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Discussion in 'Members Gallery' started by Sam87, May 20, 2019.
Wow, kwik kit must pay well if you can afford that and work there! Nice car
How do you know he works there?
Wow, what a really nice car. An S600 like yours would be a serious consideration if I could afford to fuel something like that!!
Kwki fit colours painted on the walls of the workshop
Oh I see!
It's nice when the police have a chat about cars when being stopped by them its happened couple of times to me too
I'm sure the Ferrai owner part exchanged the car the next day lol
Thank you! I won't lie, it drinks A LOT of fuel! But it's fun
LOL really man, is that all you have to comment on? I make the tea there and clean the toilets
Two things in life I dont talk about is, women and money but seeing as you said I must get paid well, I'm not doing too bad, thank you. I do have a very good friend of mine that works in the garage you see the pics and he's the master tech there and does most of the work on my cars ( that's all I'll say in this comment)............. what I do, where I work and how much I earn I don't discus with anyone though........ well apart from my wife so dont take it personal
Love your reply!
I'm sorry if I came across rude.
I don't have to explain myself but I will make one more comment why I replied the way I did.
I came with my family in this country when i was 12 years old. I've been here 18 years now but I never lost the accent and the amount of times people have made me feel uncomfortable when they hear me speak and see what I drive is really too much to take sometimes. Yes people try and hide their opinions but then you have those people that judge how you sound, what you own or where you work. I don't look 30 years old ( I've been told I look younger) and the amount of times people would say to me I must be doing something dodgy as a young man cannot have all this cars I have by working hard is just very discouraging. I wouldn't have been ashamed of where I worked or what I did as long as I worked hard for it, even if i was cleaning toilets and provided for my family.
All I'm trying to say is that we shouldn't assume just because someone doesn't have a prestigious job or sound different or comes from a different place is hard to believe that they can also own nice things. My friend that works in the kwik fit you see pics is one of the best guys I've ever know and is super intelligent but I'm sure many people would think he's a waste man if they found out he worked for kwik fit as they'd think all he does is tyres when in reality he can do anything on a car and that's not what makes him intelligent, its other things in life he does that show how smart he is.
Enough of my life story, this is a car forum, let's keep sharing the passion and love we have for cars and not care about other peoples bank balances or jobs they do
I thought you were going to simply reply you own the Franchise, nothing like the green eyed monster
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I had an an M3 Evolution at 24. I bought it at three years old for £25k (so it wasn't even new).
I got comments now and again that "how could I afford it" and "it's not a real one" etc. (and I delighted in showing individuals what made it real).
Lots of people judge and have their own preconceptions - I don't think this will ever change but that's the way it is.
Made me all the more proud I'd worked hard to buy something I really wanted and I was somewhat smug as I knew it was a genuine car.
I had an early morning cleaning job before school when I was 17 for a few months in which part of it involved cleaning toilets...
People can think what they like - only you and those close to you know the real situation.
I wasn't judging you in any way whatsoever! I know you cannot read a book by its covers!
I actually know a boy that went to the local porsche garage asked to test drive a 911 turbo and he was politely told to **** off, he then went to the next closest dealership, got to test drive a 911 turbo so bought it and a cayenne turbo, he made a point of going back into the local porsche dealership and making sure the salesman that wasnt very helpful seen him getting out of his new 911
Strange, I did something remarkably similar but for different reasons.
Around 15 years ago, my wife and I went to our local Porsche dealer for a Cayenne but pulled up in a Vauxhall Omega, and a group of sales people literally laughed at us. Having turned around and walked out again we went straight to see an ML and bought it.
We went back to the same Porsche dealer a few months later for a 911, this time for me. I didn’t mention the previous visit - it’s not my style - but the experience couldn’t have been more different even though they were very busy. I didn’t buy a 911, but I did go and buy a C32 AMG the next weekend.
That first negative experience at the Porsche dealership changed the course of our car buying history over the last 15 years. We’ve bought, serviced and repaired lots of MLs and AMGs since then, but only had brief dalliances with a Cayenne and 997. We may never have bought a Mercedes had that not happened...
Definitely there loss, absolutely your gain.
Strangely, I had the same thing with the car I refer to in post #71.
I asked my local BMW dealer if they could get hold of a 328i Coupe for me to test drive.
New one was £28k back then back in 2000.
"No, we can't get hold of 6 cylinder cars.....<conversation ended by the salesman>"
So once I bought the M3, I made sure I went back to speak to my friendly sales person who I had dealt with previously when looking at 325s a year earlier.
I saw Mr "No 6 Cylinders" at his desk peering over at the M3 parked outside - I made sure he heard me asking the friendly salesman to come and see my new steed.
Maybe he couldn't care less but I enjoyed the smug feeling.
That is a stunning car!
Looks fantastic! LOVE those wheels too.
I forgot about this thread
Nothing new has been done to the S600 but I recently drove to Europe with the car.
I was actually set on taking the M3 but the M3 wasn't quite ready so I decided to take the S600.
Now I love my M3's but for this trip I couldn't have taken a better car! It was this trip that made me realise what an amazing car the S class is!
Even though its lowered and on 21's it's still such a smooth car to drive.
Now a full tank just driving around tow I could get no more than 150miles -170 miles and it costs £110 to fill it up but to my surprise cruising at 75mph - 80mph I got 500 miles from a full tank! :bugeye: who would have thought you could get that mileage from a V12 Twin Turbo?!
Once I was in Germany, it was very difficult to stick to 70mph - 80mph
I've had this car for a year now or so and it still surprises me the way it pulls for such a big car but you can't really open it up on the UK roads. In Germany though it's a different story! The way this car picks up from 100mph to the limiter it's something that you have to experience to get a real feel of how fast it picks up speed! I loved driving on the autobhan.
I didn't manage to get a pic when it hit the limiter as my wife wasn't too happy I was doing those speeds even though she was sleeping most of the time she had no idea I was doing 160mph until I mentioned it to her and her eyes were constantly looking at the speedo afterwards and no more sleep:lolwsign:
I had a few decent cars that wanted to have a little play but unfortunately I didn't see the sort of cars i was hoping i would find in the autobhan.
The car got so much attention in France, Belgium, Germany and Amsterdam. I didn't drive it much in Amsterdam. First time I went to Amsterdam and I'll be honest it's the last time for me. I guess it's one of those places that you can enjoy if you're single and go with friends? Maybe there's nice places in Amsterdam and we just didn't do much research what to do and where to go
Anyways, it's only appropriate to post some pics .
Arrived in Calais
This is the dirtiest the car got, this is dirty for me
After nearly 1000 miles the car averaged 22.3mpg which I thought was decent for a V12
I took this pic after driving from London to Folkestone, 100 miles and it was showing range over 400 miles
At times you'd think theres a hole in the tank lol
Using lorrie parking spaces to make sure no one parks too close
Once in Germany, I actually went and washed the car :muttley:. What can I say, OCD!
Somewhere in Germany
Everyone is so disciplined in Germany. At first I didn't realise why everyone pulled to the sides of the road and left the middle empty and few mins later I saw the police car flying past. I've been to Germany a few times but I had not seen this before. If only in uk the standard of driving was as good! As soon as i was back in uk, after 5 mins of driving I got upset with so many idiots on the road. Saying that, in France and Belgium they're not much better!
The only pic I have but it was in fourth gear at this point
Also you can see how quickly the range drops when you give it some. In uk cruising at 70mph and with less fuel in the tank it showed 400+ miles and in Germany, nearly full tank it showed range 260+ miles and this was with the high octane fuel they sell in Germany. I wish we had it here in uk as well
Great write up!
Is that in pound notes as in real money ?