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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 used to work for a company that supplied SoCal car dealers in the late 90's. Not naming names, but the Lexus dealers would take their $40k "loaded Camrys" and pay someone a couple of hundred bucks to do some kind of alchemy with wands and an electric current that turned the emblems and chrome stripping to a gold color. Bam! $2000 luxury gold option!

    Another thing that distinguished the early ES from a Camry was the two tone paint job. Which again had its drawbacks because Toyota used a soft, partially matte paint on the bumpers and lower body cladding that chipped off extremely easily
     
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  2. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Well-Known Member

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    Didn't realized they'd migrated it to the Avalon platform. And I agree, there used to be much more of a differential between the two. In the mid 90s nobody got into a Camry and said "wow, this is actually pretty nice". So I agree that the cost differential used to be far more justified, but I think the cost differential has to be maintained in order to take Lexus seriously against its European competitors, even if that means unjustifiably high MSRPs and great "sales".
     
  3. JayJay

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    Took delivery of my new car today. I love it. Thought I'd miss the AMG, but so far I havent. Didn't even self-drive it home, instead drove directly to northeastern Indiana to join family for Thanksgiving and will head from there tomorrow afternoon for Chicago.
     
  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Self-driver!

    I lost track.

    What replaced the AMG?
     
  5. jet

    jet Well-Known Member

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    saw that a half hour ago, was only a matter of time
     
  6. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    Texas: where $1M cars go to die.
     
  7. TC (Houston)

    TC (Houston) Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!!! Post pics when you can. I spent 3 hours self driving ours today too!
     
  8. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    There is no better exhaust note than that of a V10/12.

    FACT.

    :drool:

     
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  9. bawlin

    bawlin Well-Known Member

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    I could post some videos of the old Viper that would very easily refute that statement.
     
  10. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    Or Ferrari V8's
     
  11. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    Def. concede on the Ferrari V8s, but only because they're low displacement, high-revving, high-strung V8s. I love dat exhaust note.

    I'm not a big fan of the deep, burbly exhaust notes of the big displacement AMGs, muscle cars, etc. Not that I don't like them.. they just don't really excite me.

    Edit: actually, you know what, I'm gonna admit I don't like AMG exhausts at all. They're so dull to me.. sorry JayJay..
     
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  12. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    GF, nothing to be ashamed about, just because you don't like the deep manly sound of some engines and instead prefer to drive a car that's more feminine sounding. We're all friends here.
     
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  13. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    It's okay, Piob. You're right! We are all friends here. Feminine moans definitely give me more aural pleasure. You can take all the manly grunting and groaning.

    I won't judge you for your lifestyle choices.
     
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  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    As idfnl has told us, your car is your pecker.. I guess in your case it's your clit? :confused:

    Dat sore pussy! /idfnl
     
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  15. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    I like the SLS.

    I believe it's not the exhaust but engine that screams on Ferraris.
     
  16. TC (Houston)

    TC (Houston) Well-Known Member

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    Do want.
     
  17. bawlin

    bawlin Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Well-Known Member

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    This car is ugly as fawk. It is an assault on the eyes
     
  19. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    lolwut?!

    it's hawt as fawk
     

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