0.5% likely my next car

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  1. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

  2. Alfer

    Alfer New Member


    I think you and the fam will fit nicely it that one...
  3. AndrewM

    AndrewM New Member

    And if you drive it like a grandmother it will get even better gas mileage than your 5 ;)

    Good luck with that
  4. Saurav

    Saurav Active Member War Zone Member

    LOL. In my dreams, that *is* my next car :) It's not as expensive as it looks ;)
  5. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

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    I drove one of those. Way too small, too noisy, and the suspension is too stiff. But I'm old. Around here there are several used ones for sale between $30 and $40K.
  6. cjd

    cjd New Member

    That IS my next toy car, unless I find something I prefer by the time I have a place to garage it. :)

    Except different color. Why so boring on such a fun little car. :)

  7. AndrewM

    AndrewM New Member

    Says the man who drives an S-class ;) Which is way too big, too quiet and feels reminiscent of a row-boat in the ocean (Well ok, maybe not the last part) :D

    Actually I'm only half kidding, I remember when one of the car rags did a comparison test that had a Lotus in it along with the Mazda Speed Miata, Cobra kit-car and the Honda S2000, one of the memorable comments was something along the lines of comparing the S2000 to the Lotus and that the Honda was judged to be too soft and practical compared to the Lotus. That alone said a lot to me as the S2000 is fairly stiff and has pretty much no room at all in it.
  8. BlakeG

    BlakeG New Member

    I owned an Exige for about 6 months. I had a blast in it -- although it was not my daily driver. I do not think that I could have handled it every day. Although blasts down Highway 9 and Skyline and the like were quite fun, it was not even practical as a 'weekend' car for me and my wife because we go away for quite a few long weekends and there is not enough room for two peoples stuff + anything that my wife decides to buy when we are away.

    Took it to a few autocrosses though, and even though I am a shit driver it sure is a blast to throw around. Had more fun at Laguna Seca and Infineon though -- got lucky on some track time at both of those and it really shined.

    Chris -- have you ever driven one? I know that you have/had an ACR -- this makes that look and feel like a Town Car -- at least compared to the one ACR that I have been in.

    Great car though, both for the money and for the very narrow focus that it was designed for.

  9. I like the Mazda RX-8 :)
  10. Shane

    Shane Active Member

    I like the Rx8 except it's gutless in the power department and the maintenance on a rotary is awful. They drink oil like a Suburban drinks gas.
  11. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

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    Hey now, it's a CLS. The S-class is next year's purchase. :)
  12. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

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    I HATE those. Not the looks which are kinda cool, and I've never driven one, but try working on the stereo system. Those cars are a nightmare for an installer!!
  13. OK

    I will have to move up to a Porsche 911 :)
  14. AndrewM

    AndrewM New Member

    They drink gas in a suburban like way as well.

    There is a reason why rotory fans are called rotards :D

    cough-cough built on s-class platform cough-cough :D

    Going for the extended wheelbase S600? I love S-classes, pretty much my ideal car for doing the hypothetical NY to LA drive, fast, doesn't attract attention, very comfortable, etc.

    I was actually quite shocked at the prices of used 911's, you can pick up a late model 911 with either a little factory warranty or the CPO warranty on it for the same/less than you can pick up a new Elise for.
  15. Ron-P

    Ron-P Well-Known Member

    I'd get one, they sure look cool.
  16. Michael

    Michael Junior Geek

    I test drove an RX-8. Fun to drive, but you never get that thrown back in your seat kind of acceleration.
  17. DYohn

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    S600 would be nice, but it's way out of my league. :) I'm actually looking at an '04 S-55 AMG that I happen to know will be available in early '08.

    The new Porsche Cayman is a very nice compromise between the 911 and the Boxster. One of our guys just bought one and it rides really nice. I also like the new BMW Z4 Coupe hardtop.
  18. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member


    Quite screwing around and get an M5.
  19. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

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    Hmm, I wonder if there is an M- version of the Z4? :)
  20. AndrewM

    AndrewM New Member

    There is (Z4 M Roadster), starts around $50k or so, performs a bit better than a Boxster S. There is also a coupe version available (Z4 M Coupe).


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