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Title: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: El Diablo Blanco on December 28, 2012, 08:36:19 AM
I really don't get why people cream in their pants and spend huge sums of money for cars that have 300+ HP.  Pakis buying M5 sedans, of chicks driving the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.

There is NO POINT to these cars.  Driving in the city or freeway, you are subjected to traffic and speed limits.  It's not like you can drive 200 mph anywhere but a race track.  Most any car is fine for around the town.  Sure it's  a status symbol, but really cars are status symbols for douchebags.

It would be the most frustrating thing driving a super fast car and trolling along at 10 mph in rush hour traffic or being stuck behind slow drivers all the time.  I would be a ticking time bomb that once I see open road I'd hit top speed then either crash and die or get pulled over and lose my license.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: anabolichalo on December 28, 2012, 08:38:49 AM
i asked this question in the midst of a pointless discussion between guys talking about cars they could never afford


they thought my question was dumb


but i'm sure inside they knew i was right


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: HockeyFightFan on December 28, 2012, 08:43:19 AM
I really don't get why people cream in their pants and spend huge sums of money for cars that have 300+ HP.  Pakis buying M5 sedans, of chicks driving the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.

There is NO POINT to these cars.  Driving in the city or freeway, you are subjected to traffic and speed limits.  It's not like you can drive 200 mph anywhere but a race track.  Most any car is fine for around the town.  Sure it's  a status symbol, but really cars are status symbols for douchebags.

It would be the most frustrating thing driving a super fast car and trolling along at 10 mph in rush hour traffic or being stuck behind slow drivers all the time.  I would be a ticking time bomb that once I see open road I'd hit top speed then either crash and die or get pulled over and lose my license.

Because they can.

If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: da_vinci on December 28, 2012, 08:47:47 AM
Unless you can afford to drive Porsche Cayenne Turbo S - the question is pointless. I suggest you to try out one of these for some time if you really want to find out "why?".. ;)


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: kh300 on December 28, 2012, 08:48:50 AM
85% of the cars in America are leased or financed. How fucking pathetic. Who was it that decided the type of car you drive dictates how happy or successful you are? Nothing could be further from the truth.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: BIG AL MCKECHNIE on December 28, 2012, 08:49:24 AM
It is very frustrating having an overpowered car which you cannot floor except occasionally.

I bought a mercedes cls 55 amg a few years back. Supposed to hit 60mph in 4.5 seconds.  If you floored it you would just spin the wheels and the traction control would cut in.  Total frustration like fuckin without bein able to reach climax.

I traded it for a cls 350 with half the power. Still can hit  60mph in 6.5 seconds but you can actually redline it without getting into  a massive wheelspin or cutting out with the traction control kicking in.

Many cars these days are too powerful to be fun.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Parker on December 28, 2012, 08:50:44 AM
The point is, because you can.
Some may reward themselves. Others maybe enthusiasts who want more than just a plebeian car. Others want to stand out from the rest.

Is there a point where there is too much power? Perhaps. We are seeing a lot of "wrecked exotics" due to people having the money to buy them, but not the skill to drive them. This is escalating in places like China, and the Chinese are being known in circles for wrecking Ferraris and Lambos---and not just in China, but traveling to Italy.
Point blank, there is a market, and manufacturers cater to this market. And when there is competition, the car makers get into horsepower wars. Just like in the 60s with the muscle cars. Also, many cars are "halo" cars and can be used to get you into the show room, and you out the door with a less expensive model.

Another thing is, with many of the super cars, the tech that they have will trickle down to the regular cars.
But, now we have entered a new era, where hybrid drives were used for lower end models to gain better fuel economy, now this tech is being used on the forthcoming Mclaren P1, Ferrari F70, Porsche 918 Spyder. So, it will be interesting how these cars use this technology, and how this will springboard cars that will be insanely mind boggling.

And another reason, to get more ass...


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Griffith on December 28, 2012, 08:52:48 AM
If I have enough money to buy one in CASH and then still have massive amount left over, then I will give it a try.

But if I ever have to pay off the bank for how many years, then no way hahah


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: da_vinci on December 28, 2012, 08:54:44 AM
It is very frustrating having an overpowered car which you cannot floor except occasionally.

I bought a mercedes cls 55 amg a few years back. Supposed to hit 60mph in 4.5 seconds.  If you floored it you would just spin the wheels and the traction control would cut in.  Total frustration like fuckin without bein able to reach climax.

I traded it for a cls 350 with half the power. Still can hit  60mph in 6.5 seconds but you can actually redline it without getting into  a massive wheelspin or cutting out with the traction control kicking in.

Many cars these days are too powerful to be fun.

You shoul've got this one (or a model that's one generation lower). 4x4 has quite a better "start" in that sense

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2011/11/lead6-2012-audi-s8-fd.jpg)


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: hrspwr1 on December 28, 2012, 08:58:45 AM
It would be the most frustrating thing driving a super fast car and trolling along at 10 mph in rush hour traffic or being stuck behind slow drivers all the time.  I would be a ticking time bomb that once I see open road I'd hit top speed then either crash and die or get pulled over and lose my license.

 I had a really stout early 5.0 mustang I wound up getting rid of because of that.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Irongrip400 on December 28, 2012, 09:09:19 AM
You mention the Porsche Cayenne, I was talking to my wife about one the other day. I drive a truck and her a Highlander, but I told her I would like to spoil myself in the near future with one of those, or a Mercedes SUV.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Shockwave on December 28, 2012, 09:19:02 AM
Because they can.

If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand.
This, exactly this.
Driving high performance cars on the open road is a feeling like no other. If you're concerned about speed limits then it's not for you.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Kwon_2 on December 28, 2012, 09:21:27 AM
I really don't get why people cream in their pants and spend huge sums of money for cars that have 300+ HP.  Pakis buying M5 sedans, of chicks driving the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.

There is NO POINT to these cars.  Driving in the city or freeway, you are subjected to traffic and speed limits.  It's not like you can drive 200 mph anywhere but a race track.  Most any car is fine for around the town.  Sure it's  a status symbol, but really cars are status symbols for douchebags.

