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Forum: Off Topic
07-11-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 59,776
Posted By K-A

Marko; since your constant vivid homoerotic...

Marko; since your constant vivid homoerotic depictions under the cliche ruse of insults suggest a curiosity, I recommend that you download an app called "Grindr" to satisfy your clear desires....
07-10-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By K-A

Whenever I see this guy talk or the results of...

Whenever I see this guy talk or the results of his actions, I'm not convinced he's a visionary. A corporate logistical leader, yes, but purely in an operational sense.

Firstly, "we act, not react"...
07-02-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 70,881
Posted By K-A

I hope you don't nor wouldn't consider buying a...

I hope you don't nor wouldn't consider buying a GM with that line of thought. Everyone has their way of seeing things. The reason why EV's get such a tax credit is because those on the side of them...
Forum: Off Topic
06-23-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 81,324
Posted By K-A

Aside from fitness stuff, such as taking your...

Aside from fitness stuff, such as taking your heart rate during a workout, etc. It's not what it can do that your iPhone can't, but what it can do that your iPhone can, that you can get more quickly...
Forum: Off Topic
06-23-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 59,776
Posted By K-A

Unfortunately for you, I find that a compliment,...

Unfortunately for you, I find that a compliment, because considering the source, I couldn't give less of a [email protected]

Naturally, you guys will dismiss what a white supremacist did as something other...
Forum: Off Topic
06-19-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 81,324
Posted By K-A

I got one as a gift then got one for my fiancÚ. ...

I got one as a gift then got one for my fiancÚ.

Gotta say, it's a great device. You just have to understand what it can and can't do. I got the sport watches, and it's definitely a slick and...
Forum: Off Topic
06-19-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 59,776
Posted By K-A

Shocking (not) how quiet it is in here after a...

Shocking (not) how quiet it is in here after a terrorist attack, at a Christian church.

...Oh, not by a Muslim. But by a white supremacist praying to a confederate flag.
05-21-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,108
Posted By K-A

Those Aston's are pure sex. :eek:

Those Aston's are pure sex. :eek:
05-21-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 70,881
Posted By K-A

One thing that the Model S has going for it right...

One thing that the Model S has going for it right now is that it its price range, it isn't being diluted down with a fleet of lower segment siblings that are washing out its design idiom (yet, at...
Forum: Off Topic
04-30-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 59,776
Posted By K-A

Incorrect. Governments who allow religious...

Incorrect.

Governments who allow religious fabrications to excuse and persuade them to make tangible actions and decisions, has been.
Forum: Off Topic
04-30-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 59,776
Posted By K-A

Yeah, and those pesky black people who demanded...

Yeah, and those pesky black people who demanded equality to be able to interacially marry, be allowed to sit next to white people, abolish from being enslaved, etc. They should've just found another...
Forum: Off Topic
04-21-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 59,776
Posted By K-A

What's advanced some societies is freedom FROM...

What's advanced some societies is freedom FROM religion, and right now that's by far the more paramount institution that will lead to further progress of human kind. Religion has been the vehicle...
Forum: Off Topic
04-20-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 59,776
Posted By K-A

All I had to read in MG's diatribe was "who cares...

All I had to read in MG's diatribe was "who cares if a baker refuses service to gay people".

Again, it's this behavior that is why nothing ever gets accomplished in the "religious war" that's...
Forum: Off Topic
04-16-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 59,776
Posted By K-A

I'm am toting the "institution vs human" flag...

I'm am toting the "institution vs human" flag higher than anyone here. So much so to recognize how the institution of religion via how the nature of the human individual twists it, is regressive and...
04-16-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,526
Posted By K-A

I agree. Where the CLA absolutely does not...

I agree. Where the CLA absolutely does not compare in quality and overall sophistication is to the A3. And the 2 Series is a much more fun and dynamic car, but a different category altogether as it's...
Forum: Off Topic
04-16-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 59,776
Posted By K-A

How dare someone disrespect rednecks in a thread...

How dare someone disrespect rednecks in a thread disrespecting all muslims.

Anyway, "bigot" coming from you is worth a laugh or few. Thank you.
04-09-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,526
Posted By K-A

I have the same feelings. I don't think it's a...

I have the same feelings. I don't think it's a coincidence that as the entry cars become genuine POS's and actually start truly lacking from generic/mass brand intended (of which M-B has basically...
Forum: Off Topic
04-07-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 59,776
Posted By K-A

Dude, disgusting. I think I've seen a picture...

Dude, disgusting. I think I've seen a picture that you posted here. Not a good picture painted.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-05-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,011
Posted By K-A

Yeah, changing of the times and repositioning a...

Yeah, changing of the times and repositioning a bit, indeed. Also, back then, MB and BMW didn't discount as massively as they do today. I think they've fallen in a habit where they artificially boost...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-05-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,011
Posted By K-A

I like it but even at how I spec'd a C63 with...

I like it but even at how I spec'd a C63 with what I think are essentials for it, at almost 72K, maybe $71K if I'm a bit more "stingy". That's a bit too expensive for a C Class, imo. Same issue with...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-05-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 67,163
Posted By K-A

Congrats! Car sounds like it'll be a beast. What...

Congrats! Car sounds like it'll be a beast. What geared you to pick it over the M3, out of curiosity?
04-04-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 70,881
Posted By K-A

Has Tesla implemented a Brake Hold feature yet?...

Has Tesla implemented a Brake Hold feature yet? When I drove one last year, I was pretty shocked that it didn't have one, seeing as to how it's a simple luxury that would work essentially well with...
Forum: Off Topic
04-01-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 59,776
Posted By K-A

I like that version better ^^^^ :D

I like that version better ^^^^ :D
03-26-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 70,881
Posted By K-A

Price and size. The main reason why people...

Price and size.

The main reason why people here won't compare an S550 and Model S is because the S550 is more classic lux limo and the Model S more modern sport-EV-techgadget-whatever it is.
...
03-20-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 70,881
Posted By K-A

I agree. I think the Karma is much better...

I agree. I think the Karma is much better looking.

When they both launched, I didn't follow them closely enough to know which was design was built by the "good one" and which was the POS. I...
03-19-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 70,881
Posted By K-A

Nice to see it's living up to expectations....

Nice to see it's living up to expectations. Interestingly Porsche being the most boutique German seems to be most cognizant of not expanding with more internal combustion all new models (being that...
03-16-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,651
Posted By K-A

Insulting a mans car is like insulting his wife....

