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Magick - are you sure he's the owner? Maybe he's just the flipper that is doing the renovation?

And yeah, the "New Jersey Merge" (at least that's what a friend from NJ calls it) is a favorite maneuver of Porsche & BMW drivers.

Are Mercedes drivers more "polite" - maybe - except in SoCal where there are also a lot of quasi-celebrities, lawyers & real-estate agents driving Mercs... tongue.gif
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Ah, regional differences. :) Over here it's usually an Audi or Mercedes that cuts you up violently or a Volvo that cuts you up only to hinder you for miles afterwards driving 10 mph below the limit. BMW and Porsche seem to harbor some of the more polite drivers.

 

But the worst drivers drive a Dacia Duster. It's the cheapest SUV-like thing on the market, made by Renault and priced well below even Hyundai or Ssangyong. When you see one of those coming your way, no securities in life are certain. They'll either hinder you, drive unnecessarily slow, cut you up, drive way too fast for the circumstances, talk on the phone while eating and smoking, try to run into you for claiming your right of way, illegally claim right of way or park up across two parking spaces (preferably reserved spaces for the handicapped). Someone a couple of houses down from my girl's home has one. He parks it on a deliberately muddy section of his front lawn to make it look more off-roady while it's a FWD 75 bhp 1.5 diesel with maybe 6 inches of true ground clearance. That's just sad. :rolleyes:

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Ah, Ssangyong. I always forget they exist, and then when I take a trip to Europe I occasionally see one and have to remember what it is.

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Great Wall.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Wall_Motors

 

Can it get any worse?

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Out here the bane of my existence are the VW hippie van and the old landscaper pickup. I used to say that EVERY freeway jam where there is no actual accident can be traced to either a VW van or a pickup with lawnmowers, weedeaters and rakes hanging out the back. They aren't impolite, they are just in the way! tongue.gif
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Out here the bane of my existence are the VW hippie van and the old landscaper pickup. I used to say that EVERY freeway jam where there is no actual accident can be traced to either a VW van or a pickup with lawnmowers, weedeaters and rakes hanging out the back. They aren't impolite, they are just in the way! tongue.gif


VW vanagons.:rolleyes: Not impolite, clueless. If your in a vehicle that gets defeated by a 2% grade stay in the right lane please.

 

Mid life crises Porsche penis substitute pilots.

 

"      "     "      Jaguar   "         "              "

 

Come to think of  it any mid lifer who's going to take it out on the road. Please don't. Keep your Santa Fe and drive it to a peeler joint and take your frustrations out there.

 

The 94 year old lady who pasted me broadside on my bike 27 days ago. Jebus how in hell do you keep a license when you cannot see?

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BTW - I'm still waiting for a Canadian to explain the reasoning behind building a pickup out of ice... tongue.gif
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How about the new Z/28? Pricing was announced, at $75,000. I was thinking about getting one, because it would probably go up in value... well, scratch that, they've already priced in 10 years worth of appreciation. That's more than a fully-loaded Stingray, with a +50hp Lingenfelter kit. Madness. blink.gif

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/03/2014-chevy-camaro-z28-75000-price/



Edited by Magick Man - 1/3/14 at 8:21am
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BTW - I'm still waiting for a Canadian to explain the reasoning behind building a pickup out of ice... tongue.gif

Foolish attempt to lure the Canadian Redneck market into stores?

 

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How about the new Z/28? Pricing was announced, at $75,000. I was thinking about getting one, because it would probably go up in value... well, scratch that, they've already priced in 10 years worth of appreciation. That's more than a fully-loaded Stingray, with a +50hp Lingenfelter kit. Madness. blink.gif

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/03/2014-chevy-camaro-z28-75000-price/


They cannot be serious with that pricing. How could GM release something priced higher than their flagship?

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I know, the Chevy dealer called and asked if I wanted to come down and order, I told him to put down the crack pipe and call me when GM realizes it's $25k overpriced. Looks like I'm gonna get that ZL1 "stripper" (the only options on it are A/C and the COPO exhaust pack), that's still available in their showroom... if that tells you anything? You can't sell a Camaro for >50 grand, at least not to any sensible person.
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I know, the Chevy dealer called and asked if I wanted to come down and order, I told him to put down the crack pipe and call me when GM realizes it's $25k overpriced. Looks like I'm gonna get that ZL1 "stripper" (the only options on it are A/C and the COPO exhaust pack), that's still available in their showroom... if that tells you anything? You can't sell a Camaro for >50 grand, at least not to any sensible person.

Did you ask him, just what market they targeted that car at? I'm suspecting people who just won a lottery and have never set eyes on anything but a Camaro. 75 grand buys a lot of car if one cares to look around.

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It's the "Franklin Mint Instant Classic" school of marketing. Apparently, they think all of those Z28's will be bought and stored away. 20 years from now they will hit the market with all the plastic bags still on the seats.







I'm willing to bet that at least one member of the "Duck Dynasty" cast will order a Z28.
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I'm sure Barret-Jackoff will be waiting in eager anticipation.

 

I suspect GM will be giving them away to cast members shortly in order to try and create some hype.

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Yup - you are right. I'm sure it will also make an appearance on Hawaii Five-O
http://www.tvguide.com/news/hawaii-five-0-danny-new-car-camaro-1071501.aspx
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Thread Starter 
It's this generation's "Indy Pace Car edition". You can't swing a dead cat at a Mecum auction without hitting one of those vettes, and none of them have more than 100 miles on them. Here's one, complete with a layer of dust "patina".


CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90


Pathetic. As with any other hobby, it's the speculators that ruin it for everyone.
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