It would be the most frustrating thing driving a super fast car and trolling along at 10 mph in rush hour traffic or being stuck behind slow drivers all the time.  I would be a ticking time bomb that once I see open road I'd hit top speed then either crash and die or get pulled over and lose my license.

No point at all on less yer an AttentionHoe


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Shockwave on December 28, 2012, 09:22:18 AM
No point at all on less yer an AttentionHoe
Believe it or not, some people actually drive fast cars to DRIVE them, not to show off.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: daddy8ball on December 28, 2012, 09:23:30 AM
Cars are for losers. Here's what I drive:
(http://www.damnlol.com/pics/278/ba6311f0ae9a5166c4b91a62a70b6256.gif)


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Parker on December 28, 2012, 09:26:14 AM
Cars are for losers. Here's what I drive:
(http://www.damnlol.com/pics/278/ba6311f0ae9a5166c4b91a62a70b6256.gif)
like the giant monitor lizard in Star Trek


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: SF1900 on December 28, 2012, 09:26:37 AM
I think the quote below could help us understand why some men love super powerful cars. Obviously, some of the highlighted information below relates to weightlifting, but you get the point. Could easily replace "weightlifting" with "super powerful cars."


Girls and sons who have not been loved by their fathers seek attention once teens and adults to compensate for what they didnt have originally. Fathers either left them alone, or were distant most of the time and not encouraging them. Some even despised them which would shape their personality and the way they d interact with others for the rest of their life.
They are extremistic in everything they do, always looking exageratly for attention, and have troubles adapting to society's rules, because they also have troubles defining their own identity and respecting authority and hierarchy.

Also boys who got picked on by others during childhood and adolescence -often sons without a father figure- try to compensate by lifting weights, to develop muscles and survive in ther male world. They re insecure because they re girly, childish, feminine having been raised by a single mom. They lift obsessively hoping it will transform them into men, to compensate for their lack of influence from a father figure that was not there. Unfortunaltey they can get as big as they can it doesnt cure their insecurity and who they truly are, how they grew up being raised by a single mom. They re no as manly as other men whatever they do, and they often have a big lack of masculine presence they dont know how to balance, hence often being borderline homosexuals while trying to get their manhood back thru various manly activities (mma, cars, weight lifting etc). They are often the ones that, in order to get respect from other males will go the steroids route to get even "bigger" attemptint to cure their insecurity , but being natural not being "enough", they still feel "too small", insecure, amongst other males. The lack of a father figure also often means they didnt have guidance to continue studies and are often working shitty manual jobs.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: affeman on December 28, 2012, 09:32:05 AM
I agree, cars are the wort investment (regarding deterioration, maintainance costs,...) you can make.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Griffith on December 28, 2012, 09:36:53 AM
What's wrong with a nice new BMW or Audi?


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: affeman on December 28, 2012, 09:41:01 AM
What's wrong with a nice new BMW or Audi?
I agree, cars are the wort investment (regarding deterioration, maintainance costs,...) you can make.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Griffith on December 28, 2012, 09:42:22 AM


I mean in comparison to the hassle of driving a huge supercar.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: titusisback on December 28, 2012, 09:49:06 AM
What's the point moving out of your mom's basement and getting your own place and finding a woman - when staying and jerking off is just fine?


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: the trainer on December 28, 2012, 09:57:29 AM
I have big muscles and a big dick when some fat fuck drives around town in a exotic car with a hot girl you know i am fucking her in the bathroom.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: da_vinci on December 28, 2012, 10:34:22 AM
I agree, cars are the wort investment (regarding deterioration, maintainance costs,...) you can make.

Why that should be an "investment"?
Oh, and "pay back" may be an emotional one, so - invaluable..


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Heywood on December 28, 2012, 10:38:47 AM
When you have more money than you know what to do with, you end up wasting large amounts on bullshit.




Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: anabolichalo on December 28, 2012, 10:40:17 AM
I have big muscles and a big dick when some fat fuck drives around town in a exotic car with a hot girl you know i am fucking her in the bathroom.
living the dream

having big muscles and a big dick must be a great life




Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: kh300 on December 28, 2012, 10:57:33 AM
When you have more money than you know what to do with, you end up wasting large amounts on bullshit.




That's the thing, you need credit to get a car, not money. I could lease a 50k Mercedes for $500 a month. woo woo I could do that on a 40,000 salary. Unless you have lots and lots of money you really have no business buying something for over $50k that depreciates in value. It's just foolish. It's one thing to spend $50K on an investment that will actually make money, but not a car.

I just looked at a local dealers website. They have a new qx56 for 75k. Then they got a used one with a premium package with 46,000 miles for 20k.. Holy fucking shit.

I would be willing to bet the majority of people driving 50k cars are in serious debt. People that are good with money and investments know not to waste money on an expensive car. There are only 235,000 millionairs in the USA last year. So even if you make a million a year, a 100k car is still a major expense.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: HockeyFightFan on December 28, 2012, 11:01:04 AM
I agree, cars are the wort investment (regarding deterioration, maintainance costs,...) you can make.

Buy a large boat or RV and get back to us with that.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: garebear on December 28, 2012, 11:05:48 AM
Quote from: HockeyFightFan link=topic=453237.msg6513914#msg6513914 date=1356i709399
Because they can.

If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand.
You're so wise and superior.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: HockeyFightFan on December 28, 2012, 11:27:04 AM
You're so wise and superior.

I wholeheartedly agree.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Shockwave on December 28, 2012, 11:28:06 AM
You're so wise and superior.

A man with a gun is super tough, that's all I know.

Tell me what model you bought and I'm about to get super impressed.

Not every man can walk in a store and buy a gun. Takes a special kind of breed.



 ??? ???
Irony alert.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: SF1900 on December 28, 2012, 11:28:51 AM
I am not a car guy so i dont get it, but if a car can bring you from point A to point B,what does it matter if it cost 15K or 250K?

I guess you have to be into cars, which I am not, to understand.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: HockeyFightFan on December 28, 2012, 11:32:25 AM
You're so wise and superior.

