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Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
And the Pontiac GTO across the lot is amazing too.
wtf
     
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Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post
The most fun you can have in a Ford Fiesta is Travel Scrabble.
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Nah, pretty sure it's storming a beach...
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So true Rob
or escaping from baddies in a Corvette through a shopping mall :

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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
wtf
Really tastefully modded. Beautiful paint, etc. Even though I'm not a GTO fan (or muscle car in general), I think it looks great.
     
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Aug 30, 2010, 12:10 PM
 
Is this an old GTO or the new GTO? If the former, I love old nostalgia but turning corners is much cooler
     
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It's the old GTO. You can see it in the top left corner of the photo I posted. I like the new GTO as a Holden or Vauxhall, but it shouldn't have been called the GTO in America.
     
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Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
Nah, pretty sure it's storming a beach...
My wife has a new Fiesta (Zetec). Storming a beach? Try getting around a bad driver on the freeway...

Me*: "Overtake him, honey."
Her: "I'm trying. I've got my foot flat down."


*Sitting on passenger seat bench, with my head touching the roof.
     
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Aug 30, 2010, 06:35 PM
 
Most pointless car ever?

The Ellert. First Danish car ever produced. And hopefully the last:

     
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Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post
My wife has a new Fiesta (Zetec). Storming a beach? Try getting around a bad driver on the freeway...

Me*: "Overtake him, honey."
Her: "I'm trying. I've got my foot flat down."


*Sitting on passenger seat bench, with my head touching the roof.
It's from Top Gear...
How tall are you? I'm 6'4" and I fit just fine on the throne. And even at this altitude, (5.5k feet), there is enough power to pass. It's not a rocket for sure, but it's doable as long as you plan ahead. Unless you're talking about a lesser motor, but anything less than the 1.6L must be unbearable.
     
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Aug 30, 2010, 06:45 PM
 
That looks like a bad sci-fi movie vehicle.

The kind that usually explode in a terrorist attack.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
That looks like a bad sci-fi movie vehicle.

The kind that usually explode in a terrorist attack.
Alas, it’s not. It’s an ’80s hipster concept (electric) car. You might still see one coming down the road once in a while around here.
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Aug 30, 2010, 06:53 PM
 
No I won't.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
No I won't.
One might see one coming down the road once in a while around here, then.
     
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Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
It's from Top Gear...
Yeah I watch Top Gear. So does the wife. I think that's why she wanted a Fiesta.

A green one.

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How tall are you? I'm 6'4" and I fit just fine on the throne.
6'2". The passenger seat bench can't be lowered.

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And even at this altitude, (5.5k feet), there is enough power to pass. It's not a rocket for sure, but it's doable as long as you plan ahead. Unless you're talking about a lesser motor, but anything less than the 1.6L must be unbearable.
Planning ahead to overtake? How much fun is that?! I hit the gas in my GTI and go to Warp Speed immediately.

Ah well. The Mrs likes her little car, and that's all that matters really.
     
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Aug 30, 2010, 07:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Most pointless car ever?

The Ellert. First Danish car ever produced. And hopefully the last:

Okay this is possibly the winner. Taking all of the mistakes learned from the 70's Robin Reliant and ignoring them completely.
     
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Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post
Planning ahead to overtake? How much fun is that?! I hit the gas in my GTI and go to Warp Speed immediately.

Ah well. The Mrs likes her little car, and that's all that matters really.
Ha ha, well I kind of like it. You learn how to drive efficiently and respect your speed.

Not that I would say no to a GTI
     
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Aug 30, 2010, 08:40 PM
 
I think that thing looks cool, and would definitely commute in one.
     
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Aug 30, 2010, 09:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Most pointless car ever?

The Ellert. First Danish car ever produced. And hopefully the last:

Are the wheels made of PLASTIC?

Looks like got the parts from Toys‘R’Us.
     
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Aug 30, 2010, 11:28 PM
 
Grand Cherokee SRT8, 425HP but you can't tow anything and it's a relatively small SUV for the price.
     
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Aug 31, 2010, 07:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by d4nth3m4n View Post
Grand Cherokee SRT8, 425HP but you can't tow anything and it's a relatively small SUV for the price.
This might be the winner.
     
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Aug 31, 2010, 08:54 AM
 
The GC SRT-8 is at least way cheap compared to the Cayenne. But of course it can't go off pavement at all.
     
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Aug 31, 2010, 11:37 AM
 
oh, and it's got a transfer case made of glass if you try to mod it.

and it's not like you can't tow because they tell you not to, the thing has CENTER exhaust outlets so fabbing a hitch of any strength is nearly impossible.
     
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Aug 31, 2010, 07:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by d4nth3m4n View Post
oh, and it's got a transfer case made of glass if you try to mod it.

and it's not like you can't tow because they tell you not to, the thing has CENTER exhaust outlets so fabbing a hitch of any strength is nearly impossible.
What? The front half of the case is standard 5.7L Hemi GC, the rear half is "a heavier duty" case. I don't think I've ever heard of any case being made of glass. And there are PLENTY of SRT8's with 700 hp or more.
     
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Sep 1, 2010, 09:49 AM
 
I was remembering this, but I didn't remember the part where it was putting down 900+

921-HP Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Annihilates its Transmission

It's still useless.
     
