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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. UnFacconable

    UnFacconable Senior member

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    Don't forget the GL63. I have it on good authority that it's an unbeatable combination.
     
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  2. Piobaire

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    Has anyone told you lately you're a dick?
     
  3. bawlin

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    I think you're mistaking the V8S for the F-Type R, which has 70 more horsepower. In any event, it's a great time to be a car enthusiast and even more so if you're looking for a car in or around the $100k mark.

    And in other news, Porsche officially announced the Macan which is undoubtedly going to be their best selling vehicle ever. Base price is around $53k and after playing around on the configurator, I spec'd mine just how I'd order it for $62k. Not bad, Porsche, not bad at all. I can pretty much guarantee this will be my next company car. It's just a piss-off that we don't get the diesel engine (as usual).

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  4. aravenel

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    I've been quoted close to $200/month. I have a friend with a car who is close to $125/month, but even then, that's enough that renting a car once a month at $100-$150 makes more sense.
     
  5. jet

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    it's actually a horrible time to be a car enthusiast what with the lack of a proper transmission these days
     
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  6. HRoi

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    jet, you know I'm with you on the MT but I think we've already lost the battle.
     
  7. andrewgreg

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    Manual cars are good, but if you use your right hand to hold your chick how do you drive a manual car?
     
  8. Find Finn

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    Jet is single.
     
  9. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    You are right, I drove the V6S and V8S
     
  10. UnFacconable

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    I have been waiting for the Macan. Nice car, nothing really surprising about what they did. I will say the carbon fiber "side blades" on the doors are pretty douchey. I get replacing metal parts with lighter/stiffer carbon fiber, but gluing carbon fiber on top of sheetmetal is really tacky. If I don't end up in a model x, Macan (along with Cayenne diesel) will be high on my list but will not be fitting them with any of the ridiculous festoonery that Porsche seems to be pushing. Other than heated seats (which I think may require leather), not sure there are any options on the Macan that I would really need.
     
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  11. Find Finn

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    Not impressed with the ass and the diesel option, why pay that much extra for a tarted up Q5, when the Q5 comes with better engines?
     
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    Better engines? It's not until you step into the top-of-the-range SQ5 that you have an engine comparable to the Macan S.
     
  13. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    The normal 3.0 tdi, has 250hp, which about the same as the Macan and the SQ5 has 313hp.
     
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    In Canada, we get the S and the Turbo. The S has 340hp. The SQ5 has 354hp. WIth comparable options, the Macan S spec's out to maybe $4-5k more than the Audi. I don't mind paying the premium to not be seen in an Audi.
     
  15. Find Finn

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    The europrean SQ5, is a diesel.

    The biggest petrol Q5 has a 272 3.0tfsi and is 8'ish thousand euros less than the Macan S.

    The big X3's are also cheaper and faster than the porsche

    I'm still a little disappointed with the design and the interior color options on the porsche.
     
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  16. GreenFrog

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    $180 and a full tank of gas upon return sounds about reasonable, methinks.

    Thoughts?
     
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    I might be tempted to get a SQ5 and have one of the usual suspects tune it up. Of course I'm sure one can tart up the macan too, bit porsche tuning is always more expensive
     
  18. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    An APR SQ5 could be cool.
     
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    The Macan's in the US are 340 and 400hp respectively (no deisel) The SQ5 is 354.
     
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    F-Type Coupe my next car for sure
     

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