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Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. jcman311

    jcman311 Well-Known Member

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    Volvo aint german.
     
  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    And it's also not full sized. That XC90 is a very nice ride though.
     
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    jcman311 Well-Known Member

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    Fine then, but "full size" and "rides like a truck" pretty much go hand in hand. Especially bigger than a XC90 or X5 or whatever.
     
  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Not true. Go drive an MB GLS.
     
  5. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Well-Known Member

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    Current model Landcruiser. or whatever Lexus wants to call it.
     
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    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    It's called the LX. Luxurious but otherwise horrible. Slow, drives like a truck, same cost as well spec'ed Ranger Rover or Benz AMG.

    Gents, I've been seriously mining this segment for years and have driven, priced, and run lease numbers on them all. You guys are all tuners, drifters, etc. and know your segment? This is my segment and has been for about 15 years.
     
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  7. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Well-Known Member

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    not fighting you there Piob. but come on. quality counts for something. and i have seen only problems fron VW/Rover stuff. leaving only the G wagen.
    (and Mrs V loves those)
     
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  8. jcman311

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    Well then I think you have your answer.

    Also, Caddy is too blingy but you rock a Benz? [​IMG]
     
  9. Piobaire

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    Quality does count and I've had nothing but quality from three GLS in a row. Also, most every vehicle around these days gets through its first 36 months pretty well...and that's the only part of a vehicle's life I'm interested in. ;)
     
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  10. Piobaire

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    Benz is far more understated than the 'Slade.
     
  11. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Well-Known Member

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    shit, then buy whichever car is the flavor of the week. newest Touareg variation? why not?
    [​IMG]

    G wagen or GTFO.
     
  12. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    are we trying to pick the ugliest car here???!

    both look like Susan boyle.
     
  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    :lol:

    Just reading my GLS now has a nine speed tranny and this helped it accelerate faster and stay in the turbo zone. Good improvement.
     
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    Piob just enjoys leasing giant German land boats.

    He doesn't have kids, doesn't move his own equipment or construction materials. He claims cases of wine take up a lot of space, but that's not really that compelling of an argument (not like the alternative is a Miata).

    Yet he also gets very picky about performance and ride quality...both things that are somewhat antithetical to the size vehicle he desires, leading to them just costing even more money and burning even more gas.

    But I think we all know this, and hey, it's his money.
     
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  16. Thrift Vader

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    pretty sure you can fit 3 cases of wine in a Miata. . . .

    Piob. buy a Miata.
     
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  17. Piobaire

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    Having room in your vehicle is like owning an umbrella. It doesn't mean much until it does.

    Agreed SUVs, performance, and ride quality/handling are a bastard's brew of a mix. In this class I have to give the nod to the GLS lineup and you know I've thrashed all of them. Speaking of room, interestingly enough, the GLS has substantially more than the Chevy/Caddie models. They just have a really odd way of stowing seats and the lay out is off too.


    I've made multiple thousand mile runs with over a dozen cases of wine and luggage for two adults for a week. The air suspension system, with it's reactive autoleveling system, makes a 1k highway run cake even in these conditions.
     
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  18. Thrift Vader

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    what you really need is a Caddy Hearse, slammed on air. with the slickest paint.(white/rainbowflake/matte silver) and leather trim. (White)

    yeah, some of us are tuners. but I? Am an Elite level car builder. why not build your next car?
     
  19. Piobaire

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    Because at the end of the day my ride is just a tool. I want it to be a nice tool, a tool I enjoy using, but it's just a tool. When I was a kid, and I know I've posted this in the Motorcycle thread, I owned one of the original superbikes, the Kaw H2. 750 triple, 2 stroke. I had it bored and ported, expansion chambers (aftermarket exhaust for 2-strokes,) made it into a semi-cafe, aftermarket swingarm, custom parts, custom paint...the whole nine. I get loving a vehicle and making it your own. Just not where I'm at with regards to vehicles these days.
     
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  20. brokencycle

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    Pio has posted here before about the importance of the social signaling of driving a full-size luxury SUV. Why do you people continue to make recommendations or question whether he really needs it?

    Noone questions HRoi why he needs a GT4 or goes, maybe just get Miata instead they're close enough.
     

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