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What you drive, what you wish you drove, etc.

I drive a 1996 M3, white, Alpina suspension mods, Remus DTM exhaust, 19" BBS CX wheels with Pirelli P-Zero Rosso racing tyres, 5-speed, 10-speaker harmon/kardon - nokia stereo.

missing my baby... (no parking on campus)



[ 12-04-2001: Message edited by: Jonathan ]</p>
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hey jon, u were posting this just as i was telling u to in that other thread

ok, well currently im in a 96 Acura Integra GS-R
i had to retire from racing in my Honda S2000...i crashed her and almost killed myself...
goin 110 around a turn w/ a flat tire is a bad combination...but somehow i survived, even though i should be dead right now... <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
damn i miss that car...she outhandled everything on the road...and cost a hell of a lot less...
i used to race her semi-pro
i had high-speed training and everything...but still couldnt control her w/ the tire blown out like that...
it was terrible...very sad...
but she should be fixed in a few weeks, so might resurrect my racing career...if shes not sold... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

oh well...shit happens, n'est pas?
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Small red Nissan piece of crap that's gathering rust and gull shit outside my window... and it's got a honkin 1.4 litre, normally aspirated engine
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[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
<strong>What you drive, what you wish you drove, etc.

I drive a 1996 M3, white, Alpina suspension mods, Remus DTM exhaust, 19" BBS CX wheels with Pirelli P-Zero Rosso racing tyres, 5-speed, 10-speaker harmon/kardon - nokia stereo.

missing my baby... (no parking on campus)



[ 12-04-2001: Message edited by: Jonathan ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

What are those flashing red and blue lights in the picture?
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<a href="http://homepage.mac.com/texagg04" target="_blank">me and my baby</a>

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post #8 of 201
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[quote]Originally posted by NoahJ:
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What are those flashing red and blue lights in the picture? </strong><hr></blockquote>

like they'd catch me?

pppfft... <a href="http://www.valentineone.com" target="_blank">Valentine One</a>

:cool:


oh, and pscates- i really like the 3rd door idea... does it work as well in practice as it would seem to?
post #9 of 201
Jonathan, I trust it wasn't you who took that picture! :eek:
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ok, ill spice things up a lil bit...

DOMESTICS BITE!!!

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post #11 of 201
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[quote]Originally posted by Retrograde:
<strong>Jonathan, I trust it wasn't you who took that picture! :eek: </strong><hr></blockquote>

trust is an interesting thing, isn't it?
post #12 of 201
I've got this crappy old van.
I'm a large person, so my car puirchases are all going to be vans or pickups. Large and cheap. i don't care about cars. I care about my Mac.
post #13 of 201
[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
<strong>

trust is an interesting thing, isn't it?</strong><hr></blockquote>

:eek:

[edit: Oh, and speaking of trust, it's a shame you just flew past that gas station... ]

[ 12-04-2001: Message edited by: Retrograde ]</p>
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meh, large red light comes on when youve got less than a quarter tank... it ain't on there...
post #16 of 201
Mine starts shuddering and falling when there ain't enough gas.
post #17 of 201
[quote]Originally posted by The Rootwitch:
<strong>Mine starts shuddering and falling when there ain't enough gas. </strong><hr></blockquote>

so does my cessna 152...and im not gonna even start on the 172s, cause well...its a car thread...

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Cessna 152 == Escort of the airplane world.

Taildraggers are for real men.
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[quote]Originally posted by RubberDucky:
<strong>Cessna 152 == Escort of the airplane world.

Taildraggers are for real men.</strong><hr></blockquote>

hey, thats all i can afford to fly right now, so bug off
but i have no basis for comparison--ive only flown 152s and 172s

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post #20 of 201
I drive a black '97 Ford Explorer Sport.
post #21 of 201
Man, I thought 135 MPH was crazy fast enough for me...160 is where my bowels start to spasm, I bet.

Well, 135 MPH was fast, but 120 MPH in "valley fog" is even scarier...There were contrails of condensed vapor at the edge of my hood.

1990 BMW 535i...no silly mods.
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[quote]Originally posted by Eugene:
<strong>Man, I thought 135 MPH was crazy fast enough for me...160 is where my bowels start to spasm, I bet.

Well, 135 MPH was fast, but 120 MPH in "valley fog" is even scarier...There were contrails of condensed vapor at the edge of my hood.

1990 BMW 535i...no silly mods.</strong><hr></blockquote>

speed is relative. it depends on yer reaction time and how well u can handle the vehicle and how used to it u are. 120 is nothing for me...breaking 140 is prolly where i have to start trying and really concentrating...
but i know people who can barely control 90...
it just depends on the driver.
which is why i think speed limits are amusing...some people can be going faster, and some people should be going slower than the limit...
oh well


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post #23 of 201
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silly mods?

meh, it came that way.

post #24 of 201
I know people who shouldn't drive over 55, for that matter. Speed IS relative, and you can feel really unsafe going 70 on a web road, through a corner, just like you can feel rock-solid in some cars over 100mph.
post #25 of 201
I drive a volvo 440.

