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    I love driving the Range Rover, but I have to admit that commercial that makes fun of all those folks who think they are on top of the world just because they drive an SUV, that commercial is hilarious! You know, with the imported SUV with the 32 air bags. Can't remember what it was for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    that commercial is hilarious! You know, with the imported SUV with the 32 air bags. Can't remember what it was for.
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    I'm more about appearance than performance...
    Hmm. Reminds of this wickedly funny page:
    http://www.riceboypage.com/

    I saw something great in my street the other morning... was just a regular corolla or similar, and had these windscreen wiper inserts with decals saying: "Windscreen Wipers. Type R(tm)". I laughed all way to the office. It was priceless.

    I'm quite the opposite - performance over appearance anytime. But I spend quite a lot of time at the racetrack and not a lot of time on public roads. Well not riding anything particularly powerful, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z0s0
    I saw something great in my street the other morning... was just a regular corolla or similar, and had these windscreen wiper inserts with decals saying: "Windscreen Wipers. Type R(tm)". I laughed all way to the office. It was priceless.
    Want to see something worse, and a lot funnier?

    'Custom' Ferrari 365 GTS
    http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36780
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    Quote Originally Posted by z0s0
    I saw something great in my street the other morning... was just a regular corolla or similar, and had these windscreen wiper inserts with decals saying: "Windscreen Wipers. Type R(tm)". I laughed all way to the office. It was priceless.
    hehehe kinda like this guy
    http://www.pandablue.com/nissansilvi...TID=12858&PN=1

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    1992 Full Size Ford Bronco XLT

    I'll post some pictures if I get a chance today...

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    Quote Originally Posted by S7even
    Is this list "The top 5 cars I drove so far", "The top 5 cars I will be able to buy", or "The top 5 dream cars, that i would buy if i had an unlimited amount of money". If what you mean is closer to the 3rd, then your list is VERY modest.
    It's a list of cars out of which I might buy one someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignite
    Want to see something worse, and a lot funnier?

    'Custom' Ferrari 365 GTS
    http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36780
    If you look at the pictures, he is at a Supra event... I'd be ashamed to take that car anywhere.
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    The cars I like so far today are:

    Honda S2000
    Escalade
    Ferrari Spider
    Hummer - big, big machine!
    Audi S3 or S4
    Porsche Boxster
    Ford F150

    and the list goes on...

    Could afford the Audi or the Honda about now but need to wait a few (hundred) years for the others!

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    Performancewise, the Honda S2000 beats the Porsche Boxster in every way. I almost brought the Boxster until I drove it, then drove the S2000. Nothing can beat the tight handling and the hi revving 9000 RPM redline.

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    2K1 Mustang GT. Gimme muscle. Gimme modifiable muscle. Basically, give me a car I can slap a high-flow exhaust, bigass intake, supercharger, chip, pulleys blah blah blah on. And I want it to look totally stock.

    Give me a 450hp Mustang GT that prompts kids in dull hondas to race me.... and get thoroughly crushed.

    Only problem with American muscle is the traction problem Sometimes you get whipped by a heavy mod Honda/Toyota/Mitsu/Etc. just because the damn tires won't do anything but spin....

    I'd rather have a Vette Z06 or a Viper... but I don't have that kind of cash!

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    Why is everyone so against people modding japanese cars?

    Check out High Performace Imports on DVD, and then tell me they're all Ricers.

    Down with American Muscle!

    russell.cz.cc - coming soon (I promise!)

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    Because most ricers don't mod their cars, they just put a big spoiler and some cereal box stickers on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussellG
    Why is everyone so against people modding japanese cars?

    Check out High Performace Imports on DVD, and then tell me they're all Ricers.

    Down with American Muscle!

    Not against modifying Japanese cars, against making them look rediculously stupid.

    Nothing beats the sound of a nicely tuned V8!!!

    I've got the Supra, which is Japanese, but it's definitely not rice, someone could make it be riced, but that's up to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lange
    Nothing beats the sound of a nicely tuned V8!!!

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    The first mode of transportation I drove after getting my drivers license was a Kawasaki 90cc motorcycle. (max speed 50mph) After wrecking it my dad thought it would be a good idea to trade in the motorcycle for a car.

    So we went to the car dealer and my first car was a 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass S (s for "sport" not supreme which is the luxury grandpa model) It is identical to this car, including that odd color, but without the 442 package...
    http://www.kars.com/categories/olds/2913.html

    I loved that car. Lots of fond memories in the front seat and the back

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    A goat, they are very cheap to run and are exempt from all congestion charges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lange
    Nothing beats the sound of a nicely tuned V8!!!
    Except maybe a tuned 6 on boost coming past - mmm, nice!


    The term rice is more to non-performance enhancing equipment which is only to get attention usually found on a gutless hatchback type car.

    twin 5 inch chrome exhaust pipes, some HKS and APEXI stickers, a huge T-Wing higher that the car and lots of neon lights on a hyundia excel is a recipe for rice

    performance Japanese cars like supra's, skylines, etc are really rice unless something stupid is done to them (see 2slow 2ricey movie for these!)

    anyone seen that 3fast 3furious short movie? should define "rice" a bit more

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    I'm not against modding imports, there's just nothing like sitting in a straight pipe, stipped down, modded-up V8, hitting the gas, feeling the whole car shake like an earthquake, dropping the clutch, and spinning the tires through 4 gears while leaving enough molten rubber behind to form a speed bump a 1/4 mile long while flying across the line on only two wheels. Ooooooh yea!

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    The confusion over V8 muscle Vs. I4/6 and V6 import comes from people who think it's impressive that their $12,000 juiced Del Sol can beat a stock Mustang GT after a $5000 turbocharger, $800 exhaust transplant, flywheel and clutch upgrade, port and polish, etc. etc. If you drop as much money into the GT as you do in the Del Sol (actually... if you just boost it), the GT is right back to mopping the street with the Civic as if it wasn't even there. It all comes down to who has more money (and is a better driver), not so much what the car can really do.

    Also, most mods don't INCREASE power... they just let the engine reach for its full potential. That is, the engine already was capable of producing that power - it just needed the opportunity (*chargers are a great example of that - their presence actually SUCKS power (most models).. but when the engine needs it, that force-feeding of fuel gives the engine the opportunity to do more with what it's already got - that's all - the charger doesn't actually give any POWER.. just opportunity). There's only so much a 4 or 6 cyl. can give.

    That's why when you get away from strictly street-legals you almost always see the best track times posted by muscle cars. A fully modded, maxed-out and boosted Civic is NEVER going to come anywhere close to touching a fully pumped Z28 or Vette. IIRC, there was a drag Vette that can do 0-60 in 2 seconds or maybe even less. Supras and Skylines have a heck of a lot to give so they're a better match, but I've still never seen one that could beat a maxed out Vette. Civics, Eclipses, Talons, etc. can be more heavily modded and stay street legal - that's why you see them beat other street legal American cars. But muscle cars can be more heavily modded overall... they just can't be run on the street anymore.
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    'Vettes are the worlds best car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naramation
    'Vettes are the worlds best car.
    Yeah, my dad's got a '65 convertible. He won't let me drive it though, for obvious reasons

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    You can't drive it? That's a shame.
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    I have a 2001 Ford Sporttrack and a 2002 Suzuki GSX-R600. Love both of them
    Thanks Eric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzkaw
    I have a 2001 Ford Sporttrack and a 2002 Suzuki GSX-R600. Love both of them
    The GSX-R1000 is where it's at man

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    Yea but the 1000 didn't come with the Telefonica Edition so I had to go with the 600
    Thanks Eric.


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