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Lunja
Apr 9, 2008, 06:03 AM
Got this about 3 weeks ago.

It's a 2004 1.4 TDCI (diesel baby!:cool:) Ford Fiesta Zetec. UK Road tax is 35 a year, and it does 60mpg. Handles really well, and considering that it's a diesel, it fairly quiet at motorway speeds. Awesome little car - highly recommended!

Although Nidserz' Merc would be nice... :)

thecritix
Apr 9, 2008, 07:56 AM
Here's my Sunbeam Alpine, she's only cost me about 3 mac pro's!!!

Butt... I Wouldn't trade :)

http://photos-e.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v165/72/61/857945649/n857945649_2192036_6413.jpg

joefinan
Apr 9, 2008, 08:00 AM
Here's my 'car'.

I live in London where owning a car may as well be illegal.

thecritix
Apr 9, 2008, 08:06 AM
Here's my ride. 2006 Prius. The husband and I nicknamed it "The Black Pearl". One of the best investments I've ever made. During the summer months I can get close to 58 mpg out of her. Can't wait for a full-electric model.


Is that all? Obviously thats pretty good.. butt if you had the new mini diesel it would give you around 64 mpg and would look a bit less greenpeace :p

silbeej
Apr 9, 2008, 09:14 AM
Is that all? Obviously thats pretty good.. butt if you had the new mini diesel it would give you around 64 mpg and would look a bit less greenpeace :p

Well first off, you have imperial gallons, so us in the USA are talking 53 mpg, and also, for some reason, companies don't like to sell us decent vehicles as you guys have the high gas prices, and not us. I personally would like some decent small cars over this side of the pond, but we aren't getting any.

candan9019
Apr 9, 2008, 11:58 AM
I personally would like some decent small cars over this side of the pond, but we aren't getting any.

We actually get quite a few of those compact diesels in Canada, lots of smart cars up here and diesel Chryslers. I don't understand why they are so resistant to selling them in the States. I'm sure they would sell good even if some of them can't be sold in California.

ryannel2003
Apr 9, 2008, 04:17 PM
Yeah.. Amazing that the LHS was designed in the mid-late 90s, and yet its curves have not gone out of style. Like wizwaz3 said, the LH line has aged well.

My mom loves the Impala; we just took it home lastnight. It's nice to see a car all brandy new and shiny for that first week or two.... Then, dirt and clutter and...........

Yeah the Impala is a huge improvement over the version before it, that car was terrible looking. Also, here are a few things to watch out for on theses cars:

Failing remote keyless entries, faulty tire pressure monitor systems, intermediate steering shaft, and faulty power steering. All of these apply to GM's W-Body cars (including defunct Monte Carlo, Pontiac Grand Prix and Buick LaCrosse. However, i'm sure GM has solved all of this by now. This mostly applied to the '06, but just wanted to fill you in. :)

Plymouthbreezer
Apr 11, 2008, 08:29 AM
Yeah the Impala is a huge improvement over the version before it, that car was terrible looking. Also, here are a few things to watch out for on theses cars:

Failing remote keyless entries, faulty tire pressure monitor systems, intermediate steering shaft, and faulty power steering. All of these apply to GM's W-Body cars (including defunct Monte Carlo, Pontiac Grand Prix and Buick LaCrosse. However, i'm sure GM has solved all of this by now. This mostly applied to the '06, but just wanted to fill you in. :)
Many thanks! She actually had a family friend put in the remote entry/starter system, as they own a large businesses here that does that, so hopefully we won't have those issues.

ryannel2003
Apr 11, 2008, 03:40 PM
I thought I would post for you all a piece of automotive art:

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/6004/montecarlo004mk7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

A 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS... what a terrible car, GM. With it's decent but unrefined 3.1 V6, boring looks, terrible interior, bad driving dynamics, and resale value that goes down more than Paris Hilton. I've been driving it lately to keep the miles off my car... and it makes me appreciate it much more after driving it for a couple of days.

Plymouthbreezer
Apr 15, 2008, 07:23 PM
I thought I would post for you all a piece of automotive art:


A 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS... what a terrible car, GM. With it's decent but unrefined 3.1 V6, boring looks, terrible interior, bad driving dynamics, and resale value that goes down more than Paris Hilton. I've been driving it lately to keep the miles off my car... and it makes me appreciate it much more after driving it for a couple of days.
I actually like the last generation of them... Too bad they stopped production. The massive American coupe (just ten years ago we had at least 5 solid offerings) is almost history... :(

robbieduncan
Apr 17, 2008, 02:24 PM
Just picked up my new wheels a couple of days ago: a modified Lotus Elise 111s (S2). Car has quite a lot of extras: OZ alloys, Lotus sports suspension, Lotus Stage 1 Exhaust, Close ratio gearbox, HID conversion, Aluminium-belled discs...

thecritix
Apr 17, 2008, 05:42 PM
Just picked up my new wheels a couple of days ago: a modified Lotus Elise 111s (S2). Car has quite a lot of extras: OZ alloys, Lotus sports suspension, Lotus Stage 1 Exhaust, Close ratio gearbox, HID conversion, Aluminium-belled discs...

Theres one of these in my area that travels home at the same time as me on Fridays.. we often meet on the congested roads and then do the next 15 windy miles on the roads cross country..
If he wanted to leave me he could but I think we both enjoy blasting round the little roads!!!

Lovely car i think, if a bit unreliable??

ryannel2003
Apr 17, 2008, 06:44 PM
I actually like the last generation of them... Too bad they stopped production. The massive American coupe (just ten years ago we had at least 5 solid offerings) is almost history... :(

I agree. I love the 2006-2007 models with the Impala-like front end and cleaned up interior. I've never been a huge fan of coupes since their doors are too long and the back seats are much smaller, but of them all the Monte Carlo was one of the better ones.

iJimmy
Apr 18, 2008, 09:22 AM
my 2nd car until i wrecked it
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/45jimmy/Rides/th_tcWE.jpg (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/45jimmy/Rides/tcWE.jpg)
then it got repaired and traded for this
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/45jimmy/Rides/th_GSfront.jpg (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/45jimmy/Rides/GSfront.jpg)
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/45jimmy/Rides/th_GSrear.jpg (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/45jimmy/Rides/GSrear.jpg)
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/45jimmy/Rides/th_IMG_0672.jpg (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/45jimmy/Rides/IMG_0672.jpg)

rychencop
Apr 18, 2008, 09:26 AM
112771

bamaworks
Apr 18, 2008, 09:28 AM
my 2nd car until i wrecked it
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/45jimmy/Rides/th_tcWE.jpg (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/45jimmy/Rides/tcWE.jpg)
then it got repaired and traded for this
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/45jimmy/Rides/th_GSfront.jpg (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/45jimmy/Rides/GSfront.jpg)
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/45jimmy/Rides/th_GSrear.jpg (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/45jimmy/Rides/GSrear.jpg)
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/45jimmy/Rides/th_IMG_0672.jpg (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/45jimmy/Rides/IMG_0672.jpg)

LOL I would have kept the newer Scion.

geese
Apr 18, 2008, 09:52 AM
You better drive that carefully! First car and all that.

My little puppy got snowed on too. :(

My sister's got a fig! A Lapis grey one! Although she's moved to Poland for a year so I've got it.

You didnt buy yours from a dealer in Wanstead by any chance did you? He replaced the distibutor with one from a Nissan Primera, it flies now (esp when you put in Tesco Super Unleaded)

ryannel2003
Apr 18, 2008, 11:53 AM
pics

I love your GS. Absolutely beautiful cars.

iJimmy
Apr 18, 2008, 12:29 PM
LOL I would have kept the newer Scion.
the scion was a fun car, but the lexus is more fun.
I love your GS. Absolutely beautiful cars.
thanks, my next purchase would be a yamaha r6.

redsnakehead
Apr 18, 2008, 05:24 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2420/2423412743_76dd0a2b79.jpg?v=0

ryannel2003
Apr 18, 2008, 05:43 PM
Rawr. Love that generation of GTO's. It has some of the most supportive and comfortable seats of any car I have ever been in.

A buddy of mine told me his mom is getting into a brand new Liquid Red G8 GT soon. Should really be a replacement for the GTO here. Similar chassis and engine as well, so it'll be interesting to see how it works out.

Anyways, love the car.

wizwaz3
Apr 18, 2008, 08:24 PM
the scion was a fun car, but the lexus is more fun.

thanks, my next purchase would be a yamaha r6.

I agree, the Lexus is definitely more fun. Especially with that buttery power delivery. *drools*

Lexus FTW! =)

mad jew
Apr 18, 2008, 08:36 PM
Rawr. Love that generation of GTO's. It has some of the most supportive and comfortable seats of any car I have ever been in.

A buddy of mine told me his mom is getting into a brand new Liquid Red G8 GT soon. Should really be a replacement for the GTO here. Similar chassis and engine as well, so it'll be interesting to see how it works out.

Anyways, love the car.


The G8 won't be that similar. Trust me, I've got a toned down Australian version and it's much much better. The old GTO was based on a platform dating back to 1997 whereas the new G8 is quite heavily revised. I find the biggest difference is in the steering precision and ride comfort, to be honest. :cool:

sushi
Apr 18, 2008, 09:01 PM
Back in the 80's, I had a Merkur XR4Ti (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkur_XR4Ti). I really liked that car.

Before I came to Japan, I was looking at getting a German built (not imported) Porsche 928 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_928). I decided against it due to the high maintenance costs. The German version, performance wise, was much better than the US imported version.

I drooled over the DeLorean DMC-12 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Lorean_DMC-12). I came so very close to getting one of these. By close, I mean I had pen on the paper ready to sign. But I decided to think about it over night and changed my mind.

Now, I have two Toyota 4 door sedans. One is 13 years old and my new one is 11 years old. ;)

meeks
Apr 18, 2008, 10:52 PM
2002 GT

I'm getting new rims soon. These came with it and just don't look right.

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/6428/suc50598qn5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/6048/suc50600fc3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

RITZFit
Apr 19, 2008, 12:11 AM
^^ get the stock chrome cobra rims

meeks
Apr 19, 2008, 12:44 AM
i think im going to get 18" saleen rims. i think they look a little nicer.

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/6636/saleensidedo6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Saikou
Apr 19, 2008, 01:13 AM
Just picked up my new wheels a couple of days ago: a modified Lotus Elise 111s (S2). Car has quite a lot of extras: OZ alloys, Lotus sports suspension, Lotus Stage 1 Exhaust, Close ratio gearbox, HID conversion, Aluminium-belled discs...

Very beautiful car, definitely one of my favorite exotics.

mfacey
Apr 19, 2008, 01:43 AM
There's a serious number of VERY nice and VERY expensive cars listed in this thread. I think we should have a poll of how many people actually own "their" car. :rolleyes:

chewbaccacabra
Apr 19, 2008, 08:32 AM
Wow, lots of Euro posters with Euro only cars here. very cool. :cool:

I am too lazy to link, but I have a deep sea blue A4 Wagon Titanium Package 2.0T with a GIAC chip and coilovers.

xUKHCx
Apr 19, 2008, 10:06 AM
Meet Johnny (can you spot the link to the name)

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scotthayes
Apr 19, 2008, 10:15 AM
Meet Johnny (can you spot the link to the name)


Got anything to do with Short Circuit?


Oh and here's mine and my wife's cars

wizwaz3
Apr 19, 2008, 10:37 AM
There's a serious number of VERY nice and VERY expensive cars listed in this thread. I think we should have a poll of how many people actually own "their" car. :rolleyes:

I personally classify mine as 'VERY nice', but I agree. Seems rare that there would be that many people on here with those cars...

(BTW, my 'VERY nice' car is a 99 Dodge Intrepid ES :p)

xUKHCx
Apr 19, 2008, 10:40 AM
Got anything to do with Short Circuit?

It's got everything to do with Short Circuit :)

robbieduncan
Apr 19, 2008, 10:43 AM
I personally classify mine as 'VERY nice', but I agree. Seems rare that there would be that many people on here with those cars...

(BTW, my 'VERY nice' car is a 99 Dodge Intrepid ES :p)

180,000 registered members with, what 2-300 "nice" cars. Doesn't seem that unlikely. And (assuming mine is one of the nice ones), yes I own it. Paid cash. But it wasn't all that expensive (never buy brand new).

twistedlegato
Apr 19, 2008, 11:53 AM
my 19th birthday present && first car :)
(i'll get nicer pics when the weather gets better!)

