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

  1. UnFacconable

    UnFacconable Distinguished Member

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    Setting aside the proportions which I think are ungainly (by the way - I may feel the same about the 4C - haven't seen it in person yet), I think the car would benefit from more body color gewgaws instead of the black plastic. Overall, it's an extremely busy composition.
     


  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    The proportions are exactly what would expect from a mid-engine car. I don't like the 4C due to the detailing, not its proportions--although, it is certainly a bulkier looking car than the Elise, which is very low-profile.

    As for the black plastic: it is there, but I don't think there is an egregious quantity of it. Most cars, even very expensive ones, have a similar amount of black plastic molding--usually to make openings look bigger and cut down on apparent surface area.
     


  3. UnFacconable

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    R&T says this about the 4C:

    And in comparison to the Cayman and waterbug:

    And most disappointingly (and this could be somewhat of a spoiler, even at $54k base price)

     
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  4. HRoi

    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    Aand before we get TOO excited, let's remember that reliability-wise, Alfas are utter pieces of shit. But their owners still love them, my father included. His hasn't run in 3 years but he refuses to get rid of it
     
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    I love this forum. So many common interests. I feel at home.

    Wifes and the weekender
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    The DD
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  6. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I don't like to argue about cars because it's like arguing about girls but I just don't get this car. It doesn't look like a production car to me, looks like someone took a miata or solstice an added a ton of body kit shit. I'm sure it's a great drivers car but I hate the design.
     


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    GreenFrog Stylish Dinosaur

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    I've never liked the way lotuses look.

    Anyway, home sweet home after two weeks!

    Time to drive.

    :devil:
     


  8. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Stylish Dinosaur

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    Welcome. I'm assuming the X3 is your wife's.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    I always love how every e46 has bits of rice on it.
     


  10. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Stylish Dinosaur

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    I'm on my phone so the picture is small and I couldn't make out what you were talking about.

    And then I saw it.

    Meh. It could be worse.
     
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    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    jet Persian Bro

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    can't get over how ugly it is, hope that's not the final steering wheel either

    hate the throttle blip on manual why? they can't just leave the manual alone

    everything else is impressive especially that torque curve
     
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  13. Rumpelstiltskin

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  14. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Stylish Dinosaur

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    Holy light weight batman!

    Booooo at the electric steering.

    Was amused at the graph showing the gains in HP / Torque throughout the years / generations where it shows the exponential leap in torque after the e90/92 with the introduction of turbochargers in the f80. Before that, it's all pretty linear, which makes sense, given that all the previous engines were all naturally-aspirated.

    So long, S65 :(.

    I want to own an e92 in dct, e46 in manual, e30 in manual, and my e60 m5.

    All at the same time.
     
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  15. Rumpelstiltskin

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    ACTIVE SOUND
    • Live amplification of the S55 engine's natural sounds into the passenger cabin (via stereo speakers)
    • No artificially generated sound or pre-recorded track being played



    Really BMW? Really?
     
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