08 January 2006

Cars. Cars. Cars.

There has been the talk about dreams cars in quite a number of blogs that I've come across recently. Lynne talked about her Aston Martin DB9 while Gabrielle gushed about her Lexus SC430.

As for me, I have always been a big fan of German technology and it is no surprise that my dream car would hail from Deutschland. The reason for bring it up on this blog today is that I have a special announcement to make.

I have a new dream car.

Before coming to that, perhaps a mention of my recently discarded dream car is in order. A final farewell? A thank-you for all the years of my day dreams? Closure?

Well, it's the BMW 8-series. Either the 840 or 845 would be just fine. As long as it starts with an "8", I happy like f*ck already. The BMW-8 has been my dream car since the 90s and has always been. I started to google about it recently as it just dawned on me that there hasn't be any updates as far as news about the BMW-8 is concerned. Lo and behold. The BMW-8 is EOL (End Of Line) already.

From the looks of things, it is time for a new dream car...

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you my new dream car...

*drum roll*

The Porsche Boxster-S.

There is just one thing about it though. In luxury-speak, this is quite a "low-end" car. People were asking why not the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish-S? Or the Maserati Spyder? Or the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder? Or the Ferrari Any-Model-Will-Do?

Answer is simple.

Two words.

Being Realistic.

The Boxster-S is probably nearer to Earth for me that all the other makes. The thing is, that when something is closer is to you, the more real this day dream would be.

Would I buy the car eventually? Maybe, maybe not. To me, a Japanese car makes more sense and besides, Japanese technology is also very much up there on par with the big boys these days (and drink less petrol!). Still, I wouldn't rule out the Boxster entirely. Perhaps one day, after allocating all the funds to all the necessary and important places and I still have an extra SGD 400k to blow, I may just consider getting it.

I also found out one thing about the Boxster-S from its technical specs.

The boot can fit my golf set.

This is certainly good news for my "Jay/2 + 7" year-old girlfriend. She can ride up front with me. Hor seh liao!

- Voxeros

1. Suspicious Bastard left...
Sunday, 8 January 2006 4:27 am
I want a batmobile.

2. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 8 January 2006 8:47 am ::
Suspicious Bastard: I scared instead of attracting chiobus, I get all the Robins. Siao liao!
Btw, welcome to my blog. Nice to have you on my commnents.

3. Jaschocolate left...
Sunday, 8 January 2006 10:26 am
CAR, CAR, CAR.. I want any car.. So that i can go to the East of Singapore for supper..Wait a min, does this mean i need to learn driving first..

4. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 8 January 2006 10:29 am :: 
Jaschocolate: Bor license har?
Ok.. nairmind. Repeat after me.
Boyfriend, boyfriend, boyfriend. :P

5. Jaschocolate left...
Sunday, 8 January 2006 10:42 am
Dont want.. so troublesome..

6. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 8 January 2006 10:48 am :: 
Jaschocolate: Free chauffeur leh. Where got troublesome?

7. Lynne left...
Sunday, 8 January 2006 3:18 pm
Me no likey Porsche ... me boycott them!!

8. Zhe Bin left...
Sunday, 8 January 2006 5:44 pm
I so love Audi TT Coupe, man. I'm willing to sell myself for it.

. Jaschocolate left...
Sunday, 8 January 2006 5:54 pm
Zhebin want to sell himself... is that an auction offer.. Daddy, you want to buy him?

10. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 8 January 2006 8:41 pm :: 
Lynne: Why no likey Porsche?

Zhebin: Ok. I keep an eye out for anyone willing to buy you.

Jaschocolate: I want to buy him? You want har?

11. Lynne left...
Sunday, 8 January 2006 8:54 pm
Ugly. I've test-driven Gab's, Zhe Bin's, and Jas' dream cars, haha. The SC is nice, but too bad it's rear-wheel drive, not easy to drive in snow. Audi TT very small, Beetle lagi worse!!! I dun mind a Mini-S for a fun car tho'.

12. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 8 January 2006 9:51 pm :
Lynne: Yeah, I tested the Audi TT too. Not impressed.
Beetle is severely under powered.
I agree with you that the Mini would be a fun car to zip around in just like the Suzuki Cappuccino. However, the problem is that due to the hype over the Mini, it is so bladdy expensive in Singapore. Definitely lousy value-for-money. I won't buy it at that kind of ridiculous prices.
I also tested the Mercedes Benz 500 CLK but my favourite is still the Mercedes Benz S600 V12 engine. Raw Power at your finger tips. Yummmmm......
It was quite fun to cheong the highway in LA in the middle of the night. Damn shiok.
Will be heading back to LA again in April. Will be testing the Mercedes Benz S65. *drool*

13. Jaschocolate left...
Monday, 9 January 2006 8:27 am
No insults to Zhebin but.. I DONT WANT!!!

14. JayWalk left...
Monday, 9 January 2006 9:14 am :: 
Jaschocolate: Wah... really don't give people face siah... say until so loud....

