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Old 28.03.2015, 00:32
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?



Loved to drive it, hated to park it.
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Old 28.03.2015, 00:39
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What's really interesting here is how much our first cars mean to us and the character of those cars regardless of the fact that most cars today are technically superior
There is something magical about an NA engine with linear power delivery, no power steering, traction control, abs etc.. to really make you feel connected to the machine and the road. I was an idiot in those days and was alway spinning it off the road in the wet, but it was fun
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Old 28.03.2015, 01:31
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

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We moved to CH for the first time with a 5yr old '90 900s turbo - drove to our wedding in it, I almost gave birth on the back seat, brought our babies home from hospital, had some great trips to the mountains in CH, Scotland and Norway...transported more "stuff" and IKEA flatpacks than can fit in the avg "white van" on our many relocations, but best of all was all the great music we listened to with the wind blowing through the vent in the roof

I think this was the last model before they screwed up the aesthetics, and lots of other things

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Old 28.03.2015, 01:42
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1982 Porsche 928 5l, 300hp.
On the German autobahn it would just suck down on the road and run like a TGV until it was off the clock at 270 Kmh (probably quite a bit less in reality).
Did all my own mechanical work so it was not a moneypit.
Bought it when it was nearly 20 years old and strangely the first registration date was the same as my wifes birthday.
Sold it last year as I am getting too old to lie on concrete in pools of oil.
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We moved to CH for the first time with a 5yr old '90 900s turbo - drove to our wedding in it, I almost gave birth on the back seat, brought our babies home from hospital, had some great trips to the mountains in CH, Scotland and Norway...transported more "stuff" and IKEA flatpacks than can fit in the avg "white van" on our many relocations, but best of all was all the great music we listened to with the wind blowing through the tiny hatch.

I think this was the last model before they screwed up the aesthetics, and kots of other things
Reminds me one time I had a 1.8m by 80cm bath tub from Hornbach in the back of the Porsche; lots of room with the rear hatch open - pity I failed to take a photo.
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Old 28.03.2015, 05:19
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

"Best" is subjective... far from technologically best, this was my all-time favourite car:


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Old 28.03.2015, 08:25
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

My old dolly.

1979 ex-BL demo car, which was bought by an auto mechanic, who tweaked it a bit, and then sold it on to me.
Some years ago, I still found details of it on the interweb - the original white/black vinyl roof, had become blue ..... but alas nothing to be found, now.

A real wolf in sheep's clothing.
Regular runs between Woking (Sry.) and Preston (Lancs.) in under 3 hours - best, 2 hrs. 40 mins.

Good fast early morning run, up the A34 (when it was mostly single carriageway), with a Lotus Sunbeam - difficult to say which was best.

Gutted, when I had to sell it quickly and cheap, when I first moved abroad - to someone who seemed to have no idea how to 'drive' it.
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Old 28.03.2015, 09:10
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

Lots of cars are described as having go kart handling and without fail it's total bollocks, except for my Renault spider, the best handling car I've owned or driven, shame it was a little under powered. It it turned heads like no other car

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Old 28.03.2015, 10:01
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Lots of cars are described as having go kart handling and without fail it's total bollocks, except for my Renault spider, the best handling car I've owned or driven, shame it was a little under powered. It it turned heads like no other car
I would have never thought that you would have said Renault!
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

The best was probably an E39 chassis M5. It wasn't mine - not by a long shot but boy was it a dream to drive. Amazing car and years ahead of anything when it was launched. It was such a pleasure just being on the passenger's seat.


The most fun car I've tried was an old V8 Range Rover at an offroad park.
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Old 28.03.2015, 10:25
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

Twenty one years old, long blond hair, slim figure, recent graduate, feeling on top of the world in my 1979 FIAT SPIDER 2000 Pininfarina.

What a feeling! You realize this, once it has passed!
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Old 28.03.2015, 11:14
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Audi Coupé S 1971, the first car I bought myself. Still own her.
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Old 28.03.2015, 11:46
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You are not allowed to categorize; fun, comfort, practicality, power, prestige, nostalgia etc. is not allowed. You just have to pick one car as the best car.

My choice is the VW Beetle. It is the best car because snow will not stop it. It is like a snow sled with an outboard motor. It goes everywhere.

Easy. It was in Philadelphia in 1988. The car was a CHRYSLER LE BARON SEDAN



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Second in place was the comfortable and highly practical DODGE OMNI I in 82 had in use in TEXAS for some 3000 miles


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Old 28.03.2015, 11:56
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

For me, it was an E12 M535i, the pre-cursor to the M5. Unrefined, tail-happy, fast, and with a crazy dog-leg gearbox. I absolutely loved that car.

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Old 28.03.2015, 12:14
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Old 28.03.2015, 12:18
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I would have never thought that you would have said Renault!
Renault had nothing to do with making the car tho it still had electrical issues
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I would have never thought that you would have said Renault!
Renault had nothing to do with making the car tho it still had electrical issues
Yeah. My Renault garage guy once said, "Look, the French know how to design great cars. Trouble is, they also build them."
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I know one guy from my hometown who bought one in 1978 in Germany where he served in the USAF. 37 years and 4 countries later the car is still with him. Golden era of German cars.
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Old 28.03.2015, 13:16
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

Wonder if in 25 years our kids will be posting photos of the Prious?

Looking at all of these photos makes me laugh at myself, for someone who only needs to drive every few months, I've got a weak spot for good-looking classic (and not-so classic) cars Lots of life's memories are formed on the road.
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

Best car I have ever owned was an Alfa S4 Spider, the last of the old shape. I had it for about 4 years, used it as my every day transport in London and even drove it to Seville and back. It was fast enough, handled great and was a real head turner.

It never let me down and I've always regretted selling it. I see quite a few in Zürich these days and am sorely tempted to get one again.

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