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Old 06-13-2007, 12:03 AM   #1
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Default American cars I've been lusting after for some reason...

So it's time for a "daily driver". Granted, I have a 95 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T, and a Benz 190E. But I want a car where I don't have to work on constantly and rides comfortable. I'd figure I can sell those two cars and have enough for a decent downpayment on something more "luxurious".

First one is the Pontiac GTO. Not the "goat" of yesteryear, but the 04-06 models. Everytime I see one on the road, I just think it's the best bang-for-buck cruise missile out there. Two doors, 4 seats, RWD and snarling LS1-LS2 vette engine in the front. What more can I ask for? While in 95degree traffic today with the top down, a black GTO rolls past with the windows rolled up, the universe sign for "**** you, I have air conditioning", I can just hear him laughing. A stripped to the bone, no a/c, turbo miata is nice and all but........I'm I getting too old?

Second is, and don't laugh too hard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_LS#2000_-_2002

I specifically like the 02 LSE model. I love squared-off, heavy-looking front end with flushed in fog lights. I see a lot on the freeways and it's a beautiful car.

I can't think of any other affordable v8 cruisers that I can take to Vegas and back in comfort. Any ideas?

Does anbody have any experience with either cars? Thanks.
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Buy Phillips GTO, seems like he is always in the mood to sell his.
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:07 AM   #3
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Chrysler 300C... I've always loved the looks of them. Finally a sedan america can be proud of.
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Don't rule out the Caddy CTS. They should be plummeting in price with the 08 revamp coming out soon.

My sister just got one. The LS2 is nice. The Spec-V has the 6.0 and a manual.
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+1 CTS

Then there is the Pontiac G8 coming...the GXP trimmed version should be a real kick
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Buy Phillips GTO, seems like he is always in the mood to sell his.
motherfucking

480 at the rears supercharged, drop 1k into a cam and long tubes and you could be well over 500 RWHP, like 530.
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+1 CTS

Then there is the Pontiac G8 coming...the GXP trimmed version should be a real kick
CTS-V has a shitty shitty SHITTY differential.
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CTS-V has a shitty shitty SHITTY differential.
Doesn't it have the 7.5" rear. If it does, I cannot stop shredding those with my lt1 right now. I am on number 4 now, but I keep getting them for free.
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*quietly crosses CTS from list*

It's outta my price range anyways. I'm looking for something in the low to mid 20's.

300C is nice, but it just looks too gawdy for me. I want something a little low-key and unknown. An older Volvo 850R would be a nice find.
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There's an LS 3 houses down from me. Never knew what one was but I do like the low key looks of it. I'm starting to consider powerful family cars now too but keep coming back to '00-01 Audi S4s or an AMG C32 in the low mid 20's price range. Or a Leg GT maybe. I want something with a nice interior where I can put in a nice system and not here the outside world while I'm cranking music with the AC on.

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caddy sts. I want a big dog, guido cruiser.
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*quietly crosses CTS from list*

It's outta my price range anyways. I'm looking for something in the low to mid 20's.

300C is nice, but it just looks too gawdy for me. I want something a little low-key and unknown. An older Volvo 850R would be a nice find.
my GTO is low 20's and has 11,500 miles on it
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What, no love for the upcoming G8?
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We've got a Trailblazer SS. 395hp LS2, low 14's/high 13's @ 100 in the 1/4. Haul your boat, haul your kids, haul ***.
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We've got a Trailblazer SS. 395hp LS2, low 14's/high 13's @ 100 in the 1/4. Haul your boat, haul your kids, haul ***.
I've driven my friend's SS. The soundtrack and acceleration on the run from 60 to 100 are an absolute pisser, but the mileage is killing him since he drives 30K/yr.
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We've got a Trailblazer SS. 395hp LS2, low 14's/high 13's @ 100 in the 1/4. Haul your boat, haul your kids, haul ***.
I see a CRX in the background! Must be the grocery-getter

SUV's and BIG sedan's like the Impala are out of the equation.

Phillip, nice price, with the supacharger?
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yeah, with the SC and a few other extras like a monaro bumper etc.
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hell I'd probably even deliver if you asked nice and cplit part of the expense, or a good hooker in cali.
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