Superfly
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Favorite European Cars

Thu Dec 27, 2001 8:44 pm

OK, I'll admit that I do have a bias in favor of American cars. However, there are some European cars that have impressed me.
My first car (10 years ago) was almost a 1980 Triumph or 1974 VW Baja Bug. I went with the 1974 Ford Pinto instead for $250.

I must say, the British do make some very beautiful cars.

Here is my list:





Rolls Royce Silver Shadow


MG



Alfa Romeo classics


Citroen DS 20


Triumph 1500


Jaguar Vanden Plas


Jaguar XK8


Jaguar S-Type


Volkswagen Rabbit DIESEL ONLY


Mercedes 450 SL convertible



Don't ask me why, but for some reason I think the Lada is a very interesting car. Ridding in these on Cuba's bumpy roads was an experience. For those who really love to feel the road when they drive would love the Lada.  Smile
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Thu Dec 27, 2001 9:16 pm

hej superfly,
my parents had that LADA (as station wagon, LADA 2107). that really wasnt a good experience. the plastic leather seats smells like...uuuuaaaahhhh...damn.
and here are my favourite european cars:

V O L V O , they build the best cars! specially the older one's



or this rusty beauty



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xtristarx
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Thu Dec 27, 2001 9:18 pm

...shit, no pic's

o.k., i mean the 240 and 140 series from volvo!
they look soooooooo good
 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Thu Dec 27, 2001 10:12 pm

The BMW 5-Series, Volvo V70 Cross Country and Saab 9-5.
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Thu Dec 27, 2001 11:21 pm

M5!
M5!
M5!

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RE: Favorite European Cars

Thu Dec 27, 2001 11:31 pm

Might I suggest the Lotus Elise, or maybe the Exige?

*dribble*



 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Thu Dec 27, 2001 11:41 pm

MERCEDES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Thu Dec 27, 2001 11:56 pm

i hold my head down with shame but how do attach the pics to your answer.
 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Fri Dec 28, 2001 12:14 am

Fast cars are what takes my fancy!
Eventhough it's quite old this is still one of my favourites:-

and another absolutely amazing car:-

and lets not forget:-

oh and.......

gees....i could go on forever:-

just to top it all off:-


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RE: Favorite European Cars

Fri Dec 28, 2001 12:20 am

Aston Martin DB7 or the Jaguar XK8 - now those cars have class that most others can't even touch.
 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Fri Dec 28, 2001 5:09 am

Any BMW car looks great. I got a BMW Z3 for christmas. (I really did.)  Smile

Gotta love them Rolls Royce's aswell.  Big thumbs up

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RE: Favorite European Cars

Fri Dec 28, 2001 10:20 am

Xtristarx:
Do you know how to link photos?
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Fri Dec 28, 2001 10:24 am

Are Subaru European??

I'd say Porsche, Ferarri and Alfa Romeo!


 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Fri Dec 28, 2001 10:26 am

DS20 is really nice car, shame it so sensitive to rust.
Well, the Lada is actually a Fiat copy, the Russians bought the tools when the Italians stopped producing it!
Heard a horror story from Cuba, a guy that had a rare
Porsche from the 1950ies had his "socialized" and the government sold it
to a collector abroad and in return the government gave
him a Lada!
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Fri Dec 28, 2001 10:40 am

Staffan:
The Subaru is Japanese.

Alessandro:
That sucks.
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Fri Dec 28, 2001 1:44 pm

I've ridden in a LADA many times, my grandparents in Finland own one of them. It's quite an interesting experience. It runs OK I guess... but it's a bit jerky sometimes (maybe that's just my grandpa's driving though Big grin).

The European car that I would absolutely love to have would be the Opel Vectra. I love the look of that car! If I could import it here... it'd be one of a kind  Smile But I will settle for a Volkswagen Jetta... from 1994 and on... but preferably one from 1999 and on... I like the curvy looks of it  Smile

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RE: Favorite European Cars

Fri Dec 28, 2001 6:02 pm

I love the Ferrari 360 Modena









I also love the F50






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RE: Favorite European Cars

Fri Dec 28, 2001 8:02 pm

Well this isn't exactly 100% European, but the 1989-93 Maserati/Chrysler TC is kind of neat. I think.
It's just a more dressed up version of my LeBaron.







My 1987 Chrylser LeBaron convertible.

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RE: Favorite European Cars

Fri Dec 28, 2001 8:32 pm

The group A Subaru rally car is built in britain so I guess yeh its euro although theyre japanese.

I would love a Saab '91 900 last of the old shape, in a AERO version manual. I also love the 9000s but 900 is just so sporty.

I am set on one day owning a Saab, I'd prefer saab to any euro car.

De Tomaso Pantera would also be nice.
 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Fri Dec 28, 2001 9:01 pm


Which i own Big grin
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Fri Dec 28, 2001 10:46 pm

Audi, podner (nyuk, nyuk).

