tony2x
tony2x
tony2x
Sep 7 2017
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Cars and booze don’t mix in any way, including the less obvious ones. Drunk eBay for example had me buy a 200,000 mile rusty BMW 330i from Hong Kong, pick it up in Philadelphia and drive it back to San Francisco. True story.  Read more

Aug 28 2017
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I don’t mind it in my automatic transmission BMW as it is pretty seamless but in my manual Jag F-TYPE I detest it. Almost without fail I can beat the car to it pulling off and it either kangaroos or sometimes stalls.

Apr 27 2017
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Badge placement on the trunk lid suggests it has been rear ended in its lifetime.

Jan 5 2017
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Mine too. I owned one in the 90s for a few short months before it was stolen. I think about that car very often. I fully intend to import a late one in 2018.

Nov 25 2016
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I’ve owned two. One of them was a manual. Does that make me Jalop royalty?

Nov 15 2016
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Every time I see a photo of a Lotus Carly I cry a little inside. I owned one for a very very short period of time in the 90s and it is still my favourite car I’ve owned. It was a monster. I loved it so much, sadly so did the criminal community and it was ‘stole to order’.

Jun 29 2016
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I have a row your own V6S F-Type, one of the first on the west coast of USA and I love love love it.

Feb 8 2016
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I drove a Tatra T613/5 in full “UK” spec. I was intrigued by the concept of a 4 door Porsche 911 and the brave chap who was importing it was a vehicle engineer for Saab and had worked on the 9000 chassis design and tuning, one of my favourite cars at the time. So I called him up and he invited me to his house in

Aug 27 2015
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Here’s my pair, these are my actual daily drivers. Jaguar F-Type V6 S manual transmission and a BMW 535xi wagon, also 6MT.

Apr 22 2015
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Thanks for the PSA, mine seems fine though. 2015 S in Carbon Steel here, just with an extra set of doors and if anyone wants to take it for a drive, they can because it is SFOGTi on Getaround. :)

Mar 30 2015
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Oh and correction, in my first post I said DB9s, I meant DB7s. AFAIK all DB9s are undersealed.

Mar 30 2015
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Aston was pretty strapped for cash in the late 90s, quite why I'm not sure as you'd think they'd have just tapped up Uncle Henry for some additional capital. As a result of this they reduced the amount of under seal they'd apply and by 2002 they had stopped rustproofing DB7s altogether so you can imagine what that Read more

Mar 16 2015
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At least the supercharged ones were undersealed unlike a lot of the later V12/GTs. Late DB9s can rust with a pace that even Lancia would be surprised at.

Mar 16 2015
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Personally I'd wait until the F355 costs Mustang money. The 348 is probably the worst Ferrari of the last forty years. Even their former CEO thought so: Read more

Jan 7 2015
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HUDs are brilliant. They put the most pertinent information (speed, directions, shift lights, etc.) in the best possible spot, where you don't have to take your eyes off the road. I hope every car eventually has this standard. Read more

Dec 18 2014
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I had a similar experience buying a Mazdaspeed Miata from a dealer. He had been marketing the car as a regular Miata with 'some modifications' and when I called up expressing interest in the car you could hear the joy and surprise in his voice. Read more

Oct 23 2014
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The Ferrari 348 is widely considered the worst Ferrari of the modern age, even their own chief test driver Dario Benuzzi doesn't like to be associated with it as mentioned in this interview with him :- Read more

Oct 3 2014
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This is one of those lists that I view as "every episode of Top Gear ranked by awesomeness". They are all awesome, just some more than others. That should end the arguments now surely as there's no such thing as a bad one.

Sep 30 2014
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All Caprices are fleet cars, not exclusively cop cars. I've seen city owned non-LEO Caprices on the fleet here in San Francisco.

Sep 5 2014
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My dad owned one of these when I was a kid, it was a right hooker and the "Tourist" version (aka wagon). It was an embarrassment to be seen in, we had to put two stroke oil in the fuel and then rock the car from side to side to mix it in. It has some interesting "features" such as door lock buttons that were locked Read more