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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. Blackhood

    Blackhood Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna buy a prius, convert the second electric motor into diesel and then fit a third coal-fired motor to drive the electric windows.
     
  2. Vickt

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    If that kit were a factory option, I swear every male Prius driver ticks the box. They are insane. Every one blasts by me doing 95 as if to prove they're still a man. Just want to tell them dude, I get it, the reason I'm not wot all day every day is because I cringe seeing 12 mpg too.
     
  3. audiophilia

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    Girl wants a Fiat badly, so I rented a Cabrio for a drive down to NYC last summer. What a blast! Highway, back roads, city, took all in stride. Was surprised. Another surprise, the auto is better than stick! And the thing sips gas. Insane.

    I'm not giving up the BMW, but will rent again.
     
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  4. Ty_Webb

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    I can well believe that. I was just kidding (although my internal monologue would certainly say asshole when I'm following an SUV in traffic. They're not as bad as vans though. They suck. At least SUVs tend to keep up with stuff.)
     
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  5. edmorel

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    this will come back and bit me in the ass.............

    we have the Q7 and my wife loves it. No issues (a minor battery/lights issue), she mostly does town driving and its the supermarket/costco/kids games/school transportation vehicle. I have an A7 and I love it, its still kinda new so don't want to go nuts singing its praises but I still have my old A6, an '04 I think, over 110K miles and the biggest bill I've had on it was the alternator (about $800) and some front arm thingy (about $800 also I think). I drive that everyday, in all weather, to commute. It still drives great. I can't see getting anything other than Audi going forward as my a-hole is still recovering from being a 4-5 year Land Rover owner.
     
  6. LawrenceMD

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    :lol:

    ^when you have kids.. then all bets are off. its best to just make everyone happy and have a car even if its so expensive here.
     
  7. TC (Houston)

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    Who are you and what have you done with Pio?
     
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  8. Piobaire

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    :lol:
     
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  9. HRoi

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    That A7 is an awesome car from a design perspective
     
  10. TC (Houston)

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    I knew you were trolling . . . :)
     
  11. Piobaire

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    Nah, I can honestly say it's one of those things I know would be long term good for us...but not sure I can live through the medium term to do it.
     
  12. Pilot

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    Pio, find a BMW 335d and drive it for a decade.
     
  13. Piobaire

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    I really dislike BMW 3 series cars.
     
  14. gomestar

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    i love the 3-series coupe, not big on the sedan
     
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  16. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    ok, who is the moron that thought this picture would be a good idea?

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  17. TC (Houston)

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    No offense, but that's the pussy approach. Stick with the cars you love and figure out a way to make an additional $100k over the same term (and beyond). :) That's the long term good.
     
  18. Piobaire

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    I'm just a poor salaryman. :(
     
  19. TC (Houston)

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    Time to get creative. LOL I'm kidding around with you because I relate--this is something I often have a lot of discomfort around when I ballpark the money I could "save" year over year by having cheaper cars. Yes, it is rather ridiculous. I always come back to the same thing, though. I have been a car fanatic since I was a little kid. All my life I dreamed about having some really cool cars. Every day when I go out to the garage, no matter how shitty of a day it is, I'm thrilled to get into one of these vehicles. My wife loves cars and has no issue with allocating this amount of resources to this indulgence. In the end, it's worth it to me and I just write it off in my mind as living out a dream. You have to have some fun in life, otherwise what's the point of working so damn hard?
     
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    Your wife, she's a keeper. :)
     

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