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General Discussion Area / Spotted at Heathrow....
« on: 13 June 2018, 16:56:10 »

Fake I know, but probably accurate  ;D

General Discussion Area / Mortgage Brokers
« on: 04 May 2018, 09:38:22 »
Anyone used one recently? Do they actually manage to provide a better deal than high street options?

It's renew time this year, looking to wrap this into a house move as well. I want to go fixed rate for 5 years, to ride out what ever the Brexit storm is.

Probably going to go with Halifax again, as all my stuff is with them. 1.79% fixed for 5 Years is about best I can do with them.

Trouble is we've seen a house we really like, but I doubt I can find another 100k behind the sofa  ;D ;D

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / For Sale: Roof Box
« on: 01 May 2018, 12:03:22 »
Posted before, but it's locked thread now. Need to have bit of a garage clearcut, I have in the garage loft an un-used Karrite Odyssey 360L roof box.

Looks like this:


Collected from Camberley, Surrey.

General Discussion Area / Dale Winton Dead
« on: 18 April 2018, 21:50:04 »
Not much of an age, he was looking at doing new version of his TV show as well.

Need replacement glass, for drivers side mirror.

A taxi driver clipped my mirror, the housing survived but cracked the glass.

General Car Chat / Zafira Tourer - Pollen Filter
« on: 03 April 2018, 13:24:29 »
Does anyone know if I need the carbon type filter, for a 2014 Zafira-C? ECP shows both plain white and black carbon versions.  :-\

Rather know via the easy way than having to remove the old one first, as I will need to remove the glovebox.

It does not have climate, just regular air-con.

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / For Sale: Roof Box
« on: 03 March 2018, 15:02:38 »
Need to have bit of a garage clearcut, I have in the garage loft an un-used Karrite Odyssey 360L roof box.

Looks like this:

£60 to anyone?

Rather not have faff of posting, could meet halfway within a reasonable distance of Camberley. Can also bring to Osterley area of London.

Omega General Help / Barke Discs
« on: 22 February 2018, 10:58:04 »
When it's warmed up a bit, I need to replace the front discs on the 3.2, as they are suffering the usual rust build up on the inside of the disc, plus a lip is there so time to replace anyway.

Anyone used ECP's Brembo ones? Do they offer anything other than marketing crap?

50% off on the moment, which sparked my interest, as could get a pair of Eicher's for £35.

General Car Chat / Dealer Showrooms
« on: 20 January 2018, 20:12:56 »
While waiting for the 3.2 to be sorted today, I walked to a Vauxhall and Ford dealer. I wanted to compare the new Insignia vs Mondeo. (By actually sitting in them!)

Whatís odd is neither dealer had one in its show room, the Vauxhall dealer did not have a single new shape Insignia. The Ford dealer had a handful of Mondeos. But these were outside, nothing inside.  :-\

They did have lots of crappy looking SUVís like a Mokka  :(

No idea what the little Ford SUV was, but looked equally crap!

General Discussion Area / Big thanks to Serek
« on: 20 January 2018, 20:09:37 »
For sorting my 3.2ís sills, an excellent job. Really pleased with the result, should keep the old barge going for a few more MOTís.

I joined the forum in 2006 and Serek in 2008 canít believe itís taken until 2018 to actually put a face to the name  :o

Iíll be back though, worth travelling to excellent people  :y

General Car Chat / Abarth 595
« on: 16 January 2018, 13:21:37 »
Talking with my car share buddy on the way in, he must be a bad influence. (he does drive a BMW)

But I quite like the idea of an Abarth 595  :-[

160 odd BHP in something the size of a shoe, completely what I would not normally look at but good value I think....

Often hear one in the car park at work, sound fantastic. (skip to 40s)

Lord Opti should hopefully be happy, it's not diesel  ::)  ;D

General Discussion Area / NOW TV users...
« on: 15 January 2018, 11:29:02 »
I know a few on here use it, Jimbob and Zirk to name a couple.

If you want to be part of a trial, drop me a PM. Can't exactly say what the feature is, but if you have kids and travel a fair bit, you would like this feature.  :)

General Discussion Area / The most important question I have....
« on: 14 December 2017, 14:01:01 »
Will I get staff discount for Disneyland? As that would save me a fortune when the kids wife is asking me to take them  her .....

General Car Chat / Two months with the mum bus...
« on: 11 December 2017, 15:06:20 »
So had the Zafira Tourer for over 2 months now, a 2014 plate SRi spec 2.0 CDTi Auto.

The Good

It rides really well, I'd say it's a smoother ride than VW by some margin. Even though it's on 18's like the VW was, this soaks up the bumps very nicely.
There is less road/tyre noise, I always thought the VW was excessive in this department, I'd notice change in road surface more. But this is a decent cruise, with little road noise.
Seats are really good, thanks to SRi (MV6 style) extending thigh support.
It's good enough on fuel mid 30's on average runs over course of tank, mid 40's if tank full of motorways.
Boot storage is great, thought about little things like hiding luggage cover in a special slot if required.
Seats go flat at the back, giving huge load area when required.
Quite like the dash layout, clocks, all appears easy to use/find as are the steering wheel controls.
Think it looks quite nice as well, with small SRi touches, much like Elite with little rear spoiler.
Hugly practical generally with the kids in the back, plus 3 extra seats if needed.
Mid range performance is quite decent, 50mph onwards, give it a shove and it's at 90mph without any trouble.

Represents huge value for money.

The Bad

The engine, it's very tractor like. Far more so than VW, far far rougher when cold. But once warmed it's better, but does not rev as smooth/nicely as the VW did. No way nearly as refined, but can't comment on reliability, yet!

The lights, they are like other non-HID Vauxhalls rubbish, it's is a massive/huge difference compared to the VW's which were bloody brilliant. These are like going back to candles! Still as it's SRi it has fog lights, which make massive improvement.  :-X  ::)

It feels cheap, the quality of the way doors shut. How generally everything feels trim/body wise, the VW felt like it was really put together well and was solid.

Off the line performance is poor, feels sluggish/slow. But once rolling say even 30mph+ it's decent enough. Motorway 50-90 range it's actually not bad. But there is no way I could live with this power output/power band on my commuter.


A good family bus, that's practical, good value for money and does what it says on the tin. It's going to be our family transport for some considerable time to come.

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