What's your dream car?

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by VictoriaF » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:27 pm

hicabob wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:
When I lived in the Soviet Union, I had a car that cost about 5 times my gross annual salary.
Ged wrote:A Lada to a 918 is some jump :D .
VictoriaF wrote:It was a Lada!
Ged wrote:It's about the only Soviet era car I've heard of!
VictoriaF wrote:That's a downer. I was ready to defer to your parapsychological insights on the future market performance.

The Volga's were sort of cool too. I had a few week contract in the USSR during the Reagan era and we had a nice but basic Volvo 240 wagon to carry our stuff and run around in. The Russians used to drool over it!
Volga's and Chaika's were assigned to the Party apparatchiks and were chauffeur driven. The Russians used to drool over everything that was tagged in the Latin alphabet.

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Post by SunnySeattle » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:43 pm

Tesla Model S, hands down. Was our dream car for years, and as of Sept 2013, is our car. Crazy fun to drive (acceleration!), safest car on the road, and no OPEC or oil drilling required (hydro and solar powered). We went from a 2005 VW Jetta TDI to the Tesla. So this purchase was well over your 3x cost requirement compared to our most expensive auto purchase.

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Post by Jack FFR1846 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:44 pm

Lotus Evora S 2+2 manual.

It would be a much more practical car than what I have now (2007 Lotus Elise). I've test driven one and my 13 year old fits (sideways) in the back seat.
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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by ryuns » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:51 pm

I'd go with a Tesla Model S, or maybe a Model X, except that I don't have a garage to put the charger in, so we'll just assume that it will charge by magic. Might as well throw in like a small Roadtrek RV to cover all the bases.
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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by 02sbxstr » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:04 pm

A Porsche 918 is the logical choice for any gearhead, but it is tainted by the electric motors, so my dream car would be it's predecessor, the Carrera GT. And at half the price. In the real world, a 911 GT3 would look nice in the garage.

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Post by henry » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:13 pm

02sbxstr wrote:a 911 GT3 would look nice in the garage.
I'd like a 911 GT3 also. As far as a road goes, I'll picture myself in Germany, driving the Nurburgring.

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by campy2010 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:26 pm

3x most expensive car to-date criterion puts me squarely in the Toyota Corolla price range. :-(

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by rec7 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:29 pm

A camry

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Post by Steady59 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:11 pm

I have no time for the new cars and rarely acknowledge anything after about 1990.

I'll take a 1967ish Lotus Elan, build a multi car garage and get probably another 4-5 vintage cars at $20K each for what you are paying for some of your choices.

That new McLaren sure does look nice though...

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by tim1999 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:35 pm

I would probably go with a new Nissan GTR or a Audi S8. However, for a real "dream" I would go with a brand new, zero-mile 2001 BMW 740i if such a creature could be found. Must have sport package, black exterior, brown leather. I'd use the rest of the money for a maintenance fund for it. :P

I thought that was such a sexy sedan when it was new, they ruined it in the 2002 redesign.

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by Ged » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:45 pm

02sbxstr wrote: tainted by the electric motors
Exactly. Motors do not belong in dream cars. In any way. They don't make the right noises and they don't smell right. Engines are the one true way.

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by jdb » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Another vote for the Tesla Model S. And I am in fortunate position of already owning my dream car, now with over 13,000 miles and still exceeding expectations. Only problem is that it is also my wife's dream car so of course she ends up driving it more than me. But have a new dream car, the Tesla Model X, with falcon wing doors and AWD, which look forward to getting first Quarter of 2015.

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by Epsilon Delta » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:57 pm

Ged wrote:
02sbxstr wrote: tainted by the electric motors
Exactly. Motors do not belong in dream cars. In any way. They don't make the right noises and they don't smell right. Engines are the one true way.
So: hand cranked windows?

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Re: What's your dream car?

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A RoadTrek Class B- :happy RV
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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by fishnskiguy » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:10 pm

Ged wrote:
02sbxstr wrote: tainted by the electric motors
Exactly. Motors do not belong in dream cars. In any way. They don't make the right noises and they don't smell right. Engines are the one true way.
I'm sure somebody a hundred plus years ago must have said automobiles would never make it 'cause they didn't smell like horse poop. :happy :happy :happy :happy

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by Driver » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:25 pm

Aston Martin DBS with a six speed manual. Meet's the cost requirement.

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by 02sbxstr » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:31 pm

Should have said "tainted by electric propulsion motors." There is nothing, nothing, like the sound of a high performance internal combustion engine. The sound of my Porsche under full throttle above 4000 rpm is nirvanna. If you can't appreciate it, you have no business commenting on the thread.

