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Title: my new ride!
Post by: aowhaus on November 13, 2007, 09:52:59 PM
I got a surprise call this morning from my dealer, my car has arrived -- more than 2 weeks earlier than the estimated ship date.
Unfortunately I am way too busy at work to pick it up until the weekend which is fine since there's a bunch of stuff the dealership has to install.

I still have my Passat, which after a lot of work of returning much of it back to stock it doesn't really look that much different than before.  I already have at least 3 solid buyers in line to buy it from my posting on Craig's List.
(http://www.alanowong.com/frontq01.jpg)
(http://www.alanowong.com/rearq01.jpg)

So let the guessing begin! (Jon and Andrew: you probably already know so you will have to be excluded)
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: redline on November 13, 2007, 10:02:57 PM
Alan, I love your Passat, I couldn't imagine what you could get that would be better than that.

But I guess you got an S4 or an A5?
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 13, 2007, 10:11:42 PM
BMW 335
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: Spicoli on November 13, 2007, 10:12:19 PM
Here is my best guess.  I took what I knew of Alan, will all his style and came up with only one logical vehicle....

























(http://cache.jalopnik.com/cars/assets/resources/2007/01/Dodge-Caravan-Top.jpg)
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 14, 2007, 10:58:43 AM
My guess:
(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2006/07/3889_2.jpg)

I'm they still have to get the curb feelers and moped rack on the back, right?
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: jayryan on November 14, 2007, 11:19:52 AM
I want my click back. :P
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: Colorado_Baja on November 14, 2007, 11:30:00 AM
X2
I wanted some action!
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: aowhaus on November 14, 2007, 11:53:47 AM
no correct guesses yet.
Thought the Chrysler Minivan is getting closer (just to confuse you all)!
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 14, 2007, 11:55:09 AM
C300
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 14, 2007, 11:55:24 AM
R350
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: 03Indigo on November 14, 2007, 12:05:37 PM
I wish I could remember what Alan told me, but I do remember that it had a bolt pattern of 5x112....I think I remember that right ;)
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: ianacole on November 14, 2007, 12:18:13 PM
New R32?
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 14, 2007, 12:26:28 PM
Well Mercedes uses 5x112 IIRC, and they used to be with Chrysler (thank God they separated).

Maybe a CLK or SLK? I recall something about maybe wanting a coupe?
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 14, 2007, 12:27:00 PM
Oh and if you did get a C300 I can't tell Renee because that's what she really wants!
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: gragravar on November 14, 2007, 06:08:53 PM
c63?

 :D :D :D :D :D

(http://www.zcars.com.au/images/mercedes-c63-amg1.jpg)
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: aowhaus on November 14, 2007, 09:20:29 PM
Well Mercedes uses 5x112 IIRC, and they used to be with Chrysler (thank God they separated).

Maybe a CLK or SLK? I recall something about maybe wanting a coupe?

Ding! Ding! Ding! WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

My new car is a C300 Sport 4matic (fully equipped except for Nav).
I was originally was looking at a 328xi coupe at Murray Motors when they had the new C just off the truck.  I know it isn't a coupe, but the interior was much nicer than the 3-series, the exterior of the Sport model had a nice aggressive look to it with hints of the S-class (which I love), and the engine preformance was pretty much equal to the 3-series.  Quality is a huge leap for Mercedes and everything about it feels right.
There were a lot of great reviews in European magazines and websites and many think it is actually better than the 3-series.  Also there are a ton of Bimmers in my garage so I wanted something a little different.

The C63 is definately really hot and insanely powerful and fast, it's nice to know the C has a worthy AMG model -- and maybe some mods I could retrofit later.

I already have some mods planned, but it won't be as extensive as my Passat.  I'll have some pics after I get it.
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 14, 2007, 09:22:39 PM
Alan that is a great choice!
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: gragravar on November 14, 2007, 09:29:32 PM
nice choice!  I cant wait to see it.
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: Noob_Shum on November 14, 2007, 10:25:56 PM
SWEEET!!  Can't wait to see it :)  I think the new C class with the Sport trim looks great!

Jonathan
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 15, 2007, 07:40:42 AM
I love the C class.  Some of the hottest Mercs, I think.  Does Lorinser make anything for the C class?
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: jayryan on November 15, 2007, 08:12:27 AM
HOT!
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Post by: 34k on November 15, 2007, 09:31:25 AM
Now Yuki can barf all over extra nice leather. Congrats Alan!
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: 03Indigo on November 15, 2007, 11:32:16 AM
I think you should have gotten a CLK63 AMG  Black series.  I want one REAL bad!!!

(http://images.motortrend.com/auto_shows/coverage/new_york/112_2007_new_york_auto_show_01s+2008_mercedes_benz_CLK_63_AMG_black_series+front_three_quarter_view.jpg)
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: 03Indigo on November 15, 2007, 11:36:11 AM
but the c300 sport is still a GREAT car.  Love the interiors of MB.

just for reference, here is the c300

(http://www.thetorquereport.com/2008_mercedes_benz_c_class_us_10-thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 15, 2007, 12:07:33 PM
The C300 Sport is the car Renee wants to get when we get rid of the Passat. It's nice to see quality going back into Mercedes.

A couple weeks ago I was watching a video review of the new C300, the best line went something to the effect of:

"The C class used to say I can't afford an E class, not anymore."
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: aowhaus on November 25, 2007, 10:13:01 PM
here are a few pics I took tonight:
(http://www.alanowong.com/w204garagefront2.jpg)
(http://www.alanowong.com/w204garagerq1.jpg)
(http://www.alanowong.com/w204interior.jpg)

Luckily the wheels has the same bolt pattern so I could still use my BBS and CSL wheels.  I'll probably put my snow tires on next weekend.
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: Noob_Shum on November 25, 2007, 11:19:19 PM
Wow, Looks VERY nice Alan!!  Congrats :)

Jonathan
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: 03Indigo on November 26, 2007, 09:53:01 AM
great looking car Alan!!!!!
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 26, 2007, 01:05:31 PM
That's an awesome car, Alan, nice choice!
Title: Re: my new ride!
Post by: Eric18T on November 26, 2007, 05:09:38 PM
nice choice alan.. :)