Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    The Car Lounge
    Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
    Results 1 to 35 of 100

    Thread: In or around San Diego? Want to maybe buy a Top Gear car on Tuesday? Peep this!

    1. King of the Hammers (& Passat TDIs)
      Join Date
      Jan 12th, 2012
      Posts
      237
      06-18-2012 01:43 AM #1
      What's up y'all.

      So, we're shooting in San Diego for season 3 of Top Gear. We have three fairly rare cars that we're going to be selling on Tuesday. We'll be doing live commercials for the cars on a local morning show Tuesday am before taking them to a dealership to try and sell them.

      We actually want to sell them...So, if you want to come check it out, I'd love it. I'm sure it will be crazy so I won't have much time to just hang and chat (which I would certainly like to do) but if you're remotely interested in getting a good deal on a funky car, then you should come out.

      The real question...what kind of car do you think I've got for this? I'll try to post some pics tomorrow.

      I'll give you a hint. Foreign, under $5K, funky.
      Co-Host Top Gear on History
      '66 VW Double Cab Pickup '83 Honda Civic Wagon B18b '49 Chevy Step Van
      Www.TheRutledgeWood.com
      Haters Gon' Hate

    2. 06-18-2012 01:45 AM #2
      if i wasnt on a quest to own every car from various 80s and 90s hip hop videos, id totally be down.

    3. Member Peloton25's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 1st, 2001
      Location
      California, USA
      Posts
      8,889
      Vehicles
      '09 MINI Cooper S; '03 MR2 Spyder; '03 Focus ZX3
      06-18-2012 01:47 AM #3
      I am sure Vad is interested.

      Vad - I'll buy your train ticket.

      >8^)
      ER

    4. Member bustedbucket's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 22nd, 2010
      Location
      Dat two one fifth
      Posts
      784
      Vehicles
      Jaggernaut & egg of robin
      06-18-2012 01:49 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      What's up y'all.

      The real question...what kind of car do you think I've got for this? I'll try to post some pics tomorrow.

      I'll give you a hint. Foreign, under $5K, funky.
      A subaru xt, merkur scorpio, and a renault alliance? M I >?
      '86 Jaguar xj-s 5.3HE coupe, cobalt blue metallic/blue
      '08 Hyundai Accent SE hatch, ice blue/gray
      Bisixually disposed, lucas charged and coventry clothed

    5. Member yurikaze's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 7th, 2006
      Location
      Hollywood, CA
      Posts
      328
      Vehicles
      '77 S30, '85 AE86
      06-18-2012 01:50 AM #5
      I can only hope:


      In related news, the "Eric Clapton" Mustang II popped up for sale on Craiglist again. The ad disappeared yesterday, so I'm guessing someone bought it.

    6. King of the Hammers (& Passat TDIs)
      Join Date
      Jan 12th, 2012
      Posts
      237
      06-18-2012 01:51 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by teileguy View Post
      if i wasnt on a quest to own every car from various 80s and 90s hip hop videos, id totally be down.
      In the words of Blackstreet, "Play on Player...."
      Co-Host Top Gear on History
      '66 VW Double Cab Pickup '83 Honda Civic Wagon B18b '49 Chevy Step Van
      Www.TheRutledgeWood.com
      Haters Gon' Hate

    7. Member VadGTI's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 24th, 2000
      Location
      Hollywooooooood, CA
      Posts
      17,175
      Vehicles
      2013 GTI/S60R/E30 M3 (imported from Nigeria)
      06-18-2012 01:53 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Peloton25 View Post
      I am sure Vad is interested.

      Vad - I'll buy your train ticket.

      >8^)
      ER
      I'm in .

      Sent from a rotary-dial phone using Edna the Small Town Operator
      Leonardo - Team Post-Killing Ninja
      Fizzy - Team My Little Pony

      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
      Quote Originally Posted by Sledge View Post
      Do you want to be known as the guy who makes worse automotive decisions than VadGTI?