You forgot handsome and wealthy.

And witty.

And charismatic.

And superior to you. Nope, on second look you included that one.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Parker on December 28, 2012, 11:42:52 AM
I am not a car guy so i dont get it, but if a car can bring you from point A to point B,what does it matter if it cost 15K or 250K?

I guess you have to be into cars, which I am not, to understand.
go test drive a Nissan Sentra, then go test drive a Nissan 370Z,
Then you'll understand.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: B_B_C on December 28, 2012, 11:48:29 AM
metalic codpiece


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: kh300 on December 28, 2012, 11:51:57 AM
I am not a car guy so i dont get it, but if a car can bring you from point A to point B,what does it matter if it cost 15K or 250K?

I guess you have to be into cars, which I am not, to understand.

I love motorcycles. I have an ever growing collection. This winter I'm doing a rebuild of an '97 yamaha 600. I bought it for $500. I need to completely strip it off the frame, and rebuild the motor, put all new plastics on it..etc.. After its all done I'll spend maybe $2,000.

That to me is being a motorcycle guy. My buddy has put a down payment on a new BMW bike for 17k that comes with a 5year loan. He justifies it by saying hes a motorcycle guy. I say no your not your just some asshole that's making a bank rich.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: SF1900 on December 28, 2012, 11:56:02 AM
go test drive a Nissan Sentra, then go test drive a Nissan 370Z,
Then you'll understand.

I have driven cars similar to a car like that (they were not my car). Again, no difference. Does not matter to me.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: hazbin on December 28, 2012, 12:09:59 PM
i always felt that your vehicles should be about ten % of your net worth and your watches and jewellry shouldn't exceed one percent


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: _bruce_ on December 28, 2012, 12:12:36 PM
There's only one man on this earth who can utter a legitimate answer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hflZrCM1nK4


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Parker on December 28, 2012, 12:50:00 PM
I have driven cars similar to a car like that (they were not my car). Again, no difference. Does not matter to me.
what! There is a diff, the handling, the feeling, the sound. You like them big tiggo chicks, right? Now, if someone said that there was no difference between them and a chick with none, you'd scratch your head.
Now, if the person said, "big breasted women have back problems, can't run, and when they get older, the boobs sag badly. Then he gave legit reasons, or that he's not into big boobs.
I can see someone not being into fast cars, or expensive cars, or even cars in general.
But, they tend to have reasons. Most guys/women that I know who are into cars, are either into them due to the mechanical side of it, the design side---aesthetics, or the driving aspect side.

Due to the fact that driving or cars are considered one of our very few personal spaces, cars take up a lot of our time and energy. From the Japanese kei vans, to expensive luxobarges. They represent a personal side of human beings.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: NordicNerd on December 28, 2012, 01:00:46 PM
I have big muscles and a big dick when some fat fuck drives around town in a exotic car with a hot girl you know i am fucking her in the bathroom.

Good post! No car can un-fat you. A good body is the best investment you can make.

NN


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: BILL ANVIL on December 28, 2012, 01:02:05 PM
fast cars give you a feeling that no woman can fulfill.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: NordicNerd on December 28, 2012, 01:07:34 PM
fast cars give you a feeling that no woman can fulfill.

A car must be VERY fast to give you that rush. Is it worth it?

NN


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: BILL ANVIL on December 28, 2012, 01:12:35 PM
A car must be VERY fast to give you that rush. Is it worth it?

NN

depends how much red meat you eat and what your test levels are like. for me its worth it.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Yev33 on December 28, 2012, 01:36:45 PM
If you have one of these for the power and or extreme handling you quickly realize how rarely you get to use it.
Just as previously stated, there are speed limits and traffic congestion that prevent you from using even a 1/3 of the available power most of the time.
So you end up driving it maybe 1000 miles a year. So now you have a vehicle in your garage that you barely drive, and have a second car that you end up driving 90% of the time. Now this isn't an issue provided you have 2 things:

1. a garage big enough to keep your toy and still serve as a garage for your household needs.
2. enough income that you can afford to have a large chunk of money tied up in something that you rarely use.

Now if you have one of these because you like the attention,  I would not even attempt to reason with you or explain things logically. You are an attention whore with emotional issues and you can't reason with emotions.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: quadzilla456 on December 28, 2012, 01:50:55 PM
I really don't get why people cream in their pants and spend huge sums of money for cars that have 300+ HP.  Pakis buying M5 sedans, of chicks driving the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.

There is NO POINT to these cars.  Driving in the city or freeway, you are subjected to traffic and speed limits.  It's not like you can drive 200 mph anywhere but a race track.  Most any car is fine for around the town.  Sure it's  a status symbol, but really cars are status symbols for douchebags.

It would be the most frustrating thing driving a super fast car and trolling along at 10 mph in rush hour traffic or being stuck behind slow drivers all the time.  I would be a ticking time bomb that once I see open road I'd hit top speed then either crash and die or get pulled over and lose my license.
First of all a car enthusiast would not be caught in traffic with their cars most of the time. You drive them on nice days and not during peak hours. Real car enthusiasts hold on to their car for decades. That takes a lot of dedication and care. The car grows / ages with you and you share history with it (Gran Torino). And yes you can have fun with them even staying within the speed limit. Life is short so enjoy whatever floats your boat. Speaking of boats I know a guy that spent over 15 years restoring a boat before he was even able to take it on water. Part of the fun for him was the restoration process - in his case he preferred doing that instead of wasting his money on beers in a bar.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: quadzilla456 on December 28, 2012, 01:54:04 PM
There's only one man on this earth who can utter a legitimate answer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hflZrCM1nK4
lmao!


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Natural Man on December 28, 2012, 02:14:12 PM
I really don't get why people cream in their pants and spend huge sums of money for cars that have 300+ HP.  Pakis buying M5 sedans, of chicks driving the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.

There is NO POINT to these cars.  Driving in the city or freeway, you are subjected to traffic and speed limits.  It's not like you can drive 200 mph anywhere but a race track.  Most any car is fine for around the town.  Sure it's  a status symbol, but really cars are status symbols for douchebags.

