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If given a choice of any car, which would it be? You know, that "money is no object" dream car you have always lusted after?

I know, I know. we are all driving it now. But besides the Element. I would have to go with an International Scout. Found this one on E-bay. My dad had one a long time ago and I remember off roading in it as a kid.

BTW if there is a similar thread out there, feel free to give me hell! (I've searched, I swear!)

Anything with a prancing horse on the hood would be a nautral choice. and there are more than a few ferraris id wet my pants over. but for sheer reliablity i would go with and NSX ( with the pop up headlights ). from the first time i seen the NSX prototype at a car show up here in canada i lusted after it.I dont care that it only has a V6 and the same basic design was around since the late 80's.

If money were no object, then I'd have to go with a Mclaren F1 GT. D Or I'd settle for Danica-----no wait, my wife would KILL ME:rolleyes:

ok I'm odd
a 2006 GMC 2500 4x4 desiel leather int, gps, xm and 4 doors
but i'm a truck guy does enzo make one?

If money were no object, then I'd have to go with a Mclaren F1 GT. D Or I'd settle for Danica-----no wait, my wife would KILL ME:rolleyes:


Money no object you could afford the McLaren. Danica and an ex wife.

And if my gf reads this i didn't really just say that. oops:

ok I'm odd
a 2006 GMC 2500 4x4 desiel leather int, gps, xm and 4 doors
but i'm a truck guy does enzo make one?


When i was shopping for a new car a few years ago i was looking at a green chevy cab/chassis with a 4 on the floor and thinking this could be an intresting combo with a nice wood stake bed on the back. Not many guys buy that kind of truck right out of high school for personal use.

To be honest, I've been driving mine for 23 years.
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I've never been wild about exotic cars. If I had an endless supply of money I'd just get a professionally restored version of what I already have.

British, that's me. What's nice about my dream car is that it would be affordable. A 1960's British sports car, either a MGB GT or a Jaguar XKE, is my dream car. The Jag would cost ten times more than the MG but still wouldn't be in the astronomical range. And a mint MG would cost much less than an even an used Element.

I wonder, at what age did I start appreciating cars? Maybe the 1960's? Do you think. D

Overgeneralization - which Italian sportscars?
Alfa Romeo: Spider, Duetto, Montreal, etc.
DeTomaso: Pantera
Fiat: 850, 124,131, Spider, X1/9, Dino, Barchetta, etc.
Ferrari: 250GTO, 308GTB, 348, 360, 550, BB, etc.
Lamborghini- Countach, Diablo, Gallardo, Miura, etc.
Lancia- Appia, Flaminia, Fulvia, Stratos, etc.
Maserati: MC12, Biturbo, Bora, Ghibli, Merak, etc.

Exciting to look at, exhilarating to drive, miserable to own. although once you reach a certain economic level, the cost of ownership is irrelevant. At that point, you have your own flat bed truck to bring them home so your personal mechanic can repair the beasts.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. unfair and not necessarily true, but when you think of reliability, the Italian makes aren't what immediately pop into mind.

Austin Healey Mark III completely restored. Of course you have to have a back-up car so I wouldn't get rid of my E.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. unfair and not necessarily true, but when you think of reliability, the Italian makes aren't what immediately pop into mind.
Well, I think you sort of got my point. I wasn't looking for a history of Italian sportscar models, I was looking for a list of Italian sportscars BIGRIG has owned which makes him pan the entire genre. If his experience is Fiats or Maseratis or possibly Alfas, then I could see where he's coming from.

Well, I think you sort of got my point. I wasn't looking for a history of Italian sportscar models, I was looking for a list of Italian sportscars BIGRIG has owned which makes him pan the entire genre. If his experience is Fiats or Maseratis or possibly Alfas, then I could see where he's coming from.
:confused: Mike, is there an Italian car you would recommend?:confused: Or IS the "entire genre" POS?:)

Irv, please. You're not helping. It's entirely too easy for US consumers to bash Italian cars for quality because 99.9% of their experience is based on owning or knowing somebody who owned a Fiat in their youth. Fiat built crap in the '60's and '70's, but all Italian cars aren't Fiats from that era. I'd like to hear from somebody with non-Fiat experience here.

Wanna talk about crap? How about Ford, Chrysler, and GM. That's crap. At least you can impress the ladies in an Italian car.

Well, I have a good friend who felt about his Pantera the way we feel about our Elements. but then his name was Luigi Veronico. What else could he own (and love), but an Italian car? And, by the way, that Pantera was g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s.

Wow! Bashing the Italian cars. Like someone said before. if you could afford the ones I was talking about, I don't think its a big deal money-wise. Besides, you would have many other cars to drive when the Ferrari or Lamborghini was in the shop.

More of the same thread. http://www.elementownersclubforums/showthread.php?t=22209&page=2 :cool:
Kissya started a while back.

