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User currently offlinerutley21 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 179 posts, RR: 31
Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10307 times:

Which would it be?

For me, it would have to be an Audi R8 Coupé 5.2 FSI quattro.

Here's me in front of my dream car.
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/305199_10151029425631301_1894729835_n.jpg


A very close second would have to be the BMW Z4.


Rob  


If you're not willing to give up everything, You've already lost.
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User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1169 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10287 times:

Mazda Cosmo 110 Sport



If you're not sure whether to use a piece of punctuation, it's best not to.
User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2035 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10280 times:

Lotus Esprit S1:



I like the clear and hard lines of that model.



Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 10254 times:

Facel Vega HK500:

http://s1.aecdn.com/images/news/internet-find-of-the-day-1961-facel-vega-hk500-coupe-28783_1.jpg

Something about all of the cars Facel made that just interest me. I'd take any of the models they built. A 1960 HK500 sold a few weeks ago at Mecum's auction at Monterrey for $69,000. Some Facel Vega models can go for $100K+. There's a collector car dealer in CT that has a 1956 Facel Vega FV2B (Which is an earlier version of what become the HK500, which was replaced by the Vega II.) priced at $135K.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 10243 times:

I had an eye on this Ferrari Enzo at the Ferrari store in Monte Carlo only that a rich Italian came and snatched her before I could even think of what kind of offer to make on this jewel of a car.

My baby's gone with another man...



A friend phoned me today after the F1 race had ended. He told me he saw another same Ferrari Enzo on the street that would fit me quite well only it is yellow.

In fact I like the yellow better. They are the originals before the red ever came.

As long as there's life there's hope... as they say!

        



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13792 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10236 times:

I would get an old Unimog 404 and convert it into something like this:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/S404-300TDI-erg-chebbi.jpg/750px-S404-300TDI-erg-chebbi.jpg

for long distance travel. The truck started as a military field ambulance or radio truck like this:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a7/Unimog_Sanitaeter.jpg/800px-Unimog_Sanitaeter.jpg

Since the original 404 models were powered by a very thirsty petrol engine, I would replace it with a Diesel engine, e.g. the engine from the MB trac fram tractor fits (since this tractor has been built using the Unimog chassis as a base).

Jan


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10228 times:

Quoting zckls04 (Reply 1):
Mazda Cosmo 110 Sport

That is one sweet looking car!   

Quoting srbmod (Reply 3):
Something about all of the cars Facel made that just interest me. I'd take any of the models they built. A 1960 HK500 sold a few weeks ago at Mecum's auction at Monterrey for $69,000. Some Facel Vega models can go for $100K+. There's a collector car dealer in CT that has a 1956 Facel Vega FV2B (Which is an earlier version of what become the HK500, which was replaced by the Vega II.) priced at $135K.

That is one beautiful machine. I had no idea they were that expensive.




I already have mines.
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj96/Rush8track/_DSC0045.jpg
1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2649 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10218 times:

This... without a doubt.

One of the most beautiful car ever made, Citroen DS  http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Citroen/72-Citroen-DS21-DV-10-CI_003.jpg

Cabriolet


Just gorgeous!   

MIAspotter



I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10193 times:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 7):
One of the most beautiful car ever made, Citroen DS


Agreed!
Certainly the best looking French car.
I drove one once for a few blocks. A friend of mine in San Francisco owns one. The brakes felt strange since it wasn't a traditional pedal.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineimiakhtar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 10185 times:

Toyota landcruiser 70 series. Great off road and very reliable.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kG6ECKmm5xE/TfZhCtoC3vI/AAAAAAAAAKo/3L_mQaj9lls/s1600/Toyota_70_series_1984.jpg


User currently offlinevarigb707 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1362 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 10165 times:

Same car from HBO's Entourage



"Hey Now!"
User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2649 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 10156 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
Agreed!
Certainly the best looking French car.
I drove one once for a few blocks. A friend of mine in San Francisco owns one. The brakes felt strange since it wasn't a traditional pedal

It is, just so elegant and so... French.

I would love to own a properly restored example, lots of €€€ tho  

Not a traditional pedal? please enlighten me.

Quoting imiakhtar (Reply 9):
Toyota landcruiser 70 series. Great off road and very reliable.

The short 2 door version is very popular in my country (Venezuela) we call it ¨Machito¨ roughly translates to ¨tiny big man¨ or something.

MIAspotter.



I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 10153 times:

Quoting imiakhtar (Reply 9):
Toyota landcruiser 70 series

I like the 60 series better, maybe because my dad have had 2 of those.

It would probably be a Subaru Legacy 2,0 RS

http://img.favcars.com/subaru/legacy/images_subaru_legacy_1989_1.jpg



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User currently offlineAcheron From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1529 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10131 times:

Either a Ford GT



Or a Lambo Reventon
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_gQ9ABNaJB_I/TPbmLPF6UeI/AAAAAAAAAA8/sJ2ZsXATKvk/s1600/Lamborghini%25252520Reventon%25252520%25252520.jpg


User currently offlineaf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10118 times:

I would probably choose the Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon. Once in awhile I see these around town and I love them. I'm happy that station wagons have slowly made a comeback in the U.S.

http://www.thetorquereport.com/2010_cadillac_cts_sport_wagon.jpg



It ain't no normal MD80 its a Super 80!
User currently onlineDarkSnowyNight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1281 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10097 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):

That looks great. How much did it cost to bring that over to Thailand?


My personal choice would be a Toyota Century.

http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/word...ontent/uploads/2008/02/century.jpg

As a special bonus, I like that you can get one w/out leather!

http://www.cars-directory.net/pictur...entury/pic_toyota_century_8923.jpg



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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7276 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10084 times:



Cars don't really interest me, so this'll do  



Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10076 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):
That is one beautiful machine. I had no idea they were that expensive.

