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1970 Plymouth Cuda AAR
2003 Ford Mustang Cobra
1968 Dodge Hemi Dart
2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10
1992 Jaguar XJ220
2006 BMW M6
1995 Toyota Supra
2005 Honda S2000
2002 Hummer H1
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Which model would you pick if you won?

Old 09-18-2006, 06:24 PM
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Default Which model would you pick if you won?

So, I have picked this group with the following groups to hope to fill...

Past American Muscle, low priced
Modern American Performance, low priced
Past American Muscle, high priced
Modern American Performance, high priced
European performance, High priced
European luxo-performance, high priced
Japanese Performance, high priced
Japanese Performance, low priced
Rugged, Low performance SUV
Sporty, High performance suv

The first, the AAR Cuda. With only a 340 cubic inch small block, this car was made specifically for road racing, but would pack a mean punch, outrunning many big block cars, in a straight line. We will assume a price of 50,000 USD

the second...a reasonably priced supercharged american car, 35,000 USD.

The third, the hemi dart, which was (i believe) limited to 50 production units, but this 12.5 to 1 compression 426 hemi car, which featured no street items like a heater or back seat, was realistically making around 550hp, and was capable to 10s in stock form. this is one of the most rare cars from the muscle car era, and stock for stock it would make short work of fabled cars like the COPO cars. I have seen one of these go for almost a million dollars, but for this discussion, we will use 500,000 USD.

The fourth, one of the premier high performance cars made in the world...but made on US soil. The viper comes with 505hp to back up its 90,000 price tag.

The fifth, the XJ220, which was well ahead of its time, using a 3.5L V6 to make its 500hp ...but it was rare, especially considering its price of almost 100,000 USD.

The sixth, one of the, if not THE best performance luxury coupes made in the world...the BMW M6. Packed with a 500hp engine, this carbon fiber clad coupe combines every bit of Bimmer luxury with decades of performance experience. The Price, 93,000 USD

The seventh, the MKIV Supra, which is considered to be one of the true japanese muscle cars. Packed with a 3.0L inline 6, this car has massive potential, but even in stock form, the TT Supra is as powerful as many much newer american muscle cars. Price-50,000 USD

The eighth, the Honda S2000. Although this car comes with only 240 horsepower, the near perfect weight distribution makes this an incredible car for handling, and its no slouch in a straight line either. Price=35,000 USD

The ninth, the 2002 Hummer H1. One of the most capable SUVs, many wish that they could afford to use this 150,000 truck as an off road beater.

The tenth, the 2006 LS2 Packed Chevy Trailblazer. While this SUV might not have alot of SUV capabilities, it does have sports car abilties, like a stock mid 13 second quarter mile. Price=40,000 USD

now the have to pay the taxes on the car that you pick. you have to daily drive this car for one full year, approx. 50 miles a day, so around 18000 miles in that year. you may modify the vehicle, but you can only spend 1000 USD on non-preventative items. Keep in mind how much money this vehicle would leave you to live on...
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I'd go with the Cuda AAR because of the personal value of the car. The expense of maintenance on this car would probably be the lowest of the cars I would actually want. It would probably be the most comfortable. I would take the Cuda over the Dart because the Cuda is a pony car whereas the Dart isn't quite as cool looking, but still fast.

The Viper would be my second choice. The thought of owning a hot American supercar with 510hp is a sweet idea.

The Dart would come next its very fast and worth a lot.

The XJ220 would come next for its exotic looks and speed.

Then the BMW M6 would come next for the luxurious ride and style.

I guess I would take the Trailblazer next because it is fast and would be nice to have 4wd in the area where I'm at.

After that I really don't care too much.

I guess I would take the H1 for the resale value.

Then the Supra for the fact that it is at least faster than the S2000.

The last would be the S2000. It does nothing for me.

I would rather have a Grand Cherokee SRT-8 due to the fact that it is faster and I like Grand Cherokees better anyways.

I would rather have a 3000GT over a Supra because I think it looks a lot better and it is just about as fast.

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I picked the Cuda. First of all, I am not an SUV person. Second, because you mentioned the taxes and all that crap, I don't want to pay a tax on 100 K car. The other 2 possible cars, The Honda, too small of a car for me. After being pummeled in the Neon, I prefer a larger vehicle. Plus i love the sound of a rumbling V8. The 03 Mustang Cobra, well, I never liked the styling of the mustang until 05+ models, and of course the ones built in the 60's.

ANd I prefer road racing than drag. I love the feeling of hitting a corner, downshifting, and speeding out.
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