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I was driven around in one of those in the Jordanian desert. Mightily impressed on how it handled then, for such an old and in this particular case beaten up car. Our driver, Audi (yes, this led to a lot of laughs), filled up the radiator at a camel watering hole and off we went..

No meaningful input to your quest Lefty, but it triggered a very nice memory that I wanted to share.

Is that Wadi Rum?
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From what I can tell, these things are tanks.

Here's a Hilux that will not die.




lefty

They're indestructible. I rolled one in Tanzania. It was a friend's. We got into some horrible mischief with it. It didn't give up. He even managed to sell it on eventually.
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 This is hot!!! Not $130 grand worth of hot tho

You can say that about a lot of things, is the Holland & Holland RR worth $286,000?
post #19114 of 26937
Only if the other hedge fund manager next door hasn't got one.
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Is that Wadi Rum?

Correct! around 2008 i think..
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Correct! around 2008 i think..


It's an awesome place. We did a trip around it on camels. Fabulous country. Petra is amazing. Great food and very friendly people too.  

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It's an awesome place. We did a trip around it on camels. Fabulous country. Petra is amazing. Great food and very friendly people too.  
For us it was taking that truck into the desert and traveling around for a three or four days, hopping around. Awesome place, the silence at night was deafening..
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Cool trip. We only had a day, hence the camels seemed fun. I'd have loved to have camped. Apparently that Martian film was shot there.
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I have a tendency to go nuts on these things. I think the extended leather is a must for me (includes the all important deviated stitching laugh.gif) and CF trim. I'm definitely not getting PCCB anymore (have it on the other car, not a good investment) and I'm on the fence about navigation and the racing seats. Actually it's my wife digging her heels in against the seats - she's unimpressed about the fact that they come from the 918 frown.gif

You could always get a used 918 wink.gif.

At some point, when you love cars, caution has to goto the wind. My M4 has CCBs and they squeal when not at temp and I get crap about it. Always kind hearted from my buddies, but my reply is generally George Mallory's 'why climb Everest' response 'because it's there'.
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The Saab continues to fall apart slowly-- just the other day the motor for the passenger window stopped working, except occasionally to allow the glass to slide down. Damn-- I do like that car.

Anyway, I tried VW Golfs today. The regular TSI one (S or SE-- I can't remember) drove surprisingly well. At least as well as the Saab, not that its turbo lag is anything to aspire to. There was a bit of bobble-head action going on at low speeds near traffic lights, but the sport setting on the transmission took care of that completely.

The GTI also had its virtues, although it was quite a bit noisier than the TSI. Apparently some of that is caused by the Soundaktor under the hood, which could be disconnected. There is also more road noise because of the skinny tires. Nice acceleration, though! Superb sense of control. On that one, the normal "Drive" mode actually worked better over a range of conditions than the "sport."

Now to scout another few options. Is this going to be a second or third car? Until now, we've always gone with two, but my wife is starting to drive again and our daughter will be coming in and out of the house between terms.
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if you want an off road vehicle that can be tame in City driving?

 

the answer is :

 


Get an Impreza STI. - Can't be faulted on either aspect.

But i'm biased. Test one for yourself. :nodding: 

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That off-road vehicle can't get over a curb without ripping it's own face off. It might be able to move quickly over dirt, but it's not actually very useful.
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Yeah, it really screams "beast".

 

lefty

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Get a forester instead, they at least make some sense off road.
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You could always get a used 918 wink.gif.

At some point, when you love cars, caution has to goto the wind. My M4 has CCBs and they squeal when not at temp and I get crap about it. Always kind hearted from my buddies, but my reply is generally George Mallory's 'why climb Everest' response 'because it's there'.
my SA is trying to find a 918 for me to sit in. Apparently they're easier to find than a GT4 with LWB.

The PCCB is just not going to fly with the wife. We have PCCB on the GT3 and i posted earlier on this thread about my $12k bill for replacing the fronts. Porsche told us that a freak accident was to blame and you might argue that lightning won't strike twice...but you know how wives get. The steelies are enough brake for that car anyway. Btw I think I'd feel more justified with upgrading to CCB on the M4 because the steelies on my previous gen M3 did have a tendency to fade.

Anyway I'm looking at sapphire blue, extended leather with deviated stitching, deviated color seat belts, nav, CF trim, and not much else. plus LWB if we decide it will work.
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