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by jdb » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:35 pm

02sbxstr wrote:Should have said "tainted by electric propulsion motors." There is nothing, nothing, like the sound of a high performance internal combustion engine. The sound of my Porsche under full throttle above 4000 rpm is nirvanna. If you can't appreciate it, you have no business commenting on the thread.
Yes, same nice sound as a snowmobile at full throttle. And nice thing about snowmobile is that if wind is in right direction not only can you enjoy the ear splitting sound you can also enjoy inhaling the gas fumes. Other nice options are a Harley Davidson, or spending quality time with chain saws (recommend Husqvarna 18") or just getting front row seats to an Ultra electronic music festival. Each to his own.
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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by Epsilon Delta » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:39 pm

02sbxstr wrote:Should have said "tainted by electric propulsion motors." There is nothing, nothing, like the sound of a high performance internal combustion engine. The sound of my Porsche under full throttle above 4000 rpm is nirvanna. If you can't appreciate it, you have no business commenting on the thread.
So pop in a CD for the sound and use an electric motor for acceleration. Best of both worlds. Just like that artificial leather smell in high end cars.

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by Chan_va » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:41 pm

So far, Porsche is clearly leading the manufacturer's cup on this thread, with Nissan, Tesla and Audi bunched up in 2nd.

The VW group is doing quite well.

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by VictoriaF » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:43 pm

Chan_va wrote:So far, Porsche is clearly leading the manufacturer's cup on this thread, with Nissan, Tesla and Audi bunched up in 2nd.

The VW group is doing quite well.
We can have a race at the next BH meeting.

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by harrychan » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:46 pm

Ged wrote:Nissan GT-R Black Edition
+1!!!!

Actually, the R34 Spec V would be my top choice.
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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by programmer » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:51 pm

Ferrari 360, F1 transmission please.

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by sambb » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:55 pm

When I was 16: alfa romeo spider
When i was 25: porsche 911
Now: a solid convertible on a nice summer day - boxster (mid end) or bentley or 911 turbo (high end)

Of note: most convertibles, regardless of engine almost, are more fun in the summer than all sedans in my completely subjective opinion.
I never understood convertibles, until i bought one, and now i wish I had one from age 16-30. It would have been awesome. In my 40s, it is great, but geez it would have been great when i had more time, summers off, and spent my time with friends and dating.

I would rather have a cheap convertible for summer fun, then have a luxury european sports sedan.
To me, Top down at 45mph is so much fun, compared to a roof at 90mph. Doesn't matter if it is a tesla S, BMW M, or porsche. Give me a decent car with a top down on a 80 degree day and i could care less about speed.

I would take a combination of a boxster + a subaru outback or a accord/camry over an S class or a Tesla. Any day of the week.

I have owned all the high end sports and luxury brands except bentley.
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Post by Chan_va » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:56 pm

Epsilon Delta wrote:
02sbxstr wrote:Should have said "tainted by electric propulsion motors." There is nothing, nothing, like the sound of a high performance internal combustion engine. The sound of my Porsche under full throttle above 4000 rpm is nirvanna. If you can't appreciate it, you have no business commenting on the thread.
So pop in a CD for the sound and use an electric motor for acceleration. Best of both worlds. Just like that artificial leather smell in high end cars.
That's effectively what the latest BMW M5 does. They pipe in pre-recorded sounds through the speakers. At first I was aghast, but upon reflection, how is that different from ABS, or power steering, or an AC, where the primary input is somehow modified before I experience it?

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by Atilla » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:57 pm

Either the Infiniti M37X (or whatever it's called now). 4.4 liter 400 HP jap performance sedan.

Or a decked out Land Rover LR4 - like the look of it - has the boxy body style like the Hummer.

Both can be had in the $50K+ range all optioned out. I could afford either but I'm too cheap or smart to pull the trigger.
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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by jimmyq » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:01 pm

A new hard-top Mazda MX-5 Miata (in red). Not that expensive, yet still perplexingly out of reach since I have a hard time buying "toys" that I don't really need.

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Post by Chan_va » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:12 pm

sambb wrote:When I was 16: alfa romeo spider
When i was 25: porsche 911
Now: a solid convertible on a nice summer day - boxster (mid end) or bentley or 911 turbo (high end)

Of note: most convertibles, regardless of engine almost, are more fun in the summer than all sedans in my completely subjective opinion.
I never understood convertibles, until i bought one, and now i wish I had one from age 16-30. It would have been awesome. In my 40s, it is great, but geez it would have been great when i had more time, summers off, and spent my time with friends and dating.

