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Old Oct 14th 2013, 9:17 am
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This is something I have noticed recently. Pretty much all mid size sedans are virtually indistinguishable from one another. It feels like we have finally reached a point where we have found the optimum aero shape and it is just the grill on the front that sets them apart.
Have noticed a lot of boy racers de-badging their cars because of this...No, it's still a crappy Jetta with a stupid spoiler etc. Just imagine if the Nova/Saxo crowd had done it
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Just saw a new Juke and it's possibly one of the ugliest new cars out there. It's as if the designer started the front bit and had a stroke before finishing the rear half and they just went with the squiggle.
It must be the Nissan/French influence. French cars have been an "acquired taste" since the 1960's, but seemed to get odder as time has passed, and now most French cars are down right ugly, and many run of the mill Italian cars are now no better.
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My nephew bought his first car last night, a 1991 Supra I6 non turbo 5 speed, 114K miles, super clean as in no rust. Rides pretty tight, slight play in the drivetrain, good brakes, good steering. A bit fun to drive.

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My nephew bought his first car last night, a 1991 Supra I6 non turbo 5 speed, 114K miles, super clean as in no rust. Rides pretty tight, slight play in the drivetrain, good brakes, good steering. A bit fun to drive. ....
Sounds nice enough, I had wanted one myself back in the late 80's. Finding a non-auto one is a nice coup!
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Sounds nice enough, I had wanted one myself back in the late 80's. Finding a non-auto one is a nice coup!
Surely you mean coupé?

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I thought his name was Pulaski?

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Surely you mean coupé?
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I thought his name was Pulaski?

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I would be frank with my reply, but things are confusing enough already around here ...
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Surely you mean coupé? ...
I suppose I did. . Finding that coupé was a coup!

As I asked Mrs P many years ago now, funnily enough while we were visiting Chicago, why can't Americans tell the difference between a two door car and a hen house?

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I suppose I did. . Finding that coupé was a coup!

As I asked Mrs P many years ago now, funnily enough while we were visiting Chicago, why can't Americans tell the difference between a two door car and a hen house?
We can. We just understand that coupe' is French, not English, even if you think it is. Kind of like , centre.
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We can. We just understand that coupe' is French, not English, even if you think it is. Kind of like , centre.
Good, now can you also work out what the accent over the last 'é' might be telling you to do with regards to pronunciation?

"Coop" would be the English pronunciation (i.e. without the accent). Numpty.

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Good, now can you also work out what the accent over the last 'é' might be telling you to do with regards to pronounciation? .....
Eh?

I was actually hoping for some sort of retort that a hen house handles better through a fast turn than an (American) coupe, or similar.

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Eh?
Oi, I was on your side.

I'm still right though.
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.... I'm still right though.
Aren't you always?
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..... "Coop" would be the English pronunciation (i.e. without the accent). ....
It's funny how the French pronunciation of filet and herbs took hold in the US, but not coupé.

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LOL! Yous are nuts. Or should I say yooz doodz

It seems to be a nice car. I've already told him to have the head retorqued.

I also explained RWD and oversteer, how you don't see they tree that kills you. I hope he learns it without the tree.

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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Aren't you always?
Most of the time, yes.

Originally Posted by Pulaski
It's funny how the French pronunciation of filet and herbs took hold in the US, but not coupé.
French pronunciation is quite inconsistent here. Locally we have a city called Des Plaines (pronounced as if it was short for 'Desmond Planes'), yet Des Moines is pronounced correctly.

Using the coupé argument though, everyone in East London would call them 'coops' and everyone in America would go to a 'caff' for their lunch.

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Or should I say yooz doodz
No, you shouldn't. Ever.
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