Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 38599 posts, RR: 79 Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6679 times:
OK, I'll admit that I do have a bias in favor of American cars. However, there are some European cars that have impressed me.
My first car (10 years ago) was almost a 1980 Triumph or 1974 VW Baja Bug. I went with the 1974 Ford Pinto instead for $250.
I must say, the British do make some very beautiful cars.
Here is my list:
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
Alfa Romeo classics
Citroen DS 20
Jaguar Vanden Plas
Volkswagen Rabbit DIESEL ONLY
Mercedes 450 SL convertible
Don't ask me why, but for some reason I think the Lada is a very interesting car. Ridding in these on Cuba's bumpy roads was an experience. For those who really love to feel the road when they drive would love the Lada.
Xtristarx From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 280 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6547 times:
my parents had that LADA (as station wagon, LADA 2107). that really wasnt a good experience. the plastic leather seats smells like...uuuuaaaahhhh...damn.
and here are my favourite european cars:
V O L V O , they build the best cars! specially the older one's
Alessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6446 times:
DS20 is really nice car, shame it so sensitive to rust.
Well, the Lada is actually a Fiat copy, the Russians bought the tools when the Italians stopped producing it!
Heard a horror story from Cuba, a guy that had a rare
Porsche from the 1950ies had his "socialized" and the government sold it
to a collector abroad and in return the government gave
him a Lada!
OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1431 posts, RR: 21 Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6465 times:
I've ridden in a LADA many times, my grandparents in Finland own one of them. It's quite an interesting experience. It runs OK I guess... but it's a bit jerky sometimes (maybe that's just my grandpa's driving though ).
The European car that I would absolutely love to have would be the Opel Vectra. I love the look of that car! If I could import it here... it'd be one of a kind But I will settle for a Volkswagen Jetta... from 1994 and on... but preferably one from 1999 and on... I like the curvy looks of it
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5103 posts, RR: 28 Reply 20, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6415 times:
Audi, podner (nyuk, nyuk).
Though I am very fond of the BMW's for the way they drive, the ownership experience has turned out to be such a God-awful experience (they call that service?); the BMW dealers with which I have dealt aren't fit to carry water for the Audi shops.
If Caddy had not been giving 60 months no interest on my new deVille, I would be in an A6 2.7t or 4.2 (or maybe a used A8?).
My business partner has a TT quattro cabrio (his second TT already!), nice car, drives shockingly well, but I still tink it's a chick car.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
Xtristarx From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 280 posts, RR: 2 Reply 23, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6397 times:
someone had explained me how to post pics...maybe i'm just stupid
...hmm, maybe you can explain me that again.
hey, i think you are a real LADA enthusiast, you have posted the same picture also in a other forum.
the LADA from my parents was kinda yellow. the "leather" seats were brown. we bought the car new and i remeber very good our first drive with it. it smelled sooo unbelievable in it, first after some weeks it was possible to drive with closed windows. did you know the older models?
but the car we had before was much more bad. it was a WARTBURG 353, an east german car. the engine was loud as ...hm, as a plain ?!