Cars We Drive!

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

  1. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    After seeing the Gran Coupe, and tons of A7's and CLS - I'd say the Gran Coupe, no question. CLS550 then A7 last. Must get the non-M sport 650i with the 20"s and the LED headlights, preferably black on black. That is basically today's version of what the old black on black 5-series from the 80's and 90's were. Doesn't need to be M everything to be a nice car, it can just be a 'sports sedan' and still be nice.
     


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    Ya, people are going to collect a 1 series 20 years from now.

    WRX generation will be buying them up in a few years best to dump it sooner than later.
     


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    McDonalds' are also pretty common. Not that I mock the small block Chevy, mind you.
     


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    And to be extra fair, what was the last collectable M car? I'd argue the S54 M Z3 Coupe and maybe the E46 M3. Not all M cars have great legacies. The latest M5s, M6s, and the trucks leave a lot to be desired.
     


  5. impolyt_one

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    Wouldn't really consider the 1M to be much of a collectible. a) we live in an age where everything is marketed as a special edition of something; AMG's are a dime a dozen, Audi S/RS are common, BMW 'M' should stand for 'mass produced' - and they made almost 3,000 of those 1M's; if you make 3,000 of a car, that means it's not rare. b) the true rare insta-collectible cars of today have to have pedigree and actual rarity - that usually comes in two or three-letter acronyms like CSL, LTW, EVO, or Porsche GTx RS/CS. It's not good enough to be just an M or an AMG. c) the 1 series is one of the least desirable BMW platforms ever built, it's collector's value will never get out from under that fact alone. There are many more BMW special editions that are rarer and more desirable - Italy always seems to get a bunch of limited editions.
     
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    S54 Z3 M coupe, e46 M3 and M3 CSL, E61 M5 touring. maaybe the E85 M coupe (but the M5T and the E85, not really for the looks)
     


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    That's less of a track weekend car and more of a Porsche Cup car. I car that tricked out is not just for joe schmoe, it's for a team.
     


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    What's up players? Long time no talk. Picked up these two new black/black luxo cruisers last week. Also just got the 355 back from its second engine out major. Wayyy too much car activity the last month. Unfortunately the 355 needs new cats, may just do test pipes. Hope all is well with everyone!

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    Yeah I will prob go with the A7 if my kids push me to a holiday i'll go with the A5 [​IMG]
     


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    I think the AMG black series cars are going to be collectable.


    How about the Z4M those are not very common. (except on here).
     


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    well, I included the Z4M Coupe there, but it's all about that motor - I can't really say anything nice about the styling of that car. :eek: I am kind of hesitant to call the AMG black series collectible, they're still a little mass produced - a C63 AMG black is cool, but will it be as collectible 'cool' as say, a 190E 2.5-16V Evo II? The late 80's and early 90's had a bunch of great homologation and special edition cars where the makers really pulled out the stops in spite of pure profits, and outfitted cars really smartly. There hasn't been too many of those in recent years.

    off topic but kinda related I guess, I was trying to tell my friend about this old Subaru WRX special edition with the huge fenders, it was a blue-only GC coupe done by STi, a really limited model that made like 400hp - does anyone remember what I am talking about? It was rare and expensive from the time it was made, I think it cost R34 GT-R money at the time.
     


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    Z8, i feel like I never see them, front isnt my favorite but the profile and tail look fantastic, 5,703 built, not rare but not too common for sure
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    ah good call - i would put the Z8 very firmly in the collectible category. Ever seen the used prices for them? They sell for the same or more as what they sold for new, 12 years later.
     


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    A friend just got one, was able to steal a ride in his DB9 and now he's picked up a Z8; the guy has taste. Ill have to offer to car-sit for him.
     
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    the best gauge for collectibility IMO is the used car market. so with that criteria you really only have the e46 M3 CSL, the e36 M3 ltw, the Z8, and (gasp) the 1M. of course the 1M is a year old and you really can't gauge market price by what the eBay gougers are asking for, so we'll give it a bit of time before we judge

    awesome. just awesome. how's maintenance been on the F355? is it as bad as everyone says?
     


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