aloges
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What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 6:58 am

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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teva
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 7:09 am

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

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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 7:49 am

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]
 
fightingfalcon
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 7:52 am

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.


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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 7:56 am

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

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bruno
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 8:30 am

Balls!

nuff said!
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cancidas
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 9:18 am

4 wheels, engine, radio, removable roof. those are the esentials.  Big grin
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 10:29 am

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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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 10:43 am

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.

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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 11:28 am

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!
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portcolumbus
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 1:32 pm

Must have:

Good gas mileage
Automatic
Bucket seats
A/C



Other than that, I don't give a damn.
 
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 1:51 pm

Absolutly MUST have FM radio!

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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 3:42 pm

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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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 7:20 pm


more importantly a car must have a DRIVER!
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 8:37 pm

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
 
EGGD
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 11:14 pm

Alloy Wheels,

Cars look better with alloy wheels... mmmm....
 
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 1:00 am

-air conditioning
-automatic transmission (can't do manual right now)
-AM/FM with CD
-good gas mileage
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 1:13 am

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.
 
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 1:58 am

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]
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racko
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 3:08 am

- 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)
 
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 5:26 am

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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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 6:52 am

"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 )
 
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 6:59 am

Damn I forgot the RWD in the list, point for you Superfly...  Big grin
 
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 9:34 am

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
 
cancidas
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 11:07 am

goodnight, this is pointless!
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RE: What Does A Car Have To Have?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 11:26 am

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

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