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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Get the 435i with x-drive.
     
  2. bawlin

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    That's about 4 years older than the average Aventador owner here.

    Seen that car before. Sucks about the accident. Can't say I care too much though - I'm sure he has a 458 in the garage and a Huracan on order. And a G63. Every Asian in Vancouver has a G63.
     
  3. jet

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    Mike, post 13934 was in response to gravitas.


    Yeah, I knew a guy with an orange gallardo who then got a carrera GT, kind of shady guy I'm sure you probably know of him. It was a good time then, fuck the irvine company nazis. I pretty much stopped going when c&c started. I will let you know or better yet let me know, I'll be the guy with a cigar who doesn't look like he smokes cigars. I was supposed to go to pb the past 6 years but never worked out and I just don't see the value in dropping over 1200 for the weekend (eg renting a house there) just to look at some cars and watch some race.



    An older friend of mine has a great bmw something csi rather that I helped restore, great guy some of those newport guys and not the typical oc pricks. I do enjoy the new machinery but enjoy the classics too.


    Oddly enough all my friends used to autocross a long time ago but I never did, it's great for car control I think more so than big tracks like willow. I basically learned my car control in a big empty lot so I never conepacked. I think there is value in doing both auto-x and big tracks, the latter of which I've done with a bunch of porsche guys.
     
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  4. Find Finn

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    Yeah I have seen that on instagram, I'm not feeling it 100%.

    This is still the way to go for me, especially in saphire black.

    [​IMG]






    You wouldn't be allowed to insure any of those car here at that age, but it must be nice with a huge trust fund and a G63.
     
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    Not my phot but here's what I'm currently driving! An 05 nissan sentra
    [​IMG]
    And shopping for a Volkswagen Phaeton after graduation
    [​IMG]
     
  6. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Graduating from what? Old Man School?

    The Phaeton is a pretty dang cool car (at least the couple I drove back after it was first introduced in 2005 or so were pretty nifty), but seems like a pretty odd car for anyone young. Gigantic hunk of expensive metal, which would probably be a pain to park in any of the places young people like to live or visit.
     
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    Haha graduating from undergrad with degrees in criminal justice and pre law. I like quirky, interesting cars. As much as I'd love a 60's Camaro, newer Boxster or Any other kind of crazy and exciting car, Sometimes you just want some leather and something different! I was also looking at E90 BMWs as well
     
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    you might change your mind if you see an E46 M3 with E90 M3 gunmetals wheels.............looks great!
     
  9. Rumpelstiltskin

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    E34 M5 wheels


    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Find Finn

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    It seems like they are fairly constant price wise, they have been around the 250k mark for a decade now.

    I would go outlaw 356 coupe over the speedster, as there's a shitload of beetle platform speedster replicas around and it just seems foolish to buy a real one (at least to me).
     
  12. mbaum

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    Sorry, my friend, wrong on (almost) all counts [​IMG]

    A decade ago, you could find Speedsters for $60k. The best ones went for ~$100k - $120k (Plane Jane pushrods, not 4-cams). Porsche prices - 356 and early 911 - accelerated fast around 2011 and some prices went stratospheric (Speedsters, 911S, soft windows, etc.). Prices seem to have plateau'd last year and some think that the early Porsches are now a tad over-valued (Me included), given their high production volume. We will know more after the Monterey auctions.

    A beetle platform fiberglass replica is actually quite nice as they have been around for quite some time and you can have a lot of fun for $25k. Same for 550 replicas. But nothing can compensate for the real deal and it is really obvious once they are side-by-side (Fake Rolex? A 328 with an M-badge? No, thank you).

    An outlaw coupe can be a very fun toy and there is quite some hot rod history in the 356 community with spectacular results indeed. However, in this day and age where originality is priced highly, I go stock. Besides, a 356 is probably the most fun car you can drive with a 60hp engine (Speaking of a "normal" 1600). And I already had a '56 A coupe for a couple of years. None of my cars got driven more often than the 356 and I am still kicking my ass for selling it.

    Mike
     
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  13. bawlin

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    This is Vancouver in a nutshell (read the highlighted section):

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  14. Find Finn

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    Honestly I never looked further into the value other it being mentioned on tv, I think you are missing the point of why I would get something else, with the amount of replicas (at least here), no one would know that yours a genuine one and I would feel like an idiot, having to explain to people that its in fact isn't a replica every time its brought up.

    It seems like the 964's are increasing in price at the moment, as 993's have reached a point, where a lot of people can't play, so maybe that's the way to go.


    While on the subject I sometime meet a brown 930 turbo driven buy a woman in her early 40's, I get surprised every time.




    Drug dealers and trust fund kids give us a call.
     
  15. elisiX

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    Forgot I took this the other day. Really like the Daylight LED's on the SQ5. Car has some great presence on the road without being a full size SUV. Noise it makes helps with that I suppose. [​IMG] Really enjoying the car so far. Travelled about 2500km across the past 5 weeks. Performance is fantastic from the Bi-Turbo diesel. I'm keen to see what mods/tunes are available but nothing reasonable has hit the market so far from what I can tell. Best thing about the car is the ability to drive very comfortably with the wife on board and during heavy traffic, but tear shreds when you have the space to open up.
     
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  16. Find Finn

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    Nice, I don't know if you get mtm etc. down under, but most of the large German vag tuners have remaps available, they land around 365hp
     
  17. elisiX

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    Nice!

    I've had a look into a few of the tuners such as ABT, but they're asking ridiculous $, 4k-5k for relatively small gains.

    I guess I was spoilt with my GTI where you can get a nice Stage II APR tune and exhaust for less money with huge gains.

    That all said, 5s 0-100 in a car of this size is not anything to worry about really. I'm just used to modding lol.

    I may look into some ADV's or similar with the KW lot to give it some stance.
     
  18. Find Finn

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    The Abt and MTM remaps get +110nm, have you seen the two Sq5's Tag Motorsports did?
     
  19. size 38R

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    A fully custom ecu is the best bet, like the HKS offerings, or haltech where you are. all the traditional mods should still apply.
     
  20. elisiX

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    Keep in mind that the US SQ5 is a V6T, and that is what the TAG Motorsports cars were based on. Mines a V6 Bi-Turbo TDI, per UK spec with 650nm at stock.

    The tunes available for this particular motor are not the same, and are quite expensive for the gains you get. However the times for the V6T, US spec SQ5 is quite different. A simple visit to APR is all you need. Not the same with mine unfortunately, yet.
     
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