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post #61 of 116
Shifter carts are gaining in popularity, plus we now have some indoor facilities like F1 Boston to rip it up in carts during the winter. They are fun!
post #62 of 116
92 ducati 851;
97 dodge Ram 4x4 quad;
2002 HarleyDavidson Lowrider;
looking at the new Mini Cooper S
post #63 of 116
2001 VW Golf 1.8t w/ everything including BUN WARMERS!
2000 VW Passat 1.8t (wife-let)

Just sold the alternate ride - VW Golf GTU race car sponsored by local VW/Porsche/Audi dealer. Home theater tweaking seems so much nicer than frying on the side of some race track. It's amazing how much clearer everything gets when your stones shrink back to some reasonable size!

CucMan
post #64 of 116
I drive my Home Theater Master remote with a whole lot of enjoyment, but when I'm behind the wheel it varies between long commutes, a little boy, and a mid-life crisis:

1997 Acura Integra SE
1994 Jeep Wrangler
1988 Alfa Romeo Spider

:cool:

Nethawk
post #65 of 116
Quote:
Originally posted by jlm
92 ducati 851;
Ohh a 851 (Bows deeply) me wishes da knees would still bend enough for the Ferrari of bikes... kudos.
post #66 of 116
1995 Mitsu Eclipse GS - Aftermarket Turbo Kit and. if i spent that $42,000 on my home theater instead of mods for my car id have quite a nice setup. all my car info is on my site
www.geocities.com/blue2gnt
post #67 of 116
2000 Saab 93:)

SaabNet
post #68 of 116
1997 BMW 540i Sport. 6-speed manual. The stock navigation system has a built in TV tuner so my passengers can watch TV as I go from 0-60 in about 5.6 seconds
post #69 of 116
1991 Mazda RX-7 Coupe with just over 100,000 miles and in fabulous condition.

2001 Mazda Tribute. Never figured I'd be a 'truck' guy, but I needed it for work and besides, it's got Zoom Zoom!
post #70 of 116
@marcel:

yeah, the indoor facilitie carts with 5-9HP engines are fun, but have you ever driven a real cart? 30+ HP / 0-62 in 3-4sec. / max speed 120mph? You can't rent them, but 3 friends of mine have one and let me drive it. At $ 2.000 used and $6.500 for the brand new high-tech diskbrake shifter cart that shure is a great price/fun relation!

cu
Psychonaut
post #71 of 116
First car:
1976 custom Ford Granada (I was 16 years old....80 year old slammed into me and totalled it) My sis had restored it and gave it to me as a gift since '76 is my Byear....LOL, I miss that car, was a beautiful restoration and could out run anything! including you guys bmw's, mercedes, and such...LOL! With that I seem to have entered a curse w/cars.

Second car: 1980 Honda Civic Hatchback w/150k at time of purchase...haha! definitely an A to B'er....we nicknamed it the "War Pony" cuz we put it through so much and it still kept going.

Third car: 1977 Ford Granada....this one was a handmedown from Dad which he had already ruined by using it as a hail plow after a hilacious storm trying to get to my sis's house to make sure his new grandbaby was ok and to shovel hail off the roof before it caved in....man that year of four tornadoes and 4 feet of hail in May is one to remember....that car was also a custom order originally but sadly because of it's severe problems another A to B'er

Fourth car: 1997 Ford Ranger ext. cab 4x4....well this one wasn't mine, significant others but was fun to drive and go offroading...

getting it yet? I'm not into the car envy thing...LOL A to B I have better things to spend money on like HT...LOL! j/k

Fifth and present car: '89 Dodge Lancer w/120k at purchase...now has 180k....

I've never understood the whole car thing. I mean, ya it's great to have something really nice...but all we use cars for is to get from A to B (at least I do)....if I had my way everyone would be driving economy cars that don't pollute, save gas, and wouldn't cause people to shoot each other over or carjack....

but I digress....I'll be even more happy when those scientists in New Zealand are able to transport a lot more than just sound or water molecules from one side of the room to the other!

