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Living the dream ...

on Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:03 pm
So, growing up - what was the dream, and what is the dream now ??

What is it about your dream car that appeals ??
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Re: Living the dream ...

on Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:14 pm
Car dream growing up

Lambo Diablo
Escort Cosworth
205 GTI
Golf GTI

Car dreams today
Changes all the time
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Re: Living the dream ...

on Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:16 pm
I think you know my dream cars .... when I was younger, it was the Elise ....

For me, I think the Lotus thing is for 2 reasons .... firstly, a neighbour had a Lotus when I was young, and it always interested me .... secondly, I was massively in to cycle racing when I was young, and that world focusses around lightweight products - so that’s always been my persuasion.

More recently it’s been 911’s, and whilst I haven’t owned one - i’ve got pretty close, in terms of having extended periods of use.

So, what spending extended periods of time with one has taught in is that they are far from perfect cars ... they are heavy to drive, noisy, uneconomical, crampt, etc, etc .... on paper - they are rubbish, and I keep telling myself that it really is a case of never meet your heros ...

However, strangely, I’m back to thinking I need to buy one ... firstly to tick that life box, but secondly because my recent car experiences ... my far from perfect Audi A3, my on paper very good m118i, and the probably too good for it’s own good M4, seem to have put me back in the Inwant one box.

Now the reason I ask this question is I am just wondering ....

Is your dream car ‘on paper’ not the best car ??

Lotus Elise, 911 .... both compromised, but both speak to me ...

In short, are the best cars, actually the flawed cars ... Is ‘nice’ just too boring to excite us ??
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Re: Living the dream ...

on Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:10 pm
Yes to your last question. Cars need to have flaws to be ....liked more?
Like.....for example....the Golf R. Tremendously fast...yet great everyday car....yet many owners on Pistonheads say the car is just too....good. Too good to be good.
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Re: Living the dream ...

on Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:52 pm
I had so many dream cars growing up, and just as many now!! Albeit not necessarily the same ones...
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Re: Living the dream ...

on Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:52 pm


From this site it links to an automobile site in Switzerland. Pretty cool this advertisement stuff, I even get Clarkson talking in German...

Any how I was thinking the below truck would be good for a laugh here.

https://auto.ricardo.ch/kaufen/fahrzeuge/autos/pick-up/toyota-land-cruiser-pick-up/w/an953576974/?utm_medium=retargeting&utm_source=criteo&utm_content=lowerfunnel&utm_campaign=cb_ret_de

It's already an old timer meaning the rules are less and maybe the taxes too.

But I've never been able to buy my dream car, it's always been this one is close to my work and I decided it, or this looks good value in the case of the Subaru.


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on Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:29 pm
The SV8 was a dream car back in 2007 when I went to the launch event. Owning one 9 years later was fantastic; getting to where I had hoped to get; albeit via a very different route! The R is a very capable car, but in the main, really rather subdued. Perhaps too efficient. Obviously it's a very different beast when pushing a little. The best bit is the fact you can blip past a slower car, and then calm everything back down driving in comfort. The heated steering wheel and seat was rather welcome this morning too. BUT, BUT.......

it's a compromise. A compromise with a lovely noise; RWD large V8 cars will never set track records or corner as well as Lotusssss'; A roads and motorways are where it's at its best, on straight roads not much will out accelerate it. Then once up to speed it ticks over at 2000 rpm at 70. With the quad pipes some other road users will try to "get a bite".

The R really is brilliant, but doesn't feel as special as the SV8 - the SV8 was special because it was the car I aspired to when I had the business. Years later, and thanks to PPI, I owned one. Rather regret selling it. But it has given me a certain amount of closure on losing the business......

I wonder if a Tesla will feel as special....
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Re: Living the dream ...

on Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:22 pm
I'm not actually a fan of supercars - but the poster car for me as a kid was the Ferrari F40. Just looked right to me, that and the air cooled 911s. There aren't any modern supercars that appeal, even if I won the lottery I don't think.

I have always been a hot hatch fan - 80s classics like the 205, Golf and the Saab 900 Turbo.

Dream car now? I don't know - I would rather have a 'collection' of a few new and a few old!
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Re: Living the dream ...

on Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:59 pm
Saab 900 Turbo sounds nice....
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Re: Living the dream ...

on Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:44 am
Dream cars growing up? 911 Turbo, Countach, stuff like that. I did always like BMWs. I used to stick adverts for them up on my bedroom walls from the Radio Times.
These days the idea of a supercar seems ludicrous and I no longer dream of owning flash cars. I quite like the look of the Jag XE and still like the BMW 3 series but if i had lots of money my first thought wouldn't be what car(s) would I buy.
I'd quite like the space and equipment to restore an older car, maybe a BMW Alpina from the 80s.
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