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Stupid things non petrolheads say....

Stupid things non petrolheads say....

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MondeoMan1981

Original Poster:

2,070 posts

80 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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I'll start us off with two.

Colleague at work who firmly believes their 92k mile Saxo is worth approx £2000.

Another colleague who tells everyone all BMWs are 2.0 litre, its just the power output thats different...

exgtt

1,700 posts

109 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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All german cars are RWD - fact.

Oh and the Alfa V6 engine is problematic.

robsco

5,989 posts

73 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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Alfas break down and fall to pieces.

"Are they paying you too much?" No, my car is worth considerably less than your 18k Focus diesel.

dougc

8,236 posts

162 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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'You with your flash cars (!), you get paid too much'

Nice 20k Mondeo you've got there. Worth much now?

MondeoMan1981

Original Poster:

2,070 posts

80 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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robsco said:
Alfas break down and fall to pieces.

"Are they paying you too much?" No, my car is worth considerably less than your 25k Golf diesel.
Thats more like it...

Drive Blind

1,275 posts

74 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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MondeoMan1981 said:
Another colleague who tells everyone all BMWs are 2.0 litre, its just the power output thats different...
that is true with the 4 cylinder diesels, is it not?


Oilchange

3,545 posts

157 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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nice Ferrari!








d1ckheads...

exgtt

1,700 posts

109 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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Drive Blind said:
MondeoMan1981 said:
Another colleague who tells everyone all BMWs are 2.0 litre, its just the power output thats different...
that is true with the 4 cylinder diesels, is it not?
Is true but who gives a fk about the 2.0 diesels? Apart from non petrol heads lol (ok for what they are though)

Ritchie335is

1,550 posts

99 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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robsco said:
Alfas break down and fall to pieces.

"Are they paying you too much?" No, my car is worth considerably less than your 18k Focus diesel.
I get this all the time when they hear I have an M5. Dont you realise its worth half as much as your Focus/Golf etc.

robsco

5,989 posts

73 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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Ritchie335is said:
robsco said:
Alfas break down and fall to pieces.

"Are they paying you too much?" No, my car is worth considerably less than your 18k Focus diesel.
I get this all the time when they hear I have an M5. Dont you realise its worth half as much as your Focus/Golf etc.
I think it's economy related too; if you dare drive anything that does less than 30mpg, your name suddenly becomes B.P Esso McShell.

Drive Blind

1,275 posts

74 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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I've no knowledge of the set up myself, however...

non PH type colleague with a MINI. Has run flats and a tyre pressure indicator. Everytime the tyre pressure warning light comes on, there is a reset button, which makes it 'go away'. After about 2 weeks of doing this daily it turns out she actually has a flat tyre.

pilchardthecat

7,482 posts

76 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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What do you need a car like that for? You can only go 70 miles an hour.

Original Poster

5,280 posts

73 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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Oilchange said:
nice Ferrari!








d1ckheads...
laugh

i remember

3,296 posts

83 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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Bought an N/A car recently, after telling a friend this he said...

"You're not going to fit a dump valve are you?"

Facepalm.

Shaid GTB

4,680 posts

74 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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pilchardthecat said:
What do you need a car like that for? You can only go 70 miles an hour.
This one makes my pee boil!

homerjay

1,237 posts

122 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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We don’t sell £60000.00 cars by e-mail sorry we can't help you.

carmonk

7,910 posts

84 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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Don't see why you bother washing your car every week, it's just a box to get you from A to B. (His was a box, granted, but it rarely managed to get to B)

S3_Graham

12,424 posts

96 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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"it's just a car"

mattmoxon

4,171 posts

115 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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"Your spending how much on tyres" when I mentioned that I am fitting some decent rubber rather than Nankang Ditch Finders for 1/3 of the price.

ETA:
S3_Graham said:
"it's just a car"
Really annoys me this one.

Edited by mattmoxon on Friday 27th August 23:36

pilchardthecat

7,482 posts

76 months

Friday 27th August 2010
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Shaid GTB said:
pilchardthecat said:
What do you need a car like that for? You can only go 70 miles an hour.
This one makes my pee boil!
I get it most days off the wife.

My latest response is; "What do you need 30 pairs of shoes for? You've only got two feet"