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All-Time Favorite Cars

When people find out I’m a “car-person”, they may ask what car I like best. It’s a difficult question, so I sat down and came up with my favorite cars.

Note: Subject to change.

  1. Audi Sport Quattro S1
  2. Ferrari 250 GTO
  3. Porsche 993 911 Turbo S
  4. BMW E30 M3
  5. Ford GT40 Mk I
  6. Aston Martin DB5 Vantage
  7. Ferrari 458 Italia
  8. Ferrari 288 GTO
  9. Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R
  10. TVR Tuscan Speed 6 Mk2 S
  11. Porsche 914/6
  12. BMW E34 540i M-sport
  13. BMW 2002tii
  14. Datsun Fairlady ZG
  15. Mazda RX-7 Spirit R
  16. Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
  17. Dodge Viper GTS
  18. Yenko Camaro
  19. Shelby GT-350
  20. Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 1

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Nissan Short with Fantastic Direction & Score

I came across this wonderful video on Nissan’s website. It doesn’t look like an actual ad, but the production value is astonishing. I wonder who composed the song?

The Heart of the Nissan Juke™

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On rental cars

On the way from the airport to my hotel last night, I was surprised to find that our rental Jeep had a CVT. I was even more surprised that the driver (my colleague) didn’t seem to notice. The following morning, I was somewhat shocked when my other colleague drove off in his Altima in the faux 1st gear. I informed him that he had maneuvered the gear selector into ‘manumatic’ mode, instead of D. He said it explained why his drive home from the airport had been so jerky. Since the Altima also has a CVT, the 1st gear setting simply keeps the revs around 4,000.

I had to laugh in the second situation, because I can understand how unintuitive the gear selector seemed to somebody not already familiar with the concept. It’s close to the situation referenced in the movie quote and clip below:

“What gear are you in?”
“GEAR”?

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