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What Car Should I Get In Dubai?  
User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7885 times:

I am likely to be moving to Dubai for a few years and will need a car to tool around the place. This will be part of my package so I don't want to appear too greedy or wannabee. What's a cool set of wheels to own that I can pull up to a fancy place?

Thanks for any advice.

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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7882 times:

Son, I am disappoint. Need more specifics!

Quoting comorin (Thread starter):
This will be part of my package so I don't want to appear too greedy or wannabee.

What do you mean? Are you getting your car paid for?

Otherwise what's your budget?

Quoting comorin (Thread starter):
What's a cool set of wheels to own that I can pull up to a fancy place?

That right there narrows it down to European cars.


User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7871 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 1):
Son, I am disappoint. Need more specifics!

Challenge Accept. Upper Bound 5 series or Jag XK or LR4 etc; lower bound Acura TL.

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 1):
What do you mean? Are you getting your car paid for?

Yes. It will be leased. Should I look at used.

But it must be Cool!


User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6321 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7859 times:

Last time I was there I saw a guy (expat) driving around Deira in a bright yellow Corvette. I felt like I should buy knee-pads for the women looking on, based on their stares of "ohhhh" and "ahhhh"

User currently offlineplanewasted From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7855 times:

A big and safe Volvo. The traffic there is extremely dangerous. I heard road accidents are the most common cause of death in UAE (except for natural death).
I've been driving there quite a lot, it's crazy.


User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7844 times:

Quoting comorin (Reply 2):
Should I look at used.

Hell no. Unless you find a mint condition and cheap used S-Class or 7 series or A8. But if they're paying for it get it new!

Quoting comorin (Reply 2):
But it must be Cool!

Have a look here http://georgebakalov.net/photos-luxury-cars-abandoned-and-covered-by-d

Otherwise, how about:

http://www.carsbase.com/photo/Audi-A5_mp4_pic_42028.jpg

Quoting sw733 (Reply 3):
Last time I was there I saw a guy (expat) driving around Deira in a bright yellow Corvette.

Everybody and their mom has a Corvette.


User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7834 times:

The biggest Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan SUV 4X4 you can get.

Driving in the Emirates in brutal and not for the tame or timid so you want a much metal around you as possible.

Quoting comorin (Reply 2):
Challenge Accept. Upper Bound 5 series or Jag XK or LR4 etc; lower bound Acura TL.



Bentley Continental GT's get parked in front, not BMW's of Jag's.


User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5697 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7812 times:

The A5 mentioned above is a great suggestion (assuming you get one made in Ingolstadt, not in Malaysia) an awesome looking car without being pretentious or too much wannabe/like.

User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3003 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7790 times:

You will need beefed up air con. Also think about a 4x4 as dune-bashing seems to be a popular activity there  

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7770 times:

Thank you, thank you!

Quoting sw733 (Reply 3):
Last time I was there I saw a guy (expat) driving around Deira in a bright yellow Corvette. I felt like I should buy knee-pads for the women looking on, based on their stares of "ohhhh" and "ahhhh"

Alas, my knees creak when I have to get in a low slung car! So no sports cars...

Quoting planewasted (Reply 4):
've been driving there quite a lot, it's crazy.
Quoting 474218 (Reply 6):
Driving in the Emirates in brutal and not for the tame or timid so you want a much metal around you as possible.

Yes, I have heard horror stories, not to mention the youtubes about young Emirati getting their rocks off :




Quoting signol (Reply 8):
You will need beefed up air con. Also think about a 4x4 as dune-bashing seems to be a popular activity there

I was thinking about a Land Rover for that reason...

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 5):

That is a cool car! I think The Most Interesting Man in the World would approve. Is an A4 too 'Jr. Exec' ?


User currently offlineandrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 927 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7765 times:

Hey,

also look at A4 and Q5. Both are wonderful cars, but I think that you be better off with Q5. If you really want some 4x4 off-road look into Mitsubishi Montero (Pajero).

Cheers,

Andrej


User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7757 times:

Quoting andrej (Reply 10):
f you really want some 4x4 off-road look into Mitsubishi Montero (Pajero).

Thanks Andrej! A friend of mine has one, and I think the inclinometer on it is really cool! Sadly, I think my dune bugging days are over, unless I meet a beautiful young thing in burka there...