I saw a nicely restored one on eBay a few years back in which the guy was wanting $500K, which I doubt he got considering the current market for classic cars.

Quoting varigb707 (Reply 10):
Same car from HBO's Entourage

That's my more realistic classic car want. The price range on that particular generation of Continentals varies enough that it's an affordable classic. Of course if the top goes down, the price goes up.


User currently onlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2915 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10073 times:

http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/1875/originalcf.jpg

I don't need to explain, do I?



The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2314 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10065 times:

My favourite car of all time:

http://www.spoki.lv/upload2/articles/56/569812/images/_origin_w140-2.jpg

also the best car I've ever driven.


User currently offlinebartonsayswhat From Canada, joined Oct 2007, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10052 times:

I want the Mercedes SLS more than any other. After seeing and hearing it put through its paces at the Montreal F1 last year my mind was made up. Better start saving.


Still wouldn't say no to the Ferrari 458 though.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 21, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10024 times:

Quoting varigb707 (Reply 10):
Same car from HBO's Entourage


That looks to be a 1965 Lincoln Continental convertible.
I came very close to buying one 10 years ago. I gave it a spin.
The seller was asking $9000 because he had a new top put on but had some rust issues underneath so I passed.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 11):
Not a traditional pedal? please enlighten me.


Had an odd mushroom shaped button on the floor the slows down the car. Some owners have converted theirs to a conventional brake system.

Quoting af773atmsp (Reply 14):
I'm happy that station wagons have slowly made a comeback in the U.S.


Not sure if that counts as a real station wagon.

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 15):
That looks great. How much did it cost to bring that over to Thailand?


Thanks but you don't want to know how much it cost to ship over.

Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 15):
My personal choice would be a Toyota Century.


Checkout out this thread. I test drove one here in Bangkok over a year ago. I LOVE those cars but they are super expensive.

Rarest/Exotic Car You've Drove On A Public Road (by Superfly Aug 29 2010 in Non Aviation)#1

Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 18):
I don't need to explain, do I?


I like the convertible version of the Mercedes 280SE.
My favorite German car of all time.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinekngkyle From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 368 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10008 times:

A white Aston Martin Virage hardtop:



User currently offlinetootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9986 times:
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My favorites

Jensen Interceptor 3
1969 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 6.3
Citroen DS 21


User currently onlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2915 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9979 times:

Quoting tootallsd (Reply 23):
Jensen Interceptor 3
1969 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 6.3
Citroen DS 21

Great list, especially the Interceptor and the 300!



The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 25, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 10153 times:

Forget the cars that cost as much as a house or yacht, I just want my Lexus IS-F. Sure, it isn't 600HP but who needs that? The speed limit in Ontario is 100km/h on the highways. This one is practical but it looks great.



[Edited 2012-09-02 20:25:51]


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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3045 posts, RR: 5
Reply 26, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 10143 times:

Quoting varigb707 (Reply 10):
Same car from HBO's Entourage
Quoting Superfly (Reply 21):
That looks to be a 1965 Lincoln Continental convertible.

It is. That's my personal favorite year of all the '61-'69 "suicide door" Lincoln Continentals.


Quoting Superfly (Reply 21):
I came very close to buying one 10 years ago. I gave it a spin.
The seller was asking $9000 because he had a new top put on but had some rust issues underneath so I passed.

Yep, a major fault of "suicide door" Lincolns is that they are highly prone to rust underneath, and since they are unit-body cars with no separate frame underbody rust can be an extremely expensive problem to fix properly.

Still, a '61-'69 Continental is hard to beat for sheer presence. Arriving anywhere in one will definitely get you noticed.

Back to the main topic: Since I guess by the other posts in this thread that we're throwing day-to-day practicality to the wind and going for curb appeal and an outward indication of our inner "Walter Mitty" selves, I'll go for a '66 Mercury S55 convertible-


...Or a '68 Dodge Monaco 500 fastback-



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 27, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 10220 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 25):
Forget the cars that cost as much as a house or yacht,


..or just buy a car that is as big as a yacht.  
Quoting TSS (Reply 26):
It is. That's my personal favorite year of all the '61-'69 "suicide door" Lincoln Continentals.


Sweet!  
Quoting TSS (Reply 26):
Yep, a major fault of "suicide door" Lincolns is that they are highly prone to rust underneath, and since they are unit-body cars with no separate frame underbody rust can be an extremely expensive problem to fix properly.

Still, a '61-'69 Continental is hard to beat for sheer presence. Arriving anywhere in one will definitely get you noticed.


My favorite of the suicide door era is the 1966-1967 models. 1966 was the first to have the tubular speedometer that would last all the way until 1977 - the year I own.
It's a shame those 60s Continentals were not boddy-on-frame like the 1970 - 2011 Town Cars.
The 2004 Continental concept was an all new body-on-frame design that wouldn't have had the 'sag' issues of the 60s Continental convertibles. I'm pretty sure that a convertible was in mind for that concept.




Another car I'd like to have would be the 1970 Mercury Marquis convertible or the 1968 Mercury Park Lane convertible with Colony Park decklid simulated woodgrain side panels.





http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v416/Superfly8track/1968MercuryParkLane.jpg


Another close contender is the 1970 Cadillac DeVille convertible.  
Such a beauty! Too bad it's hard to find one that hasn't been ghettoized by young street punks that love the full-sized GM cars of this era.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj96/Rush8track/1970CadConvRed_dsfg.jpg



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1060 posts, RR: 1
Reply 28, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10188 times:

For me it would be a Maserati Quattroporte:
http://files.autogespot.com/autogespot/files/28_07_2012//c407028072012172858_3.jpg
http://files.autogespot.com/autogespot/files/28_07_2012//c407028072012172858_2.jpg

Second choice would be a red Ferrari 575 Superamerica:



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User currently offlineKaphias From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 29, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 10174 times:

Such a hard question for a car guy... I'm feeling practical right now so I'll put a couple that I could realistically buy and own:
2004 Subaru WRX STi


1997 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon


I guess I'm part of the way there, as I currently drive a 2000 Subaru Legacy L Wagon. Love my Subaru's!

