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  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Love the photo of your Beetle on the ferry, @j_w_pepper!

    If we're talking family cars, the first car I remember my parents having was a 2CV, but before I was born they owned a cream Morris Traveller like this one:

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    I'll have to see if I can find the photo of them driving off for their honeymoon in it!
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Oh sure; I wasn’t trying to catch you out or anything, I was just curious if that’s what it was called there. There are all sorts of funny name changes- as we saw with someone mentioning the VW Rabbit above! :)
    Don't worry, I didn't take it as criticism. Yes, the "Rabbit" bit was peculiar, and it has always been the Golf in the rest of the world for the last 45 years. It seems that since it really replaced the (original) Beetle, VW felt the need to give it a "cute" animal name as well on the American market.

    On the other hand, VW decided to rename the third-generation Jetta (the three-box version of the Golf/Rabbit) "Vento" over here (but not in the US), and "Bora" for the Golf IV companion. The reason was that the Jetta had lousy sales over here and was quickly identified as something that only octogenarians would voluntarily drive, let alone buy (the people that would drive a DAF 20 years earlier). They returned to Jetta for the Golf V but since the seventh generation it is not even available in Europe any more.
    Hey! There's nothing bad about DAF's! The fact that they were easy to use and would go as quickly backwards as forewards thanks to the variomatic should've made them far more popular then they were....

    My father apparently had 3 in a row, of which I only knew the 66 (I wasn't born yet for the older models).
    1200px-Daf33.jpg yes, it was in that colour.


    DAF's are cool, especially the coupés. B-)
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    Hey! No hard feelings, @CommanderRoss, and I don't doubt that DAFs were pretty good cars technically..but from the early days of my own driver's licence on it was the DAF drivers who kept crawling along the highways or country roads at speeds somewhere around 60 (km, NOT miles!) and held up traffic. Mostly wearing hats while they were driving, and having a crocheted protective cover over a roll of toilet paper on the rear shelf of their car. That's the image that securely locked itself into my mind, and I'm rather no exception. But that's exactly the image that also emerged for the VW Jetta...and literally doomed it.

    No worries, I was just pulling your leg. Indeed, it's what doomed the cars. It's a pity, just like Saab it was a very distinct carmaker. But building women's cars and those appealing to the elder drivers in times when they were not the ones buying in quantities didn't do the Marque good. Still, I've fond memories of the type. My father next bought a Citroën BX. Again a very distinct car. A bright red one, as he thought that was safer.
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
    edited December 2019 Posts: 3,497
    Behold! MG is back on the Belgian market with an electric SUV, the ZS!

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  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
    Posts: 7,919
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Behold! MG is back on the Belgian market with an electric SUV, the ZS!

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    I'll go for the DAF thank you very much!


    Saw the last generation of Saab 9-5 aero today. It's a pity they didn't pull through, quite an interesting design actually.

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  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
    edited December 2019 Posts: 3,497
    Yeah that 9-5 is beautiful.

    The sportcombi is too, but only 20 or so were made, FY GM:

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  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Behold! MG is back on the Belgian market with an electric SUV, the ZS!

    Not very interested in the car but I would like to live in that house, please.
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
    Posts: 7,919
    Agent_99 wrote: »
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Behold! MG is back on the Belgian market with an electric SUV, the ZS!

    Not very interested in the car but I would like to live in that house, please.

    Here's a question for you:
    Live in that house and forever lose your taste in (motor)vehicles (including your bikes AND aeroplanes!) or stay as you are.... ;-)
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Well that's just cruel, @CommanderRoss! There are plenty of other nice houses.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
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    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Behold! MG is back on the Belgian market with an electric SUV, the ZS!

    3WjiHzT.jpg



    8-|

    I'll go for the DAF thank you very much!


    Saw the last generation of Saab 9-5 aero today. It's a pity they didn't pull through, quite an interesting design actually.

    2011-saab-9-5-aero-turbo-6-side-view-static.jpg

    I miss Saab :(
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    Well that's just cruel, @CommanderRoss! There are plenty of other nice houses.

    YOu chose wisely ;-)
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    GoldenGun wrote: »
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Behold! MG is back on the Belgian market with an electric SUV, the ZS!

    3WjiHzT.jpg



    8-|

    I'll go for the DAF thank you very much!


    Saw the last generation of Saab 9-5 aero today. It's a pity they didn't pull through, quite an interesting design actually.

    2011-saab-9-5-aero-turbo-6-side-view-static.jpg

    I miss Saab :(

    We all do. :|
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    I've always had a soft spot for Maserati. Friends of ours have had two: a 430 and a Quattroporte.

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  • edited December 2019 Posts: 6,503
    Maserati rules.

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  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    Car porn! =P~
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    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Car porn! =P~

    Oh yeah

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  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    Absolutely lovely!
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
    edited December 2019 Posts: 3,497
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    Two Mclarens ;)
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    I don't think they ever built an ugly Maserati. Stunningly beautiful cars. Actually the only other Brand that would work with Bond.
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
    edited December 2019 Posts: 3,497
    I don't think they ever built an ugly Maserati. Stunningly beautiful cars. Actually the only other Brand that would work with Bond.

    They are indeed beautiful, as are their clocks:

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    JamesCraig wrote: »
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    Two Mclarens ;)

    I'll take the one in the left, thank you ;)
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    Univex wrote: »
    JamesCraig wrote: »
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    Two Mclarens ;)

    I'll take the one in the left, thank you ;)

    Who said you could borrow it? ;)

    I already lent the Elva out!
  • edited December 2019 Posts: 6,503
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    JamesCraig wrote: »
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    Two Mclarens ;)

    I'll take the one in the left, thank you ;)

    Who said you could borrow it? ;)

    I already lent the Elva out!

    And I was going to let you have a go at this:

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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    One of the previous owners of this Jensen makes it an interesting buy for us!
    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1004972
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Wow! Gorgeous car and wonderful backstory.
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    Univex wrote: »
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    JamesCraig wrote: »
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    Two Mclarens ;)

    I'll take the one in the left, thank you ;)

    Who said you could borrow it? ;)

    I already lent the Elva out!

    And I was going to let you have a go at this:

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    Another time, another place.
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    https://www.karmaautomotive.com/

    Fisker still exists...
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