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 1):
That right there narrows it down to European cars.

Sir, what about Cadillac, is it Approve?

Quoting 474218 (Reply 6):
Bentley Continental GT's get parked in front, not BMW's of Jag's.

I am OK with that, since The Big Guy (silent partner) has a RR and a jet. I just don't want to be turned away or directed to staff parking  


In fact I've been thinking that I can either maintain a high profile, or just lead a nice low profile life in Dubai. As a business owner, I've had to play a role for the last 25 years to staff and cutomers, so this might be a good opportunity to just vanish and be ninja Me.


User currently offlinedirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1676 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7710 times:

I recommend you splurge.

Cars in Dubai are somewhat cheap(er) than in most countries, plus roads there are awesome as is parking etc. so little chances of your car getting scratched/maimed (getting into an accident is another matter...). Car companies have great long-term installment options in the UAE.

Regarding the 'insane' driving....I think it's more to do with the 'driving culture' than anything. There are plenty of driving schools in Dubai, you can sign up for a few introductory classes if you want to feel more comfortable.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15735 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7708 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 5):
Otherwise, how about:

Good call. I'm trying to talk a family member into looking at the A5 when he goes to buy a new car. His major concern is being able to fit a bicycle in the back.

My other top pick would be a used Porsche 911.

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 5):
Everybody and their mom has a Corvette.

Here that's true, but in other parts of the world they are much more rare and likely expensive.

Quoting comorin (Reply 9):
I was thinking about a Land Rover for that reason...

You might look at the Porsche Cayenne, X5, or ML350 too.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7706 times:

Quoting directorguy (Reply 12):
I recommend you splurge.

OK, twist my arm..  

Is there an alternative to driving, like cabs and livery services? Or is it best to just own a car? In NYC where I live a car is not necessary and even a liability.

Thanks


User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7703 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 13):
My other top pick would be a used Porsche 911.

My bones object! I would need a Wendi Deng to help me get in and out of that car.


User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3821 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7690 times:

Quoting comorin (Reply 9):
Yes, I have heard horror stories, not to mention the youtubes about young Emirati getting their rocks off :

And how could you forget...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZITkDOUpq_Q

Soren   



All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7664 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 16):

  
  
  

Hey Birdwatching, I remember a thread long ago where you drove around the UAE - any updates? Thanks.


User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7663 times:

I don't have the slightest clue. Ask these guys:



Maybe one of these?




No matter how random things may appear, there's always a plan.
User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 7649 times:

Actually I like the looks of the new 2011 Dodge Durango, it is fully based on the new, well regarded Jeep Cherokee.


If you think the Jeep is the better name you can go low key:


Or just a bit more flashy:

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

I would imagine these would stand out without being too "look at me" and would not be very common at all.

Go American!    (OK, OK, I know they are not just built in, and with stuff from, the USA)

Tugg

[Edited 2011-07-21 14:42:33]


I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 7646 times:

I see where you're going with the "Off-Road" capabilities:



User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 7644 times:

While i havent been to Monte Carlo,but i dont think there is another place on this planet that tops DXB in terms of the quality of cars that you see there. Outside of Supercars,the only cars that get noticed in Dubai are brand new models that are very very recently launched and therefore quite rare- say like that new Range Rover Evoque for example.

I'll give you a real life example from DXB (from 2005). I was visiting a friend there who had recently moved from London and he shipped his fairly new Lamborghini Murcielago (left hand drive) to DXB as well.Naturally i was super excited to be driving around in my buddy's Lambo and i was expecting it would get a serious amount of attention - i was wrong!

I mean people looked but no one seemed amazed  . The icing on the cake was when we drove to Al Qasr - Medinat al Jumeirah hotel to have lunch. As we prepared pull up the car slowly towards the valet and then open those insanely cool Lamborghini doors,i was like pretty confident that this is easily the hottest car here and everyone has got to be looking at it! The glory was short lived - 5 seconds later out of no where another Murcielago pulls up but this guy had a Roadster with the roof off and the sun blazing down on the gorgeous red leather interior!  I told my friend, bro you gotta do better then this in Dubai - a 1 year old Murcielago hardtop simply doesnt cut it here!