Insulting a mans car is like insulting his wife. Just be prepared to hear something about yours that you might not like back, and you're off to the races. As they say in love and war; all is fair. :y
03-15-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 26,569
Posted By K-A

Those louvers just look not right, which is...

Those louvers just look not right, which is unfortunate because imo the car looks SO much better with the luxury grille. Totally feels at home with its overall mature and classic luxury yet modern...
03-13-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,651
Posted By K-A

Uncanny from a C Class in profile, just a bit...

Uncanny from a C Class in profile, just a bit longer.

I'm a little hopeful that the "dropping line / reverse wedge line on a wedge architecture" will finally cease its trend within the M-B range,...
03-13-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,005
Posted By K-A

Agree to disagree. I just see it somewhat...

Agree to disagree. I just see it somewhat differently though agree with several points.

I'm recommending the C (so far, but the caveat is that it would have to be a 2016 model or very late 2015...
03-13-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

Yeah exactly. It's like a super duper vacuum...

Yeah exactly. It's like a super duper vacuum cleaner (sounds like one too). The numbers speak for themselves, and they're nothing short of astonishing, but it just is devoid of character or fun,...
03-13-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

But right now I'm more interested in whether the...

But right now I'm more interested in whether the C450 "AMG" will pull a higher lateral G than a 335i M Sport :D (won't be hard, that car is pretty soft, maybe somewhere in between that and the mighty...
03-13-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

What's interesting is how nearly every review...

What's interesting is how nearly every review I've seen of the AMG-GT have the reviewer stating something along the lines of "fixes some of the clumsiness felt namely at the nose of the SLS". Some...
03-13-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,005
Posted By K-A

This said: I understand that this is an M-B...

This said: I understand that this is an M-B forum. My sentiment is naturally met with jeers, disagreements, different ways of perception, etc.

That's fine. I probably shouldn't be preaching it...
03-13-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,005
Posted By K-A

Is the last part intended as a compliment? I...

Is the last part intended as a compliment?

I say that because as I've said from the beginning, my recollection of a 2010/2011 E that I had, had a large amount of Chinese AND/OR American parts...
03-12-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,005
Posted By K-A

Denial is a sour bean. Those 110% did happen. For...

Denial is a sour bean. Those 110% did happen. For good reason.

I wasn't necessarily wrong. Nobody can find the parts list of 2010/2011 E's of which I had and referenced.

And the majority of...
03-11-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,005
Posted By K-A

I get the point but sales don't mean anything in...

I get the point but sales don't mean anything in this segment to me. Reason being: The CLA/GLA are marketing driven, little value, pandering to volume. They have to sell, it's their only value to the...
03-11-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,005
Posted By K-A

True and I did point that out, but the point...

True and I did point that out, but the point being that if they're dwelling in the range of the CLA/GLA/etc. now, then they've opened themselves up to the markets and comparisons of appliance cars...
03-10-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,005
Posted By K-A

Well that bodes terribly for when the public...

Well that bodes terribly for when the public disaster that is the CLA (mainstream media has even reported the CR report on it) and disaster quality launch that is the C, GLA terrible marks from MB's...
03-10-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,526
Posted By K-A

The race to sales and obsession to compete with...

The race to sales and obsession to compete with every "niche" will be the end of what made these brands so special and enthusiast heavy to begin with. All of them who lose their original visions to...
03-10-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,526
Posted By K-A

What?! I just looked up the GLE and can't even...

What?! I just looked up the GLE and can't even fathom it being real. If their job is to make the X6 actually look good then they've succeeded. Dangerous shift for a brand. At this point it would seem...
03-10-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

That's precisely my experience with the new C300....

That's precisely my experience with the new C300. Very blah and like a fleet economy vibe with a nice interior. That's obviously why they're going so aggressive to push this C450 with the perceived...
03-09-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

That would be awesome! I never understood why...

That would be awesome! I never understood why they quit that name (I get why they would but imo they should've stuck with it).

I'm also personally bummed that they dropped the CL moniker, but...
03-09-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,005
Posted By K-A

I know MB dropped hard I both JDP and CR. CR said...

I know MB dropped hard I both JDP and CR. CR said the CLA is one big reason. It's just pretty widely assumed it's the onslaught of new car launches. The C has been a disaster of it's own by perusing...
03-09-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

That couldn't be further from the truth. A...

That couldn't be further from the truth. A harmonized chassis benefits a driver to use their skills to achieve the best time, which is what racing is all about, and is the most fun. Nothing more...
03-09-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

Just so you know. Everytime you mention the name...

Just so you know. Everytime you mention the name of my car, I donate 10 cents to a fund of my own to buy a second one. Because it's that good as you seem to keep concurring.

I'm close. Keep going...
03-09-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

It'll be surely less on a C I'd think, but you'll...

It'll be surely less on a C I'd think, but you'll get waaaay more than 21K miles out of them unless they just go defectedly wrong. The R8 is basically a Supercar of sorts so it'll have more issues...
03-09-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

That's bit too bad. Airmatic will run money, and...

That's bit too bad. Airmatic will run money, and ABC is the most intense.

In this day and age, if you want dynamically comfortable and sporty suspension at the same time, especially on a heavier...
03-09-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

Give it a rest man. Your knowledge here is as...

Give it a rest man. Your knowledge here is as incomprehensible as your writing style is. Who cares. Stay on at least one topic.
03-09-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

Wow, that went over my head (/sarc). The...

Wow, that went over my head (/sarc).

The Macan is as much a Tiguan as a CLA45 or C450 AMG is a Smart Car, or Mini Cooper is an M4.

That is, the correlation is nil. As in 0. As in only assumed...
03-08-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

I'm guessing one bar is Sport, the next is...

I'm guessing one bar is Sport, the next is Sport+, and then no lights is standard Comfort, so 3 settings?
03-08-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

I've never seen a souped up Tiguan, sounds...

I've never seen a souped up Tiguan, sounds interesting though.
03-08-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

Then you agree with me about the SLS. Therefore...

Then you agree with me about the SLS. Therefore your only purpose is to troll my posts? Yeah, sounds about right.

I'm tall, people who've followed me through forums know that it's the #1 issue for...
03-08-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

Again with the Macan? Are you obsessed with it? ...

Again with the Macan? Are you obsessed with it?

