Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 28, 2011, 02:33 PM   #26
Designer Dale
macrumors 68040
 
Designer Dale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Folding space
'77 Mazda Rotary Engine Pick Up.



Bought off the dealer lot in '78 as a demo and sold drivable in 2010. I had it rebuilt in '91.

Dale
__________________
How to Post, Quote and Multi-Quote Photos - My Google Docs Folder 12/2011
I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message.
Designer Dale is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2011, 02:39 PM   #27
Doc750
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
1991 300ZX twin turbo ....






not my pic ...
Doc750 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2011, 04:25 PM   #28
Benbikeman
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: London, England
Quote:
Originally Posted by mkrishnan View Post
I think they went through a rough patch there... I tried a (new) C-klasse around 2002 or 2003 at a dealer and the shift knob pulled out of the console in my hand. I've always had a soft spot for the SLK series, though. It's too bad they're (used ones anyways) never found with a manual transmission here.
Manual transmission is rare here too - it took me six weeks to find the car I wanted (silver or black exterior, plain black leather interior, manual transmission).

Had a couple of issues in four years: failed O2 sensor and exhaust manifold leak. The O2 sensor was a bit pricey, but other than that the running costs have been very reasonable for the type of car it is.
__________________
London wedding photographer | London portrait photographer | MBP 17 i7 2.4GHz 16Gb 2Tb | iPad 2 3G 64Gb
Benbikeman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2011, 04:26 PM   #29
Dillenger
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Central, Illinois
Send a message via Skype™ to Dillenger
Quote:
Originally Posted by iJohnHenry View Post
Reserve 'Tank' and Gas heater? <snicker>
Reserve tank Yes, No gas heater. And I was thankful, they were known on occasion to go "Boom".
__________________
"Do you really believe, that what you believe in, is really real?" Dr. Del Tackett - The Truth Project
Dillenger is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2011, 04:55 PM   #30
tktaylor1
macrumors 6502a
 
tktaylor1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Nashville, TN
1998 GMC Sonoma. It was my first vehicle. I had it for 2 years, it topped 200,000 miles, and I never had a problem. The only thing I ever had to do was replace the brakes/tires and a battery. I really wish I still had it because now I have this stupid Audi which has problems like every 4 months. I am about to get rid of it and get another small truck or small hatchback.

It looked like this for the most part.
__________________
13" MBP iPhone 5 32GB iMac Airport Express other Apple goodies
tktaylor1 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2011, 05:16 PM   #31
Shrink
macrumors Demi-God
 
Shrink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New England, USA
My current car is my favorite.

'07 BMW M Roadster. Drives like a dream. Terrific short-throw 6 speed, 4 caliper vented discs, grippy, deeply bolstered 12 way adjustable seats, handles likes it's on rails.

Also has great stuff - bluetooth, gps nav systems (absolute necessity for me - I can get lost between my living room and the kitchen), nifty radio, quick drop top.

Sunny day, drop the top, turn on the radar detector, crank up some real rock, and have a ball!!

I must say, I drooled on my keyboard over that Cobra. I'm soooo jealous!
__________________
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. -- Albert Einstein
Shrink is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2011, 05:32 PM   #32
iJohnHenry
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: On tenterhooks
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shrink View Post
... gps nav systems (absolute necessity for me - I can get lost between my living room and the kitchen),
Just how ****ing big IS your house???
iJohnHenry is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2011, 06:04 PM   #33
Benbikeman
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: London, England
Quote:
Originally Posted by iJohnHenry View Post
Just how ****ing big IS your house???
Pretty big if he can use all six gears driving between the two rooms.
__________________
London wedding photographer | London portrait photographer | MBP 17 i7 2.4GHz 16Gb 2Tb | iPad 2 3G 64Gb
Benbikeman is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2011, 06:53 PM   #34
Shrink
macrumors Demi-God
 
Shrink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New England, USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by iJohnHenry View Post
Just how ****ing big IS your house???
Really small - which gives you an idea of how bad my sense of direction is.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Assimilated View Post
Pretty big if he can use all six gears driving between the two rooms.
Actually, I only get to third.
__________________
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. -- Albert Einstein
Shrink is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2011, 07:18 PM   #35
jsolares
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Land of eternal Spring
I haven't owned many cars nor very high end ones, but i have to say the best so far was the 1979 Alfetta Sedan 1.8L DOHC and Twin Carbs, that thing guzzled gas, best it ever did was 15mpg and that's a 1750cc engine , but it had 50/50 weight balance, RWD, great suspension, the front didn't have springs but torsion bars, and the back had a de dion tube, the rear wheels were like 4 years old when i had to let it go and they still looked like new.