(That said, #3 would be a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird. Odd, I know.)



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15459 posts, RR: 26
Reply 30, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 10146 times:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 7):
One of the most beautiful car ever made, Citroen DS

Overrated. It's wonderfully quirky, but not that great looking.



Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
Certainly the best looking French car.

The Alpine A110, Bugatti Type 57, the aforementioned Facel Vega II, and Talbot-Lago T-150 are all on the list above the DS.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
The brakes felt strange since it wasn't a traditional pedal.

It used odd hydraulic brakes. The Maserati Bora used the same system.

Quoting bartonsayswhat (Reply 20):
Still wouldn't say no to the Ferrari 458 though.

Great for going to a cookout. Might have to hitch a ride home though.

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 25):
Sure, it isn't 600HP but who needs that?

Nobody. But 600 horsepower is for lightweights.

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 25):
The speed limit in Ontario is 100km/h on the highways.

If a car is driving fast and there is no cop to see it, is it really speeding?

Quoting rutley21 (Thread starter):
Which would it be?

First choice would be a Hennessey Venom GT. More power than a Veyron Super Sport but about a third lighter.

Failing that I'd get a Porsche 959. I saw one sold at auction for about half a million dollars and frankly I don't think there's any new cars for that price or less that I'd rather have. A McLaren MP4-12C might tempt me though.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 31, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10137 times:

Quoting zkojq (Reply 28):
For me it would be a Maserati Quattroporte:


Another beautiful car!   

Quoting Kaphias (Reply 29):
(That said, #3 would be a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird. Odd, I know.)


Nothing "odd" about that at all. That is a awesome car that can haul some serious @ss!   

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 30):
Overrated. It's wonderfully quirky, but not that great looking.


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 30):
It used odd hydraulic brakes. The Maserati Bora used the same system.


It freaked me out at first. I think I read that the models exported to the U.K. had to use the traditional brakes.
The hydraulic breaks may have seemed like a neat idea at the time but when the car is 40+ years old, I would hate to have to find those parts. I looked at the schematics for those brakes and it looked like a mess and potential for a lot to go wrong. Would hate for the breaks to fail and hit something - damaging that beautiful front end.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently onlineDarkSnowyNight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1281 posts, RR: 3
Reply 32, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10101 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 21):

Checkout out this thread. I test drove one here in Bangkok over a year ago. I LOVE those cars but they are super expensive.

I just can't over how all around great those things look, inside and out.

I like the not-so-hidden Joe Walsh reference in that thread, BTW...



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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2539 posts, RR: 5
Reply 33, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10033 times:
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Just one?

If I could have any car, and money wasn't an issue, then I'd get ...

Rolls-Royce Ghost:


and/or

Bentley Continental GT:



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User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2701 posts, RR: 4
Reply 34, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 9992 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 27):
Another car I'd like to have would be the 1970 Mercury Marquis convertible

I lived in Washington D.C. as a kid for 2 years and this (in hardtop) was the family car!



When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 35, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 9945 times:

Quoting OzGlobal (Reply 34):
I lived in Washington D.C. as a kid for 2 years and this (in hardtop) was the family car!



Haha! Nice!   
Was it the French name that inspired your parents to buy the Marquis?



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5573 posts, RR: 32
Reply 36, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 9938 times:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 7):
One of the most beautiful car ever made, Citroen DS

                          

You beat me to it . . . . only I'd have to correct you: THE most beautiful car ever made! Orgasm on wheels.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 37, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 9919 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 36):
Orgasm on wheels.

That award goes to the 1958 Edsel Citation.   
...


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/Edsel_Citation_Convertible_1958.jpg



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinesturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 479 posts, RR: 0
Reply 38, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9887 times:



A Lancia Stratos in the Alitalia livery..   



'What's it doing now?'
User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 39, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9880 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 21):
Thanks but you don't want to know how much it cost to ship over

You brought over your Lincoln, 'Fly? Cool, I betcha the Thai ladies just love it!

My current dream car is the Mercedes SL 63, but I'd also love an Aston Martin DB9.

My CLK is 10 years old now and I'm due for an upgrade so I'd better start saving my pennies.



But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8044 posts, RR: 8
Reply 40, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9886 times:

I've reached a point where getting in and out of a car is just as important as the car itself. For now I'll stay with



What I'd like for a replacement would be a CUV as they are easier to get into, maybe in the GM family as I like OnStar. After two surgeries to fuse a cervical disc I also want a back-up camera. (As cheap as they are I think they should be required on all cars these days.)


User currently offlineTR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 772 posts, RR: 15
Reply 41, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9879 times:




Transbrasil
User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2701 posts, RR: 4
Reply 42, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9878 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 35):
Quoting OzGlobal (Reply 34):
I lived in Washington D.C. as a kid for 2 years and this (in hardtop) was the family car!



Haha! Nice!
Was it the French name that inspired your parents to buy the Marquis?

We're Australian. I've only been in France for the last 10 years. Dad got it 18months old in Dec '72 for what he considered a song. It was extremely reliable and, to him, a dream to drive. He took it up to 125mph once on the Interstate 95 on one of our trips to Williamsburg (I hope the statue of limitations has passed on that). It felt the same as it did at 60mph! What was their engine size? 7litre V8?



When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 43, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9853 times:

Quoting OzGlobal (Reply 42):
Dad got it 18months old in Dec '72 for what he considered a song.



