Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20


4808 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1325

Trusted

  Reply # 1377455 31-Aug-2015 22:59
Send private message

blakamin:
Geektastic:
blakamin:
Geektastic:
blakamin: A couple of cars I used to own...


My old Merc (VW belonged to another guy)




I recall my father having a Merc with those upright lights. Quite a distinctive look, I think.


It was the car that made me love euros... Way ahead of its time (compared to the US and Aussie-built cars) considering it was 1971, 4 wheel discs, independant suspension, 5 speed... 


If you want a real classic 'modern' Merc, try and find a RHD 450 SEL 6.9.

Dad had one and yes, the 6.9 is the engine size in litres (V8). Late 70's/early 80's I think that was. Had pneumatic suspension as well. Went like s**t off a shovel!


Got a 95 740iL, why would I want a merc? tongue-out


You should have got the L7 that went up a few months back








9064 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2636

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1377456 31-Aug-2015 23:04
Send private message

blakamin:
Geektastic:
blakamin:
Geektastic:
blakamin: A couple of cars I used to own...


My old Merc (VW belonged to another guy)




I recall my father having a Merc with those upright lights. Quite a distinctive look, I think.


It was the car that made me love euros... Way ahead of its time (compared to the US and Aussie-built cars) considering it was 1971, 4 wheel discs, independant suspension, 5 speed... 


If you want a real classic 'modern' Merc, try and find a RHD 450 SEL 6.9.

Dad had one and yes, the 6.9 is the engine size in litres (V8). Late 70's/early 80's I think that was. Had pneumatic suspension as well. Went like s**t off a shovel!


Got a 95 740iL, why would I want a merc? tongue-out


Because you want to trade up in life?

I had a 740; I found it a bit sterile to drive and begging for intercontinental motorway trips I could not make in NZ! It really seemed like a car for throwing the cases in and blatting down to the Riviera for a long weekend, not lumbering over the Rimutakas...! An iL of course requires the chauffeur and the armour plating...!

The massage seats were nice though.





 
 
 
 


9064 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2636

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1377458 31-Aug-2015 23:07
Send private message

TimA:
blakamin:
Geektastic:
blakamin:
Geektastic:
blakamin: A couple of cars I used to own...


My old Merc (VW belonged to another guy)




I recall my father having a Merc with those upright lights. Quite a distinctive look, I think.


It was the car that made me love euros... Way ahead of its time (compared to the US and Aussie-built cars) considering it was 1971, 4 wheel discs, independant suspension, 5 speed... 


If you want a real classic 'modern' Merc, try and find a RHD 450 SEL 6.9.

Dad had one and yes, the 6.9 is the engine size in litres (V8). Late 70's/early 80's I think that was. Had pneumatic suspension as well. Went like s**t off a shovel!


Got a 95 740iL, why would I want a merc? tongue-out


You should have got the L7 that went up a few months back





I think this has to be the best place to sit in a car...








29 posts

Geek


Reply # 1377464 31-Aug-2015 23:30
Send private message

Another Audi owner, S5.

Audi S5

Dream car; TVR Sagaris
Sagaris

1887 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 316


  Reply # 1377465 31-Aug-2015 23:34
One person supports this post
Send private message

We officially need to change the domain to geekzone.de





Sometimes what you don't get is a blessing in disguise!



4808 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1325

Trusted

  Reply # 1377500 1-Sep-2015 07:47
Send private message

DravidDavid: We officially need to change the domain to geekzone.de


I hope






1684 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 255

Subscriber

  Reply # 1377511 1-Sep-2015 08:06
Send private message

Geektastic: 

You should have got the L7 that went up a few months back





I think this has to be the best place to sit in a car...




It's a shame there's not more leg room in those cars... yell




Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

9064 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2636

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1377557 1-Sep-2015 10:02
Send private message

alexingram: Another Audi owner, S5.