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p85/nids3rz/DSC02426.jpg

Oh my gosh! You are one lucky duck:D

CHAOS STEP
Apr 19, 2008, 03:05 PM
My sister's got a fig! A Lapis grey one! Although she's moved to Poland for a year so I've got it.

You didnt buy yours from a dealer in Wanstead by any chance did you? He replaced the distibutor with one from a Nissan Primera, it flies now (esp when you put in Tesco Super Unleaded)

I got mine from a place in Southend, had it for a few years now and it's been fine except for a battery dying on me.

Mind you it will need some work this year, I have left it out of the garage one too many times.

:(

teleromeo
Apr 19, 2008, 03:16 PM
Meet Johnny (can you spot the link to the name)

112774112775112776

I owned a renault 5 in the days they were produced. I loved mine, it was not a campus but a GTR, wich meant a little more luxury inside and a somewhat better engine. I bought it brand new and chose a colour that apparantly no one else wanted, I never saw one like mine in Belgium.

ryannel2003
Apr 19, 2008, 04:08 PM
The G8 won't be that similar. Trust me, I've got a toned down Australian version and it's much much better. The old GTO was based on a platform dating back to 1997 whereas the new G8 is quite heavily revised. I find the biggest difference is in the steering precision and ride comfort, to be honest. :cool:

Oh really? Thats great to know. I never cared for the steering on the GTO's, but I never noticed the ride comfort that much. My dealer should be getting that G8 in sometime next week. I'm excited to take a look at it; looks gorgeous in pictures.

Malfoy
Apr 19, 2008, 04:58 PM
There's a serious number of VERY nice and VERY expensive cars listed in this thread. I think we should have a poll of how many people actually own "their" car. :rolleyes:

Would this poll also include who actually owns "their" house? :rolleyes:

justinw2116
Apr 19, 2008, 05:13 PM
Ok aren't we Mac Fans?
How about "Think Different"....
A 1962 Chevrolet Corvair. (It is a work in progress.)

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And my Sexy Beast a beautiful 1974 Corvette.

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K4VKS
Apr 19, 2008, 08:11 PM
my 00 Nissan Altima

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f139/majsingh/ALTIMA093107.jpg


http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f139/majsingh/alty04122005-noplate.jpg

wizwaz3
Apr 19, 2008, 09:52 PM
180,000 registered members with, what 2-300 "nice" cars. Doesn't seem that unlikely. And (assuming mine is one of the nice ones), yes I own it. Paid cash. But it wasn't all that expensive (never buy brand new).

I really mean the seriously expensive/rare supercars... Bentleys', Rolls', things like that. It's not that hard to get into a (relatively) nice car. When I got mine last Feb. the salesman told me I could be in a $17,000 '04 Jag within 2 years (a car they had on the lot). But I'm just now building my credit. And I agree, never buy new. Unless you're Steve Jobs. lol

JasonS4
Apr 19, 2008, 10:13 PM
Stage 3 audi s4 6 speed manual transmission. It is fast REALLY FAST! 2 turbo's Over 450hp.
http://i28.tinypic.com/2ign5gg.jpg

AppleIntelRock
Apr 20, 2008, 12:14 AM
I originally thought about the m3 but not the RS4 or C63. Also from the reviews I have read and watch seems as though the m3 is not competing well against the IS-F, RS4, and C63.
Where are you getting your information?

Car and Driver
(http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison_test/sedans/2008_bmw_m3_vs_2008_lexus_is_f_comparison_test+page-3.html)
Motor Trend
(http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sports/112_0805_bmw_m3_lexus_is_f_mercedes_c63_amg_comparison/results.html)
They go on and on like that...
It's a great first try for Lexus but... just kind of falls short.
IS-F
Gimmick Rating: 10
Driving Rating: 7.5

Phiberglass, thats a beauty right there. Is the exhaust note perfect? Those exhaust pipes sorta scare me though....

Those actually don't connect to anything :p

nidserz
Apr 20, 2008, 12:23 AM
Oh my gosh! You are one lucky duck:D

hehe thanks! now that the weather is good i am really enjoying it!!!

FadeToBlack
Apr 20, 2008, 01:33 AM
Stage 3 audi s4 6 speed manual transmission. It is fast REALLY FAST! 2 turbo's Over 450hp.


Beautiful! I almost bought an A4 1.8T a couple of years ago. (and I kinda regret not buying it now) It was a '99 with only 40k on it, manual transmission, black with cream-colored leather. It wasn't a Quattro, but was still fun to drive and decently quick. (at least compared to the cars I'm used to driving)

You should post some more pics of your S4. :cool:

JasonS4
Apr 20, 2008, 05:02 AM
Beautiful! I almost bought an A4 1.8T a couple of years ago. (and I kinda regret not buying it now) It was a '99 with only 40k on it, manual transmission, black with cream-colored leather. It wasn't a Quattro, but was still fun to drive and decently quick. (at least compared to the cars I'm used to driving)

You should post some more pics of your S4. :cool:

Thank you for the kind words sir. I had 2 a4's before this car. I loved the reliability of them. Here is the S in the murdered out winter mode. Yes, it gets pulled over all the time.

http://i29.tinypic.com/2unvd5g.jpg

FadeToBlack
Apr 20, 2008, 08:12 AM
Thank you for the kind words sir. I had 2 a4's before this car. I loved the reliability of them. Here is the S in the murdered out winter mode. Yes, it gets pulled over all the time.


Nice!

It even looks good when it's dirty!

Just for the hell of it, I've attached a pic of that A4 I almost got. It looks like it has a lot of wheel gap, but I believe it was just the way it was sitting.

ryannel2003
Apr 20, 2008, 08:42 AM
The Audi A4's are great cars... but if something breaks, they can quickly become not so great when you have to pay the bill. :(

quagmire
Apr 20, 2008, 09:14 AM
Where are you getting your information?

Car and Driver
(http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison_test/sedans/2008_bmw_m3_vs_2008_lexus_is_f_comparison_test+page-3.html)
Motor Trend
(http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sports/112_0805_bmw_m3_lexus_is_f_mercedes_c63_amg_comparison/results.html)
They go on and on like that...
It's a great first try for Lexus but... just kind of falls short.
IS-F
Gimmick Rating: 10
Driving Rating: 7.5




Those actually don't connect to anything :p

And the C63 is a handling mess. Just take a look at Top Gears Comparison.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usQi1peqQOs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5nzEax87lw&feature=related

CaptainChunk
Apr 20, 2008, 01:51 PM
Here's mine:

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee16/chunkcohen/my_gti.jpg

Package 2 (Leather, auto climate, sunroof), 6-speed DSG transmission, navigation, 18" wheels.

Recently chipped (i.e. ECU flashed) with Evotech.

My 3rd VW.

FadeToBlack
Apr 21, 2008, 02:45 AM
Here's mine:
Package 2 (Leather, auto climate, sunroof), 6-speed DSG transmission, navigation, 18" wheels.

Recently chipped (i.e. ECU flashed) with Evotech.

My 3rd VW.

United Gray = Badass.

Nice car!

deathbyart
Apr 21, 2008, 11:26 AM
The Audi A4's are great cars... but if something breaks, they can quickly become not so great when you have to pay the bill. :(

Exactly. Thats why I just donated mine and picked up the Jetta. Although I assume the Jetta won't be any cheaper to fix.. :rolleyes:

kcdude
Apr 21, 2008, 11:34 AM
Newest to oldest...

wizwaz3
Apr 21, 2008, 01:34 PM
Newest to oldest...

The newest 5-Series is my favorite Beemer ever! [/envy]

quagmire
Apr 21, 2008, 01:43 PM
The newest 5-Series is my favorite Beemer ever! [/envy]

Not to mention that it is the M5 with the V10 under the hood. :D

ryannel2003
Apr 21, 2008, 01:49 PM
Newest to oldest...

I'm a fan of the Z4 and M3 myself. The latest 5 series isn't nearly as elegant as the '97-'03 version, unfortunately.

Quagmire, you should post some pics of your Aura. Don't think i've seen any in quite a long time. :)

dazzer21
Apr 21, 2008, 02:18 PM
Why the wife left me!

kcdude
Apr 21, 2008, 02:38 PM
Not to mention that it is the M5 with the V10 under the hood. :D

I really liked my first E46M3...the vert was a pig but fun. The Z4M was a blast....I was never real hot on the styling but that S54 engine just sings in that chassis....then reality...I never really drove it much other than sunny days. So, the M5 was the compromise for the family. I can fit all 5 of us in it and it is a blast to drive...all 4,000 lbs of it with that V10 screaming.

SSpiro
Apr 21, 2008, 03:35 PM
Here's mine:

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee16/chunkcohen/my_gti.jpg

Package 2 (Leather, auto climate, sunroof), 6-speed DSG transmission, navigation, 18" wheels.

Recently chipped (i.e. ECU flashed) with Evotech.

My 3rd VW.
Nice ride!

VW Crew!

06 B6 Passat 2.0T.. United Gray as well. Hope to get chipped at some point.

Pics to follow when I get home.

yg17
Apr 21, 2008, 03:46 PM
Here's mine:

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee16/chunkcohen/my_gti.jpg

Package 2 (Leather, auto climate, sunroof), 6-speed DSG transmission, navigation, 18" wheels.

Recently chipped (i.e. ECU flashed) with Evotech.

My 3rd VW.

Nice car!

I think I've posted pics of my GTI, but it's a 2008 package 2 (err....autobahn package is what they renamed it to for 08) with 6 speed manual, and white. No mods, and I don't plan on modding it, the car is plenty fun as it is :D

JasonS4
Apr 22, 2008, 01:24 AM
The Audi A4's are great cars... but if something breaks, they can quickly become not so great when you have to pay the bill. :(

I had 2 a4's that had never seen a shop.

FadeToBlack
Apr 22, 2008, 01:38 AM
I had 2 a4's that had never seen a shop.

That's a nice thing to hear, as you tend to hear quite a bit of bad things about VW/Audi reliability. I don't really care, though, as I'd still love to give them a chance myself at some point. I've said it before in this thread, but I'd really love my next car to be a GTI VR6. MkIV preferably.

NightFlight
Apr 22, 2008, 09:56 AM
That's a nice thing to hear, as you tend to hear quite a bit of bad things about VW/Audi reliability. I don't really care, though, as I'd still love to give them a chance myself at some point. I've said it before in this thread, but I'd really love my next car to be a GTI VR6. MkIV preferably.

Four VW products have been lemoned where I work.... :rolleyes:

Ripcurlsurfin96
Apr 22, 2008, 03:23 PM
I have two cars...
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b385/Kappasoccer96/100_0262.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b385/Kappasoccer96/100_0264.jpg
95 Wrangler, 4" lift on 33x12.50 Mickey Thompson MTZ's
&
99 Honda Accord 228k miles :D

ZMRoach
Apr 22, 2008, 03:48 PM
Not to mention that it is the M5 with the V10 under the hood. :D

yeah, driving it scares the crap out of me. my dad got one for christmas last year and when i go visit him i get the chance to drive it. talk about intimidating.

geese
Apr 22, 2008, 04:00 PM
I got mine from a place in Southend, had it for a few years now and it's been fine except for a battery dying on me.

Mind you it will need some work this year, I have left it out of the garage one too many times.

:(

Is the bodywork/roof a bit tatty now? Thats a bit pricey to get sorted, but it'll be worth it.

Mechanically, the Figs are tough little bastards! They're based on the old K10 Micra which were very reliable and well designed.

I know an eccentric Fig specialist in Wanstead, East London, who knows everything about Figs, practically. If you want major work done on it, it'd be good to talk to him. I could PM you his details if you like.

BTW: you dont have a spare Fig cupholder by any chance? :D

MinorBidoh
Apr 22, 2008, 06:43 PM
My next car, if finances all go well. Yes i know its a love/hate thing, same as marmite and opera i guess.
.h.

FadeToBlack
Apr 23, 2008, 01:17 AM
Four VW products have been lemoned where I work.... :rolleyes:

I know I'll be chancing it, but oh well. I want a VR6! :p

Maybe I'll end up getting a good one. I guess you really take that chance when buying any car. I had a Chevy Beretta that would get about an inch of water in the driver's side floor when it would rain. It was terrible. I liked the car, but man. Ugh. Ended up selling it.

My next car, if finances all go well. Yes i know its a love/hate thing, same as marmite and opera i guess.
.h.

