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Old 08.03.2011, 08:34
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I believe, but cannot be sure, that the other thread was only made to share a humorous event that just happened to centre on a car. It was not an attempt to gleen praise for the type of car in question. The picture was put up after someone requested it. A possible mistake it now seems??

Some would find those types of cars expensive whereas others would not. It's all relative.

If someone is a petrol head then attains the means to purchase a nice car then so be it.
Stop it right now!

You have a nice car? Good for you! I asked the picture because I like to see it. It is nothing bad to have something nice to show if asked. People who see braging on every single expensive things are just being jealous to not have it.

Don't be rich, successful, beautiful or clever.... If you are and admit it, you are bragging on it.
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For me, it's the feeling of driving down a country road at speed, or switching your Porsche Turbo back to 3rd and taking it from 30 to 80/90 exiting the roundabout to a motorway in the UK. Yum. However personally I think I would only ever rent these cars, I don't like the idea of ownership any longer.
They come with nice repair bills too, perhaps you have something in hire only.
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Old 08.03.2011, 08:35
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why people buy such expensive cars?
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(a very nice and sexy porsche)
That'd be it...
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Stop it right now!

You have a nice car? Good for you! I asked the picture because I like to see it. It is nothing bad to have something nice to show if asked. People who see braging on every single expensive things are just being jealous to not have it.

Don't be rich, successful, beautiful or clever.... If you are and admit it, you are bragging on it.
I don't think he was disagreeing or having a go at you Nil.
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Old 08.03.2011, 08:38
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I don't think he was disagreeing or having a go at you Nil.
No, he wasn't! I was actually on his side, defending him! That HE wasn't bragging his car! I asked the picture and he has a nice baby and should be proud of it!
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Old 08.03.2011, 08:45
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Erm...

That'd be it...
I used to partake in women, drink and drugs now I'm a car man <sigh> the signs of age.
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Old 08.03.2011, 08:50
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FFS what a stupid thread
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why doesn't everyone in the world just eat bread and water and live in concrete blocks measuing 10 square meters?

Seriously! Everyone is different, has different opinions, likes, dislikes, priorities and feelings of entitlement.

If one is to judge all other people based on their different beliefs, one will live a very sad and pathetic life.
I second this opinion. If all had to live the same life and buy the same stuff, where would one's aspirations go? How would one compete? And if there is nothing to compete for, can't imagine a life different from all the bonded buffaloes from a stable

Well, a second school of thought mite argue, materialistic aspirations is the very reason why we live in this i-kill-i-live world today.
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Old 08.03.2011, 12:03
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Because they're nice to drive and look nice. Why not?

Some people sink money into a house, some into kids, some into extreme sports. I love driving, cars are "my" thing.

I bought an autobahn cruiser and I do a lot of travelling throughout Europe, the fiancee's fiesta's no good to travel between Amsterdam and Roma. Yes I could take the train or fly but there's nothing like a swiss alpine pass at 6 in the morning with the frost in summer, yourself and the misses and a sound of a supercharged V8 rebounding of the rocks.

Tbh I didn't pay a vast deal for it when I bought it but when new it was 106k chf.

There's very much a difference between a practical car and someone who has that much floating cash they can afford to leave it in the garage and roll it out on Saturday and Sundays.

Most of these morons wouldn't know how to buy the thing cash, it's probably on HP. Well that applies to the middle set trying to out do each other with cars on the drive. The higher earners well they have more money than sense, you can only drive one car at a time..

I have no problem with someone "showing off" it's up to them. Then again they usually don't know how to drive the things which is even funnier.

The point in cars in my mind is to drive them as intended so cruising round Zurich in a Porsche is pretty pointless, they need to be in the mountains getting covered in dust and with glowing brakes. The right tool for the right job.

Additionally from a safety point of view, my car is quite big/heavy and as my friend found out in Devon the other month being hit by a 4x4 at 50 mph pulling out from a junction there's a difference between walking away and hospital. He got to survey the damage shake his head and his wife in the passenger seat which took the impact was on was equally shaken but ok. This made me think regardless of fuel costs I have to get rid of the fiancee's Fiesta and get her something bigger.

I'd love a mint E type jag V12, but that aint gonna happen for a while, so perhaps I'll take a project on and rebuild one eventually? We'll see perhaps I'll learn something along the way.
Stick to a 4.2 s1.5 or s2 straight six, the v12 was for the american market, is heavier and therefore no faster
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Old 08.03.2011, 12:09
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No, he wasn't! I was actually on his side, defending him! That HE wasn't bragging his car! I asked the picture and he has a nice baby and should be proud of it!
Thanks. Maybe it will go on a KFC hunt one day.
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Old 08.03.2011, 12:10
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Re: Why do you buy such expensive cars ?

On this subject, and very much in line with Nils comments, its ok if you don`t like flash cars and its ok if you think its stupid, but to those low life scum bags that deliberately park too close to one of my babes -at least 40 yrs old and perfectly kept, or modern and extremely well kept also, and then they proceed to smash the door into the car because "they resent the car" well, don`t be upset when somebody pees on your new shoes. Its the worst form of jealousy, i once watched somebody gob on my car when it was parked just because it was a great looking old timer .
What is wrong with people like that?
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Old 08.03.2011, 12:10
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Thanks. Maybe it will go on a KFC hunt one day.
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Old 08.03.2011, 12:13
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On another thread, somebody put (proudly ?) a picture of his (expensive) car. (a very nice and sexy porsche)

So it's a question I always wanted to ask, why people buy such expensive cars (not only porsche, but also others, more expansive) ?
Because they can.

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I believe, but cannot be sure, that the other thread was only made to share a humorous event that just happened to centre on a car. It was not an attempt to gleen praise for the type of car in question. The picture was put up after someone requested it. A possible mistake it now seems??

Some would find those types of cars expensive whereas others would not. It's all relative.

If someone is a petrol head then attains the means to purchase a nice car then so be it.
It's all in the code , or so Olygirl tells us
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Old 08.03.2011, 12:17
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It's all in the code , or so Olygirl tells us
Haha. No, I didn't. I just described the typical driver I usually see. You've taken it a step further.
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It's all in the code , or so Olygirl tells us
Dammit. You found my secret message
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Stick to a 4.2 s1.5 or s2 straight six, the v12 was for the american market, is heavier and therefore no faster
It's not about the speed it's about the sound
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Dammit. You found my secret message
Ah kevlegs, if that's the only sign of a midlife crisis you have, I'll forgive you, even if you are a balding, beer belly, hot sunglasses,
sweat-dropping-off-your-brow Porsche driver.

I find men who are kind, witty and can laugh about themselves much sexier than any hot Porsche.
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Exactly... The E-Types are no faster accelerating than your average Mondeo...
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Why do you buy such expensive cars ?

I don't.

I drive a cheap car, cos I can't afford an expensive car, cos the boat eats all my money
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I don't.

I drive a cheap car, cos I can't afford an expensive car, cos the boat eats all my money
Someone once told me owning a boat was like running around in the shower tearing up 20 pound notes... You just get wet and poorer.
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