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Racing Teatray

RDQ 2: current guilty like...

Inspired by the first RDQ....what could you been seen in that might make plenty of others think "Yuk"?

I'll start with a controversial one....the Bentley Bentgayer.

I loathed it when the first pictures came out in some sort of gold colour and dripping in chrome. But I've seen quite a few around town recently and, in a dark green or blue without too much chrome, and parked outside a suitably grand house in eg Holland Park, I am starting to think that they actually look quite tasteful for a bloody great SUV. I can sort of see why QE2 is allegedly one of the first customers. They actually look less flashy and less aggressive than the current Range Rover. If you are so rich that money is literally no object and you couldn't care less what anyone else thinks, and you need a large family-type car, I could quite understand why you might pick the Bentley.

Obviously if you go for a bright red one with giant black wheels and spoilers, as I saw yesterday, then it is very different. That was vulgarity personified.
gonnabuildabuggy

Jeep GC, ideally the SRT version.

Annoyingly the new one is still out of budget, though budget creep might change that soon.
Blarno

I don't feel guilty for liking something, there's no shame in liking a car. I'm quite taken with Kia's range at the moment. An i40 estate would be a good second hand buy for me in the future. We had a Sportage as a renter at work for a while and it was a very good car - for a tall hatchback.
BeN

I drive a Prius. What do you think?  

Not really guilty about it at all though. Three weeks in, I still maintain I made the right choice. I do like it a lot.
Michael

Blarno wrote:
I don't feel guilty for liking something, there's no shame in liking a car.


Quite right. The guilty thing suggest there is a right or wrong, there isn't. However, I can't agree on the Bentaygerera. I've seen many, more so than I would have imagined up here but I've yet to see one that looks good.
The red one you described appeared on my twitter feed the other day.
Racing Teatray

Perhaps they look right in Holland Park but not out in the sticks?
Giant

Racing Teatray wrote:
Perhaps they look right in Holland Park but not out in the sticks?


Quite possibly. I've seen a few 'out in the sticks' and they have all looked horrendously ostentatious and over chromed. The way they're driven doesn't help, drivers of big flash SUVs are always the worst for barrelling down the centre of country lanes at inappropriate speed, expecting and forcing plebs to dive for the verges.  
Big Blue

Sorry Racing, I saw my first Bentagayer on Millbank a couple of weeks ago and had to flip my helmet open to vomit on the tarmac.
Blarno

How do you think I feel? I'm 5 miles from the Bentley Factory and see them daily. I'm practically swamped by them.
Humphrey The Pug

I really like the Bentley Bentayga.
PhilD

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
I really like the Bentley Bentayga.


Well done Humph! the first and hardest stage is to admit you have a problem. We are all behind you!*


*mostly so you are blocking the view
simonp

Sometimes I see an X6 and think "that looks alright that does". Only sometimes, though!
Giant

PhilD wrote:
Humphrey The Pug wrote:
I really like the Bentley Bentayga.


Well done Humph! the first and hardest stage is to admit you have a problem. We are all behind you!*


*mostly so you are blocking the view
JohnC

I'd like an S Class Coupe please. I know it doesn't get many positive comments on here but there is just something I find attractive in a lottery winning sort of way. Couldn't have a Bentayga though but could easily be persuaded towards a Cayenne or RR of some flavour if my financial attributes were somewhat more pumped up.
Boxer6

Blarno wrote:
I don't feel guilty for liking something, there's no shame in liking a car. I'm quite taken with Kia's range at the moment. An i40 estate would be a good second hand buy for me in the future. We had a Sportage as a renter at work for a while and it was a very good car - for a tall hatchback.


i40 estate is one I've had half an eye on for possible Legacy replacement, IF that time ever comes, that is!
Martin

JohnC wrote:
I'd like an S Class Coupe please. I know it doesn't get many positive comments on here but there is just something I find attractive in a lottery winning sort of way. Couldn't have a Bentayga though but could easily be persuaded towards a Cayenne or RR of some flavour if my financial attributes were somewhat more pumped up.


I really like the S Class coupe, so you're not completely on your own.
Stuntman

The current S class coupe is a very handsome car in my opinion.  Dark grey metallic AMG versions especially.
Blarno

Boxer6 wrote:
Blarno wrote:
I don't feel guilty for liking something, there's no shame in liking a car. I'm quite taken with Kia's range at the moment. An i40 estate would be a good second hand buy for me in the future. We had a Sportage as a renter at work for a while and it was a very good car - for a tall hatchback.


i40 estate is one I've had half an eye on for possible Legacy replacement, IF that time ever comes, that is!


I realised afterwards that the i40 is a Hyundai. I meant the Optima. Still, they're both decent looking cars, especially as an estate and in black.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

CLS Estate/shooting brake.

Shame that the rear looks like the sun melted it; if it were more upright I'd possibly like it a lot more
gooner

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
I really like the Bentley Bentayga.


