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Old Oct 4th 2013, 3:00 am
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LMAO!!

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Old Oct 4th 2013, 3:22 am
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As my main interests are cars (necessity,hobby,business) I'm trying to decide if I have the time to read this thread in its entirety.
Anyone got any bullet points?

So far I've managed to glean that the MX5 is still known asa hairdressers car. I agree... but it's a damn fun drive as well.

And that I still have no real interest in having to sit 45 mins at a power outlet to wait until I can continue my journey.
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I saw a new Acura ZDX. I immediately started to heave. To stop I had to look at pics of the Aztec, it was that bad.

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Oye, the Aztec. True story; when they unveiled the Aztec for the media etc., the audience was pretty much stunned by its absolute ugliness and the question was asked, "Are you serious?" The design was slammed by pretty much every automotive journalist, and the public, and yet GM refused to back off and launched it anyway. It was, IMHO, one GM vehicle whose ugliness actually slightly exceeded its unreliability. But it was a close call.
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Well... I found my new ahh... practical... hatchback today.










It's all Mrs N.s fault.
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Old Oct 5th 2013, 1:10 pm
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Well... I found my new ahh... practical... hatchback today. ..... It's all Mrs N.s fault.
The bästard offspring of a Mini and a Vauxhall Tigra!

He who depends on his wife for his choice of vehicle deserves all that's coming to him! Given my "choice" of Accord, I know what I'm talking about.
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The bästard offspring of a Mini and a Vauxhall Tigra!

He who depends on his wife for his choice of vehicle deserves all that's coming to him! Given my "choice" of Accord, I know what I'm talking about.
It followed me home.

Anyhow.. Supercharged...208HP It'll do me.

(god it's fast).
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Originally Posted by Nutek

That might be the only car that can make the Aztec look good.


Just kidding, but I do find it odd looking.

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Old Oct 5th 2013, 2:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Nutek
It followed me home.

Anyhow.. Supercharged...208HP It'll do me.

(god it's fast).
BBR Motorsports, a known Mini tuner, would say "Pft!, 208HP?".

That said, I don't think I've ever floored my Mustang GT which has 260hp, and my licence would be in jeopardy after no more than about 8 seconds if I did.

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Originally Posted by Pulaski
BBR Motorsports, a known Mini tuner, would say "Pft!, 208HP?".

That said, I don't think I've ever floored my Mustang GT which has 260hp, and my licence would be in jeopardy after no more than about 8 seconds if I did.
That's 260HP at max RPM anyway - even if you were flooring it, would you actually be redlining it as well?
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Originally Posted by Nutek
It followed me home.
I'm not surprised!
If I looked like that I'd follow home the first person likely to feed me.

Not so much Cat, more Dwayne Dibley. ;-)

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Old Oct 5th 2013, 11:47 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
That's 260HP at max RPM anyway - even if you were flooring it, would you actually be redlining it as well?
Scary either way! .... In first and second gear it would be possible, but third gear, even on the interstate would be in lost-licence territory.
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But just fyi, my 22 year old (150bhp) Honda does 65mph in second gear (in less than 7secs) so it's not really a big deal.

Our RL (which weighs more than most British homes) is even more capable.

I always used to think that the big American cars were a bit pointless but since driving in the US I can see the appeal.
My usual UK cars wouldn't be nice on a long highway cruise and the big US cars would be horrible on my local UK back lanes.

Something about horses and courses (not in the beef substitute way).
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Scary either way! .... In first and second gear it would be possible, but third gear, even on the interstate would be in lost-licence territory.
That must be nice. My car only has 127 but it's automatic so that's an unattainable figure
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
That must be nice. My car only has 127 but it's automatic so that's an unattainable figure
Could be worse, it could be French as well!
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Could be worse, it could be French as well!
It's Japanese.

As far as French cars go though, my dad used to have a Xantia that would go like stink if you just looked at the accelerator. Decent car, that was.
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