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Old 02-04-2004, 12:11 AM   #1
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... no offence to all you americans but over here, 'across the pond' we see your cars as large, uneconomic, boring barges that cant take any corners...i just thought i would tell you that...because to me it seems true!
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Old 02-04-2004, 12:14 AM   #2
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and were in the hell are you from?
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Old 02-04-2004, 12:19 AM   #3
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... no offence to all you americans but over here, 'across the pond' we see your cars as large, uneconomic, boring barges that cant take any corners...i just thought i would tell you that...because to me it seems true!
No offense taken but... While that may be true for the general public, when I lived in Europe I had an extremely profitable business importing and selling American cars to the locals. And just so you know most Americans see most European cars as slow, ugly, failure prone junk. That's why Euro cars only make up a tiny percentage of US auto sales.
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Old 02-04-2004, 12:39 AM   #4
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I do agree with VWhobo but I think that is just a bad stereotype. There are American cars that handle very well (i.e. Camaro, Corvette, Firebird, Beretta, Mustang, Viper, Grand National, Grand Prix, Grand Am, etc.)
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Old 02-04-2004, 12:40 AM   #5
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I do agree with VWhobo but I think that is just a bad stereotype. There are American cars that handle very well (i.e. Camaro, Corvette, Firebird, Beretta, Mustang, Viper, Grand National, Grand Prix, Grand Am, etc.)

and then theres the smaller cars Americans have produced. like the neon.
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Old 02-04-2004, 03:01 AM   #6
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... no offence to all you americans but over here, 'across the pond' we see your cars as large, uneconomic, boring barges that cant take any corners...i just thought i would tell you that...because to me it seems true!

PLEASE,,,, enlighten us as to what England has to offer us. I want a vehicle that can transport more than two persons and a fart. As far as the cornering issue goes, if it was really an issue, that comes with experience. Now let us talk about Princess DI
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Old 02-04-2004, 04:23 AM   #7
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PLEASE,,,, enlighten us as to what England has to offer us. I want a vehicle that can transport more than two persons and a fart. As far as the cornering issue goes, if it was really an issue, that comes with experience. Now let us talk about Princess DI

I would like to retract any reference to princess DI. Poor taste on my part
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I would like to retract any reference to princess DI. Poor taste on my part
What about this?

Q. What was Princess Di's favourite cocktail?
A. A wallbanger followed by a couple of chasers.

Q. What did Princess Di reply when the desk clerk at the Ritz asked
if she wanted a room for the night?
A. "No, I'm gonna crash with my boyfriend."

Q. What's the difference between Diana and Tiger Woods?
A. Tiger has a good driver.

Q. What do you give the princess who has everything?
A. A seatbelt and an airbag.
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What about this?

Q. What was Princess Di's favourite cocktail?
A. A wallbanger followed by a couple of chasers.

Q. What did Princess Di reply when the desk clerk at the Ritz asked
if she wanted a room for the night?
A. "No, I'm gonna crash with my boyfriend."

Q. What's the difference between Diana and Tiger Woods?
A. Tiger has a good driver.

Q. What do you give the princess who has everything?
A. A seatbelt and an airbag.

What a pretty slut she was
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What a pretty slut she was

Couldn't let it go, could you ????? Neither could I ! How much snow did she have up her nose? What about that UGLY BITCH Charles is hooked up with now? God save the Queen Where am I going with this Oh,I remember/ what can the other side of the POND have to offer????
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lectroid wrote: -
"What a pretty slut she was
Couldn't let it go, could you ????? Neither could I ! How much snow did she have up her nose?"

At least vwhoboís jokes were witty. Thereís no need for you to make comments like that about Diana. Iím not a royalist or anything but Diana really doesnít deserve that kind of disrespect. It seems that Flying Dame has brought out the worst in you as a CF member but although he did provoke this sort of tone in this topic, your posts are still an overreaction to his basis for a discussion.

I think youíll find that a Jaguar X-Type (yes I know that it has ford underpinnings) is quite a good car but thatís about as modest as modern British cars get.
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:51 PM   #12
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... no offence to all you americans but over here, 'across the pond' we see your cars as large, uneconomic, boring barges that cant take any corners...i just thought i would tell you that...because to me it seems true!

Sorry who's We. im from Uk and think the total opposite of what you think.
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Old 02-05-2004, 12:29 AM   #13
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Firstly i am not from britan, and i was not only speaking of british, or indeed european cars but also japanese ones. i hate to say it but i have a chrysler voyager and its built like a matchstick house, it take 15mins for the heating to work, the styling is debatable, the V6 engine is unrefined, it does less miles to the gallon than an oil tanker and it keeps getting major faults. However i also own a Volvo V70 and it has been driven hard for 3 years has been battered by small children and has not had one major fault to speak of, none at all, and it still does all this while being fast, well designed, safe and frugal. and yes i am aware of these 'sports cars' but sticking an overly large engine in a heavy car with no suspension is not a sports car, but a car that is cheap and handles well as well as being fast is not something american i can see, take the Mazda RX8 or the Mini Cooper S works, both around 20,000 pound and they drive like dreams and are handsome and you will save 70,000 pounds on a viper, to spend on better things.

...and by the way the Neon was crap
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Old 02-05-2004, 12:33 AM   #14
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Firstly i am not from britan,

Where exactly is "britan"?

And secondly...the heat works off the engines heat...it takes a few minutes. Did you know about the American car problem when you bought the matchstick, or did you enjoy the frugal price initially? Flying_Dane
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Old 02-05-2004, 12:49 AM   #15
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ok then...britan is England...

...we only bought the chrysler because it was the biggest MPV we could get that didnt look like a van. and on a cold morning we start the car a 7:50 get in at 8 and then drive for 10 mins, and it is ****ing freezing even with the heat on full, also the seat heaters burn your ass and your lower back and dont heat anywhere else...not much good! and WTF? is a frugal price? frugal means its economical!

...however some of the newer american cars which are just in concept stage at the moment look amazing...but for now i will stay away from american cars despite your arguments!
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