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Kitno


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Posted: 2019-07-22 01:01
What to you drive and why?

On a point that, with a sly chance, may catch AndyM's sight, I am in the process of lifting an East Harare gaffe... a laager on the hill and any 'rolling down to Salisbury town'.

"Yeh, after that blow out I bid the bonds at 76 and you hit man...You're 77/81 now? Cool man...What? Do I care at 80? No mate... I'm 73 bid now...I'm sure you didn't just load up just for me...".

jslade


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Posted: 2019-07-22 18:44
A Subaru Crosstrek, because it snows and I fall into the demographic of people (lesbians, mountain bikers/outdoorsmen and IT professionals -probably I qualify as all 3) who buy Subarus.

I like sports cars, but the premium and the repairs make lighting $100 cigars with $100 bills while punching yourself in the face look like a cost effective hobby. If I ever buy a house with a garage, maybe an old Jaguar or Maserati. Otherwise, cars are shit. They're just a tool to deliver groceries to your house; I have to take uber to dinner parties anyway.

"Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious."

ronin


Total Posts: 468
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Posted: 2019-07-22 20:12
> maybe an old Jaguar or Maserati.

Don't go there mate. I had an old Maserati once. A beautiful car, but you wouldn't wish it on your worst enemy.

At no point in time are you thinking "I'm driving my Maserati and life is good." It's more like "Please don't break down now. Please don't break down now. Please don't break down now. Oh, f***!"

Did I mention that every breakdown is months waiting to get the parts, and then thousands to fix it?

Just, no.

"There is a SIX am?" -- Arthur

jslade


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Posted: 2019-07-23 01:18
> Don't go there mate. ...

Yes I know: key words: "If I ever buy a house with a garage, " -I was a mechanic before I went to collitch, and I used to build spectrometers, so it would be a hobby rather than a method of transportation. I had an English thesis advisor and an Italian grad student; that's why I drive a Japanese car.

"Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious."

Maggette


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Posted: 2019-07-23 06:48
What: a leased BMW
Why:
a) a close friend of me is a BMW salesman, so the money stays in the family and cost wise the deals are okay but not great (I get a fleet insurance and since the car is new and I only keep it for 3 years I never had any trouble)
b) I am german. We tend to overpay for shitty and uninovative engineering designed for "Fahrerlebnis" ( which nobody needs), as long as it is branded as "good solid german engineering".

Will switch to a japanese or korean model..

Ich kam hierher und sah dich und deine Leute lächeln, und sagte mir: Maggette, scheiss auf den small talk, lass lieber deine Fäuste sprechen...

ronin


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Posted: 2019-07-23 10:23
Japanese does seem to be a thing now. I actually drive my wife's old Nissan Micra these days, which is 13 years old. I said I would dump it the first time it needs a serious repair, but it hasn't happened yet.

"Anything to fix this time?"

"Nope. See you next year."

So it keeps going...

"There is a SIX am?" -- Arthur

svisstack


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Posted: 2019-07-23 10:31
skoda octavia, cheap to buy and in maintenance, good quality to price ratio.

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deeds


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Posted: 2019-07-23 11:13

Since the careless suburban demographic hasn't been represented -

C R V - to and from the station.

(tried to get my toyota under a garbage truck blocking the road on the way to work...upgrade for my wife, i got her old one)

Martingale
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Posted: 2019-07-23 11:22
I thought Kitno was asking what's driving you, not what are you driving? I know for uncle nonius will be beauty and booze. As for cars, I would think you guys drive fancy aston martin and stuff? I still remember decades ago uncle nonius was amazed on how bling bling London was....

ronin


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Posted: 2019-07-23 15:05
> how bling bling London was....

That's Arabs. They move to Knightsbridge for the summer, every summer. Something to do with summer heat in the Gulf.

And an occasional junior salesguy who got his first decent paycheque and joined a supercar club for a year.

I have literally never come across anybody higher up the food chain who owns a blingmobile. Or, if they do own one, they will never admit it.

