HomePortalRegisterLog in

Share | .
 

 As you age do you want bigger cars?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
stereosound
Senior
Senior
avatar

Number of posts : 150
Age : 45
Location : Wiltshire
Registration date : 2007-05-16

PostSubject: As you age do you want bigger cars?   Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:56 pm

Just wondering when i was 17 i would of happily nipped around in anything from a Mini to an Escort but probably kept away from anything larger but as I get older the smallest car id drive is getting bigger Rolling Eyes

I am now the wrong side of 40 and I have to be honest would not want anything smaller than a Golf Rolling Eyes

I currently have a Fleet Car (much to my Bangernomics embarrassment but I never bought it as such :W: ) when that goes in all fairness I will probably be looking Golf sized upwards :Wky:

Which begs the question those of you past 40 lets say,do you now favour larger cars than you used to when you were 20-30 odd?

_________________

Back to top Go down
Father Tiresias
Senior
Senior
avatar

Number of posts : 144
Age : 57
Location : Staffordshire, UK
Registration date : 2013-02-06

PostSubject: Re: As you age do you want bigger cars?   Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:11 pm

As I was driving a 3.0 litre Granada when I was 18...................... I somehow doubt it!!

Once you pass 40 your car choices tend to go in one or more different directions:

1 - The middle age crisis car. Usually takes the form of a Porsche Boxter or BMW Z car. Balding fat old gits driving these do not look cool and never will!
2 - The car I always promised myself when I was younger. For those of a certain age that would be a Mk1/2 Golf GTi, Escort XR3i, 205 GTi. The cars you couldn't afford to insure in your youth.
3 - The I've given up car. A people carrier!!!
4 - The who gives a damn as long as its cheap and reliable car. The doorway is open to five year old Focus 1.6's!!
5 - I don't need a car, my company bought me one. Oh look, an Audi A4. Why bother with having indicators fitted. Their not used..... EVER..... so whats the point
6 - I want to look like I earn a lot of money now. Ooh, a ten year old Range Rover complete with abysmal reliability and horriffic running costs - yes, you WILL need to earn a lot of money for this one.
7 - Honest, it's the wifes car. That would be my neighbours pink Nissan Micra convertible.

I'm sure there are other categories.
Back to top Go down
badshot
Junior
Junior
avatar

Number of posts : 93
Age : 44
Location : Orpington, Kent
Registration date : 2009-06-06

PostSubject: Re: As you age do you want bigger cars?   Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:49 pm

I've always liked big cars but with 3 kids have no choice but to drive one now!

unfortunately i didn't pass my test until i was 24, i had an old fiesta 1.1l but 6 months later bought a mini cooper, ive had large bmw's and various mercs until the real midlife when i was 32 a mitsubishi lancer 5 400 bhp monster, had it two years and escaped being banned twice, i sold it soon after lol

Having a family now denotes a huge car, Mondeo estate i like it but would love another MX5, had a couple there a fantastic little car, if your in the market for a tiny sportscar.

_________________
If i Fall through the mattress I'll see you in the spring [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
http://wristwatchnut.co.uk
ventorafred
Junior
Junior
avatar

Number of posts : 79
Age : 48
Location : Walsall
Registration date : 2013-02-01

PostSubject: Re: As you age do you want bigger cars?   Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:04 pm

Always (mainly) had big sloopy saloons
First car I had was a Vauxhall Victor FE 2300 in 1986
got this thing for big wallowy comfort wagons I guess :Co:
Theres again as a singleton
you can get away with buying silly cars !!
Back to top Go down
D7
Junior
Junior


Number of posts : 80
Age : 28
Location : Middlesbrough
Registration date : 2008-01-20

PostSubject: Re: As you age do you want bigger cars?   Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:29 am

I'm 23 and pretty much always had big cars. When I have bought a small car they haven't really stayed with me very long.
Back to top Go down
mark-r
Infant
Infant
avatar

Number of posts : 5
Location : on the settee
Registration date : 2013-02-10

PostSubject: Re: As you age do you want bigger cars?   Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:51 pm

Hi all 1st post :Wa:
I have driven larger cars since passing my test 20+ years ago,toyota camry,nissan bluebird,nissan primera's.I did buy a clio many years ago and hated every mile.Now i have a nice big 4x4 but also a little astra coupe and a Daimler V8.

Mark

_________________
Just rolling along
Back to top Go down
MilfordHaven
Junior
Junior
avatar

Number of posts : 78
Age : 58
Registration date : 2007-04-29

PostSubject: Re: As you age do you want bigger cars?   Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:14 pm

I too have driven bigger cars but I must admit I prefer the idea of driving something smaller that gives me that old fashioned go kart feeling.
Back to top Go down
macp
Senior
Senior
avatar

Number of posts : 133
Age : 50
Location : Cheshire
Registration date : 2013-01-22

PostSubject: Re: As you age do you want bigger cars?   Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:44 pm

I set out to buy something small but I keep on looking at larger cars. I love big volvos Audis & bmw.
Back to top Go down
Under A Grand
Infant
Infant
avatar

Number of posts : 6
Location : Guernsey
Registration date : 2013-02-01

PostSubject: Re: As you age do you want bigger cars?   Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:57 pm

I usually try and buy something reasonably small. Especially when I was in Ireland where the tax gets higher with engine size. With 3 kids I've been tempted by Galaxys and other people movers but settled on the 1.6 focus estate for better economy.
Having driven a corolla for some time prior the focus being heavier was a bit nicer on the road.

I'd love to get a mk1 mr2 for that go kart feeling! Completely impractical though!
Back to top Go down
lindopski
Junior
Junior
avatar

Number of posts : 11
Age : 41
Location : north wales
Registration date : 2013-02-20

PostSubject: Re: As you age do you want bigger cars?   Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:46 pm

I think my smallest car in the last 5 years has been a pug 106 that I kept a week and the largest is either my Citroen Xantia, My Rover 75 or possibly my Daimler 250 - not sure who is biggest though I reckon its the 75 I own at the moment.

I would have kept the pug but it needed 300 worth of work doing so i listed it and the fail sheet on ebay and it sold instantly.
It was tatty and Id rather buy a non shitter and spend 300 on that instead.
Back to top Go down
edlithgow
Super user
Super user


Number of posts : 423
Registration date : 2010-06-01

PostSubject: Re: As you age do you want bigger cars?   Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:14 am

First car was a Heinkel bubble car. Probably couldn't afford one now.

Regrets, I've had a few (usual stuff, broken heart, career, health, ho hum) but the biggest one was saying I'd "think about" a non-runner shed of a Mini Marcos for 1400 quid. Back the next day. Gone, natch.

Somewhere, In a parellel happier universe there's a grinning edlithgow who bit the sellers hand off. He might be under 6 foot though.

and petrol gets more expensive.

So no, I suppose
Back to top Go down
Father Tiresias
Senior
Senior
avatar

Number of posts : 144
Age : 57
Location : Staffordshire, UK
Registration date : 2013-02-06

PostSubject: Re: As you age do you want bigger cars?   Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:44 am

In 1980 something I was working in a high end car audio suppliers and one of our customers offered me a Lamborghini Espada in need of some tidying for very little money (can't remember how much but not a lot) and I turned it down. As they say, if I only knew then what I know now!!
Back to top Go down
edlithgow
Super user
Super user


Number of posts : 423
Registration date : 2010-06-01

PostSubject: Re: As you age do you want bigger cars?   Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:52 pm

Big estates make some sense, because they give you some extra capability. Big saloons are just silly. I had a 2L DOHC automatic Sierra which drove OK, but a car that size you can't put a bicycle in without ripping the seats is an absurdity.

While in the UK I worked out that my "ideal" banger was a diesel Maestro van. Big row with the SO who reckoned we wouldn't be able to give her mother a lift, something we did about once a year. Stuck to my guns, but somehow never did get around to getting that van.
Back to top Go down
Father Tiresias
Senior
Senior
avatar

Number of posts : 144
Age : 57
Location : Staffordshire, UK
Registration date : 2013-02-06

PostSubject: Re: As you age do you want bigger cars?   Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:13 pm

edlithgow wrote:
Big estates make some sense, because they give you some extra capability. Big saloons are just silly. I had a 2L DOHC automatic Sierra which drove OK, but a car that size you can't put a bicycle in without ripping the seats is an absurdity.

I have to disagree with you on this. You cannot beat the opulence, luxury and ride quality of a big saloon (not to mention the toys!). Cars like the Mercedes S Class, the BMW 7 series, the Audi A8 etc. And most of them have HUGE boots that you could get your bike in!! Luverly.
Back to top Go down
edlithgow
Super user
Super user


Number of posts : 423
Registration date : 2010-06-01

PostSubject: Re: As you age do you want bigger cars?   Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:18 am

Father Tiresias wrote:
edlithgow wrote:
Big estates make some sense, because they give you some extra capability. Big saloons are just silly. I had a 2L DOHC automatic Sierra which drove OK, but a car that size you can't put a bicycle in without ripping the seats is an absurdity.

I have to disagree with you on this. You cannot beat the opulence, luxury and ride quality of a big saloon (not to mention the toys!). Cars like the Mercedes S Class, the BMW 7 series, the Audi A8 etc. And most of them have HUGE boots that you could get your bike in!! Luverly.

Yeh, well, of course it depends whats important to you personally.

Perhaps because I got my license fairly late (late 20's/early 30's, I think, can't remember offhand) I find pretty much ANY car that goes a luxury, and the extra luxury of a big car wouldn't begin to compensate me for the higher fuel and maintenance costs, and what I suspect will be lower fixability. This attitudes probably been amplified since coming to Taiwan, where most people often ride scooters for practical reasons, even if they have a car. The rattiest car is massively safer and more comfortable than a scooter, especially with functional aircon, and especially in Taiwan, where the standard of driving is bloody awful.

Here in Taiwan, while German cars have cachet among the locals for status ("face") reasons, they are regarded by foreigners in-the-know as overpriced and unreliable compared to the (mostly Japanese) competition.

Having said that my direct experience of luxury cars is limited to a Cadillac in the US, and that was only a year old. Pleasant enough, but uninvolving, and I wouldn't choose to buy an old one.

Back to top Go down
geedub
Junior
Junior
avatar

Number of posts : 23
Age : 58
Location : Surrey
Registration date : 2013-06-15

PostSubject: Re: As you age do you want bigger cars?   Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:00 am

In more than 35 years of driving I've always preferred bigger cars - whether they be bangers or something more expensive. The main difference as I get older is that I've wanted 'em to be that bit more luxurious too Wink
Back to top Go down
Juan-Kerlot
Infant
Infant
avatar

Number of posts : 5
Age : 62
Location : N West
Registration date : 2013-06-04

PostSubject: Re: As you age do you want bigger cars?   Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:01 pm

Started off small with a Mini 850 as life went on cars got bigger 3 rover 3500 Vauxhall Carltons family grew now all gone gone back to small cars Renault Clio dont c the need for a big car:Winky:
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: As you age do you want bigger cars?   

Back to top Go down
 

As you age do you want bigger cars?

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

-
» RC cars anyone?
» Bigger tires on your lawnmower
» My other cars - past and present
» I heart mid-nineties luxury cars.
» Top 10 Stolen Cars In the US In 2010

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Bangernomics :: Chat :: Banger chat-