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If You Had A Blank Check To Buy Any Vehicle, What Would You Get?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by JoshuaHall41, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. JoshuaHall41

    JoshuaHall41 Private E-2

    In your opinion?
     
  2. wile e coyote

    wile e coyote MajorGeek

    If i had a blank check i would just buy the whole place if there was enough money in the checking account.
     
  3. Imandy Mann

    Imandy Mann MajorGeek

    I just recently bought a '93 Crown Victoria from the original owner, a 99 yr old preacher man. It was his wife's who had passed a couple years back.
    Police interceptor engine. 88,000 miles.
    Everybody here likes it just fine!
     
  4. Eldon

    Eldon Major Geek Extraordinaire

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  5. Replicator

    Replicator Private E-2

    Lingenfelter Corvette C7
     
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  6. legalsuit

    legalsuit Legal Eagle

    Mercedes SL 63 Roadster Drive Away Price starting from $394,212.73

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    But would purchase this little baby only after I had attended to a few other matters that would take precedence over such a decadent indulgence ;)
     
  7. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

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    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

  9. legalsuit

    legalsuit Legal Eagle

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  10. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    funny you should say that as I would keep the Abarth 595 I have now as a run around shopping mode of transport https://www.abarthcars.co.uk/abarth-595-competizione

    I have a blue 595 small but has enough space for food and wine/beers as the McLaren boot or Frunk! has not much space, may get a few veg in it but bugger all else.
     
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  11. legalsuit

    legalsuit Legal Eagle

  12. legalsuit

    legalsuit Legal Eagle

    Nice car...never seen one like it...don't believe we have them Down Under (Joffa - what do you reckon? You know cars here.)

    As for boot space...you've enough for food, wine/beers - that's party talk, so you should be OK upload_2017-11-12_12-41-22.png
     
  13. Mimsy

    Mimsy Superior Imperial Queen of the MG Games Forum

    The Millennium Falcon.

    Duh.
     
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  14. joffa

    joffa Major Geek's Official Birthday Announcer

    Hey ls, Abarths are available here but not very popular..... there still seems to be a stigma attached to Fiats and Alfa Romeos regarding service and reliability and Abarth to Fiat are like AMG to Mercedes. These and several other European car brands have had a bad reputation when it comes to service and reliability as in the early days the importers cut many corners to save money and they didn't support the dealers by having commonly needed spare parts in stock so service became a nightmare. Several friends in the car club had Fiat 124 sports and Alfa Romeo 2000 GTs (one had an Alpina) and they always said that when they were going they were great cars to drive but don't depend on them for your daily driver because they will let you down one week in three....:rolleyes:
    A 1980s saying was if your blinker switch is on the wrong side of the steering column then you are driving an unreliable car.......... this meant most European cars and this saying was created by Ford and Holden dealers and owners.
    I don't worry as our current car is a Volvo V50 T5 AWD with blinker switch on the wrong side but (touching wood) it has been a very good car so far and has good performance as it has their most powerful 5 cylinder turbo motor ;) :cool:
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    If money was no object then I would like to have something like this to travel around Australia in comfort and still have a sports car
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  15. legalsuit

    legalsuit Legal Eagle

    Your Volvo - very nice.

    But I gotta love the above, no doubt about it Joffa, you're smart and quite a character... ingenious to have such a nifty sports tucked away as a "run around".
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    What do you reckon David? That's quite a run-around "other car"!:D
     
  16. legalsuit

    legalsuit Legal Eagle

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    Had to Google to know what you were talking about:p
     
  17. joffa

    joffa Major Geek's Official Birthday Announcer

    Yep I am very practical ;)
    Probably comes from my Research & Development Electronic Engineering background :)

    BTW if you wanted a Ferrari instead of AMG Mercedes try this.... I would like either but the Merc is probably a lot cheaper to maintain but money is no object........right ;)
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  18. legalsuit

    legalsuit Legal Eagle

    Yeah, that is reaaaallllly nice...but I still like the Merc...more me. Trouble is, I have "Champagne Taste with Beer Pocket Money"
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    Presently I'm still doing renos...ongoing projects around the house...except for electricals and that sort of stuff , I do everything else myself...always been very DIY and enjoy the challenge and independence of getting things done, so money is objective. Any case, for now I'm happy with my Toyota Camry...never have a problem, well serviced, got the power and speed I like so suits me fine for now.;)
     
  19. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

    My brother had one. It caught on fire and burned.
     
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  20. joffa

    joffa Major Geek's Official Birthday Announcer

    Crikey I hope it was insured.....over here they don't like our hot weather and many European cars overheat and it becomes worse when you turn on the a/c especially in stop start traffic or on the freeway at cruising speed. You would see them in the emergency stopping lanes with their bonnets up and steam pouring out or getting hooked up to a tow truck and taken back to the mechanic for repairs.
    Over here we have had a few Jeep Cherokees catch fire. Usually it's caused by having the a/c on and towing a caravan in the middle of summer and the Jeep's exhaust pipe got too hot and set fire to the fuel lines or something similar. I think Jeep replaced these vehicles and had a recall to change some fittings on the fuel lines and fit a heat shield to the exhaust manifold.
     
  21. legalsuit

    legalsuit Legal Eagle

    I'll verify that. Many a time on hot days I've cruised by with music piping, a/c keeping me cool, doing over 110km and seen lovely looking European cars on roadside with emergency hazard lights flashing.:p
     
  22. Replicator

    Replicator Private E-2

    Thats why we love a V8 Chev, especially when its tickled....you cant beat the beat, its just too cool! o_O

    California Girls :p
    After you get the Merc serviced, im guessing it wont be your shout at the bar?

