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wj94
10-23-2007, 01:48 AM
lookin at buying a car as a graduation gift to myself....went to carmax today to test drive some ****** cars since they don't get commission pay, makes me not feel so bad for wasting their time. anyway....recap:

1. accidentally drove into the ferrari/maserati dealership next door. kept wondering to myself why there was so many lambo's/ferrari's at carmax, then figured it out as we approached the storefront. note to self - when rich, buy a lambo. they're still incredible.

2. drove back into the carmax entrance, went and looked at the cars before test-driving. best cars in order, in my head, pre-test-drive: 1. porsche cayman S, 2004 BMW M3, 2004 Cobra, BMW 335i

3. test drive numero uno: 2004 BMW M3: inline-six sounds/feels incredible once you get past 4000 RPMs. before 4k RPM, not so much different than most other cars. awesome seats, convertible extra weight is mad gay, but sweet car overall.....worth $40k? probably not IMO, but i had fun

4. test drive dos: 2004 cobra: incredible torque all the way from 2500 RPM to 6500 RPM. the best pickup by far of all the cars i test-drove (note to self: lambo test-drive sounding good right now). buy a used one with an aftermarket supercharger/built engine, time to nut your pants upon acceleration. best seats of all the cars by far, incredibly supportive and nice leather/suede combo

5. test drive tres: porsche cayman S: smallest car i've ever driven. other than a lotus elise, i don't know how much more cramped it gets. very connected to the road, incredible handling/speed, though acceleration didn't feel quite as good as cobra. maybe it just ****** because it was an auto. either way, i'd buy this if i had $50k laying around

6. test drive quattro: BMW 335i - driven one of these before at a dealer. this one didn't even have the sport package and was an auto. immediately turned off by the lack of sport package, already hated the car. much sweeter in manual form. however, awesome torque/HP at low RPMs due to twin turbos. love this car in manual form, not so much in auto form.

so there's my morning.....was tempted to bother the salesman for a drive in the audi RS4 they had on the lot, but thought that might be pushing it.

suggestion: if you have a carmax nearby, test drive some ****** cars.

cpierce
10-23-2007, 01:53 AM
I would get the 335i:drool:

ArrizX
10-23-2007, 02:27 AM
porsche > all

IgnoreMe
10-23-2007, 02:34 AM
cobra for me by far.

i love all those cars but the cobra is for me for sure.

Eugenics
10-23-2007, 02:35 AM
for an every day car, the 335i, not to mention you can chip them and get 400hp without voiding the warranty. they however have had problems with overheating after a bit of spirited driving.

regal8r
10-23-2007, 02:38 AM
terminator FTW

wj94
10-24-2007, 01:41 AM
for an every day car, the 335i, not to mention you can chip them and get 400hp without voiding the warranty. they however have had problems with overheating after a bit of spirited driving.

mod chip = voided warranty. i'd be too lazy to install/uninstall it before taking it in for service each time

w00tah
10-24-2007, 03:00 AM
mod chip = voided warranty. i'd be too lazy to install/uninstall it before taking it in for service each time



Piggyback = them not knowing :)





Morgan

wj94
10-24-2007, 03:56 AM
i'm pretty sure from my 335 research that when you take it in for an oil change the car is hooked up to a machine that shows any changes to the CPU and the only way for it to not show up is to uninstall it before bringing it in.

IgnoreMe
10-24-2007, 04:03 AM
lookin at buying a car as a graduation gift to myself....went to carmax today to test drive some ****** cars since they don't get commission pay, makes me not feel so bad for wasting their time. anyway....recap:

1. accidentally drove into the ferrari/maserati dealership next door. kept wondering to myself why there was so many lambo's/ferrari's at carmax, then figured it out as we approached the storefront. note to self - when rich, buy a lambo. they're still incredible.

2. drove back into the carmax entrance, went and looked at the cars before test-driving. best cars in order, in my head, pre-test-drive: 1. porsche cayman S, 2004 BMW M3, 2004 Cobra, BMW 335i

3. test drive numero uno: 2004 BMW M3: inline-six sounds/feels incredible once you get past 4000 RPMs. before 4k RPM, not so much different than most other cars. awesome seats, convertible extra weight is mad gay, but sweet car overall.....worth $40k? probably not IMO, but i had fun

4. test drive dos: 2004 cobra: incredible torque all the way from 2500 RPM to 6500 RPM. the best pickup by far of all the cars i test-drove (note to self: lambo test-drive sounding good right now). buy a used one with an aftermarket supercharger/built engine, time to nut your pants upon acceleration. best seats of all the cars by far, incredibly supportive and nice leather/suede combo

5. test drive tres: porsche cayman S: smallest car i've ever driven. other than a lotus elise, i don't know how much more cramped it gets. very connected to the road, incredible handling/speed, though acceleration didn't feel quite as good as cobra. maybe it just ****** because it was an auto. either way, i'd buy this if i had $50k laying around

6. test drive quattro: BMW 335i - driven one of these before at a dealer. this one didn't even have the sport package and was an auto. immediately turned off by the lack of sport package, already hated the car. much sweeter in manual form. however, awesome torque/HP at low RPMs due to twin turbos. love this car in manual form, not so much in auto form.

so there's my morning.....was tempted to bother the salesman for a drive in the audi RS4 they had on the lot, but thought that might be pushing it.

suggestion: if you have a carmax nearby, test drive some ****** cars.

;)

UndercoverPunk
10-24-2007, 04:07 AM
I'd get the audi wagon.

89montero
10-26-2007, 07:01 PM
those Audi's have unbelievable torque. I drove uncle's S4 with a 340hp V8 manual and it hauled. There was no "power band" it just pulled from the second you put your foot down all the way to the red line.

Trey803
10-26-2007, 07:04 PM
cobra+kenne bell= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lQX3cOAbes

hopefully will own one of these one day

Orion Man
10-26-2007, 07:10 PM
cobra for me by far.

i love all those cars but the cobra is for me for sure.

I second that. The Terminator Cobras' other that the Saleen S-351 R-Codes are awesome.

CaliforniabOY5
10-26-2007, 07:19 PM
i had fun reading ur story !

Ferendon
10-27-2007, 04:56 PM
Piggyback = them not knowing :)
Morgan
EDR = them knowing it was piggy back'd. Welcome to the 21st century, now stop talking out your ***.



cobra+kenne bell= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lQX3cOAbes

hopefully will own one of these one day

That car is from my area. The guy who owns the shop I always take my cars to, raced, and severely beat that guy. In a FWD Sedan...

azbass
10-27-2007, 05:00 PM
just got done test driving this bad boy


http://mysite.verizon.net/michelenalex/images/0710071642a.jpg

Ferendon
10-27-2007, 05:06 PM
Wow. Just wow...

Eugenics
10-27-2007, 05:50 PM
theres a guy on honda-tech who leased his 335, has it chipped, and has had no problems.

FineLinePimpin
11-21-2007, 10:09 AM
Theres no need to add a built bottom end to a 03/04 Cobra because its already got forged pistons and rods and crank from the factory. Stock Terminator bottom end is good to over 1k HP as long as you HAVE A GOOD TUNE. There are several twin turbo swapped 03/04 cobras running 9's on a stock engine with stock heads. Add a whipple or large KB blower, headers full exhaust tune, some billet pieces to help the IRS stay strong, a good clutch, some larger injectors,fuel pump and run low 11's allday long and still drive it everyday. There is nothing else out there that gives you more bang for your buck...PERIOD. You can pick up used 03 cobras with fairly low miles for the low 20k's if you look around. Check on SVTPerformance.com and look in the market section.