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Burn
04-17-2012, 12:44 PM
Bored with talking about Cime City.

Was chatting to AppleMacGuy about cars earlier, so thought I'd start a Car thread.

What is your current favourite car and why?

Don't just name a car, sell it to us. Why is it your favourite?

Mine is the Maserati Granturismo. Why? Well for starters you can buy a 2008 model for about 40k (this is a 110k car when new) - buying one at that age/price means most of the depreciation is gone. It's also a future classic, a forever car that you can keep for a long long time.

It's a prestige Italian marque with genuine pedigree. It's got a Ferrari engine (Tipo F136) as used in the Ferrari F430 and the 458. It has class - where a Ferrari is showy and blingy, the Maserati just oozes understated class.

Most of all it is a genuinely beautiful car, that will still look stunning 20 years from now...

http://www.luxuryautodirect.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Maserati_GranTurismo_Felgen.jpg

mnju_03
04-17-2012, 12:52 PM
Can I just say I agree with OP...?

Ram
04-17-2012, 01:06 PM
I dream of this car every day and night! Guys wants to own it and girls wants to ride it :cool:




http://trialx.com/curetalk/wp-content/blogs.dir/7/files/2011/06/cars/1991_Geo_Metro-3.jpeg





Hopefully 1 day I will be able to afford one!

sexkitteh
04-17-2012, 01:12 PM
That is a nice car...

I personally enjoy the Audi R8. They go for about $100000USD?

I wish Audi hadn't killed the Diesel R8 project though (._.)

http://www.auto-insight.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/2009-Audi-R8.jpg

Burn
04-17-2012, 01:13 PM
@Ram lol, saw your name, wondered what the car would be, wasn't expecting that. Well played.

nycpizzalover
04-17-2012, 01:15 PM
@Burn....I saw an episode of Top Gear and at the end of the day the guys picked the Maserati also

Burn
04-17-2012, 01:23 PM
British Top Gear or US Top Gear? They've started airing the US version here on cable.

Re American cars, I like the Challenger SRT8.

jmeijer
04-17-2012, 01:28 PM
Bugatti Veyron, anyone? Fastest legal street car in the world.

Ram
04-17-2012, 01:31 PM
@Ram lol, saw your name, wondered what the car would be, wasn't expecting that. Well played.

I really the Nissan GTR. something special about that car.

http://images.forum-auto.com/mesimages/26699/nissan_gtr_01.jpg

Joeycool
04-17-2012, 01:37 PM
Ferrari 355.

Because look:

http://www.flemingsultimategarage.com/galleria_images/1319/1319_main_f.jpg

And Listen!


http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFWAmjinnj8

enahs1
04-17-2012, 01:38 PM
How do you post a picture?

frenda
04-17-2012, 01:40 PM
@Burn....I saw an episode of Top Gear and at the end of the day the guys picked the Maserati also

I think that was the Q, the Quattroporte. I agree, I'd love any Maserati.

And +1 for SK on the Audi. My next SUV will be the Q7 and if I rob a bank for real, the A8, but I'd settle for an A5 or A6. :D

Burn
04-17-2012, 01:43 PM
@enahs1 Easiest way, find image you like on Google, get URL of image, post it here inside IMG tag...

[ img] url goes here [/ img] <--remove spaces

Santa
04-17-2012, 01:44 PM
I think Fiats are cool. I don't really have a good reason...

They're Italian? :)

frenda
04-17-2012, 01:49 PM
I think Fiats are cool. I don't really have a good reason...

