Your semi-realistic dream vehicle?

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Your semi-realistic dream vehicle?

Post by durangopipe » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:29 pm

Goose has his ( :thumbsup: ), and a truly fine ride it is.

It got me thinking ...

About the “dream car,” you know, the one that makes you feel the way you did when you saw pictures and read about it as a teenager.

Except ...

Maybe one that is almost within reach, and just maybe one day you could actually have one sitting in your driveway?

I fear mine has become less exotic than others I’ve felt that way about in the past. Nothing high-end Italian (could never actually afford one).

Our wood hauling, lumber toting and trailer towing days are over. We don’t need another pickup. Haven’t had one in awhile. Maybe one day my wife and I won’t both need daily drivers and we will be able to manage with just one 4WD SUV for everyday and Colorado roads. Then ...

Trade one in on a

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But the mid-engine has revived my interest.
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Re: Your semi-realistic dream vehicle?

Post by arank87 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:41 pm

My realistic dream car is a pre-owned Mercedes S550. I used to own a 1991 SDL. I was spending too much money on it and time in the garage, but I loved that car. It was massive. It had features in 1991 that some cars still don’t have. It was a diesel. In 1991 it cost what would today be over 6 figures. It was the kind of ostentatious, conspicuous consumption that just screams “Third World Dictator.” I found a 2010 Mercedes S 550 for sale my area for about $15k with 85k miles. It was mint. But, I can’t buy a new car now. I commute 100 miles a day so an S class would make 3 hours of my day a lot more pleasant. Some day.
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Post by Bloodhound » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:40 pm

1969 Mercury Montego MX

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I had one when I was 16, my first car. I was too young and headstrong to stop and realize what a cool car it was...traded it for a Chevy 4x4 truck...wish I still had both of them.

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This is probably my favorite car of all time
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Re: Your semi-realistic dream vehicle?

Post by FredS » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:07 pm

1938 Horch 853A Special - Possibly the most beautiful car I've ever seen. Semi-realistic - as soon as I save up $10 million. And yes Thunk, it's a German car, more than 5 years old so I know what sort of headache it will be to maintain. Can't be worse than a VW Golf Cabriolet can it?

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Re: Your semi-realistic dream vehicle?

Post by Bloodhound » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:15 pm

FredS wrote:
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1938 Horch 853A Special - Possibly the most beautiful car I've ever seen. Semi-realistic - as soon as I save up $10 million. And yes Thunk, it's a German car, more than 5 years old so I know what sort of headache it will be to maintain. Can't be worse than a VW Golf Cabriolet can it?

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Post by DAN » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:29 pm

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Post by JimVH » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:39 pm

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Post by GaryInVA » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:56 pm

JimVH wrote:
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Those square body Chevy trucks are nice.
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Post by ReverendThom » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:27 pm

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Bingo. Or actually is go just a bit better with an 81 or 82

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Post by hugodrax » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:35 pm

Packard Caribbean. Cream yellow, like the inside of a banana.
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Re: Your semi-realistic dream vehicle?

Post by durangopipe » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:09 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:35 pm
Packard Caribbean. Cream yellow, like the inside of a banana.
I had to look that up.

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Oh my.
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Re: Your semi-realistic dream vehicle?

Post by hugodrax » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:21 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:09 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:35 pm
Packard Caribbean. Cream yellow, like the inside of a banana.
I had to look that up.

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Oh my.
Yeah. I know an old man that has one. I'm really nice to him. :D
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DAN wrote:
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Post by CodeMonkey » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:29 pm

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Re: Your semi-realistic dream vehicle?

Post by Goose55 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:36 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:29 pm
Goose has his ( :thumbsup: ), and a truly fine ride it is.
Yessir. A truly fine ride indeed. I absolutely love it.

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Re: Your semi-realistic dream vehicle?

Post by hugodrax » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:38 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:36 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:29 pm
Goose has his ( :thumbsup: ), and a truly fine ride it is.
Yessir. A truly fine ride indeed. I absolutely love it.

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Re: Your semi-realistic dream vehicle?

Post by Goose55 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:40 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:38 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:36 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:29 pm
Goose has his ( :thumbsup: ), and a truly fine ride it is.
Yessir. A truly fine ride indeed. I absolutely love it.

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What is it?
A BIG pick-em-up truck. A babe magnet.
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Re: Your semi-realistic dream vehicle?

Post by arank87 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:04 pm

FredS wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:07 pm
1938 Horch 853A Special - Possibly the most beautiful car I've ever seen. Semi-realistic - as soon as I save up $10 million. And yes Thunk, it's a German car, more than 5 years old so I know what sort of headache it will be to maintain. Can't be worse than a VW Golf Cabriolet can it?

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Is it worse than a 1991 Mercedes 350 SDL with a cracked head and bad injectors and a leaking AC compressor and broken headlight wipers?! I mean honestly! If you have front headlight wipers, the whole point is to show them off in the rain. If they don’t work, it’s like what’s the point of even having this car?
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