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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:05 am 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.


Awesome piece of obnoxious car :thumbup:

Let us know when it goes into the shop though. They’re built by Brits.
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I’ve got a soft spot for all things British

Including you. :)
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:05 am 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.
Are men actually permitted to drive those? I thought they were the preserve of posh mums.
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MungoMan wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:14 am
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:05 am 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.
Are men actually permitted to drive those? I thought they were the preserve of posh mums.

Hahahahah....
:uhoh:
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:15 am
MungoMan wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:14 am
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:05 am 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.
Are men actually permitted to drive those? I thought they were the preserve of posh mums.

Hahahahah....
:uhoh:
Meh. Wigs are cheap.
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Dude, this thing does 0-100 in 5 secs

No-wig zone at that rate.
Advanced hair, yeah yeah.
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:11 am I would like to know what car Zakar of Mosman would pick
Of Mosman :lol:

I would have picked a second hand Aston Martin DB8
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Zakar wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:20 am
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:11 am I would like to know what car Zakar of Mosman would pick
Of Mosman :lol:

I would have picked a second hand Aston Martin DB8
Good choice, Tarquin

:P
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:13 am I’ve got a soft spot for all things British

Including you. :)


I’m as defective as an old Range Rover right now.
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Aren’t we all. :thumbup:
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Nice choice shanky - enjoy.
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:19 am Dude, this thing does 0-100 in 5 secs
Bit of a slouch then :-P
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Azlan Roar wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:02 pm Nice choice shanky - enjoy.
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:19 am Dude, this thing does 0-100 in 5 secs
Bit of a slouch then :-P
Ha ha. Yes

Had a very hard look at the Macan after you said. There were literally no Mk1 models available here. 😟

In any event, I chose the pimp-mobile due to personal foibles.
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:10 pm
Azlan Roar wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:02 pm Nice choice shanky - enjoy.
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:19 am Dude, this thing does 0-100 in 5 secs
Bit of a slouch then :-P
Ha ha. Yes

Had a very hard look at the Macan after you said. There were literally no Mk1 models available here. 😟

In any event, I chose the pimp-mobile due to personal foibles.
Your foibles are fine and understandable.

Top tip - if it hasn't been done already, get the car professionally detailed. Not cleaned and wax - detailed.

Mine is in at the moment for a 3 day session with a detailer (multi step chem clean; claybar work; swirl correction; 3 stage machine polish and ceramic sealant coat) and I pick it up tonight - the progress photos he's sent me are amazing, and I'm looking forward to seeing the end result.

Having invested in your decadent toy, dropping some more wedge to get it looking amazing is well worth the investment imho.
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Thanks. Will do.

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Let me know what you think of it after a few weeks. I was looking at getting one for my wife but still not convinced about it’s ability to manage the off-road experience of Houston potholes.
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Mr Mike wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:41 pm Let me know what you think of it after a few weeks. I was looking at getting one for my wife but still not convinced about it’s ability to manage the off-road experience of Houston potholes.
Certainly. But it’s at least 3-4 months before it lands here

Having said that, the only thing any of its critics can agree to concede on, is its ability to handle pot holes...
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Looks like staying with option 1 then

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I’m not jealous at all....
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towny wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:21 pm I’m not jealous at all....
Come visit. We’ll do fondue, donk inspections and doughies with Mr Mike topless on the hood.
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:35 pm
towny wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:21 pm I’m not jealous at all....
Come visit. We’ll do fondue, donk inspections and doughies with Mr Mike topless on the hood.
I’ll need some time to bulk up the puppies.
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Mr Mike wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:41 pm
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:35 pm
towny wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:21 pm I’m not jealous at all....
Come visit. We’ll do fondue, donk inspections and doughies with Mr Mike topless on the hood.
I’ll need some time to bulk up the puppies.
Nonsense.

You’re no Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. :)
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:47 pm
Mr Mike wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:41 pm
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:35 pm
towny wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:21 pm I’m not jealous at all....
Come visit. We’ll do fondue, donk inspections and doughies with Mr Mike topless on the hood.
I’ll need some time to bulk up the puppies.
Nonsense.

You’re no Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. :)
Only because I diligently slip, slop, slap
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God damn. You could be rolling around in a '69 Shelby Mustang and instead you bought a toffy pot wank mobile 4x4 that will never even see a dirt track and will be worth half as much in 5 years time.