Audi S5

Dream car; TVR Sagaris
Sagaris


Do you know, now that I think about it, I am not sure I have ever seen a single TVR since I moved to NZ. Probably couldn't make the electrics work long enough to get them here...!!

I'm going to add this as another Dream Car






1684 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 255

Subscriber

  Reply # 1377775 1-Sep-2015 14:11
Send private message

Geektastic:
Do you know, now that I think about it, I am not sure I have ever seen a single TVR since I moved to NZ. Probably couldn't make the electrics work long enough to get them here...!!

I'm going to add this as another Dream Car



Morgan Plus 8?




Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

192 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 1377777 1-Sep-2015 14:15
Send private message





You decide which is my current and which is the dream car



4808 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1325

Trusted

  Reply # 1377780 1-Sep-2015 14:27
Send private message

Handsomedan:
Geektastic:
Do you know, now that I think about it, I am not sure I have ever seen a single TVR since I moved to NZ. Probably couldn't make the electrics work long enough to get them here...!!

I'm going to add this as another Dream Car



Morgan Plus 8?


I know of about 3 TVR's.

Some really tidy ones too.






9064 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2636

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1377803 1-Sep-2015 15:50
Send private message

Handsomedan:
Geektastic:
Do you know, now that I think about it, I am not sure I have ever seen a single TVR since I moved to NZ. Probably couldn't make the electrics work long enough to get them here...!!

I'm going to add this as another Dream Car



Morgan Plus 8?


I think that one is a Plus 4. The 8 seems a bit much for a car like that - best buy the Aero for that!





9064 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2636

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1377805 1-Sep-2015 15:51
Send private message

TimA:
Handsomedan:
Geektastic:
Do you know, now that I think about it, I am not sure I have ever seen a single TVR since I moved to NZ. Probably couldn't make the electrics work long enough to get them here...!!

I'm going to add this as another Dream Car



Morgan Plus 8?


I know of about 3 TVR's.

Some really tidy ones too.



3? Wow. They can probably make one that works then...! :-0

Honestly - a car called Trevor?





3578 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 499

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1377889 1-Sep-2015 20:29
Send private message

I just bought his and should have it delivered on Thursday. SP22 Limited.




I don't know about a dream car. I'm not regarded as extravagant so I would feel a bit self conscious driving a Porsche or Ferrari.




4808 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1325

Trusted

  Reply # 1377915 1-Sep-2015 20:49
Send private message

alasta: I just bought his and should have it delivered on Thursday. SP22 Limited.




I don't know about a dream car. I'm not regarded as extravagant so I would feel a bit self conscious driving a Porsche or Ferrari.



Better be the Diesel Manual one.
And i hope you bought it off Rokki at North Harbor.





1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

NotPetya ransomware attack, New Zealand view
Posted 28-Jun-2017 15:07


Security concerns reach new peak, Unisys Security Index
Posted 27-Jun-2017 14:11


Behind Spark’s slow-burn 4.5G plan
Posted 26-Jun-2017 16:23


Red Hat unveils production-ready open source hyperconverged infrastructure
Posted 23-Jun-2017 22:10


Whatever ailed Vodafone broadband … seems to be fixed
Posted 23-Jun-2017 14:10


VMware NSX Meets Stringent Government Security Standards with Common Criteria Certification
Posted 22-Jun-2017 19:05


Brother launches next-generation colour laser printers and all-in- ones for business
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:56


Intel and IOC announce partnership
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:50


Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Best Android tablet
Posted 21-Jun-2017 12:05


Wellington-based company helping secure Microsoft browsers
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:51


Endace delivers high performance with new 1/10/40 Gbps packet capture card
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:50


You can now integrate SMX security into Microsoft Office 365, Google and other cloud email platforms
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:47


Ravensdown launches new decision-making tool HawkEye
Posted 19-Jun-2017 15:38


Spark planning to take on direct management of all consumer stores
Posted 19-Jun-2017 10:03


Qrious acquires Ubiquity
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:21



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.