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70s/80s/90s = 3 decades of work so fuck those people?
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a hint? boatloads of it.
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70s/80s/90s = 3 decades of work so fuck those people?

lol dude get off my junk. i said it as a figure of speech. facepalm.gif
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I have a friend that was driving a new Porsche 911 at 16.

My reaction was plain.gif but I guess
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Went out for a bit to get lunch, saw some douche in a reflective golf-foil wrapped Diablo with purple SV lettering and accents blaze by my house, and then when I got across town I saw a white Enzo - sounded amazing. Incidentally, it was around the same place I saw a guy drive by in a white F50, about 10 years ago. I wouldn't be surprised if it was the same dude. Also saw an SLS and an SLR within a block of each other. The SLS has nothing on the SLR.
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I've also driven C-class and GLK loaners, and prefer the GLK by a wide margin. I'm a car guy, but the C is too small while the GLK has all sorts of room and handles very well.

If it were me I'd opt for a GLK over a C but the gf wants/needs a tiny car. She is coming from a VW eos and doesn't want a large car. We test drove one yesterday (C250 coupe loaded). It was very nice. I really liked the interior and it had some good pickup from what I could tell.
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if she wants a tiny car, might i suggest the mini cooper s?
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

Aston Virage won't be that collectible in the long run. Astons look nice but don't have pure cachet nor great resale (amongst modern models), and the Virage was a pretty humdrum model considering it was just a variation on the DB9. Koenigsegg, just a nameless hypercar, no historical pedigree. Spyker, about the same, unfortunately (love Spykers, though). Zonda, somewhat better with the pedigree considering it's been around for about 15 years, but hard to say.
The Reventon looked like it was gonna be one of those keeper cars, but then they released the Aventador plus all the matte paint options and the Reventon suddenly seemed worthless. It might have more value much, much later down the road.
If you think back on all the old classics from the 60's and 70's from makers that went defunct - DeTomaso, Jensen, etc - those are all cool sports cars and many were good too, but never really went god tier, because they didn't have a historical pedigree before that, and then went defunct right after.
Ford GT40, definitely a keeper. Probably won't be another American car made like that again, except for this new Viper. The new Viper might hold it's retail value forever, who knows. At least as long as gas stays under $10/gallon.
There's a used 599GTO for sale on yahoo Japan. It's selling for about what the retail was, so that means it's not going to get the double-price Enzo treatment either.

About the Koenigsegg comment, what is considered history today, must've had a starting point somewhere, no?
Christian Koenigsegg is a brilliant individual, he built his first car at IIRC before the age of 22 and that's with no formal engineering training.
Success of a company isnt about historical pedigree, that comes with time, success comes with building a good product 1 and which Koenigsegg has, and two, having cash flow when times get tough, afterall, people dont wake up everyday and decide to buy a $1M supercar.
Lamborghini bankrupted a few times, hadnt Audi picked it up and introduced the Gallardo, it wouldn't have survived to be what it is today.


New Viper? Collectible? lol
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Just out of curiosity, what are people's thoughts on the Volvo S60R? I saw an old episode of Top Gear recently which gave it a pretty middling review back in 04 or so. But whenever I see them on the street, I like them.
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Just out of curiosity, what are people's thoughts on the Volvo S60R? I saw an old episode of Top Gear recently which gave it a pretty middling review back in 04 or so. But whenever I see them on the street, I like them.

A friend had one of these years ago.

The worst manual transmission I've ever driven. Period.
It was a slob in the corners, was extremely disconnected from the drive, and was about as reliable as Windows Millennium Edition.
However, the car had two endearing features - Some of the best seats I've sat in, and great highway pickup.
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I was a meet once with my lowered A3 on 19s on stretched profile 35, while I was chatting to a friend, a guy walks up and says those look nice, what are they 17s. sarcasm.gif

You lowered a A3 and put 19's on it? In DENMARK? We must be talking the gdp of a small country for just the oem rims alone? Are you crown prince Frederik?
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You lowered a A3 and put 19's on it? In DENMARK? We must be talking the gdp of a small country for just the oem rims alone? Are you crown prince Frederik?

rotflmao.gif


The royal family doesn't pay car tax and they get most their cars for free.

He has a Fisker Karma and a Quattroporte etc.
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drove this bad boy today after work.. and holy FUCKING SHITBALLS!! the torque on this car is so fucking outrageous!

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god every time i go into a dealership to test drive cars like these, i just immediately want to buy one.

then i saw Herb Chambers' mp4-12c parked in the corner. the sa let me take the cover off for a second to admire the car but wouldn't let me take a pic of it without it, lol.

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anyway.. this was the first time ive ever driven a c63 amg, and jesus christ!! it's fast as hell
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Was it orange? Saw it at Empire on the waterfront. Only one I've ever seen.
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yup! orange indeed.
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kinda funny how he won't even let you photograph a McLaren even though there are a thousand cars and coffee pics of the car on the innernets. it's not a top secret new model or concept car FFS. is he a compulsive weenie tugger?
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