chillicamper wrote: and we had to have normal cars.
Ahum...,that implies VW beetles are not normal cars?
Taking a bit of exception to that!
Having grown up in a succesion of VW beetles,which transported my mom & dad,two sisters,an Airedale-Terrier and me through my youth,they are quite normal to me...thank you very much...
My own carhistory,from first to present :
-Ford Taunus(last model),loved that thing.
-Ford Taunus(last model),^so got another.
-Ford Escort,piece of crap,lasted very shortly alas.
-Seat Ibiza,had that for quite long,nice little car.
-Opel Kadett station,needed another car pronto and that one was for sale in my neighbourhood for peanuts,drove it quite a while,even though it was way too big.
-Audi 80,vroom vroom.
-Volkswagen Passat,similar story to the Opel,only had it for a couple of weeks as i was about to take over the service i now run,which included a...
-Renault Kangoo,drove that in the ground to be replaced with my current and only car i bought brand spanking new...
-Renault Kangoo,mainly because of budgetary reasons and also largely for the easily replacing of the dividerinterior in the back(the cargospace is divided in three separate spaces.)
I'm a fan of Top Gear as well and i even have some of the cliche,manly reactions to things like the sound of the Veyron and such.
But on the whole i'm satisfied as long as it gets me from A to B.
Would i win the lottery(fingers crossed),i'd probably go for something quite eco-'friendly',since any new car will be luxurious enough for me.
Ps Love the bike!
'It's just like crop circles. No matter how many aliens own up to making them, there are always a few diehards who believe that humans go out with garden rollers in the middle of the night-'