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    Re: 2018 Toyota Corolla: not impressed.

    Recently discovered Jay Leno's Garage. This video is of his restored Merlin which in his opinion is the greatest engine ever made. He talks about how the Canadian Wartime Heritage Museum in Toronto has a Lancaster Bomber. The Lancaster runs on 4 Merlins and is one of only two flying in the world and the only one to offer rides to the public. $3500 per seat for a 60 minute flight. What a thrill that would be.

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    C'mon shiva, this is the car of third world dictators and is the car for you. One of the greatest cars ever built.

    https://youtu.be/4LnHdWgLlFI

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    Re: 2018 Toyota Corolla: not impressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by JATMtheJATM View Post
    Well, when you cheat on your wife, marriage might end. As we see here
    Well, duh.

    Why not wait until you get actually married once before you get on your self-righteous high horse?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sahlensguy View Post
    Shiva, I give you my opinion and some light ribbing back and forth. Not sure what else you are here for other than to say what superior taste you have. I disagree. Sorry.
    "Light ribbing"? I disagree. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obergruppenfuhrer Spartacus View Post
    Well, duh.

    Why not wait until you get actually married once before you get on your self-righteous high horse?
    Because I'm not a piece of ****. So I'm good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obergruppenfuhrer Spartacus View Post
    "Light ribbing"? I disagree. Sorry.
    Yeah. Did I say something worse than that if you couldn't afford a new one then you couldn't afford a used one? Or called them a poser car? C'mon. This isn't worth getting upset with each other over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    Ex wives? As in plural?...
    A buddy of mine has been married 3 times.
    First and third time to the same woman.


    I didn't attend the third wedding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obergruppenfuhrer Spartacus View Post
    I could buy this car.

    For a 16 year old car, this this is frigging gorgeous...

    https://www.autotrader.ca/a/Mercedes...SABEgLmZ_D_BwE
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbochan View Post
    A buddy of mine has been married 3 times.
    First and third time to the same woman.


    I didn't attend the third wedding.
    Yeah all my friends get me for one wedding, especially since I’m not from the place where I live now and they usually involve travel. My brother might be headed for #2- if that happens, I won’t be able to get out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommissarSpartacus View Post
    Fine car. Especially mechanically.

    The issue I am beginning to have with a car like this and practically all of the cars that I like, is that the styling looks dated. I used to get away with it, but cars older than five or ten years all stick out like sore thumbs to me as they approach. It's the headlights. If it doesn't have daytime LEDs, it's not a modern car, and timeless designs don't hide the fact that they are not modern cars anymore.

    https://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/ima...ew-2013_47.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahlensguy View Post
    Fine car. Especially mechanically.

    The issue I am beginning to have with a car like this and practically all of the cars that I like, is that the styling looks dated. I used to get away with it, but cars older than five or ten years all stick out like sore thumbs to me as they approach. It's the headlights. If it doesn't have daytime LEDs, it's not a modern car, and timeless designs don't hide the fact that they are not modern cars anymore.

    https://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/ima...ew-2013_47.jpg
    A 2014.

    40, 000 km.

    $62,000.

    $45,000 for LED headlights? Too rich for my blood.

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    Re: 2018 Toyota Corolla: not impressed.

    From Road & Track...

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...es-benz-sl500/

    Wind, Sun and Stars — 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500
    Touring, grandly and with the top down.
    BY PETER EGAN
    NOV 7, 2012

    In our notes on this trip, nearly everybody described M-B's 2-seater, introduced in 2002, as "timeless" in its styling. From any angle, it's a rich-looking car, neither too cluttered nor devoid of eye-catching detail. It has classic SL styling cues going all the way back to the '50s, but integrated without a blatant retro feel; handsome in the most modern sense. New, yet...timeless. And the careful detail you see on the surface goes all the way through the car.


    To include the engine, a 5.0-liter sohc 24-valve V-8 that does a pretty good job of hauling this 4130-lb. car smartly up to speed. It's satisfyingly torquey at the low end and feels strong through the entire rev range, moving onto the highway with a classic, deep V-8 burble combined with a silky lack of vibration. One of those engines that simply gets the job done, any time you ask. In performance, both in the quarter mile and 0-60 times, it tied our Jaguar XK8 for fourth spot, launching itself to 60 mph in 6.1 sec. and through the quarter mile in 14.5 sec.

    The engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission that changes gears smoothly, but with just enough impact that you feel something has happened, unlike the Lexus' more invisible shifting. In manual mode, the slap-shift lever allows you to upshift and downshift quickly without ever looking away from the road.

    ...more....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommissarSpartacus View Post
    From Road & Track...

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...es-benz-sl500/

    Wind, Sun and Stars — 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500
    Touring, grandly and with the top down.
    BY PETER EGAN
    NOV 7, 2012


    In our notes on this trip, nearly everybody described M-B's 2-seater, introduced in 2002, as "timeless" in its styling. From any angle, it's a rich-looking car, neither too cluttered nor devoid of eye-catching detail. It has classic SL styling cues going all the way back to the '50s, but integrated without a blatant retro feel; handsome in the most modern sense. New, yet...timeless. And the careful detail you see on the surface goes all the way through the car.


    To include the engine, a 5.0-liter sohc 24-valve V-8 that does a pretty good job of hauling this 4130-lb. car smartly up to speed. It's satisfyingly torquey at the low end and feels strong through the entire rev range, moving onto the highway with a classic, deep V-8 burble combined with a silky lack of vibration. One of those engines that simply gets the job done, any time you ask. In performance, both in the quarter mile and 0-60 times, it tied our Jaguar XK8 for fourth spot, launching itself to 60 mph in 6.1 sec. and through the quarter mile in 14.5 sec.

    The engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission that changes gears smoothly, but with just enough impact that you feel something has happened, unlike the Lexus' more invisible shifting. In manual mode, the slap-shift lever allows you to upshift and downshift quickly without ever looking away from the road.

    ...more....
    Not to doubt Peter Egan, but this was written in 2012 and LEDs weren't really a thing back then. Next time you are sitting at a light, take a look at the oncoming traffic. You don't need to know anything else about car design other than daytime running lights and LEDs to spot new and old cars. A brand new $20,000 Toyota Carolla looks like a new car, and makes those without LEDs look dated. And women like new cars...

    https://assets.nydailynews.com/polop...ght-detail.jpg
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    Re: 2018 Toyota Corolla: not impressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by sahlensguy View Post
    Not to doubt Peter Egan, but this was written in 2012 and LEDs weren't really a thing back then. Next time you are sitting at a light, take a look at the oncoming traffic. You don't need to know anything else about car design other than daytime running lights and LEDs to spot new and old cars. A brand new $20,000 Toyota Carolla looks like a new car, and makes those without LEDs look dated. And women like new cars...

    https://assets.nydailynews.com/polop...ght-detail.jpg
    You can have your new Corolla and I'll have my 15 year old SL500 and we'll see which car pulls the babes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommissarSpartacus View Post
    You can have your new Corolla and I'll have my 15 year old SL500 and we'll see which car pulls the babes.
    It's the Indian not the arrow bud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahlensguy View Post
    It's the Indian not the arrow bud.
    Only if you plaster your picture all over your Corolla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommissarSpartacus View Post
    Only if you plaster your picture all over your Corolla.
    Well that's true. The Carolla doesn't come in a convertible and I prefer tinted windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahlensguy View Post
    Well that's true. The Carolla doesn't come in a convertible and I prefer tinted windows.
    I could tint the windows of my Mercedes and look like a successful coke dealer.

    We all know how rich coke dealers attract hot, ambitious babes with low morals.

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