Following The Car Advice Thread Page 7

  • nickthegun 21 Sep 2018 11:31:16 78,493 posts
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    Yeah, but it suits him better than a 320.

    Blergh, 320, blergh.
  • Load_2.0 21 Sep 2018 11:34:36 29,744 posts
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    Car stuff in the UK is so weird.

    In NZ it was much easier you either had a Ford or a Holden and you were either a poof or a spazz.
  • KnuttinAtoll 21 Sep 2018 11:35:31 7,392 posts
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    The BMW tourings are some of the (imo) very few estates that do still look very nice and sporty. Sure they're not as big as your Passats and what have you, but they do still have a better utility than a standard hatchback.

    A few months ago I managed to fit a cross trainer (boxed up obviously) into the back, with space to spare and 2 passengers. You might not need it that often but you really appreciate it when you do.
  • Armoured_Bear 21 Sep 2018 12:21:30 27,332 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    The plastic bits around the bottom of the Volvo's makes them look real shitty
    I agree that the normal V40 without the plastic looks better but I am tempted by the AWD of the V40 CC
  • retro74 21 Sep 2018 12:47:01 2,863 posts
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    Where do live AB? I noticed that first Volvo is LHD

    Located in Switzerland?
  • Armoured_Bear 21 Sep 2018 13:04:54 27,332 posts
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    retro74 wrote:
    Where do live AB? I noticed that first Volvo is LHD

    Located in Switzerland?
    Yep, in Switzerland.
  • superdelphinus 21 Sep 2018 18:51:44 10,087 posts
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    Alastair wrote:
    superdelphinus wrote:
    I have an a5 and itís the best car Iíve ever had by miles. Itís a genius combination of limo/ animal. Only slight negative is that itís disconcertingly wide until you get used to it.

    I have a S5, and it's fucking great!
    I think I may go for one of those next :) though I have a Quattro tfsi and I donít actually know if I want/ need more power
  • elstoof 21 Sep 2018 19:13:41 23,911 posts
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    Of course you do
  • elstoof 21 Sep 2018 19:34:17 23,911 posts
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    Itís a shame Audi stick a silly S badge on their warmed up cars, and now BMW have followed suit putting an M in front of the 35 and 40iís
  • KnuttinAtoll 21 Sep 2018 19:36:14 7,392 posts
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    You can always pry them off with a screwdriver and go incognito.
  • elstoof 21 Sep 2018 19:50:57 23,911 posts
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    Hairdryer and dental floss, or just inspect the identifiers. I donít even have the wanky M Sport trim indentifier badges on the wings of mine, but plenty of tools seem to like sticking them on the boot of their 320d
  • elstoof 21 Sep 2018 19:52:48 23,911 posts
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    Nothing better than sitting in a grey debadged estate where everyone thinks youíre a concrete sales rep, oblivious to the 3 litre I6
  • DrStrangelove 21 Sep 2018 19:55:51 14,464 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Classic anti Swede rhetoric from a German. I blame the Scanian War! SkŚnska kriget.
    I don't really have anything against Volvo, and Sweden is in fact where I want to move some day if I get the chance. I'm just afraid malevolent EGers will mock him based on owning a Saab or that Volvo, which would be a shame. I'd like him to get something which will leave him treated with due respect, like an automatic BMW

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 19:56:53 21-09-2018
  • superdelphinus 21 Sep 2018 20:02:06 10,087 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Of course you do
    I looked at my long-term average speed the other day - 16 mph. Itís 90% stuck in traffic for me :(
  • elstoof 21 Sep 2018 20:06:02 23,911 posts
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    That 10% tho
  • arty 21 Sep 2018 21:33:54 586 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Itís a shame Audi stick a silly S badge on their warmed up cars, and now BMW have followed suit putting an M in front of the 35 and 40iís
    They put M badges on diesels now, which I don't really get tbh.
  • superdelphinus 21 Sep 2018 21:38:56 10,087 posts
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    Itís just a line designation now isnít it - like some Mercs are AMG line
  • nickthegun 21 Sep 2018 21:42:40 78,493 posts
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    Nah, most of them also fuck up the ride by firming up the suspension and sticking massive alloys with thin tyres on a car with a 2l, 180bhp tractor engine.
  • arty 21 Sep 2018 22:12:02 586 posts
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    Haha true, gotta have dem low profile tyres.
  • Armoured_Bear 21 Sep 2018 22:12:58 27,332 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Classic anti Swede rhetoric from a German. I blame the Scanian War! SkŚnska kriget.
    I don't really have anything against Volvo, and Sweden is in fact where I want to move some day if I get the chance. I'm just afraid malevolent EGers will mock him based on owning a Saab or that Volvo, which would be a shame. I'd like him to get something which will leave him treated with due respect, like an automatic BMW
    Who says Germans donít have a sense of humour ?
  • DrStrangelove 21 Sep 2018 23:05:01 14,464 posts
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    No one ever?
  • MikeP 4 Oct 2018 12:47:08 2,942 posts
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    Bit of a long-shot, but does anyone here own a Passat GTE? Starting to think about swapping in my current car, and a reasonably big hybrid estate would really suit the kind of driving I do.
  • Armoured_Bear 14 Oct 2018 15:12:40 27,332 posts
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    Pretty much decided on getting Volvo V40 T4 Cross Country.
    Saw a white one yesterday, 60K (37k Miles) with great spec, memory seats, leather, rear camera, good stereo etc.
    It hasn't been cleaned yet but seems in good nick and drives well.
    I'd ideally like lower mileage but they start to get a lot more expensive :(
    I'll go and see it again when it's ready but it's definitely a contender.
  • elstoof 14 Oct 2018 18:31:42 23,911 posts
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    Mileage isnít really a concern on modern cars as long as itís got a full service history. You can check online for routine replacements of parts for a particular model - new timing belt at 100k etc - to know if thereís any potential bills to expect soon, but other than that engines just run and run. Rather a high mileage that proves long steady runs at temperature than a low one that suggests short runs and cold starts
  • Armoured_Bear 14 Oct 2018 18:33:31 27,332 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Mileage isnít really a concern on modern cars as long as itís got a full service history. You can check online for routine replacements of parts for a particular model - new timing belt at 100k etc - to know if thereís any potential bills to expect soon, but other than that engines just run and run. Rather a high mileage that proves long steady runs at temperature than a low one that suggests short runs and cold starts
    Cheers for that.
    No BMW 320i XDrive around here that I can afford btw, they only have 1-2 year old ones.
  • elstoof 14 Oct 2018 18:38:15 23,911 posts
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    My first car I had for 10 years but living in London I barely drove it, barely had 20,000 miles on the clock. Selling was a nightmare, everyone thought Iíd fiddled with it
  • fontgeeksogood 14 Oct 2018 18:44:12 6,737 posts
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    I'm pretty sure someone died in my car. Not peacefully
  • DrStrangelove 14 Oct 2018 18:55:19 14,464 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    I'm pretty sure someone died in my car. Not peacefully
    How can you tell?
  • fontgeeksogood 14 Oct 2018 18:56:45 6,737 posts
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    It kinda feels a bit murdery and there's odd smells and stains. Not sex ones
  • elstoof 14 Oct 2018 18:58:22 23,911 posts
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    Did you buy it from someone in Manitoba
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