Love those! I've always been a Volvo fan, as well. I tried to talk my Dad into getting an 850 Turbo Wagon when I was a kid. Those were so cool.

NightFlight
Apr 23, 2008, 09:28 AM
I know I'll be chancing it, but oh well. I want a VR6! :p

Maybe I'll end up getting a good one. I guess you really take that chance when buying any car. I had a Chevy Beretta that would get about an inch of water in the driver's side floor when it would rain. It was terrible. I liked the car, but man. Ugh. Ended up selling it.



Love those! I've always been a Volvo fan, as well. I tried to talk my Dad into getting an 850 Turbo Wagon when I was a kid. Those were so cool.


It is usually a hit or a miss with VW products. I like their products but would never take the chance myself....

I am a fan of the C30 as well :)

mikelong622
Apr 27, 2008, 05:33 PM
Here is my new car. A few pages back I posted a picture of my old 98 Chevy S-10. Well...here is the new love of my life. I just got her yesterday. And yes, it is a her.

2006 VW Jetta 2.5l
17 inch alloy wheels
Leather interior

I am in love with this car. I put over 175 miles on it in the last 24 hours just driving it around and showing it off. I woke up this morning at 8:00 and woke up the girlfriend just so we could go out and drive and get some McDonald's breakfast.

My MBP has gotten a break from me the last 24 hours cuz I've been driving this beauty so much!

I plan on giving it a good buff/polish this week and hand waxing it then taking it downtown to get some good HQ pictures taken. I'll be sure to post them when I do.

I included a nice before and after picture too that I took when they pulled my new baby up next to the truck.


edit: sorry I don't know why MR flips my iphone pictures but just tilt your head if you wanna see it.

CaptainChunk
Apr 28, 2008, 03:49 AM
Nice ride!

VW Crew!

06 B6 Passat 2.0T.. United Gray as well. Hope to get chipped at some point.


The 2.0T FSI motor has monster potential! I dyno'd a 30 hp/45 lb-ft gain at the wheels with software alone, which leads me to believe that VW detuned the heck out of these motors. No loss in driveability, either. About the only compelling reason to get the 3.2L V6 is for totally linear power (and AWD on the R32).

FadeToBlack
Apr 28, 2008, 04:03 AM
The 2.0T FSI motor has monster potential! I dyno'd a 30 hp/45 lb-ft gain at the wheels with software alone, which leads me to believe that VW detuned the heck out of these motors. No loss in driveability, either. About the only compelling reason to get the 3.2L V6 is for totally linear power (and AWD on the R32).

Don't forget the sweet sound of the VR6! ;)

aey619
May 5, 2008, 01:46 AM
My 1993.5 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 6spd hardtop and my 2005 Mercedes C230 Kompressor 6spd

http://a774.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/58/l_c5949e2ae527ac2ebc10beed7cc6429d.jpg

http://a28.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/23/l_a73f8eeca49d31ff65fcef8570bf5493.jpg

shortys408
May 5, 2008, 09:44 AM
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/3/web/2991000-2991999/2991322_2_full.jpg


sold my 2003 corolla a few months ago and bought myself an 08 altima coupe.

CaptainChunk
May 5, 2008, 11:52 AM
Don't forget the sweet sound of the VR6!

Yeah, I do miss the sound of the VR6. I had the old 2.8L one in my last car. But, the trade-off has been worth it. The new 2.0T FSI motor is more powerful and much better on gas. Mods are also a lot more cost-effective because the car's already a turbo.

I have fallen in love with the new DSG transmission. My last two VWs were manuals and this is the first "automatic" I've driven that I'm actually satisfied with. And my knees get a break. :)

FadeToBlack
May 5, 2008, 08:48 PM
Yeah, I do miss the sound of the VR6. I had the old 2.8L one in my last car. But, the trade-off has been worth it. The new 2.0T FSI motor is more powerful and much better on gas. Mods are also a lot more cost-effective because the car's already a turbo.

I have fallen in love with the new DSG transmission. My last two VWs were manuals and this is the first "automatic" I've driven that I'm actually satisfied with. And my knees get a break. :)

Yeah, they are great engines, as well. I test drove an Audi A4 with the old 1.8T and loved it, so I figure I'd love the 2.0T even more. It's A LOT more powerful than the 1.8T I drove. ('99....150HP?)

I just can't resist the sound of the VR6. I'd LOVE to be able to afford an R32. The next car I get will probably be a plain ol' Golf VR6, but that's fine with me. :cool:

As for the DSG, I'm a die-hard manual guy, as well, but I think I'd love the DSG. Hope to test drive one sometime.

sycho
May 5, 2008, 10:29 PM
MMmmm VR6

2001 Jetta VR6 12 valve with a 5speed. It goes, it goes good.

ipodtoucher
May 5, 2008, 10:38 PM
MMmmm VR6

2001 Jetta VR6 12 valve with a 5speed. It goes, it goes good.

that car looks so disgusting....hahahahaha its too sexy for canada

FadeToBlack
May 6, 2008, 01:02 AM
MMmmm VR6

2001 Jetta VR6 12 valve with a 5speed. It goes, it goes good.

Very, very nice!! I will own a VW one day! (hopefully)

candan9019
May 6, 2008, 10:16 AM
MMmmm VR6

2001 Jetta VR6 12 valve with a 5speed. It goes, it goes good.

Better watch out when you post pictures from a few months ago, Americans get confused and think we still have snow up here..........actually they always think that.:rolleyes:

I still really like those older model jettas, the new ones are nice but I still prefer the design of the one you have, the new city jettas don't look as good either they messed the front up.

sycho
May 6, 2008, 11:04 PM
Better watch out when you post pictures from a few months ago, Americans get confused and think we still have snow up here..........actually they always think that.:rolleyes:

UMmmm, those pictures were from the first day I had the car, like three weeks ago.
Better yet, the first morning I had the car, April 11 to be exact:

joshwest
May 7, 2008, 09:10 AM
MMmmm VR6

2001 Jetta VR6 12 valve with a 5speed. It goes, it goes good.

awesome man i got a black flavor of the same car.. the thing goes when you want it to go..

JasonS4
May 7, 2008, 11:25 PM
This was when I pulled the motor to put the larger turbos and new fueling kit in the car. It screams. My 0 to 60 is easily high 3's.

It is called Stage 3.


http://i22.tinypic.com/js1r1x
http://i24.tinypic.com/1j4tit
http://i24.tinypic.com/xfxgcg.jpg
http://i20.tinypic.com/rsd4qo.gif
http://i24.tinypic.com/fdeq37.jpg
http://i22.tinypic.com/e96icn.jpg
http://i28.tinypic.com/17tjlc.jpg

yg17
May 7, 2008, 11:47 PM
As for the DSG, I'm a die-hard manual guy, as well, but I think I'd love the DSG. Hope to test drive one sometime.
I test drove the DSG GTI. It was fun, but I'm glad I ended up buying the manual.

optimus prime
May 8, 2008, 12:25 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3263/2475304118_8fe680853a_o.jpg

FadeToBlack
May 8, 2008, 01:26 AM
I test drove the DSG GTI. It was fun, but I'm glad I ended up buying the manual.

I'd have to drive 'em both to decide, but if I had my pick, I'd probably HAVE to have the R32 with the DSG. I wouldn't really have a choice with the R32, though, since it's the only transmission offered. I guess I could get a MkIV R32 if I didn't like the DSG.

I just want a VW. :p

I have to say, though, I am happy with my Elantra. It's actually the only car I've had that I've really been happy with.

bigandy
May 8, 2008, 01:32 AM
This was when I pulled the motor to put the larger turbos and new fueling kit in the car. It screams. My 0 to 60 is easily high 3's.

It is called Stage 3.

Under 4 seconds 0-60 in a four door saloon?

You kidding?

FadeToBlack
May 8, 2008, 02:52 AM
Not sure if I've posted this before, but this is a pic of my Elantra that I took a few weeks ago at my friend's house. The car was pretty dirty, but oh well, it's a new pic. I need to remember to put an Apple sticker on it the next time I wash it. :p

Don't worry, it'll be tastefully done. :cool:

http://usera.imagecave.com/FadeToBlack/Elantra30.JPG

JasonS4
May 8, 2008, 11:19 AM
Under 4 seconds 0-60 in a four door saloon?

You kidding?

Nope. Its is a twin turbo 6 speed. With larger turbos. 500hp/525tq.

Yes, stock it was 5.1. Awd doesnt spin it just hooks and goes.

Here is where we were logging the car. I got it in 4.1 but it was really hot out that day. On a cooler day I think the car can with more advancement in the timing and more boost can easily see mid 3's

The s4 is a rs4 conversion and stock (it was a staion wagon/avant). was 4.7 so it is not that far fetched.

http://i28.tinypic.com/izxf83.gif

silbeej
May 8, 2008, 04:10 PM
Dear god, i knew i was an audi fan for a reason.:D:D

ryannel2003
May 8, 2008, 04:24 PM
ES300

Beautiful car. Looks very similar to my Camry. :D

nburwell
May 8, 2008, 05:16 PM
Since I'm too lazy to go out and take a photo of my actual car, I'll post of a photo of my model car that I found via Google images. Gotta love Google...

http://media.canada.com/6c8714d8-471c-4ede-8876-90dda09eae8f/tsxfront.jpg

oli2140
May 8, 2008, 07:03 PM
Here goes:
Ferrari 275 GTB - Pictures around the 'Top Gear Track' (A British TV Car Programme)

optimus prime
May 8, 2008, 07:45 PM
Beautiful car. Looks very similar to my Camry. :D

thanks. and yeah when people ask me what i drive, i say a glorified Camry. hahaha

RITZFit
May 8, 2008, 08:10 PM
[QUOTE=nburwell;5414948]Since I'm too lazy to go out and take a photo of my actual car, I'll post of a photo of my model car that I found via Google images. Gotta love Google...

I kinda want one of those w/ the 6sp and eventually some engine mods

Decahedron
May 8, 2008, 10:54 PM
[QUOTE=JasonS4;5411539]This was when I pulled the motor to put the larger turbos and new fueling kit in the car. It screams. My 0 to 60 is easily high 3's.

It is called Stage 3.


[QUOTE]

is it a 2.7t? clean and sleeper status s4.

JasonS4
May 8, 2008, 11:35 PM
[QUOTE=JasonS4;5411539]This was when I pulled the motor to put the larger turbos and new fueling kit in the car. It screams. My 0 to 60 is easily high 3's.

It is called Stage 3.


[QUOTE]

is it a 2.7t? clean and sleeper status s4.

Yes sir. 2.7tt to be exact.

silbeej
May 9, 2008, 12:28 AM
This was when I pulled the motor to put the larger turbos and new fueling kit in the car. It screams. My 0 to 60 is easily high 3's.

It is called Stage 3.



http://i28.tinypic.com/17tjlc.jpg

I really like how you kept the stock wheels and look, it's perfect. The only reason i'm staying away from those early S4's are that the turbos have issues, and they can be expensive. YOu fixed that by just putting new bigger ones in.

Perfect car tho.

JasonS4
May 9, 2008, 01:58 AM
I really like how you kept the stock wheels and look, it's perfect. The only reason i'm staying away from those early S4's are that the turbos have issues, and they can be expensive. YOu fixed that by just putting new bigger ones in.


Perfect car tho.

Yes sir. I just replace the stock turbos with stock turbo's from a RS4. It screams. I had 98k miles on the car before I went stage 3. I never had any issues with turbos failing. But a lot of had. I am knocking on wood now.

JMG
May 10, 2008, 01:15 AM
http://i28.tinypic.com/17tjlc.jpg

Nice to see some fellow Audi drivers here! I had a B5 A4 1.8T Quattro:
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/medium/281jmg-moon.jpg

recently traded it in for this:
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/JMG_S4_EXT_03.jpg

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/JMG_S4_EXT_01.jpg

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/JMG_S4_INT_01.jpg

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/JMG_S4_INT_02.jpg

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/JMG_S4_EXT_04.jpg
:D

JasonS4
May 11, 2008, 10:54 AM
Nice to see some fellow Audi drivers here! I had a B5 A4 1.8T Quattro:

recently traded it in for this:
:D

Awesome B7! How is the torque on that monster?

yg17
May 11, 2008, 11:15 AM
Nice to see some fellow Audi drivers here! I had a B5 A4 1.8T Quattro:


recently traded it in for this:

:D


I thought porn wasn't allowed at MacRumors :confused: :D

mattcube64
May 11, 2008, 12:13 PM
I detailed it out for Prom last weekend:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2043/2483719292_6020673cdb_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3232/2482904787_653b814764_o.jpg

But here's a pic of me and the *real* looker:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3101/2469369959_5b3f759513_o.jpg

cplusON3R
May 12, 2008, 02:06 PM
new summer wheels so I figure I'll post an updated pic.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v163/cplusDJD/P3164135.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v163/cplusDJD/P3164132.jpg

ErikCLDR
May 12, 2008, 03:18 PM
.

