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Some really nice selections from people.

I'm not a demanding man so 2 is enough for me.

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a sunbeam model 8 for a classic

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and a kawasaki h2a to hoon around in.

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i see no point in being unrealistic. these are all cars which i will definately own at some point soonish.

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my current ride; BMW 120 M SPORT (just ordered it, should be with me in 5weeks!)

and for project cars - soon i will get 1 or 2 of the following, not decided yet;

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ハチロク

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MINI COOPER S RALLY SPEC

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MG METRO 6R4

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HONDA CRX SiR

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metro 6r4 is so badass...i hate you brits for having it. crazy shit is that the homologation car looks exactly the same...then again most group bs did.

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i think thats what made them so appealing to me as a kid.

all the cars probably look like 'nothing special' to some ferari wannabe, but, they are just such beauties. i might just get a dirt cheap metro and mess around with mods, literally angle grinder and dril job. make some panels and shit.

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High- Good buy on the 1series. I can't wait till the Frankfurt show to see what Audi has coming for next year. Waiting to see if the new A4 is going to be my next whip or if it will be the A5.

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I'm still ticked off that the US didn't get the coupe version of the A3.

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highstreet, didn't want to spring for the upcoming twin turbo? i'd love a 135i.

they are auto though!!! the twin turbo D is incredible, but yeah, i prefer a manual box..

actually the 2 is the biggest i can get on my insurance, because im only 21.. i wouldnt normally be getting such an expensive car, but ive been working for the family firm (architecture/real estate) for a good few years now for pretty bad pay. our business plan meant big investment with little immediate gain, so things used to be tight, but now we have alot more capital coming in im getting this pretty much on tax off-set :D

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i just realised, you guys are all in the US right? cars over there have huge engines but arent refined like european cars.. the 2 is very quick.. especially with the sports setup and the 1 being on a small[ish] chasis anyway..

the market for the big engine cars in europe seem to be all about auto/paddles. i dont understand it personally. the 3 is the biggest you can get with a manual transmission now, but with the new 35 diesel engine with twin stage turbo, im pretty sure its only semi auto.

a fucking shame though. the best part of driving is feeling the box.

bmw's diesels are amazing, very very torque-y but stil do a bunch to the gallon, win both ways.

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I'm still ticked off that the US didn't get the coupe version of the A3.

Yea I agree. But I just hope the new S3 comes over, that thing is really great little car. I have to say though, for a comparable car, the new R32 is really a fun car and the dsg transmission makes it great for LA traffic while still maintaining a great performance feel.

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a fucking shame though. the best part of driving is feeling the box.

yeah i reckon...eventhough you don't need to with new cars i still double clutch whenever i downshift. just makes driving that much more enjoyable.

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Weird, we were just talking about this at work the other day... kinda hard to narrow it down, but I finally got it:

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Aston Martin Vanquish S - In white, just like this. Manual conversion, please.

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Lotus Exige S - This colour too. Need a toy.

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Maserati Quattroporte - This or black, not sure. For when I need to carry people in style.

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BMW 335i Convertible - Everyday driver... want a Scooby, but hate the image. Want an M3, but this is nearly as fast, can be made faster very easily, and also conveniently nets me a part-time convertible.

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Nissan Skyline GT-R '73 - Super rare, and I've always loved how it looks. Though this fifth choice changes pretty often... FD RX-7, NSX, another Aston...

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If you could put any five cars in your driveway or garage what would they be?

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sounds about right.

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coming across this little car I think I would probably want to add it amongst the list. Something about it's quirkiness is just more attractive to me than the Mini.

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Yea that A1 is pretty cool, perfect for city driving I would think. We'll see if it comes out looking similar to that rendering.

Frankfurt is less than a month away... :)

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although i love japanese cars, i'm a sucker for american muscle as well.

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i took this picture myself in an indonesian silver shop. the owner said it wasn't for sale.

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the market for the big engine cars in europe seem to be all about auto/paddles. i dont understand it personally. the 3 is the biggest you can get with a manual transmission now, but with the new 35 diesel engine with twin stage turbo, im pretty sure its only semi auto.

You don't know what you're talking about.

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Highstreet, I thought you were bouncing for Japan soon? Why the brand new compact?

I like the idea of the 1-series but to my tastes it's just not very well executed. They don't sell them in any country I've lived in recently but still just can't get over how boring they look. They could've been made by Mazda.

I'm going home in a month and selling my 540i that's been in storage for a few years and I think I'm gonna use the proceeds on starting a taco/burrito truck that I roll on the mean streets of Seoul before my youth slips away, so that is the one and only ride I'll have for awhile. My mom bought an E320 4Matic wagon some time ago and I really like the look and feel of it, so if I come into some cash I want to pick up an E55 wagon and roll it as my store car, 19" AMG 2-pieces and white Letraset on the side and all.

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1. MB CLS 63 AMG

2. MB SL65 AMG

3. Lamborghini Gallardo

4. VIP style Lexus on airbags

5. Hummer H1

I`ve put a lot of thought into that lineup :D:D

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1. Sports Coupe: BMW E92 M3

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2. Ridiculous Coupe: Ferrari 360 Modena

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3. Comfy 4-door: Mercedes S65 AMG

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4. SUV: Porsche Cayenne Turbo

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5. Enviro-friendly: Tesla Roadster

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Bonus: BMW 3.0 csi - just because it's cool

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1969 Camaro SS -- classic cruiser

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1991 Acura NSX -- timeless design

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E60 BMW M5 --- daily driver

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Ducati 1098 --- 2-wheeled transport

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Nissan S14 Silvia ---- drift car

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You could probably throw a Ferrari or two in the mix, but these are my most realistic Powerball choices.

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im gonna go one at a time cause i havent really thought it through. ive always had a thing for bmws and ive always liked the bmw 2002, cause it looks like the nerdiest bmw ever, which would fit me perfectly.

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1953 Chevrolet Bel Aire

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this would also be on the list for sentimental reasons, my dad said he had one in high school and he wound up selling and regretting selling it so it would be like a tribute my dad.

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Ferrari F430

Infiniti M45

Nissan Skyline R34

Lamborghini Murcielago

Datsun 240Z/260Z (already own one) but fixed up like crazy. :rolleyes:

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I still can't narrow it down, but a nice handful of cars were shown at Frankfurt.

Ferrari F430 Scuderia

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Porsche 911 GT2

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Also the Bugatti Pur Sang, Lamborghini Reventon, Bentley Continental GT Speed, and the BMW X6 Concept.

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