Felicity Arkwright

New 19 plate cars - old cars make areas look shabby

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I am proud to display our brand new car for all to see, straight of the production line. It's a great status symbol on our street. What does the age of your car say about you? I am waiting for our neighbour Colin who drives a V reg Fiesta to see the new car. Do you feel people who drive old cars bring the tone of your area down and make your street look like a slum?

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they may not be so shallow and vain as to needing to show off material purchases for neighbours to see.  they may be quite confident and comfortable in their trusted old car and not give a hoot what others think, unlike perhaps an uninteresting lemming of the consumer class who lives on the street.  i think busybody neighbours pull down a street more.  

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30 minutes ago, Felicity Arkwright said:

I am proud to display our brand new car for all to see, straight of the production line. It's a great status symbol on our street. What does the age of your car say about you? I am waiting for our neighbour Colin who drives a V reg Fiesta to see the new car. Do you feel people who drive old cars bring the tone of your area down and make your street look like a slum?

Tis the same here. 

Due to my job we live in a very upmarket area and have a brand new Merc C63 on the drive. 

Luckily neighbours not that close to us, but a couple of them drive what looks to be a shed and lowers the tone of the area.

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39 minutes ago, Felicity Arkwright said:

I am proud to display our brand new car for all to see, straight of the production line. It's a great status symbol on our street. What does the age of your car say about you? I am waiting for our neighbour Colin who drives a V reg Fiesta to see the new car. Do you feel people who drive old cars bring the tone of your area down and make your street look like a slum?

How exciting Felicity. What kind of car have you bought?

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Old cars are the life blood of the small garage owners so well done to all the older car drivers keeping the economy going 

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1 minute ago, Felicity Arkwright said:

Dr Punk Sparkle, ,we have just bought a Toyoto 1.8L hybrid automatic.

I hope you enjoy your driving Felicity 

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10 minutes ago, Felicity Arkwright said:

Dr Punk Sparkle, ,we have just bought a Toyoto 1.8L hybrid automatic.

Hybrid? Does that mean it uses both hi test and regular?:58674be6ca98e_EmojiSmiley-15:

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1 hour ago, Felicity Arkwright said:

I am proud to display our brand new car for all to see, straight of the production line. It's a great status symbol on our street. What does the age of your car say about you? I am waiting for our neighbour Colin who drives a V reg Fiesta to see the new car. Do you feel people who drive old cars bring the tone of your area down and make your street look like a slum?

I think it depends on teh type of car and how well it has been maintained.  I knmow many people that drives cars that are from 1950s - 1970s and are in top quality conditionfor their age.  

 

I personally drive a 2007 Honda Civic, which I have had from new so know all the history on the car.   For me ther is not point in changing my car, when it can do 40mpg better than many new cars can on the road.   Buit if i was to change, it would be to a Hybrid car.   But at the moment, for me there is no point in having a hybrid car until it can run at more than 30mph on the battery with the petrol engine not kicking in, until the car has reached a speed of 60mph on national speed limit roads.    The reason for this, is that you do have roads in some town areas where the speed limit is greater than 30mph.    

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The neighbours envy my 62' Chrysler, my 2006 Chevy pick up truck not so much! And then there's the fellow at the end of my road that has a 65' Mustang that's probably worth half as much as my house. More cars like his might increase my property value....bring it on.

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I rather suspect Felicity's post is a little bit tongue in cheek, but i'll add my bit for what it's worth. New cars by their nature lose considerable value the moment they are driven away. Dependent on original selling price of course but I suspect a Merc or BMW would lose many thousands in the first few months. However, this needs to be so there can be a 'nearly new' second hand market, which then filters down to the next stage and so on.

Conversely almost everything these days rises in value when it gets to a certain age, the trick of course is knowing which one to buy and keep lol.

A Ford Escort 1.6 mark 1 in good condition would cost you far more today than it would when it was brand new, I had a Mini van once and sold it for a few hundred pounds, it would be £1-£2 grand now (doh), as for a Mini pickup in good condition, they are like hen's teeth and would set you back many ££££££££'s

I guess the age of relatively modern cars isn't the big deal it once was, a lot of people plonk private plates on them to perhaps hide the actually age. My opinion, never buy a new car, buy 12-18 months old and change every couple of years, the neighbours all have Chelsea tractors near me, but, I suspect they are mainly on finance which mean feck all if you don't own it :) 

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After many years I listened to my son and finally bought a mk 5 golf, I don't need to upstage the joneses thanks. 

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I think that felicity’s new car will cheer all the neighbours up. I wonder what others do to bring a touch of class into their local community? 😊 Felicity, I am sure you brighten up your local area up in other ways also. 

