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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Idontplaynice, Nov 9, 2014.
I found my Maxima window sticker:
Thanks. I like "Hot Hatches" for their utility. Who knew that the British Mini is actually made in Graz, Austria with a German engine and a Japanese transmission?
The Lexus CT200h, while not "Hot", is at about the same price point as the Mini Paceman and has well-known Toyota reliability - but it's a 4-door. I'm tall, so, I like coupes because their longer front seats give me better thigh support.
Fake! You couldn't even take them all together! And where is the Maxima? Hmmmm?
Right! C'mon madoka, picture of the Maxima?
A Toyota Rav4 for daily commute and puttering around, and a Mazda Miata for weekends.
It is fun to drive.
What type of transmissions do they have? Are they all DCT?
I know the GTR and Porsche probably have a great gearbox, but im curious about the Lexus.
My wife has an is250 and the "paddle shifters" are an absolute joke. I know the is-F isnt even close to the same car as a regular is-250, but is the transmission an actual racing type DCT or is it basically an automatic transmission with the option to use paddles? Also, does the suspension setup on the Lexus even compare to the other two?
Lexus seems like a different breed compared to the German cars, but ive never driven an F-type. Ive always found them to be great luxury cars, but have never driven a lexus that was a "drivers car".
The new IS350 FSport and the GS350 FSport are supposed to be drivers cars on par with their German competition. Their engines have not caught up yet though. 0-60, the 320i is faster than the IS250 despite the IS having more power. The IS350 is barely faster than the 328i, despite having a huge power advantage.
My Fun car is the Cayman S and my Daily is the F350 behind it.
I flip a coin each morning... HH
Golly, Gee! That's the South Dakota Air and Space Museum behind your Saturn Sky.
I drove Porsches for the entire time I lived Europe and really like the marque. I had a recent flirtation with a 911 Carrera S, but the performance was so similar to my M3's that I decided that on balance, the BMW was a better car.
A couple of weeks back I went to a Porsche racing event on Hutchinson Island, Georgia. There, I bought some track time with Hurley Haywood in a race prepared 911 GT3 - that's the 911 I would want! Short of that, I think the 340 hp Cayman GTS at $75,200 (OK, $100K with a steering wheel and other essentials) is the sweet spot in the Porsche lineup.
My daily driver is a 2007 GMC Sierra. My weekend/fun vehicle is a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee with more upgraded stuff than stock stuff now. It goes almost everywhere I point it on the trails in the mountains.
Read a book by a guy claiming to explain how to retire very young. I had already done too many things wrong, but still...
He apparently lived in an area where one drove from home and parked, then rode a commuter train on into work. He suggested that one have a "station car" for this - something so ugly and unpopular no one would think of stealing it or breaking into it.
The commuter train part is not relevant to me, but I did try to match his station car with my commuter car. Didn't work. Had one stolen and two others broken into.
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In a similar vein, when I first went to Washington, D.C., I was impressed by the level of aggression manifested by drivers on the Beltway. I knew that I didn't want to participate in that melee with a good car, so I bought an old Mercury Marquis land yacht, popped the right front hubcap off, threw it in the trunk and entered the fray. I was bulletproof - the district's kamikaze drivers knew that I had nothing to lose, and if I hit them, I would do so with a great deal of authority - so I was afforded a wide berth in DC's manic traffic.
Congrats on the new car, GV. It's not a jeep, but it seems pretty useful.
Daily is my 2006 Porsche Cayenne S.
Work is my 2004 Ford F150 Lariat
Fun is a 2005 Mini S Convertible...
Beater is my 2000 Lexus R300
1987 Buick Regal WE4 Turbo-T = rare car.