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Naga Royal Guard
12-20-2004, 05:15 PM
if you have an obsession for 2.2L inline 4 engines; they say why<p>if you enjoy owning a BMW because everyone's EX will cheat w/ you then say it!<br>

12-20-2004, 06:09 PM
I like Japanese cars just because I like them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

12-20-2004, 06:46 PM
i like mercedes-benzes mostly because they have my favorite designs <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

zwei Biere bitte
12-20-2004, 07:22 PM
I like BMW because of their driving dynamics and sometimes their designs. <p>Also like Saab because they are so unique, quirky, and Swedish! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0">

12-20-2004, 07:23 PM
Nissan: Grew up in Nissans <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> and love them<p>Hyundai: Great improvement, very ambitious, showing the same ambition and devotion as Toyota ten years ago, look where they are now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Toyota: Currently driving one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">

Snake Vargas
12-20-2004, 07:41 PM
Mercedes: I like their sleek and elegant designs, and their philosophy of effortless performance and cruising. They also have an attention to detail and the little extras, that also goes for the other German (and perhaps European) car makers in general.<p>Toyota: We've owned some. I like their bulletproof reliability; and no-nonsense character. It's the sort of car that I would own, not just 'like from afar'. Same goes for many other Japanese car companies, to a lesser extent.

12-20-2004, 09:12 PM
Nissan: All I have ever owned in my short driving career, I fell in love with their engines and just can't bring myself to part from my current sr20de. I used to preach their virtues until my current car decided to have the most absurd problems known to man, like the passenger side airbag cover, that despite being replaced 4 times, looks like it is about to fall out of the car!<p>I'm also really enjoying all of Mazda's new designs, and always have had an eye on the Chrysler design team- as they are producing some fantastic new designs at the moment. Volkswagen would be on my short-list of automotive favorites if they can keep the reliability of the Jetta/Golf V up to snuff.

12-20-2004, 09:33 PM
Of course my loyalties are with Italian cars. However lately as far as affordable cars are concerned, I'm a huge Infiniti fan.

12-21-2004, 01:30 AM
Alfa Romeos remain my favorite cars to drive because of how fun and responsive they are. Italian engines are great but the reliability is not and Alfas aren't sold where I live; I always liked BMWs too, they drive really nicely.

12-21-2004, 01:43 AM
As far as domestic goes, I am a true chevy boi...our family is a big GM family...gre up around mostly chevy's and caddys throughout my life...<p>As far as import, I will always love BMW's...even though bangle has pissed me off by making me not find bimmers as appealing as they were in the pre-bangle era...they are truly the ultimate driving machine...they pick up chicks too <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><br>

12-21-2004, 05:06 AM
Jaguar. The looks, the performance, the history. And not because my dad grew up just 5 miles away from Browns Lane.

12-21-2004, 05:25 AM
i like Volvos. Just because i have one (2005 S60 2.0T 180hp)<p>AND of course i am in love with the BMWs and Bangles's works. just because they are B M W <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0">

12-21-2004, 08:27 AM
Well, I'm just pathetic and like a bunch of brands. First there's Porsche, just because they look great and are true to their enthusiasts. Second, I've notice that I actually really lke Benzes, I'm still not sure why on that one, and then there's probably a few Japanese brands because they can do amazing things with cars.

12-21-2004, 08:50 AM
BMW & Porsche top my list. I also love MB, Audi... and i'm also a fan of Infiniti/Nissan and Aston Martin. This doesn't mean i don't like models from other brands.<p>As for AM, I'm really starting to love what they do. Their recent design philosophy is producing some extremely nice cars.

12-21-2004, 08:59 AM
I'm a lover of luxury cars in general, big cars with presence. I tend to prefer german cars, mostly BMW for they are the most driver oriented brand. I'm not a hooligan however.