The discussion was about whether AMG power plants outmatch their chassis'. I don't think anyone would argue against this on a typically AMG-ified...
03-08-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

Fellas. Simply put, the SLS is more powerful than...

Fellas. Simply put, the SLS is more powerful than its chassus can handle. Don't get in a fanboy tiff because I'm not saying it's a bad car. May is the one who called it "stupid".

And I've driven...
03-08-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

Look up nearly any test of the SLS against...

Look up nearly any test of the SLS against competitors and you'll see what we mean. Sure, it'll oblige, but when speaking relatively....

AMG has all but acknowledged this in their many uses in...
03-08-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

They're putting enough high praise and promise on...

They're putting enough high praise and promise on the "authentic" dynamics of the C450 in its seemingly raw way, that at this point, I'm expecting it to be very good. Driving a W205, it seems so hard...
Forum: Off Topic
03-07-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 59,776
Posted By K-A

What's funny is the hypocrisy of good Christian's...

What's funny is the hypocrisy of good Christian's here who sweep under the rug all the crap Christianity has been behind in history. "Oh, some guy rewrote the books to keep the business relevant so...
Forum: Off Topic
03-07-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 59,776
Posted By K-A

Actually, it's you being a religious apologist...

Actually, it's you being a religious apologist which in turn is being more of a Muslim apologist than you think I'm being. Hiding behind religions inherent division doesn't "absolve" you. You support...
Forum: Off Topic
03-07-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 59,776
Posted By K-A

Religion provides the best tool to do it. Simple...

Religion provides the best tool to do it. Simple human psychology.

Allow humans to absolve themselves of personal accountability by citing an invisible diety who will smite them if they don't...
03-07-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

I think a lot of people are missing the point on...

I think a lot of people are missing the point on what "overpowered for its chassis" means. The SLS has been discredited for being unwieldy in that essence. AMG is trying to undo this stigma and their...
03-07-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

LOL. Got some big chips on shoulders with a few...

LOL. Got some big chips on shoulders with a few 'round these parts, don't we. :D
03-06-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,526
Posted By K-A

I'm convinced that the GLA/CLA are bad jokes by...

I'm convinced that the GLA/CLA are bad jokes by M-B. Namely the GLA with its probably worst and most goofily immature design I've come across. AMG makes them riotous fun, but hardly livable insanely...
03-06-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

Agreed and I've been hoping to drop it for a...

Agreed and I've been hoping to drop it for a while now. Hard to not answer when someone brings it back up especially if I don't think what's being said is accurate. But you're very right in what...
03-06-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

Why don't you read the thread timeline before...

Why don't you read the thread timeline before knee-jerkedly assuming why my car got brought up here.

Nowhere did I bring it up, until no less than 2 or 4 people brought it up and dragged it out,...
03-06-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,439
Posted By K-A

Agreed. I was pretty shocked at how loose and...

Agreed. I was pretty shocked at how loose and sloppy under some pressure the new C felt. Felt imbalanced, disorganized, rental-car-esque in drive soul. Interior is very nice for what it is, but the...
03-06-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

Well said. Yes, it caters to more...

Well said.



Yes, it caters to more mature drivers, that's precisely the point. The GLA45/CLA45 serve a purpose for M-B, but that's not Porsche's business model. They're far less mass market and...
03-06-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

Yeah, heavy cars are all garbage. I guess the S...

Yeah, heavy cars are all garbage. I guess the S must be amongst the worst then?

Just stop man and quit baiting the O/T. There are no "equivalent models" here. The Macan isn't meant to compete with...
03-06-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,005
Posted By K-A

Agreed. It's in the midst of an awkward shift for...

Agreed. It's in the midst of an awkward shift for a lot of these brands.

When I took my BMW in for service, it felt not much different than what you'd expect from your typical mass brand. Even...
03-06-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

BMW's "XDrive" is crap in regards to performance....

BMW's "XDrive" is crap in regards to performance. Indeed, it adds weight (which is normal for an AWD), and for some dumb reason doesn't get you the "M" suspension, so indeed it's soft and not very...
03-06-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

What I can't wait to see is how it'll compare to...

What I can't wait to see is how it'll compare to the F30 335i M Sport with all the suspension options ticked, in handling. Though more fairly, the upcoming supposed 340i with the same setup.

BMW...
03-06-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

Lol. You clearly have no idea about the Macan. It...

Lol. You clearly have no idea about the Macan. It comes in at 4,112 lbs in base trim. That is very light for its segment and size. It's lighter than an A7, lighter than an M5, lighter than a Maserati...
03-06-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

How is that embarrassing? The GLK (err A, talk...

How is that embarrassing? The GLK (err A, talk about dilution) is crude, unsophisticated and harsh in comparison. And it's a full performance tool. "100 feels like 100" in it, buyers of a premium 4...
03-06-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,005
Posted By K-A

Couldn't agree more and your predictions have...

Couldn't agree more and your predictions have already started becoming realized.

JD Powers dropped MB's quality drastically thanks to the horrible quality launches of the CLA/GLA/C Class (not...
03-06-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

Well AMG has its work cut out for it on said...

Well AMG has its work cut out for it on said chassis'. They have to take them nearly 180 degrees from how MB originally designs them which often lack the balance and tightness of dynamically sporty...
03-06-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

You really think a C450/C400 motor can do 11's...

You really think a C450/C400 motor can do 11's with any kind of comfortable dependability? I'd almost have a hard time considering it a comfortable street car at that point. Plus it wouldn't exactly...
03-05-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

Yes, that review deminstrates how the Macan and...

Yes, that review deminstrates how the Macan and GLA couldn't be any different. And even he can't help admit through trying to be PC that the GLA looks like a bad joke. :D The Macan is up for the...
03-05-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

Nothing wrong with people wanting to maintain...

Nothing wrong with people wanting to maintain exclusivity, aspirational value and specialty in a brand. You get charged for it, after all (badge premium). It's just driving force enthusiasm. Not...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-04-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 31,074
Posted By K-A

Yeah, my M Sport BMW had no less than 11 M...

Yeah, my M Sport BMW had no less than 11 M badges. Kind of ridiculous. But the reason why you might get questions on the C450 is because the AMG badges are on the fenders (though they are on M Sport...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-04-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 31,074
Posted By K-A

Preach on, and this is the kind of passion that...

Preach on, and this is the kind of passion that drives brands like "AMG" to become who they are in the first place. I agree.



