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    What car do you drive?

    Hey all,

    So I guess this is the first serious post of Central Lounge assuming I've not been beaten to it. What car do you drive?

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    looking good nick, will be good to see what some of the american guys from here are driving.

    well i cant drive yet but just got the car, a 2002 Renault Clio 1.2 16V in black

    bidding on a set of 15" alloys for it now on ebay HERE

    ill get some pics up of it soon
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    Manhattanite here. My "car" would look like this one.

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    Well, I'll make my first contribution to the Central Lounge.

    Currently driving a 2002 VW Passat 1.8T...

    Once the warranty runs out, I'll se what I can do with it... even though it is kind of a "family sedan". But what kind of family ruggster has bright blue and red backlights for the instrument panel?
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    Originally posted by woodman19_99
    bright blue and red backlights for the instrument panel?
    i love the dial colours VW use
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    Originally posted by Martin_89
    i love the dial colours VW use
    Yeah, that was kind of a draw for me. I know it doesn't do a damn thing performance wise, but it does look pretty damn cool...
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    I drive a totally unmodified Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 16v aka "Mum-mobile".

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    yeah, 10X better looking than MY DIALS

    MUFU, atleast its not the 1.0, they are terrible!
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    Since I'm older and fuddy-duddier than anybody else here ... the poor man's Volvo S80:

    http://www.hardwarecentral.com/graph...727550ford.jpg

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    I think you're younger than I am, Eric. And my car was "fuddy duddier" too.

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    So egrevstad, how do you like that Ford 500?

    I hadn't heard to many great things about it, but most magazines tend to have driven one tom any $80,000++ cars and are a little snobby about it...
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    Originally posted by Martin_89
    yeah, 10X better looking than MY DIALS

    MUFU, atleast its not the 1.0, they are terrible!
    That is true, the 1.2 isn't a bad engine at all. We are looking at getting a new family car now - looks like it'll be a tossup between the new BMW 320D ES Touring or the new Skoda Octavia 2.0TDI. Never thought I'd see the day!

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    i take it a ford 500 is americas version of our Mondeo

    and yeah mufu not a bad engine think its putting out the same power as mine, 75BHP which is ok for a small car.
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    Originally posted by MuFu
    That is true, the 1.2 isn't a bad engine at all. We are looking at getting a new family car now - looks like it'll be a tossup between the new BMW 320D ES Touring or the new Skoda Octavia 2.0TDI. Never thought I'd see the day!
    The 320D would be pretty awesome, but the Octavia is a damn good car too - especially with that engine.

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    Originally posted by Martin_89
    i take it a ford 500 is americas version of our Mondeo
    I don't think it is -- like most European cars, the Mondeo is smaller and more fuel-efficient (Ford used to sell a version in the U.S. named Contour). The 500 fits between our Taurus and Crown Victoria -- as I mentioned, basically the Volvo S80 platform with cheaper steel instead of aluminum and a Taurus V6 engine. Car magazines here pan it because of its bland styling and less power than the Chrysler 300 Hemi, but mine is incredibly roomy and comfortable, perfectly capable of merging onto the highway, and gets pretty good mileage for a big all-wheel-drive car. I traded in a Mini Cooper for it, going from midlife crisis to midlife acceptance ...

    Eric

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