Though I am very fond of the BMW's for the way they drive, the ownership experience has turned out to be such a God-awful experience (they call that service?); the BMW dealers with which I have dealt aren't fit to carry water for the Audi shops.

If Caddy had not been giving 60 months no interest on my new deVille, I would be in an A6 2.7t or 4.2 (or maybe a used A8?).

My business partner has a TT quattro cabrio (his second TT already!), nice car, drives shockingly well, but I still tink it's a chick car.
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Fri Dec 28, 2001 10:49 pm

the original TT has massive suspension issues heaps of people died in them.
 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Fri Dec 28, 2001 11:41 pm

Well I dunno you guys but I have an obsession with the Renault Twingo, What a cute little car

I also like the whole VW models specially the Jetta
also BMW specially the new M3 which is AWESOME and the X5

I can go on and on I just love them all!!!!!!!!

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RE: Favorite European Cars

Sat Dec 29, 2001 1:02 am

superfly,
someone had explained me how to post pics...maybe i'm just stupid  Wink/being sarcastic
...hmm, maybe you can explain me that again.
hey, i think you are a real LADA enthusiast, you have posted the same picture also in a other forum.
the LADA from my parents was kinda yellow. the "leather" seats were brown. we bought the car new and i remeber very good our first drive with it. it smelled sooo unbelievable in it, first after some weeks it was possible to drive with closed windows. did you know the older models?
but the car we had before was much more bad. it was a WARTBURG 353, an east german car. the engine was loud as ...hm, as a plain ?!
 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Sat Dec 29, 2001 1:53 am

the 2002 BMW M5. Nothing else with four doors comes close.
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Sat Dec 29, 2001 2:41 am

Skoda. Beautiful Cars!

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RE: Favorite European Cars

Sat Dec 29, 2001 3:19 am


Volvo does great cars as well. But VW is also a cool comapny I think. The good old Golf, or bug how the Americans would call him.


 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Sat Dec 29, 2001 3:39 am

M5
727, L1011, MD80, A300, 777-200, 737-300, 737-700, 747-400, 757-200, 737-800, A320. E190, E135, 767-200, CRJ9
 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Sat Dec 29, 2001 6:16 am

 Love Audi A4 and S4  Love









This is my and my fathers friend Mike Galati who races tha Audi A4 and is fully supported by Audi. He finished the year in 1st place (as always).

These are his car stats-
Audi S-4 Competition Cars 8 & 9
Engine: RS4 Engine 400 plus BHP, bi turbo, five valve per cylinder Larger, more efficient intercoolers Pectel engine management system AP competition clutch
Chassis: S4 Sedan body shell RS4 front bumper with adjustable composite front splitter Modified wheel arches to fit up to 9" wheels Full roll cage with Audi Touring Car side protection BBS 18"x9" magnesium wheels Audi Sport rear spoiler - 20mm counter flap Silver exterior paint Additional fuel cell (capacity 5 gal nominal) Penske fully adjustable shock absorbers Eibach competition coil springs ALCON six piston brakes in front and four piston in rear Modified suspension arms with rod end and uniball joints Fully adjustable front top arms Fully adjustable rear top wishbone Adjustable front and rear anti roll bars
General Data: 6-speed gear box with a rear locking differential and a competition clutch for standing starts.








These are his girls  Big grin



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Everybody Knows That The Best European Car Is...

Sat Dec 29, 2001 6:23 am

MERCEDES-BENZ!!

Don't even say they're slow. Need I remind everyone of the 1998 CLK-GTR?

 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Sat Dec 29, 2001 8:18 am

Its nice to see that the two cars mentioned in the first two posts, i own, well the makes. a 1990 Silver Spirit II and a 1990 Volvo 760 Turbo estate.
Both cars fun to drive the Royce (NEVER call it a Rolls or a Roller) even more so. You are just cocooned away from everything once you shut the door, and its soooooo touchy feely inside with that leather and burr walnut dash and door trims and the Wilton carpet and those lambswool overrugs. Put on the CD with the 10 speakers and forget about the world. and there is NOTHING to compare when sitting behind the Spirit of Ecstacy and that beautiful radiator top.. The Volvo just goes on and on 176000 miles so far and still does 0-60 in under 9 secs. not bad for a swedish brick. Mind you the new Bentley out next year has the good old 6.75 litre V8 with twin turbos on it. The last Bentley , the 400T did 0-60 in under 5 secs. not bad for a 2 and half ton three piece suite! the new one is quicker. The old Royce on the other hand has been timed at 9.5, but who cares!! its mine all mine!!
 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Sat Dec 29, 2001 12:55 pm

I've always had a thing for BMW's, but I wouldn't be me if I just left one alone. I've always thought it would be cool to find a 3-series sport wagon (325xi, gotta have all-wheel drive), and stuff in the 5-liter V-12 from a 7-, or 8-series sedan. Hey, I might even settle for the 4-liter V-8 from the 5-series (well, probably not). Of course, any self-respecting Bimmer owner would probably shoot me on sight. But I'd take the chance.
 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Sat Dec 29, 2001 1:28 pm

The peace of art BMW M3 V8 is in my first choise for everyday driving.I also like the new 750il but the price is rather itchy.M5 and X5 4.4L are on the list too.