12-21-2004, 12:14 PM
My dad used to own one and we were really satisfied with the car cause it was really reliable. I guees since then, I've been an Audi fan. you'll see me post on every Audi thread and comment on every detail there is on the car's design <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I also like Porsche, espcially the new 911 (997). Every car has some sort of emotion in the headlights right? coz they're kind of like eyes in ppl IMO, whether sad, mad, agressive angry etc. <br>The new new 911 headlights say just "instinct" coz they're round, but without looking dull or even cute like some older 911s or the Beetle. <p><br><i>Modified by RS Genesis at 2:21 PM 12/21/2004</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by RS Genesis at 2:21 PM 12/21/2004</i>

12-21-2004, 03:23 PM
Well, as most of you will know, I have a strange obsession with the Rolls Royce Phantom, and the Maybach 57 & 62.<p>They just seem so sexy, obviously luxurious, and are exactly what I would want in a car. I am probably the only 16 year old whos favourite car is a Rolls Royce. <p>Also, I'm kinda happy I arent in the position to buy either, as I wouldnt have any idea which I'd go for. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0">

12-21-2004, 05:12 PM
I like GMs because they have always been my favorite vehicles.<p>I like BMWs for their engines and driving dynamics.<p>I like Mercedes-Benzes for their timeless style and elegance.<p>I like Infinitis for their performance characteristics, styling, and lower pricing.<p>I guess I can say that I like most car manufacturers...I'm a car guy!

12-21-2004, 07:37 PM
Mazda: I love Japanese cars, especially with performance.<br>BMW: I love their new styling direction (Bangle), plus their M's are nice.<br>Saab: They have their own driving feel that can't really be described.<br>FoMoCo: I grew up around Fords.<br>Honda: I have an Accord now, and the craftsmenship and reliabilty for this price are great.<p>I don't know if this is the right place for this, but I'm usually very biased against these companies:<br>GM, DCX(except MB), Hyundai, Kia and Toyota.

The Water Is Poison
12-22-2004, 04:19 AM
I love Infiniti, Nissan, Lexus, and Toyota

12-22-2004, 11:20 AM
I admire innovation and for that reason I love the heritage that Ford has and what Henry Ford has done for the industry.

12-22-2004, 12:27 PM
Honda<p>I love my 97 Accord.<p>Its reliable as well as fun to drive. <p>Still seeing a lot of late 80s early 90s Accords(and Acuras) on the road.<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

12-22-2004, 01:00 PM
Mazda is doing some really neat cars... Of course, they need to work doubly hard on the next generation to keep it up.<p>I also like Nissans and Alfa Romeos, which means that I REALLY want to drive an ARNA. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

12-22-2004, 01:15 PM
Well, for simplicity, versatility, class leading technology, heritage, offroad ability, Design, etc, <B>Land Rover</B> tops my list.<p>Second place gues to <B>Subaru</B>, for making drivers vehicles that are not only good to drive, but have innovative technology, AWD, and they're simply fantastic.<p>Third, forth fifth respectively go to <B>Audi, Mitsubishi, Toyota</B> Just great cars. Finally, I also love <B>Kenworths</B>, thei're so cool <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> Yellow T2000 plz <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0">

12-22-2004, 01:49 PM
Im a big luxury car fan, German cars and japanese cars mostly.<br>Mercedes probably my favoriter becuase of the heritage, the beauty of the car and all the tech and little details that go into the car. I also like BMW and Audi but i prefer luxury over sport<p>Im also a big japanese car fan, ive grown up around them and probebly will continue the tradition. I was actually pursauding my parents to buy a Lexus over a Benz. Infinity/Nissan has to be my favorite japanese brand for their design and i like how they turned their company around

12-22-2004, 02:12 PM
Pontiac: raised on Pontiac<br>Ford; grandpa worked for Ford fore many years; we currently have an Explorer<br>Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep: I have a Ram 1500<br>Saab: sexy, sleek and stylish <br>Chevy: dunno but I have always liked Chevys; maybe it's cause I live by a Chevy dealer

12-22-2004, 02:48 PM
I like Mitsubishi, because I drive one (Lancer -91)<p>I also became interested about Ford when we bought Focus few years ago. I also like other Ford-owned brands like Volvo, Mazda and Jaguar.<p>and its nice to see the development of some brands like Kia, Hyundai and Daewoo (Chevy europe), and see how their quality and design is getting better and better.

