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    Today, 09:58 PM
    Hey bdario1: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 09:36 PM
    Hey msabiha2003: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 09:11 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum blzbub.
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    Today, 08:56 PM
    If you are looking for a sporty German drop top capable of seating four people here are three very good choices. The Audi S5, BMW 435i, and Mercedes E400 are all worthy choices. The question is, which is the best of the group? Well, Sport Auto fortunately decided to do a comparison with data and even took the cars out of on the Hockenheim course. So how do they stack up to each other? Well, the S5 blows the other two cars away especially the BMW 435i which gets stomped by both the Audi S5 and the Mercedes E400. Keep in mind the E400 is sporting the new Mercedes M276 DELA 35 3.5 liter turbocharged V6 powerplant. This engine offers 333 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. The E400 offers the most torque out of the group with the S5 at 325 lb-ft and the 435i at 300 lb-ft. The 435i trails both the S5 and the E400 by 33 horsepower. What the 435i has going for it is the lightest curb weight but it doesn't matter on the track. It has the slowest laptime of the group. It lags behind the S5 by 3.6 seconds around the Hockenheim which is an eternity. It is also 2.2 seconds behind the E400, ouch. What happened to BMW's sporty character? The S5 is chosen as the best of the three cars and Sport Auto states it isn't even close. The E400 is chosen second and the 435i takes last place. Have Audi and Mercedes really improved that much or has BMW become far too complacent? You be the judge.
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    Today, 08:32 PM
    The best solution is just to say no find our own place leave me alone. Honestly, I'd feel awkward as hell living with some friends for $200 a month. I'd feel like some pathetic mooching piece of shit and I'd rather live in a tent in the forest than do that.
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    Today, 08:30 PM
    I'm going to take a more in depth look but not too much is striking me on that list. It's not a premium tasting it looks like they are keeping the wines a 'value' for the most part. Avoid 2011 North Coast California red wines. Not a great vintage. Get yourself 2010, 2012, etc., skip 2011. I don't know if you like whites but I'd start with Kim Crawford and MacMurray whites. Definitely try the MacMurray Pinot Gris. From the reds the one I'd be looking for is the Grant Burge Holy Trinity. Never tried but based on the description it's the most interesting red there. Go for the Buried Hope Tempranillo. For whatever reason Tempranillo from Spain tends to impress. Leave these Sangiovese's for last: Umberto Cesari Tauleto and the Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Oro. Beyond what I listed nothing else interests me but I'd try any Pinot Noir I'd come across just because that's how I roll.
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    Today, 08:27 PM
    Welcome ycb, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 08:25 PM
    No, I wouldn't get bigger because she could escape. I'd fit her tight ass in there and leave her in the backyard. Maybe hose her down once or twice a week... No way in hell that she would step in my house.
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    Today, 08:23 PM
    Having a 2011 Joseph Phelps Cab right now. Meh.
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    Today, 08:15 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum LashundaA.
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    Today, 08:14 PM
    Haha Tony G wants to play so badly.
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    Today, 07:51 PM
    The more things change, the more seem to stay the same. Well, at least in respect to the battle between the Corvette and 911 that has raged for decades. The 1999 model year brought some pretty big changes with Porsche going to water cooled motors and ditching the classic round 911 headlights for a more modern look. The 996 generation upset Porsche 911 purists yet it forced very necessary evolution onto the 911 model line. The current 991 of course is the epitome of this evolution and if it was not for the 996 Porsche may not have even survived. The 991 now is a technologically advanced piece of equipment featuring direct injection, PDK transmissions, water cooled motors, and adjustable suspension. These are things the 993 purists could have never dreamed of the 911 having. The Corvette has also advanced quite a bit. The C7 also has direct injection and offers an advanced 8-speed automatic. It also has stunning good looks and much improved ergonomics. The quality of the materials is also uprated as the C5 in the 1999 did not exactly represent the best effort from GM regarding material quality which was especially evident in the interior. That all said, some things have remained the same and likely always will. The Corvette in 1999 had a larger motor than the Carrera just as it does today. It also is an exceptional value when compared to the Porsche. In 1999 the Corvette cost $38,204.00 making it just over half the price of the Porsche 911 Carrera coming in at $67,881.00. It is this value that put it over the top in this 1999 comparison. The Vette is the faster car even though the 1/4 mile elapsed time is a tenth behind the 911 (due to Car and Driver likely having trouble hooking up off the line). It gets to 100 quicker, 130 quicker, and 150 quicker. The higher the speed the more it favors the 5.7 liter LS1 V8 under the C5's hood. The 3.4 liter flat-6 the 911 Carrera uses it not Porsche's best work although 296 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque is respectable. It would get replaced by a 3.6 liter variant though after a couple years. The full comparison article from Car and Driver is below. The Corvette is still faster than the Carrera today. It still has the larger and more powerful motor than the Carrera. It still is a value compared to the Carrera. Yet the Porsche 911 still remains unmatched in the driving experience it offers.
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