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Lazarus and the Gimp
10-06-2006, 20:06:07
Fabby.

Lazarus and the Gimp
10-06-2006, 20:06:56
OK, so my boy racer days are some years behind me.

mr_G
10-06-2006, 20:07:07
so did the little Lazgirl put her sign on the door?

Lazarus and the Gimp
10-06-2006, 20:08:31
If she does, I'll ground her until she's 30.

notyoueither
10-06-2006, 20:14:29
Room for lots of chicks.

Drekkus
10-06-2006, 21:20:14
I'm due a new car per 1 january, so I will be making a choice somewhere around september. But it probably be the same sort of car Laz has. My vanity and the leasebudget will be decisive in the final choice.

Christoph
10-06-2006, 21:24:13
1.4 escort for me

*End Is Forever*
10-06-2006, 23:46:03
Is it practical and exciting?

Lazarus and the Gimp
11-06-2006, 07:14:29
Nobody ever bought a 1.9 turbodiesel for white-knuckle thrills.

notyoueither
11-06-2006, 07:47:02
Ohh, it's a turbo, is it?

Getting all fancy on us, are you?

Spartak@CPH
11-06-2006, 08:00:31
Its a Skoda. thats enough white knuckle for anyone.

My last car was a 1.4 l fabia that used to go like shit off a shovel.

The new Octavia is a great choice for a family car.

MattHiggs
11-06-2006, 08:21:20
I bought a Golf GTi 2.0 16v two weeks ago. My boy racing years are still ahead of me! :beer:

MattHiggs
11-06-2006, 08:24:57
http://www.awesome-gti.co.uk/images/sale90.jpg

Skanky Burns
11-06-2006, 08:31:26
It must be new car season. I just put a deposit on this baby.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/SkankyBurns/NewCar.jpg

mr_G
11-06-2006, 08:40:47
wazda?

Skanky Burns
11-06-2006, 09:30:30
M?

alsieboo
11-06-2006, 10:38:01
icky cars. All of them. I want my rover back!

Lazarus and the Gimp
11-06-2006, 12:53:32
Rovers were all shit. Legendarily shit, in fact.

MattHiggs
11-06-2006, 13:05:13
I had a Rover and I can confirm it's shitness. Had to spend nearly £3,000 in repairs in two years because the metal work is arse. Nice engines though.

Oerdin
11-06-2006, 13:40:53
Did that Chinese company which bought the remains of Rover ever restart MG production like they said they were going to?

paiktis22
12-06-2006, 08:55:39
skodas are nice. and after volkswagen bought them they are even more nice. hard dogs!
of course the golf GTI is :love: :bouncmsk:

Oerdin
12-06-2006, 10:35:25
Over hear VW has a reputation for dodgy build quality. They are nice cars though even if you wonder about them breaking down.

Venom
12-06-2006, 12:19:16
Can you call a station wagon a mean mutha?

Also, mean who drive Golfs are at least 50% gay.

Drekkus
12-06-2006, 12:20:16
Ooooh, that's SOOO mean.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
12-06-2006, 12:27:02
Originally posted by Oerdin
Over hear VW

You mean Audi?

Oerdin
12-06-2006, 13:35:39
Both actually.

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-06-2006, 16:35:57
Originally posted by Oerdin
Over hear VW has a reputation for dodgy build quality. They are nice cars though even if you wonder about them breaking down.

Skoda rates far higher than VW in long-terms surveys such as JD Power. As a manufacturer, they're second behind Lexus.

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-06-2006, 16:38:28
Is "station wagon" the US term for an estate? I'd wondered what it meant, but assumed it referred to something like a mobile home.

"Sedan" means saloon, right? What's a "minivan"?

shagnasty
12-06-2006, 16:42:27
Probably not quite a transit.

King_Ghidra
12-06-2006, 17:23:33
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Is "station wagon" the US term for an estate?

you never watched an american film or tv program??!!?

KrazyHorse
12-06-2006, 17:37:40
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Is "station wagon" the US term for an estate? I'd wondered what it meant, but assumed it referred to something like a mobile home.

"Sedan" means saloon, right? What's a "minivan"?

station wagon

http://www.edmunds.com/media/generations/taurus.sable/94.ford.taurusglwagon.f3-4.350.jpg

sedan

http://www.car-buying-strategies.com/2002-photos/2002-honda-civic-sedan.jpg

hatchback

http://www.toyotalebanon.com/images/NewCars/echo-hatchback-1.jpg

minivan

http://www.eatel.net/~dacinc/minivan.jpg

Lurker the Second
12-06-2006, 18:03:04
You bought a car without consulting Asher? You crazy brit, you.

