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I'd have a hard time buying a 335 over a M3

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2011 335xi can be found with ok miles and priced in the mid $20's. A 2011 M3 would be mid $40's, and even going back to 2008 they're still low $30's.



Looking at some beater cars now. Priced out an M3, but it'd be street parked, and that just isn't wise. GF here can't even rely on regular parking lots. Maybe in 2-3 years.
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I have a justification. Lexus are as boring as fuck


Lexus GS300 are indeed boring. But the Aristo 2jz Turbo? 

 

- is not boring at all when compared to a 3-series. 


Edited by Thrift Vader - 12/1/15 at 6:28am
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Here it is: 2016 Subaru Outback Carbide Gray Metallic. The gray has some blue hues so it looks different colors in different lighting

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Congrats.

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Welcome to the scoobie club!

post #19281 of 26360
Congrats on the car!

Are you planning any mods? I think some aftermarket headers, lowering springs, a cat back exhaust and a nice stage 3 supercharging kit with nitrous should do the trick.

In all seriousness, love the color. It's all about dat steel grey exterior.
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That's a nice gray.
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post


Lexus GS300 are indeed boring. But the Aristo 2jz Turbo? 



- is not boring at all when compared to a 3-series. 

So you're suggesting people get a 1,000 HP Lexus drift car?
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So you're suggesting people get a 1,000 HP Lexus drift car?


No, I'm suggesting that a lexus provides the most flexibility per dollar of any large saloon. all they really need is a 5spd mission, and minor upgrades to be hot on the heels of Germany's best.

400+hp is easy to draw from the 2jz. with all the handling, comfort, and reliability that Toyota is known for.  they really are a 4 door supra. down to the bones.

post #19285 of 26360
I took advantage of the nice weather to get my car prepped for the winter. I checked fluids, tire tread, pressure, gave it a good cleaning with claybar, polish + sealant, and wax, along with rubber seal protectant and a light interior detail (is almost always immaculate but just getting some light dust in the corners).

Car looked almost as good as new when I put it in the garage and headed back to NYC.

The part that sucks when detailing is you notice the rock dings on the hood and the incredibly minor dents stand out while you're so close up. I need to get some Dr. Colorchip and find a PDR guy to work out two dents at some point in the spring.
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Here it is: 2016 Subaru Outback Carbide Gray Metallic. The gray has some blue hues so it looks different colors in different lighting

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Cool, man. In that pic the Outback looks a lot more SUV-ish and less wagon-ish. I know the outbacks have always had slightly higher ride height, but would you say it's more like an SUV?
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post


Lexus GS300 are indeed boring. But the Aristo 2jz Turbo? 



- is not boring at all when compared to a 3-series. 
When you referenced the 2JZ engine I figured you were talking about the 1995-2005 GS/Aristos (may be slightly wrong on the years there). That specific car is an awful car, and one of the best cases I could make for my argument that Lexus is boring. Butt-ugly, wallows like a pig, completely lifeless steering and suspension. they're comfortable and reliable enough, but that means that's the car you get when you're not looking for something exciting.

I don't think even the Supra engine could make this a car I would want to drive. Although you would be able to decimate all if you overnighted some parts from Japan...
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Thanks everyone!  

 

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Cool, man. In that pic the Outback looks a lot more SUV-ish and less wagon-ish. I know the outbacks have always had slightly higher ride height, but would you say it's more like an SUV?

 

From what I have driven in terms of SUVs vs. crossovers, it sits in more of the SUV range because crossovers tend to feel like a slightly higher car than an SUV.  The Forrester has a higher seating position due to the pilot chairs so seating is lower in the Outback but the slope of the hood lets you see in front of you pretty good.  Gone are the days where the Outback sat lower to the ground which must have been the early to mid-2000s or even back into the 90s.  

 

I will miss the steering response of the GTI but not those shitty seats.  They were terrible for anything over an hour.  The cushy leather in the Outback is nice.

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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post


When you referenced the 2JZ engine I figured you were talking about the 1995-2005 GS/Aristos (may be slightly wrong on the years there). That specific car is an awful car, and one of the best cases I could make for my argument that Lexus is boring. Butt-ugly, wallows like a pig, completely lifeless steering and suspension. they're comfortable and reliable enough, but that means that's the car you get when you're not looking for something exciting.

I don't think even the Supra engine could make this a car I would want to drive. Although you would be able to decimate all if you overnighted some parts from Japan...


You see, I live in Japan. and am formerly a technician in a Euro car specialist. and have seen my share of both sides.  The Lexus brand is like the scraps of Toyota. myself recently selling an Altezza /IS200 1 month ago. with the Yamaha built 3SGE "Beams" engine with upgrades to suspension, tires, and other performance parts.


The Aristo V300 are a wolf in sheep's clothing. my friend daily's one. they just require the usual mods, of Suspension, MT, and LSD. plus whatever you feel. potential+ dollar value? smart money is on making reliability fast, not fast reliable.  so the GS300 presents a softer, albeit identical base to start with. they DO Decimate all. and are one of the most popular cars for people to mod with 4 doors. 400+hp is a given with a little money thrown at it. the MT's are $$$$$$$

 

and the car above? had roasted many a 330, and A6 Driving to work. only losing to a Toyota Chaser, and an EVO7. -Decently quick, but limited. now sold for something with longer legs.:devil:


Edited by Thrift Vader - 12/1/15 at 10:41am
post #19290 of 26360
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post
 


You see, I live in Japan. and am formerly a technician in a Euro car specialist. and have seen my share of both sides.  The Lexus brand is like the scraps of Toyota. myself recently selling an Altezza /IS200 1 month ago. with the Yamaha built 3SGE "Beams" engine with upgrades to suspension, tires, and other performance parts.


The Aristo V300 are a wolf in sheep's clothing. my friend daily's one. they just require the usual mods, of Suspension, MT, and LSD. plus whatever you feel. potential+ dollar value? smart money is on making reliability fast, not fast reliable.  so the GS300 presents a softer, albeit identical base to start with. they DO Decimate all. and are one of the most popular cars for people to mod with 4 doors. 400+hp is a given with a little money thrown at it. the MT's are $$$$$$$

 

and the car above? had roasted many a 330, and A6 Driving to work. only losing to a Toyota Chaser, and an EVO7. -Decently quick, but limited. now sold for something with longer legs.:devil:

 

I don't understand any of this.  Why would I want to spend a bunch of money, time, and effort doing all of these things to my car?  I drive a GS350, and I like it quite a bit, but the last thing I would do is start modding it.

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