NightFlight
May 12, 2008, 03:52 PM
This was when I pulled the motor to put the larger turbos and new fueling kit in the car. It screams. My 0 to 60 is easily high 3's.

It is called Stage 3.


Beautiful!

I almost bought a 2001 S4. If I had bought it AWE would be screaming my name! :)

ryannel2003
May 12, 2008, 03:54 PM
2000 Land Rover Discovery named Otis.

Wait, wait, wait I thought HER name was Claudia?

ErikCLDR
May 12, 2008, 06:58 PM
Wait, wait, wait I thought HER name was Claudia?

No my friend changed it to Otis because she wanted to name her BMW Claudia.

ddollar
May 12, 2008, 10:09 PM
new summer wheels so I figure I'll post an updated pic.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v163/cplusDJD/P3164135.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v163/cplusDJD/P3164132.jpg

o man i absolutely love that car i want one so bad

cplusON3R
May 13, 2008, 09:10 PM
o man i absolutely love that car i want one so bad

do eet!

ryannel2003
May 13, 2008, 09:41 PM
No my friend changed it to Otis because she wanted to name her BMW Claudia.

Regardless both names are ugly. Sorry to break it to you.

mBurns
May 13, 2008, 11:58 PM
2000 Land Rover Discovery named Otis.

Do you go offroading?

kjs862
May 14, 2008, 12:13 AM
MB SL500 and BMW 330ci

kymac
May 14, 2008, 12:15 AM
2000 Land Rover Discovery named Otis.

im searching for my first rover.. anything i should look out for?

Pili
May 14, 2008, 12:26 AM
new summer wheels so I figure I'll post an updated pic.
PIC
PIC


Very clean! Hopefully I'll get coilovers + chip/intake on my 07 soon.

cplusON3R
May 14, 2008, 09:22 AM
Very clean! Hopefully I'll get coilovers + chip/intake on my 07 soon.

nice! apr or revo?

Pili
May 14, 2008, 01:25 PM
either apr or giac, both dealers are relatively close to me but I'm leaning towards apr for the adjustable programs through the cruise control stick. I was talking to the giac dealer though and he showed me a dyno of his 06 with just chip and a Evoms intake and he was pushing 230 hp / 250 lbs to the wheels which is pretty damn impressive.

Of course he's putting a K04 on there now with a custom r32 exhaust and all that fun stuff haha.

ryannel2003
May 14, 2008, 02:24 PM
im searching for my first rover.. anything i should look out for?

Not that I'm trying to butt in or anything... but you should look out for everything. Rover's are not cheap vehicles to maintain, and many have little nagging issues that is standard with british vehicles. I'm sure Erik will give you a long list of what could go wrong, even though his current Disco has been good so far.

mBurns
May 14, 2008, 06:20 PM
Not that I'm trying to butt in or anything... but you should look out for everything. Rover's are not cheap vehicles to maintain, and many have little nagging issues that is standard with british vehicles. I'm sure Erik will give you a long list of what could go wrong, even though his current Disco has been good so far.

I have a Rover too. I have a 98 Disco LSE... I should post some pictures up. Some quick things that come to mind are: stay away from 03 Discos. If you're looking for a Disco, purchase a certified 04. An extended warranty will REALLY come in handy. If you're looking at a Rover without one, look into a warranty from Warranty 4 Wheels. I have a warranty on my 98 Disco. You can really be burned with repairs if you aren't technically inclined and don't have a warranty. Also, you need to really decide if you want to be driving a vehicle that needs at least middle octane gas and gets, if lucky, 13 mpg. It's not rare for me to get 10 mpg, with labor rates that are increasing (at least at my LR dealer).

Brett3rThanU
May 14, 2008, 07:24 PM
Might as well make my first post...

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a396/maxpow3r/Cars/Resized_IMG_0248.jpg

marbles
May 14, 2008, 07:28 PM
ok there are some nice pieces of metal in here but how many OWN there cars and how many are on the finance drip :rolleyes:

Brett3rThanU
May 14, 2008, 07:40 PM
Paid cash for my GTO :D

marbles
May 14, 2008, 07:44 PM
Paid cash for my GTO :D

pic of you handing it over or it didnt happen :p

.now what about the rest ...hang on , as if anyone would actually admit it being on the drip :p

iJohnHenry
May 14, 2008, 08:00 PM
ok there are some nice pieces of metal in here but how many OWN there cars and how many are on the finance drip :rolleyes:

True.

And leasing is so bogus.

ErikCLDR
May 14, 2008, 08:11 PM
Regardless both names are ugly. Sorry to break it to you.

Do you think a Rover is a "pretty" car? :p

Do you go offroading?
On occasion. Nothing serious though. We also have pretty brutal winters up here in the hills of CT with a pretty bad snow removal department. The 4wd comes in handy.

im searching for my first rover.. anything i should look out for?

What model and what year?

There are many things you need to look out for. Lets start off with engines. Any Pre 03 Range rover or 04 or earlier Discovery has a Rover V8 engine derived from a 1960's buick motor. Both the RR and Disco are very similar vehicles. They're inefficient and loud. They tend to leak, a lot, especially over time. Head gaskets, valve covers, main seals, you name it, they can leak. Headgaskets obviously are the worse and although not common in every land rover, they are not unheard of. The cooling systems are pretty bad too. They leak as well, oil pumps in 03 discoveries are notorious for dying. Cooling system failure can also lead to destroying your engine. In these models door locks and windows are also pretty unreliable. They tend to break a lot. Electrical systems in general aren't great, especially in the pre 03 range rover which tends to have lots of computer issues. I would avoid any discovery with Air suspension (Range Rovers have it stock though many convert it to coil springs) because all it does is break. An air spring will leak, run the compressor to death, and then you have $900 in parts alone + labor + the $75 to clear the fault code. Power steering leaks are common in the Range Rover Classic and Discovery 1 (1994-1999). Sunroof leaks are pretty common too. Driveshafts and U-Joints are very likely to die too.

So yea, basically anything that can go wrong does go wrong. I will say that they have very good transmissions and A/C equipment. My parents have owned a 1963 Series IIa, a 1990 Range Rover Classic, a 2004 Discovery SE-7, and a 2007 Range Rover Sport HSE. I used to have a 1998 Discovery LSE but now I have a 2000 Discovery II. They're not reliable at all, but in my opinion they are the only remaining manufacturer of real SUVs (notice there are no 2wd Land Rovers being sold unlike jeep, toyota, etc). A 2wd SUV is as good as a station wagon, only the station wagon is probably better in the snow because it probably has FWD. LR has changed much from their original intention but still hold onto their heritage.

Let me know what year you're interested in and I can help you out a little more accurately.

mattcube64
May 14, 2008, 08:47 PM
ok there are some nice pieces of metal in here but how many OWN there cars and how many are on the finance drip :rolleyes:

I purchased my Monte Carlo when I turned 16 with cash.

I financed my 2006 Grand Prix last year. Funny, so far, I've been spending less money on monthly payments than I did on regular repairs for my old car. I did a four year loan, that way it's paid off by the time I'm out of college.

ErikCLDR
May 14, 2008, 09:13 PM
I own my car... well technically my parents. They don't make car payments on any cars.

I think its better just to buy the car outright. Less to worry about.

cplusON3R
May 14, 2008, 09:26 PM
either apr or giac, both dealers are relatively close to me but I'm leaning towards apr for the adjustable programs through the cruise control stick. I was talking to the giac dealer though and he showed me a dyno of his 06 with just chip and a Evoms intake and he was pushing 230 hp / 250 lbs to the wheels which is pretty damn impressive.

Of course he's putting a K04 on there now with a custom r32 exhaust and all that fun stuff haha.

werd.. pretty much why I went with revo.. my friend is also my local revo dealer;)

oh yeah.. specs of the gti:
H&R coilovers spun all the way down
Revo stage2(custom mapping)
ATP down pipe
AWE cat-back
Custom painted Bronze 19x8 Radarwerks RS4 reps
euroswitch
Neuspeed intake
Forge spacer
Votex front lip
color match sideskirts/lower rear bumper skin
and a couple vag-com mods including disable DRLs, open/close windows/moon roof with keyfob, unlock all doors after key is removed from ignition, etc, etc..

I'd have to say the best purchase is the VAG-COM cable..

BOSS10L
May 14, 2008, 09:31 PM
My current ride:
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/1038/1428/179085.jpg

Previous cars:
The one that got away... :(
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/1038/1428/141281.jpg

I don't miss this one so much...
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/1038/1428/141282.jpg

mBurns
May 14, 2008, 10:44 PM
Do you think a Rover is a "pretty" car? :p


On occasion. Nothing serious though. We also have pretty brutal winters up here in the hills of CT with a pretty bad snow removal department. The 4wd comes in handy.



What model and what year?

There are many things you need to look out for. Lets start off with engines. Any Pre 03 Range rover or 04 or earlier Discovery has a Rover V8 engine derived from a 1960's buick motor. Both the RR and Disco are very similar vehicles. They're inefficient and loud. They tend to leak, a lot, especially over time. Head gaskets, valve covers, main seals, you name it, they can leak. Headgaskets obviously are the worse and although not common in every land rover, they are not unheard of. The cooling systems are pretty bad too. They leak as well, oil pumps in 03 discoveries are notorious for dying. Cooling system failure can also lead to destroying your engine. In these models door locks and windows are also pretty unreliable. They tend to break a lot. Electrical systems in general aren't great, especially in the pre 03 range rover which tends to have lots of computer issues. I would avoid any discovery with Air suspension (Range Rovers have it stock though many convert it to coil springs) because all it does is break. An air spring will leak, run the compressor to death, and then you have $900 in parts alone + labor + the $75 to clear the fault code. Power steering leaks are common in the Range Rover Classic and Discovery 1 (1994-1999). Sunroof leaks are pretty common too. Driveshafts and U-Joints are very likely to die too.

So yea, basically anything that can go wrong does go wrong. I will say that they have very good transmissions and A/C equipment. My parents have owned a 1963 Series IIa, a 1990 Range Rover Classic, a 2004 Discovery SE-7, and a 2007 Range Rover Sport HSE. I used to have a 1998 Discovery LSE but now I have a 2000 Discovery II. They're not reliable at all, but in my opinion they are the only remaining manufacturer of real SUVs (notice there are no 2wd Land Rovers being sold unlike jeep, toyota, etc). A 2wd SUV is as good as a station wagon, only the station wagon is probably better in the snow because it probably has FWD. LR has changed much from their original intention but still hold onto their heritage.

Let me know what year you're interested in and I can help you out a little more accurately.

The 2002 Range Rover is a pretty reliable year other than the air bags.

ErikCLDR
May 15, 2008, 05:46 AM
The 2002 Range Rover is a pretty reliable year other than the air bags.

The 2002 is probably the best year. I believe all of them have the 4.6L Bosch V8 and they have all wheel traction control. My friend dad used to have an 01 and so did my neighbor.

Common problems include
- Air suspension: Sensors, air bags, compressors, valve blocks, all really expensive to fix and if the car goes into a "hard fault" mode it basically makes the car un-drivable
- Airbag (SRS) faults
- Climate Control System: If there is a little book on the HVAC display it means there is something wrong- it can be anything as small as a relay to anything as big as a blend motor failure
- Heater Core O-Rings: If there is water in the passanger side footwell
- Mysterious Battery Drains
- BeCM Failure: Basically the computer which controls everything in the car, horrendously unreliable, very expensive to fix
- Broken Cruise control: Unusually cracked vacuum lines
- Heated seat filament breaks a lot
- Door lock failure, window regulators and ECUs

Like other rovers they are likely to leak something. Headgaskets are not out of the question. I know people that have blown head gaskets at 60,000 and people that have done it at 100 and 150,000. Driveshafts need to be replaced around 90,000 miles otherwise the front one can break off and hit the transmission. All fluids need to be regularly checked. A Range Rover is no Honda. Oh yea, check to make sure there is no water in the spare tire compartment.

