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Sep 7, 2011, 04:03 AM
 
2002 BMW M3

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Sep 7, 2011, 08:53 AM
 
Ah yes, my mid-engined 2-seater Mercedes coupe
71 raging horses in the back from a whole litre of engine, yeah, that's how I roll .


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Sep 7, 2011, 09:41 AM
 




(not really my car...but mine is the exact same one)
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Sep 7, 2011, 01:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin Bogues View Post
I like the car, and for the two years I've had it its been a great driving car and winter driving is fantastic with a set of snow tires. It is a blast to drive and even though the interior is so-so it's been one of the best car's I've owned but its a little harsh. I can't really describe it any other way, I want to get into something slightly more refined (but still fun). I get pretty "bored" with a car after 2 years and need something different, not necessary better, just different. But this time with the Subaru has spoiled me, for the rest of my car buying career I think I will only buy a car with AWD.
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Sep 7, 2011, 02:39 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Yeah right. Aren't you the one getting married soon? I see a mini van in your future.
Speaking of which, my car:

     
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Sep 7, 2011, 02:51 PM
 
That's not a car, it's a van. At least there's the free candy.
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And you'll certainly catch-all with that free candy.
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Sep 7, 2011, 03:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Speaking of which, my car:

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"Everybody knows that skunks love free bacon."


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Originally Posted by ajprice View Post
Ah yes, my mid-engined 2-seater Mercedes coupe
71 raging horses in the back from a whole litre of engine, yeah, that's how I roll .

87 HP, 1.3L 4-cylinder Daihatsu YRV ("Young Recreational Vehicle" ):



Power everything, air conditioning, extremely low miles, decent fuel economy, about a sixth of the taxes I paid for the van, and about half the insurance.
I would've thought I'd never be caught dead in something like that, but it was a great deal.

And, despite being a lot smaller than it looks (great parking), it fits a Rhodes plus amp, or three 'boards, stands, seat, percussion, and two people.
     
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Sep 7, 2011, 05:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I never understood how that car's tail got approved. That is by far the worst back end on a production car I can ever recall.
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The rear windshield is the most awkward piece of the whole puzzle. The Sable got a squared-off one and it took most of the attention away from the widely panned sloping-trunk.
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I've always thought the Taurus was when computer aided aerodynamic simulations started to overtake good sense.
This is all discussed in the book's biography, Car: A Drama of the American Workplace. (It's a fantastic read, even if you don't give a rat's patoot about cars.)

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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I never understood how that car's tail got approved. That is by far the worst back end on a production car I can ever recall.
I seem to recall that model of Taurus was supposed to be based off the Ford logo (oval shape).
It was integrated into much of the exterior and interior design elements (rather unsuccessfully).
The side profile, the front grill, the head lights, taillights, center radio/AC console , etc.
It was this model that led to the downfall of the Taurus in the 90's.
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Sep 7, 2011, 06:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
"Everybody knows that skunks love free bacon."

Oh Wesley.

     
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Sep 7, 2011, 06:11 PM
 
Don't get all up in my business, my hydraulically-outfitted friend.

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Sep 7, 2011, 06:57 PM
 
Yeah, is it too much to ask to post actual photos of your vehicle guys? Kinda defeats the purpose of the thread to do otherwise.
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Sep 7, 2011, 07:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by cjrivera View Post
It was this model that led to the downfall of the Taurus in the 90's.
Sorta. It sold fine initially, but Ford had seen cost overruns during development which forced them to price the vehicle higher than they'd initially wanted - so once the initial demand had faded, sales followed. They tried putting cash on the hood to move models, but quickly started losing money at point of sale. Then, rather than aggressively work at the next generation of the vehicle, they decided to keep pushing the same thing the next for 11 model years with only cosmetic and minor mechanical enhancements.

There's a reason there are a few books covering G1-G3 Taurus development; it's a lot more complicated than 'round glass pushed people away'.

Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
That is by far the worst back end on a production car I can ever recall.
Not a big car watcher, are you?
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Sep 7, 2011, 07:11 PM
 
Here's Oliver The First. It's been about 14 months since I sold him to a couple in Perth - newly arrived Irish backpackers, on their way to Melbourne. Neither of them had ever driven an automatic, made for an interesting test drive.

I hope he's still kicking ass and taking names.

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Sep 7, 2011, 07:35 PM
 
Here's one of the Cherokee...



Suck it, skeeters!

Edit: 95 Cherokee Sport. Had it for 10 years. It served well but was falling apart even though it had less than 100K on it. That's what street parking in Chicago will do.
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Sep 7, 2011, 08:19 PM
 

I drove this car for 10 years before buying an Accord a few months ago. Nothing major ever broke and the car was reliable as hell. It kind of sucks knowing that I will probably never have another car that lasts almost 20 years like this one did.
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Sep 7, 2011, 09:01 PM
 
with a mix of shame and pride I present my pussy wagon.



And I love californians. If only there wouldn't be such a distance between us !
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Sep 7, 2011, 09:29 PM
 
Is that you inside? You're kinda cute for a blonde
     
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Sep 7, 2011, 09:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I never understood how that car's tail got approved. That is by far the worst back end on a production car I can ever recall.
THANK YOU!!! I've always wondered the same thing. It reminds of the rear-ends of bumper cars from the late 60's.
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Is that you inside? You're kinda cute for a blonde
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That's how I like my women and my cars baby
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Running on diesel and with huge trunks?
     
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Originally Posted by cjrivera View Post
2002 BMW M3

Nice looking ride. I really like the early 2000's 3-series, especially the M3.
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Sep 8, 2011, 01:52 PM
 
Just for comparison with the Taurus, which we don't get in Europe, here's a 1998 Mondeo 4 door.


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Originally Posted by ajprice View Post
Ah yes, my mid-engined 2-seater Mercedes coupe
71 raging horses in the back from a whole litre of engine, yeah, that's how I roll .

I thought I was the only one, driving a 2-seater Mercedes

     
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Sep 8, 2011, 05:41 PM
 
wanna get one

     
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Sep 8, 2011, 07:14 PM
 
day by day


work


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Got to be all worth under £1500 in total!
     
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Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
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You win, I no longer have the crappiest car in the thread!

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Sep 12, 2011, 12:23 PM
 
I don't currently own a car. Here's what I've owned over the years:

1980 Ford Fiesta (my first car... will always have a soft spot in my heart for that little thing):


1984 Pontiac Fiero:


1988 Merkur Scorpio:


1990 Ford Festiva (commuter car... that thing lasted 11 years and cost me almost nothing. Mine was Surf Blue in color.):


1994 Mercedes C280:


1998 Mercedes SLK280:


2003 Mercedes E320:
     
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ugh.
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I would love for this to be my garage full of fancy cars
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ugh.
I think the new Beetle looks fantastic. I'd never buy one ahead of a GTI, but I think it's very well designed.
     
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Yeah, it recaptures the spunk of the original in a way the New Beetle never did. Plus the interior looks fantastic, IMO.
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Sorry, the Beetle is a minger. Always has been, always will be. Lump the Porsche 911 in with that too, if you like.
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Ohh, Minger. New word for me.
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Been watching Top Gear on blu-ray all morning, it always makes my language more colourful.
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