impulsive
impulsive Reader
12/15/18 4:48 p.m.

Whilst running errands today, I ended up at a light behind some bizarre oversized blob of a vehicle that was de-badged other than a Mercedes symbol. For some reason the weird gargantuan proportions made me laugh. It looked berkeleying obese.

Google tells me it was a GLE Coupe. Curb weight of 4,751 to 5,379 lbs. 

Apparently not very difficult to roll?

Dumbest rollover ever

The way things are going it seems like soon the roads will be filled with little more than huge brodozers & these types of monstrous crossover turd "utility" vehicles.

Bigger is better. Yay!

 

Ransom
Ransom PowerDork
12/15/18 5:13 p.m.

That's just groß...

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
12/15/18 5:22 p.m.

Zaftig?

 

Well, that's kind of a "plus-sized and alluring" kind of thing, like a Z32.  Not obese, but also not skeletal or even athletic-toned.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
12/15/18 5:27 p.m.

Korpulent

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UltraDork
12/15/18 5:28 p.m.

Dummkopf

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/15/18 8:52 p.m.

Deutsche for THICK is DICK.

It couldn't be more relevant.

irish44j
irish44j MegaDork
12/15/18 10:33 p.m.

I see those pretty regularly around here (the AMG versions look even "fatter" due to the beefy rubber they carry). Man, they are beyond ugly.

carguy123
carguy123 UltimaDork
12/15/18 11:03 p.m.

I don't know what the word is for portly, but I do know the German word for a bra is Stopemfromfloppin.

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
12/15/18 11:38 p.m.

Hah!  I saw one of those the other day and had the same thought.  

It looks like a wildly oversized hatchback.  I suspect the hatch alone weighs about half of what my entire Ghia weighs.

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
12/15/18 11:41 p.m.

Phatkof. 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
12/16/18 7:30 a.m.

Scheiße

Turboeric
Turboeric Reader
12/16/18 9:40 a.m.

And the English word for “portley” is portly. 

OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle UltraDork
11/18/21 5:05 a.m.
carguy123 said:

I don't know what the word is for portly, but I do know the German word for a bra is Stopemfromfloppin.

Wait a minute. I always thought it was Keepemfrombobbin. Damn you, Google translate. 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
11/18/21 6:07 a.m.

I hate that entire class of vehicles. Don't get me started... again.

Wups, too late.

 

SEADave
SEADave Dork
11/18/21 10:20 a.m.

As much as they try, I will never accept the use of "coupe" to refer to a 4-door vehicle.   Also, customizing doesn't make them look any better:

 

buzzboy
buzzboy SuperDork
11/18/21 11:06 a.m.

The number of X4/X6, GLA/GLC/GLE, and VW MLB Evo Platform cars I see here in Tahoe is way too high. Your "coupe" with 500hp and steamroller tires is a TERRIBLE snow vehicle and I couldn't imagine feeding one without our $6/gal premium.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
11/18/21 12:20 p.m.
SEADave said:

As much as they try, I will never accept the use of "coupe" to refer to a 4-door vehicle.   Also, customizing doesn't make them look any better:

That thing has no visible redeeming qualities at all.

 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/18/21 12:32 p.m.

It's funny, because I read the thread title before clicking and thought: "Mercedes"

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
11/18/21 12:42 p.m.

Vollidiot.  (German for dumb ass).

CAinCA
CAinCA HalfDork
11/18/21 1:34 p.m.

I was following one of these on a country road a while back. The rear end was bouncing like a 5 year old in berkeleying jumpy house. 

GeddesB
GeddesB New Reader
11/18/21 8:49 p.m.
SEADave said:

As much as they try, I will never accept the use of "coupe" to refer to a 4-door vehicle.   Also, customizing doesn't make them look any better:

 

The wheels can also be used to make cole slaw. 

 

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