    8. Member VadGTI's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 24th, 2000
      Location
      Hollywooooooood, CA
      Posts
      17,175
      Vehicles
      2013 GTI/S60R/E30 M3 (imported from Nigeria)
      06-18-2012 01:54 AM #8
      Also, definitely a Merkur.

      Sent from a rotary-dial phone using Edna the Small Town Operator
      Leonardo - Team Post-Killing Ninja
      Fizzy - Team My Little Pony

      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
      Quote Originally Posted by Sledge View Post
      Do you want to be known as the guy who makes worse automotive decisions than VadGTI?

    9. Member eweu's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 22nd, 2001
      Location
      Silicon Valley, CA
      Posts
      2,369
      Vehicles
      2008 Audi TT VR6, 2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI, 2002 Ford F-250 SuperCrew V10, 2001 Audi A4 1.8TQM
      06-18-2012 01:55 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      I'll give you a hint. Foreign, under $5K, funky.
      Foreign and funky? Gotta be French.


    10. 06-18-2012 01:55 AM #10
      ill be sure to report back on my findings.

      And i cant see any R5 left here going for close to 5 stacks. Though a fiat strada on the other hand.....

    11. Member bustedbucket's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 22nd, 2010
      Location
      Dat two one fifth
      Posts
      784
      Vehicles
      Jaggernaut & egg of robin
      06-18-2012 01:57 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by eweu View Post
      Foreign and funky? Gotta be French.

      Who needs 4 lugs when 3 will suffice?
      '86 Jaguar xj-s 5.3HE coupe, cobalt blue metallic/blue
      '08 Hyundai Accent SE hatch, ice blue/gray
      Bisixually disposed, lucas charged and coventry clothed

    12. Member VadGTI's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 24th, 2000
      Location
      Hollywooooooood, CA
      Posts
      17,175
      Vehicles
      2013 GTI/S60R/E30 M3 (imported from Nigeria)
      06-18-2012 02:01 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by teileguy View Post
      ill be sure to report back on my findings.

      And i cant see any R5 left here going for close to 5 stacks. Though a fiat strada on the other hand.....
      The last Fiat Strada I saw around here was going for more than $5k.

      If it's French, it can't be a Renault or Peugeot. Too pedestrian. It has to be a Citroen. Grey-market CX?

      Sent from a rotary-dial phone using Edna the Small Town Operator
      Leonardo - Team Post-Killing Ninja
      Fizzy - Team My Little Pony

      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
      Quote Originally Posted by Sledge View Post
      Do you want to be known as the guy who makes worse automotive decisions than VadGTI?

    13. Member batman25's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 18th, 2010
      Location
      GA
      Posts
      1,003
      Vehicles
      2012 RB 4dr R
      06-18-2012 04:23 AM #13
      Rutledge is on VWvortex!!! If I were in SD I would go check it out.

    14. Member BartVW's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 1st, 2007
      Location
      Holland
      Posts
      870
      Vehicles
      Mk4 Golf TDI 90 ponies of diesel fury!1!!
      06-18-2012 04:39 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by batman25 View Post
      Rutledge is on VWvortex!!! If I were in SD I would go check it out.
      But how can we be sure its him? I think we need some plaid-shirt proof.

    15. Member MrRoboto's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 26th, 2000
      Location
      VHHH
      Posts
      4,692
      Vehicles
      E82M & V40 T4 R-Design
      06-18-2012 04:45 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by BartVW View Post
      But how can we be sure its him? I think we need some plaid-shirt proof.
      Just search his post history.

      And old Citroens' are just awesome. I've been sniffing around for an old DS just for giggles recently, and haven't found a single working example near where I live...

    16. Member elementpb's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 23rd, 2008
      Location
      Mechanicsville, VA
      Posts
      3,740
      Vehicles
      2012 GTI Autobahn
      06-18-2012 05:06 AM #16

      This thing?

