I-spy an Ugly SUV

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Re: I-spy an Ugly SUV

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We did have a mazda van locally sprayed as the scooby doo van!
Is all bmw's and drifting now, kahn started with some wheels and then into rangerovers if memory serves, and on from there, i can understand it, you want a personal touch to your vehicle, but seems now to get that you pay someone else!
Up in kent for a couple of days, mpv /suv central here!

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Timmo wrote:
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Up in kent for a couple of days, mpv /suv central here!
what a great idea, in one of the most densely populated parts of the world (I'm guessing you're London area), to run a huge, 2 1/2 Ton car.... sensible !! not

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Rochester, close enough to london for me! Just under 6hours up from the bottom left corner, the contrast is such people here have a vw transporter van for business use, hardly see any, where as new Big suv's are Everywhere! Down our end those in the suv's are generally visiting their holiday homes and every other vehicles a vw van!

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practicality vs fashion.... not sure that its a good thing that the finger of fickle-dom is apparently so prevalent in the South East

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Black Rangies are still big in SELKent, but they're giving way to (mainly) VW pick-ups - oh & those strange 4-door Porkers are gaining ground, even the odd Quatreporte!

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Multistorey carpark in town Level 8 Huge Big Audi SUV spilling out over the marked bay, and a parking ticket on the windscreen :-D

I allowed myself a wry smile.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Multistorey carpark in town Level 8 Huge Big Audi SUV spilling out over the marked bay, and a parking ticket on the windscreen :-D

I allowed myself a wry smile.


Justice done! Sweet :-D

I'd have howled with laughter :lol:

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I'm in the habit of dallying in car parks (usually while SWMBO shops) and the amount of times I've seen someone struggling to bay park one of these enormous beasties, making several 'shunts' to park badly, nose first. Many drivers seem not to realise that if you've got a big car and a narrow space, backing it in is the only sensible thing.

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Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur wrote:
19 Mar 2018, 10:25
I'm in the habit of dallying in car parks (usually while SWMBO shops) and the amount of times I've seen someone struggling to bay park one of these enormous beasties, making several 'shunts' to park badly, nose first. Many drivers seem not to realise that if you've got a big car and a narrow space, backing it in is the only sensible thing.


I find watching people attempting to park those horrid behemoths really quite entertaining. I can watch and enjoy it for hours :D

I'd find both driving one and trying to park one incredibly stressful... You'll not see me in a big vehicle again for the remainder of my driving career...

It makes me so appreciate how little cars are so easy to park and can often take advantage of a space that's denied to a lot of big ones...

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It's people trying to park small cars that amuse me!

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The ones in small cars that follow a large van through a gap and panick over being able to fit were always worth a chuckle when i workwd in a seaside town!
Cara have gotten alot bigger yet parking spaces have stayed the statutory size! The xantia estate will over hang a lot of spaces, as dows pops honda accord tourer,

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Yep, even a Xantia is a struggle to get into some car parks, let alone todays bloated cars, there really is no need to have car parking spaces in somewhere like a supermarket car parking lot marked with such tiny spaces when half the park is empty most of the time - they can never be used to capacity anyway as its often impossible to park in the gap between two SUV's! The gap between rows is also way too small to allow room to get in and out.

So why not repaint the rows to give more room and reduce the total number of parks, but make ALL of the parks easily usable ? Makes sense to me, but I bet it won't happen.

Any time I go to park my Ion somewhere like an ASDA car park I gloat over the fact that I can get into the tightest spaces, forwards, on a single attempt with no need for a 3 point turn to get in. :twisted:

It is both about a metre shorter than the Xantia and considerably narrower, and it sure makes all the difference for getting in and out of tight spaces! =D>

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Apart from ugly cars, how about odd names?

Coming soon, Grandland X

The X doesn't stand for four wheel drive.

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Is the only time that the word Grand and Vauxhall will be heard in the same sentence!

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I do like a decent car name but I'm afraid the SUV lets us down here.

Consider this pair carrying the famous name of Borgward

Here's the latest...This is a Borgward BX7

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Iran khodro namayeshgah Borgward cars [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], by KickerNews (Own work), from Wikimedia Commons

and this is A Borgward Isabella Coupe

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Borgward 2 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], by Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden (Own work), from Wikimedia Commons

I prefer Isabella to BX7

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