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Old 09-24-2015, 08:03 PM   #41
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:07 AM   #42
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I'm not really too big on the old "nostalgia" cars. New cars are so much better, eg more power, handle way better, faster, don't rust, etc. Quite a few have mentioned M5 and I would agree. Currently drive one as well as M6. Can't beat the value of the M5. Almost super car performance, with fairly reasonable pricing plus very practical.
Maybe a convertible Ferrari or Porsche would be fun in Arizona.
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Old 10-04-2015, 02:42 PM   #43
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Old 10-04-2015, 03:45 PM   #44
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:19 AM   #46
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I guess I can scratch Lotus Elise off the list as "dream" cars since I now own one. I am hoping that with the Toyota engine and the seeming complete lack of depreciation on these cars that it won't adversely affect my path to FIRE, but if it does, it's worth it :-)
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:24 AM   #47
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:08 AM   #48
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I have a Saab 9-3 Viggen, extensively modified to put about 400 hp and 400 torque on the front wheels. It's stupid fast, and it's in the garage waiting for a clutch. Not that it's a dream car, but it's cured me of older cars that might prove maintenance-intensive.

So my current semi-practical dream car is a Cadillac CTS-V wagon. At $50,000 or so, it would be the most I've ever paid for a car, but not out of reach. Maybe someday.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:51 AM   #49
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I like wagons and currently own a 850 Volvo, better hurry up the Cadillac wagon was discontinue last year. Not many folks like the wagons style cars!!!
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Quite a few have mentioned M5 and I would agree. Currently drive one as well as M6. Can't beat the value of the M5. Almost super car performance, with fairly reasonable pricing plus very practical.
+1 Like most of the supercars I have owned, I do miss the M5, it was practical, comfortable and fast for such a heavy car. I attended the BMW M5 performance driving school in Spartanburg, SC; what a hoot that was.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:14 AM   #51
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I like wagons and currently own a 850 Volvo, better hurry up the Cadillac wagon was discontinue last year. Not many folks like the wagons style cars!!!
I'm thinking of one that's three or four years old, so maybe a couple years from now I can start looking in earnest. (If everything else hangs together, and if I can bring myself to spend that much for a car that is officially classified as a gas guzzler.)
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:34 AM   #52
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Anyone watch Jay Leno's Garage? Its on Wednesday evenings on CNBC. I live vicariously thru this show to get my classic/exotic/performance car & motorcycle fix.
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:32 PM   #53
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Old 12-02-2015, 03:30 PM   #54
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I have a Saab 9-3 Viggen, extensively modified to put about 400 hp and 400 torque on the front wheels. It's stupid fast, and it's in the garage waiting for a clutch. Not that it's a dream car, but it's cured me of older cars that might prove maintenance-intensive.
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Nice car! I have a lightly modified Saab 9000 as well as a 9-5 Aero wagon. Can't imagine the torque steer on a 400HP Viggen! Just did the clutch on my 9000 last year, which I assume will be similar to the 9-3. Wasn't bad until I tried to re-mate the transmission with the engine - lots and lots of cursing.
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+1 Like most of the supercars I have owned, I do miss the M5, it was practical, comfortable and fast for such a heavy car. I attended the BMW M5 performance driving school in Spartanburg, SC; what a hoot that was.
I was booked on the M performance driving school but had to cancel. I am sure it would be fun. Interesting to contrast the old M5 with the V10 engine with the new M V8 engine. Totally different experiences. My M6 is a convertible and has the V10 engine. Keep it in Arizona and the top is always down. Going for a ride now. High revs, beautiful baritone sound track. The transmission not as good as the new DCT's though.
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I've had over 100 cars--courtesy of the auto manufacturer I worked 24 years with. And since I now have to buy'em, I keep my autos much longer.

And with so much car experience, I really don't dream of cars any longer. I do carefully choose my automobiles--except for my Jaguar XK9 convertible--for low depreciation and rock solid reliability.

If I wanted a specific dream car, I'd buy it. I mostly drive an old 13 year old pickup truck that still looks new.
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Anyone watch Jay Leno's Garage? Its on Wednesday evenings on CNBC. I live vicariously thru this show to get my classic/exotic/performance car & motorcycle fix.
I am enjoying his CNBC show a lot, though I still watch his weekly show on YouTube too. Great stuff!
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