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So, what cars do we all drive?

jouxplanjouxplan Posts: 147
edited July 2013 in Road general
There have been a lot of comments recently about Audi, BMW and 4x4 drivers , and how much many of us consider such cars (and their drivers) a menace. I thought it would be interesting to see how many of us actually drive these 'dreadful' cars :D

I'll start the ball rolling. I admit to driving a 'dreadful car'. It's a brand new Mercedes ML 350, in white, with upgraded wheels and things :oops: So an expensive 4x4 that looks the business. I kind of hate myself, but I do love the car - a painful paradox. In my defence I genuinely make a point of being very considerate to other drivers and certainly all cyclists (much to their surprise, it has to be said!). I have never been a particularly aggressive driver. My previous two cars were Mercedes E Class Estates, the last one being a 350 Sport in white - so I have been a serial 'hypocrite' for over six years now!

I'm sure I will not be the only cyclist who drives these 'hated' cars. What about the rest of you?
Trek Project One Series 6 Madone 2010
Trek Madone 5.9 2006
Trek Madone 5.2 2004
Cougar Custom 1995
Viscount Aerospace 1982
Some mountain bikes gathering dust
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  • BMW 4X4 :oops:
  • shortcutsshortcuts Posts: 366
    2010 VW Passat Estate.
  • simonheadsimonhead Posts: 1,399
    Honda FRV, possibly the most practical car I have ever had, car history is a mix of the odd and the slightly gay to be honest as we tend to buy for the Mrs as she uses it for work and I dont need it during the week.
    Life isnt like a box of chocolates, its like a bag of pic n mix.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,142
    Where's VTech?
    This is surely his territory. :lol:
  • jouxplanjouxplan Posts: 147
    simonhead wrote:
    Honda FRV, possibly the most practical car I have ever had, car history is a mix of the odd and the slightly gay to be honest as we tend to buy for the Mrs as she uses it for work and I dont need it during the week.

    :lol:
    Trek Project One Series 6 Madone 2010
    Trek Madone 5.9 2006
    Trek Madone 5.2 2004
    Cougar Custom 1995
    Viscount Aerospace 1982
    Some mountain bikes gathering dust
  • I don't drive

    If it's not a bicycle, then it's two wheels again in the form of a 180mph motorbike

    Was this a thread intended for the OP to tell us all about his car?
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,142
    I don't drive

    If it's not a bicycle, then it's two wheels again in the form of a 180mph motorbike

    Was this a thread intended for the OP to tell us all about his car?

    I expect VTech to blow him out of the water. :lol:
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,003
    Was this a thread intended for the OP to tell us all about his car?

    Yes - the OP is awesome and wanted everyone to know that his new car is awesome. We're all very impressed.
  • dee4life2005dee4life2005 Posts: 773
    Ford Focus ST3 with Mountune Performance Upgrade = flying machine :-)
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    Was this a thread intended for the OP to tell us all about his car?

    You mean BRAND NEW car surely. :D
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,142
    smidsy wrote:
    Was this a thread intended for the OP to tell us all about his car?

    You mean BRAND NEW car surely. :D

    No. The BRAND NEW car with the UPGRADED WHEELS.
  • jouxplanjouxplan Posts: 147
    Hello, OP here! Very good chaps :D:D:D
    Trek Project One Series 6 Madone 2010
    Trek Madone 5.9 2006
    Trek Madone 5.2 2004
    Cougar Custom 1995
    Viscount Aerospace 1982
    Some mountain bikes gathering dust
  • alanOalanO Posts: 13
    "cyclist drives 4x4 shocker" :D

    Land Rover Discovery is my current mode of transport.