Of course, a Maserati does not qualify as a blingmobile.

"There is a SIX am?" -- Arthur

Kitno


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Posted: 2019-07-23 16:30
Ronin: Of course, a Maserati does not qualify as a blingmobile.

Good man, says the owner of a '14 Quattroporte 3.8 GTS (and a '16 Audi A3). I bought one because it's the least well known and most understated supercar and it's as practical as they can be (at least that's what I tell the wife). Alternatively, it was a mid life crisis (which the wife tells me).

"Yeh, after that blow out I bid the bonds at 76 and you hit man...You're 77/81 now? Cool man...What? Do I care at 80? No mate... I'm 73 bid now...I'm sure you didn't just load up just for me...".

Strange


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Posted: 2019-07-23 20:49
@ronin - what in your book qualifies as a blingmobile?

PS. for the record, I drive a 2009 Honda Fit

“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.”

Martingale
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Posted: 2019-07-23 21:12
I think you need to put gold wheels and diamonds on the steering wheel, plus make it bouncing like snoop dog while driving...

ronin


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Posted: 2019-07-24 08:57
> @ronin - what in your book qualifies as a blingmobile?

> PS. for the record, I drive a 2009 Honda Fit

Well, a 2009 Honda Fit surely qualifies.

It reminds me of when i dropped off my wife's Micra for its annual service for the first time, some years ago. She was a bit worried.

"Do you trust these mechanics? What if they do something to my car?"

"Like what? You think they will cruise your Micra down Oxford Street to pick up girls?"

"Well, why not. It is nice, it's practical and it's black. Every girl would be impressed."

"I was being funny! Like, Oxford Street? There is no traffic on Oxford Street! It's for buses and taxis only!"

"Yes, but you've made a good point. I'm really worried now."

Anyway.

@strange, your question reveals a worrying lack of familiarity with a certain part of London during certain times of the year. Words can not accurately describe it. You should visit some time and see for yourself. In the meantime, just one picture.



So, yeah. Maserati does not qualify.

"There is a SIX am?" -- Arthur

deeds


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Posted: 2019-07-24 12:03

winding lanes of Westchester spring and summer are most definitely dotted with extremely high end blingster sportscars in blinding youth-restoring colors...high end lamborghini is the low end of the spectrum...can't imagine what Greenwich is like.

Maggette


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Posted: 2019-07-24 13:21
embarrassing...it's like showing off with a super-yacht in Monaco. Super lame... How about some real decandency? Pop up with an customized typhoon class nuclear submarine and start playing golf on it

Ich kam hierher und sah dich und deine Leute lächeln, und sagte mir: Maggette, scheiss auf den small talk, lass lieber deine Fäuste sprechen...

Strange


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Posted: 2019-07-25 06:26
@ronin - yeah, THAT is eyeopening!

@Maggette - if you were to take that sub, would you want it with missiles or not?

“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.”

ronin


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Posted: 2019-07-25 08:58
@magette, @strange

Of course, this is London. Relatively speaking, that guy is a pinnacle of good taste and restraint. In comparison.





"There is a SIX am?" -- Arthur

Strange


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Posted: 2019-07-25 23:41
@ronin - now I know what I'll blow my next bonus on :)

“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.”

chiral3
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Posted: 2019-07-26 13:37
I like those cars; looks like things Dan Bilzarian would drive. It would be real easy to light it up from a great distance with a laser designator to remove the driver's genetic potential from the gene pool with a hellfire missile.

Nonius is Satoshi Nakamoto. 物の哀れ

ronin


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Posted: 2019-07-26 13:42
> @ronin - now I know what I'll blow my next bonus on :)

That is so 2006...


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Kitno


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Posted: 2019-07-27 01:07
A bonus? I remember those...

"Yeh, after that blow out I bid the bonds at 76 and you hit man...You're 77/81 now? Cool man...What? Do I care at 80? No mate... I'm 73 bid now...I'm sure you didn't just load up just for me...".
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