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estranged mrs TOJ just told me she met Koji Aoyama last week, lol. First thing I asked her was, 'is he gay?'
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

And you've been driving for six or seven years? confused.gif

Almost three decades of driving and never even close.

laugh.gif

I just sent you a chocolate chip cookie for your three decades of excellence in driving.

Note: ingredient and shipping costs were taxpayer funded.
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Gotcha. And how much drive time do you get per car? Do you get to spend equal amounts of time in each?
An E60 M5.

Averaging 9.5 MPG. LOL.
I got 4 laps of lead-follow time in the R8, same for the S7, S5 and S4. 2 autocross laps in either a S4 or S5, and you do a single timed run in a TT-S (which pissed me off because going in cold, i was unfamiliar with the turbo lag and the fact that the gearbox doesn't hold the car in gear if the car redlines....totally fucked up my time. The best times were from guys who just threw it in auto/sport mode and eschewed manual mode)

You also get about 10-15 mins street driving time in one of their bigger cars. I grabbed the S8. Nice car, ridiculous acceleration, but a bit disconnected. Take that last comment with a grain of salt because you know what kind of cars I prefer to drive

Lastly, the bolded text above is perfect for your vanity plate. MPG LOL
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1991 Mercedes 300E-24 Sportline

 

I got it in the mid-90's. Still runs smooth as a sewing machine, and pulls like a freight train, after all these years.

 

Some of the new mercs are beautiful, I just wish they were as well made at the old ones.

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Originally Posted by BrogueTrooper View Post

1991 Mercedes 300E-24 Sportline

I got it in the mid-90's. Still runs smooth as a sewing machine, and pulls like a freight train, after all these years.

Some of the new mercs are beautiful, I just wish they were as well made at the old ones.
That's a nice body style, and was built like a tank.
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estranged mrs TOJ just told me she met Koji Aoyama last week, lol. First thing I asked her was, 'is he gay?'

No clue who that is, should I?
post #9847 of 14190
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

Not trying to defend GF, I've never curbed a wheel either, but how often are you driving in areas where you have to parallel park, Pio?

Here in NYC I see curb rashed wheels everywhere I look frown.gif

In my nearly three decades of driving I've lived in cities where it's all about street parking. I'm going to think I'm on fairly strong grounds to say I've done far more of it than GF. Not to pick on GF as I was just busting his chops a bit.
post #9848 of 14190
Just bought a Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew for my wife. It's loaded. More luxuries than my Lexus. Very impressed with it so far.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I got 4 laps of lead-follow time in the R8, same for the S7, S5 and S4. 2 autocross laps in either a S4 or S5, and you do a single timed run in a TT-S (which pissed me off because going in cold, i was unfamiliar with the turbo lag and the fact that the gearbox doesn't hold the car in gear if the car redlines....totally fucked up my time. The best times were from guys who just threw it in auto/sport mode and eschewed manual mode)

You also get about 10-15 mins street driving time in one of their bigger cars. I grabbed the S8. Nice car, ridiculous acceleration, but a bit disconnected. Take that last comment with a grain of salt because you know what kind of cars I prefer to drive

Lastly, the bolded text above is perfect for your vanity plate. MPG LOL

Wow, that's a pretty good chunk of time in each -- I'm pleased to hear.

I'm assuming there's always an instructor in the car to nanny you in case shit's about to hit the fan? While I wouldn't mind an instructor's presence for a couple laps for pointers and tips, I'd much prefer to drive on my own after that.

As for the TT-S, are you saying that it auto-upshifts at redline, even in manual mode? That's annoying.

Sounds like there are no RS models? I'd love to get behind an RS6 :O.

As for the vanity plate, not sure if you're semi-joking or actually serious with that, but I find it to be kinda douchey. I mean, people are right -- vanity plates are pretty douchey, so I opted for a very benign 'message'. I love, love, love the design of the plate I got, though (the blacked out one you posted earlier).

Looks very nice against the IB.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

In my nearly three decades of driving I've lived in cities where it's all about street parking. I'm going to think I'm on fairly strong grounds to say I've done far more of it than GF. Not to pick on GF as I was just busting his chops a bit.

Not gonna lie, I'm still getting used to how big my car is. I've always been used to compact sedans, so this is taking some adjusting to. As for the curb damage.. I blame that squarely on poor parking structure design (funded by the State, obviously).
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GF, rent a full sized pick up and spend a couple hours doing PP and also backing it into spots. I worked as a valet many years ago so you learn to park anything with wheels at warp speed.
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Wow, that's a pretty good chunk of time in each -- I'm pleased to hear.

I'm assuming there's always an instructor in the car to nanny you in case shit's about to hit the fan? While I wouldn't mind an instructor's presence for a couple laps for pointers and tips, I'd much prefer to drive on my own after that.

As for the TT-S, are you saying that it auto-upshifts at redline, even in manual mode? That's annoying.

Sounds like there are no RS models? I'd love to get behind an RS6 :O.

As for the vanity plate, not sure if you're semi-joking or actually serious with that, but I find it to be kinda douchey. I mean, people are right -- vanity plates are pretty douchey, so I opted for a very benign 'message'. I love, love, love the design of the plate I got, though (the blacked out one you posted earlier).
you'll have a passenger but it will be your guest, not an instructor. you'll be going too slow on the auto-x to fuck up anything spectacularly (at least theoretically - if you manage to roll the car or something let us know), and you're following an instructor for the faster laps so he'll regulate the speed and talk you through the line via walkie

there were no RS's much to my disappointment
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

GF, rent a full sized pick up and spend a couple hours doing PP and also backing it into spots. I worked as a valet many years ago so you learn to park anything with wheels at warp speed.

Not a bad idea. On the valet front, I actually toyed with the idea of becoming a valet at a fancy restaurant for the weekends so I could park exotics for fat tips. Win/win.

Never panned out, but maybe I should devil.gif.

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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

you'll have a passenger but it will be your guest, not an instructor. you'll be going too slow on the auto-x to fuck up anything spectacularly (at least theoretically - if you manage to roll the car or something let us know), and you're following an instructor for the faster laps so he'll regulate the speed and talk you through the line via walkie

there were no RS's much to my disappointment

Gotcha. No guest with me for this, so that's perfect. I love driving by myself.

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Anyway, was just on M5board and saw these two pics from a photoshoot.. Hotdamn this M6 is looking good with these wheels:



Also found a picture of this M5 with an aftermarket bumper that I'm really digging:




Edit: just found out the owner of this M5 just commissioned a body shop to re-create a 1M bumper for his car. Ridiculous. Must have cost him a pretty penny.
Edited by GreenFrog - 5/6/13 at 8:22pm
post #9853 of 14190
Anyone have any thoughts on the new BMW 320i? I originally had a snarky comment about something else but decided that I was embarrassed for having snark.
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Test drove one a year ago and co-worker has one so I drove his a bit as well.

Boring, bland, but peppy.

Soft, not-edgy, nice interior, quiet, smooth, comfortable.

Driving in eco-mode feels like driving at 40 mph in 5th gear of a 150 hp / 98 ft/lb car. Mushy throttle response and light, but accurate, steering.

Shifts are quick.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

No clue who that is, should I?

Google him and look at his car collection. It's unreal. He also looks like a huge fruit.
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