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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    MB CL600 with a V12 engine.
     
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    Greenfrog, saw your same car today... These rims looked pretty good I thought.

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    Hartge? Looks similar to the stock M5 rims.

    I'd just trade someone your powdercoated ones for stock ones.
     
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    I'd do this for now, until I find something I REALLY like.

    Then again, I think the stock M5 wheels are just fine and wouldn't see the need to drop cash on something new.
     
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    I think those are fake Hartges. Real ones are 21" and look huge in the wheelwells; those look trashy, especially with roundel caps.

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  7. impolyt_one

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    RS6 wagon is insane, 0-60 in 3.8 secs. I wish BMW would do the logical thing and make my dream car by taking a 6er Gran Coupe and turning it into a 6-GT by adding a good looking 2-tier wagon rear end with a strong Hofmeister kink, and not messing with anything else. That'd be the perfect wagon, stock 650i GT. Make it for about the same money as the regular 650i GC.

    http://www.autoblog.com/2013/04/24/2013-audi-rs6-avant-w-video/
     
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    ive never been able to warm up to any wagon. the coupe or sedan version always looks infinitely better.
     
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    Cars with trunks are for working men. Cars with liftbacks are for men of leisure. If they have 4 doors and a liftback, then men of leisure with active testicles.
     
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    :lol:

    at least "liftback" sounds better than "station wagon"......but its still a station wagon.
     
  11. whiteslashasian

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    I'm only 27 and I find myself preferring wagon/estate versions of most cars these days. It's too bad that the wagon has become something of a pariah in the States with the advent of the minivan then replaced by the crossover or full SUV.

    I do see a bit of a resurgence of the wagon as people become more conscientious of MPG and driving dynamics, neither of which you get from minivans or SUVs.
     
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    ha, was just on cars.com checking availability of A6 and A4 avants, again. Supercharged 3.0T as a powerplant for the A6 is just so much more attractive than the 2.0T A4, not even same league as that beast but some tuning could improve things.
     
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    im a construction project manager, no need to own a truck as superintendants and foreman deal with that end, I'm more about shuffling back and forth to meetings and sites having room for weekend trips. I'd catch endless shit for driving a wagon as construction crews love to find any reason to bust your balls, but IMHO, wagons are great looking and the most practical design.

    Side note, followed bmw 5GT on the ride in this morning, starting to love its ugliness.
     
  14. Find Finn

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    A 6 touring like CLS shooting brake would be sexy and if they decided to fit it with the 50d engine as well. :inlove:

    Bmw only sold 8xx E61 M5's, so I doubt they will make a F11 M5 and here in Europe the 550xd is a better deal, especially with a remap.





    I have been like that since I was 20. :embar:
     
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    The new E63 Wagon looks sweet and goes 0-60 in 3.6s.

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    Not really a fan of the new AMG look. It looks cheapened by the pie plate grill and the LED motifs, overtly large ducts, and two-tone on the rockers.

    I really want to see them make a 6er touring. It doesn't even need to be an M6 GT, I'd seriously like this car even if it were a 640i GT, simply for the design. Those rear fenders would bloat really nicely under the rear quarter windows, kinda like the way a new Scirocco does it, except the BMW would be even sexier because it's so long and low. The 6GC doesn't even really need to be lowered IMO, it's already so low-profile for a 4-door car. The rear end on the 6er would be nicely resolved as well; the F11 touring has an ugly reverse angle thing with the taillights and the license plate indent at opposing angles. The rear end of the new A6 Avant is really ugly.

    (needs to be in a different color)
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    The photoshop renderings of the rear 3/4 of the 6GT are fugly to be honest.

    I'm yet to see a nicely "modded" GC, all the ones online are heinous and I actually really like the rear of the F11, the A6 avant has grown on me, especially after I saw a lowered s-line in daytona grey.
     
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    I saw the new Range Rover being driven on a street in DC yesterday. I liked its looks better than I thought I would.

    Lots of nice cars to admire on the streets here.
     
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    I dont like the new RRs nearly as much as i like the mid 2000s body. The new ones remind me a lot of the new ford explorer.

    Anyone with experience care to weigh in on the quality of a 2005ish RR? With a baby on the way, my XK is being forced out since theres not room for a carseat.
     
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    Page edmorel, resident LR/RR disgruntled owner. My 2006 and 2008 LR3 were both riddled with problems. Although a 2005 RR might have been made by BMW, before the Ford era


     

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