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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

And yet everyone hates on the FF, which is "the same concept".

Two door shooting brake vs four door wagon?

I like the FF myself.
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I'll take one in Guards Red please.
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post #7144 of 14185
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Originally Posted by sonick View Post

Two door shooting brake vs four door wagon?
I like the FF myself.

2+2 hatchback/shootingbrake, wouldn't call it a wagon.
post #7145 of 14185
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Originally Posted by djh View Post

Nope, but you can buy a warranty from a third party company.
Or, just keep whatever money you planned on spending on a warranty. Just make sure the car you're buying is mechanically sound - get a PPI.
Also, I was unaware you could lease a used car?

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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

yes, you can. you just need a willing dealer and a car that will meet CPO standards. the latter may be your bigger issue since e46's may be too old to CPO (check with them though). be warned also that the dealer may want some cash for facilitating the transaction. Porsche dealers in the US, for example,will buy the car from your seller, CPO it for something like a $2000 fee, and then sell it to you for your originally agreed upon pp selling price plus the CPO fee

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

You can get private companies to lease you a used car but it's pretty dodgy. I've seen people with open ended leases. What this means is a residual gets named and if you toss in the keys you might have to come up with case out of pocket. The main thing about leasing is their closed end nature, i.e. no risk in the used car market. However, if you do a lease with a $100 buy back, well you've written off the lease on your taxes and own the car at the end. You need to watch for fees and money factor (interest rate) though.

Thanks guys, greatly appreciated.
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some old redneck douche in a Firebird with iridescent paint didn't like the idea of me passing him on the highway yesterday. Revved his engine, tough guy face, etc. I wasn't in the mood and I know my car is not cut out to race someone that so blatantly invests so much in a hobby car. I had, however, been trading leading and following at 80-85 mph with an E63. I checked my brakes and let the MB Driver pull up, Firebird revved again and the E63 was gone. There was a chase but no contest. Great little episode to break up a long drive.
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Originally Posted by mike1445 View Post

some old redneck douche in a Firebird with iridescent paint didn't like the idea of me passing him on the highway yesterday. Revved his engine, tough guy face, etc. I wasn't in the mood and I know my car is not cut out to race someone that so blatantly invests so much in a hobby car. I had, however, been trading leading and following at 80-85 mph with an E63. I checked my brakes and let the MB Driver pull up, Firebird revved again and the E63 was gone. There was a chase but no contest. Great little episode to break up a long drive.

 

From what Americans post here it often sounds like traffic on US highways is just as much highspeed "war" as it is on the Autobahn. Is it really that bad?

 

I seldomly see any high powered cars here, at least compared to the sheer number of all the little subcompacts, of whom there are WAY enough to stress me out. Throw in the salespeople's A6s and other upscale cars and driving hell it is.

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Mclaren P1, successor to F1


 

 

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post #7149 of 14185
^ looks like a hotwheels toy car from the 80s... in a good way.
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the rear reminds me of the rear of the MP4 but seen through the new Apple Maps.
post #7151 of 14185
There certainly are cities where there is a take no prisoners attitude which can be intimidating with all the Suvs and trailers if you aren't used to it. I've spent a few years in long commutes in nyc and boston, rush hour can be pretty aggresive or pretty backed up. Nyc has better drivers, btw. I'm sure atlanta, dc, la, sf are all similar that way. Speedwise not so much, those two racin topped at maybe 125mph which is really fast for 4pm anywere, anythng 90+ would definitely be ticketed as reckless unless you're out in montana or some such country. Isn't that normal cruising speed on the autobahn?
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dat diffuser, dat profile, dat everything... next level aerodynamics

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jeeze I was kind of joking about the similarity between the new mclaren and hotwheels toy cars but apparently here's a new hotwheels lotus concept car toy coming out soon:

post #7154 of 14185
why does Mclaren love that orange color?
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Mclaren P1, successor to F1






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