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August 14, 2009 8:35:14 PM

Be as specific as possible. Be creative, too. Maybe somewhat realistic, too. ;) 

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August 14, 2009 9:00:13 PM

Well I used to like the old Shelby Cobra, but I like the Lotus 7 more, and any Noble car, but more recently I do like the Tesla Model S.
August 14, 2009 9:30:43 PM

356 Speedster
550 Spyder
1997 911 Turbo
Carerra GT
2009 911 GT3
Super 7 (R Type)
Lotus Elise
Euro M5 wagon (E60)
MB Lifejet (sweetest concept ever)
I could go on....
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August 18, 2009 6:36:45 AM

bat mobile or the one batman has lol, but id like a supra, skyline, and the most chevy chevelle 1971 big block 454
August 18, 2009 12:55:47 PM

The Devon Motorworks Devon GTX.

Gull wing doors are so effing cool!
August 18, 2009 10:19:03 PM

A Bugatti Veyron would be fun to drive once or twice but my dream car would be a commute car that gets 100+MPG and low cost, say in the $20,000 range. If you mean sports car, then I'd go for a Lambo Coutach. I just love the look.
August 18, 2009 10:38:35 PM

A flying one. It's 2009 now and IIRC from my youth we were supposed to have one by 2000.
Failing that an 1937 Cord 812 Sedan. Like driving around in your own personal supercharged art deco sculpture. Amazing.
August 18, 2009 11:56:25 PM

Tesla Roadster
probably handles like a boat because of the batteries, but it accelerates like a bat out of hell
August 19, 2009 3:03:39 AM

Delorean - the direct result of cocaine use (and certainly some hallucinogens). Everyone thinks "what would Back to the Future be without the Delorean", but in reality it was the opposite, the Delorean was nothing before the movie, and it's popularity was a result of it's inclusion in the series. Sorry to rain on your parade if you were serious about the Delorean (and not the idea of owning a car that was featured in a movie, or dream of a flying car).
August 19, 2009 4:00:43 PM

KyleSTL said:
Delorean - the direct result of cocaine use (and certainly some hallucinogens). Everyone thinks "what would Back to the Future be without the Delorean", but in reality it was the opposite, the Delorean was nothing before the movie, and it's popularity was a result of it's inclusion in the series. Sorry to rain on your parade if you were serious about the Delorean (and not the idea of owning a car that was featured in a movie, or dream of a flying car).


To say that the Delorean was nothing before the movie is inaccurate. The Delorean was quite popular for a short time (like a fad or firework) but was poorly constructed/made with an underpowered engine. When the Delorean first came out there were long waiting lists for the car. There is little doubt that this car was about style and it has this in spades. Even in back to the future Dr Brown says "The way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?". This car was definitely not nothing, regardless of whether you like it or not. Though there is some smidgen of truth in your words as John Delorean was arrested and charged with conspiring to smuggle a whole lot of cocaine into the US. This however, does not alter the impact of the Delorean on pop culture.
August 19, 2009 6:22:36 PM

Yeah, I'll be honest, I wasn't even born when this car was in production, so I can't attest to it's actually popularity before the movies, but a friend of mine who's a car collector admitted they were poorly designed and that 99% of it's popularity came from it being featured in those films, and not from how the car was received. Honestly who wants a car that cost $25000 (1981 dollars) and produces 170hp? The funniest thing in the Wikipedia article (regarding its inclusion in the Back to the Future films):

Quote:
Six DMC-12s were co-opted for use in the making of the films. For the second and third films, producers replaced the underpowered stock engines in their production cars with Porsche engines.
August 19, 2009 6:49:20 PM

A dream car? Make mine a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta. Only a few dozen were made, but it was essentially a Formula 1 racer with an aluminum body so it would be legal for the street. Fantastic hp for its time with its 3 liter V12 engine. There was a time when I could have bought one for $10,000, but I felt that was too much money. Now they sell for around $20 million dollars. OK, big mistake on not buying it.

The Delorean was a nice concept car, but had poor execution and was very underpowered. In the Back to the Future movie, it had to get up to 88mph, if I remember correctly. In real life, it had trouble doing that. I passed on buying one new, thank God, and later looked at a used one with the intention of putting a different engine in it. But when I discovered the massive amount of troubles in the second car, I passed on that as well.
August 19, 2009 8:45:34 PM

Lotus Elise Type 72.
August 19, 2009 9:06:42 PM

No mention of a Pagani Zonda or a Mclaren F1? That's surprising. I would love either of those two cars, but if we are going to be realistic, I wish I could take that Delorean back in time to pick up a brand new VW Mark IV R32, and bring it back to the present haha. I'm a real sucker for the Mark IV hatchback style, and the AWD platform packaged with a 3.2 litre race-bred engine that can put down around 500 HP at the wheels for a few thousand dollars in modifications is not bad at all.
August 19, 2009 9:13:36 PM

At the moment a Nissan GT-R, for the money (Actually a realistic dream) untouchable and I love japanese cars - always had something future-robotic about them rather than an aerodynamics experiment....

