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post #22426 of 26269
I'd definitely take the day-to-day considerations into my thinking more than outright performance. Unless you're regularly making public roads race tracks or actually tracking the car, go with what works best as a DD - seats, visibility, parts, gas mileage, etc. as has been mentioned above. Most sports cars today will manage to put a smile on your face on a weekend drive.

Also, as I've said over and over, I don't have a problem with Corvettes themselves, but, on basis, I have a huge problem with the people that drive them. The only difference between a C7 and C4 driver is where they are in their employment process.
post #22427 of 26269

Yeah, that's pretty much it.  Acceleration is fun, rear wheel drive and torque are fun, and all of them have it.  Sharper handling is a bonus, looks matter because everyone likes to smile when they go to their car, and after that it's all about comfort and reliability.  I think I need to test drive the Challenger and see if it's as much of a pudding as its weight and certain reviews suggest.  My eye lusts more for the Camaro and my wallet would probably like an easy-to-find Mustang.  But the fat Dodge might suit with its gentler style and comfortable enormity.  

post #22428 of 26269
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Anyone in the market for a, uhhhh, Z3?



http://www.megastarmotors.com/?vehicle=bmw-z3

shog[1].gif

WTF?
post #22429 of 26269
Saw a dark blue new gen XC90 with caramel leather today. That is a good looking car.
post #22430 of 26269
mimo, the challenger IS a total pig. You know my automotive leanings, so take this with a grain of salt. But you need at least a SRT8 to move all that weight around quickly, and it's alarming how much it wallows. Combine that with bad sightlines, excessive length front and back, and shitty wet traction...and it was one of the most difficult cars I've rented. The torque is fun, though
post #22431 of 26269
If you love dat body roll, a base challenger is the way to go.
post #22432 of 26269
Btw, any reason you aren't considering a Charger? It's basically the Challenger with better packaging and more utility. IIRC you're not in the States, but if you were there's the additional benefit of people getting the fuck out of your way because they think you're a cop
post #22433 of 26269
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Saw a dark blue new gen XC90 with caramel leather today. That is a good looking car.

The wife and I stayed at an airbnb in Newburyport this past weekend, the owner had one of this color had one parked out front of their perfectly "coastal new england" decorated home. It fit so perfectly, I as so annoyed it wasn't our actual house.

post #22434 of 26269
While I agree with HRoi - it should also be a day to day thing for many people. My two cars are fairly boring and serve a purpose. Then again, you look at my bicycle riding buddies and they say how many grams lighter some Shimano dura-ace brakes are than their 105s and you think to yourself if he's going to make the US Olympic team for Rio.

The broader point is to get something you'll like, makes sense, and enjoy every minute with it. Life's too short to read some verbose piece of shit online review, which is essentially what everything is these days.
post #22435 of 26269
Based solely on recent rental car experiences with base V-6 Challenger, Camaro, and Mustang, I thought the Challenger was the closest thing to "fun". It's a horrible pg and you can't see shit to the sides or back but for some reason it was sort of entertaining.. The Camaro was just as bad visibility wise if not worse. I think the new Camaro is the lightest of the bunch now. The Mustang drove like the rental car special that it was. The Challenger trunk is actually big enough to be useful.

If I was actually going to buy one though, a Mustang GT with stick is the only one I'd actually consider.
post #22436 of 26269
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Originally Posted by mike1445 View Post

The wife and I stayed at an airbnb in Newburyport this past weekend, the owner had one of this color had one parked out front of their perfectly "coastal new england" decorated home. It fit so perfectly, I as so annoyed it wasn't our actual house.

I went directly home to looking up pricing shog[1].gif

They are less than a well spec'd 3.0tdi Q5/SQ5. That is a lot of bang for your buck
post #22437 of 26269
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I went directly home to looking up pricing shog[1].gif

They are less than a well spec'd 3.0tdi Q5/SQ5. That is a lot of bang for your buck

I keep pointing them out to the wife for when her current lease runs out. though we won't necessarily need the third row, rep for safety, good looks and relative efficiency for the size might have her sold.

post #22438 of 26269
From what I can tell 3rd row is optional. I found boot specs for both a 5 and a 7 seat version.
post #22439 of 26269
The XC90 indeed looks like a game changer. Couldn't have come at a better time for Volvo
post #22440 of 26269
If they fit your budget and need/want, give em a test drive to find the one you like best. Who gives a flying fuck if strangers on the internet approve of your choices... foo.gif

I always find gaze lingering on these new XC90's.
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