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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#14354 of 16986 Re: "Driver Skills" [fedlawman]
Jun 23, 2012 (3:00 pm)
interesting question about HP. Thinking back, I am pretty sure the only ones I have had are my 2000 Acura TL (really my son's car) and my wife's Odyssey.
Maybe the 1970 Nova I briefly had (never registered that dog). I know it had a V8, but no clue how much HP it had than (or ever!).
So of cars that I actually plated and drove, probably just those 2. Had a 1998 Maxima SE, but that only had 190 I think. But was quick.
#14355 of 16986 Re: "Driver Skills" [stickguy]
Jun 23, 2012 (3:29 pm)
Only 190hp, but the Maxima had a 4DSC sticker on the window, so it counts.
Jun 23, 2012 (3:44 pm)
daring to venture back onto topic...
stopped at the Audi dealer today to look at a Q5 (not a back little wagon). Only had 1 of those in stock, but man, they had A4s stacked up everywhere.
#14357 of 16986 Re: "Driver Skills" [gogiboy]
Jun 24, 2012 (6:49 am)
Hey Gogi....haven't seen you around in awhile. Where have you been?
Don't be a stranger.
I should know better than to be drawn into those types of pretentious/contentious posts.
My son really likes the Subie version of that BRZ. I told him he probably has another 4-5 years on his newly acquired Fiesta (which he really likes, with its version of a dual clutch trans automatic) before he should look at one. Who knows what will be available by then. His circumstances will dictate.
For good or ill, he's inherited his Dad's love of cars.....even automatics.
I think those Maximas only came as automatics....the 4 door sports car (4DSC).
#14358 of 16986 Re: "Driver Skills" [graphicguy]
Jun 24, 2012 (11:45 am)
No the Maximas in the mid/late 90s were available with 5 spd manual trannies. Don't know about the the later ones. I had a 96.
#14359 of 16986 Re: "Driver Skills" [m6user]
Jun 24, 2012 (11:59 am)
you could get a stick for 2 generations past that. I had a '99 SE 5 speed, and when they redesigned them (I think for 2001) you could still get a stick.
actually, the prior generation to what is out now (the ones with the glass stripe roof) were available with a stick too. Saw one for sale not that long ago.
#14360 of 16986 Re: "Driver Skills" [graphicguy]
Jun 24, 2012 (12:43 pm)
I'm still hanging around--not too much posting. I guess I'm spending too much time in the studio and with my dogs.
I see where the Subie/Scion Twins were #1 and #2 for shortest time on dealer lots for May (4 days and 5 days respectively), which makes sense given their recent release.
I mentioned on Sales Stories that I looked at a Scion frs on the lot of my local dealership. It's a good looking car from the outside, but the interior looks rather cheap to me. I think it's in keeping with the "driver's car" philosophy being espoused by Toyota (and it's probably keeping the cost down). The one on the local lot lasted close to three weeks before it sold. I haven't seen it around town yet although it might have been purchased by someone from OKC or Tulsa since they are only 60 miles away and the pricing is fixed with Scion so buyer's will pay the same anywhere. Actually, I say that and I know my local dealership doesn't play any mark-up games so maybe it's a better deal if some of the dealers are charging a surcharge for these high-demand cars.
By the way congrats on the Audi. My brother did a similar move last winter, but reversed the brands. They own an Audi Allroad and he just added a new BMW X-3 to their stable. His wife drives the Allroad and he drives the X-3. Interestingly, he went from a BMW 3 series to a Honda Element to the X-3, which strikes me as a bit auto schizophrenic.
#14361 of 16986 Re: "Driver Skills" [fedlawman]
Jun 24, 2012 (1:48 pm)
Hey Fed, talk about back in the day..... Jackson Racing, I don't think many people on the each coast know about this little company...
#14362 of 16986 Re: ELLPSs [stickguy]
Jun 24, 2012 (1:52 pm)
Hey Stick not too sure if the Q5 talk is allowed, since it is a SUV...
But since you brought it up, Audi will be importing a diesel version of the Q5 for 2013, it will be a 2L diesel 190hp and roughly 300+lbs of torque. Since MB will be bring the GLK blue tec diesel over for 2013. I haven't heard about a X3 Diesel..
Yes, the Q5 is a very nice SUV, well built very solid. But pricey.
Jun 24, 2012 (2:07 pm)
Well I did it, I sold my 2011 328i, on Friday when I got back in town I call the gentlemen who I meet at the BMW dealership (when my partner and I went and test drove a 335d) he hadn't bought a car yet, and he told me that mine was exactly the color combo and options he was looking at. About 20 minutes on the phone with him, he came by today, before 8am (it is really the only time one can stand being outside for any length of time it's been 110 here) went for a drive, he will be back on Monday afternoon with a certified check. Overall I had 2 people come look at the car, didn't hear back from them.
One down, I'm having a hard time wanting to place the 330 up for sale, I'll see how I feel after this coming week.