Great podcast! Greetings from the San Francisco Bay Area. Not sure if you got the answer to your DeLorean body panel question or not. The passenger side front fender is just under $700 to just under $1,000 depending or not if it has the antenna hole. The driver's side front fender is $2,000 or more if you can find one. I just wanted to add on the video games. My personal favorite is Atari's Hard Drivin' and later Race Drivin'. It was the first driving simulator that had a working clutch and gated shifter (if I recall correctly) and I learned how to drive a manual on it at 14yrs old. That game has a special place in my heart. Love the podcast.
For Chris two cars came to mind. Too bad he doesn't like the Lexus IS cars because you could get into a Lexus IS-F for under $30k. The second car that came to mind is a Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec. There are a couple with both with under 30k miles in the $25k range.
It's a bummer that Nissan ditched the 6spd manual after 2006 (02 was the 1st year for the 6spd). I think the Maxima has very nice styling inside and out but that CVT is an absolute deal killer for me. Here's a last year 6spd manual Maxima on the market.
Great podcast! I dig Wheeler Dealer as well. Lane, you will probably pick at the way the wrench repairs some of the cars. Some people say some of the repairs are sort of a hack. I understand that they are trying to keep under a budget to maximize their profits when they flip it. Art, I think you are referring to the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart. They make less power than the Evo X but they were all equipped with the twin clutch 6spd transmission from the Evo X MR. The AWD is similar to the Evo IX.. It makes 237hp as opposed to the 291hp from the Evo X but is still pretty quick. I hear that if you swap over the turbo, intercooler, injectors from a Evo X and tune it, the car will easily make Evo X power. A local tuner had one and did just that a few years back. They are unique cars for sure. Keep up the good work guys.
Hey guys love the podcast. You're part of my weekly listening routine. I heard you mention that in California you're not able to swap like an LS3 into a late 70's Chevy truck. You totally can. To make it legit you just have to swap in a newer model year engine into the vehicle, the engine is originally available in another vehicle in the United States, all of the emissions have to match the vehicle it came from and you have to make an appointment with a smog referee and get a BAR label after passing a visual & physically emissions inspection. That would be a sick ride.
For your $10k soon to be smog exempt vehicle I was going to suggest like a 79 Trans Am but the value on those have really taken off. The last time I checked you could get a driving one for $4,000-$6,000 but now they're like $15K+ on Craigslist right now. Maybe cheaper ones outside of CA. Keep up the good work ;o)
Hey Todd & Paul,
Great podcast as usual. If Rick were to get the BMW i3 I think he would be able to drive it in the HOV lane. That would probably save him a ton of time in his 45 mile per way commute. The range anxiety will probably be present though. As far as Paul's temporary car. I love the S2000 idea as it's a great car that will most likely hold it's value very strong. I have another suggestion as well. How about an Evo 8 or Evo 9? They are definitely holding their value pretty solid as well. The interior is probably far below Paul's standards when it was new but the car is an absolute blast to drive. If you can get your hands on a Evo RS (2004-2006) that would be the most raw Evo brought to the states. We're talking crank windows and no options with stuff actually removed just to save weight. They can be had in the range you are talking. Here is a weightless white one in Boise. http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/5460767620.html?lang=es&cc=mx
David Spade has owned a Grand National for quite some time. Love The podcasts! Here's a pic of his ride. http://www.turbobuicks.com/forums/attachments/waiting-room/17907-us-weeklys-thought-grand-national-beater2.jpg