Agreed. I think the C450 seems like a good enough car without the...
03-03-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

Lol. I hate to hear what you think about the CLA...

Lol. I hate to hear what you think about the CLA vs CLS then, or nearly identical C vs S designs then, or incoming E vs C and S then, or BMW, or Audi, or nearly every other car company that's doing...
03-03-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

I consider the CLA crap, and the GLA literally...

I consider the CLA crap, and the GLA literally visually offensive, but the CLA45 is an excellent performer and performance car and I respect what AMG does with M-B's cars nowadays, a lot. Yet,...
03-03-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

What were/are M-B's test numbers on the C400? I'd...

What were/are M-B's test numbers on the C400? I'd assume maybe a .3 difference with the 450, which aligns right around with its 33 HP advantage, I guess. Have they mentioned whether it'll be heavier...
03-03-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 44,196
Posted By K-A

Not that it's power I care about. For my...

Not that it's power I care about. For my geographical location, the car is already plenty fast, I care about power curve, effortless delivery and chassis/handling balance and overall engineering...
03-03-2015, 09:38 PM
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Posted By K-A

That's what I already said in closing my post,...

That's what I already said in closing my post, lol.

But I actually like the idea of the C450. I just dunno how I feel about marketing it as AMG. On one hand, it has all the AMG bits aside from the...
03-03-2015, 09:11 PM
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Posted By K-A

Actually it shows just how well Porsche can make...

Actually it shows just how well Porsche can make it feel like a sports car (with Air Suspension and PASM, namely). It is what it is, no arguing that, but good engineers don't exactly allow...
03-03-2015, 08:52 PM
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Posted By K-A

I'm not sure if some here understand what...

I'm not sure if some here understand what "dilution" within the spectrum of cars means.

Releasing a new car that serves a concerted purpose and niche isn't dilution. A class leading, innovative...
03-03-2015, 08:30 PM
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Posted By K-A

A car that will be made at 50-60K units a year...

A car that will be made at 50-60K units a year worldwide and has a waiting list of demand outstripping supply, provided a very concise and purposeful reason within the boutique Porsche lineup, and...
03-03-2015, 07:28 PM
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Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

That's false. And Porsche on its own probably...

That's false. And Porsche on its own probably sells less cars than the C Class line in itself. I don't see any resemblance here. MB is releasing dilution heavy products at a days pace compared to...
03-03-2015, 04:56 AM
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Posted By K-A

As for looks, I personally do not like that...

As for looks, I personally do not like that front. First thing I thought was CLA, the "bling grill" looks cheap, plasticy and pretty gaudy to me. It's just a rough and cluttered look in my own...
03-03-2015, 04:24 AM
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Views: 19,236
Posted By K-A

Interesting! I found the handling almost...

Interesting! I found the handling almost disjointed or maybe simply "bland" and sedately soft in the W205's I've driven so far (just a lack of balance and gets near sloppy if you start really pushing...
03-03-2015, 02:59 AM
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Views: 70,881
Posted By K-A

What an awesome fleet! I can totally understand...

What an awesome fleet! I can totally understand that. Yeah, the Tesla is something that either captures you or doesn't. I'm sort of in between. I have a ton of respect for it as you do, but for my...
03-01-2015, 11:18 PM
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Posted By K-A

Not a D, but a P85. Supercar performance in...

Not a D, but a P85. Supercar performance in straight line speed (for the D), I should say. But for a somewhat massive 4 door, it also handles quite well and disguises its mass better (aesthetically...
03-01-2015, 06:48 AM
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Posted By K-A

A $130K Tesla Model S is like a $130K S Class....

A $130K Tesla Model S is like a $130K S Class. Both start under $100K, and you can option them to be more luxurious/cool looking/faster. A'la S550 vs S63, etc. Never mind the lower S Class variations...
02-20-2015, 12:58 AM
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Posted By K-A

Man, I hope you didn't get an S yet, as the 9G is...

Man, I hope you didn't get an S yet, as the 9G is supposed to come out after just 2 short model years (or if it's already out on the S, then first year owners really got the shaft). Or when M-B...
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02-20-2015, 12:56 AM
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Posted By K-A

I'm a good chameleon (as are seemingly most...

I'm a good chameleon (as are seemingly most here). Appropriation is the name of the game. Don't have to dig through the mud too hard, considering the title of this thread sets the tone quite...
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02-19-2015, 09:41 PM
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Posted By K-A

Good, because your argument is weak, hence the...

Good, because your argument is weak, hence the name calling.

The internet is littered with studies on religion and what books are more violent than the other (hint: They pretty much all are....
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02-19-2015, 09:21 PM
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Posted By K-A

You realize "terrorism" isn't just something guys...

You realize "terrorism" isn't just something guys yelling something in arabic do in the name of religion, only, correct? This is the deep seeded issue. Street crime can be terrorism, but America...
02-19-2015, 09:05 PM
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Posted By K-A

Exactly. It's more "sexy" to an S Class to any...

Exactly. It's more "sexy" to an S Class to any group that's not an existing S Class owner. The S isn't a "sexy" car and isn't intended to be, the Tesla, for a large family sedan, is. And it drives...
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02-19-2015, 08:52 PM
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Posted By K-A

To a group of people delusional enough to think...

To a group of people delusional enough to think that a fairy tale "makes" people kill people, and that other fairytales that have equally violent things (and acts) written throughout history are...
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02-17-2015, 10:15 PM
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Posted By K-A

It's the FBI's official U.S terrorism chart. You...

It's the FBI's official U.S terrorism chart. You can look it up.

I just overheard that Lord Bush said that fixing poverty is a realistic way to educating past terrorism as well. It's pretty...
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02-17-2015, 09:47 PM
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Posted By K-A

And let's be clear: This thread isn't about...

And let's be clear: This thread isn't about terrorists. We all agree, terrorists are bad. All terrorists, those with brown skin or white skin, those in name of religion or in the name of just...
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02-17-2015, 09:36 PM
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Posted By K-A

Sounds like the Bible has throughout history too,...

Sounds like the Bible has throughout history too, just more focused in on specific groups or actions. Arguments have been made to consider the Bible more violent than the Koran. You have excuses,...
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02-17-2015, 08:22 PM
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Posted By K-A

LOL. The "old testament" excuse. Got news for ya:...

LOL. The "old testament" excuse. Got news for ya: The new testament is just rewritten by man to make your religion remain relevant to the younger generations. It's always about maintaining control....
02-17-2015, 08:13 PM
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Posted By K-A

Tesla is much more of a drivers car. Especially...

Tesla is much more of a drivers car. Especially the blistering P85D. It's a sexier, more youthful car, while the S is old world luxury, more mature, geared at your more "mature" sensibilities in this...
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02-17-2015, 07:36 PM
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Posted By K-A

Fending off terroristic genocide is great. Goes...

Fending off terroristic genocide is great. Goes without saying. However, problem is that we have first worlders who've succumbed right into the very hands of terrorists by assuming a way to fix...
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02-17-2015, 07:12 PM
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Posted By K-A

Really? How about the countless non believers...

Really? How about the countless non believers who.... do the right thing without needing some fable tale to instill fear and smite if they don't? Religion has been in a decline of fellowship in the...
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02-17-2015, 05:49 AM
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Posted By K-A

Christians make excuses for all the blood on...

Christians make excuses for all the blood on Christianity's hands, Islamists excuse the blood on Islams hands, and Judaism the same.

People have been killing in the name of religion for eternity....
02-12-2015, 08:14 PM
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Posted By K-A

Thanks, Airmousam! it's funny, I always disliked...

Thanks, Airmousam! it's funny, I always disliked spyder/spokey style wheels! Was gonna go with a more traditional, limited spoke look but somewhere along the line this just grabbed a hold of me and I...
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02-12-2015, 03:19 AM
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Posted By K-A

Not saying I agreed with it, necessarily. But it...

Not saying I agreed with it, necessarily. But it seemed, at least in popular culture, that the majority of America perceived what Israel was doing as genocide, in the name of their religion (land,...
02-12-2015, 03:09 AM
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Posted By K-A

Thanks! Yeah, it's pretty mind blowing for...

Thanks!

Yeah, it's pretty mind blowing for me. I never searched and researched a car so much before, during this car choosing episode. It was the most stressful and consuming I've encountered yet....
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02-12-2015, 02:59 AM
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Posted By K-A

Here's what's funny. People who are evolved past...

Here's what's funny. People who are evolved past religion would consider your believing in your chosen book of tales as aiding and abetting the very movement that makes Islamic terrorists commit...
02-11-2015, 04:31 PM
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Posted By K-A

Yeah extremely happy with it. Unfathomable how it...

Yeah extremely happy with it. Unfathomable how it can do so much at once and defy the concept of automotive physics. It's also the only car I checked out that had more than enough headroom for my...
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02-11-2015, 04:25 PM
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Posted By K-A

And you call me a bigot for defending innocent...

And you call me a bigot for defending innocent people who are being derided by bigots. Now even their lives are worthless, for doing nothing accountably wrong.

I rest my case.
02-10-2015, 08:13 PM
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Posted By K-A

The W212 doesn't get near out handling the 535i...

The W212 doesn't get near out handling the 535i actually. Excessive body lean through corners, looser when being pushed, even more numb handling, Exaggeratedly floaty. Most of those apply to the...
02-10-2015, 07:58 PM
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Views: 1,429
Posted By K-A

Haha. Yeah it reminds me of older huge American...

Haha. Yeah it reminds me of older huge American Coupes from the rear, and rear side in some ways. I keep thinking "Mercury 90's Coupe" when I see it, for some reason.

The front, as always with...
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02-10-2015, 07:46 PM
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Posted By K-A

Once again your singular mind misses the point. ...

Once again your singular mind misses the point.

Islam isn't being defended. ALL religions are equally evil. Islam has numbers to back up its peacefulness as much as any religion. Pull up the most...
02-08-2015, 08:42 PM
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Posted By K-A

Panamera S or GTS can give you that. An S Class...

Panamera S or GTS can give you that. An S Class is inherently about the opposite, really. I wouldn't mess with the geometry as it will probably sacrifice what the car is designed for, which is...
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02-08-2015, 08:37 PM
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Posted By K-A

The crusades prove my entire point. It's...

The crusades prove my entire point. It's cultural. Thanks to Americas evolved separation of church and state, we keep things like that at bay. The Middle East is a disaster and would abuse any fairy...
02-07-2015, 08:06 PM
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Posted By K-A

Thanks. :) We all have fun or not so fun here...

Thanks. :) We all have fun or not so fun here talking about cars. But that attitude displayed in that video proved a "real life" revelation, which is unfortunate.

I actually don't can't get into...
02-07-2015, 06:29 PM
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Posted By K-A

Gotta agree. The S Coupe aside from its...

Gotta agree. The S Coupe aside from its proportions and too-far/show stealing bedazzling elements, just doesn't look too right as a design and proportionally to me, and lacks some soul (maybe why I...
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02-07-2015, 05:54 PM
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Posted By K-A

I know that forum personalities in probably most...

I know that forum personalities in probably most cases are much different from the real life person, but the odd and entitled/disrespectful behavior presented in the video by the driver doesn't...
02-07-2015, 05:24 PM
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Views: 11,293
Posted By K-A

Yes, funny how things change. Much like M-B's...

Yes, funny how things change. Much like M-B's quality plummeting via the same research source and I believe BMW's either passing it, or moving up very closely to it. Though that likely has nothing to...
02-07-2015, 05:21 PM
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Views: 11,293
Posted By K-A

What's amazing is how Mercedes still uses the 7G...

What's amazing is how Mercedes still uses the 7G which has the same issues as it did when it came out near my 2006 example. Even Benz aficionados have admitted it's a "POS". And when you factor in...
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02-06-2015, 06:42 PM
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Posted By K-A

Ok, and how about all that Christianity has said...

Ok, and how about all that Christianity has said and caused?

I also find it interesting that a group who would make the argument of "guns don't kill people, people do", now would conveniently turn...
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02-03-2015, 09:56 PM
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Posted By K-A

Ok, agreed. But where in the Quran does it state...

Ok, agreed. But where in the Quran does it state to pursue genocide all over the world?

Here are some interesting points that go beyond just calling out only one religion because some people are...
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02-03-2015, 07:12 PM
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Posted By K-A

All religions earn the prejudice, because...

All religions earn the prejudice, because religion thrives on prejudice. It's the very business model. I don't think we need to get into a "what bad things religion has done or people have done in...
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01-31-2015, 07:51 PM
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Posted By K-A

I'm trying to convince people that lacking...

