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#210169 - 06/01/08 10:18 PM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: medic8r]
LT61 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/04
Posts: 836
Loc: Illinois.
Doc,

I don't think I am "pining for" any Car, but I will say this about that......I recommend for you: A '08 Ford Mustang GT.

For myself, the same.

My Dream Car is: A 1969 AMC AMX with a 390 c.i. v8, 4 speed, with the "go pack" option, and painted in "Big Bad Green". (in NOS condition of course)
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#210174 - 06/01/08 10:42 PM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 05/25/03
Posts: 2181
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
I was watching the Mecum Auto Auction last night, on Mojo I think.

They had a bone stock '69 Camaro LT1, IIRC. It was VERY clean and close to original, though they didn't call it concourse level. Bids got up to $375K but the owner wouldn't sell for less than $410K. CRAZY.

Bet you'll never see an modern day American cars hold value like that any more... The new GTO is nice but c'mon, it's an Australian Holden.


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#210180 - 06/01/08 11:10 PM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Loc: NoVA
That's insane. That car had to cost $4000 new...
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#210196 - 06/02/08 01:04 AM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: BrenR]
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
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The 1970 Impala is still the sexiest body style I've ever seen.

Looks like it's been put through one of those old-fashioned laundy devices that squeezes water out of clothes via rollers operated by a hand crank. No disrespect to your taste, or anything. ;\)
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#210202 - 06/02/08 01:48 AM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: pmbuko]
Ken.C Offline
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You and I have a different definition of sexy, Bren. I like curves.

Uh, like Peter said, no disrespect... ;\)
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#210212 - 06/02/08 09:28 AM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: Ken.C]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6865
Loc: PEI, Canada
I enjoy sports cars when I get the chance, but if I had the money, I wouldn't be buying a new car. I'd be lost in my garage for about a month adding a 6" long arm suspension. Probably a V8 conversion. Nothing too big, probably a small block 350 as I really just need the extra torque and they bolt into a TJ nicely. Also, by necessity of the long arm kit, I'd need to upgrade to a CV style rear drive shaft. Something hefty to handle the new power and 35" tires that would accompany the lift. The Rubicon already comes with a heftier drive train than a normal Jeep so I'm pretty well set to begin.

Hmm, I guess I don't really fit in to this thread. Although, I will need a second car to drive while the Jeep is modified into something that will drink too much gas to remain our daily driver.

I still have trouble thinking too big. I really like the Subaru SRX. The sleeper power and handling of a rally car without a look that screams mid-life crisis. Also, it retains a good all wheel drive system to help out in my commute from the country in the winter time.

The most fun I ever had driving a car was an imported Japanese Skyline. It didn't have a limiting chip so you got the full 450 horsepower on a pretty light frame. Handled better at speed than any of the European sports cars he has brought over, at least in my opinion. Was a right hand drive though, that's a bit freaky. Especially if you want to pull out and pass a truck or something.

I almost bought it from him right there and then but my wife would have killed me and him, as he is a neighbor who imports fast bikes and cars, so he is well with her reach.
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#210341 - 06/02/08 05:01 PM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: Murph]
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Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 1349
Loc: Jacksonville, IL
Do you mean a Subaru WRX? I owned a 2005 WRX sedan for about 18 months before I sold it. It had been sort of a 'dream' car for a while, then I finally made enough money to afford one. It was a whole lot of of fun when you were in the mood to have fun. As a daily driver, I got very tired of the poor gas mileage and horrible turbo lag. It couldn't keep up with minivans at stoplights unless you were prepared to dump the clutch at 5k RPM. It must be noted that my '05 had the 2.0, and not the 2.5 as found in the new ones. Once the turbo kicked in it was like getting hit in the back of the head with a frying pan, which got old after a few months. Sure, it went like stink and was freaking incredible in the snow (all subies are), but you really had to be 'in the mood' and drive like a hooligan.

And I got *really* tired of the insurance payments. Big-time rates due to claims & theft. I have a spotless record and live in a cheap place for insurance (rural), but it was still pretty outrageous. Think 2-3 times what a 'normal' 25-30k car is to insure. Just sayin', if you ever think about buying one, check with your insurance agent first - it can be brutal.

Back to the original topic...

My current, 'if I won the lottery' car would have to be an Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.

Love the lines of that thing...


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#210366 - 06/02/08 07:48 PM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: JohnK]
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
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Doc, you need a Mazda Miata MX-5. It'll fit you like a glove!


John that's funny that you mentioned the Miata, my Father in-law is 6'4 and around 280lbs, he has two Miatas and it is one of the few small cars he can fit comfortably in.
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#210384 - 06/02/08 10:39 PM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: HomeDad]
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
Huh. They always looked so teeny to me.
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#210389 - 06/02/08 10:48 PM Re: What car are you pining for tonight? [Re: pmbuko]
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Miatas fit drivers up to and including 6'5" perfectly.
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