Author Topic: "Top 10: mid-life crisis cars" on MSN - guess what's made the list...  (Read 3861 times)

Offline JellyCat

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lol.....

http://cars.uk.msn.com/features/photos.aspx?cp-documentid=151788261&page=17

Made me chuckle as I didin't think it deserved to be in this group, My idea of a midlife crisis car is something a little mad such as a 599, F430, or a Gallardo (which I can see will be my mid life car lol), also not forgetting the 911 turbo, but not a GTI. It's too.. sensible.
Thought the inclusion of the boxter was funny. I always recall what Clarkson said (and I agree with it), if you get a boxter your kind of telling the world your life didn't turn out as good as you where expecting, guess he ment no 911 and boxter in stead lol. I think they ok for the missus or the girlfriend, or a young bloke in his 20's, but not someone in their 40's!

Thought the quote " the GTI is admittedly rather, well, tweed jacket" was crap.


Offline Rolfe

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Sorry, I had my mid-life crisis about 15 years ago.   :rolleyes:

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Mid-life crisis is a term used by those who are jealous of those who can afford to do what ever they like whatever their age  :wink:

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Mid-life crisis is a term used by those who are jealous of those who can afford to do what ever they like whatever their age  :wink:

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Offline Steve30

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There might be some truth in this? But i dont wear tweed at 47 , have been obsessed buying GTI's for the last 5yrs hahaha  :laugh:

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Thought the quote " the GTI is admittedly rather, well, tweed jacket" was crap.
If you watch the old clarkson programs i think they got that from there as he set up a seen were it talked about and showed two blokes in the pub. One with a tweed jacket with a GTI and a guy from essex with an XR3i in iirc a shell suit.
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lol.....

http://cars.uk.msn.com/features/photos.aspx?cp-documentid=151788261&page=17

Made me chuckle as I didin't think it deserved to be in this group, My idea of a midlife crisis car is something a little mad such as a 599, F430, or a Gallardo (which I can see will be my mid life car lol), also not forgetting the 911 turbo, but not a GTI. It's too.. sensible.
Thought the inclusion of the boxter was funny. I always recall what Clarkson said (and I agree with it), if you get a boxter your kind of telling the world your life didn't turn out as good as you where expecting, guess he ment no 911 and boxter in stead lol. I think they ok for the missus or the girlfriend, or a young bloke in his 20's, but not someone in their 40's!

Thought the quote " the GTI is admittedly rather, well, tweed jacket" was crap.



I don't know why people keep following the opinion of a semi-bald middle age fat bloke? His last car is an AMG SLK! RESPECT!
Saying this, I do agreed that a black Gallardo spyder is kind of cool!
The only motoring journalist opinion that I respect is Chris Harris. Same age as me Early thirties---our car taste is very similar except he prefer the Focus RS while I pick the Golf GTI!

I think Steve Sutcliffe, Jason Plato and John Barker are quite good with their articles as well!

Don't forget a decent spec for the base Boxster will cost you near £40000. I think they are doing quite well in their life if they can afford to buy one for their wife and spend another £75000 on a carrera s for themselves!
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Offline A7 UFO

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boxsters are good in their own right.  If you want a porsche convertible whats the price difference between a boxster and a 911?  £30k-£40k? 

The same can be said of any car brand, Land Rover Freelander drivers would be jealous of discoverys that would be jealous of RR's.  If that's all you can afford then so what?