Wealth is wasted on the rich I tell ya. If I had shanky money I'd be the coolest cat in Stockholm.
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Azlan Roar wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:22 pm Top tip - if it hasn't been done already, get the car professionally detailed. Not cleaned and wax - detailed.

Mine is in at the moment for a 3 day session with a detailer (multi step chem clean; claybar work; swirl correction; 3 stage machine polish and ceramic sealant coat) and I pick it up tonight - the progress photos he's sent me are amazing, and I'm looking forward to seeing the end result.

Having invested in your decadent toy, dropping some more wedge to get it looking amazing is well worth the investment imho.
Detailing is good. Clay bar not so much.

It's only for real damage coz it's damaging in itself.

https://canadiangearhead.com/stop-using ... s-instead/
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Mog The Almighty wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:16 pm God damn. You could be rolling around in a '69 Shelby Mustang and instead you bought a toffy pot wank mobile 4x4 that will never even see a dirt track and will be worth half as much in 5 years time.

Wealth is wasted on the rich I tell ya. If I had shanky money I'd be the coolest cat in Stockholm.
Yeah if I had a spare 10 mill in coin, I'd get that hornbag Ferrari. :nod:
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kiap wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:36 pm
Mog The Almighty wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:16 pm God damn. You could be rolling around in a '69 Shelby Mustang and instead you bought a toffy pot wank mobile 4x4 that will never even see a dirt track and will be worth half as much in 5 years time.

Wealth is wasted on the rich I tell ya. If I had shanky money I'd be the coolest cat in Stockholm.
Yeah if I had a spare 10 mill in coin, I'd get that hornbag Ferrari. :nod:
Yeah they're lovely. I don't think they're actually 10 million dollars, just that one in that video was historical or something.

Car's don't come much sexier than them, that's for sure. 1962 Ferrari GT Lusso. This specimen went for "only" 2 million pounds:

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Me gusta :thumbup:
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Mog The Almighty wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:16 pm God damn. You could be rolling around in a '69 Shelby Mustang and instead you bought a toffy pot wank mobile 4x4 that will never even see a dirt track and will be worth half as much in 5 years time.

Wealth is wasted on the rich I tell ya. If I had shanky money I'd be the coolest cat in Stockholm.
Say what you like but I remember about 20 years ago when my mate got the new flash Monaro V8

He was ‘hey shanks, check out the donk on this baby’.

I was like, ‘congrats mate’! But secretly super jealous :lol:

We’ve all been there, right?

Now.. I’m more mature. There’s literally no way I’m buying a car to try and wipe that grin off his face, or anything.

https://youtu.be/OG3BRmyTH2I

I think that Aussies recognise that a V8 is culturally important. So, basically, we can’t be criticised for liking them.

PS: can we?
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:24 pm
Mog The Almighty wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:16 pm God damn. You could be rolling around in a '69 Shelby Mustang and instead you bought a toffy pot wank mobile 4x4 that will never even see a dirt track and will be worth half as much in 5 years time.

Wealth is wasted on the rich I tell ya. If I had shanky money I'd be the coolest cat in Stockholm.
Say what you like but I remember about 20 years ago when my mate got the new flash Monaro V8

He was ‘hey shanks, check out the donk on this baby’.

I was like, ‘congrats mate’! But secretly super jealous :lol:

We’ve all been there, right?

Now.. I’m more mature. There’s literally no way I’m buying a car to try and wipe that grin off his face, or anything.

https://youtu.be/OG3BRmyTH2I

I think that Aussies recognise that a V8 is culturally important. So, basically, we can’t be criticised for liking them.

PS: can we?
I'm just tongue-in-cheek mate. I'm sure it's a great car and yes, I am jealous. :)

Good for you. Enjoy it!

And yes, V8's a great. Max Max made them part of the Australian culture. Pity they're not very good for the environment, which is a big thing for me. But I'm sure those modern ones aren't too bad.
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:05 am 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.
Excellent choice. 520hp will move a Range Rover quite rapidly.
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6.Jones wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:58 pm

Excellent choice. 520hp will move a Range Rover quite rapidly.

Around the streets of Mosman? There are a couple of steep hills, admittedly.
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:thumbup:

Thanks guys

Go Wallabies!
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