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      02-16-2007, 05:48 PM   #89
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has all that studying got into your brain chilli? you seem like you gone loco!

anyway, was driving on the M1 next to a black gt3... so freaking hot, he had a smirk on his face when i snapped a pic
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came back to my car last night after dinner and this was parked next to me



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^hey guys.. lol.. M3_GTR from e46fanatics.com.. lol...

btw chem0 your in a mercedes when you took that picture lol
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hehe that's quite funny for a spotted!
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there are cars with m badges here in sydney too...

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^hey guys.. lol.. M3_GTR from e46fanatics.com.. lol...

btw chem0 your in a mercedes when you took that picture lol
err... i know im in a mercedes when i took the picture.....
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i hate that, when they put fake badges, i debadged, but never put a fake bade, you'd be a idiot..
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i hate that, when they put fake badges, i debadged, but never put a fake bade, you'd be a idiot..
traitor my ass... bmw is the poor man's merc, period.
so best of both worlds for us.
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traitor my ass... bmw is the poor man's merc, period.
whoawhoa... hold your horses. :mad:

i believe a few people would disagree with that. me being the first
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yup, i agree with you dave... different cars all together, so i couldn't compare them
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BMWs Mercedes' are totally different cars, and i say that not meaning to slag either of them off...

firstly, i believe BMWs are more sport oriented, and Mercedes' more luxury oriented - most BMWs come in manual guise, mercedes dont - i think that says a lot in itself.

BMWs pride themselves on hi-tech, lightweight engines - straight sixes to deliver smothness, power, and a lovely note. Mercedes are happy with low-tech (they still use a single cam in some of their engines) crude and harsh engines, and supercharge the crap out of anything to gain power - not the most elegant engineering.

Mercedes (or AMG rather) seem to have the belief that bigger is better - shoehorn a massive engine into anything to make it go faster - ie c55? wtf? a 5+ litre engine in a small sedan... that is freakin stupid. slk 55? ditto. sure they go fast... but is it really all about that?

Don't get me wrong, Mercedes have lovely interiors - nice leather/wood... beautifully put together and finished... and i'm sure there as safe as fort knox.

but I think i've made my point clear that bmws and mercedes are different enough car brands to appeal to different people. neither being better than the other - their primary focus, i think, is totally different.

calling a bmw a 'poor man's merc' is ultimately, an ill-informed statement with no substance behind it.
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      02-19-2007, 12:17 AM   #101
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i see that we've slightly skewed off topic once again...!
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LOL this is a debate that has gone on since the dawn of time.

IM_Dave, the Aus market is a very different one to the European market - even the BMW range here is small, with so many models and options missing! I don't think the whole range is oriented at people wanting a sporty car although they are percieved as being for a younger market...It's almost like they market them like this here:

1 series: For those who want the badge but can't afford a 3 series

3 series: The bulk of BMW drivers made up of people from all walks of life...

5: series: Bought by well-healed executives who want to show off their wealth and couldn't care less about the ethos of spirited driving (they only come in auto btw)

6 series: bought as Christmas/birthday gifts for CEO's wifes

7 series: bought by the CEO for himself



I also have to say that I don't see there being much wrong with stuffing a big engine in a small car. AMG make some fantastic cars - Brabus make even better ones - they're all pointless but car ownership isn't all about rationalism.
 
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this thread is messed up now...

back to car spotting...

spotted one hot vert in my driveway this arvo
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this thread is messed up now...

back to car spotting...
Yes please stick with the topic...

today I spotted a white Toyota Hiace
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      02-19-2007, 12:42 AM   #106
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haha sorted with a new post.

saw a holden astra in my parking lot. o wait. 2... nono, 3...!
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Yes please stick with the topic...

today I spotted a white Toyota Hiace
no way!! ok i can't beat a hiace

but i have lately seen ALOT of hotted up e36s showin the e36 love people
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Spotted - a Mystic Blue E46 BMW 318i, debadged with a sports pack!

 
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Mercedes (or AMG rather) seem to have the belief that bigger is better - shoehorn a massive engine into anything to make it go faster - ie c55? wtf? a 5+ litre engine in a small sedan... that is freakin stupid. slk 55? ditto. sure they go fast... but is it really all about that?
Nothing wrong with bigger is better, it certainly isnt stupit.
Its more "hi-tech" then what bmw's "hi-tech" is.
Its really all about that, because its AMG. They are built for 1 purpose...

luxourious speed.
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Its more "hi-tech" then what bmw's "hi-tech" is.
please explain?

and post in the new thread.
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