Cars We Drive!

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

  1. Alfa159

    Alfa159 Senior member

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    @Shah
    Is that your lamborghini?
     
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    GreenFrog Senior member

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    are you referring to the a5/s5s from audi? i don't think they're comparable to the 6 series at all.
     
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    I'm not comparing the cars, I'm contrasting the entry into that market to illustrate to you what I believe bmw should do with the 6 series since it is evident that is their only hand in the coupe market (aside from the 3 which isn't solely a coupe). Audi previously only had the TT (which ended up a huge dud and a chick car) and they changed that drastically with the introduction of the A5.
     
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    yeah it is. dude swags out soooo hard on the sunset strip.
     
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    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    if you use swag that term again i won't let you ride shotgun, you'll have to wear rollerblades and hold on to the back like last time !
     
  6. impolyt_one

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    I think you have the impression that I want some sort of near-supercar, but what I really want is a somewhat comfortable luxury/sport GT car that will be nice to own and not a headache...
     
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    HRoi Senior member

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    get an R8
     
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    a kid I went to highschool with got the V10 and its fucking nuts.


    ps Shah, I don't normally use the word swag; I thought it fit well with my tone and sarcasm
     
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    Cannot afford probably, price looks high here. Also, don't really want an Audi. Had an A4, just wasn't really impressed with the idea of owning an Audi. I really liked the BMWs I had though. Porsche design is overrated, but I like the 911 form factor. Barring a couple MB's that I can't afford and one that I can, I don't want a MB.
    Keep in mind that if I dump it after the lease, I have to buy another car of the same make to avoid penalty and lot of associated registration/recycle fees... it's free to jump ship, if you're jumping to another of their ships... so it's gotta be a car made by a marque I want to drive for the foreseeable future, maybe 10 or 15 years. And last but not least, the R8 is 'old' now and likely to be changed soon (but probably not that soon) - having a car that doesn't change generations during the entire ownership and then dumping it before it does would help me buoy the resale. An old-gen car right after a new one comes out in Asia becomes worthless overnight, cars like these are status symbols as they are anywhere in the world.

    My neighbors have a small kid, the housewife drives around in the R8 5.2, and they have the S8 5.2 as well. :drool: Nice two-car garage.
     
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    no, i really don't have that impression. i just found it odd that you jumped from the p car to the bimmer; they're both completely different in all regards. plus, for your needs in japan, i think the smaller p car would be better suited. i thought thats why you were heavily leaning towards it in the first place.

    plus, i don't think id ever want to own the first production year of a new model generation from bmw. they ALWAYS have issues that get ironed out 2-4 years later.

    p cars are very reliable for what they are (or so i've heard).

    regardless, it's your money! whatever makes you happy :)
     
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    Well, 996's and Boxsters were giving up the ghost pretty early, so I wouldn't want to really bank on the reliability of a new-age Porsche more so than any other car out there, I'd just be sure to have a warranty...

    But M5, GTR, 911 - of these cars, the 911 is the only one that interests me, because of its size and packaging, and awesome resale. 911 (with PDK), 6 cabrio - both German GT cars, neither are range topping, nor middling. I can't afford the R8, I can't afford a Vantage, those are about a third more.

    I might buy the truck first and mull on the sports car question this year anyway, looks like some of the businesses me and my wife are getting into will require carrying a bit of cargo... was gonna buy the car car first, but it doesn't really matter either way...
     
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    Yeah.. sounds like you might just want to hold off on the car for now. You're jumping around a lot between different cars and I honestly believe you should know what you want when you want a car.

    Also, for what it's worth, I think you're on that awkward edge of being able to afford a reallllly nice car, and 'just' a nicer, higher-end car. If I were you, I'd focus on your businesses and wait until you can afford a fuck you car :slayer:

    It sounds like Japan is full of fuck you cars and I'd much rather have a fuck you car too than a 'screw you' car, if you get what i mean, lol.
     
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    lmao, they're not that different man, you get in them, you drive them to where you going, you park them. They cost X dollars to own and operate. Cars are just cars man. The 911 with a PDK is cross-shoppable with a 6 series.... not exactly going to be attacking the Nurburgring in this thing.
     
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    like i said.. whatever makes you happy.

    no point in arguing over cars. we all have wildly different expectations and preferences.
     
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    The thing about the really nice cars (the fuck you cars) in Japan - yeah, there are a lot of them in Japan, but most of those guys are really old, they are geezers.. they drive around in Veyrons, Enzos, Aventadors and shit, but they're like 50 or 60, I am 30 man.
    'nice' car is plenty for me. I have had some hard times in life in just the recent past, and so just driving again and having a nice car I buy for myself will be great. I am still collecting numbers and figures on what it's gonna cost to own a car, but the 911 looks good. I just don't foresee myself being a performance nut or anything like anymore, I am long past the years of obsessing about things like that. If I could, yeah, I'd obviously have a 10 car garage and fill it up the way SF guys have shoes, but I do not.... and therein lies my problem. I wish there were an 8-sided coin.
     

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