I would rather have a cheap convertible for summer fun, then have a luxury european sports sedan.
To me, Top down at 45mph is so much fun, compared to a roof at 90mph. Doesn't matter if it is a tesla S, BMW M, or porsche. Give me a decent car with a top down on a 80 degree day and i could care less about speed.

I would take a combination of a boxster + a subaru outback or a accord/camry over an S class or a Tesla. Any day of the week.

I have owned all the high end sports and luxury brands except bentley.
I agree. My $3K Miata was one of the best cars I have owned. Also, the lower the limit's of handling/performance of a car are, the easier it is for mere mortals to approach said limits, and the more fun it is in the real world.

But this thread isn't about the real world. It's set in a world where we can all execute perfect heel toe downshifts while nailing an apex at 120 mph, on the way to the combination physics Nobel / lifetime Grammy awards banquet in our honor.

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by Wolkenspiel » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:14 pm

henry wrote:
02sbxstr wrote:a 911 GT3 would look nice in the garage.
I'd like a 911 GT3 also. As far as a road goes, I'll picture myself in Germany, driving the Nurburgring.
Third vote for the GT3. Largely useless in the US though. Not so sure about the Nurburgring either - the carnage on the tourist days is quite remarkable, and with the GT3 that would be rather ugly.

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Post by Ged » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:23 pm

Chan_va wrote: That's effectively what the latest BMW M5 does. They pipe in pre-recorded sounds through the speakers.
Milli Vanilli was also created in Germany.

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Post by Leif » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:30 pm

Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet.

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Post by dcb » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:49 pm

I'll be at the North American Auto Show in Detroit tomorrow (01/22) and will look them all over, but right now my dream car is the new Corvette Stingray. 460 horsepower V-8 that gallops from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds, yet is rated at 17 miles per gallon in the city, 29 mpg highway. And, at around 50k, is a good boglehead-like value, well almost :D.

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by Jim127 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:51 pm

The new Mercedes S class. I currently have a 2006 S class and it is the best car I have ever owned.

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Re: What's your dream car?

Post by Jack FFR1846 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:17 pm

jdb wrote:
02sbxstr wrote:Should have said "tainted by electric propulsion motors." There is nothing, nothing, like the sound of a high performance internal combustion engine. The sound of my Porsche under full throttle above 4000 rpm is nirvanna. If you can't appreciate it, you have no business commenting on the thread.
Yes, same nice sound as a snowmobile at full throttle. And nice thing about snowmobile is that if wind is in right direction not only can you enjoy the ear splitting sound you can also enjoy inhaling the gas fumes. Other nice options are a Harley Davidson, or spending quality time with chain saws (recommend Husqvarna 18") or just getting front row seats to an Ultra electronic music festival. Each to his own.

Hmmmmm.....I have a couple snowmobiles, 2 Huskvarna chainsaws (one with a 16" bar, one with 18) and a few stratocasters (and a dozen other guitars). I need a Harley.....
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Post by sambb » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:25 pm

Chan_va wrote:
sambb wrote:When I was 16: alfa romeo spider
When i was 25: porsche 911
Now: a solid convertible on a nice summer day - boxster (mid end) or bentley or 911 turbo (high end)

Of note: most convertibles, regardless of engine almost, are more fun in the summer than all sedans in my completely subjective opinion.
I never understood convertibles, until i bought one, and now i wish I had one from age 16-30. It would have been awesome. In my 40s, it is great, but geez it would have been great when i had more time, summers off, and spent my time with friends and dating.

I would rather have a cheap convertible for summer fun, then have a luxury european sports sedan.
To me, Top down at 45mph is so much fun, compared to a roof at 90mph. Doesn't matter if it is a tesla S, BMW M, or porsche. Give me a decent car with a top down on a 80 degree day and i could care less about speed.

I would take a combination of a boxster + a subaru outback or a accord/camry over an S class or a Tesla. Any day of the week.

I have owned all the high end sports and luxury brands except bentley.
I agree. My $3K Miata was one of the best cars I have owned. Also, the lower the limit's of handling/performance of a car are, the easier it is for mere mortals to approach said limits, and the more fun it is in the real world.

But this thread isn't about the real world. It's set in a world where we can all execute perfect heel toe downshifts while nailing an apex at 120 mph, on the way to the combination physics Nobel / lifetime Grammy awards banquet in our honor.

