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      12-11-2017, 02:52 PM   #1
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Can a car lead to divorce?

Yet again it's new car year again (2018).

Not for me but my darling wife.

At present she has a Peugeot 208 GTI, which I really like as it's a fun car.

208 bhp in a lightweight manual car.

I was hoping to get her in to a Golf GTI or an Audi A3.

But no, to prove she has no taste (she married me), she has booked a test drive for the new year (when weather is decent.

What has she booked?

A bloody Civic Type R.

It bloody horrible, total Transformers / Manga car.

Unfortunately she has seen one, read reviews in Evo etc.

Bloody women.

I am now living in the dog house for suggesting it was a bad idea..


Historically I am the one getting hassle for my choice of car

Have any other members ended in strife over choice of car?
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Yes, we'll divorce you unless you get this ridiculous situation under control.

Really, how dare you.
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I had a 2010 Civic Type R a while ago, engine was a hoot. I get exactly what you're saying, whereas the newer turbo cars are fun to drive, looks like it was designed by a teenager.
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We test drove a Honda HRV a few weeks back and that looks wacky but kind of cool.
Lots of tech in the car for the price.
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I quite like the look of the Type r
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I think she is playing away from home Brigand, or at least looking to snare herself a younger chav. Does she have cougar tendencies?
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I had an epic falling out with my trout over a C63 Estate that I desperately wanted before I bought the current car. Even now we refer to it as CTCBM - Car That Cannot Be Mentioned. We can laugh about it now - just.
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Could be worse, mine bought the classic old persons car - an automatic Honda Jazz!

Everyone has to overtake us as they assume we're in our 60's - just getting in makes you feel old but then I put up with it when going to the supermarket, cinema etc as I don't want dents in my doors.
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I knew there had to be someone somewhere who likes the Type R.

But if you can past the looks, it's supposed to be a really good hot hatch.

This might be of interest to you Brigand

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You better get some landmines outside your house with that and your R hearse. Your drive will be a rogue youths wet dream!
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I knew there had to be someone somewhere who likes the Type R.

But if you can past the looks, it's supposed to be a really good hot hatch.

This might be of interest to you Brigand

Yep I have been made to watch that a few times.

There is an element that it is just plain fucking wrong on so many levels for your wife to have more BHP.


Yeah I believe she may be checking out baseball cap wearing Chavs (or chavettes)


I have bought cars in past that have resulted in a quicker than expected resale
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I can sympathize with Mr Brigand my first three marriages all ended over the choice of a car.

My forth and fifth marriages ended over Mrs Brigand


You can't win them all
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I think she is playing away from home Brigand, or at least looking to snare herself a younger chav. Does she have cougar tendencies?
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We saw one on Saturday in black and even the missus commented what the hell is that. And she never notices any cars.
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Nooooo. They go well enough, good job I guess as I'd not want to be seen in one
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Sounds like you need a good divorce lawyer!

Interestingly, my wife didnít like the Golf either. Must be a female thing!
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Mid life crisis. You could be next Brigand.
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Surely it's better she's into cars even if it's not something you'd want.

Imagine if she was ordered her 6th Micra in a row or Corsa.
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New type r is a plastic mess
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When I read things like this it makes me glad my wife has no say in what car I buy her.
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Mrs W and I do not argue about cars. We argue about everything.

Wives eh ? Can't live with 'em. Can't kill 'em. Apparently.

As for the Civic R, it may not be a looker but it's a goer. Same criteria that you use to choose your lovers
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No on every level. They look horrendous so do everything you can to talk her out of it. Get her a test drive in a GTi or if she can take a smaller car the upcoming Up GTi is reported to be a hoot and a flash back to the MK 1 Golf GTi.

My missus has just got her new Golf Gti DSG and is loving it. Fun for me to have a run in it now and again too.

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