When he had the same car in London,people would stop and take pictures of it.

Moral of the story Comorin,just get a used Mercedes or BMW...maybe even a Range Rover.Depreciation is very high there.

And with your permission i'd like to dedicate my reply in loving memory of the same friend - Tragically hes no longer with us anymore - May God bless his soul.


User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 7642 times:

Quoting tugger (Reply 19):
Go American!

Nice pics! Will keep in mind, was also thinking about Cadillac...


User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 7627 times:

Quoting KHI747 (Reply 21):
Moral of the story Comorin,just get a used Mercedes or BMW...maybe even a Range Rover.Depreciation is very high there.

And with your permission i'd like to dedicate my reply in loving memory of the same friend - Tragically hes no longer with us anymore - May God bless his soul.

That's quite a story! I think you are right and I might as well stick to MB/LandRover/Audi. Thanks for the insight.

I am sorry to hear about your friend and at least he seems to have enjoyed his brief stay in our world - RIP.

p.s. I will be landing down there in the middle of Ramadan - will everything be shut down?

[Edited 2011-07-21 15:05:51]

User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 7616 times:

Quoting KHI747 (Reply 21):
While i havent been to Monte Carlo,but i dont think there is another place on this planet that tops DXB in terms of the quality of cars that you see there. Outside of Supercars,the only cars that get noticed in Dubai are brand new models that are very very recently launched and therefore quite rare- say like that new Range Rover Evoque for example.


So true! About ten (10) years ago sitting in front of the Abu Dubai Sheraton were two Bentley's a Lamborghini and a Smart car?


