- What make of car wouldnt you buy.
BMW, merc or audi all make decent cars, probably not worth the premium over say a mondeo for a basic 3 series, but as you go up through the range thy are clearly quality cars for the very wealthy, I would have to have a lot od spare cash before splashing it on one, but I do see the point of them.
VW however are no better than the competition (in many cases actually worse), but still charge a premium for branding, only an absolute fool would buy one.Posted 6 years agoiaincSubscriber
just today traded in the wife’s somewhat unreliable Ford, so wouldn’t have another in a rush. before that had she a Renault which was very poor, electrics and mechanically, so not one of them.
My last car was a VW Golf and it was lovely but not the most reliable. My current car (Company) is a BMW 3 tourer and it is excellent – streets ahead of the rest on quality and comfort.
Oh, and not a badge snob in any way, as evidenced by today’s purchase of a Kia for the wife 🙂Posted 6 years agotazzymtbMember
Ford- autoeletrics by chimpanzees on PCP
Audi- overpriced tat
pugrot and anything french
American built mercs as they some how remove all the things that merc were famous for, such as build quality and reliability and replace it with nasty plastics, annoying squeaks and the mechanical robustness of a kinder surprise toy.
yes I’ve owned lots of all of the above 😆Posted 6 years agojohn_drummerMember
Audi. Same reason as Radioman. That and the “look at me” LED running lights
I’ve had a BMW. I’d have another. I’d have another Saab if someone else was paying the service bills.
I wouldn’t have a Vauxhall. Mrs_drummer had two, a Nova & then an Astra. No end of problems, including on the Astra an EMU that went totally insane
I’ve had three Renaults. I haven’t had a recent one, but I wouldn’t be put off.
SSang Yong. I definitely wouldn’t have one of those.
Mercedes. Unless someone else was paying the service bills.
I’d have another Alfa. Had two, great cars, shame about the dealersPosted 6 years agotrail_ratMember
Oh yeah – vauxhall zafira – worst car ever driven !
Gearbox was more vague than my land rover ! Clutch bite point apeared to be in the dash somewhere
It did good hand brake turns though – hire cars only redeaming feature – it really was a hatebox ! The insignia that replaced it when we went back was a nice if bland car !Posted 6 years agoBig DaveMember
I don’t believe you can buy a truly bad car in the UK today
I use a lot of hire cars in my job and I’ve been shocked at how much tat is out there. Ford and Vauxhall both produce junk from my recent experiences and I’ve even had the odd Seat which has really disappointed, something that I was quite surprised at given their VW links.
On recent experience my next car will not have a Ford or Vauxhall badge on the front. One Focus I had on hire was so flimsy I could see the bonnet flex at motorway speeds 😯
I also hate Vauxhalls insistence on electric parking brakes, hateful things.
On the other hand I’ve always had a soft spot for Fiats. Yes, they break but there is something charming about them when they are working. Plus when they do break they are cheap to fix, unlike my current 2006 Astra 😳Posted 6 years agoiaincSubscriber
lol at iainc – premium german brand for me, korean shitbox for the wife!! youve got your prioritis right. Is your wifes bike an apollo?? ;o)
This is not a dig at you it just made me smile!
yes, she said something similar !!
oh, and she has a skanky old Raleigh something, but never rides it !Posted 6 years ago
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