Guy Pushed BMW into River because his Parents Didn't Get him a Jaguar

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Man Who Got BMW for His Birthday Pushed It Into the River Because He Wanted a Jaguar

A young man in India who received a BMW for his 22nd birthday pushed it into a river because it wasn't the Jaguar he had been hoping for, police claim.
Villagers in Yamunanagar, in the northern state of Haryana, were shocked to see a pricey white BMW 3 Series sinking into the Western Yamuna Canal. One witness called police, who sent a recovery team to make sure nobody was trapped inside.

Police divers borrowed an earthmover and, with the help of locals, recovered the BMW from a patch of tall grass it was moored on. Authorities determined the car belonged to a man named Akash, reportedly the son of a prosperous local landowner.
According to police, Akash deliberately pushed his new car into the canal.

"Akash was demanding a Jaguar car from his father, but when his father failed to buy him one, he threw away his BMW in a fit of anger, Mukesh Kumar, a station house officer for the Chhachhrauli police, told The Times of India. "His family had sold the [Toyota] Innova they had received from his in-laws to buy him the BMW,"

The car, which retails for more than $49,000, was a gift to Akash for his birthday two months ago. Sources told authorities that Akash made a video of himself pushing the vehicle down the embankment into the water and sent it to his parents.

Akash's father, though, denied the sinking was intentional, claiming his son had swerved to avoid an antelope in the road. He added that Akash never requested a Jaguar for his birthday. Police claim Akash's parents told them their son has an undisclosed mental health issue that impairs his judgement.

Officials don't plan to make any arrests, as no criminal complaint has been filed. Whether the BMW can be driven again is still unknown.
 

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It’s in some pretty deep water to get it out


This is good news for soon to be free trading nation the uk

Jag is swag and the German brands are just too common
 
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It’s in some pretty deep water to get it out


This is good news for soon to be free trading nation the uk

Jag is swag and the German brands are just too common
Really? If no deal Brexit happens and we go to WTO rules there will be a 10% tariff on car sales. We've already seen some car manufacturers in the UK close factories or cut out put and jobs.

Jaguar along with Land Rover is owned by the Indian company TATA, you think they'll keep building cars in the UK once their is a 10% tariff on their car sales? Maybe they'll just up the price and take a loss in numbers of cars sold, or perhaps they'll just take a hit in profits but the pessimist in me suspects it would only be a matter of time before they move production overseas to remain competitive.

Agree about the brand value of the Jag though. BMW might as well be Ford or Renault at this point, they are so common, they've lost much of their brand value when they used to be seen a true luxury brand.
 

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This could be my neighbour, who himself is also a patron of BOMAD. Kid wants, kid gets (he's 45 and has never worked a day in his life). Lives in an inherited house, plays his parents like a fiddle and gets whatever expensive toys (a Land Rover is the latest) he likes. Pretends to be depressed, ill, have a bad back, you name it. Took too much acid in the 90's and has never been the same since. Lives a dilettante life based entirely on whim and instant gratification.

The stupid fuckers buy him everything and all he ever does is yell at them and humiliate 'em. :lol:

And yes, I'm jealous.
 
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Really? If no deal Brexit happens and we go to WTO rules there will be a 10% tariff on car sales. We've already seen some car manufacturers in the UK close factories or cut out put and jobs.

Jaguar along with Land Rover is owned by the Indian company TATA, you think they'll keep building cars in the UK once their is a 10% tariff on their car sales? Maybe they'll just up the price and take a loss in numbers of cars sold, or perhaps they'll just take a hit in profits but the pessimist in me suspects it would only be a matter of time before they move production overseas to remain competitive.

Agree about the brand value of the Jag though. BMW might as well be Ford or Renault at this point, they are so common, they've lost much of their brand value when they used to be seen a true luxury brand.
Agree. They won't take the hit. They'll pull out the UK if they got 10% levies.

But disagree no deal will bring tariffs. The EU have already said in the case of a no deal trading continues as is up to 2 years until a deal is struck it's just not been widely circulated. No Deal will probably happen October 31st then a deal will be struck over the subsequent 2 years.

Agree re: BMW. Them and Audi's really are common as muck. I'd never buy a BMW but put a gun to my head and I'd get one over a Jag. A car designed in India built in the UK? Nooooo thank you very much!

Lexus however....now that's quality and reliability right there if you want to buy a premium quality car. Not that I would myself but in that general bracket that's the one I'd go for.
 

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The manufacturers that have closed plants etc have all been japanese because post brexit the eu signed a deal with the japanese to undermine and spite us

this is not a pro eu point and we are a surprisingly decent car market

 
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