It would be the most frustrating thing driving a super fast car and trolling along at 10 mph in rush hour traffic or being stuck behind slow drivers all the time.  I would be a ticking time bomb that once I see open road I'd hit top speed then either crash and die or get pulled over and lose my license.
impress other people, dominate, ridiculate them, cause it makes you feel better about yourself. Cause nothing else does.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: da_vinci on December 28, 2012, 02:14:25 PM
Plenty of people who'd jump right away into a luxury-fast car if given a chance, trying to reason why they "would not like to have one" in this thread. Quite an attempt to "justify" an UNability to own one of these, nothing more. I've yet to find a person who had a luxury-fast car and who'd say "A simple wehicle, that carries me from point A to poing B is what I want." lol.. Just fukkin admit that you can't afford these so you don't even dare to dream about 'em. While if you'd drive some of the current fast/expensive cars for a while you wouldn't ever look back (life is one - luxury stuff is luxury for a reason, usualy). Speed limits.. lol..
 One can live a life in a fukkin cave, warm themselves by burning wood and find food by gathering plants/hunting rabbits and wash their clothes in a river near by, and ride a horse, of course..


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: El Diablo Blanco on December 28, 2012, 02:18:03 PM
This, exactly this.
Driving high performance cars on the open road is a feeling like no other. If you're concerned about speed limits then it's not for you.

at least in the USA there's not such thing as open roads without fucking cops all over the place.  99% of the time you aren't on open roads but on normal streets and congested freeways.  "driving" a fast car 30 miles and hour sucks ass.  That's my poing.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: El Diablo Blanco on December 28, 2012, 02:19:11 PM
Plenty of people who'd jump right away into a luxury-fast car if given a chance, trying to reason why they "would not like to have one" in this thread. Quite an attempt to "justify" an UNability to own one of these, nothing more. I've yet to find a person who had a luxury-fast car and who'd say "A simple wehicle, that carries me from point A to poing B is what I want." lol.. Just fukkin admit that you can't afford these so you don't even dare to dream about 'em. While if you'd drive some of the current fast/expensive cars for a while you wouldn't ever look back (life is one - luxury stuff is luxury for a reason, usualy). Speed limits.. lol..
 One can live a life in a fukkin cave, warm themselves by burning wood and find food by gathering plants/hunting rabbits and wash their clothes in a river near by, and ride a horse, of course..

you combined luxury with fast.  But I am talking about people that pay double for the twin turbo version of the exact same car but will never in their lives use that twin turbo the way it was designed for.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: da_vinci on December 28, 2012, 02:21:46 PM
impress other people, dominate, ridiculate them, cause it makes you feel better about yourself.

Truth to some extent too, obviously.
 Anyway, driving a really luxury wehicle is just a different experience of comfort. It may be safer too, in some cases. If you have to pass by someone who's slower on some bigger road and there are just two lines, one to one direction and another to another, you better be sure you car can get the speed well. Plenty of cases when people realize they won't be able to pass another car on time and crash front-to-front with a car that's coming from another direction.
 Just use the power wisely. Have fun when it's safe to have fun.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: da_vinci on December 28, 2012, 02:24:55 PM
you combined luxury with fast.  But I am talking about people that pay double for the twin turbo version of the exact same car but will never in their lives use that twin turbo the way it was designed for.

Well yeah, maybe I overgeneralize. But if one could afford a Turbo S version of Cayenne, it's understandable why one would chose it, as it's just another level of power and experience of driving. That's why I say - experience of driving is needed as it may seem pointless, but it can be a very big pleasure irl. Once again - I don't talk about these who take a loan and starve themselves to be able to pay it.. That's simply a stupid decision, but stupidity may manifest in many other stuff too..

Oh, and one more thing: Depends on where you live TOO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvbDFq7g-2M


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Yev33 on December 28, 2012, 02:35:27 PM
Plenty of people who'd jump right away into a luxury-fast car if given a chance, trying to reason why they "would not like to have one" in this thread. Quite an attempt to "justify" an UNability to own one of these, nothing more. I've yet to find a person who had a luxury-fast car and who'd say "A simple wehicle, that carries me from point A to poing B is what I want." lol.. Just fukkin admit that you can't afford these so you don't even dare to dream about 'em. While if you'd drive some of the current fast/expensive cars for a while you wouldn't ever look back (life is one - luxury stuff is luxury for a reason, usualy). Speed limits.. lol..
 One can live a life in a fukkin cave, warm themselves by burning wood and find food by gathering plants/hunting rabbits and wash their clothes in a river near by, and ride a horse, of course..
You are right to an extent, money is a major factor in this argument.
But I know plenty of people who can afford a luxury car and buy hondas and toyotas instead. Then on the flip side of the coin I know individuals that have way less mone y than the the first group and are buying mercedes', bmw's, and audi's. Because they are extremely insecure with their financial standing in society, this group makes up the larger portion of the people that drive luxury vehicles.  
Being able to buy one of these cars is a very far cry from actually being able to afford one.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: JBGRAY on December 28, 2012, 02:45:27 PM
So for those who don't give a damn about what kind of car they drive, then I guess it doesn't what kind of house you live in either.  It has a roof and walls, some bedrooms, a bathroom or three.  Style and location doesn't matter, afterall.  Its just a house....just a place you go and sleep, take a shit, or eat at.

For many, a vehicle is the 2nd largest purchase you will make(behind a home).  Some of us do things with their vehicles beside going from Point A to Point B......we go to the track, go offroading, or hell.......street race.  We attend, or even compete in, car shows.  We may like to work on our own vehicles, and show our sons or daughters how to do so as well. 

Who really cares if someone lives in a cheap apartment but drives an AMG or M5?  It doesn't matter to me(or anyone else) whether they are trying to compensate for something they don't have or they simply have a different value system.  To me, people that drive Camrys or Volkswagons are people of severely limited imagination and personality. 


