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This time it's a bit different for me, as i have for the last 20+ years had either a company car, or car allowance. This time i will be buying it myself. It's very confusing. Test drove a Jag XE, drives like a dream, very economical, luxurious interior tho it is just so small inside, probably  less room than a Ford Focus, so that's a no no. Not sure how Jaguar managed that one.  Also a Volvo, nice but the doors are so small, i am wondering just how the feck people get in and out, it really was uncomfortable, also i am not keen on touchscreens. Had an E-class 2 years ago was lovely, tho all the gloss black always looked dirty and dusty which always annoyed me and the seats were artificial leather.

So iv'e got it down to the Audi A6, yet to test drive, Jaguar XF,(doubt i would buy a JLR car tho) or BMW 5 series, which is easily the best previous saloon car  iv'e had. Am also gonna look at Lexus, possibly even the Ford Kuga.

Any other thought's or ideas?

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7 hours ago, The Realist said:

This time it's a bit different for me, as i have for the last 20+ years had either a company car, or car allowance. This time i will be buying it myself. It's very confusing. Test drove a Jag XE, drives like a dream, very economical, luxurious interior tho it is just so small inside, probably  less room than a Ford Focus, so that's a no no. Not sure how Jaguar managed that one.  Also a Volvo, nice but the doors are so small, i am wondering just how the feck people get in and out, it really was uncomfortable, also i am not keen on touchscreens. Had an E-class 2 years ago was lovely, tho all the gloss black always looked dirty and dusty which always annoyed me and the seats were artificial leather.

So iv'e got it down to the Audi A6, yet to test drive, Jaguar XF,(doubt i would buy a JLR car tho) or BMW 5 series, which is easily the best previous saloon car  iv'e had. Am also gonna look at Lexus, possibly even the Ford Kuga.

Any other thought's or ideas?

Yes, get yourself a Vauxhall Mokka.

Lovely motor!

It is a little thirsty, but that shouldn't be a problem to a man of such wealth.

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I know little about cars so I just go on what is pleasing on the eye and at the moment I really like the new Audi Q8 but at a price of around £65 K it's out of my price range.

Audi Q8 front

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14 hours ago, Locke said:

Yes, get yourself a Vauxhall Mokka.

Lovely motor!

It is a little thirsty, but that shouldn't be a problem to a man of such wealth.

Not sure i could spend a penny on a Vauxhall fella. The brand of car that came in 37 out of 38, for reliability in Auto Express survey, and bottom of the car buyer survey. also the brand that top our roadside recovery for call outs. My personal experience of Vauxhall was a company Vectra many years ago that had 2 head gaskets  water pump and aircon go in the first 30k miles. also a Meriva as a hire car with under 300 miles on the clock, when i went to adjust the rear view mirror which is a perfectly reasonable thing to do, it came off in my hand, then after picking up a passenger, when they closed their door, the feckin door mirror was hanging by it's wires.

Aside from that, one of those Mokka's denied me my pre shift coffee on Wednesday by breaking down on the motorway and causing chaos, feckin thing couldn't even make it to the hard shoulder, 67 plate too.In my opinion, they are ugly cheap nasty tacky looking things. I hate the look of the newer Citreon's too, did David Blunkett design these things?

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14 hours ago, Harold said:

I know little about cars so I just go on what is pleasing on the eye and at the moment I really like the new Audi Q8 but at a price of around £65 K it's out of my price range.

Audi Q8 front

I had the Q7 a few years back, it was a lovely motor,tho it did like a drink. That car was my first experience of reversing cameras, which i found kind of weird for a while, they were needed tho as it was a hell of a thing to park.

That pic you posted is a seriously lovely looking car, (dodgy colour tho). In the time since i had my Q7 car technology has moved on so much, I'm gonna take a look at it, also where i live, it makes sense to have a 4x4.

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17 hours ago, The Realist said:

I had the Q7 a few years back, it was a lovely motor,tho it did like a drink. That car was my first experience of reversing cameras, which i found kind of weird for a while, they were needed tho as it was a hell of a thing to park.

