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Who is your car

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by SLinKyjoe, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. SLinKyjoe

    SLinKyjoe Senior Member

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    Tell us about any of your cars that may have a character, it's name and why?
     
  2. robbi-wan

    robbi-wan Senior Member

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    My first car had 'character' by the spadeful. I ended up calling it Bitch and almost set fire to it on the M69 the last time it blew up, luckily for me the local contsabulary advised waiting until i got home for that!
    rob
    PS It was a ford
     
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  3. Myros

    Myros Senior Member

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    is definitely Leslie Philips.
    the C280 is more like Sid James.
     
  4. niva441

    niva441 Senior Member

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    Well both BMW's I've made the mistake of buying (1 I'm just getting over) ended up being known as the w*nkmobile
     
  5. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    My SL has the name" Batmobile " givern by my friends

    Malcolm
     
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    Where do you get Sid for the C280 :confused:
     
  7. Mike J

    Mike J Senior Member

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    When my 3 kids were small we bought a Citroen Famille for the space (7 seats and a huge boot) they used to call themselves the "Ghost Busters"
    LOL Great days but I don’t want to do it again.
     
  8. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    They were great cars,had loads of them. When re doing a kitchen I got a 3m length of worktop inside and closed the back, some guys with a transit were choked..

    Malcolm
     
  9. Myros

    Myros Senior Member

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    Sid the C280

    makes you laugh just as much as Leslie Philips does, but in a different sort of way.Like your favourite uncle cracking a really good joke that you didn't think he had in him, and surprising everyone at the party.
    You couldn't have a proper Carry-on film without either of them.
     
  10. Mike J

    Mike J Senior Member

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    Me to I helped a builder friend move some concrete blocks he put half in his escort van I put the other half in the Citroen! his exhaust was on the floor my car drove and rode as if there was nothing in it.
    Great car for load carrying and motorway driving but what a monster around town.
    Mike
     
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    angus falconer Senior Member

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    Well if an M3 is Jason Robertson (all fancy footwork and quick sprints down the wing) the C43 is more Jason Leonard - builds a hell of a momentum in a straight line, looks beefy and likes a drink.
     
  12. Stephen Brooks

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    Staff Car

    Our E280 CDi Estate has become the "staff car" - short for "Nazi Staff Car" thansk to Jeremy Clarkson.
     
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    Mine is called Bruno

    My little monter is called Bruno cos he is German and his sister before him an E28 BMW was Ingar. He exude power even though he might not be so powerful.

    Should he be turbo aspirated? comments please
     
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    gina2201 Active Member

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    My merc kinda got nicknamed "rudy" after Rude mercs of London, however, I'm always getting told its a gangsta car (especially looks good in the dark!)
     

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  15. Ian B Walker

    Ian B Walker Senior Member

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    I had a w124 200T that was and still is called "The Red Shed" We bought it to carry our then St Bernard as slime in the 260E was not an option. I still have it, although in bits, as its being broken to support my other cars and projects.
     
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    Myros Senior Member

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    I've started calling our 300 TE

    Thunderbird 2, for obvious load-lugging reasons. It's not green though
     
  17. Hanz

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    My car gets called a hearst. :(
     
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    previous 4 cars were all called betsy

    present one is called "sex"
     
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    Isn't that supposed to be "hearse"?
     
  20. OmniCognateNeutronRangler

    OmniCognateNeutronRangler Senior Member

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    shortly after I got married and was seriously broke my family bought me a £150 mark 5 cortina which we called "chugga" after "chugga boom" in the whaky races cartoon. Since then they have all been called chugga, although I'm not sure it's fair to compare a C-Class merc with a mark 5 cortina. The Cortina was much more reliable....;)
     

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