25 L410Turbolet : All of them being completely useless given their non-existent off-road capabilities. Remember, he said he does not want a "poseur car".
26 BMI727 : Likely no worse than a Range Rover. Furthermore, they can't climb rocks, but for blasting through the desert at ridiculous speeds they should do alri
27 Post contains images comorin : From the thread so far, I would need a sturdy car, not too flashy, good for local weather conditions. I would also not like to outdo my potential cus
28 Post contains images Fly2HMO : Some would say so. It's still a great car though. But I find an A5 would be much more ad-hoc to the Dubai scene. Meh. Pretty bland IMO. Unless you go
29 comorin : Accepted. I get easily brainwashed by commercials. I would end up looking like a Viagra ad. I just stepped out an hour ago for some air (man, its hot
30 Post contains links SCCutler : Chevy Caprice (Holden). Strong, exceptionally well-engineered, durable, not too flashy. http://www.alghandi.com/Image/Chevy/Caprice_2010_A.pdf
31 Post contains links and images Fly2HMO : Now if we were talking a Buick or Oldsmobile I could see that, but a Porsche? Not seeing the connection. These can be found for surprisingly cheap: T
32 Post contains images comorin : I got a lot of boos and hisses for my last two-seater car : "Midlife crisis!" they cried. Anyway, as mentioned earlier, I am looking for a quieter ca
33 Post contains links and images L410Turbolet : The A5 has been facelifted for the 2012 season and official pictures revealed only a few weeks ago so if you don't insist on having the latest thing
34 Post contains links and images Fly2HMO : Well what was it then? If it's along the lines of what I'm thinking, then you were asking for it.... How 'bout a jag? The new jags are getting rave r
35 Post contains links and images tugger : The Durango is pretty nice on the inside too (though I'm not a fan of the brushed aluminum on the steering wheel) I actually think that if you want s
36 DocLightning : Whatever you get, I *strongly* recommend that it be white or silver.
37 Post contains images comorin : Prescient - that was going to be my next question! Appreciate your input, given your feelings about the UAE A red SL500 (cliche) and I drove it cross
38 Post contains images Fly2HMO : Or just tint the crap out of the darned thing. I survived years of driving black cars in 120F temps in the shade just fine. Oh, that's actually much
39 directorguy : Public transportation is constantly being improved and upgraded. You may know that the Dubai Metro recently opened, and the new Green Line will open
40 Post contains images comorin : Some of the cars we're talking about look really elegant in black so it's good to know that I am not restricted to white. I always check with Him bef
41 comorin : Very good points - I had forgotten how hot it can get on foot! I am assuming the following use case for the car: 8 am drive to work (cool mornings in
42 L410Turbolet : Some cars have this cool (no pun intended) feature: a ventilation system which runs in limited mode powered from solar panes fitted in the sunroof ev
43 comorin : Well said. I think black cars only work when you have a driver constantly fussing over it! To a lesser degree, even white cars need to be looked afte
44 L410Turbolet : As always with any car-related thread the answer will most likely differ based on from which side of the Atlantic it will come. I would say that toda
45 comorin : Thanks again. I am wondering if you can mate a 4-cyl to an automatic tranny and still have smooth shifting. Some of the compact rental cars here are
46 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : Need a sturdy car? How about buying a Hummer? http://www.hummerarabia.com/content_...ta/LAAM/ME/en/GBPME/018/index.html Got to be some used Hummers i
47 L410Turbolet : I have a limited, about 10,000 km worth experience with a VW-manufactured 7-speed DSGs in combination with 1.8 TSI (Skoda Octavia, company pool car)
48 Post contains links BMI727 : Yeah, that's a Viagra car. He'd probably drive an original Land Cruiser or a Benz 450SEL 6.9. Excellent, as long as it's an H1. Turns out they are gr
49 Post contains images comorin : pas chic. Alas, Madame, I grew up watching Marcello Mastroianni and love my Italian suits. He would not approve of me in a Hummer! I am a little guy
50 directorguy : Sounds like the typical day in the life of your average white-collar Gulf expat-and honestly, a car is the way to go. The metro is fine if you're goi
51 comorin : Excellent tips, thank you! You've also answered a lot of questions for me. It's also unnerving to pack up and leave after living so long in one place
52 Post contains images srqmuc : +1 for the Audi A5! I also really like the current Jaguar lineup (except for the XJs rear). And how about the new BMW 6 Series? I guess this would be
53 comorin : Beautiful cars! I think the A8, BMW 6 series et al will be a bit above what I need initially. Size-wise, something like an E Class MB or an A5. Thank
54 Post contains links and images Speedbird741 : Good car! Both have a long way to go before they can be considered ahead of the Mercedes S. Not my favourite Mercedes, but I have only met happy owne
55 Post contains links Springbok747 : If you want a cool looking car..and one that can do some dune-bashing...get this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsDEWDVzbzk Agreed. It is a gorgeous
