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    what do you call your car?

    I am very lucky to drive an Audi and i dare say i show it off occasionally but while watching a the new renault twingo advert i said to myself as if me and a few of my friends are about to go out "we can take my twingo or we can take my car"

    But with my audi i do all the time refer to it as "my audi" and not "my car" but if i were to have a small cheap car like a twingo i don't think i would say my twingo or even my renault.

    not something important but just noticed it.

    There's actually only afew cars which i would refer to by name if they were mine

    is this snobish?

    lex
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    800 spent on my car in a week, is that excessive? B***ocks is it

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    I dont seem to show off the fact that I have an A3 at a young age but I do refer to "the A3" or "my car"

    but when people ask me what i drive and i say, "an audi a3" they tend to go "ooo look at you!"

    quite embarrassing to be honest

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    Oh man, no offence, but I hate hearing "shall we take the (insert make)"
    Yes, it is snobbish, sorry.
    Regardless of what you drive, it should only be referred to as "the car"
    IMO, of course.
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    I call mine "The Beast"!

    robreun calls his car "The silver dog"!

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    Last edited by mitch78; 15th March 2009 at 00:08.
    Ex 8L S3 driver

    also A3, 320, Golf, Clio, Astra, Focus, Mondeo, Laguna, Escort, Calibra, 220, others and now back to a Focus...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowfer View Post
    Oh man, no offence, but I hate hearing "shall we take the (insert make)"
    Yes, it is snobbish, sorry.
    Regardless of what you drive, it should only be referred to as "the car"
    IMO, of course.
    It is snobish, but if I had something like an Aston Martin I would definitely say stuff like "Shall we take the Aston?" , not infront of people I don't know though, that would just make me a c*nt!

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    The car or my car , if somebody asks me what i drive it's a Audi S3

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowfer View Post
    Oh man, no offence, but I hate hearing "shall we take the (insert make)"
    Yes, it is snobbish, sorry.
    Regardless of what you drive, it should only be referred to as "the car"
    IMO, of course.
    no offense taken i probably am a abit of a snob, my mums a snob so i think i get it off her
    now : A3 2.0 TDI, ST-3 remap, coilovers, matte black rs6 alloys

    800 spent on my car in a week, is that excessive? B***ocks is it

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    If I'm asked what I drive, I usually try and judge the person involved.
    If I think the person knows about cars, I'll be accurate and say an Alpina.
    If I think the person knows nothing about cars, I'll say a BMW.
    But that's completely different from blatantly stating the make of your car in an unsolicited manner.
    Sorry, my opinion again, that just makes you look a self-important pillock.
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    depending on who i'm talking to either "the bus" or "the car" - or if talking to someone of the female variety it is referred to as "the red one"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcQuinlivan View Post
    depending on who i'm talking to either "the bus" or "the car" - or if talking to someone of the female variety it is referred to as "the red one"!
    Lol!

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    If I'm talking to the missus it's referred to as "The Car." We've only got the one so she knows what I mean. Not sure what I'd say if we had two or more.

    If talking to people who have asked what I drive I say "an Audi" then if they enquire further say "A3."
    2008 A3 1.8T FSI S-line Phantom Black, Bose, iPod Dock, Front Centre Armrest, Storage Pack, Aluminium Pedals, H&R Spacers, Eibach Pro's, Ambient Lighting, Pressed plates with Ingolstadt surrounds.

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    I usually refer to mine as something quite nasty

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacardi View Post
    I usually refer to mine as something quite nasty
    " heap " " bag o nails "

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantom View Post
    " heap " " bag o nails "

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    or stronger, depending on the audience

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    I call mine 'the thing that empties my wallet so much the missus and kids are hungry all the time'

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    We all have names for our cars, but im yet to name the A3.
    The S4 was 'The Enterprise', my mates Skyline is called 'The Datsun, or 'TAXI'
    Mate's 'charged Polo was The G-Unit until it went over a roundabout and nearly killed him!
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    Gone - S4 bi-turbo - forever a place in my heart!


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    hahhaha,

    Im the same as phantom on this one... the car or my car, although if I am feeling particularly chirpy I might say 'shall we take the ess'

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    "The AUDI" - fuk em!
    March 2011 - B8 Audi S4, Ibis White, S-Tronic, Leather / Alcantera Super Sports Seats, Heated Front Seats, Advanced Key, Tech Pack High, Electrically folding and auto dimming mirrors

    SOLD - 8P Audi S3. Brilliant Black, FBMF wheel, Bose, RNS-E, Auto lights/wipers, Cruise control, Tyre pressure monitor, Parking sensors, Interior light pack, GSM phone prep, Armrest, Privacy glass, Electrically folding mirrors.

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    I call my car or S3... I couldn't care less actually...

