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bigblue2 13.08.2019 14:53

Suggest a new car to me
 
After my car has been hit for the 3rd time in less then a year it may be time to look around for something more visible!! I'm forced to take avoiding action at least twice a day as my current car (black audi tt) seems to be totally invisible - I wish this was a joke but its really not, my last car (new shape mustang) never had these issues, in fact I only remember it ever being cut up once in 5 years!! no near misses, no damage.

if only the mustang didn't use 11l per 100km or was actually usable in snow :(

while the interior of the tt is gorgeous (the reason I bought it) the stress of having to 2nd, 3rd, 4th guess everyone else on the road is too much, did I mention its invisible??

Really I don't know what is wrong with people??? I can only liken it to riding a motorbike, people see you, look right at you, pause, then pull out right in front of it??? regardless of the fact I'm doing the speed limit, maybe its an audi hate thing going on.


Requirement

must get good mileage - 7l per 100km max
Must have a really nice interior, we're talking leather, ergonomic, quiet
All the toys
all the safety gear
< 2.0 engine

electric is still not feasible for my journey

k_and_e 13.08.2019 15:13

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
An old Mercedes 200D.
Interior is nice, good fuel consumption and so slow that you will never be able to overtake;)

bigblue2 13.08.2019 15:14

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 3090820)
An old Mercedes 200D.
Interior is nice, good fuel consumption and so slow that you will never be able to overtake;)

NEW car, NEW lol

don't want to be messing around fixing old bangers anymore

slammer 13.08.2019 15:15

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 3090807)
After my car has been hit for the 3rd time in less then a year it may be time to look around for something more visible!! I'm forced to take avoiding action at least twice a day as my current car (black audi tt) seems to be totally invisible - I wish this was a joke but its really not, my last car (new shape mustang) never had these issues, in fact I only remember it ever being cut up once in 5 years!! no near misses, no damage.

if only the mustang didn't use 11l per 100km or was actually usable in snow :(

while the interior of the tt is gorgeous (the reason I bought it) the stress of having to 2nd, 3rd, 4th guess everyone else on the road is too much, did I mention its invisible??

Really I don't know what is wrong with people??? I can only liken it to riding a motorbike, people see you, look right at you, pause, then pull out right in front of it??? regardless of the fact I'm doing the speed limit, maybe its an audi hate thing going on.


Requirement

must get good mileage - 7l per 100km max
Must have a really nice interior, we're talking leather, ergonomic, quiet
All the toys
all the safety gear
< 2.0 engine

electric is still not feasible for my journey


Jeder Raudi fährt Audi. But if you want a car with more visibility then go for this maybe.
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-...60622-216-8646

st2lemans 13.08.2019 16:04

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
Skoda. ;)

Tom

bigblue2 13.08.2019 16:05

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3090860)
Skoda. ;)

Tom

over my dead body!! you'll never see me in a skoda - ever!!!

Ban him mods, ban him!!!!

Tom1234 13.08.2019 16:11

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
A French car?

Peugeot get the highest results for reliability of all manufacturers (which was your main criteria for never buying French, or BMW minis in your previous posts).


;)

bigblue2 13.08.2019 16:13

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 3090867)
A French car?

Peugeot get the highest results for reliability of all manufacturers (which was your main criteria for never buying French, or BMW minis in your previous posts).


;)

ban him too

no french, italian, bmw or skoda

krlock3 13.08.2019 16:14

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
Electric is not feasible, or you refuse to accept that electric is feasible?

Go test drive a tesla if you are in the market for a new car, perhaps you will change your mind.

Otherwise, it is my well considered view that Audi's still have the best overall interior (unless you can afford Bentley money - you don't say). Second to that it's a toss up between Merc and BMW, perhaps with volvo in fourth place. The latest merc interiors, even on the A Class, are about as advaced as they come but I'm not quite sold on the styling. The newest BMW interiors run close to that, especially if you are a fan of iDrive, which you don't seem to be.

