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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Hype62
    Speaking of the G35 coupe, is anyone driving this car? Is it easy to load a manual chair in and out of this car? Im debating if I should go with a 2 door car or a modified Honda Element. Have always loved the smooth G35 look, but never really looked into getting one because I dont want to scratch up the interior because of my chair. G37 is coming out soon, makes me want one even more.
    I find that its inevitable to scratch your car...unless you take the tranfer and the chair dissable/assemble VERY slowly...even then its almost impossible to avoid it.

    The interior of the TA has faired fine over the past 5 years...its the outside side skirts that have taken a beating. Just be sure to get leather interior (not that anything else comes in the G35), it will hold up much better and be easier to clean.
    C5-6 - 22 years

  2. #22
    Senior Member mattblan's Avatar
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    Quartermile is right about that. Leather takes all the abuse you could ever throw at it.

    Check out what pulled up next to me today:

    Anyone want to change their mind about what constitutes a dreamcar? lol.

    There is a black twin turbo s7 in the neighborhood too, I gotta get some pictures of it.
    Last edited by mattblan; 08-02-2007 at 12:47 AM.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by mattblan
    hardly. $1000 in mods will get you 500+ awhp in those cars and they will smoke anything on your V8 list.
    eh, 500 to the wheels off 1000 is pushing it a bit... but a 3 inch turbo back exhaust, boost controller, an ecu reflash, maybe a couple more bolt ons on an evo will have you running 11s. dont forget the driver mod
    500awhp takes quite a bit more than 1000.
    "All of us are all too stuck strapped to a chair watching our lives blow up..."

  4. #24
    I agree with Andy. I drive a Toyota Solara, and while I am AB, I have had many friends transfer from their wheelchairs into my car- easy. Downside is the options for the driver seat was not offered for the passenger seat when I purchased my Toyota. It drives like a dream and I have had NO problems, just regular maintenance. Living in the Northwest the heat in the seats are key! It is super responsive, gives me all the speed I need, and it is a great looking car. Depending upon your chair and your height, it could be difficult to stow your chair behind the driver's seat (if you have your seat pushed way back)- but there is plenty of room in the passenger seat area. They come in a convertible model- and many car rental agencies are renting them.
    Oh and the color of my Toyota is Oceana. I have only seen two other Solaras in this color, and they were in other states!
    Good Luck!

  5. #25
    btw, 2006 gto
    i love subies and evos, but those ls2s are the best bang for the buck out there
    "All of us are all too stuck strapped to a chair watching our lives blow up..."

  6. #26
    hmm... how about the Audi S5.

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    For when the money tree seeds I planted in the back yard finally sprout...

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by jbinny
    btw, 2006 gto
    i love subies and evos, but those ls2s are the best bang for the buck out there
    I agree. I spoke to a veteran vette saleman last week and he said that the latest vettes have the Ls3 in them and list for 45K. People are buying the base coupes, adding about $3500 for new heads and a cam and are dynoing in the Z06 range!

    C6 LS3 - 45K + $3500 = $48500 = 515+ rwhp
    C6 Z06 - 75K = 515 rwhp

    but dont get me give a testicle for a small block 427 anyday

    This guy is here in GA...he didnt feel as though his stock Z06 had enough power behind he added a little....bring on the imports and italians...

    C5-6 - 22 years

  9. #29
    Jeep Cherokee SRT-8

    All wheel drive, a lot of room, over 400 horsepower, plenty of aftermarket
    parts available, and low enough to the ground. I'm seriously considering
    one of these.

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by quartermile

    sweet mercy... what, 150 shot?
    "All of us are all too stuck strapped to a chair watching our lives blow up..."

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