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Old 07-11-2011, 01:47 PM   #76
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I still drive my old 99 Honda Accord.

I just never got into the fancy car craze.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:54 PM   #77
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I still drive my old 99 Honda Accord.

I just never got into the fancy car craze.
Nothing wrong with that. Saves A LOT of money. Especially when that mod bug gets in your system.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:55 PM   #78
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Actually, I got a steal on my cobra. 22k only 8400 miles. You could go a different direction...but you would get smoked.
Would get smoked right up to the point that you had to turn.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:55 PM   #79
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I also miss my 91 MR2 TURBO
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:00 PM   #80
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Nothing wrong with that. Saves A LOT of money. Especially when that mod bug gets in your system.
I've replaced the starter once and that's literally the extent of maintenance. I figure I'll run it to death and then pay cash for a "luxury vehicle" with all the money I've saved.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:02 PM   #81
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Would get smoked right up to the point that you had to turn.
Like I said I don't have a solid rear axle. My car will turn just fine. Not only that but its far from stock. Don't hate the snake.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:02 PM   #82
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I miss my old '67 427/390 Corvette-
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:03 PM   #83
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I've replaced the starter once and that's literally the extent of maintenance. I figure I'll run it to death and then pay cash for a "luxury vehicle" with all the money I've saved.
Smart plan. That's a good idea. Cash is the only way to go.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:12 PM   #84
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Smart plan. That's a good idea. Cash is the only way to go.
Zero interest is better, I bought a Cadillac CTS for my wife on a 36 month zero interest. Keep your cash invested and make a monthly automatic payment withdraw and still make money on what you have invested.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:16 PM   #85
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My stang has IRS (04 Cobra) so I guess I wouldn't know about the solid axle. I know a lot of the guys who have these Terminator Cobras change from IRS to solid axle for the drag strip & such.
Yeah, the Cobra upgrade has the IRS. I'll admit I'm kind of a snob about domestic vs. import. I've always thought the imports like Porsche, Mercedes, BMW were the premium brands if you want all around performance.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:21 PM   #86
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Yeah, the Cobra upgrade has the IRS. I'll admit I'm kind of a snob about domestic vs. import. I've always thought the imports like Porsche, Mercedes, BMW were the premium brands if you want all around performance.
They are the premium cars...I can admit that.
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Hey dont rag on the solid rear axle. I have a camaro and trans am for decades and they are fun cars. Best bang for the buck
Yup, certainly you get great bang for the buck with domestic brands. This is just my opinion, but if you pay that extra 10-20% for a Porsche, Mercedes, Acura, Audi, Infiniti, Lexus you get a better all around performance vehicle.
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Yup, certainly you get great bang for the buck with domestic brands. This is just my opinion, but if you pay that extra 10-20% for a Porsche, Mercedes, Acura, Audi, Infiniti, Lexus you get a better all around performance vehicle.
......Depending on the model, obviously.
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:20 PM   #89
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......Depending on the model, obviously.
Yup. Oddly enough, I was driving a rental Dodge Avenger last week and that was a very nice performer.
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Yup. Oddly enough, I was driving a rental Dodge Avenger last week and that was a very nice performer.
A guy I work with just got a brand new Avenger, I was quite suprised as well.
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Have a 2000 Ford Mustang and she's just about had it. Loved the car, and never had a problem, but don't want another mustang.

Looking for something 4 door but still sporty, manual, that sticks to the road and has instant acceleration.

Test drove a 2008 Audi A4 today and it was nice. 23.5K. Seemed like there was a delay between when I tried to speed up and when it actually kicked in, and I didn't like that. Other that that, I would be happy with it.

Going to drive some BMW 3's this week, and then try and decide. I'd like to stay under 40K, so that puts the A5's out of my reach unless I can find a steal. Don't want a convertible or a 2 door.

My friend has a Mazda Speed 3 hatchback that he really likes. I've ridden in it a bunch, but don't think a hatchback it my style.

Any suggestions?
Get a Mitsubishi Evo...
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It'll run for ever. I love my Subaru.

Of course, I love my '72 Bronco even more.
Rep for having a '72 Bronco.

If I had the money and a place to store them I would get a mid 70's IH Scout or Traveler and a 1978 Bronco I always loved the size and grill of those late 70's Broncos.

My dad worked for an IH dealer when we lived in Denver in the mid 70's and he would get a Scout or Traveler for the weekend when company came into town and we would take them up into the mountains. Great memories of panning for gold and riding through the mountain's in the back of an IH.
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Rep for having a '72 Bronco.

If I had the money and a place to store them I would get a mid 70's IH Scout or Traveler and a 1978 Bronco I always loved the size and grill of those late 70's Broncos.

My dad worked for an IH dealer when we lived in Denver in the mid 70's and he would get a Scout or Traveler for the weekend when company came into town and we would take them up into the mountains. Great memories of panning for gold and riding through the mountain's in the back of an IH.
Speaking of great memories, I bought a brand new Toyota Landcruiser new off the lot in Denver in 74, it was green with the white top. I rigged up a hoist in my garage so I could back in and lift off the top. I sold it in 86 when I moved south, I needed a vehicle with AC and something big enough to haul the kids.
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Speaking of great memories, I bought a brand new Toyota Landcruiser new off the lot in Denver in 74, it was green with the white top. I rigged up a hoist in my garage so I could back in and lift off the top. I sold it in 86 when I moved south, I needed a vehicle with AC and something big enough to haul the kids.
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I also miss my 91 MR2 TURBO
I miss my 91 MR2 N/A. I just sold it about 3 months ago.
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This thread just makes me excited to go back home and drive the Vette. VroooooooM.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:51 AM   #98
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I miss my 91 MR2 N/A. I just sold it about 3 months ago.
I had one of them, but then had to get a turbo.

the turbo was scarier...not nec. better.
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Thanks for the advice guys!

Looked into the Infinity G7. Nice looking car, but it doesn't look like they make a manual sedan, and I couldn't stand to drive an automatic.

After thinking about it more, I'm pretty sure I want 6 cylinders, instead of a turbo charged 4. The one thing that I've love about my mustang over the years is that I've felt I've always been able to accelerate when I've wanted to, so that's just how I drive.

Pretty sure the other thing I'll have to have is AWD. The worst thing about my car has been a rear-wheel car with little weight is terrible for things like rain, ice, or turning.

Going to check out the BMW 328 and 335 stuff this week. The WRX sounds nice if I can get a spoiler free version =P

Have you looked at the Acura TL SH-AWD? V6, all wheel drive, 4 door and a super well made car imo. Fits all the guidelines you've laid down. I have don't have the superhandling version but I am in love with the car. I drove the SH and it was loads of fun.
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Test drove a 2008 Audi A4 today and it was nice. 23.5K. Seemed like there was a delay between when I tried to speed up and when it actually kicked in, and I didn't like that. Other that that, I would be happy with it.


Any suggestions?
have you test driven an Audi S4 or RS4? Depending on the year, they have twin turbos or a super charger.
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