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Andrew 06-26-2010 05:12 PM

What makes a truly great car great?
 
So what is it that makes the great cars truly great? What are some examples?

I am still thinking about and want to get the debate going. One criteria I think is it has to stir the emotions in some way.

Italian Lover 06-26-2010 07:28 PM

Very interesting thread and a great topic, but difficult to comment, since it is subjective and personal.

Saying that, let me give a stab at it. In few words, for me, it is the "bonding" with the car, ie. communication with the car. If you can "relate" to the machine, passion and emotional enlightment follow. Another factor is the feedbacks you get which in turn would stir your senses, which include sound, smell, visual, sensual, and emotional. w/ smiles Jimmy

Andrew 06-26-2010 09:49 PM

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Agree it is subjective, at the same time, would you say there are some cars that cut across most enthusiast and would be considered a great car?

I'll start with a few I think would fit this, we can then discuss:

- Austin Mini Cooper S

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- Ford GT40

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Night Life 06-27-2010 03:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Jimmy Chen Shiba DDS (Post 121309)
Very interesting thread and a great topic, but difficult to comment, since it is subjective and personal.

Saying that, let me give a stab at it. In few words, for me, it is the "bonding" with the car, ie. communication with the car. If you can "relate" to the machine, passion and emotional enlightment follow. Another factor is the feedbacks you get which in turn would stir your senses, which include sound, smell, visual, sensual, and emotional. w/ smiles Jimmy

Agreed, in a general statement to the general public a great car could be a Civic, but to an enthusiast could be a Model T, both great representations but a far swing from left to right fields. In my interpretation Jimmy nailed it on the head , sound, smell, visual, sensual, and emotional. Only all these things combined does a great car make and a great auto become but to each his own.

Boxer 06-27-2010 09:49 AM

The answer is along the same lines as the one the Supreme Court gave on pornography, you know it when you see it.

360 Modena 06-28-2010 01:58 PM

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