May 2020; some random Club in central Cologne
A SovietSpecial evening is currently ongoing within the club, as such various tracks of Russian Hardbass can be heard.
While his friend circle is thoroughly enjoying the Bass-Heavy music and good old Vodka, Valentin has some less-than entertaining thoughts:
Valentin: “Sooo… how are you gonna get home?”
Christian (visibly and audibly intoxicated): “Drive lol.”
Valentin: “Sure… THIS drunk on open roads. Without a car.”
Christian: “Aww fuck… anyone got a car we can borrow?”
Nathan and Skyla (in unison): “Of course not you dumbfuck!”
Christian: “Val… you really need to get a car!”
Nathan: “Why not? Look… you can take the car and go ANYWHERE at ANY time! Its great! And maybe drive us home from the club…”
Valentin: “Well… I have a bicycle.”
Nathan: “…just to trundle along the country road at 20kph?”
Nathan: “Still slower than a even moped.”
Skyla: “Look. Val doesn’t want a car and you know that… But… (turns to Valentin) Why is that?”
Valentin (mildly annoyed): “Have you seen how expensive they are??”
Skyla: “Says the guy with the strongest Cashflow by a long shot…”
Valentin: “If you lot wouldn’t spend half your income into alcohol and prostitutes you’d also have money…”
Christian: “Here’s a deal… You go have a look at used cars for whatever amount you can come up with. Once you have it we’ll pay for fuel on any trip that is made with at least one of us in the passenger seats.”
The others nod in acceptance.
Valentin: “Well at least that’s the biggest expense covered… i’ll see ya in a week or so. Maybe with a car and all.”
Valentin nearly instantly leaves for home to have a look at Craneslist for used cars.
to be continued
The Customer:Valentin Schrant
- 21 Years of age
- Uni student in 6th semester.
- Normally Cycles to and from places on his bicyle.
- Various friends have persuaded him to inestigate purchase of car. (Party-going friends need a driver lol.)
- Recently acquired a drivers license. (4 months)
- Has driven fairly frequently since (borrowed/ friends cars on trips too long to cycle).
- this borrowed car is about as big as a 1st gen Volkswagen Jetta
- Lives in central Cologne.
- Does not consume any form of legal or illegal drug.
- Has reluctantly agreed to investigate the purchase of a new car from inheritance.
- Road vehicle development is lagging behind by 40 years, making a 2020 car a 1980 trim year.
- Road vehicle styling principles are of the current day kind while employing above technology.
-> You are basically building an 80s car with modern styling, while employig 80s lighting technologies.
- The Covid 19 Pandemic did not happen.
- Otherwise unchanged
"What "modern Design on 40 year old tech" might look like
Basically: take a 70s car, then make it look modern and THEN make the modern version use 70s lighting tech
NONE OF THESE CARS REPRESENT VALENTIN’S DESIRES!! They just show what cars may look like.
The Car He's thinking of:
(He did inherit some sizeable sum through his uncle, yet he’d like to put that money somewhere else, if possible)
Fixed running costs
(Valentin may have the strongest Cashflow of his friend circle, but that is mostly due to his basically non-existent cost of living. Once he is done studying he want’s to have some buffer.)
Size (He does prefer bigger cars in general.)
Reliability (coming from a basically bulletproof bike Valentin expects his car to last. Knowing rust being an issue, he will have it treated for rust protection separately, if necessary.)
(While Schrant does know how to drive from the various trips in the Mimas, rain/ snow makes for a less-than car-friendly environment, especilly for a relative novice behind the wheel)
(He dos like himself a car that looks good, even if cars are merely a means of transit to him.)
(Schrant has modded his bike to the extent of being rideable for hours on end. He expects the car to be able to do the same, but without having to separately buy seat covers or a new steering wheel.)
Fuel Eco (Most trips will likely be paid by friends, yet having a car that chugs fuel like Christian does alcohol is not what Valentin has in mind)
(He mostly wants it to not be an inherent deathtrap.)
(On the off-chance that Valentin actually uses the car alone, having some practical niceties is a good idea.)
Other considerations and Limits:
Schrant is a fairly conservative and “by the book” driver.
He also is capable of operating a manual gearbox.
He does like cars and has interest in them, yet still sees them mostly as utilitarian modes of transport.
He expects the car to be able to seat AT LEAST 4 people.
He has a Hard-Limited budget of $14000
Regulations for the car and it's fixtures
TRIM/ VARIANT YEAR: Is REQUIRED to be set to 1980 for the sake of body unlocks and technology. MODEL/ FAMILY YEAR: Can be any value EARLIER than or EQUAL to 1980. Fuel: Regular Leaded (universal) Premium Leaded (common) (9% PENALTY to fuel consumption due to pricing differences) Bumpers: Bumpers are REQUIRED in some form. Front lights and fixtures: Exactly one pair of headlights REQUIRED. Exactly one pair of fog lights ALLOWED. At least one pair of turn indicators REQUIRED. Front light colors: Indicators are REQUIRED to be amber/ orange. Fog lights (if installed) are are ALLOWED to be yellow. All other front-facing fixtures are REQUIRED to be white. Side marker/signal lights: At least one is ALLOWED: 1) Two pairs of reflective side markers on front and rear quarter. (one pair on each quarter) OR 2) Reflective stripe on full length of car. Side light colors: If applied, is REQUIRED to be amber. Rear lights: At least one pair of brake lights REQUIRED. At least one pair of reflectors REQUIRED. At least one pair of turn indicators REQUIRED. At least one rear fog light ALLOWED. (one pair ALLOWED) At least one reverse light REQUIRED. (one pair ALLOWED) Rear light colors: Brake lights are REQUIRED to be red. Reflectors are REQUIRED to be red. Turn indicators are REQUIRED to be amber/ orange. Mirrors: Driver and passenger side mirrors REQUIRED. Aerials: Long mast antenna REQUIRED if car has a radio. Emissions: Noise level is REQUIRED to be less than 40.
source: various Paragraphs of the STVZO (German equivalent of DOT regulations)
1: Parts of this CSR (especially visuals) are subjective. If people spill salt about my judging, i won’t inherently stop them, but keep it as civilized as possible.
2: There is a chance that Schrant may not choose to buy a car at all.
If this is the case, the winner shall be the car Schrant was closest to buying. This wont change the final order in any way. I only changes the way the finals will be flavoured.
3.PLEASE!!! Use common sense. I reserve the right to any car with highly questionable choices and/ or engineering.
- Entries are to be made through the current stable version of the game.
Entrants are requested to supply the .car file via discourse DM as well as a Craneslist (Craigslist) listing in this thread. Not supplying either one will lead to immediate
The same applies to the Vehicle restrictions imposed by both Valentin and Holsia.
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CSR 129 - [DISCOURSE USERNAME]
[full vehicle name]
CSR 129 - [DISCOURSE USERNAME]
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Deleted, cuz it’s basically a new premise at this point
Changes from old premise:
- Interior space won’t be actively judged anymore
- As a substitute, car size will be.
- Removed interest in “easy to park” cars.
- Customer is now buying a new car
- Mandated Trim/ Variant year to be set to 1980 (in accordance to the 40 year tech-gap)