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Cory Wolfe

I'm Weird

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So, it's no secret that I tend to have... cravings for certain cars at certain times. I was once wanted a Fiero and nothing else. Then I was stuck on 240SX's. Then came Miatas. However, those were all similar in that they were sporty and small. But lately... namely since I've bought my Millenia, I've been getting into mid to large sized luxury sedans. You could say I just love so many different cars (and obviously don't have a fit whether they're domestic or not). But this is turning into what my next purchase may be.

It's been obvious that I'm more than bored with my Milly. Its reliable, but due to the mileage, its not perfect. There's alot that needs to be done... from the tires I need, the axle thats getting worse, and the sensor/valve issue I havent fixed yet... to the rust thats developing around the right rear fender and all the other appearance related problems, its just something I don't want to get into. That and my brother does need a car since he is 16 now. He wants a truck but I know thats not going to happen. So, I could just give it to him and let my dad deal with the issues since they're minor and most of my problems just center around being bored with it and looking for excuses to move on to a something else in all honesty. :P

So, there's these cars that I've been falling in love with these past few weeks. I keep looking on autotrader and am always in disbelief of how cheap they can be had for... even ones in pristine condition. It's mind boggling. True big-cat luxury with my choice of 6, 8, or 12 cyclinders... all for an easily affordable price. I'm questionable about their reliability, but there's more to a car than that... and as Ive stated in the past, if I wanted reliability, I'd go ahead and buy an Accord or whatnot. Clicky.

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yes well... the real reason you're weird is that you think an XJ looks better than a Quattroporte...

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There's a 1980-something Mercedes-Benz 300SD at my local Chrysler dealership for around $4,000. :P

I'd get it just because it's a turbodiesel.

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There's a 1980-something Mercedes-Benz 300SD at my local Chrysler dealership for around $4,000.  :P

I'd get it just because it's a turbodiesel.

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Don't do it! Those things have the worst turbo lag ever - horrible to drive.

BV, I have a Jag for you - it's a "kit" ! :AH-HA_wink:

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Hmm...my dad's been talking about selling our XJ6 for a while now. It's older ('81), but it's got a nice 350 cid Small Block under the hood, and an assortment of cassette tapes in the trunk.

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BV.. you starting a topic with "I'm Weird" as the title is like starting one with "The Sky Is Blue"... just stating the obvious and giving no new information...

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Did you get as job or something? Cuz where do you plan to get the money for one without selling the Millenia. Also...if you get rid of it...the Intrepid wins by default :P

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Ah, I would buy something else. Not that there's anything wrong with a Jag, or the XJ, it's just, I don't know. It may be hard to believe, but owning one at any point of my life just isn't a priority on my list -- daydreaming or reality. I'm not big on Jaguar.

You know what I've always wanted to own? An Alfa Romeo -- like the 164 sedan they sold here before they decided to exit the U.S market. It's something you don't see everyday, either.

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There's a 1980-something Mercedes-Benz 300SD at my local Chrysler dealership for around $4,000.  :P

I'd get it just because it's a turbodiesel.

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... why does your Benz-oh smell like McDonald's french frys? :D

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I actually find it strange that you are willing to move from a reasonably reliable Japanese vehicle to a British built piece o' crap.

Then again, it sounds like you were in 'la la land' anyway and you threw reason to the wind, so I doubt you're being serious.

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Ah, I would buy something else. Not that there's anything wrong with a Jag, or the XJ, it's just, I don't know. It may be hard to believe, but owning one at any point of my life just isn't a priority on my list -- daydreaming or reality. I'm not big on Jaguar.

You know what I've always wanted to own? An Alfa Romeo -- like the 164 sedan they sold here before they decided to exit the U.S market. It's something you don't see everyday, either.

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Yes, well, these Jags being affordable puts them ahead of other vehicles. Sure I could buy something else, but for the money, it'd be less desireable. It's why I gave up on that Alfa GTV6.

I just got my new "Crap Cars" book by Richard Porter and the XJ6 is in it. Let's see what he has to say:

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Course, most of that is about its design... and doesnt take into consideration that you can buy a near pristine large luxury car with a V12 for under $4k. Since I personally like its design, I find it to be a screaming bargain. :P

But yes, I'm weird, and I have a craving for a Jaguar. :D

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Oh snap: not again with the 'I've-already-decided-what-I-like-so-let's-have-a-thread-where-I-tell-you-all-with-some-degree-of-pointed-exasperation-and-biting-sarcasm-that-you-cannot-change-my-mind-and-regardless-of-what-horror-stories-about-my-new-favorite-car-you-might-have-knowledge-of-I-still-want-one-because-it's-da-bomb'.

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BV, if you are seriously considering getting an aging Jag, you are a glutton for punishment. Though it is nice to dream, and then get it out of your system.

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Oh snap: not again with the 'I've-already-decided-what-I-like-so-let's-have-a-thread-where-I-tell-you-all-with-some-degree-of-pointed-exasperation-and-biting-sarcasm-that-you-cannot-change-my-mind-and-regardless-of-what-horror-stories-about-my-new-favorite-car-you-might-have-knowledge-of-I-still-want-one-because-it's-da-bomb'.

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Hahaha... I'm not decided on anything. I just have a craving for a Jaguar and even mentioned in my first post about realizing Jag's poor reputation as far as quality goes. I just think it'd be cool to own one considering how freaking cheap they are. I'm obviously dreaming, though, if you know me at all. If I go through with any Millenia replaceing car purchase it will probably be... hmm... another Millenia. :wink: :P

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Hahaha... I'm not decided on anything. I just have a craving for a Jaguar and even mentioned in my first post about realizing Jag's poor reputation as far as quality goes. I just think it'd be cool to own one considering how freaking cheap they are. I'm obviously dreaming, though, if you know me at all. If I go through with any Millenia replaceing car purchase it will probably be... hmm... another Millenia. :wink: :P

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If you plan to replace it with the same car why not just fix it? :P

Dude there was one like yours (but aqua color) at the auction I got the Intrepid from. Looked beautiful...but the engine had oil all over it, the steering was too light and the brakes were screwed up. Someone bought it for more than $4,000...

The next day when we went to pick my car up I saw them flooring it down the parking lot...musta realized they bought a lemon..it was funny. It pays to look carefully! Just thought I'd share :P

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At that same auction I saw one of those sell for $850

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If you plan to replace it with the same car why not just fix it? :P

Dude there was one like yours (but aqua color) at the auction I got the Intrepid from. Looked beautiful...but the engine had oil all over it, the steering was too light and the brakes were screwed up. Someone bought it for more than $4,000...

The next day when we went to pick my car up I saw them flooring it down the parking lot...musta realized they bought a  lemon..it was funny. It pays to look carefully! Just thought I'd share :P

At that same auction I saw one of those sell for $850

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Well... uh... you see, my brother needs a car and it'd be nice of me to give him mine. Then we'd have two. :ohyeah:

Haha...

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Well... uh... you see, my brother needs a car and it'd be nice of me to give him mine. Then we'd have two. :ohyeah:

Haha...

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I hope your brother is smart enough to take a truck instead. <_<

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