56 comorin : Hey guys, isn't there an MB that is a coupe somewhere between a E and C class (CLK?). Also, isn't the S class due for a redesign? Cheers.
57 Post contains links and images Speedbird741 : There was the CLK, but now you have the C coupe and the E coupe. The image I posted above is precisely of a 2011 S class facelift. The new generation
58 DocLightning : Nothing to do with the UAE and everything to do with physics and the way different colors behave in the heat.
59 Post contains links Springbok747 : It had a minor face-lift for 2011..the new S is due in late 2013..there seems to be very little info about it at the moment. http://www.motorauthorit
60 Post contains images comorin : What an enjoyable thread - didn't realize how much a.netters are also car.nutters! Thank you guys and gals for all your great suggestions and I have l
61 Post contains images Fly2HMO : Can't think of a worse vehicle to buy. And THAT has Viagra along with small man-sausage written all over it. With that list I can only think of Europ
62 Post contains images comorin : Sigh, I've always wanted to own an American car, like this guy: [Edited 2011-07-22 19:35:41]
63 BMI727 : One thing I would point out is that, if I'm not mistaken, the Emirates have cheap gas prices and no idiotic CAFE laws or gas guzzler taxes, so you mig
64 Post contains images Mir : Why settle for a Volvo-derived safety system when you could have a Volvo safety system? The S60 R. -Mir
65 BMI727 : Because that requires driving a Volvo. If you get to buy a European sports sedan getting a Volvo is something less than full exploitation.
66 scbriml : Having lived and worked there, only one choice for me - Toyota Landcruiser. By far the most popular 4x4 while I was there.
67 comorin : Could you kindly tell me why - thank you. Mir, what do you like most about the Volvo as an owner?
68 Post contains links and images Speedbird741 : I don't intend to nitpick, but one can hardly call it minor apart from exterior modifications. With respect to its exterior appearance, the most nota
69 comorin : The Gelandewagen and S class are something I may consider if I were staying longer, but right now way outside the budget...thanks for your update on
70 kasimir : Don't expect to get too much attention with a car, they have seen everything there... I would go with some common sense and buy a 1-2 year old used ca
71 Mir : Best seats ever made (they're tailor made for long drives), good design work, and it just feels solid. Plus, it's not what everyone else is driving.
72 Post contains images comorin : Good to know! Thanks. The Volvo evokes reindeers, ski racks and Lapland, so not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Dubai
73 Post contains images srqmuc : jaja, I know the S class is king of its class but I am simply in love with the F01! Agree! The C class is a really terrific car. I'd take the C class
74 Post contains images BrouAviation : Yeah, and they wait till they are in front of the traffic lights at a U-turn, to make hand-brake turns for fun. Amazing sight. In the US of A, may be
75 Post contains images BMI727 : So you can participate in armed rebellions on the weekends. I wouldn't encourage the production of the X6. There is nothing wrong with the X5 and the
76 DocLightning : I have a white car and it takes a fair amount of dirt to make it look dirty. Black cars lose their gloss a lot faster.
77 Speedbird741 : The desert is another story. Even so, a light coloured car is the best choice given the heat. Speedbird741
78 Post contains images comorin :
79 Post contains links and images Superfly : 78 replys and only 1 serious post that answers Comorin's question. FLY2HMO gave a good suggestion in reply #31. The Maserati Quattroporte looks to be
80 Post contains images comorin : Thank you for joining in this thread! Yes, as a true schmuck, I have owned MBs and BMWs in the past Now to make up for it, I'd like to try something
81 Springbok747 : How about some hot hatches..? Some cars I can think off at the top of my head... VW Golf R Ford Focus RS BMW 1M Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verd
82 comorin : Sorry my friend, too much excitement!
83 Post contains links and images Springbok747 : LOL..ok So guess it'll have to be something like the E-class or 5-series then.. Or as someone else suggested, the F-150 Raptor.
84 DocLightning : Hardly. Deserts are dusty (believe me, I go to Burning Man every year. I'm quite intimately familiar with desert.). Dust shows more on a black car th
85 BMI727 : Just don't let the dealer put those dumb decals on it. It's worth noting that the Raptor can also be had with the full four door SuperCrew cab if you
86 Post contains images comorin : Absolutely. It's like wearing black shoes - you need to keep them polished or they end up looking really scuzzy. The interior need to be light too, s
87 Post contains links and images Superfly : That's an oxymoron. Ok I was a bit harsh last night. Had too much to drink. Well in that case, how about a Lincoln Town Car? Chrysler 300C? Are older
88 Post contains images comorin : Congrats my friend, you are now an 'awesome' car expert! Will front bench seats ever come back?
89 Post contains links zippyjet : Very astute. That is indeed a 1958 Lincoln Continental convertible. They changed the dash for the 59 and60 models. These were referred to as the Forg
