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My favorites cars are :
Carrera GT
Porsche Cayenne
BMW 745i
Audi Bikes Peak
Hammer 2
whats yours ?
 
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I find the Hammer uncomfortable to sit on...
 
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I like my Ford Ranger and my gas scooter.
 
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How could you have a Hummer 2 in the same list as a Carrera and a Cayenne? The Hummer is a Suburban with fancy skin. It can't really go off-roading and has very little usable space inside. But hey -- if you like paying for that much gasoline -- have at it

Now... a MINI Cooper, that's what I call a functional car. Well, for me at least.
[ September 20, 2004: Message edited by: Jessica Sant ]
 
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Good ol' Subaru Legacy, or, as I affectionatly call it, the Clunkmobile.
 
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Second vote for the Ford Ranger
 
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I find the Hammer uncomfortable to sit on


really !
why ?
is Hammer bad ?
I am now about changing my religin.
what do you think about 745 and bikes peak ? I think they are Great !
[ September 20, 2004: Message edited by: John Todd ]
 
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My favourite car was my 1.3ltr MkII Ford Escort (1979???ish)...

I bought it for GBP300 after trashing my mums new car and not being allowed to drive either of my parents cars any more...

It had huge rusty holes at the front of each wing, which I diligently filled with chickenwire and dodgy filling putty... followed by a localised respray.. the result looked like .... well it looked like a complete idiot had stuck 2 red blobs of plasticine on the front of the car and tried (poorly) to sculpt it into shape!

The tires were so dodgy and the whole structure of the car so poor that on a wet day I could almost guarantee that at somepoint I'd be oversteering my way around roundabouts!

The car went fine for ages and got me around for my D/S/RnR days at uni! It burnt its way through a phenominal amout of oil (so much so that if I parked infront of a window and left the engine running for a minute the window would be covered in lentil size black spots!)

On occassions the alternator would come unplugged and the car electrics would gradually fade until either the battery ran out, or I courageously leant into the bonnet and jiggled the connection to make fresh contact. On one occassion I was driving up Englands M6 (major highway) at night with my lights slowly fading ... I knew the alternator was dead and I just had to make about 20 more miles down the road to get home before my lights gave up completely.. Eventually the lights dissappeared, so I was cruising down the road in pitch black, hoping the battery would provide enough sparks to keep the engine going to get me home!... It didnt...but as the car gave up completely and I pulled over and something miraculous happened.. I went over the "rumble strip" (ridged white line designed to make a lot of noise and wake you up if you drift off the side of the lane) and all of a sudden the alternator came back with a vengance!... I had bright lights.. the engine worked and I could even dare to switch on the tape deck for the last few miles!!

..and then there was the time the cylinder-head cracked through overheating whilst I was in the middle of a motorway contraflow (right beside the RAC centre on the M6 in Birmingham) one friday afternoon... caused traffic tailbacks for miles and even got a mention on the radio!!! Woo hoo!!!

Dont get memories like that in your flashy Porches, BMrs and Mercs... now do ya?!!!
 
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Hammer 2 == 51000
Dodge Viper == 81000
does any body know the price of :
BMW 745 and Audi Bikes Peak ?
I can't find their prices at their websites.
 
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Carrera GT - OK, I'm with you on that one
But seriously John....
Porsche Cayenne - what were they thinking?
BMW 745i - teutonic barge, I hate all BMW's
Audi Bikes Peak - I didn't know what this was until I searched the web - bleugh!!!
Hammer 2 - I better not comment on that one
Dodge Viper - erm, aren't fast cars supposed to go round corners too?

I guess we have different tastes in cars!

US-wise I'm impressed with the Ford GT40 actually, but generally speaking it takes an Italian to make an impressive car. I can't afford the ferrari just yet but I have both an Alfa Romeo 155 (Piccy) and a 33 (Piccy), a few years old, very cheap to buy and can embarrass a surprising range of other cars off the lights and of course through the bends


Worryingly, Alfa are now threatening to go into the dreaded (for me) SUV market with some hideous child ferrying contraption on fat tyres. But in an age where Jaguar now make a diesel powered estate car it seems nothing is sacred any more
[ September 21, 2004: Message edited by: Ben Wood ]
 
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why the ranchers hate Hammer2 and I like it ??
please tell me your opinions about it, I am really surprised.
is it a bad car or has a negative features ?


Porsche Cayenne - what were they thinking?


What about it ? its 4X4 and Porsche !
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Hummer not goot for offroad work? Tell that to the US Army

I've just spent 3 weeks and 4000 miles in a rented 2004 Mustang. Great car.
Sure beats the hell out of my 1998 Fiesta, and even the 2000 Focus I had before.

