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Re: one car vs. two cars
« Reply #60 on: October 03, 2016, 12:52:56 pm »
You guys are saying this:

Driving engagement is good, but not all the time. If I had a shitty commute, I would want a car that's relaxing and disengaging if anything.

Yeah.  Going through traffic every day is awful.  Isolation from the grind is a good thing.  In the S2000, sitting on the highway going between 0-30 mph, bumper to bumper with the top down isn't fun.  Can't even listen to podcasts because semi trucks are everywhere and all you can hear if their exhausts.  If I take the S2000 now, I usually either leave early or late to avoid sitting for awhile.

But what I hear is this:

I've gone soft.

Yeah, I've gone soft too.  And bald. 

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In your scenario, it's "drive the boring car as much as possible, then in the one day of the year when the planets align and it's absolutely perfect, get your hat AND sunglasses and put the top down".  I hope I never become one of those Sunday drivers.  Just a couple of days ago I was driving top down in the rain with a huge smile on my face.  No fucking rolling mattress can ever compete with that. 
« Last Edit: October 03, 2016, 12:55:10 pm by Raza »
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Re: one car vs. two cars
« Reply #61 on: October 03, 2016, 01:19:19 pm »
Man, when the guy with the fifteen step daily skin regimen calls y'all out on being soft...

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Re: one car vs. two cars
« Reply #62 on: October 03, 2016, 01:26:42 pm »
You guys are saying this:

But what I hear is this:

 :devil:

In your scenario, it's "drive the boring car as much as possible, then in the one day of the year when the planets align and it's absolutely perfect, get your hat AND sunglasses and put the top down".  I hope I never become one of those Sunday drivers.  Just a couple of days ago I was driving top down in the rain with a huge smile on my face.  No fucking rolling mattress can ever compete with that.
Nobody said any of that. You are hearing weird things because you take car ownership way way way too seriously.
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Re: one car vs. two cars
« Reply #63 on: October 03, 2016, 02:03:13 pm »
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« Reply #64 on: October 03, 2016, 03:22:32 pm »
Man, when the guy with the fifteen step daily skin regimen calls y'all out on being soft...

When he prances around in white loafers and wears scarves, hard to take him seriously about calling people soft.
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« Reply #65 on: October 03, 2016, 03:44:26 pm »
I have to say, this has taken an oddly personal turn.

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« Reply #66 on: October 03, 2016, 05:12:24 pm »
I have to say, this has taken an oddly personal turn.

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« Reply #67 on: October 03, 2016, 07:46:14 pm »
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« Reply #68 on: October 03, 2016, 08:00:00 pm »
Sounds like my stable! LOL!

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Re: one car vs. two cars
« Reply #69 on: October 03, 2016, 08:32:03 pm »
When he prances around in white loafers and wears scarves, hard to take him seriously about calling people soft.

Guess I touched a nerve, eh?  I guess you get touchy when you spend so much time driving around in a suburban mom's SUV.   :devil:
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Re: one car vs. two cars
« Reply #70 on: October 03, 2016, 09:38:14 pm »
Damn, folks. I only wanted to have a thought exercise :mask:

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« Reply #71 on: October 03, 2016, 09:48:27 pm »
:rockon:

But you need a damn C7 already ;)
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Re: one car vs. two cars
« Reply #72 on: October 04, 2016, 07:03:47 am »
I'm late to the thread, but count me with the folks who are puzzled by the choice between two cars that are quite sporty versus one car that really isn't. How about one car that's more fun, or a greater difference between two cars? I'll admit I haven't driven one, but the current 5 Series just doesn't get great marks for driving enjoyment compared to a CTS or A6; there's also a nice class of models one size smaller yet still roomier and fancier than a Focus or Miata.

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« Reply #73 on: October 04, 2016, 09:39:15 am »
Its an interesting thread that took an odd turn.

I think you guys are either way overestimating how "stiff" some cars are or maybe I am just unusual.

I mean, I bought the car I did mainly because it is going to be used as a daily driver. But to me what I want in my daily driver is a manual transmission, a firm suspension, and something that is fun to be in and drive. Regarding stiffness in particular, my car has three settings (comfort, normal, and sport/race) and I have kind of settled on leaving it on sport/race all the time (have tried each for a week at a time). I mean comfort was definitely softer but I don't see much advantage in a cushier ride when I am just by myself.

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« Reply #74 on: October 04, 2016, 10:54:06 am »
Its an interesting thread that took an odd turn.