The 1993 325is (E36) is a close second though
__________________
Macbook Air 13" 2013 i7 512GB SSD 8GB RAM; iMac 27" 2010 i5 2.8ghz 2x256GB SSD 24GB RAM
jsolares is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2011, 09:06 PM   #36
puma1552
macrumors 68040
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. McMac View Post
My 95 5 liter Mustang GT.
Very nice, I'll see your '95 and raise you my '98:

Thumb resize.

Thumb resize.

(Needs to be lowered, on the list):

Thumb resize.

(Has Cobra headlights now):

Thumb resize.

Thumb resize.

Most fun though? Hard to say, have had lots of fun ones but this one I've had for 13 years now:

Thumb resize.

Thumb resize.

Thumb resize.
puma1552 is offline   -2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 12:25 AM   #37
Michael383
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
I'd say the best car I've owned so far is my 1999 Pontiac Firebird. It's got custom wheels and a Flowmaster Muffler. In nice weather with the T-tops off it's a fun car to cruise around in.
Michael383 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 12:30 AM   #38
leekohler
Banned
 
leekohler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doc750 View Post
1991 300ZX twin turbo ....



Image


not my pic ...
Oh-those are so damn cool.
leekohler is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 02:33 AM   #39
SaMaster14
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Send a message via AIM to SaMaster14 Send a message via MSN to SaMaster14 Send a message via Skype™ to SaMaster14
Well, I'm 18, so my first car is the only car I've ever had in my name which was a new 09 Infiniti G37S (got it 2 years ago). Amazing car for the money and super fun to drive. But I test drove the 2012 BMW 335iS today and was amazed. This will probably be my next car coming early 2012. About 10 grand more than the G pricing in at about $54,000 when loaded with what I want, but the car is truly luxurious with a sports car feel right under the M3.

I've also driven my dad's new Mercedes SL550. Amazing car; sexy and luxurious, but it's slow for the $100,000+ price tag (obviously not a slow car, but not sports car fast by any means) and I feel like an old man when I drive the car.
__________________
New iPad Verizon LTE 32GB; iPod touch 4th gen. 32 GB; BlackBerry Bold 9930
SaMaster14 is offline   -7 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 03:28 AM   #40
'Bmac
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: City of Bon Jovi, New Jersey, USA
The BEST car I EVER owned was my 1992 Chevy Camaro Z28. I miss that car! It was the greenish/blueish metalliac color that was popular in the early 90s with a black interior.
'Bmac is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 03:36 AM   #41
minnie2011
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: United States
I like Mustang and owned...
minnie2011 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 03:42 AM   #42
Macman45
macrumors G5
 
Macman45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
BMW M5 Touring

Simply insane car

I added the full fat kit It's long gone now but cost in execs of 75.000

Ouch!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2008-BMW-M5-Touring-engine.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	216.5 KB
ID:	317712  
__________________
Thats Not All Folks
Macman45 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 03:47 AM   #43
einmusiker
macrumors 68020
 
einmusiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Location: Location:
Quote:
Originally Posted by macquariumguy View Post
We have a '98 SLK 230 and it is indeed a good little car. We've had it 8 years, pretty much trouble free except for a couple hydraulic issues with the roof. My only real complaint is the interior is fragile. Not quite what I expect from Mercedes.
love the slk, had a designo copper orange wish I'd never had given her up.

my current 370z is my best vehicle to date though.





----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doc750 View Post
1991 300ZX twin turbo ....



Image


not my pic ...
:tipshat:
__________________
I <3 Macbook pro, I <3 GoOgle Voice, I <3 my Android phone.
waiting for the shtuff to hit the fan when people start using tons of data on LTE :Popping popcorn:
einmusiker is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 04:17 AM   #44
quasinormal
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia.
A 1976 Chrysler Gallant auto 1.6L sedan. I paid $1500 for it with 50,000 miles on it from the sensible lady original owner in the early 80's. It was cheap because it was highly unfashionable and hard to sell as an auto. It was utterly reliable cheap to run, surprisingly fun to drive and invisible to cops. I gave it to a brother after I had finished with it,.It floated around for the decade or so racking up about 250,000 miles with minimal maintenance.



