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Originally Posted by alexei View Post

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...

I bought one of those Cabbys a few years ago for my wife to learn how to drive stick on. I think this one is the Etienne Aigner edition.
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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 The £400 is quite a bit out of date too.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.

Well, that's not much - gas is a $1/mile in the livable first world countries outside of North America, and non-warranted maintenance on a car like the Aventador is probably like $2/mile or more, and then considering the mileage one does on these cars and the usual insurance rate, figure on at least $1/mile for insurance - so 10p per mile or even 20p per mile in tires, I say that's the least of one's concerns...
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335 width Z-rated tires on what looks like 20" diameter wheels is going to be about $500-600 per tire, roughly. these are Michelins, Pirellis or comparable, not the cheap no-name shit. the Aventador prolly has much thinner tires up front, so those would be much cheaper. i'd estimate a set of 4 to go for $2000-2500.

also, if you drive fairly normally (not like Clarkson), Z-rated tires will last you a pretty decent while, a year or more especially with the very low miles Lamborghinis get driven
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If you drivin an aventador you can afford tires every day.
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While a magazine calling it's own pick "shocking" takes away from the impact, I was surprised to see what won this year's Motor Trend Car of the Year.


http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/car/1301_2013_motor_trend_car_of_the_year_tesla_model_s/
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

While a magazine calling it's own pick "shocking" takes away from the impact, I was surprised to see what won this year's Motor Trend Car of the Year.
http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/car/1301_2013_motor_trend_car_of_the_year_tesla_model_s/

Didn't surprise me - been thinking about buying one for a long time. It is a real car, it is credible, it is nice, and it is innovative.
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Agreed, my only gripe with the Tesla S after watching so many videos and reading so many hands-on is the super large touchscreen. Looks a big deal out of place. Also the $50,000 starting price with a upper model of $108,000 is kind of wonky.
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$50K for an all electric luxury car sounds like a very reasonable starting price to me.
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From what I have read electric cars are a PITA once they get past a certain point.

What is it with people and shiny rims. confused.gif
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

$50K for an all electric luxury car sounds like a very reasonable starting price to me.
Same here but I was saying the premium edition being more than double the price seems kind of wonky. Not to confuse the $108k Tesla S with a "track only" Porsche that is 300% more than its higher end road model. Still if I was in the market and had the funds I would enjoy a Tesla S, I reckon.
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As that linked report shows; it levels in both price and performance with the C63 or M5. Seems like they got the pricing spot on to me...
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This kind of car give me faith in the future of having fun with something that has 4 wheels. The whole concept might not be completely polished yet (mostly the battery thing), but this sounds like a finished enough product to me. $100k don't give you much better performance (for a new car obviously), and pretty much no other car has better mileage. I don't understand why people are being picky on this one.
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New 4 coupe looks promising.
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