You're mad to drive a Merc (I didn't say that...!)

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Party chat gets round to winter/snow driving, and my smug, ultra-sensible, VW-driving neighbour launches into his favourite jibe: "Surely, EVERYBODY knows that NO-ONE with any sense will buy a Mercedes or BMW"...Smurk, smurk...
I'll swing for this guy if he makes this very pointed comment again...
Come on guys, give me your best acid retort!!
 

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Life is full of mediocrity - buying a VW proves the point more eloquently than words ever could.
 

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Perhaps you shouldn't be inviting such a crashing bores to your parties. Or attending theirs.
 

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I wonder why the VW chairman, when commissioning the phaeton, used Mercedes as the benchmark.

Now I am confused. :confused:
 

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So the ONLY reason your neighbour likes his VW is the fact in winter for a few days a year his car is front wheel drive? (unless he has a 4motion?)

Like the 99% of time the rest of the year I would rather be in my Merc thanks.

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Oh lord please will you buy me a Volkswagen my friends all drive BMW's and Mercedes Benz....

Nope that doesn't work either.
 
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So the ONLY reason your neighbour likes his VW is the fact in winter for a few days a year his car is front wheel drive? (unless he has a 4motion?)

Like the 99% of time the rest of the year I would rather be in my Merc thanks.
You are spot on - that was my comeback but a bit weedy in the put-down stakes. I want something that will REALLY hurt!!!!!:devil:

Like the Peter Drucker quote Mocas - that's in the book!!:bannana:
 

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You could also try: "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, and so is a Mercedes-Benz - but only in the wrong hands. You stick to your safe little VW, old chap."
 

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Tell him that you would rather walk than drive a VW.

Or constantly refer to his VW as a Skoda or Seat. I find this tactic works a treat when confronted by some charmless wit with an Audi.
 

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Which VW model does he drive?

Joking aside I've had VW cars and they are very good, different to a Merc though depends what you want from the car.

So really no need to knock them as Merc / VW's all good best maybe then not to raise to the bait and play it cool and say yes they are good. I have a brochure for the currrent VW pheaton W10 4motion etc etc....
 

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Tell him that you would rather walk than drive a VW.

Or constantly refer to his VW as a Skoda or Seat. I find this tactic works a treat when confronted by some charmless wit with an Audi.
Ee, lad, there's nowt wrong with Škodas!
 

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"But then, not everyone's owned a Mercerdes-Benz, so what do they know?"
 

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