90 Post contains images Superfly : Thanks. Always listen to me when it comes to cars. The current Lincoln Town Car, Mercury Grand Marquis and Ford Crown Victoria has the 50/50 split be
91 Post contains images BMI727 : He said cool car. Maybe if he has enough points to upgrade to a full size. They look more like porn stars. I hope not. That's where the shifter goes.
92 Post contains images Springbok747 : Oh come on 'Fly! The cars I listed are indeed hot-hatches. Have you driven any of them? I've driven all of them, except the Alfa...and they are all e
93 Post contains images Superfly : Dubai's streets is a sea of 3-pointed stars and propeller emblem cars. The Town Car would probably stand out as cool and different in that environmen
94 BMI727 : The Town Car is only cool if it comes with a chauffeur. Oh I've sat on plenty of those, and I'd rather not go back. Being on top of your date is a go
95 Post contains images Superfly : I meant while driving. You can't drive from the back seat. All of my women have large breast so the gear shifter would be an issue. Look at the recen
96 MadameConcorde : Re: the preceeding posts, any public misconduct with a woman in Dubai - be it inside of a car or elsewhere, will get you arrested and deported.
97 Superfly : I don't care. It's still a hatchback. I saw one several months ago in Rayong, Thailand. Was there ever Ambassador (Indian ones) with the steering whe
98 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Just a friendly reminder so he will not get in trouble. People are expected to "behave responsibly and respect the culture, traditions and local laws
99 Superfly : More reasons to NOT go to Dubai.
100 Post contains images something : Dubai is a messed up place. I can accept Saudi Arabia's ultra Islamist stance. I don't agree with it and despise the things that happen there, but at
101 Post contains images L410Turbolet : To look like a plumber or a gardener? Nothing against plumbers or or gardeners of course, but the sight of someone in a suit stepping out of pick-up
102 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Truly hypocritical if you ask me. You should see how these UAE people behave when they are here on the Riviera, out in public and even more so in pri
103 ThrottleHold : Have a look on dubizzle.com to get an idea of what's on offer.
104 Post contains links and images Superfly : Sounds similar to other stories I hear from people that's had to go there on business. I thought that Catholic Priest in Spain was joking but I guess
105 Post contains links and images Speedbird741 : I lived in a desertish environment for a few years and remember that our white car didn't take it well at all. On the contrary, our dark blue car did
106 scbriml : Holding hands, frowned upon by whom? I've lived and worked there and have NEVER had an issue with this. Indeed, it's a common sight all over the midd
107 Post contains images Springbok747 : Okie! To each his own I suppose Yup..I've traveled in one too..quite an experience. Didn't know AMC made them also! I've stepped out of my Wrangler w
108 Post contains links and images BrouAviation : True, I never said he should get a black one. Best one for that environment is some sort of champagne-metallic color. http://images.gtcarlot.com/pict
109 Post contains links something : The airline. And you can tell me that. And the employees of EK tell me something different. I'd give them a slight credibility edge. No offense. I me
110 Post contains images BrouAviation : And that is exactly what I like about it so much, different kind of taste I guess. Considering the amount of expats working for EK, it seems highly u
111 Post contains images Superfly : It's a beautiful car. Admit it. I did that on purpose because I like the previous model better. Same name but different car. AMC Ambassador Dodge Ram
112 Post contains images comorin : Turbolet, I know you have bravely tried to bring the topic back to my original request but I am afraid it's taken a life of its own. Nevertheless, I
113 Post contains links BrouAviation : Sorry, another try: http://twitpic.com/5v2yr6
114 Post contains images Superfly : Oh wow! A 1960s Cadillac! What I find even more interesting is the 1990-1992 Cadillac Brougham parked in the background next to the Chevrolet Camero.
115 mham001 : Considering they have ever rarely made more than 40,000/year (12,000 in 2010), that is hardly true. Even in recent high years, less than 1,500 are ex
116 Post contains images scbriml : Yes, we know which one, but have you actually been there? Arrested for doing something that's illegal? Who'd have thought? I worked and lived there f
117 something : On the off chance of having this all deleted for going way off topic.. Yes, but I didn't make any bad experience. And you pay a 800 dirham fine and ar
118 BMI727 : Of course it's valid. It is their country. If you don't like the laws, don't go. Nobody seems to have much a problem with cathedrals and the like ask
119 something : With that sentence, I explained why I don't want to visit the UAE. Some people say they'll still visit a country, regardless of its laws. But I don't
120 Post contains links flymia : DING DING DING DING This is the first car that came to my mind. Dont want anything too crazy, but still want something fancy. This is it IMO. Its a g
121 comorin : Thanks. I've never driven one, so could you kindly elaborate?
122 kasimir : I also like the Touareg, maybe think about an Audi Q7. Basically the same car only a bit more luxury, even the Q5 is a great car. The diesel options
