Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: 1992 W126 300 SE
Location: Head in the clouds
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[quote=Shane]On Monday the two Rolls Royces will go to their new owners! I will be dancing a little jig to celebrate the departure of those two unbelievable pieces of shit. If you have never owned a Lucas era Rolls you owe it to yourself to drive one for a couple of months just so you will have a new appreciation for your tennis shoes, a Kia, a bus pass, or you might even start a new religious cult if you drive a Lexus or Mercedes directly afterwards. Even though my two are the best examples of their type, they are so fucking tempermental and unreliable you will forever hate cars in general after prolonged exposure to them.
But since they are going I am now officially poor, or so I heard recently. Doesn't matter that I have bought too many $100+k mercedes in the past. Those do not count to the masses. Only a car that is the epitome of stupidity will do for people who know nothing about autos, and that is 85% of the people I fear.
So next time I am in a worn out old Cadillac or Chevy with well over 100k miles and I pull up next to a non german RR at a light, please forgive me if I go into convulsions, laughing hysterically, and pointing in ridicule at the sucker sitting next to me.
Same goes for Ferrari[/quote]
Interesting, I've been doing that for years. A while back, three of my friends, car nuts all, bought Ferraris and RRs (just for the hell of it) and all bailed out within months, significantly lighter in the wallet and went back to Porsche, Mercedes and BMW.
The only upside was that my mate 'Slasher' (an oil trader, not a hood) lent me his 328 GTS for a few months after I had totalled my own car. It was fun, but I was glad to give it back at the end of the term.