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-06-2006, 18:57:31
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
you never watched an american film or tv program??!!?

Off the top of your head, name 20 Hollywood feature films that carefully define exactly what sort of car a "station wagon" is?

Venom
12-06-2006, 19:09:27
Lethal Weapon 1.
National Lampoon's Vacation

Asher
12-06-2006, 19:16:28
http://www.monkeyview.net/id/139/default/truckster1.jpg

Venom
12-06-2006, 19:17:23
Honky Lips :lol:

Asher
12-06-2006, 19:17:40
Originally posted by Oerdin
Over hear VW has a reputation for dodgy build quality. They are nice cars though even if you wonder about them breaking down.
They're crap quality, just like Ford, GM, etc. :)

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-06-2006, 19:36:40
If it's any comfort, the only other cars I was considering were the Mazda 6 and Toyota Avensis. However neither of those makes got me over £5000 off the list price for an 18-month old car.

Asher
12-06-2006, 19:50:32
Resale value is a good thing, not bad.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
12-06-2006, 20:04:44
How old is the skoda - is it an Octavia I as in the picture?

Spartak@CPH
12-06-2006, 20:22:04
Own fuxcking goal.

I;d say it was an 18 month old Octavia

I have an Avensis by the way. Nice car but a bit heavy on the stearing and even though its a 2.0 its a bit greedy on the gas.

devilmunchkin
12-06-2006, 22:31:29
my 2006 kia rio arrived wednesday. I'm so excited! it's one of those cute, little girl cars that make tinkling noises when the door is open. :)

Diss
12-06-2006, 23:51:21
I'll post a picture of my new car, because I love bragging. I'm an asshole.

Diss
12-06-2006, 23:52:06
one more. :)

Diss
12-06-2006, 23:53:28
everyone tells me to get 17" rims, but I've never been a big fan of those. Just because everyone else gets them, I should get them?

it doesn't seem like those would have as good as performance going high speed around turns. I care about performance just as much as I care about looks.

Probably the only thing I'll do to it is tint the windows.

Asher
12-06-2006, 23:55:40
Even I've got 17" rims, Diss. ;)

Asher
13-06-2006, 00:01:38
I don't see why you care about performance on corners if you bought a Mustang.

Anyway, bigger rims usually equate to better performance because they'll make more surface contact.

Oerdin
13-06-2006, 02:08:14
Originally posted by Asher
They're crap quality, just like Ford, GM, etc. :)

You shouldn't talk about your Ford that way.

Oerdin
13-06-2006, 02:10:16
BTW the Mustang GT500 is a great handler. To bad you have to spend $45k to get the four wheel independent suspenion on the Mustang.

Venom
13-06-2006, 02:21:46
Bigger rims = bigger tire = better performance. Unless you start getting into the 20" territory. But in that size area, you be pimpin' so fuck performance. Get yo swerve on.

Asher
13-06-2006, 03:59:10
Originally posted by Oerdin
You shouldn't talk about your Ford that way.
I don't buy cars made or designed in America, as "Ford" branded cars are here.

The Mazda3 was designed and manufactured in Japan. Lo and behold, its reliability is much better than Fords.

Curiously, the Mazda 6 -- which shares lots of part commonality with Ford's American cars and is manufactured in Detroit -- is one of Mazda's worst cars for reliability (Mazda3 being their best).

mr_G
13-06-2006, 07:12:29
woooohoooooooooo another Iloveuglyjapanesecarsthread by Asher.
what a day
what a day

Asher
13-06-2006, 07:36:13
Shut the fuck up dutchie.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
13-06-2006, 07:43:32
Originally posted by Spartak@CPH
Own fuxcking goal.

I;d say it was an 18 month old Octavia



No goals, maybe I just misread Laz's post. Reason I wondered was that IIRC, the Octavia II has been out for more than two years.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
13-06-2006, 07:43:56
Originally posted by mr_G
woooohoooooooooo another Iloveuglyjapanesecarsthread by Asher.
what a day
what a day

How about an italian car thread from our favourite architect?

MattHiggs
13-06-2006, 10:29:13
Originally posted by Asher
They're crap quality, just like Ford, GM, etc. :)

The last golf I had covered 40,000 miles with no trouble at all. I sold it with 130,000 miles on the clock and it had the original clutch, gearbox engine etc... and the cam belt was changed once.

