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How it looks 41 48.81%
How it drives 43 51.19%
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What to you is more important in a car?

Which out of these 2 would you say was most important to you in a car?

How it looks or how it drives?

Ignore for now economy and reliability. If we wanted that we would be driving 1 litre Toyota's..
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the drive on it.. of course i love the looks of Alfas too, but the smile that driving Rocky puts on my face <---its that big
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Re: What to you is more important in a car?

If only decisions were that simple though



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Re: What to you is more important in a car?

Need more choices. The decision is a balance of factors. Style is very important to me but the car must drive well and provide plenty of feedback. Alfas provide the closest overall balance to me.
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Re: What to you is more important in a car?

Beauty is only skin deep. You feel the love on the inside.

But I'd rather have a great looker that drives pretty well (erm, like GT) over a somewhat better chassis that looks like a dogs dinner,... or a 3 series.
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Re: What to you is more important in a car?

I deliberately didn't add more choices. Imagine if you had an Awful looking car that drove well, and a car that looked great but drove badly.. Which would you choose?

In the real world we all choose a car that fits both requirements as much as we can, but if I added both to the poll everyone would vote for it..
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Imagine if you had an Awful looking car that drove well,

and a car that looked great but drove badly.. Which would you choose?
That would be a BMW and an Audi then
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Re: What to you is more important in a car?

More and more the drive is more important to me, although of course it helps that the 159 is a looker
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Style......I'm pretty shallow
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Re: What to you is more important in a car?

Tough one ... but I'd have to say how it looks.

Could I buy a car that looks great but drives not so well? Yes.

Could I buy a car that looks aweful but drives well? No.
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Re: What to you is more important in a car?

I voted looks...


I have to say it's more like 70&#37; importance of looks 30% importance of how it drives though.


Good poll btw.
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Toughie - couldn't decide. It's got to be both.
 
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Re: What to you is more important in a car?

As Swiss Tony would say ... "Owning an Alfa is like making love to a beautiful woman, it's the looks that draw you in buts it's the ride that keeps you there ... "
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Re: What to you is more important in a car?

Had to go with looks
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How it drives. If the drive doesn't excite me then i don't care how pretty it is.

A Pulsar GTI-r is a good example of a fugly car that drives so well that I wouldn't care about the looks
 
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Too hard to answer, as depends on the car and what I am after at the time, I bought a Focus RS because of how it drove, the Alfas because of how they looked even if they were flawed.
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I wouldn't have considered a 156 except for how it looked, but bought one 'cos of how it drives
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How it drives. I'd rather have a crap looking car that drives well than a stylish car that send's me to sleep.

People that buy cars just to pose are a bit sad imho.
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That would be a BMW and an Audi then
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Looks.
 
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I love to drive fast so my answer is how it drives.
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Re: What to you is more important in a car?

its like having an ugly girlfriend that makes great sex
and a beautiful one whos an anorgasmic...

u just take the bus!..
or u become best friends with your hand..

seriously, i think theres no much difference in how it drives, when u just drive 40 miles to work in a motoraway, on the other hand having an ugly car parked next to your door really gets me.

so its looks for me.

of course with my alfa i dont need to decide
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Re: What to you is more important in a car?

Looks. Something has to draw me to it initially, and that will be the visual aspect. I might not buy it if it didn't drive well enough, but I wouldn't even be interested if I wasn't enamoured with the look.
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So if a Perodua Nippy drove and handled like a dream would I want one? Nah.

It's got to look good just as everything else in life, clothes,jewelery, watches, birds ,blokes.... why would you want one than looks lousy.
 
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Re: What to you is more important in a car?

Looks for me, of course the fact that they corner like a dream helps.
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