Cars We Drive!

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

  1. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Tough and dangerous. :plain: You must not watch the WRC much. Try sliding a car into a turn at 140mph with trees and cliffs and rocks everywhere. I must admit I could never rally, that is some white knuckle stuff.


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  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I find Porsche drivers tend to be grandma drivers. Rarely do I come across a Porsche driver that is not scared of his car. The few real drivers I've met in Porsches tend to be good guys but the rest are the type to sip light beer at a Scotch tasting.
     
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    jet Persian Bro

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    people who disagree have no sense of vehicle dynamics
     
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    A Y Senior member

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    I don't think the Corvettes have had a solid rear axle since the 60s. They do have a transverse composite leaf spring for the rear instead of conventional coil springs, which some people mistakenly think is primitive, but has many advantages. I've been a passenger in a C6 Z06 on a very fast track. It rotates better than most sporty cars, but feels a bit weird because the car feels very wide. FWIW, Sabine Schmitz told me that the Corvette is the car she'd want to own, but she's kind of crazy. This was in context of comparing it to the various Porsche 911s, BMWs, and Audi R8s that were hanging out at the Nurburgring.

    Solid axle cars can be very, very fast. The sportier Mustangs are really fast around a racetrack.
     
  5. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Porsches are not as high strung as Ferrari's and Lambo's and unless your name is Jon Olsson you don't drive a Ferrari or Lambo in the winter time, you can do that with a Porsche.




    Doesn't the corkscrew drop 3 floors or something.
     
  6. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Saw this on Saturday and had to pull over and snap a picture.


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    I'm guessing it is a 1957 Continental (based on the tags). The car was in magnificent shape physical shape
     
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    Wanted: Used highway cruiser with lots of thrust, hand of god brakes, quiet cabin, smooth shifting auto and above average handling dynamics. Preferably hit badly by depreciation. Sub $45k budget. Go.

    Thanks.
     
  8. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Get the newest E63 you can find within that budget
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I've got it from reliable sources that's all wheel spin.
     
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    HRoi Senior member

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    But he said "above average handling dynamics"! I heard the e63 lets the novice driver drift the corkscrew
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    How does it do in the snow with high perf tires though? :confused:
     
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    A friend of mine has a supercharged 6.2 W212 and he drives it as his daily driver.
     
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    Was gonna recommend the e60 m5 until you mentioned smooth shifting auto :laugh:.

    So on that note, I recommend you purchase 3 ZHPs.
     
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  14. Rumpelstiltskin

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    2007/08 M6s are in that price range as are 2010 650s. I dunno why M6 prices are so low or why 650 prices are so ambitious.
     
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    A8 4.2L or S500 or 750i? Pick em up cheap and old and scrap it in favour of a new one every three years.
     

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