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Wait a minute! Gumsie, those are monthly prices of around $US1200-1400 by my calculation. Do they include a Euro girlfriend or something?
HAHAHAHA maybe a free monthly tank of gas too
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Not Benzes, still cars though. Opinions please........

are there such things as fizzy cars?


in terms of stillness, both literally and technologically, Chevy Nova comes to mind.

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are there such things as fizzy cars?


in terms of stillness, both literally and technologically, Chevy Nova comes to mind.
The initial crop of 1970's and early 1980's Japanese cars were fizzy cars. They turned to iron oxide right in front of you. I had a new 1979 Honda Accord that in three years, even with the touted "Rusty Jones" treatment of the day, broke out in terminal structural acne. When I was in Alaska the Toyota Corolla was known as the "Toyota Corodda" and deservedly so. You could hear them rusting in the Spring after a winter of salted slush being sprayed into all the crevices and unsealed body seams.

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in terms of stillness, both literally and technologically, Chevy Nova comes to mind.
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Haha-When I lived out on the Island, one of my broker friends had a very pretty 560SL as his 'country' car and some little Toyota Starlet(?) as his 'town' car. The Toyota was ostensibly white, but so perforated through corrosion that it was difficult to tell. It was not registered or smogged in any way, but it was a totally reliable starter. The idea was that we would drive that heap up to Manhattan and just leave it wherever took our fancy. If it was still there when we got back, and one of us could still see, we had a ride home. Otherwise if it hadn't been towed but we were incapable of driving we would take a train home and presume to collect the Toyota the folowing day. I lost count of how many times we did that and when I returned to the UK, that thing was still going. Incredible!
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VW is deservedly low in all the reliability surveys, so I do not see where that would be a rational choice. Friends who owned them new ran screaming back to Asian or American products by 30k to 50k miles. I had a new Jetta in Mexico and while it had great initial fit and finish, it fell apart faster then a current day GM, and that takes some effort. Same goes for the Audi TT I had as well.
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3. Mercedes B180CDI SE. (Only cos its a Merc, I hate MPVs really this is just one of the better looking ones). £720/month
Mine has not been overly reliable - some vibration issues recounted with the diesel in the B Class forums
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TK is Thrillkill (or Thrillhouse to his mates) He drives a Volvo 18 wheeler and in Shane's world, size is everything.

Anyway, heart says Alfa, head says VW-that would be as an owner. I've never leased so I'm not sure how residuals and servicing come into the picture.

I had a Lancia once as a company car. Great car to drive but I wouldn't have owned it for all the tea in China.
Oh right, well I've just added the Mini to the list too. Can't do VWs I'm afraid. Still got tinnitus from the last pumpeduse engine I owned. Coarse!! AAAAARRRRGGGHHHHH
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HAHAHAHA maybe a free monthly tank of gas too
You'd be lucky. Nope they are pounds sterling with the minimum of options added.
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Mine has not been overly reliable - some vibration issues recounted with the diesel in the B Class forums
Gotta admit, I was wondering whether I'd get it and regret it. I'll check out those reports.
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