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#2206 blerk

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 08:13

I just drove this.

 

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Driving that was like driving a whale in comparison to the little Toyota Yaris that I was driving just a few minutes before that. 

 

Being able to see over practically every other car on the road is awesome however. Except for all the other damned SUVs... :p




#2207 T3X4S

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 08:33

I'm VERY grateful that I could lease this car as a first! Why pay $260 for a Honda Accord and a base-model C250 comes at ~$280? I opted for Black on Black and wanted mostly the Lighting Package but hey. On one hand, I am stuck with Halogens for 27 months, but I still get the Entertainment Package and SiriusXM! 6 Months for $30 was a promo I got after the 6 month trial and yeaa not complaining!

 

In 1985 for that money, you could probably get 2 Countach's haha! An AMG isn't worth a daily driver with the busted roads of Hollywood and is FARRR from my budget! I would personally take an Infiniti Q50 & your GT-R if I were to go Japanese otherwise I am not fond of the handling compared to the Germans. My dad had a beater Ford Celebrity back in the early 90s, that thing was comfortable!!

 

I have gotten looks on my car; I just floor it and get in front of them at a distance. That's where I draw the line. My car as an i4-Turbocharged with these pipes turns heads but cops have yet to give me crap. I kept the stock look (1 Tip exit) for that as one of the major reasons; others would be unneeded cost for fake 'AMG' tips and splitting an already tuned exhaust system possibly harming performance. My 0-60 I haven't clocked yet but I'd say I could pull under 6 seconds but that's it. Its a shiny German Econobox and I know its limits. I could care less if someone who lives in an apartment has an ///M or AMG, I would love to keep on this Econobox and park it at a nice garage with the house I get with that spared money I mean look at your picture as a good example!

The AMG can happen in my 30's but it will happen. I just wanna have enough money to keep a family for the future. I am 22 but I gotta be wise too; testosterone doesn't ALWAYS dictate my choices. ;)

 

@ 22 and driving a new Mercedes - thats awesome.  I dont want you to get the wrong impression by what I said, that car is great - very nice.  Im in my late 30s and would prefer something else, thats all.  But any new Mercedes is ...well.... a Mercedes. ;)

Hey man - I just want to repeat the GT-R is not technically mine. My dad bought it, but cant drive it, but he hasnt never just said, "oh to hell with it - you can have it" .  My daily is a G37 sedan.  Just wanted to be clear about that & that pic of the driveway with the Raptor & GT-R is not mine - I found that on Google. ;)





 



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 09:38

@ 22 and driving a new Mercedes - thats awesome.  I dont want you to get the wrong impression by what I said, that car is great - very nice.  Im in my late 30s and would prefer something else, thats all.  But any new Mercedes is ...well.... a Mercedes. ;)

Hey man - I just want to repeat the GT-R is not technically mine. My dad bought it, but cant drive it, but he hasnt never just said, "oh to hell with it - you can have it" .  My daily is a G37 sedan.  Just wanted to be clear about that & that pic of the driveway with the Raptor & GT-R is not mine - I found that on Google. ;)

 

My tastes changed within the year too trust me I get where you're coming from so no worries.  :)  I didn't figure you would grab that picture from Google hahaa.

I used to be all about BMW but after seeing all the recalls, reliability issues on the F30, and that a 328i would set me back ~$370-$400, the C250 was more viable. I'm not a VW/Audi person. I fill up my tank at the most twice a month for $40 for 91! :rofl:

 

My coworkers drive G35's and G37's and filling gas is a major drag for them, I hear it all the time! My 4 banger has its perks there hahahaa :D  My lease is up mid-September 2016; I'm waiting for the new 2016(?) 2-door C-Classes.

 

The way your dad owns his GT-R is the way I wanna be with an AMG for my kids one day. I wanna keep the car fixed/tuned/cleaned in a cover and only open it once or twice a year. Preferrably an E63-S ;)



#2209 T3X4S

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 10:36

My tastes changed within the year too trust me I get where you're coming from so no worries.  :)  I didn't figure you would grab that picture from Google hahaa.

I used to be all about BMW but after seeing all the recalls, reliability issues on the F30, and that a 328i would set me back ~$370-$400, the C250 was more viable. I'm not a VW/Audi person. I fill up my tank at the most twice a month for $40 for 91! :rofl:

 

My coworkers drive G35's and G37's and filling gas is a major drag for them, I hear it all the time! My 4 banger has its perks there hahahaa :D  My lease is up mid-September 2016; I'm waiting for the new 2016(?) 2-door C-Classes.

 

The way your dad owns his GT-R is the way I wanna be with an AMG for my kids one day. I wanna keep the car fixed/tuned/cleaned in a cover and only open it once or twice a year. Preferrably an E63-S ;)

As for my father, he figured whatever car he bought would probably be the last sports car he ever owned as he is getting to old to be driving crazy, and he wanted something awesome.  He looked @ the Cadillac CTS-V too.  He went to Vegas where you can drive a GT-R on a track for an hour.  When he came home, he bought the 1st red one he could find.  However, he got in a wreck in another car of his and fractured 2 vertebrae and cant get into the GT-R anymore  (too low)  so instead of getting rid of it, he let me take it... so to speak.  It is paid for, but it is not mine.  He figured since I was the sole reason he even knew what a GT-R was - that I should be the one to enjoy it.  (I have a sister and brother but neither of them are interested in cars)

As for a Mercedes, I just never thought about getting one because there was always something else I wanted more.  But like I said a few posts back, I am pretty fickle and right now - cant decide because it seems every week it is something different - last week it was an F150, this week....well its only Monday morning - so we will see ;)

 



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 10:48

I've got a 2014 Mazda 3 (Sports Nav) at the moment … but the 2015 Ford Mustang looks pretty interesting to say the least. Might have to switch.



