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road course or drag strip?

 

road course
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Originally Posted by Arthur PE View Post

My RS4 has the faux aluminum trim, and I like it, lightens the car up a bit.  I used to be into the monochromatic/blacked-out look, but as I got older that has faded.
Avus is nice but I've grown fond of bolder colors (used to be a white, black silver guy).  I like them looking like a toy. lol8%5B1%5D.gif
 
Honestly the red looks pretty good, as in little red wagon, and wagons haul things, and this one hauls ass, lol

I'm not talking about the mirrors etc., I'm talking about the silver handlebar looking thing, they have put on the front bumper and the silver mesh in the grill, it just looks cheap.


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I would never buy a bold colour like red or yellow, I think I would get tired of looking at it with in 5 minutes, I prefer colours like BMW carbon black, Audi Deep sea blue and if I'm going to really bold Idium / umbra grey.
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Not far off from each other in price at all, here in the U.S. anyways. The ML starts at ~$45k and the X5 at ~$47k. In comparison, the X3 starts at ~$37k here in the U.S. too so I would put that new Porsche around that range.
Insurance difference isn't that much different either, I would only have to pay an extra $3-$4 extra a month for the Cayman in comparison to my current Z4. Service, well yeah Porsche will almost always be more expensive but it is a Porche.

Must be nice, of to kill myself....

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For 40K I can get a Golf Diesel and not a nice one, it's a bluemotion.
Edited by Find Finn - 2/17/12 at 2:28am
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Honestly the red looks pretty good, as in little red wagon, and wagons haul things, and this one hauls ass, lol

 


Eh. It just looks bad to me. Silver plastic trim makes it look cheaper.
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yep, I'm talking about the lower lip also, not really a big deal to me.
 

As far as colors, I really don't like metallics anymore, so that limits options somewhat.  Sprint Blue is a metallic, but looks like a solid.

I thought the same about the Imola, but after 3.5 years I've not grown tired of it, it's a really unique yellow, with some deep undertones to it, varying with light, but there is nothing more individual than color taste/preference.

 

My 3 M3's:

E30 was salmon silver (grey)

E36 Alpin Weiss

E46 TiAg

 

When I got the RS4 a few friends told my wife they 'thought' they saw me in it, but 'no way' would Arthur buy a yellow car. crackup[1].gif

Now if only I could get an insurance break, ie, German safety yellow. :)

 

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I'm not talking about the mirrors etc., I'm talking about the silver handlebar looking thing, they have put on the front bumper and the silver mesh in the grill, it just looks cheap.
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I would never buy a bold colour like red or yellow, I think I would get tired of looking at it with in 5 minutes, I prefer colours like BMW carbon black, Audi Deep sea blue and if I'm going to really bold Idium / umbra grey.


 

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not for everyone, and thankfully my state requires no front plate

afaik, 2500 RS4's in US/Canada, 40 Imola, only 4 or 5 w/o sunroof (mine was an Audi Corp. PR car, I'm the 2nd owner, Audi of America was the 1st)

 

AUT 42 RK0109 02 - 2007 Audi RS4 Yellow 3/4 Front View On Pavement By Fall Trees - Kimballstock

 

AUT 42 RK0113 01 - 2007 Audi RS4 Yellow 3/4 Front View On Pavement By Fall Trees - Kimballstock

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Just bought an 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider, 106,xxx miles. Fairly solid, a drivers car (not a weekend show car)... $3,000 out the door, I am happy with it. Another year in Florida with out A/C, puzzled.gif . I will take pics tomorrow when I pick it up.

 

~Kurt

 

The guy called me back up and gave me some unsettling news. I paid a $500 deposit, it's a small specialty car shop (He had the car for several months outside) and is also a license dealer. He pays some lady to do the DMV/Tax stuff for him, since this is a one man operation. Who seems to do good business and positive rep with locals, lots of Alfa's, Fiat's, and Ferrari's. I was so post to pick it up Friday and pay the remaining balance.

 

But anyways to the point, he called me up and forgot the mention the car had a rebuilt title. Explained he totally forgot, he took the salvaged car on trade for the client, because she scraped the fence in her yard and put a large gash in the door (The insurance wrote it off, had a few classic cars in the past and it's not hard to write a classic off). He replaced the door and had it inspected to be titled as rebuilt (How this would skip ones mind, I have no clue). He did give me my deposit back because he noticed I felt uneasy and handed me the $500 back. I told him I want to sleep on it, but if I do decide to purchase I want to put it on a lift and look closely look at the underside for repairs/damage.

 

The car ran, drove strong and tracked straight. Out of all the cars I drove this week, this drove the best... I am also just tired of looking and need a car... I am mostly just afraid of what I though was a fair deal, not being so great no.

 

 



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No a/c in Florida? No thanks. I'd die if my car had no a/c here in Cali.
 


 

I driven a 72 Triumph Spitfire all last year, it just adds to the experience... It sucks, but I just drove straight to and from during the work weeks.

 

~Kurt

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$3000 '87 Alfa Spider - who cares if it has a clean title? You can't even finance that thing, and you know the back story on the title, so that shouldn't stop you...
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Proponents of the all-blacked out look are usually the same people who like the flat black look - people who don't particularly understand design or aesthetics.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I'm not talking about the mirrors etc., I'm talking about the silver handlebar looking thing, they have put on the front bumper and the silver mesh in the grill, it just looks cheap.
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I would never buy a bold colour like red or yellow, I think I would get tired of looking at it with in 5 minutes, I prefer colours like BMW carbon black, Audi Deep sea blue and if I'm going to really bold Idium / umbra grey.

I agree with you - Audi's best looking cars are from a few years back now (there's a white V10 S6 wagon I see around my neighborhood, stock but with a 0-finger drop - that is great looking, as is the before-facelift S5) , the newest headlight shape looks contrived, and the superfluous silver accenting on the RS cars looks contrived as well.

I would get non-monochrome colors on a car, I am not afraid of driving something in a color like BRG, or maybe even one of those newer Porsche poo poo brown colors, and I really like sage-y green metallic colors on certain cars.... but I will never own a yellow car, death will come before. Yellow is toy.
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I would get non-monochrome colors on a car, I am not afraid of driving something in a color like BRG, or maybe even one of those newer Porsche poo poo brown colors, and I really like sage-y green metallic colors on certain cars.... but I will never own a yellow car, death will come before. Yellow is toy.


I think I've said this already but I really like Bmw carbon black, which oddly isn't black but a metallic blue, it changes from almost black to bright blue depending on the light, such a beautiful colour in the flesh, saw a brand new X5 with the M kit on the other day in. inlove.gif

Only decent picture I could find, it would look better with the chrome pack and some better wheels.
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Most new cars look good in brown, Bmw, Audi, porsche and benz has some nice like Havanna, umbra and indium.

Green works on some cars, mostly big saloons.
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...or maybe even one of those newer Porsche poo poo brown colors,

it's a reminiscence to the 930 turbo.
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I've yet to see a car that looks good in brown
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This is what I am thinking, since it will be a daily driver/beater for me (A fun one). It drives good, price is fair. Probably not even worth having collision on it, even if it had a clean title? But I am going to call a few insurance companies and see what there policies are on rebuilt titles. If it does not cost any more to insure then a clean title, then I am back in game.

 

~Kurt
 

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$3000 '87 Alfa Spider - who cares if it has a clean title? You can't even finance that thing, and you know the back story on the title, so that shouldn't stop you...


 

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I've yet to see a car that looks good in brown

I haven't either. I don't mind brown interiors, but I'm not a fan of a brown exterior.
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