A song in December 1972?
Could have been Highway Star by Deep Purple or Top Of The World by the Carpenters.  
Quoting OzGlobal (Reply 42):
our trips to Williamsburg


Interesting. 'Williamsburg' was a special edition two-tone edition for the 1977-1979 Lincoln Continentals which were on the same platform as your parents 1972 Marquis.

Quoting OzGlobal (Reply 42):
What was their engine size? 7litre V8?


The Ford & Mercury full-size cars had the 429cu" V8 for 1972.
1974 would go to the 460cu" V8.

Quoting OzGlobal (Reply 42):
It was extremely reliable and, to him, a dream to drive. He took it up to 125mph once



44 out of 50 airline pilots agree with your dad.
(1974 model shown but pretty much the same car with different grille)

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 39):
You brought over your Lincoln, 'Fly? Cool, I betcha the Thai ladies just love it!


No way. I've seen a few old imported American cars from my era where the owners did as much as possible to keep the car looking original and they look pretty beat.  
I keep mines docked in SoCal.
Dealing with customs, finding parts, having to pay for shipping, possibly getting lost, agents wanting bribes. It's not worth it to bring it over. Thailand is very protective of their auto industry. Bringing in a car is probably worse than bringing in drugs because the duties/taxes are high (328%). They want people to buy the junk cars made here which still has a 60% tax. As long as I live here in Thailand, it will be a used Toyota Crown. Even those are expensive.   

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 40):
I've reached a point where getting in and out of a car is just as important as the car itself.


I'm there already. Actually I've always been that way. I hate the low seating position of many sports cars and I hate having to duck my head to get in a car due to a low roof-line.

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 40):
After two surgeries to fuse a cervical disc I also want a back-up camera.


Whoa, I didn't think it was that serious.
I'll be nicer to you in the forums.  

[Edited 2012-09-03 11:27:42]


Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2649 posts, RR: 25
Reply 44, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9843 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 36):
You beat me to it . . . . only I'd have to correct you: THE most beautiful car ever made! Orgasm on wheels.

I typed that at first, but then backed up just not to cause offence.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 37):
That award goes to the 1958 Edsel Citation.

Meh, looks just like any other car of the same era.

MIAspotter



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 45, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9829 times:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 44):
Meh, looks just like any other car of the same era.

Take a harder look at that grille.  



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 46, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9823 times:

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 38):
A Lancia Stratos in the Alitalia livery..

Saw and heard 3 of those at ADAC Rally Deutschland last week. It looks and especially sounds amazing, and even more amazing is that their owners is rallying them.


Pic is taken last friday on the Mittelmosel stage during the classic rally part of the stage.


/Lars



139, 306, 319, 320, 321, 332, 34A, AN2, AT4, AT5, AT7, 733, 735, 73G, 738, 739, 146, AR1, BH2, CN1, CR2, DH1, DH3, DH4
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 47, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9819 times:

Quoting Larshjort (Reply 46):

Sweet!  
Reminds me of this car....




Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 48, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9822 times:

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 40):
What I'd like for a replacement would be a CUV as they are easier to get into, maybe in the GM family as I like OnStar. After two surgeries to fuse a cervical disc I also want a back-up camera. (As cheap as they are I think they should be required on all cars these days.)


I don't think you'd like the CUV, because it'll require a big step up and hoisting yourself into it. My former MIL had similar back issues and was a big fan of Volvos since she could just glide into the seat, and the trunk was set up so she didn't need to lift to get the groceries out of the back. I suppose your current ride is pretty much set up the same way.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 43):
A song in December 1972?
Could have been Highway Star by Deep Purple or Top Of The World by the Carpenters.

I suppose Dad wouldn't have been into "Close to the Edge"?



Maybe he was more into "Foxtrot", allegedly named after a setting on Tony Banks's Mellotron Mk II?



Or maybe Dad was a fan of Tull?




Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 49, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9814 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 48):
I suppose Dad wouldn't have been into "Close to the Edge"?



  
Good one!
Considering how long those songs are, it's very possible. If he did a Jon Anderson impression on the sales floor, the salesman may have sweetened the deal just to get him out of the store as quick as possible - even if they took a loss.

I like Jon Anderson's voice but I know many do not.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 50, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9809 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 47):
Sweet!
Reminds me of this car....

Isn't that car more like the US equivalent of this one 

A Trabant rally car

/Lars



139, 306, 319, 320, 321, 332, 34A, AN2, AT4, AT5, AT7, 733, 735, 73G, 738, 739, 146, AR1, BH2, CN1, CR2, DH1, DH3, DH4
User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2649 posts, RR: 25
Reply 51, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9787 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 45):
Take a harder look at that grille.

Look like a big gaping va... HAHAHA!!!   

Quoting Larshjort (Reply 50):
A Trabant rally car

Coool! a Trabby! I´d love one of those too! and a 2CV 

MIAspotter.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 52, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9775 times:

If you look closer, that Gremlin has a Continental Airlines livery that lasted until 1993. You may have been too young to remember their previous livery.

Quoting Larshjort (Reply 50):
Isn't that car more like the US equivalent of this one



No, the US equivalent to the Trabant would be the Chevrolet Volt.

Now I must run and put on my flamesuit.   



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 53, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 9765 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 52):
If you look closer, that Gremlin has a Continental Airlines livery that lasted until 1993. You may have been too young to remember their previous livery.

Ahh now I see it, I didn't connect the colors to the Continental name.

/Lars



139, 306, 319, 320, 321, 332, 34A, AN2, AT4, AT5, AT7, 733, 735, 73G, 738, 739, 146, AR1, BH2, CN1, CR2, DH1, DH3, DH4
User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2064 posts, RR: 6
Reply 54, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 9765 times:

Quoting Kaphias (Reply 29):
2004 Subaru WRX STi

That's always been one of my favorites.

http://image.motortrend.com/f/33060149%2Bw786%2Bar1/2012-Mercedes-Benz-E63-AMG-wagon-front-passengers-front-three-quarters.jpg

I want one of these in Lunar Blue.



