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Old 22.03.2009, 08:04
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I've never seen them overtake on the motorway - can they actually even do 120 kmph? Perhaps downhill, and certainly not on a windy day
Have witnessed such an event, yes! Is actually quite special when you
can hear the mice running and panting at this high speed!
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Old 22.03.2009, 08:10
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Oh and the sunroof is weird- does its own thing at traffic lights, some kind of electrical anomoly?
Still haven't got the quote thing down?

The sunroof doing it's own thing at lights would be interesting in a
rainstorm
Reads like your car is possessed. Have you been to a ghost-buster about
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Old 22.03.2009, 08:37
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I've never seen them overtake on the motorway - can they actually even do 120 kmph? Perhaps downhill, and certainly not on a windy day

the little "Roller Skate" style Smart coupe can hit 160 kph
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Old 22.03.2009, 11:34
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I've never seen them overtake on the motorway - can they actually even do 120 kmph? Perhaps downhill, and certainly not on a windy day
Top Speed is quoted at 90 mph (145 kmph) AutoExpress

Or if you have the Roadster version it could be nearer 120 mph (195 kmph)

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Old 22.03.2009, 11:55
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Top Speed is quoted at 90 mph (145 kmph) AutoExpress
With a little "tuning" anything's possible..

I especially like the wheelie stop in the end.

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Old 22.03.2009, 13:04
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

What about this

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Peugeot 607--absolutely brilliant
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Old 22.03.2009, 20:43
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Volvo V70. In British racing green. I like the fact that if I ever think "will this fit in the back", the answer is always "yes, of course it will, it's a volvo". Though I have to take the panel containing the first aid kit off to get my son's skis in, without putting the seat down.
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Old 23.03.2009, 09:21
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

I drive a ford puma , sadly not made anymore
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Old 23.03.2009, 09:33
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Since I don't have a car here, back home I drive a 1994 Ford Explorer Limited (my little baby!) with my slightly self modified audio system.
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Old 23.03.2009, 09:38
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Ford Puma (although due to new family member about to be changed for a new Ford Focus - the Puma, as great as it is, was not designed with a baby buggy in mind...).

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Old 23.03.2009, 10:00
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

I drive anything that I can break into in less than 40 seconds, so basically, anything and everything.
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Old 23.03.2009, 10:09
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Sensible car: 2 yo VW Passat Highline 3.2 with sports kit etc. Nice German road train and fast too.
Silly car: Heavily modded 1996 1.8i flame red MGF. One of the few that hasn't blown up yet. Real pain in the ar*e putting all the standard kit back on when it comes to inspection time.

On the subject of Smart cars, did anyone see the Stig from Top Gear try to take a high speed corner in one? I don't reckon those nutters that pass you at 150 in the rain have either. I once saw the remains of a Smart that had a bit of a knock in the centre of St. Albans. The body shell had flown off, and there really wasn't anything larger than a dinner plate lying strewn across the road. It had literally disintegrated.

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Old 23.03.2009, 10:19
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On the subject of Smart cars, did anyone see the Stig from Top Gear try to take a high speed corner in one?
I guess I can give a little hind why the smarts are so fast in Switzerland: I have seen more than a few in Zurich specifically with a small badge at the front and the rims saying "Brabus"... for those not familiar with the German high end tuner: They heavily change any Mercedes product. In the case of the smart they have currently 98hp...
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Old 23.03.2009, 10:29
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

The thing about Smart cars. Is firstly the name. Do they mean smart, as in, a smack in the face, or a bee sting smarts?
Secondly, they look as though they were designed for cripples, but cruelly, there is no space for a wheelchair. Who buys them then?

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Old 23.03.2009, 10:37
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

As of Saturday, a 2009 Honda Jazz... amazing amount of space and comfort. My first really "grown-up" car.
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Old 23.03.2009, 10:55
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

I drive a BMW 320Ci Cabrio

It's beautiful, fast and relatively economic with its 2 lt. 6 cil engine.

i absolutely love it. Black Saphir, Leather sports seats, Wood inserts, low sports chasis, Sports springs and wide tyres.

I stopped wishing for any other car since I have it.
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Old 23.03.2009, 10:58
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I drive a BMW 320Ci Cabrio

It's beautiful, fast and relatively economic with its 2 lt. 6 cil engine.

i absolutely love it. Black Saphir, Leather sports seats, Wood inserts, low sports chasis, Sports springs and wide tyres.

I stopped wishing for any other car since I have it.
Piccie please
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Old 23.03.2009, 11:05
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

After living in Switzerland for some years, I sold my motor.

I just realised one day I was never using it. The train, tram and bus times were reliable, and the plethora of cycling lanes meant I'm quicker to work and around town than any car or tram.

I'd be interested how many times a week people here use their cars, and for going where?
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Old 23.03.2009, 11:13
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Piccie please
I'll post them when I am at home
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