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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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    forgot to tell you guys - i got a good deal on a Porsche Boxster rental in Vegas so i spent a half day blasting up and down the Lake Mead/Valley of Fire canyon road (government shutdown clearing the roads ftw!)

    car is simply awesome. PDK isn't better than DCT though.
     
  2. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    It eats rear tires. Fronts have been replaced only once, but the third time for the rears.
     
  3. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Here's a pic I took during a turnoff
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  4. KenRose

    KenRose Senior member

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    Good looking car
     
  5. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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    Wrecked my 2005 TSX on Monday...totaled. Was debating between a 2011 535 and a 2009 TL. Was leaning toward the 535, but went with the TL. The Mrs. and I decided it was better to avoid having a car payment and reached an agreement that when I finish in 2.5 years I can get a new M5.

    Happy with the TL. Big technology improvement over my TSX.
     
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  6. KenRose

    KenRose Senior member

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    Glad you weren't hurt.
     
  7. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Sounds like you got dat dere lead foot, too.

    :laugh:
     
  8. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Not for me, but I'm sure this will appeal to some of you:


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  9. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Yes, guilty as charged. :nodding:
     
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  10. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Permission to pay for my tires with HMC funds (which you need to replenish, btw)?

    :embar:
     
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  11. dah328

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    If you're referring to the difference in tread depth between the two rear tires, there's nothing intrinsic to tread depth that affects the dry (or wet w/o standing water) traction of a tire.
     
  12. GreenFrog

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    I should have clarified that the right tire practically has zero tread depth.
     
  13. sonick

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    ^ Racing slicks because racecar bro.
     
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  14. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Contis came in today. Can't wait to pick up my car tomorrow and install them!

    :slayer:
     
  15. DeusExMachina

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    My last one. I really liked that one.


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  16. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    Were you driving someone else in that A8L or were you the one being driven?
     
  17. DeusExMachina

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    Hehe.... that was my car.
    I drove it myself for the most part though and only had someone drive me for longer one-day business trips with two 5-6 hour drives and exhausting mettings inbetween. That way I could rest in the car and not have to stay over-night.
     
  18. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    I keep telling myself that if I were baller enough to afford a Rolls Royce in the future, that I'd actually opt to drive it myself.

    Then again, having a driver is pretty damn nice.
     
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  19. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    The cost of a driver in England, at least, is pretty darn low. About £15k per year would secure you a gentleman with a bit of experience. When you look at the depreciation on something like a rolls, £45k/ 3 years is nothing, you could easily buy a gently used rolls at £150k instead of £300k new, and spend the rest on the driver.

    I've been trying to convince my father to stop buying a new A8 every 24-30 months and spend the savings on a driver, more for his stress and health than for any increase in prestige.
     
  20. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Yeah.... If you are driving your own Rolls, you're doing it wrong.
     
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