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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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    drove ghibli s q4 and s6 this week, decisions decisions
     
  2. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    Met a blacked out Gibli downtown the other day, it sounded amazing, but it looked like it's not much larger than your S4.
     
  3. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    I don't get the Ghibli. Yes, it sounds great but it's extremely awkward looking (won't argue with anyone who likes it's looks), average performance at best, and comes with Maserati's horrible reliability record
     
  4. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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    it handled really well but the s6 seems a lot more car
     
  5. culverwood

    culverwood Well-Known Member

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    As I showed a few pages back I bought the Ghibli. Beautiful especially in blu emozione. It's a GT more than an out and out sports car and the ride will be much more comfortable than an S6. I will have to wait to see how reliable it is but so far all is well.

    It suits me but them I'm not so young.

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  6. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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    i'm pushing 40 and need an appropriate purchase. Thought long and hard about the new targa but i need to be able to squeeze the kids in in a pinch
     
  7. size 38R

    size 38R Well-Known Member

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    Not big on italians, but love this. would really dig a quattroporte.
     
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  8. size 38R

    size 38R Well-Known Member

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    ok, just throwing it out there........ could an aftermarket company do you a wole set cheaper than that? you know, because of the porshe name tax? like AP or another quality brand?
     
  9. culverwood

    culverwood Well-Known Member

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    The Ghibli is a little shorter (2 inches) than the old Quattroporte - the new Quattroporte is real S class + sized. The rear seats are about the same in size as a SWB XJ not huge legroom for four people on a long journey but plenty for kids or for adults on a shorter journey to town or the airport etc.
     
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  10. Superfluous

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    the new targa roof is pretty awesome. Much better than a convertible I think.

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  11. bawlin

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    And it's a Chrysler...

    I'm head-over-heels in love with the Targa. It's a completely unnecessary iteration of the 991, but damn did Porsche do a good job with it. My only gripe with it is the fact it's only available in AWD and not a "2" variant.
     
  12. thekunk07

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    i wish boxsters didn't feel so sad, it's a lot of car for 75k
     
  13. GreenFrog

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    You like dem 2" variants, eh?
     
  14. bawlin

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    Could you even fit? I'm only 5'11 and average build and I smoked my head getting in, and found the cabin to be really cramped.

    And yes, RWD >.
     
  15. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    I can't stand the targa.


    I don't know if its based on a Chrysler, but both are owned by Fiat.
     
  16. thekunk07

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    not without a spinal fracture. i know audi and like audi and the s6 probably makes the most sense from a power, space and utility perspective
     
  17. bawlin

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    It's a glorified 300.

    Kunk - I don't know your budget, but what about the M5? Or do you need AWD?
     
  18. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    I'm about bawlin's size and I'm pretty comfortable in a Cayman. I think kunk is much taller than both of us, though.
     
  19. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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    I am not a beemer guy, I've tried. And I need good awe where I live, it's all hills
     
  20. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I googled it after I posted, if the current 300 is based on the old platform, it's essentially a MB W210:
     

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