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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Well-Known Member

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    I forget this is one of the last bastions of Big Tymers on the fora, so pardon the plebe contribution.

    Just took delivery of a XC70 AWD. Nice balance between my last car (Tahoe) and the car before that (S60). Needed more car-like MPG and handling while still (somewhat) keeping the space. Plus, I am a mid-20s dude stuck in a mid-50s dude's body -- really filled my need to drive like a dad.
     
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  2. segrantz

    segrantz Active Member

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    I just put a roof rack on me 2011 e92 M3. I considered this a smarter option than shoving my bike in the trunk with the seats down and getting the inside all scratched and dirty
     
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  3. zippyh

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    I haven't tried the rack on the M Coupe.
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  4. bawlin

    bawlin Well-Known Member

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    Anything is possible is right. Guy a couple of blocks from me has a roof-rack on his Aventador:

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    Err, had. I think it looks like this now:

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    GreenFrog: How did you like the Carrera? Was it a 997 or 991?
     
  5. RevisIsland

    RevisIsland Well-Known Member

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    Drove this for 12 years:

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    Then got this last year (my "family" vehicle):

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    Because I thought it was a more practical choice than my dream truck:

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  6. ramuman

    ramuman Well-Known Member

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    I love the recent comments. I've always hated people that say 'you won't get why a minivan is practical' or 'I can see better out of my SUV'.

    It's moronic logic to justify something in that manner. You can make a GTI fit all your needs or any number of cars. There's no need for the practicality argument and putting down other people.
     
  7. yywwyy

    yywwyy Well-Known Member

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    Does suiting up noticeably change a dealer's attitude towards you, like willingness to let you test drive?
     
  8. otc

    otc Well-Known Member

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    If I were to get a new motorcycle (increasing in size and power over my current ride), I would seriously consider a bike rack for it:

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  9. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Well-Known Member

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    I saw a motorcycle with a bike rack on the road a little while back. I thought the guy was nuts

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  10. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Well-Known Member

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    I had a weird dream the other night that I parked my car in a parking garage and came back to find it flipped over on its side and basically totaled.

    Does this mean a new car in the near future for me?
     
  11. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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  12. jbarwick

    jbarwick Well-Known Member

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    My GTI fits my lifestyle and has hauled a ton of crap (literally manure) and other stuff from the store to my house. People tell me to get a truck but I can rent one for $19.99 plus mileage/gas whenever I need something larger.

    I get annoyed when people try to tell me what I need in a car or judge my other larger purchases when they drive a car 2x what mine cost.
     
  13. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Why does everyone worry so much what other folks are driving? Just drive what suits you best and you can afford.
     
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  14. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Well-Known Member

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    Lol, more like this:

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  15. GreenFrog

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    991. I loved it. I had test-driven a Cayman S a year or so back and was shocked at how quick, nimble, and light it felt (compared to the E60 M5), despite the lower HP / TQ numbers.

    The 911 felt like an extension of that, just "meatier," if that makes sense. Styling-wise, I prefer the 911, but performance-wise, I think I'd actually prefer the Cayman S.



    Definitely changes their attitude in that I think they take you more seriously, but I don't think it makes them more likely to let you test drive. Maybe at Porsche and higher-end places it might make a difference, but I don't think it would at BMW / MB / Audi.

    That said, the moment I stepped into the show rooms, I had someone come up and ask if I was being helped. In the past, walking in with just jeans and a t-shirt, I'd be left alone to just wander around until someone would finally ask if I was being helped. I had no problems getting test drives. I simply told them what I was looking for up front and I think because I knew exactly what I wanted, they knew I meant business (as in, dat bidness to test drive some fun cars :lol: ).
     
  16. GreenFrog

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    Gents, specifically HRoi and ramuman, thoughts on this e46, the miles / condition, and the modifications it has? I know the cosmetic mods will have some shaking their heads, but I'm more concerned about the 'performance' and maintenance mods this guy has. And the high mileage.

    http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1076472
     
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  17. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    have you thought about Carmax + their 5 year warranty (I think it's like $3K extra. I don't know if their cars are ok deals or not, but that warranty can come handy.
     
  18. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    I can't lie, I looked at those pics and said "that is a gorgeous fucking car". And I don't even like interlagos.

    My main concern is the mileage - I think I've mentioned the escalating cost of maintenance and repair as my former e46 increased in mileage. He also appeared to perform a lot of maintenance at 122k, but it's unclear whether it's been well cared for or has records before that.

    Agree with this, which is why I bought the Cayman over the base 911. But now having owned it for a year, it really needs more power. It is literally my perfect car if it did (and yes I realize that this car is the GT4)
     
  19. deepitm

    deepitm Well-Known Member

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    I have an 06 interlagos e46 m3 comp pkg car. Mine has 72.5k miles. I picked it up over a year ago with 65k on it and I paid 23k. It had a wonky OEM nav / head unit. That was the only thing "wrong" with it.

    It is an SMG, which I realize you (and many others) don't want. I actually was only looking at SMGs.

    05/06 comp pkg cars are not that common, and interlagos is even rarer. So tracking them down can be quite difficult.

    Personally, I think this price is sky high given the miles.

    There was one for sale around Chicago over a year ago (manual trans) with like 40k miles for like 28 or so.

    Also, which of those mods are actually good / something you would really pay up for on your own? Coilovers maybe. The mods aren't like the absolute top of the line stuff.

    It's a nice car. It will not sell at that price.

    I saw an 05 comp pkg go for 15k last year with that kind of mileage in a desirable color combo (silver over red leather).

    Keep shopping.
     
  20. deepitm

    deepitm Well-Known Member

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    Also, can't you scoop a 997 for like ~30k with high miles? I like my M3, but would definitely pay 7k extra for a 997.
     

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