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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    BTW, I'm definitely going to need to get a radar detector.

    This car is going to get me in trouble because it accelerates so quickly.
     
  2. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    In the meantime, cruise control is your friend.
     
  3. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    being able to get this license plate is the best thing about driving in Texas:

    [​IMG]

    Greenfrog, what does your vanity plate say? GRNFRG? or M5DBAG? :happy:
     
  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Agreed. I use mine almost constantly or I'll quickly find myself doing 70 in a 40.
     
  5. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Yup. I drive almost exclusively with cruise control on when I'm on the highway.

    While city driving.. however... :devil:.


    That's the license plate I got!!

    Mine is very tame and looks almost like a regular state-issued number ;).
     
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  6. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    my registration is almost up so i can get a new vanity plate. i say the BMW owners on this forum should all get the BMWBJ vanity plate. we're all in different states so it can be done. who's with me?? :slayer:
     
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  7. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    :laugh:

    If you promised to do it, I would seriously consider it (0)!
     
  8. Huntsman

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    People. Suck. Sorry to hear.

     
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  9. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    ^
    Interlagos Blue! Love it!

    As for radar detectors, I'm reading phenomenal reviews of the Escort 9500ix. I'm very close to buying it.

    Anyone have any experience with it?
     
  10. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    i'm gonna see if BMWBJ is available in FL :happy:

    i have the Escort 9500ix. this thing is like Skynet. saves my ass once every 2-3 weeks (this is absolutely not an exaggeration), including this afternoon on Alligator Alley. there's an slightly elevated bridge and the cop was past the bridge, off the swale and hidden in the trees...and flicking his radar gun on and off in very short bursts at the lead cars in clumps of traffic.

    the Escort warned me on my approach to the bridge, no sweat. :slayer:
     
  11. LawrenceMD

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    I was driving from NYC to PA and near (amish country) and saw a maroon McLaren F1 with florida license plates on the highway. Pretty ironic figuring we were so near where amish ride their horse drawn carriages on the highways (the carriages actually have turn signal lights!) from the lowest tech to super engineered racing machines.
     
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  12. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I gave up on radar detectors with my last BMW because I still ended up getting two tickets. :( I decided that the best approach for me was to use my cruise control religiously, even in the city.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not against radar detectors at all, it's just that I was on the verge of facing serious consequences by a getting another ticket, so I decided the best approach for me was to not rely on it.
     
  13. jet

    jet Senior member

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    never had a radar detector and don't like clutter so no need for one
     
  14. habitant

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    Looking into importing a BMW 600, or Fiat Multipla, anyone here have ANY experience with those cars?
     
  15. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    It's available here!

    [​IMG]

    Lol.

    HRoi, that's sick. Looks like I'm going to have to get dat 9500ix. Reviews are fantastic.


    What model radar detector were you using at the time?

    (I hope it wasn't the 9500ix :uhoh:)

    Also, I've gotten two tickets since I started driving.. and... that reminds me, I have to take that stupid online driver's safety course again (6 hours!!)!! :fu:
     
  16. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    That model wasn't available back then; it was 4 or 5 cars ago when I had one.
     
  17. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    hey GreenFrog, apparently you can park your M5 down near Gramercy Park and be totally safe

    [​IMG]
     
  18. GreenFrog

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    Hmm. I don't know how radar detectors were 4-5 years ago, but maybe give them another shot!

    I just bought the 9500ix (30 minutes ago) and I haven't gotten a ticket yet -- seems to be working!

    :slayer:


    Lol, that's just begging to get keyed/towed.

    Although.. the 458 is different. I can't imagine the type of person that would key a beaut like that. Nah, that shit would just get towed and probably damaged in the process :(.
     
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  19. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Four or 5 cars ago, not years. It was a little more than 10 years back.
     
  20. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    The thing with radar detectors is you shouldn't drive around like you're suddenly invisible to cops. Practice the same situational awareness and don't drive like an asshole :)

    It's best used as a tool to improve your odds. The best way to never get ticketed is to never speed, but.....meh to that
     

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