2002 is still probably the best year though for the p38 style.

ColeSear
May 15, 2008, 08:30 AM
I have not picture of my car, but this one looks like mine.
It's an old Nissan Sunny 1.4 from 1991.
It still drives, but I don't know for how long it will...

JMG
May 15, 2008, 10:20 AM
ok there are some nice pieces of metal in here but how many OWN there cars and how many are on the finance drip :rolleyes:

Well I'm not leasing my Audi S4, but I am buying it. In 5 years it will belong to me instead of the bank. :D Then I'll keep it as 1 of the only 250 S4 25quattro editions in the US. Maybe it might be a collector's item someday.

KatmanDu
May 15, 2008, 05:21 PM
ok there are some nice pieces of metal in here but how many OWN there cars and how many are on the finance drip :rolleyes:

Mustang is paid for, and the Bandit I traded was as well... while I'm financing the FJR, I expect to have it paid off long before the end of the loan term.

oli2140
May 15, 2008, 05:25 PM
ok there are some nice pieces of metal in here but how many OWN there cars and how many are on the finance drip :rolleyes:

Don't worry, bought around three years ago. Then I didn't have enough courage to steal...

robbieduncan
May 15, 2008, 05:27 PM
ok there are some nice pieces of metal in here but how many OWN there cars and how many are on the finance drip :rolleyes:

I bought my Elise cash.

Tattoo
May 16, 2008, 10:41 AM
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/TATTOO_WOW/Cars/DSC00131.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/TATTOO_WOW/Cars/DSC00153.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/TATTOO_WOW/Cars/DSC00138.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/TATTOO_WOW/Cars/DSC00133.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/TATTOO_WOW/Cars/DSC00064.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/TATTOO_WOW/Cars/DSC00058.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/TATTOO_WOW/Cars/DSC00061.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/TATTOO_WOW/Cars/DSC00047.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/TATTOO_WOW/Cars/DSC00042.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/TATTOO_WOW/Cars/DSC00078.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/TATTOO_WOW/Cars/DSC00079.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/TATTOO_WOW/Cars/DSC00069.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/TATTOO_WOW/Cars/DSC00072.jpg

cplusON3R
May 16, 2008, 11:28 AM
bling-bling :D

ryannel2003
May 16, 2008, 01:05 PM
^^Nice Passat!

Tattoo
May 16, 2008, 01:13 PM
^^Nice Passat!


Thanks! :D

AeroJammin
May 16, 2008, 07:50 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3165/2498398178_fcc7e08ae8.jpg?v=0

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2200/2498397158_66c9ab7318.jpg?v=0

FadeToBlack
May 17, 2008, 03:16 AM
^^Nice Passat!

Totally agree! Beautiful!

mithrilfox
May 17, 2008, 03:32 AM
I selfishly decided that we should expand this thread to include other forms of transportation that we own and regularly use. Why? Because I don't have a car!

So, here's what I take out with me to get from place to place:

Plymouthbreezer
May 18, 2008, 12:17 AM
ok there are some nice pieces of metal in here but how many OWN there cars and how many are on the finance drip :rolleyes:

I own mine. *Holds title*

fuzzielitlpanda
May 18, 2008, 12:30 AM
Nice cars everyone!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/fuzzielitlpanda/evc4.jpg

JasonS4
May 18, 2008, 02:15 AM
...

German cars do not like chrome. Switch wheels

Tattoo
May 19, 2008, 06:05 PM
German cars do not like chrome. Switch wheels

They certainly do in South Florida! :D;)

deathbyart
May 19, 2008, 09:29 PM
Might as well make my first post...
<snip>
I want one of those....badly

klymr
May 20, 2008, 03:55 PM
I guess I can play this game.

Here is my first vehicle. I bought it at age 16:
http://26liter.us/gallery/albums/userpics/10157/Technica_2.jpg

Here is the second vehicle I owned. I got this one at age 18:
http://26liter.us/gallery/albums/userpics/10157/88_TSi.jpg

The third vehicle I have owned I sold. I don't have any pictures online that I can link to. It was a 1996 2WD Toyota 4Runner, white. Sad that it was 2WD. I sold it because I couldn't afford it. So instead I bought this (you can probably detect a theme):
http://26liter.us/gallery/albums/userpics/10157/Logan_Canyon10.jpg

This is my current mode of transportation. It's having clutch problems and I'm going back to driving the red car until that can be solved:
http://26liter.us/gallery/albums/userpics/10157/truck.jpg

I still own all three of the cars. The only one remotely close to operable is the red one. This is what happened to the white one, among a few other engine problems:
http://26liter.us/gallery/albums/userpics/10157/Technica_6.jpg

The green one has a blown head gasket so it's been used for lots of parts and it's just sitting around waiting for it's ultimate death. Anyway, hope you've enjoyed the story of personal collection.

RITZFit
May 21, 2008, 10:40 AM
Nice cars everyone!


woot! DC5 crew!

Roger1
May 21, 2008, 12:59 PM
I still own all three of the cars. The only one remotely close to operable is the red one. This is what happened to the white one, among a few other engine problems:
http://26liter.us/gallery/albums/userpics/10157/Technica_6.jpg

The green one has a blown head gasket so it's been used for lots of parts and it's just sitting around waiting for it's ultimate death. Anyway, hope you've enjoyed the story of personal collection.

The red and green cars are Conquests, right? Those are awesome!

klymr
May 21, 2008, 01:20 PM
The red and green cars are Conquests, right? Those are awesome!

All three are. The white one is an '87 Technica, considered a narrow body. The green one is an '88 TSi and the red is an '89 TSi, both considered a wide body (notice the flairs over the wheels).

Not many know what they are. I actually didn't post what they were on purpose to see if anybody would either point it out or ask. :D I rather enjoy owning mine. My brake cables should be here later today, so hopefully by this time tomorrow I'll be able to drive the red one!

Roger1
May 22, 2008, 12:53 PM
it was the fenders that gave them away. I read somewhere that the TSi models are known as the "over fendered" car. I recognized it because my in-laws used to own a red one. I got to drive it a couple of times. :D:D:D:D Other than a little turbo lag on acceleration, it was a very nice drive :p

klymr
May 22, 2008, 03:05 PM
it was the fenders that gave them away. I read somewhere that the TSi models are known as the "over fendered" car. I recognized it because my in-laws used to own a red one. I got to drive it a couple of times. :D:D:D:D Other than a little turbo lag on acceleration, it was a very nice drive :p

That lag can be solved. Mine doesn't have much lag at all now. I'm sure a lot of things can be read about the Conquest/Starion. It doesn't surprise me that you read that. People are just jealous that it has a 2.6L 4 cyl. engine with a turbo and their car doesn't. :p

I just paid for registration on the red one. $38 + $6 for a 15 day temporary permit so I can go get it inspected. Now I just need to trade a dead battery in and buy a new one and it'll be golden!

There is a friend of mine here in town that has one that has also been parked since winter. His is crazy fast! Upgraded the turbo to a T3/T4 60-1 and redid the intake and put stand alone engine management on it. I continue to ask myself if he is going to sell it. He said he toyed with the idea in the past. Hmmm.... maybe it's time to give him a call again. :D

Delta608
May 22, 2008, 07:28 PM
Sold it !! Got a newer one...

Amigaman
May 22, 2008, 10:07 PM
2007 Cadillac DTS.

ryannel2003
May 22, 2008, 10:09 PM
Beautiful DTS! I'm a huge fan of Cadillac.

Eclipse278
May 22, 2008, 10:32 PM
http://darkmercury.net/gallery2/d/724-1/IMG_2426.jpghttp://darkmercury.net/gallery2/d/727-1/IMG_2427.jpghttp://darkmercury.net/gallery2/d/733-1/IMG_2429.jpg
My new 2008 VW Eos. She was pretty expensive but worth it.
Also, my gf in the drivers seat.

Roger1
May 23, 2008, 06:49 AM
That lag can be solved. Mine doesn't have much lag at all now. I'm sure a lot of things can be read about the Conquest/Starion. It doesn't surprise me that you read that. People are just jealous that it has a 2.6L 4 cyl. engine with a turbo and their car doesn't. :p

I just paid for registration on the red one. $38 + $6 for a 15 day temporary permit so I can go get it inspected. Now I just need to trade a dead battery in and buy a new one and it'll be golden!

There is a friend of mine here in town that has one that has also been parked since winter. His is crazy fast! Upgraded the turbo to a T3/T4 60-1 and redid the intake and put stand alone engine management on it. I continue to ask myself if he is going to sell it. He said he toyed with the idea in the past. Hmmm.... maybe it's time to give him a call again. :D

My in-laws went through something like 3 turbos on theirs. When they went to sell it, they wouldn't sell it to me (this is like 10-12 years ago) :mad:

I would have loved to have had it.

Tattoo
May 23, 2008, 07:32 AM
My new 2008 VW Eos. She was pretty expensive but worth it.
Also, my gf in the drivers seat.

VeeeeeDub in Da House! :D

ryannel2003
May 23, 2008, 12:25 PM
My new 2008 VW Eos. She was pretty expensive but worth it.
Also, my gf in the drivers seat.

Beautiful car! I know you'll enjoy it! :D

yg17
May 23, 2008, 12:50 PM
VeeeeeDub in Da House! :D

I think I already posted pics, but since VeeDub is in da haus, I'll throw up a pic of my GTI

117003

In case anyone's wondering, it's a 6-speed manual, completely stock (I don't plan on modding it either)

Tattoo
May 23, 2008, 01:31 PM
I think I already posted pics, but since VeeDub is in da haus, I'll throw up a pic of my GTI

117003

In case anyone's wondering, it's a 6-speed manual, completely stock (I don't plan on modding it either)

Very nice!

quagmire
May 24, 2008, 05:02 PM
As requested a few pages back, pictures of my Aura. I just hand washed it and gave it a good cleaning over. So it is all nice and shiny.

http://gallery.mac.com/quagmire2/100024/IMGP0492/web.jpg

http://gallery.mac.com/quagmire2/100024/IMGP0493/web.jpg

http://gallery.mac.com/quagmire2/100024/IMGP0496/web.jpg

It has been 1 year and 6 months since I( Ok, I confess my parents :p ) had bought the car. It has 9300 miles on it and I love it to death still( even though I would of wanted the G8 if it was out then. RWD yum).

I did a few "mods" to the car. One is evident in the last picture. I got rid of the POS Goodyear Eagle LS2 tires. They were horrible in the rain, ice, snow, etc. They would scream for traction and spin out even on the lightest of acceleration. I replaced them with Goodyear Eagle F1 All Seasons( only all season tire at the time that fit the Aura's weird rim size). They are rated to go to 186 MPH( so need to remove the governor and turbo the 3.6 V6 :p ). They handle much better in the rain, snow, and ice then the LS2's did. Though snow is still their weakness. The 2nd thing I did is to change the oil over to Mobil 1 Synthetic oil. Overall I am averaging 19.8 MPG( close to the 2007 EPA city rating of 20).

Chrismcfall
May 24, 2008, 05:28 PM
Curious about the Aura - Can you get that with any of the Euro engines? Like the 2.8 Turbo etc :)

Or anything smaller/more eco :)

quagmire
May 24, 2008, 05:36 PM
Curious about the Aura - Can you get that with any of the Euro engines? Like the 2.8 Turbo etc :)

Or anything smaller/more eco :)

Truth be told, the Aura is an Opelized Pontiac G6. It shares little to nothing with the Opel Vectra besides the front end styling. So no, it doesn't have the Vectra's engine choices. It comes with a 2.4 American Ecotec 4 cylinder( mated to a 4 speed now, but in 2009 gains a 6 speed auto), a 3.5 OHV V6( killed in 2009), and a 3.6 DOHC V6.

Though the 2010 Aura looks promising. It should be almost a 100% clone of the Opel Insignia that replaces the Vectra( sort of like how the Saturn Astra is the Opel Astra).

http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2009-Opel-Insignia-5.jpg

http://themotorreport.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/opel-insignia-tmr-3.jpg

ryannel2003
May 24, 2008, 08:12 PM
Beautiful Aura! That car looks much better than the Pontiac G6 ever thought of being, especially when it comes to the interior. I like the G6, but it's bad when the interior of that car looks worse than the one in my 8 year old Camry. Otherwise, I would have traded months ago.

