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post #3991 of 14493
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

A8 with maybe a used Boxster S (can be found for relatively little $) for weekend fun sounds like a good combo.

A nice suggestion. The A8 is pretty, has the requisite panache (without being over the top), and is well made. The Jeep idea died when I read the reports about road noise and squeaks. I drive the highways so it would not work out. Also, I'm still not quite there with American cars.

As for the weekend car, I would worry about legroom in the Boxster, but I hear where your going with that . . .
post #3992 of 14493
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Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post

I am driven in a W12 VW Phaeton limo. Ok, not really, but I'm looking for a new set of wheels. My thoughts change from day to day. Here's today's list:

Porsche Cayenne
Jeep Wrangler Sahara (4 door hardtop)
Cadillac CTS sports sedan
Alfa Romeo (whatever large sedan might come to our shores in the future) (not gonna happen, I know)
Audi A8 - would need to buy used
Lexus GS - the new sedan for $46k +/-

I have to act like a professional, so the snoot factor has to factor in a bit.

I had a Phaeton and the obvious choice from what you have listed is the A8 but it is an anonymous lump. I chose a 7 series BMW.
post #3993 of 14493
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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

I had a Phaeton and the obvious choice from what you have listed is the A8 but it is an anonymous lump. I chose a 7 series BMW.

Yeah, the A8 needs the sport package or to be an S8 to give it a bit more character. Nice car, but it sometimes comes across as being a bit bland.
post #3994 of 14493
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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

I had a Phaeton and the obvious choice from what you have listed is the A8 but it is an anonymous lump. I chose a 7 series BMW.

Interesting . . . How did the Phaeton perform re: reliability, repair costs, maintenance?
post #3995 of 14493
2013 SRT VIPER
640hp & 600 lb-ft torque
8.4 liter V10

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post #3996 of 14493
Holy shit that front is ugly. But it's a Viper, I will buy icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

~Kurt
post #3997 of 14493
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

640hp & 600 lb-ft torque
8.4 liter V10

This is what I meant with European engineers and American engines.
post #3998 of 14493
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Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post

A nice suggestion. The A8 is pretty, has the requisite panache (without being over the top), and is well made. The Jeep idea died when I read the reports about road noise and squeaks. I drive the highways so it would not work out. Also, I'm still not quite there with American cars.
As for the weekend car, I would worry about legroom in the Boxster, but I hear where your going with that . . .

My best friend's dad had a Boxster and he never complained, the guy is 6'4.

I never got to drive it as I was only 15 when he sold it.
Edited by whiteslashasian - 4/4/12 at 12:25pm
post #3999 of 14493
cousin just bought an s-class....plain.gif
post #4000 of 14493
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

My best friend's dad had a Boxster and he never complained, the guy is 6'4.
I never got to drive it as I was only 15 when he sold it.

I drove my gf's mom's boxter (i think it's an '08 or so). i'm just over 6'4". it was not an uncomfortable drive but i would never buy one for myself, because of the lack of space. needed an extra 3 inches to slide the seat back. can't comment on headspace as the top was down satisfied.gif
post #4001 of 14493
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Originally Posted by KurtS90 View Post

Holy shit that front is ugly. But it's a Viper, I will buy icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
~Kurt

Alfa Romeo is building a car based on the Viper frame.

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1059114_first-photos-of-dodge-viper-based-alfa-romeo-zagato-tz3-stradale
post #4002 of 14493
i dunno, i thought the Viper was pretty damn amazing. i scrolled my screen up and down aimlessly while recovering from the shock.


butbutbut....10 hp less than the GT500 tongue.gif
post #4003 of 14493
I thought the Viper looks good too. It has a very Italian look to it but you know it's a Viper.
post #4004 of 14493
The side profile on the Viper is absolutely stunning.
post #4005 of 14493
viper looks like a TVR mated with a ferrari california
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