Cars We Drive!

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

  1. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Ah, didn't realize the cars were so different between markets. Yeah, obvious choice on the US market, much less so in your situation.
     
  2. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    You need to check audi's website, the base model has 120hp or something.
     
  3. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Just test drive all of them and pick the one you enjoy the best.

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    I configured a Jaguar F-Type V8S while I was bored and came up with this:

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    $99,875.

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    Blackhood Senior member

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    Jag's pricing is a serious risk.

    They have hired ex-Aston Martin staff for their recent cars, put in buckets of development money and really forced their re-brand to a higher tier. The average price of their cars has gone from about £30,000 to more like £42,000.

    The question is whether the public buys into the move and equates them with an S-Class & 911 competitor rather than a C Class and CLK competitor with higher prices.

    I'd love for them to do well, but I simply don't know whether they have enough cache to sustain their new higher prices.
     
  5. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Agree. I have to say, they are gorgeous cars--but at that price bracket, I'm not buying a Jag.
     
  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Have driven a couple of F types and the rake of the windshield is a deal killer for me. Hit my fucking knuckles on it every time I drive one.
     
  7. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    wut?

    $95k for a supercharged V8 with 495hp doesn't seem that bad. It the fact that it may very well be the most beautiful convertible on the road today doesn't hurt...

    For comparison's sake, the base Carrera cab starts at 96k and that only has 350hp (and is missing 2 cylinders).

    Personally, I can't wait to see the coupe variant.
     
  8. HRoi

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    I was given the opportunity to flog the V6S and V8 around the FL turnpike and through a makeshift auto-x track...they have great power and an awesome soundtrack, and much improved driving dynamics - they are proper sportscars now. But still a ways to go before they're better than a 911.

    Prettiest car made by a non-Italian company though
     
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    Saw this on the street in East Hampton this weekend. License plate suggested that this was a 1966.

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  10. GreenFrog

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    How do you always get invited to test drive such cars?

    I'm jelly.
     
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    I have no idea actually. I got on some kind of mailing list that I have no right to be on, and have no clue who put me there - and now I seem to be invited to every automaker or dealer event in south Florida. The most hilarious one was a very nice package inviting me to purchase the Porsche 918, which only costs something like $900k. I'm trying to figure out which billionaire asshole has a similar name to me and how to use this for profit
     
  12. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    I'm probably biased because I owned one, but I think the E36 was the best M3. E30 is legendary but was so stripped down it was essentially just a race car. E36 combined luxury into the package but was still a pretty pure car. E46 is when they started to get too big and too heavy, throwing gobs of power at the problem to resolve the bloat. Definitely still an awesome car, but to me the E36 was the last pure M3.
     
  13. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Yeah that sounds terrible.




    I don't get the leather options for the F-type, why not offer London tan, like they do on the rest of the line up.
     
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    that green and the orange are tied for best colorway on the F-type.
     
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    Having extensive time with all 4 gens, my rank would be E46>E30>E9X>E36. Tough to rank them really.

    At least with the M5 its easier, the E39 M5 is the clear cut best M5.
     

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