Smart cars

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  1. Are the owners of smart, tasty cars worth respect? And what is an admirable car in your opinion? I saw a Lamborghini the other day and had to juggle my feelings with an Audi special.
     
  2. Alvis Trojan a bit heavy on juice but definitely useful in town.
     
  3. Smart cars are only for MP's who attempt to look like they are saving the planet, and admirable car? It has to be an old jag, nothing new and fancy, thats more lust..
     
  4. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Depends on what you mean by smart, tasty car.

    I would say that anyone driving about in an Audi RS6, or a Mercedes 'Black' for example would be worthy of much bowing and touching of the forelock, whereas a driver of a Lamborghini, Subaru Imprezza or 911 would need to be prized loose from whatever bum-boy he was doing at the time.

    Edited to add: One of my customers rolled up in the RS6 Estate the other day. Cue much touching of the forlock, drooling, and me touching my own private parts when he showed me around the motor before burning up the road in what can only be described as a purely sexual deep-throated roar.
     
  5. Jags? There are only two Jags that I would die for - the E Type, and something much older, called the SS I think, round the 30's. Beauties. Pure British engineering brilliance.
     
  6. I find there's something very cool about someone who has an horrendously expensive car and keeps it in sh!t state. There's a bloke round these parts who has a Ferrari 430 which is always minging, has a missing mirror and is full of chip wrappers and fag packets. And he drives the bag off it.
     
  7. Which is why they're much more likely to be seen in a garage on a ramp being fixed than on the road.

    Pretty, granted but much like that lady you see through beer goggles at 0330 who looks stunning but turns out to be a proper MOT failiure.

    F ucking old pieces of tat, with crap handling and p1ss poor engines.
     
  8. Saw a Rolls Royce with a coat hanger in the aerial - very cool.
     
  9. Testicles
    Any old Jaguar will out handle pretty much any of its contempories.
    Drive a 1970's Jaguar and then try a similar age Mercedes or anything else and it is immediately obvious why the Jaguars were a better car.
    Engines too have been pretty impressive, the V12 was outstanding in its era, again compare it to anything else of a similar age and not much comes close.
    Build quality however left a little to be desired :D but that was a trade off for the Jaguars being massively cheaper than their competitors
     
  10. Here's a bit of fun to be had with a Smart CLICKY

    Somewhere there is a cracking video of a Lamborghini and a Smart at traffic lights - hilarious - JUST FOUND IT :lol:
     
  11. The ultimate mark of approval has to be that in the 50's and 60's the Jag was the gangster's car of choice. This forced the police to 'jag up' too so they stood a chance of catching them.
     
  12. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    Agreed. Overly flashy cars, while nice in their way and generally indicative of the financial power of a person, are often the mark of a complete mammary. Example: Back in my college days I pushed trollies around a Sainsbury's carpark for beer tokens. One particular afternoon I spotted a fine example of a leggy blonde stunner walking past the front window. She kept the attention of my friends and I all the way back to the exit where she proceeded to get into a brand new Ferrari - typical, thinks I. Driving said Ferrari is one Mark Kennedy, formerly of Manchester City and now withering away the remains of his barely-average career somewhere obscure. He sees us looking on in awe, and assumes it's because we've seen this "famous" bloke in his "mint motor". Wrong. We were checking out his missus. He was a cnut.

    Audis are, to me, the ultimate in understated class and refinement. Good looking, well-built, and the top-end stuff offers serious performance. Most of them are practical as well. They don't scream "look at me, I'm rich and wonderful", and I have far more respect for them.

    If government work ever starts paying well, I'm getting myself an S3. When I get past 30-35, it'll have to be a 4 or a 6.
     
  13. Supermarket carparks? Flash cars? About 18 months ago I was walking across the Kaufland carpark near where I live in SK, and my eyebrows raised a trifle when I saw a black Ferrari, no idea what model, I don't go that deep, parked there. There is a "casino" club in Kaufland's shopping complex. I later learned that said machine belongs to the cnut son of the king cnut ( now dead of a heart attack) who ripped the heart out of the local steelworks and therefore the city and most who live in it. Enjoy your car Julius ( for that is his name)...just don't rip it too hard round those country roads, eh?
     
  14. :?
    esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability:
    4. deference to a right, privilege, privileged position, or someone or something considered to have certain rights or privileges; proper acceptance or courtesy; acknowledgment: respect for a suspect's right to counsel; to show respect for the flag; respect for the elderly.
    5. the condition of being esteemed or honored: to be held in respect.

    Just because they own (or have partly paid for or rent) an expensive car you deem them worthy of respect?

    Odd person.
     
  15. A dictionary can clearly never show you the difference between a question and a statement. I'll give you a clue - statements don't have those funny-looking things after them.