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      09-21-2009, 07:23 PM   #45
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I'll be realistic, 7.2 GT3 in Meteor Grey or this color, which I believe to be Cobalt Blue
Unless it's special ordered, Cobalt Blue has been retired and replaced with Aqua Blue Metallic
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Unless it's special ordered, Cobalt Blue has been retired and replaced with Aqua Blue Metallic
Then that's it, couldn't remember when I originally posted
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While it is an exotic, the Aston Martin DBS could be driven daily in warm climates. I've driven Astons and they would suffice, although there are clearly more comfortable daily drivers.
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I wouldnt want my daily driver too flashy where i would worry parking it. I also need 4 doors for work. Being comfy would be nice.

So i would just "settle" for the new Benz S65 AMG.

twin-turbo 6.0L V12
612 hp
738 lb-ft



Yea I know, im boring at this game.
Ok fine just give me a Ferrari 612
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I wouldnt want my daily driver too flashy where i would worry parking it. I also need 4 doors for work. Being comfy would be nice.

So i would just "settle" for the new Benz S65 AMG.

twin-turbo 6.0L V12
612 hp
738 lb-ft



Yea I know, im boring at this game.
Ok fine just give me a Ferrari 612

Nice choice!!
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Nice choice!!
Yea for a daily driver IŽd have to agree with that.
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im not sure anyone here understands the thread, including the OP. he wants a daily driver alternative to his M3... a scuderia, a LP670-4-SV?? really??? a CCX-R OKKAAAYYYY

i'll take a mini cooper, or a 370z. cheap, small, and quick.
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im not sure anyone here understands the thread, including the OP. he wants a daily driver alternative to his M3... a scuderia, a LP670-4-SV?? really??? a CCX-R OKKAAAYYYY

i'll take a mini cooper, or a 370z. cheap, small, and quick.
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I would probably consider the v12 vantage...it's got a grizzly engine in a small package.
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E63, CL63, or Cayenne TTS..On the AMG's- Comfy, crazy fast, great ergonomics, 7th gear makes for true attainable 20mpg on highway (my brother has one) and benz luxury. I have a 100+ mile commute to work. All those that are saying lp560-4's, aston martin dbs's probably have 50 mile commutes or less. There is no way I could live in a car like that for 100+ mile daily drives.

Hm.. Well if the 599GTB is comfy, I wouldn't mind DD'ing that GT Ferrari.
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E63, CL63, or Cayenne TTS..On the AMG's- Comfy, crazy fast, great ergonomics, 7th gear makes for true attainable 20mpg on highway (my brother has one) and benz luxury. I have a 100+ mile commute to work. All those that are saying lp560-4's, aston martin dbs's probably have 50 mile commutes or less. There is no way I could live in a car like that for 100+ mile daily drives.
fwiw, with cruise control or a really steady foot I can get 22-24 mpg in mine. If you drive in C mode and act like a good boy you can actually get 17 mpg in mixed city/freeway. Drive like you stole it and it's about 10 mpg. A great daily driver, imho.

Most people on the road think it's just a basic E Class, like most people think the M3 is just a basic 3 series BMW. Until you go WOT....
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im not sure anyone here understands the thread, including the OP. he wants a daily driver alternative to his M3... a scuderia, a LP670-4-SV?? really??? a CCX-R OKKAAAYYYY

i'll take a mini cooper, or a 370z. cheap, small, and quick.
I certainly understand the post, but agree that some people went overboard with their picks. My pick, the DBS, could be driven as my daily driver (primary car). I had a Corvette as my daily driver and I cannot see how much worse the DBS would be than a Corvette or a Porsche. Aston Martin's are touring exotics, not 1 inch off of the groud Italian supercars. They even mention on Top Gear that it is every day livable. I agree that it would not be the most practical daily driver, but considering my lifestyle, it would work for me. My wife has an SUV and could easily do the errands that I couldn't do. We are talking about a daily driver, not a train station car.

As far as parking the car, I wouldn't be any more anal than I am with my M3. I am as anal as it gets now, so it would not change much, other than maybe giving the valet or parking lot guard a $50 instead of a $20 to put it up front and watch it.
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fwiw, with cruise control or a really steady foot I can get 22-24 mpg in mine. If you drive in C mode and act like a good boy you can actually get 17 mpg in mixed city/freeway. Drive like you stole it and it's about 10 mpg. A great daily driver, imho.

Most people on the road think it's just a basic E Class, like most people think the M3 is just a basic 3 series BMW. Until you go WOT....
22-24 huh? Jeez my brother must be going WOT right before he gets home. There's a nice 1/4 mile a street before our house.

I'm with you on the discreetness. I know its why my brother got the E and why I'm looking at the C63/M3. My 997, although its not a turbo, turns heads and I can really care less about the attention. I actually don't like it. So lately I've been looking at the C/M.

Sticky- Your E63/ 993 combo is probably my ideal garage. I'd probably have a G-Wag or a CTTS for the winter days but as of right now, my 997/FJ is what I can afford. One day . Nice rides.
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well I'm glad nobody else choose my car but the ultimate daily driver for me is the CGT, nothing else comes closer to the sound of that car (ok ok, maybe Zonda F, but nothing else is even close) but if I wanted to be more realistic, I would say M5. Nothing beats a v10 engine with straight pipes, NOTHING
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well I'm glad nobody else choose my car but the ultimate daily driver for me is the CGT, nothing else comes closer to the sound of that car (ok ok, maybe Zonda F, but nothing else is even close) but if I wanted to be more realistic, I would say M5. Nothing beats a v10 engine with straight pipes, NOTHING
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