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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. SomethingWitty

    SomethingWitty Well-Known Member

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    X5 has a 3rd row available. It's useless, but it's available.
     
  2. Piobaire

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    There is more but those three things are major metrics in "handling." What I cannot understand is how people can just ignore data that bumps up against what they want to be the case. Of course I do not autocross my GL. 99.999999% of all vehicles ever built are not driven in autocross. I would hazard a guess that 98% of M3s and the like never get put onto an autocross course. Given the plethora of modified pictures I see, modifications that will erode handling, I'm sure I am correct. I might make a comment about how surprised I am someone would be such a vehicle and then pay money to degrade it.

    Autocross is a stupid metric to declare certain SUVs do not handle well, when in fact, they equal or outperform the vast majority of cars designed to be sporty. That certain, high end, single purpose vehicles can outperform SUVs is not to be wondered at. What's to be admired is that some SUVs are no slouches.


    Yup, both the Cayenne and X5 have models that are the ultimate. To my knowledge the M version of the X5 reigns supreme. As far as my vehicle of choice the body roll is like that of a tight sport sedan. It's one of the things I will truly miss if I leave the GL line and it was driven home lately by driving that Explorer Sport and the big Infiniti; they both wallow in corners compared to GLs. My problem with both the Porsche and BMW is that they are smaller than I want and are also both very fugly.
     
  3. bawlin

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    I must have missed it, but why not look into Range Rover?
     
  4. JayJay

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    This would be a good deal, Piob, and a much better vehicle, too. Good luck in making the deal.
     
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  5. TC (Houston)

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    LOL yes you did, a couple of times.
     
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  6. 1969

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    Finally put a chip in this thing. Still like going down the river in a canoe but no longer my daily.
     
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  7. Desi

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    I need to get a new e34 to drive around. Mine ran into some "complications".
     
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  8. jet

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    My buddy just picked up a super clean avus e34, drives like new and more solid than e39s.
     
  9. akatsuki

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    Piob - you just need to step up to a GL63 (unless they make a GL65 V12)...
     
  10. gomestar

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    this. anything else is just dicking around.
     
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  11. Find Finn

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    Brabus gl63 with the illuminated B in the grill.
     
  12. bawlin

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    Jaguar's answer to the 3-series - the XE.

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    The first is the new 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel that’ll be made in Wolverhampton and is a member of the new Ingenium family of four-cylinder engines. It produces 161bhp and 258lb ft of torque.

    The second motor sounds very exciting. It’s the same supercharged 3.0-litre V6 that’s used in the F-Type sports car, which means 335bhp and 332lb ft of torque and a 0-60mph time of 4.9sec.

    There’ll be a choice of a six-speed manual gearbox and eight-speed automatic gearbox.
     
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  13. hookem12387

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    The Jag looks great from the front, but some of the side angle pictures I've seen look a bit boring. In either case, it definitely looks like a promising 3 series competitor, if the price is right.
     
  14. Piobaire

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    Those cost too much and would impact my budget for other important things such as wine and entertainment. Looking at over 2k a month for one of those and I imagine insurance, gas, and wear items (tires and brakes) would add up too.

    I'm just going to forget about this for a couple months until that built to order vehicle comes in. If the dealership cuts me some impossible deal on that I'll take it, or a 550 for the price of a 450, otherwise think I'm going to sit on my hands and save a crap ton of money and drive an Explorer Sport for three years. Those things are cheap, as in, could get three of them for the price of a 550.
     
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  15. gomestar

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    nobody gets an AMG GL because it makes any sense
     
  16. Piobaire

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    If I was talking straight "sense" I'd already have that Explorer parked in my driveway.
     
  17. JayJay

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    ...or any AMG for that matter. Test drove an Escalade today. Drove fine but the ride quality was lacking.
     
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  18. CBrown85

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    And you looked like an asshole.
     
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  19. CBrown85

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    Seriously though- unless you can get a screaming deal on the MB, take the Ford and drink first growths for a few years.
     
  20. JayJay

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    nvm
     
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