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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:01 pm    Post subject: Exotic Car Sighting Reply with quote

Last weekend a Porsche 959 in the backroads of Bedford, NY. Didn't realize they federalized them and this one looked like the real McCoy - not a replicate.
Then: '79 Plymouth Horizon, '88 VW Fox Wagon, '92 VW Jetta GL (DW), '96 VW Golf GL (DW), '97 Jetta GLX - Green, '03 MPV ES - Blue Mica (DW)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Exotic Car Sighting Reply with quote

Bill Gates, Paul Allen and Jerry Seinfeld all bought one of these, and were 'allowed' to have them here in the US, prior to the so-called "Show and Display" law which allows 'vehicles of interest' to be allowed to be imported, in very small numbers, for very limited use on the roads.

How sure are you that it's not a replica? There are many 959 replicas out there, is all I'm saying.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Exotic Car Sighting Reply with quote

Tough question to answer J/D. A lot of the replicas were built on 911 platform....heck even the Fiero platform when they first came out. Considering the only other 959 I saw in person was in Europe and that was a while ago, few things keyed me off: ground clearance and overall height (its surprisingly low to the ground); the wheels/rims (they're not souped up big fat wheels but they're pretty pricey from what I understand); the location of the air intake on the rear cowling (few kits get it right).

So really subjective - I could be wrong. btw, there are folks in the sighting 'hood who can easily afford this. A number of them have "collections". Ralph Lauren being one of them.....

(btw, I was in the MPV with this sighting [hehe....])

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:35 am    Post subject: Re: Exotic Car Sighting Reply with quote

anyone catch a "smart" on the road

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:21 am    Post subject: Re: Exotic Car Sighting Reply with quote

novalight wrote:
anyone catch a "smart" on the road

Smart = Sardine Can


I've acutally seen a few locally.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:30 am    Post subject: Re: Exotic Car Sighting Reply with quote

2003MPV-LX wrote:
novalight wrote:
anyone catch a "smart" on the road

Smart = Sardine Can


I've acutally seen a few locally.

Its a pity the ForFour and Couple didn't make it to the States. These probably would've done better here. 3 cylinder engine *and* premium fuel required for the existing ForTwo, plus the relatively high price, can be a killer.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Exotic Car Sighting Reply with quote

2003MPV-LX wrote:
novalight wrote:
anyone catch a "smart" on the road

Smart = Sardine Can


I've acutally seen a few locally.


Same here. More than I expected, actually.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:35 am    Post subject: Re: Exotic Car Sighting Reply with quote

novalight wrote:
anyone catch a "smart" on the road

Smart = Sardine Can


I'm surprised by how many of those that I do see. There are a few in my neighborhood fo sho.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Exotic Car Sighting Reply with quote

Saw one this evening as we were leaving DS's piano lesson. He quickly commented, "You could fold it up and put it on the back of your bicycle when you ride around town!"
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:51 am    Post subject: Re: Exotic Car Sighting Reply with quote

have you seen the "diablio" smart on youtube? some idiot got the great idea to drop in a JDM motor (either bike or car) and races the thing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:17 am    Post subject: Re: Exotic Car Sighting Reply with quote

Brabus has its version of souped up Smarts - including the ForTwo.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Exotic Car Sighting Reply with quote

novalight wrote:
have you seen the "diablio" smart on youtube? some idiot got the great idea to drop in a JDM motor (either bike or car) and races the thing


IDK if it's the same one I saw but I saw on Youtube a Smart with a Hyabusa Turbo motor in it.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Exotic Car Sighting Reply with quote

That would be the one
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: Exotic Car Sighting Reply with quote

Those are cool. If you want some other entertainment, search 'gixxer kart' or 'gixxer kart vs' on youtube!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Exotic Car Sighting Reply with quote

Yesterday, driving home, I came up to a small, unknown car on the freeway. I first saw the "Carol" badge, then the driver on the right side. It was an old ('80s-early '90s) JDM Nissan Carol !
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