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Cars With Style And Class

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:14 pm

Alright, let's add some style and class to the car topics. What classy car would you choose out of the following?


Aston Martin DB9
around 200,000 USD



Jaguar XKR


around 125,000

Spyker C8 Spyder T
around 275,000 USD




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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:19 pm

Mark me in the Aston Martin column.

(Just wish it was a DB5. Bond...James Bond....)
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:21 pm

I don't see the classy Staion Wagon Matt D rolls around SoCal in listed.
 
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:23 pm

None of them. I would never use so much money on a car.
It's totally insane. I would use my money and buy a Chevy Trailblazer or a Ford Expedition.
 
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:25 pm

The Jaguar is a bit too long in the tooth these days.

Definitely go for the Aston though. It's just beautiful. And by all accounts it's actually a good car too, unlike the DB7, which was stunningly beautiful but crap.
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:25 pm

Aston Martin without a shadow of a doubt
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:43 pm

I like the XK Jaguar but the DB9 will get my vote on this one.
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:11 am

Out of those choices, it'd have to be the DB9.

Given my own choice, I'd arrive in a Rolls.
 
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:45 am

DB7 GT '03, hands down my favorite car of all time.

$242,000 at time of release.

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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:39 am

DB7s aren't that great.

We had one for a year and sold it and bought something else, inside it is rather cramped and it wasn't that well put together and it was based on the 30yr old Jaguar XJS. Though to be honest it was best just to look at. I've seen a review of the DB7 GT and heard it was fantastic but then we are quite happy now with our S500L....
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:06 am

Mark me down for 1 of these:
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:28 am

Maserati, though I would never spend so much money on a car.



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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:15 am

The DB9 is in my opinion, absolutely the most beautiful car of this generation. There are some other fine looking automobiles, but none combine the presence, and sense of style of this new Aston Martin. I am really looking forward to the new Aston coming out next year that will compete with the Porsche 911. If the DB9 is anything to go by, it too will be stunning.
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:27 am

PH-BFA:
Glad to see you listed the Ford owned Aston Martin.  Smokin cool


For new cars, I'd list:

2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature L



Jaguar XJ


Buick Park Avenue


Ford Thunderbird



Mercury Grand Marquis


Chrysler 300C



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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:29 am

Superfly, now the Chrysler 300C....is a car with a "Touch of Class"....very nice!!! Oh, and I think they have a big back seat??? LOL  Big thumbs up

Seriously, they are nice cars..........  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:32 am

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Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:36 am

 
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:36 am

Whitehatter:
Oh come on, Bentleys are very classy automobiles. The British have a proud heritage of making fine classy automobiles and gin of course.  Smile
The 'little man' complex vehicle would be the Mercedes G-class SUV, H2 and Cheverolet Avalanche SUV.
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:55 pm

Superfly,

FYI, you have a typo on the Town Car photo listing. All Town Car models that have the 'L' suffix are the extended models with the wider rear doors. The model you have pictured is the standard length model.
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Thu Dec 16, 2004 1:25 am

Volvo S60/S80/V70R

Best cars IMHO!

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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:57 am

Superfly,

Nice picks!  Laugh out loud

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Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:59 am

Oh come on, Bentleys are very classy automobiles. The British have a proud heritage of making fine classy automobiles and gin of course

Bentley is a Volksboring brand now!

Admittedly that one shares its engine block with the Phaeton...
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:53 am

The Best car ever made would have to be the Aston Martin Vanquish.

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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:23 am

I like the Aston Martin. My favorite elegant cars-
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1. Maybach 57 and 63


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2. Bentley Continental GT

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3. Rolls Royce Corniche

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4. Bentley Azure

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5. Volvo 250GL

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No actually I'm kidding about the last one!

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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:21 am

PHILBOS:
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Whitehatter:
Bentley is a Volksboring brand now!

Oh that's right.  Sad

The Rolls Royce brand was much better off and better styled when they were British.

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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:47 am

The Rolls Royce brand was much better off and better styled when they were British.

Technology of the new RR is to quite an extend German, but not the design, which is still up to the Britons.
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Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:04 am

NoUFO:
Are you sure about that?
The new Rolls Royce looks very German.
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Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:14 am

Rolls Royce is a BMW brand now and built at Goodwood.

Bentley is Volkswagen and stayed at Crewe.

There was a huge poke in the eye over it when VW bought the Rolls business. The trademark RR is owned by Rolls Royce Aero Engines and Volkswagen didn't get the rights to it when they bought the factory. So Rolls licenced it out to BMW and they built a new plant.