123 flymia : Yep, Q7 is a bit bigger with some Audi stuff which is really just VW luxuary brand. The Cayenne is the pretty much the same car too. I dont love the
124 comorin : Thanks for taking the time and giving me the low down on SUVs! I had a friend who drove a Tuareg a few years ago and he couldn't stop raving about it
125 BMI727 : ...not to mention you'll be rolling like an African warlord.
126 Post contains images Fly2HMO : My face when I leave the board for a few days and come back and read some of the vile suggestions: Oh god they are horrid. I´ve had the misfortune of
127 flymia : Well I have never driven one but I can only imagine. However I wonder how they would compare to say a Land Cruiser or GL. I actualy forgot to add ano
128 Superfly : I borrowed my sister's land Rover years ago on a trip to LA. I was under whelmed with that vehicle. Acceleration was as slow as my 1987 Chrysler Leba
129 comorin : Glad you're back! We wuz getting worried... Philosoraptor wants to know: 1. If you drive a big car by yourself why you not look like a chauffeur? 2.
130 Post contains images Braniff747SP : For the money, get something that is good, not some hunk of American junk.
131 Post contains images flymia : VW Touareg: Ah yes, nice to see this make your finals list. IMO this is the best all around car in the list. It will drive great on the highway and ro
132 Post contains images comorin : Hey man, America been very very good to me! Is there nothing from Detroit that should go on my list? You skipped over the A5/A6 - any thoughts? I've
133 Braniff747SP : America has been good to me too. But no, if you want a good car that, as you said, you want to look half-decent in, a Cadillac CTS is not the car for
134 flymia : My biggest problem with the A5 is that it is front wheel drive so even with 4wheel drive which I would recommend with any Audi the car still has fron
135 SCCutler : Cadillac is not junk; I speak from personal experience with may Caddys, as well as a number of cars from various other countries and manufacturers. I
136 Post contains images Superfly : Good choices. The Cadillac STS. Ideally the STS-V Those were awesome! A lady I work with still has a 1974 Ford Torino here in Bangkok with steering w
137 Post contains images Fly2HMO : The thing I've noticed is that American SUVs suck more so because they are NOT (not originally at least) built on fully purpose built platforms. So t
138 comorin : Totally - a major mystery. I'm very tempted - it's such an amazing car to scoot around. One good thing about the UAE is no worries about traction in
139 Post contains links and images Fly2HMO : It just hit me, another epic car that has yet to be mentioned and that I can't believe I forgot about is the BMW M3. Granted, it is a pretty flashy ca
140 comorin : Thanks, Man, you've been very generous with your time. That vid with the 747 is awesome! I didn't know the Tuareg came with a V10...Used to be in the
141 BMI727 : Don't think so. I think the Phaeton was only offered with a V6, V8, and W12.
142 Post contains links and images Fly2HMO : No prob, I should probably be packing for my move out for my new job coming up here next monday but nah I'll just keep procrastinating. If you look a
143 BMI727 : I should add that's basically why it failed. The Phaeton basically amounted to a Volkswagen A8.
144 flymia : I love that car its a shame they do not sell it in the US. When I was living in Barcelona for a little bit they had one right in the terminal at BCN
145 Fly2HMO : You really can't go wrong with an M3, RS4, or C63. All great cars. It failed in the US because people couldn't wrap their heads around the fact that
146 Superfly : Ummm, I was talking about ALL SUVs. That includes the abominations from BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Toyota, Infiniti, Nissan and all other large SUV manufa
147 Post contains links flymia : Exactly! And IMO the Phaeton was better. That car is amazing especially the W12. 186MPH! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dn_OZigjcg All of those. Jus
148 flymia : I agree that most large SUVs dont drive great, especially compared to smaller SUVs like an ML porsche cayenne or Touareg but I will bet a GL or Toyot
149 comorin : Thank you Sir for the kind words. But my dark side likes to troll....
150 Post contains images Fly2HMO : From my experience the European ones, and even the Asian ones aren't nowhere nearly as bad as those from the US in the space and handling department.
151 Post contains images Superfly : They ALL suck for day to day driving and terrible on the open highway due to wind resistance. A luxury sedan is the way to go! The Mercedes M-class i
152 srqmuc : At least in Germany you can still order a brand-new Q7 V12 TDI because the Q7 is still based on the Touareg I platform. I beg to differ! IMO the curr
153 Post contains links and images Speedbird741 : You will be a very happy owner of any of these machines. Please comorin, I beg of you, don't! Oh Superfly, how could a man of your taste ever make su
154 Superfly : Looks like garbage on 4 wheels. Easily, the M-class looks like garbage and so does all other blob-shaped SUVs and CUVs. Nice house with a poor man's
155 BMI727 : I almost completely forgot about those until I saw one today. An excellent looking car, like a poor man's Rapide.
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