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    • Smellyonion
    • By Smellyonion 8th Aug 18, 3:01 PM
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    Which would you choose as a motorway cruiser?
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    • 8th Aug 18, 3:01 PM
    Which would you choose as a motorway cruiser? 8th Aug 18 at 3:01 PM
    Hi




    I am looking at around 10k for either;


    BMW 320d
    Infinity q50
    Mazda6


    Your experiences?, what would you go for?
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    • westernpromise
    • By westernpromise 9th Aug 18, 3:05 PM
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    BMW are costly to repair and build quality and reliability is not what it used to be.
    Originally posted by Tarambor
    ISTR there are fewer Ford Mondeos made than 3-Series Bought-Mainly-by-Wan kers. The Ford is thus the more exclusive car than the Basildon Man's Wheels, which is a volume car - the Cortina de nos jours.
    • westernpromise
    • By westernpromise 9th Aug 18, 3:07 PM
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    Audi A4. For 10k you can get an absolute cracker.
    Originally posted by waamo
    Lots of drawbacks to any Audi. Most cars have the toolkit in the boot whereas in an Audi the tools are always in the driver's seat.
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 9th Aug 18, 4:31 PM
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    ISTR there are fewer Ford Mondeos made than 3-Series Bought-Mainly-by-Wan kers. The Ford is thus the more exclusive car than the Basildon Man's Wheels, which is a volume car - the Cortina de nos jours.
    Originally posted by westernpromise
    I bet the Dacia Sandero is a more exclusive car than your Mondeo

    So go get a Dacia, and you'll feel super exclusive.
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 9th Aug 18, 5:39 PM
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    I'll probably get shot down for this.

    Would anyone consider an mg 6?
    Originally posted by Smellyonion
    I drove one when they first came out (left hand drive pre-production one) out of brand loyalty (we had an MGF). Good value certainly but plasticky and not neither inspiring nor comfortable. The old ZS and ZT were better for motorway cruising.
    I wouldn't. They're talking about an RX8 which goes up to 11,000 RPM. For revs to change at a certain speed, some serious mechanic-ing would need to happen!
    Originally posted by almillar
    You're right - I'd forgotten it was a Wankel which rev higher anyway and one assumes that Mazda knew that when they chose the gear ratios. I was mentally comparing with the MX5.
    Womble #7 - Running Total 9.92 $2.49 5.31 S//0.10 (that's supposed to be 10 Ukrainian kopiyki but the site is refusing to display the symbol) Bds$0.10 A$0.10 NZ$0.55 C$0.89 S$0.20 zl0.02 (Polish grosze) LB0.22 (Bulgarian stotinka) ISKr 5 DKr 0.50 CHF 0.50 R0.10 (Rand not Rupees) KD0.05 (Kuwaiti fils)
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