Midwest Airlines- 1984-2010
User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6100 posts, RR: 9
Reply 55, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9724 times:

I love many a classic so I would chose none, and instead take a car for extreme sensations : Radical SR8 RX, the fastest production car.




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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 56, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9703 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 21):
Quoting DarkSnowyNight (Reply 15):That looks great. How much did it cost to bring that over to Thailand?

Thanks but you don't want to know how much it cost to ship over.
Quoting Superfly (Reply 43):
I keep mines docked in SoCal.

Gotcha...I knew you had said before you would never bring it over and when I saw the above I misinterpreted it that you had.



But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineSHAQ From Panama, joined Jun 2007, 363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 57, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 9690 times:


Ferrari F12 Berlinetta!



Studying hard, for flying right!
User currently offlinepanam330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2660 posts, RR: 9
Reply 58, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 9662 times:

I recently bought a 2010 Saab 9-3 with a 6-speed. It's INCREDIBLE. I just wish I'd been able to find a non-automatic, new 9-3. Of the very, very few new Saabs left in the state of Colorado, not a single one had a manual transmission. So I bought the newest one I could find. So, ideally, a spankin' new 9-3, silver, with all the goods like my new one!

User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 59, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9652 times:

Quoting panam330 (Reply 58):
I recently bought a 2010 Saab 9-3 with a 6-speed. It's INCREDIBLE.

Congrats on the score! I tried Saabs earlier in life, and it was a pretty big surprise to me that they didn't accommodate my large frame (6'3" or 195 cm) well IMHO, but I always thought they were cool!



Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2378 posts, RR: 5
Reply 60, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9643 times:

Darth Vader - your car is ready....


Nuff said.......



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 61, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9630 times:
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I am being realistic here  

2013 Ford F150



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3045 posts, RR: 5
Reply 62, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9607 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 60):

(Buick Regal GNX)
Darth Vader - your car is ready....


Nuff said.......

Since there's no shortage of '81-'87 Buick Regal Coupe bodies in this world and GM "A"-bodies in general are exceptionally easy to work on and to find parts for, why not build your own?



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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8044 posts, RR: 8
Reply 63, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9597 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 43):
Whoa, I didn't think it was that serious.

Not nearly as challenging as the surgery (& radiation) for prostate cancer - just limited ability to turn my head.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 43):
I'll be nicer to you in the forums.

That's always appreciated.  


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 64, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9577 times:

A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California would do:

http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/wangli_katrinka/48473583/11137/original.jpg

[Edited 2012-09-03 21:11:02]


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User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1060 posts, RR: 1
Reply 65, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9570 times:

Quoting panam330 (Reply 58):
I recently bought a 2010 Saab 9-3

I really love those, in-fact my hypothetical 'dream 10 car garage' would contain a Saab 9-3 convertible, preferably in the greeny-yellow colour such as the one below. It is such a pity Saab has gone, thank-goodness Volvo is alive and well.

(I'd also take the Gulfstream)  



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User currently offlinesturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 479 posts, RR: 0
Reply 66, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 9545 times:

Quoting Larshjort (Reply 46):
Saw and heard 3 of those at ADAC Rally Deutschland last week. It looks and especially sounds amazing, and even more amazing is that their owners is rallying them.

Awesome! I've never had the good fortune to see one so far, but then all it took was one poster years ago for me to fall absolutely and irretrievably in love ..  
Quoting SHAQ (Reply 57):
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta!

Sweet! A friend of mine worked on the team that designed it..



'What's it doing now?'
User currently offlinetrav110 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 67, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9521 times:

I would have to go for the Aventador. Easily the meanest looking car out there.



User currently offlineidealstandard From France, joined Apr 2009, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 68, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9483 times:

For me it can be only one car.



I missed out on the opportunity to get one of these (a restoration job) on eBay a couple of years ago because it was in Brittany and i didn't have our Brian James trailer at the time.

Still kicking myself.

One day...!


User currently offlineSuperCaravelle From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 69, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9465 times:

It would depend on my mood mostly, I think, but per category:


Already mentioned, but the current Quattroporte would be by far my number one saloon choice.


Performance sports coupe: BMW E46 M3 CSL. Limited production, quite old by now, so there can't be many left (especially since I've seen quite a few photos and videos of crashed ones), but for me, this is the ultimate realistic sports car. Lightened, brilliant sound, perfect handling and of course the naturally aspirated straight 6-cylinder engine. So much more drivable than the current turbo cars...



Muscle car. Either this Ford Mustang Fastback (or an old GT) or Pontiac Firebird (hardtop would be fine too), or similar. Only recently the US began to spawn interesting muscle cars again, the current Ford Mustang would be fine too.


Convertible: BMW Z8, or aforementioned muscle cars without roof.


Station wagon: Mercedes E63 AMG, surely. Alfa 156 Sportwagon is appealing too, as is a 5 Series Touring.

Not really into SUVs, although I think the Range Rover is ok. There are a lot more cars I covet, mainly classic ones.


User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3045 posts, RR: 5
Reply 70, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9414 times:

Quoting SuperCaravelle (Reply 69):
Muscle car. Either this Ford Mustang Fastback (or an old GT) or Pontiac Firebird (hardtop would be fine too), or similar.

Both good choices, although you'd probably want to replace the original seats with something more modern, as in more comfortable and supportive, for daily driving.

