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Offline Scaerio

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Re: Comparison Test: Luxury Flagships
« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2014, 03:37:50 pm »
They can do art:



But what constitutes art is quite different depending on whether you're from the Far East or West.

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Re: Comparison Test: Luxury Flagships
« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2014, 04:37:08 pm »
Wow....can't believe the Lexus did that poorly....but it seems that when it comes down to executive transport MB has it down to a science.

Lexus is science, cold and rather sterile, Mercedes-Benz is ART.

Exactly!  :thumbup: :thumbup: The Japanese can't do art.

They can't?  Somehow I got the sense that these got your heart racing...

I lust for NSX and think its one of the best cars in the world.....but the interior reminds me of a Civic. IMO the Japanese lose artistic impression points in the pursuit of perfection  .
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Re: Comparison Test: Luxury Flagships
« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2014, 05:53:10 pm »

I lust for NSX and think its one of the best cars in the world.....but the interior reminds me of a Civic. IMO the Japanese lose artistic impression points in the pursuit of perfection  .

Pff...c'mon Snowy, "artistic impression points"?  What is this, a figure skating forum?   You're sounding like the Russian judge!

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Re: Comparison Test: Luxury Flagships
« Reply #43 on: June 20, 2014, 06:04:55 pm »

I lust for NSX and think its one of the best cars in the world.....but the interior reminds me of a Civic. IMO the Japanese lose artistic impression points in the pursuit of perfection  .

Pff...c'mon Snowy, "artistic impression points"?  What is this, a figure skating forum?   You're sounding like the Russian judge!

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Re: Comparison Test: Luxury Flagships
« Reply #44 on: June 20, 2014, 07:34:52 pm »
One of my fav designs of all time:

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Re: Re: Comparison Test: Luxury Flagships
« Reply #45 on: June 20, 2014, 07:40:06 pm »
One of my fav designs of all time:

Yup.  Have one in my garage.

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Re: Comparison Test: Luxury Flagships
« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2014, 07:42:26 pm »
^^^  :ttiwwp:

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Re: Comparison Test: Luxury Flagships
« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2014, 07:45:44 pm »
I'd buy the Lexus and keep it for a long, long time, enjoying the "low" price (comparatively) and impeccable build quality.

I'd lease the Mercedes and enjoy it's amazing, well, everything.  MB's V-8s have risen to the top of the heap, and this new S-Class is a testament to their ability to combine engine, chassis, and opulence.  That said, they're still overly complex cars that I'd have a difficult time trusting past the warranty period.

None of the others on the list interest me all that much.  The RR is not a luxury sedan, the Porsche is not attractive to me, etc.
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Re: Comparison Test: Luxury Flagships
« Reply #48 on: June 20, 2014, 10:07:26 pm »
Nice bit above Jacob. Was this approach an option on your Long review poll from the other day?

Ha! Actually, pop quizzes usually end up having a lot of this sort of thing in them.

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Re: Comparison Test: Luxury Flagships
« Reply #49 on: June 20, 2014, 11:46:17 pm »
Nice bit above Jacob. Was this approach an option on your Long review poll from the other day?

Ha! Actually, pop quizzes usually end up having a lot of this sort of thing in them.

Hmm, perhaps I should read one.  ;)
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Re: Re: Comparison Test: Luxury Flagships
« Reply #50 on: June 21, 2014, 08:26:00 am »
^^^  :ttiwwp:
lol.  I'll put some up in show and shine within the next couple of weeks.

Here's a teaser from 2008.  The wheels are a different color now:

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Re: Comparison Test: Luxury Flagships
« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2014, 08:34:25 am »
One of my fav designs of all time:


Always loved that car.  Kinda like the MKI MR2, it's design was ahead of it's time.
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Re: Re: Comparison Test: Luxury Flagships
« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2014, 11:51:47 am »
One of my fav designs of all time:

Yup.  Have one in my garage.


Gorgeous cars.
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Re: Comparison Test: Luxury Flagships
« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2014, 12:49:08 pm »
To me, the 300ZX had the definitive "sports car" look in the 90s.  The Supra, RX-7, 3000GT, etc were all great looking vehicles, but something about the 300 just looked right.  And while I like the 350 and 370, I'm pretty sure the 300 will age better than either of them.

Seeing that 300 pic also reminds me how cars in the past didn't need ridiculous sized rims to look great!

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Re: Comparison Test: Luxury Flagships
« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2014, 01:26:37 pm »
Yah, I have one of these tucked away with plans of turning it into a fun lapping car.

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