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General Car Chat / Wiper blades for the mighty Signum.
« on: 15 January 2018, 15:52:56 »
They measure 18.5 and 23.5inches.......so 19 and 24 yes?

ECP are quite expensive, but their 'mates' at Car parts 4 less will do Vista Pro blades for both sides for around 4.

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General Car Chat / Main dealers.
« on: 14 January 2018, 17:44:35 »
You would imagine their  priority is to sell cars. This is about 20% true.

In reality their main purpose is to sell financial products with which to buy a car regardless of whether the customer/victim wants, needs, or asks for such

As soon as the customer tells the salesman he does not require any form of finance or additional glass/leather/paintwork/bodywork/alloy wheel protection then that should be enough......but no.

They then explain they have to tell you about all financial products BY LAW. Utter crap. What law exactly? When did parliament implement such a law?

Car dealers really don't help themselves. :-\

Start selling cars.....and stop selling finance you little shits. :)










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General Car Chat / First wash of 2018.
« on: 14 January 2018, 13:15:41 »
I know that plenty of you lazy bastards are happy to pay a bunch of 'illegals'  5 to run a gritty sponge over your car. I'm not. :D

So in true Dunkirk spirit I braved the cold and did it myself. ;)

I enjoyed a well deserved bottle of San Miguel for my trouble. :)


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General Car Chat / That Harry Metcalfe.......
« on: 11 January 2018, 16:42:34 »
....is a fortunate bastard. :)

His house.....his garage.....his selection of cars.

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General Car Chat / First MOT.
« on: 10 January 2018, 12:56:13 »
Car registered 1st March 2015.

Does this work the same as usual?. By this I mean I take my car for MOT less than one month before 1st March 2018 and the new (first) MOT will run from then.

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General Car Chat / Bloody suicidal pigeon.
« on: 31 December 2017, 13:06:41 »
Minding my own business doing about 75 MPH in my XFR.

Suddenly from out of nowhere a pigeon impacts the passenger door mirror (causing it to fold back) before the said pigeon ' messily smears itself' across the passenger window.

The jolt was almighty and when I checked in the drivers mirror 'a ball of feathers and mangled pigeon bones' made the following car take evasive action.

When I arrived home I was amazed that the mirror was not broken......or damaged in any way.



 

 

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General Discussion Area / Right then.....
« on: 25 December 2017, 16:53:00 »
Christmas is now officially over so the crappy and annoying 'Santa smiley' can be put in the loft for another year.

Mr Scrooge had the right idea.

 

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General Discussion Area / Don't bother me for an hour.
« on: 13 December 2017, 21:01:29 »
Peaky Blinders is on.

Wholesome entertainment for all the family.

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General Discussion Area / 309-305
« on: 13 December 2017, 19:34:33 »
Seems good to me.

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General Discussion Area / Next week Question time is in.......
« on: 08 December 2017, 13:35:27 »
Barnsley.

I'm expecting  a question from a belligerent pensioner with a whippet and a cloth cap. :)

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General Discussion Area / Watching the girlies play football on TV.
« on: 24 November 2017, 19:36:07 »
The goalkeeper in yellow looks on the butch side to me. :-\

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Bulb in jiffy bag, which was covered with bubble packaging and then placed in a large cardboard box.

It arrived undamaged. :)




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General Car Chat / Grumpy old man in Dolly Sprint
« on: 19 November 2017, 19:03:33 »
My first thought was STMO.......but it could be old Ron, Albitz, or even TB. He likes a good old moan.

Not me because I'm far too young to be old and grumpy. :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyVAVdqyt-A

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General Discussion Area / Nationwide building society.
« on: 16 November 2017, 11:59:27 »
As we know, the base rate has risen from 0.25% to 0.5%.

So the paltry savings I have will get a boost.......nope. :(

 To add insult to injury this morning Nationwide informed me that cash back on my credit card was to be reduced from 0.5% down to 0.25%

Nobody does 'f*ck you' as well as the financial sector.

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Yes, the dreaded derv has been banished but in some respects I actually quite liked it. Economy being one.

The good.

The new XF drives beautifully and handles like a good sports saloon should. The 8 speed ZF torque converter auto is excellent. Ride comfort on optional 20 inch wheels was impressive. Rear passenger legroom much better than my XF.

The car is at it's best between 1500 and 4000 RPM. 300 BHP is significant shove for an oil burner, but it's the 516 lb ft of 'stump pulling' torque that makes the car so effortlessly fast. Car is quiet and refined when cruising.

This particular example came with plenty of toys. Speed limit recognition was useful and accurate. I liked the adaptive dynamics where engine, gearbox, and suspension could be individually set. Probably wasted on a derv though.


The bad.

At start up, and just above idle, the agricultural 3 litre V6 lump made a noise similar to a school bus. It could be made to rev to a heady 4500 RPM but sounded strained. For most purposes it was 'dead in the water' by 4000 RPM giving a narrow workable power band.

The plastics and leather used for the interior are quite 'low rent' and inferior to the old XF.

Not a lot else really. An excellent car let down by a lorry engine and cost-cutting inside.

I' certainly buy one with the appropriate engine. :y

 



 


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