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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    But if I'm the one driving, that means there's space for one extra Gold Digger whore for the orgy!
     
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  2. mike1445

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    sharp looking car, id be happy no matter what seat i was in.
     
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  3. Huntsman

    Huntsman Well-Known Member

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    Recently saw the new Sting Ray, and this B7....first Alpina I have ever seen:

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  4. nootje

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    The reason a lot of them like to drive themselves is that it's a great short escape from working. Once they get driven, the work becomes non stop. Mine lost his drivers license twice due to speeding (a lot) and twice he asked mb to send him a stretched s class, and hired a driver. He hated it, and would as soon as he could revert back to driving himself (in that period the obligatory Daimler).

    For some driving and thus not being able to work is a small pleasure, be careful in taking that away from him.
     
  5. whiteslashasian

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    You buy a Rolls to be driven in. Buy an Aston to drive yourself.
     
  6. Blackhood

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    I've always found the back of a rolls (not that I've been in any significant number of them) to be quite... Boring. If I were going to spend more than about an hour in te back of a car if have to look at S Class/7 Series/A8L type configurations with reclining seats and media centres. At the very least I have to specify the rear tables on which to place a laptop.
     
  7. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    The new s-class looks lush inside, I would go that way or a bentley over a Phantom.


    I would drive myself if I had a ghost.
     
  8. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    I'm actually really liking the new design style MB has been adopting as of late. Very fluid lines and curves.

    It's a refreshing departure from the sharp angles we've been seeing in the past couple of years (Cadillac... Ugh).
     
  9. HRoi

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    Cadillac design is not so bad. It's different and coherent, but probably won't age very well. Actually, there are a lot of companies nailing it from a design perspective nowadays, IMO. MB, Audi, Porsche, Ford and Hyundai (for the most part) off the top of my head
     
  10. Joffrey

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    If you're baller enough to afford a driver, why aren't you baller enough to play angry birds or nap while in the back seat? Who's permission/approval does he need to even tell people what he does/doesn't do while being driven?
     
  11. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Well-Known Member

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    The 2014 CTS redesign looks to be a winner. Lighter and more powerful than the MB E or BMW 5 series (even with their V8's) with better driving dynamics (just going from the few tests I've read) with a pretty decent exterior.

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  12. nootje

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    :facepalm:

    Most guys that reach that level with their own company are really driven, to the point of being obsessed with work. The two men that i know that were in this position (one owned a company with circa 2500 people, my father, and a good friend who managed a listed company) both disliked being driven vehemently, as both found that driving themselves relaxed them and allowed them to take their mind of of work.

    Once you get to that point, and you are responsible/own the company, you care too much to play angry birds in the back seat when you could be working.
    At least that was what both of them told me, and yes I do see the inconsistency in that if they really cared they would relish the opportunity to work more.

    And lastly, as this thread needs to get back to cars, it might be a mainland euro thing as well. Only people that I know are being driven these days are the c-suite of listed co's and highest level government people, in the private sphere practically no one.
     
  13. HRoi

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    Go to Latin America or Asia and even the middle class have drivers. It's a wonderful thing. And yes, there's definitely a lot of angry birds being whipped out in the backseat (twss)
     
  14. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    Spoke with a Brazilian a while back and driver costs 1000-1200$ a month
     
  15. GreenFrog

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    The front does look very good. Have you seen the new escalade? On my phone now so I can't post pics but it's hideous. Obviously follows caddy's design cues but it just doesn't work.

    I'm also not a fan of the ats' styling and I test drove one. Definitely felt balanced and light but the steering was numb and the turbo 4 banger didn't work for it at all. If it had an NA 6 I think it would be perfect.
     
  16. GreenFrog

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    Ford? You're joaking right?

    Porsche for sure.
     
  17. GreenFrog

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    I hate to admit, but BMW's styling for the 3 series feels lacking to me, especially with how the tail lights follow the 5 series' tail light design pretty much like a copy paste, but smaller. The hood seam not melding with the kidney grills anymore is atrocious too. It's all my eyes can see when I look at the front of any new bmw.

    Absolutely love the way the 6 rear looks , front is okay. 7 is meh. 4 is good.

    MB is killing it. Interested to see what their new C looks like.
     
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  18. HRoi

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    yep, Ford. the Mustang, Focus, Fusion, even those multiple crossovers whose names i don't care to learn. i mean, they're not exotics or anything but i think their styling is light years improved and has a distinct identity (well, except that one sedan that completely bites the Aston Martin)
     
  19. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    Brah if I'm not mistaken, all ford sedans have the Aston-esque grill.

    Anyway, got my tires installed and the difference is night and day. The right rear was literally bald. Will post a pic when I get home. Lol.

    Initial reaction is the contis are definitely softer than the ps2s.
     
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  20. JayJay

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    I like the new designs, too. Was at the dealership Wednesday, spent time looking at two new S550's. The interior is especially nice, and the exterior looks more elegant than its predecessor.
     
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