I know this is nit-picking, but it's a distinction that is often forgotten and needs to be pointed out: Technically, those are both "pony cars" and not "muscle cars". Muscle cars are performance-maximized versions of standard mid-size cars such as a Pontiac GTO (based on a Pontiac Tempest), a Ford Torino Cobra (based on a Ford Fairlane), or a Plymouth Roadrunner (based on a Plymouth Belvedere). Pony Cars use the (usually shortened) chassis of a compact car and feature their own bodywork that is better looking and less space-efficient than their brethren, and consequently pony cars are a size and a half smaller than true muscle cars. Examples of "pony cars" include the Ford Mustang (same chassis as a: Falcon until 1973, Pinto from '74-'78, and Fairmont from '79-'04), the Pontiac Firebird (same chassis as a Chevrolet Nova until 1981), and Plymouth Barracuda (same chassis as a Valiant until 1969).



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2378 posts, RR: 5
Reply 71, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9335 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 62):
Since there's no shortage of '81-'87 Buick Regal Coupe bodies in this world and GM "A"-bodies in general are exceptionally easy to work on and to find parts for, why not build your own?

                 

Nuff said.    Besides, it doesn't indicate it very well in the pic, but it's a GNX, not just the Grand National. Parts are a little more scarce for that one I believe.

[Edited 2012-09-04 10:31:59]


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User currently offlineSuperCaravelle From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 72, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 9260 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 70):
Both good choices, although you'd probably want to replace the original seats with something more modern, as in more comfortable and supportive, for daily driving.

I know this is nit-picking, but it's a distinction that is often forgotten and needs to be pointed out: Technically, those are both "pony cars" and not "muscle cars". Muscle cars are performance-maximized versions of standard mid-size cars such as a Pontiac GTO (based on a Pontiac Tempest), a Ford Torino Cobra (based on a Ford Fairlane), or a Plymouth Roadrunner (based on a Plymouth Belvedere). Pony Cars use the (usually shortened) chassis of a compact car and feature their own bodywork that is better looking and less space-efficient than their brethren, and consequently pony cars are a size and a half smaller than true muscle cars. Examples of "pony cars" include the Ford Mustang (same chassis as a: Falcon until 1973, Pinto from '74-'78, and Fairmont from '79-'04), the Pontiac Firebird (same chassis as a Chevrolet Nova until 1981), and Plymouth Barracuda (same chassis as a Valiant until 1969).

I didn't know that, no. In Europe, muscle car just means a big American sports-like car with a massive engine, whether it's a Pontiac GTO or a Ford Mustang. In fact, we don't see the so-called muscle cars at all in Europe (well, I think I've seen a Pontiac GTO once), they have to be imported individually as they aren't sold here, and if people go through the trouble of doing that, they will almost always choose a Pony car.


User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1294 posts, RR: 10
Reply 73, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 9208 times:

If I could get any car, it would be a 1959 Porsche 356 that I could give to my father  http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/200602/1959-porsche-356b-3_1600x0w.jpg

If I could get any car for myself, it would be the Porsche 959...

http://www.sportscardigest.com/wp-content/uploads/1987-Porsche-959.jpg

...or a Chevrolet Corvette.

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/1505/dsc0037uz.jpg

(That Corvette was briefly mine last December!)

Sorry to bore you all with so many, but there is one other car that I would do nearly anything to get back:

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/8434/1007111120.jpg

That is a 1992 Ford Taurus GL, "built with pride in Atlanta, Georgia." It used to be my grandmother's, and since she only drove to the grocery store and the muffin shop, it only had 5,000 miles when we got it in 2003. It was a tank. I learned to drive on that machine and I was also the final person to drive it, when the transmission blew one exit from school one day last October. It sat in my school's parking lot for a week before we sold it to a junk car buyer for $500 in cash. Every time I see a Taurus of that era on the street it gives me the chills.

-J.



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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 74, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 9179 times:

Quoting KingFriday013 (Reply 73):
If I could get any car for myself, it would be the Porsche 959...

OMG yes yes yes yes yes yes!!!!

I had posters of the 959 up on my bedroom walls when I was about 16. I LOVE that car. Got to see one at our local dealership. We saw they had one in stock and went down to check it out. It is so gorgeous.



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5573 posts, RR: 32
Reply 75, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9138 times:

Quoting KingFriday013 (Reply 73):
If I could get any car, it would be a 1959 Porsche 356 that I could give to my father
Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 74):
OMG yes yes yes yes yes yes!!!!

Drool, drool, drool . . . . could almost give the Citroen DS a run for it's money!


User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12029 posts, RR: 47
Reply 76, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 9115 times:
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I can't decide between:
XJ LWB Ultimate


and

XKR-S


Oh sod it! I'll have both.   



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User currently offlineSFBdude From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 77, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 9124 times:

Although I don't know much about cars, most of the old school stuff has a greater appeal to me than any of the newer stuff. I hope to make it a future hobby of mine to restore and collect.



User currently offlineidealstandard From France, joined Apr 2009, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 78, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 9124 times:

Quoting SuperCaravelle (Reply 69):
So much more drivable than the current turbo cars...

I thought the current M3 was a N/A V8?


User currently offlineSuperCaravelle From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 79, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9052 times:

Quoting idealstandard (Reply 78):
I thought the current M3 was a N/A V8?

You're right actually, I always thought that the new one was turbocharged. Still, there is something nostalgic about a BMW straight 6  

Sadly, in the next model, they will reintroduce the straight 6, but turbocharged. What's even worse, the BMW 1M, spiritual successor of the CSL, also features one. I don't understand it, at all. If I will ever be in the position to buy a BMW M car (and not one of those hideously fat X5M or X6Ms, or whatever they make now), I won't be looking for fuel efficiency. Doesn't even have to be a big engine, just give me a high revving, drivable 6 cylinder and I will be fine.


User currently offlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3389 posts, RR: 2
Reply 80, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9037 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 21):
Not sure if that counts as a real station wagon.

What would you call it. Besides 650 horsepower of Mama-mobile?

The classic I desire most. Not unobtainable. just no place in my life right now.



