I-spy an Ugly SUV

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Re: I-spy an Ugly SUV

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Ok, spent a few seconds reading up on Cd now today (to follow my 'interpretation of basic principles' previous post) and now wish I hadn't started to...

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Ok, spent a few seconds reading up on Cd now today (to follow my 'interpretation of basic principles' previous post) and now wish I hadn't started to...
Grief, that sounds far too familiar! I vaguely remember doing ThermoD over 50 yrs ago - very very vaguely - I must learn how to spell it :-D .

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According to FIAT this is.....

"100 % SUV 100% City Car"

Just hope its 100% on topic :-D
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
23 Feb 2018, 17:05
According to FIAT this is.....

"100 % SUV 100% City Car"

Just hope its 100% on topic :-D

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For reasons I'm not entirely sure of yet I rather like that one :)

Maybe because it's quirky and yellow!

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I s'pose it was only a matter of time before there was a Fiat that thought it was a Jeep.

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van ordinaire wrote:
24 Feb 2018, 20:55
I s'pose it was only a matter of time before there was a Fiat that thought it was a Jeep.


No, not at all... Jeeps are bloody ugly, very 'industrial-looking' (for want of a better word) and not at all easy on the eye.

The Fiat above is very easy on the eye...

I don't think Fiat ever intended it to do what a Jeep might be able to do...

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Came across What Car's "Car of the Year 2018" in connection with this Electric Car Adverts

There can only be one car of the year? Not really, its a bit like Crufts, one supreme champion and hundreds of breed, group and one with the waggiest tail "winners".

The humble SUV has four categories on its own (and not one for the ugliest!) and to make matters worse there are at least 3 winners depending on price for each category. For example:

Small SUV

Yes the other SUV categories are "Family SUV" "Luxury SUV" and "Large SUV"

The Supreme Champion was an SUV though



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Tell me one thing. Why are these so-called SUVs so popular?

I really don't get it...

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CitroJim wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 12:11
Tell me one thing. Why are these so-called SUVs so popular?

I really don't get it...


Yes I don't get it either. I always have my bargain basement head on though so probably don't think like the SUV owner( or should I say renter/contract hirer/leaser/personal contract purchaser). For my needs I can perfectly adequately run my older vehicles at a fraction of the outgoings for the additional pleasure of running a new one which I dont quite get either.

All right occasionally if my MOT tester finds a few things that need attention, and I need 4 tyres at the same time and a new exhaust, the annual bill might creep up to £399 at a push but look at some of the "deals for new cars" and you'll be paying not much short of that a month!

Just straight out of google a Deal on the Car of the Year SUV First one out £389/month plus a customer deposit of £4,405..oh and despite paying us all of this money you can obviously only do 10,000 miles per year!

Might be nice to drive around for a bit, and no doubt a safe an well put together car, but for me its the 6 bottles of wine Clio with an airbag light that needs sorting that I will always plump for!

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 14:04
Just straight out of google a Deal on the Car of the Year SUV First one out £389/month plus a customer deposit of £4,405..oh and despite paying us all of this money you can obviously only do 10,000 miles per year!


:o That's outrageous! How do people afford it?

Gosh, that represents a very hefty portion of my monthly income and well in excess of what I'd describe as disposable...

I must be in the wrong job :roll:

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You could try the "Fix Airbag Light" business Jim where an unsuspecting customer comes along and you charge them £600/hour for fixing it by soldering a couple of wires under the front seats, and still come in cheaper than a "main dealer". :-D

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I discovered a new meaning of off-road yesterday.

In the supermarket car park, one of these things parked jauntily with the two nearside wheels up on the kerb of an end-of-row island, because the vehicle is too wide to fit in an ordinary width space and still let the driver get out.

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CitroJim wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 12:11
Tell me one thing. Why are these so-called SUVs so popular?

I really don't get it...


It's a competition to produce the ugliest heap possible.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 15:24
You could try the "Fix Airbag Light" business Jim where an unsuspecting customer comes along and you charge them £600/hour for fixing it by soldering a couple of wires under the front seats, and still come in cheaper than a "main dealer". :-D

regards Neil


:lol: Good idea Neil :) 8-)
andy5 wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 16:43
In the supermarket car park, one of these things parked jauntily with the two nearside wheels up on the kerb of an end-of-row island, because the vehicle is too wide to fit in an ordinary width space and still let the driver get out.
I know. Living with one of those vehicles on a daily basis must be a right pain... No wonder their pilots seem to be very stressed and aggressive.

Not only must car parks be difficult but normal driving along typical British narrow back roads must be a constant trial...

It would drive me totally batty...

One of the joys of driving little 'uns :D

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myglaren wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 17:31
CitroJim wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 12:11
Tell me one thing. Why are these so-called SUVs so popular?

I really don't get it...


It's a competition to produce the ugliest heap possible.


That's very possible Steve :lol: Whilst they've not quite hit the pinnacle of gut-wrenching fugliness just yet I believe they may not be far off...

Maybe then the tide will turn and we'll see some lookers again that bring joy to the eye...

One can only hope [-o<