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    FOR SALE: S3 Phantom Black, left hand drive, Xenons, FBMFSW, bucket seats, BOSE, rear parking sensors, armrest, interior light package, Symphony II+. Full Audi service history and 4 new Michelin Pilot Sport 2. 18500 miles PM for details! I want to give it away have a good family reason. For a quick sale around 19.5k PM only if interest is genuine! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiteyboy View Post

    I drive an 'S3'....but if I'm talking to you boys on this part of as-net, I would say, I drive a 'Proper S3'.
    What a drag it is being lonely!

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    I'll just say 'Audi' or 'A3' if someone asks me

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    Refer to mine as (The fishing wagon) or THE AUDI
    2013 1.4 TFSI S line 8V, Brilliant Red, Cruise Control, DIS, MFSW, Dual Climate, Leather, Front Fogs, 18in 5 Twin Spoke Alloys, Welly, Boot and Fishing Rod Racks.

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    I call mine "baby". As it's liquid blue, otherwise known as baby blue. But thats only in front of the other half of course.
    Ex 2006 A3 2.0 TDI owner

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    The ass.
    World's Fastest S3 Driver - racing old people in toyota camries since 1997 with a 97.6% winning rate.

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    In conversations at home I just call it 'my car'.

    If anyone asks what type of car I drive I say 'an Audi A3'.
    If they are into cars I then usually go on to say it's an A3 Sportback (or 5-door) 2.0TDI-170 with an S-tronic gearbox which usually prompts a further question 'Whats one of those?'
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    Ever had this happen?

    "what do you drive?"
    "An S3"

    "Whats that?"
    "Its an AUDI S3"

    "An AUDI What?
    "Its the bonkers version of the A3"

    "Is it petrol or diesel"
    "Petrol"

    "So its a petrol A3 then?"
    "AAAaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrgggghhhhhhh"

    Bowfer- F*cK knows how you explain an ALPINA to a car numpty......


    I only ever refer to mine as `my car`.
    The wifes is `her car`.

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    Last edited by mitch78; 15th March 2009 at 00:08.
    Ex 8L S3 driver

    also A3, 320, Golf, Clio, Astra, Focus, Mondeo, Laguna, Escort, Calibra, 220, others and now back to a Focus...

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    If people ask what I drive I just say an ''Audi'' not worth all the hassle of explaining the difference between S-Line and S-Model. Some folk just don't understand.

    Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwiggy View Post
    If people ask what I drive I just say an ''Audi'' not worth all the hassle of explaining the difference between S-Line and S-Model. Some folk just don't understand.

    Mark
    " S3 ? " me "the fast one "

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    my mates call my a3 ,the g car !,cos its got bad boy tints ,big alloys .and my a4 avant THE BLUE BRUISER ..

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    We have a fair few cars in my house hold and almost all have a name..

    the a-class or gay class
    the 'jeep' (no its not the manufacturer brand 'Jeep')
    the 'sofas' (the number plate says sofas)
    and all the Audi's where by the model e.g the rs4 the s3 etc

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    I wanted to name my car something sexy and exotic so that it suited both itself and me.........i called it Dave, lol.

    Rich

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    sat1983, where you at in Sheff? Not seen a babyblue one around at all.

    PaulAr, yeah... done that one a few times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post


    Bowfer- F*cK knows how you explain an ALPINA to a car numpty......

    Ha!
    I had this conversation with my wife's cousin, as she walked past my car in the drive.
    I just tell people that Alpina buy cars from BMW, tune them up a bit and sell them on with their own badges.
    They seem happy with that.
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    Just call it "my car" seen as though its the only car I own there isn't any confusion over what I am talking about
    Sold: A3 2.0 TDI 170 S-line | Full leather | BOSE | Phantom Black | Bluefin
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinchilla View Post
    the 'jeep' (no its not the manufacturer brand 'Jeep')
    Jeep's become a generic word to describe 4x4's, just like hoover has become a generic word to describe vacuum cleaners.
    I used to refer to my wife's 4x4 Honda HRV as "the jeep", to other people.
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    I often refer to ours as "the Sportback", but usually only to the missus or those that know what it is i.e. the five-door version of the A3. Otherwise, just "my car". Some people might get a bit funny if you mention the manufacturer.
    2004 A3 Sportback 2.0TDI SE, RNS-E Sat Nav SW0650 TMC, 17" Star Alloys, Xenons, DIS, Rear Mats & Sunblind, Alu trim, Ebony Black pearlescent
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    I call mine the slag, as it gets treated as such

    To strangers such as the person at the petrol station I say "the A3 mate". Thats what it is aint it? If I said "ahh, its the S3 mate" id feel a bit of a pleb :P

 

 
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