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Old Jan 25, 2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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Post your realistic dream car!

Everyone has a dream car, wether it be a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa or a Shelby Daytona Coupe, or a Bugatti Veyron Grand Vitesse or a Lamborghini Aventador J.

However, these are highly unrealistic and lofty goals that only the elite or the elite would be able to reach, but that doesn't mean there's a more affordable dream car (or dream cars) right?

By realistic, I mean something that if you worked towards enough, you could potentially get. This probably wont be any one-offs or limited production car (unless you're already rich enough to do that now), but that doesn't mean it cant be a fun sporty car. A realistic dream car probably wouldn't be, say, a Porsche 918 Spyder ($900k) or the upcoming Ferrari F150, but that doesn't mean say a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (200k) or a Lamborghini Gallardo would be out of the question, since those are more realistically obtainable.

So how about it? What's a dream car that you could potentially get in your lifetime?

For me, I'd have to pick either the all-new 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class (Preferably an AMG version, once they make it!)

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Of course, I'd also be very pleased with a Mini Roadster!

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So, lets have at it!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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Here is mine ;

Volvo XC70 D5 (215bhp diesel)
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Leather
Auto levelling suspension etc

About £40,000 in the UK new ;(
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:35 PM   #3
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The words "realistic" and "dream" don't exactly work that well together...

But I'd greatly enjoy a Miata.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:37 PM   #4
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Tesla Model S.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:43 PM   #5
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My all time favorite is a SL from Benz

New model 2013 on the way; less secrecy as with prototypes

http://www.motorauthority.com/pictur...ry-1#100369135

Myself: still drive Mazda
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:04 PM   #6
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Tesla Model S.
You have good taste! Also my realistic dream car at the moment.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:42 PM   #7
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Hopefully I can afford a Gran Turismo someday. Ferrari sound without the Ferrari price.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:47 PM   #8
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lexus GS350 although it's not really a dream since I ordered one a few weeks ago....

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I wouldn't mind a Porsche Cayenne turbo
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:52 PM   #9
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 12:04 AM   #10
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 12:10 AM   #11
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You have good taste! Also my realistic dream car at the moment.
Haha thanks! I think of it like the first iPhone. It's a fundamental shift in car technology. The all glass sunroof that can be dimmed. The driver profiles. The door handles that suck inward when not in use. The entertainment panel. Not to mention, ALL ELECTRIC! And has a range of up to 300+ miles. It's the car, re-engineered from ground up! It's also not Bugatti expensive, a fully loaded Model S is around 100K.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 01:08 AM   #12
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I dig the new Fiats I see these days. I have no real need for one, but I'd love to have one just for the sheer fun of it.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 06:06 AM   #13
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E30 M3....I love my current E30 but it's still no M3


Or a Ferrari 308GTS


There will always be faster, but there will not always be style to swoon over ;-)
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 06:47 AM   #14
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In a few years, I will probably look for a clean example of a 997 C2S to replace my 3 series as my long term toy.

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Old Jan 26, 2013, 08:03 AM   #15
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 08:36 AM   #16
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My list in order of cost:

Golf GTD or Golf R (45k or 60k)
335i Coupe ($120k)
M3 (180k)
Black Range Rover Sport Supercharged V8 (or the TDV8) ($210k)
911 Turbo S ($450k)

Those are Australian dollars in rough drive away price (insert complaint about car prices here), so I think I'll stop at the Porsche, it's approaching Ferrari prices. Also, all of the above in dark grey (not black).

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Old Jan 26, 2013, 09:36 AM   #17
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In that order

But for now I have my Jeep so I'll be OK.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:04 AM   #18
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Hopefully I can afford a Gran Turismo someday. Ferrari sound without the Ferrari price.

this was my choice too, the emblem is so WIN!!
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 11:39 AM   #19
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Hopefully I can afford a Gran Turismo someday. Ferrari sound without the Ferrari price.
I'd stay away man........I know plenty of people who have a Mas and all of them hate it besides 1.........they are not reliable at all, even under warranty its a pain to keep having to take it back to the dealership to get fixed.

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My list in order of cost:

Golf GTD or Golf R (45k or 60k)
335i Coupe ($120k)
M3 (180k)
Black Range Rover Sport Supercharged V8 (or the TDV8) ($210k)
911 Turbo S ($450k)

Those are Australian dollars in rough drive away price (insert complaint about car prices here), so I think I'll stop at the Porsche, it's approaching Ferrari prices. Also, all of the above in dark grey (not black).

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Have fun when your electronic suspension gives out on the Range and you can't go over 30mph on the highway Happened to me and many others I know!
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The words "realistic" and "dream" don't exactly work that well together...

But I'd greatly enjoy a Miata.
I've bought a Miata (aka MX-5 over here) last August, and so far I loved every single moment driving it. I go topless whenever it doesn't rain, including wintertime at minus 5°C or even less. A true driver's car = F.U.N !
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 02:36 PM   #23
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E30 M3....I love my current E30 but it's still no M3
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Or a Ferrari 308GTS
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There will always be faster, but there will not always be style to swoon over ;-)
Nice E30. People always do crazy engine swaps with E30's.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 02:37 PM   #24
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GTI or Golf R (I have a regular Golf now that I enjoy but want the beefier engine)

My wife wants a Camaro, so we'll probably get one as a nice summer car
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Nice E30. People always do crazy engine swaps with E30's.
Yup, my current E30 has a modified S52 in it
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