It all depends on what you want out of a car of course.
I've no need for a lot of room inside, usually travelling alone with not a lot of luggage.
 
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What about it ? its 4X4 and Porsche !



Sorry John, I know I become a complete snob where cars are concerned so don't take me too seriously, but for me that's the whole point. Porsche simply shouldn't make 4x4's, it's a watering down of the brand image. I just get the feeling cars are designed by marketing bods these days with every manufacturer trying to compete in every sector and creating a world of very similar bland vehicles (usually silver in the UK too). Cayenne is also plain ugly too IMO
 
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Originally posted by Jeroen Wenting:
Hummer not goot for offroad work? Tell that to the US Army


that would be the actual Hummer that the US army uses. Not the Hummer 2.
 
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Originally posted by Jessica Sant:

that would be the actual Hummer that the US army uses. Not the Hummer 2.



I was under the impression it uses the same chassis with a different cabin interior and some more chrome on the outside?
 
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Jaguar XK8 Coupe
The price is 70495...
 
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1970 Ford Pinto
 
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Ford Taurus with 255,000 miles on the clock about the distance to the moon.
Some cars like the classic VW get better with age.
The "Classic" Range Rover launched to a startled world in 1971 now found for �4,000 ,late example 1993, full complement of doors (not your regular drug-dealer 4X4s), leather interior, gadgets galore and air suspension which enables the car to kneel like a camel.
A twisted bumper on a Range Rover looks as though it might be a wound sustained from a charging rhino whereas a twisted bumper on a Mercedes looks like careless parking.

Classic Cars last. Luxury cars depreciate much faster in every monetary and aesthetic sense.
 
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Mercedes SLK 350
 
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mercedes gull wing
mg td
vw touareg
 
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Jags are for cads.

Best car:-
 
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toyota corolla
vw passat
 
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Two cars I wish were still in production, for their high performance to gasoline usage ratio:

Mazda RX-7
BMW Z-3

I'd probably consider a Mini Cooper except for all the ugly chrome.
 
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Come on Warren Dew, a Z3 ?
That's a girls car!

Anyways.. now to my top 3 cars:

Jaguar S-TYPE Sport
BMW 330Ci
BMW 530i
 
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Mercedes SLR McLaren- price tag ariund �320,000.

Or for a third of the price book a passenger seat on Virgin's Space Flight in 2007.Space is the ultimate frontier
 
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Carrera GT 440000 $
 
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BMW M5 2006 over 500 horses.

And for an SUV:
Toyota 4runner V8 2005 270 Horses
 
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The most popular :
http://autos.yahoo.com/newcars/popular/thisweek.html
 
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Z3 was a nice car. Can't compete with the M1 of course.
 
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My favorites:

1. Honda Accord
2. Audi TT Coupe
3. Toyota 4Runner
 
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For American cars I have some favorite years. 1932 was amazing. Fords are most famous but there were a lot of wonderful designs. 1955 was good for Chevy, most makes had something great in 55-57. 1967 was another great year for almost everyhing: muscle cars, family sedans.

My all time favorite tho is the Lamborghini Miura. In the late 60s it was the first supercar, transverse V12 right behind your head. $19,900 at the time. The engine block, transmission and differential were cast in one giant chunk of metal.



If I hit the lottery tomorrow I'm buying the new Ford GT. I love the idea of saying "I think I'll take the Ford to the store" and having that in my garage.

BTW: Jay Leno has a 55 Buick Roadmaster, three Miuras, one Ford GT on order. What a great car guy - my age, shares my tastes.
 
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The super cars are fine for all yus guys wit fat wallets and little tiny brains (all in fun, of course)

My real favorite (real meaning it falls within the realm of the possible) is a 65 Mustang convertable. I don't really care about the engine, a 6 would do fine. I would just cruise down the road in it on nice days anyway. The car has class and character.

My first "jaw-drop" was the Lambourgini Countage. I saw it in a magazine when I was a teenager (20+ years ago) I still remember the price of the "whale-tale"... $5,500 I think the car was 125g but not certian. A real bargain these days! Today it is the 2004 Lamborghini Murcielago... drool drool. I can feel my brain shrinking now! Gosh, I'm gunna need a really fat imaginary wallet! drooool... slurp scuse me!
 
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Svend Rost:

Come on Warren Dew, a Z3 ?
That's a girls car!


Hey, I've driven Trans Ams for twenty years, time for a change....
 
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Hi,
did you know that Ferrari is a very common family-name in Italy and simply means Smith?

This demystifies these cars a bit
"Wow, the new Smith F400!"

And... it's another proof that italian is the most melodic language.
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