    The open cheque is spent, now you gotta pay for the deeds :p
     
  23. joffa

    joffa Major Geek's Official Birthday Announcer

    Over here when you buy a Merc you get the first 3 years of services for free so my shout;)

    One of my friends has three very nice AMG Mercs:-
    one is an AMG S 65 coupe (weekend drive)
    another is an AMG GLS 63 4MATIC SUV (daily drive)
    and his wife has an AMG C 63 sedan and when the free service runs out his company buys new ones :cool:
     
  24. Replicator

    Replicator Private E-2

    Ahh, thats why they love the side of the road!
     
  25. joffa

    joffa Major Geek's Official Birthday Announcer

    Hehehehe the main problems in hot weather are the Italian and French vehicles. Most of the German vehicles are good except Opel. Vauxhall and many English makes have problems too. Many years ago I used to have several Range Rovers and they go really well when it is cold and wet but give them a 40ºC day and try and have the a/c on and watch the engine temp climb. I fixed the Range Rover problem by putting in a much bigger high efficiency radiator with three electric fans as well as an extra transmission cooler and problem solved. If Range Rover were smart they would fit the bigger radiators to increase reliability and absorb the cost by offsetting money saved from no longer having cooked motor warranty claims.

    For the last 12 years we have had several turbo Volvo wagons and they have no problems on hot or cold days and if you get the biggest motor option then they go quite well.
     
  26. wile e coyote

    wile e coyote MajorGeek

    This is why i drive a car that can handle snow,rain and just about any type of weather.Does not over heat or even gets hot at 90 mph.I have had this car for two years and only changed the oil 3 times.I have high oil mileage and high gas mileage.

    All though i will probably need new breaks next year.I had the same breaks on it since i bought the car.Only changed two things tires and the Thermostat be cause it got stuck open or closed i don't know which.But ever since then it ran perfectly fine no issues.
     
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  27. legalsuit

    legalsuit Legal Eagle

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  28. LauraR

    LauraR MajorGeeks Super-Duper Administrator Staff Member

    Aston Martin (wouldn't mind that house as well :D):
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  29. Replicator

    Replicator Private E-2

    Awesome......bourbon n coke thanks!
    Make it Wild Turkey:cool:
     
  30. joffa

    joffa Major Geek's Official Birthday Announcer

    Sorry no Wild Turkey but I do have some Jim Beam Small Batch and some Jack Daniels Single Barrel and some Jim Beam Double Oaked in a presentation box....... I did have some Wild Turkey Rare Breed but now I only have an empty bottle.....:rolleyes:

    You may wonder why I have lots of top shelf bourbon (and other spirits) well here is a tip. When friends bring their PCs, laptops and tablets over to be fixed, I don't charge them any $$$ but instead minimum swap is a bottle of Jim Beam Black Label and if there was a lot of work to fix their PC then they buy me better top shelf booze. Why do I do it? I don't like to make money off friends and when they bring some booze we each have a drink or two. If I didn't have some cost for my work then several of my friends would be over all the time with little problems that they should deal with themselves..... the system works for me :D
     
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  31. Replicator

    Replicator Private E-2

    Drrrooool......Jim Beam double oaked.

    Love your work Joff ;)





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  32. Imandy Mann

    Imandy Mann MajorGeek

    If I had a blank check............

    I'd buy the Jim Beam delivery truck!
     
  33. joffa

    joffa Major Geek's Official Birthday Announcer

    Hehehe....now you're talking......great idea :cool:
     
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  35. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    True on stigma on FIAT and ALFA around the world but in past 5yrs or more they have picked up their game alot, the 500s and Abarths are really good, the Alfa Stelvio 510BHP and Giulia Quadrifoglio are epic
    https://www.alfaromeo.co.uk/models/giulia-quadrifoglio https://www.alfaromeousa.com/cars/alfa-romeo-stelvio-quadrifoglio a 4x4 SUV with 505BHP!
     
  36. joffa

    joffa Major Geek's Official Birthday Announcer

    @DavidGP The Stelvio reminds me of the Lancia Delta S4 Group B rally car

    and some nice engine noise
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTH4EysaCuo

    romantically I always liked the Lancia Stratos but they had much less power
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2OlsCu1tfc
    enjoy :)
     
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  37. joffa

    joffa Major Geek's Official Birthday Announcer

    @DavidGP I remembered this back to back Stratos and Delta video and it is well worth the watch.......the third car is only rear wheel drive :eek:
     
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  38. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    The Stratos was a NUTS car but then only the Italians do these well, bonkers cars and useless for daily driving but a hoot to drive.
    I'm seriously thinking of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio as a daily, love the Abarth 595 and will keep as its grins per mile, but limited for shopping storage in boot, may get 4 cases of vino in at best :)o_O
     
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  39. joffa

    joffa Major Geek's Official Birthday Announcer

    Hmmm... the Stelvio definitely sounds like an exciting package and if they are more reliable than its predecessors then it would be great and everyone knows that Alfas are extremely agile in the handling department... here is one breaking the lap record at Nurburgring enjoy
     
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  40. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Yeah from some accounts of reviewers the latest Alfas from the 4C upwards so Guilia and Stelvio are very reliable and quick as hell! In the Stelvio a 4x4 thats Porsche speed?!
     
  41. joffa

    joffa Major Geek's Official Birthday Announcer

    OK Dave its decided....bench the Abarth and grab a new Stelvio and then after it is run in maybe you could take a holiday in Germany (in Summer) and give us a report on your hot laps of the Nurburgring........ you can pay to do hot laps ;)
    That I would like to see :D:D:cool::cool:
     
  42. Bob D.

    Bob D. Majorgeeks official old fart

    I would buy an inexpensive beater and pocket the rest.
     
  43. wile e coyote

    wile e coyote MajorGeek

    If any car i would want this car.

    Nothing else.


     

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