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Old 05-23-2003, 11:57 AM   #1
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Alight...pretend a moment. The horrer of horrers...GM discontinues the Bonneville line and you need to find a new car to drive.

What would it be?

For me, a Mercedes E class...the one that does 0-100 in 4.7 seconds.
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Old 05-23-2003, 11:59 AM   #2
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Ohhhh a repost..cool...i'd have to say 2003 Lincoln LS V8 and is budget a factor?

If not 1998 BMW 740i sport
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2004 MB CL55 AMG with out a blink....................almost bought it
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Old 05-23-2003, 12:47 PM   #4
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Alight...pretend a moment. The horrer of horrers...GM discontinues the Bonneville line and you need to find a new car to drive.

What would it be?

For me, a Mercedes E class...the one that does 0-100 in 4.7 seconds.
that spec you were reading was in Km/h not MPH... sry to disapoint you but 0-100 Km/h is only 0-62 MPH... now to the more important part... HOW IN THE HELL are you going to afford a E55 AMG??? do you know how much they cost??? if i had to get a Benz it would be the new S600, you know the one with the twin turbo V-12 with like 550 HP or the new CL600 with the same engine
but then again i wouldn't go for the Benz... i would wait till the new V-10 BMW M5 comes out and get that and then go
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that spec you were reading was in Km/h not MPH... sry to disapoint you but 0-100 Km/h is only 0-62 MPH...
Oh, I know...but it was just fun to type. 0-100 in 4.7...0-100 in 4.7...it'* just a happy thing to do.

I occasionally throw the kilometers switch just to see 3 digits in the HUD...a safer way to say "Yeah, I was doing 130 the other day..."

I'm still ticked that myfather has had the car up higher than I have...
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I would get a fully restored GN, or a GTP.
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that spec you were reading was in Km/h not MPH... sry to disapoint you but 0-100 Km/h is only 0-62 MPH...
Oh, I know...but it was just fun to type. 0-100 in 4.7...0-100 in 4.7...it'* just a happy thing to do.

I occasionally throw the kilometers switch just to see 3 digits in the HUD...a safer way to say "Yeah, I was doing 130 the other day..."

I'm still ticked that myfather has had the car up higher than I have...
yea 0-100 is a happy thing
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Realistically I would go get a Grand Prix GTP. Not hard choice, SAME CAR!
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I'm still ticked that myfather has had the car up higher than I have...
I keep telling you that you need to relax with the new car (side note to everyone else: he'd drive like a maniac in the old one...now he'* terrified he'* gonna hurt it ). I miss the days where I'd go into "fight or flight" when you hit the gas!!!

And anyway, you've had it up to 106, and your Dad has hit 110...oooooooooooh ; just drive the way you want to.

...on second thought...you'd better drive the way I want, just to be safe. :P
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Ohhhh a repost..cool...i'd have to say 2003 Lincoln LS V8 and is budget a factor?

If not 1998 BMW 740i sport
Not to burst your bubble or anything, but we test drove a brand new 2003 Lincoln LS V8...it sucked!!! We were very dissappointed. For a car that costs that much money, it has wierd sounds, rattles, and wind noise. The inside feels pretty posh...until you realise how plasicky it is. The body styling is nice, and the engine is pretty powerful, but the Bonneville we ended up getting (though 3 years older and used) blew it out of the water in every respect.

That car was a strong consideration when we went car hunting, but as soon as we drove it, it dropped out of the running. Of course, maybe you'll have a different experience.
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