Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.
You can never go wrong with a Volvo 240
BMW E30 lols
I think he said comfortable and good mileage . Everyone should own one in his life though !
I think I would get a pre 2007 Volvo V70 (and a beater 240 as well maybe haha), or a BMW E39 Touring (sub 10k you can find one with low mileage and amazing service history).
Yea, I really like the idea of an older BMW. They look great and I prefer older cars anyways. Did have an e90 for a few years that I really liked. How is the e39 on gas? What about an e36 or e46? I guess I should go lurk some BMW forums...
I own a 523i (2.5 liter engine) E39 and it isn't bad. I get about 9l100km/25 MPG combined, because I drive in town quite a bit, but for example last time I drove from Berlin to Frankfurt and back (1100km) driving at 140kmh average (moving), with a few minutes at top speed and got about 7.9l100km/33MPG.
E46 have the same engines but are a bit lighter, so you would get metter mileage. E36 are a bit older but still good.
Anyone rented sports/luxury cars in Europe before?
My friends and I just booked three nights in Munich for Oktoberfest this year. We're landing in Zagreb, Croatia and hanging out on the coast for a few days, then driving up to Vienna. From Vienna to Munich we were looking to rent something exotic or sporty and the exotic route is too expensive - something like 1400 Euro/day and a 3 day minimum.
I would love to find something like an RS6 Avant or AMG wagon for the four of us and our luggage as an alternative. Do any companies over there offer these types of vehicles? I don't know where to start.
Try Budget, Hertz or Avis Prestige, I highly doubt that they are going to have RS6 Avant or E63 Wagon though.
You are not allowed to take high value rental cars into the former eastern block, if it gets stolen or damaged it's all on you, so you can't drive them in to Croatia.
^ Thanks for the links.
Loud & clear on the eastern bloc consideration; luckily we're going to only do the expensive car from Vienna to Munich. We'll beat around croatia in some Yugo.
e36s are dirt cheap right now - hell I'm going to buy my son one later this year as his first car. I'm looking for a 95 model which is still ODB1 and only has one o2 sensor and is more tuneable (if he decides he wants to go that route). As a commuter car though I'd go for a 328 (96-99) over a 325 (92-95) because although they have the same hp, the 328 has a much more torque.
Why not look at an older Miata? Dirt cheap, fun to drive and reliable as hell
I heard about a guy a couple years ago who rented a car drove it to Poland, it got stolen and he was left with a $80.000 bill for a car.
I don't know about luxury but you should check out Sixt. Always seemed to me they had nicer cars than the American rental car companies. I rented from them when I was over in Germany and didn't have any problems.
I can afford a bit more if I need to, but I don't think there's really a need to spend more on a commuter car with so many nice used cars out there. Just becomes a balance of value, ease of maintenance, reliability, comfort, and fuel economy. I just like the e36 looks better, but an e46 would be cool too. Not really into the miata idea...
I'm going to check out that 380SL I posted a few pages back today, if it checks out I'll be buying it!
New 911 turbo is out:
from a design standpoint, the only thing that is really notable to me seems to be those two character lines in the front bumper that seem to suggest a longhood look. The front bumper on this 991 turbo is actually less aggressive looking than the standard 991 bumper IMO, and the usual Turbo happenings in the back are mostly predictable.
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