I'm trying to convince people that lacking religion in itself is the solution. Picking on one religion who FACTUALLY doesn't preach anything by its very man made book that's any more evil than what...
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01-30-2015, 10:44 PM
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Posted By K-A

I don't apologize for it, but I think it's...

I don't apologize for it, but I think it's flawed, prejudiced and inaccurate to think that Islam is worse than any other religion due to how some extremists handle it. People have killed on the name...
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01-30-2015, 09:04 PM
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Posted By K-A

As flattering as that sounds, actually it didn't...

As flattering as that sounds, actually it didn't prove anything.

I'll say it again: Anyone who calls ANY religion a "religion of peace" is either delusional, misinformed, or lying.

Religion by...
01-30-2015, 12:05 PM
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Posted By K-A

:rolf:

:rolf:
01-30-2015, 10:26 AM
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Posted By K-A

Mercedes' U.S ad campaigns have been more...

Mercedes' U.S ad campaigns have been more ubiquitous and cheap than even entry level brands, for a while now. On the radio they have dealers yelling like those 70's Used Car commercials about how...
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01-30-2015, 10:08 AM
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Posted By K-A

You guys realize that there's no such thing as a...

You guys realize that there's no such thing as a "religion of peace", right? Lol, I mean, it's not even worth mocking that term. Yes, some might delusionally say it, but religion by its very nature...
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01-28-2015, 10:36 AM
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Posted By K-A

I.e: If an argument is started stating that "our...

I.e: If an argument is started stating that "our religion is better than your religion", meaning, specifically making the "battle" between religions (good luck with that), and calling out not only...
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01-28-2015, 10:26 AM
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Posted By K-A

This thread is full of bigoted comments against a...

This thread is full of bigoted comments against a religion (Muslims), and religion by its very literal words is and promotes bigotry against gay people. I don't think it's fair to assume one can...
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01-27-2015, 12:22 PM
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Posted By K-A

The ONLY reason there is homophobia is because of...

The ONLY reason there is homophobia is because of religion. It promotes ignorance toward gay people, literally, just read about it. Therefore, in the U.S, gay hate crimes are the fault of...
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01-27-2015, 04:05 AM
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Posted By K-A

Haha. I can do that. :D 392251 As for...

Haha. I can do that. :D

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As for the Macan. I couldn't be more smitten really. I had a nearly impossible set of requirements for a car, as I wanted a 911 or sports car, but am too tall to...
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01-27-2015, 12:33 AM
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Posted By K-A

True, but it's enough to be a problem. You don't...

True, but it's enough to be a problem. You don't hear about it a lot, but it happens A LOT more than you'd think, even in major metropolitan cities, to gay people, targeted specifically for being...
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01-25-2015, 08:24 PM
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Posted By K-A

I meant to comment on that. Yes, that is...

I meant to comment on that. Yes, that is unfortunate. Islam is murderous towards Gays, and so is Christianity. A religion in the hands of an underdeveloped third world country will have gay people...
01-25-2015, 10:36 AM
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Views: 27,735
Posted By K-A

They started the fire-sale model long before the...

They started the fire-sale model long before the dollar crept back up, in fact it started around when the dollar was at its lowest. I don't think the dollar has much to do with it, other than maybe...
01-25-2015, 07:16 AM
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Views: 27,735
Posted By K-A

BTW, I LOVE those old school classic style...

BTW, I LOVE those old school classic style gauges. I doubt they'll make it to production, but I love them for some reason. In this day and age, reintroducing analogue and elegant mechanical bits is a...
01-25-2015, 07:05 AM
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Views: 27,735
Posted By K-A

The main issue with that is how if they increase...

The main issue with that is how if they increase MSRP, the market responds so swiftly against it that they have to push insane discounts, which are not only an unbecoming look for anything other than...
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01-25-2015, 06:07 AM
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Posted By K-A

Ignoring the rest of your cliche diatribe on...

Ignoring the rest of your cliche diatribe on Muslims as a whole as if they're the highest statistical threat to your well being.

Yes, you are phobic, otherwise you wouldn't consider them "prey"....
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01-16-2015, 09:54 AM
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Posted By K-A

Out of curiosity, what religion or God (or Gods...

Out of curiosity, what religion or God (or Gods son) did those pictured guys believe in? If not them, then how about the majority of their nations who supported them during their times? Christiandom...
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01-14-2015, 10:41 PM
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Posted By K-A

Again, this falls into "if you're not hearing the...

Again, this falls into "if you're not hearing the outcry, you're not paying attention".

Remember when Iran was protesting and passionately outbursting against their government? And America was in...
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01-14-2015, 10:25 PM
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Posted By K-A

Here's the thing: I'm not trying to get in a "one...

Here's the thing: I'm not trying to get in a "one is worse than another" situation. That's what I'm arguing against. "Same crap, different spell."

Terrorism carried out by Christians will...
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01-14-2015, 09:53 PM
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Posted By K-A

It is a religious problem. Compare all you want,...

It is a religious problem. Compare all you want, but all religions have oceans of blood on their hands. The only reason one would evolve better and more swiftly than another is cultural and...
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01-14-2015, 04:12 AM
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Posted By K-A

People will make excuses, but it goes both ways: ...

People will make excuses, but it goes both ways:

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When Muslims get ridiculed for being a part of a religion that gets used to promote violence by other religious followers, they can't...
01-13-2015, 10:17 PM
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Posted By K-A

Lol. Exactly what I thought when looking at that....

Lol. Exactly what I thought when looking at that. The new S has it too. Worst badge-job I think I've ever seen.



That's the issue when companies over expand. Dilution occurs in more ways than...
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01-13-2015, 10:07 PM
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Posted By K-A

I'm against what the concept of what religion has...

I'm against what the concept of what religion has "allowed" humanity to do.



ALL religions preach hate and don't allow for individualism. Christianity lost control of that a long time ago,...
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01-12-2015, 08:07 AM
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Posted By K-A

I mean, I know that humans love nothing more than...

I mean, I know that humans love nothing more than to use specific examples as catalysts to so-called justifiably express all out racism/prejudism/whateverism, but here are some perspectives that...
01-09-2015, 11:16 PM
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Posted By K-A

I not only appreciate, but prefer careful and...

