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Postby Kershaw » February 3rd, 2013, 11:11 am

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Highlights of yesterday:

1 - Balloon White Aventador
2 - Underground Racing Twin Turbo Aventador

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3 - Spyder Performante Gallardo

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4 - Ferrari FF

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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Kershaw » February 3rd, 2013, 11:12 am

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5 - Underground Racing Twin Turbo Ferrari 458

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Aventadors and the Charlotte Skyline

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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby yo » February 3rd, 2013, 12:07 pm

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Postby NURB » February 6th, 2013, 6:33 pm

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I see your Aventadors and raise you a combine!

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This yellow Viper was hard to miss.
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Travisimo » February 11th, 2013, 7:43 am

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love the old non-US Fords ( at least I think this wasn't in the US...)

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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Lmo » February 11th, 2013, 12:04 pm

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They weren't "Fords" over here... they were Mercurys. First Gen (1970-1977) were actually pretty nice. My wife's mother had a 2.6L V-6 version.

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After '78 they started to get too heavy, and when the 5.0L was introduced they essentially turned to mush.

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1991 and on..... m'eh. I'd rather have had the Miata it was based on.

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Sorry Lew it wasn't even based on the Miata. That would have been sensible. No it was based on the 323 and had transverse fwd.
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Postby Lmo » February 11th, 2013, 4:34 pm

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I's still rather have the Miata.

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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby Travisimo » February 11th, 2013, 5:09 pm

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Lew, your mother in law had an awesome car!

Thanks for sharing.. I didn't realize they were around in the US

Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby sanjy009 » February 11th, 2013, 8:23 pm

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Lmo wrote:1991 and on..... m'eh. I'd rather have had the Miata it was based on.


Ford Capri?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Capri#Australia

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"The Capri was the product of an Australian car industry labouring under the shadow of industry minister John Button's car plan that aimed to reduce the number of local car-makers by at least one. It spawned some truly awful badge-engineered products as manufacturers jumped into bed with each other to share models and boost production runs.

The car plan could also mean exporting cars as a way of surviving, and into that mindset was born the Capri convertible.

The plot was to sell the cars locally and through Mercury (a division of Ford) dealerships in the US, where convertibles have usually done well. But because of the car's problems and some marketing issues in the US, the Capri was a lame duck.

The Capri was beset by quality control gremlins that immediately took the shine off the thing. The biggest problem centred on the manually operated convertible roof, which leaked like a Buckingham Palace butler. Ford replaced leaking lids under warranty but the replacements seemed no better and more than one Capri was hiding under its fourth or fifth top by the time the original owner screamed "enough!" and traded the thing in."

Interiors were also a bit fly-apart, with poor plastics and dashboard graphics that were aimed at US buyers but looked ordinary here. Bumpers warped and cracked (or fell off) and Ford's paint technology of the time meant that many Capris faded prematurely, particularly reds and darker colours.


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Every one I've ever seen is in terrible nick.

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Spotted this guy right around the corner from our house.
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Postby NURB » February 16th, 2013, 6:26 pm

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There's just something about the Fisker that I don't like. I much prefer the Model S Tesla.
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Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Postby yo » February 18th, 2013, 1:15 pm

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Apparently my neighbor around the corner bought the Fisker as it has been parked there everyday. I disagree with the comparison with the Tesla. They are in different classes. The Tesla is a very well sculpted sedan, the way a CLS, A7, or even a Sonata is nicely sculpted. The Fisker however is something very different proportionally. It is more squarely in the Aston Martin Rapide realm. On the street it looks like a 4 door supercar. The wheels are a bit comically large, and there is a notch too much detailing in my opinion, but it is far more special a car. It will be a classic.

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Totally different concepts, but there is some kind of Cheetah-esque vibe going on with the Karma.

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