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!