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    #91
    Originally posted by Katie View Post
    Passat = Old Man & Boring
    Also means...

    Passat = 35K permie
    Eat Right, Exercise, Die Anyway.

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      #92
      So sassy - if you don't drive any sort of motor vehicle how can you even begin to comment on people who actually do!

      Do you do that thing where when I am trying to get around you I move out into the road and you swerve away from the pavement? I don't know why Cyclists do that?

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        #93
        Bloke in the garage where I just filled up reckons diesel will shoot up this year due to the rising cost of crude.

        Might be true but my eyes had glazed over by this point...
        Older and ...well, just older!!

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          #94
          Originally posted by oracleslave View Post
          Any reason you need the high driving position and couldn't look at estates?
          A small SUV would give me all the practicality of an estate with a better view of the road ahead and plus greater traction should I get stuck, it would take up the same road space as an estate so that argument doesn't wash.

          What’s the advantage of an estate then?
          Science isn't about why, it's about why not. You ask: why is so much of our science dangerous? I say: why not marry safe science if you love it so much. In fact, why not invent a special safety door that won't hit you in the butt on the way out, because you are fired. - Cave Johnson

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            #95
            Originally posted by gingerjedi View Post
            A small SUV would give me all the practicality of an estate with a better view of the road ahead and plus greater traction should I get stuck, it would take up the same road space as an estate so that argument doesn't wash.

            What’s the advantage of an estate then?
            The eco-worriers and green envy brigade won't kick your headlights in.

            HTH

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              #96
              Originally posted by DimPrawn View Post
              The eco-worriers and green envy brigade won't kick your headlights in.

              HTH
              Funny how they love the ecologically disastrous cars such as the Pius ...sorry I mean Prius, the energy used to produce and dispose of these cars has been proven to be greater than the equivalent standard car would use in its life time, but hey... the thought was there.
              Science isn't about why, it's about why not. You ask: why is so much of our science dangerous? I say: why not marry safe science if you love it so much. In fact, why not invent a special safety door that won't hit you in the butt on the way out, because you are fired. - Cave Johnson

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                #97
                I love the way big limos, supercars, vans, people carriers, lorries all thunderpast the "green/congestion" demostrations in London, but if a 4x4 driver dare drive past, they are attacked with relish.

                Idiots. I don't like 4x4 SUV's much (not my type of car), but this reaction makes me consider buying the biggest one out there.

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                  #98
                  Originally posted by miffy View Post
                  You must have been very unlucky then. I've had two citroens (oh the shame), a VW Corrado and three golfs. Only one of the VW's had a problem with it blowing its turbo hose off the intercooler. Thats the only problem I ever had. Each of them 90-100k on the clock before I gave them back and still drove like new. As for the citroens... well. Problem after problem, the dealers are clowns and the cars are cheap carp end of. They aren't built for heavy use and cheap means low grade parts.

                  The Beemers, Audis and the one merc I ever had were faultless. The japs do have a good rep for reliability but theres no comparison to a beemer for example. The interiors are comparable to a council flat and the driving experience is carp.

                  Depends what you want from a car. I like handling, refinement, grunt, comfort, reliability and badge is near the end. Just so happens the germans tick all those boxes.

                  Can't argue with that I've got a C Class diesel after many years of Ford and GM Ownership , I get 50+ to the gallon on the motorway ususaly at 85+ (its a long trip and I've got a short attention span) it's a shed load quieter and more comfortable than any of my Ford's and its the little extras like the puddle lights etc that give it that extra 10% cheaper cars just don't have, only gripe the service costs are like paying for a new limb every 12 months. proof in point, went to look at the new Quashqui recently and to be honest it was ok but after the Merc the interior was like ikea compared to Harrods,
                  Some people are like slinkys, totally pointless but the thought of pushing them down a flight of stairs never fails to put a smile on your face.

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