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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Ah, well...so I've got THIS for the week. Including a 500 mile round trip to St Petersburg (Florida, not Russia)
     
  2. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    Nice! Can't wait to hear your thoughts.
     
  3. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Very nice ... I also can not wait to hear your thoughts
     
  4. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    I wish M-cars had more aggressive fender flare.

    It's practically non-existent on the F10 as well as the E60, though to a lesser degree.

    AMG does it right. The 1M has pretty aggressive flare, which is nice.
     
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  5. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    I don't think the typical M5 buyer wants something over-styled and too aggressive. The F10 is still very much a wolf in sheep's clothing - a true sleeper, especially in a more muted colour. It attracts next to no attention, except from true enthusiasts. Given the target demographic of the car, BMW has done a perfect job in this regard.

    The M3/4 is the complete opposite, and to be honest I think it's way too overstyled and I hope an aftermarket tuner makes a decent front/rear bumper.
     
  6. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    The e39 was the perfect m5 styling wise, so few tell tell signs, I'm still not sold on the fender grills on the f10.
     
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  7. GreenFrog

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    I 100% agree with this, given that the target demographic for an M5 is someone in their 40s - 60s and looking for exactly what you described.

    For me? I want dat flare :embar:
     
  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Just saving GF saying MB > BMW for future use.
     
  9. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    AMG != MB

    :bigstar:
     
  10. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Give that Mazda driver a free car. Public service for taking out the Lambo. Maybe that lad will save the stunt driving for the track.

    Interesting, though, how everyone raced over to help the expensive car first.
     
  11. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I think everyone is what most people would call friends, as there's a Maserati parked right by the Mazda. (just noticed it).

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Cedric

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    cars are losing their souls.
    fake exhaust sounds coming through speakers, heavy, too many gizmos, etc..
    Heard the new 991 Turbo n turbo S dont even come with manual tranny
     
  13. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Got my first bite of interest from someone who wants to buy my car. He lives near me, too, which is great.

    May be selling the car very shortly. Wow! Can't believe it's already been a year of ownership and I've only added 5K miles :embar:.
     
  14. UnFacconable

    UnFacconable Senior member

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    You should get a camaro. I don't presume to know anything about your taste in cars other than wanting dat exhaust, dat fender flare and that you need a car that can handle somewhat frequent curb impacts. You don't need a scalpel, you need a cleaver.
     
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  15. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Depending on where my next job opportunity takes me, I have my sights set on the M235i.
     
  16. HRoi

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    Thoughts on the M5:

    I initially thought, wow, M division built an AMG! And I was right, and not in a bad way - this thing is a missile. I gave myself motion sickness in 3 launches (didn't use launch control). Steering is pretty damn good, but it's still a massive, heavy car. I haven't driven the all-new E63 but there are quite a few reviewers who prefer it over this car, so I can't imagine how much more fun the E would be. But yeah, the 500 tq is the major reason to buy this car. And almost no turbo lag, which I hated in all the N54/55 engines and the Mini motors

    I have to admit that the hated active sound really isn't obtrusive or feels like a factor at all

    Dislikes: rear seat leg room (come on, this thing is old 7-series long). Ventilated seats are completely pointless. It's not as pretty as a M6GC.
     
  17. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Oh and apparently they are leasable at close to invoice and MF of .00135. Tempting.
     
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  18. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    Three words - told you so.

    BMW hit a grand slam with the F10 and the fact that they are practically giving them away for the same monthly payment as an M4 makes it an absolute steal.

    Enjoy you time with her. Handing back the keys is going to be painful.
     
  19. habitant

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    I'm looking into buying a mini cooper S. Are there any tuners that do supercharger upgrades or anything like that? There are some ECU upgrades from Dinan, and wheels from Alpina that I found, but there must be more.. Right?
     
  20. shumi31

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    you always wear a helmet when you drive? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Really funny! Driving car wearing helmet!
     

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