Infact I think the GT-R's vents are styled on manga gundam robots - not to everyones tastes, but i like it.
August 20, 2009 12:50:26 AM

Mini Cooper S and some classic like Shelby or Camaro.
August 27, 2009 6:44:29 PM

Audi R8 (the diesel one), or GT-R R35.


.... McLaren F1 if I was really dreaming :D 
August 27, 2009 7:14:30 PM

67 Pontiac GTO convertible




August 27, 2009 8:06:32 PM

Koenigsegg ccxr, Skyline, 1st or 2nd gen z28, challenger 570x or a mr norm, 66 mustang GT 350, ford gt, f150 stx (good truck already have it), redbull f1 with Ferrari V8 Type 056 motor.....

There are really to many to list. Lived in Detroit for years and though I never worked directly for one of the big three I have always been relatively ford loyal especially now that the other two are owned by the government. I dont think that I will ever buy a gm or chrysler made after 2008.

August 29, 2009 7:04:18 PM

(any) Koenigsegg. For a long time it would have been a McLaren F1, but they really look dated to me now.
August 31, 2009 4:57:42 AM

Major7up said:
Not a fan of thunderbirds but that looks a hell of a lot better than the newer models. That was a missed opportunity when they came out with that retro-like body style...just didn't work for me.

I'm hoping for a re-entry of the retro thunderbird. With Ford's new Eco-Boost, it's about time for a modern rendition of the old Turbo Coupe.
August 31, 2009 5:03:43 AM

my Dream car?

a 1991 MKIII JZA70 AeroTop Toyota Supra with the 1JZ-GTE

funnily enough all going well ill end up owning one in about 3 weeks :bounce: 
September 1, 2009 2:35:43 AM

i have too many to list here. lol. too damanding yet too poor. haha.
September 1, 2009 4:32:51 AM

KyleSTL said:
356 Speedster
550 Spyder
1997 911 Turbo
Carerra GT
2009 911 GT3
Super 7 (R Type)
Lotus Elise
Euro M5 wagon (E60)
MB Lifejet (sweetest concept ever)
I could go on....


I like your style. I'd add a 1973 911 Carrera RS to the list, or any early 911, for that matter. I'm a big Porsche fan; I recently purchased my dream car, a 1987 924S (for a whopping $1200!).

My 924S needs some work, as you'd expect of a $1200 Porsche. Hopefully I'll have it on the road before too long; I can't wait to see how it drives.
September 1, 2009 5:54:24 AM

The late 90's BMW M3 with that great blue green/aqua marine color. Does anyone know what color I am talking about? Do you know if that color only came out in certain years?
September 1, 2009 12:57:48 PM

ragsters said:
The late 90's BMW M3 with that great blue green/aqua marine color. Does anyone know what color I am talking about? Do you know if that color only came out in certain years?

I think you're talking about Laguna Seca Blue, but that was the E46 (2000-2006) M3 , but you could also be talking about the Estroil Blue E36 (1992-1999) M3 . Both are excellent choices.

Edit: I need to add to my list the Porsche 959 with everyone around here dropping in the McLaren F1. It is the original supercar (1986).
September 1, 2009 3:49:20 PM

KyleSTL said:
I think you're talking about Laguna Seca Blue, but that was the E46 (2000-2006) M3 http://www.bmwteam.net/board/uploads/post-8094-1231927704.jpg, but you could also be talking about the Estroil Blue E36 (1992-1999) M3 http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n108/silverfox1100/Silverse36m3.jpg. Both are excellent choices.

Edit: I need to add to my list the Porsche 959 with everyone around here dropping in the McLaren F1. It is the original supercar (1986).


It looks more like the first picture but more green. Damn it, I have been wanting to know the year of this car forever. One day it will be mine.
September 2, 2009 3:22:15 AM

joefriday said:
I'm hoping for a re-entry of the retro thunderbird. With Ford's new Eco-Boost, it's about time for a modern rendition of the old Turbo Coupe.

Lets just hope that they can give it some bolder lines and eliminate the old fart attitude (I think) that the newer one has. I would not be against a new thunderbird if it is executed better.
September 2, 2009 4:07:47 AM

Thanks KyleSTL I looked up the Laguna Seca Blue color on google and it is that color. I think the picture you posted has weird lighting or something but that is definitely the color.
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September 2, 2009 4:12:45 PM

Fully kitted Landrover 110 defender, 12t winch, Snorkel, 3.6tdi, rail guards and roof rack, perfect :) 

But our Mitsubushi Evo VIII is good as a fast car, 180+mph and handles great as well, and easy to get up to 800bhp (360bhp at moment, new turbo on the way;)
September 4, 2009 9:33:09 PM

Sorry, but that is the butt-ugliest Thunderbird ever built. I definitely prefer the white-on-red '55 (hardtop/opera), or black-on-black '68 Landau (suicide/sequential turn signals).
September 4, 2009 10:33:41 PM

Easy...any car with Megan Fox sitting in the passenger seat.
September 7, 2009 2:20:56 PM

^^Nice car. Had the pleasure of seeing a dark blue Shelby 500 last weekend parked next to my house in the driveway. I appreciate the 500 horspower, but I don't think I would every buy one. Not a fan of the portly looking 05 and up Mustangs. I'd rather have an 03-04 Cobra, but to each his own. Once again, nice car!
September 7, 2009 2:25:31 PM

Thanks, yeah the old terminator was pretty sick as well... ;P

this thing is big and corners like an apartment building... but its FAST!. haha.
September 8, 2009 8:28:45 PM


Terrafugia - I get it, 'leave the earth' and it's a flying car. Classic!