I think you guys are either way overestimating how "stiff" some cars are or maybe I am just unusual.

I mean, I bought the car I did mainly because it is going to be used as a daily driver. But to me what I want in my daily driver is a manual transmission, a firm suspension, and something that is fun to be in and drive. Regarding stiffness in particular, my car has three settings (comfort, normal, and sport/race) and I have kind of settled on leaving it on sport/race all the time (have tried each for a week at a time). I mean comfort was definitely softer but I don't see much advantage in a cushier ride when I am just by myself.
Golf R is good for a one car stable

Would you have bought it if you could have two cars? I'm thinking no
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Re: one car vs. two cars
« Reply #75 on: October 04, 2016, 11:30:45 am »
Golf R is good for a one car stable

Would you have bought it if you could have two cars? I'm thinking no

Yes of course...its my daily driver. If I was buying a second car (Miata for example) that doesn't change the fact that the Golf R is a good daily driver.  :huh:

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« Reply #76 on: October 04, 2016, 12:14:37 pm »
Yes of course...its my daily driver. If I was buying a second car (Miata for example) that doesn't change the fact that the Golf R is a good daily driver.  :huh:

Nah you're wrong. You would have bought a camcord. The SPIN is never wrong. There is too much overlap.
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Re: one car vs. two cars
« Reply #77 on: October 04, 2016, 12:47:25 pm »
Nah you're wrong. You would have bought a camcord. The SPIN is never wrong. There is too much overlap.
Why does this infuriate you? :lol:
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« Reply #78 on: October 04, 2016, 06:22:51 pm »
I'm late to the thread, but count me with the folks who are puzzled by the choice between two cars that are quite sporty versus one car that really isn't. How about one car that's more fun, or a greater difference between two cars? I'll admit I haven't driven one, but the current 5 Series just doesn't get great marks for driving enjoyment compared to a CTS or A6; there's also a nice class of models one size smaller yet still roomier and fancier than a Focus or Miata.

eh, I was really just wondering how much car I can get for $30k that would be useful and enjoyable in my day-to-day. Wasn't really worried with "oh no this is too much sportiness for my liking"

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« Reply #79 on: October 04, 2016, 07:29:00 pm »
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« Reply #80 on: October 04, 2016, 07:42:59 pm »
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« Reply #81 on: October 04, 2016, 07:48:17 pm »
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Re: one car vs. two cars
« Reply #82 on: October 04, 2016, 07:49:04 pm »
I vote S2000

True driver's cars have been on the decline ever since they started making cars in which the driver no longer had to advance the ignition timing manually on the fly.  It's been a downhill slide of ever decreasing driver involvement and control ever since.

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« Reply #83 on: October 04, 2016, 07:50:08 pm »
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What the hell is a TT Benz?

True driver's cars have been on the decline ever since they started making cars in which the driver no longer had to advance the ignition timing manually on the fly.  It's been a downhill slide of ever decreasing driver involvement and control ever since.

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« Reply #84 on: October 04, 2016, 08:51:34 pm »
Why does this infuriate you? :lol:

Nah I'm not infuriated. At least I'm not the one hurling insults at Raza's dainty scarves and shoes. :lol:
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« Reply #85 on: October 04, 2016, 09:29:33 pm »
I can't resist a few jabs at our forum metrosexual calling people soft :lol:
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« Reply #86 on: October 05, 2016, 05:57:00 am »
Valuing one's appearance is not "metrosexual". People hate on Raza because they themselves can't dress  :hammerhead: I imagine the most tailoring they've had done their entire lives is having a Men's Warehouse suit hemmed.

What the hell is a TT Benz?
TT Benz, you know, the little 2+2 based on the Mercedes Golf.
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« Reply #87 on: October 05, 2016, 06:00:03 am »
Or maybe he's talking about the 4.0/5.5L TT V8 benzos.  Ie the 550s
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Re: one car vs. two cars
« Reply #88 on: October 05, 2016, 06:28:25 am »
Valuing one's appearance is not "metrosexual". People hate on Raza because they themselves can't dress  :hammerhead: I imagine the most tailoring they've had done their entire lives is having a Men's Warehouse suit hemmed.
TT Benz, you know, the little 2+2 based on the Mercedes Golf.


Isn't that exactly what metrosexual means?

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« Reply #89 on: October 05, 2016, 06:42:12 am »
Isn't that exactly what metrosexual means?

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