04-09-2008 , 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Ikaika
So you got to sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic from Oceanside all the way to Del Mar?
[ ] Pacific Coast Highway

I don't really have any suggestions given that every possible selection has been mentioned but can you ship me some money or something? I'm on a sick downswing, hook a brother up.
04-09-2008 , 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by CaptObvious
Or, you could always go old skool and go with a 1965 Ford Mustang GT350 similar to this:

I love the Skylines. I wish I could get one easier here too. Maybe someday I'll go through this hassle of trying to get one. Besides the R34's (like the Nur) I think this is one of my favorites:

that is nice
04-09-2008 , 06:38 PM
the tesla is sooo nasty and by far the best of your options.
04-09-2008 , 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by gulon
If you had bothered to read any of the literature about this vehicle, you would realize that pretty much everything you are arguing is incorrect. Because of the efficiency increases in the engine, you will be paying approximately .01 per equivalent gallon. In short, the amount of power necessary to power this engine is a fraction the energy required to fuel a combustion engine.
OMG do you believe everything you read? I looked all over www.teslamotors.com and couldn't find your ".01 per equivalent gallon", but lets break it down. My energy bill for last month in southern california was \$71 for 538kwh including delivery charges, base charges, etc... (which you would be paying also). The tesla gets 1.14 km/MJ well to whell efficiency straight off of their website. This translates to 6.89 kwh/\$ and with 1kwh = 3.6MJ translates to 24.83 MJ/\$. Converting 1.14km/MJ to miles is .708 miles/MJ. Thus multiplying the two, the tesla efficency to cost is 17.589 miles/\$. If we take an average civic that gets 35mpg and a cost of \$3.30 per gallon yields 10.6 miles/\$. That my friend is a \$2.05 per equivalent gallon.

[X] You got owned
[X] You are a ******
[X] Next time don't believe everything you are told
04-09-2008 , 06:46 PM
lol @ buying new car because a bunch of nerds were dissing your ride
04-09-2008 , 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by MasterLJ
I'd rather know I'm a baller when I look at my personal accounts than to have everyone on the road think I'm a baller.
What if you could do both?
04-09-2008 , 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by cky23k
This doesn't make you green. Where does the power come from? The magical outlet in the wall? Seriously, people are so ******ed. Your power consumption is going to go up astronomically and be more than gas prices. You're "electricity" mostly likely comes from a coal or natural gas power plant. You cause more pollution than normal emission regulated cars. Oh and battery disposal, that's not a pollutant is it? Wake up, the prius and this "tesla" are rip off pieces of ****.
You must be somekind of ******ed! The prius charges the batteries from braking and drivng downhill. And it uses its electric power from something like 0-20 mph. Rest of the time its a normal petrolcar. You will never recharge the prius batteries from normal electricity.

So where is the ripoff bitch?

Btw, buy an R8 op!
04-09-2008 , 06:50 PM
Get the Skyline, outperforms most supercars at Nurburg, runs a mid-high 11 sec 1/4 mile stock. With boost controller and turboback exhaust easy low-mid 11s. No other car will compete with this really besides the vette z06 and that thing is queer anyway.

Ariel Atom would be the most baller though.

Really though you should get a 1990 eagle talon spend 15k on it, run 10s, and HOPE to see any car that someone spent 100k+ for.
04-09-2008 , 06:50 PM
http://www.terrafugia.com/

It's going to be a flying car. A good friend of mine from college works there:

04-09-2008 , 07:00 PM
THREE WORDS!!!!

KIA RIO CINCO
04-09-2008 , 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by zen_rounder
typical american nonsense.. even though we are on borrowed time enviromentally thats no reason to not still try and do the best we can..right now thats prob where the power comes from, but in futue its not going to come from those sources.. keep driving your 17mpg gas guzzlers and end up in the ****.
Typical American nonsense, huh? Electric cars cost on average 25-30% more than the equivalent vehicle, you do the math. So, electric cars pollute more (again you can do the math) and cost 30% more and at BEST get 20% better efficency than petrol based engines, but yet it's still a viable option? Have you ever heard of biodiesel? Have you ever heard of ethanol? Have you ever heard of hydrogen? Have you ever heard of a diesel particulate filter? I'm guessing you haven't. Please go ahead and waste your money and buy a toyota prius or a tesla so that you can increase my stock value.
04-09-2008 , 07:12 PM
The R8 and the Maseratis are the hottest.
04-09-2008 , 07:16 PM
No love for 4x4's? This is my new whip and it cost me 120k cause taxes here suck! But definitely worth it awesome car...

04-09-2008 , 07:18 PM
german cars > all
04-09-2008 , 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Layersman
You must be somekind of ******ed! The prius charges the batteries from braking and drivng downhill. And it uses its electric power from something like 0-20 mph. Rest of the time its a normal petrolcar. You will never recharge the prius batteries from normal electricity.