I second the comments on the Thunderbird, there are many better years of that car, let alone better models and makes. C'mon, dream in color. This is your DREAM car.
September 9, 2009 2:23:31 AM

I like the way an aston martin dbs9 looks
I like the way a porsche carrera goes
I like the way a pagani zona R sound like
I like the insanity behind a koenigsegg CCXR
I like the gallardo convertible LP560 in white
I like the practicality of a VW Transporter T1 and T2
I like the doors on the mercedes sl300
cant remember anything else atm 3 am here xD
September 18, 2009 10:12:51 AM

Short version of a long list...

1965 Shelby Mustang
1969 Boss 302 mustang - Out of Kar Kraft, life Moff's Coca Cola Mustang
Veskanda - pure racer, look it up on the web, made in Australia
1977 Porsche 930 - see below
1978 Porsche 935 - Group 5 racer based on 930, more muscle than the Governator, i think you call him
2008 VW Golf R32
2006 Alfa Romeo GT V6 - what noise, what acceleration
2009 E63 AMG - as above only even more of everything
1985 RALT RT5 - Formula Pacific racer, so fast, yet so simple
1967 Fold Falcon XR GT
1971 Ford Falcon XY GTHO Phase 3 - suggest the internet for these two, that will explain.
1979 Holden Torana A9X - again, try youtube for an understanding
2008 Toyota Aurion TRD - supercharged sedan, front wheel drive, pure stupidity, but so much fun to drive, especially in the rain, tried to kill me three times in 800 metres

there are so many more, but i have neither space nor money to indulge myself...
September 18, 2009 1:49:46 PM

35 miles per gallon, will pull my boat, haul my camping/fishing gear, and my family up a 7% incline in 18" of snow. When someone runs across one of these, let me know.
September 18, 2009 1:57:17 PM

Bugatti Veyron, Carerra GT, Ford GT, BMW M5, Austin Martin DB9 or Vantage.
October 8, 2009 12:20:03 AM

Lancia Stratos ( I have a friend who has almost finished building a replica sadly not with the Ferrari engine)

Lotus Seven

Subaru Impreza Gravel Express


which is not exotic I already drive a Subaru Legacy Outback I just want one
October 8, 2009 3:17:13 PM

tmike said:
Sorry, but that is the butt-ugliest Thunderbird ever built. I definitely prefer the white-on-red '55 (hardtop/opera), or black-on-black '68 Landau (suicide/sequential turn signals).

To each his own, but what your old classic T-bird has in nostalgia, the aero bird has in performance, sharing the FOX platform with the mustang, the pictured car is now a 500 HP supercharged 5.0 with T5 and Cobra brakes. Try that with your old '55. I'm sorry, but I'm a CAR GUY. A slow ass old 55 or the bloated 68 T-bird has no place in my garage.
October 8, 2009 3:40:18 PM

KyleSTL said:
Terrafugia - I get it, 'leave the earth' and it's a flying car. Classic!

I second the comments on the Thunderbird, there are many better years of that car, let alone better models and makes. C'mon, dream in color. This is your DREAM car.

Actually, no. The 83-88 aero birds offered the best performance potential of any year Tbird. Sure, the 89 and up Tbirds had the faster super coupe, but who wants ford 3.8, let alone a supercharged variant!!!! (if you don't know wtf I'm talking about, google ford 3.8 head gaskets). Also, for as little as $0.30, you can increase the boost of the Turbo coupe from 15lbs to a nice 18 pounds, giving a noticeable 15 to 20 extra horsepower, bringing the stock performance right in line with the super coupe, which BTW was the fastest factory Tbird ever made. Add in the fact that it's basically a fox Mustang with a sleaker body and semi-useable back seat at the sacrifice of a couple hundred pounds, you'll find the Fox tbird is virtually unbeatable in the contest of best performance Tbird. If you've never driven an 87-88 TC, let alone a turbo car in general, you sir have just no room to talk. That's all I can say about that.

Sure, there are plenty of newer, faster, or more classic cars, but the 87-88 TCs were clean, unique, and most of all, an absolute hoot to drive. You should try these links if you care to educate yourself about the subject:

http://www.tbirdheritage.com/literature/motortrend0487.... Motor Trend 1987 Car of the Year article scan.
http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2009/08/TBirdSystema... article on the ease of modifying the 83-88 Tbird
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