Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    My VW Dealership in queens has one of those automated Tea/Cappuccino/Coffee/Hot Chocolate machines in the waiting room...

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    at least its near the N/R Station....

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  2. impolyt_one

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    Assholish to assume the back seat when dealership worker is driving you around? Y/N? Just wondering.
     


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    Wow. Sense the e-hostility over the interwebz. I was making a point that the service differs based on where you go. They actually hire a an oustide service that drives MB cars and I tipped the hard working guy more than it would have cost for a cab, and no not assholish to think that but writing it....
     


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    C, up front, E could go both ways, S definitely back seat

    VW dealer gave me a free rental 2012 jetta while i was under warranty...meh
     


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    No, I was being serious - where I live (and have lived for the past 10 years) - I would never think about riding shotgun unless it were a) a family member, or b) a friend driving. I was just wondering the etiquette when it comes to driven cars like that in the USA - I, personally, would never take the front seat, unless it were a car with a ridiculous backseat (911, MB SL, 3-series coupe, etc)

    There is a 'respect' placement for car seats in Asia - driver defers the most respect, VIP rides in the rear seat behind the driver, 2nd in command rides in the backseat opposite, least liked besides the driver (who is a worker) rides shotty, and then the middle rear if a bench seat is a toss-up - maybe a slight bit better than shotty if you're literally rubbing elbows with luminaries.
     


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    I apologize, e-sarcasm is hard to dechiper. It was a GL550 and the driver opened the rear door. MB Manhattan is an interesting ecosystem. It is owned my MB USA and therefore they offer 401K , pensions plans, health insurance, etc. So all service, sales and support are MB employees, but all valets, drivers are outsourced so they don't have to pay the guy who washes the cars health insurance and offer 401K. I asked the driver out of curiosity, but he owned the car and would drive routes for MB between airport runs.
     


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    Volvo sc90, concept. Thoughts?

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    Tought to say, but it looks too much like a Jag from what I can see.
     


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    Seems like a good trade to me
     


  10. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    coolest job ever candidate: The Guys who run the Classic Car Club in Manhattan.

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  11. Find Finn

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    There's classic car racing this weekend in copenhagen

    the weekend started yesterday morning with this (missed it, due to NO advertising)

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    and today I saw one of these, the one I saw was light metallic blue

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    And no less than 4 993's 2 turbo, 1 4s and 1 targa turbo (or turbo wing)
     


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    Back when I lived in Korea, the head honcho always rode in the back seat behind the front passenger seat. And the driver was, well, the driver.
     


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    It makes more sense to sit behind the passenger seat, as you are closer to the curb and you don't open the door in to traffic.
     


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    In Toronto this weekend, why does everybody drive the Mercedes GLK? Did MB run two for one specials on it or something? And most of the remaining vehicles are Audi A4/A5/Q5's....
     


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