12-22-2004, 02:50 PM
I love how in only 15 years Lexus worked its way up to #1 in sales in the U.S and how their direction of design is changing. I also love<br> All Nissans<br> All Toyotas<br> BMW- X5,Z4,3er and the old generation 5er,7er <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <br> All Mercedes<br>For some reason after 3 to 5 years every American car my Family has owned has turned out to be sh <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Except Buicks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br><i>Modified by Flagship GT at 2:01 PM 12/22/2004</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Flagship GT at 2:02 PM 12/22/2004</i>

12-22-2004, 04:34 PM
Not like I need to say, but Isuzu :)

12-23-2004, 03:50 AM
Mazda because of design, performance and because of RX-8<br>Renault because of design, high-technology and safety<br>BMW because of design, high-technology and performance<br>Porsche thx to Cayenne :)

12-23-2004, 09:51 AM
Volvo because of technological and design advances. Cars such as the new S40, S60R and older cars such as the 1974 efi 164E and 240 series. <p>Ford because of ground breaking cars such as the 1988-1991 Tarus and newer cars such as the Australian BA Falcons and the absolutely wonderful Mustang.<p>I love the 80s SAAB 900s, especially the 16 valved ones. New SAABs just make me want to cry. What are they thinking over a GM running such a great manufacturer into the ground with cars like the 9-7 and new 9-3? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> If it were not for GM I would have to say SAAB.

12-23-2004, 02:25 PM
I am a lover of Land Rover, and am proud to drive their past products, and also proud of what LR is cranking out today

12-23-2004, 03:18 PM
I'm a lover of Cars. No loyalties here. Any deserving model is fair game to me. That said, I definitely have a soft spot for small scale British marques.

BMW rulez
12-23-2004, 03:31 PM
I've always been with BMW and Lamborghini. Their designs are simply amazing IMO. Murcielago and the 7er are my favourites.

12-23-2004, 03:44 PM
Same as Santeno, I like all cars...<p>but I like mostly imports (AKA - non-US auto manufacturers)<p><br>FYI - When I am in New York, NY, I see more imports than domestic, but when I am in Rochester, NY, it's the other way around, although imports are climbing and getting closer <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

12-23-2004, 03:49 PM
i have a thing for the phantom as the ultimate luxury, rather the only true luxury vehicle (kudos to BMW for that)<br>i love american cars, especially caddies and lincolns, which though many qualify as crap, have that americanna look to them that screams power, luxury and smoothness<br>but above all i LOVE BMW <br>BMW has some of the greatest most daring most original and most provocative designs on the road<br>BMW has some of the finest engines on the road<br>they have the best handling characteristics this side of a formula 1 car<br>recently they have become more luxurious and more technologically advanced then most of their competitors and they are on par with a few<br>and above all BMW has the most powerful letter in the world: ///M <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>the greatest engines, the greatest CHassis, the greatest handling, Ferrari shaming characteristics for a fraction of the price<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0">

12-23-2004, 04:42 PM
I need a car that must be very, very beautiful <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> , it must have style <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> , must have CLASS <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> , Torque <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> , power <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> !!!!<br>And the only car that has all of this, is MERCEDES-BENZ!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>P.S.:Porsche is my favorite too <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
12-23-2004, 04:49 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm a lover of Cars. No loyalties here. Any deserving model is fair game to me. That said, I definitely have a soft spot for small scale British marques.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>so if i asked if you like sportsedans and Harley Davidson F-150 equally, you would say yes? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0">

12-23-2004, 05:10 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zwei Biere bitte</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I like BMW because of their driving dynamics and sometimes their designs. <p>Also like Saab because they are so unique, quirky, and Swedish! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/drink.gif" BORDER="0">

12-24-2004, 02:56 PM
now that I think about, I have many automotice loyalties. I guess I am like you. I can appreciate any make or model for what it's worth.

