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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Yah, if I were looking for an electric car, i'd rather save the $50k and get a Tesla S.
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  2. rocks

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    Everything went downhill after the E46; the F30 makes the E90 look quite stylish....sigh....
     
  3. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Agreed but it doesn't seem fair as the E46 is probably the best looking 3-series they've made. E92/93 M3 is a pretty damn nice car though.
     
  4. GreenFrog

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    Love my e46 ZHP. But I also love the E92 M3.

    Hoping to own both at the same time :D

    What my ZHP looks like:

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    Thinking about changing the tail lights to the Euro OEM style ones:

    [​IMG]

    Thoughts?
     
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  5. rocks

    rocks Senior member

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    I have the oem Mtech II kit on my car too, so almost the same as your ZHP except 5sp gearbox. That and mine sits on 18" BBS LM's and also sport the full oem Euro lights. You really should get them man; though you might want to avoid modbargains, since I believe theirs are replica which may or may not pose fitment issues.


    PS. Agree with y'all regarding the E92, which is why I said E90, since that just was not a pretty design; however, that might not be true anymore with the debut of the F30. BMW is really going downhill... No more BMW's after my E46 is retired, I'm defecting....
     
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  6. impolyt_one

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    do not understand this statement.
     
  7. KurtS90

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    E21 > E46... I am not to familiar with the BMW line up, just the common ones. But always loved the 2002.

    ~Kurt
     
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  8. whiteslashasian

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    Very clean 280z. One of my favorite designs. Good call on that bumper, imployt. JDM spec Datsun/Nissans always look better :(

    I had a 240sx in high school and early on in college (until it sustained significant damage in a freak flash flood) and would have killed for a 180sx with the SR20DET :drool:

    I think if I had a garage and time on my hands, I'd do a recondition of a 280z.
     
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  9. impolyt_one

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    There was some guy on 6speedonline who sold his 996 GT2 to make a crazy outlaw 240Z... and it was nicely built and whatever, but lol.
     
  10. whiteslashasian

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    I think I found it...nice build, crazy attention to detail, but a bit overkill...
     
  11. Kuki

    Kuki Senior member

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    Test drove this today:
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  12. Hannerhan

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    I would have said the above is more true with Range Rovers instead of LC's, since the Range Rover resale is so crappy. As a general rule, if someone is driving a late model Land Cruiser around here, it's typical that they will be less of a douchebag than the person driving a Lexus LX or Range Rover. Unfortunately we wanted something slightly bigger so we went with the Sequoia instead, but I personally prefer the Land Cruiser by a large margin. I think it's the perfect size for an SUV...easy to park, but high up, built like a tank, and seats for 7 if you need them.

    And we're the family that actually does take its SUV's off road, or I would have just bought a minivan for the wife and saved shitloads of gas and $20k.
     
  13. whiteslashasian

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    Why not a minivan and then something used/cheaper for off roading?!
     
  14. Kuki

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    My mother drives a LC and I have to say those things are tanks. They're pretty spacious without feeling bloated. My only gripe with it is that it's kind of underpowered for how much it weighs.

     
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    It's a bit of a unique situation we have, in that we own a ranch that is exactly 500 miles from our house (in the same state of course...God Bless Texas), and just getting to our ranch house might require 4x4 depending on the time of the year. So it's not really practical for us to have separate vehicles, though I would agree that if we were normal recreational off-roaders, that would be the ticket.

    Kuki, I assume your mom's LC is pre-2008? If so, tell her to get a new one. The current engine (same as in my Sequoia) is a beast.
     
  16. Kuki

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    Yeah, it's like a 2000 I think with 300k miles, it's still going strong though. I think she's getting a new LX because it's basically the same thing just with Lexus touches.
     
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    How did it drive compared with the 997? I saw the first one of these on the road last week and it really does look great. I'm hoping to talk the wifey into letting me get a used 997 in a year or so, when the prices have hopefully gone down due to trade-ins for 991's. Damn I love these cars.
     
  18. Kuki

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    I currently have a 997 Carrera S and let me say this one defiantly a step up. It's actually a lot bigger then it looks in real life compared to pictures. The 3.8 sounds even better in this one and the PDK is so smooth, handles like a Porsche of course but, I really didn't get to tear into it like I wanted to though [​IMG]. Love the new dash/interior. This one was a show model so it had every extra coming to like $117,000, that's 997 turbo money [​IMG]. All that being said I would wait to get a 991, prices are very inflated right now and 997 is still a beast.

    Which model are you looking at? [​IMG]

     
  19. JayJay

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    ^^^A white 991 passed me on the highway a week or so ago, the first I'd seen on the road. It looked really great.
     
  20. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Got to disagree with handling like a Porsche on the new 911, it simply doesn't. Had a chance to test drive it again this past weekend and the new electric assist steering pretty much got rid of what made 911s unique. So I highly suggest getting a 997 instead of the new 991 if you want that signature Porsche steering feel.
     

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