They're Italian? :)

Santa, I wanna adopt you! ;) Yeah, some Fiats are way cool, especially the new 500. I'm an Alfa guy myself, especially the classics. But most anything Italian will do for me, hence my desire for a Maserati. I even ride a Ducati. :D

Joeycool
04-17-2012, 01:56 PM
Yes.... But Just listen to it!!!


http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qtd2yxvVR0

Santa
04-17-2012, 01:56 PM
My dad got the new Forza game a couple weeks ago. It's sickkkkkk! He let me play it and I drove an Alfa Romeo... :)

I actually suck at driving. I just hold the accelerator down and end up oversteering on every turn. I crash into everything... :/

frenda
04-17-2012, 02:03 PM
Forza 4 is beast! We actually have 2 copies of it, and I even bought the steering wheel that goes with it. Makes it even better. You'll get the hang of the controller soon, then it gets way more fun. The cool thing is the vehicle dynamics are very accurate.

mnju_03
04-17-2012, 02:03 PM
Audi RS4 -
http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r580/mnju_03/cars/Dsc_0170.jpg


Or BMW M Coupe with 1000RR the rider is optional. ;)
http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r580/mnju_03/cars/car_photo_22169_7.jpg
http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r580/mnju_03/cars/bmw-s-1000-rr-3.jpg

And these fine German vehicles need no sale pitch, just a special someone to call there own...

Santa
04-17-2012, 02:06 PM
My dad has a special seat and steering wheel also! :)

My dad likes to collect cars. Models, real ones, virtual ones...anything!

He doesn't like Italian cars, I do. :)

sexkitteh
04-17-2012, 02:12 PM
I actually like this car VERY much and might buy one this year.... this is the best bang for buck car out there... seriously... Can you guess what it is without clicking on it?

http://blog.roadandtrack.com/wp-content/uploads/KIA-photoa-440x328.jpg

mnju_03
04-17-2012, 02:12 PM
I actually like this car VERY much and might buy one this year.... this is the best bang for buck car out there... seriously... Can you guess what it is without clicking on it?

http://blog.roadandtrack.com/wp-content/uploads/KIA-photoa-440x328.jpg

Looks like that new Kia...

frenda
04-17-2012, 02:14 PM
My dad has a special seat and steering wheel also! :)

My dad likes to collect cars. Models, real ones, virtual ones...anything!

He doesn't like Italian cars, I do. :)

He sounds like a good dude, even if he can't appreciate Italian cars. I like all cars, I had a 2010 Camaro SS until recently. I could have 100 cars and not be happy. :) My cousin has about 30, to include a Lamborghini and several Alfas and Fiats. Even has an original Fiat 600 Abarth.

sexkitteh
04-17-2012, 02:14 PM
IT IS! My neighbor got one... it's soooooo nice o_0

he paid 32000 brand new off the lot... top of the line...

Their head designer guy was the head designer from Audi... and it shows imho...

mnju_03
04-17-2012, 02:16 PM
He sounds like a good dude, even if he can't appreciate Italian cars. I like all cars, I had a 2010 Camaro SS until recently. I could have 100 cars and not be happy. :) My cousin has about 30, to include a Lamborghini and several Alfas and Fiats. Even has an original Fiat 600 Abarth.

I have major sucking up to do to you so I can benefit from this cousin.... Have you lost weight? Wow you sound mature, I admire you...Wanna grab a beer, on me?


IT IS! My neighbor got one... it's soooooo nice o_0

he paid 32000 brand new off the lot... top of the line...

Their head designer guy was the head designer from Audi... and it shows imho...

Yeah, it looks really cool. Especially for a Kia!

frenda
04-17-2012, 02:19 PM
I have major sucking up to do to you so I can benefit from this cousin.... Have you lost weight? Wow you sound mature, I admire you...Wanna grab a beer, on me?

Yeah, it looks really cool. Especially for a Kia!

Lol, keep trying... The sounding mature part hurt, I sense the sarcasm... Funny, I better be mature, considering my age, lol. Wait, being called mature at my age makes me old! Dayum... ;)

Swifty
04-17-2012, 02:23 PM
Junker 1/1

Santa
04-17-2012, 02:23 PM
Car lovers unite! :)

Amber_
04-17-2012, 02:34 PM
I have a thing for vintage Corvette's.. if it wasn't so tedious to upload here I'd put up a pic :)

omnus
04-17-2012, 02:38 PM
http://cdn-www.rsportscars.com/images/mercedes-benz/hamann-volcano-slr-mclaren/hamann-volcano-2009-front-quarter-main_w800.jpg

Why?

