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Bloody hellfire! I just bought a new car!

Posted by Daltons chin dimple on Saturday, April 13, 2013

I only popped out to have a nose at the dealership and have a test drive. Ooops!

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YOU SONOFABITCH!

Daltons chin dimple
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 Can't help it.  It was shiny with lots of toys.

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"
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Posted: 7 years 32 weeks ago

 No way it's as cool as my Sparky. Whom I am missing terribly until we get out of temporary housing.

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 It is probably not as thrifty, fuel wise, as Sparky!  The dealership doubles as a Chevrolet dealer and I had a good look at the Volt they had on the forecourt and thought of you.  I said 'Negs has one of these!' but I think the reference was lost on the salesman and my other half.

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 Their loss. New toys are fun, though. Des it have the keyless starter? I think that's my favorite, the fob just stays in my pocket all the time.

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Ford Focus is the shit.

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Ford Focus in Europe has a fancy-schmancy limited slip-diff which makes it corner like a demon, but adds quite a bit to the prod costs.  Do they still have it on the US version?

 

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Posted: 7 years 32 weeks ago

Hell Dalty aren't you even going to tell us what kind of car you bought? Didn't you used to have a Land Rover or BMW or something?

We were watching Al-Quaeda, and all this time our security services should have been keeping watch on Jakester's throbbing nutsack!-Dalton's chin dimple
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He drives a bucket.

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I bet it was one of these:

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I remember the day he got his first hop-on.

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 He had to fake his death to get rid of 'im.

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
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 I currently have a BMW X5, which I was looking to replace with a Range Rover Evoque or, if staying in something bigger, a Land Rover Discovery.  So this choice completely surprised even me when I shook the salesmans hand and signed the paperwork!

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YOU SONOFABITCH!

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Ain't I just!

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I tease. If somebody's gotta be rich, I'm glad it's you.

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I am not rich.

The car that I eventually ended up ordering on Saturday is as a direct result of my recent time in the US where there were a few of these around.  I kept on seeing them on the highway and I thought they looked nice.

Then I came home and did some research.  To afford an Evoque or Land Rover with the level of equipment I wanted it was going to have to be 2nd hand and even then it was going to cost me north of £30k, plus being 2nd hand I would always have to compromise over colour, finish, trim level etc.

For less than that, I could get a brand new, top-spec, fully equipped one of these with every single extra on it, plus it has a full warranty, 3yrs free servicing and my choice of colours.  So I booked a test drive and really liked it.  I had to think about it and get over my badge-snobbery, but by the time the haggling had finished and the discounts and extras were spun in, it was a damned good deal.

So, ladies and gentleman, my new car (in "Phantom Black"):

A Kia Sportage.

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 You can afford a liter of gas in England. You're rich. End of story. 

Let me know how it drives though. I'm going to need a new car within the next year or two and Kias are endlessly fascinating to me. They're usually the cheapest of the new cars, but I don't know how much of the cheap is involved in the quality. Maybe Koreans are just extra efficient and smart. 

If they are, we're all screwed. 

But still, let me know how it goes, won't you?

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He won't be able to if he's KIA.

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I'm the first person in the history of joking to joke on KIA's choice to go with KIA as an acronym.

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 It took me a second, but I see what you did there. *golf clap*

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I'm not really the first person.

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Daltons chin dimple wrote:

A Kia Sportage.

Did It come with hamsters in the compartment, or just in the engine? :D

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I thought SUVs were for people with families. Whom or what do you drive around in your sports utility vehicle, Dalty?

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By the way, I drive one of these babies:


http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt48/mynameisray44/7de1c1b4.jpg

Maybe it's time for me to get a new car, too.