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...But again, those tuning efforts are not all successful ...
I would say: But again, those tuning efforts are not usually a good idea :D

And speaking about ugly cars:

Dodge Polara Royal Monaco (I think this is the model used in the Blues Brothers movie)
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Useless car for me - I can't get out of one with the hood up! Gravity can get me down and in but I have to roll out sideways to exit it. Can manage an MX-5 with some (OK, a teeny weeny bit!) dignity but not an Elise/Exige! Is that one of the V6s?
 

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VW getting ideas above their station!
 

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Not sure it ever has been! Even back in the '20s it was leaping from financial crisis to financial crisis. Only really survived the RR years due to "badge engineering".
 

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Always liked the idea of an LM 002 but never even seen one in the flesh.

The new Urus looks a bit like its cousin - the Cayenne but I suppose that any vaguely aerodynamic SUV will have certain characteristics in its shape.
 
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Always liked the idea of an LM 002 but never even seen one in the flesh.

The new Urus looks a bit like its cousin - the Cayenne but I suppose that any vaguely aerodynamic SUV will have certain characteristics in its shape.
Hi, I do not like the Urus-type SUVs very much. It is more like a SUV-coupe, so when will we see two-seater SUVs?

For me, proper SUVs are the Range Rover, Toyota Land-Cruiser, Mercedes GLS or G ... ---

In front of my favourite restaurant in Wiesbaden, the Orangerie:


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Bentley and Lambo compared:


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That and the i8 are the only 2 Bimmers I'd have on my drive (other than proper vintage ones!)
 
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That and the i8 are the only 2 Bimmers I'd have on my drive (other than proper vintage ones!)
I'd absolutely have some Alpina goodness or an E39/E46 M3, but they're perhaps moving towards vintage too these days.

My 130i is likely going soon. Shame really as I bloody love that engine.
 

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The only thing I don't like about the M1 is the way the front bumper always looks like it's not mounted correctly.
 

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I now can't unsee this

Sorry! :p

Luckily, they're rare enough for it not to bug you too often. TBH, I think I've only seen one once and that was on display at a race meeting!
 
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... TBH, I think I've only seen one once and that was on display at a race meeting!
Hi, they are rare, even in Germany. But only few were made. Maybe they do not take part in rallyes because parts and support can be a problem,
and the practicality (seats and ventilation/ac) is not so great ... ---

An M3 in the park :


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And in the rain:


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How far is BMW from its biginnings...



And not only about the cars, but from starting manufacturing cars under a British license, the Austin 7:



I would like to have a Dixi in my garage too (y)
 
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Hi, a DAF, with an innovative automatic gearbox - in the 70s. In Germany, it was seen as "a car for old ladies".

So, it was not successful in the marketplace:


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"Gearbox"? You mean 2 expanding/contracting pulleys and rubber belt(s) :)
 

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Dad used to call the Dafs "rubber band" driven. I wonder if you can still get spare belts for them.
 
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