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Slideshow: Dream Cars of 2014

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bobjengr
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bobjengr   5/17/2014 12:38:14 PM
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I think "DREAM" is the operative word here.  Good word.  I certainly could never afford one of these--probably just as well because I could not afford the gas at almost $4.00 + per gallon needed to run one.  I will say this, the Targa has for most of my life been my car of choice.  When I win the lottery, I will have a Targa.  That's definitely on my bucket list.  Great post and it's always good to see how the other 5 % live. 

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shrimper53   5/14/2014 12:10:28 PM
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Cabe....... I could not agree more...

In fact it seems like this "design trend" is pretty much everywhere in automobile design; with all the aerodynamic and other similar factors that  influence shape.... it seems that you come out with the same basic thing every time....

Oh, for the good old days of real uniqueness in style and shape....

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Cabe Atwell   4/25/2014 5:04:24 PM
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Am I the only one who still thinks old cars like the Bugatti Type 57 still look way better than the sports cars being produced today? Granted, the engineering that it took to design the new vehicles is incredible but they don't seem too different from one another in terms of style.

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Al Klu   4/24/2014 10:15:56 AM
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Ho Hum.   Looks like a bunch of Hot Wheels I can buy at Wal-Mart.  Now, if they can make a sexy car that is reasonably priced, performs reasonably, and doesn't drink gasoline like the Indy winner drinks milk.....then I would get excited. 

Remember the AMC Javelin with the coke bottle fenders?  The Mustang Mach? The Datsun 240?  Even the GM H body 3-door hatchbacks (Buick Skyhawk, Chevy Monza, Pontiac Sunbird, Olds Starfire) had personality and driveability, and were affordable to purchase.

We need more of those, but with affordable performance and fuel economy.

 

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Cadman-LT   4/7/2014 7:01:53 AM
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It's basically just one of those things. If you can afford it....then you can afford all the stuff that comes with it. It's not like the car is $250k..ok....but then everything else that comes with it. 

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Cadman-LT   4/7/2014 6:59:02 AM
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William, very true. I think though, if you own a $1 million car...you have to insure it for just such a thing. Which would mean the insurance would be more than most of us spend on our house payment.

William K.
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William K.   4/4/2014 10:34:25 PM
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Cadman, No, I don't live in hollywood, but rather in southeastern Michigan, just south of Automation Alley. And it would bug me a lot to even ride in a car that cost that much. One uninsured homeless drunk in a $50 car could destry that milion dollar roadster in just two seconds. Besides that, we have a whole lot of just plain bad drivers around here. 

Besides all of that, my taste in cars is different. My favorite was a 1965 Barracuda, which i purchased fourth hand for $75, with a blown engine in a basket. That car had been set up for circle track racing. I dropped in a slantSix with a torquflite and with a bit of suspension work it was a great handling car that had just the right amount of oversteer. Really not a car for grandmother to drive. It could drift through a cloverleaf at 65mph going just where I aimed it, which most current cars would be way off in the grass hitting an exit at that speed. Unfortunately the highly corrosive salt used on Michigan roads destroys most cars in a hurry, and it did get that one after a few years. 

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Cadman-LT   4/4/2014 1:02:53 PM
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Ok one more. If it wasn't for us....those cars wouldn't exist!

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Cadman-LT   4/4/2014 1:01:09 PM
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One last comment. The people who can afford the $1 million cars...what do they do? Not that you become an engineer for the money...not saying that. It's just...what do they do?.....remember a few lines for a tv show or movie.....make a basket.......catch a football?   Just makes me think is all.

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Cadman-LT   4/4/2014 12:54:05 PM
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William K. About the fuel consumption. So I guess you COULD outrun the cops, but then get caught cause you ran out of gas!...lol

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