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: da_vinci on December 28, 2012, 02:49:29 PM
I'll just leave this here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWyMudr4TCI


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Parker on December 28, 2012, 03:04:25 PM
at least in the USA there's not such thing as open roads without fucking cops all over the place.  99% of the time you aren't on open roads but on normal streets and congested freeways.  "driving" a fast car 30 miles and hour sucks ass.  That's my poing.
the Midwest. There are large swaths of land in the US where you won't see people for days, or even weeks. If you travel some of the open roads, man you won't see a cop forever.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: kh300 on December 28, 2012, 03:18:03 PM
So for those who don't give a damn about what kind of car they drive, then I guess it doesn't what kind of house you live in either.  It has a roof and walls, some bedrooms, a bathroom or three.  Style and location doesn't matter, afterall.  Its just a house....just a place you go and sleep, take a shit, or eat at.

For many, a vehicle is the 2nd largest purchase you will make(behind a home).  Some of us do things with their vehicles beside going from Point A to Point B......we go to the track, go offroading, or hell.......street race.  We attend, or even compete in, car shows.  We may like to work on our own vehicles, and show our sons or daughters how to do so as well. 

Who really cares if someone lives in a cheap apartment but drives an AMG or M5?  It doesn't matter to me(or anyone else) whether they are trying to compensate for something they don't have or t

hey simply have a different value system.  To me, people that drive Camrys or Volkswagons are people of severely limited imagination and personality. 

I drive a piece of shit car. I live in a nice home. I spend roughly 20 minutes in my car a day. I spend about 10-12 hrs a day in my house.

People that say ''I take my car off roading or to the track'' are either stupid or full of shit. I take my motorcycle to the track, but I have to have a dedicated bike to do so. Why would I fuck up my street bike especially considering my insurance doesnt cover me at the track? I've seen it with my  own eyes at the race track. Guy crashes his car only to find out his insurance doesn't cover races or any event at a raceway.

Why would you take a car to a show then to a race track? I live in upstate NY and see all kinds of BMW and benzes sliding around in the snow. I know your so wealthy in your car but can't afford a Jeep in the winter. lol. Must suck to get towed every time it snows so you look good in the summer.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Yev33 on December 28, 2012, 03:20:06 PM
I'll just leave this here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWyMudr4TCI

This is ironic. I actually work on these ( Audi's)  every day. Driven the new S8 many times , as well as the S6,S7, RS5, A8 W12, etc... Believe me, after a while the mystique wears off and it just becomes another car to you. Except for the old '03  RS6 that car is special, absolute automotive perfection.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Tony Doherty on December 28, 2012, 03:25:22 PM
It is all relative to what you can afford. Luxury cars definitely feel and handle better than cheap ones.

If you were super rich, like billions, would that change your minds?

If I had billions I would have a garage like Jay Leno. I would buy 2 of all my favorites so I could go driving with my good mates.

Aventadors, Veyrons, McLarens, you name it.

Sure, you got to be into cars to wants a collection but I'm sure if money were no object you would all drive at least the safest and most comfortable car you could.




Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Parker on December 28, 2012, 03:28:06 PM
I drive a piece of shit car. I live in a nice home. I spend roughly 20 minutes in my car a day. I spend about 10-12 hrs a day in my house.

People that say ''I take my car off roading or to the track'' are either stupid or full of shit. I take my motorcycle to the track, but I have to have a dedicated bike to do so. Why would I fuck up my street bike especially considering my insurance doesnt cover me at the track? I've seen it with my  own eyes at the race track. Guy crashes his car only to find out his insurance doesn't cover races or any event at a raceway.

Why would you take a car to a show then to a race track? I live in upstate NY and see all kinds of BMW and benzes sliding around in the snow. I know your so wealthy in your car but can't afford a Jeep in the winter. lol. Must suck to get towed every time it snows so you look good in the summer.
dude who lives near me drives a 90s Honda Civic, but has a Duc 848 I think he made out in that deal.
Another guy had a Honda RC51 as a racebike, but drove some regular beater.
So, it kinda puts things in perspective---an expensive car will cost you, and so will the maintenance, or you drive a regular car, and have a decent place, and a sportbike that goes faster than 99.9% of fast cars.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Yev33 on December 28, 2012, 03:37:46 PM
The amount of people that drive performance an luxury cars vs the amount of people that can actually take advantage of everything that the car offers is probably 20 to 1. If you are buying a 500hp car and don't have the skill or ability to push and control all that power to it's designed potential. What is the point?

Why would anyone buy a luxury vehicle with all of the latest technological gadgets and not spend time looking at the owner's manual to see how they work and what they can do?
Happens 95% of the time, I would say 99% but I am being generous here.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Griffith on December 28, 2012, 03:40:58 PM
For the SAME price I would rather drive a top of the line BMW or Audi or something like that.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Tony Doherty on December 28, 2012, 03:51:08 PM
Hey parker, did you see my truck?

http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=453173.0


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Parker on December 28, 2012, 03:52:33 PM
Hey parker, did you see my truck?

http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=453173.0
yeah, you should sent in a pic to Jalopnik, I was going to do it...


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Tony Doherty on December 28, 2012, 04:07:46 PM
yeah, you should sent in a pic to Jalopnik, I was going to do it...

Go ahead, I would be honored. Send me the link if they put it up.

BTW Your car threads are probably my favorite feature on getbig.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: James28 on December 28, 2012, 04:16:59 PM
Plenty of people who'd jump right away into a luxury-fast car if given a chance, trying to reason why they "would not like to have one" in this thread. Quite an attempt to "justify" an UNability to own one of these, nothing more. I've yet to find a person who had a luxury-fast car and who'd say "A simple wehicle, that carries me from point A to poing B is what I want." lol.. Just fukkin admit that you can't afford these so you don't even dare to dream about 'em. While if you'd drive some of the current fast/expensive cars for a while you wouldn't ever look back (life is one - luxury stuff is luxury for a reason, usualy). Speed limits.. lol..
 One can live a life in a fukkin cave, warm themselves by burning wood and find food by gathering plants/hunting rabbits and wash their clothes in a river near by, and ride a horse, of course..

