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Tesla Model X - could be out of your price range but if gull wings and acceleration are your thing then it wipes the floor with your first options
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A mate of mine has one. He loves it, he's a disciple of Musk, the whole thing.

Never shuts up about him

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I find it strangely satisfying that you contemplate such a shallow exercise in self-indulgence. :thumbup:

Just don't pike out and buy something expensive but dull or commonplace. On that note, the folk recommending fully refurbed classics are, IMO, on the right track. If you choose that path, ensure there is somewhere relatively nearby for routine and not so routine maintenance.
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MungoMan wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:49 am I find it strangely satisfying that you contemplate such a shallow exercise in self-indulgence. :thumbup:

Just don't pike out and buy something expensive but dull or commonplace. On that note, the folk recommending fully refurbed classics are, IMO, on the right track. If you choose that path, ensure there is somewhere relatively nearby for routine and not so routine maintenance.
I confess, I'm not the heroic figure you (no doubt) imagine me to be.

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right? :uhoh:
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I'd definitely go with a Range Rover. It's the perfect plutocrat's conveyance. I'd get one if I had a driver's licence.
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PS I owned one before. The only downside was the rate at which it chewed petrol.
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:26 am
mdaclarke wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:46 pm What about a Volvo XC90?
Nice car but over here they’re a bit of a boomer car - and I’m looking to artificially increase my cred, not reduce it.
What Car rated the XC90 the most unreliable car in Britain.

Closely followed by any and every style of Range Rover
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VW Touareg R. Nothing says fcuk-off quite so meekly.
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I'm not sure I'm happy being called a plutocrat

that sounds like it's a bad thing. :((
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:26 am I think it's down to this and the Cayenne
Before you buy and F-Pace or a Cayenne, have a go in a Gen1 Porsche Macan Turbo.

Not the new Gen2 one, that's got a dreadful 2.9 Audi V6 in it.

The Gen1 Turbo (anything up until 2019/20 model) has a really sweet 3.6 V6 engine that's built by Porsche and kicks out 400bhp, 440 if you can find a Performance edition.

The best thing about the Macan is that it's not a smaller version of the Cayenne -- it's a ground up build and the engineers at Porsche went for "let's build a 4 seater, SUV version for Cayman/911" not let's build a mini Cayenne.

Good review of the Gen1 Macan Turbo here from a slightly creepy, it's a bit like watching Kraftwerk review a car, German guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMDNsu_SPnk
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guy smiley wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:39 am The Q7 should be perfect for you... :nod:
Nothing says I'm a dumb cnt better. Cayenne coming a close second. bonus points if your let your wife drive it on the school run, esp if she has trouble with spatial awareness and parking.
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Azlan Roar wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:24 am
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:26 am I think it's down to this and the Cayenne
Before you buy and F-Pace or a Cayenne, have a go in a Gen1 Porsche Macan Turbo.

Not the new Gen2 one, that's got a dreadful 2.9 Audi V6 in it.

The Gen1 Turbo (anything up until 2019/20 model) has a really sweet 3.6 V6 engine that's built by Porsche and kicks out 400bhp, 440 if you can find a Performance edition.

The best thing about the Macan is that it's not a smaller version of the Cayenne -- it's a ground up build and the engineers at Porsche went for "let's build a 4 seater, SUV version for Cayman/911" not let's build a mini Cayenne.

Good review of the Gen1 Macan Turbo here from a slightly creepy, it's a bit like watching Kraftwerk review a car, German guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMDNsu_SPnk
Wow...
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ukjim wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:36 am
guy smiley wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:39 am The Q7 should be perfect for you... :nod:
Nothing says I'm a dumb cnt better. Cayenne coming a close second. bonus points if your let your wife drive it on the school run, esp if she has trouble with spatial awareness and parking.
Holy shit, now I'm confused. Bimbo lied to me! :lol:
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Before you buy and F-Pace or a Cayenne, have a go in a Gen1 Porsche Macan Turbo.
This is very good advice.

Erm , I’ve never denied being a c unt , so my advice was honest .

Also consider the last non turbo )gen1 991 get the targa.
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:26 am
mdaclarke wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:46 pm What about a Volvo XC90?
Nice car but over here they’re a bit of a boomer car - and I’m looking to artificially increase my cred, not reduce it.
They are very safe

https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/6072265 ... ince-2004/

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volvo/xc9 ... -in-the-uk


Not sure if that helps or harms the street cred! (but I think they are cool)
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Look if you really want to look like the Ur-Cnt just save for an Overfinch and have done with it. Not sure of the personalised plate situation where you live but something along the lines of this fellas choice should do the trick
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End of quest.

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Tip o' the hat to Azlan Roar...
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Mercedes Benz AMG has got you covered

4 door saloon that goes like a cut cat and sounds like the apocalypse?

AMG E63S

A step up to a 2-door, 4-seater, uber luxury sports coupe?

AMG S63 Coupe

A fudge-off, full on, 2-door, 2 seater, guaranteed head turner every time?