:rolleyes:
post #72 of 116
'01 Toyota MR2 Spyder for everyday driving and fun

'93 Dodge Caravan AWD minivan for snowboarding and hauling stuff around

ron
post #73 of 116
2001 BMW 740iL since 4/2000. (Yes years are right.)

Wife drives a 2000 mini-van.

I thought I was a big deal when I first got my BMW (after all this isn't just any BMW but the big daddy) but now I know better.

I've learned I don't need to drive this expensive of a car. I feel a little uncomfortable with it frankly and I'm looking to replace it with something less pretentious. Cars are one of the biggest wastes of money in your life, IMHO. I'm not suggesting to drive around in a beater when you can afford a car like this, but really look in the mirror and ask yourself if this is a logical investment. At some age I think most of us realize it's not. Buy yourself a nice car but remember it's just a car, it wears out, needs repair, and worst of all no matter how hard you try to keep it perfect, it will get nicked and scratched from pebbles, other idiots in the parking lot, etc.
post #74 of 116
1999 WS6 Trans AM. 6sp Black on Black. 320 rated HP, real HP closer to 350. I get 300 rwhp NA. Been dreaming about a super charger but this silly HT hobby is eating up all my cash!! Well the kids eat up their share as well!! And eat and eat and eat....... LOL

2002 will be the last year of the Firebird/Camaro line. I sure hope they bring them back later. Until then the one I have will have to hold me over. Gotta love that V8 muscle car power!!
post #75 of 116
'95 Lincoln Mark VIII
Fully loaded 4.6 L V8, leather electric moon roof CD changer on a minidisk player to take the sounds of HT on the road.
:D :o
post #76 of 116
This is the vehicle I drive. I do love it.

http://www.personalwatercraft.org/
then goto 2002 Trailblazer on the left. I have a bunch of nice pictures of it.
post #77 of 116
Quote:
Originally posted by WishIdInventedTivo
2001 BMW 740iL since 4/2000. (Yes years are right.)

Wife drives a 2000 mini-van.

I thought I was a big deal when I first got my BMW (after all this isn't just any BMW but the big daddy) but now I know better.

I've learned I don't need to drive this expensive of a car. I feel a little uncomfortable with it frankly and I'm looking to replace it with something less pretentious. Cars are one of the biggest wastes of money in your life, IMHO. I'm not suggesting to drive around in a beater when you can afford a car like this, but really look in the mirror and ask yourself if this is a logical investment. At some age I think most of us realize it's not. Buy yourself a nice car but remember it's just a car, it wears out, needs repair, and worst of all no matter how hard you try to keep it perfect, it will get nicked and scratched from pebbles, other idiots in the parking lot, etc.
Very, very good advice. :)

I've a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT since 4/2000 (Yes, the years are right. ;) ) and a 1988 Volvo 740GLE station wagon, bless it's heart.

I like the Mits, it's zippy enough and looks good, but that also causes me to push it a bit hard. Sometimes the fun roads aren't in such good repair, and I have a couple of dented rims. :D

Alex
post #78 of 116
Mercedes Benz S500. 2000 model, bought in Aug 99.

Note to Wishidinv... I feel your pain.
post #79 of 116
Thread Starter 
Wow... we have some seriously nice cars on this forum...

a few nice BMW 7 series (a bit much for my taste) but I sure wouldn't turn down the 540 6 speed.

Nice to see a couple other Integra's on the forum as well...

Cyan... your Eclipse is very nice... I love a big FMIC... looks so nice. I'm not much for show cars... but it does look quite nice.

Here is a picture of my Integra (you can barely tell, but it's Milano Red... it looks very dark for a red car, but the picture was taken at dusk.)

http://linux.wku.edu/~harriaw/11-03-...s/DSC00404.jpg

My wife is getting an Acura RSX Type-S in the next few months (she doesn't know it yet though... she thinks she's just getting a normal RSX automatic heh.)