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 14:04

My tastes changed within the year too trust me I get where you're coming from so no worries.  :)  I didn't figure you would grab that picture from Google hahaa.

I used to be all about BMW but after seeing all the recalls, reliability issues on the F30, and that a 328i would set me back ~$370-$400, the C250 was more viable. I'm not a VW/Audi person. I fill up my tank at the most twice a month for $40 for 91! :rofl:

 

My coworkers drive G35's and G37's and filling gas is a major drag for them, I hear it all the time! My 4 banger has its perks there hahahaa :D  My lease is up mid-September 2016; I'm waiting for the new 2016(?) 2-door C-Classes.

 

The way your dad owns his GT-R is the way I wanna be with an AMG for my kids one day. I wanna keep the car fixed/tuned/cleaned in a cover and only open it once or twice a year. Preferrably an E63-S ;)

Reliability issues on the F30? Mine has been rock solid, and my F30 335i is a 12/2012 build, so it's a pretty early build. The forums are always a good place to look at common problems, and so far the F30 has no major problems. The new N20 engine on the 328 has gotten very positive reviews. BMW is underrating their N20 and N55 engines, and BMW is also a little conservative in the 0-60 rating. The gas mileage on the turbo 4 and turbo 6 are also excellent. On my 335i (N55 engine), I can get 34-38 mpg on the highway, 24-26 mpg on the city, and it's rated for 0-60 at 4.8s. 

 

I see the new W205 is having a lot more early problems, so not a good sign. @ AMG - I had a '07 CLS 63, it was an amazing car, and was my quarter life century crisis car (25th birthday present to myself :D). If you are getting a used AMG, be prepared for out of warranty repairs - I can't stress how expensive they will get. Sadly I had to get rid of the car, because it was just simply way too expensive to maintain, even though the car cost less than a fully loaded Accord/Fusion. Not to mention, wearable items like tires are expensive (and it will eat through them), and it just drank gas. When you own an AMG, you measure gas mileage in different units called smiles per gallon :laugh:  My advice to you, if you can afford it, go for it. It's a once in a lifetime experience. Just have plenty of money saved up for the inevitable maintenance and repairs. I am looking into getting another AMG - looking at C55/C63 or any M156 based 63. I'd love a M157 AMG, but they are all more than I'm willing to pay for. I'd also love a 500E - that is an iconic car. Or, I'd go the pCar route - the Cayman is calling my name.

 

There is something about Audi that leaves a poor taste. I don't like that a $40k+ car shares parts with VW. Hell even a million dollar Bugatti uses a similar key fob to a $20k Audi. 



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 14:28

After trading in my 5 series (with 120K miles) I got a short 27 month lease on a Lexus IS350 since I didn't really see anything I liked.  Now (a little over half way into the lease) I've locked into my next car:

 

 

The sound just got me.  A complete sleeper and the Gallardo/R8 V10 under the hood. :drool:



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 18:03

After trading in my 5 series (with 120K miles) I got a short 27 month lease on a Lexus IS350 since I didn't really see anything I liked.  Now (a little over half way into the lease) I've locked into my next car:

 

 

The sound just got me.  A complete sleeper and the Gallardo/R8 V10 under the hood. :drool:

So when are you getting one?  :)



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 18:12

So when are you getting one? :)

As soon as I can get out of my lease. Could be a little before it ends, if my friends at Lexus hook me up.

Already scoping some out but they probably won't be available by the time I'm ready but it's good for information. I know it'll be a 2010 or 2011 with around 40k miles.

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 22:34

I just drove this.

 

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Driving that was like driving a whale in comparison to the little Toyota Yaris that I was driving just a few minutes before that. 

 

Being able to see over practically every other car on the road is awesome however. Except for all the other damned SUVs... :p

That is one of the things I love about my truck.  Living in Alberta >80% of vehicles are trucks or SUV's and when I had my car I had a hell of a time seeing around other vehicles.  My truck (though stock height) sits above pretty much everything except other trucks, big vans, and 18 wheelers. 



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Posted 14 January 2015 - 13:01

After trading in my 5 series (with 120K miles) I got a short 27 month lease on a Lexus IS350 since I didn't really see anything I liked.  Now (a little over half way into the lease) I've locked into my next car:

 

 

 

The sound just got me.  A complete sleeper and the Gallardo/R8 V10 under the hood. :drool:

Damn that thing sounds great.  I like it !  Is this S6 suped-up or is it factory like this ?
 


Waiting to see some runs with this thing.  I hope it comes out when the successor to the Veyron comes out.

"290mph is within reach" - -Hennessy website

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 13:09

Damn that thing sounds great.  I like it !  Is this S6 suped-up or is it factory like this ?

It has a Magnaflow exhaust.  I would do something to the exhaust anyways, just not sure what yet.

 

This is completely stock:



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Posted 15 January 2015 - 22:29

How is this for a driveway ?

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This might be the most practical / sensible family on the planet.


Weekend drive up the coast or day @ the track: GTR
Need to go camping in the Sierra Nevada for the week: Raptor

What else is there ?








 

Nothing much really ,just will them with naked women :laugh: and please if you do so, bring me along :cry:



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Posted 17 January 2015 - 03:54

Now (a little over half way into the lease) I've locked into my next car:

 

it sounds so sexy. I need to mod my a6.



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Posted Today, 06:45

I recently purchased a 2004 Ford F120 4x4 Lariat SuperCrewCab and loving it.

Never though i'd love a vehicle so much.

Currently upgrading alot of it and modding it.

Tis my baby.

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Also really enjoying fixing it up and working on the engine. Same funness that comes with troubleshooting and fixing a computer, but with a much more of an happy achievement satisfaction feeling.