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post #5431 of 14805
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Originally Posted by nootje View Post

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I love that color, only on an older British car of course.
post #5432 of 14805
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

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.
I'm stuck on silver, my last four have been silver. Arrested development.
post #5433 of 14805
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

Kind of a shame about the new Aston, all of the proportions are heavy handed and it plays way too much to the tastes of the tasteless. The DB9 still looks good in light of this thing; this rear treatment looks like it came out of a Wings West catalog from the mid 1990's:
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Still sounds orgasmic though.
post #5434 of 14805
Another vote for the V1 here; also get it hardwired for a clean stealth install. This is a pretty straightforward diy in the E46.
post #5435 of 14805
Nice. Any thoughts on getting used? I see no reason to buy new.. unless I'm missing something shog[1].gif
post #5436 of 14805
Buy a used one, just make sure it's the most up to date model. All V1 can be updated at cost, check there website for more details.
post #5437 of 14805
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Originally Posted by rocks View Post

Another vote for the V1 here; also get it hardwired for a clean stealth install. This is a pretty straightforward diy in the E46.
The last one I had was hard wired. Controls were in he ashtray; thus there were no visible indicators of it inside or out.
post #5438 of 14805
Just saw some youtube vids of people installing them in their e46 m3s.. seems like a very easy and fast DIY.

Also, the vast majority of V1s on ebay are more expensive than the brand new price.. plain.gif
post #5439 of 14805
Unless you're in Virginia or some place where radar detectors are illegal, I don't understand why people do the stealth install. Hardwire with the cables hidden, yes, but hiding the unit itself?

OK, maybe if you like your interior to look clean, but police officers who have seen mine during stops pretty much ignore it (the 2 times that has happened, and one pointed to it, and said, "Don't worry, I didn't stop you for speeding.")
post #5440 of 14805
I was referring to hardwiring it to hide the cables. Don't see the point in hiding the unit itself either.. too much hassle and modifying required.
post #5441 of 14805
it's pretty much to make the interior look clean, yes. and there are some officers that will give you a hard time especially if you had been jamming their laser before they stopped you.

one more thing - i have an Orlando cop friend that told me that if you have a detector fixed on to your windshield, window breakage and theft is not a question of if, but when
post #5442 of 14805
Fair points. I only use mine on long trips. Around town, it's in the glovebox.
post #5443 of 14805
Ugh. That's annoying. Well, my apartment's parking complex is gated and I rarely drive as it is because of all my damn travel so maybe i'll be fine..
post #5444 of 14805
Lol drove to the gym entirely in first gear on my rental car. Fucker has the longest first gear ive ever seen (nissan maxima). I think it goes all the way to 60
post #5445 of 14805
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post

Unless you're in Virginia or some place where radar detectors are illegal, I don't understand why people do the stealth install. Hardwire with the cables hidden, yes, but hiding the unit itself?
OK, maybe if you like your interior to look clean, but police officers who have seen mine during stops pretty much ignore it (the 2 times that has happened, and one pointed to it, and said, "Don't worry, I didn't stop you for speeding.")
Yeah mine was hard wired because of the law in Virginia. If cops see it there, they can take it in addition to giving you a ticket for having it.
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