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Old Apr 8th 2013, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by mohtechnix View Post
Fact. I could also live with a 3.0ltr petrol or gas as you call it. I know fuel is cheaper over there, but the thought of commuting in a 4.0ltr engine petrol car just doesn't sit right with me.
i still call it petrol..gas is for making chips and heating my house
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Originally Posted by bats View Post
Of course they do, and your choice is influenced by how you want to appear to others. You can't get away from that.


FWIW I drive a FWD 4 year old Jeep Patriot. Reasons for purchase? I can reach the pedals, it has loads of room in the back for my art stuff, it was cheap, it's not bad on gas, it goes round corners well, it's bright red, I think it's more 'me' than a stodgy mum car.
Completely untrue batman My choice for cars is not necessarily driven by what others think or how they perceive my status. I have always believed in investing in a car that offers impeccable driving pleasure, precision, efficiency, reliability, and not to mention great resale value, and I cannot look past a German car (VW, AUDI, adn BMW) for that. I have never owned a Golf, but I once had a two year old AUDI A4 and I had horrid experience with it. I am not implying that all Audi's are bad but I wasn't lucky with the only one I had. I got a 320D after the AUDI, since then I know visibly where my loyalties lay.
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Originally Posted by mohtechnix View Post
I have always believed in investing in a car that offers impeccable driving pleasure, precision, efficiency, reliability, and not to mention great resale value
And you think the BMW X6 does that? My, I'm glad you don't run my portfolio (not that I really have one but, if I did, I think Bernie Madoff's would be safer hands for it).
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And you think the BMW X6 does that? My, I'm glad you don't run my portfolio (not that I really have one but, if I did, I think Bernie Madoff's would be safer hands for it).
Yes I do. Can you elaborate on why you think it doesn't? What do you actually know about it's performance and we are not talking ill-founded infos here?
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Old Apr 8th 2013, 4:49 pm
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Yes I do. Can you elaborate on why you think it doesn't? What do you actually know about it's performance and we are not talking ill-founded infos here?
you could get a Range Rover for the same price.
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Originally Posted by cheeky_monkey View Post
you could get a Range Rover for the same price.
Thanks. I will pass on that.
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Old Apr 8th 2013, 5:01 pm
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Originally Posted by mohtechnix View Post
Thanks. I will pass on that.
Your choice but BMW hardly have a good rep when it comes to 4X4
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Originally Posted by mohtechnix View Post
Yes I do. Can you elaborate on why you think it doesn't? What do you actually know about it's performance and we are not talking ill-founded infos here?
Invest? The value of the thing will drop like a stone. The fuel consumption will be such that it's much more expensive to operate than a Smart car. It's not a useful thing and it's not a thing that will rise in value. Rather than an investment, it's a vastly expensive toy. Not that there's anything wrong with expensive toys, boats and nags have cost me a bundle, but I make no pretence that they're an investment in anything but pleasure.
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And here I thought you drove the Batmobile.
Sadly I have been known to call it that.

Originally Posted by mohtechnix View Post
Completely untrue batman My choice for cars is not necessarily driven by what others think or how they perceive my status. I have always believed in investing in a car that offers impeccable driving pleasure, precision, efficiency, reliability, and not to mention great resale value, and I cannot look past a German car (VW, AUDI, adn BMW) for that. I have never owned a Golf, but I once had a two year old AUDI A4 and I had horrid experience with it. I am not implying that all Audi's are bad but I wasn't lucky with the only one I had. I got a 320D after the AUDI, since then I know visibly where my loyalties lay.
You must be one of the very few on whom advertsing is wasted then . Impeccable driving pleasure, love that phrase.
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Why do you want skinny tyres in the winter? Don't wider tyres distribute the weight better in snow?
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Why do you want skinny tyres in the winter? Don't wider tyres distribute the weight better in snow?
Yes, and that's the problem.
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Why do you want skinny tyres in the winter? Don't wider tyres distribute the weight better in snow?
You want to cut a groove down to the hard surface, something thin is better able to do that. I suspect a 2CV would go better in deep snow than an X6 though a 2CV carrying an X6 would be even better due to having more weight.
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Why do you want skinny tyres in the winter? Don't wider tyres distribute the weight better in snow?
Take a look at something like the Swedish round of the World Rally Championship on You Tube. The tires are almost comically skinny given that the cars have 300+ hp.
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Lol have you seen the top gear episode on those cars?


yup....they corner like a dream in all road conditions
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And here I thought you drove the Batmobile.
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Originally Posted by mohtechnix View Post
Completely untrue batman My choice for cars is not necessarily driven by what others think or how they perceive my status. I have always believed in investing in a car that offers impeccable driving pleasure, precision, efficiency, reliability, and not to mention great resale value, and I cannot look past a German car (VW, AUDI, adn BMW) for that. I have never owned a Golf, but I once had a two year old AUDI A4 and I had horrid experience with it. I am not implying that all Audi's are bad but I wasn't lucky with the only one I had. I got a 320D after the AUDI, since then I know visibly where my loyalties lay.
You must be one of the very few on whom advertsing is wasted then . Impeccable driving pleasure, love that phrase.
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