Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by JoshuaHall41, Nov 10, 2017.
In your opinion?
If i had a blank check i would just buy the whole place if there was enough money in the checking account.
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!
I would sell it the next day and buy everything I need.
Then I would start a business to help people help themselves.
Lingenfelter Corvette C7
Mercedes SL 63 Roadster Drive Away Price starting from $394,212.73
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
McLaren 720S at present.
a great cheaper option is Merc AMG GTR https://www.mercedes-benz.co.uk/passengercars/mercedes-benz-cars/models/amg-gt/amg-gt-r/explore.html sound awesome!
NICE love Lambo specials and the Lamborghini Centenario is epic as is the Huracán Performante
An ultimate off-shoot is the McLaren P1 http://cars.mclaren.com/ultimate-series/p1
So what would you have as your run around, do shopping car then?
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.
Nice car...but then depends on type of lifestyle you want to lead with it...you've certainly outlined yours
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
The Millennium Falcon.
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....
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
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
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".
What do you reckon David? That's quite a run-around "other car"!
Had to Google to know what you were talking about
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
Yeah, that is reaaaallllly nice...but I still like the Merc...more me. Trouble is, I have "Champagne Taste with Beer Pocket Money"
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.
My brother had one. It caught on fire and burned.
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.
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.
Thats why we love a V8 Chev, especially when its tickled....you cant beat the beat, its just too cool!
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
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
Ahh, thats why they love the side of the road!
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.
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.
Pope Francis gets a new Lamborghini...
What a guy...quietly, I would have liked to see him behind the wheel taking it for a spin
Aston Martin (wouldn't mind that house as well ):
Awesome......bourbon n coke thanks!
Make it Wild Turkey
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.....
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
Drrrooool......Jim Beam double oaked.
Love your work Joff
If I had a blank check............
I'd buy the Jim Beam delivery truck!
Hehehe....now you're talking......great idea
Ellio It's said to get great gas mileage ! https://www.eliomotors.com/
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!
@DavidGP The Stelvio reminds me of the Lancia Delta S4 Group B rally car
and some nice engine noise
romantically I always liked the Lancia Stratos but they had much less power
@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
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
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
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?!
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
I would buy an inexpensive beater and pocket the rest.
If any car i would want this car.
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