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Re: Suggest a new car to me

Verbier is right about colour. Had a dark green Mercedes 190 - years ago and it was like I was invisible. Same with a black Lancia.
Since then have had white/silver/blue cars and am always seen.
Keep the TT but a respray might be the order of the day!!
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Old 13.08.2019, 16:50
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Verbier is right about colour. Had a dark green Mercedes 190 - years ago and it was like I was invisible. Same with a black Lancia.
Since then have had white/silver/blue cars and am always seen.
Keep the TT but a respray might be the order of the day!!
My Porsche 911 was black, nobody ever hit it in the 18 years I owned it.
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Old 13.08.2019, 16:50
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Re: Suggest a new car to me

I'd go for something Japanese... with Suzuki (bad interiors) and Honda (same) out, how about a Mazda 6 ?

Or the new Peugeot 508 ?

For comfort and nice interior I can also recommend Citroen...
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Old 13.08.2019, 16:53
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The challenge with black is that it blends in with the road and is terrible with anything but the brightest lighting conditions.

How about asking another question. If you like the car, why not just have it re-painted (in CH or D if cheaper).

It is not that tough for a good body shop to "pop" off the panels, paint them as a group and put them back on.

The best comprise colour is SILVER (why not go for a nice metallic). Good during the day, good in early evening /low light and night-time and good in bad weather (rain/snow). The metallic paint (lots of good examples in the Merc line-up and others) will also help with visibility. To be clear, we are talking silver and not grey colour.

I thought it might be the colour, but mrs bb2 drives a bright orange focus st and has similar issues, no one can say they can't see that coming. The mustang was big and imposing which I think is more the issue, people see audi and think meh, wanker, gonna pull out. They see focus and think young, poor, gonna pull out, I've really never experienced anything quite like it. Maybe a huge pickup truck is whats needed
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Old 13.08.2019, 16:54
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Verbier is right about colour. Had a dark green Mercedes 190 - years ago and it was like I was invisible. Same with a black Lancia.
Since then have had white/silver/blue cars and am always seen.
Keep the TT but a respray might be the order of the day!!
Hubby has a rather large white car and he swears it must be invisible, I have no idea how other cars can miss it but they do so with alarming regularity.
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Old 13.08.2019, 16:57
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no french, italian, bmw or skoda
SEAT?

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Old 13.08.2019, 17:00
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over my dead body!! you'll never see me in a skoda - ever!!!

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A red car is best for visibility, can't be missed in foggy, dull days.

Volvo or Honda. Metallic red.
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Old 13.08.2019, 17:28
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Re: Suggest a new car to me

How about a Sinclair C5 ?
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Old 13.08.2019, 17:32
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How about a Sinclair C5 ?
bit cold in winter
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Old 13.08.2019, 17:33
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Re: Suggest a new car to me

Maybe it's not just color. Maybe you need a body lift so you're higher up off the road and seen more easily.



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Old 13.08.2019, 17:36
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Re: Suggest a new car to me

I got an e89 Z4 this summer as they are now depreciated. Mine is silver, but with your problem: I always thought they look good in "Atacama yellow" and youd certainly not be overlooked easily…

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I got an e89 Z4 this summer as they are now depreciated. Mine is silver, but with your problem: I always thought they look good in "Atacama yellow" and youd certainly not be overlooked easily…
He said no BMWs or French cars...
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I thought it might be the colour, but mrs bb2 drives a bright orange focus st and has similar issues, no one can say they can't see that coming. The mustang was big and imposing which I think is more the issue, people see audi and think meh, wanker, gonna pull out. They see focus and think young, poor, gonna pull out, I've really never experienced anything quite like it. Maybe a huge pickup truck is whats needed

Maybe you should visit a psychologist instead of changing the car
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Old 13.08.2019, 18:05
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Maybe you should visit a psychologist instead of changing the car
Harvey says I don't need to
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Re: Suggest a new car to me

Get a Toyota Hybrid or spoil yourself with a Lexus (extra bonus points for the predator grill).

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Old 13.08.2019, 18:15
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I thought it might be the colour, but mrs bb2 drives a bright orange focus st and has similar issues, no one can say they can't see that coming. The mustang was big and imposing which I think is more the issue, people see audi and think meh, wanker, gonna pull out. They see focus and think young, poor, gonna pull out, I've really never experienced anything quite like it. Maybe a huge pickup truck is whats needed
Ok, so you want a large car with imposing presence that says "not a poor wanker" and ideally in a high viz color?

https://www.autoscout24.ch/de/d/lamb...2453&vehtyp=10
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Nissan Qashai gets rave reviews on the forum
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Have you even test driven one?

Hubby drives to Lausanne and back every day for work. Gets 4.5-5ltr per 100 kms in his top of the range 1.6 diesel Tekna. Fills up once a week.

If you're going to be fussy, better say what models are acceptable rather than say no to all suggestions.
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Old 13.08.2019, 18:16
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Ok, so you want a large car with imposing presence that says "not a poor wanker" and ideally in a high viz color?

https://www.autoscout24.ch/de/d/lamb...2453&vehtyp=10
no I want an economical car with a nice interior that people can see
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I thought it might be the colour, but mrs bb2 drives a bright orange focus st and has similar issues, no one can say they can't see that coming. The mustang was big and imposing which I think is more the issue, people see audi and think meh, wanker, gonna pull out. They see focus and think young, poor, gonna pull out, I've really never experienced anything quite like it. Maybe a huge pickup truck is whats needed
Have a nice van with a big plumbing company logo, nothing says "I don't care about your car and do dare to throw it upfront of me" more than a bruised company van. (tho the pick-up I met in Sweden with 3 drunk hillbillies in the back with hunting rifles also was very convincing and made me go all the way go in the grass so they could pass)

Funny that you also experienced it in an Audi, I was used to Audi being a popular leasing car and there are two types of leasing drivers, those who can't drive, and those who don't care since it isn't their car anyway, so I tend to not throw my car in between upfront of an Audi (Unless it is an A3, but we spoke about cars so can forget about that one)
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