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Postby Grupet » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:23 am

BMW M5....
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Postby JayS10 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:28 am

Easy one for me, gas mileage will suck but so be it.

RS6 Avant...v10 twin turbo'd goodness, Plus i can still put all my groceries somewhere!

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Postby hematino » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:57 am

I have always loved 2 door cars and every car I've owned has been a coupe. It's a shame that the booming popularity of SUVs and crossovers and stuff are pushing them gradually out of the market.

My favorite is the BMW 8-series, preferably the 850Ci. Has a V12 beast of an engine and love the look of the car. There is one complete M8 prototype in existence in a museum somewhere in Europe, shame M8's were never mass produced.

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Postby NYC_Dweller » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:03 pm

Snowman wrote:If I were fortunate enough to own a Lamborghini, I wouldn't sell it unless someone made me an offer I could not refuse. I see Lambo's where I live once in a while, but mostly if I head out to West LA (Malibu, Westwood, Beverley Hills, Santa Monica) area is the greatest amount of really nice cars. NYC, what do you do for a living? I ask because I see the Mercedes S65 alot out here ( I live in a pretty nice area, and am very fortunate to do so.)


I use to be in Wall Street. Today I am in a senior financial director role for a globally known luxury goods/fashion brand here in NYC. I also invest in properties around NYC and its other boroughs.

The people that I know who owned a Lamborghini always sold it within 3-5 years. The ones that hold on the to car longer are mostly collectors and owners of pre-owned models. At least this is the trend around my area/circle. The cars sell quick, I enlisted Manhattan Motorcars to help me sell the LP 640. The car was sold within 4 days to its new owner in UAE.

The S65 AMG in my opinion is a great car. Nothing can beats its power, comfort, practicality ratio. I enjoy the fact that it takes an enthusiast to know that it's an AMG and how it differs from the everyday S class. It is also a piece of mind that when I go out to dinner with my wife the valet knows how to drive and park it. It is close to impossible to back out a Murcielago. I wish we have more valet attendants like this one:

Parking a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 - YouTube

The other week I did look at the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta when my mentor and long time friend was getting his car serviced. The car is very nice but I was never a true fan of Ferrari since in my opinion they pump cars out of their assemble line like how everyday car manufactures do.

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Postby NYC_Dweller » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:06 pm

hematino wrote:I have always loved 2 door cars and every car I've owned has been a coupe. It's a shame that the booming popularity of SUVs and crossovers and stuff are pushing them gradually out of the market.

My favorite is the BMW 8-series, preferably the 850Ci. Has a V12 beast of an engine and love the look of the car. There is one complete M8 prototype in existence in a museum somewhere in Europe, shame M8's were never mass produced.

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Great car sad that it never really appealed to the general public but only to enthusiast. Once in a blue moon I will see one of these.

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Postby 432521 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:31 pm

I would think that a Lambo while freaking beautiful is a "waste" of money. For one you have no trunk space and you have two seats and I would assume that parking a Lambo would be impossible in a normal parking spot. Plus I would be to paranoid to drive it because even though I know I wouldn't do anything stupid there are other people on the road
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Postby Rory » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:07 am

mclaren mp4-12c hydraulic shocks make it ride smoother than a rolls and it offers a docile ride in town while still offering a obscene amount of power and acceleration for highway driving and trips. Also i always pack light, and would ship back everything i dont need or that doesnt fit wherever i am going. its a ***y beast that is a pinnacle of electrical engineering. Nothing more is needed for a daily driver, just wish it had central steering for girl on each shoulder but i guess i could just double stack em in the passenger's seat ;)

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Postby jeffysdad » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:59 am

Generally, Mercedes E class or BMW 5 series, sedan in either case. If I were worried about being too conspicuous, I'd opt for a Volvo S80. If maintenance cost/hassle were an issue, I'd get a Nissan or Infiniti sedan. If I'm retired and camping and doing outdoor stuff, a Nissan Frontier crew cab; if I'm doing same with fancy people, a Mercedes G wagon. If I did have a second vehicle, it would probably be a Porsche 911 hardtop, one of the upper-mid-level models but without spoiler or flared fenders so it still resembles the classics from the '70s, '80s.
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Postby agp » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:34 pm

Rory wrote:its a ***y beast that is a pinnacle of electrical engineering.


I always thought of the GT-R as a pinnacle of engineering...

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Postby khad » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:04 pm

Car? Two is the correct number of wheels. :D

Triumph Thruxton for me.

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