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Postby Doive » 25 Apr 2006, 15:44

Is it just me, or is this a fairly horrific facelift as they go?

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I saw one the other day for the first time, and thought 'What the heck was that?!' After some brief research I stumbled across another example of the beauty. What have they done?!
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Postby Shellysowner » 25 Apr 2006, 15:46

Oh dear - I think Saab have been smoking the same thing that BMW were smoking when their model range got a facelift :?
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Postby Doive » 25 Apr 2006, 15:47

The word that best describes this for me would be 'Fugly'.
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Postby Shellysowner » 25 Apr 2006, 15:49

Doive wrote:The word that best describes this for me would be 'Fugly'.


Err... if you have unsavoury thoughts about cars Dave then I think you should keep them to yourself :shock: :lol: That word clearly means something different (along the lines of effing ugly presumably) where you come from :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Doive » 25 Apr 2006, 15:50

It comes from the Micra advert where two words become one.... what does it mean down your neck of the woods?!
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Postby Shellysowner » 25 Apr 2006, 16:00

It is usually used to refer to a person of the female persuasion whom, despite not being considered particularly attractive by the speaker, he would still very much like to err... get to know better!

Perhaps a suitable synonym would be - "She's ugly, but you still would!"
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Postby Neilyman » 25 Apr 2006, 16:06

it means fecking ugly where I come from.. :D

Sorry, but I like that Saab..............

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Postby Doive » 25 Apr 2006, 16:16

I just can't help thinking the replaced design was much better looking, rather than those daft chrome surrounds on the headlights.

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Postby Shellysowner » 25 Apr 2006, 16:22

To be honest the previous one wasn't the world's greatest piece of automotive styling either! I like this variety (out of all the designs of 9-5):

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Postby Doive » 25 Apr 2006, 16:29

See I'm looking at this little beauty - nice classic 9000. Can't go far wrong with this design.

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Postby Shellysowner » 25 Apr 2006, 16:33

Correct David! The 9000 was the last 'proper' Saab anyway (although in my book its not really a classic) - all the others were designed post GM takeover.
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Postby Doive » 25 Apr 2006, 16:38

Shellysowner wrote:Correct David!

Thank you Ralph :D
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Postby burns » 25 Apr 2006, 18:37

Shellysowner wrote:It is usually used to refer to a person of the female persuasion whom, despite not being considered particularly attractive by the speaker, he would still very much like to err... get to know better!

Perhaps a suitable synonym would be - "She's ugly, but you still would!"

Must be a dialect from a very select region of Southampton, I've never heard that usage down here.

^That^ though is a text boook example of what I think fugly means :D .
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Postby kw107 » 25 Apr 2006, 19:14

We had here a car show. It's called Motorex. The biggest carshow in estonia. There was the new 9-7x. Now this is called crap.
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Postby Shellysowner » 25 Apr 2006, 21:05

Burns wrote:Must be a dialect from a very select region of Southampton, I've never heard that usage down here.


I'm from Leicestershire mate :lol:
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 25 Apr 2006, 23:15

Neilyman and Herbie wrote:it means fecking ugly where I come from.. :D

Sorry, but we like that Saab..............

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Postby Neilyman » 25 Apr 2006, 23:30

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Postby Shellysowner » 25 Apr 2006, 23:44

Neilyman and Herbie wrote:it means fecking ugly where I come from.. :D

Sorry, but we like that Saab..............

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Postby Doive » 26 Apr 2006, 07:53

More like 'should have gone to Specsavers' 8)
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Postby Neilyman » 26 Apr 2006, 07:57

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