12-24-2004, 08:35 PM
In reality, I am a Mazda guy. I drive one now, and my next car will probably be the new 6 sport sedan. In my dreams, however, I would drive anything that hails from either Zuffenhausen, or Pfaffenhausen, and it has to be twin-turboed, period.

12-25-2004, 01:08 PM
Economical cars - Subaru for their flat-engine layouts and awesome AWD systems, while still keeping their cars relatively light comparatively<p>Sports Car(s) - C5 or newer Corvette, especially the Z06, for those of you that don't know this, I spent over 200hrs racing/training in corvettes at BragSmith Racing school in Nevada, so naturally, I am a huge vette fan<p>Exotic Cars - Lotus, they last true sports car that knows that lightness is the most important factor when designing a sports car, although I also like TVRs, especially the Lotus Exige and the TVR Tuscan S<p>As far as engine designs go, TOYOTA is/was years ahead of the competition in this department, although they could make their engines a little lighter

12-25-2004, 07:25 PM
Ford - cos to me Ford is like that huge big cheesecake with lots of fat! I saw the AU Falcon, loved it, saw the Focus, loved it, saw the Fiesta, and by 2002 i has seen the BA Falcon and i was hooked! Since then there has been no turning back, because im sure that Ford is the best motor company in the world, in all honesty thats what i belive.<p>Also love Beemers cos they look fantastic, and drive fantactic, and sound fantastic! Oh yeah, and anything to do with Ford, like Landrover, Mazda, (not lincolin or mercury) Aston!

12-26-2004, 07:00 AM
Hey Hornbag what about VOLVO?

12-27-2004, 08:08 PM
I'd have to say my loyalties are with VW. I like the designs, and even though they have some reliability issues, I still love the cars. Right now I am driving a 1999 Jetta, and Its the best car i've ever owned, besides my 1964 VW Beetle <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

12-27-2004, 10:42 PM
LEXUS b/c <p>it's reliability<br>it's smoothness<br>it's crispness<br>it's originality (it does not have one design scheme for all its cars)<br>it's design<br>it's performance (in most cars)<br>it's top of the line technology<br>it's reasonable price, relative to competition<p><br>I also like Toyota and Scion<br>

12-27-2004, 11:16 PM
I hate all cars. I hate anything on wheels. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0">

12-28-2004, 08:44 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I hate all cars. I hate anything on wheels. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>So what kind of donkeys do you like? Brown ones are nice.

03-11-2005, 06:43 AM
I feel great loyalties for:<p>Volkswagen / I've owned 2 Corrados, New Beetle, Jetta GLi, GTi, two old Beetles, and a Rabbit. The Rabbit is the only one I still have. It has a bazillion miles on it and is worth at most $200. It fires right up, is set up for autocrossing, and is the most honestly fun car I have ever owned despite not being the fastest.<p>Jeep / I had a Cherokee that I put lots and lots of miles on and when it blew it's electronic brains after 12 years and 250,000 miles I decided not to ante up for the $1800 part. If I were to buy an SUV I'd consider Jeep most even though their styling at the moment is odd.<p>Hyundai / Total surprise to me. When my Jeep died a friend of mine who owns the local VW / Porsche / Hyundai dealer said he would give me a trade in value of $3500 for the Jeep so I went looking. Hyundai had 0% financing and a 10 year 100,000 mile warranty. I looked at an XG300 and loved the price but assumed it would be a bad drive. I test drove it and was stunned by how smooth it was. I figured that if it was junk then it had a warranty and if it was reliable then I was getting a steal. After 4 years of unpampered service, the car is dead reliable. Fit and finish is better than any of the Volkswagens I've owned.<p>Honda / Jury still out. My wife insisted that we buy an Element because she had had Hondas before we got married and they were wonderful. I have honestly never had a dealer experience as bad as with the Honda. Sales and service are rude and anti-customer. Thankfully the Element is semi reliable. It belched a clutch at 6,000 miles and my wife and I have always driven cars with manual trannies.<br>

03-11-2005, 07:09 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>So what kind of donkeys do you like? Brown ones are nice.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I prefer the striped or spotted ones, they go faster! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/images/smilies/sponge.gif" BORDER="0">