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Why do all the nice cars go to the wrong people?

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Have you noticed how all the nice cars end up with the drivers who are least able to fully appreciate them?  For example, why on earth do old people insist on purchasing brand new stupidly expensive and over sized cars which they then drive around in at 15-20 miles an hour, maybe 40 miles an hour on the motorway if you're lucky?

I personally would love to have the option of whether to buy the Volvo, BMW or Lexus, instead I am forced to drive round in a Rover, itself a stalwart of the old persons automotive industry (it even comes complete with faux walnut dash).

If you buy a car like the three mentioned above, there should be some guidelines applied at the showroom... for example:

A lexus in a showroom Can you see over the steering wheel?

  • Will you be driving in the middle lane of a motorway at no more than fifty miles per hour, constantly, regardless of traffic flow or weather conditions?
  • Are you going to put some sort of AA, RAC or Caravan-club badge anywhere on the vehicle?
  • Do you intend on crashing into walls when attempting to reverse into a space in the Waitrose car park?
  • Will the stereo be constantly tuned to Classic FM or Radio 4?
  • Are the front seats going to be covered in either those bead things or the strange leather covers you see in the free "innovations" magazines that come with the Mail on Sunday?
  • Can you see over the steering wheel?

I for one think that anyone over the age of retirement should be given a Mark II Ford Fiesta...

If the answer to one or more of the above is yes then please for goodness sake don't sell them the car!  It's just plain wrong and I for one think that anyone over the age of retirement should be given a Mark II Ford Fiesta.  This should preferably come with a booster seat and all nice new cars should go to those who will appreciate the driving experience!

By: BW


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Tiny

Tiny

Nice cars don't just go to people! A lot of people work hard to have a nice car, Even though I work hard and could afford a nice car if i wanted. I would sooner invest my hard earned cash rather than throw it away on the depreciation of a new motor. It's an expensive hobby owning a nice car and while yes I would like to drive around in a luxury car I'm not prepared to pay the price.
Tiny
23rd Dec 13 12:57

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Freddie

Freddie

There are certain things in life that seem to go together quite well.......Strawberries and cream, salt and vinegar, cheese and wine. At one time I believe there was also Mel and Kim ;-)
The thing that I notice these days though is the flashing headlights in my rear view mirror and the four interlocking circles in between them! they always seem to come as a pair lately. I like to call it 'little dick syndrome'.
Freddie
4th Jul 13 09:55

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Downtoearth

Downtoearth

I had a dilemma, and my receding years, I believe help me solve it. I live in a road where BMW's, Merc's, Audi's and all manner of monster 4x4's abide. I know most of these people are,as one would say, "Are keeping up with the Jones". Did I join their game or buy something sensible and wake each and every morning knowing that my bank balance was still intact and healthy. You can guess which option I choose. It's satisfying to watch all those high flyer's having to work on second jobs just to pay for their arrogance and snobbishness while dealing with levels of stress that would kill an elephant.
Downtoearth
3rd Jul 13 10:27

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Friday Lunchtime

Friday Lunchtime

Are you sure it wasn't PR11CK? That would be more appropriate.
Friday Lunchtime
15th Mar 13 12:35

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anon

anon

Just seen a black Range Rover Sport with this Reg plate.. PR11CY. Now that's the way to make friends on a council estate.
anon
15th Mar 13 09:12

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Anon

Anon

Tman.looks like your coment killed this topic stone dead, justs goes to show people don't like hearing the facts of life.
Anon
29th Oct 12 09:56

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Tman

Tman

Jethro, I also lived next to a couple that thought more about of their image and prestige and drove a big bmw car. They would also argue regularly over money matters, but I did not laugh because I knew their two children were upstairs crying.
Tman
28th Oct 12 17:33

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Jethro

Jethro

One of my neighbours bought a flash Audi six months ago. The walls are not exactly sound proof between us, and when they start to row about thier money problems we just sit there laughing.
Jethro
28th Oct 12 12:16

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Anon

Anon

Year's ago Audi's and BMW's were classed as a status symbol, now they are so common on the UK's roads that we only notice the clowns that drive them when they tailgate us or other cars. And as for the cost of maintaining them, surly the owners of these cars must be able to think up better ways of trying to impress other people.
Anon
28th Oct 12 11:58

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Cynical Boblet

Cynical Boblet

Jack take a trip along the M62 to Bradistan you may want to revise your 95% figure up and your 600cc down, it is a scandal mate, I think the one person who took the test for them, all was also a poor driver.
Cynical Boblet
3rd Mar 11 20:11

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Jack

Jack

About 95% of BMW/Audi drivers should be forced to drive nothing but Smarts. They can't safely drive anything more powerful than a 600cc.
Jack
3rd Mar 11 19:46

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Alf Red

Alf Red

"Nice cars go to the wrong people".......it depends on what you call a "nice" car. I have a neighbour who actually thinks his Nissan Micra is nice.
Alf Red
13th Feb 11 16:56

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Toni

Toni

I see David Beckham's TVR is on Ebay for sale. Six days left and sitting at £60,300.00.

I can understand it being sold later on in life, when he's passed away etc.but not now for this silly amount of money and am sure, it will go further.
Toni
29th Aug 10 08:50

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Harsh But Fair

Harsh But Fair

I think this article is primarily aimed at people who have a hefty retirement windfall and nothing better to spend it on. And shallow airhead women with wealthy spouses.

For me, Volvo are the leading manufacturer in this particular discussion and by a country mile. Followed by Mercedes.
Harsh But Fair
29th Aug 10 08:41

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Copper 3T

Copper 3T

I hope you remember your post when you are retired BW ! and are forced to drive a Ford Fiesta !

p.s. I am retired and I drive a tweeked Honda Aerodeck 1.8 vti which will see off plenty of BMWs, Lexus or Volvos and I don't listen to the radio when driving. I am not jealous of anyone who drives a nice car when he / she has worked a lifetime to be able to afford it.
Copper 3T
10th Apr 10 11:56

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