or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto › Funny: What happens in an Internet car forum
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Funny: What happens in an Internet car forum - Page 4

post #46 of 66
There's something about Maseratis that just don't make me consider them an exotic.. it's probably the looks. To me, they don't look as edgy and aggressive as the Ferraris or Lamborghinis. When you see a Ferrari on the street, you SEE IT. Sometimes I'll do a double take on a Maserati just because I'm not sure it's a Maserati. They just don't stand out that much to me and because of that nuance, I wouldn't necessarily call them an exotic.

Of all the wealthy neighborhoods and places I've visited, I almost never see Maseratis. Ferraris and Lambos seem to be the brands of choice and if I had $250k, I most definitely would choose a Ferrari 458 Italia.

My two cents.
post #47 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I think you guys are getting caught up in reacting to the arrogance of the guy who posted his Maserati.

I'm surprised no one picked up on his constant use of "ours" and 'we"...the poster is clearly trying to avoid saying "my daddy's Maserati" (afaik he's a 20ish music student who still lives with and relies on his parents). I think that would have been an easier way to take the piss out of him than impugning the car's exotic status.
post #48 of 66
Lol.
post #49 of 66
My take on it is that there are some cars you can buy that cost a LOT of money that are really nice and will make people jealous, but are still not exotics. Exotic is really a matter of definition. You can define it as something that you don't see every day, in which case the Maserati probably qualifies (although there are a couple of Maseratis that I see pretty regularly). Alternatively, you can define it as something that is genuinely rare, and that is highly unusual (I think that's really what exotic means), like a Pagani or an Enzo or a Lambo. I had the chance to enjoy myself earlier this summer with an Aston Martin V12 Vantage for a weekend. That was a special, special piece of kit and very impressive, but I'm not sure I'd stretch to calling it "exotic" because it "only" costs 135K pounds. None of the cars I posted pictures of earlier compare, because all of them are WAY outside of my league. WAY outside. That, to my mind is what exotic means. In simple terms, something named after a bull is exotic. Something that would make someone who owns something named after a bull jealous also qualifies as exotic. That's a short list.

If you include the Maserati, why wouldn't you include the Mercedes SL65 AMG? They're both very nice, but still...
post #50 of 66
Perhaps someone should start a thread about what makes a woman "exotic"

How much should she cost?
Do you not see her as often as other women?
Would you drive her everyday?

This inquiring mind wants to know!!!!
post #51 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by montrealman11 View Post


I'm surprised no one picked up on his constant use of "ours" and 'we"...the poster is clearly trying to avoid saying "my daddy's Maserati" (afaik he's a 20ish music student who still lives with and relies on his parents). I think that would have been an easier way to take the piss out of him than impugning the car's exotic status.

don't worry, i noticed that but didn't want to call attention to it yet. benefit of the doubt smile.gif
post #52 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by CouttsClient View Post

Perhaps someone should start a thread about what makes a woman "exotic"

How much should she cost?
Do you not see her as often as other women?
Would you drive her everyday?

This inquiring mind wants to know!!!!

exotic = ladyboy from the Far East?! bounce2.gif
post #53 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by HRoi View Post


exotic = ladyboy from the Far East?! bounce2.gif

That is pretty damn exotic.

I'll report back after my trip to Manila icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #54 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by computerpro3 View Post




Why would we want a thoroughly boring Porsche? Engine sounds like a vacuum cleaner. We could have had any Porsche excepting the obvious like GT2 and Carrera GT for the price of the Granturismo S, but P-cars are caught in no-mans land. There are better cars for the track, and far better cars for the road.

Bottom line? The Maserati stirs the soul, the Porsche is like operating an appliance. A very good appliance that goes very fast, but an appliance nonetheless.

At 4.7 seconds to 60 stock (ours has the full gamut of Formula Dynamics modifications), the Maserati isn't a supercar - and unlike on other car forums, you won't find any owners pretending it is. But an exotic? In rarity, price, production numbers origin, bloodlines, sound, emotions, head-turning, soul, and build quality it certainly is. And a 1/4 mile in the high 12's ain't bad either for a daily driver.

But don't take my word for it. Ask the ten people per commute that hang out their windows like idiots with cameraphones going. Or the lips you can read of people driving by that say "Holy shit, it's a Maserati." Or the crowd of people gathered around your car every single time you come out of a restaurant. Or the countless people in M3's and 911's that incessantly try to race.

If you don't understand what makes an exotic, it's your loss - not mine. At the end of the day, I'll be enjoying the hell out of ours.
Lol
Edited by JayJay - 7/30/11 at 8:36pm
post #55 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

Lol

I don't get whats funny, i actually agree with this guy..

"Why would we want a thoroughly boring Porsche? Engine sounds like a vacuum cleaner. We could have had any Porsche excepting the obvious like GT2 and Carrera GT for the price of the Granturismo S, but P-cars are caught in no-mans land. There are better cars for the track, and far better cars for the road."
  • I've never been impressed by the sound of a porsche (to be fair, Maserati engine noise doesn't do it for me either.. My inner bogan likes a nice V8 HSV rumble)
  • Around my area porsches are just track toys for middle aged doctors and dentists. There are mobile speed cameras (unmarked vans with speed cameras inside) unmarked cop cars & cops with hair dryers (hand held laser guns) every single day on my commute. Performance doesn't mean diddly squat for my daily driving, so I would much rather a lounge chair with wheels + a track beast. (Vehicle road worthy in Aus is also a bitch, any of the cool/serious track mods I see on American cars (EG car needs to be able to fit a coke can between the whole under body of the car (usually done from beneath the exhaust) rims can be maximum 2" bigger then stock, wide body kits illegal, offset limitations on tires, etc) make the vehicle un-road worthy, which means huge fines and your insurance is voided. Car rego $$ is based off engine size, a decent sized engine is going to be $900+. Maserati's look good and are very comfortable, perfect for what I'd want.

