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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post
Especially Hummer H2's. There was a period, in the late nineties, when pretty much every Mercedes driver drove like a complete moron. It seems to be better these days though. Perhaps it's merely that everyone else seems to drive like a moron now!

Even worse, the H3 drivers are douchebags who can't afford to be real douchebags; yet still, they think they're the shitz.
post #47 of 200
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Originally Posted by Andre Yew View Post
+1. Used high-performance cars are a great way to empty your wallet. Engine rebuilds for the E30 M3 are around $10K. --Andre
I want a Citroen SM. Another one I like is an Aston Martin Lagonda; the most practical option, I think, is the Maserati Quattroporte III, which makes a reasonable daily driver with about 10 MPG and fairly straightforward mechanicals. None of that insidious Citroen suspension of the rare Quattroporte II, or the '90s ugliness of the Quattroporte IV.
post #48 of 200
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Originally Posted by billiebob View Post
So what do you drive if you need a sedan and like to drive like a nut and don't want a japanese car? BMW, Audi, Merc, and what, VW? Maybe a sporty Volvo? I like BMW because they are the same price and slightly more reliable than Audis, which I've had lousy experience with. BMWs are fun to drive, and that's way up there with my needs in a car.
Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 or the 300SEL 6.3. Alternatively, the Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 5.0, which is a coupe 2+2.
post #49 of 200
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Originally Posted by velobran View Post
In south Florida, so many people use their cars as status symbols. I knew some shady mortgage (do these words even need to be written together) guys who shared a two bedroom apartment with their girl friends so they could afford leased Ferrari's and Lamborghini's.

No need to use cars down here to weed out the douches ... almost everyone is one regardless of their car. Still though .. hummers and G35's are damn douchy

dude, you are so close to the truth its not even funny. i just moved down here and wow its another world. i ALWAYS get the strange feeling that most these people can't afford the cars they are driving. its also interesting, being from LA, seeing the plethora of entry level bmw 3 series, mercedes c class, audi a4s here. its like people HAVE to drive that brand name no matter what the cost.

now if only these people learned to drive their vehicles the roads might be alot better.
post #50 of 200
The semi-douche drives a BMW (full disclosure, I do own a bike).
The pure douche drives a Hummer.
The supreme douche drives a BMW with the "my other car is a Hummer" bumper-sticker ...
post #51 of 200
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Originally Posted by Andre Yew View Post
Jon drives a soulless Audi-Doody.
I liked teh Audi, before their BMW-ish redesign.

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In south Florida, so many people use their cars as status symbols. I knew some shady mortgage (do these words even need to be written together) guys who shared a two bedroom apartment with their girl friends so they could afford leased Ferrari's and Lamborghini's.
This amused me, and then I thought well, how many Internet Gentlemen live in two-bedroom apartments but mack the wardrobe???
post #52 of 200
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Originally Posted by skalogre View Post
What about clutch and stuff like that that will probably give out before the whole engine?

I think this depends more on the driver than anything else. If you put your DSG in S6 and/or powershift all the time, then you're going to break your tranny faster. I've heard stories of many E39 M5s with premature clutch failure due to driving style. It gets worse with BMW's new lifetime fill policy so people aren't regularly changing their tranny fluids anymore.

OTOH, my 8-year-old 328 has about 107k miles and around 6K track miles, and the clutch and synchros are still fine (but they will fail now that I've typed that). I've also been changing the fluids every 30K miles or so.

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Originally Posted by billiebob View Post
So what do you drive if you need a sedan and like to drive like a nut and don't want a japanese car?

Drive what you like. The first step to douchedom is worrying about what other people think about your car.

--Andre
post #53 of 200
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Even worse, the H3 drivers are douchebags who can't afford to be real douchebags; yet still, they think they're the shitz.
So wouldn't they be considered faux-douches.

I think I'm going to have to add Lamborghini drivers as well...considering they tend to be douches with expendable income.
post #54 of 200
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
I thought you were a BMW owner?


No. You must work for your Indian master less, read the forum more...As well my Audi's interior is far less-BMWish than the brand new models coming out now.

Jon.
post #55 of 200
Living near Detroit, I can't help but notice how many (wannabe) d-bags drive chromed-out Jeep Commandos. I don't know what it is--their size, powerful engine, resemblence to the G-class?--that makes them feel like they can ignore all traffic.
post #56 of 200
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Originally Posted by mink31 View Post
Living near Detroit, I can't help but notice how many (wannabe) d-bags drive chromed-out Jeep Commandos. I don't know what it is--their size, powerful engine, resemblence to the G-class?--that makes them feel like they can ignore all traffic.

The G-class is an abomination. It is like getting a Pinzgauer or Unimog and sticking chrome spinners and faux-gold trim on it.
How the Steyr-Puch G-wagen became that..that...THING is a mystery to me.
post #57 of 200
I bet it stinks in that car.. all i can think of is jerry seinfelds BMW and the nasty stench
post #58 of 200
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn View Post
Even worse, the H3 drivers are douchebags who can't afford to be real douchebags; yet still, they think they're the shitz.

Yes, H3s are the absolute worse. However, they are also the beginning of the end of that particular line of douche-mobiles. IMO, the low price point is diluting the brand enough it will cease to carry the cachet the douches were looking for, circa 2002.
post #59 of 200
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Originally Posted by mink31 View Post
Living near Detroit, I can't help but notice how many (wannabe) d-bags drive chromed-out Jeep Commandos. I don't know what it is--their size, powerful engine, resemblence to the G-class?--that makes them feel like they can ignore all traffic.

Just another in a long line of Chyrsler product that lets wannabes think they have arrived. Chrysler has always been the wannabes brand of car IMO.

Except for the Viper. Give them their due, that is a car worth owning.
post #60 of 200
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
Just another in a long line of Chyrsler product that lets wannabes think they have arrived. Chrysler has always been the wannabes brand of car IMO.

Except for the Viper. Give them their due, that is a car worth owning.

but is it worth the barrage of small penis jokes that will ensue?
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