Vroom?

Vroom vroom!   1 vote - 20 %
I am a communist.   4 votes - 80 %
 
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ah by Merekat (4.00 / 1) #1 Sun May 20, 2007 at 06:58:08 AM EST
A BMW.
le sigh.

Aww, c'mon by Dr Thrustgood (4.00 / 3) #2 Sun May 20, 2007 at 06:59:13 AM EST
I a wanker and I can't drive; what other motor am I supposed to get?



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A Rover? by georgeha (4.00 / 2) #3 Sun May 20, 2007 at 07:26:09 AM EST



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A corvette? by cam (2.00 / 0) #16 Sun May 20, 2007 at 04:35:39 PM EST
You can't park that there mate by motty (4.00 / 1) #4 Sun May 20, 2007 at 07:27:46 AM EST
Seriously. You're over the white line there. They can nick you for parking like that. And they will.

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Cheers for the heads-up by Dr Thrustgood (4.00 / 1) #5 Sun May 20, 2007 at 07:37:59 AM EST
Had looked at that after I took photos, reversed and moved forwards again into the inside of the white lines.

That said, the levels of parking ineptitude around here are staggering. Makes me feel quite at home.



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Best possible year for the by blixco (4.00 / 1) #6 Sun May 20, 2007 at 08:07:31 AM EST
3 series.  Damn fine car.  Excellent for heist work.
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Damned right by Dr Thrustgood (4.00 / 4) #9 Sun May 20, 2007 at 08:45:51 AM EST
Now I just need some bee-yatches to pimp and I'll be set for life!



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Beemer with a ball hitch-- by ammoniacal (4.00 / 2) #7 Sun May 20, 2007 at 08:24:12 AM EST
That's the funniest thing I've seen all year.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Heh by Dr Thrustgood (4.00 / 1) #8 Sun May 20, 2007 at 08:44:14 AM EST
It could also, perhaps be viewed as a prevent-serious-damage-reversing-type device :-)



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I used to have a car with a towbar by Herring (4.00 / 1) #10 Sun May 20, 2007 at 09:20:54 AM EST
Poor man's parking sensors. Works great.

You can't inspire people with facts
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true.. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #11 Sun May 20, 2007 at 09:34:27 AM EST
but you're more likely to harpoon something and get stuck for a moment.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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Tom wouldn't notice by Dr H0ffm4n (4.00 / 1) #19 Mon May 21, 2007 at 12:38:30 AM EST
10 metric miles down the road and he'd get to wondering why people keep flashing lights at him and what's that strange shouting coming from the back?

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Wondering why people are flashing lights at him? by ambrosen (4.00 / 3) #20 Mon May 21, 2007 at 12:44:20 AM EST
If he notices people flashing lights at him, he's failed his BMW driving test.

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Agreed by Dr Thrustgood (4.00 / 3) #23 Mon May 21, 2007 at 01:14:24 AM EST
Why the Teutonic Übercar? by chuckles (2.00 / 0) #12 Sun May 20, 2007 at 01:46:12 PM EST
I admit I'm not familiar with the British horseless carriage industry, but I'm sure they produce something that's worthy.

"The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin [...] would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities"
My rules for buying a car by Dr Thrustgood (4.00 / 2) #15 Sun May 20, 2007 at 03:32:41 PM EST
  1. Flat-out refuse to buy a supermini Corsa-type dullness. (Yes, I know, not British. Also: would have considered an Astra)
  2. Would consider a (classic) mini. Difficult to find one not falling apart for under £1,500.
  3. Rover. Hahahahahhahahaha.
  4. Jaguar. Love to, but far too big to drive in London.
  5. Daddy wouldn't help out with cash, so (original, British) Bentley and Rollers out of the question.
  6. Mechanic mate's motor at knock-down price always wins :-)
By the way: We don't really have anything consumer-level made over here any longer. That doesn't fall apart after its plastic motor feels grumpy. So there.



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Nothing made here? by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #17 Sun May 20, 2007 at 10:41:58 PM EST
Nissan Primera, Toyota Avensis, Toyota Corolla: all made here in some of the best factories in the world. As long as you weren't expecting interesting, you've got something British.

I hope you find your machine useful. It's not the same BMW that pulled out on you two or three years ago, is it?

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Corolla t-sport would be as fast as the 325i by Dr H0ffm4n (2.00 / 0) #21 Mon May 21, 2007 at 12:58:22 AM EST


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Oi! You! See above! by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #25 Mon May 21, 2007 at 01:15:25 AM EST
I don't want fast, I want sensible.

