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I just noticed that this was post number 20,000 in the thread. Seems fitting that it was a post about the history of Porsche, not GF's manlove tendency.
My plan is to end up with a small fun car with a real shifter (some kind of porsche) and a barge for long journeys. The other day I went sailing with friends two hours away. By chance the venue was at the other end of a single motorway. By putting the adaptive cruise control, lane control, and satnav on, it was like being a passenger. Even in traffic ranging from 80mph to 30mph, having the car take care of it's self is astonishing to watch and relaxing to work with....
There are a few on the streets near me, and in the flesh they're so much better looking than almost any other car at that price point. I'm actually looking at the F-Pace for my father next year, putting it head-to-head with the Q5. To me it's a no-brainer but getting him to change brands after 20 years of Audi loyalty might be hard...
Anyone got any recommendations for high quality air fresheners? I'm sick of paper pine trees that smell like chewing gum. I'd gladly pay $20-$30 for a nice sandalwood or leather scent that lasts for more than 5 days, but for the life of me I can't find one.
FYI I got a small VW SUV in June, the Tiguan Diesel. Great little car, and I got it in "Match" format, so it had a few nice toys like auto-dimming mirrors, rain sensing wipers and touch screen nav. I also stumped up for the rear camera and auto park, though I don't use the parking system. One thing - it's dull. It's not exiting to drive, look at or sit in, but they're bringing out a new model next year so the prices are rock bottom. I'm paying about $230 per month over 2...
I think Volvo are more about practical buyers. If you care enough about cars to go to an Auto Show then you probably aren't the person who wants the dull but well appointed car. Volvo is the leather chesterfield of cars - if it's right for you, you probably know it.
I've met him a couple of times at events, and he's a really nice guy. Shared a table with him at some charity thing, and he was much more into the stage acting than Doctor Who (though there were a number of other thesps at the table so maybe it was just a more prevalent topic).
Yeah, I hate the look but it does have some fashion pedigree. I don't know why, but I can't get passed the idea that PC sounds like he's reading a script. Whenever I saw other Doctors in interviews etc, they felt like they were just the Doctor in human clothes. Peter still hasn't been able to embody the character yet.
Taking a punt here, but I'd imagine that when they decide to put an F1 product on the stand (tantamount to displaying another companies product - given the departments are so distinct from each other) it's bad form to speak up and say "but you know our product is shit, don't you?" to your boss and their seniors. They've spent hundreds of millions on their F1 team, it would take an employee with fairly massive balls to tell everyone that it's too shit to even sit motionless...
That off-road vehicle can't get over a curb without ripping it's own face off. It might be able to move quickly over dirt, but it's not actually very useful.
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