User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5573 posts, RR: 32
Reply 81, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8994 times:

Quoting mham001 (Reply 80):
The classic I desire most.

Ahh . . . I forgot about the Karmann Ghia! Add that my list too . . . Funny that my favourite cars (Citroen DS, Porsche 356/357 and the Karmann Ghia) are all from the same era and have a similar look. My brain must be wired to believe car design reached its apogee -- as in most stylish -- in the late 1950s.

Some modern cars can look good of course, but there's just something about those older beauties . . .


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15459 posts, RR: 26
Reply 82, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8988 times:

Quoting idealstandard (Reply 78):
I thought the current M3 was a N/A V8?

The next one is rumored to be a six cylinder engine.

Quoting KingFriday013 (Reply 73):
That is a 1992 Ford Taurus GL, "built with pride in Atlanta, Georgia."

You should at least spring for an SHO. Those are cult classics.

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 75):
could almost give the Citroen DS a run for it's money!

Good heavens. The DS is so overrated. It looks like a crappy UFO prop from a low budget movie.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5573 posts, RR: 32
Reply 83, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8978 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 82):
Good heavens. The DS is so overrated. It looks like a crappy UFO prop from a low budget movie.

That's probably part of its appeal! It's quirky retro look puts it miles ahead of the blandness of most modern cars.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 84, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8970 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 83):
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 82):
Good heavens. The DS is so overrated. It looks like a crappy UFO prop from a low budget movie.

That's probably part of its appeal! It's quirky retro look puts it miles ahead of the blandness of most modern cars.

  
Low budget movies are awesome!   

Quoting mham001 (Reply 80):
What would you call it. Besides 650 horsepower of Mama-mobile?

I was confusing it with that other alphabet soup model that is a CUV.
Can't think of the name off the top of my head.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3613 posts, RR: 11
Reply 85, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8964 times:

E30 or E36 M3 for me. Slight preference for the E30 maybe, but probably because I've seen too many E36s being massacred by idiotic tuners. I love them both, but it's getting hard to get any of these still in factory spec...

However, a few guys have dropped M3 engines in the touring version of both of these. I want that.



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 7915 posts, RR: 12
Reply 86, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8961 times:

I have always liked the Defender:



However, the most elegant looking car in my book is not the DS but ... introducing: the Maserati 3200 / Coupe:



Its sibling, the 3500 Sebring, looks nice, too, but lacks the understatement.




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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11122 posts, RR: 15
Reply 87, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8906 times:

Just one??? I have three:

DeLorian
Studebaker Avanti
Nash Metropolitan



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User currently offlineidealstandard From France, joined Apr 2009, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 88, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 8866 times:

Quoting SuperCaravelle (Reply 79):
You're right actually, I always thought that the new one was turbocharged. Still, there is something nostalgic about a BMW straight 6

The BMW straight six is a wonderful engine

Even in low power guise - my mate has a 2010 325i (I say low powered...not really but whatever) and the sound is just superb

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 82):
Good heavens. The DS is so overrated. It looks like a crappy UFO prop from a low budget movie.

Disagree 150,000%


User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3613 posts, RR: 11
Reply 89, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 8796 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 82):
It looks like a crappy UFO prop from a low budget movie.

That's because it has been used as a cheap prop in countless crappy sci-fi movies... (or not so crappy, I love Gattaca)



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlinecorocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 90, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8753 times:

Quoting rutley21 (Thread starter):
For me, it would have to be an Audi R8 Coupé 5.2 FSI quattro.

When I had my A5 in the shop a few weeks ago, they let me take one out for a few hours. It was a freakin blast - although I was scared to death of wrecking it. I think it is in my top 3 cars I would buy - although I would get the GT version.


User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6630 posts, RR: 3
Reply 91, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 8722 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 30):
Failing that I'd get a Porsche 959

Have you learn't how to drive a manual?


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15459 posts, RR: 26
Reply 92, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 8717 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 91):
Have you learn't how to drive a manual?

I would for a 959. I'll replace my dented up car when I find a job. I'm thinking either a used Lotus (if I fit into it) or a Cayman S.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently onlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2808 posts, RR: 7
Reply 93, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 8668 times:
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Possibly one of these
Koenigsegg --- some dynamite Swedish Sports Car


User currently offlinerutley21 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 179 posts, RR: 31
Reply 94, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 8619 times:

Quoting corocks (Reply 90):
When I had my A5 in the shop a few weeks ago, they let me take one out for a few hours. It was a freakin blast - although I was scared to death of wrecking it. I think it is in my top 3 cars I would buy - although I would get the GT version.

I love Audi. The Audi R8 is my dream car. Hopefully I will get one some day. But for now I'll settle for a BMW Z4.

Rob



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11846 posts, RR: 18
Reply 95, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8558 times:
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For me its the Chevy Silverado, Dodge Charger SRT or Holden Commodore HSV

User currently offlineKL838 From Netherlands Antilles, joined Oct 2010, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 96, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8434 times:

Out of all the cars, I would want the new 2013 Range Rover, always dreamed about owning one. This new one is amazingly 420 kgs lighter than the previous model due to the new aluminum shell which is similar to the Jag XJ.


User currently offlineCGKings317 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 306 posts, RR: 6
Reply 97, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8427 times:
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My kind of car would be something that has a fairly high clearance such that it could go on less than ideal dirt/gravel roads (e.g. 4x4 roads) but also has relatively good gas mileage.

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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6100 posts, RR: 9
Reply 98, posted (1 year 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8173 times:

Quoting idealstandard (Reply 68):
For me it can be only one car.

pic of a Citroën DS

I missed out on the opportunity to get one of these (a restoration job) on eBay a couple of years ago because it was in Brittany and i didn't have our Brian James trailer at the time.

Still kicking myself.

One day...!

