Favorite Cars

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    Sep 12, 2007 6:42 PM GMT
    Favorite Cars/SUVs/hatchbacks/etc:

    Affordable: Toyota Rav4

    Luxury: Mercedes CLS

    Dream: Aston Martin V12 DBS V12

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    Sep 12, 2007 7:19 PM GMT
    Over the years, my attitude has changed, but I think that now my favorite car is "anything that's paid for and runs well."

    After 17 years, I can pretty well say that the 4-runner is a really good car, but it really needs to be six inches wider (I understand that the new ones are) and the back seat needs at least another eight inches length.

    BTW, Here's a old geology field camp pop quiz:

    Q: What's the difference between the latest heavy duty 4WD posi-trac all-terrain winch-package pickup truck and a rental car?

    A: You can go ANYWHERE in a rental car.
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    Sep 12, 2007 7:33 PM GMT
    My partner's a car freak and always goes for the "my dick is gigantic" kind of car. I think my favorite is his current one and that's the Audi S8 like the one driven in The Transporter (Jason Statham, yeow!). He dropped a lot of coin to to customize it which would be great if we lived someplace with completely flat land. The front grill spoiler has been replaced 3 times in a year and a half. Cops love it and if they're not pulling us over for speeding they're pulling up beside us and giving a thumbs up. Well, ok, it happened once.
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    Sep 12, 2007 7:38 PM GMT
    Affordable: Early '90s VW Fox 3dr wagon. Don't ask why, they're just neat.

    Practical: I want a new Tundra so badly. Most of the time my office is currently in my little Tacoma. The Tundra was built to be a mobile office. Yeah, lame, but so cool to me.

    Dream car: '57 Chevy Bel Air, mint cond. of course.
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    Sep 12, 2007 7:49 PM GMT
    practical (what i drive now): 06 Ford Focus 5 door hatchback. It's the second Focus I've had, and the 6th Ford product. Very loyal to Ford. It probablly all started with my grandfather having Ford tractors and trucks while I was growing up...

    Had Chrysler product once (Omni): hated it
    Had a Honda product once (Prelude): hated it

    Dream car: '67 teal mercury cougar (the rear turn signals are just so awesome! and the engines purr like a kitten)

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    Sep 12, 2007 8:53 PM GMT
    My first car was a 1981 Plymouth Horizon. It was a practical car, and it served me well for a few years. But, I traded it in for my first pickup truck, and I've owned pickups ever since. I owned a 1984 Mazda RX-7 for two years before trading it in to get the Porsche 911. I sold the Porsche and got a Mercedes 300E. After a few years, I sold the 300E and didn't buy another car after that.

    As for fave cars, there's nothing I'm lusting for. In the mid 1980s, I subscribed to half a dozen car magazines, and now I don't even know what's on the market. The only vehicle of interest to me now is an electric car, capable of highway speeds, and enough range for the ten mile round trip to and from town plus a few miles for errands. For nostalgia's sake, I wouldn't mind owning a 1971 440 big block 'Cuda, but there's no overwhelming desire for it.
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    Sep 12, 2007 9:13 PM GMT
    Affordable/Practical:
    Ford Escape-Mazda Tribute

    Luxury:
    Infiniti M35

    Dream:
    (aside from anything paid for...)
    Bentley Coupe is a good start
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    Sep 12, 2007 9:31 PM GMT
    You know, I had a lot of fun driving (as a rental) the Smart car with the turbo diesel and the five-speed manual transmission. I doubt that they'll ever sell that model in the US though.

    In fact, like a lot of these little eurocars, it appears that the turbo-diesel/5-speed transaxle unit could be removed from the car and reattached to... virtually anything! The potential projects are mind-boggling. Dune buggy, highway skateboard, world's fastest segway...

    And yes, I loaded up the Smart with field equipment, nitrogen cylinders, and rock drills, and took it up mountains and into abandoned mines. where a big pickup could never go.
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    Sep 12, 2007 9:33 PM GMT
    I'm actually pretty damn happy with my 04' Acura TL w/6 speed Manual Tran. First car I can actually say I LOVE to drive...and lookin for all kinds of excuses just to get out on the road. I've driven the automatic and its like walking out of an Ibiza nightclub and into your grandmothers birthday party...Lol
    But then again...i've never owned an automatic vehicle...still a great car though.

    I have to admit im a bit of a lead foot off the red lights...damn thing is a beast dressed in a tux...usually rockets me to 60mph in 5.7 with the super sticky Toyos for runners. I've burned several 3 and 5 series Beemers (not the M series guys)but for whatever reason cant seem to time the red lights up to Infiniti's G35 or Lexus's IS350.

    At 29mpg highway...its doing mighty well for this segment...but drive it hard and watch that number plumet!!! Hard not to do!! The Acura TL Type S is a tempation but the bump up in payments is not...so im good for now.

    Any others have an interest in this segment???

