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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    These forms and these lines make this machine a perfect Italian style .... although the brand was finally dropped by Fiat.
     
  2. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I really don't like it, the front wheel arch look funny.
     
  3. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Couldn't they have just made it on a fiero or something? Why ruin an 8c??
     
  4. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    A true coach builder would have started from the bottom like Drake, Foose and the other guys who compete for the Ridler.
     
  5. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    Exactly! a real "Builder" would start by making a chassis, and using suspension/driveline components from other cars to build a "made to measure" car.
    and the styling looks like the illegitimate lovechild of a ferarri Enzo, and a 63' stingray. built by alfa.

    not sure if it's a win looks wise, but still, they only went half way.
     
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  6. jbarwick

    jbarwick Senior member

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    You have to watch the Top Gear to see what they said about the car. I will sort of rehash:

    1. Looking at the 20s and 30s, coach builders started with a rolling car and built the body around it.
    2. This is a Alfa 8C with a Maserati v8
    3. The rumored cost was 600,000 pounds but the coach builder would not say. Clarkson said a guy paid 1.5 million in Hong Kong where he can't even drive it because the steering wheel is on the wrong side.
    4. Compared it more towards a work of art than a car.

    As for the wheel arches...I am ok with the front but would like the rears to be round instead of squared. Still, $1.5 for an Alfa...no thanks.
     
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  7. Naomidaddy

    Naomidaddy New Member

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    Chrysler 300 S
     
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  8. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    pics?
     
  9. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not looking for a used car. Looking for new in this price range.
     
  10. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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  11. otc

    otc Senior member

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    There's still the Golf R.

    Not as sweet as the MkIV R32, but cooler than the MkV R32.
     
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  12. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    yup, sticking with Subaru Impreza STI as my tip. 5-Door hatch, AWD, high safety rating, nice interiors. great engineering, and fast as F#*k. [​IMG]
    the difference is you will not be seen as a kid, or a poser , but as someone who just enjoys their car. and made a practical, fun choice.
    [​IMG]
    take it or leave it. but standing firm with the choice. for what you asked. any chance you could test drive one? and tell us what you think?
     
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  13. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Infiniti FX 37?
     
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  14. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    lotus elise



    (yes, jk, I remember some video that was mocking car forum recommendations)
     
  15. otc

    otc Senior member

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    The STI is a solid choice, although the interiors aren't as nice as the VW (though its not like you are stepping into a Chevy).
     
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  16. Mr M

    Mr M Senior member

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    My daily drive. Toyota engine and chassis with European badge. Very good gas milage and very easy to park. [​IMG]

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    Here is me looking like a tourist posing next to 007's car. Love the salesman's puzzled look.
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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  19. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    [​IMG]


    or will it sink, and float. [​IMG]
     
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  20. Mr M

    Mr M Senior member

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    This one does. Lol.
    [​IMG]
     
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