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repoman0

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This wasn’t today but this E9 coupe lives at one of my local BMW dealers. Absolute design perfection. I will own one of these but they’re $100k+ now and my existing cars are too high a percentage of my net worth as it is 😂. Still if a recession special comes up …..

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Kaido

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This wasn’t today but this E9 coupe lives at one of my local BMW dealers. Absolute design perfection. I will own one of these but they’re $100k+ now and my existing cars are too high a percentage of my net worth as it is 😂. Still if a recession special comes up …..

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Wow that is gorgeous!
 

Kaido

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I saw a black Kia EV6 today. I'm trying to wrap my brain around the design. It looks much better in person, but it's definitely a hybrid design, almost a "design by committee" design like the Pontiac Aztek. Like, on the back, they tried to go with the Nissan Leaf look a bit. But the front actually looked really sharp. It sort of reminded me of the design of the GM EV1. My neighbor had a red one when I was growing up & the front looked really cool in-person, but the rear was really goofy lol. Overall it definitely had a "futuristic" vibe, like BTTF2. It was also larger than I expected, which was a nice surprise!

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The leaf's rear section:

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The OG electric vehicle:

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Kaido

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just picked this up for a road tripper / daily. drives fantastic. You don't see many on the road. Opal/Buick/Vauxhall insignia Estate/ TourX built in germany. 2.0T All wheel drive. and 30ish mpg.
I looked into getting one of those...tons of storage room in the back, AWD, great MPG...definitely a stealth vehicle!
 
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herm0016

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I looked into getting one of those...tons of storage room in the back, AWD, great MPG...definitely a stealth vehicle!
10 ft 4x4 in it today from HD. It's pretty peppy too.

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IronWing

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just picked this up for a road tripper / daily. drives fantastic. You don't see many on the road. Opal/Buick/Vauxhall insignia Estate/ TourX built in germany. 2.0T All wheel drive. and 30ish mpg.

i did see a kia EV6 yesterday, it's a little crazy looking. I think the ioniq looks fantastic though.
I like my TourX, white 2018, moon roof.
 
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At work today I loaded a Tesla with 2 cu. yds. of hardwood mulch. Seeing one on the road isn't as rare or neat as it used to be but seeing one towing a trailer with mulch loaded it in sure is. This guys been coming in for a couple of years and every time I load his trailer it makes me chuckle.

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Kaido

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Saw this on the road yesterday. /puke
Also saw the new Bronco.
Yeah that nose is very...prominent in real life lol.

The new Bronco is a very interesting creature. I feel like it's a blank canvas. I've seen a lot that I love, some I like, and some that I don't like at all. One thing I really like is how good bronze wheels look on it!

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zinfamous

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This wasn’t today but this E9 coupe lives at one of my local BMW dealers. Absolute design perfection. I will own one of these but they’re $100k+ now and my existing cars are too high a percentage of my net worth as it is 😂. Still if a recession special comes up …..

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This looks particularly evil.

I love it.
 

zinfamous

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I saw an Audi R8 V10 , red with temporary tags; probably off the same boat as @AdamK47 ‘s.
You know, I saw an orange one flicking about the street the other day. 'twas weird.
Same street I saw a Taycan about 8 months ago, recently wrapped in like, steel grey gunmetal or something, flutter about. weirdos.




But yesterday, I saw this Vantage, in this color:


I'm sure dude was on his way to the shop, because I did see a flatbad about 3 cars back, probably following him.

But damn, it was the best looking thing anywhere on the road that day.
 
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repoman0

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This looks particularly evil.

I love it.
Ha! I don’t get that from the design language at all. Guess I must be naturally evil. Now the E9 batmobile variant on the other hand is too evil for me. My mechanic bought one for $9k in 2001. He beat the stock market pretty handily with that one.
 

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First time seeing an IONIQ5. Still think they should have included a rear wiper.
 

Kaido

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First time seeing an IONIQ5. Still think they should have included a rear wiper.
Agreed. It's fun to see it on the road tho...it's sort of like what Ital Design would have imagined a futuristic car as, but back in the 80's. That side triangle indent design feature is pretty interesting IRL too!
 

Kaido

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Not my picture, but I just saw a car carrier full of Rivian trucks in-person (NYC). They were absolutely gorgeous in person! Just really great styling, size, etc. for a nice pickup truck.

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I think it's a Porsche 718, owner managesd to put a tire on the sidewalk while trying to park...
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I followed a Rivian R1T launch edition in blue on the freeway the other day. It looked really good in that medium blue color.

Can’t wait for my R1S.
 

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I'm realizing that my criteria for a "neat car" has grown much slimmer in recent years.

Used to be that any higher-end sports car (say, a 911) would be the highlight of the day. Now, it either has to be truly special (such as a recent Lambo or McLaren) or a nicer EV. I can't help but wonder why some folks pour that much money into a modern supercar when they can be smoked (in a straight line, anyway) by someone picking up the kids from school in a Model S Plaid.
 

Kaido

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I'm realizing that my criteria for a "neat car" has grown much slimmer in recent years.

Used to be that any higher-end sports car (say, a 911) would be the highlight of the day. Now, it either has to be truly special (such as a recent Lambo or McLaren) or a nicer EV. I can't help but wonder why some folks pour that much money into a modern supercar when they can be smoked (in a straight line, anyway) by someone picking up the kids from school in a Model S Plaid.
I think a lot of it just boils down to simply liking the car itself, so intrinsic value on whatever the owner personally likes is the main driver in a lot of cases. Like a Nissan GT-R is a full second or two slower than a Tesla Plaid at this point, but that's not at all what the car is about! For a lot of people, it's about the story (handcrafted engines), the heritage, the aftermarket mods, etc. For me, I really like aesthetics & weirdness. My current car ('18 Ecoboost Mustang) has very specific aesthetics that I like. I don't care for most other Mustangs at all. Like this design is a solid nope from me:

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It looks like a giant Dustbuster to me. Not interested in this design at ALL (and yet my buddy has this exact red one below but in convertible & absolutely LOVES it!)

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But the 2015-redesigned S550? Yup, that does it for me! Entirely different design language, angles, lines, everything, love it!

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I like how I fit in the S550, I like the visibility, how it drives, the MPG I get, how light & easy the clutch is, how the lines look, and even my specific color (royal crimson, sort of a dark red/purple shift with a tinted clearcoat). The car is fast enough on the 4-cylinder Ecoboost (0 to 60 in 5 seconds), but for me, it's not really about the numbers...I previously had a Kia Soul that was 0 to 60 in 9 seconds lol. So my main metrics & drivers aren't about performance at all, because by today's standards, a 5-second 0 to 60 run is pretty slow, given that a Model 3 Performance edition is 3.1 seconds out of the box haha!
 

Kaido

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Finally saw a Rivian in the wild on the road! (random google pic below) Really gorgeous in-person, great styling, perfect size for a little around-town pickup. I just wish they were like $24k instead of $67k+!

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