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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    I bought a new BMW 3-series at 25 too and I was told the same thing, especially since i used an annual bonus check to pay for it. but I've kept it long after it's paid off and has been great transportation, so I think I came out ahead, even though it's starting to need more repairs these days.

    I don't think everyone would consider a 3-series a "luxury" car though. come to think of it, I don't think I've owned any car that everyone would consider a luxury car...
     
  2. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    ^^^I'm familiar with the criticism. I've had new cars since I was 17, and I paid for them all myself. Lots of haters along the way, particularly after I started upgrading. I still get the hate on occasion, but in the words of Bobby Brown, "It's my prerogative, I do what I want to do. " :)
     
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  3. Ty_Webb

    Ty_Webb Well-Known Member

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    I doubt if many people have ever owned a car that everyone would consider a luxury car. I met a guy in April who was worth £500 million and he was driving a Bentley Mulsanne from 2004. I imagine I could find a few people on here who would suggest that wasn't a luxury car...
     
  4. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

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    I'm learning from the past few responses that you guys aren't nearly as old as you appear to be from your styfo personas.
     
  5. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

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    Also, slightly Mitt Romney-esque quote there :eek:
     
  6. CalTex

    CalTex Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for replying to my question guys!
     
  7. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    This. I thought most of you guys were in your 40s/50s..
     
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  8. Beckwith

    Beckwith Well-Known Member

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    Like the idea of this thread.

    1. 94 Jeep Wrangler
    2. 95 GMC JImmy
    3. 97 Jeep Wrangler. new style with round headlamps. Waited 8 months for it to be built in Michigan. Bought on Long Island while I was in school at Michigan. They drove the car to Long Island, turned around and flat bedded it back to Ann Arbor. The round trip was almost 1,500 miles, the net distance was more like 50 had they shipped directly to me.

    City dweller for years. Bit the bullet and parked on the street
    4. 2002 Murano
    5. 2006 LR3 with major electrical problems.
    6. 2008 LR3. minor problems. Swapped with residual on a lease
    7. 2011 GL450
     
  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Beckwith, with both went the LR3 to GL450 route.

    :cheers:
     
  10. deepitm

    deepitm Well-Known Member

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    1. 1989 Jeep Cherokee w/ 220k on it (got it in 2000)
    2. 1997 VW Passat GLX VR6 (got in 2002 but was shared with brother)
    3. 1973 Plymouth Barracuda, 'Cuda package, AAR paint, Crager mags, rear air lift suspension (got in 2002)
    4. *2004 VW Jetta (acquired via marriage to wife in 2007)
    5. *1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 2S (bought in 2012)

    *still have
     
  11. xpress

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    I'm 24, and have been driving since 16.

    88 Nissan 300ZX Turbo
    92 Eagle Talon TSI AWD Turbo
    03 Oldmobile Alero
    04 Honda Civic Sport
    88 Nissan Sentra
    91 GMC Sonoma (put a 350 in it)
    01 Yukon Denali
    05 Mazda RX8
    07 Ford Explorer
    08 Chevrolet Silverado
    78 Fiat 124 Spyder
    05 BMW 545i 6mt
    06 Acura TL
    09 Audi A5 3.2 Sline


    There's got to be more, but I can't remember them all.

    Diversity FTW.
    Although, some of these were complete crap.
     
  12. TC (Houston)

    TC (Houston) Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! One of my alltime favorites.
     
  13. Thomas

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    LOL, 41 here, but I could probably fool a few of you into thinking I'm 39 or something.
     
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  14. sonick

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    My short list of self-owned cars, far less impressive than your guys':

    1990 Mazda Miata - 8 months (sold for BMW)
    1987 BMW 325is - 3 years (currently trying to sell)
    2003 Mazda Protege 5 - 1 month

    After 3 years of a 26 year old BMW, felt like something more modern. Although it was fun, it just felt tired. Also the fact it was an automatic was kind of a buzz-kill. I am loving the space, practicality but also the fun-factor of the Protege. Although it's a wagon, it is so nimble and fun to drive. Very happy with it.
     
  15. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Well-Known Member

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    aww man. thats like having a really pretty girlfriend who only gives hand jobs.
     
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  16. A Y

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    :slayer: My config would probably be closer $90-100K, but it is a very, very nice car.
     
  17. TC (Houston)

    TC (Houston) Well-Known Member

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    I'm 36 but have been told in MC that I have the wardrobe of an old man. LOL
     
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  18. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    i assume this assumption is for the Mercedes drivers :stirpot:
     
  19. Shikar

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    JayJay, how does the supercharged 63 compare to the biturbo? I have always had and liked twins.....Heavily modded Lingenfelter Twin Turbo Camaro 1200hp, lightly modded Supra Twin Turbo being my other twins.
    Never ever driven a supercharged car :embar:

    Regards.
     
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  20. JayJay

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    A bit of turbo lag, but when it gets going it feels like a rocket. Scary fast given it's size. I'm still getting use to the size, even though I've had an S-class before, just not with this much torque and power. My CL was so much lighter that I felt as though I could whip it around much more. The V12 was also much smoother and stealth, which I liked.
     
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