Discussion in 'YachtForums Yacht Club' started by zeeshan66, Aug 13, 2009.
Don't hold back J , tell us what you really think
Every high end modern car is complex and expensive to maintain... the key once a car is out warranty is to find the right independent specialist in that brand. I ll have to ask around for recommendations.
I use a Jaguar specialist all the way up in Boca Raton. Been using him for 20+ years for my E-type as well as for an XKR I used to have once it was out of warranty. Same with the Alfa’s, we have an excellent and reasonable specialist
We also have a very good old fashioned mechanic who handles all our basic maintenance so we should be covered for most repairs.
When it comes to cars, the way I see is there are two options. Buy a new car covered by warranties but either spend a lot of money of payments and depreciation or stick to older cars and spend some money on maintenance. After loosing about $10k a year in depreciation on that new 2000 XKR, nowadays I prefer older cars.
Actually same thing with boats...
Aye, I had one of those in Alaska, way out on the tundra in a Eskimo village called Bethel.
It was stock with 4 wheel drive and the transfer case, but had big off road tires, which came in handy one day in January 1984 when I inadvertently went off-roading after a cup of grog too much: The road T-boned and instead of going left, or right, I went straight: Through the snowbank, down the ditch and on to the tundra, all at slow speed in the dark. Those big tires and the low gearing saved the day as I backed slowly up hill through the bushes and back on what could barely be called a road, turned left, got home to my shack and celebrated the old Bronco flown in to Bethel courtesy of the FAA on a C-123.
Great SUV, before SUVs were cool.
Dude, Problem with a 2020? Their disposable or don't buy them.
Real cars are on this thread.
Don’t know if I consider it an exotic but **** if it ain’t fun. 2005 Porsche Boxster s, suspension and brake work, racing seats, wheels from a panamera turbo (powdercoated bronze) Rs60 front splitter and gauge pod top, cayman spoiler. Oh and a turbo kit. Good for 460hp, light car too so that 460 goes a long way. Picture taken just now at work so she’s dirty (not my daily driver but I love to drive it as much as possible)
Sounds like a track or autocross exotic to me. Well played.
I’d be lying if I said she hasn’t seen the track (not drag racing) Hoping to take her a few more times.
Here is my latest project a Ferrari 488 challenge car that was crashed at Indianapolis, repaired ready for paint or a wrap and a few laps at the track and a NEW owner
we ve had the car for a couple of months now, took a bit of time getting everything sorted out especially ABS/stab sensors etc. it had been sitting for a while so the folding roof had be exercised and lubed as well Fun to drive and pretty fast.
Of interest to Carl:
Having owned 3 NSXs and being granted a track day by Acura Corporate in the new NSX, I'm on the fence. The car is ridiculously complex and the byproduct of all that technology is a portly machine that drives a like a video game. Gone is the connected feel a driver had with the Gen 1 model. In place is a car that's as easy to drive as an Accord. And therein lies the problem... sometimes a car's quirks can be endearing. The new NSX is clinical by comparison. I'm not sure how history will view Gen 2, but if I were a wagering man my money is on a new nomenclature... eNSX. Or "NSXe" ... which might be a little risky for a conservative corporation. Elon got away with it! lol
a friend sent me this reference a few days ago, and I hope to watch it this morning
One for Pascal and E Type lovers to watch.
Recently bought the same model for my wife. The folding metal roof is an engineering marvel, considering there is not a rattle or squeak from all those pieces that are needed. I doubt that BMW has made a profit out of this model & for that reason, this might be one of the last cars with a folding roof, Drives like a dream!
Great video! Thank you. I had never seen it.
Not exotic, but rare as tits on a bull: E-450 Wagon, Midnight edition.
Picked it up last week: 362 HP, 4 valves per cylinder, 4 over head cam shafts, 4 wheel drive.
Another German car, I should get a complimentary citizenship to Das Fatherland.
If I was looking for that type of sportscar and new. You really cannot beat the new vette. It does it all.......reliable, fuel efficient, fast, stops well, handles well......for a reasonable price.
Too bad it looks like a Tonka toy... or a low budget kitcar as was all the rage in the early 80s.
Great value but styling a bit over the top.
In an industry where the product is becoming more and more homogenous by the year, some brands stand their ground on history: