Chelsea tractor


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Chelsea tractor

n
(Automotive Engineering) informal a four-by-four
[C21: from the idea of vehicles designed for rough terrain being popular among urban dwellers]
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The Party Formerly Known As Plaid Cymru offers a feeble pounds 5,000 to help first-time buyers get on the housing ladder, which should knock as much of a dent in a pounds 300,000 mortgage as Del Boy's Reliant Robin would in a 4x4 Chelsea tractor. Plonkers!
They moan if a man takes his kid to school in a Chelsea Tractor. They moan if he takes his kid to school on a toy bike.
"Chelsea tractor" drivers would be slapped with pounds 2,000 road tax bills under green plans set out by the Liberal Democrats yesterday.
So it can be a little bit on the annoying side when a mum with one child roars up at two minutes to nine in her 'Chelsea tractor' and parks on double yellow or zig-zag lines outside the school gates, pausing to give her pride and joy the fleetest of goodbyes before making off for the gym.
THE modern generation of 4x4 and SUV vehicles can be as far removed from the Chelsea Tractor tag as any conventional saloon or hatchback, as epitomised by the BMW X3 range.
"And, of course, the caricature of the Chelsea Tractor is a bit overdone, as many people genuinely need 4x4s for work or because they live in rural areas.
I have been targeted as a Chelsea tractor driver apparently.
Craig Walters, sales manager at Cardiff Audi, criticised the changes to vehicle excise duty, saying, 'Gordon Brown's so-called 'Chelsea Tractor' taxation has much wider implications.
When you are behind the wheel of a Chelsea Tractor, it is much harder to see certain things - such as other members of the human race.
I see Ken Livingstone was also caught doing the very same thing in his seven-seater Chelsea tractor this week, care to comment councillor?
IT beats me why so many buyers with a budget of pounds 30,000 head for their nearest Chelsea tractor showroom.
And if your child is hit by a "Chelsea tractor", you'll soon realise how dangerous they really are.