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Don't get a car to compete with friends.
post #22517 of 26274
No that is what your dick is for.
post #22518 of 26274
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

I just sat in a Model X at their new Boston showroom. Very cool. The gullwings were frozen open, though, for display purposes so I couldn't see how they worked IRL.

Are those rabbit ears on the blue Porsche?

I was about to head out for a bicycle ride the other day and I saw the doors of a Model X in action. Cool but I'll pass
post #22519 of 26274
I'm no Porsche expert but what kind of Porsche is the blue one?
post #22520 of 26274
I think, with my friends, we never take anything as a serious competition, but generally will give each other a ton of grief between us about stupid things. It's fun no matter what it's about.

The blue Porsche is a 991 GT3 (non-RS).

Also the Model X has falcon wing doors, not gull wing, and there is a huge difference because of the double hinged mechanism. It's an engineering marvel, but worthless in real life since the front doors are still regular doors - unless you use the rear falcon wing doors to put your baby inside and crawl to the driver's seat.
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Don't get a car to compete with friends.
so did you get dat AMG or not, ya old fucker!!?
post #22522 of 26274
Of course he didn't.
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

I think, with my friends, we never take anything as a serious competition, but generally will give each other a ton of grief between us about stupid things. It's fun no matter what it's about.

The blue Porsche is a 991 GT3 (non-RS).

Also the Model X has falcon wing doors, not gull wing, and there is a huge difference because of the double hinged mechanism. It's an engineering marvel, but worthless in real life since the front doors are still regular doors - unless you use the rear falcon wing doors to put your baby inside and crawl to the driver's seat.
Actually, you can park outside your slip, close the front door, and use a remote to go the last 10 feet. And vice versa on the way out.

Time will tell as the X becomes more established, but I think the real benefit of the rear door will be its height when open. A lot of people, some young, some quite elderly, might welcome the chance to stand before they hop out into the rain.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Of course...for whatever reason, Subaru also dropped the WRX wagon in the states.

Odd considering I saw a figure that said 50% of WRX buyers were opting for the wagon.

With other makers I could see an argument that "nobody buys them in the US"...but there are a lot of WRX wagons on the road.

Pontiac Aztec FTW.............best......wagon.......evar!!
post #22525 of 26274
The US market is really weird in its distaste for wagons. Once in awhile I see a sweet Audi or Subaru wagon only to find that it has Canadian plates 50% of the time.

And yet we put all these inept drivers in huge SUV's that don't have much more cargo space than wagons, and that they can't drive without turning into a menace
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Actually, you can park outside your slip, close the front door, and use a remote to go the last 10 feet. And vice versa on the way out.

Time will tell as the X becomes more established, but I think the real benefit of the rear door will be its height when open. A lot of people, some young, some quite elderly, might welcome the chance to stand before they hop out into the rain.

Summon was cool for the first week after it came out. I've never used it since to park. It has some other nice features like automatically opening a gate or garage door. In the case of the X, the nice-ness of the falcon wing doors are that they are power operated for people that might have difficulty opening a door otherwise. I love the engineering behind it, but think it was entirely unnecessary on the first generation X because of the delay and cost issues it created on their second mass market vehicle.
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Pontiac Aztec FTW.............best......wagon.......evar!!

There was a joke when the Juke came out that the designer of the Aztec would send a Christmas card to the designer of the Juke for making an uglier car.
post #22527 of 26274
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

so did you get dat AMG or not, ya old fucker!!?

No, just test drove it while Mrs. Piob was taking delivery of her new GLE.

They've really made the 2017 something sweet and I would love to have it. Sport+ mode = super tight ride, zero body sway as the system cranks up the compensation so much it's rough like a sportscar, and the torque from 900 rpm is gratifying. Rated at 4.9 0-60 but Benz is always conservative with numbers.
post #22528 of 26274
GLS 63?

A friend of mine had a juke, it took a couple of days for it get renamed to nuke.
post #22529 of 26274
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

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Rated at 4.9 0-60 but Benz is always conservative with numbers.

Big timers like @HRoi would find that very unsatisfactory. I thought you were a big timer as well. confused.gif
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Big timers like @HRoi would find that very unsatisfactory. I thought you were a big timer as well. confused.gif
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Don't get a car to compete with friends.

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Also, I'm not a big timer like HRoi.
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