Bucket (Cylinder) List
averyrm last edited by averyrm
First off, thanks for the new forum. I've been on Jalopnik since 2006, and on oppo shortly after it was created - mostly lurking. I've accidentally gone to the kinja site about 8 times today alone...
Anyways, I have a Cylinder list. I need to own one of every kind, and I need your help. So far, I've owned:
1: Various lawn equipment and a Kawasaki GPX250
2: V-strom 650
4: Elise, GTI, another GTI, Mercedes 240D, Wranger
8: Yukon XL, Explorer, and a few Mastercraft boats.
What I still need, and what I need help with:
3: BMW i8? - if the prices don't skyrocket before next year
5: Mercedes G 250 Wolf? (Thinking of buying one on a trip in Germany and importing it)
6: Cayman, maybe GT4?
16 - just not going to happen. I need to have a house too.
Rules: Preferably under ~65k and with low depreciation. GREATLY prefer manual - i8 gets a pass because it's carbon fiber and the doors open weird. I like odd vehicles. Practicality is of zero concern.
What am I missing? What should I look for?
@averyrm My vote for the 5 Cyl
This is good. What years?
Agree with the Audi suggestion but I’d go RS3 instead.
Also how have you not had a 6-cyl. That’s just strange.
Geo Metro for the 3 banger!!!!
Mark Tucker last edited by Mark Tucker
@averyrm also you need to get your pilots license.
Lots of old 7 and 9 cylinder radial engines (as well as 5s)
@williamssw Been flying professionally for the last 16 years
I've tried, but I just can't justify buying an airplane.
@averyrm ha I have a private license. Every time I think it might make sense, I crunch the numbers and realize that throwing $50k into a bonfire would be a better long term financial decision.
WilliamsSW last edited by WilliamsSW
@chariotoflove probably but he listed lawn equipment and boats so why not?
@averyrm This has have gotta depreciate sometime soon, right?
Well maybe not.
Exage03040 last edited by Exage03040
3cyl: Yamaha MT-09/FZ-09, Triumph Street or Speed Triple. If you really have balls MV Agusta F3, Brutale or Dragster 800.
I know where there’s a 16-Cyl Cadillac for sale (ran when parked)
@snakesm13 I was thinking about the US 25 year import law.
BritsnSwedes was MINIGTI last edited by BritsnSwedes was MINIGTI
Have owned numerous 4-cyl, both NA and turbo
Current V60 is a turbo-5 though if I’m honest the engine is not my favorite part of the car
one V6 (1990 Taurus beater)
one I-6 (Jaguar)
I test drove a MINI with the turbo-3 when they first came out and liked it a lot.
@classicdatsundebate I know a guy who nearly DDs a mint 1995.5 Audi wagon; license UBERWAGN
Wife has owned 2 of the 3-cyl MINI’s Cooper and now clubman ALL4. And the older 4cyl turbo Peugeot engined S. The 3-cyl turbo may not be faster but it has much more character than the Peugeot unless you judge character by the less reliability.
@britsnswedes-was-minigti that’s awesome!
@snakesm13 I should mention I’ve owned 3 MINIs and my current 2013 S has actually been quite good. As I said I test drove one of the 3 Cyl when they first came out and liked it a lot - gobs of torque down low and actually sounds vaguely like an inline-6. I always wondered how they worked out IRL as I haven’t run across too much about them - are they decently reliable?
@britsnswedes-was-minigti Well we did the cardinal sin both times, bought the first year of model redesign. First was in 2014 with the base Cooper then in January 2018 we bought a service loaner 2017 Clubman. The 2014 had plenty of first year recalls for small stuff like rear seatbelt anchor points but no major mechanical recalls. We owned it for 4 years and had 0 problems other than the dogs used it has a chew toy once. The Clubman is the same story, other than the battery giving up the ghost a few months ago and the the replacement starts with: remove air intake. It’s been surprisingly reliable. The 8spd auto is slick too. Our 08 had the timing chain break and bend almost every valve. Engine replaced under warranty and immediately traded it in for my S2000, wife drove the Ridgeline. I wish I had a legitimate reason to say we should never get a MINI again but the BMW drivetrain really improved ownership.