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A lot of that is preference I guess, because I quite like the look of the R34, in fact I like it a lot more than the current GT-R. 

 

Same here. I've wanted an R34 since I played the first Gran Turismo game, and then the Fast and Furious films only reinforced the feeling. As capable as the new GT-R is, from what I have read and seen online, it doesn't look as cool to me...and that shade of blue is to die for!

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A lot of that is preference I guess, because I quite like the look of the R34, in fact I like it a lot more than the current GT-R. There's a little reserved "elegance" about it, like the NSX is some ways. I never was a fan of the Supra, nor the Z cars after the 280.


Subaru WRX anyone?

post #4023 of 9498
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Wow, that's a really old site to still be up and functional.

post #4024 of 9498
A buddy of mine bought a Supra new in 1984. It was a nice car - but it never did much for me. At the time, I was driving a 1980 RX-7 and I very much preferred my car over his. His was much more comfortable inside, but it felt heavy and loose compared to my RX-7. In general, I guess I prefer the European sports coupes & sedans over the Japanese - even though I have owned more Japanese than European - entirely due to cost.

On the way home from working late, I stopped at my favorite local sushi restaurant. Parked out front was a brand new orange MP4-12C. When I sat down I *immediately* knew who the owner was. There was a couple sitting at the bar talking loud enough for the entire restaurant to hear them. Apparently, they were planning their wedding, because they were talking tuxedos and rings, and Loud Lulu (the woman) started going on about the 15 carat diamond ring that Bellowing Bob's (the man) mother wore. I suspect the woman was pretty proud of the fat cat she had landed. I have no idea what bait she could have been using, because she was certainly no prize in the looks or personality departments. Of course, even with the McLaren, I doubt he could have coaxed anything better into his car - especially not if he actually started talking to them before they sat down.

No offense Magick, and I'm sure you and the Mrs are the exact opposite of these two pretentious prats. There was a nonstop deluge of pomposity coming from both of them for the entire time I was there. I downed my two rolls and got the hell out of there as fast as I could!
Edited by billybob_jcv - 8/8/13 at 9:55pm
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No offense Magick, and I'm sure you and the Mrs are the exact opposite of these two pretentious prats. There was a nonstop deluge of pomposity coming from both of them for the entire time I was there. I downed my two rolls and got the hell out of there as fast as I could!

Plot twist: the couple was Magick and his wife, and you've now been moved to the top of their secret hit list.

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I'm very sure that Magick has better taste in women... tongue.gif
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I'm very sure that Magick has better taste in women... tongue.gif


Hmmm. Theres a left coast joke in there somewhere. Trek's Mirror, Mirror episode leaps to mind for some reason,

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Subaru WRX anyone?

If it's like the Mits Evo, no thanks. That has to be the most overrated "tuner" hatch ever made. While blisteringly fast, it's impossible to keep it running for long without something serious going wrong. The chassis isn't especially good, the turbo lag is horrendous, and it just feels cheap and disposable. Essentially, it's a car that was intended to be flogged, but if you do, it breaks (and it's nigh impossible to find one that isn't a basket case). If you want such a beast, get an early NSX or used R35 GTR and play with it, you'll save buckets of money in the long run.
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Same here. I've wanted an R34 since I played the first Gran Turismo game, and then the Fast and Furious films only reinforced the feeling. As capable as the new GT-R is, from what I have read and seen online, it doesn't look as cool to me...and that shade of blue is to die for!

I wanted one ever since the original F&F, and to actually get one that was owned and driven by Walker would be extremely cool, to me. This one's been tuned about as far as you can, without blowing one up. It has the Nismo hand-built RB26DETT with: Garrett twin GT35 turbos, HKS Pro exhaust manifold, Step 3 stroker kit, F-CON V Pro engine management system, Modified Nismo competition valves, a Step 1 264 intake cam, Step 1 264 exhaust cam w/ adjustable cam gears, DLI II Twin Power ignition amplifier, Hi-Flo fuel delivery pipe, fuel pressure regulator, HKS EVC VI boost controller, GReddy Type R Elite three-row front-mount intercooler kit, Type R blow-off valves, Hypertune intake manifold, SP Engineering intake, ARP head stud kit, 8 Denso 1,000cc injectors, TITEK high-flow fuel pump, NX 100-300hp N2O under-seat system, and ARC all-alu radiator... and the suspension and tranny mods are just as comprehensive. All told, it'll put 700hp to the ground (pump gas) w/o the N2O, and that's at a fairly conservative tune. The upper limit is ~850whp on race fuel.
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I'm very sure that Magick has better taste in women... tongue.gif

In looks, but my wife can be a right brat when she wants. rolleyes.gif
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A buddy of mine bought a Supra new in 1984. It was a nice car - but it never did much for me. At the time, I was driving a 1980 RX-7 and I very much preferred my car over his. His was much more comfortable inside, but it felt heavy and loose compared to my RX-7. In general, I guess I prefer the European sports coupes & sedans over the Japanese - even though I have owned more Japanese than European - entirely due to cost.

