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Post by lilfuzzybuny » Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:37 am

tuckerrnr1 wrote:1948 Tucker.

Seat belts.

Rear engine. (First option was a hilo engine)

Doors that extend into the roof.

BAD ASS RIDE.

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Did I mention that it was a TUCKER? :D
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Post by silencertalk » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:01 am

So 98% are still around. That is a lot.

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Post by Twinsen » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:24 am

Only 50 tuckers were made?! I guess I didn't pay that movie much attention.

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Post by JohnInNH » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:05 pm

Watch the movie.. The Tucker was so far ahead of it's time. If made today to it's original spec it would still be a wonderful car.

An amazing machine. FAST powerful and that moving headlight, it was perfect. Only NOW can you get them.. it took HOW long to get that idea into production cars? They made it sound like some new idea too.
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Post by Conqueror » Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:42 pm

Not sure how I can be the first to actually post pictures... everything about them is simply spectacular:

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My absolute dream car. There are lots of others I would like to own too, but if I won the big jackpot I'd be in the market for an LM the very next day.
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Post by Kevin/AAC » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:01 pm

Twinsen wrote:When you buy a $250k car, you drive it once a year and wash it once a month.
...or make it a daily driver.
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Post by Fallschirmjaager » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:50 pm

Kevin/AAC wrote:
Twinsen wrote:When you buy a $250k car, you drive it once a year and wash it once a month.
...or make it a daily driver.
THIS!!!!!

If I had the money for a Hennessy Viper Venom TT1100 I would have the money to drive the everloving s--t out of it and that is exactly what I would do. My 1100 lb-ft of driveshaft disfiguring, tire melting, frame twisting torque would get me to work and back every day it didn't rain more than an inch, and I would replace the bottom end in my $500,000 garage every laborday weekend.

On the weekends I'd drive a Miata.
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Post by Twinsen » Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:41 am

Not saying I wouldn't. Just saying nobody does.

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Post by hank2222 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:57 am

if i had the money and could get away with it ..it would be the 67 mustang or the 68 camero ..for those where my dream cars in highschool

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Post by silencertalk » Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:04 am

Twinsen wrote:Not saying I wouldn't. Just saying nobody does.
There was a guy with a daily driver McLaren F1.

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Post by silencertalk » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:39 am

Only the Mercedes and Hummer were mine. Driving the others is like borrowing your friend's girlfriend for a bit. I did not drive the McLaren but I did drive the Enzo and Ford. The ford was very nice and could certainly be a daily driver. By the way, the Mercedes is now 10 years old with 80,000+ miles and still is in outstanding condition. There must be something about the quality of the paint they used as it has only been waxed one time that I can remember.

I had read that Ferrari gated shifters were difficult to use but they are not.

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Post by Outsydlooknin75 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:59 am

hank2222 wrote:if i had the money and could get away with it ..it would be the 67 mustang or the 68 camero ..for those where my dream cars in highschool
If I never saw another 66 to 69 Mustang convertible Id be a happy happy man.

I did a rebuild on a 67 convertible ... what a pain in the ass that was, but that was due to the fact that I basically was doing it all alone.
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Post by silencertalk » Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:53 am

I thought the 69 Camero SS was the best old one?

In any case, I think a 2010 Camaro is both better looking, much faster, less expensive, and much more safe and comfortable.

I have a policy against two door 4-seat cars (except for the 911 where the 'seats' are really just a storage area).

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Post by silencertalk » Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:26 pm

This is a good way to find out what others are paying for a new car:

http://truecar.com/

For example, if you buy a $90,000 Mercedes now, you can negotiate $18,000 off as that is what others are doing. Some other cars, like a Cadillac CTS-V, have very small discounts possible - like $200 is typical and $2000 at most.

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Post by goteron » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:28 pm

I wish I knew about that site before I bought my Odyssey, but according to it, I got better than a "great" price on it. Thanks for the link Robert, I will be using that in the future.
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Post by silencertalk » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:45 pm

In order to use the site you need to read this:

http://blog.truecar.com/?p=619

It says that destination fees, regional ad fees, admin fees, and fuel charge fees are including in the price the site gives.

Sales tax, registration and title fees, dealer doc fees, prep fees are not.

That means that if you get a quote from a dealer you can only compare it if you adjust for the differences.

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