There are no fun cars
The Snek was killed because everything must be a safe as a fucking tank and become baloons when it hit something or it's banned
All cars weigh as much as tanks because everybody must be able to fucking "safely" bumpercars around like a bunch of spastic puppies on crack instead of increasing passing requirements for driving classes to ensure the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FUCKERS ON THE ROAD CAN DRIVE.
The V8 is almost dead because CAFE standards, BUT ENRORMOUS FUCKBARGE SUV'S GET A BREAK FOR SOME INDESCRIBABLE REASON
Everything looks the same (read: constipated and with Lamborghini bodykits)
Everything sounds the same
And I discovered that I can't find grippy summer tires or even summer tires at all to fit onto the OEM rim for a Grand National.
Why does everything suck?
I am indescribably mad.
everything sucks because I don't have enough money to live at a race track where all my disposable wealth goes into fuel, tires, and wear items.
Sometimes I honestly want to end it because this will never happen.
This is definitely one of the worst eras for cars. Everything seems to have confused/artsy/angry styling, smooth curves, flat noses, and overall bloated appearance with poor visibility from within. Making rear cameras a legal requirement will also kill the idea of minimalist interiors. I hope one day someone finds a lighter alternative to airbags, and new materials science (carbon nanotubes?) make thin unibody frames possible.
Men generally either are too poor, in prison, or buy safe family vehicles that their wives make them buy. Women have gained economic power and love meme shit like crossovers and SUVs.
Add that to the safety requirements and you get watered down vehicles.
I feel like things wouldn't blow so hard if I had more money.
>There are no fun cars
Miata & Fiata
Viper while it lasts
Any Turbo Mini
There has never been a time where the market had such a wide selection of fun cars for sale.
Do you just mean your broke ass can't afford anything fun, because that's different
>There are no fun cars
Because you don't know how to look. Also, trucks and SUVs get special exemptions, along with crossovers and minivans because of the 70s where American auto makers were almost destroyed by the embargo.
>BUT ENRORMOUS FUCKBARGE SUV'S GET A BREAK FOR SOME INDESCRIBABLE REASON
Because of protectionism. SUVs and trucks are the only category where Detroit with its outdated engineering doesn't get its ass whooped by foreign competition yet.
Not yet, but I really want one. Maybe I'm starstruck, who knows. Where do you get summer tires to put on that beast? All I could find were grand touring all seasons, nobody made a summer tire in that size.
People just want to go to and from work. Nobody gives a shit about your hobby. Eventually computers will take over as drivers and you'll finally be able to legally go home alone in your own car while drunk.
Got mine in November so I haven't needed new tires. Still on Goodyear eagle gt2s. I don't really see a reason to get summer tires on the stock wheels anyway, my plan its to buy a set of the reproduction wheels they make for these that are wider and aluminum and just get drag radials.
>Why Does Everything Suck
Truly a mystery.
>Do you just mean your broke ass can't afford anything fun, because that's different
This. If you have even $25,000 you can own fun cars for the rest of your life. Below that amount and the pickings are slim.
its because you have a shit-taste, pleb
>The V8 is almost dead because CAFE standards
No, is not dead yet.
>we really are in the neo-70s
there's no oil embargo
no national state of depression from losing a war and uncovering a major political scandal
no shitty disco and people absorbing themselves in the drugs and fake party life of the dance clubs
not a lot of cool progressive rock and punk
not a lot of interesting artsy movies like Clockwork Orange and Taxi Driver
and honestly cars are really good right now, they're not anemic slouches
>there's no oil embargo
since the mid 00's or so the price of oil has steadily gone up. doesnt matter what the cause or who was behind it, the effect is the same.
>no national state of depression from losing a war and uncovering a major political scandal
the "War on Terror" is literally Vietnam 2.0: Desert Storm edition. a long, prolonged military involvement in a foreign country that spirals out of control into an unending slog, and we have Hillary Clinton with the email nonsense, which while nowhere near as bad as Nixon and Watergate, is trying pretty hard to be.
>no shitty disco and people absorbing themselves in the drugs and fake party life of the dance clubs
no, but the 70's had all that free love hippie bullshit, and we have instead, SJW's and third wave feminists and their "I'm a freesexotherkinmuffinsexual" bullshit instead. Drungs is same shit different poison. I hear heroin is big these days. instead of clubs it's social media.
>not a lot of interesting artsy movies like Clockwork Orange and Taxi Driver
no, but you forget that the 70's were also full of a lot of terrible very 70's movies noone remembers. similarly, we are in a glut of shitty hollywood films noone will remember 10 years from now, save for a few films that try to hearken back to mostly 80's or 90's action movies, or try to just be simple good movies.
>and honestly cars are really good right now, they're not anemic slouches
good is in the eye of the beholder i suppose. they aren't the anemic slouchers of the 70's, but the regulations have hit harder elsewhere, this time insofar as "safety standards" go. The Viper literally got canned because of curtain airbags. and cars keep getting fatter because of all the bullshit they have to fit in them. (and partially because of shitty design, plain and simple.)
thats just me though.
dont forget that while cars arent as weak as then, we have witnessed the death of large engines. while cars aren't slouches, they are all small i4 engines.
something big like the ford fusion, would have been a V6 car at LEAST, with a V8 option if it were released a decade earlier.
Fusion is considered mid sized.
that said, the first gen DID offer your choice of an I4 or a V6, which was more along the standard for a mid sized car. (the Taurus for example, was always a V6, only in 2013 did they introduce an I4 option)
meanwhile, the second gen Fusion is an I4 ONLY car.
well how about that.
pretty rare, but a V8 taurus does exist.
I plan on getting it. Seriously, I'm putting money to the side and researching options to add powah and improve high-speed handling. I really want to keep the stock rims because I love the stock look and how the tire fatness just fits in with an old GM G-body. Apparantly my only option is lower profile tires to see if I can get something that's ment to grip the pavement and handle high speeds.
I am sorry, but I do not see the point in this besides "I have X motor in my gokart designed to do burnouts".
I mean, a harbor freight motor could do the same thing within gearing.
That turbo V6 motor needs to go fast. Not in circles...
Even if you have 5,000$ who's to say you can't go pick up an old 2001 Mustang and it a little more fun.
For 1k you can throw a sound system and seats into.
Another grand you have nice tires and rims to match.
Petty shit is what collectively makes for a fun car.