AMG GT-C

Or the full on AMG GT-R
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bimboman wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:56 am
Before you buy and F-Pace or a Cayenne, have a go in a Gen1 Porsche Macan Turbo.
This is very good advice.

Erm , I’ve never denied being a c unt , so my advice was honest .

Also consider the last non turbo )gen1 991 get the targa.
Thanks Bimbo.

I bought one in August, on a bit of a whim, but one came along with a super high spec and having a hit that point on it's downward depreciation curve to lure me in.

Cracking "little" car.
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Some great advice here guys, thanks :lol:

The star cruiser is looking promising
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Azlan Roar wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:17 am
bimboman wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:56 am
Before you buy and F-Pace or a Cayenne, have a go in a Gen1 Porsche Macan Turbo.
This is very good advice.

Erm , I’ve never denied being a c unt , so my advice was honest .

Also consider the last non turbo )gen1 991 get the targa.
Thanks Bimbo.

I bought one in August, on a bit of a whim, but one came along with a super high spec and having a hit that point on it's downward depreciation curve to lure me in.

Cracking "little" car.
So, take me through why the 'new ' engine is inferior?
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AD345 wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:14 am Mercedes Benz AMG has got you covered

4 door saloon that goes like a cut cat and sounds like the apocalypse?

AMG E63S

A step up to a 2-door, 4-seater, uber luxury sports coupe?

AMG S63 Coupe

A fudge-off, full on, 2-door, 2 seater, guaranteed head turner every time?

AMG GT-C

Or the full on AMG GT-R
Great cars

Which one would you choose for yerself?
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mdaclarke wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:00 am
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:26 am
mdaclarke wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:46 pm What about a Volvo XC90?
Nice car but over here they’re a bit of a boomer car - and I’m looking to artificially increase my cred, not reduce it.
They are very safe

https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/6072265 ... ince-2004/

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volvo/xc9 ... -in-the-uk


Not sure if that helps or harms the street cred! (but I think they are cool)
I saw an X60 today and thought it looked really good. Bit more edgy now

Notwithstanding the comments about reliability of course. Surprise me though, you'd think Volvo would be super reliable

I had a 240 wagon for a while, great car. Unkillable. Shaggin wagon
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If I'm still commuting? = The S63

Otherwise the GT-R
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AD345 wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:21 am If I'm still commuting? = The S63

Otherwise the GT-R
They're both very bling. The cabriolet S63 looks very fine
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:57 am
MungoMan wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:49 am I find it strangely satisfying that you contemplate such a shallow exercise in self-indulgence. :thumbup:

Just don't pike out and buy something expensive but dull or commonplace. On that note, the folk recommending fully refurbed classics are, IMO, on the right track. If you choose that path, ensure there is somewhere relatively nearby for routine and not so routine maintenance.
I confess, I'm not the heroic figure you (no doubt) imagine me to be.

:lol:



right? :uhoh:
Heroic, yes; but with sufficient flaws to allow lesser folk to identify or at least empathise.
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:24 am
AD345 wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:21 am If I'm still commuting? = The S63

Otherwise the GT-R
They're both very bling. The cabriolet S63 looks very fine
Indeedy

I'm not a rag-top guy myself, but there is something to be said for "in the wind driving"

And being an S-class - more technology than pretty much anything else on the road
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shanky wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:47 pm
rialtoblue wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:40 pm
shanky wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:37 pm
Mog The Almighty wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:36 pm Buy an old classic. That shows you have style and character as opposed to just money.
Example?
95 merc g wagon 400
93 mec s class
04 mec cl

If you want merc
Holy shit. :lol:

I think you need tatts and camo pants and a fitness-business to drive those G Wagons

The S class is interesting. I feel its like the car Gary Barlow would drive in a pop video. So that’s good.
93 S-Class is a W140. It's a fokon tank wagon but still OKish. Stay clear of the model (W220) after that though as it had brake-by-wire. The module controlling this has a limited lifespan. If it's not foked yet it will be soon and it's pricy to replace as it only comes with the BAS/ABS pump.

If you want to go classic and impress go with a cobra
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:19 am So, take me through why the 'new ' engine is inferior?
The first reason is plain old Porsche snobbery - the new engine is an Audi built one, and yes I know they're all in the same group, but it's not a Porsche engine.

The second reason is that the 3.6 V6 in the Gen1 cars is a really nice engine - bags of torque and bhp and it sounds good through the optional sports exhaust (everything's an option on a Porsche - mine came with the stainless sports exhaust and chrono sports, which gives your sports plus mode, a lap timing stopwatch thing on the dash, that you'll never use, and launch control, which is fun and you will use)

The reason they switched to the 2.9 in the Gen2 cars was a cost cutting measure and appease Greta Thunberg slightly - there's no replacement for cubic displacement, and the Gen1 3.6 cars have come down in 2nd hand value as a result of the Gen2 cars coming out. Good time to buy one now, just hunt for one with tons of goodies spec'd when ordered.
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Azlan Roar wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:37 am
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:19 am So, take me through why the 'new ' engine is inferior?
The first reason is plain old Porsche snobbery - the new engine is an Audi built one, and yes I know they're all in the same group, but it's not a Porsche engine.

