||Aug 20th, 2014
So.... Dodge is apparently intrducing a 700 hp 200+mph
family sedan. Um wow.
What is it
The Dodge Hellcat
6.2 lt Hemi
10.6 Quarter MIle at 126 MPH
How Did They do it With a Family Sedan?
So Horsepower today is eisier to wrangle up than ever
Used to be that to buy a car with 200 HP you were
talking about a Camaro or Porsche... really... a 911 in
8192 had 220 hp. Now you get you everyday average Accord with that
much hp and better brakes.
Well since they are getting more out of less you
can figure that they're getting more out of more
as well. Hence 700 hp out of a 6 liter dodge engine... wow
Dodge has always had a history of
every answer to their problems being horsepower...
they tooks a lame sedan in the 7-,s stuck a huge
motor in it and called it a road runner... huge
overpowered and under everything else excelp for
body roll... they had plenty of that. They went
with the same theory in the trucks though the
2000's Huge HP and front grills not much ing the
way of quility... But they were big and had
perverted named like the Ram SLT Cummins...it might
as well been called Porno...
Is it safe?
In a word no. In Youngstown you could not
open that car up anywhere but the highways leading
out through Canfeild or Rt 11 north I guess as well
Ant the cops are bad in those spots
What it takes to go 200
To go 200 your first issue is the tires... yes
tires that do 200 exist but usually these cars will run out of
gas before they build up enough heat to explode... but
anything in the road... including pothole may send
And as you know Ohio and especially the Youngstown
The Boardman area is where all potholes come to spend
If I was to pull a number right out of thin air
that probably 1% of these things will ever see
Stopping the damn thing.
If you notice.. other cars that do 200 are small
and light weight... This thing is not... it is huge and
heavy Its more like a satellite reentering the
atmosphere than an arrow shooting through the sky
lots of mass and that means lots of stopping
Why and how would you buy this
Well the limited numbers I am sure will see out
quickly but it is always possible you will see one
of these monsters in a showroom ready to be
financed and rolled out of the showroom to your
driveway. Imagine the reaction from the family if
you went to buy a responsible little dodge sedan
and came home with a volcano on wheels... wait that
might be worth it
Would I buy it
Well i would not
|Buying a car off craigslist direct from an owner
||Aug 12th, 2014
How to Buy A Car in Boardman or Youngstown on Craigslist
So the concept of buying the perfect one owner car with all the service records from someones driveway would be great
The only problem is the reality of actually doing that
You will rarely find the perfect car at a reasonable price that way
Most owners love the car they are selling and take any criticism personally
they are selling the cat or truck for a reason the worst of them being they repairs needed are more than they would spend aon the car
The reality of taking thousands of dollars over to a strangers house in hopes that the deal is legit is rather scary in real life.
-You have no recourse if the car is trashed
-Really a dealership selling cars a reasonable prices is a much better way to go
-Used car dealers have to come to the same building everyday so you know where they will be.
-You know that the car is legally titled.
-Dealers offer services like financing and warrentees.
-They usually know the cars on their lots pretty well.
-They do not have emotional attachment to the cars to deal with.
Car dealers are here to serve the community and foster repeat customers... I would much rather take my time and find the right car at a dealership where I know the transaction is legit.