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What Does A Car Have To Have?  
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

Inspired by the "automatic versus manual" thread, I'd like to know what you consider extra (luxury) equipment that a car just has to have in order to please you.

I think a car must have:

1. air condition
2. decent radio with good speakers
3. cd changer
4. electric window lift
5. on-board computer (for fuel burn etc., not a PC)
6. Xenon headlights

In addition to that, it should have electrically moving seats with memory if to be driven by various people.


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User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1873 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

a car must have
1) 4 wheels
2) an engine  Big thumbs up

More seriously:
* enough space to carry people AND their luggage (in some cars, you have 7 seats. But in this case, forget about any luggage)
* CD changer, radio
* electric windows
* No air conditionning

On this list, the only thing I don't have in my Corsa is space... But for the price I paid it, that's OK

Teva



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User currently offlinePHX-LJU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

Only three features are "must haves" in my book:

1. Air conditioning (heat makes me sick)
2. Automatic trasmission
3. Radio with a tape deck or CD player

[Edited 2003-08-16 00:57:00]

User currently offlineFightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

A car's got to be fun to drive.
Otherwise:

Forged Aluminium alloys...
A lot of bhp and torque
A lot of grip
Recaro seats
Brembo brakes
I'm sorry...:


CD, doesn't really have to be a changer, I can do without (I say I can, if necessary)
The rest is nice, comfortable, but not really necessary.


Martin



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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

It has to be from the eighties and smell like Aqua Velva.

Signed,
Crapchester resident.



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User currently offlineBruno From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 853 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

Balls!

nuff said!



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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

4 wheels, engine, radio, removable roof. those are the esentials.  Big grin


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User currently offlineYbacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

tail fins, bubble domes, shag carpet, horns here and there, all playing La Cucaracha

powerful like a gorilla, yet soft and yielding like a Nerf ball.

all for only $82,000!



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User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Let's start from the basics -

4 doors
AUTOMATIC! - I can't drive a manual and have no desire to learn.
Space inside

That's about it. Here in Colorado I drive and SUV, and believe me, after blizzard of 2003 I am glad I do. If you ever want to get to rwy 8/26 both sides, SUV is a way to go. If you ever want to go camping over continental divide, SUV is a nice thing to have.

Alex.



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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

you know, it's not all that hard to drive a manual. i actually find automatis a pain in the ass. you have to floor it to get it to downshift and the stupid shifter on the column idea. (who thought of that anyway?)

as for suv's, people wonder why it's hot as hell. keep spewing out more exhaust from your car, we'll drown ourselves!



"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

Must have:

Good gas mileage
Automatic
Bucket seats
A/C



Other than that, I don't give a damn.


User currently offlineKolobokman From Russia, joined Oct 2000, 1180 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Absolutly MUST have FM radio!

Damn you 1983 Plymoth Reliant!



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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6309 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

A truck to save it from the sand. True where I live.

I want a vehicle (truck) wtih A/C and an AM/FM/cassette/CD. That's it, No power anything. OK, it is a king cab, gets at least 23 MPG and has alloy wheels. Gee, I have that.

The trash hauler gets 14 MPG, no windows, no radio, no A/C and no brakes. But damn the beast, after 28 years and 390000 miles, I can't just let her go.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineRyangooner From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 969 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1470 times:


more importantly a car must have a DRIVER!



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User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

A car must have
A/C
Power Windows, Door locks, mirrors, Steering and Brakes
Remote Keyles Entry
AM/FM CD with MP3
4 Wheel disc brakes
SRS airbags with deactivation devices
and never ever put vinyl seats in a car, that is just ugly


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

Alloy Wheels,

Cars look better with alloy wheels... mmmm....


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1442 times:

-air conditioning
-automatic transmission (can't do manual right now)
-AM/FM with CD
-good gas mileage



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1441 times:

A very nice list from me..

-Cruise Control (Shame on most Euro cars that dont have this)
-Readable Tachometer (Ive seen some sports cars that have one where you need a magnifying glass)
-Onboard Computer (Not necessarily Nav. + CD / FALO / FALT), South Africa">LCD but basic mpg, miles left to empty, temp etc.)
-In case of SUVs if you dont have 4x4 (Preferably with 4LOW and 4HI modes) its like being of the male gender and not having genitalia.
-Air Condition
-Automatic or Clutchless Manual
-5+ CD Changer with good radio (Preferably Pioneer or Sony)
and speakers (Bose preferably)
-V6 or higher minimum 4.0L, Minimum horsepower for SUV (200) for Sports Car (250)
-Power Everything, Includes windows, mirrors, locks with keyless entry.
-Good tires (Preferably Goodyears or Pirellis)
-Sports car? Bah throw me in a set of Flowmasters!  Laugh out loudD


"as for suv's, people wonder why it's hot as hell. keep spewing out more exhaust from your car, we'll drown ourselves!"

People like you just worsen Polish peoples images...take your green party agenda to the Nader headquarters. Thats possibly the dumbest sentence ive heard on these forums for a while now.


User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1431 times:

i'm not green, i'm practical! people don't need a 400hp 8.4L V10 to go from work to home!

give me any car with a 170+ hp engine and a decent maual transmission. they're jsut as good!

[Edited 2003-08-16 19:00:02]


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

- nice engine
- Air Condition
- Leather seats
- Manual transmission
- good HiFi system
- Navigation system
- A place to put my mobile phone
- A "Made in Germany" stamp on it (SCNR  Smile)


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39921 posts, RR: 75
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

V8
rear-wheel drive
hood ornament
8track player for older car
Cassette/CD player for newer car

Made in the U.S.A. label on it.  Smile



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

"i'm not green, i'm practical! people don't need a 400hp 8.4L V10 to go from work to home!

give me any car with a 170+ hp engine and a decent maual transmission. they're jsut as good!"

You just said we will drown because of SUVs. That is not being practical, its just a stupid statement based on no facts...What the heck is a 400hp 8.4L V10..if your going to make something up at least make it realistic ffs  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Superfly: RWD is a must, unless you have 4x4. (You know my Impala is all about that RWD  Laugh out loud )


User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

Damn I forgot the RWD in the list, point for you Superfly...  Big grin

User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

AM/FM radio
Air conditioning/heat
Automatic transmission
Power steering
4 doors
Enough cup holders!!
Back seat that actually has ROOM for passengers
Anti-lock breaks
Power (windows, locks, etc...)
Front wheel drive


User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1390 times:

goodnight, this is pointless!


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 25, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

Manual Transmission
Turbocharger
4 wheel steering
power steering
air conditioning
alloy wheels
strong clutch
sunroof


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