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JeanClaude32  posted on Mar 09, 2008 1:24:38 PM - Report post

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fast cars are good but who the hell will buy them? it's 700k $ for god's sake!!! i'd rather buy an r8 as a sports car but still...being double the price as a skyline r34 gtr i'd rather stick with my skyline
 
SuperSkyline89  posted on Mar 09, 2008 2:59:08 PM - Report post

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That's the point of supercars. Not just anyone should be able to buy them. If anyone could just go to the bank and withdraw some money then they wouldn't be special.
 
2hot4u  posted on Mar 09, 2008 3:36:06 PM - Report post


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Supercars are manufactured with quality,safety,convenience,and comfort in mind. Whereas Americans put money ahead of all else. For Americans its all about saving money,cutting costs,and profitting. Its money first and quality 2nd,resulting in crappy cars with big price tags.
 
SuperSkyline89  posted on Mar 09, 2008 4:11:46 PM - Report post

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Some of those things aren't exactly true though.

Quality
When Fifth gear tested the Caparo T1 it caught fire and put the driver in the burn unit. Then Top Gear tested it and the floor fell out and the throttle got stuck. Ferrari and Lamborghini do make quality vehicles but a lot of the fastest supercars are very unreliable.

Convenience
Most supercars aren't convenient at all. Most can't go over speed bumps of get up driveways without scrapping the $20,000 paint or carbon fibre front lip. Like when Top Gear took a Ford GT, Ferrari F430, and Pagani Zonda to France. They spent quite a while getting out of the parking garage because the cars were so low they were afraid of scraping the bottoms. Also, most supercars have either no or very small trunks so you really can't take anything with you. Convertible supercars are even worse, they're roofs come off but you can't take it with you so you have to leave it at home. So if it starts raining you're screwed.

Comfort
Very few supercars are comfortable. They have such hard suspensions that they batter you every time you hit a bump. The Koenigsegg CCX for example, requires so much attention to stay in control and not kill yourself. There's nothing comfortable about that.

These are some reasons why supercars are so expensive:
- The bodies are made of carbon fibre, aluminum, and magnesium which are extremely expensive materials
- The engines are hand built and cost tens of thousands of dollars
- The rims are made of carbon fibre and magnesium to keep them light, very expensive
- The brakes are carbon ceramic to handle more heat, again very expensive
- Everything is hand made

[Edited by SuperSkyline89, 3/9/2008 4:12:21 PM]

 
2hot4u  posted on Mar 09, 2008 6:55:52 PM - Report post


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Come now,when it comes to supercars their exotic beauty makes up for the annoyances.
 
SuperSkyline89  posted on Mar 09, 2008 7:44:07 PM - Report post

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I agree totally with that. I wouldn't care about those things if I had the money.

Just wanted to point out the truth.

 
2hot4u  posted on Mar 09, 2008 7:46:51 PM - Report post


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I want a Maserati. Its my favorite Exotic,my dream car.
 
SuperSkyline89  posted on Mar 09, 2008 7:49:29 PM - Report post

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Those are beautiful cars . . . but apparently not very reliable. if you like them then I'm guessing you'll like the 2008 Maserati Gran Turismo S.
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