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  1. rob#1

    rob#1 Dec 22, 2018

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    So is this the Grandfather of the Legend?
    Or the original Legend?
    My fave car when I was growing up, this example of the 3.0 CSL lightweight E9 is currently for sale at 150,000 Euro. If only...
     
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  2. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Dec 22, 2018

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    I started working for BMW in 1971. It's difficult today to adequately express how exciting cars like the CSL, 2002tii and 3.0Si were to drive, both in the context of the times and also in absolute terms. I've driven quite a few BMWs since I moved on to Alfa Romeo in '79, and, generally, I've respected them for their quality and capabilities, but they have not thrilled me and they have none of the road presence that 'your' CSL displays, so resplendent in Taiga, despite its wonky bumper! (A CSL looks rather fine in Inka too . . . and Golf, and Polaris and Chamonix and . . .)
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  3. Hijak

    Hijak Dec 22, 2018

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    Damn, That’s a nice Mustang!!! I second the request for an engine shot.::love::
     
  4. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Dec 22, 2018

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  5. akshayluc420

    akshayluc420 Dec 22, 2018

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    Hey! Apologies, didn't see your post till today. I bought it after cross-shopping and test driving 2018 versions of the S5, M440i xdrive, C43 AMG 4matic, Golf R, IS350AWD, Q50&60 Redsport etc...I' sure you can see a pattern there.

    At the end, the Stinger just ticked all the right boxes for me. Do the Germans make a more refined vehicle? Yes....but when similarly spec'd not CAD 20k more worth to me, and that is not even considering taxes, maintenance costs etc. The Stinger makes me smile, and doesn't burn a hole in my wallet. It doesn't feel or drive like the usual Kia at all; and for context I've owned (among others) a '01 LR Disco II, '01 X5, '15 Kia Forte Koup and driven a few nice cars during my work trips across Europe, Africa, The Middle East and Singapore.

    I say take it for a test-drive when you're bored, I hope you'll be pleasantly surprised, as most of my friends did after they drove mine!
     
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  6. 1972Steve

    1972Steve Dec 22, 2018

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  7. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Dec 26, 2018

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    Damn!
     
  8. six-barrel

    six-barrel Dec 26, 2018

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  9. akshayluc420

    akshayluc420 Dec 26, 2018

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    A lil Christmas trip to Mainitoulin island, woke up to snow

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  10. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Dec 26, 2018

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    Caution thread drift ;)
    Any of you guys in to the snow foam ? personally new to it and enjoying great results.

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  11. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Dec 26, 2018

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    I see it all the time but what is so good about it?
     
  12. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Dec 26, 2018

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    Little effort required and the muck just drops off without any rubbing and hazing of the paintwork.
     
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  13. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Dec 27, 2018

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    Cruisin' with the Son In Law and Grandkids on Christmas Eve.

    I'm in the rumble seat of the 1936 Plymouth

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    Grand daughter looks peeved coz we had to hop back in for another shot :D.

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  14. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Dec 28, 2018

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    On the street today, and just after Christmas: Bah (humbug) - I'm not usually too keen on Rileys, but . . .
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  15. stogie530

    stogie530 Dec 29, 2018

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    Spent the day with my baby

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  16. Flatfoot

    Flatfoot Dec 29, 2018

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    Here's my winged wonder... I bought a fully stripped "project" 3.0 CS and tweaked it into a CS/CSL "hotrod", running a 3.5 liter euro L Block motor with triple Weber DCOE's, dogleg 5 speed and other goodies.
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  17. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Dec 29, 2018

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    Are you up for adopting?

    Sweet!!!
     
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  18. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Dec 29, 2018

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    Mmmmm nice!

    And not worth crazy money, so you can enjoy it, which clearly you are.
     
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  19. beach bum

    beach bum Dec 30, 2018

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    I bet it sounds epic. Good on you.
     
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  20. Flatfoot

    Flatfoot Dec 30, 2018

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    Thanks for the kind comments, gents.