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The Hunt Begins... #5167328 07/21/19 01:10 PM
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My lovely bride looked over my shoulder while I was viewing car porn and out of the blue remarked, "Why don't you flip the 2 Series for a true two seat sports car? Between the X1 and the Clubman we can carry four people if we need to." So, that opens up another avenue of possibilities. I may yet keep the 2er and just add the M Performance LSD and a mild tune. That would mean I'd have @370 hp that I could actually use. Still, there are quite a few two seaters I wouldn't mind owning. A used Cayman S or Z4 M Coupe head the top of the list, and a used 370Z is also in the running(an old-school design we won't see the likes of again, I think). The Club Sport is the slow car I enjoy driving fast, so that pretty much eliminates the BRZ/86 and Miata RF, as nice as they are. Corvettes are great cars, but they have just never given me a "gotta have it" vibe. A Viper GTS would be a hoot, as would a Lotus Elise.
In any case, it's a lot more fun to hunt for cars when you don't need to flip something- and especially when time is not a factor in the slightest.


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2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

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I drove past a Jaguar F-type the other day. It was flat out gorgeous! Two year old examples are not a bad price.


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Thorottlestop in Elkhart Lake your one stop shop great place to stop in and check out unbelievable cars on hand.

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Re: The Hunt Begins... [Re: MCompact] #5167399 07/21/19 02:42 PM
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I've never met anyone over 40 who thought the 370Z rode well.


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Re: The Hunt Begins... [Re: BMWTurboDzl] #5167437 07/21/19 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by BMWTurboDzl
I've never met anyone over 40 who thought the 370Z rode well.


I’m 62 and I don’t think it rides that bad. And as I said, it’s the old school choice- red LED instrumentation anyone?


Mine:
2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

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2015 X1 xDrive28i M Sport


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2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: The Hunt Begins... [Re: MCompact] #5167485 07/21/19 04:36 PM
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Is the goal performance, the unusual factor or open to possibilities? New, recent or older?

We seem to have similar taste so here is a reflexive brain dump, in no order:

996 Turbo
Elise/Exige
Maserati GT
M Z3/4
late '90's on Aston Martin

Or, import something really cool if you will entertain 25+ years old;

Z1
R5


I could go on.....


My Better Half wants me to lose an old Rover in favor of a more recent Jeep so I'm on a similar path.


'05 Lotus Elise S/C
'85 Land Rover 90 diesel
'74 Triumph TR6
'74 BMW 2002
'72 Land Rover Series III 88"
'99 Porsche 996 (Wife's)
'01 Porsche Boxster S (mostly Wife's...)
Piper Pa28-236


Re: The Hunt Begins... [Re: MCompact] #5167486 07/21/19 04:36 PM
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How could I forget the S2000


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'85 Land Rover 90 diesel
'74 Triumph TR6
'74 BMW 2002
'72 Land Rover Series III 88"
'99 Porsche 996 (Wife's)
'01 Porsche Boxster S (mostly Wife's...)
Piper Pa28-236


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how about a brz/fr-s/86 with a supercharger on it?


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Re: The Hunt Begins... [Re: wings&wheels] #5167531 07/21/19 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by wings&wheels
How could I forget the S2000

As excellent as it is, if he already eliminated the 86/BRZ and Miata RF due to speed, the S2000 is only a tiny bit faster than those...


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Re: The Hunt Begins... [Re: MCompact] #5167548 07/21/19 06:13 PM
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I didn’t mention it before, but I’d prefer a coupe- although I almost bid on a nice M Roadster on BaT.


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2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i M Sport


Son's
2009 328i

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Re: The Hunt Begins... [Re: MCompact] #5167588 07/21/19 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by MCompact
I’m 62 and I don’t think it rides that bad.


Have you actually ever got into and out of an Elise?

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Originally Posted by atikovi
Originally Posted by MCompact
I’m 62 and I don’t think it rides that bad.


Have you actually ever got into and out of an Elise?


Yes- I almost bought a supercharged Elise instead of the 2er.


Mine:
2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i M Sport


Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: The Hunt Begins... [Re: MCompact] #5167653 07/21/19 08:31 PM
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An SL550? I love mine.


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In your case I’d just have a professional build something cool for me, if I had your budget, I’d do it myself

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Superformance?

Factory Five?

Caterham?

348?


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