21st November 2019 at 6:01 pm #53525
As we’re doing new threads that aren’t talking about the greatest manager in the game signing on for the greatest team in the game to amuse ourselves, I’ll start one about cars and see if they’re any more petrolheads among us.
As for new cars, the new Rolls Royce Wraith Coupe and the Aston Martin DBX have caught my eye recently, both gorgeous looking cars, and the beast that is the new Maybach GLS is a contender to be bought if I ever win the lottery.
Anybody else got any fav’s out there?
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Always loved the Porsche 911.21st November 2019 at 7:07 pm #53531
Never been a fan of the 911, even though I’ve had a few Bettles over the years.21st November 2019 at 7:29 pm #53532
Love SUV-s,always have done.Own a Jeep Chrysler,but absolutely love the brand new Range Rover Velar-my dream car.21st November 2019 at 7:31 pm #5353321st November 2019 at 7:37 pm #53534
Goose, have you seen the new Aston Martin SUV (mentioned it above!)? It might not be the best at actual “off-roading”, sure the above is better, but bloody hell it looks sexy!21st November 2019 at 7:54 pm #53535
This one?21st November 2019 at 8:20 pm #53536
That be the one!21st November 2019 at 8:46 pm #53537
Prefer the older cars myself, and the more modern ones that give good value for money.
Really old cars I’d say an Austin Healey 3000
Would love a Lancia Stratos
Quite like the Chevette HS or HSR (had a couple of those)
More modern, the Vauxhall VXR220
But as an everyday practical car would like an Audi RS4
….Pagan22nd November 2019 at 9:00 pm #5365523rd November 2019 at 5:37 am #53673
Peggy…what would your thoughts be in the new “old” cars on the market? The Eagle Speedtar, David Brown Speedbacks, Callum MK II Jag type of design? Old classics with a modern twist (and modern engineering!).23rd November 2019 at 8:09 am #53687
Old cars are, compared to modern cars, difficult to drive, no power steering, no servo brakes and unreliable. So with that in mind blending that with today’s technology gives you best of both worlds. My own personal view on it though is as long as they’re new build and not destroying a classic car, then fine.
The price of them is somewhat prohibitive though, the price of the reworked e type is over £800k, for that you could get a proper one and a modern supercar. If they were to do a d type version then that would be a different kettle of fish…..Pagan24th November 2019 at 10:40 am #53915
I’ll always have more time for Classics. Each and every one of them had identity.
Now all I see is these great big Land Rovers driven in the City. There are limited parking spaces and highly unpractical when it comes to Shopping Centre Car Parks.24th November 2019 at 11:04 am #53916
You need more time for classic cars, as you’re forever fixing them….Pagan24th November 2019 at 12:09 pm #53917
I park my car in Europe’s longest car park and just a walk down it is an eye opener for anyone who likes cars. Just in my little section of the car park is a Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 812 Stallone and a Rolls-Royce Wraith. In fact I think they are owned by the same person! The Ferrari has got to be the loudest car I’ve ever heard and that was when he was just reversing out!
Lukas Podolski has an apartment pretty much next door (yes name dropping now!) and although I think he is currently in Japan his Lamborghini Urus is often seen. There’s also a stupid amount of Bentleys and Porsches and those obscenely large Mercs.
It does make me giggle when I get to park between two supercars in my 2017 Seat Leon!
24th November 2019 at 12:24 pm #53920
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3ps, what’s the Leon like to drive? How is it on fuel, mechanically and running costs etc?
I’m thinking about Ibiza or Leon for next year, but probably go for a 15 plate.24th November 2019 at 12:38 pm #53922
It’s a very good car Nil. I have the ST version with the 154PS 1.4l engine which is pretty economical. I do mostly Autobahn driving and get around 850km to a tank, with the tank being 50 or 55l. Not sure what that equates to in MPG, but you get an idea.
Mechanically no problems but then it is only 2.5 years old. Had two occasions when people have crashed into it mind, but can’t really blame the car for that! It’s going in for a recall on the rear LED lights next week but that’s just a small job.
Drives well. Quiet and smooth. Got enough power to overtake safely but it’s no Cupra! I had a M3 a few years ago but have grown out of that phase now. The ST has a boot big enough with the back seats down for me and girlfriend to sleep in (yup done it a few times), and I’m a smidge over 6 foot.
Basically it’s a Golf with slightly cheaper initial costs and servicings. I’ve enjoyed driving it, although having said that I’m looking at the EV scene to see if/when that becomes plausible. When it does, and I mean when I can charge easily (no charge points in my parking garage yet) I will switch to electric.24th November 2019 at 1:29 pm #53931
3ps, thanks for the kind info mate, appreciate that.
Wow, I didn’t even know they did ST versions – that must give it some kick!
Yeah, somebody else mentioned about VW Engines. Yeah, I was advised about that too, the same for WV Polo. They are expensive to run and high on insurance.
I want something decent as a run-around and something reliable for longer commutes to my Workplace but not something that’s going to stretch me financially.
1.4 is definitely better option. Our fuel prices in the UK for a litre is around £1.30. Petrol naturally grows to be more expensive and I’m clocking more miles weekly so I need something economic.
I was also looking at the possibility of a Suzuki Swift – quite nippy cars and apparently quite cheap to run too.24th November 2019 at 1:34 pm #5393227th November 2019 at 1:14 pm #54520
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