I'm saving up for a used CTS myself... :D

wrongrobot
May 24, 2008, 08:51 PM
When not on two wheels, it's my 2006 MINI Cooper S. Which might also end up on two wheels occasionally...

Les Kern
May 24, 2008, 09:38 PM
I'm here to win the MacRumors Forums "smallest car engine" award with my 0.7 litre beast!

What's 1000cc in liters? ... my math is dismal.
I wanted to go greener, and looked at a Prius. But after taking a pencil to it, found out that the price difference alone was almost 10 years of free gas for the Smart.
Best car I've ever had, and I've had plenty.

xUKHCx
May 24, 2008, 09:44 PM
What's 1000cc in liters? ... my math is dismal.

That would be 1 litre.

cc means cubic centimetre which is equivalent to 1mL.



I wanted to go greener, and looked at a Prius. But after taking a pencil to it, found out that the price difference alone was almost 10 years of free gas for the Smart.
Best car I've ever had, and I've had plenty.

Smart cars are pretty cool, although I do have to laugh when seeing the Police Smart car.

Les Kern
May 24, 2008, 09:46 PM
That would be 1 litre.

cc means cubic centimetre which is equivalent to 1mL.





Smart cars are pretty cool, although I do have to laugh when seeing the Police Smart car.

D'OH! Man, I didn't realize I was THAT bad at math! :)

rpaloalto
May 25, 2008, 09:15 PM
I wonder why I'm late for work all the time.

Emulsion
May 25, 2008, 10:26 PM
I wonder why I'm late for work all the time.

Ha ha ha, I think everyone has a memory of getting stuck in one of those from being too morbidly obese to fit in it.

Here's the car I'm saving up for: (click)

http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/2008mitsubishilancervrx.jpg

I'm caught in a tough situation because I have a car now, but I don't trust it driving back and forth to college, and on highways. But it's my baby, and I don't want to sell it. So I'm going to try not to. Yes that's me in a cape. I was on my way to a halloween party and I was dressed as Darth Maul. I thought it was kind of fun pulling up next to people dressed like that.

wrongrobot
May 26, 2008, 03:12 PM
I bought the MINI Cooper S to replace my beloved restored-ish Karmann Ghia for that same reason: a commute over teh Golden Gate bridge, in the rain, at night, with not much in the way of safety features... I felt rather exposed.

wrongrobot
May 26, 2008, 03:13 PM
...which is not to say the motorcycle was BETTER in that regard, when I rode, but that in a car, you have a different, false sense of security...

Plymouthbreezer
May 26, 2008, 07:25 PM
Here's a couple more of my 2001 Chrysler LHS, taken today:

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/4238/lhs1oi4.jpg

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4071/dsc2512ce3.jpg

pointandclick
May 26, 2008, 08:10 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2072/2104031343_bb3704ce32.jpg?v=0
Mine. 2000 GT

I'm caught in a tough situation because I have a car now, but I don't trust it driving back and forth to college, and on highways. But it's my baby, and I don't want to sell it. So I'm going to try not to. Yes that's me in a cape. I was on my way to a halloween party and I was dressed as Darth Maul. I thought it was kind of fun pulling up next to people dressed like that.
Nice looking '67.:cool: Mind if I ask why you don't trust it?
We still have a '66 coupe in pieces in our building. My parents got it as my first car, but it never got finished. I want to suck it up and get it done this summer then sell the 2000 and get a 4x4 Ram with a 12v cummins. I know I'm crazy with diesel prices, but I've been looking into making bio. The 2000 just isn't what I want. I was looking for an '85-86 but I don't know if I want a Mustang as a DD any more so I figure get the truck and finish the '66 for a cruiser. We'll see how the plan goes I guess.

gikku
May 26, 2008, 08:30 PM
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s266/gikku/RIMG0007.jpg

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s266/gikku/DSC00091.jpg

Emulsion
May 26, 2008, 08:36 PM
Mine. 2000 GT

Nice looking '67.:cool: Mind if I ask why you don't trust it?
We still have a '66 coupe in pieces in our building. My parents got it as my first car, but it never got finished. I want to suck it up and get it done this summer then sell the 2000 and get a 4x4 Ram with a 12v cummins. I know I'm crazy with diesel prices, but I've been looking into making bio. The 2000 just isn't what I want. I was looking for an '85-86 but I don't know if I want a Mustang as a DD any more so I figure get the truck and finish the '66 for a cruiser. We'll see how the plan goes I guess.

Thanks man, it's a 68, and it's been my daily driver for almost two years now. It's perfectly fine for around town driving, I just don't trust it doing 70 for 4 hours straight on my way to college and back. Things get pretty scary when you get up there, and it likes to move around a lot. Not to mention the thing is 0% aerodynamic. I've been up to 92 with it though, it's only a 6 cyl, so gas isn't bad. I'd like to garage it and fix it up when I come back home and increase it's value. I don't want to be one of those old men that always says, "I wish I hadn't sold it". Nice Gt. It still looks brand new.

FadeToBlack
May 27, 2008, 02:15 AM
Mine. 2000 GT


A friend of mine bought a 2000 GT a month or so ago. It's in pretty damn near mint condition. Silver, leather, 5 Speed, Mach 460, (which doesn't sound as good as I expected.) only around 80k miles, I believe. I think he's gonna supercharge it, but I'm not sure. It's powerful enough as it is, if you ask me. :cool:

That thing's a beast.

Melrose
May 27, 2008, 09:31 AM
Just having cruised through ten pages of awesome cars, I saw only a handful that were over ten years old, and even fewer that were not up-scale.

If you don't mind my asking: What does everyone do for work that enables them to drive such beautiful vehicles? I'd love to be able to get myself one of the sweet rides I've seen here...

klymr
May 27, 2008, 11:02 AM
Just having cruised through ten pages of awesome cars, I saw only a handful that were over ten years old, and even fewer that were not up-scale.

If you don't mind my asking: What does everyone do for work that enables them to drive such beautiful vehicles? I'd love to be able to get myself one of the sweet rides I've seen here...

It's called debt. I have tried to avoid it myself, aside from student loans. I am still paying on my truck (the blue Nissan back 1 page) but it was a small loan for that. However, those vehicles I posted are 12, 19, 20, and 21 years old. No wonder I can't keep them running!

mcb001982
May 27, 2008, 04:06 PM
A few various pictures. I'm getting ready to redo the wheels again, but they will now be a matte flat military black finish.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/mcb001982/2004%20Audi%20S4/P9230239-1.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/mcb001982/2004%20Audi%20S4/Picture160-11.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/mcb001982/2004%20Audi%20S4/Picture087.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/mcb001982/2004%20Audi%20S4/Picture082.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/mcb001982/2004%20Audi%20S4/Picture071.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/mcb001982/2004%20Audi%20S4/DSC00707Medium.jpg

pointandclick
May 27, 2008, 10:28 PM
Thanks man, it's a 68, and it's been my daily driver for almost two years now. It's perfectly fine for around town driving, I just don't trust it doing 70 for 4 hours straight on my way to college and back. Things get pretty scary when you get up there, and it likes to move around a lot. Not to mention the thing is 0% aerodynamic. I've been up to 92 with it though, it's only a 6 cyl, so gas isn't bad. I'd like to garage it and fix it up when I come back home and increase it's value. I don't want to be one of those old men that always says, "I wish I hadn't sold it". Nice Gt. It still looks brand new.

Thanks, it's got some chips and scratches if you get up close though and I'm constantly having problems with the brakes.

No power steering might be why it feels like it's all over the place. It's really hard to turn if your not moving, but when your going down the road it'll go easy. I said '67 from the hood and didn't pay any attention to the side scoop molding, '68 indeed.;)

I'd like to put a stroker and 5 speed in our '66. Maybe a 408. What we want isn't always what we get though so we'll see.:p

carlosbutler
May 28, 2008, 04:51 PM
ive got a good 'ol corsa, good car for a 17 year old:p. its quite a good sized car. and i got it for free!!!(from parents, im not from some rough place up north and i didnt steal it:rolleyes:) - ive gone 112mph for about 10 seconds with 5 people in the car when i was in a rush and relised i was speeding way to much so i slowed down after i was going that speed, and its only a 1.2 litre. great german engineering

http://media.carlosbutler.com/forums/macrumours/DSC_6371.JPG

http://media.carlosbutler.com/forums/macrumours/DSC_6391.JPG

Ive also got one of these stuck on the window:D
http://media.carlosbutler.com/forums/macrumours/313189_Red.jpg
PS - comment above was a joke....

citron230
May 28, 2008, 06:58 PM
here is my car. 2003 C230 Coupe, Citron Green

FadeToBlack
May 28, 2008, 08:04 PM
here is my car. 2003 C230 Coupe, Citron Green

Beautiful car! I absolutely LOVE the color. Stock? I've never seen one that color before.

citron230
May 28, 2008, 08:11 PM
Beautiful car! I absolutely LOVE the color. Stock? I've never seen one that color before.

Thanks! Yeah it is a stock color, Citron Green. Special Order for the C Sport Coupes ran from 2002-2004. The color wasn't a big seller and dealers were afraid to order thinking they may not sell.
I fell in love with the color chip int eh brochure and ordered the car without ever seeing it in person. I ordered my car with every option except I kept the 6-Speed Manual Transmission. They made me put a $5k non-refundable deposit to order the car. My salesperson told me they were afraid they couldn't sell it if I backed out.
I have only seen two of the same color in person.

shfreelance
May 28, 2008, 08:42 PM
Thanks! Yeah it is a stock color, Citron Green. Special Order for the C Sport Coupes ran from 2002-2004. The color wasn't a big seller and dealers were afraid to order thinking they may not sell.
I fell in love with the color chip int eh brochure and ordered the car without ever seeing it in person. I ordered my car with every option except I kept the 6-Speed Manual Transmission. They made me put a $5k non-refundable deposit to order the car. My salesperson told me they were afraid they couldn't sell it if I backed out.
I have only seen two of the same color in person.

That's the best C230 I have seen and I don't even like that model. But I would gladly drive that car. How much did she cost you? I know you bought it new, but how much would that car used cost (if you know)(I find KBB inaccurate for hard to find cars).

But I drive a 1997 Acura TL 3.2L. I will take some pics of it later, needs a good cleaning.

I also have a 1963 Ford Falcon Convertible.

~Steven

FadeToBlack
May 28, 2008, 09:00 PM
Thanks! Yeah it is a stock color, Citron Green. Special Order for the C Sport Coupes ran from 2002-2004. The color wasn't a big seller and dealers were afraid to order thinking they may not sell.
I fell in love with the color chip int eh brochure and ordered the car without ever seeing it in person. I ordered my car with every option except I kept the 6-Speed Manual Transmission. They made me put a $5k non-refundable deposit to order the car. My salesperson told me they were afraid they couldn't sell it if I backed out.
I have only seen two of the same color in person.

Have any idea of the production numbers? I'm a sucker for rare cars. (and weird colors...:cool:)

Cool that you kept the 6 Speed Manual, as well. I'd say you have a very rare car on your hands. I've only seen a couple Mercedes' with a manual transmission, so that combined with having such a rare color is awesome.

I had a 1983 Mercedes 300D a couple of years ago for a brief period. I bought it, then realized that the transmission was acting funny (shifting hard from 1st to 2nd) so I got scared and sold it, 'cause I was afraid I'd end up having to spend a lot of money on it, since it had a few other small issues, as well. Overall, though, it was in great shape for an '83. Just a testament to the build quality of those cars. The paint even still looked good. It was all original with only 127k on the clock. It also had all the original documentation and service records and even the window sticker. $33,000 in 1983! Even though I love my current car, I do kinda regret selling the Mercedes, especially since I found out after I sold it that the transmission issue was common and I believe I read that it was caused by some sort of vacuum leak. Oh well, maybe I'll be able to get another one someday.

Since I spent so much time talking about it, I might as well post a couple of pics:

http://usera.imagecave.com/FadeToBlack/Mercedes3.JPG

http://usera.imagecave.com/FadeToBlack/Mercedes4.JPG

http://usera.imagecave.com/FadeToBlack/Mercedes5.JPG

http://usera.imagecave.com/FadeToBlack/Mercedes6.JPG

Emulsion
May 28, 2008, 09:09 PM
Thanks, it's got some chips and scratches if you get up close though and I'm constantly having problems with the brakes.