15. aloe left...
Monday, 9 January 2006 9:40 am
I tested the Z3 b4 - for a proj. But it being an ex car and me being a scary cat, I asked the manager to drive while I sit in the car. Shiok! hahah!!
I got license but no car. Anyone wanna contribute to my car fund? muahahah!!

16. JayWalk left...
Monday, 9 January 2006 9:49 am ::
Anna: Aiyah... wasted. You should have kidnapped your manager and take the car go cheong the North-South Highway mah... imagine Singapore to KL in under 3 hours flat.
What car are you dreaming of anyway?

17. aloe left...
Monday, 9 January 2006 2:17 pm
I no have dream car de. As long as it's new (aka not 5 years old and above); 1.6l; sedan; auto; NOT proton, kelisa, etc.; can liao. Simple simple, practical de. *big grin*
Er.. the manager is the manager for BM. Not my manager. heee! Anyway, that was for a school project. :) Tried the Ford Falcon 4L car while I was schooling too. Spacious, smooth, quiet car. Good to drive for long road trip.
Last time, I did drive my boss's BM 3 and 5 series. Nice, smooth, heavy, quiet car with fast start-up. An eye-turner for a lady driver. Bwahahaha!! Din get a chance to drive his 7 series but personally feel that it's too big liao! Difficult to maneuver. Can't imagine the 8 series... biang...

18. JayWalk left...
Monday, 9 January 2006 2:49 pm :: 
Anna: True lah... given Singapore cars so expensive. A car that can drive you from point A to point B also buay pai liao.
Manager for BM i.e. Performance Motor har?
Anyway, these cars have to be a bit heavy so that they will be stable when traveling at high speeds. Japanese cars will tend to float a bit.
BMW-8 is not big in terms of size. It's a sports car model. Very sleek.

19. aloe left...
Monday, 9 January 2006 3:05 pm
oo.. I must go BM website to cc look look le. I can't remember wat company le. It was in Aus, not SG so not performance motor.
Yah, we drove up to 130Km/hr also like very slow. heheh!

20. JayWalk left...
Monday, 9 January 2006 3:35 pm ::
Anna: Oh Australia. Sollie long lumber liao.
BMW website no more 8-Series since it is end-of-line liao.
Click Here For More Pictures

21. Zhe Bin left...
Monday, 9 January 2006 9:19 pm
Wah Jaschocolate so straightforward! Don't like that leh I give you one more chance to correct yourself (please), thank you v.much. Hahaha. Anyway Audi TT not performance enough lah. But I like the design. Coupe coupe coupe. I am v.superficial one. ; )

22. Jaschocolate left...
Monday, 9 January 2006 9:41 pm
Ok lah.. i think i *ahems* can accept zhebin as my buddy.. wahhaa

23. JayWalk left...
Monday, 9 January 2006 10:28 pm :: 
Jaschocolate: This ZheBin can consider one lah... 0% body fat one leh... Sibeh muscle muscle one leh...

ZheBin: 加油!! *wave pom pom*

24. Jaschocolate left...
Tuesday, 10 January 2006 1:03 am
Dot dot dot.. he is super young.. haha

25. Lynne left...
Tuesday, 10 January 2006 2:43 am
Ooooh, I'd love to test drive the Merc S65, esp a RED one, hehehehe ... How about the AMG one?!?!??!

26. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 10 January 2006 8:59 am :: 
Jaschocolate: Super young = Super virile mah.... He may be a boy now, but you will make him a MAN... even before he enters NS. :P

Lynne: No chance on the AMG coz the reason I will get to test the S65 is because my friend bought one. He scoffs at the AMG which means that I also no chance to test liao. :(

27. aloe left...
Wednesday, 11 January 2006 3:28 pm
er?? Cannot go to their centre and test drive?? Then cock up some excuse and go off... :P sorry har, bo lui lang so no go test cars de. heh!
I also never say it's in Aus previously so miscom loh. Saw the pics for BM 8 liao. Nice meh?? ha!! I prefer Audi de. :P
Jas, 姐弟恋 very common. You can still consider if ZB dun mind too. haaa!! :P

28. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 11 January 2006 5:14 pm :: 
Anna: Paiseh leh... no intention of buying so don't want to kachow them mah.
Well, in all fairness, the design and look of the BMW-8 is pretty dated as it was launched during the 90s. Hence, my dream car also need updating liao. 

Jaschocolate: Mai too liao!!!!

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