    AMB
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    Sep 12, 2007 9:57 PM GMT
    Back in the 80's, many of my friends who worked at Boeing (and had money to spend on cars) had a sports car club going. They had permission to race them legally in the enormous company parking lots that were empty on weekends. I saw guys doing this at a Westinghouse lot, also. Maybe there's something like that near you.
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    Sep 12, 2007 10:22 PM GMT
    Affordable: Peugeot 306 Cabriolet

    Luxury: Saab 9-3 Cabriolet

    Dream: None really. A flying saucer car I guess.

    Actually, here's something you guys can help me with. D and I are moving out to Nth America next year, but we don't know anything really about cars out there as he's never driven and in NZ the only American cars you could buy were Pontiac Le Mans, Chrysler Neon and the Jeep.

    So given the above "favourite cars", what do you recommend we get?
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    Sep 12, 2007 10:26 PM GMT
    My SCION XB!!!

    Or a Jeep Wrangler
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    Sep 12, 2007 10:56 PM GMT
    I have actually had a couple of my dream cars along the way - although none right now.

    1) 1930 Ford Model A

    2) Honda EV+

    3) Jaguar XJ-6

    The Jag made me feel so damn good - it was powerful but smooth, great leather, sleek... easily the best looking car in the shop....

    4) Infiniti Q-45 - the early, coffin-nose variety

    Fucking powerhouse car. Think "Z" with 4 doors.
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    Sep 13, 2007 12:04 AM GMT
    Affordable: Saturn Vue (Just went on an 1600 mile roadtrip in one and it was comfortable and has really good gas mileage.

    Luxury (Top End): Bentley Continental GT

    Dream: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Coupe Manual
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    Sep 13, 2007 12:09 AM GMT

    A 1976 Buick LeSabre Convertable I restored from the frame up - took me about two+ years.

    Someday I would like to restore a mid- late 30's open tourer... maybe an Auburn, Packard, Deusy, or a Crysler Airflow... something classsy like that...

    On the other hand I just saw pictures of an Aston Martin DB-S yesterday. I think I am in serious LUST.

    R
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    Sep 13, 2007 11:14 PM GMT
    Cars...phif!
    What the hell can you do with a car?
    Ford F-150...at least it has a bed.
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    Sep 15, 2007 6:12 AM GMT
    Dream - Any pre-WWII Limousine in mint condition will do.
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    Sep 15, 2007 6:21 AM GMT
    Pink is my favourite colour.

    Fiat Uno was my first car.

    I like my brother's Porsche Boxster (or whatever it's called). Flash bastard.
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    Sep 15, 2007 7:48 AM GMT
    GO DUTCH!
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    Why do fit men require anything more than a bike or Bambino?
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    Sep 15, 2007 8:30 AM GMT
    SILVER SPYDER PORCHE 550 - only 90 made in ther day.
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    Sep 15, 2007 10:39 AM GMT
    Have to say that favourite cars, well kinda an eclectic mix.....
    1).My late fathers '63 Bentley S3 is a good place to start....6.3litres and V8, but OhSo civilised to drive...Guys in new Mercs/B.M.W would stare in open envy.....
    2).Range Rover 3.9V8...Bought it second hand, had to drive 200 miles towing a horse-box, with a blown cylinder head gasket..Had an Engine and gearbox re-build and regretfully sold it 18 months later, for 3 TIMES MORE THAN I PAID FOR IT...!!!! It would Go anywhere, except past a Gas. pump.....
    3)FORD ESCORT ESTATE..(U.K) type, called "The Little Lady", and fully justified..bought for 200GBP.(high mileage) and driven all the way to Spain from the U.K. and used there for eight months with no problems at all before an argument with a Dihatsu 4Trak...
    Dream Car...1964 JAGUAR "E" TYPE Convertible...
    Sex On Wheels, A lady I knew once told me that sitting behind that long sloping hood, gave her an idea of what it was lie to be a Guy with a Big Powerful Dick Curving out in front of him...WOOF...!!!!
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    Sep 15, 2007 12:34 PM GMT
    Although I tend to think of my car as a way to get from point A to point B I don't focus on much more than that except from an industrial design standpoint (which pushes most cars I find well designed out of my range.) Besides my sister once said to me about 30 years ago that "Most guys' looks are inversely proportional to their cars."

    So... What I have that works for me now is a Ford Focus 3 Door SES because although its small and fairly economical I can still fit my Harp in it and it has a great sound system.

    I'm still planning on getting a Smart Fortwo.

    If I had the money, I'd get a Ford F350 to haul wood.

    If someone else (like the lottery commission) were paying for it then it'd be a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.

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    Sep 15, 2007 12:42 PM GMT
    It's weird... there's another car thread that kept showing up on the "Latest Forum Posts" list on the RJ main page but doesn't show up in the topics list.

    Topic: Gay Wheels: The homosexualest cars on the road...
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    Sep 15, 2007 12:59 PM GMT
    My first car...well,not this particular car. Wish I still had it.

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    Sep 15, 2007 1:12 PM GMT
    Somehow it doesn't require much imagination to see you in that car OW. Very nice.