My old boss had a MK3 golf that covered 275,000 miles with the same engine and one replacement clutch.

VW have a great reputation in Europe and the performance of my 16V GTi is pretty impressive:

150 bhp
0-60mph - 8.0 seconds
Top Speed - 135 mph

...and still it manages 40 mpg.

MattHiggs
13-06-2006, 10:33:48
Originally posted by Asher
I don't buy cars made or designed in America, as "Ford" branded cars are here.

The Mazda3 was designed and manufactured in Japan. Lo and behold, its reliability is much better than Fords.

Curiously, the Mazda 6 -- which shares lots of part commonality with Ford's American cars and is manufactured in Detroit -- is one of Mazda's worst cars for reliability (Mazda3 being their best).

You really know nothing about cars:

http://www.whatcar.com/NonCar/134555445.jpg

http://www.whatcar.com/NonCar/134555155.jpg

Here is a FULL review from Parkers
http://www.parkers.co.uk/choosing/carreviews/review.aspx?model_id=454

Overall 4.5 / 5

Funko
13-06-2006, 10:40:48
Is this just because the UK mazdas are made in Japan and the US models made in the US?

Gary
13-06-2006, 10:53:59
Darn, all this chat about Mazda reminds me, I have to phone the dealer. Not sure why, but I keep puttng it off. Apparently they had to send away for a dashboard light replacement bulb ! And I'm going to have to pay the annual charge to recharge the a/c :(

MattHiggs
13-06-2006, 10:57:22
Originally posted by Funko
Is this just because the UK mazdas are made in Japan and the US models made in the US?

I'm not sure to be honest. I was thinking the same about VW as I know they have a huge factory in Mexico.

Funko
13-06-2006, 11:10:46
Originally posted by Gary
Darn, all this chat about Mazda reminds me, I have to phone the dealer

Run out of crack?

Gary
13-06-2006, 12:31:00
Presumably have one in the a/c.

devilmunchkin
13-06-2006, 16:13:20
this is the car i bought (cept mine is dark grey):
http://www.stevenskia.com/images/rio06a.jpg

Lazarus and the Gimp
13-06-2006, 16:15:53
Originally posted by Asher
Resale value is a good thing, not bad.

Not when you buy cars like I do. I plan to buy nearly-new, then run the car until it's decrepid. Once you get past 8 years there tends to be little real difference in resale values, which means that heavier initial depreciation is actually an advantage.

JM^3
13-06-2006, 17:19:56
Originally posted by devilmunchkin
my 2006 kia rio arrived wednesday. I'm so excited! it's one of those cute, little girl cars that make tinkling noises when the door is open. :)

Won't that just make you have to pee all the time?

JM

Asher
13-06-2006, 18:29:04
Originally posted by MattHiggs
You really know nothing about cars:

You know nothing about geography...

The European Mazdas are different from the American Mazdas in many ways.

The Mazda6s in Europe are made in Japan, the Mazda6s in North America are made in Detroit.

And my comment was about reliability, and your post did not address that.

VW's reliability is crap:
http://www.autooninfo.net/AutoonInfo/TableIPart3.htm

http://www.autooninfo.net/AutoonInfo/TableIBottomFour1st2n.gif

Methodology: http://www.autooninfo.net/AutoonInfo/Methodology.htm

Lazarus and the Gimp
13-06-2006, 18:43:05
The methodology section is hilarious. Check this out-


The trouble spots of “Manual Transmission,” “Clutch,” “Brakes” and “Exhaust” were eliminated. The first two were eliminated as most vehicles of any description come with automatic transmission, by far the more popular choice. The latter two were eliminated as it seemed nearly impossible to imagine that brake work today is anything other than replacement of brake linings/pads and exhaust work is simply replacement of muffler and/or exhaust pipes, something that now carries a lifetime warranty, although the author’s imagination may be somewhat limited by his rather exclusive use of Toyota motor vehicles for the past nearly 18 years.

Funko
14-06-2006, 08:26:59
:lol:

most vehicles of any description come with automatic transmission

How extremely north american.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
14-06-2006, 08:37:47
The page refers to Toyota and Honda as "the reliable two", and the owner is an ardent toyota/honda-fan. I guess Darkstar will be the only one to buy that as an objective source.

Asher
14-06-2006, 20:30:51
His opinion has nothing to do with it, and is likely based on the results of his research (and anecdotal evidence most people already know).

His numbers are not affected by opinion. Further, they come from a consumer advocacy publication that accepts no ad dollars or sponsorships (Consumer Reports).