    17. Member crashmtb's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 23rd, 2004
      Location
      Ankle deep in Regina
      Posts
      1,747
      Vehicles
      2016 GooseBee Delux, 2012 MINI Cooper S, 1896 Miatadon BananaShade DeVille
      06-18-2012 05:15 AM #17
      Vad, you better buy it. 30e 3m would like the company no doubt
      Quote Originally Posted by Juniper Monkeys View Post
      If someone at GM is reading this, if you give me a Corvette and $28.5m, I'll hand-paint the body of it, I'll breed it with an AIBO, I'll convert it to a boat and drive across SF Bay, I'll drive it through the lobby of Mazda HQ in LA, I'll ship it to China and invade the Forbidden City in it, then I'll drive up to Baikonur in Kazakhstan and have it fired to geosynchronous orbit on a Zenit-3SL rocket.

    18. Member unimogken's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 19th, 2005
      Location
      South of Jazzydub, WA
      Posts
      5,385
      Vehicles
      6 Tap Kegerator
      06-18-2012 05:21 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      I'll give you a hint. Foreign, under $5K, funky.
      Hey that's 3 hints!
      I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!

      Someone buy my car already!!

      Always looking for free firewood to feed my hungry wood stove!

    19. Senior Member NoDubJustYet's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 25th, 2002
      Location
      WNoVA
      Posts
      27,849
      Vehicles
      MkV GTI
      06-18-2012 05:23 AM #19
      Sounds awesome... Have fun SoCal TCLers!

      PS: Rutledge, we're still waiting on the TG:USA Nürburgring trip!

    20. Member babydubz's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 12th, 2007
      Location
      The Great White North
      Posts
      1,660
      Vehicles
      bagged mk5
      06-18-2012 05:27 AM #20
      holy i didn't know Rutledge was on TCL. gotta admit, im a little starstruck right now hahah

    21. Member BartVW's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 1st, 2007
      Location
      Holland
      Posts
      870
      Vehicles
      Mk4 Golf TDI 90 ponies of diesel fury!1!!
      06-18-2012 05:38 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      Sounds awesome... Have fun SoCal TCLers!

      PS: Rutledge, we're still waiting on the TG:USA Nürburgring trip!
      If that's gonna happen, I will be there!

    22. Banned
      Join Date
      Feb 14th, 2007
      Posts
      2,706
      06-18-2012 06:05 AM #22
      im gonna guess alfa, volvo, lotus

      either way pretty cool if a poortexer picks 1 up

    23. Member HwAoRrDk's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2nd, 2002
      Location
      United Kingdom
      Posts
      1,862
      Vehicles
      2004 Mazda RX-8 230
      06-18-2012 06:14 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      I'll give you a hint. Foreign, under $5K, funky.
      Here's hoping "funky" doesn't refer to how it smells.
      平成16 年の MAZDA RX-8 230

    24. Member
      Join Date
      Dec 15th, 2010
      Location
      Sebastopol, CA
      Posts
      881
      06-18-2012 07:02 AM #24
      The age range on these cars could be anything. It could be an old Aston or f-r Celica/Corolla or something.

      The suspense!

    25. Member Egz's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 30th, 2002
      Location
      Virginia
      Posts
      16,404
      Vehicles
      2003 Ford Focus 2.3, 2006 Ford Fusion 2.3 Turbo, 2014 Fiesta SE 1.0T
      06-18-2012 07:16 AM #25
      I hope its a good kind of funky:



      But if its FUNKY funky, I don't think I can top the LeCar posted above.

      Did these ever make it to the states?

    26. Member 0dd_j0b's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 22nd, 2007
      Location
      San Diego CA
      Posts
      2,089
      Vehicles
      87' Cabriolet-Sold, 87' Scirocco now 16v, 87' Scirocco 16v-Sold, 85' Scirocco 8v, 13' Jetta
      06-18-2012 07:25 AM #26
      Holy isht, something cool might actually come out of living in San Diego. I don't really keep up with TG US, what dealership is this at?
      Last edited by 0dd_j0b; 06-18-2012 at 07:28 AM.
      Insert witty comment here.

    27. Vortex Media Group Staff Tim@VMG's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 11th, 2001
      Location
      Baltimore, MD
      Posts
      18,704
      Vehicles
      2012 GTI Autobahn
      06-18-2012 07:44 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by BartVW View Post
      But how can we be sure its him? I think we need some plaid-shirt proof.

