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Old 12.05.2021, 11:07
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Re: Leasing a 6 years old used sports car

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I guess this image doesn't go well with the roofless shopping trips, though, now does it? :P
Haha, that's after recovering some boxes from the 1st day from the train station lockers

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That's a bit like saying 'don't rent an apartment/house if you can't afford to pay cash' Or even 'don't mortgage an apartment/house'
Well, this is brutal. Also, no one has asked OP about his wrenching/electronics skills. All the finance experts may be telling a car mechanic to not get a used car because problems.
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Old 12.05.2021, 13:26
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The joy of driving is essentially to control an interesting machine on a challenging road. Alpine passes are about perfect. Machines are "interesting" when they are fun to control, well balanced and give good feedback of what the car is doing with your inputs.

The problem with EVs is that pretty much all of them feel very disconnected from the driver - the controls are about as direct as my PlayStation controller. Yes, Porsche tries the hardest to make it work and Tesla is about as bad as it gets (Ok, the BMW i3 is worse...). Because their vision is ultimately a self driving car - the exact opposite of what a driver wants.
Got it - still can't how's OP Audi RS7 be any of the above
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Old 12.05.2021, 19:13
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Well, this is brutal. Also, no one has asked OP about his wrenching/electronics skills. All the finance experts may be telling a car mechanic to not get a used car because problems.
Car mechanics rarely buy RS7s... they go for stuff you can still easily work on.
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Old 12.05.2021, 19:20
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Got it - still can't how's OP Audi RS7 be any of the above
Correct. It isn’t.
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Old 12.05.2021, 19:39
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Car mechanics rarely buy RS7s... they go for stuff you can still easily work on.
Two of my neighbors here are mechanics. One of them has as main toy an E90 M3, the other one a Golf MkI convertible with a roll cage (presumably for Bergrennen). One of the best friends on the other side of the Atlantic is in love with Rams with Cummins engines. What conclusion can make out of 3 samples? I see no pattern haha
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Old 12.05.2021, 22:58
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Two of my neighbors here are mechanics. One of them has as main toy an E90 M3, the other one a Golf MkI convertible with a roll cage (presumably for Bergrennen). One of the best friends on the other side of the Atlantic is in love with Rams with Cummins engines. What conclusion can make out of 3 samples? I see no pattern haha
could it be that it represents to their inner-ego what the good horse once was ? or missing dream of running away at teenage years ?
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Old 12.05.2021, 23:29
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And I find my 999R the easiest bike to work on!

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Two of my neighbors here are mechanics. One of them has as main toy an E90 M3, the other one a Golf MkI convertible with a roll cage (presumably for Bergrennen). One of the best friends on the other side of the Atlantic is in love with Rams with Cummins engines. What conclusion can make out of 3 samples? I see no pattern haha
One is new school, one is old school and one prefers tractors over cars...
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Old 13.05.2021, 09:36
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The joy of driving is essentially to control an interesting machine on a challenging road. Alpine passes are about perfect. Machines are "interesting" when they are fun to control, well balanced and give good feedback of what the car is doing with your inputs.

I think that's a rather 'blinkered' view. The joy of driving, for me, can be varied. In addition to the above I have great times on a beautiful day, driving around lake Zug with the sunroof open and 80s music blasting. That is regardless of whether it's my little sports car or Mrs GBs land tanker.
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I think that's a rather 'blinkered' view. The joy of driving, for me, can be varied. In addition to the above I have great times on a beautiful day, driving around lake Zug with the sunroof open and 80s music blasting. That is regardless of whether it's my little sports car or Mrs GBs land tanker.
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I think that's a rather 'blinkered' view. The joy of driving, for me, can be varied. In addition to the above I have great times on a beautiful day, driving around lake Zug with the sunroof open and 80s music blasting. That is regardless of whether it's my little sports car or Mrs GBs land tanker.
One is indeed the joy of driving, the latter is the joy of the journey.
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Old 14.05.2021, 18:51
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One is indeed the joy of driving, the latter is the joy of the journey.

That's a really thoughtful and good response.


Trying to think of a 'barbed' response, but actually I think you are correct!
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