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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    500 shoes
    I bought a pair of Red Wings that were very close to this price and they're flippin' amazing, the most comfortable pair of footwear I have ever owned AND I'm pretty sure they will be fine for many, many years to come.

    A much better investment than buying cheap footwear every season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post

    BMW 330i M Sport vs. Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.5? I know which one I'd choose

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    Didn't have you down as a Toyota man....

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    Ha - very good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Totally agree with this, Gary:



    Indeed, fighting the war against overpriced/underperforming 'badge-fi', expensive for the wrong reasons, is fundamentally what AoS is all about. However, this:



    ...is more an educated generalisation than a fact, as it it depends on a whole raft of factors, and crucially on comparing like for like within a certain price range. Also, define "quality", in the context of the above? That largely depends on what the car is being used for and what kind of driver you are.

    In reality, "quality" means different things to different people, and if you're a genuine car enthusiast and love driving nice, sporty cars with high-performance engines [count me in], what's likely to be ultimately more important to you: driving a boring car that's reliable and lasts for years, or one that lasts for not quite as long, but puts a BIG GRIN on your face, every time you get behind the wheel?

    BMW 330i M Sport vs. Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.5? I know which one I'd choose, even if it didn't last as long or needed more work to maintain!

    Marco.
    so you'd pick the BMW because you have to spend more money to buy it and a lot more money to run and maitain it...as the leader of the site, you shouldn't be advising people to buy the money pit, just because that's what you prefer and your bank account is a bottomless pit.....shame on you....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Totally agree with this, Gary:



    Indeed, fighting the war against overpriced/underperforming 'badge-fi', expensive for the wrong reasons, is fundamentally what AoS is all about. However, this:



    ...is more an educated generalisation than a fact, as it it depends on a whole raft of factors, and crucially on comparing like for like within a certain price range. Also, define "quality", in the context of the above? That largely depends on what the car is being used for and what kind of driver you are.

    In reality, "quality" means different things to different people, and if you're a genuine car enthusiast and love driving nice, sporty cars with high-performance engines [count me in], what's likely to be ultimately more important to you: driving a boring car that's reliable and lasts for years, or one that lasts for not quite as long, but puts a BIG GRIN on your face, every time you get behind the wheel?

    BMW 330i M Sport vs. Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.5? I know which one I'd choose, even if it didn't last as long or needed more work to maintain!

    Marco.
    Well, you have to go down to #20 in this list of the top 100 most reliable cars in the UK before you get to a German car, (VW Polo) and there's not even a BMW in the whole top 100...

    But I agree with you, I'd still buy the BMW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    Well, you have to go down to #20 in this list of the top 100 most reliable cars in the UK before you get to a German car, (VW Polo) and there's not even a BMW in the whole top 100...

    But I agree with you, I'd still buy the BMW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mad-moon View Post
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    I had a 1980 Mitsubishi Colt Gallant back in the late '80s and it put me off Japanese cars for life - rear wheel drive and in the wet it was an absolute nightmare - spun it twice, 2nd time managing to remove the sump by smashing over a fire hydrant sign... Put me off Japanese cars ever since!
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    Oh bloody hell...I'm driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse.....
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    Well, back on to "how much?" - I've just got the washing in, and fed up of cheap plastic pegs that break or come apart, or wooden ones that rot and stain, decided to find "the World's best Clothes Pegs" (I know, First World problem...) and apparently these are they - https://stainlesssteelclothespegs.co...l-clothes-pin/ 17 for 20 pegs, but, they have a lifetime guarantee, and can be left out all year round. For utilitarian items like this I'm a strong believer in "buy cheap buy twice". My wife thinks I'm crazy spending this much on clothes pegs, but as I get older, for stupid stuff like this I want to buy something that will last me the rest of my life. Maybe they'll become a family heirloom!
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    However did we get to clothes pegs.....

    They do look great though...
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