I'll take your Bentayga and raise you the Bentley Mulsanne. I just can't help liking it.
Nice Guy Eddie

Japanese luxury

Infinity Q60 - Far more interesting than a 4 series/A5
Lexus LC500 - Great looking car to these eyes
JohnC

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Japanese luxury

Infinity Q60 - Far more interesting than a 4 series/A5
Lexus LC500 - Great looking car to these eyes



Not so sure on the Q60 but completely agree on the LC500 - I see one a few times a week and it is a real head turner in a glorious deep blue metallic.
EDIT  I think it is an RC500 I see but very similar.
PhilD

JohnC wrote:
Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Japanese luxury

Infinity Q60 - Far more interesting than a 4 series/A5
Lexus LC500 - Great looking car to these eyes



Not so sure on the Q60 but completely agree on the LC500 - I see one a few times a week and it is a real head turner in a glorious deep blue metallic.


Why is this guilty??
Martin

I like the original Panamera, don't feel guilty about that in the slightest, but know it's far from a Forum favourite so it qualifies.
Nice Guy Eddie

PhilD wrote:
JohnC wrote:
Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Japanese luxury

Infinity Q60 - Far more interesting than a 4 series/A5
Lexus LC500 - Great looking car to these eyes



Not so sure on the Q60 but completely agree on the LC500 - I see one a few times a week and it is a real head turner in a glorious deep blue metallic.


Why is this guilty??


Well apart from Bob, I can't remember anyone else having a good word to say about these brands and the Lexus might be seen as a little bit gauche to others.
Tim

I like the current C Class Coupe.
It's not particularly guilty but I've had a long dislike for Mercs.
Bob Sacamano

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
PhilD wrote:
JohnC wrote:
Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Japanese luxury

Infinity Q60 - Far more interesting than a 4 series/A5
Lexus LC500 - Great looking car to these eyes



Not so sure on the Q60 but completely agree on the LC500 - I see one a few times a week and it is a real head turner in a glorious deep blue metallic.


Why is this guilty??


Well apart from Bob, I can't remember anyone else having a good word to say about these brands and the Lexus might be seen as a little bit gauche to others.


I think at one point there were 3 IS250 owners on the forum and hasn't someone just purchased one secondhand?

I still like Lexus - the Japanese origami styling on the NX and RX is particularly good, with the exception of the front grille and therefore, I'm out.

My guilty secret is the Juke, you see loads around here and I think the front end styling is superb, almost enough to make you ignore the weaker rear styling.
PhilD

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
PhilD wrote:
JohnC wrote:
Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Japanese luxury

Infinity Q60 - Far more interesting than a 4 series/A5
Lexus LC500 - Great looking car to these eyes



Not so sure on the Q60 but completely agree on the LC500 - I see one a few times a week and it is a real head turner in a glorious deep blue metallic.


Why is this guilty??


Well apart from Bob, I can't remember anyone else having a good word to say about these brands and the Lexus might be seen as a little bit gauche to others.


Bit too new money eh!

The new design language is certainly challenging but I'm a big fan. The LFA is on the lottery list and the new LC is stunning.
Humphrey The Pug

I really like the Infiniti FX series, there are a few about here, they are stunning looking cars and it's nice to see something different from the sea of Range Rovers, X5's etc.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Angela Merkel

Ah, so we're talking about cars ...

I really like the Black Badge Rolls-Royce models; to me they're the opposite of what Mansory and Hamann do, with less bling even than the standard models. Some of the interior colours are a bit "sudden", but you can always choose something more subtle.

Also love the Dawn convertible.
Frank Bullitt

Not sure how guilty I should feel but there's lots of odd cars that I like, stuff like the C4 Cactus, Nissan Cube, Nissan Juke, Fiat 500X, Vauxhall Mokka, Renault Captur and of course, the god-father of all these cars, the Matra Simca Rancho.

The other day I had a Q2 courtesy car - it was mightily impressive which scared me a little. I'll do a test drive at some point.
Sav

Cadallic ATS-V and the CTS-V.
Sav

Vauxhall VXR8, I wish this had the grille that the Chevrolet SS and Holden Commodore use - its looks far more cohesive. Ford Mustang GT350, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the Corvette C7.
Stuntman

Frank Bullitt wrote:
Not sure how guilty I should feel but there's lots of odd cars that I like, stuff like the C4 Cactus, Nissan Cube, Nissan Juke, Fiat 500X, Vauxhall Mokka, Renault Captur and of course, the god-father of all these cars, the Matra Simca Rancho.


Yes, Yes, No, No, No, No, and Yes  

(I don't mind the Mokka and the Captur, but I don't 'like' the shape of them in the same way I do a Cactus or a Cube).
Stuntman

Sav wrote:
Vauxhall VXR8, I wish this had the grille that the Chevrolet SS and Holden Commodore use - its looks far more cohesive. Ford Mustang GT350, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the Corvette C7.


I don't think any of these likes are remotely guilty for any petrolhead!
Roadrunner

Well for me it is simple. One of the most Marmite cars out there, but my need for a Morgan is only slightly less than my need for oxygen and food.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Sav wrote:
Cadallic ATS-V and the CTS-V.

+1. And the CT6

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