It's not true for everyone. I've driven my boss's GT3. My bro's pal had an M5 before his business tanked which I also drove. I've been in a Doge SRT-10 (not drove). Inside an A8 (passenger) and a few Ferrari's. While they were all nice enough cars, I just didn't nor do I now feel a desire to ever own one. It's just not an interest. My eyes glaze over when car talk starts in most conversations. I just have zero interest.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: sancho ed on December 28, 2012, 04:40:29 PM
hey some people like to spend money on the juice, others on the whores, vacations.....whats wrong with spending on a pimp ride? if you got the money....fuck it! whatever makes you happy. I have the feeling most of you are bitter about it cause, plain and simple, you have to settle for the hyundai instead of the benz!


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: James28 on December 28, 2012, 05:09:35 PM
hey some people like to spend money on the juice, others on the whores, vacations.....whats wrong with spending on a pimp ride? if you got the money....fuck it! whatever makes you happy. I have the feeling most of you are bitter about it cause, plain and simple, you have to settle for the hyundai instead of the benz!

Yes, whatever makes YOU happy. Some people cannot handle that you have fuck all interest in their hobbies or interests and then proceed to call you 'jealous'. No, I just don't give a fuck about <insert whatever floats your boat here>


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: SF1900 on December 28, 2012, 05:24:05 PM
Plenty of people who'd jump right away into a luxury-fast car if given a chance, trying to reason why they "would not like to have one" in this thread. Quite an attempt to "justify" an UNability to own one of these, nothing more. I've yet to find a person who had a luxury-fast car and who'd say "A simple wehicle, that carries me from point A to poing B is what I want." lol.. Just fukkin admit that you can't afford these so you don't even dare to dream about 'em. While if you'd drive some of the current fast/expensive cars for a while you wouldn't ever look back (life is one - luxury stuff is luxury for a reason, usualy). Speed limits.. lol..
 One can live a life in a fukkin cave, warm themselves by burning wood and find food by gathering plants/hunting rabbits and wash their clothes in a river near by, and ride a horse, of course..

Try again, loser.  I have no interest in owning a sports car. In fact, if I was going to buy a really nice car, I would rather have a car that is pure luxury. Stupid modified cars, or cars that go 100mph in under 5 seconds is of absolute no interest in me. I am not a car guy. I look at them and do not see the point, especially if you're driving just to work every day.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: JBGRAY on December 28, 2012, 05:26:06 PM
I drive a piece of shit car. I live in a nice home. I spend roughly 20 minutes in my car a day. I spend about 10-12 hrs a day in my house.

People that say ''I take my car off roading or to the track'' are either stupid or full of shit. I take my motorcycle to the track, but I have to have a dedicated bike to do so. Why would I fuck up my street bike especially considering my insurance doesnt cover me at the track? I've seen it with my  own eyes at the race track. Guy crashes his car only to find out his insurance doesn't cover races or any event at a raceway.

Why would you take a car to a show then to a race track? I live in upstate NY and see all kinds of BMW and benzes sliding around in the snow. I know your so wealthy in your car but can't afford a Jeep in the winter. lol. Must suck to get towed every time it snows so you look good in the summer.

Many of us live in areas where we don't have to put up with shitty winters.  I've yet to see snow in South Florida.  I've taken my car to the track, driven it for groceries, wash it, then take it to a car show(I don't win, but just like to hang out, or just say I competed.)  If it is raining out, I drive my H2 or Ram.  And hey, if I crash it at the track, then...it comes out of my pocket.

But yea, I see ur point, esp. in winter.  Down here, I sure as fuck ain't going to drive my '77 Corvette in a downpour.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: BILL ANVIL on December 28, 2012, 05:43:28 PM
If you have one of these for the power and or extreme handling you quickly realize how rarely you get to use it.
Just as previously stated, there are speed limits and traffic congestion that prevent you from using even a 1/3 of the available power most of the time.
So you end up driving it maybe 1000 miles a year. So now you have a vehicle in your garage that you barely drive, and have a second car that you end up driving 90% of the time. Now this isn't an issue provided you have 2 things:

1. a garage big enough to keep your toy and still serve as a garage for your household needs.
2. enough income that you can afford to have a large chunk of money tied up in something that you rarely use.

Now if you have one of these because you like the attention,  I would not even attempt to reason with you or explain things logically. You are an attention whore with emotional issues and you can't reason with emotions.

haha! the depressing truth but good post


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Irongrip400 on December 28, 2012, 06:12:48 PM
Nothing wrong with spending a few bucks spoiling yourself with a nice car. I would spend a decent chunk on a nice luxury SUV such as a nice Porsche or Mercedes and keep it nice. Like I said, I drive a pick up that's paid for, and my wife has a Highlander that's paid for, but I wouldn't mind a nice luxury car. My truck will always be paid for, and I'm pretty smart with my money, so splurging a bit on a car once or twice in my life is not something I'd lose sleep over. Now, could I not afford it, I definately wouldn't do it, which is why I may wait three or so years until my second kid.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: da_vinci on December 29, 2012, 05:50:29 AM
This is ironic. I actually work on these ( Audi's)  every day. Driven the new S8 many times , as well as the S6,S7, RS5, A8 W12, etc... Believe me, after a while the mystique wears off and it just becomes another car to you. Except for the old '03  RS6 that car is special, absolute automotive perfection.

 I don't need to believe anything, I've been driving various good cars for quite some time too (a8 currently, one generation older tho'). It does NOT wear off, at least not for me. It's very good feeling to drive a luxury car everytime.. In the longer trip one appreciates that especially (or when you want to kick down the pedal to the metal.. It's a nice rush every time..). It's not like the first time you get to drive one of these after you've been driving some kind of a cheap wehicle, but it's still very nice. I'm sure you know the feeling when you have to drive some kind of a lower class car after the good one.. It's a day and night.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: WOOO on December 29, 2012, 05:54:10 AM
i drive a grand caravan


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Kim Jong Bob on December 29, 2012, 06:48:18 AM
This is ironic. I actually work on these ( Audi's)  every day. Driven the new S8 many times , as well as the S6,S7, RS5, A8 W12, etc... Believe me, after a while the mystique wears off and it just becomes another car to you. Except for the old '03  RS6 that car is special, absolute automotive perfection.
my friend had a 03 rs6 holy shit what a masterpiece of car. it was brutal


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Howard on December 29, 2012, 06:51:22 AM
I really don't get why people cream in their pants and spend huge sums of money for cars that have 300+ HP.  Pakis buying M5 sedans, of chicks driving the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.