The second reason is that the 3.6 V6 in the Gen1 cars is a really nice engine - bags of torque and bhp and it sounds good through the optional sports exhaust (everything's an option on a Porsche - mine came with the stainless sports exhaust and chrono sports, which gives your sports plus mode, a lap timing stopwatch thing on the dash, that you'll never use, and launch control, which is fun and you will use)

The reason they switched to the 2.9 in the Gen2 cars was a cost cutting measure and appease Greta Thunberg slightly - there's no replacement for cubic displacement, and the Gen1 3.6 cars have come down in 2nd hand value as a result of the Gen2 cars coming out. Good time to buy one now, just hunt for one with tons of goodies spec'd when ordered.
cool, ta
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Average Joe wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:30 am
shanky wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:47 pm
rialtoblue wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:40 pm
shanky wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:37 pm
Mog The Almighty wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:36 pm Buy an old classic. That shows you have style and character as opposed to just money.
Example?
95 merc g wagon 400
93 mec s class
04 mec cl

If you want merc
Holy shit. :lol:

I think you need tatts and camo pants and a fitness-business to drive those G Wagons

The S class is interesting. I feel its like the car Gary Barlow would drive in a pop video. So that’s good.
93 S-Class is a W140. It's a fokon tank wagon but still OKish. Stay clear of the model (W220) after that though as it had brake-by-wire. The module controlling this has a limited lifespan. If it's not foked yet it will be soon and it's pricy to replace as it only comes with the BAS/ABS pump.

If you want to go classic and impress go with a cobra
what about you?

What would you choose?
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:51 am
Average Joe wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:30 am
shanky wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:47 pm
rialtoblue wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:40 pm
shanky wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:37 pm

Example?
95 merc g wagon 400
93 mec s class
04 mec cl

If you want merc
Holy shit. :lol:

I think you need tatts and camo pants and a fitness-business to drive those G Wagons

The S class is interesting. I feel its like the car Gary Barlow would drive in a pop video. So that’s good.
93 S-Class is a W140. It's a fokon tank wagon but still OKish. Stay clear of the model (W220) after that though as it had brake-by-wire. The module controlling this has a limited lifespan. If it's not foked yet it will be soon and it's pricy to replace as it only comes with the BAS/ABS pump.

If you want to go classic and impress go with a cobra
what about you?

What would you choose?
Not the one Mick is driving.
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Clogs wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:10 am
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:58 am clogs

what is that?

cobra?
Yeh. Not too many original ones lying around, but some seriously good kit cars to be had.
I wouldn’t go near a kit car, but there are some excellent factory built turnkey cars available from: Superformance (pictured), Kirkham and ERA.
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:21 am
mdaclarke wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:00 am
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:26 am
mdaclarke wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:46 pm What about a Volvo XC90?
Nice car but over here they’re a bit of a boomer car - and I’m looking to artificially increase my cred, not reduce it.
They are very safe

https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/6072265 ... ince-2004/

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volvo/xc9 ... -in-the-uk


Not sure if that helps or harms the street cred! (but I think they are cool)
I saw an X60 today and thought it looked really good. Bit more edgy now

Notwithstanding the comments about reliability of course. Surprise me though, you'd think Volvo would be super reliable

I had a 240 wagon for a while, great car. Unkillable. Shaggin wagon
XC60 is what my crew roll in. The new model looks cool, but not sure it’s very decadent.

The best looking ‘4WD’ must be the Alpha Romeo

https://www.media.fcaemea.com/se-se/alf ... estallning

Probably the only ‘wow’ moment I’ve had with this kind of car. Not sure if it’s reliability or performance, but it’s an Alpha, so.......
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The car you want, nay need, is a 2010 Audi RS6.

Has a 5l V10 twin turbo engine out of a lambo
Quattro transmission
6 speed paddle shift dual clutch transmission
600hp stock
Station Wagon so practical
Has the decadent OTT factor as well as the euro styley factor too.

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blackblackblack wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:40 am The car you want, nay need, is a 2010 Audi RS6.

Has a 5l V10 twin turbo engine out of a lambo
Quattro transmission
6 speed paddle shift dual clutch transmission
600hp stock
Station Wagon so practical
Has the decadent OTT factor as well as the euro styley factor too.

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It looks like 25% of the cars in Sweden - only older.
Sure it goes quicker than most tbf.
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It does look pretty gangsta though.

I’d get some blue LED strips for under the sides.

:thumbup:
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OK. Thanks lads

I did test drives on a few.

The Cayenne and Macan were awesome drivers cars. Didn’t really hit it off with the other marques

In the end, I went for suburban comfort.

That is Range Rover Sport

(Albeit with the 520hp Supercharged V8.)

Reasonably decadent, but also suitably wanky to provide ammo for the AMG purists.
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Be sure to drive it badly on the school run...
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:thumbup:

I’ll wear a hat as well.
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