At 4.7 seconds to 60 stock (ours has the full gamut of Formula Dynamics modifications), the Maserati isn't a supercar - and unlike on other car forums, you won't find any owners pretending it is. But an exotic? In rarity, price, production numbers origin, bloodlines, sound, emotions, head-turning, soul, and build quality it certainly is. And a 1/4 mile in the high 12's ain't bad either for a daily driver.
  • It isn't a super car, it is a grand tourer. An exotic grand tourer.


But don't take my word for it. Ask the ten people per commute that hang out their windows like idiots with cameraphones going. Or the lips you can read of people driving by that say "Holy shit, it's a Maserati." Or the crowd of people gathered around your car every single time you come out of a restaurant. Or the countless people in M3's and 911's that incessantly try to race.
  • Every time I see one I go holy **** a maserati, I don't do that for VW's, mercs or BMW's.
post #56 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

Lol

I don't get whats funny, i actually agree with this guy..

"Why would we want a thoroughly boring Porsche? Engine sounds like a vacuum cleaner. We could have had any Porsche excepting the obvious like GT2 and Carrera GT for the price of the Granturismo S, but P-cars are caught in no-mans land. There are better cars for the track, and far better cars for the road."
  • I've never been impressed by the sound of a porsche (to be fair, Maserati engine noise doesn't do it for me either.. My inner bogan likes a nice V8 HSV rumble)
  • Around my area porsches are just track toys for middle aged doctors and dentists. There are mobile speed cameras (unmarked vans with speed cameras inside) unmarked cop cars & cops with hair dryers (hand held laser guns) every single day on my commute. Performance doesn't mean diddly squat for my daily driving, so I would much rather a lounge chair with wheels + a track beast. (Vehicle road worthy in Aus is also a bitch, any of the cool/serious track mods I see on American cars (EG car needs to be able to fit a coke can between the whole under body of the car (usually done from beneath the exhaust) rims can be maximum 2" bigger then stock, wide body kits illegal, offset limitations on tires, etc) make the vehicle un-road worthy, which means huge fines and your insurance is voided. Car rego $$ is based off engine size, a decent sized engine is going to be $900+. Maserati's look good and are very comfortable, perfect for what I'd want.

At 4.7 seconds to 60 stock (ours has the full gamut of Formula Dynamics modifications), the Maserati isn't a supercar - and unlike on other car forums, you won't find any owners pretending it is. But an exotic? In rarity, price, production numbers origin, bloodlines, sound, emotions, head-turning, soul, and build quality it certainly is. And a 1/4 mile in the high 12's ain't bad either for a daily driver.
  • It isn't a super car, it is a grand tourer. An exotic grand tourer.


But don't take my word for it. Ask the ten people per commute that hang out their windows like idiots with cameraphones going. Or the lips you can read of people driving by that say "Holy shit, it's a Maserati." Or the crowd of people gathered around your car every single time you come out of a restaurant. Or the countless people in M3's and 911's that incessantly try to race.
  • Every time I see one I go holy **** a maserati, I don't do that for VW's, mercs or BMW's.


Also @Ty_Webb (can't get multiple page multi quotes to work)
Stupid comparison
This is a ferrari (and an exotic) too:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_FF

This is a maserati (and an exotic) too:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maserati_MC12
post #57 of 66
An analogy that I'm sure people here will follow.

Take shoes as the comparative. A pair of $100 shoes is like a Honda Civic. Does the job, but not a lot more. A BMW 3 series is like a pair of Allen Edmonds ($300 or so). A Maserati is like an Edward Green or Gaziano & Girling off the shelf. i.e. an extremely nice pair of shoes that'll run you $1,000 odd, but would anyone here describe these as exotic? Exotic is crocodile or stingray or something like that. Full bespoke that would cost you $3,000+ a pair. And that's in the Pagani, Koenigsegg, Bugatti bracket.

The problem with calling the Maserati exotic is that it doesn't leave you anywhere to put those types of cars that really are exotic.
post #58 of 66
How many people do you know personally or see on the street rocing G&G or EG? I'd certainly call those exotic while $3k bespoke shoes are incomprehensible (a la someone buying a $7 million car at auction). Shit, people are shocked when they hear I spent $150 on Barney's co-op shoes on sale.
post #59 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

How many people do you know personally or see on the street rocing G&G or EG? I'd certainly call those exotic while $3k bespoke shoes are incomprehensible (a la someone buying a $7 million car at auction). Shit, people are shocked when they hear I spent $150 on Barney's co-op shoes on sale.

Not many, but as has been pointed out, there's hardly Maseratis on every street corner either. Still, try posting a regular MTO pair of G&Gs in this thread and see how far it gets you: http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/187914/the-ultimate-hardcore-shoe-porn-thread-bespoke-only/0_40
post #60 of 66

rotflmao.gif

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto › Funny: What happens in an Internet car forum