I not only appreciate, but prefer careful and slight evolution of iconic models, but even considering that vs the homogeny and dilution happening with these brands; looks like they're phoning the...
01-05-2015, 09:41 PM
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Views: 31,321
Posted By K-A

Yup, extremely floaty and non sporty to me as...

Yup, extremely floaty and non sporty to me as well. Just about everyone who drove in my E's felt that way (seems to be a general consensus period), my GF would remark about it, etc.. The facelift...
01-05-2015, 12:04 PM
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Posted By K-A

Thanks, Trancebolt. Not on here yet since I'm not...

Thanks, Trancebolt. Not on here yet since I'm not sure how this forum will take to it. But I can send you a link to a comprehensive updated review thread if interested.
01-05-2015, 09:24 AM
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Posted By K-A

We all have have our different perspectives,...

We all have have our different perspectives, simple as that.
01-05-2015, 01:42 AM
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Posted By K-A

Right. Everyone knows nothing but you. Not a...

Right. Everyone knows nothing but you. Not a multiple E driver, impartial source or "pro" journalist. I went from an E to a 5, actually. I think the E is as antithesis to sporty as you'll find a car...
01-04-2015, 11:29 PM
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Posted By K-A

Some of you are WAY too sensitive about your...

Some of you are WAY too sensitive about your cars. My comments are not off base. The E is float city to me. The new ones, same suspension. This is the beauty of perspectives, they differ. MB made...
01-04-2015, 10:25 PM
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Posted By K-A

Makes perfect sense. BMW is intended to be a...

Makes perfect sense. BMW is intended to be a drivers car while Mercedes a car that "drives for you".

That 7 is gorgeous. I agree, if they care to really dethrone the S, they should do that as...
01-04-2015, 09:25 PM
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Posted By K-A

I'd take a sharp turn at 15 MPH and the car would...

I'd take a sharp turn at 15 MPH and the car would float exaggeratedly. In fact, my friend drove it home when I got my BMW and almost swerved into the other lane. When I asked "WTF"? He said "I had no...
01-04-2015, 08:35 PM
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Posted By K-A

Well I've had 3 E350 Sports. We simply have...

Well I've had 3 E350 Sports. We simply have different definitions of float. It's float city to me, yet also very harsh. Probably the least favored chassis I've had. My 5 Series M Sport I found much...
01-04-2015, 11:51 AM
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Posted By K-A

Yes, that's beautiful. I'm not BMW's CEO and he's...

Yes, that's beautiful. I'm not BMW's CEO and he's obviously intent to keep the boardroom happy, but I think it would bode them well to dedicate resources to making one generation of 7 go "all out"...
01-04-2015, 11:41 AM
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Posted By K-A

W220 is still the nicest modern S design, imo....

W220 is still the nicest modern S design, imo. Which makes perfect sense to me as it was one of, if not the last of the legendary Bruno Sacco design oversights. It was also perhaps the most...
01-04-2015, 11:11 AM
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Views: 31,321
Posted By K-A

Unless one needs the extra room (I found the...

Unless one needs the extra room (I found the interior layout terrible on the C for my height), to me the W205 makes the W212 a tough sell. IMO better looking, nicer interior, and seemingly a bit...
01-04-2015, 01:59 AM
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Views: 31,321
Posted By K-A

Feeling is mutual ddeliber. I always appreciate...

Feeling is mutual ddeliber. I always appreciate and can learn from a good and articulated automotive debate.
01-04-2015, 01:52 AM
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Posted By K-A

Yeah. The 7 seems to continuously be an...

Yeah. The 7 seems to continuously be an afterthought for BMW after the E65 which was horrid but tried hard. The F01 is very nice imo but missing that "it" factor. BMW's flagship is definitely the 3...
01-04-2015, 01:41 AM
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Views: 31,321
Posted By K-A

Agree with this concept. I guess I should be more...

Agree with this concept. I guess I should be more clear in what I compare it to and what defines sportiness to me when I state my review on that metric of it.

Edit: My bad. Noticed that referenced...
01-03-2015, 10:38 PM
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Views: 31,321
Posted By K-A

That's fine. I throw up a truce flag. But I can't...

That's fine. I throw up a truce flag. But I can't help it if certain other members choose to drag it out for their own entertainment.
01-03-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 194
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Posted By K-A

E.X.A.C.T.L.Y!!!! Saying that the car is NOT...

E.X.A.C.T.L.Y!!!!

Saying that the car is NOT a negative connotation, and that's why I say that those who get offended by that, I believe are getting the wrong car and don't quite understand what...
01-03-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 31,321
Posted By K-A

Wow, you guys get way too much a kick out of...

Wow, you guys get way too much a kick out of this, lol.

I think the W205 chassis isn't sporty, and I think that the loaded C300 I drove felt near sloppy when pushed even remotely. Go ahead and...
01-03-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 31,321
Posted By K-A

Oh I know this. Which is why I can have a...

Oh I know this. Which is why I can have a conversation with you where we aren't trying to pee on each other. ;)
01-03-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 31,321
Posted By K-A

No disagreement. Like I said, I didn't feel that...

No disagreement. Like I said, I didn't feel that the car couldn't handle a turn. It just felt quite soft, clinical, sedated, pretty floaty and lacking in a communicative or soulful character to me. I...
01-03-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 31,321
Posted By K-A

Honestly, please. What you guys are getting...

Honestly, please. What you guys are getting defensive over is child's play. Other forums deal with paramount vitriol. I've read countless opinions of the W205 being sans sportiness at its core, mine...
01-03-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 31,321
Posted By K-A

Based on what I've read about the C400, I can...

Based on what I've read about the C400, I can almost guarantee I know how it will drive. M-B's rarely if ever surprise me dynamically. What I say I base on the C300, which I've stated clearly. Many...
01-03-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 31,321
Posted By K-A

Maybe "wallow" is the wrong word. Basically...

Maybe "wallow" is the wrong word. Basically softly floats around and doesn't give the biggest sense of body control. I.e not "sharp" at all really, in my experience. And to attain levels of luxury...
01-03-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,820
Posted By K-A

Oh no, that looks really bad. The side/rear view...

Oh no, that looks really bad. The side/rear view looks like a soulless Lexus. The front like clustered mess with the ever awkward "grill to headlights connection". Why do they insist on that clunky...
01-03-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,376
Posted By K-A

Nice, very comprehensive breakdown. I had both,...

Nice, very comprehensive breakdown. I had both, and don't have either anymore. I much prefer the 535i.

