Cars We Drive!

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

  1. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    listening to this vid with multiple M3's flying by at WOT brings back incredibly fond memories of M School...i gotta sign up for the Advanced M class at VIR before the year is over.
     


  2. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    It was pretty awesome. There were two Taxis running that day, and the track had just shut down for almost an hour because someone put a motorbike into a guardrail, and they had to clean that up. It didn't look good because there were medical people moving around when the bike came back in pieces on the back of a truck. We also found out that when you caused a track closure, not only do you have to pay for the damage you caused to the facilities, but you also have to compensate the track for the lost time!

    Anyway, Sabine was driving one of the cars and another Ring instructor (who happened to be a police officer for his day job) was driving the other. We timed ourselves in the line so we'd get Sabine, and my friend was kind enough to let me ride shotgun. They normally take 3 people per car, but we only had two of us in the car. BTW, you can sometimes show up without a reservation, and hop onto someone else's ride by offering to pay for the empty seat. It was pretty expensive (EU180), so most people are happy to split the rides.

    As we headed out, I asked Sabine about the various cars we saw on the track (lots and lots of Z4s, as well as R8s for some reason, and the usual herd of 911s) and what she liked. She didn't like the R8, and her favorite car at the time was a C6 Z06! I think if the ZR1 had been available then, she would have picked that.

    It was like being a minor celebrity because everyone knows her, and knows when she's driving, so there were lots of pictures taken and fans yelling her name as she queued up to go out. She gave us a messy lap in the best sense of the word --- I think she must have drifted sideways through more than half the turns on the track. Especially when there was a big crowd around a corner, she'd put the car into a lurid drift (and to my meager skills, they all felt unrecoverable) after which the crowd would cheer. Anyway, there was a lot of laughing and fun in the car, and I would highly recommend it. The track itself is stupidly awesome in a way that can't be communicated except by direct experience. There is really nothing like it. And to have someone drive you around it like it's Play-Doh in her hands, that's next-level.



    The sound is also my favorite part of the video. Combine that with the smell of hot brake pads ... heaven.
     
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  3. JayJay

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  4. Huntsman

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    Thanks, A, I really enjoyed reading that!

    Getting drifted around the Nurburgring by Sabine sounds like the best of all possible worlds.

    You also get best use of 'lurid' in a sentence....
     


  5. Tatano

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    It's great to see how many different cars people on here drive.

    I drive a BMW 1 series M coupe, or 1M for short. It's by far the funnest car I've ever had/driven. Doesn't hurt that it was a limited run and has kind of become an instant classic!
     


  6. Kuki

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    Saw an e24 m6 today, the first one I've ever seen and it looks pretty good I must say.
     


  7. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    Sweet.

    I love Vipers. I've owned a Gen 3 since 2004. It's a great car, but I've always thought that the Gen 2 Coupe was the best looking Viper ever, and one of the best looking American cars of the last 3 decades.

    (and I think I've got those same wheels on my car. SSR Comp H, right?)
     
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  8. Find Finn

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    Does the 958 Cayenne come with navi as standard?
     
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  9. JayJay

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    ^^^I doubt it, but could be wrong. Porsche has very little that is standard, they nickle and dime you to death for every little add-on.
     


  10. Find Finn

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    Okay, that it explains why I saw some idiot riding round, in his bosses Cayenne S the other day, using an iPhone as navigation.
     


  11. stu00a

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    Guys, I need to decide either Cadillac CTS 3.6L Direct Injection Sedan or Infiniti G37 Sedan.

    I was gonna go straight to Caddy but Japanese cars hold most of the value than American car and steering feel is much better than Caddy.

    I have to go 4 door because I gotta help my grandparents to do grocery shopping once or twice a month.

    Caddy's design looks better to me but resale value, horsepower and torque is bit lower than G37(spec wise)

    Any suggestion or recommendation would be deeply appreciated.
     


  12. impolyt_one

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    I would get the G37, but it's a bit long in the tooth. They will come out with a new one (not necessarily better looking, lol) very soon I think, seems like the current G has been out forever.
     


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    was this in Van? Haven't seen a Buggi here yet.

    Also had a first sighting of a Fisker Karma. They're stunners.
     


  14. JayJay

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    +1. The G has much better build quality and handling.
     


  15. oneeightyseven

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    no, was in a small city near toronto. Fiskers are nice looking, but apparently they are not very reliable. One of the first ones in Canada was in Toronto and within weeks it was in the shop (a buddy of mine works in the only shop that handles Fisker in our area).
     


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