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> Your Next Car.
Decisions, decisions.
Which nation would you buy your next car from?
Japan. [ 3 ] ** [17.65%]
Italy [ 1 ] ** [5.88%]
Germany [ 4 ] ** [23.53%]
U.S.A [ 5 ] ** [29.41%]
France [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Korea [ 1 ] ** [5.88%]
U.K [ 1 ] ** [5.88%]
Other. [ 2 ] ** [11.76%]
What's more inportant to you when purchasing a car?
Looks [ 2 ] ** [11.76%]
Performane [ 5 ] ** [29.41%]
Handling [ 1 ] ** [5.88%]
Reliability [ 3 ] ** [17.65%]
Cost [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Fuel consumption. [ 4 ] ** [23.53%]
other [ 2 ] ** [11.76%]
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Baggers.
post Feb 2nd 2007, 7:35 AM
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Were not talking super cars here, only cars that are actually within your budget. So if you were going out to buy a car tomorrow, which car making nation would you buy from, and what qualities would you look for the most when making this decision.

Let us know what model you would go for and why?
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post Mar 10th 2008, 2:43 PM
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nothing beats german engineering
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post Mar 10th 2008, 4:52 PM
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I'd simply buy a car from the UK, as I'm here I wouldn't want to travel to Germany to get one smile.gif (Yes I know that the question indicates country of origin of a car, but I don't care enough about the origins to answer the question that way biggrin.gif) As for the car I want, a mini, they're cool biggrin.gif Looks though probably are important but I like novelty more, or more unique like a mini. So other, as you didn't include 'novelty value' smile.gif
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post Mar 18th 2008, 6:10 PM
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U.S probably I will probably need some durable car because roads in my country are crap. whistling.gif

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post Mar 27th 2008, 7:17 AM
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I live in the UK, but I might buy my next car from the USA...I want a Mustang:D
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post Apr 14th 2008, 12:39 AM
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With the price of gas, I would need something that can give me good gas mileage and be reliable.
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post May 26th 2008, 10:42 PM
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Mine will be a US made car. I'm shopping for a Corvette. smile.gif
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post May 27th 2008, 4:04 PM
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QUOTE(Mike @ May 26th 2008, 11:42 PM) *

Mine will be a US made car. I'm shopping for a Corvette. smile.gif

Interesting choice, given gas prices.

I drove in and out of the city, and it cost $40 in gas... for about 1.5 hours of driving. Course that's a 320hp 4.6L V8... so... yeah.

Anybody know what I should look for if I want a balance of hp/gas mileage in a nice standard transmission. I don't want to pay out the ass for fuel, but I want to be able to drive fast with the top down. smile.gif
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post May 27th 2008, 4:49 PM
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Ironically the Corvette provides the best gas mileage among sports cars. It has been documented to make 28-30 mpg on the highway. Credit this to the engine's displacement on demand technology, six speed transmission and it's light, aerodynamic fiberglass body. All that and 400 horsepower for the 05-07 models, the 08 is now making 438. The Z06 is "rated" at 505 horsepower but that is underrated, it is actually making 540 hp.

It will be a weekend car much like my Mustang is now. I'm driving a Mercury Sable for daily use and it's V6 engine is making 28 mpg highway and 20 mpg in the city.
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post May 27th 2008, 4:59 PM
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QUOTE(Mike @ May 27th 2008, 5:49 PM) *

Ironically the Corvette provides the best gas mileage among sports cars. It has been documented to make 28-30 mpg on the highway. Credit this to the engine's displacement on demand technology, six speed transmission and it's light, aerodynamic fiberglass body. All that and 400 horsepower for the 05-07 models, the 08 is now making 438. The Z06 is "rated" at 505 horsepower but that is underrated, it is actually making 540 hp.

It will be a weekend car much like my Mustang is now. I'm driving a Mercury Sable for daily use and it's V6 engine is making 28 mpg highway and 20 mpg in the city.

I was driving into Pittsburgh the other day, and there was a... probably 2005 Vette keeping up with me the whole time. Medium traffic didn't really stop us breaking 100mph at one point LoL. I felt kinda mischievous after that. The old dude definitely didn't have any trouble keeping up with me. Ahhh fun times.
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post May 28th 2008, 7:14 AM
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It's great to have a sports car. smile.gif Have you done any mods to the Cobra?
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post May 29th 2008, 10:17 AM
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QUOTE(Mike @ May 28th 2008, 8:14 AM) *

It's great to have a sports car. smile.gif Have you done any mods to the Cobra?

Little ones.

Black mud guards with silver mustangs, a cobra in the front grille rather than a mustang, and silver raised lettering on the tail, where it says "COBRA."

My parents are looking at getting an Escape Hybrid, and I still have to get moving on my search.
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post Apr 18th 2011, 10:08 PM
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Holy Thread resurrection Batman! biggrin.gif

Well it happened, this past weekend I took delivery of that Corvette that I mentioned. Love it!


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post Apr 19th 2011, 8:55 AM
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QUOTE(Mike @ Apr 18th 2011, 8:08 PM) *

Holy Thread resurrection Batman! biggrin.gif

Well it happened, this past weekend I took delivery of that Corvette that I mentioned. Love it!


Very nice! Very nice, indeed!

Congratulations, Mike!
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Cool. rotflmao_1.gif
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