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Sep 17, 2010, 03:41 PM
 
Doofy's wrong.

TT were for metrosexual males.
     
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Firebirds are for dudes hitting on their cousins, Doof.
     
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Sep 17, 2010, 05:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
It is. But I feel the same way about that one. Styling = over the top, blingish, and gross. Think Pontiac Firebird, not Audi TT.
What? The Mk VI is easily the most bland of the hothatch bunch, except for maybe the Leon, especially when you consider it next to the drop-dead sexy DS3. Certainly not over the top, especially condsidering it's essentially the same body except the lower air dam and grille as the Golf. Maybe in red, but red's not a good GTI colour. Black or the dark blue please.
     
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Sep 17, 2010, 06:09 PM
 
Moderators have convinced me that the MkV GTI is the best car in the world. I retract everything I said, it is absolutely stunning and exceptional in every category. I hope to one day sell all my other vehicles and purchase a MkV instead.
     
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Sep 17, 2010, 06:26 PM
 
You know, Rob, I'm not sure which of your posts got you reported, but you might want to consider:

Life is about PEOPLE, not cars. Or boats.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
You know, Rob, I'm not sure which of your posts got you reported, but you might want to consider:

Life is about PEOPLE, not cars. Or boats.
To be more general: Life isn't about being correct.
     
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Sep 17, 2010, 06:51 PM
 
Yes it is.
     
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Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
Yes it is.
YOUR life is.

At the expense of - people.
     
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Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
Yes it is.
Then you get a big FAIL.
     
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Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
red's not a good GTI colour. Black or the dark blue please.
Red not good?! Fightin' words!

It's important that people see me coming, so they can get out of my way.

Black cars are involved in more accidents - less noticeable.
     
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Sep 17, 2010, 08:13 PM
 
Well I like red (my car's red), but I personally just think the GTI looks better in darker colours. Plus the red line doesn't stand out as well if the whole car is red
     
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Sep 17, 2010, 09:26 PM
 
It doesn't need to because THE WHOLE CAR IS RED!!!
     
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Sep 18, 2010, 01:21 AM
 
When I see a dude in a red car, I think that he’s secretly showing that he wants to be somewhat female. Red car, red lipstick.
     
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Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post
It doesn't need to because THE WHOLE CAR IS RED!!!
Hides the blood stains.
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When I see a dude in a red car, I think that he’s secretly showing that he wants to be somewhat female. Red car, red lipstick.
Zo! Lay on zee couch und tell me more about zee fantasies viz zee men in zee red carz und zee lipstick. [/freud]
     
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Sep 18, 2010, 02:50 AM
 
Hmm. I don't mind the MkVI in white.

     
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Sep 18, 2010, 09:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
Moderators have convinced me that the MkV GTI is the best car in the world. I retract everything I said, it is absolutely stunning and exceptional in every category. I hope to one day sell all my other vehicles and purchase a MkV instead.
Well hey, at least you know the meaning of humility and you're not a complete jackass about everything.
     
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Sep 18, 2010, 12:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
To be more general: Life isn't about being correct.
The internet is, though.
     
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Sep 18, 2010, 12:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Doofy's wrong.

TT were for metrosexual males.
Hence the moniker Hausfrauenporsche ?

-t
     
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Sep 18, 2010, 01:04 PM
 
Hausfrauenporsche was either the Karmann Ghia or, more popularly, the 924.

Never heard the term applied to the Audi TT.
     
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Sep 18, 2010, 01:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Doofy's wrong.

TT were for metrosexual males.
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Hausfrauenporsche was either the Karmann Ghia or, more popularly, the 924.

Never heard the term applied to the Audi TT.
Wow, really ?

I heard that all the time when it first came out.

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Sep 18, 2010, 02:15 PM
 
I never have.

Google websearch turns up exactly one hit involving the Audi TT when you search for "Hausfrauenporsche tt", and not a single image (as far through the results pages as I could be bothered to look).

Searching for "Hausfrauenporsche" is all Karmann Ghias, 924s, 944s, and Boxster.
     
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Sep 18, 2010, 02:41 PM
 
Odd. It must have been just me and my colleagues then. I still think it's a fitting moniker - after all, Hausfrauen are not too far off from metrosexuals

-t
     
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Sep 18, 2010, 03:31 PM
 
Every time I see a bloke in a TT, I automatically assume he likes the cock. Now, if you like the cock then it's fine, but since I don't like the cock I wouldn't drive a TT.

This brings about a kind of cyclic love/love situation. Since all Audi drivers are cocks, and TT drivers like the cock, I'm surprised that they don't spontaneously combust in an explosion of self-love.
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Sep 18, 2010, 03:54 PM
 
the drop-dead sexy DS3
Citroën DS3 drop-dead sexy?. You have no say in the matter anymore.
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Sep 18, 2010, 06:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by parsley View Post
Citroën DS3 drop-dead sexy?. You have no say in the matter anymore.
How is this not sexy? Or are you continuing to be a troll?

     
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Sep 18, 2010, 06:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
How is this not sexy? Or are you continuing to be a troll?

I think the DS3 outdoes the Mini in style with this new version. Hands down. But I'm more of a blue person...


I've always liked smaller cars for their maneuverability and efficiency. And this is certainly not an "old" Cit, like the earlier DS...

Nor the 2CV....

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Sep 18, 2010, 06:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
How is this not sexy? Or are you continuing to be a troll?
Sorry, but it's French. It will drive like ass.

I'd rather stick to French women, than French cars if I had to chose.

