Speedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 13368 times:
Please share with us what is your all time favourite car. I know this is a hard question and that ambivalence tends to become an issue in the selection process. However, please do your best to select *the one car* that leaves you daydreaming and that makes you wake up motivated thinking "Someday, it´ll be mine one way or the other."
Well, in my opinion there is not a car that has ever rolled its way through the roads of this earth that is as accomplished as the Mercedes S65 AMG. Generally speaking, I would say the S Klasse overall. However, I will be picky and go for the 65. First of all, driving this car is like driving no other V12 for it is buttery smooth in a way that you wouldn't imagine it can produce 620 hoursepower. Second, this car is without a doubt the most ergonomic car ever built. Every single one of its feautures is made neatly and effortlessly available to the driver and passengers. Third, it is a wildly beautiful car and I will let the pictures demonstrate that. Finally, have you heard the sound of that engine?
af773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 13239 times:
A Mercury Mariner, or it's cousin the Ford Escape. Preferably a hybrid version with today's gas prices. The Mariner isn't too big like an Escalade, but still good even on snowy or icy roads. Someone else can post a picture because I'm having some problems posting a picture of the Mariner.
thegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2311 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 13233 times:
I would be one of a few with in the USA with it
But of course I'm in love with so many cars...
Quoting af773atmsp (Reply 14): A Mercury Mariner, or it's cousin the Ford Escape. Preferably a hybrid version with today's gas prices. The Mariner isn't too big like an Escalade, but still good even on snowy or icy roads.
S600 is no slouch. The twin-turbo V12 would take care of that. If I couldn't stretch to a Bentley I'd be very happy with an S600.
Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 9): Great car overall... if you're over 50 years old and wear a diaper.
What exactly is wrong with having a luxury saloon as one's ideal dream car as opposed to a racing car? Give me a Mercedes-Benz S-class, or a Rolls-Royce Ghost, or a Bentley Mulsanne over a Ferrari or Porsche any day of the week.
Having said that, I'll admit that the 458 Italia is one fine looking car. Would I drive one? If I had the chance, yes, I'd love to. Would I buy one? Probably not. The impracticality of owning an exotic supercar is just not worth the hype, in my opinion. I'd rather have a dream car I can use everyday rather than just on track days. This thread is about one's dream car, not dream drive. For me, the answers to those questions would be different.
Then again, I turn 30 in less than two months. Maybe I'm just getting ...
Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 9): Every rapper/sports celebrity/semi-rich-person-that-didnt-know-better has one.
I chose the Continental GT because to me, that is the ultimate Grand Tourer. It has the legs to do long distances with ease and comfort, with the 6.0-litre twin turbo V12 quietly burbling away at the front, but has all the power it needs to get from 0-100km/h in about 4.5 seconds. I like a car that has a dual personality in the sense that while the occupants can be cocooned in relative comfort and quietness, with all the leather, wood and chrome I could want inside, it has a 'nasty' side and can turn on the power if it needs to.