However, the 535i is unfortunately too soft and disconnected from what the 5 lineage...
01-03-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 31,321
Posted By K-A

Firstly, plenty of people, such as the one I...

Firstly, plenty of people, such as the one I responded to, claimed loose, or "swaying", or however you want to put it, handling.

Second, I can post a host of articles who state that the W205 seems...
01-03-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 26,780
Posted By K-A

Indeed, panel fit and finish isn't part of...

Indeed, panel fit and finish isn't part of typical "teething problems". In fact, I've read someone in charge of manufacturing state that first year models typically get the better fit/finish as...
01-03-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 31,321
Posted By K-A

Yes, the E Class feels like there's a "feature"...

Yes, the E Class feels like there's a "feature" called "boat-on-water FloatMATIC" when you take even low speed simple right turns.

The W205 I don't consider non-capable, but I feel is very...
01-02-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 31,321
Posted By K-A

Sounds like normal ultra floaty if not wallowy...

Sounds like normal ultra floaty if not wallowy Mercedes handling. The W205 to me feels like even a step back in driving dynamics. Purely comfort focused.
01-02-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 164,548
Posted By K-A

Hate to say it but an early production loaner...

Hate to say it but an early production loaner with 3,400 miles on it, having to pay extra for extended warranty when it should already be CPO'd and especially when 15% shockingly isn't even a great...
01-02-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 26,780
Posted By K-A

Wow, some of those look horrid. Good...

Wow, some of those look horrid.

Good business model going forward, M-B. Perceptively build them poorly, jack the MSRP up, then discount the MSRP on a brand newly released car (very uncommon on a...
Forum: Off Topic
12-27-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 81,324
Posted By K-A

Hey BigBen, hope all is well man! Nexus 6...

Hey BigBen, hope all is well man!

Nexus 6 sounds very compelling. In fact, I'll say that it's the only Android I'd consider. The Note 4 is just another Samsung, yes the hardware looks outstanding,...
12-23-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,735
Posted By K-A

Nice reviews! WOW. Is that 12 city / 14...

Nice reviews!

WOW. Is that 12 city / 14 highway on the CTS-V? I mean, at least it's got the ridiculous HP to make an excuse, that that is absolutely horrendous. My new car is rated at 17 city and...
12-22-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 164,548
Posted By K-A

WOW. 20% already! Sh**! Looks like MBUSA...

WOW. 20% already! Sh**!

Looks like MBUSA freaked out when the initial batches were apparently slowly moving, thus fire sale comes at record pace even for them.
12-22-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 164,548
Posted By K-A

Ah, nice. I got my loan at 1.75%. Really happy...

Ah, nice. I got my loan at 1.75%. Really happy about that. It's so much cheaper to get a car right now. Not even because of even discounts or anything, but interest rates are so low. That "discount"...
12-21-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By K-A

Oh and they 60k number is worldwide (and raised...

Oh and they 60k number is worldwide (and raised from the original 50).

I think that considering industry over eagerness, they're showing considerable restraint, which would signify a care toward...
12-21-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By K-A

Very well could happen. Though I don't think...

Very well could happen. Though I don't think Porsche will ever "have to" on the Macan, as with the Cayenne, it'll probably remain so popular that Porsche won't have to cave on their ways of...
12-21-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 164,548
Posted By K-A

Wow, 1.49 is great, especially or 6 years as I...

Wow, 1.49 is great, especially or 6 years as I usually wouldn't think of going that long, but if the money is practically free, then why not. I assume that's through MBFS?



Damn, good...
12-21-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By K-A

Those Porsche leases seem pretty straightforward...

Those Porsche leases seem pretty straightforward I think. Porsche doesn't fire sale cars unless they have to via a supply mishap (too much), i.e it's not really in their business model or culture...
12-21-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,005
Posted By K-A

Yeah, that's what I mean. The 7 needs to take...

Yeah, that's what I mean. The 7 needs to take *back* the sportiness crown. From what I read, it seems some say the 7 is sportier and some say the S, and the W222 makes sense to be more dynamic as you...
12-20-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 31,321
Posted By K-A

Yes, BMW has been doing it for some time so it's...

Yes, BMW has been doing it for some time so it's not such a hot issue anymore, but when it comes up, it's usually still a little touchy, if not passive aggressive.

That's what I was asking. *IS*...
12-20-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 31,321
Posted By K-A

Some M owners indeed complain. And even when they...

Some M owners indeed complain. And even when they say "they don't care", badge threads become flame tests. BMW already jumped on the badge whoring a long time ago as my 5 Series had like 11 M badges...
12-20-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 31,321
Posted By K-A

Is BMW releasing a version of this as well?...

Is BMW releasing a version of this as well? Currently, "M Performance" at least in the States isn't an actually new badged and moniker of car (like it is with M-B calling it "C450 AMG Sport"), I...
12-19-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 164,548
Posted By K-A

Hot damn. They're already blowing these things...

Hot damn. They're already blowing these things out.

$299 a month with minimal down already? 15(+)% off of MSRP? I predicted this would happen, but this is way sooner than even I thought.
...
12-19-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,175
Posted By K-A

Granted I haven't driven it so I don't know how...

Granted I haven't driven it so I don't know how good or dynamic of an Air Suspension system it is; Airmatic for sure. Essential to meet your dynamic needs especially if you like a sporty ride and are...
12-19-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,005
Posted By K-A

The next gen 7 will likely turn that around. The...

The next gen 7 will likely turn that around. The F01, albeit nice, and IMO still largely holds its own, just seemed put out without much care. Especially since a 5 Series makes it almost irrelevant,...
12-19-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,073
Posted By K-A

E63 hands down. Better looks, more unique, more...

E63 hands down. Better looks, more unique, more engaging, a nameplate to stroke your inner enthusiast badge whore (AMG), more visceral, probably not giving up much in luxury (better seats, for one),...
12-19-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,084
Posted By K-A

True. It's not very sharp in person, IMO. I...

True. It's not very sharp in person, IMO. I personally would prefer an S550 all optioned up over it. Better and more harmonious proportions to me, and especially much nicer greenhouse. But the...
12-19-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By K-A

Hey, thanks. Yeah, pretty much everybody is...

Hey, thanks. Yeah, pretty much everybody is paying MSRP, with the rare occasional discount. I got pretty much the only discount I could find from a dealer, right place at the right time I guess, and...
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