My actual favourite was a 20 year 1974 manual Honda Civic. It was old and a struggle to keep on the road but I loved that car. It had the appeal of a finely built toy (that was falling apart).

Last edited by quasinormal; Dec 29, 2011 at 04:30 AM.
quasinormal is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 05:50 AM   #45
iJohnHenry
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: On tenterhooks
Quote:
Originally Posted by SaMaster14 View Post
Well, I'm 18, .... yadda, yadda, yadda.
You win ................ something or other. We'll be in touch.
iJohnHenry is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 10:34 AM   #46
sk1wbw
macrumors 68030
 
sk1wbw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Suffolk, Virginia
Not mine, but I had one of these. Had to sell it because I couldn't afford it anymore, but it's the nicest vehicle I've ever owned. Rode like a limo, had a pair of balls on road, and was nice and tall for us tall people. I never hit my head getting in or out and never had to slouch down to get in or climb out to get out.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	8191_17.jpg
Views:	16
Size:	45.0 KB
ID:	317733  
sk1wbw is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 11:07 AM   #47
steve2112
macrumors 68040
 
steve2112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus
Quote:
Originally Posted by iJohnHenry View Post
You win ................ something or other. We'll be in touch.
18 and driving an Infiniti G37? Yeah, I'd say that's #WINNING!

Must be nice. I had a 14 year old Plymouth with a bench seat, slant six, and an AM radio when I was 18.
__________________
He's wise enough to win the world, but fool enough to lose it.
steve2112 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 11:15 AM   #48
COMtnBiker
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
1987 535is 5 speed

Averaged 81 mph for 1000 mile trip.
Sporty
Great seats
Reliable
Executive Sport Sedan personified

Never should have sold it.

COMtnBiker is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 11:27 AM   #49
Mr. McMac
macrumors 68020
 
Mr. McMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Long Island, New York
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dillenger View Post
First new car in high school, a 1974 VW Beetle. I currently have a restored 1966 Beetle, and a Limited Production 2003 New Beetle Turbo S. The wife drives a 2011 VW Tiguan. Yes we are a all VW family.
Very Nice!

My first car was a 1971 Beetle which I bought brand new for $1999.00. Times sure have changed!
__________________
Mid 2011 Mac Mini, 2.3 GHz, 8GB of RAM, 500 GB HD, 2 TB external HD, 46" Samsung Display, 4th gen iPod Shuffle
Custom built Windows 7 PC, Asus ChromeBox, 2nd gen Nexus 7, (2) Roku 3's
Mr. McMac is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 11:30 AM   #50
steve2112
macrumors 68040
 
steve2112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus
Quote:
Originally Posted by COMtnBiker View Post
1987 535is 5 speed

Averaged 81 mph for 1000 mile trip.
Sporty
Great seats
Reliable
Executive Sport Sedan personified

Never should have sold it.

Image
Those were great cars. The thing that strikes me seeing this picture is how small it is. My first thought was "that's a 5 series? It's tiny!". That car is smaller than the current 3 series, and maybe the 1 series. It's sad to me how big and heavy modern cars are compared to older versions.

Personally, I'm just waiting on the two lane-wide gleaming alloy air cars.
__________________
He's wise enough to win the world, but fool enough to lose it.
steve2112 is offline   0 Reply With Quote


Reply
MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HondaLink Offers Partial Car-iPhone Integration Ahead of Apple's 'iOS in the Car' Initiative MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 31 Feb 3, 2014 12:18 AM
how many MacBooks have you owned jondunford MacBook Pro 85 Dec 9, 2013 08:32 AM
Well I've never owned an iPhone but jshin100 iPhone 2 Sep 12, 2012 11:46 PM
Best Case I've Ever Owned! Young Turk iPad Accessories 1 Jul 27, 2012 04:55 PM
Owned by Barclays J.L.Photography MacBook Pro 7 Jun 11, 2012 11:25 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC