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OT - For Car Lovers: Some Recent Exotic Spottings

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,463
    Obviously they put a bit more pizazz into that Bugatti design than Elon Musk did with the Cybertruck.
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,622
    I once owned a Jeep-for around 5 months until solid ice on a country road got me at a high speed of 25 mph. Telephone pole and then the insurance company bought it.  
    BTW- I have never bought a follow-on make of a previous car (even for SWMBO). At my age I am quite sure it will never happen (longevity of cars works for me).  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • Cool thread - a few years back I went to an exhibit at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville.  They had Art Deco inspired automobiles from the 30’s on display.  These vehicle s were truly pieces of art.  Most had custom bodies made by specialist coach builders.  I will post one example here.  If this thread continues to have legs, I will post more pics.


    Waaaaaah.... that’s gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. 
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 2,595
    @ColbyLang the only Jeep I would consider is a wrangler. Everything else jeep makes seems to fall apart prematurely IMO 
    I take no personal position with respect to Jeeps (as I’ve never owned one; but I do love my B-I-L’s Trackhawk); However, consumer satisfaction surveys I’ve seen put Jeep at the very bottom of the heap. 
    While all of the above has merit, The jeep stores are printing money. 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,463
    @ColbyLang the only Jeep I would consider is a wrangler. Everything else jeep makes seems to fall apart prematurely IMO 
    I take no personal position with respect to Jeeps (as I’ve never owned one; but I do love my B-I-L’s Trackhawk); However, consumer satisfaction surveys I’ve seen put Jeep at the very bottom of the heap. 
    While all of the above has merit, The jeep stores are printing money. 

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  • @ColbyLang the only Jeep I would consider is a wrangler. Everything else jeep makes seems to fall apart prematurely IMO 
    I take no personal position with respect to Jeeps (as I’ve never owned one; but I do love my B-I-L’s Trackhawk); However, consumer satisfaction surveys I’ve seen put Jeep at the very bottom of the heap. 
    While all of the above has merit, The jeep stores are printing money. 
    Profitability is another discussion altogether. 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,622
    @nolaegghead - just grab a neighborhood drive-by pic?
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • @ColbyLang the only Jeep I would consider is a wrangler. Everything else jeep makes seems to fall apart prematurely IMO 
    I take no personal position with respect to Jeeps (as I’ve never owned one; but I do love my B-I-L’s Trackhawk); However, consumer satisfaction surveys I’ve seen put Jeep at the very bottom of the heap. 
    While all of the above has merit, The jeep stores are printing money. 
    I’d love a G wagon but I don’t have $100k to blow on a car.


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  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 2,595
    @ColbyLang the only Jeep I would consider is a wrangler. Everything else jeep makes seems to fall apart prematurely IMO 
    I take no personal position with respect to Jeeps (as I’ve never owned one; but I do love my B-I-L’s Trackhawk); However, consumer satisfaction surveys I’ve seen put Jeep at the very bottom of the heap. 
    While all of the above has merit, The jeep stores are printing money. 
    I’d love a G wagon but I don’t have $100k to blow on a car.
    Neither do some that do it anyway.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,463
    lousubcap said:
    @nolaegghead - just grab a neighborhood drive-by pic?
    She actually does drive a Jeep.
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  • @ColbyLang the only Jeep I would consider is a wrangler. Everything else jeep makes seems to fall apart prematurely IMO 
    I take no personal position with respect to Jeeps (as I’ve never owned one; but I do love my B-I-L’s Trackhawk); However, consumer satisfaction surveys I’ve seen put Jeep at the very bottom of the heap. 
    While all of the above has merit, The jeep stores are printing money. 
    Profitability is another discussion altogether. 

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  • Obviously they put a bit more pizazz into that Bugatti design than Elon Musk did with the Cybertruck.
    You deserve all the Flags for putting the Cybertruck and that stunning piece of automotive art.
  • Sheldon_NigelSheldon_Nigel Posts: 167
    edited December 2020
    ignore the rocks used as a parking break.
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 11,351
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  • CPFC1905CPFC1905 Posts: 1,254

    @Battleborn: You should make a case for one of these!

    Any department that does something like that should be defunded. We get our a$$ handed to us if we scratch our 2010 explorers with a 150k, duct taped interior and spotlights held on with zip ties. I can only imagine what would happen if I even looked at that thing. 
    Ah, the memories of applying Tipp-Ex to the panels of a patrol car just before you handed it over at the end of your shift.  Then they changed from white to silver - which hampered things a bit. 

    The last time I drove marked cars I had sufficient rank to choose from the pool, so I would borrow a Traffic Dept LWB Shogun or the C Class estate that they didn't like.   I wasn't and idiot, I made friends with them when I took up post - well I just moved their parking bays marked as 'reserved' and shifted to nearer the back door.  Guess who got to go for rides in every new unmarked Evo and other exotica?

    In my next post I discovered the force had a 'retained fleet' which were spare cars near the end of service.  Lo and behold the command team suddenly acquired a marked 530d estate.   I had to do a 'check-drive' with the divisional instructor  - they are terse like weapons instructors but less sexist.
    One of my proudest moments was completing the check drive to be told; 'you like driving don't you, sir'.    Like a mythical coded message permitting me to the inner circle.  
    But here's the thing, lads - you cant muck about in a marked car ( unless you're working nights ;) )
    Other girls may try to take me away 
    But you know, it's by your side I will stay
  • Great post, Your topic is so interesting
  • Thanks for these extremely useful ideas for us
  • My Dad is a car lover.  He sold his 1932 Ford Roadster (original body) to make room for a 1948 Ford Convertible.  The original flathead sure sounds nice! 

    He had a 1947 Mercury Convertible in High School, so this is very similar.  He says the only difference in the two cars is that this one the seat is much closer to the steering wheel!


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  • BotchBotch Posts: 12,003
    CPFC1905 said:
    But here's the thing, lads - you cant muck about in a marked car ( unless you're working nights ;) )
    One of my Air Force Reserve cohorts borrowed an AF van to go to lunch (he was TDY and it was allowed), but ONLY lunch.  He backed into a light pole and had to call the local police, right in front of "Bikini Cuts" sporting a fresh haircut.  Ewps!  :lol:  
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,463
    Botch said:
    CPFC1905 said:
    But here's the thing, lads - you cant muck about in a marked car ( unless you're working nights ;) )
    One of my Air Force Reserve cohorts borrowed an AF van to go to lunch (he was TDY and it was allowed), but ONLY lunch.  He backed into a light pole and had to call the local police, right in front of "Bikini Cuts" sporting a fresh haircut.  Ewps!  :lol:  
    Kind of negates the usual "happy ending"....

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  • Often passed by this SQ5 and admired it, but this time I saw a menacing grin from the garage as I walked by - no, not the Corolla. 


  • A car that I feel could do well if done right is a Dodge Magum refresh. Very family friendly, low centre of gravity and available with a Hemi. 
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 9,451
    A car that I feel could do well if done right is a Dodge Magum refresh. Very family friendly, low centre of gravity and available with a Hemi. 
    My dream car is 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS. A big family friendly boat. 
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  • GrateEggspectationsGrateEggspectations Posts: 6,220
    edited January 10
    WeberWho said:
    A car that I feel could do well if done right is a Dodge Magum refresh. Very family friendly, low centre of gravity and available with a Hemi. 
    My dream car is 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS. A big family friendly boat. 
    At the risk of insulting your choice, there is something I love about powerful cars that are a bit of an eyesore. My dream car is a ‘87 GNX. Just the right balance for me. 
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,666
    You guys do realize that you can get those Hooptie’s at the buy here pay here right?
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,666
    Who’s running this thread Smokey and the bandit?
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 9,451
    WeberWho said:
    A car that I feel could do well if done right is a Dodge Magum refresh. Very family friendly, low centre of gravity and available with a Hemi. 
    My dream car is 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS. A big family friendly boat. 
    At the risk of insulting your choice, there is something I love about powerful cars that are a big of an eyesore. My dream car is a ‘87 GNX. Just the right balance for me. 
    A 1996 Impala SS shouldn't be anyone's dream car. I remember seeing them as a kid and thinking it was something special. It's a big family sedan that isn't really anything special other than sharing the same LT1 engine as the Corvette. It's maybe the sleeper aspect of it. (260hp with 300+ lbs of torque. Not too bad for an early to mid 90's four door car. Slow to today's standards. My dad's 11 year old 4 cylinder Chevy has 35 more horsepower than the 1996 Impala SS)

    If money grew on trees I'd have the 1996 Impala SS lowered an 1", windows tinted, updated wheels (tastefully), cammed, and have the transmission converted to manual. Something similar below but not so "murdered out."



    I'm also big fan of the newer Chevrolet SS. A newer version of the mid 90's SS. A 4 door V8 with rwd. (It even came in manual transmission!) It ultimately failed for GM. Another cool car that didn't see much love. 

    There is a guy a few blocks down from me that has a GNX. It sits outside his garage and never moves. I feel bad for the car. It sees no love. Very cool cars. 
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