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Which German?

Audi
1
7%
BMW
9
60%
Mercedes Benz
3
20%
Never!
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13%
 
Total votes : 15

Re: Which German?

Postby FarmerPug » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:36 pm

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Re: Which German?

Postby highlander » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:40 pm

I don't know anyone who aspires to owning a Lexus - I was just making a joke, saying that anyone who does want one isn't the sort of person you would want to speak to

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Re: Which German?

Postby FarmerPug » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:48 pm

I agree totaly, i can appreciate that they are very well made cars, ive been in a few theres buttons everywhere they are very well equipped and very refined. But their dashboards can look a bit plasticky lexus using plastic buttons found in the toyota hilux for example wheras in the s class mercedes they are finely made aluminum things. They also are hideous looking things, with no character and thats why id never want one. In top gear why did jeremy clarkson describe james mays lexus as a masons car, in fact he has referred to lexus being their car of choice a few times?
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Re: Which German?

Postby steve_earwig » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:08 pm

Maybe the suspension can cope with a boot full of granite :?
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Re: Which German?

Postby FarmerPug » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:46 pm

Sorry i meant freemasons not masons, jeremy has sayed on a few occasions lexus is their sort of car, remember the police car special of top gear, jeremy and james did a strange handshake while hopping on one leg?
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Re: Which German?

Postby DiscoPol » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:36 am

I dont think i have to say too much on this subject, I would have another 7 series in a blink of the eye if the roads here were worth it, so im after a Range Rover with the same M62 4.odd litre engine in it, sadly this means i will have to have a P38 which is the rangey with all the electrical gremlins but that engine is to die for, smooth powerful and sounds like a real V8 should, oh i miss my 7 :cry:

I would never have a new BMW for all the reasons mentioned here, it just has the wrong image, like you are trying too hard.
I would happily have an older M5 too, but that is more just because they are bloody good fun to leather about in, you can keep your mercs i dont like em, it seems the norm is to be one camp or the other with the German prestige marques and i am firmly in the BMW camp,
Audis, they are ok i spose but every middle management wannabe w@nker has one as a company car, no not for me Ta.
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Re: Which German?

Postby Gary406 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:43 am

to be honest ive never dreamed of owning german

honestly my dream car is

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Re: Which German?

Postby Gary406 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:45 am

yes a ford focus RS in green
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Re: Which German?

Postby steve_earwig » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:54 am

Talking bollocks sin©e 2007

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Re: Which German?

Postby Gary406 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:59 am

is it ?

but it isnt a german car is it ?
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Re: Which German?

Postby FarmerPug » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:53 pm

Its still the king of the hot hatches and not a vw so i like it. With ford you dont have the satifaction of really knowing where its from, with a peugeot we just blame the french for the electrics, or in a fiat its italian shite. But when a ford breaks who gets the blame.
Also opel is german, that means vauxhall is a bit german, still wouldnt touch one with a barge pole.
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Re: Which German?

Postby Gary406 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:22 pm

yah i love it, wish i could win the lottery thats the 1st car i would go and buy, then restore my 406 :cheesy:
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Re: Which German?

Postby FarmerPug » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:58 pm

Whats wrong with mercedes benz, why only 2 votes. I know if your buying older stuff from the 90s bmw had the upper hand but now i think mercedes is back in the game, theres the choice between a SL65 amg or a 6 series wouldnt the merc be better, the same with their new s class (the s65 not the s63 on top gear) vs the 7 series
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Re: Which German?

Postby rwb » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:25 pm

that question seems to have stuck a nerve :lol:
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Re: Which German?

Postby highlander » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:32 pm

I guess there's a lot of ex-BMW owners on this forum, hence the extra votes for BMWs

Having seen 3 of them struggling to move anywhere other than sideways on a pretty unimpressive upward slope today, I certainly see the value in a front-engine, front-wheel-drive car (i.e. I overtook them with no bother, and left them to it)

Still took me 2 hours to get to work this morning, bloody traffic, useless council, no sign of any feckin gritters during the day. My office is only 7 miles from my house too :evil:

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