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  1. #121  
    Damn, this thread is still alive? I added my $0.02 back in 2000, so I guess it's time to post an update... Let's see, back in 2000 I was driving a '97 Mercedes-Benz E420 and looking into a BMW X5. In 2002, I'm still driving a '97 Mercedes-Benz E420, and no longer looking into an X5. Given the current state of the economy, as well as the consideral expenses that seem to go part and parcel with a new wife, chances are I'll be driving that damn Benz (yes, "damn Benz" - once you're off warranty with one of these things, you'll understand) for the rest of my life. I'll tell ya one thing though, when I do have the dough for a new car (I don't like leasing), I'm buying American. 'Nuff said.

    -Adam
  2. #122  
    2002 Chevy 2500 Heavy Duty
    Crew Cab (4 door) LT
    300 hp
  3. #123  
    Originally posted by Toby
    1996 Nissan Kingcab SE
    ...is gone. Now driving a Thunder Gray Mitsubishi Lancer O-Z Rally (no real pic available yet, but Mitsu's rendition is in my avatar).
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
  4. #124  
    Update:

    Sold Mustang GT and bought a 2002 Honda Shadow ACE 750.
    Wanted a sport bike, so I traded that in and got an '01 Katana
    600 and a GS500E for my wife. Totalled the Katana on July 4th
    when an ***** (drunk?) came around a curve in my lane. Replaced
    that with an '02 Suzuki SV650S and loving it. Katana is still the
    avatar, but I'll change that when I get a chance.
  5. #125  
    Well I'm driving a 1982 Volvo 240 GLT (black) and my parents drive a 2001 Toyota Prius...
    Goodbye my lovely Treo
    HELLO TG50
  6.    #126  
    Originally posted by tantousha
    Well I'm driving a 1982 Volvo 240 GLT (black)
    I love the 240 stationwagons!

    A friend of mine has 2 of them one a 246 Turbo and the other a 244 Diesel..
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  7. #127  
    Mine's not a stationwagon...it's the sedan, but I love it just as much. My parents bought it brand new back in '82 and have kept it in good shape ever since. It is sleek, sexy black and has leather, power windows and locks and a sunroof...none of my friends cars has anywhere near these features (hmmm...wording a bit off..oh well you'ill get the jist)
    Alex.
    Goodbye my lovely Treo
    HELLO TG50
  8. #128  
    1965 Pontiac GTO Convertible:

    455 cubic inches of raw power
    Dyno'ed to 550+ horses

    Sticker on the mirror that says "Objects in mirror get smaller faster"

    Sticker on drag helmet that says "We dont care how they do it in Japan"

    My father has a 65 Tempest 4 door hardtop (his origional from when he was a kid) and a 65 Tempest 2 door ragtop.

    Were getting the Marauder in a couple of months, too.
  9. #129  
    1990 Corolla
  10.    #130  
    Originally posted by Drakion
    1965 Pontiac GTO Convertible:

    455 cubic inches of raw power
    Dyno'ed to 550+ horses

    Sticker on the mirror that says "Objects in mirror get smaller faster"

    Sticker on drag helmet that says "We dont care how they do it in Japan"

    My father has a 65 Tempest 4 door hardtop (his origional from when he was a kid) and a 65 Tempest 2 door ragtop.

    Were getting the Marauder in a couple of months, too.
    You must be glad Bush didn't sign Kyoto then
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  11. #131  
    Subaru 2.5 RS - Silver
    Don't ask me why I didn't buy a WRX.
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  12.    #132  
    Originally posted by mnartker
    Subaru 2.5 RS - Silver
    Don't ask me why I didn't buy a WRX.
    Even better, why not the WRX STi?
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  13. #133  
    BMW 730i
    SAAB 9000 CD XS

    Looking for a BMW 850 (in England)
  14. #134  
    Originally posted by ToolkiT

    Even better, why not the WRX STi?
    Mmm... STi... Well, a few reasons.

    1- I live in the US where its future availability is still just a rumor.
    2- I live in New Jersey where I probably couldn't afford the insurance for it.

    3- I wouldn't have 30+ grand for a car even if they sold it here.

    We never seem to get the cool version of cars in this country.
  15. #135  
    Originally posted by mnartker
    Subaru 2.5 RS - Silver
    Don't ask me why I didn't buy a WRX.
    Because a $5000 difference in base MSRP isn't anything to sneeze at?
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  16. #136  
    Originally posted by mnartker
    Mmm... STi... Well, a few reasons.

