Car Spotter Thread - For the car lovers

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jordy, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. Jordy

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    #1 Jordy, Sep 23, 2017
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    Introduction
    I know there are special websites and forums for cars, but i was wondering if there were any car lovers here.

    I'm a huge car freak so i was very excited that i spotted this Huracan in my town. My favorite car brands are Porsche, Lamborghini, and Volvo, it's my dream to own a Lamborghini Gallardo 2011 some day. With that in mind i actually got something to work for. And if i had to choose for Porsche i would definitely get the Panamera 4s or the Cayenne. Currently we own a XC90 which also drives really awesome, but i would choose Lamborghini or Porsche above Volvo.

    Spotted this beast
    So today i was waiting on the bus and i heard this beast driving in the distance and he parked behind me so i stood there for like 30 minutes just to hear it leave. Spotted in Groningen The Netherlands. I just keep staring at the pictures, these kind of cars really keep me motivated.

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    If you spotted something awesome post it down below!
     
  2. Biowarejak

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    #2 Biowarejak, Sep 24, 2017
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    Spotted a nice corvette double parked in my store's lot yesterday, almost called the tow truck. Decided better of it and left well enough alone.
     
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  3. msystems

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    This was a few months ago but I saw a 918 just casually parked in someone's driveway while walking down the street. I could tell from the exhaust that I was looking at an exotic, but didn't realize how rare and expensive it was until I looked it up later. Almost a million $ for it.

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  4. Biowarejak

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    That looks really awesome :)
     
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  5. Jordy

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    What a epic car.. amazing!
     
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  6. Otamot

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    Enjoy lol..hey this is rare man. In 2015 there was only 1 of these left that was licensed for use on UK roads. It could well be this one! Snapped in 2016. You can't put a price on that exclusivity...well ok you probably can, about 400 quid.
     
  7. Jordy

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    Lol, this post really made my day. And indeed this car is very rare, does someone knows the model name of this car?
     
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  8. jØrd

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  9. Otamot

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    Lol,

    You don't even need a car license to drive one, part of the idea of this erm thing was that you could drive it with just a motorcylce license as its basically a trike. anyways, it has numerous repuposing applications including, it seems, a space shuttle, well almost lol enjoy.

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  10. el01

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    (lol I give up on naming)

    Essentially, here you can discuss cars you've seen, new models, your current car, your dream car, etc. etc.

    Also, I'll have a "leaderboard" with the longest lasting cars on it (as in from the year of manufacture to now). Probably won't include restoration projects here since they're a different type of thing IMO.


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    The reason why I'm making so many of these is that I'm in China and bored af.
     
  11. el01

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    I'll go first...

    I own a 2003 Honda Accord LX in Silver that was my parents' old car. Yeah, 15 years and still going strong. My dad and I had to replace the starter solenoid 2 years back, but it still drives like a dream.

    My dream car(s) are (these sound really stupid in hindsight): A Volvo FMX modded with a camper in the back, a Polestar (the hatchback one), the Civic Type R, and finally a Honda Insight. Yes, an Insight. Yes, they do make them. Yes, they are semi-decent.

    You may notice that I have an obsession with Volvo and Honda. It's because I like durable things (I drop/break things too often), and Volvos are classically tankish, while my family has had great experiences with Honda. My parents' first car was an Acura Integra (first-generation, 1983) that they drove until 2003, when they got this Accord. My dad's work car is a 2005 Honda Civic, also going strong. Finally, since I took their Accord (whoops lol) and we live in snowy/inclement weathery Colorado, they now also have a 2017 Honda Pilot.
     
  12. jØrd

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    Merged duplicate threads
     
  13. el01

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    Saw a Volvo Polestar (S60 edition) in China of all places :p. I don't have pics or a way to upload them, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
     
  14. Phuncz

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  15. tinyitx

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    And Volvo has a S60 plant right in Chengdu.
     
  16. el01

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    @Phuncz @tinyitx

    I knew about the Geely part (I'm not completely uninformed ;D)... It was surprising to me since it's a relatively special make of an already (reasonably from my experience) somewhat not commonly seen vehicle in China. Volvos are kinda expensive in China too, so it was a surprise to me. :p.

    I wonder if Volvo limits their Polestar production numbers like Honda does with the Civic Type R...
     
  17. IntoxicatedPuma

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    That Polestar must have cost a fortune. It's I think 30% tax on the 3.0 engine plus import tax.

    I'm picking up a 2009 C30 tomorrow (black). My first Volvo since the last car (S70) I owned in 2013 >.<
     
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  18. tinyitx

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    Years ago I had a crush on the Volvo 850...must be in the early 90's. And must be before el01 was born;).
    If anyone cannot conjure up an 850 image in his mind, google it. It looks boxy by today's standard...I think, it was considered boxy in those days too. But I like its look. The 850 T-5R was a sexy beast.
     
  19. IntoxicatedPuma

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    I went to buy a 1998 V70R (Saffron), my gf at the time told me she was going to leave me if I bought an orange volvo wagon. I went anyways but the bastard sold it to someone else even though I told him I was coming the next day to buy it :(

    I ended up with an S70 GLT (2.4T) which served me well until I went to China. I guess that's as close to owning an 850 as I will get, but its pretty darn close!
     
  20. el01

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    #20 el01, Aug 10, 2018
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    I was born in the 90s, and I personally looked at the Integra type R and the old NSX as cool cars when I was growing up ;) Maybe it's because my family is a bunch of Honda lovers. :p. My parents' first car was a Honda, along with all of my nuclear family (I think???)'s cars (my Honda Accord, stolen passed on from my dad; my dad/mom's 2005 Honda Civic, and then the family 2017 Honda Pilot).

    I would love an Integra reboot though :D. Kinda like: Take an Accord, make it a hatchback, slap a 500HP+ engine into the thing, use a damn manual transmission, and include duct tape for seatbelts (to prevent jarring from excessive acceleration.

    Do you know what's a sexy look on a car? Linus' Lambo :D. Or, as I saw a few days ago in China, a matte purple wrapped Hyundai Sonata 2016 :D