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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40115 posts, RR: 74
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 7030 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

Triumph 1500

Jaguar Vanden Plas

Jaguar XK8

Jaguar S-Type

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.  Smile

Bring back the Concorde
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User currently offlineXtristarx From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6898 times:

hej superfly,
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

or this rusty beauty


User currently offlineXtristarx From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6884 times:

...shit, no pic's

o.k., i mean the 240 and 140 series from volvo!
they look soooooooo good

User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5093 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6878 times:

The BMW 5-Series, Volvo V70 Cross Country and Saab 9-5.

Work Hard But Play Harder
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6866 times:


Jags are for Beverly Hills soccer moms....just look on Rodeo drive!

User currently offlineNJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6874 times:

Might I suggest the Lotus Elise, or maybe the Exige?


User currently offlineAmerican_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6861 times:


User currently offlineRonen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6855 times:

i hold my head down with shame but how do attach the pics to your answer.

User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6848 times:

Fast cars are what takes my fancy!
Eventhough it's quite old this is still one of my favourites:-

and another absolutely amazing car:-

and lets not forget:-

oh and.......

gees....i could go on forever:-

just to top it all off:-

EGFF - Dreams!

All together or not at all
User currently offlineLowsonboy From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6844 times:

Aston Martin DB7 or the Jaguar XK8 - now those cars have class that most others can't even touch.

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6832 times:

Any BMW car looks great. I got a BMW Z3 for christmas. (I really did.)  Smile

Gotta love them Rolls Royce's aswell.  Big thumbs up


"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40115 posts, RR: 74
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6821 times:

Do you know how to link photos?

Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6810 times:

Are Subaru European??

I'd say Porsche, Ferarri and Alfa Romeo!

User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6797 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!

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40115 posts, RR: 74
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6819 times:

The Subaru is Japanese.

That sucks.

Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6816 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 Big grin).

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  Smile 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  Smile


Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7404 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6789 times:

I love the Ferrari 360 Modena

I also love the F50

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40115 posts, RR: 74
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 6785 times:

Well this isn't exactly 100% European, but the 1989-93 Maserati/Chrysler TC is kind of neat. I think.
It's just a more dressed up version of my LeBaron.

My 1987 Chrylser LeBaron convertible.

Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineAussiemite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 6773 times:

The group A Subaru rally car is built in britain so I guess yeh its euro although theyre japanese.

I would love a Saab '91 900 last of the old shape, in a AERO version manual. I also love the 9000s but 900 is just so sporty.

I am set on one day owning a Saab, I'd prefer saab to any euro car.

De Tomaso Pantera would also be nice.

User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 6777 times:

Which i own Big grin

User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5648 posts, RR: 28
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 6766 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...
User currently offlineAussiemite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 6767 times:

the original TT has massive suspension issues heaps of people died in them.

User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2873 posts, RR: 25
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 6756 times:

Well I dunno you guys but I have an obsession with the Renault Twingo, What a cute little car

I also like the whole VW models specially the Jetta
also BMW specially the new M3 which is AWESOME and the X5

I can go on and on I just love them all!!!!!!!!


MIAspotter  Nuts

I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
User currently offlineXtristarx From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 6748 times:

someone had explained me how to post pics...maybe i'm just stupid  Wink/being sarcastic
...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 ?!

User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 6733 times:

the 2002 BMW M5. Nothing else with four doors comes close.

Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
25 Post contains images Turbolet : Skoda. Beautiful Cars! -turbolet
26 B737-700 : Volvo does great cars as well. But VW is also a cool comapny I think. The good old Golf, or bug how the Americans would call him.
27 Flyguy1 : M5
28 Post contains images 174thfwff : Audi A4 and S4 This is my and my fathers friend Mike Galati who races tha Audi A4 and is fully supported by Audi. He finished the year in 1st place (
29 Alitalia777 : MERCEDES-BENZ!! Don't even say they're slow. Need I remind everyone of the 1998 CLK-GTR?
30 Silverfox : Its nice to see that the two cars mentioned in the first two posts, i own, well the makes. a 1990 Silver Spirit II and a 1990 Volvo 760 Turbo estate.
31 Fordlover : I've always had a thing for BMW's, but I wouldn't be me if I just left one alone. I've always thought it would be cool to find a 3-series sport wagon
32 Alaska727 : The peace of art BMW M3 V8 is in my first choise for everyday driving.I also like the new 750il but the price is rather itchy.M5 and X5 4.4L are on th
33 Post contains images Superfly : 174thfwff: Well who are those Audi Girls? They are hot! I especially like the girl on the far-right with the big hips !
34 Dasa : My favourite European cars are BMW's, especially the new M3. I also like the M5 and i like the old Fiat and Alfa Romeo roadster's from the 60's to 70'
35 Post contains images Hoons90 : The new Renault Clio is a really good car.
36 Superfly : When did Renault pull out of the US?
37 Inbound : mmmmm, no mention of Peugeot!! I love that brand. we had a 1998 306, and then test drove its big brother, the 406 ( as seen in the movie "Ronin"), but
38 Post contains images Superfly : The Peugeot 505 Stationwagon Diesel is cool. My neighboor has one.
39 Post contains images Alaska727 : BMW M5-M3 are my best. M3 M3 M3 A 400hp M5 M5 M5 Very cool cars!! _Vitaliy
40 DC10Tony : '84 Ferrari 308 GTSi Quattrovavole
41 SophieMaltese : Oh, where to start??? European cars are the only ones I really like I guess. I really can't pick a favorite.
42 Eg777er : Alaska727, your middle photo (the large one) of an 'M5', is actually a normal 5-series with the 'M' bodykit. You can tell as it does not have the stre
43 Post contains images Superfly : SophieMaltese: I thought the 1973 Mercury was your favorite car.
44 KaiTakFan : I Have driven alot of European cars at my work. I valet park cars at a high ranked country club in Scottsdale Az. You name any recent or some older Eu
45 Post contains images Superfly : KaiTakFan: Have you driven a 'Red Barchetta'? That's a RUSH song by the way.
46 BH346 : I like MANY European cars, but these are my overall favorites... BMW M5 BMW M3 Convertible Porsche Carrera GT Porshce 911 Turbo 1955 Porsche 550 Spyde
47 King penguin : sticking with what i own -- saab 900. been driving them for the last 15 years. the current one's a '96, one of the few with the v6 powerplant. corners
48 KaiTakFan : superfly... All the ferrari's I have driven including 550 barchetta, 360 Modena/Spyder, 355 spyder, and a 308 are red... Well actually there was one 3
49 Post contains images BH346 : Oh, we have a Ferrari 308 MERA, which is a Pontiac Fiero Special edition built with the 308 body with Pontiac engine and interior, it looks nice, but
50 LH423 : Just about anything from the Volkswagen group...whether it be VW, Audi, Skoda, etc, they have some classy designs. The BMW Z3, 3-series, and 5-series
51 Post contains images Meister808 : I personally enjoy the Renault Laguna series...and of course anything Audi, and the Benz AMG-line. -Meister
52 TWAneedsNOhelp : Yeah, M3, M5, or 750il.
53 Rindt : It's gotta be : Porsche 959 (1987) Porsche 993 Turbo (1996) Porsche 996 Turbo (2001) Porsche GT3 (2001) -Rob
54 Us330 : My favorite cars that are never seen on the American market have to be the Mercedes A class and the SMART cars.
55 Superfly : I assume the new BMW 7-series will not make this list.
56 BA : One correction Superfly, that car right there is an XKR which is basically an XK8 except with a stronger engine. Regards.
57 Planelover : Ok, I'm leaving out Porches, Ferraris, and the like. I really like the M3, M5, S4, and S6. The Volvo's here in states are really ugly cars (with the e
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