2009 HAMANN Volcano Specifications
Chassis
Wheels 21 inch HAMANN Edition RACE
Tires Front 255/30ZR21
Tires Rear 345/25ZR21
Drivetrain
Layout Front Engine, RWD
Transmission 5 Speed High-Torque Automatic
Engine
Type: HAMANN-Tuned Supercharged V8
Engine & Transmission
Displacement cu in (cc): 5.4 liters
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 700 bhp
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 612 lb-ft. @ 3300 rpm
Exterior
Body Type 2 Door, 2 Seat Supercar
Materials HAMANN Carbon Fiber Front and Rear Airdams, Rear Spoiler
Performance
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) 3.6 seconds
Top Speed 216 mph

mnju_03
04-17-2012, 02:38 PM
Lol, keep trying... The sounding mature part hurt, I sense the sarcasm... Funny, I better be mature, considering my age, lol. Wait, being called mature at my age makes me old! Dayum... ;)

So you're going to need that beer now, eh? :)

Burn
04-17-2012, 02:42 PM
http://americanclassicars.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/1956ChevroletCorvette.jpg

frenda
04-17-2012, 02:44 PM
So you're going to need that beer now, eh? :)

Definitely!

Burn, great-looking car. Rides like a truck. Sorry to burst your bubble. I've owned or driven several Corvettes, only the current model has a decent ride. Everything prior you might as well be riding on a go kart.

blondealex
04-17-2012, 03:09 PM
I have to go with a classic. http://wallpapersgallery.net/d/1212240-2/AC-Cobra-Shelby-1447-5.jpg

Have considered buying a kit for my next project. Had an 89 5.0 that I had done major work on back in college that got T-boned by an out of control telephone pole, I sold it to a guy that was going to use the motor and trans for a kit.

Burn
04-17-2012, 03:25 PM
Cobra is a nice looking motor, and one good thing about American cars is the burbling noise of a big V8.

Babytway
04-17-2012, 03:28 PM
i dont have a favorite car but any backseat will do.

mnju_03
04-17-2012, 03:30 PM
i dont have a favorite car but any backseat will do.

Zing!!!!! lol

Joeycool
04-17-2012, 03:31 PM
Cobra is a nice looking motor, and one good thing about American cars is the burbling noise of a big V8.

I thought Cobras were British? In fact I'm sure AC were a British company... could be wrong.

Edit/

Looks like they got took over by a US company later on according to wikipedia

Ghost818
04-17-2012, 03:32 PM
i dont have a favorite car but any backseat will do.

Thats a Priceless Line.

Burn
04-17-2012, 03:39 PM
Originally British, car was based on an AC Ace, which did have a Bristol straight 6 engine.

Carrol Shelby took it, gave it the Cobra name, put a yank Ford V8 in it, and made it a beast.

reidos
04-17-2012, 04:01 PM
I must agree with burn I love the granturismo. But I love the range rover :)
http://www.google.com.au/search?tbm=isch&source=mog&hl=en&gl=au&client=safari&tab=wi&q=range%20rover%20sport&sa=N&biw=320&bih=416#i=34

The new evoque is nice too :)

G Wiz
04-17-2012, 04:08 PM
Need I say more...http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HEQykMReV28/TwbcJ908djI/AAAAAAAACLw/VFmx8sMgw6w/s1600/g35.jpg

Santa
04-17-2012, 04:19 PM
When I was in NYC for spring break my family and I went in the Ferrari store. It was so awesome!!!

AppleMacGuy
04-17-2012, 05:09 PM
I lusted after a Nissan GT-R34 for years and finally was able to afford one when the prices came down to the right level. I bought mine 3 years ago (larger image of my Avatar):

http://www.toolbox.uk.com/images/cars/gtr34/gtr34-1.jpg

What's great about this car? Everything! Looks awesome, drives awesome and handles awesome! Any serious petrolheaed always acknolwedges the GT-R pedigree. IMO, for price/performance the GT-R has no equal. And it can match virtually anything on the roads - even cars that are 4 or 5 times the price. Raced them all...

