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post #5416 of 15715
Thanks for the recs, gents. I don't necessarily 'speed.' I just don't want to get pulled over for doing 80 in a 65, for example. I know it's fast enough to be considered speeding and I'm honestly baffled that I haven't been given a speeding ticket yet since I started driving, *knocks on wood.*

But now that I'm in TX and driving a lot more, I guess I'm just more concerned now smile.gif
post #5417 of 15715
Just drive with the flow of traffic. Most people drive about 10-15 over on the highways. Really no need to go faster than other people on public roads, only messes up the flow.
post #5418 of 15715
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

I saw that, I like the color. I'm not so cracked up on the 991 after having seen a few on the roads now, it looks obese. Also not so cracked up on the retro stuff like the RS ducktails and gigantic-sized Fuchs that Porsche has been using lately.
I've found a similar green colored facelift Qporte 4.2 on the used car listings that I'm interested in now, it's going for like 30-40% less than what the white or black ones go for... because it's green, that is like a resale death sentence in Japan. Everything I've seen that is dark green sells at like 30-40% less than the black/white versions, I've seen an E63, a CLS63, and a 996 C4S all dirt cheap because they were forest green. I think it has some of the GT S stuff on it like the grilles and the wheels, everything except for the blacked headlights, so it's invisibly modified. Still, it's selling from the official Mas/Ferrari dealer, so it's a legit car. I have a busy month but once I get back from NY I might be able to talk to my accountant and see about getting it as a company car. Otherwise I'm back to looking at E63T's...

I have started to get why you like green, I still prefer dark blue, just a shame that most manufactures get their blues wrong and they are few and far between used.

From what I've heard the GT-S should be the one to buy, they have fixed some of the issues from the older models.
post #5419 of 15715
Well, I know the aversion to green that people have, it's because forest over tan was a popular color scheme exactly 20 years ago. Colors like BMW Oxford green. There were some strange greens that diverted from basic forest with more blue in them, like Porsche Amazon green and BMW Island green, those are unabashedly '90's colors. In general though, those greens were heavy on the blue component.
The green I like that has been coming back are the variations of BRG, greens with a touch more ochre or grey in them. There is an AMG green that is amazing, saw an S63 with it recently. The Maserati green is pretty nice. Aston and Jaguar have a bunch of different hollow-looking BRG and sage green colors that are great. I think with the advent of deeper metallics, the finer flake that makes the colors more 'liquid' , plus the slight adjustments for times, the old weird colors can look pretty nice on new cars.

also, can't get a GTS, those are double what this one I'm looking at costs, because it's green and has a bit more mileage. I am looking at like, used W211 E63 range lately. redface.gif Qporte GT S's are like F430 prices still...
post #5420 of 15715
Would never buy a green car unless it was an old classic jag or range rover, you know british cars. You can also kiss your resale goodbye as an added bonus.
post #5421 of 15715
... I like the color green though...
post #5422 of 15715
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

Would never buy a green car unless it was an old classic jag or range rover, you know british cars. You can also kiss your resale goodbye as an added bonus.

British racing green inlove.gif
post #5423 of 15715
Have seen both the new Camaro and new Challenger in a green that I would consider. The Challenger green is better IMO.
post #5424 of 15715
BRG is cool. There are way too many cars in my garage that are various shades of silver. On a proper car, BRG is timeless. Somewhat surprised that the Japanese don't like it.
post #5425 of 15715
well, the Japanese are really stoic, there are traditional colors for cars that are mostly still respected. It's much like work uniforms and white collar suiting in the workplace; things should be a certain color to denote your place, standing out is not good. There is just not a good place for green cars. Black = executives in chaffeured cars like S classes, 7's, LS460's, etc (navy is acceptable too) - white cars are often small little econoboxes issued by companies to be daily runabout cars; blue collars drive white or previously blue trucks and vans; truly commercial vehicles and taxis are in bright colors, but still look like they're from the 70's/80's... the only time you truly expect to see a non-white/silver/black car here is if it's an imported sports car. The roads are a sea of monochrome, accented by a few outliers in weird cars, and then the usual weird Porsche colors, maybe a red Ferrari, etc.
post #5426 of 15715
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

the only time you truly expect to see a non-white/silver/black car here is if it's an imported sports car. The roads are a sea of monochrome, accented by a few outliers in weird cars, and then the usual weird Porsche colors, maybe a red Ferrari, etc.

right. in tokyo, definitely saw a veyron in a pretty loud blue. saw some yellow porsches too. figured it might carry over to maserati but i guess not.
post #5427 of 15715
Also, people really didn't give recommendations for the radar detectors (one vote for a passport). The poster's question wasn't about whether or not it is okay to speed, and if so when and why.
post #5428 of 15715
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Originally Posted by deepitm View Post

Also, people really didn't give recommendations for the radar detectors (one vote for a passport). The poster's question wasn't about whether or not it is okay to speed, and if so when and why.

I did Valentine One. A few other did as well... My advice just don't buy a cheap one, spend some money on one for quality. But after a while there pretty much the same I imagine (not sure, been a while since I had one). I know when I did allot of research GPS technology was starting to come out for them and probably would help reduce a lot of false positives. False positives can happen from another radar detector or sliding glass doors.

post #5429 of 15715
I use a V1 too, and would always recommend it. Make sure it's mounted as high as possible on your windscreen (mine is on the same level as the rear view mirror) --- don't hamstring yourself by putting any radar detector low on your car.

Radar-detector detectors look for RF leaks, and the V1 is well-sealed against that. Mostly, they tend to find the old crappy detectors that don't have any shielding. tinfoil.gif
post #5430 of 15715
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post

Radar-detector detectors look for RF leaks, and the V1 is well-sealed against that. Mostly, they tend to find the old crappy detectors that don't have any shielding. tinfoil.gif

I didnt know that, makes sense I guess. On a dutch forum one good diy electrician made the ultimate device, an anti-radar-detector-detector. Which was supposed to shield or overload the other device (cant remember). Anyways, there's little market in detectors here now as the fines are punitively high these days.
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