My mother grew up in the back of DSs, as my grandfather owned several of them. She tells me how he would take the family to Lyon from Paris for a day, driving pedal to the metal in these times without speed limits, in the comfort of the hydro suspension.

I wondered how my middle class grandfather could afford those cars, with his large family and all, and I just learned that he got them cheap from his brother that was a dentist.

Another car I'd love, for performance, exoticism, and style :



TVR Sagaris : light, fast, beautiful, straight 6 engine, what more do you need ?



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User currently offlinesudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 99, posted (1 year 7 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8020 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 98):
what more do you need ?

How about a V8 to start with!?  



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 6995 posts, RR: 9
Reply 100, posted (1 year 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7990 times:

If I could have any car it would be:

It would be a Bugatti Veyron Super Sports and I would sell it for $2,400,000 right away 

Now if you told me I HAD to drive it as my daily car I have two choices:
If you told me no rules apply and I can use all the gadgets and options the car has on a daily basis because this is a "wish" no doubt it would be this:

Traffic sure would be easy.


But if the "no rules" does not apply I cant decide between these two:

http://image.motortrend.com/f/38583819+w786+ar1/2012-Audi-S6-rear-three-quarters.jpg



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User currently offline777222LR From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 131 posts, RR: 1
Reply 101, posted (1 year 7 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7980 times:

I'd LOVE a Fisker Karma. I saw a ton of them during my recent 6 month stay in California. They are indeed beautiful, especially for a 4 door sedan.

http://elitegalleryz.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Fisker-Karma-131.jpg

[Edited 2012-09-17 08:02:50]

User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2314 posts, RR: 21
Reply 102, posted (1 year 7 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7969 times:

Quoting 777222LR (Reply 101):
I'd LOVE a Fisker Karma. I saw a ton of them during my recent 6 month stay in California. They are indeed beautiful, especially for a 4 door sedan.

Danish design  

I really like the new Tesla Model S:



I tried an electric vehicle (Renault Fluence) a few weeks ago and I am convinced that it is the way of the future. Also full momentum from 0 rpm and all the way up. Great acceleration.


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6100 posts, RR: 9
Reply 103, posted (1 year 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7886 times:

Quoting sudden (Reply 99):
How about a V8 to start with!?

An L6 has better sound and equilibrium, only rivaled by V12s !



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3045 posts, RR: 5
Reply 104, posted (1 year 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7856 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 103):
Quoting sudden (Reply 99):
How about a V8 to start with!?

An L6 has better sound and equilibrium, only rivaled by V12s !

Fair enough. The sound problem can be solved by using a flat crankshaft in a V8 which would provide alternate firing between both cylinder banks ( L-R-L-R-L-R-L-R as opposed to L-R-L-L-R-R-L-R ), but equilibrium would definitely suffer. As far as I know, in the modern era only Ferrari have used flat crankshafts in their production V8s.



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User currently offlineSuperCaravelle From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 105, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7495 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 102):
I tried an electric vehicle (Renault Fluence) a few weeks ago and I am convinced that it is the way of the future. Also full momentum from 0 rpm and all the way up. Great acceleration.

Is it fun to drive though? I know it is archaic and everything, but I like it when a car needs to be revved a bit to get maximum performance. Having to shift is also part of the feeling.

Besides, I still cannot see a valid solution for the battery problem (I think the Fluence uses batteries as opposed to the Fisker, right?). There is no way around metals for producing batteries, and metals are heavy, meaning you are limited in size and range. Moreover, heavy batteries are cumbersome to change, so I don't think we will see roadside battery "pumps" either. Batteries will be limiting mobility, and that's a step backwards in my view.

I know a hydrogen network was rolled out in Southern California a few years back. Is there any development on that front? I think the concept of hydrogen for a moving vehicle makes a lot more sense.


User currently offlinelarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 106, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7494 times:

Quoting SuperCaravelle (Reply 105):
Besides, I still cannot see a valid solution for the battery problem (I think the Fluence uses batteries as opposed to the Fisker, right?). There is no way around metals for producing batteries, and metals are heavy, meaning you are limited in size and range. Moreover, heavy batteries are cumbersome to change, so I don't think we will see roadside battery "pumps" either. Batteries will be limiting mobility, and that's a step backwards in my view.

That's the thing about the Fluence. In Denmark you buy the car and sign a contract with Better place. Better place owns the battery and they have built several battery change stations near the motorways.

See this video
http://danmark.betterplace.com/sa-en...lt-er-det/#battery-switch-stations

According to this map there is already 17 stations open or about to open
http://danmark.betterplace.com/priser/kort-over-infrastruktur/

/Lars

[Edited 2012-09-22 12:20:40]


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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2314 posts, RR: 21
Reply 107, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7462 times:

Quoting SuperCaravelle (Reply 105):
Is it fun to drive though? I know it is archaic and everything, but I like it when a car needs to be revved a bit to get maximum performance. Having to shift is also part of the feeling.

I thought it was fun to drive, but if you like revving a car, then it might not be something for you.. I didn't miss any kind of acceleration though and the Renault Fluence is not even a sports car.

Quoting SuperCaravelle (Reply 105):
Besides, I still cannot see a valid solution for the battery problem (I think the Fluence uses batteries as opposed to the Fisker, right?). There is no way around metals for producing batteries, and metals are heavy, meaning you are limited in size and range. Moreover, heavy batteries are cumbersome to change, so I don't think we will see roadside battery "pumps" either. Batteries will be limiting mobility, and that's a step backwards in my view.

I heard that one concept is to have stations where they can change the battery for you very quickly. But yes, plenty of room for further development regarding electric vehicles.

Quoting larshjort (Reply 106):
According to this map there is already 17 stations open or about to open

And the built in GPS will automatically take into account where you need to change batteries along your route if you are driving far.

[Edited 2012-09-22 14:02:14]

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