And maybe a bit fun...



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Right by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #36 Mon May 21, 2007 at 04:19:06 AM EST
You wanted sensible so you bought a 16 year old BMW. Perfect! I trust you have a mechanic already picked out?

Anyways - it's a right nice looking carriage, much better than the old jalopy I had for my first ride.

Warmest regards,
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Already picked out? by Dr Thrustgood (4.00 / 1) #37 Mon May 21, 2007 at 07:08:03 AM EST
Good friends with one, and bought it from his mechanic mate :-)

To be honest, I'm much more concerned with Da Yoot of London having a go at it. Hrm. Perverse priorities...



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Nah by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #24 Mon May 21, 2007 at 01:14:48 AM EST
That was some sporty model, versus this entirely sensible choice of first-time motor.



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Honda in Swindon nt by Phage (2.00 / 0) #28 Mon May 21, 2007 at 01:30:16 AM EST


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Oops, by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #30 Mon May 21, 2007 at 01:32:39 AM EST
how did I forget?

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Er.... by Herring (4.00 / 2) #13 Sun May 20, 2007 at 03:00:35 PM EST
No saying anything like, but some people, given the registration of that make of car might be able to find out the ownership and breakdown history. If it was made in the last 10 years or so ...

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

Eh? by Dr Thrustgood (4.00 / 1) #14 Sun May 20, 2007 at 03:26:50 PM EST
Registration? Where? :-)

Additional smiley: How could I forget to mention the year of registration? 1991 :-)



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ob seewhyyougotitcheapsteeringwheelonwrongside by 256 (2.00 / 0) #18 Sun May 20, 2007 at 11:38:39 PM EST
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Hey, that's really handy. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #22 Mon May 21, 2007 at 01:06:23 AM EST
It's got the special fit BMW parking lights right in front of the handbrake.

That's not all by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #26 Mon May 21, 2007 at 01:16:39 AM EST
It's even got these extra-bright lights under the main lights so you can see the road even better!



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Also, by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #29 Mon May 21, 2007 at 01:32:10 AM EST
it means that you can see the envious looks in the eyes of the people you're tailgating, because you light up their mirrors so brightly that it shines off their faces. Night vision? Who cares about that?

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With this many lights by Dr Thrustgood (4.00 / 1) #31 Mon May 21, 2007 at 01:35:34 AM EST
I certainly don't.



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You need to bling it up by jump the ladder (4.00 / 3) #27 Mon May 21, 2007 at 01:27:02 AM EST
A few spinner rims, a crap body kit  and a 2KW sound system and you'll fit in with all the other mid-90s Beemers around London town

Dude by Dr Thrustgood (4.00 / 1) #32 Mon May 21, 2007 at 01:36:16 AM EST
Tinted windows!

(although it being a 1991 model, would that make it feel rather... tarty?)



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Two problems with that car by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #33 Mon May 21, 2007 at 02:59:24 AM EST
One, there appears to be something covering the license plates.

Two, the steering wheel is on the wrong side.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Bloody hell by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #34 Mon May 21, 2007 at 03:26:23 AM EST
You pointed out the steering wheel, but didn't mention the manual transmission. Hang on... you're not really an American, are you?



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Curious by TurboThy (2.00 / 0) #38 Mon May 21, 2007 at 12:22:45 PM EST
Seeing as I have never driven a car with right-hand side steering - when you put the car into first gear, is the stick at the top left or the top right?
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Top-Left by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #39 Mon May 21, 2007 at 01:11:23 PM EST
Am pretty sure that, like the pedals, gearbox positions remain the same, despite various silly countries insisting on siding with the French on the left.



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Ta by TurboThy (2.00 / 0) #40 Mon May 21, 2007 at 01:34:36 PM EST
I can't quite agree with myself whether the gear positions being identical would make it easier for me to change gears with the wrong hand, or if it would be easier to always have the lowest gear towards you and the highest the farthest from you (reverse for you fringe yerpians, of course).
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I guess you got that cheap by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #35 Mon May 21, 2007 at 04:06:30 AM EST
'cause the steering wheel was on teh wrong side.

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Top choice... by dmg (2.00 / 0) #41 Sat May 26, 2007 at 03:09:33 PM EST
Now I hope you realise that you now have a reputation to uphold....

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Indeed by Dr Thrustgood (4.00 / 1) #42 Sun May 27, 2007 at 11:57:44 AM EST
Had my first aquaplaning incident on the M4 all of 20 minutes ago - does that count?



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