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

  1. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    andrew what you think on cayman s

    what seats? so many confusing options but tied to prem package bc i want heated seats, dimming mirrors and xenon (don't care for electric seat adjustments)
    is torque vectoring diff better than stock diff or can one forego?
     


  2. HRoi

    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    Why does the Camry have paddle shifters?
     


  3. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    everything has fucking paddles now
     


  4. HRoi

    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    All this means is that some old lady will accidentally hit the paddle while reaching for her wipers (not her turnblinkers, everyone knows they don't use those), and get so confused by the downshift that she'll crash into you
     


  5. Huntsman

    Huntsman Distinguished Member

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    Sometimes I just want to drive and think that the nth order of all this shit is just sophistry. Engine up front. Two wheels at the back. Stick in the middle.
     


  6. bawlin

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    Speaking of paddles (and Porsches), I fucking hate how 90% of Porsches are ordered with the base or multi-function steering wheel, rather than the Sport Design wheel that comes with actual paddles. So fucking stupid.

    But whatever. I'm starting to think that if by the grace of God I end up in a 991 next year, I'll opt for a 7-speed manual.

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    bawlin Distinguished Member

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    Sounds like you need to drive something fast, and pronto. 2 weeks ago, I would've fallen into the "who cares about horsepower" or "who cares about 0-60" camp. Then I drove an F10 M5 and my entire world got flipped upside down.
     


  8. Cary Grant

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    Eh--- paddles are annoying, even aggravating off the track ... with the vast majority of people NOT tracking their cars... who needs paddles. (Not to mention the earlier discussions in this threak that clutches are destined to follow the Dodo anyway).
     
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    Maybe, I have driven very fast cars before. But I pretty firmly subscribe to the "it is more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow" school of thought.
     


  10. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Distinguished Member

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    James May would love you.
     


  11. TheBigChill

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    Here's to my first post.

    My 2005 Mini Cooper S. Well modified, and a hoot to drive at the limit; I'm an unabashed car enthusiast.

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  12. bawlin

    bawlin Distinguished Member

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    Jaguar F-Type coupe debuts later this month at the LA.

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    I'm a big Porsche guy but this car is hard to ignore.
     


  13. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Go sit in it. My local Jag dealer is housed with Rover so I do at least sit in them when I am lease shopping Rover. The windshield cants so extremely you bang your knuckles on it when you grab the steering wheel. Makes me claustrophobic.
     


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    whiteslashasian Stylish Dinosaur

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    Was the steering position correct? This doesn't seem to make sense to me...

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  15. HRoi

    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    I was fine in both the XK and the F types. But I don't know if piob is much bigger than me (5'10" about 170).

    My real objection to the F type against the Porsche is that they don't know how to set up the suspension and steering as well. And their transmissions blow compared to either the Porsche manual or pdk. The power delivery is pretty smooth, and it's a fast car, but it doesn't hunch back on its ass and blast you forward like a 911 does.

    It's still the prettiest car you can buy this side of a Ferrari, though. And that blatting/overrun sound from the exhaust is a bit overdone but pretty cool
     


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