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#37462 of 38520 Re: For fintail [stevedebi]
Jul 15, 2013 (1:17 pm)
180D - the absolute slowest model, acceleration is measured in geologic terms ...but seriously, a calendar would be needed.
#37463 of 38520 Re: For fintail [fintail]
Jul 15, 2013 (2:10 pm)
You ain't kidding, Fin. I drove a 190D fintail a couple of times and my mind boggles at the thought of something with even less power.
#37464 of 38520 Re: For fintail [bhill2]
Jul 15, 2013 (2:22 pm)
I think the 190D fintail was 55hp - and they could be had with an automatic, which must have been very fun. I looked it up, a 180D ponton has 46hp - but all were manual (I don't think hydrak was offered on them). Top speed, maybe 60, with all the stars aligned. Good taxis.
#37465 of 38520 Re: For fintail [fintail]
Jul 15, 2013 (3:02 pm)
I think the 190D fintail was 55hp - and they could be had with an automatic, which must have been very fun.
Hey, I have an idea. We could compare a 180D and a 190D automatic in the quarter mile. Might be an interesting way to spend a week end.
#37466 of 38520 Re: For fintail [fintail]
Jul 15, 2013 (5:05 pm)
well, as always, the answer is dropping in a modern engine and turning it into a hot rod.
though in this case a Hemi might not work. Maybe a Benz engine instead.
I imagine that the car is more than sturdy enough to handle it, but might want to tweak the suspension and put some brembos on it.
of course it is a financial disaster, but for a rich guy with weird taste, why not?
#37467 of 38520 Re: modded [texases]
Jul 16, 2013 (2:46 am)
I was thinking 07 ish Altima, but its anyone's guess.
#37468 of 38520 Re: modded [tjc78]
Jul 16, 2013 (5:40 am)
Look at the taillights and gas filler door - Corolla all the way:
#37469 of 38520 Re: modded [texases]
Jul 16, 2013 (9:13 am)
Yes, the lights and body crease are tell tale signs but look at the distance between the forward part of the filler door and the rear door opening. There is a much greater distance on the frankencar.
#37470 of 38520 Re: modded [tjc78]
Jul 16, 2013 (9:25 am)
You're right. And the door opening is the wrong shape, to boot!
How about a 2000-ish Infiniti I30 (you had the right company):
#37471 of 38520 Re: modded [texases]
Jul 16, 2013 (10:04 am)
I believe that is it, even the trunk lid looks right. I thought maybe Maxima, but never the I30. I actually almost bought one of those back in 2003.