DRIVE one and you'll understand!!!!!!

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RE: Favorite European Cars

Sat Dec 29, 2001 6:28 pm

174thfwff:
Well who are those Audi Girls?

They are hot!  Big thumbs up

I especially like the girl on the far-right with the big hips !  Smokin cool
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Sat Dec 29, 2001 7:22 pm

My favourite European cars are BMW's, especially the new M3. I also like the M5 and i like the old Fiat and Alfa Romeo roadster's from the 60's to 70's... Also, I like Austin's and love the MGB.


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RE: Favorite European Cars

Sun Dec 30, 2001 2:51 am

The new Renault Clio is a really good car.  Smile
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Sun Dec 30, 2001 2:15 pm

When did Renault pull out of the US?
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Sun Dec 30, 2001 3:03 pm

mmmmm, no mention of Peugeot!!
I love that brand.
we had a 1998 306, and then test drove its big brother, the 406 ( as seen in the movie "Ronin"), but settled for something in a different category. (SUV).

The Peugeot 406 Coupe' is one of the prettiest sports cars in Europe, designed by PininFarina, the same designer for Ferrari.
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Mon Dec 31, 2001 6:20 am

The Peugeot 505 Stationwagon Diesel is cool.  Smokin cool

My neighboor has one.
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Mon Dec 31, 2001 6:38 am

BMW M5-M3 are my best. Big thumbs up


M3


M3


M3


A 400hp M5


M5


M5


Very cool cars!! Big thumbs up

_Vitaliy




 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Mon Dec 31, 2001 11:30 am

'84 Ferrari 308 GTSi Quattrovavole
 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Mon Dec 31, 2001 11:47 am

Oh, where to start??? European cars are the only ones I really like I guess. I really can't pick a favorite.
 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Mon Dec 31, 2001 5:49 pm

Alaska727, your middle photo (the large one) of an 'M5', is actually a normal 5-series with the 'M' bodykit.

You can tell as it does not have the streamlined door-mirrors common to the M5 and the M3.

Sorry, does that mean I get the anal-facts-about-BMW award this week?
 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Wed Jan 02, 2002 6:21 am

SophieMaltese:
I thought the 1973 Mercury was your favorite car.  Confused Big grin
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Wed Jan 02, 2002 6:43 am

I Have driven alot of European cars at my work. I valet park cars at a high ranked country club in Scottsdale Az. You name any recent or some older European cars and I have probably driven it. In my honest oppinion the very best car from Europe I have driven has got the be the Ferrari 360 Modena! The car has a highly exotic look when compared to the 550 Barchetta which I have driven as well. Although it is not as powerful as the 550 There just is a better feel to this car. I really lose my breath everytime I have it lined up on a straight away and test out its explosive off the line speed! Besides the 360 Modena I really like the Aston Martin DB7. Very classy sports car indeed! Other cars I love to drive are the Benz S500 for comfort, and the BMW M3!! As far as SUV goes the BWM X5 beats the ML benz by far! much more comfortable, and spacious! Hope you all enjoyed by review of what I consider the best cars out of Europe!

Cheers!
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Wed Jan 02, 2002 6:45 am

KaiTakFan:
Have you driven a 'Red Barchetta'?

That's a RUSH song by the way.  Smile
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Wed Jan 02, 2002 6:46 am

I like MANY European cars, but these are my overall favorites...
BMW M5
BMW M3 Convertible
Porsche Carrera GT
Porshce 911 Turbo
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
Ferrari 550 Maranello
Lamborghini Countach
Aston Martin DB7
Mercedes S500
Ferrari 360 Modena Spyder
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Wed Jan 02, 2002 8:15 am

sticking with what i own -- saab 900. been driving them for the last 15 years. the current one's a '96, one of the few with the v6 powerplant. corners on rails and likes going fast...

side-note: the insurance company still refuses to believe its a v6 -- "saab's only make 4's" etc. i've given up trying to explain.

what i'd also like to own if money were unlimited -- any number of possibilities. triumph spitfire, mg, various lotusses (loti?), jaguar e-type, aston martin db, etc. etc.

cheers,

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RE: Favorite European Cars

Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:06 am

superfly... All the ferrari's I have driven including 550 barchetta, 360 Modena/Spyder, 355 spyder, and a 308 are red... Well actually there was one 355 spyder that was titanium blue with red leather! that was one sweet color combo if you ask me! I guess the other day there was a black 550 maranello that left 10 minutes before I started my shift! what a pisser that was!
 
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RE: Favorite European Cars

Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:46 am

Oh, we have a Ferrari 308 MERA, which is a Pontiac Fiero Special edition built with the 308 body with Pontiac engine and interior, it looks nice, but it doesn't drive like a Ferrari  Sad. Anyone else heard of this?
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