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Get the 300 billybob, I have driven it a fair bit and it's pretty decent.
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My rental car on this trip is a brand new (less than 2000 miles) Chrysler 200. Weird little luxury wanna-be. The interior is pitiful - cloth seats and all plastic, yet it has a fancy Chrysler analog clock. Is the 200 built on the new Dodge Dart platform? It looks about the same size. It's an OK car to drive - but completely bland. It neither excites you nor makes you mad - it generates no emotion whatsoever. I guess it would make a good car for Grandma after Gandpa passes... redface.gif

 

The Dart and 200 are the same platform, yes.

 

Chrysler has had a thing for those little analog clocks for almost a decade now.

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I don't like that body style as a convertible at all.  So is it safe to say that you won't be bidding on it? 

If it's cheap enough. I don't mind the body style, but I hate the instrument cluster. Did they run out of money and raid an `84 Caravan or was Fisher-Price thinking about getting into aftermarket auto parts?




That's truly awful.
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That instrument cluster is what happens when my cousin Joe Billy Bob sees the word "Digital" in the JC Whitney catalog...

I rent cars from National, so I actually get to choose any car in the "Emerald Aisle". There's usually a bunch of Chevy Lumina, Ford Focus, Kia Optima, Nissan Altima and assorted crossovers and minivans. I like changing it up for variety - I can live with just about any car for 3 days. There was actually some method in my madness - I'm in Dallas, and I knew it was going to be hot, so I figured a Chrysler would have an air conditioner that worked really well. I was right!
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If it's cheap enough. I don't mind the body style, but I hate the instrument cluster. Did they run out of money and raid an `84 Caravan or was Fisher-Price thinking about getting into aftermarket auto parts?




That's truly awful.

 

 

You sure that's not a decal?

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For those who haven't seen it, this is pure joy.


Edited by Magick Man - 9/11/13 at 5:58pm
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For those who haven't seen it, this is pure joy.

 

That is fantastic! 

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Loved it! I like how the engine note get's higher and higher with each F1 model.
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Yah, it's great.

BTW, if you haven't watched Hemlock Grove on Netflix, you should, we've been up watching it all night.
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Yah, it's great.

BTW, if you haven't watched Hemlock Grove on Netflix, you should, we've been up watching it all night.

That a film or a TV thing?

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That a film or a TV thing?

TV but only available via Netflix, it's an ongoing series.


Well, only got 3 hours sleep and I'm up to be at the club track early, some folks have been invited to see and drive the newest British supercar to be imported into the USA and it's all hush hush. Hint: These cars aren't royalty, but there's something distinctly noble about them. How exclusive are they? Only 20 being shipped over here each year, starting... now.
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TV but only available via Netflix, it's an ongoing series.


Well, only got 3 hours sleep and I'm up to be at the club track early, some folks have been invited to see and drive the newest British supercar to be imported into the USA and it's all hush hush. Hint: These cars aren't royalty, but there's something distinctly noble about them. How exclusive are they? Only 20 being shipped over here each year, starting... now.

 

If it's distinctly noble, could it possibly be the Noble M600? If so, I wonder how did they manage to pass US laws? That car doesn't have ABS, TC, Stability Control and even Airbags. It's the closest car to a modern day F40 and since you really like analogue supercars the M600 is the only car that comes in my mind.


Edited by VortexBlast - 9/12/13 at 5:50am
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Edmunds.com has definitely jumped the shark. Here's what they say about the new Infinity Q50 sedan:
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Pros
Many high-tech electronic and safety features; nicely detailed interior; excellent fuel economy from available hybrid model; muscular V6 engine; roomy trunk.

Cons
No option to get a frugal four-cylinder engine; subpar handling on non-Sport models fitted with factory tires.

Excuse me? Since when is NOT having the option of a crappy little engine in a $40,000 car a CON?? rolleyes.gif

I have no idea if the Q50 is worth a d@mn, but that comment from Edmunds is ridiculous.
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