The Bentley brand stayed with VW, and they are selling at a premium. New Bentleys can be resold at a huge markup when they are delivered. However the boringly styled BMW product (Rolls Royce) is in big trouble. Sales are around half what they expected and heads are rolling. Poor sales across the pond aren't helping, and a reluctance of many longstanding Rolls owners to buy what they see as a German made kit car without the legendary Crewe workforce behind it.
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Fri Dec 17, 2004 9:53 am

Whitehatter:
However the boringly styled BMW product (Rolls Royce) is in big trouble.

I whish Ford could have bought up Rolls Royce. I like how Jaguar still keeps it's destinctive British styling and plenty of luxury.
The only good thing about the new Rolls Royce is the suicide doors (a la 1960s Lincoln Continental).
The rest of the new Rolls Royce just looks awful.
The Silver Shadow is my favorite looking Rolls Royce of all time.
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Fri Dec 17, 2004 9:59 am

"destinctive British styling"

 
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Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:05 am

Racko:
Jaguar S-Type, SWEET!  Big thumbs up  Smokin cool
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Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:22 am

The classic Roller was the 1970s Shadow.

Americans couldn't get enough of them, especially second hand ones. One guy who appears on the TV and writes in motoring magazines, Quentin "Clocker" Wilson, used to make fortunes buying up secondhand Shads and shipping them stateside. There was even a trade in right hand drive Shadows specifically for buyers who considered them to be more authentic.

Apart from fuel, the 70s Shadow isn't as expensive to run as you might think. Aftermarket parts are easy to come by and servicing at non-franchised garages isn't too dear.
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:49 am

Whitehatter:
I've seen some of those 1970s Shadows going for as low as $6,000.00 (US).

I saw one here in San Franisco last year for only $9,000.00. It was a showroom condition 1979 model. Black with light brown interior and original factor 8track player. Benny Hill was the first person to come to mind.  Smile
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Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:13 am

Now this is a car with STYLE and CLASS!!  Big thumbs up





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Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:33 am

I've seen some of those 1970s Shadows going for as low as $6,000.00 (US).

They will run for ever. As long as they haven't been thrashed or neglected (it does happen...) then those engines just keep going.

The Shadows had the Rolls engines rather than later models which had outsourced BMW and even Mercedes blocks. 1970s models did have corrosion issues but what 70s car didn't?

Well looked after they can run for decades. Look at all the classic ones still chugging away as wedding vehicles and enthusiast-owned examples, as well as privately owned Shadows. They are essential for the 70s rock star image.

There aren't many in the UK as they tended to get bought up and exported! Others got bought on the cheap and then parted out. Rolls Royce original parts can be sold on easily and parting one out can turn a profit.
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Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:27 pm

Whitehatter:
1970s models did have corrosion issues but what 70s car didn't?

American luxury cars.  Smile
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:11 pm

Superfly, even the Jag-loving Top Gear guys acknowledge that this thing is one of the most hideous cars on the roads today  Smile
 
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:13 am

Whitehatter:
1970s models did have corrosion issues but what 70s car didn't?

Superfly's reply:
American luxury cars.

Superfly,

Having grown up in New England, where salt air from the Atlantic and salted roads (in wintertime) are a common commodity; I've seen more than my share of rusty cars. Sadly, many vehicles started showing body rot before they were even 5 years old. Keep in mind, that rustproofing was still in its infancy in the late '70s. I think I first started seeing Rusty Jones ads. on TV aorud 1978-79. Among domestics, many Ford and Chrysler products rotted more than GM models during the '70s. Bondo became a part of motorhead's vocabulary in my area. Some quality bondo-jobs, at a glance, would be unnoticeable; until one starts to tap the fenders.
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:17 am

Ok lads if you want to get really technical it has to the new hummer 2 2005 model and the Lincoln navigator two totally awesome vehicles, if I might say myself
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Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:28 am



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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:37 am

I would def. take the Aston Martin. Very classy.


As for out of all cars, i would pick probably a BMW 7-Series, in Black of course.

or.... A Maserati..... or an Audi A8.


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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Sat Dec 18, 2004 8:18 am

Lots of great mentions here.

What about the Lincoln Mark Sevens and Mark Eights?
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Sat Dec 18, 2004 8:27 am

Look at my profile when you want to see a car with style and class  Big thumbs up. It is the most stylish car I know (just look at its "ass") and it is a pleasure to drive it, very sporty driving characteristics combined with comfort and high-tech features.

In the last three days I learned this: There are cars, there are German cars, and there is Mercedes Benz!

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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Sat Dec 18, 2004 8:35 am

Aloges:
Sure, that car is very classy and has style.


Racko:
"hideous" in terms of....?  Confused
No long list of recalls to report, so whats so "hideous"?
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RE: Cars With Style And Class

Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:22 am

1987 Ford Fiesta  Big thumbs up


Nah seriously, a car with style and class for me is any BMW 3, 5 and 7 series (pre Bangle-ized ones) but I love the Ferrari 360 Modena! sexy beast!

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