That pic you posted is a seriously lovely looking car, (dodgy colour tho). In the time since i had my Q7 car technology has moved on so much, I'm gonna take a look at it, also where i live, it makes sense to have a 4x4.

Yeah that is why I have a 4x4.

Our road is steep but mine makes light work of it in Winter.

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3 hours ago, boro_boy said:

SA give me some of your money so I can get a nice car :) 

Like my granddaughter eh? A feckin Fiat 500. well i got the car for her, hid it in a mates garage til her birthday.

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Well after looking at several cars, the decision is made, helped by having a mate working at a BMW, dealership who can get me an ex demo in February, which comes fully loaded. Am looking forward to the day i get it, I always likes BMW's.

 

 

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On 16/12/2018 at 15:46, Locke said:

You have a mate everywhere don't you?

Is that you in the picture?

I do have a lot of mates, due to having a great social life over many a year, also several contacts through work over the years. There's really no need to be jealous, it really isn't my fault you have no friends!

Anyhow back on topic, what do you think of my car choice?

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3 hours ago, The Realist said:

I do have a lot of mates, due to having a great social life over many a year, also several contacts through work over the years. There's really no need to be jealous, it really isn't my fault you have no friends!

Anyhow back on topic, what do you think of my car choice?

Shite mate!

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16 hours ago, Locke said:

Shite mate!

Sorry it's not up to Mokka standards, tho BMW have never really been known for making the classic motability car. Better known as the ultimate driving machine.

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48 minutes ago, The Realist said:

Finally got it today.:yes:

Excellent news

On 18/12/2018 at 15:47, The Realist said:

Sorry it's not up to Mokka standards, tho BMW have never really been known for making the classic motability car.

Can't help yourself can you ? Fucking pathetic!

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54 minutes ago, Harold said:

Excellent news

Can't help yourself can you ? Fucking pathetic!

Totally intentional comment, I mean FFs, the strange one saying it's shite-Really??

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5 minutes ago, The Realist said:

Totally intentional comment, I mean FFs, the strange one saying it's shite-Really??

Nowt wrong with being proud of what you own pal, I know a lot of what you say is misread by others who haven't actually read and understood the provocation from a certain person. 

Harolds a decent guy pal, I think he's misunderstood the situation but he's wising up now, I think in the long run you two will get along better. 

As for cars I've got no interest, I wish I had because most of the lads I work with are into cars and I just don't get the same buzz. 

 

Edited by Red Devil

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7 minutes ago, The Realist said:

Totally intentional comment, I mean FFs, the strange one saying it's shite-Really??

Fuck all to do with Locke as far as I'm concerned. We've had this before. You want to make derisory comments about Vauxhalls, fine.....but it will be replied to. You are well aware that I have one. 

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2 minutes ago, Harold said:

Fuck all to do with Locke as far as I'm concerned. We've had this before. You want to make derisory comments about Vauxhalls, fine.....but it will be replied to. You are well aware that I have one. 

Personally i don't give a feck what you drive, I think vauxhalls are shit with valid reasons for my opinion end of. 

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4 minutes ago, Red Devil said:

Nowt wrong with being proud of what you own pal,

RD....I have no problems whatsoever with what Realist has...car, house, money, whatever but I'm not taking his put down shite mate.

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2 minutes ago, Harold said:

Fuck all to do with Locke as far as I'm concerned. We've had this before. You want to make derisory comments about Vauxhalls, fine.....but it will be replied to. You are well aware that I have one. 

Harold, like most things in life not everyone is going to rate everything. Realist doesn't like Vauxhalls, I own one as well pal, in fact, I own two as the wife has a Zafira. 

But then again I hate certain designer makes and I'd happily slate them on here even if others chose to wear them. I'm not arsed about cars so it's easy for me to say it's water off a ducks back. I'm pretty certain if I and Realist had a pint in the pub he'd still say they were shit and I'd say I don't give a flying fuck and we'd both laugh about it. 

 

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Just now, The Realist said:

Personally i don't give a feck what you drive, I think vauxhalls are shit with valid reasons for my opinion end of. 

And as I've said before I think your opinion is shite on this particular subject. Don't like my replies? Dry your fucking eyes mate.

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