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Sep 18, 2010, 07:20 PM
 
I've heard that it drives very well, from the mouth of Jezza himself. And you know if he admitted that a French car drives well, it probably actually does drive well.
     
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Sep 18, 2010, 09:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
So sayeth the handbook of car gauge design.
Anything anybody says without references is their opinion.

Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
And DSGs are ****ing lame. Sorry. Automatics are for girls. I really don't care if they're .00005 seconds faster, you have less control. No rev matching on downshifts, no heel toe, nothing that connects you to a car. DSG defenders are just afraid to admit they can't drive a car with a proper transmission.
Dude, automatic transmissions revmatch now, you need to go read a book or something.

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The only person making a fool out of themselves is the person who dropped a large chunk of change on a lard-assed "hot hatch" with a measly 197hp, fail wheel drive, and an automatic transmission.
Them and you.

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Hey Sek, I need a work truck. I am going to use it to haul 2 ladders and some painting supplies. Should I drop 45 grand on a F-350, or spend $3-5k on a used F150?
An old Windstar, Freestar, or E-150 will suit you just fine, or you could buy a Transit Connect.

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Number one, because they have to feel a phallus in their hand at all times?
     
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Sep 19, 2010, 05:06 AM
 
The thing with the DS3 is that it seems to have been designed with the baseball cap Saxo drivers in mind. The DS3 Racing Edition makes it worse.
     
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Sep 19, 2010, 05:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Wow, really ?

I heard that all the time when it first came out.
I always thought in terms of Einkaufswagen (= shopping carts) like the Mercedes SLK, BMW Z3 and Mazda MX-5.

The TT has never been in this category for me, it's more like an `almost-sports car' here. Something 50-year olds buy because a real sports car would knock the hell out of their hemorrhoids.

The 924 and 944 were Volksporsches (ugly anglicism), i. e. for people who have always dreamt of getting a Porsche and then they got a used 924 or 944, because they couldn't afford a proper Porsche (read a 911). A teacher of mine used to own one
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@macaddict
I'm not sure why you had manuals so much, they're fun to drive. Your perception is skewed by the American stereotype that only sports cars have manual transmissions: if all your regular (slow) cars have a manual, then your associations are very different.

I find manuals much more pleasant to drive and if there is snow and ice on the roads (especially mountain roads), manual transmissions allow you more control.
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Sep 19, 2010, 10:42 AM
 
don't worry with your ride rich, there are much worse cars than yours, for example..

the vw jetta

     
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Sep 20, 2010, 05:39 PM
 
Feeling a bit odd reading this thread. ~I killed my Audi A6 Allroad a few weeks back (flooded- complete write-off) and decided to get something a bit more low key as most of my driving is to the train station and back. So I got an '02 Mark IV GTI. Silver, 5 door, 5 speed manual. I'm happy with it. It's fine. But I would much rather have a Mark V with DSG; as I set a £2000 limit for myself, that was out of the question.

So I just bought the car Rob is advocating as superior to the OP's, but would much rather have the OP's.

How about that.
     
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I killed my Audi A6 Allroad a few weeks back (flooded- complete write-off)
Story?
     
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Originally Posted by Paco500 View Post
So I just bought the car Rob is advocating as superior to the OP's, but would much rather have the OP's.

How about that.
So you're stupid but did something smart without meaning to? It's kind of a head-scratcher, to be sure.

Sorry about your car.

I think.
     
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Originally Posted by Paco500 View Post
So I got an '02 Mark IV GTI. Silver, 5 door, 5 speed manual. I'm happy with it. It's fine. But I would much rather have a Mark V with DSG; as I set a £2000 limit for myself, that was out of the question.
Those things are that cheap over there? Sheesh. Sorry to hear about your Allroad, but at least you're still driving a cool car.
     
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Those things are that cheap over there? Sheesh. Sorry to hear about your Allroad, but at least you're still driving a cool car.
Apparantly, the used cars in the UK are very cheap. My sister tells me the same story.

I don't understand the reason for it.

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I think it's because they have absolutely no market outside of the UK.

The rest of Europe has the steering wheel on the correct side, which makes those used cars desirable to a market reaching way into Africa (where a lot of old cars go) and Eastern Europe (where a lot of stolen cars go, too).
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
The rest of Europe has the steering wheel on the correct side
Yer correct side is "dominant hand on the wheel, secondary hand on the shifter".
Hence quantity of UK race drivers winning everything over the years.

Same reason why yer keyboard pitch goes ---> instead of <---... ...dominant hand for the fast stuff, secondary hand for the slow.

True story.
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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Apparantly, the used cars in the UK are very cheap. My sister tells me the same story.

I don't understand the reason for it.
Due to tax reasons, a lot of people go for lease. Thus, the market is constantly flooded with low-mileage three-year-old cars, which tends to make eight-year-old cars dirt cheap.
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Don't you have that backwards? Dominant hand on the shifter, secondary hand on the wheel?
     
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Same reason why yer keyboard pitch goes ---> instead of <---... ...dominant hand for the fast stuff, secondary hand for the slow.
Cart before the horse, there.
     
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Don't you have that backwards? Dominant hand on the shifter, secondary hand on the wheel?
Nope. You need correctional steering input to be faster than gear changes, since the mechanics of the gear change (in a manual) introduce a ceiling as to how fast you can swap cogs. No such limit on the steering.

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Cart before the horse, there.
Nay.
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Neigh?
     
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What if you're right handed or wrong handed?
     
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Last I was told, it doesn’t really matter as long as you can hit the shifter at the right time.
     
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Hmm. I don't mind the MkVI in white.

BLING BLING!!!!!!
     
 
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