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sounds like you're more upset about it than they will be
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Originally Posted by skeen7908 View Post

sounds like you're more upset about it than they will be

There's no doubt that's the situation and I never indicated it's not. They lost my wife's lease last year and now they're going to lose mine for $25 a month. I'm sure they do not like to see a couple that have leased five cars from them in the last several years stop being customers but they'll carry on just fine without me...as I will without them.
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Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

Damn I'm dying for a new[er] car: either an s2000, z4 or audi tt. I'm nowhere near making the move to buy one but s2000 makes me drool anytime I see it on the street. And it looks like the s2000 and z4 with relatively low miles (sirca 2004 for the s2000 and 2007 for z4) can be had for under $20k

As an owner of an AP2 S2000, I don't think they are even comparable.

The S is a raw performance, tiny box transmitting every road noise into the cabin.

The Z and TT are small, gutless luxo boxes. Unless you can swing Z4M, I think you should decide if you want luxury comfort or a boy racer.
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Just got back from Europe and noticed that they love their wagons. They have wagon everything. They even have wagon Jaguar XF and wagon Mercedes CLS. Wagons look silly...
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U mad wagons are awesome, CLS Shooting Brake looks fantastic and Wagons > SUVS on european roads.
post #14451 of 15325
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I appreciate all you guys, many of which do not even own a vehicle let alone a high end one, criticizing my choice. I'll just continue to happily tool down the road.

No argument there.

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Don't know why anyone here but me really cares about this as everyone here has roundly told me the GL is a useless/poser/whatever vehicle. It's sort of funny.

Cuz you won't shut up about it.
post #14452 of 15325
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Originally Posted by deepitm View Post

No argument there.
Cuz you won't shut up about it.

Cuz you keep replying to me, fuck wit.
post #14453 of 15325
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

U mad wagons are awesome, CLS Shooting Brake looks fantastic and Wagons > SUVS on european roads.

Audi avants in particular tend to look way better than the sedans. Mercedes too.
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

Just got back from Europe and noticed that they love their wagons. They have wagon everything. They even have wagon Jaguar XF and wagon Mercedes CLS. Wagons look silly...

Some wagons are ridiculous just like some sedans are silly too. If you are looking to buy a sedan as a daily, there is no reason not to consider the wagon version. The only difference is how the car is shaped behind the c pillar, so if you think the car only looks cool with a trunk buy a sedan, if not the wagon is better.

Most people after visiting the States are probably saying "I just got back from the U.S. and noticed they love their SUVs. They have SUV everything. They even have a Porsche and SUV Maserati." happy.gif
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I filled my car up with some gluten-free gasoline and am getting close to 15 mpg in the city now. Win!
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Some of my favorite cars from last week. What a great time. The theme this year was eat/drink/cars/sleep … repeat.

 

Very happy that for the first time at Pebble (Well, technically the second time …), a post war car won Best of Show. Long overdue and this car was sensational (Owner Mozart talking to judge and head of Design at Nissan Shiro Nakamura).

 

My two favorite coach builders side-by-side - Vignale and Zagato at the unrestored class

 

 

Unbelievably restored RS from the Ingram collection. Best road going 911 ever built and, as evidenced at Bonhams this weekend, some approach $1M (No, not the M471 which are likely already beyond that)

 

 

One of my favorite cars of all time

 

 

When small Italian cars want to be big American cars

 

 

Alfas at the track, including ultra rare Sprint Speciale low nose

 

 

Stunning example from the Ruxton class

 

 

Merc Steamliner - Imposing

 

 

Jet showed up in his new ride

 

 

Looking at cars can get boring, so here is what we drove around in the peninsula (Mind you, unrestored for 63 years)

 

 

Mike

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First time to the Concours on Sunday and had a great time! I've been posting photos on my blog, but here are some favorites you might enjoy:

 


1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Streamliner

 


1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spyder

 

1930's Lincoln Model L Sport Phaeton (might have gotten the year/model wrong on this one)

 

1937 Packard 1508 Twelve Rollston Convertible Victoria

 

 

 

 

post #14458 of 15325
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Originally Posted by UnFacconable View Post

This thread is no longer about "cars we drive" because that can only last so long. Most of the talk now is how posters would choose to option out a car they would never buy. Some of the talk is genuinely seeking advice or wanting to discuss cars that people might actually buy and of course a small minority of the thread is actually posting pictures and describing cars that people have in fact acquired. I think if there's one take away from the thread it's that people have almost as much fun (maybe more for some people?) thinking about what cars they might buy than actually buying and driving cars.

I am probably a good example of the mindset. I love cars as mechanical objects and like hammering my car when the opportunity arises, but the reality is that it rarely arises and I spend most of my driving time wishing I were doing something else. Most of my driving time is commuting or going somewhere for recreational activities.

I know Bawlin will never buy a car (no offense dude) but I don't mind hearing what color he'd choose for the 2015 M4 that he'll never buy or any of the other 30 cars he talks about getting. Similarly, I find it entertaining to read a rain man esque discussion of the center caps for obscure aftermarket rims (and yes I added obscure just to increase the blood pressure for the guys who collect old BBS catalogs and spend their free time deciding what type of rims they'd put on their 993 turbo that they'll never own.

It's probably a good thing that we don't all understand or agree with other people's car buying decisions because otherwise there would be precious little of entertaining value in car discussions.

The thread isn't about "cars we drive" and never has been. Forum stats show that most of the people posting here can't actually afford to post in a threat that only caters to high-end luxury vehicles. There's another thread in here about negotiating for a Honda at a dealership and it was almost instantly ruined because of a "haha Honda fucking poor people" comment. I'm not surprised this thread is a cesspool of douchebags.
post #14459 of 15325
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Originally Posted by CBrown85 View Post

The thread isn't about "cars we drive" and never has been. Forum stats show that most of the people posting here can't actually afford to post in a threat that only caters to high-end luxury vehicles. There's another thread in here about negotiating for a Honda at a dealership and it was almost instantly ruined because of a "haha Honda fucking poor people" comment. I'm not surprised this thread is a cesspool of douchebags.

On the flip side, when you do post about the cars you actually drive, you get called names too.
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The douchebags aren't (generally) the ones posting about which cars they're actually driving- it's the 30k millionaires.
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