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  1. robiferretti

    robiferretti F1 Rookie

    Oct 31, 2003
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    what do you guys think of the car, likes dislikes?

    i might look into getting one, its different and you dont see them everyday. seems to perform fairly well... i dunno brainstorming
     
  2. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran
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    Honestly, I think the styling is a little overdone. But if you like it then that's all that matters. :)
     
  3. Mojo

    Mojo Formula 3

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    To me they look cool, But I don't know much about them. H.P.? Ect.
     
  4. Meister

    Meister F1 Rookie
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    I'm not crazy about the styling either. I've only seen one "in person" and that was from a distance... so it's hard to say. Some cars look and feel a lot different in person than they do in print. Bottom line is if you like it get it. Cars are about what they do for you... how you feel driving them, owing them and taking care of them. Good luck
     
  5. KennyH

    KennyH F1 Veteran
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    I have no personal experiences with the SS1 but from what I understand, they weren't successful due to quality and reliability issues- the interior "felt cheap" and the car almost had a kit-car feel to it.. I've seen a couple and I love them in person but obviously haven't driven one or spent an extended amount of time around them.
     
  6. mw575

    mw575 F1 Rookie

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    Pass- Big time reliability problems.
     
  7. Bill Sawyer

    Bill Sawyer Formula 3

    Feb 26, 2002
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    If you're serious about this car do your homework. They've had many problems and the business hasn't appeared too stable either. I think the car looks like a caricature--all its features are exaggerated. If you want an American-built limited edition sports car look at the Panoz Esperante. I'm not a big fan of those either, but I think it's a better buy than the Panoz.
     
  8. F40

    F40 F1 Rookie

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    They are **** boxes. My dad's company CNA extended warranties has contracts for all 500 cars, and the 4.0 V8 they use from the Aurora is a POS. Crank case and intake manifold gaskets don't last, along with other things. Shelby flew a few people out of Las Vegas from my dads office to give the Series 1 a test drive, fast but poorly desgined. Shelby sold his soul on that car.
     
  9. robiferretti

    robiferretti F1 Rookie

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    ok thanks guys, ruling that car out, i didn't like the idea of the oldsmobile engine anyway!

    the panoz esparante has a cobra motor lol, no thanks!
     
  10. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Rob
    For the money a vette is much more car. Always remember you can't polish a turd.
     

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