No power steering might be why it feels like it's all over the place. It's really hard to turn if your not moving, but when your going down the road it'll go easy. I said '67 from the hood and didn't pay any attention to the side scoop molding, '68 indeed.;)

I'd like to put a stroker and 5 speed in our '66. Maybe a 408. What we want isn't always what we get though so we'll see.:p

Amen, manual steering is a bitch. I've gotten used to it though. Drum brakes are more fun. Oh and no A/C... in florida, woo hoo! Although winters always nice. Oh and you can also tell 68 from 67 because they have side reflectors on the 68's. They were required on all vehicles in 68, as were collapsable steering columns. I always think, "Man I hope i never get in an accident because it would hurt." Yeah the side panels are different too. I think the hub caps are too but I'm not sure.

Emulsion
May 28, 2008, 09:12 PM
A few various pictures. I'm getting ready to redo the wheels again, but they will now be a matte flat military black finish.


http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/mcb001982/2004%20Audi%20S4/Picture082.jpg

I should slap you.

micxmac
May 28, 2008, 09:59 PM
Nice A4 above in good company.

My chariot - 1999.5 A4 1.8T 5 spd sport susp eibach BBS APR chip 240,000km orig Jaspis paint & owner

Shot taken last week, note the surveillance sign middle left, just after I snapped, had security all over me...

mcb001982
May 28, 2008, 10:40 PM
I should slap you.

Why must you slap me? The S4 is my car, and the others are cars from work that I get to play with when ever I want. :D I work here. www.manhattanmotorcars.com

citron230
May 28, 2008, 11:11 PM
That's the best C230 I have seen and I don't even like that model. But I would gladly drive that car. How much did she cost you? I know you bought it new, but how much would that car used cost (if you know)(I find KBB inaccurate for hard to find cars).

But I drive a 1997 Acura TL 3.2L. I will take some pics of it later, needs a good cleaning.

I also have a 1963 Ford Falcon Convertible.

~Steven

The sticker price was a little over $33,000. Yes I did buy it new. Since then I added several European Options, such as front and rear parking sensors, interior motion sensor, electronic folding mirrors, upgraded the front brakes to AMG, etc. I have no idea what the car is worth. The Blue Book says around $17k, but its hard to say the extra options. They are all Mercedes Factory options, nothing is aftermarket.


Have any idea of the production numbers? I'm a sucker for rare cars. (and weird colors...:cool:)

Cool that you kept the 6 Speed Manual, as well. I'd say you have a very rare car on your hands. I've only seen a couple Mercedes' with a manual transmission, so that combined with having such a rare color is awesome.

I had a 1983 Mercedes 300D a couple of years ago for a brief period. I bought it, then realized that the transmission was acting funny (shifting hard from 1st to 2nd) so I got scared and sold it, 'cause I was afraid I'd end up having to spend a lot of money on it, since it had a few other small issues, as well. Overall, though, it was in great shape for an '83. Just a testament to the build quality of those cars. The paint even still looked good. It was all original with only 127k on the clock. It also had all the original documentation and service records and even the window sticker. $33,000 in 1983! Even though I love my current car, I do kinda regret selling the Mercedes, especially since I found out after I sold it that the transmission issue was common and I believe I read that it was caused by some sort of vacuum leak. Oh well, maybe I'll be able to get another one someday.


My first Mercedes was a 1983 300CD. I loved that car and drove it during High School and for a couple years after I graduated. I definately regret selling it. When I sold it had 226,000 miles on it and the engine and trans had never been rebuilt, it just ran.

I have no idea what production number it is. I was told that it was the only configuration of that model. I dont know how true that is. Either way it is a fun car and even after 5 years old it gets lots of looks and comments, good and bad.

citron230
May 28, 2008, 11:18 PM
here are somemore pics. the first are when it was delivered, the second are some mods, AMG brakes, parking sensors and folding mirrors.

FadeToBlack
May 29, 2008, 12:01 AM
My first Mercedes was a 1983 300CD. I loved that car and drove it during High School and for a couple years after I graduated. I definately regret selling it. When I sold it had 226,000 miles on it and the engine and trans had never been rebuilt, it just ran.

Did your transmission shift rough from first to second, out of curiosity? Ya know, it honestly could have just been the diesel engine that made it seem that way or something. I really, really regret selling it, though. I'd like to find me a mint condition '85 model in that tan color with brown interior. I'm not sure on the official names of the colors. I did some research and couldn't come up with anything.

But yeah, I want another one. Someday....

carlosbutler
May 29, 2008, 07:31 AM
A few various pictures. I'm getting ready to redo the wheels again, but they will now be a matte flat military black finish.

what did you do to the wheels?????

why??? if you like it fair enough, but it looks stupid. when i see cars like that i just think what a stupid effing driver. dont care what car it is. if you are going to repaint something, change the whole car to black and get stock rs4 alloy wheels on it - my thought anyways

Melrose
May 29, 2008, 08:27 AM
It's called debt. I have tried to avoid it myself, aside from student loans. I am still paying on my truck (the blue Nissan back 1 page) but it was a small loan for that. However, those vehicles I posted are 12, 19, 20, and 21 years old. No wonder I can't keep them running!

It becomes painfully clear to me now... I have a loan on my car, but it'll be paid off before the end of summer. I almost bought an '05 300C, which would've been another $20 a month, but I'd be paying on that for the next five stinkin' years.. the Cool-to-Cost ratio wasn't worth it.

mcb001982
May 29, 2008, 08:35 AM
what did you do to the wheels?????

why??? if you like it fair enough, but it looks stupid. when i see cars like that i just think what a stupid effing driver. dont care what car it is. if you are going to repaint something, change the whole car to black and get stock rs4 alloy wheels on it - my thought anyways

Well my original thoughts were to just paint them titanium since a stock silver wheel is sooooo boring. My wheel guy had this idea and it actually looks pretty cool in th sunlight since the wheels change colors depending on which angle you look at the wheel. I like black wheels on a car and I have thought about putting RS4 wheels on the car but I would also paint those black. But at this point I am not going to put $$ into the car for an entire set of wheels since I am going to be buying a RS4 at the end of the summer. You don't have to like the current wheels, but don't make rude comments. Everyone on the board comes from different walks of life, and just because I am young you assume someone bought the car for me based on the tone of your post..... that is not true. I have provided everything for myself since I was 18 (now being 25) and I think I have done pretty well so far.

citron230
May 29, 2008, 09:45 AM
Did your transmission shift rough from first to second, out of curiosity? .

it totally shifted rough from 1st to 2nd, it was a hard kick and was worse when it was cold or had just started. my 300CD was Diamond Blue with Creme Parchment interior. I loved that car.

FadeToBlack
May 29, 2008, 03:08 PM
it totally shifted rough from 1st to 2nd, it was a hard kick and was worse when it was cold or had just started. my 300CD was Diamond Blue with Creme Parchment interior. I loved that car.

I'd say that my transmission was fine and that I was most likely just being paranoid. (as usual) I know that as of a couple of months ago, it's still running. I seen it around here somewhere. I believe it was at a gas station. Speaking of which, diesel is now $4.85 a gallon here, which is insane.

I did know the name of the color of mine, but I can't remember now.

I tell ya, even with the small flaws it had, on the way home when I bought it, (which was about 45-50 miles away) it drove beautifully, especially on the highway. 80MPH was nothing for it. German cars are always noted for their high speed stability and that one was definitely stable.

I ended up getting nervous once we got on the two lane roads that were more populated because I had a headlight out, a tailight out, and dead tags. :eek:

So yeah, I was pretty paranoid about the police.

Oh yeah, one more thing that annoyed me about the car was that it would keep running after you turned off the ignition occasionally. This, too, was a common problem with these cars and an easy fix from what I understand.

costabunny
May 29, 2008, 03:12 PM
My baby pocket rocket ...
http://www.costabunny.com/front.jpg

http://www.costabunny.com/back.jpg


I bought my Golf at the end of last year and I love her very much. Shes quick, pretty, lovely to drive and park as well as geting 40mpg.

Only a 1.4 but 170hp so she's perfect for me living in such a small place as Gibraltar.

Chrismcfall
May 29, 2008, 05:49 PM
1.4 TSI. Thats a cool little engine :D

FadeToBlack
May 30, 2008, 12:03 AM
Nice Golf! :)

As I mentioned earlier in the thread, my friend has a 2000 Mustang GT. Well today, I had the chance to drive it. :eek:

Being used to a 2.0 4 Cylinder, driving a badass 4.6 Liter V8 was insane. I only drove it a couple of miles, but I got on it a couple of times and hit about 80 or so. Effortlessly. It has an aftermarket exhaust (not sure of the brand) and a short shifter and I believe those are the only mods. The short shifter was awesome, as I'd never driven a car with one. Extremely quick shifts! Man, I swear it gave me a natural high to drive it. That was about 4 hours ago or so and I'm still pumped. It's seriously making me want a nice RWD sports car as my next car. Wow. :cool:

Underworld
May 30, 2008, 05:14 AM
here is my Ride

:D



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2536229740_0afb362b28.jpg



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2166/2535414207_0978ec7467.jpg?v=0

Tattoo
May 30, 2008, 05:57 AM
My baby pocket rocket ...
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I bought my Golf at the end of last year and I love her very much. Shes quick, pretty, lovely to drive and park as well as geting 40mpg.

Only a 1.4 but 170hp so she's perfect for me living in such a small place as Gibraltar.

VeeeeDub in da House!! :D

mkjj
May 30, 2008, 06:55 AM
Ford puma 02 version

http://homepage.mac.com/markjjohnson/.Pictures/S7MJJ.jpg

quagmire
May 30, 2008, 10:11 AM
My dads 2007 BMW 335xi after getting a detail at my job. Sorry for the crappy iPhone pictures.

http://gallery.mac.com/quagmire2/100032/IMG_0019/web.jpg


http://gallery.mac.com/quagmire2/100032/IMG_0020/web.jpg

http://gallery.mac.com/quagmire2/100032/IMG_0021/web.jpg

http://gallery.mac.com/quagmire2/100032/IMG_0022/web.jpg

I'll add to this post that it is a blast to drive and so far the High Pressure Fuel Pump hasn't failed yet( :knock on wood: ). :D Though cleaning the exhaust tips is hell. Damn black exhaust crap. :p

Plymouthbreezer
Jun 1, 2008, 11:44 AM
Finally got around to taking some shots of my mother's new vehicle, which she got last month. It's a 2008 Chevy Impala LT, leather, heated seats, spoiler, 17" rims, XM Satellite Radio, etc... Very nice car for the price (MSRP of just over $26,000). She got it with 4,900 miles on it for $18,500.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/300hemic/DSC_2721.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/300hemic/DSC_2722.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/300hemic/DSC_2723.jpg

amik
Jun 3, 2008, 01:28 PM
Picked her up on Saturday. 120 miles on the clock so far.

http://Amiklos.smugmug.com/photos/304644070_YgWGb-L.jpg

http://Amiklos.smugmug.com/photos/304648412_ZaeaK-L.jpg

ErikCLDR
Jun 3, 2008, 02:18 PM
Picked her up on Saturday. 120 miles on the clock so far.


My neighbor/ best friends dad has the exact same car, Only an 05 I believe and different wheels (10 spoke?). I've got to say that is an awesome little ride, so fun to drive. He absolutely loves his and babies it so so much.

amik
Jun 3, 2008, 03:23 PM
I've got to say that is an awesome little ride, so fun to drive. He absolutely loves his and babies it so so much.

It is ridiculously fun to drive. I can't stop grinning when I get on a twisty road. Can't wait to get out of the break in period so I can take it up to 8,000 rpm instead of 5,000. Figured now was the time to get one before my wife and I start thinking more seriously about kids.

jesses
Jun 3, 2008, 11:24 PM
s2k is hot! do you really only use 1st and 2nd gears in the city?

amik
Jun 4, 2008, 05:22 AM
s2k is hot! do you really only use 1st and 2nd gears in the city?

I suppose you could if you wanted to rev the hell out of the engine the whole time. I personally get into 6th gear by about 45 mph when I'm just cruising around. When really pushing the car it helps to stay above 6k rpm which means spending a lot more time in the lower gears. The gear ratios are very close in this transmission.

pointandclick
Jun 4, 2008, 02:34 PM
Amen, manual steering is a bitch. I've gotten used to it though. Drum brakes are more fun. Oh and no A/C... in florida, woo hoo! Although winters always nice. Oh and you can also tell 68 from 67 because they have side reflectors on the 68's. They were required on all vehicles in 68, as were collapsable steering columns. I always think, "Man I hope i never get in an accident because it would hurt." Yeah the side panels are different too. I think the hub caps are too but I'm not sure.