It's green.

Whatever. I didn't even pay more than 100$ for it

I'll down my money on other things than cars, thanks.
post #26 of 201
What's about this one?
NISSAN Skyline





[ 12-13-2001: Message edited by: Kenneth ]</p>
post #27 of 201
[quote]Originally posted by sizzle chest:
<strong>just like you can feel rock-solid in some cars over 100mph.</strong><hr></blockquote>

like say ...mine:


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post #28 of 201
Anyone know what Jobs drives? Or does he take the Gulfstream wherever he needs to go...
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[quote]Originally posted by Retrograde:
<strong>Anyone know what Jobs drives? Or does he take the Gulfstream wherever he needs to go... </strong><hr></blockquote>

Last I checked it was either a Mercedez SLK or a Yugo Cabrio with trick suspension. My instincts are pointing me toward the latter...

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post #30 of 201
i drive a 2001 coupe 406 peugeot. A nice car, buit in Turin the manufacture where they build also nice cars with an horse ...
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[quote]Originally posted by _ alliance _:
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speed is relative. it depends on yer reaction time and how well u can handle the vehicle and how used to it u are. 120 is nothing for me...breaking 140 is prolly where i have to start trying and really concentrating...
but i know people who can barely control 90...
it just depends on the driver.
which is why i think speed limits are amusing...some people can be going faster, and some people should be going slower than the limit...
oh well


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it depends also of the car you drive. With some car 120 mph is a suicide, for others car
140 is a just a cruise speed.
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[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
<strong>

like they'd catch me?

pppfft... <a href="http://www.valentineone.com" target="_blank">Valentine One</a>

:cool:


oh, and pscates- i really like the 3rd door idea... does it work as well in practice as it would seem to?</strong><hr></blockquote>


J:

I've got two V-1s. Been 137 MPH in my (ex) MB300E. Faster in my 1976 Chevy Scottsdale Step-side short bed pickup with tweaked 350 in the National Forest somewherez near the Porcupine mountains in the Upper Pininsula of Michigan. No traffic for 90 miles! Now, I've got two Dodge Caravans (3 kids) and a Jeep Cherokee. Always wanted to own a Syclone/Typhoon, too!

Have you been tempted to reconsider your choice of Radar detectors based on recent reviews and/or ads? I see that the V-1 got beat in some measurements. But I think the threat count/direction is the feature to beat. But, have you see the ad at least in this month's Motor Trend on the RD with GPS integrated into it. Scott Valentine would do good to take the best features that adding GPS could offer.

One of the BMW salesman here in Indy who had an older M3 I met said he used to work for Valentine when he made a G-Force computer to show the driver how smoooth their turn ins were on the track.

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post #33 of 201
Me - BMW 528 Msports (2000)- Imola Red
Wife BMW Z3 2.8 (1999)- Montreal Blue

Thinking about
The new Audi A4 3ltr cabrio (next year).... and as usual the 911 cabrio (but my wife does not like it).

Boys will be boys
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post #34 of 201
I want one of the upcoming Nissan 350Zs so bad. I've had a couple of Zs - a '71 240 and a '78 280. One of my best friends still has the black 280 which I sold him for 500 bucks about 12 years ago. Its sitting in a barn in a field in Kansas right now. He's still got a '77 280 and purchased a 91 300Z Twin Turbo a few years back - silver, black leather, t-tops etc. Sharp car.

<a href="http://www.nissandriven.com" target="_blank">www.nissandriven.com</a>

On the other hand, my 97 Jeep Wrangler is great. Drove it off the showroom floor and across the country. Its paid for and I can't rationalize buying a $30,000 sports car (no matter how hard I try).

eh...maybe in a couple years I'll get one. I don't think I'd buy one used. Something like that I'd want to buy and keep till I die.

And...since this is a car thread, I'll once again post a link to my NYC auto show iMovie for those who may not have seen it. Warning: kinda big and there are too many Porsches and not enough concepts...oh well I forgot the extra batteries for my DV cam sosumi. (19MB).

<a href="http://homepage.mac.com/ohyeahmovies/iMovieTheater.html" target="_blank">NYC Autoshow</a>

yes, that is me in front of the Z. (shoulda edited that part out eh?)

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post #35 of 201
big metal is ok for the straight roads of the US I guess...

...but show me a corner!



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post #36 of 201
Subaru WRX

Honda Killer
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post #37 of 201
[quote]Originally posted by Falcon:
<strong>Subaru WRX

Honda Killer </strong><hr></blockquote>

sweet ride, but...which honda are u referring to??
cause i dunno...i think i could give u a run fer yer money

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post #38 of 201
I drive a 1992 Jaguar XJS V-12. I have so many more friends since I bought it
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post #39 of 201
Sizzle chest says....



.... turbonium has been discovered!

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[quote]Originally posted by sizzle chest:
<strong>Sizzle chest says....
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...red X?

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