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What car would you buy ?

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What one car would you buy if you win $122M?

$10K-$20K [ 2 ]  [2.99%]
$20k-$50k [ 23 ]  [34.33%]
$50K-$80K [ 13 ]  [19.40%]
$80K-$120K [ 9 ]  [13.43%]
$120-$200k [ 7 ]  [10.45%]
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Posted: August 1, 2005, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

I'd still like one. No traffic jams in the sky!

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    Posted: August 1, 2005, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

    I'd still like one. No traffic jams in the sky!

    Then, by all means have one.  (Anyone who says there aren't traffic jams in the sky obviously hasn't spent a lot of time in the sky).

    Life's a risky business.  We all gotta name our own poison.

    Jack

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      Posted: August 1, 2005, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

      You are right, haven't flew anywhere is awhile....I guess

      Mad ALL IN!Mad

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        Posted: August 1, 2005, 11:29 pm - IP Logged
        There is a highway in the sky for commercial aircraft which number about 23,000 takeoff and landings every day. However there are as many if not more small craft which can take of and land numerous times during the day so how much steel is up there during the day can number upwards of 50 thousand. It not so much a problem when there in the air it's taking off and landing that's tough because many small planes use the same runways as the commercial airlines. Lots of near misses.
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          Posted: August 1, 2005, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

          You only have to miss another plane a fraction of an inch.... anything short of metal on metal.... but it can be unsettling.  I was flying with a bud of mine cross country in his plane somewhere over Lubbock, TX, about 7000 feet.  He was looking at a chart and I was tapping on the instrument gauges or something when I glanced out in time to see a Mooney pass about a hundred feet below us, pilot reading a book, coming under us from about 3 oclock headed for 8 oclock..... never glimpsed us unless our shadow got his attention.

          It's pretty safe, flying a fixed wing aircraft.... not many crunches up there in the sky, considering how many craft are buzzing around cutting holes in clouds.  But nearer the ground it can become a bit hairier, and occasionally there's a 'near miss', which it probably isn't (though it's rattling).... a hundred feet might as well be a mile for the purposes of any consequences.

          But when there's a mile or so of air between a person and the ground, and only a thin skin of aluminum separating inside from outside, there aren't likely to be any fender benders that anyone walks away from, so such things are considered 'serious' by authorities.

          Jack


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            Posted: August 2, 2005, 10:06 am - IP Logged

            LOTTO winner Dolores McNamara was so hard up before her massive win she could not afford to tax the family car. Dolores, who now has a £77MILLION fortune, left the ten-year-old Opel Astra on the drive for five months after the duty disc ran out in February. She also has no MoT — known as National Car Test in Ireland — it ran out in May. She was up to date with her insurance disc. The tax would have cost her £217 for the year, an MoT is £33. A neighbour in Garryowen, Limerick, said: “I’m sure if she drove the car as it is the police would pull her over. But she would be well able to pay the fine!” A friend of Dolores said the Astra will now be traded in for a new model — just as soon as her amazing windfall sinks in.


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              What is a "duty disc"?

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                Posted: August 26, 2005, 8:42 am - IP Logged

                In order, I would buy the following cars:

                1.  Acura NSX

                2.  Ferrari F430 Spider

                3.  Saleen S7

                Good Luck,

                John

                BOW WOW WOW ......

                ...... YIPPY YOH YIPPY YAY!!!

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                  Posted: August 26, 2005, 8:50 am - IP Logged

                  Aston Martin DB9

                  Ferrari F430 Convertable

                  Land Rover Ranger Rover

                  Mercedes-Benz CL

                  BMW 750Li

                   

                  Those would be the cars I would buy. That right there would take a cool $half million dollars of my winnings. So, I would make those last for years. I'd pay them all off and mainly the drive the Range Rover, Mercedes and BMW. The Ferrari and Aston would be my toys. I'd only drive them on sunny weekend days.

                  Thinking of...    Cheers  Noel

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                    Posted: August 26, 2005, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

                    If I had upwards of $40m after taxes, I would buy an Aston Martin and drive it every day!  Haha, forget about low mileage and depreciation, etc.  I can only expect at best to live another 17,000 days anyway!


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                      Posted: August 28, 2005, 12:59 am - IP Logged

                      There isn't a name for the car i would want; cause my would me CUSTOMIZED.  And it would run off of either HYDROGEN FUEL, or at least OLD COOKING OIL; which i would filtrate with cheese cloth.  My car would be like MOI; priceless!  And one of a kind. 

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                        Posted: August 28, 2005, 8:22 am - IP Logged

                        Mine will be a rent-a-Bentley. Don't plan on being in one place long enough to get used to the roads. With my Marquis Air Club Card, there would be a chauffer driven one in each city I went to.

                        Cheers

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                        I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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                          Posted: August 28, 2005, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

                          I would buy a 1929 dusenburg converitable silver with maroon fenders, and a 1946 GMC pick-up truck with cherry wood interior, and a mini van.

                          Karaline,


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                            Posted: August 29, 2005, 11:16 am - IP Logged

                            If I won 122 mil, the first thing I will do is get new windshield wipers for my car, new spare doughnut tire, because they get brittle when you don't use them. An oil change, and maybe a new air freshener.

                            Got to save money you know...

                            Oh yeah, I almost forgot, some windex for my windows.


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                              Posted: August 30, 2005, 11:22 am - IP Logged

                              If I won a jackpot, I would get a new car probably a Toyota Prius. My vote was for $20K to $50K.