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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    ok, Manton. :D
     
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  2. b1os

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    And it's more humid too.
     
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    I meant to say isnt 120mph the cruising speed, as in the slowest youd want to go. i think it jsut varies so much between what car a person has and how comfortable they are with it. Autobahn speeds and American highway speeds are two very different animals. I think autobahn drivers laugh at the idea of cup holders in the car, while americans are weaving across lanes because theyre eating McD's, texting or some dumb shit to pass the time 'til they reach their destination.

    Driving cross country thru Kansas where speed limits are bumped up just a bit to 75, drivers were a lot better about leaving the fast lane open. They were comfortable at 65 but knew others would do 85 and so they'd pass on the left then get over as opposed to out east here where everyone does 85 in whatever lane provides more open space in front of them.
     
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  4. JuyLe

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    same really. I once drove from Berlin to Frankfurt and on the quickest part the quickest cars were jetta/golf/passat tdi. it's different trom time, day of the week and roads I guess but it seems to me like the cars that wagon cars are the ones which their owner drive the quickest.
     
  5. P-K-L

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    These cars are often annoying - they feel like they are going really fast and would not even think about the fact that there are people who want to go faster than 220-230 kmph and thus block the road. They also often carry short-sleeved white shirts on plastic hangers with them :)

    Also, there are way too many "teachers" and people full of social envy on the roads who make driving fast in Germany with a nice car less fun.

    However once the autobahn is free to go it is big fun.
     
  6. glundr

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    though british, Mclaren's traditional colour is orange. Papaya Orange to be specific as that was Bruce Mclaren's colour he ran on his racing cars


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  7. Find Finn

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    Black cars get dirty looking so damn quick, if we are talking McLearn I would go with dark grey or sapphire black.



    Sounds like sales people.
     
  8. JuyLe

    JuyLe Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, like P-K-L said. It's the same in every country I guess, it's just that in Germany they speed legally. In my experience there is construction work every 30 minutes of driving anyway, but it does feel good to drive at the speed you want to drive without the knowledge that you could get caught and have to pay a big fine.
     
  9. steak

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    i'm considering the same re: 318is, but can't seem to convince myself that a 15+ year old car is worth it considering i know f' all about cars. can't bring myself to buy something more 'economical' either, though.
     
  10. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

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    Well, people drive fast everywhere - but people in America don't get any legitimate driver's training and start too early. That leads to a lot of bad driving and wild cards on the roads. Driving technique in America is directly a function of survival.
     
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    No, sales people usually drive an A4 or A6 and are among the fastest and most aggressive drivers. Whenever I'm in the left lane and see an Audi in the mirror I go right immediately.
     
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    I am disappointed that the P1 does not have the F1's 1+2 seating arrangement. It's looking like yet another overpowered sports car that doesn't need to exist.
     
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    If that panamera concept gets produced, that may be my logical step up from the M3 sedan, if ever. Unless Nissan decides to make a 4-door GTR :devil:
     
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  15. glundr

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    I agree. based on the mp4-12c though it should be very, very good. the F1 was meant to be the ultimate road car, no expenses spared, the pinnacle of automotive engineering. I would take a Mclaren F1 over any other supercar produced today or ever, including this new prototype.
     
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    I don't know, McLaren have yet to put out an announcement or product that fails to meet expectations; I would be inclined to believe them when they say that the P1 will be the best car in production - period.

    It's a high target but they're not exactly shy of engineering challenges; if they can make a Veyron beater then they may have a genuine succsessor to the F1.
     
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    Me, too.


    The MP4-12C was not universally acclaimed, and the Veyron is not a very high bar for best production car. I think it's a pretty stupid car in general, and Gordon Murray, the designer of the F1, seems to agree:

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  18. thekunk07

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    picked up a 2010 s4 today...pics to come
     
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    Was just at the M power tour... Fucking awesome.. got to drive all the m cars around the track for an afternoon.. favourite hands down is the m3.

    though the m5 is scary fast.
     
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    I think it's kind of notable that some of the more forward-thinking cars showing in Paris right now are wearing chrome/polished wheels, whereas the sure production cars that are intended for imminent release are still wearing the usual black/gunmetal etc wheels. I am glad black and gunmetal are going by the wayside.

    I wonder if Porsche is really going to go through on the wagon? Besides the show car stuff on it, the technology seems very current and feasible. The front clip shows like a Panamera facelift/2nd gen. Other makers in the past have shown random concept wagons at shows though, and then chickened out and just made a normal sedan from them instead. The previous generation A8 was shown as a wagon when it was a concept way back in like, 1999:

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