Japanese VIP Cars

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jonnylewis, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. jonnylewis

    jonnylewis Active Member

    Messages:
    72
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Location:
    Preston, Lancashire
    Car:
    1998 Mercedes W202
    Just been looking at some Jap style VIP Cars. There are some impressive Mercs out there. Whats the general opinion of them? i think i really like them, bit of inspiration perhaps.:D
     
  2. crammy69

    crammy69 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    874
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Location:
    Sidcup,Kent
    Car:
    2001 W210 E55 AMG,2010 Fiat 500 1.2,2002 Triumph America,LML Star 125 DLX,1984 C70,2011 Thruxton
    Got any links?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    jonnylewis

    jonnylewis Active Member

    Messages:
    72
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Location:
    Preston, Lancashire
    Car:
    1998 Mercedes W202
    ha, just logged off, i'll post them up in a few mins.
     
  4. glojo

    glojo MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    14,144
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Location:
    Torquay
    Car:
    S211 Sprinter 213CDI, & the new T-class
    That is really spooky.

    This morning we had an aircraft over fly our house.

    Part of the registration number was VIP!!

    I say spooky because I have just noticed its number and then read your post.

    [​IMG]

    Regards
    John
     
  5. Mudster

    Mudster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,509
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Location:
    Surrey
    Car:
    2008 A150 SE Classic, 2007 Saab 9-3 Sportwagon
    On the whole pretty awful IMO.

    Some of the large wheels with stretched tyres actually look ridiculous. Never mind the fact with 5mm of suspension travel the ride must be cart like.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    jonnylewis

    jonnylewis Active Member

    Messages:
    72
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Location:
    Preston, Lancashire
    Car:
    1998 Mercedes W202
    Ha crazy, maybe its a sign!
     
  7. OP
    OP
    jonnylewis

    jonnylewis Active Member

    Messages:
    72
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Location:
    Preston, Lancashire
    Car:
    1998 Mercedes W202
    I know what sayin, dont think i'd ever go that extreme, i have seen some stretch's that do look pretty good tho, but it's all about the comfort. nice wheels, nice suspension but still comfy.
    My friend has 19" bentley wheels with a slight stretch on them and they look pretty impressive.
     
  8. glojo

    glojo MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    14,144
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Location:
    Torquay
    Car:
    S211 Sprinter 213CDI, & the new T-class
    I fear that some folks have more money than sense

    [​IMG]

    On most American motoring forums you will read about folks complain regarding the terrible conditions of their roads. I wonder how long those exhausts will last and does that car manage to go round sharp bends?

    This made me smile

    [​IMG]

    Enough of the negative feedback, I think this colour is stunning:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. grober

    grober MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    26,458
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Location:
    Perth, Scotland
    Car:
    W204 C200CDI Estate
    Yakusa

    Mmmm.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2008
  10. Mudster

    Mudster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,509
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Location:
    Surrey
    Car:
    2008 A150 SE Classic, 2007 Saab 9-3 Sportwagon
    Yup that was the wheel that made me chuckle.....

    That lovely colour looks like Mercedes Almandine Black, my favourite colour of all time.
     
  11. pint6x

    pint6x Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    245
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2005
    Location:
    Swindon
    Car:
    BMW 525d SE Touring 3.0 manual
    Cars like this with stupidly big alloys and lowered ride height hold absolutely zero attraction for me.

    You'll ground the exhaust at the first ripple in the road, the wheels will get kerbed, the tyres will be ridiculously expensive, the ride will be ruined - where's the upside?
     
  12. Mudster

    Mudster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,509
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Location:
    Surrey
    Car:
    2008 A150 SE Classic, 2007 Saab 9-3 Sportwagon
    You look like a gangsta....innit.:rock:.......:crazy:
     
  13. ADY1983

    ADY1983 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,788
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2006
    Location:
    Yeovil, Somerset
    Car:
    300CE-24 Sportline, MK1 Golf GTI Campaign Edition, Scirocco GTII
    What about your Avatar? ;)

    The whole streched tyre thing seems popular on the V-Dub Scene, I would rather have more rubber more protection...:D
     
  14. glojo

    glojo MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    14,144
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Location:
    Torquay
    Car:
    S211 Sprinter 213CDI, & the new T-class
    Hi Mudster,
    I think that colour has far more red than the black of the Mercedes. It does look the part and is just about the only thing I like in any of the pictures:) :eek: :eek:

    I wonder if the owners can make those cars bounce upo and down on the crazy suspension that some folks appear to like? :devil:

    Regards
     
  15. BlackC55

    BlackC55 Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

    Messages:
    18,727
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Location:
    Horndean, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Southsea
    Car:
    C43 AMG with a 55 engine and supercharger, E55 AMG, S500, etc
    What about the pic in you avatar?:eek: :D

    They are not everyday cars and the owners don't care for speed bumps and most generally have air suspension too.
     
  16. OP
    OP
    jonnylewis

    jonnylewis Active Member

    Messages:
    72
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Location:
    Preston, Lancashire
    Car:
    1998 Mercedes W202
    Its all about the airbag suspension, so nothing gets caught when its actually driven and yeah the tyre stretch is definately a V-dub thing, i have to go against the grain a little here tho, but i have seen it on a few cars and i admit, sometimes it looks stupid, but i have seen it look absolutely amazing, My best friend drive a MK4 Golf with 19" Bentley wheels and a slight stretch and it looks perfect, yeah it definately ruins the whole comfort factor and thats enough to put me off.
    As for the airbag suspension on the right car it is brill. but thats just my opinion.:D
    i actually saw that MK1 Golf in Glojo's pic at a show in sept, its a stunning little car, just not my kind. I'm an 'MB Kinda guy till i die'. :rock:
     
  17. pint6x

    pint6x Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    245
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2005
    Location:
    Swindon
    Car:
    BMW 525d SE Touring 3.0 manual
    orright orright - guilty as charged, but I do like Mustangs and I thought that one in orange looked particularly tasteful! didn't really notice the silly wheels on it :rolleyes:

    I'll find another one with normal wheels on it.
     
  18. vijilants

    vijilants Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,225
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2007
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    C320CDI Sport W204
    I drive through London and the speed humps would leave a nice trail of interesting parts :D
     
  19. Adam230K

    Adam230K Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,087
    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Car:
    German oil burner
    My mate has a 1989 Toyota Chaser with the 2JZ 2.5 litre twin turbo engine in it, and i hate jap cars, but even i think it looks proper Pee Eye Em Pee.

    But in general i do think Jap VIP cars are just cheap rip off's of german luxury saloons.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.