There is NO POINT to these cars.  Driving in the city or freeway, you are subjected to traffic and speed limits.  It's not like you can drive 200 mph anywhere but a race track.  Most any car is fine for around the town.  Sure it's  a status symbol, but really cars are status symbols for douchebags.

It would be the most frustrating thing driving a super fast car and trolling along at 10 mph in rush hour traffic or being stuck behind slow drivers all the time.  I would be a ticking time bomb that once I see open road I'd hit top speed then either crash and die or get pulled over and lose my license.

It only makes sense to men with a 3" ( or shorter ) penis.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Kim Jong Bob on December 29, 2012, 07:15:44 AM
It only makes sense to men with a 3" ( or shorter ) penis.
lol typical poor man answer.....if i could afford a nice sportscar i would buy it, my brother always has one nice sportscar but never let me loan them...i hate him.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Kwon_2 on December 29, 2012, 07:48:18 AM
If i had an expensive sportscar, i would drive around town and invite home plenty o' random people around 4 am just to "record some hiphop".


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Yev33 on December 29, 2012, 08:30:42 AM
I don't need to believe anything, I've been driving various good cars for quite some time too (a8 currently, one generation older tho'). It does NOT wear off, at least not for me. It's very good feeling to drive a luxury car everytime.. In the longer trip one appreciates that especially (or when you want to kick down the pedal to the metal.. It's a nice rush every time..). It's not like the first time you get to drive one of these after you've been driving some kind of a cheap wehicle, but it's still very nice. I'm sure you know the feeling when you have to drive some kind of a lower class car after the good one.. It's a day and night.

You have no idea how many people are driving that generation A8 that have absolutely no business driving one. That is an $80,000 car that you can pick up used for $15,000 depending on the year and milage. People buy them and then when shit breaks can't afford to fix it. Car slammed to the floor because the air suspension is leaking, MMI system dead, trunk won't close, etc., the car turns into a complete piece of shit.
Unless the person is making at least $200,000 a year they should not be driving one. People don't realize that they are not going have to pay to maintain a $15000 car but an $80,000 one.

But yes, they are very nice when they are taken care of. Problem is way too many wannabee's turn them into piles of shit.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Yev33 on December 29, 2012, 08:33:52 AM
my friend had a 03 rs6 holy shit what a masterpiece of car. it was brutal

Yes, you know exactly what I am talking about.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: da_vinci on December 29, 2012, 08:41:58 AM
You have no idea how many people are driving that generation A8 that have absolutely no business driving one. That is an $80,000 car that you can pick up used for $15,000 depending on the year and milage. People buy them and then when shit breaks can't afford to fix it. Car slammed to the floor because the air suspension is leaking, MMI system dead, trunk won't close, etc., the car turns into a complete piece of shit.
Unless the person is making at least $200,000 a year they should not be driving one. People don't realize that they are not going have to pay to maintain a $15000 car but an $80,000 one.

But yes, they are very nice when they are taken care of. Problem is way too many wannabee's turn them into piles of shit.

Holly hell.. my trunk actually fucked up this winter somewhy.. If it's + it works perfect, if it starts to get freezing, even just a little bit - it's over, shit doesn't work and it's not "sucked in" by that mechanism inside. Maybe you have any idea what's the case with this stuff?


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Kim Jong Bob on December 29, 2012, 08:54:03 AM
Yes, you know exactly what I am talking about.
yes!!!!, he bought it 2008 from a dealer, came 2 miles before the engine broke down lol, cost a fortune to replace it but damn after that, it was brutal. no other car i driven comes close to it, esp here in the north of sweden in the winter. im kinda dissapointed in the latest a8 models, looks just like a a4 if you dont know your cars. A7 is nice tough. my brother had a 99 S8 with manuell gearbox, was a cool car to but nothing like the rs6


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Yev33 on December 29, 2012, 08:57:34 AM
Holly hell.. my trunk actually fucked up this winter somewhy.. If it's + it works perfect, if it starts to get freezing, even just a little bit - it's over, shit doesn't work and it's not "sucked in" by that mechanism inside. Maybe you have any idea what's the case with this stuff?

Trunk motor and/or the hinges, both have issues. There is a TSB for replacing the trunk stops at the bottom of the trunk lid, and while that is the cheapest solution it rarely fixes anything.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Kim Jong Bob on December 29, 2012, 08:57:56 AM
If i had an expensive sportscar, i would drive around town and invite home plenty o' random people around 4 am just to "record some hiphop".
lol


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Yev33 on December 29, 2012, 09:05:35 AM
yes!!!!, he bought it 2008 from a dealer, came 2 miles before the engine broke down lol, cost a fortune to replace it but damn after that, it was brutal. no other car i driven comes close to it, esp here in the north of sweden in the winter. im kinda dissapointed in the latest a8 models, looks just like a a4 if you dont know your cars. A7 is nice tough. my brother had a 99 S8 with manuell gearbox, was a cool car to but nothing like the rs6

That is exactly what just about everyone said when we first saw the new A8. It's not as bad now after I got used it, but at first and especially from the rear, it was hard to tell the difference. 

The RS6 is extremely expensive to maintain. While those cars were still eligible for extended warranties just about every single company refused to cover them. But if you have the money, that car is remarkable.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: BIG ACH on December 29, 2012, 09:09:30 AM
It is very frustrating having an overpowered car which you cannot floor except occasionally.

I bought a mercedes cls 55 amg a few years back. Supposed to hit 60mph in 4.5 seconds.  If you floored it you would just spin the wheels and the traction control would cut in.  Total frustration like fuckin without bein able to reach climax.

I traded it for a cls 350 with half the power. Still can hit  60mph in 6.5 seconds but you can actually redline it without getting into  a massive wheelspin or cutting out with the traction control kicking in.

