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

  1. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    wow, that's a wait.no doubt worth it.

    but i'm so used to buying the car in front of me. for cash.
     


  2. Texasmade

    Texasmade Distinguished Member

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    I’ve always found the Lexus dealers to be the nicest to and friendliest. Much better compared to most other brands.
     


  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, I just feel extremely lucky to get an allocation--at MSRP, nonetheless. Dealer mark-ups on configurable builds are running $20K and up. I had to go into a local Porsche dealership and "interview" with the manager to prove I'm local, not a flipper, and a real enthusiast.

    Mine will be one of the last off the line. Production ends in December. Quite a dream come true for me. Hard to think of any other production car I'd rather have, regardless of price.
     


  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Speaking of dream cars . . .

    What were yours? Mine in progression:

    1. Lamborghini Countach

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    No explanation needed, I think. It's obviously a ridiculous car to me now, but when I was 7 . . .

    2. Mazda Miata (first gen)

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    The first car I realistically wanted for myself. From 6th grade through freshman year of high school, this was the car I saved money for and the one I bugged my parents most about. But then I turned 16 and went for a different, more "serious" Japanese sports car . . .

    3. Honda Prelude Type SH

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    My first car. Bought new when I was 16. Crystal Blue metallic (like in the pic). Five-speed manual. 205 HP VTEC(!!!) inline-4. One of the coolest cars in the school parking lot (remember, this is the late 90's). In a sea of wannabe, modded Civics, the Prelude was a sophisticated standout. I've owned and loved other cars since, but this one remains the most special to me. Unfortunately, I sold it when I left for college.

    4. Porsche 911 (993) Turbo S

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    The Prelude was the car I had in high school, but the 993 Turbo S is the one I lusted for. It was the car I fantasized about and imagined owning as a full-fledged adult once I'd "made it". 911s have been a fixation for me ever since, but this apex model was the one that started the obsession.

    5. Ferrari F430 Scuderia

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    Through college and law school, this was my target car. Up until the recession in '08, I thought it might just be feasible to get one for myself within a few years. Then the crash back down to earth. No other modern Ferrari really interests me. I still scope around for used ones.

    6. Lotus Elise

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    Another obtainable dream. The plan was to get one upon law school graduation. Everyone else was picking up 3-series and A4s. Eff that. I even test drove a few and got my build all set to go. But then I found out I'd be working in NYC, not DC, which meant no car at all. Obtainable dream quashed.

    7. Porsche 911 GT3 (997 through 991)

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    Not much more to say about the 991.2 GT3 that I haven't already said. It is very much the ultimate car for me. I am both thrilled and saddened that it is also very much the last of a dying breed. It almost seemed like there was no choice but to buy one. A dream come true at last.
     
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  5. HRoi

    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    I would wait for the eventual LC-F
     


  6. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    Hmmmm. . My Dream cars, from then until now?

    1.Jaguar XJ220
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    2.Alfa Romeo GTV (Shuddup)
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    3.Subaru Impreza Sti VI
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    Yeah, dream car acquired. had to rescue it from a dump. but i got it. I Blame "Gran Tourismo", and the first time i heard the rumble.

    4. Nissan Skyline R33
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    Just like in the pic, the first car i bought in Japan. Kept it stock. except a Trust Exhaust, and Volk Rims.

    5. Porsche 930 "Black Bird".
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    co-star in the Anime "Wangan Midnight" as the Nemesis car.

    6.Lexus LS400/Celsior.
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    Yes, The Barge was a dream car. for it's potential on paper to be a performance sedan.(Nascar/Touring car style) decent looking too. so i had to have one.

    Now? The new LC500.

    Notable mentions to the Lancia Delta Integrale, the Autobianchi Abarth,and the Nissan 300zx.
     
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  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Interesting list. I remember when kids started showing up at school with the new STi once it came Stateside for the first time. Along with the Integra Type R, definitely the "It" car at the end of the 90's.

    My dad had a red 300ZX Turbo in the 80's. That car was a superstar. Nothing was more fun than getting dropped off at school with the T-tops off and all my buddies gawking at the overwhelming coolness.
     
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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Honorable mentions for me, in no particular order:

    Honda S2000
    Ford Mustang GT350R
    Mercedes G-wagen
    Porsche Cayman R
    BMW M3 (E46)
    Mercedes-AMG GT-R
    BMW 1M Coupe
    McLaren F1
    BMW Z8
    Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
     


  9. HRoi

    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    I have been on a systematic lifelong quest to acquire all my childhood dream cars, or at least their more modern equivalent.

    My favorite car of all time is the 911. Mainly the 930+964+993 turbos, now I own a 997 GT3

    E30 BMW M3. Now I own the E90 M3

    Toyota MR2 Turbo, ticked that box off in 1993. Crashed it, fixed it, sold it when I went to b-school

    Ferrari F355. This one is the last itch left unscratched. Still leery of the maintenance costs but tbh I think I would at least want to own one for a year or two, cost be damned. But I can’t right now because I don’t have the garage space


    What amused me about all this was my dad constantly told me, I don’t know why you torture yourself and waste your time dreaming about this unrealistic shit. After I started acquiring the cars, he’d joke around and tell me, see - I knew just the right way to motivate you to work hard in life
     


  10. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Congrats on checking all those off your list!

    The F355 through F430 are the modern Ferraris that appeal to me most. Lost interest with the 458.
     


  11. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    355 is a contender.(Btw if you want a clean one at real prices? A Japanese dude has one in his stash near my house.as an investment.)

    Been feelin' on the Z4 recently. cheapest Bond car.
     
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