Can't Start His Wank
- Oct 4, 2005
- '13 Moto Guzzi V7, '08 Pontiac Solstice GXP
I don't get it? If you're going through the trouble of developing engines and machining blocks from billets of aluminum, why not start from a far better design than engines that are over 20 years old?
Yeah, but a lot of the time they can't though. Cars are usually designed years in advance of when they're actually put into production. So I'm not really surprised at how early that Volvo concept is, although I did guess 1995 in my head.They should have adopted that styling then instead of waiting ten more years.
You're not the only one. When I went to test the 5GT in Hong Kong I actually thought it wasn't a bad car. I wouldn't buy one, but I can understand why someone would. Those seats were just so comfortable.Oh, almost forgot.
I sat in the BMW 5GT at the auto show, and it was really really comfortable. More so than the 750 they had on display. I also got a good first hand look at the dual-action boot. I'm really really hating myself for this, but I actually kinda like the thing.
Porsche Panamera is a pig though, to the extreme. So much worse in real life that no photo can give justice to.
Very little is as cool as an XJR. It just deserved better than life in Cambridge surrounded by disapproving hippies in the parking garage and rarely getting out on the open road. Though the guy who bought it did have to scrape for the cash, so it may be in for a worse fate mechanically speaking.Not as cool as an XJR.
.... it had to be said
Ten inches? Wiki says over 20 inches. The W124 E-class is 10 inches shorter, but I'm not looking at those. Size isn't the primary concern; I just didn't want to be paying off a car through this summer and with the risk of repair (body dings rather than mechanical issues) bills pushing the limits of my budget.How small of a car are you looking for? Those are only 10 inches smaller than an XJ.
I saw that concept in a book a few years ago. I said the same thing to a friend, "guess the year", and he said 1991. Didn't go the way I was hoping there :lol:.Spoiler Text: (Click here to toggle display)
That predates even the earliest 850!!
The W201 190E six cylinder is a personal favorite in smaller cars; I think they're the best 'small' car ever made. It has some minor flaws, but I can't think of any small car before or since that puts together a package as good as the W201.Ten inches? Wiki says over 20 inches. The W124 E-class is 10 inches shorter, but I'm not looking at those. Size isn't the primary concern; I just didn't want to be paying off a car through this summer and with the risk of repair (body dings rather than mechanical issues) bills pushing the limits of my budget.
I have, and I'm with Spectre on this one, even though I'm currently in the process of trying to sell mine (trust me, my heart hurts, but I need something bigger with a lower fuel bill).Anyone driven a 190E Sportline, or indeed any straight-six 190E? There are two of them for sale around here, though both with high mileages, and am wondering what they're like.
My Volvo is rated 19city/29hwy.
I've been getting satisfactory figures. In my daily driving, I've observed 21-22MPG. That's mainly short (less than 5 mile) trips with lots of hills and stop-and-go's.
When I go on long trips, I've been getting as much as 31MPG if I cruise at 75mph and don't apply The Heavy Foot.
The 5GT is actually buit on the new 7 series platform. A friend of mine went to the 5GT launch where they went over that. Also if you compare the wheelbase and overall length of the new 7, 5GT and regular 5 it is pretty obvious that the regular 5 series can't be stretched that much.Are you suggesting that the seats in the 5GT are better than the seats in a regular new 5-er?
And even if they are...surely there must be an option to have these seats in a 5-er.
If that doesn't work...wait a few months, someone is bound to to crash a 5GT (BMW drivers...) and then buy the seats from the junkyard.