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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:06:32 PM

You've just won Powerball. What's your new ride?

For me, it would be a completely restored Landrover Defender 110, the classic five-door SUV you see in the old movies shot on the Serengeti. I'd load that baby up with full roof rack, roof lights, matching spares mounted on the rear door, and the deep-water engine protection (vertical exhaust and air intake) package.

Aren't these tough boys beautiful?
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PaylessKY
Champion Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:49:33 AM

When it comes to cars I'm a conservative person. I currently drive a 2008 Hyundai Sonata. If finances were more plentiful, I would like a Hyundai Santa Fe.
bluenvoy
Champion Author Nashville

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:08:33 AM

I'm driving it.
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 5:13:56 AM

1934 Ford with three windows and a 350 Chevy engine with fuel injection.
diesel8888
Champion Author Salt Lake City

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 1:22:36 AM

Today is a good day to drive a 1959 Mercedes 190SL..... What a beauty.
2Tall
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 11:20:28 AM

one that don't use gas...
Vin63
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 10:45:27 AM

Nitro funny car.
Titanic1985
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 10:25:15 AM

Good Morning traffic_cop. I'd really like to have my 1984 Grande Marquis LS back (before the Chicago road salt rusted it out). It was in a word elegant! I owned it ten years and had many great experiences. That care was 100% class (it had every option offered, except a full vinyl limo top). Thanks for the memories :-). MGY
lyanMI
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 3:47:25 PM

Lot to mention....Nissan GTR
xtremecheap
Champion Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 12:55:49 PM

Dodge Viper or 68 Mustang fastback or H1
BlueberryFocus
All-Star Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:31:28 AM

Acura NSX
DasAuto92
Champion Author Montreal

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:16:27 AM

Porsche 959
bearscharger
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 4:15:53 PM

69 dodge daytona
eccerr0r
Champion Author Fort Collins

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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 4:00:03 PM

A flying car.
I wanted to get airplane someday anyway. One of those cars that can fly will fit the bill.
DanFMA
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 5:27:12 AM

Lincoln, Town Car.
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 5:25:09 AM

Probably a Lexus IS350.
DriverMatt
Champion Author Philadelphia

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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 12:05:44 AM

Lamborghini Countach
Wegzyzz
Rookie Author Edmonton

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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 12:49:31 AM

Honda NSX

Not sure if I want to go with the 3.0 or 3.2...I like the first gen more though so 3.0.

Get an exhaust that brings out the F1 race car sound within. Coilovers, front/rear strut tower bar, Volk TE37 wrapped in some of today's advanced performance tires (compared to what the NSX was subject to in the 90's.)

Since that's a lot of money I could look in to an extensive all-motor build, see if I could hit 350+whp in that thing without forced induction.
probedude2
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 12:25:49 AM

maybe, if you dump all the batteries from it
noblegiant
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 12:13:02 AM

Fisker Karma
traffic cop
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:06:12 PM

diesel8888, you sure know how to make an old coot jealous!
diesel8888
Champion Author Salt Lake City

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:39:24 PM

Traffic cop, if I were you I would get the CCW right away. Who knows what's gonna happen in the next few years. Our local politicians are talking about letting all people to conceal carry and no CCW are required. Not sure if I agree with this law....

I have a friend who is in the automotive media business. I travel with him once or twice a year to go to the European auto show. Usually we get a loaner from car manufacturer to test their car and have a write up for a magazine. This is the fun part to drive it on the autobahn for a week and we usually hit about 2000 miles when we are done with the car. We tried to reserve a particular car from the rental car agency there, but most of the time they usually don't have the car you ordered when you show up.

I will see if my friend can get us to test drive the ford focus on our next trip and I will tell you all about it! LOL....

I keep coming back to see other member's post because I keep wanting to add to my 'Roster' as you described below.... Thanks for posting a fun poll.


[Edited by: diesel8888 at 1/27/2013 3:43:14 PM EST]
traffic cop
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 2:22:13 PM

diesel8888, I like your point about "women's shoes." I feel the same way about firearms. You want the right carry for the right occasion. I should get that handy Utah non-resident 38-state LTC!

Good point about the diesel Defender 110. I've done 18-wheelers in my youth, and nothing like the sharp crack of a good diesel. (Jimmys had the sweetest acoustics, back in the 70s. Don't know what's what on the road these days.)

There's a company called "Europe By Car." They used to deal in all sorts of brands, now only Peugeot. ;-[ They arrange for your car purchase and pick-up in Europe, equipped to Stateside legality. Pick it up there, drive it over the Summer, then they ship it to your nearest port city, and you take delivery and register it as a used vehicle!

THAT's the way to do the Euro-spec Focus!
davisadm
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 9:14:44 PM

Acura NSX, and a totally restored Porsche 928 S4
diesel8888
Champion Author Salt Lake City

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 7:37:19 PM

Haha u did mentioned fantasy car..... We have to have the right car for the right occasion, right? Kinda like women shoes? I've seen those ford focus at the Geneva motor show and Mondial motor show. They are pure rally car! That should be a blast to drive! Btw, I like the defender as well. U have to go with the diesel! You can get 500-600 mile range in one tank! Now that's the way to travel in the safari!
traffic cop
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 6:18:36 PM

Nice roster, diesel8888.

For "family car," consider the 2.0L supercharged Euro-spec Ford Focus five-door with the six speed manual. Take the tedium out of picking up the dry cleaning!
geobmw
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 3:01:43 PM

Porsche 911 Turbo
planetmail
Champion Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 1:52:31 PM

Pagani, the ultimate supercar
diesel8888
Champion Author Salt Lake City

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 1:44:20 PM

Classic cars: Ferrari Dino, ford GT 40and Lamborghini miura.
Family car: Lamborghini L002 and Mercedes G-wagon.
Weekend cars: Maserati GTS and Maserati superleggera.
Track cars: Ferrari F 430 escuderia and Enzo.
Daily cars: VW Jetta tdi and VW toured tdi.

mingaa57
All-Star Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 1:43:16 PM

Ford GT!
jimmy544
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:57:20 PM

First I would need a garage a very large one. Then I would like to have a late 20's 4.5 l Bentley in roadster body and Gran Prix tuning preferably one that was raced. I would have a model T Ford roadster more or less stock with many of the options of the day like a Rucksell rear end. A model A Ford stock and a 32 deuce coupe with a 4 speed, a flathead v8 overhead valve hemi conversion 4 barrel carb bicycle fenders and Hallibrand rear end. A Dusenberg model SJ. A 57 Chevy Nomad with the Salmon/white paint with a fi small block, 4 speed. One of the 1950s Mercedes straight 8 desmo sports racing cars. A 63 Lincoln convertable in dark blue. One of the AC cobras with the 289 v8. An Xke Jag with the 4.2l six. One of the Buick Grand National turbo V6. A Volvo P1800 and a PV544 and a122s and a 245 turbo. That would be good enough....
psm80134
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:37:53 PM

Being the fan of the Ian Fleming novels and Bond films that I am, I'd have to go for an Aston Martin DB9. With a whopping big V-12 engine.
PatAZ
Champion Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 10:38:16 AM

Some sort of Ferrari.
Alexi7
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 7:07:18 AM

Porsche 959. Or an early 1970s Ferrari Daytona.
2004VHO
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:47:04 PM

A blue & white 1957 Ford T-Bird with the rare "supercharged" 312cid engine, & both tops of course....

=)
gvan
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:37:20 PM

I would like a 1966 Chevelle SS396 with a four speed....my first new car. I wouldn't mind a Bentley Continental GT either.
14smoke
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:12:26 PM

1963 Corvette split window.
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