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VINTAGE1680

what you drive?

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Love the Seat! I wish that was something we could get here in North America!

During the week: 1995 Toyota Corolla beater (my Fiancee calls it my Kick Ass Car!)

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(Not my actual car, but looks just like this one)

On the weekend and for nights out on the town: 2007 Corvette Convertible

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Mercedes E200 Kompressor 06 model (company car).

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I've said this before BT, but I really wish they would import the 2.0L benz into the US. I love the E-Class and the 2.0L would be awesome

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I've said this before BT, but I really wish they would import the 2.0L benz into the US. I love the E-Class and the 2.0L would be awesome

It has been pretty reliable and good car. I really like the chassis... it's quite sturdy. We have lots of those "speed bumps" here and you can drive over them 60 km/h. :D

I test drove the new 2010 model but I think it's a downgrade (chassis wise). It's way too soft and Frenchy.

I'm not a car fanatic but if I had to buy a car for myself I'd get something older... these new cars are sterile and have no soul.

These are more to my liking. :)

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I test drove the new 2010 model but I think it's a downgrade (chassis wise). It's way too soft and Frenchy.

Agreed. The exterior design & the interior design both downgrades to me. I really like the 2003 - 2009 E series frames a lot more. Definitely befits the Benz style to me. The new ones are too much like the C class cars - which in my opinion are way too cheap to be considered a Benz

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Love the Seat! I wish that was something we could get here in North America!

On the weekend and for nights out on the town: 2007 Corvette Convertible

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you could!!!

you can import a car like this for under 20K (used) from MX.

BTW any mods on this hottie???

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Haha! I did some serious damage to an Audi Quattro coupe in 94 in a car rally in Canada. It was a lot of fun, but ripped the oil pan right out from under the car :D oops

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Haha! I did some serious damage to an Audi Quattro coupe in 94 in a car rally in Canada. It was a lot of fun, but ripped the oil pan right out from under the car :D oops

those are great cars indeed

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you could!!!

you can import a car like this for under 20K (used) from MX.

BTW any mods on this hottie???

No mods on the Vette (yet) :D Stock 6.0L LS2 engine, Paddle Shifters, Adjustable Suspension and various driving modes. In other words - its a whole lot of fun! :thumbsupsmileyanim:

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If I ever lose my company car I think I'm going to buy a Porsche 928 or BMW 850i. New BMW's bore the hell out of me. I like the new 7-series that everyone hates though.

You can buy an old 928 or 850i for the price of 2 Rollies. They're not expensive... the difficulty is to find a good one. But then again I have many good friends in Germany. ;)

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I loved the 850i.

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Also reminds me how much I loved the Lotus Esprit!

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No mods on the Vette (yet) :D Stock 6.0L LS2 engine, Paddle Shifters, Adjustable Suspension and various driving modes. In other words - its a whole lot of fun! :thumbsupsmileyanim:

last week we tested my car with a vette like youres only manual tranny.

but with a couple of mods (intake, headers, catback etc..) and a shot nitrous..

damn that things are quick..

they keep pulling and pulling all the way.

I got ahead only by a license plate before 100mph, after that i was gone :wounded1:

my car isn

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If I ever lose my company car I think I'm going to buy a Porsche 928 or BMW 850i. New BMW's bore the hell out of me. I like the new 7-series that everyone hates though.

You can buy an old 928 or 850i for the price of 2 Rollies. They're not expensive... the difficulty is to find a good one. But then again I have many good friends in Germany. ;)

get an m3...

you wont regret :victory:

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Oh yeah Lotus Esprit, a great classic.

Speaking of English cars... well, I think this is the first sign that I'm pushing 40. Green Jags attract me more and more every day... gentleman's car in British Racing Green.

Next I'm probably wearing a TT Datejust. :D

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Funny you should mention the Jag. I have an opportunity to buy a 1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas with only 41,500 miles on it. It was nearly always in a garage. Belonged to an older woman who drove it to the store and back. Her husband has a 2000 XJ8 and he's a Jag Mechanic. It's available for a really really good price. Almost too good to pass up.

Anyone have any thoughts on if I should buy it or not? I have heard that Jag's can be a pain mechanically. Of course, that could just be a few bad incidents causing a bad rap for the poor car.

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old jags=pita

:thumbdown::D Yeah, but it's sooo gorgeous! It's like no one ever, ever sat inside the car. Factory new condition, for pennies on the dollar :D

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I don't think Jags are that bad actually. The problem is the service costs which can be astronomical, unless you know someone who can service and repair them. I think the bad reputation comes from the 70's and 80's... all English cars had terrible electronics back then (Lucas/Marshall). I don't know if they have improved in that department...

I owned a Peugeot 505 STI once... it was the most comfortable car I've driven but it had Marshall electronics. Never again.

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I don't think Jags are that bad actually. The problem is the service costs which can be astronomical, unless you know someone who can service and repair them. I think the bad reputation comes from the 70's and 80's... all English cars had terrible electronics back then (Lucas/Marshall).

I owned a Peugeot 505 STI once... it was the most comfortable car I've driven but it had Marshall electronics. Never again.

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This is my car .. it's an A8. Seen here, it's going up on a chassis dyno at an Audi member's club. It has a Miltek exhaust from the UK and custom 2-piece front rotors that shave 13 pounds off each corner. Clear side markers, and front corners of course!

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I've had 3 Mercs in a row (company cars). Owned a BMW (528i E28) and a nice Audi (Audi 90 2.2i automatic, 5 cylinder)... so it's safe to say that I like German cars. They might be superior in many ways but they don't come even close to Jaguar in "spirit".

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Even the older models make German cars feel like sterile, clinical offices. Just imho.

@Redwatch: You know what was the biggest disappointment with 2010 E-klasse? No wooden parts anymore. Actually they use wood but it's black ash which looks like plastic. :thumbdown:

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This is my car .. it's an A8. Seen here, it's going up on a chassis dyno at an Audi member's club. It has a Miltek exhaust from the UK and custom 2-piece front rotors that shave 13 pounds off each corner. Clear side markers, and front corners of course!

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great ride. I bet that v8 sounds amazing with the milltek exhaust.

hp?

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