Still, I recommend you to take a tesla out for a spin for fun.

p.s how much more 'mileage' :-) can you possibly get out of your little accident! threads galore. do you have PTSD?

EdwinNL 13.08.2019 16:16

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
A nice holiday in Sweden and than to drive back in your cheaper import Volvo V90?

bigblue2 13.08.2019 16:18

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by krlock3 (Post 3090869)
Electric is not feasible, or you refuse to accept that electric is feasible?

Go test drive a tesla if you are in the market for a new car, perhaps you will change your mind.

Otherwise, it is my well considered view that Audi's still have the best overall interior (unless you can afford Bentley money - you don't say). Second to that it's a toss up between Merc and BMW, perhaps with volvo in fourth place. The latest merc interiors, even on the A Class, are about as advaced as they come but I'm not quite sold on the styling. The newest BMW interiors run close to that.

Still, I recommend you to take a tesla out for a spin for fun.

p.s how much more mileage can you possibly get out of your little accident! threads galore. do you have PTSD?

Its the range that's the issue, Tesla's are the only ones that (on paper) would be able to handle my commute, do they do a bentley < 2l? ;)

krlock3 13.08.2019 16:21

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Well, Tesla's are definitely < 2L

If nothing else, you can then open another car related thread telling us about your experiences :msntongue:

fatmanfilms 13.08.2019 16:31

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3090860)
Skoda. ;)

Tom

Nissan Qashai gets rave reviews on the forum

bigblue2 13.08.2019 16:32

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fatmanfilms (Post 3090885)
Nissan Qashai gets rave reviews on the forum

:msnsick:

Privet 13.08.2019 16:35

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 3090807)
After my car has been hit for the 3rd time in less then a year it may be time to look around for something more visible!! I'm forced to take avoiding action at least twice a day as my current car (black audi tt) seems to be totally invisible - I wish this was a joke but its really not, my last car (new shape mustang) never had these issues, in fact I only remember it ever being cut up once in 5 years!! no near misses, no damage.

if only the mustang didn't use 11l per 100km or was actually usable in snow :(

while the interior of the tt is gorgeous (the reason I bought it) the stress of having to 2nd, 3rd, 4th guess everyone else on the road is too much, did I mention its invisible??

Really I don't know what is wrong with people??? I can only liken it to riding a motorbike, people see you, look right at you, pause, then pull out right in front of it??? regardless of the fact I'm doing the speed limit, maybe its an audi hate thing going on.


Requirement

must get good mileage - 7l per 100km max
Must have a really nice interior, we're talking leather, ergonomic, quiet
All the toys
all the safety gear
< 2.0 engine

electric is still not feasible for my journey

Save some dough and wrap your slab in nice neon yellow, and put some nice silver reflection stripes as racing stripes on it -> Problem solved

Seriously, some vital information is missing:
> how many KM do you drive per year?
> are you looking for something that offers more space?
> do you need AWD?
> do you do road trips, or do you need it mainly for commuting?
> do you drive mainly in the city or out in the countryside?
> and most important: is the car a tool or a statement for you?

bigblue2 13.08.2019 16:37

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Privet (Post 3090888)
> how many KM do you drive per year?
> are you looking for something that offers more space?
> do you need AWD?
> do you do road trips, or do you need it mainly for commuting?
> do you drive mainly in the city or out in the countryside?
> and most important: is the car a tool or a statement for you?

a lot
no
no
commuting
motorway
this one, a tool

Today only 13.08.2019 16:38

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
CLS 63, you’ll shave hours off your commute and they’re fantastic for pissing off Swiss tractor drivers, not that you usually see their reactions with all the dust !:D:D

Today only 13.08.2019 16:41

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Privet (Post 3090888)
> and most important: is the car a tool or a statement for you?

I think the tool is inside the car :D:D

Verbier 13.08.2019 16:44

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
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 compromise 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.

starmir 13.08.2019 16:47

Re: Suggest a new car to me
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 3090875)
do they do a bentley < 2l? ;)

Yes... it's called a skoda superb ;)


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