Austin Healey Mark III completely restored. Of course you have to have a back-up car so I wouldn't get rid of my E.
In 1960 - 1962 my cousin lived with us due to his mother having an illness that required a long stay in a hospital. He worked shift work at Union Carbide and during his night shift he slept during the day. I got to use his car during these shifts. It was a red and black 1960 Austin Healey 3000, in line six with electric overdrive. More fun than anyone has a right to have.:D :D
Looked like this except the side insets were black.

I got to drive one of mine today. my buddy just picked up a Ferrari 360 and boy did I drive it :)

I STILL have a smile from ear to ear and it's been 11 hours since I drove it :)

nothing like a couple of twentysomethings driving around in a $200K car getting looks from a mid-life crisis in his 06 Corvette :)

Before I got my license, my dad bought me an old Datsun 240Z that he helped me restore so I could drive it. I instantly became a Z addict and my dream car was always a new Z. Now that the 350Z is out, I can happily say that I drive my "dream" car every day.

I am dreaming of an '07 Element as a practical car though. )


For the Elise lovers out there - great car. I've had the pleasure of playing with one a few times. Not something I'd want to drive every day though, and I'm only about 5'4".

i want one of this brand new even though that doesnt exist anymore or at least in like mint condition

Jaguar SJ220. A buddy of mine owns one and it is sweet.

Terra Wind amphibious vehicles (http://www.terrawind). I want the coach and the car. D

Here's the coach. You can see the car on their website.

hey, you don't often hear someone say "wow, that's a cool station wagon", but wow, that is a cool station wagon. what is it?:D

hey, you don't often hear someone say "wow, that's a cool station wagon", but wow, that is a cool station wagon. what is it?:D

You talking to me? its a 1967 Buick Sportwagon has windows in the roof in the back right and left and it has a middle windows so you can sleep in the back it was a 60s style camping thing

Saleen S7, Nobel M400, Carrera GT, Enzo, Tesla, Ford GT, NSX, Zonda, MK-3 blah blah blah.

Last summer I had an opportunity to drive an RS4-Avant for a couple hours, I've been dreaming about it ever since. Not the sexiest car in the world but the responsiveness, comfort and whiplash acceleration (even FROM 100 mph!) was the most exhilarating driving I've ever done, and it's actually practical, what a sleeper! Hey, it even looks like the wife's Protege 5, too bad the P5 doesn't have 420HP and AWD, though she seems to like the new MazdaSpeed3.

In reality I'm more inclined towards practicality. I've always wanted an "original" suv Dodge PowerWagon or a VW dropgate double cab, the E is a good sub with the bonus of some power/acceleration and Honda reliability.

Now I'm looking for a Ruckus, dreamy cause it will fit in the back of the E!!

Oh, gawd. Unreal. A friend's father had one of those "back in the day". His was monochrome in VW's cream color. I don't recall ever seeing one in the "Deluxe" Microbus two-tone scheme, so I have to wonder if that restoration (I guess it's a restoration) is accurate on that front. I mean, it looks great, but Combi and truck models usually had the "cheap" one-color paint. Maybe there were Combis in two-tone, but I only recall Deluxes with it, including the blue/white my dad had.

hey, you don't often hear someone say "wow, that's a cool station wagon", but wow, that is a cool station wagon. what is it?:D
The same body was available as the Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser. Late-'60's station wagons - at least the up-market models - WERE really cool. When my Dad got rid of the VW bus, he bought a '69 Ford Country Estate. With a 429 V8 and 4V carb. That car was big, comfy and FRIGHTENINGLY fast. And it got a cool 20mpg. I garnered quite a reputation among my peers for fast driving thanks to that monster.

Oh, gawd. Unreal. A friend's father had one of those "back in the day". His was monochrome in VW's cream color. I don't recall ever seeing one in the "Deluxe" Microbus two-tone scheme, so I have to wonder if that restoration (I guess it's a restoration) is accurate on that front. I mean, it looks great, but Combi and truck models usually had the "cheap" one-color paint. Maybe there were Combis in two-tone, but I only recall Deluxes with it, including the blue/white my dad had.

I used to belong to NEATO. I was the North Carolina REP for them. I used to run a VW bus salvage yard. I had buses and trucks on the yard at all times. At one time I had 30 buses / Trucks.

Anyone heard of this ride. Tesla (not the band, or coil) race car!
SWEET. cool: Check it:http://www.teslamotorsstyling/body:)

But: Price: $100,000 (excluding taxes, title, etc.)
Delivery date: Fall of 2007 (anticipated)
Reservation payment: $75,000, which is applied to the sales price at the time of delivery.

That Tesla is pretty cool. but I juat can't get into an electric exotic.

How about the VW Crafter Atacama? (http://www.vwvortexartman/publish/vortex_news/article_1837.shtml)

I'm already cringing over the "It looks like the Element" comments. <shudder>

That Tesla is pretty cool. but I juat can't get into an electric exotic.
How about the VW Crafter Atacama? (http://www.vwvortexartman/publish/vortex_news/article_1837.shtml)
I'm already cringing over the "It looks like the Element" comments. <shudder>
Kinna cool. rolleyes: The wheels look like the new SC E's (very close)? (http://www.elementownersclubforums/showthread.php?t=27782). cool: