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Old 11-21-2011, 12:11 PM   #81
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95% of women I know like BMWs.

My wife hates them.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:43 PM   #82
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Joe, have you stopped wearing hawaiian shirts?
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:46 PM   #83
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Joe, have you stopped wearing hawaiian shirts?
No, I have not. My nickname here at CBS NY is "Hawaiian Shirt Joe" (apparently this is not considered common attire in lower Manhattan.)
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To me, the 90's vintage SL500 looks like a Chrysler LeBaron mated with a Fox-body Mustang.

No, if I were to buy a Merc, it'd be an SLK.
I was thinking 2003+ SL. For example...

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That should work out well, since the probability of Joe making your wife his Mrs. Perez should be quite low.
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No, I have not. My nickname here at CBS NY is "Hawaiian Shirt Joe" (apparently this is not considered common attire in lower Manhattan.)
They probably think you are a dirty OWS hippie.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:50 PM   #86
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Saw this in the latest GRM

http://www.renegadehybrids.com/
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:53 PM   #87
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Saw this in the latest GRM

http://www.renegadehybrids.com/
I'd love an LS-swapped 968 or 928, but Joe says no swaps in Cali.
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:49 PM   #88
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No, I have not. My nickname here at CBS NY is "Hawaiian Shirt Joe" (apparently this is not considered common attire in lower Manhattan.)
Jesus! really?! Man if you are already the guy in the aloha shirt driving a Miata, it is only going to be more of a cliché in a Delorean. Its one step away from driving a Mustang and wearing a FORD GT baseball cap.

Tread lightly man, that is a hard look to pull off.
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I was thinking 2003+ SL.
I hadn't really looked at the SLs much in the past (assumed they were too pricey) but I'm seeing quite a few '03 SL500s in the high teens / low 20s. Curious that it's only '03 models in this price range; for '04 models, the price jumps nearly $10k.

Still, I do like the look of the '03, I like the PRHT, and I think I could probably live with only 340 ft/lbs. Any idea if the 5-speed autos in these cars are any good? That seems to be the predominant transmission in them.


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I'd love an LS-swapped 968 or 928, but Joe says no swaps in Cali.
Engine swaps aren't totally impossible in CA, but for anything newer than '71, they are a major pain in the ***. Besides, you've got the wrong basic idea here- I don't want an old car with an engine swap. The point of this thread is to find something civil and refined.
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Besides, you've got the wrong basic idea here- I don't want an old car with an engine swap. The point of this thread is to find something civil and refined.
Right, but that's only because you're thinking about the kind of woman you think you want to attract. We're trying to help you attract the kind of woman you can happily spend the rest of your life with (eg, not one that will nag you about driving something other than a silver or black status sedan/SUV/luxo-coupe).
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Jesus! really?! Man if you are already the guy in the aloha shirt driving a Miata, it is only going to be more of a cliché in a Delorean. Its one step away from driving a Mustang and wearing a FORD GT baseball cap.
Haha. No, the ballcap I wear while driving the Miata is old and faded and says "Summit Racing".
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DeLorean's PRV V6 is sad, same piece of steel you find from Volvo 264.

Well theres still Nissan Z350 with lovely soundtrack. Is it teen car there? Or it's older siblings
Wankel madness with RX-8?



How about supercar you can really dd, Honda NSX? Proper looks and engine that sings and lusts to be charged.
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Well theres still Nissan Z350 with lovely soundtrack. Is it teen car there? Or it's older siblings
Wankel madness with RX-8?
I'm not going to tell you to go die in a fire for that, but perhaps you could scald your hand on the stove or maybe get a really bad sunburn?



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How about supercar you can really dd, Honda NSX? Proper looks and engine that sings and lusts to be charged.
That's actually not a horrible idea. And I do like the NSX.

The only real gripe I have it that they seem to be retaining their value rather well. Most of the ones I'm finding are in the low $30s and up (a few examples in the $20), and for that, it's still an "old car". No, I think I'd take an SL500 or an SLK320 over an NSX.

Porsche vs. Merc...
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l'VE GOT THE ANSWER

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You'll live it, it's light weight, relatively under powered, reliable (more so then any Merc I'll bet), relatively cheap and it's technically a supercar.

Edit: Somebody posted before me and it's already been k.o.'d.
Porsche over MB. But, think about the upkeep on the porsche vs the NSX! Use yo math skilz Perez
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Then if it's final round Merc against Porsche, try the butt ugly 993 before you go with "soccer mom 996" They hold their values really well and being such anchient prehistoric DNA thing, their been hooned to perfection. Just go with Carrera 4S in dark red/maroon and you cant go wrong. Atleast with Porsche you dont want to stab yourself into face everytime you walk to it.

Having live'd with both contenders I'd steer clear from modern Merc's unless you find shoveling money to fire nice hobby, the quality from they where know'n was abandon long ago in 90's. All this compared to the basic 1000$ to any job Porsche's that atleast are well made (exept 996 interior that looks like its been stolen from 80's) is full win for the one with engine on the wrong end.

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Old 11-21-2011, 04:08 PM   #96
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I'd get the porsche.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:28 PM   #97
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When I see a Porsche I look at it, when I see an NSX I stare. That is one damn good looking car in person. I think they have a 300k club.
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No, I have not. My nickname here at CBS NY is "Hawaiian Shirt Joe" (apparently this is not considered common attire in lower Manhattan.)
I think the "get a more prestigious car" step is step 2. right behind:

1. hawaiian shirts dying in a fire.

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Old 11-21-2011, 06:10 PM   #100
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I understand the prejudice against Hawaiian shirts, but I have no idea who is in that picture or what they are supposed to represent.
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