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I am in the market for a proper 4WD. The Porsche Cayenne I checked out seems too soft and priced at twice the US RRP. The Grand Cherokee seems a bit tough and the newer ones are very good on maintenance too. The V8 Overland seems like a good deal.

Aaaahhh who am I kidding, I have always been a Jeep guy ;-)
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

I am in the market for a proper 4WD. The Porsche Cayenne I checked out seems too soft and priced at twice the US RRP. The Grand Cherokee seems a bit tough and the newer ones are very good on maintenance too. The V8 Overland seems like a good deal.

Aaaahhh who am I kidding, I have always been a Jeep guy ;-)

Ive also seen a huge increase in Jeeps recently in sydney too :P must be a good deal nowadays ;) doit

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I do like the looks of old school cafe racers. Buell, Triumph, Norton, Moto Guzzi, BMW, etc.
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Here ya go - late 70s German engineering... wink.gif
http://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/4344142172.html

I'm not sure how to interpret the statement "Possibly the only one at this level of condition in the United States." tongue.gif

Soup it up and make a sleeper out of it! lol. 

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At least it's priced, umm, appropriately. I suppose. Hey, and it has a manual. wink.gif
If I were out buying a new SUV or crossover thing, I'd seriously look at the Porsche Macan. That thing looks badass in the reviews I've seen. The turbo is too pricey, but the NA S version is probably quick enough.

I don't often buy motorcycles, but when I do...



200bhp and <400lbs. Holy f***. blink.gif I love the look.


My back hurts and bladder is screaming just looking at that thing.

 

Hope they through in  a CF kidney belt with it.

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I love this, Billionaire blackmail! Bugatti (VW) is holding their new supercar hostage, saying they won't release it until they sell the last 40 Veyrons.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/bugatti-vows-to-sell-40-remaining-veyrons-before-introducing-its-successor



They're extremely desperate, they've called me (my office) four times following-up on trying to sell one to me.
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

I love this, Billionaire blackmail! Bugatti (VW) is holding their new supercar hostage, saying they won't release it until they sell the last 40 Veyrons.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/bugatti-vows-to-sell-40-remaining-veyrons-before-introducing-its-successor



They're extremely desperate, they've called me (my office) four times following-up on trying to sell one to me.


Quarterly earning report must be due soon. VW holding back the production money until spoiled child loses its (how many millions?) in stale inventory.

 

Tell em your waiting for the leasing plan:D

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Thread Starter 
I told them what I'd pay, what it's honestly worth to me, but there's still over a quarter of a $million$ between us. They already take a $1M loss on each one, what's another 300k?
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

I told them what I'd pay, what it's honestly worth to me, but there's still over a quarter of a $million$ between us. They already take a $1M loss on each one, what's another 300k?


Probably nothing. They will undoubtedly amortize the loss by raising the price of the new car. Hence the "No release until the old stock is cleared out" policy.

 

Next time they call, ask them if they've considered advertizing them on an Amazon lightning sale? :wink_face:

 

On another note. You shouldnt have let those Tascams go. The malleability in voicing these is just staggering.


Edited by Hutnicks - 2/22/14 at 9:40am
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Are these 40 cars already built? Why? It makes no sense for VW to even have an inventory of Veyrons.
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Are these 40 cars already built? Why? It makes no sense for VW to even have an inventory of Veyrons.


If they already built them, I'd love to see where they're all being housed. Methinks a convenient fire might get rid of their excess inventory problem if they got truly desperate...

 

Doubtless they're all waiting to be built, though, since people will want the leather colors of their choosing.

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For $2M I should be able to pick the cows the leather comes from and which tree is tapped to get the rubber for the tires...
post #6013 of 7401
But Magick, why not at least attend one of these events?
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...it invites buyers to experience the car at special, weekend-long high-lux dynamic drive programs, four of which are currently planned over the course of the year in the U.S.—much like Bugatti has been doing elsewhere in the world. Certainly, justifying the price of a Bugatti seems far more appealing once you’ve shot down a rented airport runway at 175 mph, and apparently Bugatti knows it.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/bugatti-vows-to-sell-40-remaining-veyrons-before-introducing-its-successor/
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Thread Starter 
The way I understand it, ~12 are built and ready, the rest are rolling chassis (all targas) awaiting specific parts for whichever model the customer wants.

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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

But Magick, why not at least attend one of these events?
http://blog.caranddriver.com/bugatti-vows-to-sell-40-remaining-veyrons-before-introducing-its-successor/

I had one, a regular Grand Sport, for 3 weeks, and I did take it over 200 on the track, but if any car can do that and be boring, it's a Veyron. I can't imagine what they're doing that could make 175mph in one exciting, maybe they blindfold the drivers? biggrin.gif
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I was trolling the local lots and I saw one that made me think of you guys...
http://www.allenmotors.com/1962_Chevrolet_Corvair_Thousand%20Oaks_CA_224052316.veh

It wasn't in great shape, and it looked like the engine had quite of bit backyard mechanic in it.
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