So where is the ripoff bitch?

Btw, buy an R8 op!
Yes the prius does charge its battery from breaking power. No, the power generated from breaking is NOT enough for full battery recharge. Again, you can do a simple google search and realize that. The prius gets on average 45mpg. A petrol based civic gets on average 35mpg. A diesel coupe gets on average 60mpg. Diesel costs \$4.10 and gas costs \$3.30 here in CA. A prius costs roughly \$15k more than a normal civic. So lets do some math. In order to get value out of your \$15k price increase you would have to drive 700k miles. 700,000/35mpg = 20,000 gallons. 700,000/45mpg = 15,555 gallons. 20,000 gallons * \$3.30 = \$66,000 for gas. 15,555 gallons * \$3.30 = \$51,333 for gas. Subtracting = \$14,666.

[X] You have to drive over 700,000 miles in your prius for the value increase.

Your piece of crap on wheels will be lucky if it makes it 200,000 miles.

[X] You are getting ripped off bitch
04-09-2008 , 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Thremp
lol Stick shifts are unballer.
Buying a \$120k sports car that does the fun part by itself is ******ed.
04-09-2008 , 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by ROADHEAD

Noble M12

Lamborghini truck

Mercedes Benz SL55 or SL 63

Nissan Skyline

these are probably the ugliest expensive cars i have ever seen
04-09-2008 , 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by EmpireMaker2
What if you could do both?
I dunno, what if you could? The world may never know since you don't share graphs. But the simple fact is that if you compare person A who buys a \$120k depreciating "asset" vs person B who invests \$100k at 10%, one is going to be a lot more baller than the other and be able to afford nicer things more easily.

Building Wealth >>>>> Convincing people you're a baller
04-09-2008 , 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by MasterLJ
I dunno, what if you could? The world may never know since you don't share graphs. But the simple fact is that if you compare person A who buys a \$120k depreciating "asset" vs person B who invests \$100k at 10%, one is going to be a lot more baller than the other and be able to afford nicer things more easily.

Building Wealth >>>>> Convincing people you're a baller
This should go well.
04-09-2008 , 07:56 PM
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chrysler 300c hemi, bentley grill + 22' on it if u wanna have a car from ur country
dear god please not another one of these things tooling around.
04-09-2008 , 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by hotmark777
No love for 4x4's? This is my new whip and it cost me 120k cause taxes here suck! But definitely worth it awesome car...

Pretty sure this is not 120k although its a very badass ride.
04-09-2008 , 08:11 PM
**** if i was rich enough to afford a \$120k car, but not care enough about cars to find one that was worth it to me, i would buy a ****ing toyota camry and spend the rest of the money on **** i actually care about.

and when i run out of stuff that i want that i actually care about, invest the rest.

but whatever this is bbv. you probably get the most (and best quality) poon if you buy the electric car
04-09-2008 , 08:18 PM
m6 hamann.
so sick

04-09-2008 , 08:19 PM
also lol @ you buying a new car because 2+2 said you're last one wasnt.
04-09-2008 , 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by cky23k
OMG do you believe everything you read? I looked all over www.teslamotors.com and couldn't find your ".01 per equivalent gallon", but lets break it down. My energy bill for last month in southern california was \$71 for 538kwh including delivery charges, base charges, etc... (which you would be paying also). The tesla gets 1.14 km/MJ well to whell efficiency straight off of their website. This translates to 6.89 kwh/\$ and with 1kwh = 3.6MJ translates to 24.83 MJ/\$. Converting 1.14km/MJ to miles is .708 miles/MJ. Thus multiplying the two, the tesla efficency to cost is 17.589 miles/\$. If we take an average civic that gets 35mpg and a cost of \$3.30 per gallon yields 10.6 miles/\$. That my friend is a \$2.05 per equivalent gallon.

[X] You got owned
[X] You are a ******
[X] Next time don't believe everything you are told
.02 per mile

"Conversion from electric consumption to gallons of gasoline equivalent is calculated using the EPA conversion factor documented in the Federal Register: June 12, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 113), Rules and Regulations, Pages 36985-36992. Cost calculated using average winter/summer PG&E schedule E-9 off-peak “rate A” tariff, as of March 1, 2007."

Link to Federal Register Rules and Regulations:
http://www.federalregistersearch.com...4446-filed.asp

Eg = gasoline-equivalent energy content of electricity = (Tg * Tt * C) Tp

where: Tg = U.S. average fossil-fuel electricity generation efficiency = 0.328
Tt = U.S. average electricity transmission efficiency = 0.924
Tp = Petroleum refining and distribution efficiency = 0.830
C = Watt-hours of energy per gallon of gasoline conversion factor =
33,705 Wh/gal

Eg = (0.328 * 0.924 * 33705)/0.830 = 12,307 Wh/gal

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