Edited by Dr Punk-sparkle
American spelling

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38 minutes ago, flutterby said:

I think plonkers are being pulled :58674bddb5b72_EmojiSmiley-01:

I think you is right :58674be0c2f40_EmojiSmiley-06:

Edited by Blott

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12 hours ago, Felicity Arkwright said:

I am proud to display our brand new car for all to see, straight of the production line. It's a great status symbol on our street. What does the age of your car say about you? I am waiting for our neighbour Colin who drives a V reg Fiesta to see the new car. Do you feel people who drive old cars bring the tone of your area down and make your street look like a slum?

Such a shallow view. Get a life.

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20 minutes ago, stockingsadmirer68 said:

Who said snobbery was dead? 🤔🧐😳😂🤣

Aplogies for the comment, but I thought brexit was all about snobbery?  

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8 minutes ago, Robbies Stockings Fun said:

Aplogies for the comment, but I thought brexit was all about snobbery?  

You had to bring the B word into it didn't you :58674bea1d8fb_EmojiSmiley-21:

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I agree, but while we're at it, we should bulldoze every house that is over 10 years old, so that people don't have to live in tiny Victoria houses with sensible sized gardens. 

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I think we all know that people keen to be seen owning a larger or newer or sportier or more expensive car are normally trying to compensate for a lacking elsewhere.

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Until it snows, and then everybody near me wants to be friends with my landrover ( rest of the year it’s a diesel gulping planet killer apparently)

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1 hour ago, Blott said:

You had to bring the B word into it didn't you :58674bea1d8fb_EmojiSmiley-21:

It was done, tongue in cheek!  

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38 minutes ago, Alteredbhoy said:

I think we all know that people keen to be seen owning a larger or newer or sportier or more expensive car are normally trying to compensate for a lacking elsewhere.

owning or keen to be seen owning?  I can say I am not trying to compensate or lacking elsewhere from the vehicles I own and drive. Mrs ST will vouch for that :)

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18 minutes ago, MrStockingTotty said:

owning or keen to be seen owning?  I can say I am not trying to compensate or lacking elsewhere from the vehicles I own and drive. Mrs ST will vouch for that :)

I'll take it that you don't have to stand too close to the urinals Mr ST,  Mrs ST must be pleased :58674df5e9f03_EmojiNatur-17:

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Just now, Alteredbhoy said:

I'll take it that you don't have to stand too close to the urinals Mr ST,  Mrs ST must be pleased :58674df5e9f03_EmojiNatur-17:

LOL :) …...

Well, I dont buy sporty motors due to a lack of anything downstairs. Simply love cars as much as some love nylons :)

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Looking to buy a used Range Rover of an old guy in Norfolk. Low mileage, bit of accident damage. He has recently given up driving. Should lift the area a bit. 

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What an absoulute snob Felicity is...her initials are FA and that is what I think of her. What a stupid euro box of a car she has bought..would not have one given...looks the same as every other euro box on the road and before you start going on about how 'green' a hybrid is the components for the batteries travel from all parts of the globe to be assembled in one place causing far more polution trhan an internal combustion engined car. I am now going to get 'snobby' and tell you FA that the private plate on my car is worth more than you paid for your 'euro box'.

Edited by Lord Seaton

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Please may I ask what this 'Thread' has got to do with nylon hosiery??

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7 minutes ago, alexxx1805 said:

Please may I ask what this 'Thread' has got to do with nylon hosiery??

Good point...FA seems to have FA in the brains department.

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31 minutes ago, Lord Seaton said:

 I am now going to get 'snobby' and tell you FA that the private plate on my car is worth more than you paid for your 'euro box'.

LORD 1 

👍🏻🙏🏻😁

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29 minutes ago, Lord Seaton said:

Good point...FA seems to have FA in the brains department.

Brains 🧠 of a rocking horse🐴 🤣😂🤣 

Btw for the record I drive a 2 seater Smart Car 😳 🧐 😁 

Edited by stockingsadmirer68

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@ Robbies Stockings Fun, Mrs Wainwright who is chair of our local WI has banned all discussions about Brexit.

@ Lord Seaton, I transferred my own private plate on to my new car. I hope like me you are a member of the RAC and not the AA.

@ stockingsadmirer68, You're a cheeky Chappy and know I am not a snob otherwise we wouldn't be best friends in the SHQ forum.

@ alexxx1805, When I drive my new 19 plate car, I always wear fully fashioned stockings.

@ Surrey Hills, You remind me of our neighbour Colin who drives a V reg Fiesta.

@ Robbies Stockings Fun again, I think if you lived on our street, you would be a considerate neighbour and park your rust bucket in your garage and I don't think you would park an old caravan in your drive.

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So FA you haven't got a 19 plate sat on your drive...it could be any age if the plate isn't age related...so the point of your post is really irrelevant 

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35 minutes ago, flutterby said:

IT'S A WIND UP PEOPLE !

 

It is just a bit of fun and no harm is being done to anyone.   

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