    1- I live in the US where its future availability is still just a rumor.
    2- I live in New Jersey where I probably couldn't afford the insurance for it.

    3- I wouldn't have 30+ grand for a car even if they sold it here.

    We never seem to get the cool version of cars in this country.
    The Evolution VII is coming by January. Of course, it'll also be close to $30,000 (Mitsubishi says 'under 30000', but it'll probably be 29995 or something like that) if the source is reliable.
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  17.    #137  
    Originally posted by mnartker
    Mmm... STi... Well, a few reasons.

    1- I live in the US where its future availability is still just a rumor.
    2- I live in New Jersey where I probably couldn't afford the insurance for it.

    3- I wouldn't have 30+ grand for a car even if they sold it here.

    We never seem to get the cool version of cars in this country.
    Out here the 'rexes' are very popular. appart from the beefed up versions like the STi you can buy tons of aftermarket kits to get more speed out of your rex...

    And they are very popular amost carthiefs too (I guess they make the perfect getaway vehicle) so insurance is insane here too...

    I prefer the forrester GT, has a tuned down version of the WRX and can handle off road a lot better...
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  18. #138  
    Originally posted by ToolkiT

    Out here the 'rexes' are very popular. appart from the beefed up versions like the STi you can buy tons of aftermarket kits to get more speed out of your rex...

    And they are very popular amost carthiefs too (I guess they make the perfect getaway vehicle) so insurance is insane here too...

    I prefer the forrester GT, has a tuned down version of the WRX and can handle off road a lot better...
    The WRX is new to North America for the 2002 model year. It isn't extremely popular yet, but I think it's on its way. A pretty sizable aftermarket is developing for it here too. (Can't beat a turbo for tunability) My guess is that it will be popular with car thieves too. In addition, if you spend much time on Subaru message boards you'll see that there are a lot of people doing stupid things and making wrecks of their WRX. Before long I think insurance for them will be through the roof (if it's not already.)

    The 2.5 RS has been here since '98, but other than a strong cult following, has never been extremely popular. It's still a lot of fun to drive, but its acceleration stats are not that exceptional so I guess it never got much attention from thieves or insurance companies. It has more suspension than engine, so it's harder to get in over your head. My hope is that both will learn to make the distinction.

    Oops, I guess this post is getting a bit long. Don't get me started on cars
  19.    #139  
    Originally posted by mnartker
    The WRX is new to North America for the 2002 model year. It isn't extremely popular yet, but I think it's on its way. A pretty sizable aftermarket is developing for it here too. (Can't beat a turbo for tunability) My guess is that it will be popular with car thieves too. In addition, if you spend much time on Subaru message boards you'll see that there are a lot of people doing stupid things and making wrecks of their WRX. Before long I think insurance for them will be through the roof (if it's not already.)
    I'm afraid you could be right on this one..

    Originally posted by mnartker
    The 2.5 RS has been here since '98, but other than a strong cult following, has never been extremely popular. It's still a lot of fun to drive, but its acceleration stats are not that exceptional so I guess it never got much attention from thieves or insurance companies. It has more suspension than engine, so it's harder to get in over your head. My hope is that both will learn to make the distinction.
    Don't forget the AllWheelDrive that allone has bailed me out a couple of times on dirtroads which turn into icerinks all off a sudden after rain.
    My neighbours have the 2 liter 98 model Imreza RS which I drove once or twice. Not a bad car at all, drives quite different from the forrester... It is a bit small for my liking (doesn't seem to fit 2 golf bags of 2 scuba gear tubbs..)

    Originally posted by mnartker
    Oops, I guess this post is getting a bit long. Don't get me started on cars
    No worries, you are not the only one...
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  20. #140  
    Originally posted by ToolkiT
    Don't forget the AllWheelDrive that allone has bailed me out a couple of times on dirtroads which turn into icerinks all off a sudden after rain.
    I guess what I should have said is "more control than power" or something like that. I would never forget about the AWD. It's one of the main reasons I bought it.
    My neighbours have the 2 liter 98 model Imreza RS which I drove once or twice. Not a bad car at all, drives quite different from the forrester..
    I don't think we have that engine here. Is it turbo or normally aspirated?
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