NeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3198 times:
I don't have a car anymore, the insurance is too much for a young lad such as myself. Although I've been known to dart around in my boss' Chrysler 300C Hemi and his Dodge Charger. Other than that the closest I get to sports cars is at the NAIAS.
Comorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4861 posts, RR: 16 Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3189 times:
I just turned in my SL500 after a 3-year lease and 7,000 miles. Average traffic speed in Manhattan is 8 mph. It was a beautiful car, but a symbol of conspicuous consumption, selfishness and excess - a guilty pleasure. Next time, I'll get the girl, and THEN the car...
Nice! I have a 2005 Golf GTI will post a pic later. I've had it since new but I'm going to get rid of it later in the year in favour of a BMW 320d as the Golf's costing me waaaaay too much money in fuel
"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
Kymco XC250. With the under seat storage and top case, I can easily haul a weeks worth of groceries home. I've done several road trips with it (each around 200 miles round trip) and found it adequate, though the 500cc version would be better for that.
How do you like it. I have always been meaning to drive one but no one I know has one. I heard they are fast but you have to keep the tach at the top of its range to get good performance out of it. I do like the looks.
Depends what you mean by fast really. Fast enough for a public road.
Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 22): but you have to keep the tach at the top of its range to get good performance out of it.
Certainly you do. The engine hits the power band from 6,000 to 9,000 rpm, so you have to use the gears and you have to work the engine. You can't just plant your right foot and squirt, you have to work with it. That's immensely rewarding through the bends and it makes a gorgeous howl. The handling (in the dry, anyway) is simply sensational, and the whole package is fantastic fun. For Americans used to long straight roads you'll get the usual stuff about a huge V8 having the power in a straight line. Well, if you want boring straight line power, fine, but there's a reason in the UK that we can't abide floaty barges that corner as well as the Titanic. So it depends what you want, really.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.