Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.
He PM me asking what I wanted to know about him... I just ignored it...
Ya he's definitely 19, how embarrassing and a noob mistake without a doubt. I'd be ashamed to show my face in this thread after that.
lots of drama, lol
has anyone driven the new M5 or S8?
I know they are not on sale in the Staes yet, but perhaps a European member
is the new S6 on sale overseas?
boy that train derailed in a hurry didn't it?
so who's e-money are we going to e-spend now? where's Drew?
Guys, this is starting to look like Dumb Threads, lets get back to cars.
Cali? California cars are known for being very clean. Goes for most states that are dry... AZ, NV, NM, etc.
We get lots of rain and there tends to be a lot of salt around the ocean, with the fact some of our beaches you can drive on. The sun beats the shit out of the cars and 90's Dodge products are pretty much all faded on the top and starting to rust... The rusty pre 90's I tend to find are most likely from snow birds or left under a tree at the corner of some red necks property. The best solid classics I found are around Miami, I have pulled some good deals from there.
newer cars are much more rust resistant, my 1986 951 has no rust, not a speck, even underneath
they came with a 7 year warranty, one of the first to do really good treatment
but areas that use road salt are the worst
I put mine on a lift and powerwash it every spring, a good time to do an oil change and inspect the chassis/brakes/suspension/etc.
Both were at the Chicago Auto Show back in February, of course not for one to drive. They looked good, really good. The S8 looked a bit more bland than I had hoped, but still, it looked good. And the M5? It looked liked the beast that it is.
I did see the M5 in Pittsburgh, but no S8
it looked great, function over form, all business
blue with light grey leather (white?)
but quattro has spoiled me, the S6 might be a nice compromise, unlike most. money is a factor, and not so much 'if' I can, but should I, does it make sense
an extra 50k on a car now could mean 100k+ when I retire, that will cover my nut for 3 years! and will I enjoy the M5/S8 that much more?
but the S8 is a real good looking car, fast and stable, perhaps used, low miles, cpo'ed
my RS4 was 35% off list, had 7k miles on it, 2.5 years of std warranty and 2 years/100k of factory cpo
I always felt CPO our perfect deals if you intend to purchase something modern and drive it for a while... But I always prefer to live somewhere close to work and drive a classic, when I am bored with it sell it off for about what I paid!
I think I found an E63T with the back jumpseat... but I'm waiting to move house to the one downstairs with the garage this month hopefully, my landloard hasn't emailed me back. Some of the trim and a plastered-in support beam in my house got pwnt by all the earthquakes too and I will probably have to pay a little to get the plaster fixed, and some mosquito screens were busted off the frames when I came back from America last month. will probably lose my deposit on this one. Still worth moving though.
it looks pretty good actually. I would cop if you have space to wrench on it a bit. It would be easy to learn on.
What am I missing here? To me that just looks like an old Golf.
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