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Old 09-20-2014, 01:46 PM
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Oh Snap!!! Who hacked into your account?
To be honest, it only happened once...
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:07 AM
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I like the idea of electric cars (though I'd have an electric motorbike/scooter first). I feel that Mazda should do an electric MX-5 with a little rotary range extender.
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:41 PM
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Every time I overtake a German premium car in my Alfa Romeo I smile a bit on the inside.

Does this make me a bad person?
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Old 09-28-2014, 06:31 PM
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No. Other aspects of your personality do.

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Old 10-18-2014, 06:43 AM
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If you are at all serious about cars and driving, there are only three brands (excepting sportscar manufacturers and super expensive car makers) which count:
  • Alfa Romeo
  • BMW
  • Jaguar
The end.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:42 AM
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However, driving one would mean that you are one serious:
  • poser
  • asshole
  • tax dodger
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:55 AM
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Damn it! I knew I was missing something.

What if you've owned all three cars brands? Surely that's a nice combo!
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Old 10-18-2014, 01:23 PM
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You are a tax criminal too?!?
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:59 AM
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Ferrer, have you always had an Alfa? Or is that a new development? As for them being overrated, I would say the company is overrated. That's what happens when a marque has a few legendary decades (1930-1940 then again 1960-1970) then gets in a slump. But no one would expect as much from another company in their position; badge-engineered feather in the cap of Fiat.

As for diesels not being fun... I've been in a four wheel slide, going uphill, in a 4WD hopped up Dodge Cummins and that's fun. My current fleet support vehicle is a 1992 2WD auto Cummins and that thing is pretty fun in a little big rig kind of a way.

My own unpopular auto opinions:

LS and SBC swaps are appropriate for GM projects and some racecars, pretty much everything else is just an easy cop-out for people who can't actually build engines.

Most auto 'enthusiasts' are just in it for the status symbol or statement to the world. They're only into it because a cool car is a universal symbol of status and their friends are into it. They'll grow out of it, drive grocery getters, and spend their middling years talking wistfully about the cool car they had back when they were young.

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Old 10-20-2014, 01:24 PM
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You are a tax criminal too?!?
Not myself (yet), but the family.

Spent the last weekend at the wheel of V8 XF.
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Ferrer, have you always had an Alfa? Or is that a new development?
Bought a Giulietta almost two months ago.
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Most auto 'enthusiasts' are just in it for the status symbol or statement to the world. They're only into it because a cool car is a universal symbol of status and their friends are into it. They'll grow out of it, drive grocery getters, and spend their middling years talking wistfully about the cool car they had back when they were young.
These are not car enthusiasts.

They are imbeciles in Audis.
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Old 10-22-2014, 12:16 PM
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I know this is a rather odd thing, but I'm sitting here waiting to go look at new, possible daily drivers, so here goes:

I hate fake or oddly shaped exhaust tips. What's wrong with good old-fashioned round tailpipes?

Fake, bumper embedded tips with the actual tailpipe lurking behind it can work, but for the most part... no. Just, no.
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:20 PM
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I'm on your side Rasmus; but I'm more of a purist. I hate styled exhaust. Give me beautiful cylindrical exhausts, pushed to the edge and bottom of the rear fascia.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:14 PM
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I don't mind a styled exhaust tip, just as long as it's not faking something, like the IS-F ones do. Also like on the Civic I think that have the styled hole in the bumper with silver around it, but you look in and there's the circular exhaust tip. Do it properly or not at all.

When it comes to the Focus there it's a bit more subjective. I prefer the twin-round ones, but that's less because of a preference for the rounds and more because the standard one looks a bit droopy and sad.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:40 PM
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Yo man, this is a safe place.

I feel like adding that after driving a bunch of Mercedes' for work, I would be quite happy owning one, if I had the means. Does that make me not an enthusiast? Do I care? The E-Class is so nice to be in.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:17 PM
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I don't believe so; the E-class especially is quite nice.

With the other cars in the garages, I don't really care much about a fast or sporty daily driver. I prioritize practicality and a comfortable ride higher than that. Within reason, of course.

Now if I could only have 1 car, it would be a bit different.
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