    Before the Disco it has been Defenders and Freelanders.

    alanO
  • mpattsmpatts Posts: 962
    jouxplan wrote:
    Hello, OP here! Very good chaps :D:D:D

    As you already know, a Merc C350CDi estate. It's flipping lovely.

    interestingly enough....if you have lane assist and adaptive cruise on the ML, it will drive itself if you put a pair of gloves on the steering wheel. Not entirely recommended!
    Insert bike here:
  • mpattsmpatts Posts: 962
    Ford Focus ST3 with Mountune Performance Upgrade = flying machine :-)

    I encountered a mountune Fiesta ST (on a track day) and it was very capable, sounded great too!
    Insert bike here:
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,142
    I drive a Jaaaaag.
  • I drive a hard bargain.
    Current bike: 2014 Kinesis Racelight T2 - built by my good self!
  • jasgilljasgill Posts: 18
    SWorks Tarmac SL4
  • NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
    As this is the Internet, I drive a BRAND NEW 5.0 litre V8 supercharged Range Rover Vogue with upgraded EVERYTHING.
    Twitter - @NapD
    Strava - Alex Taylor (sportstest.co.uk)
    ABCC Cycling Coach
  • chiarkchiark Posts: 335
    2002 911 Carrera, plus a set of roof bars when needed. Practical 4 seat family car. MAMIL? Mid life crisis? I don't know what you mean...
    Synapse Alloy 105 / Rock Lobster Tig Team Sl
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    NapoleonD wrote:
    As this is the Internet, I drive a BRAND NEW 5.0 litre V8 supercharged Range Rover Vogue with upgraded EVERYTHING.

    Not surprising considering where you live :D
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    chiark wrote:
    2002 911 Carrera, plus a set of roof bars when needed. Practical 4 seat family car. MAMIL? Mid life crisis? I don't know what you mean...

    That is simply wrong. There is never a time when roof bars are needed on a Porsche. :twisted:
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • jouxplanjouxplan Posts: 147
    NapoleonD wrote:
    As this is the Internet, I drive a BRAND NEW 5.0 litre V8 supercharged Range Rover Vogue with upgraded EVERYTHING.

    :lol::lol::lol:
    Trek Project One Series 6 Madone 2010
    Trek Madone 5.9 2006
    Trek Madone 5.2 2004
    Cougar Custom 1995
    Viscount Aerospace 1982
    Some mountain bikes gathering dust
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    2007 Suzuki Swift Sport. 1992 VW T4 'velle camper conversion running on Veg oil. and a Race Mini (classic).
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • edhornbyedhornby Posts: 1,780
    I have no car but Mrs Ed lets me drive her Kia C'eed :)

    this is all a ploy to go n+1 on a cargo bike or something with serious load capacity !
    "I get paid to make other people suffer on my wheel, how good is that"
    --Jens Voight
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 1,961
    NapoleonD wrote:
    As this is the Internet

    Ah, the old double bluff! :mrgreen: I know he really does drive the RR as I've seen him in it! :!:

    PP
  • me-109me-109 Posts: 1,304
    Is this about TWOC-ing, or owning?
  • NewTTerNewTTer Posts: 463
    jouxplan wrote:
    There have been a lot of comments recently about Audi, BMW and 4x4 drivers , and how much many of us consider such cars (and their drivers) a menace. I thought it would be an excuse to do some Willy Waving about the tarted up tractor I drive :D

    I'll start the ball rolling. I admit to driving a 'dreadful car'. It's a brand new Mercedes ML 350, in white, with upgraded wheels and things :oops: So an expensive 4x4 that looks the business. I kind of hate myself, but I do love the car - a painful paradox. In my defence I genuinely make a point of trying to look down on motorists I consider to have a lesser car than myself. My previous two cars were Mercedes E Class Estates, the last one being a 350 Sport in white - so I have been a serial 'hypocrite' for over six years now!

    I'm sure I will not be the only cyclist who drives these 'hated' cars. What about the rest of you?


    FTFY
  • I don't drive anything my chauffeur does
    If it's not from Yorkshire it's Shite
  • I drive my wife crazy :twisted:
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