In a previous posting, I had access to an 'armored' Vauxhall Astra with beefed up suspension and a tuned 2.2 engine. It was awful to drive, but would appear to be the definition of what a Q car is.
Cry me a river, build a bridge and then get over it; swallow a concrete pill and harden the frak up.
Jerry your not a scifi fan then? your username SG1 - SG1 was the name of the team in the scifi TV series Stargate, Jack O'Neill was the leader of the team
What a coincidence! But no, am never a fan of sci-fi themed movies.
'SG' is the top-level domain Internet code for Singapore. Have I just reveal my nationality?! Lol!
'1' is just a random plucked out of the air number.
Right, I digressed. Apologies. Back to Q.
How's the weather outside?
decent q car- s40 t5 in black
Or even better, how about an S60R? Or a V70R.
My car could be considered a bit of a Q-car. It's a diesel, so those cocky 3-Series drivers don't expect to be left behind by miles.
Apart from those with more powerful engines?
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Traditionally a Q Car is something innocuous, that can pass unnoticed in the street, almost invisibly but has a hidden high performance ability, I was bending it a bit to borrow the hidden bit (but perhaps not the high performance bit!)
Thank you for the explanation. I really should know that but, despite regularly seeing the term used, somehow that one has passed me by. Oh God, perhaps I'm not actually a petrolhead after all!
Surely you jest?
I tell you, I'm worried! Lol!
Wow! Leave the forum now and buy heat magazine you disgraced non-petrolhead!
I've only seen one once but the Passat B5 W8 went like a rocket. 275bhp in a fairly non-descript car must put it close to being the ultimate 'Q' car. Especially as you can pick them around £3k! Just don't look at the mpg on the trip computer...
The Autocar forum has gone so join some of us at thecarexpert.co.uk to continue the debate!
Of which most of them aren't. I can kind of tell by reading the badge on the back.
I can't believe how cheap Passat W8s have become! I seriously want one! There's nothing else quite like them! Mine would have to be an estate for added unsuspectedness.
I feel like such a fraud! So what does the 'Q' stand for, then?
You know, I do believe that is a 'pec'...
Um, errr, hmmm... Queen?
Actually, I looked it up yesterday! It derives from Royal Navy Q-ships- heavily armed merchant ships used to lure in u-boats and the like. Q stands for Queenstown, Ireland which was their home port.
Could have made myself sound really clever then, instead of plagarising Wikipedia!