Some words - cars

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Damien Thorn @ Fri May 12, 2017 11:30 am

No, it had gone. But there's a Grand Cherokee I might have a gander at tomorrow.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Hooli @ Fri May 12, 2017 12:37 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:Where are all the new Discoveries? I think I've seen one. The roads are choked with Discovery 3s and 4s, but now each time i think I've seen one of the new ones it turns out to be a new Range River Short or one of the littler Discovery Sports. Have Land Rover accidentally competed themselves out of the market by having really good cars either side of the Discovery in the range?


Autocorrect

Saw one on Tuesday for the first time! Look ok but just like everything else in their line up really.


I saw one this morning. They look smaller than before, or is it just everything else has got bigger?
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Some words - cars

Post by Käsemeister @ Fri May 12, 2017 4:34 pm

Then you saw a Discovery Sport.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by thekungfury @ Fri May 12, 2017 4:38 pm

Käsemeister wrote:Then you saw a Discovery Sport.

Yeah the current Discovery is 5 metres long and 2.2 metres wide. Big
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Turntable @ Fri May 12, 2017 5:21 pm

Just sat here wondering what to do at the weekend when I received this email from an Uncle which has cheered me up no end.

" Hi Tom,
Just bought an Aston Martin from HR Owen in Reading. If you are free and have the time/inclination I have arranged for you to go and have a look and a test drive. No worries if not, they are delivering it either way...."

Anyone else test driving Aston Martins this weekend? Just me?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Fri May 12, 2017 5:26 pm

Does a video game test drive count?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Damien Thorn @ Fri May 12, 2017 5:30 pm

Superb! Well done tt. I too will be test driving cars, but mine will be shonky 20 year old 4x4s with bits of trim falling off.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by spast1kunt @ Fri May 12, 2017 6:36 pm

No AM test drive for me but my godmother has just invited me to the Goodwood Festival of Speed with a promise of a paddock pass. She and her husband go as guests of Mike Skinner, an American racing driver (video below) and she reckons she can wangle me a pass.

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Hooli @ Fri May 12, 2017 8:15 pm

Käsemeister wrote:Then you saw a Discovery Sport.


I didn't see the word sport on it anywhere, but you're probably right as cars never get smaller.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sun May 14, 2017 9:32 am

Good grief! Prices for used cars are all over the ruddy shop! Just looking at stock with local dealers, how on actual earth can a 72,000-mile 08 Qashqai 4x4 be six thousand pounds? That's nine years old.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by thekungfury @ Sun May 14, 2017 9:47 am

The Qashqai is in this weird bubble, seemingly unaffected by external forces. During the recession whilst cars sales plummeted and factories closed the QQ carried on regardless. The manufacturing press reckoned the profile of the buyer was that they were risk averse cash buyers, essentially sensible (dull) people and the practicality of the car appealed to them.

They're also more likely to keep cars for longer so fewer appear on the market which keeps prices nice and high.

Apparently the original XC90 is similar.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Mon May 15, 2017 7:09 pm

Saw a new Volvo v90 today - a stunning looking car inside and out. Am v interested.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Doctor Congo @ Mon May 15, 2017 7:50 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Saw a new Volvo v90 today - a stunning looking car inside and out. Am v interested.


Yeah I heart these too. Looks gorgeous. The S90 also looks good. They've really improved their styling.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Disastrous @ Mon May 15, 2017 7:50 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Saw a new Volvo v90 today - a stunning looking car inside and out. Am v interested.



Same. Massive erect want.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon May 15, 2017 7:51 pm

Disastrous wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Saw a new Volvo v90 today - a stunning looking car inside and out. Am v interested.



Same. Massive erect want.

I'd never heard of it or seen one before right now when Google confirms you're absolutely right. That looks ace, as much as a big estate car can ever look ace.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Doctor Congo @ Mon May 15, 2017 7:55 pm

Was working in London today, saw 2 Bentagas (hideous) a Maserati 4x4 (mean looking) and a Tesla Model X (fascinating)
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon May 15, 2017 8:09 pm

SUVs are like a parallel universe at the moment: I've seen the Tesla one, the Maserati one, and even a new MG one (!!!). And yet hardly seen any​ new Discoveries.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Hooli @ Mon May 15, 2017 9:59 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:
Disastrous wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Saw a new Volvo v90 today - a stunning looking car inside and out. Am v interested.



Same. Massive erect want.

I'd never heard of it or seen one before right now when Google confirms you're absolutely right. That looks ace, as much as a big estate car can ever look ace.


I saw on last week, it does hark back to when Volvos looked like cars. I liked it too.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by minimoog @ Fri May 19, 2017 12:11 pm

Dooty's TR7 vid gave me a good excuse to post this 2.5 mins of insanity again:

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by spast1kunt @ Fri May 19, 2017 6:36 pm

VW have just announced that they're doing an Up! GTI next year. It'll make the same power as the Mk1 Golf GTI and is pretty much the same size as the original GTI albeit a bit heavier at 997kg as opposed to the Golf's 810kg (dry), for a power to weight ratio of 113kg/ton against the Mk1's 133kg/ton. The Up! has a good deal more torque though and with a 1litre 3cyl turbo will presumably have a bit of headroom for tuning. It's coming early 2018 and will be about £15k.

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Fri May 19, 2017 6:38 pm

Shame it looks like a smacked arse.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri May 19, 2017 7:03 pm

spast1kunt wrote: a bit heavier

where bit = 25%
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Otto Sump @ Fri May 19, 2017 8:02 pm

It's got tartan seats. Heritage.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Hooli @ Fri May 19, 2017 8:24 pm

Strawman wrote:Shame it looks like a smacked arse.


You must have seen some ugly arses. Mind you it's labelled as 'wob' it does look like a five year old made it out of body filler.

So 25% heavier, less power & too high to handle as well. Shows why the hot hatch is dying really.
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Re: Some words - cars

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Freddie @ Sun May 21, 2017 9:56 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:Quite the headline:

petrol and diesel cars will vanish in eight years


Not convinced. I suspect that hybrid/petrol most likely to be the standard for quite some time until battery range is sorted and prices come down.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Sun May 21, 2017 9:59 pm

Germany are planning on outlawing the combustion engine by 2050, which is 32 and a bit years away. So it will happen, just estimates on how soon vary.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by thekungfury @ Sun May 21, 2017 10:43 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:Quite the headline:

petrol and diesel cars will vanish in eight years

This bit makes my teeth itch
He goes on to mention that electric vehicles will have a life span of 1 million (16,09,344 km) miles and in comparison, fossil fuel based cars have a lifespan of just about 2 lake miles (3,21,000 km approximately)
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by CJ+ @ Mon May 22, 2017 8:09 am

Damien Thorn wrote:
Disastrous wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Saw a new Volvo v90 today - a stunning looking car inside and out. Am v interested.



Same. Massive erect want.

I'd never heard of it or seen one before right now when Google confirms you're absolutely right. That looks ace, as much as a big estate car can ever look ace.

Look at us, all old and shit, wanting Volvos completely unironically.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Barbarianna @ Mon May 22, 2017 9:21 am

CJ+ wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:
Disastrous wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Saw a new Volvo v90 today - a stunning looking car inside and out. Am v interested.



Same. Massive erect want.

I'd never heard of it or seen one before right now when Google confirms you're absolutely right. That looks ace, as much as a big estate car can ever look ace.

Look at us, all old and shit, wanting Volvos completely unironically.


Totally right ceej. Its a fcuking embarrassment! The lurkers and passers-by must be chortling their mocking and chortling their way past the site, slightly shocked at how we lost our mojo over a few short years in the same way as how ex-employees might see a nasty old boss being fed burgers through a straw after a stroke.
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