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Sep 1, 2010, 01:44 PM
 
Uh, yeah, that's why they have these things called "scatter shields". The fact dude was making that much power (with nitrous, hence the huge tanks in the back) and didn't have one just shows the owners own stupidity.
     
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Sep 8, 2010, 03:44 PM
 
If the Ellert is pointless, then what about this?

Arcimoto | A new way to drive

Hmmm. Seems like a motorcycle with doors.
     
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Sep 8, 2010, 06:55 PM
 
No enclosed motorcycles unless they look like a light-cycle.
     
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That's the coolest looking Yaris evar.
     
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Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
You want a Porsche.
Your Mrs wants something practical that you can carry her, the kids and the shopping in.

So you're getting a Cayenne. Or a divorce.
Haha, very well put. My only arguement is the fact that you want a Porsche. Most people who think of the manufacturer don't think SUV. They think of a little coupe with 2 seats and a short shifter. If I wanted a porsche I don't think I would drop money on an SUV and not get the full Porsche experience.

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Well, these days the obvious choice is the Panamera.

Which, after having seen it in person, I must say is surprisingly beautiful.
     
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Okay this is possibly the winner. Taking all of the mistakes learned from the 70's Robin Reliant and ignoring them completely.
They didn't ignore everything. This one comes with a 5 point harness as standard equipment.
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No you have it all wrong, you have to show her the Lotus Elise first so that you can say, "Look at all the space in this 911 honey."
     
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All I know is that it's a damn good car.

And yeah its depreciation is horrible, but, again, that doens't make it a bad car.
But it is 'pointless' what we're supposed to be talking about. And I said 'Phaeton' cause it is well, pointless. Does the world need another german luxury car?, of couse it doesn't.
The luxury car market is not the phone market, it is more like the videogame market, you have the Wii, the MS and the Sony devices, assumption: Sega unveils a new machine, do we need it?, really?, nooo, it's crowded already !!
BMW, Mercedes, Audi… nobody needs another german luxury car. Hence, it was my entry as the pointless car ever, not piece of crap. Point-less car ever.
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But it is 'pointless' what we're supposed to be talking about. And I said 'Phaeton' cause it is well, pointless. Does the world need another german luxury car?, of couse it doesn't.
The luxury car market is not the phone market, it is more like the videogame market, you have the Wii, the MS and the Sony devices, assumption: Sega unveils a new machine, do we need it?, really?, nooo, it's crowded already !!
BMW, Mercedes, Audi… nobody needs another german luxury car. Hence, it was my entry as the pointless car ever, not piece of crap. Point-less car ever.
I'm sorry? If people are going to buy it, why not make it? You must drive a Lada, comrade.
     
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My wife comes back from a trip to North Carolina to visit friends, and she's driving a "Smart" thingy. I hesitate to call this a car, but it has four wheels and an engine the size of a hamster cage. The build quality is terrible (feels like it was made by Fisher-Price), it drives like a lawnmower, and has all the comfort of an Iron Maiden (cue Bill and Ted). Luckily, she still has her truck, a Dodge Ram diesel, and the "Smart" was only $16k.
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I'm sorry? If people are going to buy it, why not make it? You must drive a Lada, comrade.
Wait. People ARE buying the Phaeton ? Whodathunkit.

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It sells pretty well in the home market.
     
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Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
My wife comes back from a trip to North Carolina to visit friends, and she's driving a "Smart" thingy. I hesitate to call this a car, but it has four wheels and an engine the size of a hamster cage. The build quality is terrible (feels like it was made by Fisher-Price), it drives like a lawnmower, and has all the comfort of an Iron Maiden (cue Bill and Ted). Luckily, she still has her truck, a Dodge Ram diesel, and the "Smart" was only $16k.
Eeek, that's the worst roadtrip car ever. Well, maybe no worse than a HD Ram.
     
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Wait. People ARE buying the Phaeton ? Whodathunkit.
They should rename it to Thetan, it'd sell like bandits to all the Scientologists.
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Why pointless?
     
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Up until the mid 1980s, Panamanian police used VW bugs... Then they got some Crown Vics from the US and moved to those. I think the bugs did better with the roads outside the Zone than the Crown Vics.

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Shortest high speed pursuit ever. cop 1: "After him" cop 2: "We lost him"
     
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I realize that Americans may not be aware of this, but in most other countries, 99% of police work does not involve high-speed chases and CNN-broadcast live pursuits.
     
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I realize that Americans may not be aware of this, but in most other countries, 99% of police work does not involve high-speed chases and CNN-broadcast live pursuits.
Sounds pretty f****** boring, man.
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Shortest high speed pursuit ever. cop 1: "After him" cop 2: "We lost him"
"High speed" and Panamanian roads at the time are not compatible. It's not like California there-lots of mountains, hills, turns and twists.

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"High speed" and Panamanian roads at the time are not compatible. It's not like California there-lots of mountains, hills, turns and twists.
We have nine mountain ranges in California, and San Francisco is famous for having hills, turns, and twists.

Maybe you mean Florida.
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One might see one coming down the road once in a while around here, then.
I see one almost every day!
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Did no one say the Prius?
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