Many cars these days are too powerful to be fun.


You could turn off the traction control?  No?  They call it "ESP" (electronics stabilization program). I remember there was a switch you can hit to turn it off and have some fun?


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: OneMoreRep on December 29, 2012, 09:20:25 AM
I really don't get why people cream in their pants and spend huge sums of money for cars that have 300+ HP.  Pakis buying M5 sedans, of chicks driving the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.

There is NO POINT to these cars.  Driving in the city or freeway, you are subjected to traffic and speed limits.  It's not like you can drive 200 mph anywhere but a race track.  Most any car is fine for around the town.  Sure it's  a status symbol, but really cars are status symbols for douchebags.

It would be the most frustrating thing driving a super fast car and trolling along at 10 mph in rush hour traffic or being stuck behind slow drivers all the time.  I would be a ticking time bomb that once I see open road I'd hit top speed then either crash and die or get pulled over and lose my license.

Reason?  The possible reasons I could imagine for purchasing these cars is to (A) show off, (B) as a status symbol and because (C) you like fancy toys, even if you can't truly take advantage of it's full capabilities.

Functionality wise..  You will get the same job done with a Toyota Prius and save yourself a small fortune in the long run by opting for it as well.

It's just as comparable to the argument made regarding expensive watches.  A watch isn't a piece of jewelry, it is meant to allow you to read time. If you wanted a sparkly item around your wrist, simply buy a bracelet, as you'll find that a rubber, digital Casio watch will last you longer than any Rolex and will cost you pennies in comparison.

Supercar vs Prius: In heavy traffic, neither car will get you to your destination any faster, you will simply stand out more when riding a fancy car and that's IF you don't already ride behind tinted windows.  If hidden behind tinted windows, you will be just as noticed and cared for as the back passenger of a hearse.

I take public transportation.

"1"


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: The True Adonis on December 29, 2012, 09:25:26 AM
This is ironic. I actually work on these ( Audi's)  every day. Driven the new S8 many times , as well as the S6,S7, RS5, A8 W12, etc... Believe me, after a while the mystique wears off and it just becomes another car to you. Except for the old '03  RS6 that car is special, absolute automotive perfection.
That RS6 sure is a nice car.  :o


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/04-05_Volkswagen_Jetta_sedan.jpg)


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: BIG ACH on December 29, 2012, 09:29:12 AM

What about quality?  are you guys who are against expensive cars saying...


A Honda civic is the same quality as a Mercedes E-Class?????


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: The True Adonis on December 29, 2012, 09:30:13 AM
This Audi A-8 is the best one.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/2002-2004_Volkswagen_Passat_SE_V6_sedan_02.jpg/800px-2002-2004_Volkswagen_Passat_SE_V6_sedan_02.jpg)


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: The True Adonis on December 29, 2012, 09:31:12 AM
Best Car I have ever owned as a Daily Driver was a 1959 Cadillac Coupe De Ville.  No crappy Audi comes close to it and they never will either.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Yev33 on December 29, 2012, 10:25:20 AM
The A6 never shared anything with the Jetta or any VW for that matter.Never shared any powertrains either at least not in the US market. The Phaeton was stupid idea that was scrapped very quickly. The car cost as much as the A8 even though the Phaeton had a steel frame instead of the all aluminum in the A8.

Nice try though.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Hulkotron on December 29, 2012, 10:27:41 AM
I really don't get why people cream in their pants and spend huge sums of money for cars that have 300+ HP.  Pakis buying M5 sedans, of chicks driving the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.

There is NO POINT to these cars.  Driving in the city or freeway, you are subjected to traffic and speed limits.  It's not like you can drive 200 mph anywhere but a race track.  Most any car is fine for around the town.  Sure it's  a status symbol, but really cars are status symbols for douchebags.

It would be the most frustrating thing driving a super fast car and trolling along at 10 mph in rush hour traffic or being stuck behind slow drivers all the time.  I would be a ticking time bomb that once I see open road I'd hit top speed then either crash and die or get pulled over and lose my license.

If you have insecurity issues over a small penis it can help you compensate psychologically.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: Irongrip400 on December 29, 2012, 10:29:27 AM
If you have insecurity issues over a small penis it can help you compensate psychologically.

Why can't you just have something nice without having to make some weird association?  Nothing wrong with having nice things, as long as you're not an asshole/braggart about it.


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: The True Adonis on December 29, 2012, 10:29:59 AM
The A6 never shared anything with the Jetta or any VW for that matter.Never shared any powertrains either at least not in the US market. The Phaeton was stupid idea that was scrapped very quickly. The car cost as much as the A8 even though the Phaeton had a steel frame instead of the all aluminum in the A8.

Nice try though.
???

I thought I was posting Audis?  They sure look the same.  Oh well.  ???


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: The True Adonis on December 29, 2012, 10:32:11 AM
What about this silver Audi with the racing package and wheels?  This has to be a good one.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/2012_Volkswagen_Jetta_GLI_--_05-25-2012.JPG)


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: The True Adonis on December 29, 2012, 10:33:31 AM
Here is another Silver Audi that has nice seats.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/2008_Toyota_Avalon_XLS.jpg)


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: The True Adonis on December 29, 2012, 10:34:49 AM
This Gunmetal Audi probably could do a good 125 easily.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6b/2007-Nissan-Maxima.jpg)


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: da_vinci on December 29, 2012, 10:48:03 AM
Trunk motor and/or the hinges, both have issues. There is a TSB for replacing the trunk stops at the bottom of the trunk lid, and while that is the cheapest solution it rarely fixes anything.

Thanks, I'll have to check it out. The main factor seems to be - cold weather somewhy.. really annoying. In cases like this I'd like it's be ore ärchaic lol (a simple*slam* and it's closed).


Title: Re: What's the point of spending a lot of money on super powerful cars?
Post by: NordicNerd on December 29, 2012, 02:05:02 PM
This Gunmetal Audi probably could do a good 125 easily.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6b/2007-Nissan-Maxima.jpg)

Haha, but most new cars all look like that. Even the new BMWs.

NN