On the way home from working late, I stopped at my favorite local sushi restaurant. Parked out front was a brand new orange MP4-12C. When I sat down I *immediately* knew who the owner was. There was a couple sitting at the bar talking loud enough for the entire restaurant to hear them. Apparently, they were planning their wedding, because they were talking tuxedos and rings, and Loud Lulu (the woman) started going on about the 15 carat diamond ring that Bellowing Bob's (the man) mother wore. I suspect the woman was pretty proud of the fat cat she had landed. I have no idea what bait she could have been using, because she was certainly no prize in the looks or personality departments. Of course, even with the McLaren, I doubt he could have coaxed anything better into his car - especially not if he actually started talking to them before they sat down.

No offense Magick, and I'm sure you and the Mrs are the exact opposite of these two pretentious prats. There was a nonstop deluge of pomposity coming from both of them for the entire time I was there. I downed my two rolls and got the hell out of there as fast as I could!

Glad you brought this up. wink.gif There are two types of rich folks that drive me nuts. The first are celebs, athletes or movie stars, they're much the same. They believe that just because people enjoy watching what they do, they have an important message to deliver when they're off the field or screen. This becomes particularly annoying when they become political. Tip: being famous doesn't make you intelligent, or qualified to preach to everyone else. The second type is the "old money" trust fund babies. They're convinced they have a mandate from the gods to be pompous, obnoxious a**bags. No princess, your daddy's money doesn't make you wonderful or a better human being, and having it doesn't mean you're worthy of special consideration or respect. You have wealth because you were lucky, you didn't earn it, and again, it doesn't mean your opinion is worth a bucket of cold wizz. Unfortunately, I have the displeasure of being around both brands of d-bags for different functions and events, and the faster I can get away from them and their sliminess, the better. It sounds like the pair you met, billy, are the latter. If you'd gotten too close, you likely would have been subjected to the stench of their aristocratic, self-righteous, BS. It's a good thing that you ran while you could. biggrin.gif
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I just set a  lockscreen image on my new phone that seems appropriate for this thread......smile_phones.gif

 


Edited by Achmedisdead - 8/9/13 at 10:14am
post #4030 of 9498
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post


If it's like the Mits Evo, no thanks. That has to be the most overrated "tuner" hatch ever made. While blisteringly fast, it's impossible to keep it running for long without something serious going wrong. The chassis isn't especially good, the turbo lag is horrendous, and it just feels cheap and disposable. Essentially, it's a car that was intended to be flogged, but if you do, it breaks (and it's nigh impossible to find one that isn't a basket case). If you want such a beast, get an early NSX or used R35 GTR and play with it, you'll save buckets of money in the long run.
 

 

 Um, so I take it you have had no expeience with the Subaru then?confused_face(1).gif

post #4031 of 9498
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 Um, so I take it you have had no expeience with the Subaru then?confused_face(1).gif

I've driven a WRX but it was back in the mid-90s, nothing recent, and frankly they weren't the type of car we were interested in. They had decent factory power but were kind of heavy, and the AWD systems had a tendency to break when you tried to make them produce more than their rated HP. We were always on the hunt for cars with substantial headroom for modifications. Also, to us, the WRX just wasn't as cool or sexy. wink.gif
post #4032 of 9498
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I've driven a WRX but it was back in the mid-90s, nothing recent, and frankly they weren't the type of car we were interested in. They had decent factory power but were kind of heavy, and the AWD systems had a tendency to break when you tried to make them produce more than their rated HP. We were always on the hunt for cars with substantial headroom for modifications. Also, to us, the WRX just wasn't as cool or sexy. wink.gif


No it's a grocery getter with balls of steel. The variety of models is simply staggering, and thus there are some to stay away from.

post #4033 of 9498
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post


I've driven a WRX but it was back in the mid-90s, nothing recent, and frankly they weren't the type of car we were interested in. They had decent factory power but were kind of heavy, and the AWD systems had a tendency to break when you tried to make them produce more than their rated HP. We were always on the hunt for cars with substantial headroom for modifications. Also, to us, the WRX just wasn't as cool or sexy. wink.gif

What about the Legacy GT? Wolf in Sheep clothing......... Piss off them ricers wink.gif

post #4034 of 9498
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BTW, you heard it from me first, Ralph Lauren is in deep financial doo-doo. He's burning through personal assets to keep his company afloat, because it's taking on water like the Titanic. Why does that matter? Well, it means that part of his collection is quietly going up for sale. About 500 cars from the Sultan of Brunei's collection are going up too, to be sold through Alain Class Motors in Dubai (the largest supercar dealer in the world). I'm waiting for lists, but I'll post up the interesting lots here for you consideration. biggrin.gif
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BTW, you heard it from me first, Ralph Lauren is in deep financial doo-doo. He's burning through personal assets to keep his company afloat, because it's taking on water like the Titanic. Why does that matter? Well, it means that part of his collection is quietly going up for sale. About 500 cars from the Sultan of Brunei's collection are going up too, to be sold through Alain Class Motors in Dubai (the largest supercar dealer in the world). I'm waiting for lists, but I'll post up the interesting lots here for you consideration. biggrin.gif

^^ Is Ralph Lauren the Polo shirt company?

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