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What car do you drive?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by cartisdm, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. JasonCali

    JasonCali Active Member

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    Here you go. I took these today. '10 Bentley Flying Spur Speed (Havana Duo tone exterior and tannish/cognac interior).

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  2. Nataku

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    I'm surprised you didn't find a way to integrate your Amex black card into one of those photos. [​IMG]
     
  3. Imhoff

    Imhoff Senior member

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    I'm surprised you didn't find a way to integrate your Amex black card into one of those photos. [​IMG]

    It's there, but it's tough to see.... it's like one of those Where's Waldo things.
     
  4. cmd06

    cmd06 Well-Known Member

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    '93 Land Cruiser (80 series), stock pic

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    '05 Mercedes S65 AMG (W220), stock pic

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  5. Mr.Pinchy

    Mr.Pinchy Senior member

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    '93 Land Cruiser (80 series), stock pic

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    I"m just curious - is this a very reliable car? I've always heard legends but I want the truth from a real owner.
     
  6. cmd06

    cmd06 Well-Known Member

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    I"m just curious - is this a very reliable car? I've always heard legends but I want the truth from a real owner.

    Haha, is the sky blue?

    The legends are quite accurate since the car has phenomenal reliability. I've spent less than $600 on it in the 16 years my family has had it.

    It had about 30k on the odometer when we bought it, and we've driven it ~250k miles ourselves.

    We bought the overseas model with a manual tranny, diesel engine with a reserve fuel tank, and a higher lift for true off-road driving. From -40 F in Alaska to 115 F in Death valley, it has never failed us.

    The 100 and 200 series Land Cruisers don't hold a candle to the old ones IMO.
     
  7. X-It

    X-It Senior member

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    I enjoy riding a becak, bajaj and bemo! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. henrikc

    henrikc Senior member

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    That Land Cruiser is great. My grandparents used to have one of those, took it back from Africa after spending a couple of years there. They also got it fitted with a snorkel.
    I remember really loving that car, because it was so large and cool and had a diesel engine and 4x4. I don't think I was older than 5 or 6 years.

    The S65 is a sick car. It's about 600 hp, right?
     
  9. suginami

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    To work I drive a Volvo XC70 Cross Country, but on weekends I drive a 1972 Mercedes 280SE 4.5, aka The Red Baron.
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  10. VaderDave

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    To work I drive a Volvo XC70 Cross Country, but on weekends I drive a 1972 Mercedes 280SE 4.5, aka The Red Baron.

    I've always sort of lusted after these. I'd love to have one. Does this one have the air bag suspension, or was that one of the other models?
     
  11. suginami

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    I've always sort of lusted after these. I'd love to have one. Does this one have the air bag suspension, or was that one of the other models?

    The 280 series cars (W108 chassis), all had the regular coil spring suspension.

    The 300 series cars (W109 chassis), which is the same body style, had the air bag suspension.
     
  12. turboman808

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    To work I drive a Volvo XC70 Cross Country, but on weekends I drive a 1972 Mercedes 280SE 4.5, aka The Red Baron.

    Ya know I was seriously thinking of trading one of my cars for one of these. [​IMG]
     
  13. SpallaCamiccia

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    I own one of this among others , limited series, 220 hp . Old kick turbo. 1998

    Impressive sound and super stylish interior and seats.

    Lancia delta

    http://www.integrale.nl/gallery/slid...aDeltaTurboHPE


    Wish I could get lancia here[​IMG]
     
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  16. suginami

    suginami Member

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    Ya know I was seriously thinking of trading one of my cars for one of these. [​IMG]

    They drive pretty nice for a 40 year old car. The 4.5 liter V8 is a nice motor. It is a single overhead cam design, with Bosch D-Jet electronic fuel injection. I get about 12 mpg in town, and 15 mpg on the highway.
     
  17. SpallaCamiccia

    SpallaCamiccia Senior member

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    Wish I could get lancia here[​IMG]

    I have read that never were homologated in America. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Well the brand could be studied in some MBA as how to sink a triumphant brand.

    As Lancia was like the Audi of the 80s and 90s and now is nothing. The new Delta is horrible so you don't loose anything.

    Do you have Fiat or Alfa? Alfa is pretty good nowadays.
     
  18. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Land Cruiser/S65 pairing is great.
     
  19. cmd06

    cmd06 Well-Known Member

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    That Land Cruiser is great. My grandparents used to have one of those, took it back from Africa after spending a couple of years there. They also got it fitted with a snorkel.
    I remember really loving that car, because it was so large and cool and had a diesel engine and 4x4. I don't think I was older than 5 or 6 years.

    The S65 is a sick car. It's about 600 hp, right?


    Yep, something about the old Land Cruisers hints at a kind of timelessness few cars can achieve.

    Thanks man, I bought it for a steal when the newer S-class came out. Specs are: 604 bhp, 738 lb-ft torque, and 0-62mph in about 4.2 seconds.
     
  20. cmd06

    cmd06 Well-Known Member

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    Land Cruiser/S65 pairing is great.

    Thanks. You get the best of both worlds in one of the best and most reliable 4x4s ever made in addition to an incredibly fast and powerful sedan.
     

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