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Cars!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by VMan, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. Renault78law

    Renault78law Well-Known Member

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    Kalbert, Yes, it'a an AMG. The stealth factor was a large part of my reasoning behind purchasing it: it looks just like a C 230k, the only difference is that mine has 349 horses and a whopping 332 pound-feet of torque. I love her to death.
    You trying to make a martyr out of me.?.?. [​IMG] LOL, I wish more people shared your views. Unfortunately, I'm affraid the first thing they'll think of is, "Gee, we must pay our associates too much." [​IMG]
     
  2. chorse123

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  3. Francesco

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    http://album.foto.virgilio.it/fjm this is my car... or better my mothers car which i use daily it's an Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 Twin Spark (150HP) wonderful, stylish, fast, enjoyable to drive and.... as any true italian car it spends more time in the garage than on the road  [​IMG]
     
  4. Roy

    Roy Well-Known Member

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    The 159 is nice, I'm thinking about buying that one.
     
  5. Francesco

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    as far as i can tell you the 159 will be much much more reliable than other Alfas, my 156 has got only "minor" issues (air conditioning not working, problems with lights) but all solved with a good mechanic...

    and the looks of the 159 are stunning, plus you have a completely new (not the re-badged TS-JTS) engine and chassis, it's a very good car IMHO and a "different" choice instead of the new series 3 or Audi A4... and as all the Alfa when you start driving it you never want to stop
     
  6. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    Friend of mine just got this: [​IMG]
     
  7. Francesco

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    wow, nice 360, one of my friends who usually go to tracks (Monza, Misano, Varano) had a black 360 with manual gearbox and a "tuned" Tuby exhaust... absolutely incredible sound [​IMG] the new F430 BTW is much much more aggressive both on style and driving
     
  8. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    Mine is incoming - I can't wait red/tan, Daytona seats, black inserts, black carpets, almost every option I will post pics upon arrival [​IMG]
     
  9. Carlo

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    I'm old... I traded in the old Jeep Cherokee for a roomier Trooper Limited... like driving a barkalounger.

    We save the nice ride for Jill... company benefit of being the "Chief Executive Princess"... she got the black (Anthracite actually) S-Type.... now that's a comfortable and quiet ride. We got that when the little Z3 proved cute but impractical.
     
  10. rdawson808

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    Go team Honda Civic.

    bob
     
  11. tsloop

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    Heres a picture of the car I have now, its the red camaro [​IMG] My dream car is definitely a Ferrari F40 but that is a long ways away.
     
  12. zjpj83

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    Lime Rock F/M races were this weekend. The rain was a shame, but it didn't spoil the fun. Particularly for $15mm GTOs in need of a new front end. [​IMG] Hey, who let the Gallardo in.? j/k, it beongs to a friend of mine. [​IMG] Anyway, there were a few spin outs, one 360 Challenge was lost and another badly injured. All in all, however, it was, as always, much fun. Enjoy the pics - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  13. PHV

    PHV Well-Known Member

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    What do you know of a 4 door farrari? A long time ago when my dad was buying a car, there was one in the showroom. Blue if I remember correctly.
     
  14. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    The Sultan of Brunei had a few sedans made specifically for him that were based on the 456, but to my knowledge none have ever left the country.

    He also had a number of 4-door 456 wagons custom-built, and some of those have left the country...

    Are you sure it wasn't a Maserati you are thinking of? That would be much more likely.
     
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    Positive it was a Farrari...

    The salesman pitched my dad on it, but my dad doesn't like to feel like he's climbing into bed when getting in his car... he opted for something less likely to kill him.
     
  16. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    This is the only picture I have of the 456 sedan, taken in the Sultan's garage. [​IMG] The one you are talking about may have been somee kind of aftermarket conversion... There has never been a production Ferrari sedan.
     
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    faustian bargain Well-Known Member

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    i test drove a maserati quattroporte once, an older model. i was dreaming of it as a 'family car'. the wife thought otherwise. [​IMG] /andrew
     
  18. dorian

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    The roofline and rear door window of the 456 sedan has a suspicious similarity to the Lexus IS300. I wouldn't have noticed had I not seen a caravan of Lexus ricers on my way up to CT earlier.
     
  19. Tokyo Slim

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    Kobe Bryant got Lamborghini to make an automatic transmission Diablo for his wife. Anything is possible, all you need is a few autographed lakers duffel bags (full of stacked $100 bills)
     
  20. PHV

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    That looked A LOT like it... just in a dark blue...
     

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