@darkbrador I kind of liked the DS5; at least the design language was inspired by the OG DS (post-'67), even if it wasn't as elegant. Apparently the ride was pretty terrible though. The latest models with the huge grilles that @svend has posted are abominations for sure.
We've still got quite a good selection for us. Sadly 3 door hatchbacks are disappearing, and with the advent of hybrids and electric cars, the vast majority are autos.
We've had various cars over the years but after getting the first Skoda Superb eight years ago, we've loved them. Second Superb, looked about a bit briefly, then ordered another Superb. When it came time for a new car, didn't even look elsewhere (though I know very well what is out there, never looked further into any), simply went in, placed an order for another.
I've noticed the French, Dutch, German, Polish, Italian, Spanish and Turkish 'fizzy' drinks are a lot less gassy that ones made and sold here in the U.K.
I like less gassy, the only 'fizzy' drink I've noticed from here that is less gassy is Fanta Twist.
@svend Bucatini is the BEST pasta for a pesto sauce. I usually make mine with some chopped salami or sausage pieces (instead of the mince you used) and some cherry tomatoes. it's difficult to find reliably in the south-eastern US of A, so sometimes I have to settle for fettuccini or linguine, but pasta straws (bucatini or perciatelli) are the best skinny pasta, thanks for sharing!
On St. Patrick's Day night, there was a promotion on. With each pint of Guinness, you got a token, collect four tokens, you could get a hat. The hat was an overly large top hat of black with a white top and a shamrock on the top using the numbers 2007. Off the several out, only me, Chris and Stuart were Guinness drinkers, Stuart is diabetic and topped after 12, so me and Chris were knocking it back to collect tokens as all the rest of the group wanted a damned hat. Lol.
The stripping and Japanese girls are another story. The stripping being at the request of a bar lady who wouldn't let her last hat go, as she wanted it, so she asked me to strip and she'd give me the hat. There was a little bit more to that part. Lol.
The main contenders are the Octavia and Superb.
The Karoq is to see what higher visibility, etc... can be gained, and the Kodiaq is to make a comparison.
I like the look of the Octavia but while the length is only a few centimetres smaller than the Superb, the interior feels a lot smaller.
Looking to get red this time. Had wanted red last time but the lead time on the order was too long and got a cancelled order in the system which could be had much sooner.