I think my next car will be a 1998 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo.

I will likely keep the Integra, for how nimble it is... or I might trade it for a 2001 Type R. I drove the Type R before I bought the GSR, but I really wanted the leather seats and sunroof... now that I'm over those... I wish I had the performance of the Type R.

It will be nice to have a Supra for power, and a Type R for handling.

My wife wants an Acura NSX... and my friend is selling his '95 NSX-T... so we'll see how that goes as well.
post #80 of 116
Leather seats and a sunroof are nice, but nothing beats heated seats, heated side mirrors, heated steering wheel, heated headlight jet washers, and front/rear bumper proximity detectors. :D The former all extremely useful in Chicago. I probably won't have any of these in my next car! :confused:
post #81 of 116
Carless.
post #82 of 116
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by WishIdInventedTivo
Leather seats and a sunroof are nice, but nothing beats heated seats, heated side mirrors, heated steering wheel, heated headlight jet washers, and front/rear bumper proximity detectors. :D The former all extremely useful in Chicago. I probably won't have any of these in my next car! :confused:
Yes... all that is nice... and it is extremely useful... but it's all about taste. You keep your heated this, and that, and I'll opt for a street legal race car.

I was in love with the Integra Type R... for those of you who don't know, the Type R is a very limited production Integra, that has all of the non-essential items deleted, more power, better suspension, and is more or less track ready. It's also a very noisy car (9,000rpm is rarely quiet)

After I drove the Type R, and the GS-R, I really didn't see the big deal about the Type R...

After owning the GS-R for 6 months... I see the big difference. I now wish I had bought the Type R.

There is a Phoenix Yellow Type R at my local Acura dealer... but of the 7 Type R's that I know of in Indianapolis, 4 are yellow. 2 are Championship White, and only one is Nighthawk Black Pearl... which means, I want a Nighthawk Black Pearl one.

If my Acura dealer gets their hands on a black one for me... I'm trading the GS-R.

My car...
http://members.aol.com/stuart500/stock.JPG
NBP Type R...
http://members.aol.com/acurassx/str_side_wall.jpg

And then of course, there is the matter of power... which I would like to have... that is next year... when I find my 1998 Royal Sapphire Pearl Toyota Supra Twin Turbo. (if anyone knows someone selling one for less than $45,000 let me know.)
http://www.mkiv.com/mkiv_gallery/mki...ge/Suprab2.jpg
post #83 of 116
post #84 of 116
Toyota Prius (Hybrid) -- For the technology, saving the enviroment is a nice side benefit

and

Jaguar S-Type -- For the looks :)

--Louis
post #85 of 116
...I'll take air-conditioned seats!;)
post #86 of 116
Quote:
Originally posted by David McRoy
...I'll take air-conditioned seats!;)
Lincoln Navigator has those. But boy is that a huge SUV!
post #87 of 116
96' Mustang GT Coupe - First year of the 4.6L and second year of the modern SN95 bodywork. (My personal favorite Mustang body design) Got all the factory go fast options, but still a little under powered. Sounds great though. ;)

Will one day add new intake manifolds and trip out the engine with all the power parts, but that's only after I tackle my Home Theater addiction.
post #88 of 116
1993 Mazda 929 that my wife picked out.
1995 Dodge Caravan that my wife picked out.
The last car I bought for myself without the influence of a mate, was a 1974 Fiat X 1/9. Now that was fun, but it's gone now.
post #89 of 116
2000 Mazda Protege EX in red (ya, that "fancy" one!)

96 Kawasaki ZX6-r also in red (this is my speed fix)

2002 Chrysler Town and Country mini van in silver (4 kids) It does have the 3.8 liter and a dvd player. That makes it "cool" and "manly" right....????? I have never been able to convince myself of this either.....
post #90 of 116
Car?

Who the @#$#! can drive a car with an HT that takes up all the budget? =>

Actually I drive a little put put, old Honda Civic that is breaking down. =>
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