In that case, a base 911 cabriolet. No fancy stuff. In a stick. And I could care less if a tesla S is faster. Fun is not about speed.
Three of the most "fun" cars out there are miata, VW GTI, and any mini cooper S. All in a stick. An M3 is nice also.
When you put the top down, the fun is a whole different level. Cruising in Maui in a mustang convertible is one of the best trips one can have with a significant other.

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Post by LifeLearner » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:40 pm

I know you have the rule about year 2000 or later... but would a pristine, like new E30 M3 make the cut? :D

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Lada with a couple of goats in the backseat.
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Chan_va wrote: Different strokes for different folks.
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by dcb » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:49 pm

I'll be at the North American Auto Show in Detroit tomorrow (01/22) and will look them all over, but right now my dream car is the new Corvette Stingray. 460 horsepower V-8 that gallops from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds, yet is rated at 17 miles per gallon in the city, 29 mpg highway. And, at around 50k, is a good boglehead-like value, well almost :D.
those specs got my heart rate going, dcb. I'd like one in matte black. How do the specs compare with the Nissan GTR? I don't need zero to 60 better than 3.8, like the fuel economy, and the price!

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Post by letsgobobby » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:44 am

Another vote for a Land Rover, if only they were reliable. Otherwise I really have never lusted over cars. I think I know that a race car would be really dangerous for me to own.
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Post by OnFire » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:21 am

I have two bucket list car experiences.

A 911 on the Autobahn/Nurburgring. I am still unsure of the flavor I would like, but I have a special place in my heart for a 1998 air cooled 911 Carrera 2S in silver with a black interior. The prices have been climbing for a decade, and are getting more expensive every day. I saw one for sale the other day with low miles for close to $70K. More than new! I LOVE the new 911 GT3. Would certainly make a good consolation prize, but it would break the 3X price rule.

I think I would settle for a 2010 Boxster Spyder (with a 3.8 heart transplant) on the Pacific Coast Highway. San Diego to San Fran and back. Gotta hit Laguna Seca for a few laps on the way.


The other is a 1964 Shelby Cobra 427 AC. Coast to Coast on Route 66. I could certainly get a repli-car with an aluminum small block for around $75K I don't think I could actually do 3000 miles in one, but it would be a blast. One day when I retire I WILL make a cross country trip in a convertible.

I did rent a Lotus Elise and do a Banzai run from Vegas to the Hoover Dam. Awesome memories right there. I'm going back in March. I might have to dip my toe into a new Stingray, if I can find one for rent.

I also rented a Ferrari 430 and did a few laps at a local track in Joliet IL. The noise that thing made at 7000 RPM was better than the sound of angels printing money.
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Post by island » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:08 am

livesoft wrote:One that never needs maintenance, never breaks, and keeps itself pristinely clean on the inside and the outside. Quiet on the inside and with a decent sound system.
Yup one of those. Throw in cushy seats, a sunroof, make it the perfect shade of red , impervious to speeding tickets, and I always ride shotgun rather than drive and I'm sold.

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Post by Caduceus » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:32 am

Anything that is safe, fuel-efficient, reliable and inexpensive. I don't mind if it looks ugly as long as it isn't painted in bright pink.

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Post by VictoriaF » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:49 am

protagonist wrote:
Chan_va wrote: Different strokes for different folks.
Auto-eroticism?
Only if you can go 0 to 62 in seven seconds.

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Whatever gets me from A to B. Preferably with a good mileage :-)

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Post by TomatoTomahto » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:29 am

letsgobobby wrote:Another vote for a Land Rover, if only they were reliable. Otherwise I really have never lusted over cars. I think I know that a race car would be really dangerous for me to own.
I often hear this about the Land Rover, but it does not match our experience. We have owned 5 Range Rovers, and two are currently being used. My wife's 2012 Supercharged can accelerate and stop faster than physics would seem to allow such a heavy vehicle (500+ HP might explain it); no problems with anything although it is relatively new. I drive a 2007 that is just reaching 100k miles, and I have had to replace a few things (hydraulic suspension pump at 70k miles and I had an alternator bearing go noisy recently) but the car has been reliable although we had a problem with the tires scalloping shortly after we got it.

My wife intends to get the new generation Range Rover sometime in the future. She tried to talk me into taking hers so that she could buy it now, but I'm waiting for the Tesla X. The Tesla is probably the first car I've actually really been looking forward to; I usually just happily accept my wife's hand-me-downs.

As for my "dream car," I always get some envy when I see a Bentley. Then again, I confuse the Chrysler 300 grille for a Bentley half the time. :oops:
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Post by Barefootgirl » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:32 am

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible - black soft top, in Mellow Yellow.


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