Cars We Drive!

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

  1. Beckwith

    Beckwith Senior member

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    Was next to an R8 with vanity plate of GR8 Audi surprisingly quiet with no exhaust notes. If I am in a car like that I want to hear the sounds from the cockpit, not enjoy quiet. It needs to scream like an F430.
     
  2. whiteslashasian

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    American fetish for manual gearboxes? That's something new :confused:

    GF. I see an Interlagos blue M5 with only 10k miles for $37k in Boston. Too bad it's the SMG. Such low miles though...
     
  3. impolyt_one

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    The R8's sound ok, they just need some gas. It's the RS4 motor, it has a bit of growl to it. The 5.2 V10 sounds pretty nice too.
     
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    +1, I love driving, but love not having to have responsibility for a car in the city. Being able to drink and get around with your people safely is great, and drinking and driving is for assholes.
     
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    Apparently the CLA AMG does 0-62 in 4.6 seconds.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring...943730/Mercedes-Benz-CLA-45-AMG-revealed.html
     
  6. gomestar

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    this. I love cars and driving too (well, i don't enjoy driving unless it's in a great car), and I still read and post in this thread frequently even though I haven't owned a car in like 6 years.
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
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    Agreed with Larry and Gomey. Having a car in NYC is both a boon and a burden.

    Parking, whether on the street or through a garage is a pain in the ass and can get incredibly expensive either through the garage fees or inevitably forgetting to move your car and getting towed.

    Having a car for a weekend getaway, costco runs, visiting home, golf trips, etc would be awesome though.

    I'm having a hard time figuring out what I'd do:

    • if I just want to get some kind of hatchback BEATER (I'm talking like early 2000's Golf or Focus ZX3) and not care much about it
    • going with something I'd actually enjoy driving with some luxury, but worrying if some asshole is going to side swipe, bump while parallel parking, or parking garage attendent taking a turn too shallow.

    I'll probably just hem and haw about this until I no longer live in Manhattan which will hopefully make the decision easier.
     
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    my ideal situation would be if Frog moved to NYC after buying that M5, then I'd just slip him $60 and a full tank of gas so I can take the car to buy my Lysol and Tide at the Target in Jersey City followed by ramps and carrots at the markets in the Bronx.
     
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    The 6-speed E60 M5 was made after lots of whining by the American car intelligentsia, and is meant only for the US market. It's a really compromised car.
     
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    I guess coming from the 6 speed M/T only E39 people still wanted that connection.

    Funny how the American automotive market skews compared to the rest of the word regarding A/T vs M/T.
     
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    Americans know F1 by name but aren't really big into F1 like the rest of the world, so the sequential trannies without clutch pedals still bother Americans, it was a memo they never got.
     
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    SMG costs more to maintain and is just feels wierd IMHO
     
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    @ Froggy

    Just move to Long(guh) Island and you can blast up and down Southern State, Cross Island and the Belt Parkway
     

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