Plus, on the UK roads...well your far more likely to see a Lambo or Ferrari than one of these as they're rare as rare can be. Mine is one of only 80 official UK cars that were imported by Nissan, specifically number 80 of 80. Given that a few have bitten the dust or gone abroad I'd hazard that there are less than 60 left now. Of course there are a few imported ones also, but none of them have leather interiors which was reserved only for the UK models :p

CounterSniper
04-17-2012, 05:13 PM
I like the Ford Model T.

Best thing about it is you can get it in any color as long as its black!

Santa
04-17-2012, 05:23 PM
Kinda stupid but... Why do you spell favorite like that? Is it some UK thing?

Joeycool
04-17-2012, 05:29 PM
Kinda stupid but... Why do you spell favorite like that? Is it some UK thing?

That is the English way to spell it. And being as how the language is called English... It is the correct way to spell it :)

mnju_03
04-17-2012, 05:30 PM
That is the English way to spell it. And being as how the language is called English... It is the correct way to spell it :)

Snap!


10 letters

Santa
04-17-2012, 05:35 PM
As my Spanish teacher says...

Okey dokey! :)

English vs. English...

Who wins?

mnju_03
04-17-2012, 05:43 PM
As my Spanish teacher says...

Okey dokey! :)

English vs. English...

Who wins?

The Teacher.

Santa
04-17-2012, 05:56 PM
Wayyyyy OT, but how do you insert a custom link? I see people who have links like "clicky"... Not some www dot something... How do you do that?

Gaming Will
04-17-2012, 06:02 PM
1968 Corvette, because I inherited it. And it always gets alot of looks.

Burn
04-18-2012, 02:03 AM
http://www.topgear.ro/media/1-1.jpg

Nissan GTR MY2012

Price: 73,500; Top speed: 199mph; 0-60mph: 2.8sec; Engine: V6, 3799cc, turbocharged; Power: 560bhp at 6500rpm; Torque: 460lb ft at 3400-6000rpm; Gearbox: 6-spd DSG.

Just sick.

AppleMacGuy
04-18-2012, 02:14 AM
Nissan GTR MY2012

Price: 73,500; Top speed: 199mph; 0-60mph: 2.8sec; Engine: V6, 3799cc, turbocharged; Power: 560bhp at 6500rpm; Torque: 460lb ft at 3400-6000rpm; Gearbox: 6-spd DSG.

Just sick.

Yeah, the MY2012 model makes me drool...but the price has crept up again. I think the first of the new GTRs were at least 10 grand cheaper...still, totally worth the moolah for sure.

Dillinja
04-18-2012, 02:24 AM
I know ricer cars pwn most car in terms of performance but to me any high end merc or audi (for day to day driving) will always look classier than any ricer car.
My personal fave would be the 350AMG, I used to drive the 320 and would love to have a fully specced 350
if money was no object then 458 spyder would be my choice

frenda
04-18-2012, 06:31 AM
My fave is my 2004 Chevy Z71 truck. Why? Because it's mine and it's paid for. End of story. :)

But seriously, all good choices above. The GT-R is sick, wish we could get it here other than Gray Market import. Most AMGs are great. Audi is the top manufacturer, at the moment, across the entire model line. And like Top Gear says, you're not a "petrolhead" until you've owned an Alfa Romeo. :)

blondealex
04-24-2012, 10:03 AM
I have to go with a classic. http://wallpapersgallery.net/d/1212240-2/AC-Cobra-Shelby-1447-5.jpg

Have considered buying a kit for my next project. Had an 89 5.0 that I had done major work on back in college that got T-boned by an out of control telephone pole, I sold it to a guy that was going to use the motor and trans for a kit.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7113/6963954270_60484eb4c2_m.jpg
Coincidence? I really wish I had the gold to buy this.