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post #7426 of 14936
i passed a charcoal Lexus IS350c convertible yesterday. Not as nice looking as an sl or slk but it was a decent looking hardtop convertible


Also, IKON FJ40 is in my dream garage
post #7427 of 14936
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Originally Posted by skeen7908 View Post

The one negative imression that I had of the SLKs was that they are a little feminine: am I right?
Are there any other similar hardtop convertibles that are worth a look?
I feel now that 2 seater is the only way to go: 4 seat convertibles look a bit elongated and bloated, and Fiddy cent should be the only person to drive one.
Edit: oh wow just googled a picture of the jaguar xk on the advice of someone here. Sexy as hell. Will have to check it out.
F type looks pretty nice too. Oh fuck
the new ones are better, but the previous generations have given the SLK a very firm stereotype as a chick car. you might want to wait for the F-type as the initial photos are Aston-sexy, but I have a feeling they'll look ostentatious to you if you won't consider a Ferrari or Aston
post #7428 of 14936
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I took my Jag on a 200 mile trek just today. Was great great fun.

I was interested in picking up an XJS as an extra car, but recently I'm torn between an XJS or an VW Cabriolet. I know; totally unrelated...
post #7429 of 14936
^^^I've always liked the VW Cabriolet, and wanted one in my youth, but then lost interest. However, given a choice between the XJS and the VW, the XJS would be it in a heartbeat.
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Well, if you are considering an XJ-S, google Kirby Palm and download his book on the XJ-S -- there is a lot of necessary wisdom there. The thing with the car is that you have to get one that hasn't experienced certain problems or there is a far greater liklihood of trouble in your future.

 

~H
 

post #7431 of 14936
Aventador Roadster, come to papa

Lamborghini-Aventador-roadster-revealed-front-3-4.jpg
post #7432 of 14936
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

Well, if you are considering an XJ-S, google Kirby Palm and download his book on the XJ-S -- there is a lot of necessary wisdom there. The thing with the car is that you have to get one that hasn't experienced certain problems or there is a far greater liklihood of trouble in your future.

~H

 

I'll admit, I have often thought about buying a Chevy V8 XJ-S. I could care less about the authenticity argument.
post #7433 of 14936

Well, I do, but if you think that would be all that would be necessary to fix any problems you would be wrong, and I am a big fan of the Chevy 350.
 

post #7434 of 14936
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Aventador Roadster, come to papa
Lamborghini-Aventador-roadster-revealed-front-3-4.jpg
dreamt I was driving this last night, I think I was flying for a good portion of the time. seemed real eniugh.
post #7435 of 14936
Loving those rims. They just fit with the overall look of the car in a way that isn't always the case in Lambos.
post #7436 of 14936
I wonder how much it costs to replace those 335's on the rear.
post #7437 of 14936
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I wonder how much it costs to replace those 335's on the rear.

I dread to think, but I'd have a quiet wager it would need doing fairly frequently. Top Gear had what I think was a BMW M5 on and shredded the rear tires in an afternoon and I would have to imagine that this would be worse.
post #7438 of 14936
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I dread to think, but I'd have a quiet wager it would need doing fairly frequently. Top Gear had what I think was a BMW M5 on and shredded the rear tires in an afternoon and I would have to imagine that this would be worse.

I love wide tires on cars, even something like the X5 gains a great deal in appearance.
post #7439 of 14936
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I dread to think, but I'd have a quiet wager it would need doing fairly frequently. Top Gear had what I think was a BMW M5 on and shredded the rear tires in an afternoon and I would have to imagine that this would be worse.

To be fair to the tyres, Top Gear spend 5 or 6 hours simply burning rubber by spinning the wheels. Even racers don't put that kind of wear on tyres because at leas some of the friction goes into making the car move forward. They're not going to be cheap to replace, but I'd expect a few thousand miles from a set, at least.
post #7440 of 14936
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

To be fair to the tyres, Top Gear spend 5 or 6 hours simply burning rubber by spinning the wheels. Even racers don't put that kind of wear on tyres because at leas some of the friction goes into making the car move forward. They're not going to be cheap to replace, but I'd expect a few thousand miles from a set, at least.

Oh I know. I wasn't suggesting it would be a daily thing, but an afternoon of "spirited" driving would put a pretty serious dent in them. If you actually have a car like that the price of the tyres (thank you) is just a number. A friend of mine at my golf club in the UK had a 911 turbo and his tyres cost £400 each and the rears needed replacing every 8,000 miles. 10p a mile in tyres (and that's just the rears). Depending on the rubber, the Lambo is probably similar to that, perhaps a little worse. The £400 is quite a bit out of date too. I wouldn't be surprised if it was $1,000 a tyre and every 6k miles.
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