manta_Foxtail

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TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 Sep 01, 2017. 6 comments

I saw three cars I never thought I would yesterday 

I saw three cars I never thought I would yesterday 

Ferrari 250 GTO SWB

A rolling chassis/show car Nissan LMP1

AND A FERVEZ RANGER!!! IT’S SO CUUUUUUTE!

That said, the Lane Motor Museum is fantastic, even on my 4th trip there. And an Italian car exhibit at Nashville’s Frist Museum had not only the Ferrari 250 above, but also a Miura, the Lancia Stratos HF Zero, all three Alfa Romeo BAT cars, and even a turbine car!

It was a good weekend.

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TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 Aug 31, 2017. 9 comments

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TheBaron2112 TheBaron2112 Aug 29, 2017. 18 comments

io9 straight up copies a Cracked article, author denies it

io9 straight up copies a Cracked article, author denies it
How Modern CGI Is Ruining A Lot Of Movie Fun

This article was plagiarized from an article at Cracked.com. You can read the original article…

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I thought I had read this article before when I glanced at this. Plus, the pictures seemed familiar.

Then I remembered, I read this the other day:

6 Reasons Modern Movie CGI Looks Surprisingly Crappy

Why do a bunch of us find the photorealistic...

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