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Old 12-03-2013, 03:27 PM   #171 (permalink)
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:40 PM   #172 (permalink)
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The study refers to Luxury cars in general, and even points out that Prius drivers are behaving likewise because their car is seen as a status symbol in NorCal.
I used to think the Prius could be seen as a status symbol only in a failed country like mine, altough many of their owners in a worldwide basis act like they consider themselves kinda like a superior race
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:09 PM   #173 (permalink)
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:35 AM   #174 (permalink)
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In the 80s that was deemed hi-tech, and in spite of looking old it's still not bad.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:59 AM   #175 (permalink)
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Stop right here!

The study refers to Luxury cars in general, and even points out that Prius drivers are behaving likewise because their car is seen as a status symbol in NorCal.

Nothing in there to single out BMWs except a Google search snippet, which yields likewise results if you fill in Lexus or you-know-what.
*cough*
The conclusion: The biggest ragers were men, age 35-50, with blue BMWs.

Now we're drifting farther.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:14 PM   #176 (permalink)
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The article covered a "study" and a "survey"; the study only looked at car type (in levels of "niceness", and subjectively at that) not model and the survey (being self-selective) couldn't be considered definitive.

Drifting back on track (haha)

Datsun 510 & 240Z:


It was cool that the Datsun pickup shared the same engine as the 510 and therefore could use all the same racing parts:


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Old 12-04-2013, 03:50 PM   #177 (permalink)
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Drifting back on track (haha)
I was hoping somneone would do that.

Datsun parts in the 906?
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:53 PM   #178 (permalink)
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Those old Datsun/Nissan trucks are nice too.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:35 PM   #179 (permalink)
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Datsun parts in the 906?
Ha ha ... no.

But along with the Datsuns I also enjoy all manner of boxer-engined vehicles, including many flavors of VW (Beetle, K-G, Kombi, Microbus), Porsche (356, early 911), Subaru (WRC Impreza, Legacy GT Wagon such as I have), and BMW (R-series 'bikes).

Along with the Porsche 917 mentioned previously by RiderOfBikes, I also particularly like the "street-legal" sports cars that Porsche created such as the 906 I posted above and the 904:


Happily saw a 904 "in real life" on public streets on its way to the Laguna Seca track... tiny little thing, but it has some really nice lines.
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The later L20B truck engine was a mean swap into a 510. I always wanted to put a turboed L20B into a Z car. All the powertrain parts are interchangeable.

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