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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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    I thought the S-coupe looked nice...but yeah, I don't think I'd ever be in the market for it.

    Despite my criticizing it earlier, I still think the current best looking car in the big-ass coupe segment is the M6
     
  2. TC (Houston)

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    I'm gonna pretend I didn't read that. Can't wait to order my next RR!
     
  3. TimelesStyle

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    Still not sure I understand the point of the GL AMG. Never really saw a purpose to an SUV that goes that fast, but I suppose it's one of those things you buy because you can and for no other reason. Even if performance is a purchasing factor, the 550 is still plenty quick.
     
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    Do the Aston Martin DB9, Jaguar XK and Maserati GT count as "big ass coupes" and if so, were they not in the running?
     
  5. Piobaire

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    There really is no "point" to any vehicle that performs above the bare minimum if one wants to be reductionist. Once we stop being reductionist, we pick the attributes we like about vehicles, and spend as much money as we are willing to allocate to meet those wants and desires. There is no "point" to about 90% of the vehicles posted in this thread...and about 80% of the posts in this thread are about vehicles the poster will never have parked in their garage.
     
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    Because there's no point to them, right?
     
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    I suppose I could have also added something about having said dollars to allocate too. I know I'm sure as hell never going to have the cash to allocate to a 200k ride.
     
  8. gomestar

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    that's fair, though you don't need $200K to feel meh about a $200K car's interior.
     
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  9. akatsuki

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    Hmmm... you mean the Chrysler Sebring?

    Seriously how can that be your pick in a class that includes a ton of great looking cars?
     
  10. bawlin

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    You're nuts. The M6 is stunning.
     
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  11. TimelesStyle

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    I guess the distinction I draw, and this is totally personal, is there's no point to an E63, but I understand. What I don't understand is the idea of combining track-worthy performance numbers with an SUV body. If I want to drive really really fast some times that's great, but I'd want a car that's meant to be driven like a performance machine, not one originally designed to haul lots of kids and gear to soccer.
     
  12. GreenFrog

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    Any of you guys on the East coast without garages use car covers in the winter for major snow storms? Worth it?

    It's been a relatively mild winter so far.. which is great.. but that doesn't mean it can't get worse by February / March :S
     
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  13. Lowndes

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    Thanks, I ended up getting a 2011 Range Rover Sport with the Lux interior package. While it doesn't have as nice of an interior as the full size I felt it still was plenty nice for me and I just preferred the way it drove a bit more.

    I had the same concerns about the interior being a tad small but got over it since it is normally just me and I'm coming from an A6. We also have an LR4 that my wife drives so have a bit bigger car when needed. Only reason I'm getting this vehicle is on the weekends I need four wheel drive for some of my hobbies and get tired of always switching with the wife.

    I've looked at other SUVs and honestly other than Land Rovers the only one that really appeals to me is a Land Cruiser. Just looking for something a little easier to get around town in than that right now. I've never owned a Range Rover or RRS before but honestly the multiple Land Rovers I've owned have been much more reliable than any of the BMWs or Audis I've had.
     
  14. bawlin

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    It's still fall bro.
     
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    There's no point to "track worthy performance" in a passenger vehicle. Full stop.
     
  17. Piobaire

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    Pretty sure the LR and RRS is on the same platform. Any size difference would just be the tall nature of the cargo area in the LR. I say that as someone that has an LR3 when they first came out about 10 years ago.
     
  18. Lowndes

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    Yes, that is correct. Although it might have changed in the most recent generation. Even so the LR4 feels a lot bigger and drives a lot bigger to me (and has a third row seat that is actually decently comfortable for an adult to sit in).
     
  19. Piobaire

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    I hate my new engine already. Love the vehicle, hate the engine.
     
  20. gomestar

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    don't hate the player (the engine), hate the game (government fuel efficiency requirements)


    edit. forgot to add:


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