Yep, I'm a mustang freak so I can tell the difference between all the classics (though the 71-73 are trickier). I had a guy in my english class try to argue with me about them, saying that it was originally a 4 door family car.:rolleyes: He ended up being one of my roommates later. Probably one of the only people I've ever met that I couldn't stand.

Anyway manual drum brakes are great fun as long as you don't need to stop quickly.:p I never really thought to worry about accidents too much. They don't have all the safety features, but there's a lot more steel in those old cars. I guess you're right though, your face being stopped by a plastic/wood steering wheel will hurt a little more than an airbag.:eek:

RITZFit
Jun 5, 2008, 12:58 AM
Picked her up on Saturday. 120 miles on the clock so far.


nice choice! I got to wind one out on the interstate a while back, good fun :D

twistedlegato
Jun 24, 2008, 11:58 AM
That 3 series is a beauty!

Revlefty
Jun 24, 2008, 12:37 PM
Here's my 06:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/BrunsLefty/Car/P5250007.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/BrunsLefty/Car/P2170002.jpg

Not a lot of mods, but hopefully more too come.
Tokico D-Spec adjustable shocks & Struts
Eibach lowering springs
C&L Racer intake and Tune
Pypes O/R H Pipe and Borla Stinger mufflers
And painted all the emblems black.

Heavy Fluid
Jun 25, 2008, 09:33 AM
Ref - LOVE the Mustang, and love that you did exhaust mods. They sound good in stock form, but after you do some exhaust mods, they just sound so much better.

Here is my current car -

2003 Ford Focus SVT.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/lovtrance/SVTSide.jpg

Stock under the hood, few appearance modificiations. 6 speed, takes Premium fuel, and doesn't get great gas mileage.

SpookTheHamster
Jun 26, 2008, 03:56 PM
My car, stickered up for the trip to Le Mans

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3180/2583810947_a21e3af1c7.jpg

pointandclick
Jun 26, 2008, 04:59 PM
Here's my 06:


Not a lot of mods, but hopefully more too come.
Tokico D-Spec adjustable shocks & Struts
Eibach lowering springs
C&L Racer intake and Tune
Pypes O/R H Pipe and Borla Stinger mufflers
And painted all the emblems black.

Nice :cool:
Those '05+ sure ride much better than the older ones. My brother has a sonic blue 05 gt. They feel like they're more under control at high speeds too. IDK though, he's never let anyone drive it :rolleyes:

MacHappytjg
Jun 26, 2008, 10:31 PM
I'm here to win the MacRumors Forums "smallest car engine" award with my 0.7 litre beast!
In all honesty though, I love this car. It handles amazingly, has an electric roof, heated leather seats and the most awesome alloy wheels ever! I usually get 45-50mpg on my runs to University which means it's perfect for what I bought it for. Manufacturer badges are intact, front and rear! ;)

Since I took these photos I've replaced the stereo with a Sony one which has proper iPod connectivity. It cost me about 100 and now I can just dock my iPhone when I get into the car and control it with the head unit. It works brilliantly.

too bad we didnt have those smart cars in canada they remind me of a rx8

MacHappytjg
Jun 26, 2008, 11:00 PM
Yanks call this an Optima, but in Canada it's a KIA Magentis.


this is totally off topoic but the great white north is not in Ontario nothing near it.

neiltc13
Jun 27, 2008, 06:14 AM
6 speed, takes Premium fuel, and doesn't get great gas mileage.

I don't know that much about cars, but why would a car not take "premium fuel"? I assume by this you mean products like Shell V-Power?

NightFlight
Jun 27, 2008, 11:35 AM
I don't know that much about cars, but why would a car not take "premium fuel"? I assume by this you mean products like Shell V-Power?

Because it does not require it. There are minimum octane ratings that a vehicle requires.

Please tell me that you understand at least that if you have your drivers license, if not you could be wasting a lot of money or doing some damage to your vehicle...

idyll
Jun 30, 2008, 01:26 AM
Putting premium fuel in a car that does not require certainly won't hurt it.. but it might be a waste of money.

ryannel2003
Jun 30, 2008, 11:00 PM
Just picked up my "new" car today. 2000 Cadillac Seville STS. 54k miles, fully loaded minus Nav and sunroof. These cars are super cheap on the used car market, and represent a great value in the luxury car market.

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n46/ryannel2003/IMG_0169.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n46/ryannel2003/IMG_0171.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n46/ryannel2003/IMG_0178.jpg

sycho
Jul 1, 2008, 12:58 AM
Putting premium fuel in a car that does not require certainly won't hurt it.. but it might be a waste of money.

Many cars meant to run on regular run crappy on premium.

Heavy Fluid
Jul 1, 2008, 04:58 AM
Many cars meant to run on regular run crappy on premium.

And vice versa. The computer in my car is tuned for premium. Running anything less than that and you will get worse gas mileage. So worse mileage = filling up more = spending as much or more than premium. Might as well follow the manufacturers recommendations and run premium.

darrenm
Jul 1, 2008, 05:24 AM
Picked it up last month. Love it ...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2303/2426770113_2af55d85d7.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3089/2426770827_020f05c8e0.jpg?v=0

neiltc13
Jul 1, 2008, 06:11 AM
Picked it up last month. Love it ...

What a hideous monster of a car. Oh well, I'll take pleasure in knowing you pay around four times the amount of road tax that I do and you are only getting a couple of seconds better 0-60. Looks like you needed that too, with your rural house and all that dirt it's covered in with your off road driving.

spamdumpster
Jul 1, 2008, 06:25 AM
So, I've pretty much convinced the wife to get a minivan, and then I find no pictures on minivans in this thread. So either (1) Mac users don't drive minivans, or (2) minivan owners are too embarrassed to post the pictures. So which is it?

neiltc13
Jul 1, 2008, 07:50 AM
So, I've pretty much convinced the wife to get a minivan, and then I find no pictures on minivans in this thread. So either (1) Mac users don't drive minivans, or (2) minivan owners are too embarrassed to post the pictures. So which is it?

Why do you want a "minivan" instead of a regular car?

scotthayes
Jul 1, 2008, 08:16 AM
What a hideous monster of a car. Oh well, I'll take pleasure in knowing you pay around four times the amount of road tax that I do and you are only getting a couple of seconds better 0-60. Looks like you needed that too, with your rural house and all that dirt it's covered in with your off road driving.

Bit of a snotty way to greet a new member and one day you will work out the 0-60 really doesn't matter. So what car do you drive neiltc13?

Darrenm - Nice car, guessing as it's a diesel you'll get a pretty decent MPG.

neiltc13
Jul 1, 2008, 08:55 AM
Bit of a snotty way to greet a new member and one day you will work out the 0-60 really doesn't matter. So what car do you drive neiltc13?

Darrenm - Nice car, guessing as it's a diesel you'll get a pretty decent MPG.

Haha, he wishes. Parkers says 27mpg.

I've had almost double that from my car which is made by Smart.

Decahedron
Jul 1, 2008, 08:58 AM
What a hideous monster of a car. Oh well, I'll take pleasure in knowing you pay around four times the amount of road tax that I do and you are only getting a couple of seconds better 0-60. Looks like you needed that too, with your rural house and all that dirt it's covered in with your off road driving.
Know what'd be awesome? If you NEVER posted again. The q7 is hardly billed as some offroad force to be reckoned with. It's meant to be a good looking people carrier. I'm pretty sure that's what the poster wants to use it for.

And honestly? Youre touting your Smart badge?

neiltc13
Jul 1, 2008, 09:01 AM
Know what'd be awesome? If you NEVER posted again. The q7 is hardly billed as some offroad force to be reckoned with. It's meant to be a good looking people carrier. I'm pretty sure that's what the poster wants to use it for.

And honestly? Youre touting your Smart badge?

I've never seen an Audi Q7 with more than 2 people in it.

ErikCLDR
Jul 1, 2008, 09:01 AM
Many cars meant to run on regular run crappy on premium.

Not really. Every modern car senses lower grade gas and changes the engine timing. The engine will run fine, but you just probably get what- 1mpg less and slightly reduced power.

silbeej
Jul 1, 2008, 09:54 AM
Haha, he wishes. Parkers says 27mpg.

I've had almost double that from my car which is made by Smart.

So is that Q7 27 Imperial MPG, or US MPG? Even after the conversion i'm still stuck on how European cars/SUV's get such better fuel economy than the same models in the US.

scotthayes
Jul 1, 2008, 10:01 AM
Haha, he wishes. Parkers says 27mpg.

I've had almost double that from my car which is made by Smart.

which is about what I get from my "normal" car.

why haven't you posted a picture of your car? If you are going to make comments about other peoples it's only fair for them to see what you drive.

Plus, if I were in an accident I'd rather it be in a Q7 than a smart car. It's not all about MPG you know.

Decahedron
Jul 1, 2008, 10:08 AM
which is about what I get from my "normal" car.

why haven't you posted a picture of your car? If you are going to make comments about other peoples it's only fair for them to see what you drive.

Plus, if I were in an accident I'd rather it be in a Q7 than a smart car. It's not all about MPG you know.
if its with another sedan id rather be in a smart, so i dont have to worry about how dangerously unsafe the suv vs (insert not an suv here) impacts are for the other party. anything else id take the q7.
anyhow to the person id quoted earlier, just because you havent seen a q7 with more than 2 people in it doesnt mean it hasnt been used for that purpose. even if it HAS only been used for carrying two people, who are you to say if that was a wise investment for them. Maybe gas prices arent a big deal (esp if you drive a 60 thousand dollar SUV) for this poster.

scotthayes
Jul 1, 2008, 10:18 AM
It bugs me when people have a go at 4x4 (suv to our American friends) owners without knowing why they have one. Even if the reason is they just wanted one. It seems the hip thing to do at the moment is to slag off 4x4s

Oh and $60,000... you are joking, the version of the Q7 posted costs over 41,000 ($82,000) - it's on British plates, so guessing bought in the UK - without adding anything to it.

neiltc13
Jul 1, 2008, 10:33 AM
I posted pictures of my car earlier in this thread and I really do love it. It's a lot of fun to drive and it gets great fuel economy. It has a 0.7 litre turbocharged 3 cylinder engine which I've managed to get 50mpg out of (that's about 41mpg in American language).

Sure, it's not the quickest car on the road - 0-60 takes 10.9 seconds but it handles incredibly well and has been reliable so far. The speed is even less of a concern when you consider what other road users here have. Plenty of people drive superminis which can take up to 15 seconds to get to 60 and it's relatively uncommon for family sedans to have anything over a 2L engine. Many have 1.6 or 1.8 litres.

It has an electric folding soft top, heated leather seats and 16" alloy wheels. I added an aftermarket Sony head unit which has full iPod support and it works great. The only thing that I wish mine had is the paddle shift gears on the steering wheel but these cost upwards of $1000 to add.

Anyway, here's a few pictures:
http://www.neilchristie.com/dump/ZZ30236280.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/197/456555658_6802d37a2e_o.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/243/456555634_ec39b3a50d_o.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/203/456555626_a7caf77ddc_o.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/207/456555622_50f6e65eb7_o.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/196/456555652_110bf31e00_o.jpg

If Parkers is right about the Audi, that's 27mpg imperial, which is around about 21mpg US.

scotthayes
Jul 1, 2008, 10:57 AM
It's nice that you love your car, as I'm sure the guy who just got the Q7 loves his. There was just no need for the comments you made about it been "a hideous monster of a car"

neiltc13
Jul 1, 2008, 10:59 AM
It's nice that you love your car, as I'm sure the guy who just got the Q7 loves his. There was just no need for the comments you made about it been "a hideous monster of a car"

I'm sure I'm not alone in my opinion though. I see a lot of 4x4 hate when I'm driving around where I live, whether it be people stealing parking spaces from those driving these giant vehicles or general discourtesy, it seems to happen a lot.

GGJstudios
Jul 1, 2008, 11:18 AM
http://www.neilchristie.com/dump/ZZ30236280.jpg

It looks like this AND it's slow as molasses? I'm almost tempted to say something rude, like "what a hideous monster of a car", but of course, that would be in bad taste! :D

xper
Jul 1, 2008, 11:18 AM
I see a lot of 4x4 hate when I'm driving around where I live
Yeah, there is alot of stupid people on our planet