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biglouis

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Re: They just don't get it.
« Reply #15 on: Jun 29, 2020, 04:37:40 PM »
I can recall some years ago telling a neighbour i was going away for 2 weeks and asking if she could keep an eye on my house and see there was no mail sticking out the door. I used to do the same for her. When she asked me where I was going I did not tell her it was a Nile cruise. I just told her quite truthfully that my sister managed a caravan park in London. "Oh that will be a nice change for you".


I prefer my neighbours to know as little about me as possible and there is no sense in rubbing their noses in it by flaunting a flashy lifestyle. Some of my neighbours have very showy cars but if I did drive I would buy a very boring one in a dull colour.
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Re: They just don't get it.
« Reply #16 on: Jun 30, 2020, 01:27:04 AM »
 Even if I were rich I'd have trouble getting in and out of a Farrrari.

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« Reply #17 on: Jun 30, 2020, 01:33:35 AM »
 ;D  I know exactly what you mean. Which is why I drive a car I can enter and exit with minimum effort..Been there and got that tee-shirt as a young 'un..
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Re: They just don't get it.
« Reply #18 on: Jun 30, 2020, 06:14:28 AM »
Never lusted after a Ferrari nor Maserati, but a Mk II Jag, XK120 orE-Type. Well, one can but dream
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Re: They just don't get it.
« Reply #19 on: Jun 30, 2020, 07:22:54 AM »
Even if I were rich I'd have trouble getting in and out of a Farrrari.


And me.  My son had a Lotus when he was younger, getting in was fine, it was the getting out that was difficult.  And I wasn't even a pensioner then. 😊
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Re: They just don't get it.
« Reply #20 on: Jun 30, 2020, 08:56:14 AM »
When I was in my 30's I had one of the last V12 E types.  It was a drop head in bright red with huge, fat, chrome wire wheels and would reach 150 on the motorway (illegal by then) without fuss.  I must admit, whilst they can keep their supercars, if I see an e-type it still tugs at my heart strings.


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PS also one of the most unreliable cars I have ever had. :'(
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Re: They just don't get it.
« Reply #21 on: Jun 30, 2020, 09:02:41 AM »
Just over a year ago there was an elderly XJ6 on sale at the local garage - and I had to drive past it every day. At only 5,000 it was so tempting - but common sense prevailed (unfortunately 😒) as I remembered the old adage of the time, that if you bought a Jag you really ought to buy two so you still had something to drive whilst the other one was off the road!
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David G

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Re: They just don't get it.
« Reply #22 on: Jun 30, 2020, 09:21:54 AM »
Just over a year ago there was an elderly XJ6 on sale at the local garage - and I had to drive past it every day. At only 5,000 it was so tempting - but common sense prevailed (unfortunately 😒) as I remembered the old adage of the time, that if you bought a Jag you really ought to buy two so you still had something to drive whilst the other one was off the road!
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Re: They just don't get it.
« Reply #23 on: Jun 30, 2020, 09:53:44 AM »
Their money,  they earned it,  didnt scrounge off government or anyone else so they can spend it as they wish

Yes, I was about to post exactly the same before I saw your post.

Personally I have no interest in super cars or even new cars, all I want is a reliable car that will get me from A to B as & when necessary.
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« Reply #24 on: Jun 30, 2020, 10:16:46 AM »
With me it's snobbery in reverse. Where I live they compete for who has the latest model. They probably think I'm bringing the area down, I think I'm running a reliable classic car. :)
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Re: They just don't get it.
« Reply #25 on: Jun 30, 2020, 10:22:38 AM »
If a car doesn't break down and keeps passing its MOT without any major expenditure then I see little point in replacing it. Same goes for my penny farthing bike and steam powered lawn mower  :)

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Re: They just don't get it.
« Reply #26 on: Jun 30, 2020, 10:32:26 AM »
If each neighbour pays me 5000 I'll move away.
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Re: They just don't get it.
« Reply #27 on: Jun 30, 2020, 10:49:01 AM »
If one paid me 5,000 I'd get a newer car. If they couldn't stretch to that I might be able to get one for 500.  :)

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Re: They just don't get it.
« Reply #28 on: Jun 30, 2020, 10:55:44 AM »
It has to be 5000 off each of them here, that'd give me 80K , I could move away and keep my beloved Mondeo. It moves like the proverbial off a shovel.
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Re: They just don't get it.
« Reply #29 on: Jun 30, 2020, 12:11:55 PM »
Every now and then, for want of anything better to do, I sit back and muse over the cars I have owned. The most comfortable, without a shadow of doubt was the 1964 Wolseley 6/110 I bought in 1971 for 295. The front seats were big, soft, leather armchairs with armrests and the suspension made just about any road feel like smooth tarmac (quite a feat in some places). It had two drawbacks - the early power steering was VERY sensitive at anything over about 50 and the consumption - on a good day -was 13mpg. Let the air filters get dirty and that was down to 11mpg - and in town 9mpg! The worst was the 1500 Maxi - dead broke at the time - paying for the divorce from my first wife - its predecessor, a rather nice V4 Corsair expired on a motorway and had to be replace PDQ - and the Maxi was all that I could afford locally. Awful device - absolutely gutless.
Overall for the combination of ride comfort, space and performance, my best was probably a 2 litre Mazda 626 auto in the mid 90s. If it wasn't for its - by comparison -  slightly harsh ride, very noticeable on the tatty roads around here - the present Mondeo would run it very close, perhaps even edge it out.
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