      It's him.


      And, like Vadim, my first thought was Citroen. No one makes "funky" like Citroen.

      -Tim
      The artist formerly known as SilverSLC
      Forum Rules | How To Use vBulletin

      VWVortex | Fourtitude | INR8 | Kilometer Magazine | Swedespeed
      "When you're traveling at lower speeds, and by lower speeds I mean anything under 120 miles per hour..." -Allan McNish

    28. Member Ubel GLI's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 17th, 2006
      Location
      The Midwest
      Posts
      9,365
      Vehicles
      Golf R, KTM 450SMR, Ducati Monster
      06-18-2012 07:58 AM #28
      I'll give you $12 for it.

    29. Member evosky's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 13th, 2010
      Location
      noVA / DE
      Posts
      7,563
      Vehicles
      a van
      06-18-2012 07:58 AM #29
      hmm .... this is a tough one Rut ... Suzuki Cappuccino ? DAF 66?

      looking forward to the new season
      twitter x PSN:zerosaint x MUFC x FS: 18" 4x100 TRD Wheels
      Quote Originally Posted by MrSavvy View Post
      I'll break it down for you simple minded people. VWvortex. The VW stands for Volkswagen. And when you create a forum, admins can create sections within the forum. This forum has a section for general car chit-chat. The car lounge. So you see, even though it's a VW forum, you can still discuss other topics.

    30. Member Seppdelaney's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 11th, 2011
      Location
      West Chester, PA
      Posts
      1,317
      Vehicles
      2015 Golf GTI and a 2014 VW Tiguan 4 Motion SE
      06-18-2012 08:04 AM #30
      If not a citroen, it could be a Saab. They did some weird stuff too. But I'd consider the Citroen a rarer car- can one be obtained for under 5k? And would it still drive?
      ///”VDUBkill 2:0 – The path of 2.0T is beset on all sides by the injustice of the speed trap and the Plague of the Prius drivers. But blessed is he who in the name of disparity overwhelmeth the exotic in the valley of the s-bends. And I shall strike down upon thee with great revs and furious acceleration those who attempt to obstruct or delay my overtaking and you will know my engine is turbocharged when I lay my powerband upon thee.”

    31. Geriatric Member ATL_Av8r's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 17th, 2002
      Location
      Gapiana
      Posts
      40,931
      06-18-2012 08:09 AM #31
      Did any Renault Fuego's survive the 80's?

      MemeGate 2012 - First Responder, post #2

      Quote Originally Posted by .skully.
      Mike, quote me in your signature

    32. Member Geechie_Suede's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 17th, 2009
      Location
      Grand Rapids, MI
      Posts
      3,058
      Vehicles
      1998 Saturn SC2
      06-18-2012 08:27 AM #32
      Definitely a Biturbo

      Previously Owned: 96 Discovery/65 Corvair Monza/93 Corolla Wagon/89 LeSabre/96 Camry/99 Regal GS/95 Accord/98 CSVT/90 LS400/89 Supra N/A/91 Legacy Turbo/01 CVPI/92 Mark VII/87 S12 200SX/90 325i/03 TL-S

      Current: 98 Saturn SC2

    33. 06-18-2012 09:26 AM #33
      rabbit pickup
      Shop Truck - Round 3: Back With a Vengeance?!

    34. Member Egz's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 30th, 2002
      Location
      Virginia
      Posts
      16,404
      Vehicles
      2003 Ford Focus 2.3, 2006 Ford Fusion 2.3 Turbo, 2014 Fiesta SE 1.0T
      06-18-2012 09:33 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by benjaminobscene View Post
      rabbit pickup
      I thought the last 2 in existance got welded together in some unholy contraption.

    35. Member Armour's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 14th, 2005
      Location
      Waterbury, CT
      Posts
      1,861
      Vehicles
      2005 Acura RSX Type-S
      06-18-2012 10:10 AM #35
      Fiat X-19?

    Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •